Entire home/apt

5 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

A family owned home in Big Bear Lake, California. Conveniently located and easy to find.
Please check out lowered weekday rates!

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $65
Security Deposit: $300
Weekend Price: $180 / night
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The space

This is the perfect family spot, accommodates 5 comfortably, but cozy enough for small groups. Three bedrooms, hot tub, and a 400 square foot deck that looks out onto an open meadow. The fully equipped kitchen with washer/dryer makes the nuts and bolts of vacationing a breeze!

Guest access

Guests have full access to the house, grounds, and amenities for the days booked.

Interaction with guests

You will pick up the cabin keys from our alarm company and we will most likely not meet in person; but, I am happy to text with you anytime!

The neighborhood

We have the best neighbors. Feel free to make friends as we know you will want to come back to El Osito.

Getting around

The main road (Big Bear Blvd) is a block and half away. MARTA (city bus) will take you to both Snow Summit and Bear Valley.
**Take a look at the "Guidebook" for some tried and true places to eat, shop, and hang out!

Other things to note

Please Read House Rules before you book.

Pets MUST be pre-arranged.

Guests of any age are counted as guests according to Big Bear Lake City Ordinance.

There may be 3 night minimum stay and/or special pricing that has not yet been applied for select holidays.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Dear Guests,

El Osito is our home away from home and a place that we take much pride in. We want you, your guests, and all future visitors to feel the same and experience a sense of home during your stay. Please help us by reading the following information and treating our home just as you would your own.

General Information

Check IN: You will pick up the keys from All Protection Alarm on Big Bear Blvd. Please bring a picture id. You will also be given an alarm code for the cabin and will be asked to sign a copy of the House Rules.

All Protection Alarm
41937 Big Bear Blvd

**If you see anything upon check in that seems out of place, unusual, or unexpected, please mention it in a text to me. We do our best to make sure that everyone's experience is perfect, but if we are unaware of a problem, we cannot fix it.

•Please remove shoes in the cabin.

•In an effort to help Big Bear with the water shortage we want to wash only those linens that we know have been used. Please leave any beds you have used unmade. (Please do not sleep directly on top of or underneath the bedspreads (comforters). Extra blankets can be found in the cabin in drawers, closets, or baskets.

•The hot water heater is small, so you may want to plan to time out showers by about 1/2 hour.

•Each room has a TV. The DVD player in the Living Room is part of the television and can be accessed on the right hand side.

•There are cooking utensils and dishes at the cabin for your use. PLEASE CLEAN ALL DISHES AND APPLIANCES, LEAVING THEM THE WAY YOU FOUND THEM. The cleaning fee that has been paid covers linens and restrooms only. This is how we keep costs down for everyone.
FAILURE TO leave the kitchen in acceptable condition WILL RESULT IN A SECURITY DEPOSIT CLAIM OF $100. Luckily, we haven't had to do this yet. :)

•There are three wall heaters. The two in the bottom bedrooms run off of a thermostat located on the wall of the front bedroom. The Living Room heater is turned on at the thermostat next to the front window. (The top bedroom gets very hot when all heaters are on…the ceiling fan will help keep the heat in the bottom of the cabin. You can also close the door to the upstairs bedroom,)

•Trash service in Big Bear is wacky, so you will need to take all of your trash with you. There is a “Clean Bear “ site, which has dumpsters for disposal of household waste. It is at the fire station, which is across the street from the Community Theatre on Highway 18 (less than a mile from the cabin). The green can is for CRV recyclables only. FAILURE TO REMOVE ALL TRASH WILL RESULT IN A $50.00 SECURITY DEPOSIT CLAIM.

•Please, no children under the age of 16 are to be in the upstairs bedroom.

•Please do not eat in the bedrooms.

•THERE IS NO SMOKING INSIDE! Please limit smoking to outside and use a safe receptacle for ashes. NO BUTTS ON THE GROUND!

•Special arrangements must be made if you plan on bringing a pet.

There is parking available for 3 cars only. Do not park in neighbors' driveways, on the street, or in the yard. It is best to try to limit your vehicles to 2, especially during snow time.
•The hot tub key can be found on the side of the refrigerator.
•Please keep off of the hot tub cover. It has a foam core and will snap.

Time To Leave Checklist (snow/cold weather)

•Close and lock the windows (be sure that the window locks are secure)

•Close blinds.

•Retrieve and replace all remote controls to their proper rooms.
• Leave all heaters set to 55 degrees. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE WATER PIPES FROM FREEZING. (Winter only)

•Check around the cabin (outside and on the ground) for any litter (trash) that you or your guests may have left.

•Cover and lock hot tub. Replace the key on the side of the refrigerator.

•Trash out. Please remember to take it with you and drop it off at the fire station site.

• CHECK to make sure all doors are securely closed.

•Alarm sets (close both back and front doors and press “exit" button. You will have about 60 seconds to



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

101 Reviews

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Anthony & Megan User Profile
March 2017
We loved this rental and had a wonderful time. The space is beyond cozy and was the perfect retreat from the city. Just what we needed! We especially loved the hot tub :) Great location, great communication. We would definitely recommend staying here!

Alexandra User Profile
February 2017
Super cute comfy cabin. Loved the outdoor jacuzzi.

Natascha User Profile
February 2017
Tawny and Octavio's cabin was great! It suited our needs perfectly. They were quick to respond to all our questions. Definitely would use their cabin again.

Nicolette User Profile
February 2017
Tawny & Octavio were responsive and helpful. The place was set with everything you need in a great location to shops , restaurants & activities at your fingertips.

Irfan & Ivana User ProfileIrfan & Ivana is a superhost.
February 2017
Our stay at El Osito was great experience. The house is beautifully decorated and it has everything that you need. Warm, clean and cozy mountain cabin. Check in went smooth and communication with hosts was great!

Kristin User Profile
February 2017
The location was perfect for snow play and sledding right in the back of the house!

Paul User Profile
January 2017
Worked really well has base camp for our family (2 adults + 2 young kids). Cozy & quiet.

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Los Angeles, California, United States · Joined in August 2013
Tawny And Octavio User Profile

We are California natives and Los Angeles area educators with two sons.
We have been enjoying and sharing our Big Bear home for about nine years. Though we are fairly new to airbnb, the experience has been wonderful in both Los Angeles and Big Bear.

Response rate: 100%
(past 90 days)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.