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You'll Discover Discount Rates During Spring at the Farmhouse!

David Gurzenski

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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David Gurzenski

Member since: 2007
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Calendar last updated:
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You'll Discover Discount Rates During Spring at the Farmhouse!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Big Bear City Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

You have probably been searching for the lowest rate available here in Big Bear to enjoy winter on the mountain. You just found it. Can you imagine a low $125 per night rate for a cabin that sleeps six? That's lower than our local Motel 6, and get so much more, such as a full two-bedroom, two-bath central property with an amazing large country kitchen. You will be astounded by what your money will get you.

Winter is the must popular season on the mountain. Many come up to Big Bear to enjoy the slopes and snow-play facilities. In fact, Southern California's longest tubing run is within walking distance of the farmhouse. There are other advantages of the farmhouse when the snow drifts mount. Parking is located right next to the front porch, and there isn't a long flight of stairs to reach the front door.

The Bear Country Farmhouse is far from your typical vacation rental cabin. Here you can step back in time to a simpler period in America when a weekend getaway didn't cost as much as a down payment on the family car! This delightful farmhouse might remind you of your grandparent's home, or the farmhouse that landed on the wicked witch in 'The Wizard of Oz.' The Bear Country Farmhouse shows its patriotic colors throughout every room, and Old Glory is always flying above the front porch. The barn-red and cottage-white farmhouse, complete with its own windmill and backyard barn, is a one-of-a-kind vacation experience your family will always remember. The farmhouse looks much as would in the early 1800s. All floors are wide-plank pine, and the T&G ceilings are supported by massive wood beams. Care has been taken to keep today’s modern gadgets – the TVs, DVD players and appliances -- behind closed doors to maintain the look of an early American farmhouse.

In the large, eat-in kitchen, the cottage-white bead-board wainscoting and barn-red walls surround a room filled with country charm. Farm antiques, such as an old milk storage container and early American utensils, add to the kitchen’s country look. There’s even a deep, double farmhouse sink, of course! You also have the convenience of a washer/dryer in the kitchen, but since it isn't the ringer-type model your grandmother used, you’ll find them hidden behind the barn doors of the laundry closet.

When it's time to tuck the young ones in, climb the pine staircase to the second floor where the two bedrooms are separated by a full bath. The master bedroom contains a queen-sized bed and armoire, complete with a TV and DVD unit. There’s also a spacious, mirrored closet. The second bedroom (fondly known as the Blue Room) has a bead-board trundle bed that can accommodate two individuals, and also offers a walk-in closet. Back downstairs, two more individuals can bunk down on the queen sofa bed in the living room, with a convenient bath just down the hall.

Temperatures quickly tumble when nightfall arrives. That’s when you will want to gather ‘round the gas fireplace in the living room that keeps the farmhouse toasty warm on chilly nights. There are additional heaters in both baths, as well as room heaters in the bedrooms if you wish to close the doors at night. The linen closet is also filled with numerous blankets and quilts.

For the night owls who don’t want the day to end, there’s a large screen television and DVD player with access to hundreds of movie and sports channels in the living room china cabinet. Wi-fi is a must, of course, to tell distant friends and family of the perfect place you have discovered for future vacations in Big Bear!

If you were fortunate enough to grow up in a rural farmhouse, wouldn’t it be great to rekindle those memories when you were a kid without a care in the world? Perhaps you would like to create similar memories of family farmhouse vacations for your children? This will be a vacation they will never forget.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
David Gurzenski (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2015

About David Gurzenski

I once worked full-time in Orange County as an instructor at a private school where I helped students through courses such as property management and appraisal, as well as prepare for the California Real Estate License Exam. One student, very grateful after passing the state exam, invited me to the town of Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains. I fell in love with the quiet peacefulness of the community, and vowed to move there following retirement. But once here, my background in real estate made me forget retiring, but instead invest in vacation rental cabins, renovating them to appeal to visitors from throughout Southern California.

David Gurzenski purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why David Gurzenski chose Big Bear City

