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Cozy fireplace, close to Alpine Slide and Village. Off BB Blvd!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 3 TVs , Fully Equipped Kitchen, 2 Decks W/ Mountain Views

This 2 story charmer can sleep 9 with an upstairs Cal King master bedroom with on-suite plus a twin and TV. The main floor has a Queen bedroom, full bath, two Queen sleeper/sofas in front of the flat screen TV w/ DVD+VHS players plus some movies. The living room offers box games and 2 arm chairs and table which cozy up to the massive fireplace. The dining room is next to the fully equipped kitchen with laundry room. Two decks invite sitting and chatting while gazing at the mountain views. There is flat parking for four cars.

Property Manager
Mario Ruiz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Mario Ruiz

Long time residents of Orange County, Calif. we have come to Big Bear for 42 years. We were finally able to purchase this property at which we invite you to share in our love for these mountains, the lake and the forest.

Mario Ruiz purchased this house in 2013

Why Mario Ruiz chose Big Bear

The right place and the right time.

What makes this house unique

We love the rock fireplace - so cozy! We love to sit on the decks and gaze at the lovely mountain views. We enjoy the relaxing quiet of the forest and the fresh, clean air. There are many hiking areas - all of which are beautiful. You can swim, go boating, fishing, ice skating, go out to eat, see new movies, attend church, enjoy parades, and much more. One of the foremost American photographers, Timothy Wolcott, has a gallery here, too!


Bear Mountain
Snow Summit
Big Bear Snow Play
Village Pizza
"Shopping, restaurants, movies etc."
Grizzly Manor Cafe
"Best breakfast in town."
The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar
"Great steaks and seafood."
The Cave
"Great live music"
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
San Bernadino/ Ontario Int'l Airport/BigBearAirpor
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
There are a number of bars in the Village.
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bear Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
32 Miles
Freeway 10
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
There are many restaurants available.
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Snow Summit/ Bear Mountain
Car: recommended

This house is on a flat section of a quiet, residential street with a slopped street directly across, Mahandy Lane. We are a short walk to Mallard Bay, just a few houses north of Big Bear Boulevard, and a few streets west of the entrance of the Village. There are many pine trees all around and views of the mountains. The Village Pizza, at the corner of Big Bear Blvd. and Village Drive, is the best anywhere! Next to it is the cozy Coffee and Tea Exchange, both with wifi. Just east of these is the Ooh La La gourmet French Restaurant where the quality and quantity of food and the friendly service are surprisingly affordable. There are activities for all ages; singles and families. Just east are toboggan slopes. Down the street is the Lakeside Market, an antique shop, of which there are many in town, the Big Bear Brewery and the Aztec Grill, and Sugar Pine Bakery.


Big Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The full bath is downstairs.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This 3/4 bath is upstairs.
  • There is a bathroom on each floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , The queen bedroom is downstairs.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , The Family Room has two, brand new, Queen sleeper sofas.
  • Downstairs is private, queen bedroom. Upstairs is a master suite with a cal king bed and a twin bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Cozy fireplace, close to Alpine Slide and Village. Off BB Blvd!
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was great, location was perfect. Kristen was always available if necessary, no issues what so ever. Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin was clean, everything worked as expected. Really nice place.

  • 5 of 5

Kristen and his husband were great hosts and showed real concern over our experience with the cabin. It had everything that we could need for the weekend, from kitchen appliances to more blankets than we could ask for. We had no issues at all, everything was working as expected. Wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying there and I would definitely stay there again. The owners of the property were very nice and welcoming. The cabin was very nice with a beautiful fireplace. Not that you would need the fire place cause the heater works well. The neighbors were very nice as well. Definitely will stay there again

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very convenient location, very comportable house.

  • 3 of 5

The house layout and size exceeded our expectations. The location is convenient to the Alpine Slide, Big Bear Lake Blvd and all the main attractions. There were a series of issues/surprises that became somewhat of a distraction: The washer failed to feed cold water, which became a problem for shrinkable clothing. The dryer provided no, or mild, heat to the point that washed garments would not dry. This problem was not resolved by an attempted ducting adjustment. The in-house signage was incorrect/outdated - there was no wood available in the house, although the signs stated a process to get wood. The signage was "authored" by "Jason", but Jason was no longer involved with this property. Most disturbing was that check-in "during ski season" was 4PM versus 3PM and check-out "during ski season" was 10AM versus 11AM - these hours need to be called out in the online reservation process and the in-house signage. We received very prompt messages regarding the reservation and check-in, but they seemed to be auto-signed by "Jason" (including Jason's phone number), he was very surprised when we called his number. When we had some questions during/ending our stay, we received too much texting versus a much-needed phone call. The text messages did not end with someone's name. Having said all of the above, the house more than met our needs, the kids loved it, the location is great and it would be "5-Stars" from us if these several issues were resolved. If the above problems were resolved, we would be thrilled to return to this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Cabin

  • 4 of 5

Overall we Pine Nest is a nice cabin to rent. It was very clean, and well stocked with linens, towel and kitchen equipment. The owner was easy to deal with, and the location is great. The only problem we had was that the garbage disposal was broken when we arrived. I would recommend staying there!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Home and Helpful Staff

  • 5 of 5

Overall an awesome experience! The home contained all the amenities mentioned on the add. It was a perfect fit for all 8 of us that stayed there. It is very neat and cozy just perfect for the winter season. Definitely a place to stay at if you want a memorable trip to Big Bear Lake. Management was great, friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.