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Big Bear City - Spacious 2 Story Home-Great for Groups-Quiet, Setback, Close by

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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Spacious home for groups, setback far from quiet street, in quiet neighborhood,with plenty amenities. (2 fireplaces, 3 TV's, DVR, wireless, piano, rec room, fooseball, living room, porch, BBQ, comfortable, highly referenced property for a great price. (check out time 11am - check in time 4pm). IMPORTANT: Beds sleep 12; We list this as sleeping 15 after many people kept asking about additional sleeping for children. The house is ample in size but to accomodate 15, 3 people need to bring sleeping bags and use the unoccupied 3 couches, one being more of a love seat (so smaller person of the 3 gets that!)

Big Bear City is just far enough from ski area (2.5-3 miles) and busy village (3.5 miles) but just close enough for easy grocery and retail shops, as well as quite near mountain trails. Easy access from northeast corner of lake to both busy south side of lake with skiing, village and more, as well as to peaceful north coast with boat ramp, mountain trails, and more.

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Directions: Depending on where you are coming from, there are multiple ways up the hill. Usually people take the 330 up from Highland (off 210) up to Running Springs, and connect with Highway 18. Go east on 18, through Arrowbear, to the lake. You can take the north shore or south shore route, both about the same distance, the south giving you far more places to stop and buy groceries, supplies, etc by taking you through the village of Big Bear Lake.

In either case, when you get to the east end of the lake, there is a cross road called 'Stanfield cutoff', and then past the lake overflow area there is another called 'Division'.

On the north side of the lake, just east of Division about one block, is Eagle Mountain drive. We are about a half mile in on this street on the right hand side of the road. Hopefully the pictures will make it easy to find.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    it is a 2 story house, and kitchen / dining area is on 2nd floor. 1st floor does however have bedroom, rec room and bath facility....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please smoke outdoors only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    have discussion with landlord if needed. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 12-15

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    two twin beds - sleeper in closet (usually moved to master)...moreless

  • Bunk Room: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    downstairs bedroom...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    plenty of floor space to also use hide-a-bed, fold out twin...moreless

  • Rec Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Hide-a-bed in downstairs rec room - couch for a 3rd person...moreless

  • 3 bedrooms, with 1 foldout bed, rest regular beds. Hide-a-bed in downstairs rec-room. Additional couch sleeping is available for 3 more (1 down, 2 up) if needed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Mountain trails nearby on north side of lake. If you have a boat, or rent one, there is a nearby ramp on east end of lake....moreless

Entertainment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    House is in flat area but surrounded by trees and there is a view from road to ski area with mountains. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    House is located in quiet neighborhood, un-crowded, set-back 100 feet from road. Please be courteous of neighbors....moreless

  • Village:

    Big Bear Village, about 3.5 mile drive, has theatres, restaurants, boat rentals, sovenier shops and more. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    two - upstairs and downstairs...moreless

  • Heating:

    3 wall heaters - one upstairs, one downstairs, and one in downstairs bunkroom....moreless

  • Internet:

    wireless internet - code provided prior to arrival. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    linens included for all sleeping arrangements...moreless

  • Living Room:

    has fireplace, TV, DVD & VHS player...moreless

  • Parking:

    ample - long driveway and room for 4 cars near house...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    towels provided. - if more than 6 people, or stay is longer than 2 or 3 nights, tenant may want to bring additional...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    yes...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    yes - with dishes, utensils, pots, pans - all must be cleaned if used....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    filtered water/ice, refridge with freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    gas - please clean if used...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 slice toaster, electric can opener too...moreless

Outside

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    ski resorts a few miles away. We usually have many sleds in mud room closet for young kids to play with. Please return to closet if used...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 - May 24, 2015
3 night min stay
$195

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Independence Day
Jul 3 - Jul 4, 2015
2 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Winter season (pre-holiday)
Nov 13 - Nov 25, 2015
2 night min stay
$160 $240
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 26 - Nov 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

In Season tween holidays
Nov 29 - Dec 23, 2015
2 night min stay
$160 $240
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Christmas week
Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2016
2 night min stay
$275 $350
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Winter
Jan 3 - Apr 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$160 $235
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $3,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$130 $195
Fri, Sat
$875 $3,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Open/close/linen/towels $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Leave Property as you found it!!!! Clean up after yourself except for used towels, linens, please leave them for service. If any damage, declare it, and that includes soiled linens/towels. All trash must be removed, there are dumpster sites on southside of lake for use. Property must be swept (cleaning service does vacuuming. [ Do NOT leave furniture in disaray - if you moved it, return it.


