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Ideal Family Retreat That You Will Always Remember!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath - large family room and gorgeous kitchen

Tree Bear’s Hideaway, also read about us at: TreeBearsHideaway.com, has only recently been made available as a vacation rental for the first time. For 35 years, Tree Bear's was an immaculately cared for full time family home. And that love and care is what makes Tree Bear’s special among family retreats. It’s what you really want for your family – clean, beautiful, inviting, warm and wonderful. You will feel like you are in your very own mountain home.

We had long wanted a home in beautiful Big Bear, California. And we searched many months through many listings to find the right home. We wanted quality. We wanted beauty. We wanted a home that felt like we had always lived there. In 2012, our dream came true when we found this gem after such a long summer and fall of searching. It was love at first sight. We loved the beautiful large park-like yard with its elegant landscaping. The spacious kitchen with its granite counter tops and luxury range were eye popping. Breakfast on the deck. Dinners around the large dining table. Being with family and friends as we watched the fireplace crackle in the spacious living room. Four seasons of ever changing views through the glass walls. And finally, curling up in the wonderful beds after a long day on the slopes or at the lake. These were the experiences that made Tree Bear’s special, and we hope you will enjoy being here as much as we do.

We can’t say it enough. We LOVE the setting. When you are here you are truly in a very private and peaceful setting with lots of space to entertain on the wrap around deck, cook outdoors on the gas BBQ, soak in the hot tub under the trees. The lot is both sloped and terraced, fully landscaped with lawns, paths and amazing trees, so it's great for either sunbathing, reading a book, or your own private snow sledding.

You can enter thru a door that opens into the garage, which makes a great mud room in the winter, lots of space for storing your gear, and here you will find the washer and dryer.

Up the stairs on the next level are the living/dining rooms, kitchen, and 1 bedroom with full bath. With a south facing exposure, and 3 sliding glass doors, this level is very bright and airy. It has the perfect angle for dining as the sun sets thru the trees. The living room has a huge cozy couch, which can easily seat a crowd, just in front of the large wood burning fireplace and 50' flat screen with surround sound. Wireless internet, cable TV and phone service will keep you connected to the world. (That is only if you want to stay connected! Many seem to want to escape into the comfort and seclusion for special family time.)

With the open concept in mind, the dining area, with a large table for everyone to sit around, resides between the living and kitchen spaces.

Opening onto the living/dining space is my favorite room: the kitchen, a dream to cook in. Recently remodeled, it features granite counters with island, stainless steel professional grade appliances, including a 6 burner Viking stove with double oven, cherry wood cabinets, and a gas burning fireplace for additional ambiance. That’s right - there is a second fireplace just for the kitchen. You will love this feature in the winter. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook up and serve an amazing feast in style. If you love to cook you will love Tree Bear’s kitchen.

On the third level are two bedrooms and a bath with shower.

The back bedroom has a king size bed, hillside views, and a ceiling fan.

The front bedroom we call the “Three Bears Room.” It is huge, about 15ft by 17ft. There are matching log beds: a queen, a full and a twin. Great kids retreat. The sliding glass doors and a skylight let in lots of sun during the day, and star gazing thru the tree tops at night. The balcony also make for a great place to check out new fallen snow in the morning or have a cup of coffee.

All of the beds in the home feature luxury sheets, pillow top mattresses, fluffy down comforters, and mountain décor quilts.

The overall décor of the home is light, bright and airy, with soft neutrals and sage greens, both wood flooring and carpets, woodsy pictures and of course, the Big Bear mountain flair.

More Details

Owner
Marianne Sullivan
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Marianne Sullivan

Kirk and I both spent many years in mountain resort towns in our 20's, and it was a shared dream of ours for many years to own a mountain retreat within a reasonable distance to our home in Orange County. Big Bear Lake has year round activities, and for us is the perfect getaway, any season of the year.

Marianne Sullivan purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Marianne Sullivan chose Moonridge

Ambiance: one of the first reviews we received in our Tree Bear's Hideaway guest book summed it up for us:

“Thanks you very much for renting us your beautiful home! We came up with family for a lovely week and we loved it here! We didn't have to leave your home at all because we found so many fun things to do. You have a great property for sledding and snowball fights. We loved the well equipped kitchen which was a joy to cook in. We definitely made some awesome memories, :)! Signed: the Sanchez, Perez and Hernandez families. We love that in the winter, the home is well laid out for a couple of families, with lots to do and space to do it, games, movies, meals and relaxing. In the summer the deck is the place to be, and honestly, the grounds are so like a park, you hardly know there other cabins nearby.”

