About this listing
newly solar, this gem is a rare beauty-a symphony of nature that is something to behold! overlooking lake and mountains it's hard to believe that you are just minutes from the village and slopes, & just 2 hours drive from LA!
Come experience Big Bear Lake in this beautiful, bright and spacious 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath luxury cabin. This professionally appointed home, with incredible lake and mountain views is impeccably decorated and furnished - an oasis with a wood-burning & gas stone fireplace, 2 large decks (one with the outdoor spa), speedy wireless internet, dish TV - there are 5 large flat screen TVs, and a converted carpeted garage game room that has a pool table, ping pong, darts, flat screen TV and a cabinet full of games (no cars in garage). the garage has no heat, but is insulated and usable, though chilly, in winter. now that we have solar panels we can have a space heater!
climb the stairs and you are immediately greeted with a large, wide open kitchen/dining/living room area with vaulted cathedral ceilings, and magnificent views on all sides. there is an elegant dining area, a living room that offers two comfy couches - one a sofa sleeper; and the second bathroom. Also on this level is the master suite with a king bed and private marble bathroom.
The kitchen is fully equipped with:
*bar stool seating
*granite countertops & gourmet island
*wide open floor plan
*fully stocked for any level chef
*perfect for entertaining & large families
The outdoor porch upstairs has a large dining area, and another sitting area - to which we recently added a great new fire table. a cozy addition on a cool night! propane, as needed, for this and the bar-b-q grill is available 1/4 mile away at the market on big bear blvd.
Downstairs there are 2 bedrooms, one has an elegant mahogany 4 poster queen bed, while the other has bunk beds and a twin bed. Also on this level is a full bath, mud room and laundry.
All beds are freshly made with clean white linens and there are fresh bath towels provided for all our guests. This is the perfect ski lodge retreat for large groups or families. the location is a perfect combination of peaceful remoteness with close proximity to all that Big Bear Lake has to offer year round. Two boat marinas, Big Bear Lake Village and the ski slopes are all just minutes away. We welcome good pets since our off the beaten path location is great for them to run:). we are looking forward to sharing our solar powered electricity with our guests!
guests have full access to the house and surroundings.
Interaction with Guests
i am always available to help with anything during your stay. most times i am staying locally, and if i am personally not available, i have a support system readily available to assist with any last minute questions.
the feeling at our cabin is totally remote, while being just minutes to all that big bear lake has to offer. i have wonderful neighbors that enjoy meeting new people and are always friendly.
MARTA, the local bus line runs along big bear blvd. including the ski resorts.
Other Things to Note
we have a propane grill and propane fire table available for our guests. if the propane gets low there are places right nearby to refill. we do not know how much this is used, so sometimes our guests need to refill as needed. we hope that you can leave as much propane as you found upon arrival. Lakeview Market is 1/4 mile towards the village, and will exchange an empty propane tank for a full one...
there is a trick to getting the burners on the grill lit: only open one burner when lighting, then open the others. this allows enough gas to catch hold of the flame.
As with many homes, our plumbing cannot accommodate even "flushable" baby wipes. Please do not flush anything but toilet tissue.
Please no smoking inside, including the garage. There is a 4 car maximum according to the City of Big Bear Lake. If you have more than 10 in your party, there is a 35$ charge per/night additional person. While the garage/game room is not heated and chilly in the winter, we have lots and lots of blankets & sleeping bags, and have insulated it for extra warmth.
Reservations are Non-Refundable once booked.
We reserve the right to cancel any reservation. Some time slots have minimum stay requirements during weekends, summer and holiday periods. If your reservation does not meet the requirements, it will be canceled. homeowners are NOT responsible for any injury caused by slipping on snow or ice and tenants are responsible for the removal of snow and ice around the doorways and paths to house and car; homeowners are not responsible for any personal injury or loss or damage to tenants’ persons or property or to their guests and that tenants assume the risk to their persons and property caused directly or indirectly from foul, inclement weather conditions, acts of nature, failure of heat, accidents related to fire, heaters, stoves, or hot tubs/Jacuzzis, falling of pine cones, tenant’s failure to remove snow and ice around access areas and for any unforeseeable circumstances. Under no circumstances will tenants or their guests hold owners responsible for any damages or claims of any kind resulting from their stay. No smoking in the cabin or excessive noise. Cabins must be left neat and in the same basic condition as upon arrival, Dishes washed. Do not move hot ashes as fire may occur. Ordinance mandates that trash be disposed of in designated disposal sites (1/4 mile west on big bear blvd). Spa must be locked when not in use. A Pet fee of $15 per night, per pet will be charged. It is the guest’s responsibility to remove pet waste. Extra charges will result if check out procedures are not met. We reserves the right to enter the property for maintenance or other reasons as is deemed necessary.
