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

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Ken Steele
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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 close family/friends and extended family weekends a few times a year at our Cabin. It's such a nice get-away from the 'Jungle' as most mountain residents refer to the cities down the hill. Fresh Air, Smell of Pine and the beautiful lake views are hard to beat and very relaxing. We trust you will enjoy it too!

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 Lake Arrowhead Village & Resort, 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 large Cabin (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 and easy drive from San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. Ample parking and easy access to all amenities and natural wonders in the Mountains.


Lake Arrowhead House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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 10 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
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

North Bay Retreat: Cozy/Inviting, Lake Views, Outside Jacuzzi, Walk to Lake
average rating of 4.8923078 based on 65 reviews
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved that the location is close to everything like SkyPark at Santa's Village and Lake Arrowhead Village and not hard to find. There were no long stairs outside to get to the cabin unlike many cabins around the area, so it was easy to lug all our belongings. Cabin was nice and clean and as described in the VRBO listing overview. Overall, all 12 adults in my group had a wonderful time in this cabin. Owner was prompt, friendly, and easy to deal with. The only suggestion I have is to add an extra portable heater aside from the downstairs portable heater, as it got too cold for one of the upstairs guest rooms, and maybe, change tv in the living room to a flat-screen HD TV for better viewing enjoyment. Thanks, Ken...until the next time!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Olivia, Glad you all had a great time. BTW - the TV in the living room is HD - TV channels for HD start at 700 and up.
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Wonderful location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our group. More than enough parking was available and the cabin was bigger and roomier than we anticipated. Our stay was very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious Home for a Big Group

  • 5 of 5

I've been planning to rent this cabin for two years now and my group and I have finally been able to make a trip to Big Bear a couple weeks ago. We thought 16 adults would have been to big for this cabin but we were all actually able to sleep comfortably! There were many activities to do in the house and grilling outside while hanging at the jacuzzi was the highlight of our trip aside from snowboarding. We plan to continuously rent this cabin every time we stop by because this cabin suits our needs. Thank you Steele family for an awesome experience!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your friends were able to put the weekend event together this year. We look forward to having you back!
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Perfect for 3 families

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house mostly because of the kids room - the room with 4 bunk beds - since we had 7 (ages 4-9) kids and 6 adults. The kids loved Quasi's lair - haha! It's actually not as creepy or small as it seems in the picture. You can also go out that room and trek down the hill to a small slope the kids enjoyed sledding on. It was great for younger kids. Unfortunately there aren't stairs leading down it so the youngest 2 needed help getting down from the house and back up. Not the end of the world though. The beds were comfortable. Water pressure is fine and it does get hot as long as too many aren't showering at once or several back to back. Ken responded to my messages quickly - nothing huge. Just that the previous guests didn't get the trash out in time so we didn't have anyplace to put our trash. He had the housekeeper come out and pull out more trash cans. Some other reviews said the downstairs is cold - and yes, it is. However, leaving the vents as they are - mostly closed upstairs, slightly open on main floor and completely open downstairs and used the space heater at night - everyone was fine. We had to give 2 of the kids an extra blanket but there is no shortage of blankets in the house either! It was great. The only thing we didn't notice in the pictures is that the kids area doesn't have a TV. For the most part we don't really let them watch TV but when we did need to have them settle down (over-tired kids) we had to put them in the master bedroom because the guys were watching football. Again - no big deal but it might be for others. We had a great time overall and would definitely consider this house again - but we change locations each year. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasure to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house , has a lot of space. Kids had their own room and bathroom with jacuzzi tab. Master bedroom very specious. Kitchen was spotless. We had a great time in the house.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect home for our family! We will definitely be back next time we visit Lake Arrowhead! Looking forward to our next stay! Thank you Steele family for the wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belgian Waffle Works
"Nice views of the lake, good food and service"
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, Blue Jay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Grill at Antler's Inn, Twin Peaks, McDonald's
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Snow Valley
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Tavern Bay
Car: necessary

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

Lake Arrowhead Resort offers luxury Spa, upscale & casual 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. Hortensia's - excellent Mexican food, has beautiful cliff mountain views at Restaurant on Highway 18 on way to Cabin.


Rates & Availability

Lake Arrowhead House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 8 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th - minimum 2 nights
Jul 4 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 5 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $170
Refundable damage deposit $400
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 Holiday nightly rate. Other holiday weekends such as July 4th, MLK, President's, Memorial, Labor days require a 3-night minimum stay.
Holiday rentals require full payment 45 days prior to check-in.
Please request a quote for longer stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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