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"SUMMER SPECIAL" VIEW HERE*BIG BEAR CASTLE VOTED 5 STARS BY GUESTS 4200 sf HOME

Mary & Gary Terkelsen

Member since: 2012
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Mary & Gary Terkelsen

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"SUMMER SPECIAL" VIEW HERE*BIG BEAR CASTLE VOTED 5 STARS BY GUESTS 4200 sf HOME

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Big Bear Lake House Rental Photos and Description

SUMMER SPECIAL 7 NIGHTS ONLY $2900 plus cleaning & tax…JUNE THROUGH AUGUST

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SUMMER SPECIAL…SEVEN NIGHTS FOR ONLY $2900 (plus $275 cleaning & local tax). This rate of $2900 works out to be only $415 a night (plus cleaning,tax) for a 4200 sq ft. luxury 6 bedroom home. Book early before our summer calendar fills up !

****IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid the possibility of fraud the management of Big Bear Castle will NEVER ask you to wire money or even to send in a check. All of our financial transactions are done safely and securely through VRBO using a Visa, MasterCard or electronic transfer from your Checking. We abide by the City Code in Big Bear Lake which limits our property to a maximum occupancy of 16 people so please do not submit an inquiry if you have more than that number of guests in your group. Also the City does not allow us to host weddings on the property.****

BIG BEAR CASTLE is an exquisite 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4200 sq. ft,. uniquely designed luxury home that sleeps 16. This gorgeous home is in a beautiful, convenient and easy to access area of Big Bear Lake (close to skiing and just 1/2 mile from the lake). The home is nestled in the pines on a fenced and gated property. Walk to the lake where you can fish, hike or watch 4th of July fireworks !!! Shopping is nearby.

The main house of BIG BEAR CASTLE estate consists of 4 (of the 6) bedrooms & 4 baths. One of the bedrooms & two of the baths are on the main floor to accomodate any elderly in your group. The Castle bridge will take you to an attached private 'Casita guest house' that has an additional 2 bedrooms, a mini livingroom (with yet another fireplace !) and a bathroom (with jacuzzi tub). Try out your cooking skills in the amazing kitchen with granite countertops, custom travertine flooring, a large Viking stove, and stainless steel built-in appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen has a large pantry available for storing your food and is stocked with lots of board games for your family and friends to enjoy. This fabulous main house has two dining rooms... the custom round dining room has a table that seats 8, a small round table that seats 4 and another dining room off the living room has a large table that seats 8. The large (620 sq. ft). living room has a wood burning fireplace with plenty of seating as well as a beautiful pool table, flat screen TV, DVD player and wireless internet. Laundry facilities are provided for your use. The castle has an inner courtyard (700 sq. ft.) where you can sit and enjoy the mountain air or you can relax in the beautiful new spa on the 500 sq. ft. patio out the back of the main house. This luxury home is the perfect location for your next family reunion, ski trip with friends, girls or guys 'weekend away', summer vacation, holiday gathering, honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration. Bring your family and friends up to Big Bear Lake for an unforgettable experience at BIG BEAR CASTLE...'The Castle in the Pines'. When you share the cost with family and friends you end up in a 4200 sq. ft. home for what you may have paid for multiple hotel rooms per night. We think you'll want to return again and again!!

Accomodations Include:

**MAIN HOUSE

**Bedroom #1 King with fireplace, private bath with jacuzzi tub and french doors leading to a private 350sq. ft. deck.

**Bedroom #2 Queen

**Bedroom #3 Full Bunk Bed set and a full futon

**Bedroom #4 Queen Bed and daybed with trundle (bedroom is located on the main floor with private bath)

***CASITA GUEST HOUSE***

Bathroom in the casita has a jacuzzi tub.

**Bedroom #5 Queen

**Bedroom #6 * Full Bunk Bed set (Double Bed Top & Bottom)

***A washer and dryer are available for your use in the upstairs main house hallway and a single car garage is also available for your use with direct access to the main house.

**Charcoal BBQ provided

**Smoking is not allowed in the home

**No pets allowed.

Keywords: 5 star, home, house, vacation rental, cabin, castle, luxury, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, bedroom on main floor, close to slopes, Castle DavLor , near lake, great location, big fenced yard, hot tub, spa, pool table, large deck, free high-speed internet, kid-friendly, family reunions, large groups, gourmet kitchen, sleeps 16 .

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary & Gary Terkelsen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About Mary & Gary Terkelsen

We have been visiting Big Bear each year for a number of years and fell in love with the area. Our children and grandchildren have joined us there for wonderful vacations. Big Bear offers everything from skiing to boating to live theater to walks in the village to get an ice cream.

