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Make Your Big Bear Stay Special in the 2-bed 2-bath Bear Country Farmhouse

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
farmhouse
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

Description

Big Bear Lake Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

There are 2 bedrooms + a sofa bed to sleep 6, and 2 baths, 1 on each floor.

You have probably been searching for the lowest rate available here in Big Bear to enjoy fall on the mountain. You just found it. Can you imagine a low $115 nightly rate for a cabin that sleeps six? That's lower than our local Motel 6, and here you get so much more, such as a full two-bedroom, two-bath centrally-located property with an amazing large country kitchen. You will be astounded by what your money will buy.

Remember when you could take off for a weekend by the lake for less than a down-payment on the family car? Those days are back again when our nightly rate is just $115. Our Big Bear one-of-a-kind vacation rental is designed to look like a 1900’s rustic farmhouse where city-slickers can just drop their bags and settle in. Introduce your children to the simple joys of gathering together with family and friends to rekindle memories of times gone by, long before cell phones, texting and the Internet (though wifi is available for those who must be connected to the outside world). Here's the perfect location to relive those memories of your childhood.

Many former guests have remarked the farmhouse was like going to “Grammy’s house” for a vacation. Smack dab in the middle of Big Bear is this charming 2-bedroom, 2-bath farmhouse, complete with its own windmill and backyard barn. This is the time to experience a simpler period in America in the charming “moo-cow” farmhouse. Imagine paying just $115 a night. The base rent is then taxed 8% by the county as a short-term rental, and a $50 cleaning fee. Now, that's a bargain!

'What makes the farmhouse so special?' you may be asking. The barn-red and cottage-white farmhouse looks much as it would in the early 1900s. All floors are wide-plank pine, and the T&G ceilings are supported by massive wood beams. Care has been taken to keep today’s modern gadgets – the TVs, DVD players and appliances -- behind closed doors to maintain the look of an early American farmhouse.

In the large, eat-in kitchen, the cottage-white, bead-board wainscoting and barn-red walls surround a room filled with country charm. Farm antiques, such as early American utensils, add to the kitchen’s country look. There’s even a deep, double farmhouse sink! You also have the convenience of a washer/dryer in the kitchen, but since it isn't the ringer-type model your grandmother used, you’ll find it hidden behind the barn doors of the laundry closet.

As soon as the sun dips below the west end of the lake, falling temperatures quickly follow on the mountain. That’s when you will want to gather ‘round the gas fireplace in the living room that keeps the entire farmhouse toasty warm on chilly nights. There are additional wall heaters in both baths, as well as electric heaters in both bedrooms. The linen closet is also filled with numerous blankets and quilts.

When it's time to tuck in the young ones, climb the pine staircase to the second floor where the two bedrooms are separated by a full bath. The master bedroom contains a queen-sized bed and armoire that holds the second TV and DVD unit. There’s also a spacious, mirrored closet. The second bedroom (fondly known as the Blue Bear Room) has a bead-board trundle bed with two twin mattresses. This bedroom has sliding glass doors that open to an observation deck with views of the Green, Gold and Eagle Mountain ranges that are particularly beautiful as the sun begins its western descent. You can keep an eye on the youngsters and your dog playing in the fenced backyard below.

Back downstairs, two more individuals can drift off to sleep watching the flickering flames of the fireplace from the queen sofa bed in the living room. There is a convenient bath just down the hall. That brings the total sleeping accommodations at the farmhouse to six. Well, it can be seven if one of them is an infant. We have a baby crib for the little one.

For the night owls who don’t want the day to end, there’s a large screen television and DVD player with access to hundreds of movie and sports channels in the living room china cabinet. There's also wifi in the farmhouse as well. You will want to tell distant friends and family of the perfect place you have discovered for future vacations in Big Bear!

The farmhouse is central to all the attraction on both sides of the lake. Seize the opportunity to experience the Bear Country Farmhouse this weekend at its low nightly rate before your kids are off to college or raising families of their own! Treat them to a getaway they will want to relive with your grandchildren!

Keywords: farmhouse, cabin, bargain rate, special discount, central location

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
David Gurzenski
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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About David Gurzenski

I once worked full-time in Orange County as an instructor at a private school where I helped students through courses such as property management and appraisal, as well as prepare for the California Real Estate License Exam. One student, very grateful after passing the state exam, invited me to the town of Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains. I fell in love with the quiet peacefulness of the community, and vowed to move there following retirement. But once here, my background in real estate made me forget retiring, but instead invest in vacation rental cabins, renovating them to appeal to visitors from throughout Southern California.

