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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts

Celia Becker

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Celia Becker

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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Moonridge Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3

Welcome to “The Bird's Nest,” Big Bear Lake’s finest luxury accommodation. When it comes to luxury resort living, our cottage is in a league all its own! Located in the neighborhood known as Lower Moonridge, the cottage is conveniently situated between both ski resorts, making it less than a mile to either Bear Mountain or Snow Summit. But Big Bear Lake is a four-season resort to be enjoyed year-round. The lake, golf course, zoo, shopping and dining are just minutes away.

We purchased this 1940’s cottage in March of 2012 and completed its total renovation in January 2013. Rent the cottage and be one of the first tenants to experience our charming and luxurious abode. No expense was spared in the renovation of our mountain retreat and every item in the cottage was selected or manufactured specifically for the home! Our goal was to provide the nostalgia of the old cottage with luxurious comforts of the new. The Rustic-Luxe decor features Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn furnishings and accessories. Much of the furniture was designed and created especially for this cottage by our own hand-forged wrought iron company known as The Hill Ironworks. The master bedroom features a magnificent and romantic queen size, Four-Poster-Bed dressed in 600 thread-count sheets and duvet cover. Goose-down comforters and numerous down pillows are provided for your ultimate sleeping comfort. The gourmet galley kitchen houses everything one could need including a dishwasher, gas range, under-counter refrigerator, microwave, blender, crock pot and toaster plus a Cuisinart K-Cup coffee maker with complimentary gourmet coffee, tea, cider and hot cocoa. High-end electronics including two LCD-HD flat screen TV’s, a Blu-ray Disk Player, IHome docking station with music speakers, high speed wireless internet and cable TV with movie channels will keep you entertained. Our guests will find themselves lounging in the comfortable living room under a cozy faux-fur throw, enjoying the gas-burning fireplace with a complimentary glass of wine in hand. And, the well-appointed bathroom featuring a rain shower head with eight body-jets will sooth ski-weary muscles.

An additional room includes a Daybed/Couch to be enjoyed by day, which then converts into a Twin Bed by night, accommodating 1 additional guest. The cottage is ideally suited for one couple or for a couple with a small child. Given its limited size we like to think of our cottage as similar to a Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Every detail has been meticulously attended to and no amenity has been overlooked in order to make your stay as memorable and comfortable as possible. Please take the one you love to this romantic retreat.

NOTE: We require that you be at least 25 years of age to rent the cottage.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Celia Becker (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2015

About Celia Becker

My family and I have been part-time mountain residents for over 25 years. Ten years ago we escaped Orange County California for life at a higher elevation and now reside full-time in nearby Lake Arrowhead. We discovered the charms of Big Bear when our son joined the Snow Summit Ski Racing Team. This adorable cottage caught our eye and we decided to buy it as a showcase for my work. I am a Lifestyle Blogger at www.AfterOrangeCounty.com and feature the cottage on my blog where you can view the complete cottage renovation. I am also a designer and manufacturer of hand-forged wrought iron furniture, lighting and decorative accessories. This home showcases much of my work. If you like what you see, most of the ironwork used in the cottage is available for purchase.

Celia Becker purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Celia Becker chose Moonridge

As a native Southern Californian I grew up vacationing in our local mountains and wanted to give the same opportunity to our children. We feel the weight of the world roll off our shoulder's as we approach our charming, cozy get-away. The smell of the pines, the beauty of the lake and surrounding mountains, the invigorating crystal clear air and the proximity to the ski slopes are what we enjoy most.

What makes this cottage unique

If you a a connoisseur of the finer things in life then you will appreciate our efforts to make this cottage the ultimate cozy retreat, full of simple luxuries. It is small and intimate yet comfortable and inviting. Our cottage exudes a warm & serene atmosphere in its intimate spaces. We furnished it using rich earth-tones, soft linens and jute area rugs over rustic wood floors. Layers of details both old and new, modern and traditional make our home the ultimate romantic couples retreat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The kids got to see snow for the first time! We had so much fun! Thank you for letting us rent your cottage, it is so cute!
Feb 2013
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts
average rating of 4.962963 based on 29 reviews
5

Cozy Luxurious Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Reading the Guest Book at The Bird's Nest this morning prior to our departure, I noticed that one word was used in almost every review: PERFECTION! And they are all so right. Celia has thought of absolutely everything to make your stay as luxurious as a 5-star hotel. The Bird's Nest reminds me of a Laudree macaron or the finest petit four... beautiful in it's small scale with attention to even the most minor details.

