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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom/4 Bathroom/ Private deck off master/ Separate game room with bunk beds

Bring your family up to our home, which is a quiet jewel nestled among the pine trees. You will find it rich with log woodwork and stone throughout. We recently upgraded the property with new wood, carpet, and slate floors. All the towels and bedding are new and we care about giving you a good night rest in comfort. The property is located in the middle of lower Moonridge with easy access all within walking distance to Bear Mountain, the Zoo, and golf course and a short drive to Snow Summit. Mountain biking and hiking trails are all within walking distance with the beginning of one of California's best single track trails "Skyline" a short ride/hike away. Big Bear Lake, Downtown, Grocery Stores and restaurant/retail amenities all within a short drive.

Grizzly Mountain Retreat is the perfect location to connect with family. You will have full access to every part of what makes this home special. The master bedroom, with king size bed with half bath and private balcony upstairs is great for stargazers. While downstairs, there are two bedrooms. One has twin beds and a full bath across the hall. The other bedroom has a queen bed and access to a secluded deck off the front. It accesses the full bath complete with separate shower and double sinks.

Finally, the 4th sleeping area is separated (peace & quiet for parents) from the main house located a few short feet away. It is built out over the 2 car garage and has a full futon, bunk beds, sectional sofa, along with a 42' Plasma TV, XBOX 1 game console, pool table and 1/2 bath. This is where our children spend a lot of time.

By far, the BEST features of the home are the large kitchen and living room. The kitchen has granite counter tops with an impressive 6 foot log island surface. You will enjoy the ample space to walk around, prep and have many helpers in the kitchen. You will have two gas burners and 4 electric. There are plenty of kitchen/dining tools and utensils with plenty of cupboard storage for all your groceries. The large kitchen table is a great place to hang out at the end of the day and enjoy a great meal while enjoying the warm fireplace in the adjacent sunken living room.

The living room has a wall of glass facing the golf course and mountain. Yet, it is completely private with mature pine trees outside. The living room has both a love seat and queen sleeper sofa. You'll spend the mornings with tea/coffee in the great room and the evenings enjoy the space with it's floor to vaulted ceiling rock fireplace. The hearth is massive and great for warming boots or simply sitting. There is a 50' Plasma TV, with Netflix, DVD player, and Wireless WIFI throughout and phone.

Lastly, we want you to enjoy this place as much as we do. If there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable we promise to do all that we can to accommodate your requests.

Amenities:: WIFI throughout , Gas BBQ (Weber) SPA, Pool Table, Plasma TV's, DVD Players XBOX 1, Game Console.

More Details

Property Manager
Mark and Ashley Mahaffey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Mark and Ashley Mahaffey

We are Mark and Ashley from San Diego. We have two children and are avid seekers of quiet, adventure and connecting with family. We come to Big Bear to recharge and play all year round.

Mark and Ashley Mahaffey purchased this house in 2013

Why Mark and Ashley Mahaffey chose Moonridge

We had been traveling around to different mountains over the winters. We found Big Bear close to our San Diego home with year round activities. We love to mountain bike, take in the amazing stars, clean air and connecting with our family.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the first impression of the living room and large open kitchen. The separate sleeping/gaming room above the garage was a huge bonus, as it allows us to segregate the noise and family activities [read: gives mom and dad peace and quiet!]


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Great place to stay with the family!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed here with my inlaws and there was plenty of rooms for all. In fact my 3 kids all stayed in the game room above the garage where there was a bunk bed along with a futon. It was a great place to stay. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pretty cool with a few minor weird things

