First off: Charlie and Krista (Big Bear Getaway) are easy peasy to deal with, NO headaches here!
We were looking for a large swanky place for out annual 10-12 man (50 something) getaway. The photos are accurate and the place it very handsome and well appointed. We do a lot of cooking and snacking: The kitchen is top-notch and the appliances are terrific. Many rental homes have cheesy contractor grade facilities, this place is pretty pimped out. The electronics and entertainment centers are also excellent: Great TV, Stereo, WiFi, sofas, bad-ass theater chairs. Mostly self-explanatory, some fooling with knobs and settings to get the DVD, iPod, Pandora etc. The bedrooms are well sorted and comfy. The Bathrooms are clean and up to date. Great lighting and speaker system!
Petty gripes and areas that could be improved:
The listing says "5 bedrooms" really there are only 4, there is a wine room with a futon, but really only 4 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. It needs to be clarified.
The Grill SUCKS. Just a very spotty (and dirty) Chinese number that betrays the quality of the rest of the appliances. I used it for the first night and was unable to get half the surface up to any kind of temperature. I'm a pretty good chef and a former restauranteur. The grill is BAD.
Outdoor Chairs: There was one bar high chair that was broken when we got there, and a deck chair that partially collapsed under the weight of a normal sized man. For a place of this quality they need to invest in heavy weight stuff rather than the Pier One or Cost Plus stuff they have now. The sofas are fine.
Last Peeve: The Master bathroom has carved Deerheads with sharp metal antlers on the cabinet doors. It was a good idea on paper...when those things hit you mid-shin YOU WILL SEE THE FACE OF GOD! They are also dangerous if you happen to have children. A bad idea and a liability suit waiting for an incident.
Overall: Look they aren't giving the place away: You get what you pay for. If you have the means I highly recommend it!