Lakefront Paradise: Beautiful Views and Walk to the Village
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes cabin description
Located within two to three blocks to the center of The Village and just a five-minute drive to the Snow Summit Ski Lifts. Everything you will need is within close proximity once you land at this resort-like vacation rental. In the summer you can swim, boat, fish and sight-see from your own backyard. In the winter you can go skiing (alpine or cross-country), snowboarding, sledding/tubing and enjoy the beautiful snow. This is lakefront at a fraction of the cost of renting lakefront.
This beautiful lakefront condo is one of three units in a triplex. It was built in 1977 and the given name of the complex is: Lake Chalets. The name of our unit is: Lakefront Retreat. There are two buildings on the lot. The 1st building facing the street has garages and a unit above. The rear building has two units. Our unit is the top floor of the rear building, which has no shared walls and a huge deck with unobstructed lake views.
The two-story condo feels much more like a private home than a condo; there are no hallways to get lost in and it is very private. It has cathedral ceilings and tudor details. This does not feel like a condo or a triplex; it is much more private and feels like a cabin. The lot is over 9000 square feet sitting 'on' the lake. There is plenty of room for activities while waiting for your next boat ride/water ski, your next big catch, snow play or simply watching the boats come and go from the nearby, adjacent marina.
Bedding Configuration: The master BR has a queen-size platform bed featuring a down comforter with duvet plus down pillows with high thread count linens. The master features its own large closet with remote color 20-inch TV with DirecTV and DVD player. It also has end tables with lamps, alarm clock and antique armoire for storage of all additional linens, towels and blankets.
The second bedroom has a queen-size bed with down comforter and duvet plus down pillows 'and' a matching bunk bed separated by an end table with lamp and alarm clock. A modest stackable washer/dryer is in the closet for easy storage and access.
The third and fourth bedrooms are dual lofts separated by its’ own bathroom on the second floor. Each loft is open, with no walls, and has two full beds sleeping four total in the loft area. By the textbook real estate definition, these are not actual bedrooms. There is a closet in the bathroom and a hanging rack in the hallway. Drawers for clothes should be kept under the bed; each bed has three drawers under it.
Living Room: 40-inch Flat Screen TV with DirecTV, wireless internet (airport and ethernet), mac computer and DVD player. Enjoy a crackling fire in the rock fireplace on our comfortable ultra suede sectional couch.
Deck: Just off the Kitchen sits the Deck, that includes views of tall pine trees and clear skies for stargazing or snowfall. Enjoy the sunset from the sit-down views, while melting away the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Backyard: Oversized and huge, the backyard has room for any outdoor activity you can think of including, in the winter, making snow angels in the snow-covered backyard which lies just a few steps down from your own shared dock.
Kitchen: Fully-equipped kitchen with travertine floors, dishes and settings for 12 persons, and all appliances - oven/range for big meals, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, coffee maker and a steak knife set for your steak dinners. With amazing views of the lake through the sliding windows above the sink, and all kitchen utensils, pots and pans - you'll be hard pressed to find a better-stocked kitchen.
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Pantry Items
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Computer Available
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Deck / Patio
Location & View
- Lake View
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
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Great Place to Stay
Great Place to Stay
We spent a wonderful weekend and this condo had everything we needed. There were five adults and three children in our group and we had plenty of space. We cooked most of our meals and the kitchen is very well-furnished with pots, pans, plates, utensils. The eating area held our entire group. Some really nice extras included a high-chair for the 2 year old as well as a gate to put across the bottom of the stairs to prevent him from climbing. The location is great: walking distance to the village and an easy drive to markets and snow areas. Would rent again if we return to Big Bear.
- Guest Jett (Burbank)
- Date of stay 11/27/13
- Review Submitted 12/02/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Went on family vacation and enjoy our stay and the house was great! Had everything we need! The property was clean and well-maintained. Kari answer all our questions. Location was nearby stores and attractions! Our little niece love the place and enjoyed feeding the ducks at the lake. Again thanks Kari for providing your lovely home!
- Guest Sharon (Monterey Park, CA)
- Date of stay 11/15/13
- Review Submitted 11/19/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children.
Great location, beautiful home!
Great location, beautiful home!
My family and I had a wonderful time in a Big Bear, with many thanks to Kari for providing us with a perfect place to stay. The house had literally everything we could possibly need, and Kari worked with us last minute to get us in quickly. We loved the view of the lake and couldn't possibly ask for a better location. The home is beautifully decorated and was perfect for our mid-week getaway. I would highly recommend this home to my friends and look forward to returning with my family in the future!
