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Doug Pumphrey

Member since: 2013
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Speaks English

Idyll Tyme! Relax and Rejuvenate in Wonderful Fern Valley

49 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Fern Valley - Idyll Tyme!

2 Bedroom And Loft, Wrap-around Fenced-in Deck, Completely Remodeled

'Idyll Tyme!' is a place to do most anything, or nothing at all! The cabin underwent an extensive remodel in 2013, with Direct TV, wireless internet, flat-screen TV, and many other amenities. You can enjoy squirrels, raccoons, birds, and a great view from the wrap-around deck any time of day, although it is especially nice in the evenings. From the deck, loft and bedrooms, one can see Lily Rock in all its splendor. The gated deck can be completely fenced in and secure, so it is safe for young children and pets.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Doug Pumphrey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Doug Pumphrey

Doug is a retired US Forest Service employee and Bonnie is a musician by profession, so the community's emphasis on the arts and the forest was a good match for both of us (we are now retired-sort of!). We lived in this house for 9 years while Doug was US Forest Service District Ranger and still know many local residents here, so we have extensive knowledge of the area and its special charms. We have used vacation rentals in other parts of the world and decided that our place was a wonderful area to share with others, just as others have shared with us, whether here in the US or abroad. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and to welcome you to this little corner of paradise. Come and enjoy!

Doug Pumphrey purchased this cabin in 1981

Why Doug Pumphrey chose Idyllwild

While we lived here, we realized the special benefits of this great environment and the wonderful people who live here, and everyone's efforts to keep it that way. We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you.

What makes this cabin unique

We love the fact that the cabin is cozy and at the same time gives the feeling of openness. It is very airy and bright. The day we walked in, the first comment we made was, 'Oooo, we like!!' Through the years, we have had wonderful conversations on the wrap-around deck, especially in the summer evenings, but year around as well.

We enjoy decorating for seasons, holidays and special occasions!

In completing the remodel of our place, we've made every effort to make the cabin comfortable and modern, yet compatible with the feeling that is essentially Idyllwild. We love to take walks around the area and just enjoy the peace, but equally enjoy the local concerts and events, as well as the DIRECT TV, Wi-Fi, and other amenities of the cabin. There are level streets in the neighborhood which make a good walking or jogging route, and the house is completely accessible in winter.

Idyllwild Arts provides great concerts and is only a short drive away (please contact them for concert schedules). You can find wonderful restaurants, unique shops, and an abundance of nature related activities here. We enjoy providing seasonally appropriate decorations for the cabin, making your holidays here feel like home.

Since we live only about 30 minutes away, we make ourselves available as needed. We enjoy meeting and greeting our guests whenever possible. After all, strangers are only friends we haven't yet met!

Reviews

5
based on 49 holidaymaker reviews

Idyll Tyme! Relax and Rejuvenate in Wonderful Fern Valley
average rating of 4.9591837 based on 49 reviews
5

Sedona in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Idyllwild and we truly enjoyed the area. What was most impressive was that the homes are separated from each other and the front yards are expansive so that you're quite a distance from the street. The town is a comfortable contrast to Big Bear or other touristy places that are congested during a Labor Holiday Weekend. The home itself is perfect for a family getaway with each bedroom having ample privacy. The owner is very generous by stocking the home with coffees, teas and toiletries. What makes it even more comfortable is the abundance of pillows, luxurious towels and firewood! Not much more is needed to have a restful time! I think one of the best features is the deck. Each morning, we would grab our coffee and breakfast from the modern kitchen and sit out on the patio chairs to enjoy the nature and view. We had a few mishaps that were quickly remedied. The gate latch was easily opened by our dog and she escaped, but some nice neighbors brought her back. We were advised not to leave animals by themselves outside due to coyotes. We have that issue at home and at work so it didn't bother us, but it may be a concern for small dogs. By the time we had to go back to reality, we were sad to leave! Thank you Doug for a peaceful experience!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Idyllwild at the Pumphrey's cabin and we will go back again! We enjoyed spending quiet time reading on the deck and relaxing. The beds were so comfortable and the atmosphere was perfect. Thank you so much for providing all the comforts for us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin! Appreciated all the maps and other info they provided. The owners were so kind. Will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the mountains.

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean, the beds were great, the location was not too far from town. The views were lovely, especially when showering. :) Would love to come back in the winter. Thank you Doug & Bonnie for another great experience in Idyllwild.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very well stocked home

  • 5 of 5

Owners are so nice and helpful and the home is stocked with everything you may possibly need - from night lights to lots of extra blankets. Wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful area; quiet; great walks!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The deep quiet was soothing and the walks up and down hills were stimulating. The central town area has a nice selection of restaurants and shops. Keep a map app handy when you venture out -- there are many confusing twists and turns, even for my great sense of direction!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Palm Springs
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Hemet or Palm Springs
Nearest Train
50 Miles
San Bernardino
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Highway 243
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many; all are great!
Nearest Beach
85 Miles
Oceanside
Car: necessary

The cabin is in beautiful Fern Valley, 1 mile from Humber Park, location of many major trailheads, and about 2 miles from several other trails and the unique shops and restaurants in the center of town. Peaceful, private, and serene, it is a wonderful place for a romantic stay for two, a friends' getaway, small group retreat, business planning sessions, fun with the family, you name it! We are on a paved road which is plowed when it snows. If you don't know where something is, please ask. Desert communities, San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles are all within easy reach. The Idyllwild Arts facility is close by. There is also wine tasting in Idyllwild and Temecula (about 1 hour away).

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Fern Valley, Inland Empire

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
£239
for 2 nights
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£758
£1,847
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £27

Pls. verify all rates, no. of occupants, and any pets with owner. 2-night minimum stay.

Rate is $155./night for 2-4 persons; $10. extra per person per night, 6 persons max. On the 3rd night, rate drops to $135./night for 2-4 persons; $10. extra per person per night, 6 max.

For stays of 28 days or more, rate drops to $80./night.

Rates include taxes and cleaning fees.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY VACATION RENTAL PERMIT #: RVC - 183

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Fern Valley in Inland Empire

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The full bath features double sinks and hair dryer.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath #2 features toilet, sink, and hair dryer, in loft.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The king bed is located in the loft, with its own half bath and flatscreen TV. The 2 downstairs bedrooms feature queen beds. All bedrooms feature Simmons BeautyRest® beds with hypo-allergenic bedding, for a dreamy night's sleep! In lieu of crib, an air mattress can be set up on floor of parents' bedroom for babies and very small children. Cabin is equally well-suited for a couple, families with 1-4 children, multiple generations, 3 individuals, or up to 3 couples.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
Notes:
We are experts on the local area and can provide information as desired. Since we live close, we can give ideas on things to see and do in the surroundings. We're also here for any special needs or instructions. Also, we're excited to announce new lower weekday rates between November and March (not including weekends or holiday periods). Check them out in the rates section!

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