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BIG BEAR HOME WITH PRIVATE SPA ON REAR DECK

Jon Varsano

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Jon Varsano

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014
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BIG BEAR HOME WITH PRIVATE SPA ON REAR DECK

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Big Bear City House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

FALL RATES

(9/16/13 to 12/15/14)

$140/night Weekdays

$180/night Weekends

UP COMING EVENTS

November 14, 15, 16 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, and 30, 2014 - C.A.T.S. Presents '20th Year Celebration Gala' at the PAC

November 27, 2014 - The 2nd Annual Big Bear Turkey Trot

November 28, 29, 30 2014 - Mountain Christmas Boutique at the Big Bear Convention Center

November 28, 2014 - Santa's Grand Entrance and Tree Lighting

November 29, 2014 - Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Big Bear City Fire Department

December 6, 13, and 20, 2014 - Santa Claws at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo

December 8, 2014 - Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley presents their 32nd Annual Holiday Dinner & Auction

December 31, 2014 - Annual New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade at Snow Summit

December 31, 2014 to January 1, 2015 - Snow Summit New Year's Party and New Year's Eve Party at Bear Mountain

Welcome to the Varsano Villa

Two story cabin has 2 bedrooms, 1½ baths with easy access is located within a short distance to all activities with comfortable room for up to eight people!

The outdoor amenities of the rental house feature a covered porch with a wrap around wood deck. A private outdoor spa with therapeutic jets highlight the rear patio area. Enjoy the beautiful forest views while eating on the large outdoor dining table. A gas BBQ is provided for your outdoor cooking needs.

The living room has a large stone fireplace you will enjoy as you watch the premium package satellite TV that includes HBO, Showtime, Starz, The Movie Channel, Cinemax, Fox Sports Net, ESPN, XM Radio, and many other cable channels. The home also has hi-speed DSL for using the internet, a DVD Player, a VCR, and a CD player with a stereo system.

The full kitchen and dining area are equipped with a large refrigerator, gas range/oven, microwave, cookware, utensils, and serving ware.

The upstairs bedrooms share an adjoining bath. The master bedroom is warm and comfortable with a king-size bed. The second bedroom sleeps 4 with one comfy double/full bed and a set of bunk beds.

The living room provides an optional third sleeping area with a convertible double sofa bed.

MAKE THE VARSANO VILLA YOUR BIG BEAR WEEKEND CABIN!

Keywords: House, Cabin, Home, Villa, Private Residence, SFR, Ski Chalet, Weekend Getaway, Vacation Rental, Big Bear, Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, Big Bear Lake

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jon Varsano (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

About Jon Varsano

Lauren and Jon Varsano, 2009

Jon Varsano purchased this house in 1998

Why Jon Varsano chose Big Bear City

We wanted a place up in the mountains for skiing, hiking, and relaxation.

What makes this house unique

BIG BEAR INFO

The Varsano Villa is located only 1 mile from the lake and 3 short miles from Bear Mountain Ski Resort.

Click on the LOCATION MAP for details of the rental home's proximity to points of interest in the Big Bear Lake area.

The Big Bear Lake area in the San Bernardino Mountains is a year round resort. A convenient mountain retreat with fresh air, a beautiful alpine landscape, and a relaxing natural atmosphere, it is the perfect weekend getaway from the bustling urban life.

Soak in the Varsano Villa's outdoor jacuzzi spa or swing on the hammock amongst the tall pines and giant sequoia's and feel your stress melt away.

For the active outdoors person, the Big Bear Resort area features skiing, snow boarding, sledding/inter tubing, and snow shoeing in the Winter. During the Spring, Summer, and Fall, enjoy hiking, cycling, boating, fishing, swimming, go-karting, alpine & water sliding, camping, shooting, and horseback riding.

The Big Bear Village and Big Bear Boulevard offer a plethora of shopping and dining experiences. Whether you like to search for antiques or bring your family to the Moonridge Zoo, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone happy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes we did! It was amazing! It snowed Saturday night and it was really cold! It was great to use the hot tub.
Mar 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Big Bear Home with Private Spa on Rear Deck
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 28 reviews
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5

Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin made our little getaway perfect! My fiance and I stayed here over this past weekend and it was amazing. We got lucky and got there just as the snow was falling. The cabin was so homey and comfortable. We even used the hot tub! It was overall a perfect weekend and would not have been possible without this little gem. Thank you for the greatest weekend!
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You definitely got lucky with lots of snow, but it seems like this is going to be a good season for snow. I'm so glad you had a good time and come back again soon.
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5

Birthday weekend, wonderful cabin!

