A quaint little town nestled in the mountains of San Diego, Julian makes for a perfect weekend getaway with friends or family. With the beautiful mountainsides to marvel at and the lush greenery all around, you are sure to feel nothing short of rejuvenated.
We’ve put together some of the best VRBO accommodations that could be your home on your next visit to Julian, check them out!
A three-bedroom property located five minutes from downtown, each room is done up in a specific theme in this house. The kitchen has all the basics and for the purpose of entertainment of the guests, books, games, a television, and DVD player are available.
There is a large fenced yard and outdoor dining space as well as an outdoor grill. Housekeeping services are included, pets are considered, and it is a non-smoking property.
Guest Experience: “This home is beautiful.The kitchen is well stocked, including every spice you would ever need. All you need to pack are your clothes and personal items as everything else is furnished. Beds are very comfortable, house immaculate. Great for kids and pets. Fantastic owner as well. We look forward to our next visit to Julian.” - Pamela Alksne (VRBO)
Price: from 250 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Located at the base of the Volcan Mountain, an hour away from the Pacific Ocean and three miles (5 km) from the main city, this luxurious lodge is ideal for larger crowds such as family gatherings and events. It has central air-conditioning and heating, a large screen HDTV, a well appointed kitchen, an outdoor barbecue and a large fireplace.
Guest Experience: “We stayed with our 1 year-old twins for a few days and couldn’t have been happier. The management was easy to work with and they make sure that you know everything about the house before your stay begins. The house was clean when we arrived and it had everything we could possibly need during our stay. We drove a couple of miles into town to get groceries (and pie, of course) and cooked a lot of meals at the house. It’s central to everything in Julian!” - April Smith, (VRBO)
Price: from 198 USD
Number of Guests: 14
This two bedroom property is built on a sloped lot and is centrally heated and air-conditioned. It has a large, fenced yard and an outdoor grill. The kitchen has all necessary equipment (stove, sink, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, blender, mixer, waffle iron, crockpot), flatware and cookware. The cottage also has a Celestron Telescope with a computerized sky map and pointing system for your sky-gazing rendezvous.
Guest Experience: “We all loved the Tower House (even our two very spoiled sphynx kitties)! Julian is where we enjoy going for our annual Winter Break and we always end up renting a home for a long-term visit. This vaycay in the Tower House was the most fun and relaxing Julian vacation ever! It is pet-friendly and has all the amenities anyone would ever want. The owners obviously put lots of thought and effort into making this house very attractive, comfortable and practical for travelers. So cute and cozy! We will return! Thanks so much!” - Jan Kinney (VRBO)
Tower House Cottage
Price: from 150 USD
Number of Guests: 6
This cottage has beautiful hand-made wooden ornate carvings on the inside as well as the outside. It houses two bedrooms, one bathroom and a well-appointed kitchen with all modern equipment. The decor is tastefully done up and has a rich look. With centralized air conditioning and heating, it houses a 50" HDTV 3D TV with seven pairs of 3D glasses. The guests may choose 3D Blu-Ray movies at no additional charge.
The garden has seasonal flowers and giant shade trees, it leads to the courtyard which has a six-person outdoor Caldera spa. An outdoor gas barbecue is also available. Guests can avail services of a private horse-drawn carriage on request to explore the town.
Guest Experience: “What a charming cabin! Peaceful and quiet with wonderful, modern amenities - we didn’t want to leave and will definitely look at booking this lovely house again.” - Jean A (VRBO)
The Gingerbread House
Price: from 160 USD
Number of Guests: 6
A three bedroom cottage in the mountains, set amidst lush trees and lilac bushes, the property has beautiful decor and is roomy with ample living area and a fully equipped kitchen with all necessary utensils and equipment. It has WiFi and satellite television, central heating and also has a faux fireplace. There is a beautiful deck and wrap-around porch. Pets are allowed.
Guest Experience: “This home was everything I expected and more. Everything about it was fabulous and gorgeous. It gives you a chance to relax and be away from the world for your stay. I loved the decor (Design Student) and the way the windows let in the sun. Everything was clean and ready to be used, the towels and bedding were wonderful, as well. The faux fireplace was very entertaining and kept the living room warm along with the heater.” - Jessica B (VRBO)
Price: from 195 USD
Number of Guests: 6
Done up in country decor, this retreat has high ceilings and knotty-pine flooring, it also has art pieces everywhere. The property has two bedrooms and a well-appointed kitchen with a coffee maker, oven, toaster, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, stove, along with the required utensils. It has a deck and an outdoor dining area along with a grill. A television, stereo, DVD player and books are available to keep the guests entertained.
