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*BIG BEAR CASTLE* SEE VIDEO TOUR, 5 STAR, WALK TO LAKE 4200 SF 6 BD LUXURY HOME

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
16
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

Description

Fox Farm House Rental Photos and Description

GREAT RATES, LOTS OF ROOM TO GATHER, WALK TO LAKE, FOX FARM AREA EASY TO ACCESS

CREATE A FAMILY MEMORY NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN…BRING YOUR FAMILY TO BIG BEAR CASTLE !!!!!!

****IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid the possibility of fraud the management of Big Bear Castle will NEVER ask you to wire money or even to send in a check. All of our financial transactions are done safely and securely through VRBO using a Visa, MasterCard or electronic transfer from your Checking. We abide by the City Code in Big Bear Lake which limits our property to a maximum occupancy of 16 people so please do not submit an inquiry if you have more than that number of guests in your group. Also the City does not allow us to host weddings on the property.****

BIG BEAR CASTLE is an exquisite 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4200 sq. ft,. uniquely designed luxury home that sleeps 16. This gorgeous home is in a beautiful, convenient and easy to access area of Big Bear Lake (close to skiing and just 1/2 mile from the lake). The home is nestled in the pines on a fenced and gated property. Walk to the lake where you can fish, hike or watch 4th of July fireworks !!! Shopping is nearby.

The main house of BIG BEAR CASTLE estate consists of 4 (of the 6) bedrooms & 4 baths. One of the bedrooms & two of the baths are on the main floor to accomodate any elderly in your group. The Castle bridge will take you to an attached private 'Casita guest house' that has an additional 2 bedrooms, a mini livingroom (with yet another fireplace !) and a bathroom (with jacuzzi tub). Try out your cooking skills in the amazing kitchen with granite countertops, custom travertine flooring, a large Viking stove, and stainless steel built-in appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. The kitchen has a large pantry available for storing your food and is stocked with lots of board games for your family and friends to enjoy. This fabulous main house has two dining rooms... the custom round dining room has a table that seats 8, a small round table that seats 4 and another dining room off the living room has a large table that seats 8. The large (620 sq. ft). living room has a wood burning fireplace with plenty of seating as well as a beautiful pool table, flat screen TV, DVD player and wireless internet. Laundry facilities are provided for your use. The castle has an inner courtyard (700 sq. ft.) where you can sit and enjoy the mountain air or you can relax in the beautiful new spa on the 500 sq. ft. patio out the back of the main house. This luxury home is the perfect location for your next family reunion, ski trip with friends, girls or guys 'weekend away', summer vacation, holiday gathering, honeymoon, anniversary or birthday celebration. Bring your family and friends up to Big Bear Lake for an unforgettable experience at BIG BEAR CASTLE...'The Castle in the Pines'. When you share the cost with family and friends you end up in a 4200 sq. ft. home for what you may have paid for multiple hotel rooms per night. We think you'll want to return again and again!!

Accomodations Include:

**MAIN HOUSE

**Bedroom #1 King with fireplace, private bath with jacuzzi tub and french doors leading to a private 350sq. ft. deck.

**Bedroom #2 Queen

**Bedroom #3 Full Bunk Bed set and a full futon

**Bedroom #4 Queen Bed and daybed with trundle (bedroom is located on the main floor with private bath)

***CASITA GUEST HOUSE***

Bathroom in the casita has a jacuzzi tub.

**Bedroom #5 Queen

**Bedroom #6 * Full Bunk Bed set (Double Bed Top & Bottom)

***A washer and dryer are available for your use in the single car garage.

*** The single car garage is available for your use.

**Charcoal BBQ provided

**Smoking is not allowed in the home

**No pets allowed.

Keywords: 5 star, home, house, vacation rental, cabin, castle, luxury, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, bedroom on main floor, close to slopes, Castle DavLor , near lake, great location, big fenced yard, hot tub, spa, pool table, large deck, free high-speed internet, kid-friendly, family reunions, large groups, gourmet kitchen, sleeps 16 .

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Mary & Gary Terkelsen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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About Mary & Gary Terkelsen

We have been visiting Big Bear each year for a number of years and fell in love with the area. Our children and grandchildren have joined us there for wonderful vacations. Big Bear offers everything from skiing to boating to live theater to walks in the village to get an ice cream.