Mary & Gary Terkelsen purchased this house in 2011

Why Mary & Gary Terkelsen chose Big Bear Lake

When we saw Big Bear Castle for the first time we were drawn to it's old world charm and the incredible attention to detail in craftsmanship. It had an abundance of custom features. While large enough to accomodate several families the home had a warmth that made us want to grab a hot chocolate and sit by the fire.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that the castle has plenty of room for individual privacy while at the same time allowing for several families to gather in the large livingroom to enjoy the fire, watch TV, enjoy board games with the kids or play pool. The large outdoor patio and courtyard are great for large groups to enjoy a BarBQ or for family to simply sit in the solitude of the mountains or read under the pine treees.

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 53 traveler reviews

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"SUMMER SPECIAL" VIEW HERE*BIG BEAR CASTLE VOTED 5 STARS BY GUESTS 4200 sf HOME
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews
5

Lovely house, great owner!

  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion at big bear castle from March 27 to march 29. With big family of 14, age range from 1 to 64, it was hard to find a place to fit everyone's need. I am so glad that I found big bear castle! It was my very first time to book a vacation rental home and I was not sure what to expect, however, the owner Mary was so easy to work with! From all the details that they include in the house, we could see the thoughtfulness of the owner and management. They even have a high chair in the dining room for the baby! The casita works great for my sister's family who has little kids that sometimes get cranky at night (no worry that the baby will wake everybody up). We all had a great time together, we will definitely come back for next reunion! Thank you Mary and Lysa for the experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us so happy that you and your family had such a fun and memorable time up at Big Bear Castle ! We really appreciate your taking the time to write a review because reviews are so helpful in letting others know what kinds of amenities they can expect when they visit. We look forward to having you visit again soon !
Los Angeles
5

Retreat And More

  • 5 of 5

This is our third trip to The Castle... our staff and students love the amenities, the closeness to all that Big Bear has to offer, and how amazing the owners are to work with. We'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you've returned to visit Big Bear Castle year after year ! Thanks so much for your wonderful review of our property. It is really so helpful in letting other guests know what to expect when they visit. See you back soon !
5

Great Weekend

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends spent the weekend here for mine and my friend's 30th birthdays. Getting the key was very easy and they let me just leave the key in the lockbox when I left. No hassle at all with the property management company! It was also great that they had tons of informational booklets on how everything in the house works.

The kitchen was great to cook in and there was lots of space for everyone to sit and eat. There were plenty of activities to keep us all busy too. Some of the group went for a hike, some enjoyed the hot tub, some played pool, or went to the Big Bear Brewery which is not too far away.

Then we spent a night in town at the bars. All of us able to jump in one van cab for a cheap, safe trip to town.

It was a great weekend in a great space!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Juliann for your wonderful review of our home…Glad you enjoyed a good 30th birthday. It is our goal that each group has a pleasant, safe and memorable time up at Big Bear Castle. Hope to have you visit again!
San Diego
5

Big Bear Castle is the best!

  • 5 of 5

Great place, very comfortable and exactly as stated in description. Big Bear is a yearly trip for our 2 families and this is the nicest place we have stayed in. Owner and property manager were both accommodating and helpful. We will book again for next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had such a great time at Big Bear Castle. It is very rewarding that our efforts (to provide a clean, safe and fun environment for guests) are contributing to good memories. We hope you'll be able to visit again soon…Maybe this summer ? We are running a great summer special of only $2900 for 7 nights (only $415 a night) plus cleaning and tax.
Torrance CA
5

Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

I rented Big Bear Castle for the weekend for my wife's surprise 40th birthday Party, and what an absolutely Amazing Place. It is as every bit breathtaking as the photo's show. The best part of our trip was just spending time together within this luxurious home. There was no snow, but that didn't matter because we just maximized all this castle has to offer. We filled every room with family and yet there was still plenty of space to spread out and enjoy all the wonderful features. We cooked and ate like kings in the beautiful kitchen, we danced in the living room, we enjoyed playing pool and sitting out on the back patio taking in the beautiful scenery. We played football in the street with the kids and took them on a long hike, which a neighbor let us hike the kids through a cool rock formation on his property. We relaxed in the hottub and drove the short distance to town and enjoyed a great celebration dinner as Sweet Tomato Basil. It was the best weekend we have had since our wedding. Big Bear Castle is a fantastic place to come and celebrate with family and friends. In fact we enjoyed ourselves so much, that we rented it again just three months later. Come and experience Big Bear Castle, you will be very glad you did.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Winter Garden, FL
5

Perfect for large families!

  • 5 of 5

Great location close to shops, restaurants, and slopes! Flat driveway so easily accessible. Spacious, clean, and large yard. Awesome kitchen and eating spaces. Affordable! We'd certainly recommend and plan on renting again!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a great time…we look forward to your return trip ! Big Bear Castle is a really fun atmosphere for family gatherings and we enjoy knowing that lasting memories are being made there. Thanks so much for your kind words. We appreciate your taking the time to leave a review.

