BIG BEAR CASTLE 4200 SQ FT 6 BDRM, 5 BATH, *HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER LUXURY RENTAL*

Mary & Gary Terkelsen

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
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BIG BEAR CASTLE 4200 SQ FT 6 BDRM, 5 BATH, *HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER LUXURY RENTAL*

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Big Bear Lake House Rental Photos and Description

Get Your Family Together at Big Bear Castle...A Vacation You will Remember !

****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)
Advertiser since 2012
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Speaks english

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 42 traveler reviews

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BIG BEAR CASTLE 4200 sq ft 6 Bdrm, 5 Bath, *Highly Sought after Luxury Rental*
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
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BIG BEAR CASTLE 4200 sq ft 6 Bdrm, 5 Bath, *Highly Sought after Luxury Rental*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423914vb
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Big Bear Lake Big Bear
Aurora IL
5

We had the Time of Our Lives!

  • 5 of 5
What a marvelous place for a Family reunion. Everything was just as described and better.
The children loved the courtyard and the Castle for Hide and Seek.
As we planned our vacation Gary & Mary were very helpful with the details and giving us ideas for side trips. We would highly recommend this Castle for any type of trip.
There were 16 people on this trip there was plenty of room for togetherness and alone time.
For several days after we got home the grandchildren were crying "I don't want to be home I want to be at Big Bear Castle."
The Mill Creek Tea Room was wonderful and be sure and take a ride on the Time Bandit Pirate Ship. Alpine Slide was great fro all ages.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom & Patricia for your wonderful and kind review. We know that you had anticipated and carefully planned for your trip to Big Bear Castle for so many months in advance and we are thrilled to know that it turned out so perfectly. We loved seeing the pictures of your family wearing your medieval costumes ! You carried out your "theme vacation" so beautifully and what special fun that was for all the children (not to mention all of the adults!). We look forward to having you visit us again!
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BIG BEAR CASTLE 4200 sq ft 6 Bdrm, 5 Bath, *Highly Sought after Luxury Rental*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423914vb
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Big Bear Lake Big Bear
4

Large modern and comfortable house for large group

  • 4 of 5
Very nice home for a large group. We spent 3 nights in Big Bear Lake at the Castle for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. Great Location, lots of amenities (sans air conditioning) great proximity to town, supermarket and lake. Fireplace, hot tub, charcoal grill, and pool table, laundry were all a hit.

Plenty to do in the area including, boating, tubing, jet ski, stand up paddling, restaurants (Captain's Anchorage).

Overall would highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all your positive comments. We're glad that your 50th celebration went so smoothly. Your wonderful review will make it possible for other guests to read about the many amenities of Big Bear Castle and the surrounding Big Bear Lake area.
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BIG BEAR CASTLE 4200 sq ft 6 Bdrm, 5 Bath, *Highly Sought after Luxury Rental*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423914vb
- 7603606444
Big Bear Lake Big Bear
5

Modern and a great deal, with PLENTY of room for lots of fun.

  • 5 of 5
I've been burned my vacation rentals before. You see nice pics, you take a plunge, and only to find out everything outside of the photos' views is not what you really wanted. This Big Bear Castle is NOT the case here. I shouldn't even be writing this nice review, as it will only increase demand for this place which will make it harder for my family and I to rent again in the future. =) But to be fair to the owner, everything here was top notch.

Things I observed:
-gated parking. more than enough room for 7 cars, if some of the cars don't mind parking on dirt.
-heated walkways in case its snowing. At first I couldn't figure out what these rubber mats were for, but when I saw the electrical plugs it dawned on me they are to melt the snow so the occupants have a clear pathway to the doors.
-Main living has a nice fireplace, big screen TV, and pool table.
-There is a room opposite one of the walls of the pool table. Do NOT put grumpy people who are light sleepers in here.
-There is a giant round dining table in another room. There is a long dining table steps from the kitchen, and a small breakfast table in another room.
-One full bathroom downstairs.
-huge pantry for all your gear and food.
-professional size fridge and freezer.
-pots and pans were kinda beat up. Like their non stick pans were scratched, but plenty of cooking utensils for all your needs.
-The stairs lead to another living room, that branched out to 3 other rooms. One is a giant master room, 1 queen room, and a bunk bed room. Plenty of sofas for more seating as well. Full bath on this level as well.
-Across an outdoor walkway leads to a guest house, that has its own living room and TWO other rooms.

