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Laura Alvarado

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english


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

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2 bedroom, 2 bathroom remodeled home with peek a boo lake views

Welcome to KANODIA LAKE VIEW! This 'mountain modern' property has been lovingly restored with modern amenities and conveniences while keeping the warmth and charm of a true mountain escape.

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 #345959 (located a few houses from the National Forest and an amazing sledding hill) or 619437 (walking distance to Snow Summit).

ENJOY this beautiful, fully remodeled Big Bear cabin located just steps from the lake at Metcalf Bay! We're located on a quiet, private road - one house off the lake. Public access to Metcalf Bay is one house over just across the street (about 100 feet).

All brand new furnishings! High ceilings in all the rooms have incredible wood accents and large wood and iron beams, making this home one of a kind!

Situated on a private road you’ll see amazing sunset and mountain views from the front of the house. Grab your fishing poles and walk 100 feet to lake front access or take a 5 minute walk down the road and rent a boat at Holloway’s Marina. Or bring your own boat with you and store it behind the house!

This home is one mile from the Big Bear village -- everything Big Bear has to offer is close by for your enjoyment!

This home is clean, roomy and bright, decorated with warm, rich colors and beautiful furnishings. It’s the perfect place for two couples or two small families searching 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 fully stocked and can be used to serve up beautiful entertaining meals. Brand new custom kitchen cabinets, gorgeous granite, stainless steel appliances (gas stove), two large windows and a door leading to a large deck, plus tons of counter space make this an ideal cook's paradise ... or you can eat out in the many fabulous restaurants in the area!

* DINING ROOM: The dining table is located in the large kitchen and seats up to eight for those special meals with friends and family.

* LIVING ROOM: The spacious living room is warm and cozy with a large double lounger chair and leather couch (queen sleeper sofa). A beautiful rock fireplace and artwork finish out this relaxing room. Entertainment is provided by a brand new 42” High Definition LCD TV (cable included), DVD unit & iHome. Wireless high speed internet is available at no charge. To reminisce of years gone by, we have a record player and lots of albums to choose from.

* FOUR DECKS: There are four decks to enjoy the outdoors. Two decks are located in front – one on the lower level as you enter the property and a private deck off the master bedroom upstairs. The back yard features a large deck with a huge pine tree coming through the middle. Great for barbecuing or relaxing at night while watching shooting stars. A side deck offers a great location to view the lake while enjoying your morning coffee.

* BEDROOM 1 / MASTER BEDROOM: The master bedroom is equipped with a king bed, seating area, dresser, night stands, artwork, seating bench, a 32” HD TV and private upstairs balcony

* BEDROOM 2 / GUEST BEDROOM: The guest bedroom is equipped with a king bed, night stand, dresser, 32” HD TV, artwork and seating bench.

* BATHROOM 1 - DOWNSTAIRS: This bathroom features new custom cabinets with matching mirror and beautiful granite. Full, large shower and plenty of space!

* BATHROOM 2 - UPSTAIRS: This bathroom is located between the two bedrooms upstairs. It is large and features new custom cabinets with matching mirror and beautiful granite. A tub/shower combination and large vaulted/beamed ceilings make this room comfortable and spacious.

* LAUNDRY AREA: A washer and dryer are provided for your convenience on the ground floor.

* FUN FOR EVERYONE: While the children enjoy puzzles, music, movies and games, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy views of the lake. There’s even a record player and lots of records to choose from … go back in time as you listen to albums from the 1960’s through the 1980s!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Laura Alvarado (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Laura Alvarado

We're a family from Orange County, CA who fell in love with Big Bear many years ago. We bought our first property - Kanodia Lodge - years ago and recently converted it to a rental. We had such incredible feedback from our guests that we decided to purchase this home and offer our guests a new adventure in Big Bear near the lake.

Laura Alvarado purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Laura Alvarado chose Big Bear

This home is steps from the lake - literally. It's located close to everything - walking distance to Holloway's Marina and only a mile from town and the ski resorts. Located on a private street, this home is charming and warm ... with the most incredible sunsets right out your front door.

What makes this cabin unique

We enjoy the peace and quiet this home offers and the location is ideal - both for summer and winter activities. Being so close to the lake and town is wonderful yet you still feel secluded and private at this location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Laura! Here is my review …

We stayed 2 nights for a ski week-end with my 3 boys. From the booking to the check-out, everything was perfect and very well organized, very professional. The cabin was extremely clean, very well equipped and decorated. We found there anything we needed and much more (plenty of DVD, toys, music, old disc player, sleds...). The kids loved the cabin. The bedrooms were like a 4 stars hotel decorated with taste and great king size beds. Kitchen and bathrooms looked newly remodeled. Located along the lake, it's beautiful and only 10 minutes from snow summit slopes! We've been skiing all day and enjoyed the warmness of the cabin after ski. We also had a lot of fun doing alpine slide and tubes snow park 5 minutes away from the cabin! For my next WE in Big Bear, I won't spend 2 hours in VRBO. This place is just the perfect place. Thank you!
Mar 2013
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  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, modern, and great location.

