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

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

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More Details

Owner
Michele Vaughn
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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
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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..."
Village Pizza
"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..."
Starbucks
"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
Fishing
"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!

Amenities

Big Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We kindly ask that you do not leave the spa uncovered during you stay for your children's safety. Children must be suppervised at all times.
  • Please only park on the driveway for your safety. Parking on the street is not allowed.
  • Quiet Hours 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM Please be respectful of Our Neighbors and the City Code Enforcement Laws
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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The Lake House at the Shores of Big Bear Lake--We are Very Family Friendly!
average rating of 4.852941 based on 68 reviews
5

Beautiful surroundings, lovely home, perfect for an enjoyable stay.

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our time at the Lake Hoyse. We had such a wonderful time relaxing,playing,chatting, enjoying our children and grandchildren.

Everything was fantastic. Little things made such a difference like the high chair, pack and play, sippy cups and toddler cutlery. We enjoyed the different board games. We spent quality time playing games and laughing at the silly game banter. The deck is perfect for BBQs and relaxing. All the amenities were great.

The Lake House is perfect for making memories.

We look forward to spending time here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Very comfortable and plenty of room for eveyone

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Lake House, there was 13 of us and there was plenty of room for us all, the roll away beds came in very handy. Everything was clean and in working order. The living room had enough seating for everyone and plenty of room to even play charades. We played games, watched movies and had a really nice relaxing weekend. The lake is right across the road, we went for long nature walks. My daughter who loves photography got lots of great pictures. The beds were very comfortable and plenty of sheets and towels. I loved the jacuzzi on the deck, it started snowing when we were out there! Very large deck with great view of the lake. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable Cabin Across from the Lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at The Lake House. When we arrived the house was warm and inviting and the location was great. The street was flat, easily accessable and close to the village. The cabin had a great view of the lake all covered in snow. The kitchen is well stocked and there is two family gathering areas. We skied and played in the backyard snow. Everyone had a great time and wants to come back in the summer. You can tell the owners love this house!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at the property this past weekend and we couldn't have asked for anything better. We had a group of about 12 people, and the nice big couch in the living room made it perfect for all of us to gather and hang out in one area. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed, and the Jacuzzi was just the perfect touch. We are hoping to plan a summer trip and come back and stay at this property since it is so close to the lake!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Winter Wonderland

  • 4 of 5

We lucked out with the weather & got a fresh dusting of snow on New Year's eve. It was beautiful to watch from any of the windows in the house. The snow amassed on the large deck and on the limbs of the trees surrounding us. Our new year's eve was definitely post card worthy!

The owner has a plow that maintained the driveway and gave us clear access to the road before 6 am. The only difficulty we had is that during the winter, there are a lot of stairs to get up to the home. When it is icy in the mornings and night, it is difficult to safely carry personal belongings in and out of the house. We all just moved slowly and were careful to hold on to the railings.

We enjoyed the spa and building a double Jenga tower with the provided games. Traffic was terrible to & from the ski resort, but it was a holiday weekend with fresh powder gracing the slopes, so I suppose that was expected. If we had one more day or had we not skied, we could have easily had time to walk into the village and shop. It would have been an easy walk.

We found it difficult, though not impossible, to build a fire in the fireplace. Upon arrival, there was plenty of wood, but there was no kindling or newspaper, so we just relied on the heater which worked great! The upstairs bath has central heat, but the rooms do not. I liked that ... they each have there own space heater, which allowed us to better regulate the room temperature. We were always comfortable.

We felt real comfortable in the house. We were able to dry out wet clothes in the top of the line dryer and we really enjoyed the spa and generous quantities of towels. The owner's supply a lot of paper products including tissue which is vital in the winter, thank you! It was a great house and we all had a lot of fun. However, if you have any issues with stairs, this is likely not the house for you.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christine, I'm glad to hear that you and your family got to experience the joy of a winter wonderland at The Lake House--Family vacations are great but snow makes them magical! Also, I really appreciate you letting me know about the slippery steps. We just had those replaced right before your arrival and after reading your comments we ordered a special non-slip adaptors to have installed on each step. Again thank you for staying with us and I hope you will be coming back to see us again soon! Sincerely, Michele
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Family trip was a success thanks to The Lake House

  • 5 of 5

EVERYONE had such a great time. Michele was amazing, called before our stay to introduce herself. The house has just about EVERYTHING you need! They decorated the home with Christmas lights and a Tree, (we were surprised) we thought we were spending Christmas without a tree since we were away from home. They really made it feel like home. The hill driveway was amazing for us to slide down, and they had 2 sleds there for us, which was awesome. The home was very spacious! We had no complaints at all. Very close to all the stores, restaurants (Pizza place is a must try) and snow summit, (literally 15-20min walking distance, 5 min drive). The Lake is right ACROSS the street! We really loved this home and we are already planning trip #2!! Maybe in the summer this time, even though we LOVED the snow!!!

Everything was just, if not better than described, pictures do no justice. So beautiful in person.

Thank you very much Michele and Family. You were good to us.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Adriana, Thank you so much for your kind words about your stay at The Lake House. This truley is a special property and I love hearing how much fun our guests had during their stay. Hopefully you will come back again in the near future! Sincerely, Michele
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $500

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.

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