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Last updated: 05/22/2015
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Location

64 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ontario
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Big Bear public airport (non-commercial)
113 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Catalina Flyer, Newport Beach
4.4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Big Bear Mountain Golf Course
93 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Ana Train Station
39 Miles
Nearest Motorway
California 210, Highland
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Big Bear public airport (non-commercial)
3.6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snow Summit, Big Bear Lake
105 Miles
Nearest Beach
Huntington Beach

Car: Necessary

Big Bear Lake and Big Bear City make up the primary area of a 4 season resort in southern california. Primary busy season is in the winter when it's many ski lodges are running, but great fishing in the other seasons with a well stocked 7 mile long lake, also suitable for skiing. Plenty of mountain trails as well. Zip lines, golf course, small zoo, theatres, bowling alley, boat rentals, and more. Enjoy the beautiful 4 season area of southern California. short term fishing licenses are available with all equipment rentable as well.

If your stay allows it, take a drive off the mountain if you want to also visit the ocean, theme parks and larger Los Angelels/Orange country metro area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: (guessing on that year of purchase). Parents of 6, grandparents of 7, we use our mountain home primarily for family events a few times a year and rent it to the public the rest of the time.

Why the Owner Chose Whispering Forest:
I love to ski and we thought why rent every year, let's buy. Trust me, don't. I haven't skied since!! ;-)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Love the location of the property, away from the crowd, back far enough from the street, and in a quiet neighborhood. Yet only a few miles from everything.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Closeup of front of house in winter - taken by a tenant

    Closeup of front of house in winter - taken by a tenant

  • Summer Photo of 3 bedroom rental home

    Summer Photo of 3 bedroom rental home

  • downstairs rec-room with foos-ball, flat screen TV, piano, fireplace, gametable

    downstairs rec-room with foos-ball, flat screen TV, piano, fireplace, gametable

  • bunkroom (downstairs - sleeps 5)

    bunkroom (downstairs - sleeps 5)

  • Downstairs 3/4 bathroom

    Downstairs 3/4 bathroom

  • Upstairs balcony with Kettle BBQ, entrance to dining room/kitchen area

    Upstairs balcony with Kettle BBQ, entrance to dining room/kitchen area

  • 2nd Bedroom upstairs - two twins

    2nd Bedroom upstairs - two twins

  • Master Bedroom  showing TV and open area for hide-a-bed placement

    Master Bedroom showing TV and open area for hide-a-bed placement

  • Upstairs living room, recently updated with flat screen television (2014)

    Upstairs living room, recently updated with flat screen television (2014)

  • Kitchen/Dining from counter top

    Kitchen/Dining from counter top

  • Kitchen area (stove, oven, micro, toaster, coffee, can opener, toaster oven

    Kitchen area (stove, oven, micro, toaster, coffee, can opener, toaster oven

  • well stocked 7 mile long Big Bear lake for fishing and water skiing

    well stocked 7 mile long Big Bear lake for fishing and water skiing

  • Winter with long driveway (sorry, playground is NO LONGER there)

    Winter with long driveway (sorry, playground is NO LONGER there)

  • Recreation room (downstairs) looking toward mudroom (entrance) from stairs

    Recreation room (downstairs) looking toward mudroom (entrance) from stairs

  • Downstairs rec-room with flat screen TV & hide-a-bed sofa facing fireplace

    Downstairs rec-room with flat screen TV & hide-a-bed sofa facing fireplace

  • Downstairs bunk room, showing bunks from queen, looking to entrance door

    Downstairs bunk room, showing bunks from queen, looking to entrance door

  • upstairs balcony porch with kettle BBQ - connects to dining / kitchen area

    upstairs balcony porch with kettle BBQ - connects to dining / kitchen area

  • 2nd Bedroom with two twins, showing hide-a-bed, usually setup in master bedroom

    2nd Bedroom with two twins, showing hide-a-bed, usually setup in master bedroom

  • Upstairs full bathroom

    Upstairs full bathroom

  • King bedroom - upstairs

    King bedroom - upstairs

  • Upstairs dining area & porch looking from living room (flatscreen TV added 2014)

    Upstairs dining area & porch looking from living room (flatscreen TV added 2014)

  • Kitchen / Dining - showing refridgerator, DR table, stools/counter

    Kitchen / Dining - showing refridgerator, DR table, stools/counter

  • Upstairs - Living room, kitchen dining, porch (flatscreen TV added 2014)

    Upstairs - Living room, kitchen dining, porch (flatscreen TV added 2014)

  • Snow Summit ski area at night

    Snow Summit ski area at night

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  • Bathrooms
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