Cottage
4.5

Charming Big Bear Lake Cottage w/ Deck: Hike & Ski

Property ID: 463438Big Bear LakeCAUS
Sleeps 62 BR2 BA

Description

Escape to Big Bear Lake for your next relaxing getaway when you book a lovely stay at this 2-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental! Located just minutes from lake access and the area's hot spots, this all-season cottage provides a fully equipped kitchen, a wood-burning stove, 2 decks, a hammock, and an outdoor dining area. In the winter, head less than 3 miles away to Snow Summit Ski Resort. In the summer, explore a plethora of gorgeous hiking trails and catch the July 4th fireworks from the porch!

Amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Self Check-In

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Location Details

WINTER SPORTS: Snow Summit Ski Resort (2.5 miles), Big Bear Mountain Resort (2.6 miles), Grizzly Ridge Tube Park (2.6 miles), Big Bear Snow Play (4.1 miles)

HIKING: Pineknot Trail (0.6 miles), Castle Rock Trail (2.6 miles), Woodland Trail (3.9 miles), Seven Oaks Trail (4.7 miles), Cougar Crest Trailhead (5.3 miles), Grays Peak Trailhead (6.7 miles), Sugarloaf National Recreation Trail (11.2 miles)

SEE + DO: Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain (0.3 miles), Big Bear Marina (0.5 miles), Action Tours California (0.9 miles), Pleasure Point Marina (1.7 miles), Boulder Bay Park (1.8 miles), Ski Beach Park (1.8 miles), Big Bear Alpine Zoo (3.4 miles)

AIRPORTS: Big Bear Airport (5.2 miles), San Bernardino International Airport (36.8 miles)

Reviews

4.5
8 reviews
  • An Amazing and Restful Stay in Big Bear!

    5/5

    This was our second time staying in this adorable cottage in Big Bear. We returned because of its wonderful location to the lake (Lake is now full!) and the Village with their many stores and yummy restaurants, quite and easy location, the upstairs outside deck and the over all comfort of this cottage.

    BUT the main reason was because this cottage is so welcoming, cozy, has all the amenities needed for a great stay, the personal attention to detail and the wonderful “goodie” basket waiting for you in the kitchen with snacks each time you check in.

    We have stayed at a lot of rentals/AirBnb etc. and this cottage is perfect with its decor, kitchen and bath amenities, Keurig coffee machine with pods, super clean (and I am very picky about that point), sheets soft, towels absorbent, useable closet space, charging areas in each bedroom for your devices, good water pressure for showers, nice seating areas on both decks & front porch and if in need of personal help with anything just a phone call away!

    Also, even though our stay was in this very hot CA summer of 2023 we had no issues. . .we opened up all the windows (which all had screens), turned on the cooling fans in each room and it was absolutely perfect, especially at night listening to the crickets and owls hooting (that is why you get away from LA to Big Bear is for that reason). It was also so nice to hear the birds chirping outside and the smell of pines while making breakfast, sitting in the rockers on the front deck with coffee or reading my book sitting in the loft area upstairs while looking out onto the trees. . .almost like having your own tree house.

    As you have read, there are many wonderful things about this cottage and my husband and I will continue to book this place whenever we head to Big Bear!!

    PS: Winter at this cottage with the snow in winter is amazing and magical. . .we are booking for that time also!

    Suzanne
    Published August 10, 2023
  • Great Place

    5/5

    Family friendly, clean and short drive to places to eat. Easy in and out. Kids had yard to play in snow. Property manager very friendly and helpful.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Shawna B.
    Published February 7, 2023
  • Inconvenient and Unsafe

    1/5

    SITUATION: Winter Family Vacation 2022Couple and 4 kidsUNSAFE: Although it snowed in Big Bear on Dec 11 and 12, when we checked in on Dec 17th, the driveway is still full of snow and ice. The street directly in front of the house is all ice. When we tried to drive into the driveway, our rental suburban was sliding on the ice. The contact person's husband was hesistant but had to drive our car into the driveway.INCONVENIENT: When it was time for our family to get out of the driveway, we kindly asked the contact person, Karen, to clear the driveway of snow but were told that because it snows in Big Bear, there is nothing they can do, although our family saw and passed by atleast 3 different houses down the street whose driveways were clear of snow or ice. My husband and I applied the tire cable hoping that it will help us get out of the driveway safely. With our whole family in the car, my husband started slowly backing out and immediiately got stuck in the snow in the driveway, while the back wheel spinning in the ice directly in front of the driveway and the car sliding sideways toward the tree and the rock which almost hit our tire. We had to call the towing service, paid $320 and our teenage kids had to walk to the snow tubing place on a 30 degree weather that night. For 3 days, we had asked the property contact person, Karen and the Property Management Company, Evolve, to clear our driveway of snow and ice or provide an alternative parking but to no avail so our family started looking for an alternative parking ourselves. So, for 3 days and 3 nights, our whole family would walk a mile to the property after our kids get back from snow boarding and wake up early and walk another mile to get to our car from the property on a 20-30 degree weather. At times, we would order to-go meals early on during the day or have it delivered at night so we dont have to walk back and forth to our car. (Sorry, but unable to attach a picture here)CONS:The property's location is close to where we needed to be, the house is clean, modern and has all the amenities we needed BUT is it worth renting during winter? The unfortnate answer is NO.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Elaine D.
    Published January 10, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Elaine, providing a safe and comfortable environment for all of our guests is at the forefront of our mission, and we're sorry to hear the weather caused some safety concerns. After going over your feedback with the homeowner, they wanted to share the following:
    - My guest's safety is my top priority. I and my team always do all we can to accommodate our guest's needs during their stay, and the local Guest Contact was in frequent communication with you throughout your visit.
    - Before your arrival, the driveway was plowed and as much of the snow was removed as possible. The snow that remained was compacted from the removal. Additionally, we put down salt to help the remaining snow melt faster.
    - The road in front of the cottage is city property, and I am not legally able to remove or touch that snow, which we informed you of this during your stay.
    - I'm truly sorry that your vehicle got stuck and that a towing service was needed to assist you. While the weather is out of our control, my team did all they could to prepare the property for your arrival.
    - I also personally reached out to discuss the situation and help make things right for the inconvenience you experienced.
    The owner and their team work hard to provide an ideal stay for all guests, and we look forward to this home hosting many happy travelers!

  • Awesome Stay

    5/5

    The house was as advertised, beautiful, comfortable, very spacious, very clean, 2 beautiful patios & nice porch. Karen & Don we’re VERY friendly & quickly answered any questions we had. Will definitely return & tell others about this place.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Richard N.
    Published September 8, 2022
  • Cute place

    5/5

    Property was super cute, and had everything you needed to stay. Did have ants in spare bathroom, and would recommend additional standup fans as it was hot in the house during the day. Very quiet neighborhood. Overall would recommend to stay here

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Celeste S.
    Published August 16, 2022
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