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*BIG BEAR CASTLE* SEE VIDEO TOUR, 5 STAR, WALK TO LAKE 4200 SF 6 BD LUXURY HOME

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

GREAT RATES, LOTS OF ROOM TO GATHER, WALK TO LAKE, FOX FARM AREA EASY TO ACCESS

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CREATE A FAMILY MEMORY NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN…BRING YOUR FAMILY TO BIG BEAR CASTLE !!!!!!

****IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid the possibility of fraud the management of Big Bear Castle will NEVER ask you to wire money or even to send in a check. All of our financial transactions are done safely and securely through VRBO using a Visa, MasterCard or electronic transfer from your Checking. We abide by the City Code in Big Bear Lake which limits our property to a maximum occupancy of 16 people so please do not submit an inquiry if you have more than that number of guests in your group. Also the City does not allow us to host weddings on the property.****

BIG BEAR CASTLE is an exquisite 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4200 sq. ft,. uniquely designed luxury home that sleeps 16. This gorgeous home is in a beautiful, convenient and easy to access area of Big Bear Lake (close to skiing and just 1/2 mile from the lake). The home is nestled in the pines on a fenced and gated property. Walk to the lake where you can fish, hike or watch 4th of July fireworks !!! Shopping is nearby.

The main house of BIG BEAR CASTLE estate consists of 4 (of the 6) bedrooms & 4 baths. One of the bedrooms & two of the baths are on the main floor to accomodate any elderly in your group. The Castle bridge will take you to an attached private 'Casita guest house' that has an additional 2 bedrooms, a mini livingroom (with yet another fireplace !) and a bathroom (with jacuzzi tub). Try out your cooking skills in the amazing kitchen with granite countertops, custom travertine flooring, a large Viking stove, and stainless steel built-in appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen has a large pantry available for storing your food and is stocked with lots of board games for your family and friends to enjoy. This fabulous main house has two dining rooms... the custom round dining room has a table that seats 8, a small round table that seats 4 and another dining room off the living room has a large table that seats 8. The large (620 sq. ft). living room has a wood burning fireplace with plenty of seating as well as a beautiful pool table, flat screen TV, DVD player and wireless internet. Laundry facilities are provided for your use. The castle has an inner courtyard (700 sq. ft.) where you can sit and enjoy the mountain air or you can relax in the beautiful new spa on the 500 sq. ft. patio out the back of the main house. This luxury home is the perfect location for your next family reunion, ski trip with friends, girls or guys 'weekend away', summer vacation, holiday gathering, honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration. Bring your family and friends up to Big Bear Lake for an unforgettable experience at BIG BEAR CASTLE...'The Castle in the Pines'. When you share the cost with family and friends you end up in a 4200 sq. ft. home for what you may have paid for multiple hotel rooms per night. We think you'll want to return again and again!!

Accomodations Include:

**MAIN HOUSE

**Bedroom #1 King with fireplace, private bath with jacuzzi tub and french doors leading to a private 350sq. ft. deck.

**Bedroom #2 Queen

**Bedroom #3 Full Bunk Bed set and a full futon

**Bedroom #4 Queen Bed and daybed with trundle (bedroom is located on the main floor with private bath)

***CASITA GUEST HOUSE***

Bathroom in the casita has a jacuzzi tub.

**Bedroom #5 Queen

**Bedroom #6 * Full Bunk Bed set (Double Bed Top & Bottom)

***A washer and dryer are available for your use in the single car garage.

*** The single car garage is available for your use.

**Charcoal BBQ provided

**Smoking is not allowed in the home

**No pets allowed.

Keywords: 5 star, home, house, vacation rental, cabin, castle, luxury, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, bedroom on main floor, close to slopes, near lake, great location, big fenced yard, hot tub, spa, pool table, large deck, free high-speed internet, kid-friendly, family reunions, large groups, gourmet kitchen, sleeps 16 .

More Details

Owner
Mary & Gary Terkelsen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About Mary & Gary Terkelsen

We have been visiting Big Bear each year for a number of years and fell in love with the area. Our children and grandchildren have joined us there for wonderful vacations. Big Bear offers everything from skiing to boating to live theater to walks in the village to get an ice cream.

Mary & Gary Terkelsen purchased this house in 2011

Why Mary & Gary Terkelsen chose Big Bear Lake

When we saw Big Bear Castle for the first time we were drawn to it's old world charm and the incredible attention to detail in craftsmanship. It had an abundance of custom features. While large enough to accomodate several families the home had a warmth that made us want to grab a hot chocolate and sit by the fire.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that the castle has plenty of room for individual privacy while at the same time allowing for several families to gather in the large livingroom to enjoy the fire, watch TV, enjoy board games with the kids or play pool. The large outdoor patio and courtyard are great for large groups to enjoy a BarBQ or for family to simply sit in the solitude of the mountains or read under the pine treees.