  • 5 of 5
I stayed in this cabin last weekend with a few close friends to celebrate my birthday. The cabin was perfect, and I always appreciate being able to bring my dog on trips. Thank you for being pet-friendly!!

When we arrived there were a few lights on to welcome us, and the heat and hot tub were already on and ready for us! It's close to everything, and the cabin was very cozy and comfortable. A few reviews mention the neighbors' light shining into the hot tub, but I honestly didn't think it was bad at all. We really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub after snowboarding at Snow Summit :)

Thank you for a wonderful place to stay for my birthday trip! I'd definitely stay here again in the future.
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Birthday getaway!!

  • of 5
Just what we needed!!! This past weekend's birthday getaway was perfect. The Cabin had everything we needed, was cozy, inviting and spacious. The hot tub was the highlight of our evenings!!! Thank you again for opening your home to us!!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a Happy Birthday and thank you for staying with us. Come again soon.
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5

Super bowl weekend

  • 5 of 5
I stayed at this cabin with a group of 8 adults and we were all very comfortable the whole time. Right off the main street and just minutes away from the city and slopes. This cabin was perfect in every way and it will be our goto cabin for future rentals.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you had a great time! Glad to hear. Come again soon.
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Christmas

  • 4 of 5
Very good time for Christmas. Only downfall was it didn't snow, but there was plenty on the ground still.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The resorts do a good job of making snow, but it's nice to have the natural stuff. I'm going up myself in a little over a week and hoping for some fresh snow, but none in the forecast. It must be one of those late snow seasons.
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2

Cozy, but needs maintenance!

  • 2 of 5
We stayed here the first weekend in December 2013 for a relaxing weekend. There were four adults in our group.

What we enjoyed:
-A good location close to a lot of things
-A great hot tub
-We liked the goodie basket filled with snacks, one batch of coffee, creamer, etc.
-Loved having the heat already on and the lights on as well when we arrived
-Owner had a quick response to a problem we discovered on our arrival
-Nice fireplace with a gas starter

What we didn't enjoy:
-They expect you to leave money for the firewood and do not tell you that ahead of time
-The cabin has not been kept up on with deep cleaning - lots of dust and cobwebs and the window treatments were a bit gross
-Blankets and bath rug all looked dirty or stained
-Kitchen floor was not very clean
-Upstairs bathroom had not been cleaned, but that was what was rectified on our arrival
-The bright outdoor lighting next door made our hot tub evenings rather industrial. We couldn't see the stars.

I think it would be good if the place got a really deep cleaning with maybe some new window treatments to perk up the place. We don't mind older and rustic, but this was dirty and rustic. It is on the less expensive side of Big Bear options, so I guess you get what you pay for. It's definitely a 70's cabin, but could still be nice with minor updates.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcia,

I strongly disagree with your assessment of my Big Bear home. The house was built in 1981, so calling it "definitely a 70's cabin" is inaccurate. Most of the furniture and all of the appliances have been replaced in the last five years. We just installed new flooring in the kitchen and bathrooms this past summer. While some of the furnishings are mountain vintage and some antiques, everything is in good shape and replaced if it is not. The architectural and interior designs in mountain communities are quite different then the city and we strive to be consistent with local style.

Year Round Maintenance takes care of our house when we are not there which includes cleaning after every guest. If there was something not cleaned to your liking, they will respond and address it in a timely manner. The firewood is left by them as a convenience. If you would prefer to bring your own wood and but some from the store, please feel free. You are not required to use their wood.

I do agree with your criticism of the neighbor's light and I have attempted to contact them to remedy the situation. Saying that you couldn't see stars is a gross exaggeration. On a clear night, there is a myriad of visible stars, if its cloudy then you can't see any, the neighbor's porch light does not block the entire milky way. Your review is an aberration from the rest of my home's reviews and I hope you will reconsider your rating.

Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Big Bear Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Big Bear Convention Center (Oktoberfest)
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Big Bear Mountain Resort Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 38
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Madlon's
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Bear Mountain Resorts
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Big Bear Lake Swim Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Eastern Edge of Big Bear Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Snow Summit Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Mountain Resort
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

From $140 Per night

Big Bear City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Dec 16 - Mar 15
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$805
$2,700
 
 
Spring
Mar 16 - Jun 15
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,250
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 - Sep 15
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$770
$2,550
 
 
Fall
Sep 16 - Dec 15
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes A refundable security deposit of $250 is required. The security deposit is authorized on your credit card. It is only charged if there are damages to the unit or the rental agreement is violated in another way.

Most Holiday Weekends are a 3 night minimum. Some peak season (Winter Holidays) nights are $250 per night.

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Amenities

Big Bear City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed is 2 twins
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Portable Crib is in closet, Living Room Sofa converts to bed
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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