USA California Idyllwild Idyllwild-Pine Cove Listing #13907

The Nest - Idyllwild, CA

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63 reviews
Max. occupancy: 3 1 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom 1 bathroom No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Romantic cottage w/ 2-person hot tub & furnished patio - close to parks & town

For those looking for that perfect get-away-from-it-all destination, this one-bedroom cottage with a two-person hot tub is located in the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains, midway between Hemet and Palm Springs, and only 100 miles from Los Angeles.

Just a little over a mile from your rental, head out on over 200 acres of hiking trails across open spaces and through mature forests in Idyllwild Park. Hike the Summit Trail up to the Idyllwild Nature Center and be sure to keep your eyes (and your cameras) out for local wildlife. One mile west, the Idyllwild Arts campus offers year-round entertainment including live theater productions and music. This is also the home of the highly acclaimed Jazz in the Pines festival featuring over two dozen bands. And for shops, restaurants, brewpubs, and wineries, downtown Idyllwild offers a number of options, just a mile-and-a-half east.

Your cottage comes with free WiFi and a flatscreen TV with Netflix streaming. When the temperature drops, take a dip in the hot tub, stoke up the fireplace and play some of the provided board games, or dive into a book as rain (or a rare dusting of snow) falls on Idyllwild. When things warm up, take advantage of your furnished, fenced backyard where you can watch the sunrise through the trees with a cup of fresh brewed morning coffee.

Take a well-deserved break from the big city and make your escape to this quiet and secluded vacation rental.

*Please note: active security cameras are located outside of the home. The owners turn the cameras on when the home is vacant. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: Guests may park vehicles in the driveway and also on the street. No permits are required.