Amenities

Fox Farm House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to Main Floor Queen Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Attached to Master Bedroom- Has large jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath near Queen Bedroom and Bunk Room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Casita Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on Main Floor near garage entry
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This Bedroom is on Main floor with its own bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom with Fireplace and own Bathroom w/jacuzzi tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest Room with Queen Bed near Bunk Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Great for Kids - Double Mattress Bunk Set and a Double Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom in Casita
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed Room with Double Mattress Top and Bottom in Casita
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bed in Each of Three Guest Rooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a double futon in one of the bunk rooms, Bunk Beds (1) Two of the rooms have bunk beds that have Double/Full mattresses
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Big Bear Castle is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends (a savings over individual motel rooms when families share the cost). With three large patio areas for entertaining, dining room seating for 16,and 6 bedrooms there should be plenty of room for your family and friends. The castle has a wonderful location...just a short half-mile walk to the lake & 5 minutes to the ski hill or village. We are conveniently located near shopping. An elegant home in a beautiful mountain setting...what could be more perfect for your getaway !

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(83 traveler reviews)

*BIG BEAR CASTLE* SEE VIDEO TOUR, 5 STAR, WALK TO LAKE 4200 SF 6 BD LUXURY HOME
average rating of 4.951807 based on 83 reviews
4

Great venue for family time!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the property and the amenities, it served the purpose for a family of 10. The only thing I would've liked, is that there were more cable and dvd instructions for the TV in the master bedroom, Lysa was helpful in getting it working properly the first night, (after much discussion with the cable company), but it didn't work the following days after. All and all a very clean and properly equipped rental. I would've given it 5 stars but the bottom line price with all the fees and taxes made it to so expensive for just 3 days on a off season schedule...I could've rented a similar property for less than but with a view of the lake.....

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed Big Bear Castle and all of its luxury amenities. Yes, we agree that the housekeeping crew keep it wonderfully clean and appropriately supplied. We're so glad you felt it was a great venue for family time ! Regarding pricing... There are a limited number of rentals in Big Bear Lake that are able to accommodate 16 people. Of those luxury homes in the 4200 sq. ft. and above range Big Bear Castle is extremely competitively priced (one of the lowest) on nightly rates during all seasons of the years. We haven't even been charging our guests the 3% Big Bear Lake tourism tax... we just pay that ourselves. I agree that additional fees can be frustrating but unfortunately we aren't able to do anything about the California taxes or the fees that VRBO charges...we wish we could ! Thanks again for all your kind words about the amenities at Big Bear Castle !
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5

Best Big Bear vacation EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Big Bear Castle. It was more than enough room for all 15 of us. We went with 4 families total. There was snow in the backyard...enough to make a little sled run and a snowman. I loved the way the house was set up. The kitchen was so close to the dining room and living room. While some were cooking in the kitchen, others were playing games at the dinner table. We had the fireplace lit which added to the ambiance. We hit the slopes one day which was so close to the house...maybe a 5 minute drive. This house was perfect for what we needed and wanted.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you and your family had such a fun-filled visit to Big Bear Castle ! Your description of the house helps to let other families know what they will enjoy during their stay. I'm glad you got the added bonus of snow ! Thanks again...we look forward to having you visit again.
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5

We had a fantastic stay for the entire family.

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, jacuzzi

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott...So glad that you and your family had a fantastic stay...Yes guests really enjoy the "location, location" just 1/2 mile from the lake, 5 minutes from the village and 2 minutes to Starbucks (that last one is a big plus !). We look forward to having you visit again !
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5

Plenty of room for plenty of fun

  • 5 of 5

We had 15 adults and 1 child. Had room for everyone, the kitchen was big with plenty of counter space. A lot of room in the house and outside. Master bedroom was great. We took advantage of the jacuzzi was perfect in the snowy 29° weather. The owners are great and answer all your questions to get you ready for your stay. Property managers are also very helpful. Will definitely be going back.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much George for taking the time to write such a wonderful review ! Your review will help guests to know what they will enjoy about Big Bear Castle when they visit. We really appreciate it and will look forward to your return visit ! (Remember that summer is a great time to visit Big Bear Castle as well!)
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5

Family memories

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at The Big Bear Castle and we had a wonderful memorable time. The castle was just as we remembered it and we felt very much at home. We cooked in the well stocked kitchen then ate together at the big round table. This was always one of our favorite times together. The castle is a warm & inviting home just waiting for families to come & enjoy it. We hope to stay again next year!

I want to thank Mary & Gary for opening their beautiful home to us & hope they continue to offer it as a family rental property.

Connie & Family

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Connie ! We're so glad you had another memorable visit at Big Bear Castle. We appreciate all of your kind remarks. Yes, memories made spending time up in the mountains together as a family will last a lifetime. It's wonderful that you are making these trips such a special time for your family.
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5

Truly a Castle

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express how great and beautiful this home is. Big Bear Castle is definitely worth booking, as it has plenty of room with 4 bedrooms in the main house and 2 in the guest house. We had snowfall both the day we arrived and the following day. We all fell in love with this house and you will definitely get your money's worth with a large group.

