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More than 300 families have enjoyed our Moonridge Mountain Retreat (aka Arlene's) throughout the years. Whether it's a special occasion like an engagement, honeymoon, birthday or holiday you're celebrating, you'll always remember your stay in the quiet romantic surroundings of our personal home. Ideally situated in Upper Moonridge, you'll enjoy the four seasons and all that Big Bear Lake has to offer. There's plenty of snow in the Winter as you watch the skiers racing down Geronimo in the distance at Bear Mountain from our upper deck. The Oak Trees, among the Pines, surrounding the property turn a vibrant yellow, orange and red in late October throughout November. Both full bathrooms are modern with custom tile, and Shower Tower in the Master Bath. Cooking couldn't be easier in the recently remodeled kitchen with almost every conceivable gadget and full compliment of spices. Entertainment buffs will appreciate the High Definition Television, Movie Collection, Surround Sound, & WiFi.
From Our Guest Book: Testimonials from Guests: As always, had an awesome time. Love the upgrades. Best time of the week, and highly recommend it, two hour boat ride around Big Bear Lake. Plenty of hiking trails. Tom*****************************************
Thanks so much for the use of this beautiful house. It has everything to make a perfect vacation. It doesn't get any better than staying here. Thanks for everything and I will see you next August!!! Ruth*****************************************
Even though we only got to stay one day, it was a pleasure. Love the Shower! Great Sound System for the TV. I was in heaven!!! Dan*****************************************
This is the third or fourth time we have enjoyed your home and even though you are not here, we still feel your hospitality. The improvements you have made are great. We're looking forward to a fifth visit. Jim & Julie**********************************
This is our first time in your home. This house has been really nice and clean. You are really great for letting us stay. Your decorations are very nice and pleasant. We have taken care of your house as if it was ours. Xavier
We had a wonderful time at your cabin. Our two kids, Noah ( Age 8) and Graci (Age 6) learned how to snowboard and ski. Your cabin was a great home away from home. We will definitely be back for a visit! Dennis & Teresa
Thank you very much for sharing your cabin... It's Great! Hugo & Luly
Located in Living Room w/Fireplace and Full Bathroom...moreless
The two very comfortable Queen Beds, with electric blankets for those cool winter nights, are located on the lower floor of the cabin. Each bedroom has French Doors leading to separate private decks with terrific pine and oak trees surrounding the decks. The master bedroom deck has a six + person Arctic Spa, with 3 motors and 68 jets which is included in the rental fee. The upstairs Queen-size sleeper/sofa is very comfortable and is positioned facing the brick-faced wood-burning fireplace. A full private newly re-modeled bathroom with shower/tub is adjacent to the Upstairs sleeping area....moreless
Each bathroom is modern with new custom Italian tile. The master bath includes a shower-tower with body sprays, rain head and hand-shower attachment. The upstairs bathroom shower includes an Oil-Rubbed Bronze Rain Head. Both bathrooms include comfort-height low water consumption Toto Toilets....moreless
Spa: The master bedroom deck has a six + person Arctic Spa, with 3 motors and 68 jets.
Linens: Linens (Bedding & Towels) are provided. Pillows,electric blankets & comforters are provided. Towels are bath size. Some guests may want to bring beach size towel for use with the spa.
Pets: Small pets will be considered. (Fee: $35.00 when a pet is allowed; $50.00 for 2 pets.)
Swing: There is a secluded 2-3 swing on the lower part of the property. This swing is not easily accessible when there is snow. During the Summer access to the swing is an easy-moderate hike.
Caretaker: A caretaker is available on an on-call basis to answer any questions and for maintenance issues during your stay. This is included in your rental fee.
Firewood: Firewood is not included but available delivered to the cabin for $45.00 (2-3 day supply) or available from local grocery stores.
Housekeeping, Cleaning & Spa There is a $110.00 cleaning fee. Deduct $25.00 if you decline use of the spa....moreless
Books For Adults
There are 4 DVD Players--one in each bedroom, the kitchen/dining area and living room. The Living room DVD player allows access to Netflix. There is a ROKU device in each bedroom and living room....moreless
Games For Kids
Satellite / Cable:
(5) HDTV with cable box and access to more than 30 cable stations excluding HBO and Showtime. 2 HDTVs one in living room; one in master bedroom; 3 standard TVs including one in Master Bathroom and one in kitchen. 3rd non-HDTV in guest bedroom....moreless
Dual Band 'N' Router is provided for excellent coverage...moreless
Wood Burning. Log Lighter. Firewood not provided. Bundles available locally for $5-$8 per bundle. Firewood delivery available with prior request.
