Big Bear Castle 4200 Sq Ft 6 Bdrm, 5 Bath, *Highly Sought After Luxury Rental*
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
BIG BEAR CASTLE is an exquisite 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4200 sq. ft,. uniquely designed luxury home that sleeps 16. This gorgeous home is in the beautiful, convenient and easy to access Fox Farm area of Big Bear Lake (close to skiing and just 1/2 mile from the lake) and is nestled in the pines on a fenced and gated property. Walk to the lake where you can fish, hike or watch 4th of July fireworks !!! Shopping is nearby.
The main house of BIG BEAR CASTLE estate consists of 4 (of the 6) bedrooms & 4 baths. One of the bedrooms & two of the baths are on the main floor to accomodate any elderly in your group.The Castle bridge will take you to an attached private 'Casita guest house' that has an additional 2 bedrooms, a small livingroom (with yet another fireplace !) and a bathroom (with jacuzzi tub). Try out your cooking skills in the amazing kitchen with granite countertops, custom travertine flooring, a large Viking stove, and stainless steel built-in appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen has a large pantry available for storing your food and is stocked with lots of board games for your family and friends to enjoy. This fabulous main house has two dining rooms... the custom round dining room has a table that seats 8, a small round table that seats 4 and another dining room off the living room has a large table that seats 8. The large (620 sq. ft). living room has a wood burning fireplace with plenty of seating as well as a beautiful new pool table, flat screen TV, DVD player and wireless internet. Laundry facilities are provided for your use. The castle has an inner courtyard (700 sq. ft.) where you can sit and enjoy the mountain air or you can relax in the beautiful new spa on the 500 sq. ft. patio out the back of the main house. This home is the perfect location for your next family reunion, ski trip with friends, girls or guys 'weekend away',summer vacation, holiday gathering, honeymoon or even as a quiet place to privately renew your vows with your spouse. Bring your family and friends up to Big Bear Lake for an unforgettable experience at BIG BEAR CASTLE...'The Castle in the Pines'. When you share the cost with family and friends you end up in a 4200 sq. ft. home for what you may have paid for multiple hotel rooms per night. We think you'll want to return again and again!!
**Bedroom #1 King with fireplace, private bath with jacuzzi tub and french doors leading to a private 350sq. ft. deck.
**Bedroom #2 Queen
**Bedroom #3 Full Bunk Bed set and a full futon
**Bedroom #4 Queen Bed and daybed with trundle (bedroom is located on the main floor with private bath)
***CASITA GUEST HOUSE***
Bathroom in the casita has a jacuzzi tub.
**Bedroom #5 Queen
**Bedroom #6 * Full Bunk Bed set (Double Bed Top & Bottom)
***A washer and dryer are available for your use in the upstairs main house hallway and a single car garage is also available for your use with direct access to the main house.
**Charcoal BBQ provided
**Smoking is not allowed in the home
**No pets allowed.
Keywords: 5 star, home, house, vacation rental, cabin, castle, luxury, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, bedroom on main floor, close to slopes, Castle DavLor , near lake, great location, big fenced yard, hot tub, spa, pool table, large deck, free high-speed internet, kid-friendly, family reunions, large groups, gourmet kitchen, sleeps 16 .
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
We have two bunk rooms which are great for children. One bunk room has a double bunk bed set (double bed on top and bottom) as well as a futon. The other bunk room (in the Casita) has a Double Bunk Bed to accomodate children also. Both bunk rooms are next to a guest room (with a queen bed) where their parents could stay nearby. There is also a day bed (with a trundle) in the queen bedroom on the main floor that can sleep 2 children (one on the daybed twin and one on the trundle twin). We have games, and books for children as well as numerous DVDs....morecollapse
While the house does not have a ramp for a wheelchair there are only 3 steps up to the courtyard and two steps to the front door. Also we do have a bedroom on the main floor of the house with it's own bathroom to accomodate those who would have difficulty with additional stairs. ...morecollapse
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
- Bedroom 1
- 1 queen, 2 twin/ single
- This Bedroom is on Main floor with its own bathroom.
