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Spend Your Weekend in a Charming 2/2 Farmhouse for Only $120 a Night

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

There are 2 bedrooms + a sofa bed to sleep 6, and 2 baths, 1 on each floor.

Ever wish you could step back in time into a world without the hectic distractions we live with on a daily basis? The two-bedroom, two-bath Bear Country Farmhouse is the perfect place to do just that. The nightly rate is only $120.

You can find hundreds of typical cabins in Big Bear, but there is only one farmhouse. That's just one reason why the Bear Country Farmhouse has become one of the most popular vacation rental properties in our mountain community.

Our Big Bear one-of-a-kind vacation rental is designed to look like a 1900’s rustic farmhouse where city-slickers can just drop their bags and settle in. Introduce your children to the simple joys of gathering together with family and friends to rekindle memories of times gone by, long before cell phones, texting and the Internet (though WiFi is available for those who must be connected to the outside world). Here's the perfect location to relive those memories of your childhood.

Smack dab in the middle of Big Bear is this charming farmhouse, complete with its own windmill and backyard barn. Experience a simpler period in America in the charming “moo-cow” farmhouse, and at such a bargain.

The barn-red and cottage-white farmhouse looks much as it would in the early 1900s. All floors are wide-plank pine, and the T&G ceilings are supported by massive wood beams. Care has been taken to keep today’s modern gadgets – the TVs, DVD players and appliances -- behind closed doors to maintain the look of an early American farmhouse.

In the large, eat-in kitchen, the cottage-white, bead-board wainscoting and barn-red walls surround a room filled with country charm. Farm antiques, such as early American utensils, add to the kitchen’s country look. There’s even a deep, double farmhouse sink! You also have the convenience of a washer/dryer in the kitchen, but since it isn't the ringer-type model your grandmother used, you’ll find it hidden behind the barn doors of the laundry closet.

As soon as the sun dips below the west end of the lake, falling temperatures quickly follow on the mountain. That’s when you will want to gather ‘round the fireplace in the living room that keeps the entire farmhouse toasty warm on chilly fall nights. There are additional wall heaters in the bedrooms as well. The linen closet is also filled with numerous blankets and quilts.

When it's time to tuck in the young ones, climb the pine staircase to the second floor where the two bedrooms are separated by a full bath. The master bedroom contains a queen-sized bed and wood cabinet that holds the second TV and DVD player. There’s also a spacious, mirrored closet. The second bedroom (fondly known as the Blue Bear Room) has a bead-board trundle bed with two twin mattresses. This bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to an observation deck with views that are particularly beautiful as the sun begins its western descent. You can keep an eye on the youngsters and your pups playing in the fenced backyard below.

Back downstairs, two more individuals can drift off to sleep watching the flickering flames of the fireplace from the queen sofa bed in the living room. There is a convenient bath just down the hall. That brings the total sleeping capacity to six. Well, it can be seven if one of them is an infant. We have a baby crib for the little one.

For the night owls who don’t want the day to end, there’s a large screen television and DVD player with access to hundreds of movie and sports channels in the living room china cabinet.

The farmhouse is central to all the attractions in town, including Big Bear Lake, which is about a 10-minute drive from your front door. Another five minutes will take you to the Big Bear Village filled with dozens of restaurants and mom-and-pop shops.

Seize this opportunity to experience Big Bear like you have never done before. Just send a reservation request through VRBO, or call David -- the owner; that's me -- at 888-424-5211. We''ll make your getaway a time you will long remember.

More Details

Owner
David Gurzenski
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About David Gurzenski

I once worked full-time in Orange County as an instructor at a private school where I helped students through courses such as property management and real estate, which prepared them for the California Real Estate License Exam. One student, very grateful after passing the exam, invited me to Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains. I fell in love with the quiet peacefulness of the community, and vowed to move there following retirement. But once here, my background in real estate made me forget retiring, but instead invest in vacation rental cabins, renovating them to appeal to visitors from throughout Southern California.

