check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

The Lake House at the Shores of Big Bear Lake--We are Very Family Friendly!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Big Bear Lake House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

Our large family friendly home is located at the shores of Big Bear Lake and within 100 steps to the water line. The upstairs bedrooms, living room and front deck all have lovely lake views. Our home was recently renovated (2013) to accommodate large families or groups and everything was purchased new in 2013 during the renovations and remodeling. We supply all the sheets, towels, cookware, dishes and appliances.

The Lake House has a ton of space to relax and enjoy your vacation. We have a mini-billiards table and air hockey table, take a dip in our private outdoor Jacuzzi, play mini-billiards and air hockey in the Sleeping loft/game area, have a cozy fire in the wood burning fireplace, check your e-mails with the free WiFi, watch a movie on one of the 3 TV's (with free cable), walk across the street to fish or swim and in the winter let the kids go sledding in the backyard.

We have 3 bedrooms, a large sleeping loft, 2 bathrooms and beds for 14 guests. The downstairs bedroom has a Queen sized bed and a twin roll-away bed. There is a bathroom with a shower and tub right next to this bedroom. The Living room has a Queen sleeper sofa. The upstairs Sleeping loft has a Queen sized sofa bed and a large bathroom with a shower. The upstairs Guest Room 1 has a comfortable queen sized bed and a view of the lake. Upstairs Guest Room 2 has 2 twin beds and also has a lake view.

The Kitchen is set up with everything you need to make a memorable meal. We have supplied dishes and silverware for 14. There is a dish washer, microwave, a gas range and a gas oven. We also supply a crock pot, rice cooker, coffee maker and many other small appliances.

The backyard has a small hill which is great for kids to sled on and there is plenty of room to build snowmen or have a snowball fight.

Keywords: The Lake House, Bear Lake, Spacious, Luxurious, remodeled, Clean, Cabin, Large and Roomy, Comfortable, Family Friendly, Lodge, 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Near Lake, lake view, near boating, Near Lifts, Near Skiing, Near Snowboarding, Near Sledding, Near Shopping, Jacuzzi, Billiards, Game Room, Gourmet Kitchen, Internet, WiFi, Pool Table, Sleeps 14, Snow Summit, Bear Mountain, Fireplace, Bunny Hill and so much more!

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

Michele Vaughn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
Call Owner

About Michele Vaughn

We are an active family and enjoy using our mountain retreat for all the activities that exist in the Big Bear Valley. We never run out of places to explore and adventures share, which made Big Bear Lake the perfect location for us to buy a vacation home of our own. One day, we’d like to retire up here – until then, we’re content to try to keep up with our kids! There are endless options of things to do and see here, all under the glorious California sunshine. We hope that you’ll enjoy all that The Lake House at the Shores of Big Bear Lake has to offer!

Michele Vaughn purchased this house in 2013

Why Michele Vaughn chose Big Bear

For years I admired this home with its lake views, excellent location and vintage cottage charm and I dreamed of one day owning it. So when the property went up for sale, we decided to buy it. Our family loves nature and playing outdoors! That's one of the main reasons we chose to buy our vacation home in the city of Big Bear Lake. Due to our work schedules we needed to have a place that our family could escape to within a couple of hours. Big Bear is just a short (and easy) 2 hour drive from our home in Orange County, and only slightly longer for our extended family and friends in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. Access up the mountain is easy with 3 highways leading up the mountain and right in to the city of Big Bear Lake. Drive time is an important factor when you want to ski and travel on the same day.

Big Bear truly is a 4 season resort area with so much to do year round. We love being centrally located to so many fun activities in every season -- awesome mountain & trail biking throughout Big Bear Valley, hiking & wildlife viewing, fishing & boating on Big Bear Lake and of course great snowboarding & skiing at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain.

What makes this house unique

The Lake House at the Shores of Big Bear Lake has been a wonderful vacation home in so many ways. After purchasing the home in (2013) we remodeled our home with the idea of hosting large groups of friends and families. At that time almost everything was replaced and upgraded. Our great mountain home, can easily house up to 14 people. The home is unique in that the massive front deck can easily accommodate 14 or more at the patio tables and an additional 6 at the dining table while enjoying the a lake view. Having multiple entertaining areas house allows for large groups to relax together while still having their own space.

