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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Charming cabin with all the comforts of home and more! Perfect 2B/2B retreat!


*** If you are looking for a last minute get away and are a small party of 2-4 guests please message me -- if we are not fully booked we offer last minute specials :) ***

*** An additional fee of $25/night/adult applies to parties of 5+ adults. This additional fee does NOT apply to small children. Please email me for a custom rental bid if the system quote includes this additional charge but the extra guests are small children (we don't charge extra for little ones and can amend the quote accordingly to remove the extra $25/night fee :) ***

Welcome to KANODIA LAKE VIEW! This 'mountain modern' property has been lovingly restored with modern amenities and conveniences while keeping the warmth and charm of a true mountain escape.

Why the name "KANODIA"? The Serrano's (a Native American tribe) were the first settlers in the Big Bear Valley. They refer to themselves as the Yuhaviatam, which means "People of the Pines". In honor of these first settlers we wanted to give our cabins a Serrano name. "Kanodia" which means "Where Heaven Rests Upon the Earth" captured our hearts and became the trademark for our beautiful cabins. We feel blessed to share them with you!

If this cabin is booked please visit our other cabin #619437 (walking distance to Snow Summit).

ENJOY this beautiful, fully remodeled Big Bear cabin located just steps from the lake at Metcalf Bay! We're located on a quiet, private road - one house off the lake. Public access to Metcalf Bay is one house over just across the street (about 100 feet).

All brand new furnishings! High ceilings in all the rooms have incredible wood accents and large wood and iron beams, making this home one of a kind!

Situated on a private road you’ll see amazing sunset and mountain views from the front of the house. Grab your fishing poles and walk 100 feet to lake front access or take a 5 minute walk down the road and rent a boat at Holloway’s Marina. Or bring your own boat with you and store it behind the house!

This home is one mile from the Big Bear village -- everything Big Bear has to offer is close by for your enjoyment!

This home is clean, roomy and bright, decorated with warm, rich colors and beautiful furnishings. It’s the perfect place for two couples or two small families searching for a fun-filled, relaxing vacation in the Big Bear Valley. Gorgeous surroundings and views, wildlife and a quiet peaceful community make this cabin the perfect choice.

* FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: The kitchen is fully stocked and can be used to serve up beautiful entertaining meals. Brand new custom kitchen cabinets, gorgeous granite, stainless steel appliances (gas stove), two large windows and a door leading to a large deck, plus tons of counter space make this an ideal cook's paradise ... or you can eat out in the many fabulous restaurants in the area!

* DINING ROOM: The dining table is located in the large kitchen and seats up to eight for those special meals with friends and family.

* LIVING ROOM: The spacious living room is warm and cozy with a large double lounger chair and leather couch (queen sleeper sofa). A beautiful rock fireplace and artwork finish out this relaxing room. Entertainment is provided by a brand new 42” High Definition LCD TV (cable included), DVD unit & iHome. Wireless high speed internet is available at no charge. To reminisce of years gone by, we have a record player and lots of albums to choose from.

* FOUR DECKS: There are four decks to enjoy the outdoors. Two decks are located in front – one on the lower level as you enter the property and a private deck off the master bedroom upstairs. The back yard features a large deck with a huge pine tree coming through the middle. Great for barbecuing or relaxing at night while watching shooting stars. A side deck offers a great location to view the lake while enjoying your morning coffee.

* BEDROOM 1 / MASTER BEDROOM: The master bedroom is equipped with a king bed, seating area, dresser, night stands, artwork, seating bench, a 32” HD TV and private upstairs balcony

* BEDROOM 2 / GUEST BEDROOM: The guest bedroom is equipped with a king bed, night stand, dresser, 32” HD TV, artwork and seating bench.

* BATHROOM 1 - DOWNSTAIRS: This bathroom features new custom cabinets with matching mirror and beautiful granite. Full, large shower and plenty of space!

* BATHROOM 2 - UPSTAIRS: This bathroom is located between the two bedrooms upstairs. It is large and features new custom cabinets with matching mirror and beautiful granite. A tub/shower combination and large vaulted/beamed ceilings make this room comfortable and spacious.

* LAUNDRY AREA: A washer and dryer are provided for your convenience on the ground floor.

* FUN FOR EVERYONE: While the children enjoy puzzles, music, movies and games, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy views of the lake. There’s even a record player and lots of records to choose from … go back in time as you listen to albums from the 1960’s through the 1980s!

