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Book Holiday Dates Now! Close to Everything *Luxury Rental *SPA*Pool Table

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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!]


Moonridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • 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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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Kids group trip over presidents weekend.

  • 5 of 5

The house was excellent and looked just like the pictures. Having the pool table, spa and a second T.V. was great for the kids & adults to set up their video games. A huge table that sat 10 with plenty of room for eating & games. The location was less than 5 minutes from Bear Mountain and close to the city. The second adult that came up with me liked the house so much that he is going to bring his family back to this location. Thank you for sharing your wonderful house with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We completely understand about the extra TV and room for the kids! Ours do the exact same thing. It's so nice to have everyone happy! We look forward to your friend doing a repeat with his family. Have a great 2017! - Ashley and Mark
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, So happy to learn that you guys had a great time! Best, Ashley and Mark
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time which is the most important thing but find it " weird " that you would write that cameras are in every bedroom, when CLEARLY there is only one camera inside the house which is in the game room. I'll address your 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 contacted us we could have shared this with you and made arrangements. 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. The dumpsite is 1.5 mi. away, but it is on the route to the main road. Trash topic is clearly listed and highlighted in our rental agreement that you have a choice to remove it yourself or have our cleaners do it for an additional fee. We Are glad you had a great time 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: November 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: February 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: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jaime, So glad you guys had a great trip to Big Bear. We look forward to having you up the mountain again. Best, Ashley
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Snow Summit
Bear Mountain
Big Bear Snow Play
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Baldwin Lake Stables
Maggio's Pizza
The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar
Snow Summit
Get The Burger
Convention Center
Noah's Ark Petting Zoo
Stater Bros at Big Bear Blvd
Mountain Munchies
Public Boat Ramp East
No Name Pizza
Wild Burrows Sanctuary
China Town Buffet -- CLOSED
Sushi Ai -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
92314 Miles
Big Bear Airport
Nearest Golf
0.9 Miles
Big Bear Golf Course
Nearest Ski
0.9 Miles
Bear Mountain


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $79

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.