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CAMPNEAL-WiFi+Jacuzzi...Cool summer mountain weather!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin with hottub (sleeps 6)

Camp Neal is your home away from home. Our renters return over and over again, treating this cabin as their own. It was not originally set up as a rental, so it doesn't feel like one. It is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin built in 2006, with the original foundation and fireplace from 1926!! It has a modern feel with a rustic edge...and has all the comforts of home...ipod/iphone docks for music, flat screen with DirecTv PREMIUM and NFL ticket, Xbox with games, books and plenty of DVDs. Under the deck is a great outdoor hot tub. There are sleds with a hilly open lot next door! The cabin sleeps 6 with a queen bed in the master, a twin and a set of bunk beds in the second bedroom. The couch folds to a full size bed as well. The dishes, appliances and linens are all nice...much unlike other rentals. Make Camp Neal your home away from home near the slopes, the lake and the Big Bear Village!


Owner
Kelly Neal
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Kelly Neal

We live in Riverside, CA and love the beach and the mountains. We have two kids under age ten, four dogs, three cats and lots of fish! We love skiing at Snow Summit and boating on the lake in summer. We had our cabin for a few years before we started renting to friends and family. We are now expanding to a new VRBO family!

Kelly Neal purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Kelly Neal chose Big Bear

Growing up in Orange County we have been coming up to Big Bear Lake to ski and hike our whole lives. We just love it in every season. Most SoCalians think big bear lake in winter only, but we almost prefer it in spring, summer and fall!!! The lake is great in the off-winter months and every weekend in summer has some sort of party or festival going!

What makes this cabin unique

We loved that Camp Neal was new construction when we bought in 2006. Most of the other homes were very old. This one was brand new, with the exception of the fireplace which was from the original 1926 cabin. That fireplace gives it the ambiance that is just what everyone wants in a Big Bear cabin. It really is incredible. Plus, we love how we converted the under the deck area into a Zen Den where the hottub is. We have enclosed it with outdoor blinds for privacy.

Amenities

Big Bear Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Portable baby crib available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin single and Twin over Twin bunk. Top bunk for child
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • 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
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Camp Neal is loved by many. All we ask is that you treat it like it was your place and love it like we do! We also offer Military Discounts!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

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CAMPNEAL-WiFi+Jacuzzi...Cool summer mountain weather!
average rating of 4.919355 based on 62 reviews
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CampNeal

  • 3 of 5

PROS:

*Owner friendly and VERY responsive to messages

*very kind to offer an extra day for a special rate

*gave us an awesome deal on bringing our 2 Shih-Tzus

*cabin fully stocked though we had to buy extra tp, trash bags, and hand soap...but not a big deal

*very clean

*hot tub (we didn't end up using it...but was nice to have)

*no problem getting our deposit back in about a week

CONS:

*THE ONLY REASON I GAVE IT 3 STARS was that when I first went to HomeAway to do a search for a cabin, the FIRST thing I entered was that I wanted air conditioning. About 7 cabins popped up with AC. Come to find out when I was signing the contract a couple of days before our stay it said that there wasn't AC in the cabin. I probably could have backed out of the rental right then, but decided to give it a chance. We rented it for 4 days. Big Bear was in high 80's low 90's, and cabin retained the heat of 77-78 degrees during the day and into the middle of the night even though it dropped to approximately 57 degrees at night. This was with all of the windows wide open, box fan, and ceiling fan on. None of us could sleep the first 2 days it was so hot inside. Afer numerous texts between me and owner, we put fans in windows which helped blow hot air out/suck cool air in at night. This helped tremendously so everything went smooth at night the next 2 days. (The cabin did stay about 77-78 during the day even with the fans in the windows.) BUT, the cabin listing should be changed to show NO AC.

*Neighbors outside lights shine through the back bedroom window blinds at night.

