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A Special Cottage Nestled in the Pines

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Watching seasons change is another highlight of the cottage.

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Last updated: 05/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Romantic one-bedroom cottage shaded by mature pine trees.

Spring has sprung at the Pinecone Cottage. Sure, this delightful property is surrounded by mature pine trees, but this season you will also find blooming lilac bushes and tulips.

Just behind a white picket fence and your private driveway is this special one-bedroom property. What makes it so special? The same thing that attracts guests is our low spring rate -- just $79 a night, including weekends. We challenge you to find another Big Bear cabin at this very economical price and 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. In addition to the queen bed is a built-in desk tucked under the 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.

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 community 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. 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.

The cottage gets its name from the more than two dozen pine trees that fill the large, fenced backyard. They are particularly majestic at sunup and sundown. You are welcome to take away as many pine cones as you wish. They will make you remember the special time you enjoyed here when you decorate your home for the winter holidays.

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. In addition to wifi, there are 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.

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. The kitchen would please any chef. In addition to all the appliances you will need for your stay, 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!

Your hosts promise your time at Pinecone Cottage will be as relaxing as possible, providing special touches with each passing season. The property 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).

Call our toll free number today -- 888-424-5211 -- or send an inquiry through VRBO to reserve a few days during this beautiful spring season. You'll be very glad you did.
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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 425 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults of all ages...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Other (See Description): 1 queen

    The bedroom contains a televison, DVD, CD and record player....moreless

  • A queen size bed and a brand new pillow-top Sleep Number mattress promise restful nights in the cottage. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • The bath contains both tub and shower, plus a hair dryer and all the supplies you will need....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A large collection of books offer romanace, mysteries, biographies and classics from well-known authors. ...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Several board games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Not only ais there a selection of DVDs and CDs, the is even a collection of classic vinyl LPs....moreless

  • 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

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    There are televisions and DVD players in both the living room and bedroom....moreless

  • Video Games:

    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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    A stroll down Victoria Lane lined with pines provides a view of Sugarloaf Mountain and the surrounding mountain ranges. At the end of the road is the National Forest and many hiking trails....moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Fireplace:

    gas...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    The gas fireplace provides warmth as well as ambiance during cool, crisp evenings in the cottage. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The large living room has a romantic fireplace, ample seating, television and DVD, plus book shelves filled with numerous titles,...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Parking is on a paved driveway leading to the white picket fence gate in front of the cottage....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Winter sports are just a short drive away from the cottage, offering runs for beginners and advanced athletes....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Mar 10 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$79
Summer
May 25 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$99
4th of July
Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay

$345
flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

$297
flat fee
Fall
Sep 4 - Nov 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$79

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $75
  • Cleaning $50
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

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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Location

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.

 

Manager info

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. 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.

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. 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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/17/2017

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Photos

  • Watching seasons change is another highlight of the cottage.

    Watching seasons change is another highlight of the cottage.

  • The first guests received a patriotic welcome on Labor Day weekend.

    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 living room/bedroom have carpets; the rest of the cottage has wood floors.

  • The mantel can even hold your stockings at Christmas

    The mantel can even hold your stockings at Christmas

  • A tastefully-decorated 'breaskfast' bar connects the living room and kitchen.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 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.

    The heart-framed definition of a friend adds a special touch to the kitchen.

  • Soaring above the cottage are towering pines surrounding the cottage.

    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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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 entire cottage takes on a special cozy feel after dark.

  • The romantic kitchen table-for-two is the perfect place for an intimate dinner.

    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.

    Victoria Lane is lined with pines, and leads to National Forest hiking trails.

VRBO #434297

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, May 22, 2017

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