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Laura Alvarado

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english


77 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Big Bear Cabin Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6-8)

WELCOME TO KANODIA LODGE! Come and ENJOY our beautiful Big Bear cabin! Situated in a quiet Sugarloaf neighborhood in Big Bear City, 9 houses from the National Forest and incredible hiking trails, this 2 bedroom / 2 bath home is all you could hope for in a mountain vacation rental.

Why the name "KANODIA"? The Serrano's (a Native American tribe) were the first settlers in the Big Bear Valley. They refer to themselves as the Yuhaviatam, which means "People of the Pines". In honor of these first settlers we wanted to give our cabins a Serrano name. "Kanodia" which means "Where Heaven Rests Upon the Earth" captured our hearts and became the trademark for our beautiful cabins. We feel blessed to share them with you!

If this cabin is booked please visit our other cabins #419389 (one house off the lake at Metcalf Bay) or 619437 (walking distance to Snow Summit).

Large, open living spaces, abundant sunlight, warm colors and beautiful furnishings make this home the ideal place for a fun-filled, relaxing vacation in the Big Bear Valley. Gorgeous surroundings and views, wildlife and a quiet peaceful community make this cabin the perfect choice.

* FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN: The kitchen is stocked with every amenity and can be used to serve up beautiful entertaining meals. Gas cook top, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, huge preparation counter with bar stools and more make this an ideal cook's paradise, ... or you can eat out in the many fabulous restaurants in the area! Huge skylight provides beautiful natural lighting.

* DINING ROOM: The formal dining area contains a beautiful table that expands to seat eight for those special meals with friends and family.

* GREAT ROOM: The spacious great room has a large, comfortable leather sofa and two incredible Lazy Boy recliners. Entertainment is provided by a brand new 32” High Definition LCD TV (cable included), DVD/VCR combo unit & iHome. A gorgeous rock fireplace with log mantle completes the warm, comfortable ambiance. Wireless high speed internet is available at no charge.

* COVERED FRONT PORCH: There is a large, rustic covered front porch, perfect for reading, enjoying a glass of wine, or just kicking back to enjoy the peace and quiet of the forest. There’s nothing like sitting on the covered front porch during a rain storm and enjoying the sounds of nature while staying warm and cozy!

* BACK PORCH: The back deck offers the perfect place to barbecue, watch the stars, eat breakfast, sit and read a book or enjoy your favorite beverage. You will be amazed by the quiet of the forest and the wind whispering through the trees. Stairs lead down from the back porch so you can take a walk and watch birds and squirrels playing.

* BEDROOM 1 / GUEST BEDROOM: The guest bedroom is equipped with a queen bed (down pillow top & comforter), night stands, a beautiful pine bunk bed and cabin style decorations. A dresser is located in the large mirrored closet. There is also a TV with cable, Nintendo and tons of games for the kids.

* GUEST BATHROOM: The guest bathroom is well appointed with a bathtub/shower combination, glass doors, pine cabinets and beautiful artwork.

* BEDROOM 2 / MASTER BEDROOM: The master bedroom is equipped with a queen bed (down pillow top & comforter), large dresser, night stands, reclining chair, artwork and large mirrored closet. The master bath is en suite and has a bathtub/shower combination with glass doors, pine cabinets and artwork.

* LAUNDRY AREA: A washer and dryer are provided for your convenience along with basic supplies.

* GARAGE: The one car garage is attached and accessible from the covered front porch. This is a HUGE convenience when it snows or rains. Ample driveway space is also available to park up to two additional vehicles.

* FUN FOR EVERYONE: While the children enjoy puzzles, music, movies and Lincoln Logs, sip your favorite beverage while playing retro-Nintendo or watching shooting stars from the back deck.

If you inquire about the cabin via email be sure to leave a voicemail also at 714-745-9112.

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More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Laura Alvarado (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Laura Alvarado

We're a family from Orange County, CA who fell in love with Big Bear and decided to buy this cabin. After sharing it with friends and family we converted it to a rental so others could enjoy all that Big Bear has to offer. We pride ourselves on offering a well maintained, clean, relaxing place for guests to unwind and reconnect with loved ones. Enjoy your time at Kanodia Lodge and where ever you wander in the Big Bear Valley. It truly is a special destination!

Laura Alvarado purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Laura Alvarado chose Big Bear

Big Bear is a magical destination. So close to everything yet a world away from the hustle & bustle of every day life. Spending time in the mountains is so rejuvenating. Crystal blue skies, crisp clean air & tons of outdoor activities make Big Bear the place to go!

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet, serene, private, first class, clean, all the comforts of home. The location of our cabin is perfect. Close to town but far enough away to enjoy pure peace only time in the mountains can offer. Guests often arrive, fall in love with the cabin and never leave during their vacation! The most incredible sledding hill is a 1 minute walk away, there's a park & skate park just down the street ... and even a general store for your basic shopping needs. If you're truly looking to get away from it all, you've found the perfect place!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Laura! Thanks for a wonderful stay. We loved the bright, cheerful sunlight streaming in every day. You have a fantastic home in the woods. Next time we would like to visit during mountain biking season – great trails all around. Our favorite spot in town for lunch/dinner is Murrey’s Irish Tavern – outstanding food and extremely casual. Kids under 21 out by 8 pm – great spot!! Thanks Laura for a super cool holiday from the Miami clan.
Dec 2012
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average rating of 4.974026 based on 84 reviews

