BIG BEAR'S FINEST LUXURY RETREAT, NEWLY RESTORED, NEAR SKI RESORTS

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Celia Becker

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Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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BIG BEAR'S FINEST LUXURY RETREAT, NEWLY RESTORED, NEAR SKI RESORTS

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, 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:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Celia Becker

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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 (www.AfterOrangeCounty.com) and 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

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.

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.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts
average rating of 4.9375 based on 18 reviews
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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts
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Moonridge Big Bear
5

Won't stay anywhere else...

Won't stay anywhere else...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Honestly, it's a small place, thats about the only thing you could possibly think of as a negative. But if you have 4 or less people it's perfect.

I've rented a lot of places up at Arrowhead and Bear and they're all the typical trashy mountain cabin. Most have evidence of rats, old sheets, appliances that don't work etc.

Not this place. ALL brand new, super clean, bathroom was amazing, kitchen was fully stocked with everything we could need (appliance wise). They even had some coffee pods and creamer for us. The attention to detail of this place is out of control. The owner is so on top of your comfort and that everything works it's hard to imagine staying anywhere else in Big Bear.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Russ for your very kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit.
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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452020vb
+1 714-267-4546
Moonridge Big Bear
5

Fantastic Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
This wonderful place lived up to and exceeded all of our expectations. It is impeccably clean and tastefully decorated. We enjoyed the attention to detail and thought that was put into the remodel. It's wonderful to have an owner who truly cares and wants you to have a wonderful visit. We will visit again.

Thank you!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452020vb
+1 714-267-4546
Moonridge Big Bear
5

2nd visit was even better!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My husband and I stayed here a couple months ago...and returned this last weekend. If I could move here full time, I would. This cabin is just so incredibly lovely, and provides the most relaxing atmosphere possible. The Bird's nest is officially my happy place, and I cannot WAIT to come back!! Thank you, thank you for letting us use your cozy cabin!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p452020vb
+1 714-267-4546
Moonridge Big Bear
5

Beyond expectations.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
As with many online rentals, the actual property doesn't match the written description. The Bird's Nest had exceeded my highest expectations. Despite the size, it was packed with all the necessities for a fabulous stay as well as the decor being well beyond a Pottery Barn/Restoration Hardware catalog. To top it further, all the iron furniture and accessories were made by the owner. It was the perfect retreat to disconnect and soak in the rustic mountain cabin charm. There is no doubt the owner was very careful and thoughtful in the renovation of this cabin. You will be simply amazed.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Ken, I strive for excellence and am always so very pleased to learn that I have achieved that with my guests. I know the photos online don't tell the whole story so I am happy to hear you found that The Bird's Nest was even better in person. Thank you so much for choosing our cottage.
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Big Bear's Finest Luxury Retreat, Newly Restored, Near Ski Resorts
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Moonridge Big Bear
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5

A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
My wife and I stayed for three nights to celebrate our anniversary.
What a WONDERFUL stay!
The property owners must be interior designers. The property is fully upgraded with class!
Every inch of this property is upgraded and is designed like a room in a 5 star hotel.
The kitchen is fully equipped with first class amenities.
These property owners are very special people. They offered this property for a live auction that raised
money for the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Arrowhead. This is how we were so very lucky to find
this property.
These property owners are very honest and wonderful people!
Such a wonderful place to spend a holiday.
Designed and set up for a couple with one or two children.
We will be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Phil, you were the generous one paying well over the going rental rate to secure "The Bird's Nest" at auction in support of the Boy's & Girl's Club! Thank you for your very kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed a wonderful anniversary at the cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Ontario International Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Bear Mountain and Snow Summit
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Golf Course at Bear Mountain
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 get-away for visitors from all over Southern California and beyond that want to explore nature and have a unique mountain experience.

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Availability & Rates

Moonridge Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring Season
Apr 15 2014 - May 31 2014
$150
$175
Fri,Sat
$950
2 nights
 
 
Good Friday/Easter 2 Nts
Apr 18 2014 - Apr 19 2014
$600
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
Mother's Day Weekend 2 Nts
May 9 2014 - May 10 2014
$600
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend 3 Nts
May 23 2014 - May 25 2014
$900
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Summer Rates
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 28 2014
$175
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,100
2 nights
 
 
4th of July, 2 Nts
Jul 4 2014 - Jul 5 2014
$600
Flat fee
2 nights
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$900
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Fall Rates
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 13 2014
$150
$175
Fri,Sat
$950
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend, 3 Nts
Nov 27 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$900
Flat fee
3 nights
 
 
Christmas, 4 Nts
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 27 2014
$1,200
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
New Year's Week, 4 Nts
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 3 2015
$1,200
Flat fee
4 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$150
$175
Fri,Sat
$950
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning Fee $85.00
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:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • walking
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • freshwater fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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