The little kids can sled in the backyard on our own small private bunny hill. Experience the large 40 x 30 private deck, grill and hot tub while enjoying the starry night sky. Relax in the Family room with the giant fireplace and your favorite book. Prepare a hearty meal for friends and family in the modern kitchen. End the evening with a game pool in the Sleeping Loft or cuddle up and watch a movie.

Our home is located in the prestigious lakeside community of Gibraltar Point, a quiet residential community. The streets are flat and maintained by the city so during periods of heavy snow our property is still easily accessible. When more than a couple inches of snow falls, our plow service will clear the driveway for you. In the Winter, there is no parking on the city streets but we have a very large, driveway that fits 6 cars.

The lake is directly across the street and in the Summer our renters have access to a boat slip at a small additional fee. Big Bear Lake is a public lake that is 7 miles long and has 21 miles of shoreline.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is probably the best home I have vacationed in; it is truly a beautiful piece of property. We live at the Beach and this was by far superior. This is across from the lake, there are hiking trails and a short drive to both ski resorts (Snow Summit & Bear Mountain). The beds are fantastic, there is a mini-pool table, games and a Hot tub. It is like being at your friends home, nothing like a typical rental. Free access to the internet on the WIFI, many cable movies and games. There was absolutely nothing missing, it is truly set up for 10-14 people, nothing missing. Have a wonderful time!!
Jan 2014
  • 1 of 34


based on 26 traveler reviews

The Lake House at the Shores of Big Bear Lake--We are Very Family Friendly!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 60 reviews

Amazing property in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The Lakehouse was perfect for our girl's weekend by the lake! The house was beautiful and the location was perfect; we loved that we could see the lake from the house! We spent plenty of time out on the deck BBQing, playing games, and using the jacuzzi. We were able to walk to Big Bear Marina where we rented a pontoon boat for the day. Michele was so helpful with the booking process and getting us ready for our stay. We would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great place for a larger group

  • 4 of 5

We stayed during the summer time and were overall very happy with the facilities. The place was as promised with plenty of sleeping space and very clean when we arrived, the owners were great to work with. The house was a little warmer than we would like even with the AC going (I attributed it mostly to the fact that we had 12 fully grown adults roaming the house) and noticed the AC doesn't reach the top floor. The provided fans helped, but still, a little warm and opening the windows wasn't an option with no screens on the windows to prevent bugs from overrunning the rooms. Overall, we were happy though since we spent most of the time out on the lake or on the deck. I can definitely see us coming back during the winter time for a ski weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

10 friends and I came up for a ski weekend and the cabin was perfect for what we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alex, I'm sorry in my delay in thanking you for your great review. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Lake House. I am thrilled that you and your friends had a great time while staying at our home. We work very hard to make sure our guests arrive to a clean and comfortable home. Ultimately, we want to exceed your expectations so that you come back again and again. We look forward to your return! Sincerely, Michele
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time . The cabin was very warm and cozy. plus the the Snow summit snowboard/ski resort was nearby. we had a group of 12 people and we had enough space and bed for everyone. would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, Thanks so much for your great review of The Lake House at the Shores of Big Bear Lake. We try to do our best to make sure all our guests are comfortable and arrive to a clean welcoming home. We fell in love with the Lake House years ago and enjoy sharing our Lakeside cottage with our guests. We are looking forward to you and your friends return trip this winter. Sincerely, Michele
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Family Trip

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time in Big Bear and we loved it! The upstairs loft was a success for our kids but the kitchen was a bit small for our group of 14. We loved the upstairs bathroom and the deck was great! Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have our group as our guests. Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your great review. I hope you will be returning again to The Lake House in the near future! Sincerely, Michele
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

