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The Perfect Romantic Getaway! Active Military, Police and Firefighter Discounts

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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps

ALMOST PARADISE - THE PERFECT ROMANTIC GETAWAY... located in Big Bear Lake, CA. Guy and Elaine Maeda's romantic... cozy cabin for 2... available for short term vacation rental.

Have you been looking for a Romantic Getaway? Look no further! Almost Paradise is the PERFECT Big Bear Getaway for 2!! This cozy cabin has it all!

You will be welcomed to Almost Paradise by the Spacious Deck. Here you can lie back and catch up on that novel, grill up a delicious dinner and soak your cares away in the relaxing spa. Enjoy your morning coffee listening to the sounds of nature.

Step inside the cozy Living Room, enjoy the rustic mountain decor and curl up in front of the Gas Fireplace and watch your favorite movie on the 50' Plasma HDTV. The Country Kitchen is equipped with everything you need for your stay.

In the Bedroom, you will enjoy the Rustic, Log Queen Bed and another Flat Screen TV, and the Beautiful Bathroom features a slate shower.

When you decide to venture out and take in some nature, the Lake is less than a 1/4 mile stroll away. Looking for shopping, dining and night life? The Village is only 1 mile away and offers stores, restaurants, clubs, concerts and more.

Almost Paradise has it all - A great location close to the Lake and Village, a Spa, and all the amenities you need for your Big Bear Getaway. Book today!!

Also be sure to check out our other two beautiful cabins, "Ain't Misbehavin''", "Simply Irresistible" and our newest cabin "Room To Breathe"..

Less than 1/4 mile from Lake

1 mile from The Village

Parking for 2 cars OR 1 car and a boat

Large Deck with Propane BBQ and Spa

Beautifully Updated throughout

Slate Floors

Gas Fireplace

50' Plasma HDTV

WiFi, Cable, DVD, Roku Box, Netfix

Rustic, Log Queen Bed

Fully Equipped Kitchen


Good DOGS welcome (Sorry, NO Cats)


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Guy Maeda
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Guy Maeda

We love Big Bear Lake and we strive to make your stay the best ever. All our cabins have been completely renovated and beautifully remodeled and have all the amenities one could ask for. We have stayed at many wonderful homes through the years and we have worked hard to make our homes a place we would want to stay at and return to.

Guy was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He started singing professionally at the age of 10 with the Mitchell Boys Choir performing in many TV shows, Movies and concerts across the country. Upon graduating Fairfax High School Guy got a job singing with comedian Jerry Lewis in Las Vegas, and toured as a soloist with the Famed Norman Luboff Choir.

Guy is a professional studio singer and musician having sung on 100s of movies, TV Shows, recordings, commercials and concerts. Most recently Guy sang on the Oscars with Lady Gaga and Adele, Star Wars Rogue One, Star Trek Beyond, The Jungle Book, Ice Age Collision Course, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Other movie and TV shows include Planes, Epic, Oz, Star Trek Into Darkness, Men in Black 3, Mission Impossible 4, The Little Mermaid, and numerous times on the Academy Awards and Grammys, The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy, The Middle, to name a few Guy has sung and performed with a wide variety of recording artists ranging from Muse, U2, Beyonce’ and Red Hot Chile Peppers to Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, John Denver and The Lettermen. He has produced and recorded over 30 Piano CDs for Pianolight Music which was marketed in hundreds of stores across the country and has recorded 10 player piano CDs for WebOnly Piano distributed by Hal Leonard around the world.

