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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Completely restored and beautifully decorated, furnished and maintained four-seasonal turn-key 1920's miner's cabin.
Featured in L.A. Times Home Section: March, 2009.
Mature pine trees. Lilacs. 1/4 mile from marina and Big Bear Lake. Two bedrooms, one bath. 1/2 mile from Big Bear Village. 5 minutes to Snow Summit.
New foundation and truss system. New framing, plumbing, electrical, water tank, All new double-paned Anderson windows. New central heating. Attic. Roof is 50-year Elk roofing, (made to last 50 years), the siding is James Hardy board (impervious to termites, rot and fire.) Completely and newly insulated: walls, floors and attic.
New appliances, including dishwasher, garbage disposal, washer and dryer (as well as the requisite microwave, new TV, VCR/DVD, Sony stereo/CD player). Many vintage board games, with all "men" intact. Refrigerator is not new but is loyal.
All new traditional stone fireplace with raised hearth-seating. Wood-burning, gas-ignited. All new stone work, inside and out and completely new fireplace, chimney and liner.
Vintage kitchen stove with four burners, pancake griddle, ample oven and occasionally temperamental pilot light. (wooden matches in original tin match striker.) Kitchen dining and counter dining with original Yosemite Lodge bar stools. Custom, artisan-made copper kitchen sink and hood. Granite countertops. Stocked English hoosier with authentic, vintage kitchen ware, plates, glasses, silverware, napkins, cutlery.
Vintage claw foot bathtub and vintage bathroom sink with new hardware.
New enclosed mud room with windows, back door, new washer and dryer, vintage mud sink, shelves and cabinets. Enclosed, indoor water tank.
Historical colors used throughout.
Vintage mercury glass dome light fixtures in and over kitchen counters. New recessed can lighting (with dimmers) and both custom-made and all vintage practical lamps.
Sensor outdoor lights.
Gas bib for outdoor gas grill.
Property has been graded with new asphalt driveways.
New redwood deck constructed according to the tiger claw system (no exposed screws or nails.)
Queen-sized bed, and antique French guest bed that pulls out to a full in the front, larger bedroom. Full-sized bed in the back bedroom. Both of the beds' mattresses are new.
This cabin is packed with lots of fine details, furnished and remodeled with passion for details and style.
Roads are maintained by the city - the house is always accessible in snow season. All work was permitted, all is to code by the letter of both the city of Big Bear Lake and the stern but loving and knowing say-so of Suzan.
The house is permitted by the city for an additional 750 square foot barn. The house and property are zoned as both residential and commercial and can be used as a rental property.
Big Bear is 100 miles from L.A. with skiing, swimming, kayaking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, toboggan runs, snowboarding, ice skating, summer water slide, wildflowers, golf course and ... zoo!
Custom furnished and designed by Suzan Fellman, with vintage Beacon and Hudson Bay blankets, vintage curtains, vintage hardware, vintage chenille and American quilts, down comforters, European feather pillows with euro shams, linens, much decorative and collectible Americana, Big Bear memorabilia, books, work by local artists, cross-country skis, a fine collection of vintage paint by numbers.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) located in the larger bedroom, used for extra sleeping., Child Beds (1) same as listed. single bed can be used as a child's bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) the single bed, or child's bed, opens up to a full size....morecollapse
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- CD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Grill
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
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High Season, Nov-Feb, Memorial Day Weekend and Fourth of Jul .. $350/night Off Season .................................................... $175/night
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Year Purchased: 2002
Why the Owner Chose Metcalf Bay:
I am a New Englander. Missed the 4 seasons. Skiing in the winter and boating in the summer, along with baking blueberry pies and lemonade, had me packing my weekend bags.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
I am able to instantly deprogram from the daily city grind. The air is spectacular, convenient to the Village, skiing areas and marina. No matter how much snow there is, I am able to get in and out of the property as the cabin sits on the blvd, which is maintained by CALTRANS.
- Primary: (323) 936-7759 (California, USA)
- Secondary: 213.300.7089
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