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

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Last updated: 03/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 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, crock pot 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.

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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, Exclude Holidays
Nov 14 - Apr 11, 2015
2 night min stay
$195 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,330
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
Thanksgiving Weekend, 4 Nts
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay

$1,200
flat fee
Christmas 2015, 3 night min.
Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2015
3 night min stay
$300
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
$950

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $85
  • 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: 03/17/2015
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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 getaway 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 at www.AfterOrangeCounty.com and feature the cottage on my blog where you can view the complete cottage renovation. I am 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

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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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  • Calendar last updated: 03/17/2015
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