Mountain Magical Retreat Chalet W/Pooltable, Pinetrees
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Big Bear City chalet description
Welcome to 'Top O'The Rainbow' our Big Bear Magical Mountain Retreat! just 2 hours from Los Angeles. A great place to stay! any time of year ... Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall! We love to watch the beautiful leaves turn colors in Autumn and smell the fresh pine and crisp mountain air. Our Charming Chalet-Style Cabin feels like home, surrouded by tall pine trees... and is centrally located in a convenient and quiet neighborhood, just minutes from the ski areas, the lake, shopping, adventurous trails; close to convention center (enjoy fun events), and the airport ...enjoy the fabulous air show! ...1/2 mile to Big Bear Snow Play where you can bring the kids and have fun snowboarding and tubing ... enjoy the ride with them on the mini lift. The house is close enough to Big Bear Blvd (1-2 blocks) for easy access to the main road yet set back enough to enjoy the privacy and avoid the hustle and bustle of the main road. Rainbow Boulevard is 'always' plowed early each morning! The Big Bear Shuttle is available from 6AM for enthusiastic skiers through to 2AM for late night dinners in the Village.
This Cabin sleeps 6-7 people comfortably. [For larger groups needing more sleeping accommodations, the cabin next door can be made available and sleeps 6+ people. Our Cabin is great for family gatherings and all to enjoy our Game Room (converted garage) with pool table, TV, card/game tables, Foosball, and small refrigerator!
Our Cabin, Top O'The Rainbow, has two Bedrooms: one is an open loft. Downstairs has one Bathroom with a bathtub/shower. The house sleeps 6-7 people comfortably which includes a Full-Size daybed downstairs and a twin fold-out twin bed. The Master Bedroom upstairs is large and has a very comfortable Queen size bed, TV w/TIVO & Remote; the open Loft upstairs has a Trundle Day-Bed that can convert into two twin beds or clips together making a King size bed ... overlooking the cathedral ceiling-living room below, crackling fire in a stone fireplace, and a fabulous view through the wall of glass and elegant chandelier, of tall Pine trees. A very romantic and cozy place, tucked away, ... far from the maddening crowd, among giant pine trees. Feels like home.
The Living Room is nestled around the handsome stone fireplace which has a wood-burning fireplace 'insert' with a blower which also serves as an additional house heater . . . facing the Pine Trees through a wall of glass! What a wonderful sight it is, especially on a moonlit night, our front deck railing is draped with color lights which reflect off of the snow on the deck! Sliding glass doors open onto the large Front Deck which has a new charcoal/propane BBQ, perfect for Summer nights. Guests have commented on what fun it is to enjoy the deck among the tall pine trees and watch the birds! DTV-SAT System on all three TV's including downstairs Wireless-HD-Flat Screen Television which recieves NETFLIX movies!!! AND ...DTV-On-Demand Movies!!! DTV-TIVO movie recorder; DVD Player; and Bose Stereo Radio/CD Player. The property has Hi-Speed Wireless Internet! You are welcome to our games in the Loft and our library of great mystery books to kick back and read during your stay.
The kitchen has a charming eating table and country buffet, equipped with new: Refrigerator, Microwave Oven, and Stove/Oven; as well as Coffeemaker, Coffee Grinder, Toaster, Blender, great Pots and Pans, Dishes, etc. All you need for a great family dinner or a romantic dinner for two.
400 sq.ft remodeld 'detached' Garage/Game Room has a Pool Table, card tables and a Television.
FREE Local, State and Nationwide calling, on landline! This is a non-smoking property.
For further information concerning renting 'Top O'The Rainbow' contact Tim or Cindy O'Shea at (310) 457.6410.
Keywords: Cabin, Chalet-Style, Sleeps 6-7; Game Room, Pool Table; Among Tall Pine Trees, cooling and shading entire property,
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
We will consider one well behaved dog; we have a fenced back yard and can provide an inside doggy gate between kitchen and living room [no dogs allowed on carpets]. The dog is 'never' allowed outside of the kitchen or backyard. The entire house is carpeted except the kitchen and the game room/garage....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
- Upstairs Bedroom has a Queen size Bed with Direct TV and remote; Upstairs Open-Loft has a Trundle Day Bed which converts into (2) Twin Beds which can be clipped together & made into a King Size Bed; downstairs Day-Bed is a Full Size Mattress & sleeps 2 comfortably; Also Twin-Size Comfy AeroBed is available for one more sleeper....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom with Shower/Tub.
