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Big Bear Home with Private Spa on Rear Deck

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

SUMMER 2016 RATES (Ask about Last Minute Specials)

6/16/16 to 9/15/16

$150/night Weekdays

$200/night Weekend days(non-holiday weekends)


June 24-26, 2016 - Corvettes West's Big Bear Bash 2016

August 1-7, 2016 - Big Bear Cycling Week

August 6, 2016 - 7th Annual Tour de Big Bear

August 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 2016 - 15th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

August 12-14, 2016 - 27th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

August 18-21, 2016 - Big Bear Romp 2016

August 20, 2016 - Aaron's Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

August 20. 2016 - 33rd Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

August 20-21, 2016 - The 18th Annual "Art on The Lake"

August 27, 2016 - Dokken at The Cave

September 2-5, 2016 - "Art on the Corner" in the Village

September 3-4, 2016 - The Inaugural Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Snow Summit

September 3-4, 2016 - Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

September 10, 2016 - Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade

September 10 - October 31, 2016 - 46th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

September 16-18, 2016 - The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

September 24-25, 2016 - Big Bear Fine Arts Festival at the Bartlett Events Area in the Village

September 24, 2016 - The Village Fall Wine Walk

Welcome to the Varsano Villa

Two story cabin has 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths with easy access is located within a short distance to all activities with comfortable room for up to eight people!

The outdoor amenities of the rental house feature a covered porch with a wrap around wood deck. A private outdoor spa with therapeutic jets highlight the rear patio area. Enjoy the beautiful forest views while eating on the large outdoor dining table. A gas BBQ is provided for your outdoor cooking needs.

The living room has a large stone fireplace you will enjoy as you watch the premium package satellite TV that includes HBO, Showtime, Starz, The Movie Channel, Cinemax, Fox Sports Net, ESPN, XM Radio, and many other cable channels. The home also has hi-speed DSL for using the internet, a DVD Player, a VCR, and a CD player with a stereo system.

The full kitchen and dining area are equipped with a large refrigerator, gas range/oven, microwave, cookware, utensils, and serving ware.

The upstairs bedrooms share an adjoining bath. The master bedroom is warm and comfortable with a king-size bed. The second bedroom sleeps 4 with one comfy queen bed and a set of bunk beds.

The living room provides an optional third sleeping area with a convertible double sofa bed.


Keywords: House, Cabin, Home, Villa, Private Residence, SFR, Ski Chalet, Weekend Getaway, Vacation Rental, Big Bear, Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Big Bear Lake

More Details

Jon Varsano
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Jon Varsano

Lauren and Jon Varsano, 2009

Jon Varsano purchased this house in 1998

Why Jon Varsano chose Big Bear

We bought our house so that we could get out of the hustle bustle in Los Angeles to be close with nature. Since buying the place we have a couple of kids who enjoy coming up to the house. We wanted a place up in the mountains for skiing, hiking, and relaxation.

What makes this house unique


The Varsano Villa is located only 1 mile from the lake and 3 short miles from Bear Mountain Ski Resort.

Click on the LOCATION MAP for details of the rental home's proximity to points of interest in the Big Bear Lake area.

The Big Bear Lake area in the San Bernardino Mountains is a year round resort. A convenient mountain retreat with fresh air, a beautiful alpine landscape, and a relaxing natural atmosphere, it is the perfect weekend getaway from the bustling urban life.

Soak in the Varsano Villa's outdoor jacuzzi spa or swing on the hammock amongst the tall pines and giant sequoia's and feel your stress melt away.

For the active outdoors person, the Big Bear Resort area features skiing, snow boarding, sledding/inter tubing, and snow shoeing in the Winter. During the Spring, Summer, and Fall, enjoy hiking, cycling, boating, fishing, swimming, go-karting, alpine & water sliding, camping, shooting, and horseback riding.