*piss ant problem around sink...we ended up eating out instead of cooking...but this isn't the first cabin in Big Bear that we've rented with an ant problem

*no place to hang clothes, but there is a dresser with 2 empty drawers to place clothes in

All in all, I would stay there again in the fall or winter, and again our stay would have received another star if it actually had AC like the listing said.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thanks for the kind words. Like I told you before in an email, I have never had my cabin listed with air conditioning. For all of the amenities on VRBO you hover the mouse over it and it reveals the amenities. Mine says 'NO AC but has ceiling fans all you ever need in big bear'. Not sure what else I can do to change their search besides stating NO AC. I am sorry it was an unusually warm week in big bear but happy you enjoyed your stay otherwise.
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Aliso Viejo
5

Wonderful Winter Wonderland Sledding Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We got so lucky renting while it was snowing for 2 days...we had so much fresh powder right outside the private sledding hill, that are kids and us ended up never leaving the cabin and playing and sledding everyday for the 4 days we rented the cabin. This is a well equipped cabin, charming and quaint. Thank you Kelly for a wonderful winter wonderland experience. We will definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family getaway with everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time using a vacation rental in lieu of a hotel, to was nervous! But as soon as I first communicated with Kelly it put me at full ease. She answers questions within minutes. The house was so cozy, clean and has everything you need. The sledding hill next to the property is perfect, which was nice because the Alpine sled place was over packed & overpriced. She also has everything dog ready, so bringing our pugs was stress free! I was truly sad to leave, it was such a nice place to getaway to! I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Overall homey and clean. I would book again

  • 5 of 5

One of the friends that stayed with us said, "I liked the fireplace and The homeliness. It was clean inside and that was nice and easy access to everything made the the stay much more convenient." The cabin was very family oriented and so clean! We didn't get a chance to use the Jacuzzi because Big Bear is much colder than where I am from but we did check it out and that was very clean as well. We got a little lost trying to walk to the lake so that should have been planned out better on our part I'm still not sure of a good spot to walk to from the cabin we ended up driving to the other side. The location was so close to the village it was perfect we were in the center of everything we needed. Kelly was super nice and helpful when I had questions about booking! I would definitely look up Camp Neal again. My one year old had a blast and I loved the deck we could open the door and he could go outside without us having to worry about him running in the street. I also liked the fact that there was everything in the house we needed to cook with and how comfortable all the furniture was. We had a great relaxing time and it was like a home away from home. The Internet access and television service also came in handy at night. The fireplace was a great asset and the heat output on the side kept everything nice and warm. Heater worked great for the bedrooms too. I also liked how big the bathtub was surprisingly it was nice when I took baths with my baby.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camp Neal is Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (and dog) stayed at Camp Neal at the end of October and it was amazing. We had a great time in and out of the cabin. The booking and checkout process was very simple and the cabin itself was very clean. I highly recommend Camp Neal to anyone. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your home!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anaheim California
4

Fantastic anniversary weekend

  • 4 of 5

What a great trip, love the Big Bear area. The house was perfect for our needs. The Neal's were wonderful to deal with. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bear Mountain Brewery
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bear Mountain Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Azteca or Tea Room
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Snow Summit or Bear Mountain

Our Charming Camp Neal is a 5 minute walk to the lake shore and a 3 minute drive to the Village in Big Bear Lake. We are about 5 minutes to Snow Summit Ski/Snowboard resort and a few minutes farther to Bear Mountain. Holloway's Marina on Metcalf bay (which has a playground and boat/jetski rental) is a short 2 minute drive or 5 minute walk from the cabin.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Damage Deposit $100

Rates subject to change until confirmed. 95$ cleaning fee will be added. You can cancel 21 or more days prior with full refund. Cancellation 14-20 days prior to your stay forfeits 50% of the total charge. Cancellation 8-13 days prior to your stay forfeits 75% of the total charge and cancellation 7 days or less prior to your stay forfeits full charge. pets are extra and per night. see contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.