County permit number: RVC-350

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

Kitchen & dining





Mountain View





Wireless router

Netflix streaming

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games


Gas grill : Private


Enclosed yard


63 reviews

Suzanne S. Aug 2021
We absolutely loved staying at the Nest. The fully fenced property felt cozy, and was perfect for our ADA service dog. The kitchen and bathroom were equipped with everything we needed, even champagne flutes. The decor and landscaping are updated and very tasteful. We had wine and cheese on the patio every evening, and enjoyed watching the stars from the hot tub. It was the perfect anniversary getaway!
Kile G. Aug 2021
The Nest is an amazing place for a getaway for a few people. The house itself definitely has everything you'll need to relax and enjoy life, and the outdoor area is nicely set up so you can enjoy the mountain atmosphere. I'm already looking forward to my next trip to The Nest.
Joleen C. Jul 2021
The house and property were awesome!
The only draw back was no AC.
I had read the previous reviews, so I brought 3 fans with us, so glad I did. It was 90
Aida A. May 2021
Very cute nest.
Linda J. May 2021
The “Nest” is exactly that- a comfortable, complete, home with everything you need, and more, to enjoy the Idyllwild area. It has great outdoor space and we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub. Our only complaint would be the shower is very small. We would definitely “fly” back to the “Nest” again!!
Victoria B. May 2021
Very relaxing!
Jonathan B. Apr 2021
Very private and cozy. Provided everything we needed for our 2 day stay. Would definitely consider staying here in the near future.
Jack G. Mar 2021
This cabin is perfect for myself, my wife and out young daughter. We've stayed at the Nest three times now and love it. The location allowed us to get on trails and enjoy town. The hot tub is the crown jewel of the property. We'll continue coming back
Wyatt L G. Nov 2020
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was clean with updated features and look. The hot tub was nice as well. We will be coming back.
Lori S. Nov 2020
Super clean inside!!
Wonchan S. Sep 2020
We were very pleased with the place. The ready to use tools, plates, cups were also a plus to the house. The outside chairs and hammock could use some cleaning though. We didn't get to sit on them. But other than that, wonderful place.
Lisette M. Aug 2020
Staying at The Nest was very comfortable & peaceful. It’s very close to town, you might have to drive there unless you’re willing to walk for about 30-40mins and the drive is only two minutes. There’s a little restaurant close by but it wasn’t open due to covid but in town mostly everything is open, seating outside is very nice. The Nest is nice but very hot inside. There is no AC & the window screens are so thick there’s no breeze coming in regardless if all windows are open. The shower is so small it was kinda hard to shower. But the home is equipped with kitchen utensils & access to Netflix to watch movies. Although it was very hot inside, this might be a cute cottage to stay at in the winter, definitely do not recommend June-September. Other than that, it’s a cute getaway for you & your significant other. Romantic setting.
Hayley A. Aug 2020
Very cute and well appointed. It had a great outdoor area and it felt safe. However, the kitchen had quite a lot of ants, no matter how clean we kept it. Also the Roku/TV freezes and shuts down every 20 minutes no matter what you’re watching and on any streaming platform. So, overall it was a good experience, but the electronics need updating and the kitchen ant situation should be sorted.
Dawn E. Jul 2020
We had an awesome time at The Nest! We hiked Devil’s slide and had dinner in town. We spent quality family time on the hammock, making s’mores, stargazing and enjoying the hot tub. Can’t wait to go back!
Giovanna L. Jul 2020
We had a wonderful stay at The Nest in Idyllwild! Beautiful little cabin, gorgeous yard with hammock, lounge chairs, spa and fire pit made for a very relaxing time. Only reason we did not rate 5 stars was due lack of cleanliness in the kitchen and some other areas leaving us wondering if the cabin was actually cleaned before we got there or just ‘spruced up’.
Mike N. Jun 2020
We stay here for my 41st birthday and had the greatest time. The home itself has a great set up with a nice living room, table for breakfast and a really nice bedroom. The house also has a really cool loft which my kiddo loved climbing into. The outside has a great ambiance where we hung out for hours and also cooked smores. If you are considering this place for your next vacation, I would HIGHLY recommend.
Elijah A. Jun 2020
We chose the Nest as our honeymoon getaway after we got married this past week! It was perfect for a week of just spending time together. We enjoyed grilling on the grill for dinner and relaxing in the hot tub at night. The outdoor area was nice for looking at all the birds and just enjoying the weather. Close walk to town as well! We had a bit of issue with wifi setup but that was our fault for not noticing the updated WiFi on the Vacasa Welcome Home card. Kitchen was super awesome to cook in with so many amenities! Beware though, shower is alittle small. If you are thinking of enjoying a shower together.. you probably won’t fit together! Lol overall wonderful home.
Nandita S. Jun 2020
This was a great getaway for a couple days! Wonderful views, relaxing, and the whole place was set up for us when we got there... including frosted glasses waiting for us in the fridge. Really couldn’t ask for more!
JONATHAN O. Jun 2020
The Nest is an incredible stay. Backyard is welcoming and not creepy at night on a solo trip here Haha. The home is amazing, turn on the heater and be warm all night, bring all your favorite meals and cook and eat. It feels amazing being in this home.
Kay M. Mar 2020
Lot's of nice touches that made this mountain retreat very warm and inviting. We made a meal there, and all the essentials for cooking were there. It is a small cabin, but they've made great use of the space that they have. The bed was comfy and pillows were, too. Hope to come back someday soon.
Dominique R. Feb 2020
We absolutely loved the cabin~ the “nest” was the perfect place for our trip to Idyllwild. Can’t wait to go back! It is adorable and comfortable and my family didn’t want to leave. We will definitely return to this perfect spot!
