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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

A wonderful video of Big Bear Castle can be viewed by looking through the photos ...it is Photo #25 and the video can be viewed simply by clicking on the arrow on the picture.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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

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*BIG BEAR CASTLE* SEE VIDEO TOUR, 5 STAR, WALK TO LAKE 4200 SF 6 BD LUXURY HOME
average rating of 4.955056 based on 89 reviews
Palm Springs, CA
5

Spacious, relaxing, great location

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Big Bear Castle. There was plenty of space for two large families and plenty of fun things to do. The house is so large that it allowed us adults to have plenty of peace and quiet while the kids enjoyed themselves. The pool table and hot tub were the biggest hits! The location is walking distance to the lake and close to shopping and restaurants. The kids went nuts over staying in a "castle" and enjoyed kid time playing in the casita. It was also nice having wifi, and we brought our xbox 360 so the kids could play games. I highly recommend this amazing property and plan to return for another visit!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ronnie...thanks so much for all your kind comments about Big Bear Castle. We're glad your family was able to enjoy some "together-time" in the mountains and that Big Bear Castle was your chosen vacation spot. We hope you can return again sometime. Thanks again !
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5

Amazing property.

  • 5 of 5

We came here with 4 families and had a great time. The home is beautiful, plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, great jacuzzi and BBQ. Super nice owners too.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Marina... we're so glad you had a fun time up at Big Bear Castle ! We really appreciate your wonderful review of the property. Hope to see you back again soon !
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Hermosa Beach
5

Great Property tons of Rooms

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the castle. Tons of rooms with a lot of space and a hot tub. Walking distance to the lake and in a nice neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Tyler, for your great review ! Yes, Big Bear Castle has lots of room for guests to spread out and have their own space to relax but also several gathering areas when guests want some "together time". Thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit again! Fall is also a beautiful time of year up in Big Bear and there are lots of activities during Octoberfest !
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Fremont, CA
5

Excellent property. Great hosts.

  • 5 of 5

No complaints at all. The house was clean, large and well stocked. The location was good - lots of stuff to do nearby. The neighborhood was quiet. We had a great time. Thank you !

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time at Big Bear Castle! We really appreciate you taking the time to let others know what they will enjoy when they visit ! Hope you can visit again soon!
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Anaheim, CA
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, close to the lake and supermarket. Very roomy, big kitchen with awesome stove. The kids loved that we were staying in castle.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica for your kind words about our property. It is a unique experience staying in a "castle" up in Big Bear Lake. Many of the families tell us that the "castle look" made it that much more fun for their children. Some families have even had "Princess and Prince" parties for their children while there (some even with costumes). We're so glad you enjoyed the amenities. Hope you'll be able to visit again soon ! Fall is a beautiful season to return to Big Bear Castle ! Thanks !
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5

July 4th getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Big Bear Castle! It was the perfect place to accommodate our large group of 14. Very peaceful. The location was close to the village, shops and groceries stores. We also really enjoyed the pool table and hot tub. If you are looking to stay in Big Bear, this is the place to be!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aileen, we really appreciate your wonderful review ! We're so happy that your family enjoyed their time at Big Bear Castle. It's so nice to know that you will have special memories to last a lifetime ! We look forward to your return ! Thanks again !
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Insurance $59

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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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