Big Bear Castle 4200 Sq Ft 6 Bdrm, 5 Bath, *Highly Sought After Luxury Rental*
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
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****IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid the possibility of fraud the management of Big Bear Castle will NEVER ask you to wire money or even to send in a check. All of our financial transactions are done safely and securely through VRBO using a Visa, MasterCard or electronic transfer from your Checking. We abide by the City Code in Big Bear Lake which limits our property to a maximum occupancy of 16 people so please do not submit an inquiry if you have more than that number of guests in your group. Also the City does not allow us to host weddings on the property.****
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 a beautiful, convenient and easy to access area of Big Bear Lake (close to skiing and just 1/2 mile from the lake). The home 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 mini 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 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 luxury home is the perfect location for your next family reunion, ski trip with friends, girls or guys 'weekend away', summer vacation, holiday gathering, honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration. 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....moreless
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. ...moreless
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
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- 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...moreless
- Wood Fireplace:
- Living Room seats 0:
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- 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 !...moreless
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- Pool Table
- CD Player
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub:
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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....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Water Tubing
- Fitness Center
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Horseback Riding
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- 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. ...moreless
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Big Bear Castle Getaway A+
Big Bear Castle Getaway A+
Mary, Gary, and Lysa were great communicators and a joy to work with. The home is huge and beautiful. There were plenty of beds for our group of 16. We loved using the pool table, hot tub, and playing games in front of the fireplace. This was my second trip at the Big Bear castle and definitely recommend it. We will plan an annual trip so long as it's available.
- Guest Kris10
- Date of stay 03/21/14
- Review Submitted 03/26/14
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Kristen...I agree that playing games with the family (with a fire in the fireplace...and a nice cup of hot chocolate) is the best of memories ! So glad you had such a great time...We will look forward to your return !
Love the Castle!
Love the Castle!
I have taken my work team to the Castle the last two years for a working retreat and we love it! Perfect amount of space for the 12 of us, all the amenities we could need, and a great place to unwind and enjoy the mountains. Mary & Gary are super easy to work with and I would recommend their facility to my friends and family. If you're planning a trip, definitely check out the Castle. It's never disappointed us!
- Guest Jeff G.
- Date of stay 01/21/14
- Review Submitted 03/25/14
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Jeff ! We're so glad that everything went so smoothly for your group and that you had a good time. It's always great to get "return" guests. We look forward to having you return again and again !
Our family had an awesome stay here. We felt right at home and the kids loved all the rooms as well as the pool table. House was clean and close to skiing, fishing, grocery stores and the village. Great location and can't wait to return. Aloha!
- Guest doug p.
- Date of stay 03/16/14
- Review Submitted 03/20/14
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.
Owner response: Thanks Doug...We are so happy that you had a great time with your family. It makes all our efforts well worth it. We love hearing that families can spend time together at Big Bear Castle making special memories. We will look forward to your return ! Thanks too for the very special sweet treats from Hawaii...our family will really enjoy them !!!
Parents 50th anniversary
Parents 50th anniversary
My parents, sisters and our families enjoyed 5 days at the 'castle'. It fit our family wonderfully! The gourmet, well stocked with cooking utensils kitchen was great since we cooked every day. The game closet was FULL. Close to the market. Loved the leopard carpet. Jacuzzi was week used as well as the 2 jet tubs. Our only suggestion would be to update the main bed mattresses. The owners were very accommodating, allowing us an early check in. Final note: BEST pizza is at Viilage Pizza!
- Guest Carrie V. (Perris, Ca)
- Date of stay 03/08/14
- Review Submitted 03/15/14
Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks Carrie for your wonderful review. Thanks for your suggestion...you are the first one to mention the mattress so perhaps it is time to get it replaced. We will get that taken care within the next few weeks. So glad you had such a great time !
The best house I've been in!
The best house I've been in!