- Bedroom 2
- 1 king
- Master bedroom with Fireplace and own Bathroom w/jacuzzi tub
- Bedroom 3
- 1 queen
- Guest Room with Queen Bed near Bunk Room
- Bedroom 4
- 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed
- Great for Kids - Double Mattress Bunk Set and a Double Futon
- Bedroom 5
- 1 queen
- Queen Bedroom in Casita
- Bedroom 6
- 1 bunk bed
- Bunk Bed Room with Double Mattress Top and Bottom in Casita
King size beds (1) King Bed in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bed in Each of Three Guest Rooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a double futon in one of the bunk rooms, Bunk Beds (1) Two of the rooms have bunk beds that have Double/Full mattresses...morecollapse
- 5.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- toilet, shower
- Attached to Main Floor Queen Bedroom
- Bathroom 3
- toilet, shower, jetted tub
- Attached to Master Bedroom- Has large jacuzzi tub
- Bathroom 4
- combination tub/shower, toilet
- Hall bath near Queen Bedroom and Bunk Room
- Bathroom 5
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- Casita Bathroom
- Bathroom 2
- toilet, shower
- Located on Main Floor near garage entry
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
We provide guests with a towel & washcloth (and for spa) but do not provide daily linen service. If additional towels are needed please bring them with you and bring your own beach towels for the lake...morecollapse
- Wood Fireplace:
- Living Room seats 0:
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
Big Bear Castle is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends (a savings over individual motel rooms when families share the cost). With three large patio areas for entertaining, dining room seating for 16,and 6 bedrooms there should be plenty of room for your family and friends. The castle has a wonderful location...just a short half-mile walk to the lake & 5 minutes to the ski hill or village. We are conveniently located near shopping. An elegant home in a beautiful mountain setting...what could be more perfect for your getaway !...morecollapse
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player:
- Video Library:
- Pool Table
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub:
Deck / Patio:
We have 2 large patios for guests to enjoy. The castle has a tiled inner courtyard that is 700 sq. ft. and a patio in the backyard that is 500 sq. feet. There's lots of room to relax and enjoy each others company....morecollapse
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Cross Country Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Water Tubing
Big Bear Lake is the 'go to' destination for families due to it's close proximity to Los Angeles and 'four-season charm'. In the winter Big Bear Lake is a skiiers and snowboarders paradise. With two ski resorts, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Big Bear is the ideal mountain resort. The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Snow Play (the only inner tube parks in Southern California that have Magic Carpet uphill lifts that transport riders to the top of the mountain) provide hours of family fun for adults and children alike. When your day is finished stroll the village enjoying a cup of hot chocolate or enjoy an evening of live theater. In the summer family and friends can enjoy all types of water sports in Big Bear including boating, the Miss Liberty tour boat, entertainment at the Performing Arts Center, fishing, para-sailing, jet-skiing, swimming and more. Be sure to enjoy a visit to the Big Bear Discovery Center and the Big Bear Historical Museum. End your day with shopping and dinner in the Village. Don't overlook Spring & Fall in Beautiful Big Bear where you can enjoy moderate temperatures and a variety of mountain activities like horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, golf and more. ...morecollapse
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My family and I enjoyed Easter at this amazing Castle; four wonderful days…..It was everything we hoped for and more. Great location, close to many restaurants and major grocery stores - walking distance if you don’t mind a bit of a stroll…Skiing was just a short car ride as was bike rentals …. The Castle is very spacious with many places to escape to and enjoy a moment of peace…with 14 of us ranging from grandparents to grandkids sometimes we needed our space and there was plenty of it…. The kitchen had everything we needed from cake pans to coffee brewer as well as high quality appliances….. The pillows and beds were very comfortable. The game closet was well stocked with a wide assortment of games for all ages…and everyone enjoyed the pool table… The separate guest area was really nice with an electric fireplace and a nice TV……..Really nice hot tub, large, well kept and easy to use…. The owners and their staff were very accommodating and generous …. very easy to work with…. Highly recommended.
- Guest Plumperky
- Date of stay 03/28/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks so much, Rosemary, for your wonderful review ! We are so glad that you and your family could spend that special weekend together at Big Bear Castle. All of your sweet compliments make our work (to keep it a 5 Star Vacation Rental) feel very rewarding. We hope you will tell your friends to visit us as well. We look forward to having you all return again soon ! Thanks again !
We had a group of 12 guys spend a weekend at the Castle. It was incredible. So much to do and such a beautiful place to unwind from the craziness of our lives. Gary was incredibly accommodating and made sure we had a great stay. I would recommend it to anyone.
- Guest Robert J.
- Date of stay 03/08/13
- Review Submitted 03/26/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
The Big Bear Castle is a luxurious and relaxing vacation home. We are a family of 5 with 3 small children, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect. My husband and I enjoyed the hot tub, multiple TV's, giant jacuzzi bathtub, pool table and the amazing patio outside the master bedroom. The kids went crazy over the rustic bunk beds and all the cute stuffed animals! There was so much space for the kids to run around and have fun. And the beds were all super comfy and clean - we all slept like a dream. The house is decorated beautifully and comfortably. And you can't beat the location - right next to shopping, skiing and the lake! It was such a special and memorable stay....We are already planning our next stay at Big Bear Castle and are recommending this beautiful vacation home to our friends and family!!!
- Guest Ronnie
- Date of stay 02/03/13
- Review Submitted 03/22/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: It gives us great pleasure when families can enjoy some "together" time at Big Bear Castle making memories...so glad you had a great time ! Be sure to visit Big Bear Castle in the summer as well...and take the kids biking on the Alpine Pedal Path which is a 2.5 mile walking/biking path along the lakeside that is only about 3/4 mile from the castle. Thanks so much for your kind review !