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Big Bear Lake is the 'go to' destination for families due to it's close proximity to Los Angeles and 'four-season charm'.

In the winter Big Bear Lake is a skiiers and snowboarders paradise. With two ski resorts, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Big Bear is the ideal mountain resort. The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Snow Play (the only inner tube parks in Southern California that have Magic Carpet uphill lifts that transport riders to the top of the mountain) provide hours of family fun for adults and children alike. When your day is finished stroll the village enjoying a cup of hot chocolate or enjoy an evening of live theater.

In the summer family and friends can enjoy all types of water sports in Big Bear including boating, the Miss Liberty tour boat, entertainment at the Performing Arts Center, fishing, para-sailing, jet-skiing, swimming and more. Be sure to enjoy a visit to the Big Bear Discovery Center and the Big Bear Historical Museum. End your day with shopping and dinner in the Village.

Don't overlook Spring & Fall in Beautiful Big Bear where you can enjoy moderate temperatures and a variety of mountain activities like horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, golf and more.

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Rates & Availability

From $475 Per night

Big Bear Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Apr.15 to May 21
Apr 15 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$575
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
May 25-May 31
May 25 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$575
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
June 1- July 1
Jun 1 2015 - Jul 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$650
Fri,Sat
$2,900
 
 
4th of July Holiday
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
July 6 to September 3
Jul 6 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$650
Fri,Sat
$2,900
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Sept. 8 to Sept. 30
Sep 8 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$575
Fri,Sat
$2,700
 
 
October (Octoberfest weekends)
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$600
$2,700
 
 
Nov. 1-24
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$575
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Nov. 30 - Dec. 21
Nov 30 2015 - Dec 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$750
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas Time
Dec 22 2015 - Dec 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Jan.4 to Jan. 14
Jan 4 2016 - Jan 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 15 2016 - Jan 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Jan. 19 -Feb. 15
Jan 19 2016 - Feb 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
President's Day Weekend
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Feb. 16 to April 15
Feb 16 2016 - Apr 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Holiday Rates:
Thanksgiving $850 a night plus cleaning & tax (4 night minimum)
Christmas $1200 a night plus cleaning & tax(4 night min.)
New Years $1000 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
MLK Day, Presidents Day $850 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
Memorial Day $750 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
July 4th Holiday $850 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
Labor Day $750 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
****IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid the possibility of fraud the management of Big Bear Castle will NEVER ask you to wire money or even to send in a check. All of our financial transactions are done safely and securely through VRBO using a Visa, MasterCard or electronic transfer from your Checking. We abide by the City Code in Big Bear Lake which limits our property to a maximum occupancy of 16 people so please do not submit an inquiry if you have more than that number of guests in your group. Also the City does not allow us to host weddings on the property.We request renters be at least 25 years of age and older ****
BIG BEAR CASTLE is an exquisite 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4200 sq. ft,. uniquely designed luxury home that sleeps 16. This gorgeous home is in a beautiful, convenient and easy to access area of Big Bear Lake (close to skiing and just 1/2 mile from the lake). The home is nestled in the pines on a fenced and gated property. Walk to the lake where you can fish, hike or watch 4th of July fireworks !!! Shopping is nearby. The main house of BIG BEAR CASTLE estate consists of 4 (of the 6) bedrooms & 4 baths. One of the bedrooms & two of the baths are on the main floor to accomodate any elderly in your group. The Castle bridge will take you to an attached private 'Casita guest house' that has an additional 2 bedrooms, a mini livingroom (with yet another fireplace !) and a bathroom (with jacuzzi tub).
Thank you ! We look forward to having you visit Big Bear Castle!

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Amenities

Big Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to Main Floor Queen Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Attached to Master Bedroom- Has large jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath near Queen Bedroom and Bunk Room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Casita Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on Main Floor near garage entry
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This Bedroom is on Main floor with its own bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom with Fireplace and own Bathroom w/jacuzzi tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest Room with Queen Bed near Bunk Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Great for Kids - Double Mattress Bunk Set and a Double Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom in Casita
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed Room with Double Mattress Top and Bottom in Casita
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bed in Each of Three Guest Rooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a double futon in one of the bunk rooms, Bunk Beds (1) Two of the rooms have bunk beds that have Double/Full mattresses
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Big Bear Castle is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends (a savings over individual motel rooms when families share the cost). With three large patio areas for entertaining, dining room seating for 16,and 6 bedrooms there should be plenty of room for your family and friends. The castle has a wonderful location...just a short half-mile walk to the lake & 5 minutes to the ski hill or village. We are conveniently located near shopping. An elegant home in a beautiful mountain setting...what could be more perfect for your getaway !

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