This house is absolutely amazing, every little detail is perfect. It's very homely and very high end. This is the nicest house I've ever been in, and will for sure go again every time I'm in Big bear. We had 13 people fit very comfortably here. Another big highlight was how helpful and friendly the owner and manager are. They just a phone call it txt message away. We asked if we could get the pay per view UFC on and they did it straight away and we just left them the money when we left. I have nothing at all negative to say about my experience here, I would totally recommend it to anyone. The price was fantastic too! Tony Jeffries
- Guest Tony J.
- Date of stay 12/27/13
- Review Submitted 12/29/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We're so glad you had a great time up at Big Bear Castle ! We really do appreciate your "glowing" review and were happy to be a part of making everything go smoothly. We look forward to having you visit again !
Big Bear Castle was so amazing! Our group has been extremely blessed and the memories we all shared here are one of a kind. Thank you so much for the cleanliness, organization, hospitality, and generosity for sharing this home. We look forward to staying again next year! Thank you so much!
- Guest Bernadette (Somis, California)
- Date of stay 12/19/13
- Review Submitted 12/22/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Your kind remarks are greatly appreciated.. they make it worth the extra effort we put into maintaining Big Bear Castle. Our goal is to provide a place where family and friends can create lifelong memories. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review ! We look forward to having you visit again !
Big Bear Castle =)
Big Bear Castle =)
Everything from the restrooms and bedrooms to the cute decorations all around the house makes this place feel very warm and welcoming. The setup of the home is also great, with more then enough room for everyone to hang out together or separately.
- Guest Lucy (Rosemead, CA)
- Date of stay 12/13/13
- Review Submitted 12/17/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.
Owner response: Thanks Lucy for your great review of Big Bear Castle. We are so glad that you all enjoyed your time there. So many of our guests agree with you that they love having the freedom to either hang out together (in the large common areas...playing games, pool, eating, relaxing in the hot tub, sitting by the fire) or to spend some quiet time in the many private spaces within the castle. Hope you can visit again soon !
40th Birthday Party
40th Birthday Party
We rented this house for our friend's 40th birthday party, and it was perfection. 13 adults fit with no problems! The management was kind and very helpful, the house was well setup, and everything was perfection for our 3 day weekend stay! We recommend this to everyone, just don't try and rent it when we want to ;-)
- Guest Paul P.
- Date of stay 12/06/13
- Review Submitted 12/13/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review Paul...we look forward to having you back soon ! It's great to hear that our guests are enjoying our home for their gatherings as it makes all of our work well worth the effort. Thanks again !
Always a joy!
Always a joy!
This was our second time there and once again we had a tremendous time. It truly is a castle. Extremely large, many places for people to sleep, lot's of bathrooms and a truly wonderful kitchen (am a little surprised the kitchen windows don't open, it can get a little stuffy in there when cooking). The place is well decorated and feels homey, all of the furniture is extremely comfortable and also an excellent and large flat screen in the living room. We also loved the "guest wing" with it's own little living room with fireplace- a great place to get away. Great for large groups. Overall, a wonderful place to stay.
- Guest Craig W.
- Date of stay 11/15/13
- Review Submitted 11/21/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: So glad your group made a return trip to Big Bear Castle ! We've had a number of people who are enjoying return trips. Thanks so much for all of your kind remarks about the amenities at our home. It is very rewarding to hear that families & friends will have warm memories of their stay at Big Bear Castle...that's our goal ! Hope to see you again next year. Try visiting in the Spring as well...April & May are beautiful months up in Big Bear Lake.
big bear castle
big bear castle
We rented this property for my husband's birthday. ..we had 5 couples and never once felt like we were on top of each other.the property was immaculate .plenty of space. .perfectly located. .easy rental process. .had a wonderful time..will definitely rent this property again!
- Guest Lisa (Las Vegas)
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Owner response: We are so glad you had a wonderful stay at Big Bear Castle and we look forward to having you back again! Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We work very hard to keep our property clean and well maintained so that groups like yours can enjoy their time in the mountains and we really do appreciate your feedback. You might like to visit us next Spring (April, May)...Big Bear Lake is beautiful that time of year and we have some incredible rates. Thanks again !
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, July 4($850 nt),Mem.Day,Labor Day,Vet Day($750 nt),(3 nt. min) We request that renters be 26 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 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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