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Cottage on the Rock

SuperhostJulian, California, United States
Entire cottage hosted by Richard
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Couples, Families, & Business Travelers only, please.

Perched on top of a colossal granite boulder sits this idyllic cottage for your magical retreat in Julian. Originally constructed as a tiny hunting lodge in 1930, the Cottage on the Rock was completely rebuilt from top-to-bottom in 2020 for the modern Californian. Rustic touches remain, but once you check-in you’ll quickly discover you’re “not exactly roughing it.”

Instagram: @JulianCottageontheRock

The space
☆ Crate & Barrel furnishings throughout
☆ Radiant heated bathroom floors
☆ Unobstructed views of the Pine Hills countryside
☆ Venetian plaster feature-wall by a Julian artisan
☆ Huge private deck with seating for 8
☆ Propane outdoor fire-pit/seating area for 4
☆ Stargazing front yard perch with seating for 2
☆ Off-street parking for 3 vehicles
☆ Free coffee, tea, hot cider, hot chocolate (YES!!)
☆ Free mountain bikes & locks (2) to enjoy
☆ Weber (charcoal, BYOC) grill
☆ Vintage National Geographic reading collection
☆ Board games, puzzles, children's toys
☆ Free Wi-Fi (best in town!)
☆ W/D on premises
☆ Electric living room stove for cozy Winter nights
☆ Sleeps 4 (Queen bed, Queen sized pullout)

► 2 minutes to downtown Julian
► 5 minutes to Eagle Mining Company
► 6 minutes to Vulcan Mountain Winery
► 6 minutes to Jeremy's on the Hill
► 15 minutes to Lake Cayumaca
► 25 minutes to Granite Mountain Trail-head
► 45 minutes to Borrego Springs

Guest access
The home, deck, fire-pit pad, stargazing area, laundry room, storage area, mountain bikes, 3 parking spaces are ALL yours.

Other things to note
Please let us know if pet(s) will be joining you. There is a $10 per pet per day fee along with an important list of pet rules that you'll want to understand before having your furry friend join you.

There is a comprehensive Welcome Guide upon entering the Cottage. With a review of the guide and a little savvy, you should be up and running with whatever you need in no time! If you need help, just let me know. Feel free to make yourself a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate using our instant hot water spigot at the kitchen sink. Or, use the free bikes in the storage unit and cruise around the neighborhood (downtown Julian is a less than 5 min bike ride away).
Couples, Families, & Business Travelers only, please.

Perched on top of a colossal granite boulder sits this idyllic cottage for your magical retreat in Julian. Originally constructed as a tiny hunting lodge in 1930, the Cottage on the Rock was completely rebuilt from top-to-bottom in 2020 for the modern Californian. Rustic touches remain, but once you check-in you’ll quickly discover you’re “not exactly…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Dryer
Wifi
Babysitter recommendations
Hair dryer
Washer
Air conditioning
Hangers
Free street parking
Carbon monoxide alarm
Bathtub

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

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4.99 out of 5 stars from 80 reviews
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Location

Julian, California, United States

The Cottage on the Rock is situated less than 1/2 mile from Downtown Julian. The home is at a high point compared to other homes in the little neighborhood and it's a rather large property. The parking driveway parks 3 cars off-street easily. If your pet will be joining you, please let us know in advance. Thanks so much!
The Cottage on the Rock is situated less than 1/2 mile from Downtown Julian. The home is at a high point compared to other homes in the little neighborhood and it's a rather large property. The parking drivew…

Hosted by Richard

Joined in May 2016
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We’re Rich & Tera, a fun-loving couple who are passionate about frugal living, travel and going on adventures. Rich is a former Management Consultant and current Restaurateur. He was born in Boston, raised in the Midwest, and has traveled to over 60 countries and all 50 states. Tera is a Program Specialist at the La Jolla Veterans Hospital. She was born and raised in Redlands California and loves sunsets, photography, and is always smiling.
We’re Rich & Tera, a fun-loving couple who are passionate about frugal living, travel and going on adventures. Rich is a former Management Consultant and current Restaurateur. He w…
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During your stay
The host is immediately responsive to Airbnb messages and also has local assistance in case of an emergency. Self check-in is used (door code which we change with each guest).
Richard is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $1000