Great Big Bear getaway!
August 21, 2015
This property was absolutely perfect for a gathering of about 12 of us looking to escape the city heat of LA for the weekend. The house is great - spacious, clean, beautifully decorated, and with all the amenities you could want. The deck is the best feature and we spent both evenings grilling and relaxing in the hot tub. Beautiful views of the stars of the deck away from the city lights! The activities guide provided by the owners is very helpful and detailed in explaining available things to do in Big Bear. This house was exactly as advertised and is perfect for group gatherings. Would definitely stay here again!
Ideal home base for a summer gathering
August 14, 2015
We were a group of twelve spending a weekend in Big Bear to celebrate a 29th birthday. Temperatures in Los Angeles were above 100 that August weekend, so we were thrilled to escape the sweltering heat of the city, and The Lake House offered us the ideal mountain destination. It was warm in Big Bear as well, but The Lake House is conveniently located near the marina for boat rentals, and the activity guide provided by the owners listed several nearby lake entry points for swimming, so we managed to stay cool without any trouble. Evenings were pleasantly cool, and we slept happily with the windows open -- no need for AC in the mountains. The Lake House is well appointed for large groups, and we enjoyed cooking several meals in the house and dining out on the spacious deck. One of our favorite memories from the weekend was relaxing in the jacuzzi and watching the annual Perseid meteor shower up above. We never get clear skies like that in LA! Just breathtaking. For those tourists who may be traveling without a car, it's worth mentioning that The Lake House is within walking distance of Big Bear Village. Our group was very happy to discover that all of downtown's dining and nightlife options were only a short fifteen-minute walk from our front door. Overall, a wonderful weekend. We'd never been to Big Bear during the summer before, and The Lake House provided an ideal entry point for that unique experience.
Highly Recommended Big Bear Cabin!
January 28, 2015
First, the owner was super nice, she answered all of my questions and gave us great customer service. The photos accurately represent the interior of the home and the amenities. The layout was functional for our needs and the location easy to find and access. Parking was not a problem. The house is very clean and is well maintained, it looks like most of the furnishings are new within the past year. We spent the weekend skiing and soaking in the spa--it was great! We went into town and walked around at night and sat by the outside fire-pits in town. Big Bear is much improved recently and the Lake House is a great place to stay. I have already recommended this cabin to my friends and family.
Fabulous Family Vacation
January 27, 2015
You know you've found the perfect place when no one wants to go back home. The Lake House was perfect for our entire family, group of 14 including grandma and grandpa. The pictures accurately reflect the condition of the home and we loved the cottage feel. The owners did a perfect job of utilizing the space and thinking of little details that would be appreciated by their guests. My wife and I miss our super cozy master bedroom. The large outside jacuzzi was great for some after dinner relaxing and we used it every night after skiing. The backyard is the perfect playground for the kids to sled and snow play while still being heard. We are already talking about returning during the summer and enjoying the lake across the street. The owner answered the phone every time I called and she kindly answered all of my many questions. Thanks Michele!
The Perfect Family Reunion Location
December 9, 2014
This year we chose the Lake House to spend our annunal pre-Christmas family gathering in Big Bear. I chose the Lake House because it reminded me of a historic lakeside cottage but with modern ammenities. I wanted to rent a property with a view of the lake but we were limited on funds and the Lake House was perfect. I feel like we paid a very reasonable price for a very nice home. There was 14 members of my family aged from 1 to 84 and everyone was super comfortable. We loved that the kids had their own upstairs loft area and the adults had the living room to talk and watch TV. We all played in the snow and it was like having a big pajama party that lasted for a few nights. The parking was convienent for our 6 cars. The owner was able to answer all of our questions and she made the booking process very simple. We are already talking about coming back during the summer time.
Can't Wait for Our Next Stay!
October 17, 2014
LOVED the cabin!!! The layout was perfect (2 bedrooms and the sleeping loft upstairs with the Master bedroom, kitchen and a HUGE family room on the entry level). The location was perfect (5 minutes from the Village, 10 minutes from the slopes). The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and cookware—they even have some spices, sugar and flour. The house was extremely clean and when we needed to do a quick clean up, we found all the cleaning supplies and there was a wide variety of them. The bedrooms were warm and cozy and the beds and pillows were extremely comfortable. We had only 12 people, but we could have easily slept a few more very comfortably. The couches were also ridiculously comfortable, and people could easily sleep on those. The owners were super helpful when I emailed them and were able to answer any questions that I had. They also provided detailed instructions for our arrival and our departure. I would most definitely recommend this house to friends and family. I can't wait for my next stay!!!
Lovin' The Lake House!!
September 19, 2014
We rented this cabin for the weekend with 10 girlfriends for an adventure/get away weekend before my friend got married. While the pictures online are accurate, they simply do not due justice to the views of the lake! Our group Barbequed and ate breakfast on the deck that looked out over the water! The weather was great so we rented a pontoon boat from the marina that was within a 10 minute walk away, but there was also lots to do in the cabin at night. The place definitely exceeded our expectations and I will be staying here again soon.