Mary & Gary Terkelsen purchased this house in 2011

Why Mary & Gary Terkelsen chose Big Bear Lake

When we saw Big Bear Castle for the first time we were drawn to it's old world charm and the incredible attention to detail in craftsmanship. It had an abundance of custom features. While large enough to accomodate several families the home had a warmth that made us want to grab a hot chocolate and sit by the fire.

What makes this house unique

We love the fact that the castle has plenty of room for individual privacy while at the same time allowing for several families to gather in the large livingroom to enjoy the fire, watch TV, enjoy board games with the kids or play pool. The large outdoor patio and courtyard are great for large groups to enjoy a BarBQ or for family to simply sit in the solitude of the mountains or read under the pine treees.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

*BIG BEAR CASTLE* SEE VIDEO TOUR, 5 STAR, WALK TO LAKE 4200 SF 6 BD LUXURY HOME
average rating of 4.96 based on 75 reviews
5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Honestly one of the nicest place we've stayed in big bear. Amazing rooms!! Can't wait to go again..

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Josue for the wonderful review! You make our work (to keep Big Bear Castle a five star luxury destination) well worth the effort. Comments such as yours are so very rewarding! We love that families can spend quality time at Big Bear Castle. We look forward to your return visit!
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5

Would definitely recommend!

  • 5 of 5

What a neat home! Absolutely loved our stay at the castle! The space was excellent for our large group. Although the weather was warm (it was the first week in August) there were fans spread throughout the house that could be moved anywhere to make us comfortable. Evenings cooled off enough that we ate dinner outside on the patio every night and we opened all the windows to let the breeze come through. In the mornings we shut the windows and curtains to keep the house cool throughout the day. We loved that there were enough bathrooms that no one ever had to wait their turn (we had several young children in our group...waiting isn't an option for them!). The kids loved exploring the castle, enjoyed watching the movies and playing the games that were on-hand, and, to this day, still talk about their experience there. It created amazing memories for them! In addition to the small children, we also had 3 teenagers. They thought staying over in the casita was super cool and I walked in several times to find them all playing Jenga together. Being able to stay in a home in this area made the whole trip more relaxing and enjoyable. I cannot say enough great things about this home! The homeowners are amazing and super easy to work with and Lysa made check-in and out very easy as well. Our group's consensus is that we all loved it and would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tesha for taking the time to tell others about your stay at Big Bear Castle ! We're so glad that you were able to create so many special family memories that your children will enjoy re-visiting for a lifetime. Big Bear Castle is unique in the "Castle" atmosphere that it provides (especially fun for all those little "princesses" and " knights in shining armor"). Thanks again for sharing your thoughts with future visitors.
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5

Very comfortable - above expectations. Had a great time at the Big Bear Castle. Will be back! 👍

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable! Had every amenity we could have wanted. Bbq'ed every night- great grill for a large family! The grandkids loved staying in the castle and there was more than enough room for everyone to spread out. Thank you Mary and Gary! And Lysa the manager was great.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Molly ! We really do enjoy making Big Bear Castle available to wonderful families like yours for creating special family memories. Your kind review will help others to know some of the amenities and features they can enjoy when they visit ! Thanks again !
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Overall, we enjoyed our stay, however...

  • 3 of 5

The beds left a lot to be desired. I don't want to write a bad review, because overall, we had a nice stay, but there were a few things that were less than to our liking, some of which the owner/manager had no control over, other things we just let slide, mostly because we just wanted our privacy. But the castle is in need of some minor repairs.

The owners were pleasant and easy to work with. We appreciate the fact that they rented the castle to us, knowing we would have a large group. I can only hope that we left the castle in a satisfactory condition upon our departure. Thank you most sincerely!

That being said, the beds really do need some attention if you continue to rent for much longer. Pillow tops would be a tremendous addition. There is inadequate air circulation in the place, and of course as luck would have it, we were there the hottest weekend of the year. Can't blame the owners there, but it did make for unpleasant sleeping as the castle was very hot, that coupled with uncomfortable beds made for a less than 5 star stay. The BBQ was quite rickety and needs the bolts tightened. We used it with great care. Had a few problems with the refrigerator door closing, but after readjusting the contents were finally able to get it to close. Only to have the problem resurface the next time it was opened and items were removed and/or returned.