David Gurzenski purchased this farmhouse in 2005

Why David Gurzenski chose Big Bear

Oh, this property required work to transform it to the charming farmhouse it is today. But I could see its potential as a vacation rental. Once rented full-time by a group of young men, they fell behind on their rent and refused to leave. The former owner said she would lower the asking price if I took the responsibility of getting them out. Because of my background in property management, I presented them with a three-day pay or quit notice. I also let them know I was friends of the local judge, who would send over city police to physically remove the fellows from the property. They were gone the next day. The property was renovated from top to bottom from a new roof to gleaming wide-plank wood floors inside. A third bedroom was eliminated to create a very spacious country kitchen, and a half-bath on the main floor was expanded to become a three-quarter-bath with a new shower featuring gleaming white subway tiles. A back deck was added to expand the outdoor living space that overlooks the fenced backyard. Then began the process of converting all rooms to resemble an old-time farmhouse that delights guests the minute they walk through the front door.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Why stay in a farmhouse? Because it is a one-of-a-kind property that takes guests back to a time of their childhood when they may have visited their grandparent’s home in the Midwest. You can’t miss the farmhouse when you first arrive in the neighborhood. It’s the only property that resembles a large barn with a windmill out front. Many of the unique benefits of this marvelous structure are mentioned above. Yet also impressive are the countless touches of country charm. Everything found in each room was selected to enhance the farmhouse motif. One room that always impresses guests is the spacious country kitchen that offers all one would need to prepare small meals or large dinners. More than one guest has exclaimed, “I wish we had a kitchen like this back home!” That’s why many guests prefer to eat here rather than the expensive restaurants in town.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Even through we have only been married a few years, we have started some "traditions" of our own. One of them is welcoming every New Year in a special location that reminds us of times past and provides a place where we can plan for the year ahead. Your farmhouse in Big Bear was just perfect! We found a number of old standards to play on the DVD, opened up a bottle of champagne, and toasted the final minutes of 2006 in front of the fire. It really was magic. Thank you for helping a young couple build some wonderful memories together. (Reprinted from the farmhouse guestbook with the permission of Mark Montgomery.)
Jan 2007
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(59 traveler reviews)

Make Your Big Bear Stay Special in the 2-bed 2-bath Bear Country Farmhouse
average rating of 4.661017 based on 61 reviews
5

Awesome getaway in the heart of Big Bear

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Walking distance to Oktoberfest and several restaurants was great. Beds were comfortable and kitchen had everything we needed. Would definitely stay again

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So cute!

  • 5 of 5

This farmhouse is super cute! We vacationed with our two large dogs who had a ball, but do note the backyard is mostly concrete. The space is super comfortable and conveniently located, being no more than 10 minutes from Big Bear's top rated restaurants via Yelp. The owner was extremely responsive and met us upon our arrival. Overall, this is a fantastic deal and if you're looking for a unique rental, this is for sure where you'll want to stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the farmhouse in January 2016 for a long weekend. We had the best time! The house was very well kept and comfortable. We brought our two dogs and they loved playing in the snow in the backyard! We will definitely be staying here again when we visit Big Bear. The farmhouse is worth every penny!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievably Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

Wow. That's the first thing that you will say when you walk in. Just wow. It's hard to come up with words to talk about how beautiful this place is. My family had a wonderful time staying here for Christmas. They had all the decorations up with a Christmas tree and all! And so close to Bear Mountain! Very comfy living room to open presents in. We will never forget this Christmas! Thank you David!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Very Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here over Labor Day Weekend for 3 nights. It's right next to the airport but I probably only heard a handful of planes the entire time I was there. And they weren't very noisy.

The location is great, close to grocery stores, restaurants and pretty much everything you'll need for your stay including the lake. The house was clean and the perfect size for the 3 of us. I will definitely stay here again!

Also, David was great with communication for our stay up there and prior to getting there. Thank you David!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The Farmhouse is located right next to the airport, just a few minutes drive to the lake and downtown Big Bear. We stayed there with our dogs and it was nice to have a fully fenced yard for them to roam around in. The farmhouse was clean and well organized. There is a fair amount of noise from helicopters and planes, but that only went on during the day.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you found the Bear Country Farmhouse a nice place to stay. I wanted to respond to your comment about the airport. The sound of planes was unusually high during your time with us because your stay included the 4th of July, when an unusually high number of military planes were flying overhead. Also, as you may know, there was a forest fire just outside of Big Bear at the same time. The water to fight the fire was scooped out of Big Bear Lake by helicopters making several trips a day. Now that the fire has been contained, and the holiday weekend is behind us, things have settled back to normal.
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Centrally located in Big Bear, the farmhouse is only a 10-minute drive from all major attractions, including the ski slopes, the Village, and the Performing Arts Center. You can walk to the east end of the lake, as well as a small community store, the best pizza place in all of Big Bear, and the weekly farmer's market at the corner of Division Drive and Big Bear Blvd. on Tuesdays from 8 to 1. You don't have to be a farmer to enjoy this popular local event that offers the freshest fruits and vegetables at the lowest prices in town, but you will feel like one during your time in the farmhouse! Go along with the fantasy and pretend you picked those fruits and vegetables from behind the farmhouse! ;-)

Rates & Availability

Big Bear Lake Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 30 2016 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$140
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
$480
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Weekend
Dec 26 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
New Years Weekend
Dec 29 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$480
Flat fee
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$115
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$390
Flat fee
 
 
Summer
May 29 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
 
 
4th of July Weekend
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$420
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $50
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please contact the owner through this site, or call our toll-free 888-424-5211 number to obtain our holiday rates or any discounts available. In addition to the two bedroom upstairs separated by a full bath, there is a bath on the main floor with a pull-out sofa in the living room. Fresh bed linens and towels will be waiting for all guests along with all bathroom and basic kitchen supplies.

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Amenities

Big Bear Lake Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds are contained in the second bedroom trundle that offers a comfortable seating area by day., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room queen sofa is located near the gas fireplace, so a couple can doze off while watching the flickering flames.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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