Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Futon, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
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, helping them prepare for the California Real Estate License Exam. One student, very grateful after passing the state test, invited me to the town of 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; instead I began to invest in vacation rental cabins, renovating them to appeal to visitors from throughout Southern California.
David Gurzenski purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why David Gurzenski chose Whispering Forest
We call our cabin the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway. Guests understand when they drive up a gently winding road to the structure's location high above the town of Big Bear. Even though I saw the property required renovations, the view took my breath away as soon as we were inside. The cabin is also located in a wonderful section of Big Bear known as Whispering Forest. It sits on the edge of the National Forest, where guests can take hikes in summer and sled in the winter. While away from the bustle of Big Bear, it is just a 10-to-15-minute drive to all of Big Bear’s main attractions. My two grandsons are drawn from the east coast to Big Bear with my daughters, where they can ski and snowboard in winter, or enjoy beautiful Big Bear Lake in summer.
What makes this Cabin unique
Many of the unique benefits of this marvelous cabin are mentioned above. Yet also impressive is the large great room, composed of the living area, kitchen and dining room table. The outstanding view can also be enjoyed from the all these sections of the great room, as well as the master suite on the main level of the cabin. On the lower level, there are two nice-sized rooms, as well as a full bath that separate them. The cabin has been enjoyed by large families and groups as evidenced by the numerous glowing reviews that make the property a five-star favorite for many returning guests. The back deck, which extends across the entire width of the cabin, is an ideal location for BBQs, tranquility, enjoying the beauty of the forest and breath-taking views. There's a glass-top table, plenty of chairs for everyone to relax.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Place older children in top bunk-bed.Place older children in top bunk-bed.
Pets allowed - Please don't leave home without them.Please don't leave home without them.
Max guests: 8
- Guests must take their trash with them upon departure since the city does not collect vacation rental cabins.
- Guests must bring their own wood for the fireplace and charcoal for the barbecue.
- No loud parties or music are permitted on the large entertainment deck that would disturb full-time residents of this serene location
Minimum 3-day vacancy between guest stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Enhanced cleaning practices
David’s cabin is beautiful. My family and friends had a wonderful experience . We love the place.
Such a sweet retreat!
We were so happy when we walked through the door. As other reviewers have said, the pictures don't do it justice. The view was beautiful and the kitchen and living room are a great place to hang out. So spacious! David is so nice and very detailed in all his responses. Would definitely stay here again.
We enjoyed our short getaway. The view from the deck and the living space was great. We planned on cooking a lot and so the open kitchen was great. We enjoyed our stay but aren't sure if we'd return to this rental. The space just felt a little outdated and drab. Loved that they allowed dogs but the steep stairs and outdoor space was a little lacking for pet access. A small disappointment, well a big one for us since we had brought some great wines to enjoy, was that the place didn't have wine glasses. We have remedied that by purchasing some and leaving it (only 2 though, so if you have more guests you'll have to byo).
This is the second time we stay at this property and it was absolutely awesome, pricing is great location of property great close to everything. The view (breath taking), tranquility, experience, everything is just wow. We just love it so much will be coming back again.
Great Place to Stay
Just came back from our second time at this cabin. And enjoyed it as much as the first time. It is always clean and has everything you need. The deck is newer than in the pictures and it is awesome with great views. This is our go to place to stay in Big Bear. David and Alan are great to deal with. Lots of communication prior to visiting. You can't go wrong with staying at this cabin. We will definitely be back.
The cabin is located about a two-minute walk from the end of the road, which culminates in the San Bernardino National Forest. A sign coming up Eagle Mountain Drive to the cabin states 'No through access,' so those in search of scenic views of the lake or hiking trails turn around and never reach our cabin. As a result, this is one of the most quiet, peaceful sections of Big Bear's Whispering Forest that lives up to its name. You will be rewarded with plenty of lake AND mountain views after another three-minute walk into the forest. It's a slow, easy incline to higher elevations that makes a perfect hike for beginners. The more adventurous and experienced hikers can continue to find large boulder outcroppings that are perfect for gazing at the endless view. Since you won't find mention of this section of the forest in any of the guide books, it is extremely doubtful that you will encounter any other human being during your experience with nature.