Oh, this property required work to transform it to the charming farmhouse it is today. But I could see its potential as a vacation rental. Once rented full-time by a group of young men, they fell behind on their rent and refused to leave. The former owner said she would lower the asking price if I took the responsibility of getting them out. Because of my background in property management, I presented them with a three-day pay or quit notice. I also let them know I was friends of the local judge, who would send over city police to physically remove the fellows from the property. They were gone the next day. The property was renovated from top to bottom from a new roof to gleaming wide-plank wood floors inside. A third bedroom was eliminated to create a very spacious country kitchen, and a half-bath on the main floor was expanded to become a three-quarter-bath with a new shower featuring gleaming white subway tiles. A back deck was added to expand the outdoor living space that overlooks the fenced backyard. Then began the process of converting all rooms to resemble an old-time farmhouse that delights guests the minute they walk through the front door.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Why stay in a farmhouse? Because it is a one-of-a-kind property that takes guests back to a time of their childhood when they may have visited their grandparent’s home in the Midwest. You can’t miss the farmhouse when you first arrive in the neighborhood. It’s the only property that resembles a large barn with a windmill out front. Many of the unique benefits of this marvelous structure are mentioned above. Yet also impressive are the countless touches of country charm. Everything found in each room was selected to enhance the farmhouse motif. One room that always impresses guests is the spacious country kitchen that offers all one would need to prepare small meals or large dinners. More than one guest has exclaimed, “I wish we had a kitchen like this back home!” That’s why many guests prefer to eat here rather than the expensive restaurants in town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Even through we have only been married a few years, we have started some "traditions" of our own. One of them is welcoming every New Year in a special location that reminds us of times past and provides a place where we can plan for the year ahead. Your farmhouse in Big Bear was just perfect! We found a number of old standards to play on the DVD, opened up a bottle of champagne, and toasted the final minutes of 2006 in front of the fire. It really was magic. Thank you for helping a young couple build some wonderful memories together. (Reprinted from the farmhouse guestbook with the permission of Mark Montgomery.)
Jan 2007
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 52 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.6346154 based on 54 reviews
San Diego, CA
5

Wonderful weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time visiting Big Bear and I am very glad I made the choice to rent this adorable farmhouse. It was wonderful and quaint; and what sold me (aside from the price) was that it was dog friendly. I love traveling with my poodle and it was very refreshing to find such a beautiful farmhouse that allowed pets and with no additional fees. My poodle had a wonderful time sniffing out the property and running around in the back porch area. Gave me peace of mind knowing she was safely fenced in while I cooked in the kitchen.

Aside from that; the atmosphere alone was another reason I am glad I chose the farmhouse. Beautifully decorated; charming and rustic feel of an actual farmhouse. And what made it the best experience for me was the kitchen! So beautiful and large! Made almost all our meals in that kitchen and it was a breeze moving around and using all the useful appliances. You can guarantee the next time my family and I plan a trip to Big Bear, I will be making a reservation at this farmhouse!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Phoenix, AZ
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our Family! Ranging in age from 2 to 83 the Farmhouse accommodated all of us perfectly! The décor is adorable and fun and everything we needed was there. The transaction was easy and David was a terrific host! We will definitely plan our future stays at his properties!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great place !!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just stayed here for three days. Loved it ! Clean, cozy, just as described, not funny business. Very close to slopes and play areas, close to shops and restaurants, very quiet peaceful neighborhood .

David was very nice and easy to deal with. We hope to stay again !!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Long Beach, CA
4

Nice cabin close to everything!

  • 4 of 5

We loved the Farmhouse in Big Bear. It is close to the village and the lake along with plenty of good hiking trails within a 10 min drive. The best part of the cabin was that we felt very comfortable leaving our dog in the backyard while we went out to enjoy a meal. Cant wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Las Vegas
4

Recommended

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed staying at this farmhouse. It was very well kept, very affordable, and the owner was very friendly. I hope to return soon for another getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Las Vegas
5

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here this past weekend and had a very nice time...David was very nice and accommodating and made the entire process very easy. It was just the 2 of us and our dogs and we had more than enough room. They have a fenced in yard which was perfect for us and our dogs loved it. Overall, we would definitely stay here again and recommend it to those who enjoy a nice quite getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Centrally located in Big Bear, the farmhouse is only a 10-minute drive from all major attractions, including the ski slopes, the Village, and the Performing Arts Center. You can walk to the east end of the lake, as well as a small community store, the best pizza place in all of Big Bear, and the weekly farmer's market at the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Blvd. on Tuesdays from 8 to 1. You don't have to be a farmer to enjoy this popular local event that offers the freshest fruits and vegetables at the lowest prices in town, but you will feel like one during your time in the farmhouse! Go along with the fantasy and pretend you picked those fruits and vegetables from behind the farmhouse! ;-)

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Rates & Availability

From $90 Per night

Big Bear City Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 20 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$90
 
 
Summer
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$115
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2015 - Dec 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$95
 
 
Winter
Dec 4 2015 - Mar 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes In addition to the two bedroom upstairs separated by a full bath, there is a bath on the main floor with a pull-out sofa in the living room. Fresh bed linens and towels will be waiting for all guests along with all bathroom and basic kitchen supplies.
We request a $100 reservation/security deposit due at the time of booking. It is fully refundable the week following your departure and there haven't been any damages. The deposit is due the day after the invoice is sent. It best can be handled through PayPal. The rent, tax and cleaning fee are billed in a separate invoice. Payment is required one week prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Big Bear City Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds are contained in the second bedroom trundle that offers a comfortable seating area by day., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room queen sofa is located near the gas fireplace, so a couple can doze off while watching the flickering flames.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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