My wife and I renewed our marriage vows in Big Bear and it was absolutely fantastic! Big Bear Castle is great for formal entertaining as well as relaxed, casual leisure time. The stone portal entryway leads to a grand courtyard that was a perfect backdrop for our ceremony under the bridge to the casita. Upon entry to the main home the formal "round table" dining area continues the castle theme and provides a great place to gather for family games and meals. Nearby my kids discovered the joys of shooting pool while friends and family gather in the adjacent and spacious great room. The chefs kitchen was beyond our expectations and we found ourselves drawn to stay in for meals rather than going out. The rooms are super-spacious and accented with exceptional details. The patio has outdoor seating and the jacuzzi is just the ticket after a long day at the lake (even better after a day at the slopes in winter, I imagine!) This property flows very well for families and still allows for quiet time when needed - just sneak away to the welcoming treetop patio off the master suite. The attention to detail and quality throughout makes this property a must-stay for our family and friends!
- Guest Dr. Ben
- Date of stay 09/20/12
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: It's wonderful that you had such a special family time at Big Bear Castle. It was such a sweet idea that you took the time to renew your vows in the presence of your family...a meaningful moment for sure... that you will remember for a lifetime. Thank you so much for all your kind words about the amenities of Big Bear Castle...your thoughtful descriptions will help future guests know what to expect. We look forward to having you visit again soon !
Huge upgraded cabin, plenty of room for everyone.
Huge upgraded cabin, plenty of room for everyone.
Had a great time at this cabin. The layout gives lots of options with different gathering spaces, and the casita separate from the rest of the cabin space if you want more privacy. Everyone had a great time. Unlike some cabins it has amenities to match up with all those beds, plenty of bathrooms, hot water, large kitchen for cooking, dining area for everyone, parking for 7, and everything is upgraded nicely and pretty new. Our gripes were minor, like most of the pool cues being broken, the fridge iced up after loading it up and stopped working until it defrosted the next day. Also bring extra TP, or you'll run out. Would probably rent again with a group this size.
- Guest MSSD
- Date of stay 03/01/13
- Review Submitted 03/10/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your review Micki. We are so glad that your group enjoyed all the amenities that Big Bear Castle has to offer. The tips of the pool cues do need replacing from time to time due to the wonderful popularity of Big Bear Castle and the large quantity of guests we have visiting over the months. Today we replaced the tips on all the pool cues that needed them. We also have extra replacement pool cues available if you mention it to the property manager while you are visiting. We haven't had any problems with the large sub zero refrigerator in the past but thanks for letting us know of the icing issue. We had it checked out and it seems to be fine now. We provide our guests with "start-up" supplies...toilet paper (a couple rolls in each of the five bathrooms), paper towels, mini-shampoos, etc. to get guests started for a day or so but if you have a large group guests may need to bring additional paper supplies. Fortunately we are only two minutes from the grocery stores which makes shopping quick and convenient. Thanks again for all your nice comments about Big Bear Castle. We are anxious to provide a wonderful vacation experience for all of our guests. We'll look forward to having you visit again at Big Bear Castle.
Big Bear Castle
Big Bear Castle
It is trully a castle!! A group of three families went there for President's weekend, can't ask for a better location and access. Of all the properties I have rented in the last 6 years, this was in excellent shape, seem like they had done a remodeling inside recently (surround system speakers in place and wired but not connected), nice kitchen counter tops, huge built-in refrigerator, pool table leveled and very nice condition, nice carpet and floor. The separate guest area was really nice too with TV, our youngsters (20+) stayed all there while the adults had the big house. The guest connects to the big house via a bridge on the second floor. The jacuzzi was kept warm all the time, although we did not use it. I was impressed with the heated rubber floor mats at all the entries to melt the snow and avoid slipping. There were a few very minor defects: the upper and lower bathroom wall outlet did not work (GFI could not be reset) but not a major inconvenience since this house has so many bathrooms. The garage door opener did not operate (manual), but again, we parked a car on arrival and took it out on departure (I reported these to the manager and they intend to fix). Owner and property manager were extremely nice! If available next year, I definitely want to go back to this property !!!!!!!.
- Guest Luis
- Date of stay 02/15/13
- Review Submitted 02/23/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your kind review ! We're so happy that you and your family had a memorable time at Big Bear Castle...and also glad that you are planning a return trip for next year. Reserve your dates soon as we are already getting some bookings for next winter. Thanks for visiting Big Bear Castle !
Blessed beyond words!!
Blessed beyond words!!
