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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

•Spacious but cozy cabin in peaceful Sugarloaf area of Big Bear.

•Close to ski slopes, lake, hiking trails and Big Bear village, but away from tourist congestion.

•2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom (1 queen bed, 2 twin beds)

•Living room has 2 double futons for additional guests

•Can sleep 6, recommended 4. (Additional charge for more than 4 guests is $10/day/guest)

•Fully equipped kitchen



•TV for VHS and DVD, No cable at this time

•Front and back yards and decks with BBQ.


broken pets considered ok. Fenced in backyard for pets to roam.

•New carpet and water heater

•Available at short notice.

•Internet - None, but usually can access neighbors (Basic, fairly slow, but works for emails, browsing) Not for streaming

• Restaurant/Bar/Convenient Store 3 blks away

•Plenty of great reviews available upon request from non VRBO guests, since I'm new to this site.

•There is a convenient store 3 blocks away

•Slopes are 10-15 min by car

•There is bus service 1.5 blocks away in to Big Bear City and Lake

•$250 Security Deposit

•$60 Cleaning Fee

•PayPal Accepted

•2 night minimum on weekends unless it's a very last minute reservation and the place isn't booked by Thur 12:00 am before the upcoming weekend.

•Prices subject to change without notice

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017


I am a 54 year old freelance and studio musician from Los Angeles. I have traveled the world with many of the greatest artists in the music business. I love to mountain bike, ski, swim, hike and camp and usually book my vacations after one of my tours finishes in a foreign land. Playing music has helped me be able to trek the Himalayas, travel to India 4 times, explore many countries in southeast asia, including China, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia, and travel to almost every country in western and eastern europe. I've also been diving in Australia, Maui, Thailand, Malaysia, and Belize and Tahiti.

I love to get away to my house in Big Bear(Sugarloaf) as often as I can, but when I'm not up there, I enjoy sharing the experience with my friends. I have been letting close and facebook friends use the place for several years now, booked with another from Aug - Nov 2011, but took it off the market for the past 2 years, hence the lack of feedback on this site. I just re-listed on Nov 5, 2013. I'm happy to put you in touch with clients who booked directly through me in the past if you would like references.

I wish you all a pleasant stay at my house if you decide to book. Thanks,

Joel Taylor

JOEL TAYLOR purchased this house in 1998

Why JOEL TAYLOR chose Big Bear

I needed a close getaway from Los Angeles that has mountain biking and skiing.

What makes this house unique

Lots of nature trails, skiing, boarding and hiking.


Sugarloaf House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Smaller bedroom has one queen size bed. Larger has 2 twins and a couch.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Perfect and clean home.

  • 5 of 5

All perfect, clean home and very good location.. we back again, very recommended..

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A nice place to stay in summer in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a week in the summer. The house is bigger than it looks on this site, as others have mentioned. Also, the neighborhood is quiet. If you walk south to where the street ends, then east a short block, there are trails through the pines. They make a nice place to walk after dinner in the summer. Just around the corner are a post office, small store, and tavern where you can buy a beer or a hamburger. There was no Internet, but it didn't matter because we got reception on our cell phones (Metro PCS) and were able to stream Netflix, check email, etc. There are a few movies onsite. We watched The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and a Roman Holiday. The owner, Joel, was easy to work with and communication was good. Would we rent again? Yes.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin

  • 4 of 5

Although it was just two of us, this cabin would easily fit 6+. The place was very clean when we arrived. Heater and hot water worked great and the fire place in the living room keeps the front of the place very cozy. I was very pleased with it and hope to come back soon

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We LOVE this cabin. Cabin much bigger than what we expected. Cabin had everything we needed and more. Very comfortable and clean. We had a blast. We'll definitely come back.

Thanks for all your help and being very pleasant to work with.

Priscilla & Aaron

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great little property! Clean, comfortable, affordable. Great owner to work with!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Cozy Vacation Cabin House

  • 4 of 5

We loved the place the moment we arrived. My wife was surprised to see it being much more spacious compared to how it looked in the pictures. It's very homey. We wished we could have stayed longer... It's very family friendly. Videos, magazines, fun stuffed toys (our 4 1/2 year old daughter and 15 1/2 month son enjoyed playing with them) rustic fireplace, swing on the front porch and nice seating area on the back porch and more...

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $250

Additional guests over 4 persons are $10/night.

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.

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