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Location, Location, Location! Hot Tub, Wifi, Roku, Netflix, Clean, Owner Managed

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Two Bedroom Two Bath w/ Hot Tub perched on top deck, Canyon Views,Great Location

The Owl's Nest is your home away from home. Nestled among the trees, this two bedroom two bath cabin offers privacy and retreat yet keeping you close to everything. Just a few minutes from Bear Mountain, great restaurants, and a short drive to the village, you can get a true mountain experience, all while feeling away from it all.

Surrounding the Owl's Nest are large pines, hills for exploring, and a dry creek we nickname "The canyon", right across the street. The beauty of these surroundings is that neighbors seem farther removed, views are less obstructed, and the mountain life seems closer. With plenty of flat parking across the street and areas to explore, hike, walk, or just watch, this is the place to be!

Enjoy the beautiful views from both decks as you sip your morning coffee or perhaps relax with an afternoon glass of wine. Just recently added is a brand new Eco Spa Hot Tub that seats 6, placed right off the top deck with views and privacy. The living room boasts A-framed windows, open beamed timber ceiling and a cozy fireplace, and is open to the kitchen, providing an ideal place for everyone to congregate. With plenty of seating either at the kitchen table or along bar stools lining the counter, this space will quickly be the favorite gathering spot.

The entire cabin has been newly carpeted, furnished, and stocked to provide you everything you need on your vacation, including microwave, coffee maker, crock pot, brand new pots, pans, and dishes. Both bedrooms upstairs have queen sized rustic beds equipped with beautiful and cozy sheets, down alternative pillows and blankets that will help make your night's sleep as good as home. There are also Roku T.V.'s with internet for Netflix, Pandora and many other streaming options. If needed, there is additional sleeping space for two on the lower level Owls Den.

The main bathroom upstairs is complete with over sized bathtub and heating lamp to keep you warm on winter mornings. Both bathrooms have wood storage benches which create the perfect place to leave shoes, boots, and outside gear. Fresh linens and towels are always provided and yes, all is brand new...

The Owl's Nest is a great choice for your stay while enjoying all that Big Bear has to offer. I pay attention to the details and it shows with my reputation as a VRBO owner, my other cabin is the Sheephorn Chalet, listing number 499735, please feel free to read my close to 100 reviews. From our family to yours we wish you fabulous memories in our home away from home!

More Details

Arin Buffington
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Arin Buffington

Hi, my name is Arin. I absolutely love getting up in the fresh air of Big Bear Lake... I grew up in the flat lands of Temecula but always knew from a very young age I would one day own a cabin that family and friends could enjoy. I am a very proud daddy of two daughters that are getting the opportunity to grow up in the Mountains. I take a lot of pride in hosting getaways for families and friends at my Cabin and Chalet in Big Bear Lake, I love the great responses I get from guests telling me about their much needed time away in the mountains...

Arin Buffington purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Arin Buffington chose Big Bear Lake

Seclusion and Location all rolled into one! The Owls Nest is a very unique cabin in that you are perched along Sand Canyon in Lower Moonridge. The views are amazing, you aren't looking at other cabins right out the windows and you have plenty of fun waiting to be had in and right outside of the cabin... You will also appreciate the detail and attention I put into Owls Nest, I just put in new carpet throughout, I provide very nice brand new linens, furniture and entertainment options. Every room has a brand new Roku TV system, Wi-Fi and brand new Kitchen necessities.

What makes this cabin unique

You are dealing direct with the owner and if you would like to see my reputation please visit my other cabin the Sheephorn Chalet at listing number 499735 to read my reviews... I spend a lot of time remodeling and upgrading the cabin to ensure your stay in Big Bear the best it could possibly be. The cabins are not put together from second hand décor and furnishings, I have very high standards to ensure your mountain getaway to be as pleasant as possible...


Big Bear Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , All New Bath and Hand Towels
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , All New Bath and Hand Towels
  • All New Bath and Hand Towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Brand New Rustic Queen Bed, new mattress, comforter, linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Brand New Rustic Queen Bed, new mattress, comforter, linens
  • New Carpet, Brand New Rustic Queen Bed, new mattress, comforter, linens. Roku T.V. in each room along with new Rustic styled nightstands. Free Wi-Fi.
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The Owls Nest will not disappoint! Very nice two bedroom two bath cabin in the best location in Big Bear Lake...


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Location, Location, Location! Hot Tub, Wifi, Roku, Netflix, Clean, Owner Managed
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews

Cumfy and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Arin was so accommodating. Check in and out were so easy. The cabin was perfect and extremely clean. Everything you could ask for and the location was superb We look forward to returning soon! Mtb in the summer snowboard in the winter! Thank you for a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owls Nest is the best!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Owl's Nest cabin shortly after the holidays and had an amazing stay. The cabin is warm, comfortable and classy. One of the best perks is being able to walk directly into the private spa from the back door. Overall it was an excellent experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and our host was available for questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Impressive Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

I loved the layout of the cabin with the tall vaulted ceilings, private backyard with a warm hot tub, gas fireplace and open floor plan. Very impressed with the cleanliness of the cabin and the responsiveness of the host. I will definitely be coming back here every time I visit Big Bear!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My personal favorite was the personal lounge sofa (that's what I call it). I spent a good amount of time on it and it was comfortable. Had a nice big tub and a good size deck with a fire barrel. Overall we had a very leisurely time. Arin was nice and very accessible for questions.


  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Bear Heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived at Arin's cabin in Big Bear, I was in heaven! The cabin is absolutely adorable, decorated perfectly and had all the amenities one would want in a mountain cabin get-away.

We loved the open concept as we spent a lot of time enjoying the beautiful scenery and cozy fireplace.

The bedrooms were great, with ample room for luggage, a comfortable bed and a tv. (I'm a nighttime tv sleeper!)

We loved that the cabin had a hottub, definitely and plus!

It is only a short drive to the downtown area and Arin is full of fabulous recommendations for food and entertainment!

I would recommend all my friends to stay here. I would love to come back when there is snow, as there is an open field across the street that would be perfect for building a snowman or a snow ball fight!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Big Bear Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Black Diamond Tavern/Haciendas Cantina
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Bear Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Black Diamond/Captains Anchorage
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Bear Mountain/Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Car: recommended

Lower Moonridge is the gem of Big Bear Lake, nestled at the base of the Ski Resorts you have many attractions so very close. Lower Moonridge is very appealing because you don't have to drive on steep roads in winter conditions... Lower Moonridge has all the scenery you would expect without the hassle.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $250

-Separate refundable deposit of $250 required.
-Contact me for possible exceptions to rates & lengths of stay.
-I am flexible as far as times to check in and check out as long as the times do not conflict with other guests schedules and cleaning service. I want to make your stay stress free and very relaxing, you deserve it! Contact me any time with questions on my cell, 951-852-0033

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.