The Lake House felt like home away from home. Clean and well-stocked. Great location.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Minah, I'm glad that you and our group had a great time at The Lake House. We do our best to make sure the house is super clean and well stocked when our guests arrive. We look forward to your return again in the near future. Sincerely, Michele
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Snow Summit
"Snow Summit is an excellent place to ski for all levels of skiers, boarders and families too..."
Bear Mountain
"Bear Mountain Ski Resort is another great ski area in Big Bear but it is a little more edgy ..."
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
"The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is a great place to visit and get up close with the animals. You wil..."
Big Bear Snow Play
"One of the Kids and Adults favorites! There is snow tubing via the magic carpet, an alpine s..."
The Village
"The Village is where you'll find great restaurants, plenty of shopping, art galleries, enter..."
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
"Not much more to say other then SOOOO MUCH FUN! Ride the lift up the hill and zoom down on a..."
Grizzly Manor Cafe
"I hate to review it because it's so good and such a local favorite! Worth the wait, the food..."
Big Bear Mountain Golf Course
"If you have to have a golf "fix" while visiting Big Bear this is it. It's not too challengin..."
Big Bear Discovery Center
"If I could give it more stars, I would! Run by the Forest Service this center is a great pla..."
Swim Beach
"If your looking for a groomed sandy beach with lifeguards then this is the place for you. Th..."
"I'm not a coffee drinker but it is Starbucks so I'm sure it's good. "
Big Bear Marina
"Recently remodelled and renovated. This is the closest marina to The Lake House and the empl..."
Big Bear Parasail & Water Support
"Oh so fun! "
Biking and hiking trails
"Breathe in the fresh, clean air and get some exercise while your at it. We have some great h..."
Public Boat Ramp East
helicopter big bear
"In the Summertime this is the place to fish! You can fish from the shoreline or on any of th..."
Big Bear Lake
"Big Bear Lake is my favorite place to be and it's truly a 4 season resort. We have something..."
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Big Bear City Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Cowboy Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bear Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
330, 18, 38
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
There are many excellent restaurants to choose
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Snow Summit Ski Resort & Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Cowboy Beach
Car: recommended

Our lovely lakeside cottage is in the perfect Big Bear Lake location, directly across the street from the lake but within walking distance to the Big Bear Marina and the Village shopping area. Bring your water toys and boats as a boat dock can be rented at the local marina for a minimal fee.

In the winter our home is so cozy you may not want to leave the house. However, if you choose to venture outside the local ski lifts are just a couple minutes away. Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resorts are Southern Californians favorite local ski areas. Also, purchase a ticket to one resort and you can ski at both!


Rates & Availability

Big Bear Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Break
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Ski Season
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Ski Season
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Ski Season
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break / Easter
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 18 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fathers Day
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Summer
Jun 19 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Peak
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change and are not guaranteed until reservations are confirmed and deposits paid. Rates do not include Taxes, Cleaning or Resort Fee.

City Vacation Rental Laws require each guest submit a valid drivers license as proof of identity in order to rent a property within the city of Big Bear Lake.

We do our best to make sure our home is in the best possible condition when our guests arrive. On rare occasions due to items out of our control such as power outages, weather and other natural hazards, we can not gurantee that our spa will be functioning 100% of the time. However, we will attempt to remedy any issues as quickly as possible but credits will not be issued for a non-working spa.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Big Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , We supply soft fluffy towels
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Extra large bathroom has double sink basins
  • We supply soft fluffy towels and beach towels for your use during your stay.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Upstairs Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Room has a lovely lake view with highend designer linens
    Upstairs Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom has a lovely lake view and comfortable twin beds
    Sleeping Loft/Game Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeping loft has queen sleeper, TV & Game tables
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen bed with with a view of our private backyard
  • We provide our guests with highend, high thread count designer linens, cozy blankets and fluffy pillows. Extra roll away beds can be found in the Sleeping loft closet and in the master bedroom closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our house was renovated in 2013 and almost everything was replaced. We supply New Pots & Pans, New Appliances, New Towels, New Linens, New Service Wear, New Dishes, New Sofa, New Beds, New Mattresses, New Pillows and was Professionally Decorated in a Lakeside Cottage Style. Located directly across the street from the Lake & walking distance to Cowboy Beach, to dining to The Village Shopping. We are close to Motorcycle trails and biking distance to mountain bike trails. We provide seasonal interior decorations. There is a small bunny hill in our backyard & there are sleds to borrow during your stay.

Partner Offers