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Luxurious "5-star" Modern Estate in a Prime Location - Recently Renovated

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,962 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Steps To Snow Summit Slope! Spacious 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathrooms, 7 Double Beds

Location, Location, Location

Welcome to the 5-star Summit Estate 'Le Grande Retreat'. This recently renovated luxury ski chalet is a perfect place for a large family vacation with rare “ski-in/ski-out” privilege. Snow Summit slope is less than a 3 minute walk from this cabin. It’s ideal for a mixed group of skiers & non-ski vacationers. Skiers can easily walk back from slope for a quick break, lunch or a nap as often as you like. Non-skiers can walk up to the Snow Summit to see friends and family or simply enjoy the chalet while relaxing in the jacuzzi or snuggling in front of the wood-burning fireplace.

This gorgeous estate is on a quiet street situated in one of the most desirable Summit Estate areas.

Le Grande Retreat is a convenient location for all other activities offered at Big Bear as well. It is within walking distance to restaurants, bars and shops, and only a 3 minute drive to the Village and the lake. Bear Mountain is only a 5 minute drive or you can catch a free shuttle from Snow Summit without any parking worries.

Key Features:

Le Grande Retreat is 3,000 sq.Ft. 5-bedroom estate offers great living space and large bedrooms with all-new interior and exterior. Completely renovated and newly furnished throughout the entire house in December 2013.

Luxury Resort:

Elegant interior decor is inspired by a 'French country' theme. Upscaled furnishing includes comfortable sofas, heavenly beds, 6 flatscreen HD TVs, gourmet kitchen appliances, built-in wet bar with wine refrigerator, custom Olhausen 7ft pool table, relaxing rain shower, and Caldera Vanto 7-seat hot tub.

Open Floor Plan:

The spacious layout can easily accommodate 3 families under one big roof. Large entry is a perfect place to suit your children with warm snow gear and get ready for fun!

Game Room:

Everyone can enjoy great fun and entertainment in the game room, especially guys who love a dream “man cave”. Olhausen's pool table, arcade-style electronic dart board, custom built-in wet bar with granite countertop, wine refrigerator holds 34 bottles for a wine connoisseur, 60” plasma flatscreen HD Smart TV is ready for watching sports or movies.

Dining Room:

Large square dining table seats 8 guests, and extra space for 4 toddlers to eat at kids picnic table.

Living Room:

Wood burning fireplace surrounded by amazing Big Bear rock wall and bench seats. Oversized sofas are too comfortable to get up. 46' flatscreen HD TV with DVD/VHS combo player.


Spacious open gourmet kitchen with granite countertop for bar seating of 4. All-new matching stainless steel appliances with chef-friendly layout is tempting non-stop feast or dessert tasting.

Easy Access:

Le grande Retreat is not handicap-accessible property, but relatively easy access with less ups or downs. To start, it offers wide flat parking area, and only 2 steps to front entrance. 5th bedroom with dedicated bathroom is on the main level making it convenient for guests troubled with stairs.


Stepping outside to the patio deck, oversized 6-feet caldera hot tub invite 6 people comfortably to relax your muscle after long day at the slope, or enjoy BBQ at large deck.

Mattress Selections:

Enjoy wide varieties of bed style and heavenly mattresses. King size mattresses are ultimate super pillow top, Queen size mattresses are firmer Simmons BeatyRest pillow top, and Full size mattresses are Tempur-Pedic style Sealy memory foam. Yes, they are all NEW, just purchased in December 2013.


Le Grande Retreat offers spacious bedrooms unlike other vacation rentals in Big Bear. 7 beds are all double beds (3 eastern king, 2 queen and 2 full) to accommodate 3 families comfortably.

Bedroom 1 (master) with a private bathroom: 1 KING + sleeper sofa

Bedroom 2 with balcony: 2 QUEENS

Bedroom 3 with balcony: 1 KING

Bedroom 4: 2 FULL

Bedroom 5 (downstairs) with a private bathroom: 1 KING

5-star hotel quality amenities:

High quality towel sets, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion, soap, hair dryer in every bathroom. Fluffy men & women bathrobes in every bedroom. Extra sets of towels and sheets are ready for use at any time. More than enough sets of dishes, flatwares, tumblers, mugs, wine glasses plus champaign flute and martini glasses at bar area.

Important notice:

This is not a party house. This is high-end private home for multi-family vacation. Contracted security company will patrol and report for noise level and unauthorized car parkings day and night.

Please - no smoking, no pets.

More Details

Hiro Nishii
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Hiro Nishii

I'm a frequent business traveler over 25 years. It's like a living out of small suitcase at hotels & airports all the time. Owning a getaway place in Big Bear was my dream to relax and recharge. This is a perfect cabin inviting families and friends with lots of bedrooms and privacy. I love snowboarding with sons and friends during the winter. I enjoy many great summer activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating and trout fishing. I hope you enjoy Big Bear Lake and our cabin through out the year as much as we do.

