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Renovated Cabin. Modern Amenities. Pet Friendly with Fenced Yard.

Bedrooms 2
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage across from lake. Hot Tub, WiFi, 2 High Def TV's, Cable.

----- INTRODUCTION -----

Enjoy lake views from our recently renovated cabin, just steps from the lake, one mile from the village, and three miles from Snow Summit.

The cabin combines the comfort of a high-end home with the charm of a mountain retreat.

Ask about military, honeymoon, and fall discounts.

----- COMFORT -----

*Hot Tub

*Master bedroom with King bed and high-definition television.

*Fully fenced backyard.

*High speed WiFi.

*Central heat.

*Keurig Coffee Maker (please remember to bring K-Cups!)

*Propane BBQ.

*Linens and towels.


----- CHARM -----

*Lake Views from the living room and front bedroom.

*Original wood floors, freshly sanded and refinished.

*Tongue and groove plank ceilings.

*Professionally decorated, with new couches and beds and arts and crafts era handmade wood furnishings.


*40" wall mounted, flat screen, high definition television in the living room with Roku (includes cable television through Sling, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, STARZ, and Showtime)

*32' wall mounted, high definition, flat screen, television in the master bedroom with Roku.

----- COZY BEDROOMS -----

The cabin comfortably sleeps four adults.

The master bedroom (in the rear) has a King bed, high definition television, and overlooks the fully fenced back yard.

The front bedroom has a Queen bed and partial lake view.

The living room has a double sleeper sofa.

To ensure the comfort of all guests, 4 person maximum occupancy.

Cleanliness is very important to us! Mattresses and pillows are encased in protective/hypoallergenic covering that gets bleached regularly, then covered with sheets and pillow cases that are also bleached between each visit.

If you need extra sheets for any reason, please let us know. There are extra sheets stored throughout the house and we are happy to point you to them.


The kitchen has been fully upgraded, with new appliances, granite counter tops, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster. The cabinets are stocked with pots, pans, plates and bowls, glasses/mugs, flatware, and baking tools. The dining table seats four with the leaf extended (extra chairs are stored under the bed in the front bedroom or can be brought in from the backyard).

----- PETS WELCOME -----

We warmly welcome your friendly/well behaved pets at no additional cost. The back and side yards are fully fenced. The cabin is just steps from the lake.

We apologize, but for liability reasons we require that all dogs stay in the house, in the yard, or on leash. Aggressive dogs - and/or any dogs with a history of biting - are strictly prohibited from the premises. Guests are responsible for any damage caused by their pets.

For the health and comfort of all our guests, pet owners are required to clean up all waste left by their pets in the yard prior to checking out. Additionally, for safety reasons, guests are responsible for filling in any holes dug by their dog(s) in the back/side yard(s). Please pay particular attention to any holes near the fence line. Maintaining a secure yard in which guests can let their pets play (without the fear of their four legged family member(s) escaping through a hole under the fence) is of paramount importance to us.

**** For larger parties, we are pleased to offer the adjacent property, the Bears' Lair!!! ****

VRBO Listing # 892145

Discounts available if you book both properties.

If you have any concern about whether the Snow Den is large enough for your party, then we strongly recommend the Bears’ Lair!

----- BOAT RENTAL -----

If you are interested in using a boat for all or part of your stay, please inquire about our 2016 Malibu Wakesetter VLX with surfgate and extra ballast (awesome for wakesurfing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing).

Boat rental is $300/hour (2 hour minimum) and subject to the availability of our captain (boat cannot be rented without captain on board). Rental price includes driver, use of equipment (wakeboard, wakesurf board, inner tube, life jackets, ropes, etc.), and gas. A full release of liability is required by anyone who will be on the boat, regardless of whether or not they plan to engage in any watersports.

----- GENERAL -----

Open flames of any sort - including but not limited to bonfires or fire pits - are illegal and strictly prohibited. We will cooperate with local police and fire departments in prosecuting anyone who violates this rule and/or any applicable laws. We want to keep our home, and our neighbors' homes, safe.

We do not warranty that household electronics, including the hot tub, will work. We have many guests and some are not as careful as you would be with these items. If something is not working we will try to replace it as soon as possible, but we are not able to offer further refunds. If something major breaks (hot tub, stove, refrigerator, wifi, living room television) we will also give you 20% off your visit until it is repaired.

We do not have full time staff. If the cabin is out of toilet paper, please buy some and we will happily reimburse you. If the BBQ is out of propane, please take the tank to the 711, have it refilled, and we will reimburse you. If we are out of salt . . . well, you get the idea. We try to keep the cabin well stocked, but we cannot promise it will be restocked on a regular basis. What we can promise is that we will reimburse guests for such purchases and that we will respond quickly to any issues.

----- BARTER -----

If you are a licensed contractor or other licensed building professional, we are looking for someone to install a fence at our neighboring property and would be happy to trade a week at the cabin for the work (we pay for material).

----- DISCOUNTS -----

10% discount for active military. Please request prior to making payment.

Third night free (subject to availability) for a pre or post deployment visit; if you let us know when booking, we are happy to offer a free night when available as a thank you for your service. If we don't have availability, or you don't have time, let us know anyway and we will figure something out.

All discounts must be requested before payment is made.