I travel with family and friends a few times a year. We usually rent homes because of the large group. Let me tell you, Big Bear Castle is where you want to be. This home has everything you need. It has space to accomodate a big group of people. Privacy as well. It's in a lovely neighborhood close to markets, ski lifts, sledding and the lake. Pretty much everything you need. But the home itself is warm and cozy with plenty of room to be all together or spend some quiet time on your own. I love to cook and the kitchen is well stocked and has more then enough room to have several cooks working at the same time. The spa in the backyard was such a treat at the end of the day! The owners and property manager were so kind and helpful, that's always a plus. If you are looking for a place to bring a couple of families you definetly want to stay at Big Bear Castle. Thank you Mary & Gary for blessing our my family with your beautiful mountain retreat!
- Guest Tom and Lori M.
- Date of stay 01/30/13
- Review Submitted 02/04/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: We're so happy that your visit went so smoothly and that you have warm memories of the family time spent together at Big Bear Castle. Big Bear Lake is such a fun place to visit, whatever the season, and your wonderful review will let future guests know of the numerous amenities that Big Bear Castle provides. Thanks so much !
Big Bear Castle Delight
Big Bear Castle Delight
Our family has been coming up to Big Bear every winter for the last 15 years and this way by far the nicest home/cabin we have ever stayed at. Everything was very beautifully designed and decorated and made us feel right at home in the mountains. All the rooms were very spacious with lots of places for a large group to spread out and even find some privacy for reading and relaxing. The hot tub worked great and felt wonderful and we all enjoyed the pool table and board games that were available in the cabin. Lots of space around the cabin for the kids to play in the snow and of course the master jetted tub was a delight for the adults. Location was perfect as it was far enough off the main road to keep from being noisy, but close enough to be able to run into town or the grocery store without having to travel far at all. The property manager and owners were extremely nice and available for any questions that we had. They have done a great job on renovating the home. Gorgeous! We would love to come back again in the coming years.
- Guest Timothy
- Date of stay 01/18/13
- Review Submitted 02/01/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for Big Bear Castle so that future guests will know what to expect. We are glad your family had such an enjoyable visit and really appreciate all of your kind remarks. We look forward to having you visit again soon!
My family and myself had a wonderful time. The house was everything we thought it would be and more. All people involved with this rental property were very helpful and did everything to make our stay a very extremely pleasant one. We would definitely recommend this home to anyone who is looking for a high quality rental property.
- Guest Liz
- Date of stay 12/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/06/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks Elizabeth for your kind words ! Christmas week at Big Bear Castle is a magical time. I'm so glad you and your family had a great time. Try visiting the Castle in the spring and summer as well...There is so much to do in Big Bear Lake ! We look forward to having you visit again next winter !
Our visit to Big Bear Castle exceeded our expectations. Our stay went smoothly thanks to the owners obvious attention to detail. We will definitely be back !
- Guest Bonnie
- Date of stay 07/31/12
- Review Submitted 12/22/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks ! We really appreciate your review! Be sure to book soon for your return trip this coming summer....the summer dates are already booking up quickly !
April/May: $450 week night, $500 weekend night, $2500/week (2 night min) June/July/August: $500 week night, $650 weekend night, $2900/week (2 night min) Sept/Oct/to Nov 15th $450 week night, $550 weekend night, $2700/week (2 night min) Winter:Nov.15th-March $550 week night,$750 weekend night,$3800/week (2 night min). Thanksgiv.$850/nt,Christmas $1250/nt(4 night mins) New Years $1000/nt(3 nt min). MLK Day,Pres.Day($850 nt),Mem.Day,July 4th,Labor Day($750 nt)(3 night min) We request that renters be 25 years of age and older please. Dep.required or damage protection policy.One time cleaning fee: $275, 8% local tax
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Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We have been visiting Big Bear each year for a number of years and fell in love with the area. Our children and grandchildren have joined us there for wonderful vacations. Big Bear offers everything from skiing to boating to live theater to walks in the village to get an ice cream.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
When we saw Big Bear Castle for the first time we were drawn to it's old world charm and the incredible attention to detail in craftsmanship. It had an abundance of custom features. While large enough to accomodate several families the home had a warmth that made us want to grab a hot chocolate and sit by the fire.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the fact that the castle has plenty of room for individual privacy while at the same time allowing for a several families to gather in the large livingroom to enjoy the fire, watch TV, enjoy board games with the kids or play pool. The large outdoor patio and courtyard are great for large groups to enjoy a BarBQ or for family to simply sit in the solitude of the mountains or read under the pine treees.
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The Elegant Kitchen
1st Dining Room
Main Floor Bedroom
"Casita" Living Room (The Casita is attached to the Main House by a Bridge)
Casita Bunk Room
Backyard Patio Area
Welcome to Big Bear Castle !
Great room Seating
2nd Dining Room
Master Bedroom with Fireplace
Main House Guest Room
Kids Bunk Room (Full Beds)
Casita Guest Room (Queen)
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