Wood delivery service available. Call for quote....moreless
The description of the 30 foot deck describes this balcony....moreless
Deck / Patio:
(3) There are 3 decks with excellent views of the forest and cabins in the distance. One 30 foot deck is directly off the kitchen and living room with patio furniture, dining table and BBQ. The two other decks are off each bedroom--one with 68 jet seven person spa....moreless
Moonridge Golf Course about 5 minutes from cabin...moreless
Spring, Summer, Fall Apr 12 - Nov 24, 2015 2 night min stay
4th of July Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015 3 night min stay
$750 flat fee
Thanksgiving Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015 4 night min stay
Winter Nov 29 - Dec 17, 2015 2 night min stay
Christmas - New Years Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016 2 night min stay
Winter Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2016 2 night min stay
Martin Luther King Holiday Jan 15 - Jan 17, 2016 3 night min stay
$795 flat fee
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$195 Thu, Sat, Sun
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning & Spa Fee$110
Refundable Damage Deposit$100
Cleaning: The cleaning fee of $110.00 includes linens--sheets & towels; trash removal; preparation, heating and cleaning of the spa. $25.00 will be deducted if guests decline use of the spa.
Pets: $35.00 for one well-behaved pet; $50.00 for two pets.
Firewood: A 2-3 day supply of firewood can be delivered to the cabin for $45.00. Firewood is also locally available at most grocery/hardware stores.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Conveniently located and within minutes to ski resorts (Bear Mountain & Snow Summit), Big Bear Alpine Zoo, Big Bear Lake, Marina & Boat Rentals. 9-Hole Golf Course, Horseback Riding, Hiking and Zip-Line. All these activities are enjoyable and close by. Many local shops in the Big Bear Lake Village offer Clothing, Souvenirs, Books and Art. Many Restaurants offer American and International foods. Business travelers will appreciate hotels and meeting spaces, printing, computer repair and professional services such as Accounting, Legal and Public Relations. Many Service Clubs and the Chamber of Commerce maintain offices in Big Bear Lake. Special events are scheduled almost every week year-round and include Octoberfest, Soroptimist Home Tour, Antique Car and Boat Shows, Village Wine Walks,Old Miners Day Parade, Mountain Bike Competition, Chili-Cook-Off, International Film Festivals and more.
Big Bear Lake is a four-season resort and is close to so many local and Southern California activities.
Year Purchased: 1988
About the owner: We purchased our Moonridge Mountain home in Big Bear Lake while living in Southern California--we thought, what a wonderful way to get away from the smog and traffic of Los Angeles and it was only a couple of hours away!
That was 26 years ago and we've never looked back. During the first few years of ownership we spent almost every weekend and most holidays 'at the cabin.' You'll see the many personal photos throughout our home during the different seasons.
In 1991 we had a wonderful business opportunity which would take us to Arizona. That's when we decided to sell the cabin and look for something closer to our new home in Arizona. Well, we quickly found out that what we had in Big Bear Lake couldn't be duplicated to our satisfaction in Arizona--so we pulled up the for sale sign and decided to keep our mountain retreat and rent our home to those we knew and through our own promotional efforts and word of mouth when we were not staying there.
Since the early 1990's more than 300 familes have rented our home for weekend getaways and in many cases for an entire month to escape the desert heat or to enjoy the excellent skiing in the winter.
We hope you enjoy your stay and return often--whether it is for a couple of days, a week, a month, a special occasion or a holiday.
Why the Owner Chose Moonridge: Moonridge, as you wil quickly find out, is one of the premier locations in Big Bear Lake. At 7,350' above sea level we enjoy crisp cool nights and warm afternoons throughout the spring, summer and fall. During the winter we get plenty of snow and are about 10-12 minutes from the ski resorts of Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. The Village and the Lake and a multitude of restaurants and shops are about 15 minutes away--two major grocery stores (Von's & Stater Brothers) are 10 minutes from the cabin.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: As our Moonridge Mountain Retreat is our second home we've made it as comfortable as possible for our own visits. A completely remodeled kitchen is a delight when preparing meals. The 68-jet spa is most relaxing after a day of hiking, skiing, biking or boating. And, no home would be complete without the convenience of 3 HDTVs, WiFi, a 1920s Upright Piano and a roaring fire in the wood burning fireplace.