The Big Bear Village and Big Bear Boulevard offer a plethora of shopping and dining experiences. Whether you like to search for antiques or bring your family to the Moonridge Zoo, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone happy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes we did! It was amazing! It snowed Saturday night and it was really cold! It was great to use the hot tub.
Mar 2010
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Big Bear House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Portable Crib is in closet, Living Room Sofa converts to bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed is 2 twins
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Relax and enjoy all the amenities Varsano Villa has to offer.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jul 23, 2016

The charming Varsano Villa provided a great summer getaway! We arrived and were delighted to see a beautiful wrap around porch with chairs and a swing, the perfect place for doing what bears do best, relaxing! The porch led us to the back deck complete with a gas grill and hot tub – we could hardly wait to dip our tired paws. As we explored the inside of our rustic themed retreat, we found a relaxing living room complete with two full sized couches, an inviting fireplace, and a wall mounted flat screen TV – home away from home. The decorative bathrooms were clean and well equipped. The kitchen had everything making it a favorite location to hang out. The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and the second bedroom was complete with a queen bed, bunk beds, a TV (including video games). Next time, we will bring the cubs! The owner provided a plethora of information on the local amenities and activities. This cozy gem is a very short drive to the quaint town of Big Bear where there are great restaurants, breweries, shops and nightlife. Equally as accessible were hiking trails, kayaking and swimming, and a farmer’s market to enjoy local produce and crafts. The locals were wonderful too providing great services like zip lining, fly fishing and gold mining! If you are looking for a relaxing getaway that is close to outdoor adventure, then look no further!

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Big Bear Home with Private Spa on Rear Deck
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 49 reviews

Overall ok but with some problems

  • 3 of 5

Cons- heater malfunctioned requiring me to get up multiple times at night to relight it to keep my kids from freezing. The house is old, outdated and dark.(for the price you get what you pay for so not too much hart burn here)

Pros- good value, good location, hot tub was great.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry that you had problems with the heater, but we did dispatch a service technician as soon as we were notified of the issue. The heater unit has been replaced and is in good working order now.
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Needs a deep clean

  • 3 of 5

I think the cleaning fee on this place is hard to wrap my head around. There was a lot of dust and webs and it really could use a deep clean. It could also use more lights. Otherwise, I feel you get what you pay for and this was a low price compared to many others available the weekend I stayed. Unfortunately the hot tub was not working and we later found out that the breaker just needed reset, but after we already called it a night.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location. Dated, but still a good experience.

  • 4 of 5

Grill was great. Front left burner of the stove does not work and poker for fireplace broke off. Other than those minor things, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Needs some upgrades/repairs

  • 3 of 5

Ok stay but oven didn't work, table was broken and could use some cleaning. Also I wish we would have known about the fire wood charge and we would have brought our own. $20 for a small pile of firewood is a bit high. You should note that charge in the listing.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Big Bear cabin

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Big Bear cabin. Perfect size and great neighborhood. Close to town and the ski mountains. Had a great trip and would book again.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than I anticipated:D

  • 5 of 5

This place was super spacious and plenty of seating in the cozy living room for big groups. The hot tub was on and ready to go & beds and kitchen were also really nice. Also liked how quiet it was!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Big Bear Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Big Bear Convention Center (Oktoberfest)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Big Bear Mountain Resort Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 38
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Bear Mountain Resorts
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Big Bear Lake Swim Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Eastern Edge of Big Bear Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Snow Summit Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Mountain Resort
Car: recommended



Rates & Availability

Big Bear House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 16 - Sep 15
2 night minimum stay
Sep 16 - Dec 15
2 night minimum stay
Dec 16 - Mar 15
2 night minimum stay
Mar 16 - Jun 15
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 7.0%

A refundable security deposit of $250 is required. The security deposit is authorized on your credit card. It is only charged if there are damages to the unit or the rental agreement is violated in another way.

Most Holiday Weekends are a 3 night minimum. Some peak season (Winter Holidays) nights are $250 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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