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Authentic Log Home Secluded Next to a Mountain River, Family Retreat

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 3,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

7 bedrooms 3.5 baths, sleeps 16, REFUNDABLE cleaning fee*.

2016 Highest Rating, Plus Best Value for a Quality 7 Bedroom Home near Big Bear! Owner operated - we offer 100% REFUND on your cleaning fee*. Not crowded like Big Bear, even on holidays.

A River Paradise - 300' of private property on the pristine Santa Ana River headwaters. Five acres with a beautiful year-round river. A relaxing private mountain sanctuary intended for guests that are looking for a unique retreat in the San Bernardino Mountains (rural Seven Oaks). A place for rest, rejuvenation and discovery. About 2 hours from Orange County or Los Angeles, yet worlds away. Though your surroundings are authentically rustic, there's no need to rough it: you'll find everything you need in the main house. A wonderful combination of furnishings, location, views and amenities.

Perched on a sunny mountainside, a pristine sanctuary to renew the spirit and refresh the senses. Wander and explore the lovely orchard and you’ll feel the splendor of simpler times. Meditate in the fresh mountain air and the beautiful ambiance of the river landscape. Relax in a comfortable handcrafted log home in the woods. You’ll find a wide selection of music, dozens of inviting books and a cozy, peaceful place just for you.

Handcrafted in 2007 this custom log home is comfortably appointed with antiques and modern amenities. The cabin is kept very clean. Upon entering the cabin, before you is the great room, which is surrounded by windows and decks that brighten the entire area and offer spectacular views. The dining area seats ten with additional seating at the breakfast bar for two. There is also a large picnic table on the deck for 10+. The kitchen island is centrally located in the house with vaulted ceilings and lots of handcrafted character. A great place to enjoy cooking in an open floor plan to the living room and loft.

The Master bedroom has a Queen bed and adjacent bathroom, the second bedroom has a full bed and 1/2 bath. The loft has a Queen bed, it is open to living room below. (Only the two upstairs bedrooms and loft are part of the log area.) Four downstairs bedrooms have 1 King, 1 CA King, and 1 Full bed-this room has no private access. One additional large bathroom downstairs. 7th bedroom 2 queen beds plus extra bathroom, 800 sq ft.

There are over 800 sq. ft. of deck wrapped with inspiring mountain views. There is a 25 foot tree swing for the kids. Bob crane and Hootie the owl fly by often.

Best Location on this River!

The Santa Ana River upper headwaters of the river in the San Bernardino Mountains still retain a free flowing character and outstanding natural values. The upper headwaters, including its sparkling waters, scenic verdant meadows, rich riparian habitat, and thick forests of pine, fir, and oak offer an outdoor recreation mecca for hikers, bicyclists and fishermen. Perfect place to reconnect with family and friends in a green and pristine mountain wilderness. Come and surround yourself with the natural beauty and privacy of a wooded landscape.

Give yourself time for writing and hiking, painting and reading and stargazing in this peaceful sanctuary. Sit back and take delight in the breath-taking view from the deck as the sun sets and listen to the soothing sounds of nature. Birdwatchers often spot owls, herons, ducks, woodpeckers, hawks and quail.

This is a quality rental for families, perfect for family reunions and quiet retreats.

RESTRICTIONS: We only rent to responsible people. No activities that would prevent our neighbors’ ability to enjoy their residences peacefully - sorry, no large events. It’s NOT a party house. No smoking, no fires, no firearms, no pets, no boomboxes. No music or loud noise outdoors.

River access is limited to 300' of river on our property only. Please do not trespass on the neighbors property. You may access the river by walking up the road. This goes along public forest land and is a lovely longer hike.

Winter - please carry chains. We are located at 4,600' elevation. (No high altitude headaches here).

WEDDINGS - Small quiet, simple, daytime weddings UP TO 40 guests total may be considered on an individual basis. 3 night min rental plus add $1,000 for guests. Refundable* cleaning fee $800. You supply vendors.

More Details

Owner
R.J. Hendrickson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Lithuanian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About R.J. Hendrickson

Originally from the lake country of northern Minnesota. Robert hand-scribed this fabulous home and all the amazing details. Robert likes to tinker and invent. Anna enjoys landscaping this five acre canvas. Their hospitality experience included owning a bed and breakfast in New Zealand. The log house shares this five acre property with the owner’s cabin - 300' away from the house. We respect your privacy, but if you need anything we can assist immediately. We are very interested in making sure your stay is comfortable.

R.J. Hendrickson purchased this house in 1997

Why R.J. Hendrickson chose Inland Empire

We handcrafted this unique log home ourselves, with much attention to detail. Located in a beautiful green wilderness, the Santa Ana River is unique for So. California - green and pristine. Love the apple blossoms and yucca in the Spring. Bird watching includes herons, owls, quail and hawks. Stars are a lot brighter out here. We encourage our guests to learn about our region's rich history, encouraging stewardship of this rich and unique riparian environment.

What makes this house unique

Private gate, 1/2 mile to the cabin. Only ten neighbors, all homes are on 5 acres surrounded by 30+ miles of beautiful national forest. Private gate, cabin is 1/4 mile away from the paved road on a private road. Fabulous views. This is not crowded like Big Bear, even on holidays.

