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Ken Steele

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

North Bay Retreat: Cozy/Inviting, Lake Views, Outside Jacuzzi, Walk to Lake

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Large Home, open floor plan, large balcony, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Our North Bay Retreat is the perfect mountain get-away for larger families and small groups. This open and spacious, level entry cabin has four bedrooms and four baths that can sleep up to 14 adults. The large windowed A-framed central floor includes the family room with stone fireplace, 62” big screen TV and oversized leather couches which opens to the wrap round deck with Jacuzzi. The breakfast nook and formal dining room each accommodate up to 8 persons and are surrounded by rustic pine wood for a real cabin atmosphere. A fully stocked kitchen is centrally located and lake views can be seen from most rooms in the cabin. Outside dining and entertaining on the deck is readily accommodated with two sets of tables / chairs / umbrellas and a gas BBQ.

A natural wood vaulted ceiling graces the Master Suite with King bed, arched bay windows, river rock fireplace, love seat and TV. The Suite also has a private balcony and outdoor access. Our other bedrooms include two with Queen beds, and a large bedroom with four bunk beds and adjoining master bath with dual head shower & Jacuzzi tub. A spacious loft overlooking the family room provides a pool table for the family to enjoy. Other amenities include: high speed internet access, TVs with cable and DVD players, stereo/CD player, DVD /book libraries, Air Hockey, board /card games, iron /ironing board, washer & dryer. Arrowhead Lake Association Club Beach passes are also available for enjoying the lakeside trails and two beach clubs on the Lake.

North Bay Retreat is a very pleasant and inviting cabin with everything you’ll need for a relaxing vacation in the mountains. Boating and fishing are available in the local area along with snow skiing / boarding during the winter season. Come stay for a week or weekend.

Our retreat is ideal for executive or family retreats in this beautiful lodge-style natural wood home located close the Arrowhead Village and Blue Jay.

Keywords: Retreat, balcony, view, spa, Jacuzzi, deck, level entry, equipped, groups, BBQ

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ken Steele (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ken Steele

My wife and I are long time So Cal residents and enjoy the beach and mountains. Since a child I have spent many vacations in the Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear Areas. We enjoy several family and extended famly weekends a year at our home. It's such a nice get-away from the 'Jungle' as most mountain residents refer to the cities down the hill.

Ken Steele purchased this house in 2007

Why Ken Steele chose Inland Empire

We chose Lake Arrowhead because it is the most beautiful area in the San Bernardino Mountains. Close to the Village, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Gregory, the Resort and many great restaurants. A short drive to Snow Valley and easy access to Snow Summit Ski Areas.

What makes this house unique

The home has a great layout for large family and multi-family get-away weekends and extended vacations offering bedroom privacy and a central living area that is both comfortable and large enough to accommodate everyone. Close to San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, and the inland empire.


based on 52 traveler reviews

North Bay Retreat: Cozy/Inviting, Lake Views, Outside Jacuzzi, Walk to Lake
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 52 reviews

Three Family Vaca

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property. LOVED IT. Our three families take a vacation each year with our kids while they still like us.

Kitchen: COMPLETELY stocked with EVERYTHING and ample amount of dishes, you could feed 30! Plenty of storage for our groceries, plenty of space to cook. We pack anticipating needing everything and we were so happily annoyed to discover we didn't have to do that. All things you could honestly need to cook a 6 course meal are in this kitchen. Including stuff to package up leftovers.

Bathrooms: clean, stocked. I loved taking my shower after our days adventures looking out the window of the upstairs bathroom at the lake and mountains, window open ,crisp air, glass of wine :-)

Patio: spacious, gorgeous view. Nice hot tub. We packed our beach towels so we didn't have to use our bath towels. Grill worked like a charm. Very relaxing!

Bedrooms: the two upstairs bedrooms are charming and have adequate bedding/pillows. The mater suite is HUGE. My husband and I never ask for the master suite b/c we know it becomes a play haven for the kids!!! Lol! At Kens property they had the run on two levels. Which leads me to the lower level bunk bed room. A kids dream room. Our collective five LOVED this room. (and so did we as it gave them an area to really play) We packed a projector and at night made a movie theater down there for them. It really was a perfect set up. Mine was the only 4yo a smidge afraid to be down there to sleep, but the other two 4yos and the two 6yos thought it was amazing.

Location: None of us had been to Arrowhead so nothing to compare to, but this property is 5 min from a rather large grocery store (think of whatever big chain grocery store you're used to minus maybe 5 isles and pretty much normal prices.) We drove on up to Big Bear w/o it taking forever, went to Heart Rock w/o getting sick on a million winding roads.

Would def book this place again if we select Arrowhead again. Ken was easy to work with, accommodating.

Thanks again.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North bay retreat

  • 5 of 5

Such a cozy and inviting place for a group of friends with young kids. Our group had a wonderful and relaxed time in the cabin. A short drive to Snowdrift tubing park for some snow fun. The view from the deck is beautiful. The bunk room is an awesome headquarter for all the kids, though it was cold down there, even after we tried closing the vents upstairs to 30%. The kitchen was well stocked, living room had a lot of board games, movies. Overall we had a great experience, would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Arrowhead Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great and Ken was an awesome person to deal with! It was my first time renting a cabin with some friends and we had planned a snowboarding trip and saw his cabin on VRBO and couldn't pass up the deal. He answered all of my questions that I had promptly. The cabin is really nice. It has everything you would need and plenty of space for a nice-sized group. The interior was beautiful and had such a nice and relaxing atmosphere to relax after a long day outside.

