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

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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

Washer/Dryer

Good DOGS welcome (Sorry, NO Cats)

NO SMOKING!

More Details

Owner
Guy Maeda
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 11, 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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Amenities

Big Bear Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Slate shower for two.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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The Perfect Romantic Getaway! Active Military, Police and Firefighter Discounts
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 39 reviews
Westlake Village, CA
5

Little getaway perfect for two

  • 5 of 5

Stayed three nights with absolutely no complaints. This little cabin is perfect for two with all the necessities you need. Guy is extremely responsive making sure your needs are met. His recommendations for local restaurants were spot on. This cabin will likely be my first choice on our next trip to Big Bear Lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Magical Property Close to the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Almost Paradise is a charming cabin, equipped with woody touches to make you feel like you have walked right into a fairytale. Immaculate with a wonderful grill and Jacuzzi, Almost Paradise is located close to town, the lake and all the trails, but with just enough distance from the town, so noise does not disrupt the magical setting. The owner has taken great measures to make sure the cabin complements the natural environment, so you truly can unwind in a forest setting that takes your breath away. It appears the owner has several equally charming and enchanting cabins in the area of various sizes, so definitely look at Almost Paradise and his other beautiful cottages and cabins. We were definitely thrilled with our pick and our dogs loved it too!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cozy cabin was the perfect getaway for us.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy private feel

  • 5 of 5

Even though cabin is not in a private area the use of terrain and fences makes it feel private. Enjoyed my one night. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The two of us and our two dogs had a fantastic time. The cabin itself was perfectly sized for two. The fenced yard allowed our dogs to run around. The hot tub was nice and hot. The gas fireplace kept us toasty at night. And when we discovered a leak under the sink, Guy had someone out to take care of it in an hour. Absolutely would stay again if we visit Big Bear again.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
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.