Both Charming and Modern
July 24, 2014
We took a trip to The Lake House for our family reunion. There was plenty of room out on the front deck to dine together as a family and the kids loved eating at the picnic tables. We played games, took naps on the lounge chairs, went bike riding and walked into town. This house is well maintained, clean and decorated in an adorable lakeside cottage motif. The owner takes great pride in this home and I sensed that she was very interested in making sure my stay was memorable. Thanks!
WE DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE!
May 30, 2014
We rent a lot from VRBO and often don't like to repeat renting places because we enjoy seeing different properties and seeing what is out there. However, we will be going back here. It is truly magnificent and is a get-away in and of itself. The home itself was cozy, warm and everything you would want for a mountain retreat. We had a wonderful time and our friends had such a good time. We are coming back and will be bringing more friends. Thank you so much for such a wonderful get-away.
Cute Lakeside Cottage-More Than I Had Hopped For!
May 9, 2014
We had such a great time here! The cabin was so comfortable and clean and the owner was nice and very easy to get in contact with whenever I had a question. The interior is decorated in classic lakeside cottage decor but still has all of the modern amenities. The Jacuzzi was so relaxing and was big enough to fit all 6 of us. The view from the Jacuzzi was of the lake and so beautiful. The area was so quiet, perfect for getting away from the city. So glad I stayed here.
Our Family Reunion at the Lake House was Great!
May 2, 2014
This was our fourth trip to Big Bear Lake. We have enjoyed all of our previous vacations at Big Bear Lake. This cabin far exceeded our expectations. Photos can be very deceiving and descriptions are usually exaggerated. However, everything advertised about this cabin is 100% accurate. We went with 4 of our children and our 7 grandchildren. They all had a great time. The cabin is very spacious, very clean and well maintained. The beds had comfortable quality mattresses and we were provided with extra linens, extra blankets, all cooking utensils, pots pans, coffee pots dishes and glasses, including wine glasses. The decor is out of a movie set with a big fireplace and lakeside cottage themed decor throughout. The location is as good as it gets, cross the street from the lake, minutes away to the village and the water slide, Bobsled ride, miniature golf go carts track and more. The owner Michele responded quickly to any questions we had and made the leasing process easy for us. She returned our security deposit within a couple of days.
The Cutest Cabin I've Ever Stayed In.
April 14, 2014
I can't say enough great things about this cabin and the owners. They were very accommodating. This cabin was clean, fully stocked with supplies, classic but modern and very cozy. The new appliances in the kitchen made for easy meal prep and clean up. There was plenty of clean dishes (some other places I've stayed, you had to wash everything before using them) and so many great amenities. The Jacuzzi worked well, we used it at least 10 times over the weekend! It was such a great deal. I will stay here again next time I'm headed up the mountain. I highly recommend this cabin!
Charming Cabin for a Weekend Getaway!
April 8, 2014
Hands down, I loved my experience at The Lake House. I did not expect to find such a great place so last minute, but this was wonderful. It had everything that I needed, from cable t.v. to wireless internet, comfy couches, fresh towels, Mini-pool table, but it was also a short walk from Big Bear Marina and cross the street from the lake! We grilled our food in the backyard every night of our stay and the sunset was particularly gorgeous from the front deck. The Owner was extremely helpful and nice, and answered all my various questions and concerns promptly. I really liked that she is actually the owner of the place, and that it is not a management company running the place, because the service that I got from Michele was far superior to any management company that I have gone through. There are a lot of vacation houses around the area, but Michele's exceptional courtesy and helpfulness will be the #1 factor (out of all the great factors!) in coming back to The Lake House for my next visit!
Super Cute Family Cottage
January 29, 2014
This is probably the best home I have vacationed in; it is truly a beautiful piece of property. We live at the Beach and this was by far superior. This is across from the lake, there are hiking trails and a short drive to both ski resorts (Snow Summit & Bear Mountain). The beds are fantastic, there is a mini-pool table, games and a Hot tub. It is like being at your friends home, nothing like a typical rental. Free access to the internet on the WIFI, many cable movies and games. There was absolutely nothing missing, it is truly set up for 10-14 people, nothing missing. Have a wonderful time!!
Better than the Photos!
November 7, 2013
We arrived for a family weekend on a Friday and found the house well stocked and very clean. There were simple and easy to follow instructions for operating the jacuzzi and heater. The owner was extremely responsive with any and all questions and the family room provided an excellent environment to have family time. Beds were large and comfortable and we appreciated the small things such as clean towels and spices. Thank you and we will be back when the snow falls.
...There are so many more reviews but we think you get the idea!
A Few Guest Reviews...
2 Queen Beds
2 Queen Sleeper Sofas
4 Twin Beds
2 Roll Away Beds
Wood Burning Fireplace
Huge Viewing Deck
150 Feet from the Lake
8 Person Jacuzzi
Lovely Lake View
Sorry No Pets
in the Snow
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Our calendar is updated frequently but on occasion we may have to block
off days for unexpected maintenance.
Sleeps up to 14 Guests
Large Sleeping Loft
Large Family Room
3 TV's w/Premium Cable
Foos Ball Game
Games & Movies
Gas BBQ Grill
Parking for 8 Cars
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