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April

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Newly (2016) Renovated Fox Farm House**Game Room**Jacuzzi**Gourmet Kitchen

17 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Upper Moonridge House Rental Photos and Description

Open Concept House, 4 Bedrooms + Game Room, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)- Updated 2016

Impressive home located in Fox Farm, one of Big Bear's most prestigious areas. This home is situated in fully landscaped park like setting with lawn, slate rock work, custom spa and two outdoor dining areas . You will be amazed by the 10,000+ square foot yard and welcoming curb appeal. Located on a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood, perfect for evening family walks. Parking for 4 cars and no street parking is allowed.

The interior has been completely renovated in Summer 2016 and expertly decorated with a modern naturistic feel to create an inviting and enjoyable place to spend time with friends and family. As you enter the home, you are welcomed by a very large open living room with a gas /wood burning fireplace, 51 inch Flat screen HDTV with expanded cable access, Netflix streaming capabilities and blue ray DVD player. The living room has wood beamed vaulted ceilings and opens up to the dining area and kitchen so it's perfect for entertaining large parties and holding fun dinner gatherings all in one large space.

The home features a fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, SS Thermadore gas stove with indoor grill, professional cookware and dishwasher. Fully stocked kitchen with many amenities including matching dinner and glassware, serving platters, pizza set, baking pans and specialty utensils. The dining room, which looks over the treed backyard, seats 8 with five additional seats at the eat-in bar.

The large master bedroom is located upstairs with full master bath including tub with jets. Master has king bed as well as daybed with trundle. Master has 46 inch HDTV with expanded cable and blue ray Dvd player. In addition, the Master has a work station which offers a copier, printer and fax machine.

The second bedroom, also upstairs, has a single Queen bed. The third bedroom has a Queen as well as twin bed with matching linens. These bedrooms share a large full bathroom with dual sinks.

The fourth bedroom, located on the lower level hosts both a Queen bed as well as twin bunks and a 25 inch television and XBOX 360 gaming system.

Fox Lodge is located close to the Convention Center and Lake where there are many activities for adults and kids alike. Short drive to the Lake, Village, Starbucks, grocery stores, ski slopes and everything else Big Bear has to offer.

The large game room is bound to entertain with a Billiards Table, Foosball Table, 46 Inch TV, wet bar and large L shaped couch perfect for lounging. There is also a cabinet stacked with board games, poker and bingo set, and a bookcase with books from every genre sure to bring hours of family fun.

Other Features: Ceiling fan, carpeted bedrooms, wooden floors, central heat, laundry, yard, fireplace, gas range, patio with deck, linens provided, propane barbeque grill, plenty of parking for cars, boat and RV, central heating, high speed internet & wifi access, cable TV, DVD players, gaming system, telephone and much more to make your vacation memorable and comfortable.

Keywords: house, home, gourmet, new, large, game room, spa, jacuzzi, pool, secluded, wifi, flat screen, tv, game, heated, yard

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
April (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About April

We are a family of four who live in Southern California but love the mountains. We fell in love with this home on a family vacation and decided this is where we wanted to make long lasting memories. We put our heart and soul into renovating this house and making it a place we would want to stay on vacation. It has the feel of the mountains with all the amenities of the city.

April purchased this house in 2010

Why April chose Big Bear Lake

We love that Big Bear is truly a year round outdoors town. In the winter there is snow for skiing, sledding and making snowpeople. In the summer we enjoy boating on the lake, which is one of the most uncrowded in the state. In spring and fall the weather is mild enough to hike and truly enjoy nature. It also has a great Village with restaurants and shopping. We love Big Bear!

What makes this house unique

We love walking around our neighborhood as each home is unique and has its own curb appeal. We relish the outdoor dining areas where we can eat, drink and watch the kids run around the huge yard. We enjoy being 5 minutes from Starbucks and Vons.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have done a nature based family reunion for 12 years. It is 3 families with a total of 7 kids under 15. We have stayed in Julian, Arrowhead, Tahoe, Palm Desert and Yosemite. We always rent a house from VRBO and they always look perfect on the website. Many have lived up to our expectations but this is the only one that has ever completely blown us away. It is a completely open floor plan so wherever you are in the house you can socialize except the game room, which is the perfect place to have kids watch movies while the adults hang out. The backyard is spectacular with grass for soccer or bocci ball and flowers galore. The hot tub looks like a pond and it was a hit. We ate outdoors every night and the owner has beautiful place settings so you can really put together a beautiful table. Beds are high quality so everyone slept well and 3 full bathrooms gave each family space to spread out. Can not say enough good things. We already booked again for next year!
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

Newly (2016) Renovated Fox Farm House**Game Room**Jacuzzi**Gourmet Kitchen
average rating of 4.882353 based on 18 reviews
4

Large House Perfect for Family Reunions

  • 4 of 5

Our grown children came in with their families from different directions. Our eldest daughter arrived first to find the sheets and towels were tossed into the laundry room and the beds unmade. It seems the local maintenance company didn't know the house had been rented. Once the owners were notified, the cleaning crew arrived to take care of it, but we had to stay out of the way instead of settling in and it took a couple of hours off what was to be our first gathering in more than a year.