Guest Experience: “Me and 5 of my friends rented the Artist Sanctuary for a weekend hiking trip. It did not disappoint! There is art everywhere and the place feels warm and personal, as well. We made great meals in the kitchen, enjoyed drinks on the deck, explored the grounds and took some beautiful photographs. The location, with the long winding road up to the house, makes you feel like you’re at a beautiful, remote retreat. The house is well stocked, the beds are quite comfortable, and everyone in our group was perfectly content. Artist Sanctuary exceeded our expectations.” - Hailie M (VRBO)
The Artist Sanctuary
Price: from 206 USD
Number of Guests: 7
A cabin that looks straight out of a story book, this property offers spectacular mountain views. It has a thermostat-controlled gas burning fireplace, a jetted tub, an outdoor Caldera Spa and gas barbecue along with a private deck. HDTV, WiFi, and a DVD player are available for the indoor entertainment of guests. The kitchen has all the amenities required along with all necessary utensils.
Guests can request a private horse-drawn carriage to tour the town or just stroll into town, just a couple of minutes away. No smoking or pets allowed.
Guest Experience: “We spent 4 nights at the Coleman Cabin to celebrate my husband’s birthday and we had an absolutely incredible time! The location could not be better (just a few steps from Julian’s main street)…it’s a peaceful place with beautiful views! The cabin was spotless and fully equipped. So romantic and cozy! The jet tub and spa are definitely a must try! My husband loved the grill which was clean and ready to go! Maria welcomed us with a big smile on our arrival day and gave us a tour around the cabin. She was so very kind.” - Lorena C (VRBO)
Price: from 147 USD
Number of Guests: 2
This one-bedroom cottage is surrounded by mature Oak, Pine and Cedar trees. The kitchen has a stove, blender, coffee maker, grill, microwave, oven, refrigerator, toaster and all the basics. The property also has large, fenced outdoor areas with a roomy front deck for dining, barbecuing and star-gazing. Pet dogs are allowed on the property only with prior approval. It is a non-smoking property, no parties or events allowed.
Guest Experience: “I loved the feel of the place! The cottage was very clean, and had everything we needed and more! I was thrilled to find that any supply I could need was there, and I was able to cook and bake. We even baked some of the delicious little yellow apples from the tree out front. (I would even go back just for those apples, they were so good). The wood stove was easy to use, safe, and brought an extra coziness to the house. The bed in the bedroom was comfortable and had a beautiful quilt and pillow shams… We loved our stay and will definitely come again!”- Felicity G (VRBO)
Cathleen's Country Cottage
Price: from 117 USD
Number of Guests: 6
A beautiful chateau surrounded by fruit trees, it has a spacious living area, an open-plan kitchen and a bar. It houses a full sized ping-pong table, books and games along with ample seating area for everyone to come together in the game room at the back of the house. Besides that, a television, stereo and DVD player are available for the indoor entertainment of guests. There is an indoor fireplace as well. The outdoors has a propane barbecue grill and swings in the back.
Guest Experience: “Adorable Julian house with lots of space to relax! Perfect size to share with another family if that’s what you are looking for. Beautiful location and house is super clean and decorated so cute! Kids loved playing outside on the tree swing and just exploring nature. I would highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!” - Kelsey S (VRBO)
Starry Pine Mountain Retreat
Price: from 279 USD
Number of Guests: 10
This chalet offers panoramic views of the Lake Cuyamaca, mountain peaks and the forest. It has a 1927 wood burning fireplace as well as centralized heating and air conditioning. A 4K Ultra HDTV, DVD player and WiFi are available for the guests. The kitchen has all professional chef equipment, while there are two barbecue grills in the outdoors. Also, there is an outdoor Caldera spa. No smoking or pets allowed on the property.
Guest Experience: “The cabin is amazing. There is a lot of history here. They display it all over the cabin in pictures. It feels like you are part of the family when you stay there. The cabin is very comfortable, you have an awesome view from every angle. You feel like you have ‘gone back in time’ but you have all of the modern amenities that are very user friendly. They have a huge TV with all the fancy stuff that goes with it, we were too busy listening to the birds and walking thru the 'hidden trails’. We highly recommend this cabin and we are so thankful that the owners are letting others experience their family cabin.” - Elizabeth W (VRBO)
Price: from 223 USD
Number of Guests: 6
From its famed apple pies to the shop-lined Main Street and the Julian Pioneer Museum, Julian has a lot to offer visitors in-spite of being a small town. So when planning your next visit, be sure to book one of these incredible vacation rentals!
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