Thank you for such a great vacation! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anthony for all your kind words...we really appreciate your "glowing report" of Big Bear Castle. It's always wonderful to hear about families that enjoyed their time together at Big Bear Castle because that's what all our hard work is about...great memories ! With over 500 people passing through Big Bear Castle each year (because it's so popular) the pans definitely can get some wear...we just went through and replaced some of them as we have to do every so often. Thanks again for letting others know what they will enjoy about Big Bear Castle !
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BIG BEAR CASTLE 4200 sq ft 6 Bdrm, 5 Bath, *Highly Sought after Luxury Rental*
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Big Bear Lake Big Bear
5

Big Bear Castle Getaway A+

  • 5 of 5
Mary, Gary, and Lysa were great communicators and a joy to work with. The home is huge and beautiful. There were plenty of beds for our group of 16. We loved using the pool table, hot tub, and playing games in front of the fireplace. This was my second trip at the Big Bear castle and definitely recommend it. We will plan an annual trip so long as it's available.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Kristen...I agree that playing games with the family (with a fire in the fireplace...and a nice cup of hot chocolate) is the best of memories ! So glad you had such a great time...We will look forward to your return !
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BIG BEAR CASTLE 4200 sq ft 6 Bdrm, 5 Bath, *Highly Sought after Luxury Rental*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423914vb
- 7603606444
Big Bear Lake Big Bear
5

Love the Castle!

  • 5 of 5
I have taken my work team to the Castle the last two years for a working retreat and we love it! Perfect amount of space for the 12 of us, all the amenities we could need, and a great place to unwind and enjoy the mountains. Mary & Gary are super easy to work with and I would recommend their facility to my friends and family.

If you're planning a trip, definitely check out the Castle. It's never disappointed us!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff ! We're so glad that everything went so smoothly for your group and that you had a good time. It's always great to get "return" guests. We look forward to having you return again and again !
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BIG BEAR CASTLE 4200 sq ft 6 Bdrm, 5 Bath, *Highly Sought after Luxury Rental*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p423914vb
- 7603606444
Big Bear Lake Big Bear
5

Awesome Accommodations

  • 5 of 5
Our family had an awesome stay here. We felt right at home and the kids loved all the rooms as well as the pool table. House was clean and close to skiing, fishing, grocery stores and the village. Great location and can't wait to return. Aloha!
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Doug...We are so happy that you had a great time with your family. It makes all our efforts well worth it. We love hearing that families can spend time together at Big Bear Castle making special memories. We will look forward to your return ! Thanks too for the very special sweet treats from Hawaii...our family will really enjoy them !!!

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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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Availability & Rates

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Big Bear Lake House Rental Rates

Notes

  • 400-$750 nt 2500-$3800 wk -Excl Holidays
  • US
  • April/May: $450 week night, $500 weekend night, $2500/week (2 night min)
  • June/July/August: $500 week night, $650 weekend night, $2900/week (2 night min)
  • Sept/Oct/to Nov 15th $450 week night, $550 weekend night, $2700/week (2 night min)
  • Winter:Nov.15th-March $550 week night,$750 weekend night,$3800/week (2 night min).
  • Thanksgiv.$850/nt,Christmas $1250/nt(4 night mins) New Years $1000/nt(3 nt min).
  • MLK Day,Pres.Day, July 4($850 nt),Mem.Day,Labor Day,Vet Day($750 nt),(3 nt. min)
  • We request that renters be 26 years of age and older please.
  • Dep.required or damage protection policy.One time cleaning fee: $275, 8% local tax

Amenities

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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