  • 3 of 5

Had a great time. Definitely a beautiful cozy house, but we started noticing there were cameras in every room - including the bedrooms. Not sure what the point was or if these were active or not, but it left some of the people in our group very creeped out. The only other thing, is we had to drive our garbage to a random dumpster a couple miles away, instead of there being an available bin. Never stayed in a rental that made us do that before.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Most important to us is that you guys had a great time! I'll address your other two points: 1) Camera - appreciate you being concerned. Just to be clear, we have only 1 camera inside. It is in the game room/pool table/xbox space over the garage, where there is a bunkbed. We have installed it for security. We usually have the cleaning lady put a towel over it after she sets up cabin and she must have forgotten. It is in plain view and obvious, as we want it to be seen by anyone who might want to enter who shouldn't be on property. However, I have since included it as a highlighted note for future guests. If you had shot me a quick text I could have shared this with you, too. 2) Trash - It's part of the charm of a remote vacation home :) Actually, only full-time residents have curbside trash pick up, as per city ordinance. Even though the dumpsite is 2 mi. away, it IS on the way to the main road, and it's clearly listed in our note that was forwarded ahead of time. We do hope you guys took advantage of the sleds and wish you a Happy 2017! Ashley
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Spacious, perfect location near the stores, easy access,

  • 5 of 5

The open living/dinning area was great! We were able to enjoy our conversation while some relaxed on the couch, others were cooking , and playing games.. Ashley and Mark are great host! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Marisol, thanks so much for choosing to bring your family to our cabin. We wish you a Happy 2017! Mark and Ashley
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  • 5 of 5

Our Family had an amazing time staying in your beautiful cabin. Everything was as good or better than you described. There was plenty of room for all of us, the layout is great. The kids had fun shooting pool in the game room and we all enjoyed the jacuzzi. The location was great for skiing or going to the city. We also loved the beautiful stone fireplace in the livingroom. We really enjoyed our stay, and look forward to reserving it again in the future.

Thank You,

The Crown Family

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Crown Family, So happy your family had a great stay. I am sorry for not replying sooner. ... just seeing this now. Happy 2017! Mark and Ashley
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Convenient, clean and quite spacious!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we checked in, our family felt at "home" in the mountains. The cabin was clean with all amenities required to keep us and our young children content for the long weekend. Appliances are updated, beds comfy with a selection of sleeping arrangements.

We were traveling with my family of four, my borther's family of 3 and my mom. We were able to put my two kids in a bedroom with 2 beds and my husband and I stayed on the same floor while my brother, his wife and their toddler stayed upstairs. Each of us was comfortable and pleased with our own sense of privacy.

The separate house is a perfect area for play and games and we will use it much more when our kids are a bit older. My mom stayed slept in it, which I am sure she appreciated after a full day with three kids!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A GREAT extended family getaway retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Mark and Ashley for providing the perfect place for an extended family get away. 5 adults and 5 kids fit comfortably with space to play games, watch TV, and enjoy the slopes, scenery, and snow. We rang in the New Year in a quite neighborhood with outstanding access to both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. The home is as good as advertised. It was clean and well-maintained. The kitchen was perfect for cooking large meals and the large kitchen table allowed us to gather and play games/cards with the kids with a nice view of the college bowl games on TV. The beds were comfortable and warm. Plenty of restrooms and showers to go around. The separate game room was perfect for all the kids to enjoy and crash in (the huge pillow was a big hit and the smallest made it his bed).

Ashley and Mark were good about returning contact and always willing to answer our questions.

One minor problem with the washer, but I'm sure this will be repaired.

We have rented many homes all over the country for family vacations, and this one is at the top of the list. We look forward to our next opportunity to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our son will be very pleased to know that the massive pillow was well used! We have sent a repair guy out for the washer. Thanks for the heads up. Have a great year!
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Nearest Airport
92314 Miles
Big Bear Airport
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Bir Bear Golf Course
Nearest Ski
0.9 Miles
Bear Mountain


Rates & Availability

Lower Moonridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter III 2017
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents' Day 2017
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter IV
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring II
Apr 10 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 8.0%

No more than 3 cars allowed on property. There is only space for three. And, we want to be courteous to our neighbors by having all vehicles safely parked and not sticking out on the street. If you need additional parking you will need to contact owner who will direct you to group lot .5 mi from property.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lower Moonridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , attached to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , double sink hall bath w/ both tub/shower and separate shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , hall bath across from twin bedroom.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , small 1/2 bath in separate game room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , two twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , game room has upper/lower bunk bed and 1 full futon.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , This is optional queen sleeper sofa located in living room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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