Cottage on the Rock | Hot Tub · Fire Pit · Bikes


Entire cottage hosted by Rich & Tera

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A common area with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
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Couples, Families, & Mountain Peace Seekers 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.

Brilliantly designed by SoCalSTR® | IG: @socalstr

"Top 1%" local market performer according to AirDNA

The space
☆ 4-person Jacuzzi @ 101° year-round*
☆ Mountain bikes & locks (2) to enjoy
☆ Radiant heated bathroom floors
☆ Epic views of the Pine Hills countryside
☆ Venetian plaster wall by a Julian artisan
☆ 13' vaulted ceilings with honed trusses
☆ Gated private deck with seating for 8
☆ Stargazing 2-person pillow-hammock
☆ Propane outdoor fire-pit for 4
☆ Stargazing front-yard perch for 2
☆ Off-street parking for 3 vehicles
☆ Coffee, tea, hot cider, hot chocolate
☆ Weber (charcoal, BYOC) grill
☆ National Geographic reading collection
☆ Board games, puzzles, children's toys
☆ Speedy Wi-Fi (best in town | 27 Mbps)
☆ Washer/Dryer on premises
☆ Double vanity in bathroom
☆ Electric living room stove for cozy nights
☆ Level-1 EV Charger outlet (110V | 20A)
☆ Pack 'n Play ("crib") provided (BYOS)
☆ Sleeps 4 (Queen bed, Queen pullout)

► 0.5 miles ➔ downtown Julian
► 1.3 miles ➔ Eagle Mining Company
► 2.9 miles ➔ Vulcan Mountain Winery
► 3.1 miles ➔ Jeremy's on the Hill
► 3.4 miles ➔ Julian Station
► 9.6 miles ➔ Lake Cayumaca
► 31 miles ➔ Borrego Springs
► 1¼ hours ➔ San Diego
► 2¼ hours ➔ Palm Springs
► 2½ hours ➔ Los Angeles

San Diego County TOT Certificate #2-0618001-21

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Wifi – 27 Mbps
Dedicated workspace
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
Private hot tub
Pets allowed
55" HDTV with Roku
EV charger

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Where you’ll be

Julian, California, United States

The Cottage on the Rock is situated less than 1/2 mile from Downtown Julian and there is an UNMARKED walking path to/from town. The home is at a high point compared to other homes in the little neighborhood. The large deck has has a gate and can be enclosed for any would-be pets that may join you. There are neighbors in the immediate vicinity. Please take note and be respectful.

You are making a STRICT | NON-REFUNDABLE booking. We strongly suggest all guests procure traveler's insurance. We also graciously ask that guests not request refunds for reasons outside of the hosts' control. You are choosing to book this listing and live like a local. As a result, you may be subject to POWER OUTAGES, SNOW EVENTS, RAIN EVENTS, WIND EVENTS, or PERSONAL ILLNESSES which are all outside of the hosts' control. NO REFUNDS.

Hosted by Rich & Tera

  1. Joined in May 2016
  • 1,796 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
2,500+ bookings, 10 spectacular listings. Experience in 75 countries on 6 continents. Inclusive, responsive, professional, honest. Self-funded, self-designed, self-managed.


  • Tera

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).

Rich & Tera 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

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Heights without rails or protection
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Climbing or play structure

Cancellation policy