The front door to your magical experience! 
Window look out onto beautiful oaks and at night time epic bliss light spatter the oaktrees...
ChautauquaWest-Magical Retreat for Artists @ Heart
Hosted by Danielle & William
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12 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
12 guests
3 bedrooms
6 beds
3 baths
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
12 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Chautauqua West is an artistic adventure home in an artistic adventure town. It is part treehouse part art gallery, and entirely magical. It is walking distance to Idyllwild Arts and Jazz in the Pines and hiking & biking trails.
All that said, it is eccentric and multileveled and requires a youthful spirit to navigate. The only proper bed is in an open loft, the other two bedrooms are multipurpose rooms with lofts above and pullout couches below. *Canopy height dining*hot tub* twinkling lights*

The space

This is not a traditional house. (When we say 6 beds, please note that the master bedroom Cal-king bed is easily accessible. Two double beds are lofts which require you to climb a ladder or staircase, 2 double beds are fold out couches, a couch in front of the sunken fireplace room pushes in, and with a memory foam turns into a comfortable bed...two possible twins, not listed, are the window seats, and there is room for another airbed. We have slept 16 in relative comfort, creatively)
Again this is not a traditional space. Beds will need to be unfolded, ladders to be climbed, there is as much outdoor area as there is indoor areas. There are three outdoor fire pits and 3 indoor fireplaces, the hot tub area is lit by twinkle lights, and the outdoor dining area, and a cozy reading nook, is high in the forest canopy. An entire living room suite is outdoors with a perfect view of a wood shaded sunset. Multilevel connected decks let you explore nature from above. Inside, there are elements of nature in ironwork and finely matted art and stained glass abounds. Truly a work of art in architecture, and surprising mischievous art to delight at every turn and in every nook. There are a tremendous amount of "board" and other games*, coloring books and jigsaw puzzles. Enjoy the grill, the gas stove, and french press coffee. There is a sound system through out that works with your phone's pandora. Each shower and tub is its own joy. The library is well stocked with eclectic tomes and eccentricities. Skylights and windows through-out bring the outdoors within. If you chose to roll up the projector screen in the media room, may we suggest giant white-board Pictionary?

Guest access

There is a separate downstairs apartment, and within dwells your hostess and concierge "Trine". She will be there to greet you and attempt to show you all the ins and outs of this trickster home. You will have access to the 2 upper levels of the house. She will be available for any questions you may have during your stay.

Other things to note

Important detail to note... The house is not suitable for children 1-8 yrs old. The house is also not suitable for the elderly or any one of limited mobility. There are too many levels, stairs to climb and potential hazards.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
2 double beds
Common spaces
1 double bed, 2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please no shoes in the house to better preserve the carpet. And while we allow parties and gatherings, please be quiet after 10pm, and moderate your substance use as the house has many stairs and levels. Leave dishes washed and trash gathered with recycling separated. If anything breaks please let Trine know so we can fix it for future guests.
Thank you! Have fun! Be inspired!
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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


19 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
September 2017
Had a great stay at this beautiful home in Idyllwild. Would absolutely recommend and return. House is comfortable and spacious, especially if you like lounging outside. Great views and very quiet while still being easily accessible.

Tamar User Profile
September 2017
Very communicative and friendly. Wonderful home with lots of character. Would stay here again for sure!

Laura User Profile
August 2017
The cabin is more than we could have asked for. A perfect getaway for me and my friends to soak in the tub with some beers and wander around town. Every single nook and cranny of this place has thought put into it. As artists we were in awe of it all and truly appreciated how much time was put into the place. The back patio felt endless, the hot tub worked great, the wifi was strong, and there was room for 9 of us to sleep comfortably.

Sandra User Profile
August 2017
Would not recommend to families with small children, but parents know how their children are, if they are responsible, they will enjoy a little adventure here. Over all, we had a great time.

Dave User Profile
July 2017
This was our first Airbnb experience and it turned out great. This is such a unique house. We were looking for a place to just relax and hang out, away from the crowds - it was July 4th weekend so Idlyllwild was rockin'. The house was perfect and Trine was an excellent host. We couldn't have asked for more!

Wesley User Profile
March 2017
Everything about this cabin is amazing. Stay here. You won't regret it.

Brooke User Profile
February 2017
The house was wonderful! It fully accommodated our large group and we loved the hot tub and other features in the house! Worth the money and a great stay!

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