Nestled in the mountains outside Big Bear. Just a quick drive to town and the ski slopes, but far enough away that you feel the tranquility and solitude of the mountains. See the stars, hear the coyotes, and maybe even see an occasional bear! Property backs to the national forest - where you can hike, sled, cross-country ski, and more - just steps outside your back door. Great sledding hills right in front of the cabin. Downstairs offers a cozy living room with a glass-front wood burning stove, kitchen, and full bath. Upstairs offers two bedrooms. One bedroom has a queen-size bed and an over-sized bunk bed; Second bedroom has a full-size futon. Wifi and 40'' smart TV in the living room.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6
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- Response time:
- within two days
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 2, 2018
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Rustic Big Bear Cabin with all essentials
We have been Big Bear cabin owners for 15 years and rented this one last minute when ours was already spoken for.
Rating- 5 Booking process, 3 Decor, amenities, location, 2 Refund payment: 3 Overall
Booking process was easy and property manager was responsive to our booking inquiries. We did have some difficulty getting security deposit back. The first inquiry to the property manager after 2 weeks got no response. After 3 weeks contacted property manager again as well as owner and submitted complaint to HomeAway after which deposit was returned.
For a budget priced cabin it provides all of the essentials in a rustic, well used cabin decor. Good sized kitchen, adequate utensils, plates, bowls etc. for 6 people. Coffee maker is small (4 cups) so if you have more than one coffee drinker in the party, recommend you bring you own. Living room has 2 good size couches and comfortable chair. Heating worked OK to take the chill off but If it is cold you will need to have a fire to keep things comfortable (70 degrees or so). Web site indicated some firewood and kindling supplied but none available for our stay so you may want to ask about this. Plenty of places to buy wood in town though. The fireplace insert/wood stove is fairly easy to use though it did leak some smoke around door seal that would set smoke detector off on occasion. Double bed and bunks are OK for comfort. Would bring mattress pads and our own pillows if we stayed there again. Futon in 2nd bedroom OK for kids but not recommended for adults as very uncomfortable. Would definitely bring egg crate or other mattress pad for this if you need the bed space.
Location right against National Forest is nice and kids can play outside back door with no concerns for traffic. Great access for hiking. No through traffic so street is very quiet anyway. If any significant fresh snow you will definitely need 4 wheel drive or chains to get up Pine Ln. If you are there during a busy time as we were, took hour with traffic to drive to ski areas, only 20 minutes if not a peak weekend.
Overall the cabin is what you would expect for the price and has all the essentials for weekend getaway. Nice location if you just want to hang out in the mountains. Too far from resorts if that is your plan on busy weekend.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Again I apologize for the delay in returning your deposit. Our property manager forgot to notify me to process the return. As soon as you informed me that your deposit had not been returned, I immediately issued the refund (on 1/27). On 2/1 I was notified that your bank had initiated a charge back for the deposit. I contacted VRBO to verify that the deposit had in deed been returned. VRBO verified that the deposit was returned on 1/27. They said they would contact your bank to resolve the issue. Again, I apologize for the initial delay, as that was our fault. I also apologize that there was no wood. The property manager is supposed to be sure there is enough wood (for the first fire) for each guest. That gives the guest enough time to purchase their own wood for additional days. I will be sure to check on the fireplace seal, as I was not aware smoke was leaking. Smoke will escape when the door is open to put in wood, but there should be no smoke escaping while the door is closed. Thank you again for making us aware of these issues.
Very clean and cozy cabin .
I rented this cabin for two nights and I was very pleased with it. This cabin is roomy, clean and its locations is good. The owner was very responsive and professional. I will rent this cabins again.
Cute, very clean cabin
Property manager was super helpful
Use Caution when Renting this Place!