Cozy place, close to everything

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin, comfortable for a family of 4. The cabin was close to shops, skiing, and restaurants. It was clean and well kept. On the first day we couldn't figure out the water heater and fire place but the owners responded to our call very quickly and were very nice. The only thing I didn't like about the cabin was that it didn't have a spacious back yard or fire pit. Overall, great experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay!! We were very surprised to receive your review 6 months after your stay ... and only 4 stars compared to our 75+ "5 star" reviews. We pride ourselves on providing an immaculate home that is perfect for our guests in every way. Our house is on a double sized lot - most cabins in our area have a property half the size of ours - sorry you felt the yard was not large enough for your needs - we've never had anyone comment on that. Also your note about a fire pit was very odd - we list all our amenities on our site so if that was one of your needs we could have clarified that prior to booking. Fire pits are not allowed in the area where our home is located since we are right next to the national forest and having any type of an outdoor fire is against the law. Given the California drought I hope you'd understand that restriction to protect our beautiful forest :).
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The cabin is in a great location and had everything our family of 6 needed!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. It was spacious, clean and well stocked. The check-in and check-out was so smooth, it couldn't have been easier. The cabin is located in a wonderful area, not a far drive into town and to the ski slopes. Although there wasn't much snow, we found a great little spot up the street to do some sledding. We also drove to a park for some more sledding. The cabin has a cute backyard with a little swing that my younger boy enjoyed.

The living room and kitchen and dining area were all open and made a nice space for relaxing with the family. We brought our own games but we're excited to look in the closet and find a boat load of games and building sets to add to our fun. The TVs worked well and the cabin had many movies to choose from, both DVDs and VCR tapes.

The bedrooms were very comfy and all the cabin was decorated so tastefully. There were plenty of throws and comforters to make for cozy nights and mornings. When cooking in the cabin, we found every thing we needed.

We come to Big Bear every year in February and we've been looking for a cabin to rent year after year. I think we've Finally found it!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this cabin and had a wonderful time. The cabin is beautiful, very clean, and had all the amenities you could possibly need. I really liked the cabin decor and the quality of everything inside the cabin. My daughter and her two friends really enjoyed the room with the full size bed and bunk beds. There was plenty of room for everyone. Fortunately there was still snow and there were some fun hills to sled down at the end of the street. The cabin had several sleds to use that were stored in the garage. The owner (Laura) was fantastic. She always answered all my emails quickly and was so kind and helpful. We can't say enough great things about the cabin and owners. We definitely will be renting this cabin the next time we go up to Big Bear!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay, wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in this property multiple times now, and we've enjoyed it every time. It's usually my wife and I and two kids (now 5 and 7) who stay and the property accommodates us really nicely. Kitchen is well appointed, the whole home is nicely decorated and well maintained. The access is easy, and there's no steep driveway to contend with, which I appreciate over some other properties I've stayed in, where this can be very challenging in the snow and ice. Nearby hiking in the woods is beautiful, and when there's snow, the sledding hill is lots of fun. Sleds in the garage! Property owners are very accommodating, communicate well, and easy to work with. Look forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our experience at cabin 'Kanodia Lodge' was truly that 'home away from home'. The cabin has everything you need from a prime location to games for the family. Everything was provided just as described and the owner was very supportive and responsive from the initial booking until check out. We had taken many items you typically need while traveling, but the cabin had provided well above what we had expected, (games, kitchen items, movies, and above all that 'the home comfort experience'). We truly had a memorable experience staying at Kanodia Lodge, it was the best way to spend my wife's birthday and our kids enjoyed their first true winter experience in Big Bear. We are hoping Laura will have her home available in the summer, we'd love to revisit Big Bear again and stay at Kanodia Lodge. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for kicking off the holidays

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our family to spend Thanksgiving week together. It was decorated by the owner with all the little holiday details to make it feel perfectly cozy and a home. Close location to all the sledding and skiing locations as well as The Village. Cabin was very clean when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Big Bear Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Moonridge Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Snow Summit
Car: necessary

Big Bear is nestled in the San Bernardino Mountains and is defined by its rustic traditions, rich history, and pristine views. Host to two of Southern California's largest ski resorts, Big Bear provides four seasons of abundant recreational opportunities. Each month there are seasonal activities for the entire family. Be sure to check the local websites for updates throughout the year.

Whether you're looking for a romantic weekend away, a family vacation or a weekend filled with wilderness adventure, Kanodia Lodge is your Big Bear destination! Time truly slows down in the mountains and each season offers unique activities you can't find elsewhere. Once you visit Kanodia Lodge in Big Bear you'll be back again and again.

Big Bear Lake offers world-class snowboarding, skiing, hiking, biking, boating, fishing and entertainment for everyone. Please refer to links for information on activities for all seasons.


Rates & Availability

Meadowbrook Estates Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Fun
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
MLK Holiday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

** Standard Rates are ONLY valid for current calendar year - new seasonal rates are set at the beginning of each year
** Rates apply to 4 adults; additional fees apply to more than 4 adults (7 max)
** $40 Check In/Out Service fee required for parties of 6+
** Additional cleaning applies to reservations 5+ nights
** Custom quotes will be applied to parties of 4+ adults

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Big Bear Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full bathrooms - towels provided and bathroom supplies including soap, shampoo, first aid kit, etc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Great pine bunk bed in guest room for the kids
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
One minute walk up the street to the best sledding hill around (sleds in the garage for your use); awesome park down the street (tennis, basketball, skateboard, baseball, swing set, etc.). 9 house from the National Forest and incredible hiking trails. Quiet, peaceful street. General store for basic shopping needs is just a few blocks away.

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