Guestbook comments from the owner

RJ…just want to add my 2 cents worth.

We really enjoyed the 2 night stay at your Log cabin. What an accomplishment. My daughter and her husband flew out from Dallas just for my Mom’s 90th birthday celebration, so you know this was a big deal for me and Tammy to have our mom honored like this. Your place was perfect. And added to that was the warm feeling you gave us to be around you. We have been emailing each other back and forth saying how we hope we can all get together again and do a repeat.
Apr 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Angelus Oaks in San Bernardino County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • river ...
  • rural
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Separate water heater.
  • Paper towels, toilet paper and bathroom carpets are provided, please bring bath towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , second upstairs log
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , Loft bedroom, log area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , full bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , master upstairs log area
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 queen beds, 1 xtra bathroom
  • Linen are supplied for the beds. King beds have down comforters. (Please do not use our linens or towels outdoors.)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Riverfront deck, apple orchard, private road, property is on 5 acres, home has unique handcrafted log details, art, antiques, huge deck with incredible mountain views. Taking children into the wilderness is a great opportunity for parents to teach children to love and protect our natural resources. Our property is designed with the safety and well being of our guests as the first priority. The benefits of connecting children and adults alike with nature are far-reaching. We would not want you to miss the magical moments that will unfold as you and your child as you open your hearts to the natural world. Children have a 25' tree swing, hammock, slide rock, tree house and lots of room to run around. Owners have 3 outdoor dogs on this 5 acre property. 2 border collies and a wannabe. They are not allowed in the log house. No pets, no exceptions. No large events. No activities that would prevent our neighbors from enjoying their residences peacefully.

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5

Family Fun in Angelus Oaks

  • 5 of 5

This property is the perfect log cabin (that sleeps 16!) for our family get a way. We enjoyed the cooler weather and fabulous home that RJ and Anna have created in the beautiful forest of Angelus Oaks. We fished in the Santa Ana and walked around the gorgeous property while collecting the most magnificent pine cones. When we wanted to experience Big Bear, we hopped in the car for a pretty 45 minute drive. The deck has a spectacular view of the mountains. The home had everything we needed and is in wonderful order. We highly recommend this vacation rental property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful log home nestled in the mountains surrounded by pines. Very private and tranquil with a hiking trail and a stream running through the property. Large accommodations for a family get together. The owners RJ and Anna made us feel very welcome and shared their knowledge of the area. Highly recommend this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Big house secluded in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

RJ and Anna really accommodated our group. A unique house with charm and space galore!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time my family and I have used this cabin and just like the last time it was great. Plenty of room for all of the family, friends and kids. Everyone had just as good of an experience this time as they remembered from the last time. It was a prefect opportunity to do some fishing, hiking, wheeling or just relax on the deck while we fired up the BBQ. Definetly would come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for a large party!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and really enjoyed the property. We had 6 families and a lot of little kids and the cabin worked out great!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Large party" meant large group. This is not a party house, it is in a quiet neighborhood. Our neighbors do not want any large events or weddings here.
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Amazing cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin, great location, great owners! What more can I say that the other reviewers haven't? It was more than enough space for 14 of us, aged 13-60 and we all equally loved it! The property and cabin are both beautiful. The kitchen is adequately-sized, fully-equipped with everything you might need. My ONLY complaint would be the shower head in the main downstairs bathroom. It is a water-saving one, but it makes for a pretty cold shower. The other 2 showers were fine.

The owner's dogs are great, too!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ontario
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Seven Oaks Resort
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Gold Mine Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Redlands
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 38
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Oaks Restaurant in Angelus Oaks
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
Santa Ana River (on property)
Car: necessary

25 Miles to Big Bear & Redlands. Hwy 38 turn on Glass Rd.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Angelus Oaks, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
December
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,317
for 2 nights
From
£507
 
 
Holidays
23 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,725
for 3 nights
From
£807
 
 
New Years
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£3,467
for 3 nights
From
£1,055
 
 
Holidays
3 Jan 2018 - 7 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,358
for 2 nights
From
£527
 
 
Martin Luther King Holiday
11 Jan 2018 - 16 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,508
for 3 nights
From
£402
 
 
Presidents Day Holiday
15 Feb 2018 - 20 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,508
for 3 nights
From
£402
 
 
Daytime Weddings 3/1 to 5/22
5 Mar 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,725
for 3 nights
From
£807
 
 
Summer 2018
24 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,885
for 3 nights
From
£527
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£1,074
for 2 nights
From
£385
From
£402
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

REFUNDABLE cleaning fee* £303.28
Tax Rate 7.0%

Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day: ($650) 3 night minimum.
Summer: May 31 - Sep 8 ($650) 3 night minimum for up to 16 guests, children included.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Holidays: 4 Holiday nights @ $995 night +tax+refundable* cleaning deposit.
Deposit holds dates and is non-refundable or transferable. Trip insurance is recommended.
Owner operated, so we offer guests a 100% cleaning fee refund option to clean before they leave.
(Short list is provided and needs to be completed to get the refund - read pdf.) 92% of our guests get it back.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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