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Dusty and Kathy were very responsive to questions and changes. Devore getaway is an adorable little "cottage", lovingly restored by it's owners. It was fun to look at the restoration pictures and read a bit about the history of the home.
We were there to visit colleges, which worked out perfectly. It is close to Cal Tech and the Claremont colleges, and was a great jumping off point. We were grateful to get away from the traffic and feel of urbanity after busy days, and be nestled above it all in a relatively quiet environment. The views were lovely, especially at night.
This is a genuine getaway. My fiancé and I were looking for some r&r before our upcoming wedding and we absolutely found the right place. Dusty is easy to work with and a great communicator. You can add us to the list of people that hope to return to "The Waiting House'" in the future.
We did a self check in and check out so we did not get to meet Dusty, sadly. The house was lovely, with historical charm and beautiful views. Excellent experience and we would definitely rent this place again.
Response from Dusty:
Sarah, We are so Very Happy you enjoyed your stay.
Sadly our schedules did not allow us to greet you in person.
Looking forward to your return. Dusty
This getaway was tranquil, secluded, and peaceful. The waiting house is the perfect place for a mini vacation and I would definitely stay again! Dusty and Kathy were very communicative and responded to any questions we had asap.
Communication with Dusty was exceptional. The listing was what was expected. We had a lovely time. The bottle of wine was a great touch especially after a long day of traveling. I was there for less than 24 hours and would love to return for at least a few days because it was very peaceful and relaxing. The entire experience was positive. Highly recommend! I will return hopefully in the near future for another peaceful getaway.
This is...one special house. I want to buy this house...but being that it's not for sale, I can only highly recommend a visit to this house. It's location is perfect for a night or two passing through to somewhere else, or a very private and relaxing retreat for a longer stay. I noticed in the guest book that people were coming from all over the country and the world. It reminded me of the old homesteads in the Central Valley that my cousins and grandma used to live in. I can't wait to bring my wife and daughter out there. Super old, yet functional, and Dusty was a great and accommodating host. The location is a magical power spot overlooking the valley below and the mountains in the opposite direction. I loved stepping back into early Californio....You won't be disappointed with the house or Dusty!
Awesome place! Worked perfectly and was nice and quiet. Exactly what we needed for a nice vacation.
Dusty is a wonderful host, and his house is a gem. We had once again a wonderful time at the Waiting House and we will come back!
Had a nice little songwriting getaway there. Really charming place with a functional kitchen and nice views.
We came to the Waiting House to escape LA for a weekend. It is the most adorable little house and it's so obviously well-cared for. I absolutely loved sitting out on the porch and eating breakfast. The view is spectacular, and If it weren't for the faint hum of the 15 freeway, I would have probably thought that I had traveled back in time to the early 1900s. Everything in the house functioned well and we were able to cook some elaborate meals in the kitchen. We also went up into the nearby San Bernardino Forest to hike the "Heart Rock Trail" - something that I would highly recommend to all other guests. We hope to come back again soon!
Dusty and Kathy Rhodes are some of the nicest people I know. I fly hang gliders with Dusty almost every week end. Both Dusty and Kathy put in countless hours supporting our club and are always the first to volunteer when something needs to get done.
Last summer, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to spend a night at The Waiting House. Dusty and Kathy have done a beautiful job restoring this antique home which is now outfitted with everything from cold beers in the fridge (or a nice bottle of wine) to Wifi. The before and after pictures of the restoration project tell a story of hard work, craftsmanship, and a sincere dedication to preserving a fascinating piece of local history.
Hanging out on the porch, enjoying a glass of wine while listening to the trains off in the distance its easy to feel as if you've just stepped back in time. The place if truly a great find for anyone visiting the area or just needing to get away from the city for a while. Not to mention the fact that The Waiting House is just down the road from one of the best hang gliding and paragliding sites in the world. If you fly and want to get a lot of airtime, The Waiting House is the perfect place to land at the end of your day.
Thank you Dusty and Kathy for sharing The Waiting House with me.
I can't say enough about this house. It has everything you need - beauty, charm, a quiet location. In fact, this is where I wrote my fourth novel, MADAME TUSSAUD. If you're thinking about staying here as a writing retreat, I can highly *highly* recommend it! And if you're simply thinking of staying here as a place to get away, you won't be disappointed.