Olga P. Feb 2020
Beautiful cabin! Super clean. Has everything you can possibly need for relaxing getaway.
Cheri W. Feb 2020
Adorable little cabin in the woods in the quaint mountain town of Idyllwild. Decorated very nicely, and we loved the hot tub! Cozy bedroom downstairs. Perfect weekend getaway.
Terry O. Feb 2020
It was just the right size for two. Close to restaurants, shopping and hot tub a bonus. Very clean and kitchen has everything we needed. Fireplace was a challenge to keep lit. We recommend this place.
Tonia L. Jan 2020
You should stay here.... it was a nicely furnished mountain cabin. There’s plenty of hiking in the area. After hiking, I would lay in the hammock in the back or enjoy the hot tub. It’s a great space to relax.
Abby D. Jan 2020
House stocked full of amenities, the fireplace and hot tub were so wonderful.
Heather N. Dec 2019
This place is so cozy, and only a 2 minute drive into town! Everything was perfect, highly recommend the Mile High cafe (which they've got the menu to in their kitchen at the BNB), the food was fresh delicious amazing. We super-loved the fold out couch too. It really is a little nest. Everything was dreamy, we're happy. Thank you!
brandon s. Nov 2019
The nest is exactly as described, it's peaceful, adequately equipped and a perfect place to get away and unwind.
Niccole C. Nov 2019
Cute home with all amenities
Cozy fireplace setting
Conveniently located next to all that is Idyllwild
Jill Z. Oct 2019
Really enjoyed our stay at The Nest! Would have loved if they had coffee for the coffee maker, but we went to the market to get some so that we could have coffee in the morning.
Emily S. Aug 2019
Quaint, quiet, cozy, beautifully decorated...we loved the 2 person jacuzzi, the privacy, the garden, the bed, hammock, and fire pit area. Nice touches throughout! Clean, clean, clean! Looking forward to our next getaway.
Stephen L. Aug 2019
You will find everything you need... just bring the food and snacks you want to have... very clean organized and peaceful...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ira G. Jun 2019
Very well appointed and charming! All the comforts of home!
Kenneth A. Jun 2019
Nice cottage. Clean. Great location.
Bonnie B. May 2019
WE loved our stay at the Nest - perfectly outfitted for our stay. Clean and tastefully decorated. Lovely in every way. We hope to go back in the Autumn.
Yetty S. Apr 2019
A beautiful peaceful and relaxing little home to come to for a little vacation. The perfect place to relax after long exploring hikes. I will come back for sure, I am not done exploring Idyllwild.
I love The nest ❤
Joanna M. Mar 2019
The Nest was just what my husband and I needed to celebrate our anniversary and relax. The house is very cozy. I was very impressed at how clean and updated the house is. We will definitely be staying again!
Guillermo M. Feb 2019
You will find all what you are looking for. Would improve sanitary.
Blake G. Jan 2019
This place is a gem. It is walking distance to town, and was extremely clean and equipped with everything we needed for our weekend. I read a review about the shower being small and the bed uncomfortable. I am pleased to report that the shower is small, but very clean, newly remodeled, and has good water pressure. The mattress was very comfortable and we slept very well with the romantic in room furnace/faux fireplace. The wood stove and central heating kept the home very warm, just know that if you plan to use the loft bedding, heat rises and it gets crazy hot upstairs! Oh, and an added unspoken bonus: there is a hot tub! There is no mention of this in other reviews or the welcome folder onsite, but be sure to bring bathing suits! Will def stay here again
Julian A. Dec 2018
My wife and I really enjoyed staying here. It was really comfortable and had all the amenities and extras we needed.
Andre R. Dec 2018
Went with a close friend to unwind and relax for the weekend. The living space is comfortable and with some lo-fi music on their sound bar, it felt like home. My guest would have appreciated some blinds or covers on the living area's windows as they were using the pullout bed, but the fences give a decent level of privacy.
Randall G. Oct 2018
My wife and I could not have been happier with our stay at The Nest. The cottage is so cute and set up so well for two people. I think the only thing we had any complaints about was simply that the shower was small. However, with that said, it wouldn't stop us from staying here again. It was within walking distance of the center of town, super clean, I received all of the check in instructions well in advance of our stay. Would definitely recommend to others and plan to return to Idyllwild and hope to stay here again. Thanks so much!
Markus Z. Sep 2018
We really enjoyed our stay! The cabin is super charming, well equipped and has a beautiful patio. The bed is really comfortable and everything was super clean.
The location is perfect, close enough to the village but still quiet and local. The neighborhood is beautiful, with tree lined trees and walking distance to hiking trails.
Michael K. Sep 2018
My wife and loved this charming little mountain cabin for our anniversary weekend. Quaint, relaxing, romantic yet still very accessible and close proximity to downtown restaurants/shops.
Shlomit Y. Jul 2018
We loved loved loved staying at The Nest! The house was clean and neat, and felt very cozy.
Catherine A. Jun 2018
This was a darling little cabin. Very clean and comfy. Not really walking distance into the town , but close. We didn't cook in the kitchen, ate out, but all the main essentials there to prepare simple meals. Bed was comfy with nice linens. The yard of is very private with a fence all around, this neighborhood is very quite and peaceful. Great getaway!!! Would recommend
Jeanette E. Apr 2018
Thank you for sharing your wonderful, restful cottage. It was just what I needed for a long weekend stay.
Carla H. Apr 2018
We very much enjoyed our stay at The Nest. It is a lovely home, very near the Idyllwild business district. The home is comfortable and well appointed. I would highly recommend this spot for a couple spending a little time in the area.
Roderick S. Mar 2018
Cool place.. great town and nice cabin. My son loved the loft and I loved the fireplace.
Paul M. Mar 2018
A great place to disconnect from the big cities.
Living in a magnificent nature. Trees, birds,incredible mountains.

Paul Martineau
St-Nérée province de Québec Canada.