Location! Big Bear is easily accessed from anywhere in the Orange County/LA area. From our home in Fullerton, we can easily be here in 1 1/2 hours. We also love the lower Moonridge neighborhood for it's ease of access in the winter, and close proximity to skiing(you can walk to Bear Mountain, .05 miles); and while it's easy to get to the Lake, we wanted to not be too close to the crowds and congestion that Lake properties can sometimes be subjected to.

Our home has parking for 4 cars. There is flat, easy access for two cars. The additional parking is on one those classic Big Bear steep driveways, which can park 3 cards, however it is not helpful to 'low profile' cars. In winter conditions the grade will require 4wd and chains or snow tires. Therefore we recommend car pooling and planning for two vehicles, if possible in winter conditions. Please call us directly if you have any other questions regarding parking.

What makes this cabin unique

Our yard is a sanctuary. Even the many birds who wake us in the morning with their songs think so! Bring some unsalted peanuts for the Blue Birds, they love them! Buy your favorite brand of coffee, brew up a strong early morning cup and listen to the wind rustle thru the aspens. It's magical.

The landscaping is the first sign of the many years of love and care that make Tree Bear's Hideaway a special place for making family memories.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Ideal Family Retreat That You Will Always Remember!
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Cerritos California
5

My wife fell in love with the kitchen!

  • 5 of 5

We definitely love the house especially the kitchen perfect house for great get away!

7 people fit perfect in this house more than enough..

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tree bear

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the slopes & cabin. -accommodations were wonderful

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Big Bear Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this cabin. EVERYTHING was provided for except the food to cook with. The kitchen is a chefs dream. All the beds were comfortable with enough pillows and blankets. The low was 18° and the whol house was warm and toasty. The king size bedroom upstairs got a little chilly in the early morning, but completely comfortable.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

This property is spectacular. House is well stocked, cozy and ample room. STELLAR DECK ! A true find

  • 5 of 5

My family and I would return to this property at the drop of a hat. It is so well stocked that everything you need is in the exact place you would expect to find it. So user-friendly and comfortable. High-quality appliances and a true cooks kitchen.The wraparound deck is the star of the show. Surrounded by trees with a beautiful grassy flat patch of lawn. Terrific. Plenty of room to sleep nine if need be… But three couples can manage a weekend without being on top of each other. A beautiful kitchen with every amenity you could dream of. The owners are super easy to communicate with and there's absolutely no hassle involved in renting this place from start to finish. We have many years of experience in rentals and this has been one of my finest experiences.check it out before renting anywhere else in Big Bear/Moon Ridge area.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Los Angeles, California
5

Beautiful house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

This house is exactly like the pictures. It’s very spacious and close to the summit and downtown. It’s stocked with everything you could possibly need. We’re a family of 4 plus our in-laws and had plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen is very comfortable and everything is in good condition. Marianne was very helpful and accommodating to our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Wonderful home in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

My family was looking for a local (within 2 hours of our home) location in the mountains. Big Bear was a wonderful choice. Temperatures never got over 80 degrees.

We found a great 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that was very comfortable and well maintained. It had a gourmet kitchen, nice living and dining area and a great deck with a Jacuzzi. They also provided all the amenities we needed. All we needed was our food for the week. Their property is fairly secluded and in a nice area of Big Bear...close to the lake, the mountain and shopping. We felt very comfortable and "at home". Also, the home owner was very responsive to a few minor issues we had. Overall, we had a great week and hope to experience it again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, so happy to hear your week in Big Bear was all you hoped, especially the weather. We will welcome you and your family back anytime. Marianne
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ontario International
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Moonridge Gold Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
The Bear Belly Deli
Nearest Ski
0.05 Miles
Bear Mountain and Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Lower Moonridge Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$550
Fri,Sat
 
 
Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$575
 
 
Winter 2017
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$550
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$525
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$550
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$825
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
From
$500
Fri,Sat
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Our home provides parking for 3 cars only. There is parking for 2 cars at flat street level; the main driveway is steep, and not recommended for low profile cars. In Winter Conditions the main driveway is accessible with 4 WD/chains only. There will be a $100 fee per trash bag, if trash not removed from home after a stay, and will be withdrawn from your security deposit. There is no tax on stays longer than 30 days.


Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lower Moonridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1872 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This bedroom is downstairs and has a full bath attached.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , This bedroom is adjacent to a bathroom with a shower.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is huge! We call it the 3 bears room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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