Very accommodating owners and easy process. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Lovely Cabin with Modern Ammenities

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our little mountain getaway. The two bedroom home (with two King size beds) was perfect for two couples. I especially appreciated the quality remodel that was done in the kitchen and both bathrooms. Everything was lovely. The decorating is perfect. I loved the modern conveniences in a rustic setting. The entire property is fully equipped with any cooking needs and we were able to enjoy beautiful sunsets on the patio. I'll be delighted to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Big Bear Cozy Cabin Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find the cabin very clean. Perfect for our family of 4 (we have 3-year old twins). Kitchen was very well-equipped and clean. Lots of games, books and sleds to occupy our little ones. Close proximity to downtown and within walking distance to the lake. Well-insulated and warm given the three snowfalls we were able to experience in late March. The owner was very responsive to any questions we had. Overall, we loved our stay!! Highly recommend this cozy getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Love the furniture and decor. Very big bear cabin theme. Kids loved it. Laura is very nice and on top of things. Will definitely come back again!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

After a day in the cold it was so nice to come home to a warm, cozy cabin. It is very well equipped and stocked, clean and comfortable with a very nice kitchen. The owner was very communicative. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the owner was extremely responsive and receptive. We never had to lift the phone for anything!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Snow Summit
Bear Mountain
Grizzly Manor Cafe
"Best breakfast in Big Bear! Go early ... the place is always packed."
Big Bear Snow Play
Footbridge for Fishing
Sugar Pine Bake Shop
"Great treats - right around the corner from the house :)"
Murray's Saloon & Eatery
"Local fun - food is yummy, drinks are good."
Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
"Lots of fun for kids and right around the corner from the cabin."
Azteca Grill Restaurant
"Great mexican food at a fair price - close to the cabin!"
The Bowling Barn
Big Bear Discovery Center
Swim Beach
Youth Center Skate Park
Log Cabin Restaurant
"Walking distance from the cabin!"
Village Theaters North
"Enjoy a movie on your vacation - right in the heart of the Village - 1 mile from the cabin."
The Village
Big Bear Parasail & Water Support
Big Bear Mountain Golf Course
Holloway's Marina & RV Park
Big Bear Discovery Center
Miss Liberty Big Bear Lake Tour
Hacienda Grill Mexican & Sports Bar
"Recently remodeled - great food and service!"
Boulder Bay Park
"Beautiful park!"
Moonridge Animal Park
"Fun for the whole family!"
Castle Rock Trail
"Amazing hiking trail - tremendous views if you make it to the top!"
Teddy Bear Restaurant
Action ZipLine Tours
"What an adventure - the tour guides were fantastic and we had a ton of fun!"
Big Bear Funplex
"Great place for the kids."
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
"You can't go wrong with the zoo - small but full of interesting animals - very fun!"
Get The Burger
"Best burger in town!"
Himalayan Restaurant
"Food is great but service can be slow during busy times. Very popular and tasty."
north pole fudge and ice cream co.
Mountain Bear Essentials
Nottinghams Restaurant
"Good food, music in the tavern, nice outdoor eating area - very peaceful."
Peppercorn Grille
"Great food - pricey but worth it!"
Big Bear Marina
Sweet Basil Bistro
Pine Knot Marina
Big Bear Lake
Le Dolce Vita Tasting Room
"Great local place - you won't be disappointed!"
El Jacalito Grill
"Great mexican food & margaritas!"
Wolf Creek Wine & Jazz Room
"Great wine, beer and appetizers. Amazing jazz - fun place! "
B's Backyard BBQ -- CLOSED
"Great place to grab a drink and watch the sun set over the lake."
The Captain's Anchorage Restaurant and Bar
Thelma's Family Restaurant
Stater Bros at Big Bear Blvd
Aspen Glen Picnic Area
Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Log Cabin Restaurant - historical - great food!
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Snow Summit and Bear Mountain
Car: recommended

The location of this property is amazing. Just steps from the lake on a private road, enjoy amazing sunset views from this home. We are walking distance to Holloway's Marina and a 1/2 mile from Alpine Slide (summer and winter activity park). Town is 1 mile away and Snow Summit is 1.5 miles. Close to everything Big Bear has to offer yet a world away ... this is the PERFECT getaway destination! Don't forget to visit the Moonridge Zoo, the Discovery Center, and check out all the incredible events taking place year round!


Rates & Availability

Metcalf Bay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

** 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 occupany)
** $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:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large family bath - custom cabinets and granite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second spacious bath downstairs
  • Both bathrooms have new custom cabinets and beautiful granite counters!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private balcony off master with peek-a-boo views of the lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King beds in each bedroom. Queen sleeper sofa in den.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Walking distance to Holloway's Marina and steps from the lake and fishing. Bring your boat - there's room to park it behind the house.

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