Your home away from home with everything you need to be relaxed and comfortable.
About Melissa Wilson
WELCOME HOME! My homes are unlike most rentals. I make sure to meet all of your needs and then some. In addition to being an artist/designer I worked for the Hotel Del Coronado for years so I know 5 star hospitality well. Everything is at my homes waiting for you and anything else you may want, just ask. Please take a look at all three of my listings, they can meet your different vacation needs! #968530, #1106622 and #1134743. I have been living in Idyllwild, working as an artist and teaching art at the local boarding high school, Idyllwild Arts Academy, for over 17 years. I started my renovation projects with my own 1955 total redesign and then wanted to share it with all of you. I love remodeling, designing and hospitality so much I decided to help others create their dream vacation rentals. I now have redesigned and manage three unique properties. I am stopping at three so I can guarantee each guest gets the personal 5 star treatment that you all deserve. My homes are just that... homes, your home away from home experience. I hope you feel the passion and love that went into all of these places and fall in love with their charismatic, cozy charm as much as I have. Relax, put your feet up, pour a glass of your favorite beverage and feel “home”.
Melissa Wilson purchased this House in 2016
Why Melissa Wilson chose Idyllwild
***MY HOMES ARE ALL PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED by my amazing cleaning crew. I pay my crew a living wage and tip them often to save you extra fees. I have lived in Idyllwild since 2001 and it is a completely magical place that gives everyone that much needed relaxing experience. The people, the restaurants, the sights, the activities are all incredible. I was born and raised in San Diego and would come here to get away. After several amazing experiences I decided to move up here full time and what a great decision it was!
What makes this House unique
This charming, totally unique, bright and sunny 1955 cabin is fully refurbished and designed by me, Melissa, the owner and long time Idyllwild resident/artist/teacher. It is very upscale, clean and well stocked. This cozy little 550 square foot “Little House” is filled with my art and has a post modern-industrial-chic feel. The nearly 1/2 acre backyard is completely fenced and private in a very quiet neighborhood. The space works well for one to two people, couples or a small family (including the family dog!). It is also the perfect place for entertaining on the two decks (as long as the noise level stays respectful to the neighbors). Important to note: You will feel cozy and warm in the winter and cool in the summer due to our brand new state of the art HVAC unit. In addition, the warmth from the wood burning stove and ceiling fans will help too.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Idyllwild in a drought. No smoking, thanks.
Please read the pet rules and follow.
Art throughout, please no touching.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Two week max booking preferred. If booking 2-4 weeks or more there will be an additional $65 fee per week for professionally cleaning.
People other than those on the guest list may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of guest
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
And the Wilderness is a Paradise Now
The perfect getaway for my wife, me and our Australian Shepherd. The eyes and heart of an artist were clearly at work in every aspect of this rustic creation. The quiet neighborhood, the large, fenced backyard, and the close proximity to town made it easy to transition between R&R, walks in the forest, fabulous restaurants, and star-gazing on the chaise-lounge-for-two on one of the beautiful backyard decks. Goodies in the fridge and wine cabinet were the icing on the cake. The pictures and descriptions were spot-on; and we look forward to making The Little House our go-to vacation destination for all seasons.
LOVE your review Steve! Reviews like yours make my experience sharing my loved home so incredible. Thank you for choosing the Little House and thank you for taking the time to write this review :-) See you soon!
The Perfect Little House
The Little House is very charming and well appointed. The back yard is very big and has several choices to lounge or relax in a hammock. Our dogs loved running around the large fenced in back yard. We will definitely return.
Thanks Steve for being great guests and choosing my home. Come on back anytime :-)
Amazing 5-star get away
We absolutely loved our stay at Melissa's adorable home. It was cozy and she really thought of everything. The board games were a huge hit with my kids, as was the amazing yard with hammock, sky deck and lounge areas. The loft was also quite a treat for the kids who enjoyed a little private space of their own. The location was great on a quiet street and very close to town. We definitely want to return in winter for some snow play in the fantastic yard.
Hooray! Thanks Angelique for taking the time to write a detailed review... always very helpful to me! I am thrilled that you all had a great time and I sure loved the photos you shared. Come on back... sleds are waiting in the shed :-)
Relaxing get away.
The house has everything you need. Very functional living space. Our family of four had plenty of space and loved the big backyard.
Thanks for choosing my home Tom and that is was great for you and your family. Come on back anytime!
Perfect “Puppy” Retreat
Awesome property that is VERY dog friendly. Huge backyard with multiple places to sit & relax with beer in hand.
The decor and design of the house is very well done, even to the small details of the fencing for the front deck, everything flows perfectly.
Melissa does a great job of keeping you in the loop with detailed instructions, taking the stress away from being in an unfamiliar place.
Only a minute or two drive takes you to downtown Idyllwild where you can wander around, have a beer or two at the Idyllwild Brewpub, and get some delicious pizza to go at Idyllwild Pizza Co.
On a side note, be careful how you go in/out of the driveway. It is VERY steep, with the “2nd” entrance giving you more of a chance to bottom out if you have a smaller car.
The entire property felt like it was our own, we are already looking forward to coming back again!
Thanks Joe for all the specifics on the review. These detailed reviews are so helpful for my guests and me. Thanks for the note on the driveway too. I do note that to my guests so they can choose the best car option. It takes a bit to get used to but I drive my little low profile car out both sides at an angle and all is well. Thrilled you love my home and your stay. See you soon! :-)
Great little cabin
The little house was a great place to stay, had all the amenities we needed and some we did not expect. Clean and well kept inside. Our dogs loved the big yard, and it was very well enclosed even for a small dog.
Thank you Michelle! Come back again anytime and I love that your fur babies loved it too :-)