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

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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!

Property Manager
Jim Ostrich (owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

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!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

5 Bed, 3 Bath NEW Hot Tub,Lake View,Walk to Lake,Village,Snow Summit
average rating of 4.516129 based on 31 reviews

Fabulous White Xmas!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious home for a White Christmas with my family.

Well furnished with a great location! Loved it! Sue S

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second stay as great as the first!

  • 5 of 5

We liked this cabin so much we came back for a second time. We have 9 adults, 2 teens, and 2 preteens and this cabin accommodates all of us very nicely. The kids have the lower level to themselves to watch TV, play video games or pool etc. The upper level hosts a large kitchen with plenty of room for food prep and is well stocked. The long dining table fits all of us and we loved that. As many have stated, the cabin has a retro vibe and reminds me of when I was a kid. It is well maintained and the owner is very responsive to any of your needs. Overall, it is warm and cozy and central to all of the Big Bear amenities. Hoping we can come back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was really clean and I have so much fun with my family there. There was enough space for everyone and a lot of activities to keep us entretain. It was snowing so that make the place look really beautiful. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank You-Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

Hi Jim, many thanks for a great weekend, the jacuzzi was the highlight!!

Here are a few things you should know about:

1. Downstairs bath-

a. Right sink faucet leaking

b. Shower handle plate not attached

2. Downstairs Playroom

a. 1 bedroom lamp not working

3. Upstairs bathroom

a. right sink faucet leaks

4. Many light bulbs out, we replaced a few of them, outside security light needs a special bulb.

We purchased new coffee cups, light bulbs, and trash bags, and left them for future guests.

These little things did not effect our vacation, just thought you would want to know about them.

We hope to be able to rent from you again in the future, you have a beautiful home.

All The Best,

Ross & Audrey deRoche

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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!


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
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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Big Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Off Master BR
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs Hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Hall
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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
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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