The house was nicely warmed for our arrival. I used the screen door’s own stopper to keep the door open as I unloaded the car. About the second trip in, I noticed that top of the door was now falling off the top hinge. I managed to somehow hook it back up. Given the mild corrosion of the aluminum door, it was obvious the door has seen some years so I did not think twice about the issue. We enjoyed the coziness of the cabin. It’s smaller but has lots of character. The bedrooms are decent size but we all decided to sleep in the room with a queen and bunk bed. Good thing because one nap on the futon in the other room ended with a back ache. While the place is mostly in good shape I certainly spent time fixing it. I noticed back door shade had been pulled off the roller. I rolled it back up. The sink disposer had something left in it. I fished it out to prevent the disposer from breaking. The shower head fell off when my wife turned on the shower. I put it back on. BTW the shower head sprays limited water that is needle fine and actually hurts! One of the dining room chairs has ripped whicker backing. Get the picture here? The place is not new, needs some work, but has some character. After our departure I learned the owner is holding me responsible for the broken screen door. I get it; the owner thinks I broke it. I DID NOT. A quick search on Google will let anyone know the top hinge of any door is most vulnerable. Think about it: Older thin aluminum door + hundreds of open and closes over the years + loose screws on top hinge burrowing screw holes ever bigger = me holding the door and the bill? I don’t think that I should have to pay for a new door. I offered the owner $50 as this is an unfortunate situation for both of us. He is sticking to me paying for a brand new door ($100) and labor to install the door ($50) for a total of $150. The door was not new. Why do I have to pay anything? And if I pay something, why the full cost of the replacement?Final assessment: The place is a grandpa’s 1970’s musky cabin. It has some charm. The kitchen is clean. It’s a short walk to a great park for kids to play in. The couches are in need of a deep cleaning as they are pretty dusty. The bathroom shower head needs to be replaced. Things seem to be breaking down in the place which leads me to… I feel the owner is unreasonable. With the shape that this place is in, be careful or else you may be the next person literally paying to repair the next broken thing at this cabin.
This was certainly an unfortunate situation - and our first unhappy guest! Also, this was the very first time that we have had to withhold money from a guest's deposit.
The guest failed to properly describe the damage that was done to the screen door. The hinge did not come lose as was described (with the screw hole gradually becoming larger over time, and the hinge coming loose from the wooden door frame - this would have been understandable). In actuality, three large metal screws were completely ripped out of the metal door frame! Then the door frame was allowed to hang from only the bottom hinge - twisting and damaging the bottom hinge. This type of damage did not occur gradually and over time - it was the result of a one-time event. Someone had to exert excessive force on the door, forcefully pulling the screen door down and away from the door frame. Metal screws were actually ripped out of the metal - making the frame impossible to repair. The damage was extensive enough that repairing the door would have cost much more than the $150 to replace it. The guest was offered the option to repair or replace the door, if he thought he could do it more cheaply - an option he declined.
Interestingly enough, this guest had no complaints whatsoever regarding the condition of the property - until AFTER he was requested to be responsible for the damage he had done.
Great cozy cabin!!
We had a wonderful weekend at the Cozy Cabin and Jason (the Prop Manager) was super helpful! The cabin was perfectly located near the slopes and hiking and was super quiet. The house/amenities were perfect for what we needed for our family of 4 - would definitely stay again!!
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your nice comments. We're glad you had an enjoyable time!
I want to start off saying that I have rented many cabins, especially in Big Bear, and this is one of, if not my favorite cabin to stay in. The size was usual but the layout offered much space. It was nice arriving to a heated cabin and the property manager answered my many texts promptly. The décor is what we expected (cute!) and wanted from a cabin. Despite it being very cold outside, the water would become hot right away... even quicker than at home! The location was great, as we took hikes into the forest and took a short drive to the lake. The couches are very comfy/squishy too, which was nice. The only downsides I could come up with is that we were a little disappointed that we couldn't use the balcony and the futon wasn't very comfortable (then again, its a futon. They usually aren't the most comfortable beds). We had a great time and will be going back.
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Maximum 6 guests (including children). No pets. No smoking.