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Huge 'Home away from Home' for the Winter Ski Season!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3,800 sq ft, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 in beds)

A huge house on the outside, spectacular and comfy on the inside! The spacious, custom 3 story property has high ceilings, multiple decks and fantastic views of the ski slopes!

The property includes two spacious living rooms with a fireplace, 9 ft pool table, and a sunken bar area in between the two living rooms. 42' flat screen TV with High Definition cable TV. Wireless Internet (wi-fi) throughout the house.

The fully equipped kitchen is updated with a new 5 burner gas cooktop / stove top, counter-tops and features a big family refrigerator, dual Bosch convection ovens, plenty of storage and a lot of room to cook! A dishwasher, microwave, broiler, and coffee maker are also included.

The living room level also features a den converted into a sleeping area. The level also features a spacious balcony that wraps half way around the house. A grand staircase leads to the third level and features three bedrooms. The master bedroom feels like your own private retreat with a jacuzzi tub, his and her walk in closets and a spacious bathroom with two sinks. On the other side of the level there are two bedrooms. These have the best view out of anywhere of the house. Another balcony wraps around the third level and features elevated views of the town and the slopes look outstanding!

A drive-thru 3+ car garage occupies the first level with a basketball hoop in the upper garage. Central heating throughout the house and a wood burning fireplace.

This is perfect home for multi-family visits or a large family due to all the sleeping and living space.


Keywords: Private, exclusive, close to the lake, high ceilings, 2 large balconies, garage, pool table, big closets, bunk bed, pine trees, three levels, views of the slopes, 3 bedrooms, large master w/ jacuzzi tub, 38 foot ceiling, indoor basketball hoop, sunken bar, wi-fi, wireless Internet

More Details

Property Manager
Ed Smetak
Member since: 2011
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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Why Ed Smetak chose Whispering Forest

A beautiful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of a big city. Crisp mountain air, lots of stars, skiing in the winter and fishing in the summer.

What makes this house unique

38 foot ceiling in the main living room with sky lights. There is a lot of inside space that make the property feel grand. The house sits on a slope which allows for magnificent views and complete privacy due to many evergreens strategically placed around the property.


Whispering Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Separate jetted tub in the master bedroom
    Upstairs Bathroon - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet
  • Master bath = Shower and stand-alone Jacuzzi tub Upstairs bath = Shower and Tub Downstairs bath = 1/2 bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Twin mattresses in the bunk bed. Also a double bed
    Den - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Futon sleeping size = 43" wide x 69" long
  • Master bedroom: (1) King size bed. 2nd bedroom: (1) Full size bed. 3rd bedroom: (3) beds - (2) twin mattresses in a bunk bed layout and (1) stand-alone full mattress. Perfect kids room. Den: (2) Futons that convert into sleepers and (1) stand-alone twin bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
The living room level makes this house an entertaining hub. Sunken bar room separates the two living rooms to create a unique layout. The living room contains a fireplace surrounded by sitting areas and a billiards table. Plenty of room to lay back and recount your day on the slopes or hike. The large kitchen is close by and just wants you to start cooking those juicy steaks. Impressive ceilings with plenty of natural light and an incredible sense of open space throughout. Brand new 5 burner gas cooktop installed in the kitchen to compliment dual convection ovens. Lots of wood throughout the house. Attached garage holds an indoor basketball hoop!! Wireless Internet. High defintion TV in the living room only. 42' new flat screen TV in living room.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Huge 'Home away from Home' for the Winter Ski Season!
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a great location! Ed was very nice and fast at responding to emails. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your house.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome and thank you for choosing to spend your Thanksgiving holiday at our home!
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Another great stay and trip!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in this cabin, and again, was great!!!

Everything, like the past year, was perfect. The attention of the owner, great quality of the house, great location and great comfort for all my family, makes me want to return next year.

It will definitely be my first choice again!!!


  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is great! It slept 10 people very comfortably, we were able to play pool & basketball all weekend long. The kitchen has everything you might need and the house itself is very close to the slopes (>10 minutes). I would definitely rent again and recommend to all my friends/family. ALSO, the owners are GREAT! There was a bad storm the weekend of our trip and the owner contact me the night before to make sure I had a safe route up to the cabin, and the recommend the roads that he thought would be best for travel. 10/10 would rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 0

Loved it . Lots of room . Made use of pool table and court Great place

  • 5 of 5

Only bad thing was the driveway Scaped bottom of our cars

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

for the last 5 years my friends, my family and I go up to big bear for snowboarding, We rented different kinds of cabin and houses but so far this is far beyond our expectation, I definitely recommended this place.. and now we are planning to come back this summer and rent this house again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It is so rewarding to hear that our guests enjoyed their precious vacation time at our home. Come back any time!
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4 0

Property was wayyyy bigger than we had imagined. Plenty of space for our group.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very clean and organized. Plenty of space. Pool table was used often. Found nothing to be displeasing and would definitely recommend another family or group to stay in this home.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed NYE and started your New Year at our home. Thank you for recognizing the space is so much bigger than the pictures suggest.
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Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bear Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Ski
3.5 Miles
Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Snow Summit
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
The Village
Car: recommended

The house is a quick drive to both Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski resorts in the winter.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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