That being said, the house was wonderful, with plenty of space for different ages and interests could play and talk without getting in each others' way. The game room, although it felt a little cave-like, was a wonderful place for boisterous kids to hang out and when the door was closed the noise didn't carry to the rest of the house. The beds are comfortable and although it was a hot weekend, as long as the windows were open and fans rotating, the house was mostly comfortable, A/C would have been nice during the hottest part of the day.

There is room for 4 cars in the driveway which would be important during snowy seasons, when signs are posted about not parking in the street and blocking snow plows.

I understand that several things had been recently replaced but we still found some issues with a broken unsafe tile on one of the outside tables and the deck railings are in need of attention...overall, the wooden things outdoors could stand to be sanded & refinished but in fairness, I imagine that would be an annual chore with the winter weather being what it is.

Because of the nature of our gathering, we didn't try the local restaurants, but opted to make preparing meals part of our experience and the kitchen is ample with plenty of plates, utensils, pots & pans, etc - there's even a full spice rack. Although there wasn't one dining table large enough for our whole group to sit together at once, that didn't prove to be a problem as the kids usually finished as the adults were starting.

We found a nice hike that even the littlest children could do and there are plenty for the more dedicated, but were unable to find a trail just across the road as described in the literature - bring your hiking book or topo maps for serious hikers, walking the roads of the neighborhood provide a good after-dinner walk with some hills.

There's a bowling alley in town.. It is fairly small and there were leagues going on, but they keep some lanes open for folks like us.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jacqueline, Thank you for your thorough review. We are so glad that you and your family were able to enjoy our wonderful home as it has brought us years of joy. We do apologize again for the mix up in cleaning schedule and are glad we were able to get someone out there within an hour to prepare the house for you and deliver items throughout the weekend as you contacted us. In the past year we have replaced the carpet, living room furniture, all linens throughout the house, pool table and dishware so that our guests feel like they are in a well appointed home rather than some of the rentals with mix match items. This obviously did not go unnoticed in the kitchen even if we did not have the specific casserole dish you needed. We, like most homes in Big Bear, do not have A/C which is accurately stated in the listing. We have also tried to accurately state how many people can sit at each table in our listing so that people can choose the best home for their family vacations. We have received rave reviews on our backyard as most rentals do not have fully landscaped yards or multiple outdoor dining areas. It was the first time that we were contacted about where a missing battleship for the Battleship Game would be but we did try to be accommodating for that and the other requests like baking dishes, extra towels, dishwasher pods, paper products, cleaning supplies that were requested throughout your three day stay. The house does have a maximum of 12 occupants, and your initial request listed 10 guests, when in fact there were 15 so this may not have been the right rental for your large family and contributed to you running short on supplies that we replenished during your 3 day stay. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our home and hope you have many more happy reunions. April (Owner)
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5

Much better than listed with excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Location- Nestled in a perfect location with best of both worlds! Close to many attractions, stores, as well as sense of tranquility and peace, surrounded by beautiful trees! Huge game room was a treat for the kids as well as adults. Large comfortable seating throughout the house was a plus for group of our size.

We have stayed in dozens of different property in Big Bear and this is absolutely the best place we've stayed!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights with a total of 6 adults and 6 kids age 3-6. This place was great. It had plenty of space for the kids to play, the game room was great, and there were a large number of board games supplied. The kitchen was well-stocked with all of the supplies we needed. Everything was clean and easy. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Patrick! Hope to see you again!
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Great cabin!

  • 4 of 5

Rented this cabin for 8 adults and 2 small children between Xmas and new year's and had a blast. Plenty of room and owner was great to deal with. Only hiccup was heating (pilot kept going out) in game room, but rental company was quick to come over and light the pilot.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael! Since you stayed we have fully insulated game room and added central heat to avoid the pilot light issues. It is now the warmest room in the house. We also added a new Olhausen pool table, a chess table and 20 new games. It is truly the game room it was built to be!
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5

Cozy and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I were very happy with our stay at this home. I was looking for a place to relax after spending 3 days at Disneyland and this definitely was that right choice.

Close to everything you might need (store, adventures, village, and lake) but made you feel secluded as well.

Great place to stay with adults and kids.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect. Well maintained, quiet and spacious. Kids loved the game room. Would definitely stay here again..

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Upper Moonridge House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$285
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$365
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Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$260
From
$325
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

Holidays have additional number of nights and higher fees.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Upper Moonridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest 2 - 1 queen
    Downstairs - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Great for kids!
    Den/ Gameroom - Large L Shaped Sofa
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
pool table, 4 flat screen tvs, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, 2 outdoor eating areas, inground jacuzzi, bunk beds, fireplace, woodbeam ceilings, game room with pool table and foosball table and flat screen tv and wet bar

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