Since the original cabin that we booked for our family vacation had to be evacuated due to fires we had to scramble at the last minute to find a new destination. Lisa was very helpful and patient with me during the reservation process. I was having difficulty with the process and she really helped out and we were able to get everything squared away in less than 48 hours. I would defiantly book with her again!
After least year's debacle of last minute 4th of July Big Bear cabins, we decided to give airbnb a chance. We searched high and low for a cabin that would offer all that we wanted- enough room to take 10 people, accepted pets, had a hot tub, and a pool table. This location had all that. Our host made us feel welcome by a small basket of snacks and coffee available for us in the kitchen. It within walking distance of town, but it was just a short drive away. The patio decks had such beautiful views of the mountain side and we were lucky enough to see an incredible sunset the second night of our stay. Everyone in the group could have time together, but be separate if they wanted as well. At one point we had 4 people playing games in the game room, 3 people watching a movie in the living room, someone cooking in the kitchen, and someone outside enjoying the view. There was something for everyone. The only thing that was challenging in having 10 adults stay there was that some had to sleep in the game room, which was a converted garage. It was a bit cold and even with the blankets, was somewhat uncomfortable. If I stay again, I would bring an air mattress for someone to put in one of the bedrooms. That being said, all the other rooms accommodated everyone very well. The master bedroom bed was SO comfy. Probably the most comfortable bed I've stayed in while out of town. The sofas were very comfortable as well. The host, Lisa, was sweet and checked in on us a few times to make sure everything was going well. All and all, a great trip!
This house is amazing! Beautiful and comfortable. Lisa, the owner is great to work with. Very prompt to respond to messages and available at all times should a need arise.
Great experience!! One of the best homes we have stayed at in Big Bear. This home had all of the features and amenities we were looking for. Looking forward to our next trip there and will definitely be booking this home again.
The cabin was perfect! Surprised our friend for her birthday and had a blast- the fire table, game room, and hot tub made for a relaxing/entertaining weekend. Short walk to the lake and to town. We slept 9 people comfortably. Lisa was super helpful and friendly and available for questions. Can't wait to return!!
Lisa called on arrival day to ask if all was well. She gave us recommendations I asked for about coffee places and restaurants (both turned out well!) and was ready to answer any further questions. She encouraged me to call her with anything else we might need or have questions about.
The house is on a short residential road among much smaller residences. There is a bit of lake view (even less than usual due to drought) but mostly of other homes and yards. The house itself is very comfortable with a great mountain-cabin ambiance. The main floor is spacious, with 2 huge sofas, large and well-equipped kitchen, large dining table. Master bedroom with king bed and attached bathroom on main floor, with 1/2 bath in hall; sliding doors to deck with grill, table and chairs, fire lit and chairs. Lower floor with two bedrooms--one with double bed, other with single plus bunk beds, shared full bath. Laundry room with folding counter was great. Game room with couches, pool table, ping pong, and various table games. Access from both lower level bedrooms to lower deck with hot tub, which we enjoyed very much.
The location of the house in relation to town was just fine--a few minutes' easy drive to the "village" with very nice shops and restaurants, and about 15 minutes to a more commercial area with large grocery and drug stores, etc. if you have bikes, you could ride to the village, but you would be on a fairly busy 2-lane road. Walking would be too far. But Big Bear Lake itself has several biking, walking, and hiking trails of various lengths and difficulty levels, with a number of places to rent equipment.
We were 6 adults staying this time, but kids would be well accommodated in this house, too. We all noted that the kitchen was very well equipped, with plenty of plates, glasses, utensils for a large group, plus a 6-burner stove, wine cooler, and lots of counter space.
All in all, a very comfortable house.
This place is amazing! Steps from the lake, close to town, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. House comes fully stocked with everything you could need. Jacuzzi was nice and hot and has an amazing view to sip a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the mountains. Lisa made us feel very welcome and let us know she was closeby if we needed anything. Overall it was an excellent experience. We will definitely be coming back!
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About the Host, Lisa
I live in the main house, in front of our place that we rent, with my husband, 15 year old son, our small pup, named Puppy, our other small pup named Honey Bear. I am an artist working in film and television on special projects such as portraits, murals, and myriad hand painted props. On weekends in the winter i work on ski patrol at Bear Mountain - 2 hours away. My husband is a family practice doctor, and we both love the great outdoors. Listing on Airbnb has provided us with the amazing opportunity to meet people from all over. It has been enriching and rewarding to connect with different ages, cultures and personalities. We are interested in travel, sports of all kinds and have a sense of adventure. we love cultural exchange and are eager to hear different points of view. we look forward to meeting you.....