A Special Cottage Nestled in the Pines(47 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Romantic one-bedroom cottage shaded by mature pines.
Winter for skiing, summer for boating and fishing, and the in between seasons when the mountain isn't so busy -- it's always a good time to visit Big Bear. Because we live here full time, we know the wonderful aspects of each time of the year. That is why we have made the Pinecone Cottage feel like you are staying in a friend's home.
Tucked away on the east side of Big Bear Valley is the charming Pinecone Cottage. Big Bear's popular lake and village are just a 10-minute drive away. Enjoy the quiet of the mountains and still have quick easy access to all the amenities that our mountain has to offer. Please take a moment to review the many positive comments from former guests, making the Pinecone Cottage a five-star VRBO listing.
Pinecone Cottage gets its name from the more than two dozen pine trees that fill the large, fenced backyard, and are particularly majestic at sunup and sundown (and unbelievable after a snowfall). That's just one feature of this quaint cottage that has pleased many guests.
Far from your standard hotel room, you can enjoy a warm, inviting space that has been created here on peaceful Victoria Lane. 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. Yes, wifi is available, as well as 100s of channels to be surfed on the TVs in the living room and bedroom. The living room bookshelves have games and books to enjoy during your stay. Pick a hardback and a spot to enjoy it. The comfy living room couch in front of the gas fireplace is especially inviting in the evening. During days enjoy the warmth of the sun and a slight breeze whistling through the pine trees that dot the spacious backyard.
The large bedroom holds a queen bed, plus a built-in desk tucked under the bay window that fills the room with light. The bed is a SLEEP NUMBER mattress. If you need, we can give you a quick instruction on its use. 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. There's a spacious desk custom-built in the bedroom bay window. Your laptop, the simple wifi connection, and an understanding partner are all that's needed.
Just because the cabin 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. It’s good to check out all cabinets before you head into town for a grocery run. The cabinet above the stove, for example, contains dozens of spices for your time in the cottage. While the kitchen is compact, it never feels cramped, probably due to the vaulted ceilings, covered in a rich T&G honey pine planks, the same shade that 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, as well as soap and shampoo.
Your hosts promise your time at Pinecone Cottage will be as relaxing as possible, providing special touches with each passing season. Our cabin has been used for marriage proposals, honeymoons and anniversaries. We are happy to make any special arrangements that you desire. However, if you need anything after arrival, just call the toll-free number. Your host is but a five-minute drive away. If there’s a special kitchen gadget you can’t find, we probably has two of them.
We love our pets as much as any fur-loving parents, but Pinecone has a no pet policy. Also, the maximum occupancy is two individuals. Whether you want to stay for two days or a week or two, we look forward to enhancing you decision to visit Big Bear (we have even had guests stay for a month and more). Until the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, our rate is $69/night, including weekends and Labor Day. The Labor Day weekend does have a three-night minimum. Ready to book this amazing cottage at such a reasonable cost? Call our toll free number today -- 888-424-5211 -- or send an inquiry through VRBO. You'll be very glad you did.
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Member since: 2007
- 425 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 2
- Events Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
Satellite / Cable:
Reception is excellent since the satellite dish is located on the roof. You will be amazed by the number and range of entertainment channels available to guests. All of the HBO channels are included....moreless
Unfortunely, VRBO doesn't consider classic board or card games as entertainment. But in the spirit of a bygone romantic age, there is a wide variety classic board games such as Scrabble, Chess, Clue, as well as many mind-challenging contests are another way to fill your time in the cottage....moreless
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Equestrian Events
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 2 people
- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
Deck / Patio:
The patio outside your front door is another pleasent place to enjoy morning coffee, gazing out at the large, fenced backyard. There's even an electric heater, designed to look like an antique stove, that will let you linger outdoors long after sunset....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 10 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
May 25 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
4th of July
Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 4 - Nov 22, 2017
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $75
- Cleaning $50
- Tax Rate 8%
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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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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.
Year Purchased: 1995
About: 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.
Why Sugarloaf, CA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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. We always decorate for Christmas and usually for each season. If you want the cabin decorated for a special event......no 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.
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Watching seasons change is another highlight of the cottage.
The first guests received a patriotic welcome on Labor Day weekend.
The living room/bedroom have carpets; the rest of the cottage has wood floors.
The mantel can even hold your stockings at Christmas
A tastefully-decorated 'breaskfast' bar connects the living room and kitchen.
Morning light through a leaded-glass panel adds to the charm of the full bath.
The bathroom takes on a romantic, evening glow when guests soak in the tub.
Light comes from many sources so there is never a dark corner in the cottage.
The bedroom holds a queen bed, built-in desk, TV/DVD, + radio, CD and LP player.
The heart-framed definition of a friend adds a special touch to the kitchen.
Soaring above the cottage are towering pines surrounding the cottage.
The minute guests open the front door, they realize this is no ordinary cabin.
The efficient gas fireplace provides warmth as well as ambiance for the cottage.
Subtle touches at every turn contribute to the romantic charm of the cottage.
The kitchen holds everything you will need to prepare and serve meals.
Below the high ceilings, even six-footers won't get bumped by this shower head.
The entire cottage takes on a special cozy feel after dark.
The romantic kitchen table-for-two is the perfect place for an intimate dinner.
Victoria Lane is lined with pines, and leads to National Forest hiking trails.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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