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Outside: Enjoy a Cabin Surrounds by Pines. Inside: A number of European Cities

Bedrooms 1
Space 425 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Romantic one-bedroom cottage shaded by mature pine trees.

A cancellation by a couple who made other plans for the holiday, this very romantic cottage has become available for another couple interested in spending Valentines Day in this charming location.

What makes the Pinecone Cottage so special? Where to start? It's only a short distance to Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, where the resorts blow their own snow if Mother Nature doesn't cooperate. If one of the two of you MUST NOT MISS any of the big football games, all sports channels are available as well as WeFi. The cottage has a good supply of DVDs and CDs. One of then is called "the Notebook," considered to be the top romantic movie in 2016. There are many games and books to enjoy during your stay.

There's a chef's kitchen in the cottage that's perfect to prepare a full dinner or a small snack. No need to spend time fighting traffic or long lines at our town's various of restaurants.

There's a wonderful gas fireplace in the living room controlled by a simple remote. No fussing around trying to get a fire started. Another feature that attracts guests is the large bedroom with its queen bed and Sleep Number mattress that allows both of you to find your 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 you have to get some work done during the weekend or check in with your scattered family and friends by Skype, this is an ideal location to do it. Your laptop or smart phone and our simple WiFi connection is all you need.

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 and 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 counter tops hold all the pots and pans you will need to make that a great dinner, for two. A coffee maker, blender and toaster -- even a slow cooker -- 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!

Pinecone Cottage is located on the east end of Big Bear Valley. The lake, village and ski slopes are just a 10-minute drive away. But our guests love the peace and quiet of the neighborhood where the cottage is located. After all, you'll find yourself in the middle of a serene forest filled with pine trees and oaks. In fact, there are so many pine cones in the private, fenced backyard, bring a bag and take away all you can carry.

Take a moment to review the many positive comments from former guests, making the Pinecone Cottage a five-star property. We love our pets as much as any fur-loving parents, but the Pinecone Cottage has a no pet policy so couples who suffer from dog dander need not worry about shedding hair. Also, the maximum occupancy in the cottage is two individuals to reduce the chances of breakage to the antiques and one-of-a-kind objects you will find here. However, if you are traveling with another couple and your pooch, there is a larger cabin on the property you might consider. The VRBO number is 910805.

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 this Valentines Day. You're bound to create memories for years to come.

More Details

Property Manager
David Gurzenski
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About David Gurzenski

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.

David Gurzenski purchased this cottage in 1995

Why David Gurzenski chose Sugarloaf

Even though this property was purchased some 20 years ago, this vacation rental did not even exist. First a carport and then a storage shed. it grew to be a guesthouse 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 local 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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Outside: Enjoy a Cabin Surrounds by Pines. Inside: A number of European Cities
average rating of 4.898305 based on 59 reviews

This charming cottage is cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We had a relaxing and lovely stay in this clean and comfortable cottage. The owners are very gracious and welcoming and they thought of every detail possible to enhance our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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So nice and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so nice and cozy. It has everything you need. Perfect for a couple. It is reallyyy close by all the fun activities. Everything is seriously near by. No need to drive far. Clean and warm. David was really friendly and made sure we were finding everything okay.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweden, Germany, Denmark


  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and organized. David was very nice and professional and really made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. I would 100% recommend this place for future guests. It was perfect for two. Can’t wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Los Angeles, California

Small yet cozy and quite.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and cozy cabin. David was great and easy to deal with. Made us felt very welcome. We booked our anniversary on the cabin and went snowboarding at bear mountain. The drive wasn’t that bad at all. Make sure to take the direction that David provides so you won’t hit traffic in and out. Thank you David for the last minute booking. Will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Small n Cozy was this place .. Fireplace and all loved the soaps n beautiful trees 🌲 that surrounded this cabin... thanks again David

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 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 7.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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