Definitely looking forward to staying here again next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Lake Arrowhead Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My extended family spent Labor day weekend at this beautiful home in Lake Arrowhead. The little ones loved playing inside the large home. I especially enjoyed the outside deck for meals and just enjoying the family and weather. It is a perfect place for large groups. All 10 of us had a great time! This was my first time using VRBO and I was not disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I wanted a large and comfortable home in Lake Arrowhead for the weekend. The place felt like it can accomodate upwards of 13 or 14 ppl. The house was maintained really well and clean. Nice view and not too far from the lake. Lots of lounging area inside and outside. Ken, the property owner was responsive and helpful. Definitely would rent again in the future if the opportunity presents itself.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

My 3-generation family of 6 adults and 4 children enjoyed a great week-long family retreat vacation at the North Bay Retreat, which is located a short hiking distance (or drive) away from beautiful Lake Arrowhead. Everyone in our family was comfortably accommodated with plenty of space to enjoy together or alone. We found the retreat to be a very clean and inviting place to spend our vacation. The great room, with a tall A-frame ceiling, was a welcoming centerpiece to the retreat, with ample furnishings and space for everyone to enjoy. The large dining room table easily accommodated all 10 of us for our family meals together, a feature that was important for us in choosing this retreat! The kitchen offered plenty of space for preparing meals, including a large serving counter, situated between the kitchen and another smaller dining area, a perfect height from which the children enjoyed their snacks! The barbecue on the huge deck was used to cook some delicious dinners and desserts! There were plenty of chairs and space to enjoy the outdoors on the deck, along with two umbrella tables. The spa was also a highlight, which was used by some of our family, without heating, to cool off on a few warm summer afternoons. The extraordinary bunk room, and adjoining spa bathroom, was a top feature for our family in deciding where to stay, and it turned out to be a perfect place for the cousins to sleep, read, or play! It was no secret that the kids loved the bunk room! The upstairs master king suite is a superbly spacious and relaxing space, with an adjoining bathroom. And the two queen upstairs bedrooms offered comfortable and private quarters with a bathroom to share upstairs, and another bathroom on the main floor. The pool table upstairs, the air hockey table downstairs and the large screen TV in the great room were also great entertainment features of this retreat.

On our daily outings to explore the various attractions of either Lake Arrowhead or Big Bear, we found some fun lunch and ice cream places that added to the enjoyment of our vacation.

Retreat owner, Ken, is very attentive and responsive to requests and feedback, and very kind and helpful in his communications. Thanks to Ken and Merilyn for sharing your beautiful retreat! I would highly recommend the North Bay Retreat to anyone interested in a great vacation place at which to stay in the Lake Arrowhead area.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Snow Summit
"Best So Cal Ski/Board location - in Big Bear"
El Papagayos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
"Local Mexican Food and Bar"
The Grill At Antler's Inn
"Best Dining & Service in local Area "
Bin 189
"Fabulous Ambiance - great food too! Right up there with The Grille."
Lake Arrowhead Sports Grille
"Great local pub with excellent food and casual atmosphere"
Lake Arrowhead village
"Summer Concerts, Outlet Mall and Local Shops, plus dining and desert places"
Woody's Boathouse Restaurants
"Great Sunday Brunch and views of the lake"
Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Ontario International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Sports Bar
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Sports Bar, Mc Donald's
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Snow Valley
Car: necessary

Snow Valley Mountain Resort with Skiing/Boarding and Tubing is less than 18 miles away.

Lake Arrowhead Resort offers luxury Spa, dining and other amenities.

If guests are seeking to shop for unique antiques or mountain styles furnishings, there are plenty of shops from Crestline to Sky Forest along with stops in Agua Fria, Rim Forest and Cedar Glen.


Rates & Availability

Lake Arrowhead House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 31 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2016 - Nov 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Nov 15 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $170
Tax Rate 7.0%

Extended non-holiday weekend stays are only $300/night additional for first night, then $200/night for others.
Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays require a 4 night minimum stay at standard nightly rate.
Holiday rentals require full payment 45 days prior to check-in.
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Inland Empire House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor - toilet , shower
    Queen Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master - toilet , shower
    Bunk Bed - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Queen Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lake view
    Queen Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Large Bunk Bed Room - 4 bunk bed , Sleeps 8, large bath, jacuzzi tub & private toilet
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bonus room with Air hockey and washer/dryer
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , private bath & balcony, sofa, TV, fireplace, lake view
  • King size beds (1) Located in Master Suite, Queen size Beds (2) located in 2 bedrooms upstairs adjacent to pool table loft., Baby Cribs (2) We have a small basinette and a portable play-pen / crib., Bunk Beds (4) Accommodations for 8 people located in the large downstairs bedroom adjacent to the large bathroom with jacuzzi tub.
  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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