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Big Bear - Premier Townhome at Snow Summit Ski Resort - Walk to Chair Lifts

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 maximum (4 adults & 2 children)

This lovely vacation townhome is located at the Snow Summit Ski Resort, the perfect spot for skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers. Walk right up to the chair lifts! Bikes can be locked up securely on the porch, right outside the huge picture window. The location is beautiful and peaceful. There are pine tree views from every window. Relax on the raised deck or in front of the roaring 18-foot high stone fireplace. High pitched ceilings give an open, airy feeling. Got allergies or just fussy about cleanliness? This is the place for you. Completely renovated, with new carpet and hard flooring, new beds and bedding, furniture and appliances. Well kept and tastefully decorated throughout, with a woodsy feel. Master suite has queen bed with it's own bathroom. Second bedroom has Full bed and bunk bed, as well as a TV with DVD. Second bathroom is adjacent to second bedroom. Enjoy a barbecue on the deck on a star-filled evening, then choose a movie from the video library.

Ski / Board: This is as good as you can get in Big Bear. You are right at Snow Summit, Southern California's premier ski resort. Walk right up to the ski lifts, then come home to comfort at the end of a great day on the slopes.

Mountain Bike: This is where hard-core mountain bikers gather. The lifts will take you to the top of the mountain - how you get down is up to you!


Expanded mountain bike runs, with more being added. Ziplining is now added as well, along with bar & grill amenities.

Golf / Hike / Fish: How will you find time to do everything that Big Bear offers? Do it all, or do nothing at all as you relax and take in the serene mountain environment.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About Bart

When Bart and Carol Ann purchased this property in 2006, it was in 'original' condition, as if it were frozen in the 1970's. Lots of work and money later, it is one of the nicest townhomes in the Escape complex, and very close to the Snow Summit action - but without the noise.

This is our personal family vacation home, and we take good care of it. If you are willing to do the same, we would like to rent to you.

Bart purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Bart chose Big Bear Lake

This is the perfect location to be in Big Bear! Right next to the premier ski resort in SoCal, it's wonderful year round. The mountains are a wonderful, peaceful place to get away and enjoy life. Enjoy the pleasant environment at the base of Snow Summit.

What makes this townhome unique

You can hike, bike, ski, board, go boating, or do nothing at all. Right outside our front door is Snow Summit. Walk to and from the slopes for fun skiing. In spring/summer/fall, take your mountain bike up the lift to the top and enjoy the ride down the fire roads and trails. Lots of hiking trails and wildlife to see. You don't even need to get in your car once you arrive.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I took our two little ones to Big Bear for the first time. We found Bart's place and from the photos and location, felt that this would be a good option. It was absolutely perfect. The downstairs provided more than adequate living, dining and kitchen space. The upstairs afforded us multiple options for sleeping arrangements- our three year old loved the bunk beds and the baby was comfortable in a pack and play that fit easily in either bedroom. The location was fantastic- we didn't know the area and wanted to be close to the heart of the city but far enough away for a quiet retreat- this place satisfied both needs. We could walk to Snow Summit to ride the lift for a nice walk on top of the mountain. It was a short drive to the zoo, lake, restaurants, etc. Parking was close to the front door- a few steps and short walk down a path. Bart was a wonderful host. He answered our naive questions thoroughly and gave nice suggestions for eateries and activities. We absolutely plan to return next year and would stay here again.
Jul 2014
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Summit Estates Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed
  • Sleeps up to 4 adults and 2 children.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are committed to maintaining a non-allergenic environment in our mountain home. All carpeting, hard flooring, draperies, bedding, pillows, appliances, paint, etc. has been recently replaced. For this reason, we cannot accommodate pets of any kind (even well-behaved ones), nor do we allow smoking in our home. This is a very clean, tastefully decorated, high-quality residence. Spring breakers and party animals need not apply. This is the owner’s personal vacation home, and the owners make every effort to keep it in top condition. It is expected that all guests treat it with the same respect they would give to their own home. Thank you for your understanding.


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Big Bear - Premier Townhome at Snow Summit Ski Resort - Walk to Chair Lifts
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 58 reviews

A lovely condo in a great location

  • 5 of 5

I spent 3 great nights in this lovely condominium. The housekeeping is immaculate and the condo has many small touches that make it quite special. It is REALLY close to the Snow Summit lifts. Easy walking distance even for us older guys to get to the slopes. You will happy with these accommodations.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Jan 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very well maintained and cozy condo!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the decoration and the neatness of the condo. Will go back any time!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay and plan to return.

  • 4 of 5

The. Condo was roomy with a good size living room, full kitchen and dining room on the first level and 2 big bedrooms and 2 full baths. It was clean and quiet. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location is everything with this property

  • 4 of 5

This property is newly updated and quite comfortable with all the amenities you might need for a long weekend. My husband, 3 teenage sons and I had plenty of room in the space and especially enjoyed how close it was to the slopes (literally a 3 minute walk). This was extremely convenient for the kids who are old enough to ski on their own and come back to the condo to warm up, grab a bite to eat or switch from snow board to skis. There were only a couple of things that kept this from being a 5 for me. The master bedroom is not really a bedroom, but a loft that is open to the living area downstairs (I don't believe that is stated anywhere and you can't tell from the pictures). This was inconvenient with teenagers who wanted to stay up late watching movies or playing games and parents who wanted to get some rest. The other issue was the Wi-Fi. It was hit and miss at best, again a challenge with teenagers that want to stay connected. We had friends staying a few blocks down the road who had perfect Wi-Fi so I don't think it was the area that was the problem. Other than those things, this property is amazing and the location was well worth the other sacrifices.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, cozy unit

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location to the slopes. The unit had everything needed and loved the fireplace. The only thing needed is better lighting in the living area, perhaps runners on the ceiling.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in 6 different Escape condos over the last 2 years. This unit is one of the nicer units and the service from Bart is amazing. There were 2 little hiccups and Bart was on top of it and remedied the situations ASAP. He is very responsive and has great customer service.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

There is always something happening in beautiful Big Bear Lake. It is an all-season vacation destination. Ski, snowboard, fish, shop, boating, mountain bike or just relax in the wonderful clean-air alpine environment.


NOVEMBER SPECIAL (Before Thanksgiving week) $100/night + cleaning w/ 3 night minimum stay!

Golf: Bear Mountain golf course is a nine-hole course located in the meadow just below the Bear Mountain Ski Resort. The mountain surroundings provide a great opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.

Ski: Snow Summit is where it's at for skiers and snowboarders. Great for families, and shredders of all ages.


Rates & Availability

Summit Estates Townhome Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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