As far as size goes, the castle was quite adequate for our group which ended up being 13. There was plenty of parking in the driveway, and the use of the single car garage was nice. Our group really enjoyed exploring the castle's many rooms and the furniture was quite nice. The large kitchen was nice to work in, and was well stocked. The patio, although smaller than we expected, was nice, and we enjoyed the evenings cooling off after the warm 90 degree days. Our guests enjoyed the jacuzzi and the pool table very much, the puzzles also entertained.

Like I said, overall, we enjoyed our stay! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Big Bear Castle. As future guests will see from our previous reviews (including 70 all Five star ***** reviews) guests have always been pleased with their stays at Big Bear Castle. I'm sorry that the weather didn't cooperate ...Yes, record heat hit all of Southern California that weekend. We don't know of any residential vacation rentals that have air conditioning in Big Bear because it would seldom be used. We do have 5 ceiling fans, floor fans in all the bedrooms, and screens on all the windows to provide adequate air circulation for those rare occasions. We've never had any complaints about the door not closing on our beautiful, large refrigerator. I'm glad that, as you said, after you rearranged the food the door was able to close fine. Several of the mattresses in Big Bear Castle are new within the last year or so. We will certainly check the others to see if they need to be replaced. The back patio (500 sq. ft) can accommodate 16 guests.We also have an additional courtyard patio that is 700 sq. feet. Inside the house we have dining seating for 20. We appreciated your positive comments about the castles many rooms, nice furniture, large well stocked kitchen, spa and pool table. Thanks for taking the time to review your stay.
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at other VRBO homes and I have never felt like they were cleaned properly. I have even brought out the cleaning supplies to clean it better myself. I was not expecting this stay to be any different, but boy was I surprised!! I never felt that icky feeling here, I never saw signs of any bugs inside, the windows and bathrooms were up to my standards through out the entire house. I was able to enjoy myself so much more. Thank you for paying attention to the details. I appreciated it and felt like we actually got what we paid for. The whole home was comfortable and I loved the layout.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kelly for your many kind words ! Yes, we think the cleaning crew at Big Bear Castle does a wonderful job. They work very hard to make sure that our guests have an exceptional stay. Big Bear Castle has been the site of so many family reunions and lifelong memories...it makes our hearts happy to help provide those moments. Thanks again !
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5

Beyond wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had the privilege of staying at the castle for the memorial day weekend. Let's just say that we were all sad to go. Our girls were ready to move in. We had about 4 different families with us and had enough space for us all. The kitchen came fully equipped and ready for all the meals prepared. There was enough seating for us all at the large table (we didn't even use the other seating available), there was enough beds, the yard was perfect for our outdoor meals (enough seating for everyone as well), grill was large, hot tub was a hit especially on the chilly and star filled sky nights, enough bathrooms (never was there a line), so close to all the stores needed (even to the bike rental place). ...I could go on and on. The owners were so pleasant to deal with and responded quickly to any and all of our questions. Thank you for sharing your love filled home with us. Thank you Lysa for always being available. Thank for being a part of our new memories. We are already talking about our next stay with the other side of the family! Mary and Gary we can't thank you enough! Till next time ......Beatriz and family

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Beatriz...what a wonderful review...Thank you so much! We are so happy that you all had such a great time. It makes our efforts to keep Big Bear Castle in the rental market so rewarding. We hope you'll be back again for another visit before long. Thanks again !
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Big Bear Lake is the 'go to' destination for families due to it's close proximity to Los Angeles and 'four-season charm'.

In the winter Big Bear Lake is a skiiers and snowboarders paradise. With two ski resorts, Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Big Bear is the ideal mountain resort. The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain and Big Bear Snow Play (the only inner tube parks in Southern California that have Magic Carpet uphill lifts that transport riders to the top of the mountain) provide hours of family fun for adults and children alike. When your day is finished stroll the village enjoying a cup of hot chocolate or enjoy an evening of live theater.

