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Cottage on the Rock

Entire cottage hosted by Richard
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Couples, Families, & Business Travelers only, please.

Perched on top of a granite boulder outcropping sits this idyllic cottage for your magical retreat in Julian. Originally constructed as a tourmaline miner's cabin 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
☆ 4-person Jacuzzi kept at 101° year-round
☆ Radiant heated bathroom floors
☆ Unobstructed views of the Pine Hills countryside
☆ Venetian plaster feature-wall by a Julian artisan
☆ 13' vaulted ceilings with honed original trusses
☆ Huge private deck with seating for 8
☆ Stargazing 2-person pillow-hammock
☆ Propane outdoor fire-pit + seating area for 4
☆ Stargazing front-yard perch with seating for 2
☆ Off-street parking for 3 vehicles
☆ Coffee, tea, hot cider, hot chocolate (YES!!)
☆ Mountain bikes & locks (2) to enjoy
☆ Weber (charcoal, BYOC) grill
☆ Vintage National Geographic reading collection
☆ Board games, puzzles, children's toys
☆ Speedy Wi-Fi (best in town!)
☆ Washer/Dryer on premises
☆ Double vanity in bathroom
☆ Electric living room stove for cozy Winter nights
☆ Level-1 EV Charger GFCI outlet (110V | 20A)
☆ 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
► 6 minutes to Julian Station
► 15 minutes to Lake Cayumaca
► 25 minutes to Granite Mountain Trail-head
► 45 minutes to Borrego Springs
► 75 minutes to downtown San Diego
► 2.5 hours to downtown Los Angeles

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

Other things to note
You absolutely must let us know if a pet (or pets) will be joining you. There is a $20 per pet, per day fee. There is also an important list of pet rules that you need to understand and sign off on (Airbnb app text conversation) before having your furry friend join you.

LIABILITY WAIVER - By making your reservation you and the other members in your party as THE GUESTS agree to release THE HOSTS from all liability, including financial responsibility relating to injuries & personal property damage that may occur during your stay. You understand that using the hot tub, hiking and climbing anywhere on the property is at your own risk and that special risks may be involved with using the hot tub and hiking and/or climbing. You accept full responsibility for any bodily injury arising while on the property and hold owner harmless.
Couples, Families, & Business Travelers only, please.

Perched on top of a granite boulder outcropping sits this idyllic cottage for your magical retreat in Julian. Originally constructed as a tourmaline miner's cabin 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 “no…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

55" HDTV
Wifi – 200 Mbps
Central air conditioning
Kitchen
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
Free street parking
Private hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Central heating
Free washer–In unit

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Bedroom

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide entrance

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Julian, California, United States

The Cottage on the Rock is situated less than 1/2 mile from Downtown Julian and there is a simple walking path to/from town. The home is at a high point compared to other homes in the little neighborhood. Every square foot of the property contains either specific amenities, boulders or trees. The 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 and there is a simple walking path to/from town. The home is at a high point compared to other homes in the little neighborhood. Eve…

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 70 countries and all 50 states. Tera is a Health Systems 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
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  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Cancellation policy