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More Details

Laura Alvarado
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Laura Alvarado

We're a family from Orange County, CA who fell in love with Big Bear many years ago. We bought our first property - Kanodia Lodge - years ago and recently converted it to a rental. We had such incredible feedback from our guests that we decided to purchase this home and offer our guests a new adventure in Big Bear near the lake.

Laura Alvarado purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Laura Alvarado chose Big Bear Lake

This home is steps from the lake - literally. It's located close to everything - walking distance to Holloway's Marina and only a mile from town and the ski resorts. Located on a private street, this home is charming and warm ... with the most incredible sunsets right out your front door.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet this home offers and the location is ideal - both for summer and winter activities. Being so close to the lake and town is wonderful yet you still feel secluded and private at this location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Laura! Here is my review …

We stayed 2 nights for a ski week-end with my 3 boys. From the booking to the check-out, everything was perfect and very well organized, very professional. The cabin was extremely clean, very well equipped and decorated. We found there anything we needed and much more (plenty of DVD, toys, music, old disc player, sleds...). The kids loved the cabin. The bedrooms were like a 4 stars hotel decorated with taste and great king size beds. Kitchen and bathrooms looked newly remodeled. Located along the lake, it's beautiful and only 10 minutes from snow summit slopes! We've been skiing all day and enjoyed the warmness of the cabin after ski. We also had a lot of fun doing alpine slide and tubes snow park 5 minutes away from the cabin! For my next WE in Big Bear, I won't spend 2 hours in VRBO. This place is just the perfect place. Thank you!
Mar 2013
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Big Bear Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • House guidelines & rules are fully detailed in the rental contract you agree to online when booking - please read this carefully.
  • After you book our property you will receive a Welcome Packet with all the information you will need for your stay including open/close instructions.
  • No pets or smoking allowed anywhere on the property - will result in loss of security deposit and you will be asked to vacate the home immediately.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large family bath - custom cabinets and granite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second spacious bath downstairs
  • Both bathrooms have new custom cabinets and beautiful granite counters!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private balcony off master with peek-a-boo views of the lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King beds in each bedroom. Queen sleeper sofa in den.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Walking distance to Holloway's Marina and steps from the lake and fishing. Bring your boat - there's room to park it behind the house.


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average rating of 4.97479 based on 122 reviews

Cozy cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful, neat and clean place. We all loved the place and really enjoyed our stay. We felt like our own home. Perfect furniture and appliances. Very nice bedrooms and comfortable beds. I will strongly recommend this cabin and if we decide to go back to Big Bear we will rent this cabin again. Easy communication with owner, she returns your messages immediately. Walking distance to the lake and very close to village and shops.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Pre Christmas Visit to Big Bear Cozy Cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this cute cabin was so wonderful. The neighborhood was so quiet, you can see the stars, hear the wind blowing with the pines, and inside warm and cozy. Decorated so wonderful. Stocked full and did not need to bring anything but food to eat and cook. Will be back in the summer and would recommend this cabin and the owners communication was wonderful. So clean and you could see pride in ownership with vacation rental. Fun Fun. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific Experience

  • 5 of 5

The property is wonderful. My boys and I had a fantastic time and the owner of the home, Laura, was most helpful. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, inviting, warm, spacious and stocked!

  • 5 of 5

Laura is a wonderful host/owner and the place could not have been more inviting, cozy and stocked with everything for adults and children. Seriously nothing was missed at all. We will be returning most certainly on our next trip to Big Bear!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Summer Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We visited the cabin during the month of July and had a wonderful time. The cabin was clean and very well stocked with all of the basics we needed during our stay. The bedrooms were comfortable and we enjoyed the front and back decks at dusk and in the evening. Even though it was warm during the day (around 80 degrees) the cabin remained cool and there was always a nice breeze from the lake.

The location of the cabin is great. It is close to the lake and the shops were easy to get to. The area is quiet and offers a lot of outdoor space for kids to run around. In the evening my kids were able to throw around a football outside as my husband barbecued. During the day we spent time at the lake, in both Big Bear and nearby Green Valley Lake where we fished, swam, and rented kayaks and stand up paddle boards.

There are some nice touches in this cabin that my family really enjoyed; the den has a record player and a stack of old records which enthralled my teenager, my husband was thrilled with the speed of the wifi as he had to use his computer for work, and my son was excited about all of the DVDs and board games. These things made the cabin feel more like a home and I appreciated that.