Guy met his wife Elaine in 1982 while he was performing and she was a passenger on a cruise ship. They currently reside in North Hollywood and they have 2 sons, Andrew and Adam. They love the Big Bear Lake area and purchased their first property in 2009

Guy Maeda purchased this cabin in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

We traveled to Big Bear to get out of the desert for a couple of days and stayed at "Almost Paradise" The cabin and all the amenities were all top notch. The property manager Kenny as well as the owner Guy made sure our stay was everything we hoped for. I would return for a repeat visit and highly recommend this property as a great romantic getaway,
Jun 2014
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The Perfect Romantic Getaway! Active Military, Police and Firefighter Discounts
average rating of 4.939394 based on 34 reviews

A perfect cozy little cabin for two!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at the other 3 cabins owned and operated By Guy and Elaine and each had their own awesome cozy personality. Appropriately named "Almost Paradise" is a cozy little charming cabin set far back off the street for a very private feel, perfect for that much needed hot tub session after a day on the slopes. It has the same quality, cleanliness and rustic artistic touches unique to the Maeda's other Big Bear Lake cabins. Nicely updated yet still retaining that woodsy authentic cabin feel that I need and love when staying in the mountains. I can't wait to go back to stay at any of their 4 properties and I'm glad I finally got to stay in this one. It's a pure mountain pleasure for 2!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for two.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 7 nights. Everything was absolutely amazing. The coziest romantic cabin I have ever stayed in. Close to everything yet you feel far away from it all. My husband and I will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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charming winter getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Recently enjoyed a jaunt up to Big Bear to decompress before the holidays... this cabin was the perfect place! Cozy, comfortable and very welcoming. We made full use of the grill and hot tub and were fully rested and relaxed by the time we drove back into LA. Also, our little dog loved running laps around the yard. highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My wife and I

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a problem free great place to stay, this is it! Our stay was rainy on arrival ( no issue, walked right in). Rained the first night, the next day and that night. No issue, all dry and cozy. We had brought all our own food so we spent all of our time cozy and cooking and enjoying TV, Netflix, Amazon, jacuzzi in the rain. Just a wonderful experience from finding the place online to driving away! We will definitely be back for more! Cuz, more is always better.

We actually had the oppirtunity to meet Guy and Elaine and share a bit id time with them. They even brought us laundry soap for one load of wet clothes!

We brought our two small dogs with us and we were all as welcome and comfortable as if were in our own home.

Give it a try for yourself, we are sure you'll have a warm and pleasant experience!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost paradise was paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Almost paradise was paradise The perfect cozy cabin for us to unwind and be in the peacefulness of the mountains. We love the way it was decorated and how we could just walk to so many things like Big bear mountain brewery.Our Doberman loved the fenced in yard. We will be going back again soon and thank you Guy for all your helpfulness you're the best!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming escape from the city

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted an escape from traffic and city life for a few days and found "Almost Paradise" to be the perfect place to do just that. The cabin is charming and exactly as pictured. It has everything you will need for a comfortable stay and a private hot tub on the front deck. The owners recommended fantastic restaurants in town and a cute little bakery within walking distance of the cabin. They had the best bread I think we've ever had! It's a short walk to the lake, very quiet and peaceful. The only thing that could have made it even better would be a little more privacy from neighbors as the houses are quite close. But it seems that is pretty common in Big Bear. We would definitely recommend and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay!! Sugar Pine Bakery is the best!! Yes the cabins are close to one another but fortunately most of the cabins around us are normally unoccupied and the cabin is towards the back of the lot and lower than the street level so it feels pretty private. We would love to have you back again anytime!!!
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Big Bear Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Jan 3 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 16 2017 - Apr 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 5 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 13 2017
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Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

• PETS: GOOD DOGS ONLY. NO CATS. Sorry Owners are allergic!!! Please clean up after your dog in every way, indoors and outdoors. There is a $25 charge per dog per stay. If the fee was not charged at time of booking it will be deducted out of your security deposit. You will be charged an additional $25 fee for every "surprise" found in the yard! Also PLEASE keep pets off the furniture and beds. You will be charged an additional $50 if there is dog hair found in the bed and sheets as the cleaning crew will have to wash the bedding and comforter at least twice to remove dog hair. Also if your dog sheds please vacuum up the hair before you leave.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Big Bear Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Romantic
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Slate shower for two.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing

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