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This Cottage is Showered with Oak Leaves During Fall on the Mountain

Bedrooms 1
Space 425 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Romantic one-bedroom cottage shaded by mature pine trees.

Fall is a special season at the Pinecone Cottage. Just behind a white picket fence and your private driveway is this one-bedroom property. What makes fall so special? Guests love our low rate -- just $79 a night! We challenge you to find another Big Bear cabin at this very economical price with so much charm.

Another feature that attracts guests is the large bedroom with its queen bed and Sleep Number mattress that allows you to find you best comfort level in just a few seconds. Next to the queen bed is a built-in desk tucked under a bay window that fills the room with light. If the only way you can take off for a mountain getaway is by promising the boss a few 'must-do' assignments will get done, this is an ideal location to tackle them. Your laptop, the simple WiFi connection, and an understanding partner are all that's needed.

Pinecone Cottage is located on the east end of Big Bear Valley. But the lake and village are just a 10-minute drive away. Take a moment to review the many positive comments from former guests, making the Pinecone Cottage a five-star property. The cottage has more than two dozen pine trees that fill the large, fenced backyard. They are particularly majestic at sunup and sundown. That’s how the cottage got its name. Let's not forget the many oak trees in the front yard. They shower the cottage with falling leaves that resemble golden butterflies.

Inside, there is an eclectic mix of old-world treasures, rustic American antiques, as well as all the modern conveniences one expects in a vacation home. In addition to WiFi, there are 100s of channels to surf on the TVs in the living room and bedroom. The living room bookshelves have games and books to enjoy during your stay.

Just because the cottage is cozy, it doesn't mean the eat-in kitchen is lacking anything to prepare your own meals. Much care was taken to utilize every square inch of space in this kitchen, which includes a microwave for quick snacks, plus a four-burner stove and oven for larger meals. There's also a full-size frig. Plenty of cabinet space below and above gleaming black granite countertops hold all the pots and pans you will need to make a four-course dinner, if so inclined. A coffee maker, blender and toaster -- even a crock pot -- are included. The vaulted ceilings, covered in a rich T&G honey pine planks, make you realize you are in the mountains. The same shade appears on the wood floors.

Even your morning shower can be an adventure in the Pinecone Cottage. The tub has a rain forest shower head, plus a second hand-held rinsing nozzle. There's a hair dryer, of course, plus plenty of plush towels, soap and shampoo. You'll even find cotton balls!

We love our pets as much as any fur-loving parents, but Pinecone has a no pet policy. Also, the maximum occupancy is four individuals. Whether you want to stay for two days or a week or two, we look forward to enhancing your decision to visit Big Bear (we have even had guests stay for a month and more).

Call our toll-free number today -- 888-424-5211 -- or send a request to book the charming Pinecone Cottage for you and that special someone. You'll be very glad you did.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About The Owner

Pine Cone Cottage is a joint effort of three gentlemen. Each of us moved to California from different parts of the United States. One by one we found our way to Big Bear. Each of us fell in love with the mountain lifestyle and with the community of Big Bear. One of us was a real estate instructor, one was a registered nurse and one was a top producing sales manager for a leading company of home products. Each of us loves this community and it is our sincere desire that you be able to experience the same joy while in Big Bear. Each of us is a "people person" and will do what we are able to ensure that.

Pictured here is David Gurzenski and his two grandsons Jake and Drew. He acts as property manager, and will be the individual who helps you set up your reservation and will be your contact person if you have any questions about the cottage.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1995

Why The Owner chose Big Bear

Even though this property was purchased some 20 years ago, the guesthouse did not even exist at the time. When the owners first built it, it was one room and was used for family and friends. Now it is a four-room cottage with all the amenities you should need to be comfortable. The cottage is now filled with a fine collection of treasures gathered from trips throughout Europe, or discovered in corners of quaint antique shops. The final result has impressed each of the couples who have enjoyed staying in the cottage. Many of them have been so moved by the experience that they have added their glowing comments on the review page of this listing, making it a five-star rated VRBO property.

What makes this cottage unique

California is a unique state. Where else can you experience the ocean, the desert and the mountains all in one day. When you wish to choose the mountains to decompress from your fast paced life in SOCAL, we want to be your choice for lodging. Pinecone Cottage is designed to be relaxing and even romantic (if need be). Don't hesitate to ask for any special requests or needs. If you want the cabin decorated for a special problem. We have even put flowers and champagne ahead of arrivals. It is our desire that you be so happy with your stay with us that you will join the many others who have become returning guests.


Sugarloaf Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bath contains both tub and shower, plus a hair dryer and all the supplies you will need.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Other (See Description) - 1 queen , The bedroom contains a televison, DVD, CD and record player.
  • A queen size bed and a brand new pillow-top Sleep Number mattress promise restful nights in the cottage.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
As these photographs show, this charming guest house has been created and designed to offer the upmost in quality accommodations at an affordable price. Shop around, compare and then come and stay. We don't believe that you will be sorry that you did.


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This Cottage is Showered with Oak Leaves During Fall on the Mountain
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews


  • 5 of 5

David and Allen exceptionally friendly , explained in detail cottage amentias . Enjoyed very much needed relaxation . Very nice cozy cottage!!! Looking forward to future stays !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice cozy place

  • 5 of 5

Place was very clean, very nice and cozy and owners were very kind and helpful

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Very nice..perfect for a relaxing weekend. .the cabin was just as the pictures show..bed is very comfortable. .the cabin is very easy to find..nice quiet neighborhood. .very nice kitchen..we cooked breakfast and dinner..all the amenities you could ask for in the kitchen...and a cute fireplace in living room..had a great time. And David and Alan were great..

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and Quiet Cottage-The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely cottage, close to all the activities Big Bear Lake offers. The cottage has everything you could possibly need. It is very well appointed and in a beautiful setting with tall pine trees. A very cute, romantic getaway. The cottage was very clean, the Wifi and cable worked perfectly. The kitchen is so well stocked for extensive cooking. There are plenty of linens and the fireplace was so nice in the evenings. I would give more than 5 stars if I could.

David was extremely prompt and kind when I first inquired about this property. I was supplied with very specific directions to the cottage, he greeted me upon arrival and bent over backwards to make me feel welcome. The three owners are very willing to answer questions anytime and give great advice about activities, restaurants or any other area information. I feel very fortunate to have found this property to rent. It was a perfect 4 days. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay and would go back again in a second. David and Alan were gracious hosts and very accommodating. Cannot recommend enough!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Exceeding my expectations. It was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed. Loved the cottage and the lay out. Perfect location!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Car: necessary

The Pine Cone Cottage is located within walking distance to the Sugarloaf park. Basketball courts, tennis courts, skateboard ramps, and a softball diamond are among the many sporting activities available. You really get a feel for what living in Big Bear is like from the small bedroom community of Sugarloaf. Surrounding properties are a rich collection of second homes, full-time residences and other vacation rentals. Yet it is only a 7-to-12-minute drive to all of Big Bear's main attractions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $75
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please contact the owner through this site, or call our toll-free 888-424-5211 number to obtain our holiday rates or any discounts available. There is a no-pet policy, and the maximum occupancy is two individuals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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