In the summer family and friends can enjoy all types of water sports in Big Bear including boating, the Miss Liberty tour boat, entertainment at the Performing Arts Center, fishing, para-sailing, jet-skiing, swimming and more. Be sure to enjoy a visit to the Big Bear Discovery Center and the Big Bear Historical Museum. End your day with shopping and dinner in the Village.

Don't overlook Spring & Fall in Beautiful Big Bear where you can enjoy moderate temperatures and a variety of mountain activities like horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, golf and more.

Rates & Availability

Fox Farm House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nov. 29 to Dec. 20,
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$595
From
$750
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
New Years Holiday
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Jan. 4 to Jan. 12, 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$675
From
$795
Fri,Sat
 
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Jan. 17 - Feb. 16, 2017
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$675
From
$795
Fri,Sat
 
 
President's Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Feb. 21 - Apr. 23
Feb 21 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
$675
From
$795
Fri,Sat
 
 
Apr. 24 - May 25
Apr 24 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
May 30 - June 29
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$650
Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
 
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
July 7 - Aug. 31
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$650
Fri,Sat
$3,200
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Sept. 5 - Sept. 30
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$550
From
$650
Fri,Sat
 
 
October & Octoberfest
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$695
Fri,Sat
$2,995
 
 
Nov. 1 - 18
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$575
From
$695
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
Nov. 27 - Dec. 20
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$675
From
$795
Fri,Sat
$3,800
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 8.0%

Holiday Rates:
Thanksgiving $850 a night plus cleaning & tax (4 night minimum)
Christmas $1200 a night plus cleaning & tax(4 night min.)
New Years $1000 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
MLK Day, Presidents Day $850 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
Memorial Day $750 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
July 4th Holiday $850 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
Labor Day $750 a night plus cleaning & tax (3 night min.)
****IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid the possibility of fraud the management of Big Bear Castle will NEVER ask you to wire money or even to send in a check. All of our financial transactions are done safely and securely through VRBO using a Visa, MasterCard or electronic transfer from your Checking. We abide by the City Code in Big Bear Lake which limits our property to a maximum occupancy of 16 people so please do not submit an inquiry if you have more than that number of guests in your group. Also the City does not allow us to host weddings on the property.We request renters be at least 25 years of age and older ****
BIG BEAR CASTLE is an exquisite 6 bedroom, 5 bath, 4200 sq. ft,. uniquely designed luxury home that sleeps 16. This gorgeous home is in a beautiful, convenient and easy to access area of Big Bear Lake (close to skiing and just 1/2 mile from the lake). The home is nestled in the pines on a fenced and gated property. Walk to the lake where you can fish, hike or watch 4th of July fireworks !!! Shopping is nearby. The main house of BIG BEAR CASTLE estate consists of 4 (of the 6) bedrooms & 4 baths. One of the bedrooms & two of the baths are on the main floor to accomodate any elderly in your group. The Castle bridge will take you to an attached private 'Casita guest house' that has an additional 2 bedrooms, a mini livingroom (with yet another fireplace !) and a bathroom (with jacuzzi tub).
Thank you ! We look forward to having you visit Big Bear Castle!

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Amenities

Fox Farm House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to Main Floor Queen Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Attached to Master Bedroom- Has large jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bath near Queen Bedroom and Bunk Room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Casita Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located on Main Floor near garage entry
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , This Bedroom is on Main floor with its own bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom with Fireplace and own Bathroom w/jacuzzi tub
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest Room with Queen Bed near Bunk Room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Great for Kids - Double Mattress Bunk Set and a Double Futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen Bedroom in Casita
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk Bed Room with Double Mattress Top and Bottom in Casita
  • King size beds (1) King Bed in Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen Bed in Each of Three Guest Rooms, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a double futon in one of the bunk rooms, Bunk Beds (1) Two of the rooms have bunk beds that have Double/Full mattresses
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Big Bear Castle is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends (a savings over individual motel rooms when families share the cost). With three large patio areas for entertaining, dining room seating for 16,and 6 bedrooms there should be plenty of room for your family and friends. The castle has a wonderful location...just a short half-mile walk to the lake & 5 minutes to the ski hill or village. We are conveniently located near shopping. An elegant home in a beautiful mountain setting...what could be more perfect for your getaway !

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