Hiro Nishii purchased this house in 2013

Why Hiro Nishii chose Summit Estates


I was fortunate to find this house at perfect location, very close to Snow Summit. This house was untouched for over 30 years needed total make-over. It took 2 months to build my dream cabin. I'm very happy with outcome of this major renovation, special thanks to my most trusted contractor Bud Bailey Construction.

There are many vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake, but not many 5-bedroom house for multi-family vacation. Multi-family vacation means different ages of group and different interests. Skiers and snowboarders always appreciate walking distance to the slope, but more importantly the cabin should be enjoyable for everyone.

It's sad not seeing family members for all day on vacation. Staying at Le Grande Retreat, you can make many trips between the slope and cabin for any reasons, feeding baby, lunch or coffee break. You don't need to wait for family members at cold outside or expensive resort restaurant all the time.


Le Grande's decor is not typical Big Bear cabin style. Many cabins offer similar log table, log chair, log bed, quilt tapestries, quilt bed cover. Because I spent so much time traveling and staying at hotels all the time, I wanted to make this place like French-country style house. This project will never end and will be redecorated constantly.

What makes this house unique


Le Grande Retreat offers concierge service to meet you at easy-to-find location, and escort to the house for smooth check-in. Your concierge will walk through the house to explain key features and demonstrate how to operate door lock, thermostat, cable TV, hot tub and ready to answer any questions about house or Big Bear Lake.


Large flat parking space for 5 cars in front, RV or trailered boat on side, and garage access upon special request. Gourmet kitchen with coffee maker, oven, microwave, toaster, dishes, pots/pan and more. Internet with Wi-Fi access through out the house. Laundry washer/dryer and ironing board. Charter Cable HD channels, DVD/VHS player, Wii and Playstation 2.


Summit Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2962 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Granite countertop in every bathroom. Fresh towel sets (bath towel, hand towel and wash towel) available for every guest.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 (Dual Queen) - 2 queen , with balcony
    Bedroom 3 (Princess) - 1 king , with balcony
    Bedroom 4 (Giraffe) - 2 double , 2 Full size Sealy memory foam beds
    Bedroom 5 (Downstairs) - 1 king , Ground level with private bathroom
  • All brand-new high-quality mattresses purchased in December 2013. Fresh linens with soft micro-fiber sheets set, new pillows, bathrobes, warm blanket and comforter for every bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Le Grande Retreat offers luxury hotel quality bathrobes in each bedroom.


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average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

Big, clean, easy!

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed at Hiro’s house with another family - 4 adults, 4 teens- and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Other than a slight hitch with getting on wireless (remedied quickly) and a slow-heating hot tub (leave plenty of time) — the pool table and and closeness to the lifts more than made up for it! Would definitely return for another getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Cozy home in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this place with a handful of friends for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding. Check-in was easy and they were very helpful. The beds were extremely comfortable for a rental property! We also loved how close the property was to Snow Summit mountain, and the hot tub and fireplace were amazing amenities to have!

Our only issues with the place was that the coffee maker was very slow, and took over an hour to make the coffee in the morning, and we were a bit confused about the number of beds in the property. It appears that the room description that says "Bedroom 4 (Giraffe) - 2 double , 2 Full size Sealy memory foam beds" is not 2 double beds and 2 full size beds, but is just 2 beds total. It wasn't a problem for us, but it's something to keep in mind if you're thinking of booking this place. Otherwise, it's an amazing and comfortable home! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Redlands, CA

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this beautiful home with a total of 5 couples. Plenty of space, nicely decorated, and the pool table was the topping on the cake! Every bed was super comfortable. The house was in the perfect location. Will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Pros: Lots of space for everyone. Very clean. Large kitchen. Family enjoyed all the games and TVs. Ample parking. Close to lots of activities and attractions. Nice touch that shampoos, conditioners, soaps are provided.

A few cons: Uncomfortable furniture--sofas too low and worn out, all chairs too high (no chairs at normal height); small yard; no A/C (fans are provided though)

Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and luxurious. Very welcoming host and explained how things worked.

  • 5 of 5

Couches too low, needs feet on bottom, but very comfortable and decor is easy and pleasant to live with. Wonderful home only wish I didn't have to leave. Very comfortable beds and wonderful linens and pillows. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We didn't use the spa but it was all warm and ready. Didn't have enough time for everything. Comfortable family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Le Grande

  • 5 of 5

This was my families 2nd time staying at Le Grande. It was great for the 10 of us (6 adults and 4 kids). Great family spot, close to the village, the lake and snow summit.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Big Bear Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Snow Summit
Car: recommended

ONLY 5 DOORS DOWN FROM SNOW SUMMIT, less than 3 minutes walking. Just like Ski-in/ski-out privilege.

Centrally located for all activities and shopping.

3 minutes walk to 7-Eleven, Carls Jr. and KFC. 3 minutes drive to the Village, lake, marina, Starbucks, Vons, K-mart.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $79

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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