To prevent fraud and eliminate any ambiguity about the content of discussions, we require that ALL communication be in writing through the VRBO messaging application and/or by text message (if by text message, please specify the property about which you are messaging us). If you have an emergency that requires immediate communication with us, please text us. Please do NOT contact us using the number posted on the house as that number does not receive texts and phone calls go to our local contact, not the owners. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Christina

Alex and Christina live on the beach in Los Angeles with their three Siberian Huskies. They met in law school, got engaged 9 months later, and have been married since 2004. Alex enjoys snow boarding and surfing and is passionate about conservation. He is actively involved with several animal rescue organizations, with a particular focus on elephants. Christina grew up in the Tahoe foothills, but, at 36, is still learning to ski. She loves reading and going to the spa, and completed her first marathon in 2014.

Christina purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Christina chose Big Bear Lake

No one wants to vacation in a grubby or dated house. The Snow Den has been newly renovated, with all new appliances, high end furnishings, resort-style amenities, and up-to-date technology. The cabin's rustic charm was preserved by restoring the original wood floors, adding tongue and grove ceilings, and furnishing the house with locally made wood furnishings.

A special note for families with pets:

We are pet-friendly people and this is a pet-friendly house.

The backyard is fully fenced. We do not charge a pet fee. The house is close to the lake, which is a real treat for dogs who enjoy chasing birds and splashing (we recommend an extendable leash to keep everyone safe; it's all fun and games until a bird gets hurt). We do NOT recommend this house for families with allergies to dog fur, since it is a dog friendly home. The cabin is also less than a mile from a snowy hill and park that is great for hiking.

What makes this cottage unique

Dog friendly with fully fenced back yard

Available for rent with neighboring property for large groups!

Walking distance to the lake, with lake views.

One mile from the village.

Three miles from Snow Summit.

Fully modernized, with new appliances and furnishings; high definition, wall mounted televisions; Roku; Wii; and high speed WiFi.

Optional boat rental, at almost half the price charged by local marinas in a newer and faster ski and wakeboard boat.


Honeymoon package: $1,250 for one week, includes champagne and couples massage (fall and spring rate).

Lake Package: $1,500 for one week, includes use of Malibu VLX for half day (subject to availability of captain).

***Prices subject to availability and do not include tax. Offers not available on peak weekends or holidays. Discount must be requested before payment is made***


Big Bear Lake Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Front Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Rear bedroom with King memory foam bed and high definition television. Front bedroom with Queen bed and partial lake view.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
In home massages can be arranged for an extra fee- just ask! Wakeboard/water ski boat available for rental. Larger parties, please inquire about our neighboring rental, the Bears' Lair!


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Renovated Cabin. Modern Amenities. Pet Friendly with Fenced Yard.
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  • 4 of 5

Everything about this cabin was so great. It was the perfect cozy size for my two young children, my husband, myself and our dog. The jacuzzi was hot and ready for us, which was my kids favorite part! (It could use a light for nighttime use though). I loved having the enclosed yard for our pup to have some outdoor freedom too. The house was clean except for some very dusty parts on top of the fridge and microwave, the fridge was eye level and we used it for dry food storage so it was definitely noticeable, but the inside of the fridge was spic and span! The toilet/bathroom was super clean, and that’s where it counts! The beds and pillows were comfy, but All the blankets of the house had a very strong fabric softener smell, which was very comforting until I found a Downey spray bottle under the sink, which arose the question of if they are being washed after every use or just sprayed. The sheets and pillowcases themselves did seem clean, I just wonder about the quilts and throws? Aside from that, i will say that, it wouldn’t deter me from renting this place again. It was over all, an AMAZING spot!!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this cute and cozy cabin that perfectly met our needs. The beds were comfortable, the heating and hot water worked really well (it snowed and the temperature was in the teens the first night there), and our dog loved it too. It was so nice to look out the large front window at the snow in front!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right for me and my husband and our 2 small dogs!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! This cabin is in a great location it is clean, sufficiently stocked. We had a plumbing issue when leaving our last day and the owner was very responsive. We also received our full deposit back within 10 days. We hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cabin in Great Location.

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin, we were three adults and two pups. It was near to lake and village. It had everything you needed and owner was extremely accommodating to our needs. We would stay here again. Bonus was the hot tub and fenced yard.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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cozy quiet little get away

  • 5 of 5

perfect for my daughter and I, Dogs had a great stay too!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place for a Get-a-Way

  • 5 of 5

My husband, toddler son and I really enjoyed our entire visit. The cabin was the perfect size and location. Very clean, quick hot water, quick and warm furnace. Was nice to have a few of the necessities in the fridge/cabinets already. Was just what we needed to enjoy "the now" of our last few days before husband's deployment.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Ontario Airport
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Big Bear Mountain Golf
Nearest Ski
3.1 Miles
Snow Summit
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $100

*Saturday night visits must be accompanied by another night (either Friday or Sunday) at the weekend rate. The third night is priced at the standard weekly rate. If you want to make a Saturday and Sunday night reservation, we add an additional charge (normally $100 or $149) to the room rate for Sunday night to convert it into a weekend night. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Friday and Saturday night visits are, by default, priced properly.

*Please notify us if you are a repeat visitor; we are happy to waive the deposit for return guests.

*$400 deposit required for guests under 26; contact us for exceptions.

*Reservations not secured until first payment is made.

*Minimum Stay:
3 Night - MLK, President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day & July 4
4 Night - Thanksgiving
5 Night- Christmas, New Year's

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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