The Castle is more modern with a smart TV in the living room, wifi, and a great kitchen. The hot tub was great as well, as we sat inside it as it began to snow it could not have been more perfect. Showers have plenty of water pressure and the water heats up instantly. The owners are a pleasure to deal with, we cannot wait to go back.

Only suggestion: bring your own frying pans for breakfast.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jonathan for the wonderful review of Big Bear Castle. So glad that you all had a great time...and you even enjoyed some snow ! Your helpful review will certainly help guests understand all the amenities they can enjoy at Big Bear Castle. P.S. I'll check out the frying pan situation because we just bought several new frying pans a couple months back so perhaps they got hidden away in a wrong cupboard by previous guests.
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Big Bear Lake is the 'go to' destination for families due to it's close proximity to Los Angeles and 'four-season charm'.

In the winter Big Bear Lake is a skiiers and snowboarders paradise. With two ski resorts, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Big Bear is the ideal mountain resort. The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Snow Play (the only inner tube parks in Southern California that have Magic Carpet uphill lifts that transport riders to the top of the mountain) provide hours of family fun for adults and children alike. When your day is finished stroll the village enjoying a cup of hot chocolate or enjoy an evening of live theater.

In the summer family and friends can enjoy all types of water sports in Big Bear including boating, the Miss Liberty tour boat, entertainment at the Performing Arts Center, fishing, para-sailing, jet-skiing, swimming and more. Be sure to enjoy a visit to the Big Bear Discovery Center and the Big Bear Historical Museum. End your day with shopping and dinner in the Village.

Don't overlook Spring & Fall in Beautiful Big Bear where you can enjoy moderate temperatures and a variety of mountain activities like horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, golf and more.

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Rates & Availability

Fox Farm House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
May 30 - June 29
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$695
Fri,Sat
$3,500
 
 
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
July 7 - Aug. 31
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$695
Fri,Sat
$3,500
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
Sept. 5 - Sept. 30
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$595
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
October & Octoberfest
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$595
From
$695
Fri,Sat
$2,995
 
 
Nov. 1 - 18
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$695
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Nov. 27 - Dec. 20
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$675
From
$795
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$695
From
$795
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Jan. 16 to Feb. 15, 2018
Jan 16 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$695
From
$795
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
President's Day Weekend 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Feb. 20 to Mar. 23, 2018
Feb 20 2018 - Mar 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
$695
From
$795
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Mar. 24 to Apr. 8, 2018
Mar 24 2018 - Apr 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$725
From
$795
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Apr. 9 to May 24, 2018
Apr 9 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 2018
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$695
 
 
May 29 to June 28, 2018
May 29 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
4th of July Week 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
$875
 
 
July 10 to Aug. 30, 2018
Jul 10 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
Sept. 4 to Sept. 30, 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, 2018
Oct 1 2018 - Nov 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Thanksgiving Week 2018
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
Nov. 27 to Dec. 14, 2018
Nov 27 2018 - Dec 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$695
From
$795
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Dec. 15 to Dec. 20, 2018
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$795
 
 
Christmas Holiday 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Dec 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
New Years Eve 2018
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Holiday Rates:
Thanksgiving $850 a night plus cleaning & tax (4 night minimum)
Christmas $1200 a night plus cleaning & tax(4 night min.)
New Years $1000 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
MLK Day, Presidents Day $850 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
Memorial Day $750 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
July 4th Holiday $850 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
Labor Day $750 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
****IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid the possibility of fraud the management of Big Bear Castle will NEVER ask you to wire money or even to send in a check. All of our financial transactions are done safely and securely through VRBO using a Visa, MasterCard or electronic transfer from your Checking. We abide by the City Code in Big Bear Lake which limits our property to a maximum occupancy of 16 people so please do not submit an inquiry if you have more than that number of guests in your group. Also the City does not allow us to host weddings on the property.We request renters be at least 25 years of age and older ****
BIG BEAR CASTLE is an exquisite 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4200 sq. ft,. uniquely designed luxury home that sleeps 16. This gorgeous home is in a beautiful, convenient and easy to access area of Big Bear Lake (close to skiing and just 1/2 mile from the lake). The home is nestled in the pines on a fenced and gated property. Walk to the lake where you can fish, hike or watch 4th of July fireworks !!! Shopping is nearby. The main house of BIG BEAR CASTLE estate consists of 4 (of the 6) bedrooms & 4 baths. One of the bedrooms & two of the baths are on the main floor to accomodate any elderly in your group. The Castle bridge will take you to an attached private 'Casita guest house' that has an additional 2 bedrooms, a mini livingroom (with yet another fireplace !) and a bathroom (with jacuzzi tub).
Thank you ! We look forward to having you visit Big Bear Castle!

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