BIG BEAR HOME WITH PRIVATE SPA ON REAR DECK

Jon Varsano

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

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BIG BEAR HOME WITH PRIVATE SPA ON REAR DECK

Big Bear City House Rental Photos and Description

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

SUMMER RATES

(6/16/13 to 9/15/14)

$150/night Weekdays

$200/night Weekends

UP COMING EVENTS

July 4, 2014 - 28th Annual Big Bear Lake Independence Day Festival and Craft Show

July 4, 2014 - Big Bear 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

July 11, 2014 - 73rd Annual Big Bear Women's Club Flower Show

Friday and Saturday Nights until Agust 29 - Campfire Nights at the Big Bear Discovery Center

July 12, 2014 - Big Bear Old Miners Association Chili Cook Off in the Village

July 12, 2014 - Old Time Bear Country Fair at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

July 19, August 16, 2014 - Aaron's Big Bear Bass Tournament Championship Series

July 20, 2014 - Team Big Bear California State XC Championships

July 25 - August3, 2014 - Big Bear Cycling Festival

July 26, 2014 - 'Spirits of the West' Brewfest at the Big Bear Convention Center

August 2, 2014 - 5th Annual Tour de Big Bear

August 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2014 - 13th Annual Big Bear Renaissance Faire

August 8-9, 2014 - Antique Car Club Fun Run

August 15-17, 2014 - The 15th Annual 'Art on The Lake'

August 22-24, 2014 - Big Bear Yoga Festival at Camp Oakes

August 22-24, 2014 - Big Bear Pilates Festival

August 23, 2014 - 7th Annual 1st Lt. Jared M. Landaker Memorial Run for Freedom

August 23-24, 2014 - Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

August 24, 2014 - Big Bear Adventure Weekend 2014

August 30, 2014 - Ice Cream Safari at Big Bear Alpine Zoo

September 6, 2014 - 19th Annual Run For The Grizzlies!

September 13, 2014 - October 25, 2014 - 44th Annual Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest

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 and a charcoal barbecue are provided for the authentic rustic taste.

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

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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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Jon Varsano

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Lauren and Jon Varsano, 2009

Jon Varsano purchased this house in 1998

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

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.

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

4.8
based on 24 traveler reviews

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Big Bear Home with Private Spa on Rear Deck
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
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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: Feb 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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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.
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WE DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE!

We didn't want to leave!
  • 5 of 5
From start to finish our experience communicating with Jon and staying in his home was easy, efficient, and pleasurable. The home was just as advertised. . . clean, cozy, and comfortable. Every detail was attended to from complimentary toiletries, travel guides, and a welcome basket to firewood/starter available for a small fee. We did a small amount of cooking and found everything we needed readily at our disposal.

The only disappointment, which might be difficult for the owners to do anything about, was the obnoxious security light on the neighbor's house that shown down onto the hot tub on the back porch. So much for an intimate soak under a starry sky. But everything else was so great that this one thing wouldn't keep us from renting here again.

What a great getaway from the hustle and bustle and noise of the city. Hopefully not our last visit.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves and I feel the same way about the neighbor's light. Sometimes it's not on and those neighbors are never even at their cabin. I wanted to talk to them in person, but perhaps I'll just write a letter.

Hopefully, there was some snow and you had a cozy retreat.
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VERY CONVENIENT LOCATION, GOOD COMUNICATIOM, HASSLE FREE. A GOOD VALUE OVERALL

  • 4 of 5
We had a very good time staying in Varsano villa. We didn't have any problems getting there. It's only a short drive to the slopes, and the cabin had everything we needed. The only thing I would suggest, and maybe this is intentional to have a rustic feeling to the cabin, is to have a little more illumination inside. Showers also have to be planned to have enough hot water for several people showering right after each other. Good Value, I would recommend.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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WHEN THE LITTLE THINGS ARE DONE RIGHT

  • 5 of 5
We all expect a rental cabin to be clean and all the appliances to function properly, but when you arrive on a chilly day in February to find the cabin warmed and the spa to be at a proper temperature, you know your visit will be a good one.

Jon and Lauren's communication is top-notch, and you know they have thought things through when you receive an email with pictures of the TV/DVD/Satellite remotes. Email responses were within 24 hours.

I'd recommend staying at the Varsano Villa. It will lead to an enjoyable stay.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. Please come back again soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Big Bear Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 38
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Big Bear Lake Swim Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Big Bear Convention Center (Oktoberfest)
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Bear Mountain Resorts
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Big Bear Mountain Resort Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Madlon's
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

Zipline

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Availability & Rates

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Big Bear City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$180
Fri,Sat
$700
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Big Bear City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • horseshoes
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • rock climbing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing
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