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Wood Stove
- Living Room seats 10
- The converted 'heated' garage/Game Room has a new Slate Pool Table and TV! This house has the wonderful wood walls and ceiling which gives that woodsy, cozy feeling with it's A Frame-Chalet Style and Cathedral Ceilings ... espectially in the 20'x20' living room 'including' the open loft above ... which looks through the Chandelier and Window Wall out to the Trees and Front Deck below... our favorite sleeping area with the crackling fireplace below, little white lights, Chandelier dimmed and colorful Christmas lights scalloped on the front Deck railing below... which are auto-on in PM. Very fun and very romantic... truly magical!...moreless
The downstairs living area: an HD-Flat Screen TV with 'wireless internet' which receives NETFLIX++; one TV upstairs in the Master Bedroom; one small Flat TV in detached Game Room/Renovated Garage....moreless
- Satellite / Cable:
- Pool Table:
- CD Player
- Game Room
- DVD Player
- Free Long Distance:
Deck / Patio:
Back Deck off of Kitchen with wooden overhang; The Front Deck is large and wraps around the side of the house to the front door and steps to 'Fun' 'heated' Garage/Game Room with new Slate/Pool Table. The house feels like a tree house raised up from the street level.....moreless
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
Thank you Cindy and Tim for your great cabin in the mountains. We have rented through vrbo before and were very pleased with the Top of the Rainbow. We are so busy and needed time to unwind and your place fit our needs perfectly. It was clean, pretty and relaxing. Our family is spread across the country and we were able to fit our family comfortably with plenty of comfy beds and space to stretch out. We thoroughly enjoyed the large deck for relaxing dinners and the game room to play in. The neighbors were wonderful and the neighborhood peaceful. Everything was well stocked. Cindy and Tim were wonderful to work with. I highly recommend the Top of the Rainbow!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 08/29/13
- Review Submitted 09/29/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
My wife and I spent a month here. Amenities were more than expected. Cabin was very well stocked and exceptionally clean. Owners were very good to work with and very accomodating. Location is on a quiet street with a nice deck to spend the evenings on. Not far from the village of Big Bear and close to markets and restaurants of many kind. Compared to many other cabins the price/value relationship can't be beat. We plan on renting it again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. First time we played pool for sometime and it was fun, a great extra. Parking is very good. Thanks again, T and C., C and D
- Guest Gingersnap (Palm Springs area)
- Date of stay 07/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+.
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL PLACE!!!
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL PLACE!!!
We have rented many cabins, so we are not new to this. This was by far, the cleanest, nicest cabin we have stayed at. The O'Shea's have really thought of everything! The decorating was charming, warm and yet stylish. The bedding was quality and the beds were comfortable! Everything you need is there, dishes, pans and more appliances than you could possibly need. Location was great, close to everything. Porches were beautiful and all lit up with charming lights. My kids enjoyed the game room in the garage, pool table and foosball table. I can't say enough about this place, it was spotless and the Cindy was wonderful to work with! We will definitely be back!!
- Guest Tucsonitalianmama (Tucson, AZ)
- Date of stay 06/23/13
- Review Submitted 07/02/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Fun birthday weekend getaway!
Fun birthday weekend getaway!
My family and I had a wonderful time at this cabin. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed for our weekend stay. We had a total of 6 people and everyone slept comfortably. We have rented a few cabins in Big Bear before, and this is by far our favorite. The cabin is on a quiet street with friendly neighbors. We spent most of our time barbequeing and chatting out on the deck. The owners were very accomodating with our last minute request! We would definitely recommend this property to any family needing a place to get away.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 04/05/13
- Review Submitted 05/21/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, people with disabilities, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
Love, love, love the cabin!!
Love, love, love the cabin!!
Thank you Cindy & Tim! We loved and enjoyed the cabin for our three day getaway! The cabin was so clean and had everything necessary for an awesome vacation! It was cozy with cute decor, and fun games (the pool table, cards, board games) for us to enjoy. We loved the high ceiling, loft style, big balcony, fireplace, and more! We wished we could've stayed longer and hoping to come back. Thank you for the affordable pricing and thank you for renting your lovely cabin to us!
- Guest mimi (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 03/28/13
- Review Submitted 04/06/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Lots of Fun!
Lots of Fun!
We had a fun time and enjoyed your cabin! Thank you for sharing! Your cabin was perfect for all of us - kids and adults! The cabin is spacious and your entertainment area was certainly a plus. We certainly would stay again! Thank you for the opportunity to rent from you!
- Guest Lots of Fun! (California)
- Date of stay 02/16/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
Great long weekend!