My family and I hope to return to this cabin in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Quinta

Comfortable & quiet!

  • 4 of 5

We loved this place!! We stayed for a week during the 4th of July holiday and we were very pleased that it was so peaceful and quiet -- well away from the 4th of July traffic noise of Big Bear's main drive.

Laura is a very attentive manager and it shows -- the cabin is meticulously well-cared for! It's nicely furnished with modern appliances and a well-stocked kitchen for preparing a dinner party. The only thing we would've liked were some nice comfy chairs on the front deck to enjoy the sunsets!

This will be at the top of our list for next year's trip!!

Bill & Pearl

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you loved the cabin so much :). Sorry the deck chairs were not to your liking though! We're sorry to have lost 1 star for that since we have over 100 5 star reviews. We decided to go with iron furniture since it continues to look great and it stands up to harsh winter conditions and strong summer sun. Next time you visit feel free to put a towel or something down that may make the chairs more comfortable for you :).
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Snow Summit
Bear Mountain
Grizzly Manor Cafe
"Best breakfast in Big Bear! Go early ... the place is always packed."
Big Bear Snow Play
Footbridge for Fishing
Sugar Pine Bake Shop
"Great treats - right around the corner from the house :)"
Murray's Saloon & Eatery
"Local fun - food is yummy, drinks are good."
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
"Lots of fun for kids and right around the corner from the cabin."
Azteca Grill Restaurant
"Great mexican food at a fair price - close to the cabin!"
The Bowling Barn
Big Bear Discovery Center
Swim Beach
Youth Center Skate Park
Log Cabin Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Walking distance from the cabin!"
Village Theaters North
"Enjoy a movie on your vacation - right in the heart of the Village - 1 mile from the cabin."
Village Pizza
Big Bear Parasail & Water Support
Big Bear Mountain Golf Course
Holloway's Marina & RV Park
Big Bear Discovery Center
Miss Liberty Big Bear Lake Tour
Hacienda Grill Mexican & Sports Bar
"Recently remodeled - great food and service!"
Boulder Bay Park
"Beautiful park!"
Moonridge Animal Park
"Fun for the whole family!"
Castle Rock Trail
"Amazing hiking trail - tremendous views if you make it to the top!"
Teddy Bear Restaurant
Action ZipLine Tours
"What an adventure - the tour guides were fantastic and we had a ton of fun!"
Big Bear Funplex
"Great place for the kids."
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
"You can't go wrong with the zoo - small but full of interesting animals - very fun!"
Get The Burger
"Best burger in town!"
Himalayan Restaurant
"Food is great but service can be slow during busy times. Very popular and tasty."
North Pole Fudge and Ice Cream Company
Mountain Bear Essentials
Nottinghams Restaurant
"Good food, music in the tavern, nice outdoor eating area - very peaceful."
Peppercorn Grille
"Great food - pricey but worth it!"
Big Bear Marina
Sweet Basil Bistro
Pine Knot Marina
Big Bear Lake
Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room -- CLOSED
"Great local place - you won't be disappointed!"
El Jacalito Grill
"Great mexican food & margaritas!"
Wolf Creek Wine & Jazz Room
"Great wine, beer and appetizers. Amazing jazz - fun place! "
B's Backyard BBQ -- CLOSED
"Great place to grab a drink and watch the sun set over the lake."
The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar
Thelma's Family Restaurant
Stater Bros at Big Bear Blvd
Aspen Glen Picnic Area
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Log Cabin Restaurant - historical - great food!
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Snow Summit and Bear Mountain
Car: recommended

The location of this property is amazing. Just steps from the lake on a private road, enjoy amazing sunset views from this home. We are walking distance to Holloway's Marina and a 1/2 mile from Alpine Slide (summer and winter activity park). Town is 1 mile away and Snow Summit is 1.5 miles. Close to everything Big Bear has to offer yet a world away ... this is the PERFECT getaway destination! Don't forget to visit the Moonridge Zoo, the Discovery Center, and check out all the incredible events taking place year round!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Check in Fee $20
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 11.0%

** Standard Rates are ONLY valid for current calendar year - new seasonal rates are set at the beginning of each year

** Rates apply to 4 adults; additional fees apply to more than 4 adults (7 max occupancy)

** $40 Check In/Out Service fee required for parties of 6+ (the city now requires check in service to verify ID upon arrival)

** Additional cleaning applies to reservations 5+ nights

** Custom quotes will be applied to parties of 4+ adults

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.