My husband and I spent last night as a much-needed night away from the kids. When we arrive, we were just delighted by the decor. It's like living in a Restoration Hardware catalogue for the day! We poured some good wine and sat relaxing under a luxurious fur blanket in front of the fireplace for hours. Other highlights were the incredible bedding, the spa shower, and the appointments in the kitchen, which has everything you could possibly need.

The Bird's Nest is a beautiful sanctuary for the soul and I cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd trip to Big Bear Lake. Most places end up old and funky but this place was like a dream cottage you'd see in a movie. The inside is warm & cozy and the neighborhood feels very safe. It was obviously remodeled recently and the decor is absolutely awesome. The beds are comfy, the towels are clean, the shower is VERY nice, the kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook....... I can't imagine a better place to stay and we'll definitely be booking this place again next year.

Celia is great and very responsive to emails and needs. I highly recommend this place! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Family Firsts

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was cute, quite and clean. The kitchen and the shower were my personal favorites. It was our Families first time to Big Bear and we wanted to do it in style. If you enjoy the finer touches in life you will enjoy this little treat.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tustin, ca
5

Mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay so much. It was much needed after the busy holidays. The house was beautiful and the perfect size. Close to everything. And very, very well kept. Plus Celia was so kind and attentive. I highly recommend this for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Luxury cottage in big bear

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage; tasteful decor, cosy and comfortable. The cottage is small but the space has been well thought out. Perfect for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Very close to slopes and short drive to big bear village.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bend, Oregon
5

Thanksgiving Adventure

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely adorable. We would go back in a heartbeat. It is beautifully decorated and perfectly cozy for anytime of year. We enjoyed staying in and sitting by the fire as much as we did hiking and shopping. The owner was wonderful in making us feel right at home. This was the best rental experience our family has ever had!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I could not be happier to hear how much you enjoyed The Bird's Nest. We'd love to have you return soon. Thank you!

Map

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Ontario International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Golf Course at Bear Mountain
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bear Mountain and Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Car: necessary

Big Bear is a four season resort community nestled in the Southern California Mountains of San Bernardino at an altitude of 7000 ft. Boasting a beautiful freshwater lake, over 300 days of sunshine a year, two ski areas, and miles of hiking trails, Big Bear is the ideal getaway for visitors from all over Southern California and beyond that want to explore nature and have a unique mountain experience.

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Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Moonridge Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Season
Apr 12 2015 - May 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$950
 
 
Mother's Day Weekend 2 Nts
May 8 2015 - May 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 3 Nts
May 22 2015 - May 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Summer Rates
May 31 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
4th of July, 2 Nts
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$900
Flat fee
 
 
Fall Rates
Sep 7 2015 - Nov 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$950
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend, 4 Nts
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas 2015, 3 night min.
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Weekends are Friday & Saturday, 2 Nt. Min.
Full Weeks are Friday to Thursday, checking in & out Friday.
RENT FOR 1 WEEK SEASONALLY, GET "ONE FREE" WEEK NIGHT!
Check In Time: 4:00pm
Check Out Time: 12:00pm
Contact us for possible exceptions to rates & lengths of stay
Renters must be 25+ years of age. Photo ID required.
Check Availability Calender before contacting us please.
NO SMOKING. NO PETS
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Amenities

Moonridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 504 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain shower head with 8 body sprays.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Four-Poster Bed is dressed in 600 thread count sheets.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Daybed converts to a twin bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Should you require the assistance of a Concierge during your stay we will be happy to recommend one. Please note that our cottage is located in a neighborhood with close proximity to other homes. It does not have a view. The advantage of this location is it's convenient proximity to both ski resorts, the lake and Big Bear Village.

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