- Guest LEsley B.
- Date of stay 10/23/13
- Review Submitted 10/29/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Fabulous Lake Front
Fabulous Lake Front
As soon as we walked in the door. My kids, my husband, and I were extremely surprised how big and beautiful the cabin was. The view was absolutely gorgeous day and night. I had coffee every morning on deck looking at the huge view of the lake. My husband fished every morning and night time on the boat dock. We will definitely make this a yearly vacation and we'll bring our boat next time :)
- Guest Marshall (Alta Loma)
- Date of stay 06/03/13
- Review Submitted 06/11/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Wonderful view and location - just a short walk to the marina and Big Bear village. The inside of the home is rustic cabin like with high open beam ceilings, the lake views from the deck and interior are awesome - due to all the lakefront sliders and glass windows. Beds were comfortable as well. A very wonderful stay for us and a few friends.
- Guest Matt, Denise & Family (Loomis, California)
- Date of stay 05/20/13
- Review Submitted 05/25/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Wow, what a great place! Waterfront, huge yard for kids to play in, fishing, walking distance to the village, this place has it all. The huge deck has a spectacular view of the lake that will make you just plop down in a chair and stare at the scenery for hours...even at night. Now, the item that really made my trip AWESOME is the Weber charcoal BBQ on the deck. I've been grilling with gas for last 10 years so I was a little worried that I may have lost my touch when it comes to charcoal grilling but, after tasting my lemon, olive oil, and oregano rib-eyes, I knew that a charcoal grill is in my near future. (I did swing by OSH on the way home to pick one up but OSH was having a sale and they were all out of that model...unbelievable. They were nice enough to give me a rain check.) Anywho, the condo was so nice, my kids didn't want to leave and made me promise to bring them back to THIS unit. My wife raved about it as well and she's a tough critic. And that my friends was all gravy.
- Guest Maverick (Woodland Hills, CA)
- Date of stay 03/27/13
- Review Submitted 04/01/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Big bear stay
Big bear stay
Love the lake view!
- Guest Big bear (Houston, Texas )
- Date of stay 03/13/13
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
Recommended for: Families with young children.
San Diego Family
San Diego Family
We had a great time. We took our whole family including our three dogs who also loved the place. Fantastic location on the lake and fully fenced yard. Very cozy and clean. We would love to go back. Thanks.
- Guest San Diego Family (San Diego)
- Date of stay 02/18/13
- Review Submitted 03/04/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Overall this property was stellar and perfect for the needs of our small group. The view from the gigantic sliding doors was always entertaining and crowded with wonderful wildlife. We saw coots, mergansers, an eagle, a fox, a great blue heron and a collection of lesser ducks and birds. It's a wonderful location for strolling and for getting into the village. It had a garage which was handy as it snowed and kept our vehicle clean. Minor inconveniences were that their computer did not connect to the internet - however, the wireless did work. The dishes are not microwave safe. Seating is somewhat uncomfortable, but the beds were super comfortable and the bedding was plentiful and warm. We would not hesitate to stay there again!
- Guest Eastern Vacationers (Nashville, TN)
- Date of stay 01/25/13
- Review Submitted 02/11/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
Walking distance to Village, right on the lake with dock, quiet neighborhood, excellent location.
- Guest Dennis (Chatsworth CA)
- Date of stay 01/11/13
- Review Submitted 01/27/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, pet owners, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
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2 night min stay
Dec 1 - Apr 15
2 night min stay
|Summer / Peak
Jun 15 - Sep 15
2 night min stay
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Beautiful 270 degree panoramic winter lake views from the deck
A winter lakefront yard ready for snow play
Living room with 40&quot; Flat-screen, DirecTV, DVD, fireplace and suede ...
Master BR: down pillows, comforter and duvet cover with hi-thread count sheets
Guest Bedroom: queen bed & twin bunk beds, perfect for young families
Views from booth with coffee or hot cocoa are incomparable during any season
Living Room lake views are clearly seen through dual-paned Milgard windows
Summer exterior from lake, we are the top floor, perched high for beautiful view
Our winter wonderland at the Lake Chalet
Kitchen and booth flow together for easy access eating for large groups
Mac computer and high speed wireless provided free
Guest Queen Bed: down pillows, comforter and duvet with hi-thread count sheets
Upstairs loft with 4 single beds and private bathroom with shower.
Summer deck: private 400+ sq ft deck w/safety rails to bring in panoramic views
The lakefront view in summer, unobstructed, panoramic 270 degrees
The Dock: you can rent a slip from us for your boat in the spring/summer/fall
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