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Come enjoy a winter holiday in the mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,048 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 bed, 3 bath, Sleeps 10

This mountain retreat was created especially with you, our future guest, in mind. We have been aniticpating your arrival to our modest mountain cottage escape and we have been looking forward to sharing every detail with you. Our lovely cottage is located in the beautiful community of Upper Moonridge, is set back from the street, and is surrounded by Pine Trees which allows for a private experience without feeling isolated. Our property is only a hop, skip and a jump away from all the important attractions that guest are searching for. In the winter, ski and snowboard lovers will be able to enjoy over 438 combined acres of slopes, trails and park terrain at Bear Mountian and Snow Summit Ski Resorts, which is less than 1 mile away. In the summer, the same resort areas offer downhill moutain biking, hiking and scenic sky view chair rides for those who want to embrace the scenic views. MOreover, in the summer our golf lovers will be able to enjoy playing golf on the 9-hole course amid the mountianous views. Additionally, Big Bear lake provides opportinities for boating, fishing, personal watercraft, paddleboarking, kayaking, swimming, and lake cruises.

Our cottage is a great place to land after a long day of outdoor activites or just a wonderful place to rest and find solace from the busyiness that city life brings. Our two-story home is set up to accomadate large and small families. Our 4 bedrooms are beautifully decorated with touches of the natural features that moutain living brings. Two of our bedrooms are set up to accomodate the privacy that couples find important and the other two bedroooms are well established for families; each room has two sets bunk beds with 1 full size bed in each. Additionally, one of the bedrooms has a trudle bed. This makes for a total of 11 beds.

We felt that our home would not be complete without offerring a seperate place where both kids and adults could enjoy some fun downtime after a long day of outdoor play. The gameroom is equipped with a futon, 32-inch flat screen TV, playstation & games, VHS Disney movies for the little ones, and a 3 in one game table (Bumper pool, poker and table surface for other board game play).

One of the most imporant features of a home is the family room and kitchen space. This is where most families spend their time together and space is defintely an important feature when accomodating a sense of community. Our familiy room was furnished with an extra large sectional with family togetherness in mind. The 55-inch TV is a great bonus for media lovers. WIFI, Cable, and local telephone service are amenities that we felt were a neccessity to help our guest feel at home.

Our 50's retro themed kitchen is spacious and has everything a guest needs to entertain a large group. Our dinette tables seat 8 people comfortably. We worked very hard to provide all kitchen equiptment, appliances, dishes and untensils that guests may need to create their favoraite home-cooked meals. We even considered that our guests may want to wind down their long day with a cocktail so we provided a blender to accomodate. Every detail was considered.

Lets not forget to metion our outdoor living space. Our wrap around deck provides a spacious environment where families can gather to BBQ, enjoy the various types of wildlife and flora, or rest in the hammock curled up with a great book. The possiblities for fun, rest and relaxation are endless.

We feel blessed to be able to provide this opportunity for you and it is our hope that you will find our mountian cottage retreat a home away from home. We worked diligently to give you the best value for buck and look forward to your stay with us.

More Details

Joe Shanahan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Moonridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2048 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Dishes are to be cleaned and put away. Trash is to be taken to the local trash facility. Recyclables are to be taken to the local trash facility.
  • $10 dollar charge for dishes and each bag of trash
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 1 downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2 upstairs Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 3 bunkroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom 1
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunks(1 has a full bed at top, 1 trundle, 5 beds total
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunks (1 has full bed on bottom, 4 beds total)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master bedroom 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.8510637 based on 47 reviews

Great Summer Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We came up to Big Bear to escape the heat! This house was just what our 2 families needed to relax and enjoy Big Bear together. We had 12 of us and there was plenty of room for all! The kids really enjoyed the game room and the hammock! This cabin is in a great location. We enjoyed going into the village, hiking and shopping all nearby. It was also close to the slopes so we would love to use this cabin when we come up in the winter to snowboard. Thank you Joe for a great cabin experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at HAPPY BEAR COTTAGE. We would love to accommodate you and your group for a white winter adventure.
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Beautiful Property and lots of room space

  • 5 of 5

The property manager was very helpful and easy to work with. The property is beautiful and lots of room space. All the rooms are clean/spotless. Patio is AWESOME! The property is close to all attraction so you don't have to drive far. Neighbors are very friendly. We love it and had a great time.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Large, well stocked and very clean! Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

We go to Big Bear every year in Feb for an extended family get together, this was our 10th cabin and by far our favorite! Very clean and the kitchen is well stocked and ready for cooking. The deck is awesome with a great BBQ, propane heater and fireplace. Lots of beds. Great layout with the game away from the sleeping areas. New and well maintained appliances. Guests have access to lots of storage areas. A great cabin were we felt at home right away! Thanks for the awesome memories!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

the house was warm cozy & very clean & welcoming! Joe, the owner was very helpful! If i could rate a 10 i would!!!! We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin ! Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and will definetly be booking this cabin again in the near future. the cabin is great in both location and space !!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay worked out great for our family! We had ample beds and living space.

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a wonderful New Years’ family weekend! The size of the house worked very well— especially the large kitchen area and adjoining living room. The location was extremely convenient to everything and the place was clean and well equipped. On New Years Eve we thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace on the back deck!!We did run into a plumbing issue which Joe tried hard to get resolved, but couldn’t due to the holiday weekend. Have to take that in stride as things do happen and usually when not convenient!! Joe was very responsive to all our communication regarding the problem.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bear Mountain
Snow Summit
Big Bear Snow Play
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Baldwin Lake Stables
Moonridge Animal Park
Big Bear City Airport
Stater Bros at Big Bear Blvd
Nearest Airport
3 Miles
BigBear airport
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
BigBear golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 18
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Bear mountain
Nearest Beach
90 Miles
Huntington Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $350

Please ask about our seasonal discounts for multi-day stays. More incentive given with longer stays

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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