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Jim Ostrich (owner)

Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

5 Bed, 3 Bath NEW Hot Tub,Lake View,Walk to Lake,Village,Snow Summit

27 Reviews
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Big Bear Lake House Rental Photos and Description

Oktoberfest Sep 13 to Oct 25th!

Perfect for 5 couples and kids! Across the street from the lake on Eagle Point (with lake access for fishing / kayak /canoe launching); This large 2 story home sleeps 13. Has 5 bedrooms (4 Queens, 1 King, 1 Queen Sofa / Sleeper, 1 Futon), 3 baths; and has parking for 5 cars (1 garage + 4 driveway). Healthy walking distance to the Village, Shopping and Snow Summit shuttle parking lot. New Catalina 7 person Hot Tub / Spa, BBQ / Patio out back and wrap around front deck to watch the sunset. Kids downstairs and adults upstairs make this a perfect vacation home! Great for the Winter and Holidays!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jim Ostrich (owner) (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Jim Ostrich (owner)

Live in San Diego, always loved coming to visit Big Bear, found this house in Eagle Point (yes there are bald eagles living her) right across the street from the lake, with lake access. Thought this was a cool home for family / friend vacations and am offering it for rent when we are not there!

Jim Ostrich (owner) purchased this house in 2012

Why Jim Ostrich (owner) chose Big Bear

Nearness to the lake, with public lake access for kayak or canoe launching / fishing. Walking distance to Snow Summitt overflow / shuttle parking lot, the Village for shopping or eating, as well as nearby Meadow Park (4th of July Fireworks) swimming and playing with kids. Ideal location!

What makes this house unique

I like the Garden RR train setup myself, but its not available to the renters do the fragile / high price nature of the trains!

Reviews

4.4
based on 27 traveler reviews

5 Bed, 3 Bath NEW Hot Tub,Lake View,Walk to Lake,Village,Snow Summit
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 27 reviews
4

Wonderful location for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a family vacation with 5 different families. The location was great for everyone to be able to get around and do what they wanted. The house was spacious enough that we were not all on top of each other and the large dinning table allowed us to all sit down together.

The only minor issues we ran into were:

-The lack of kitchen utensils and pots & pans. There were only two pans large enough for us to cook for the whole family and they were both electric, one had clearly been on fire at some point so we made due with just the one. There was not a whisk so instead we used the single beater from a hand mixer (never found the actual hand mixer).

-The window coverings in the kitchen didn't work and some of the bedrooms curtains were see through; not optimal for changing in those rooms.

The bad however was nothing compared to the good and we would gladly return here on a future trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: If anyone has any missing items or complaints please let me know directly and I will get them rectified hopefully during your stay. No need to "wait" and then complain later when its too late after your stay for me to rectify your needs.
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4

Great Location, Good for a Group

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time here - played some pool, enjoyed the spa, had a nice dinner at the great big dining table cooked on the patio BBQ. Very comfortable all around.

Place is pretty much as described. Marked down a bit as it is dated. We expected that from other reviews and set our expectations accordingly. Owner communicated well and no issues if you follow the rules :-).

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful July 4th 2016!

  • 4 of 5

I just got back from my vacation at Jim's house in Big Bear. I had 10 family members including 2 children and had a few day visitors. The house is very spacious and comfortable. Everyone had plenty of space to sleep. Their are 2 living rooms, so you can have separate areas to relax, but I found that my family migrated in a group around the house. Sometimes everyone gathered downstairs to play video games (we brought), pool, coloring (we brought), or just hang out. Other times everyone gathered in the upstairs living room to visit and some spread out to the balcony for some comfortable outdoor sitting. One night, we had a rousing card game with the whole family (well, minus children) at the spacious dining room table. For the fireworks we realized that there are so many trees that you can't see them from the house, but with a 15 minute (with children) walk to the park, we had plenty of room at a picnic table with a wonderful view.

Jim sends you plenty of information about every detail about the house and neighborhood. Be sure to read it all. Even though we read it thoroughly, we almost missed the fact that there is lake access right across the street. We walked the neighborhood admiring the beautiful homes, took lots a pictures, took the kids to the park, and strolled the village (several times), docks, and Boulder Bay park. And the jacuzzi was very nice! All in all, we had a great time! Even though I had sent the pictures from the sight to everyone, they all were amazed at how big and pretty it was. If I were to look for a negative, the only thing that I would say was that some of the things were a little bit worn, but perfectly usable. And even though we had a mishap with the BBQ that required some extra cleaning, Jim had my full deposit refunded the next day. Overall, a great experience. Thank you, JIm!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the nice review, glad you enjoyed your stay!
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4

Rustic Cabin - Great Location

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is great for the layout of having space with multiple families. Loved that there are bedrooms and a rec room/ tv room downstairs and the living area upstairs. The location is awesome, in a really nice neighborhood, which you can walk right across the street, to the lake.

Plenty of parking with two drive ways with 2 parking spaces.

My only gripe is that it can use some updates. We love to cook and cooked every meal in the kitchen. The kitchen is big and open, but the appliances (aside from fridge), and cutlery, cooking utensils are very dated. Needless to say, bring your own cutlery, utensils, if you love to cook.

The bathrooms were very outdated and no door in the house properly shut. HOT WATER for all, that was a plus!

Love, love, love the table that fit our four families, 16 people sat comfortably.

Another thing that wasn't that great was hearing the security camera run all night in the master bedroom. Getting the email ahead of time letting you know that there would be charges for so many things if you called, or questioned anything or left an item, made you feel like a child with kid gloves on. Hoping the cameras were just on the outside, but we felt a tad bit under the microscope.

All in all the location and layout was a plus. Some updating would make it an awesome place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Large and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

It is big enough for 5 separate families. House has new Jacuzzi and some appliances. Enough hot water for everybody. I liked new heating and thermostat system.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for families

  • 5 of 5

The property is in an ideal location and lends itself to both adults and those with young kids. I would not stay anywhere else when I am in Big Bear. It is very easy to find and offers all the amenities of home!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Walking distance to Big Bear Village shops / restaurants, Snow Summit Shuttle / Parking, as well as Meadow Park (swimming area and playground), and the lake is across the street for fishing!

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Rates & Availability

Big Bear Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Pre Christmas 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$475
From
$550
Fri,Sat
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
New Years 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$950
 
 
Post Holiday Winter 2016
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$500
From
$700
Fri,Sat
 
 
President / Valentiine Weekend
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Post Pres Day Winter 2016
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$450
From
$475
Fri,Sat
$2,150
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
House Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Guests must take out there own trash to the public dump or a $25 / bag of trash left will be charged. Check in time is 4pm. Check out is at 11am. Early check in / late check out available for $250. Dishes, pots, pans, must be cleaned and put away or a $75 fee will be charged by my cleaning crew. 5 cars max parking or city will fine you ($500) plus $100 per car charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Big Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off Master BR
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Hall
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Den - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 New Queen Sofa Sleeper; 1 New Futon
    Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , Master BR has private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunkbed: (2) Full Bunkbeds, (1) Twin pullout, (1) Queen
  • (1) King Bed Upstairs Master BR #1, (1) Queen Bed Upstairs BR #2, 2 Queen Beds in Downstiars BRs #3 & 4, Downstairs BR #5 has (2) Full Beds (Bunk Bed) and (1) Twin trundle pull out, + Separte Twin, + (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa and (1) Futon in Family Room downstairs Family Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes:
4pm check in --- 11am check out Late Check Out may be available (if home not rented back to back) $250 extra. Key is in lockbox by back door / stairs, combo available once you are fully paid.

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