David Gurzenski purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why David Gurzenski chose Big Bear

Oh, this property required work to transform it to the charming farmhouse it is today. But I could see its potential as a vacation rental. Once rented full-time by a group of young men, they fell behind on their rent and refused to leave. The former owner said she would lower the asking price if I took the responsibility of getting them out. Because of my background in property management, I presented them with a three-day pay or quit notice. I also let them know I was friends of the local judge, who would send over city police to physically remove the fellows from the property. They were gone the next day. The property was renovated from top to bottom from a new roof to gleaming wide-plank wood floors inside. A third bedroom was eliminated to create a very spacious country kitchen, and a half-bath on the main floor was expanded to become a three-quarter-bath with a new shower featuring gleaming white subway tiles. A back deck was added to expand the outdoor living space that overlooks the fenced backyard. Then began the process of converting all rooms to resemble an old-time farmhouse that delights guests the minute they walk through the front door.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Why stay in a farmhouse? Because it is a one-of-a-kind property that takes guests back to a time of their childhood when they may have visited their grandparent’s home in the Midwest. You can’t miss the farmhouse when you first arrive in the neighborhood. It’s the only property that resembles a large barn with a windmill out front. Many of the unique benefits of this marvelous structure are mentioned above. Yet also impressive are the countless touches of country charm. Everything found in each room was selected to enhance the farmhouse motif. One room that always impresses guests is the spacious country kitchen that offers all one would need to prepare small meals or large dinners. More than one guest has exclaimed, “I wish we had a kitchen like this back home!” That’s why many guests prefer to eat here rather than expensive restaurants in town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Even through we have only been married a few years, we have started some "traditions" of our own. One of them is welcoming every New Year in a special location that reminds us of times past and provides a place where we can plan for the year ahead. Your farmhouse in Big Bear was just perfect! We found a number of old standards to play on the DVD, opened up a bottle of champagne, and toasted the final minutes of 2006 in front of the fire. It really was magic. Thank you for helping a young couple build some wonderful memories together. (Reprinted from the farmhouse guestbook with the permission of Mark Montgomery.)
Jan 2007
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Big Bear Oktoberfest
"This fall event takes place every weekend starting mid-September through the end of October...."

Centrally located in Big Bear, the farmhouse is only a 10-minute drive from all major attractions, including the ski slopes, the Village, and the Performing Arts Center. You can walk to the east end of the lake, as well as a small community store, the best pizza place in all of Big Bear, and the weekly farmer's market at the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Blvd. on Tuesdays from 8 to 1. You don't have to be a farmer to enjoy this popular local event that offers the freshest fruits and vegetables at the lowest prices in town, but you will feel like one during your time in the farmhouse! Go along with the fantasy and pretend you picked those fruits and vegetables from behind the farmhouse! ;-)

Amenities

Big Bear Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds are contained in the second bedroom trundle that offers a comfortable seating area by day., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room queen sofa is located near the gas fireplace, so a couple can doze off while watching the flickering flames.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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5

Warm and cozy. My family and I really enjoyed our stay.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as described. The airport was a point of interest rather than a bother. The place was well furnished. Comfortable and welcoming. The gas fireplace/heater was perfect. Plenty of hot water. The owner David was pleasant and accomodating. We will consider returning. Perhaps in the summer.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Cabin. Great View of airport runway. Close to town.

  • 4 of 5

Little miscommunication on checkout date & time with cleaners & owner/management. But all around nice stay. Will definitely come back

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

very nice

  • 5 of 5

All instructions were very clear. House was very clean and ready for us. Everything worked. Big Bear is a small place- i liked this location. You're a 3 minute drive to ski. Easy access to both sides of lake. It was perfect for oktoberfest trip as we walked. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oktoberfest getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family decided to visit Big Bear for the infamous Oktoberfest celebration. We stumbled upon this darling place that suited our needs perfectly. It was close to the venue, clean and stocked with the amenities to make us feel at home. We were welcomed by the owner, David, who pleasantly gave us a tour and assurance if we needed anything to just holler. We really enjoyed the location and if going to Oktoberfest again, will definitely stay here again. I do wish it had a double instead of a trundle, but it worked fine.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

it was amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a three day weekend. We got there Friday afternoon and David was very attentive. The cabin had everything we needed and some. The kids loved the cabin they felt very cozy and at home. we would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Big Bear House

  • 3 of 5

This was a very festive house in Big Bear. It fully embraced the farm house that it was, country shabby chic. It had some decorations for 4th of July. The house was a great place for overnight but I wouldn't necessarily want to stay there for long periods of time. All basic amenities were there as listed. It did need a deep cleaning but generally was clean. It's back side is on the runway for the airport so it was fun to see the airplanes take off and land. I had some minor issues with it being really hot inside and there was no fan or AC. But David immediately brought one over and the second night was much more comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please contact the owner through this site, or call our toll-free 888-424-5211 number to obtain our holiday rates or any discounts available. In addition to the two bedroom upstairs separated by a full bath, there is a bath on the main floor with a pull-out sofa in the living room. Fresh bed linens and towels will be waiting for all guests along with all bathroom and basic kitchen supplies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.