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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts

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Last updated: 11/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Moonridge cottage description

Welcome to “The Bird's Nest,” Big Bear Lake’s finest luxury accommodation. When it comes to luxury resort living, our cottage is in a league all its own! Located in the neighborhood known as Lower Moonridge, the cottage is conveniently situated between both ski resorts, making it less than a mile to either Bear Mountain or Snow Summit. But Big Bear Lake is a four-season resort to be enjoyed year-round. The lake, golf course, zoo, shopping and dining are just minutes away.

We purchased this 1940’s cottage in March of 2012 and completed its total renovation in January 2013. Rent the cottage and be one of the first tenants to experience our charming and luxurious abode. No expense was spared in the renovation of our mountain retreat and every item in the cottage was selected or manufactured specifically for the home! Our goal was to provide the nostalgia of the old cottage with luxurious comforts of the new. The Rustic-Luxe decor features Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn furnishings and accessories. Much of the furniture was designed and created especially for this cottage by our own hand-forged wrought iron company known as The Hill Ironworks. The master bedroom features a magnificent and romantic queen size, Four-Poster-Bed dressed in 600 thread-count sheets and duvet cover. Goose-down comforters and numerous down pillows are provided for your ultimate sleeping comfort. The gourmet galley kitchen houses everything one could need including a dishwasher, gas range, under-counter refrigerator, microwave, blender, and toaster plus a Cuisinart K-Cup coffee maker with complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, cider and hot cocoa. High-end electronics including two LCD-HD flat screen TV’s, a Blu-ray Disk Player, IHome docking station with music speakers, high speed wireless internet and cable TV with movie channels will keep you entertained. Our guests will find themselves lounging in the comfortable living room under a cozy faux-fur throw, enjoying the gas-burning fireplace with a complimentary glass of wine in hand. And, the well-appointed bathroom featuring a rain shower head with eight body-jets will sooth ski-weary muscles.

An additional room includes a Daybed/Couch to be enjoyed by day, which then converts into a Twin Bed by night, accommodating 1 additional guest. The cottage is ideally suited for one couple or for a couple with a small child. Given its limited size we like to think of our cottage as similar to a Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Every detail has been meticulously attended to and no amenity has been overlooked in order to make your stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. Please take the one you love to this romantic retreat.

NOTE: We require that you be at least 25 years of age to rent the cottage.

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 504 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Renters must be at least 25 years of age....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Because of its intimate size our cottage is best suited for a couple or a couple with one child....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We do not allow smoking anywhere on the property, inside or out....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

                Four-Poster Bed is dressed in 600 thread count sheets....moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

                Daybed converts to a twin bed....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Rain shower head with 8 body sprays....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Should you require the assistance of a Concierge during your stay we will be happy to recommend one. Please note that our cottage is located in a neighborhood with close proximity to other homes. It does not have a view. The advantage of this location is it's convenient proximity to both ski resorts, the lake and Big Bear Village....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Charter Communications Digital High Definition Cable TV with Movie Channels....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    IHome docking station with music speakers....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Two flat screen LCD, HD televisions, located in each of the bedrooms....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    In-kitchen dining for 4 at counter. Living room table converts to a dining table....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 4 people

                  General

                  • Fireplace:

                    Gas burning fireplace....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    High-speed wireless internet...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    600 thread count sheets, goose down comforters and pillows, soft blankets and throws....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Restoration Hardware furnishing include a couch and ottoman, 2 soft & inviting leather chairs, a console table, etc....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Parking pad for 2 vehicles....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Free nationwide calling....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    100% Cotton towels provided along with complimentary bathroom amenities. ...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Complimentary Gourmet K-Cup Coffee, Tea, Cider and Hot Chocolate....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Everything the gourmand chef would require for preparation and serving....moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Our galley kitchen has every amenity we could conceive of including lovely china, glassware and flatwear for six....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    The galley kitchen has limited space for pantry items but a variety of spices are provided for your use....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Under-counter style contains a complimentary bottle of wine and bottled water. It has a small freezer area with ice cube tray....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Gas range with 4 burners and gas oven....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is a small backyard with a bistro table & chairs for outdoor dining....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Bear Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range is less than 1 mile away....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Our small yard can be enjoyed in the spring & summer months when we provide outdoor furniture for your enjoyment....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    While we do not provide the ski equipment we do provide a boot and glove dryer/warmer....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter Rates
                      Nov 14 - Apr 11, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $250 $275
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,550
                      Thanksgiving Weekend, 3 Nts
                      Nov 27 - Nov 29, 2014
                      3 night min stay

                      $900
                      flat fee
                      Christmas, 2 Nts
                      Dec 24 - Dec 25, 2014
                      2 night min stay

                      $600
                      flat fee
                      New Year's Week, 2 Nts
                      Jan 2 - Jan 3, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      $600
                      flat fee
                      Martin Luther King Weekend 2Nt
                      Jan 16 - Jan 18, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      $900
                      flat fee
                      President's Day Weekend- 3 Nts
                      Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      $900
                      flat fee
                      Good Friday/Easter 2 Nts
                      Apr 3 - Apr 4, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      $600
                      flat fee
                      Spring Season
                      Apr 12 - May 30, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $150 $175
                      Fri, Sat
                      $950
                      Mother's Day Weekend 2 Nts
                      May 8 - May 9, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      $600
                      flat fee
                      Memorial Day Weekend 3 Nts
                      May 22 - May 24, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      $900
                      flat fee
                      Summer Rates
                      May 31 - Sep 3, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $175 $200
                      Fri, Sat
                      $1,100
                      4th of July, 2 Nts
                      Jul 3 - Jul 4, 2015
                      2 night min stay

                      $600
                      flat fee
                      Labor Day Weekend
                      Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
                      3 night min stay

                      $900
                      flat fee
                      Fall Rates
                      Sep 7 - Nov 12, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $150 $175
                      Fri, Sat
                      $950
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $150 $175
                      Fri, Sat
                      $950

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $85
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      Weekends are Friday & Saturday, 2 Nt. Min.