Great long weekend!
We had an excellent 5-day weekend (July 4th) here. It is a perfect place for a romantic getaway or for families with up to 2 or 3 younger kids. The enclosed yard is great for dogs, too. Convenient location to access all of Big Bear by car, and especially easy to cross the lake for hikes and restaurants on the Fawnskin side. Fun game room, too! Well stocked kitchen to make your meals at home if you prefer that to restaurants. The best part is that we felt very much "at home" and enjoyed more than one day just lounging about. Highly recommended!
- Guest Josh (LA)
- Date of stay 06/30/11
- Review Submitted 08/25/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners.
Hi Cindy and Jim, was a pleasure and so much fun to stay in your cabin. We all had a great time and wished we could have stayed longer. I can't wait to rent again!!! The Cathedral ceilings and the glass windows make you feel like you are in a tree house. Drew our 9 year old son loved to spend time at the fireplace, played pool with daddy but really enjoyed sleeping in the loft. The dogs were happy walking around the backyard and sleeping on front patio. And my husband and i drank wine enjoying the sunset coupled with the birds! Thank you for all and I will tell some all friends about your place.
- Guest Deise (Rancho Mirage - CA)
- Date of stay 07/29/11
- Review Submitted 08/05/11
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, pet owners.
SUMMER MONTHLY: $1500 mo; $700 a WEEK!includesUtil/DTV/INT/TEL; Furnished&Stocked! YEARLY LEASE: $1200 Month, Furnished + Utilities SPRING/SUMMER/FALL:March-Nov 15th: Sun-Thurs $125 nt;Fri&Sat $150 night; w/2nt min WINTER:November 15-February: Sun - Thurs= $175; Fri & Sat= $225 a night: w/2nt min THANKSGIVING:November 22-30th:$300nt w/3-nt min $250nt w/4-nt min $200nt w/7-nt mn CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS:Dec 19-Jan2:$340n w/3nt mn; $300 w/4nt min; $250 nt w/7-nt min CLEANING FEE $95:Includes FRESH SHEETS & TOWELS supplied&laundered,&Trash Removal.
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Tim and his wife Cindy have lived in Point Dume, California for over 42 years and love living close to nature. Having visited his cabin in Moonridge with Cindy for 27 years, Tim loved introducing her to the Lake, Trees, Mountain Hiking and Skiing, where she too fell in love with its nature and all its glory.
Why the Owner Chose Big Bear City:
Tim and his wife Cindy looked for and found their dream mountain home in Big Bear 2 years ago. Unfortuneately the property was pulled off of the market much to their great disappointment. ... until Nov 2010 when they patiently & successfully bought the same property on Rainbow and closed escrow January 2011. They are thrilled!!!
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
This Chalet Style Cabin is truly magical with high cathedral ceilings with a wall of glass view of Tall PINES, warm wood and beams throughout, cozy stone fireplace, and beautiful view through the window wall to the front deck among the tall pine trees. It's very peaceful and close everything: visit Big Bear Snow Play with its mini-tram is so fun for kids ...of all ages! (-1/2 mile); the Lake Board-Walk & picnic areas (-1 mile); Markets/Shopping Center (-2 miles); Snow Summit/Bear Mountain turnoffs (2-1/2 miles) and the Village (4 miles). Our street is a favorite walking street for the neighborhood, especially in the early morning for coffee on the way to CircleK. We noticed the street is always snow-plowed AM because school buses are en route. We call it Top O'The Rainbow because it truly is a Heavenly retreat to stay. ... Welcome!
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Chalet Style Cabin has Cathedral Ceiling w/full window wall View of tall Trees.
Our dog Harley wants to know what that white fluffy stuff is doing on his deck.
Front Deck nestled among the tall pine trees; a great place to gather w/friends
Charming Kitchen w/Country Buffet Hutch, Drop Leaf Table w/4 Chairs; Microwave.
Open Loft has Twin Trundle, converts into 2 Twins or clips together for King Bed
Wrap around Deck leads to Game Room with Pool Table [Garage].
Stone Fireplace & Hearth with great heat-insert. Flat Screen HDTV: DTV, Netflix
Great shot of our cozy living room and deck.
Living Area w/Card Table or Dining; Twin Day Bed; 2 comfortable Recliner Chairs.
Bedroom w/ lg Closet; Queen size Bed; Dresser; Side Chair; Flat TV w/Remote TIVO
Game Room/converted garage w/Pool Table, card tables; opens out to BBQ area.
New Dual Charcoal & Propane BBQ
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