                      Full Weeks are Friday to Thursday, checking in & out Friday.

                      RENT FOR 1 WEEK SEASONALLY, GET "ONE FREE" WEEK NIGHT!

                      Check In Time: 4:00pm

                      Check Out Time: 12:00pm

                      Contact us for possible exceptions to rates & lengths of stay

                      Renters must be 25+ years of age. Photo ID required.

                      Check Availability Calender before contacting us please.

                      NO SMOKING. NO PETS


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                      Last updated: 11/21/2014
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                      Location

                      62 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Ontario International Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Golf Course at Bear Mountain
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Bear Mountain and Snow Summit
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Big Bear Lake

                      Car: Necessary

                      Big Bear is a four season resort community nestled in the Southern California Mountains of San Bernardino at an altitude of 7000 ft. Boasting a beautiful freshwater lake, over 300 days of sunshine a year, two ski areas, and miles of hiking trails, Big Bear is the ideal get-away for visitors from all over Southern California and beyond that want to explore nature and have a unique mountain experience.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: My family and I have been part-time mountain residents for over 25 years. Ten years ago we escaped Orange County California for life at a higher elevation and now reside full-time in nearby Lake Arrowhead. We discovered the charms of Big Bear when our son joined the Snow Summit Ski Racing Team. This adorable cottage caught our eye and we decided to buy it as a showcase for my work. I am a Lifestyle Blogger and feature the cottage on my blog called After Orange County where you can view the complete cottage renovation. I also a designer and manufacturer of hand-forged wrought iron furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. This home showcases much of my work. If you like what you see, most of the ironwork used in the cottage is available for purchase.

                      Why the Owner Chose Moonridge:
                      As a native Southern Californian I grew up vacationing in our local mountains and wanted to give the same opportunity to our children. We feel the weight of the world roll off our shoulder's as we approach our charming, cozy get-away. The smell of the pines, the beauty of the lake and surrounding mountains, the invigorating crystal clear air and the proximity to the ski slopes are what we enjoy most.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      If you a a connoisseur of the finer things in life then you will appreciate our efforts to make this cottage the ultimate cozy retreat, full of simple luxuries. It is small and intimate yet comfortable and inviting. Our cottage exudes a warm & serene atmosphere in its intimate spaces. We furnished it using rich earth-tones, soft linens and jute area rugs over rustic wood floors. Layers of details both old and new, modern and traditional make our home the ultimate romantic couples retreat.


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                      Photos

                      • Exterior of 'The Bird's Nest' in Winter

                        Exterior of 'The Bird's Nest' in Winter

                      • Relax Fireside in our Cozy Leather Professors Chairs

                        Relax Fireside in our Cozy Leather Professors Chairs

                      • Complimentary Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Hot Cider & Popcorn

                        Complimentary Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa, Hot Cider & Popcorn

                      • Comprehensive House Book Tells
Everything You Need to Know About Big Bear, etc.

                        Comprehensive House Book Tells Everything You Need to Know About Big Bear, etc.

                      • Four Poster Queen Bed Dressed in 600 Thread Count Sheets & Down Comforter

                        Four Poster Queen Bed Dressed in 600 Thread Count Sheets & Down Comforter

                      • 2nd Media/Bdrm, HD TV w/Movies, Wireless Internet, BluRay Disk Player, IPod Dock

                        2nd Media/Bdrm, HD TV w/Movies, Wireless Internet, BluRay Disk Player, IPod Dock

                      • Entry with Convenient Coat & Boot Rack.

                        Entry with Convenient Coat & Boot Rack.

                      • View of ski resort from across the lake.  Not cottage view.

                        View of ski resort from across the lake. Not cottage view.

                      • Exterior of The Bird's Nest in Summer

                        Exterior of The Bird's Nest in Summer

                      • Don't You Wish You Were Here Right Now?

                        Don't You Wish You Were Here Right Now?

                      • Galley Kitchen Contains Everything Needed to Prepare a Gourmet Feast

                        Galley Kitchen Contains Everything Needed to Prepare a Gourmet Feast

                      • Eat-In Kitchen Counter.  Find Complimentary Bottled Water in the Frig.

                        Eat-In Kitchen Counter. Find Complimentary Bottled Water in the Frig.

                      • Console Table & Ottoman For Extra Seating

                        Console Table & Ottoman For Extra Seating

                      • Console Table Converts to Dining Table.  Enjoy a Complimentary Bottle of Wine.

                        Console Table Converts to Dining Table. Enjoy a Complimentary Bottle of Wine.

                      • Second bedroom/media room with Daybed/Trundle Bed & Iron Luggage Rack.

                        Second bedroom/media room with Daybed/Trundle Bed & Iron Luggage Rack.

                      • Second Bedroom with HD Flat Screen TV, BluRay Disk Player and IHome.

                        Second Bedroom with HD Flat Screen TV, BluRay Disk Player and IHome.

                      • Entry with Boot & Glove Dryer/Warmer and additional Coat Hooks.

                        Entry with Boot & Glove Dryer/Warmer and additional Coat Hooks.

                      • Beautiful Boulder Bay. Enjoy Boating & Water Skiing at Big Bear Lake in Summer.

                        Beautiful Boulder Bay. Enjoy Boating & Water Skiing at Big Bear Lake in Summer.

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, November 22, 2014

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                      2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 3

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