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Two cabins on large lot, dog run,2 spas,2 grills,game room,walk to lake/village

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Hot Tub


About the property

playground, 2bed/2bath plus 1 bed/1bath guest cabin and dog run w/ a dog house!

This 2 cabin property on a 10, 000 sq. ft. lot and a playground. It is located on a quiet residential street surrounded by beautiful pine trees. You'll notice a particularly large one growing through the deck, and if you look up you'll see a PVC woodpecker in residence! A fenced in 15' x 35' dog run with a dog house behind the cabin, complete with a bag dispenser to clean up after your pet.There is also a pooper scooper between the cabins so that you can clean up if your pet wanders on the property.

California Dreamin' includes a 2 bed/2 bath cabin and a studio guest cabin. You can enjoy communal meals with the privacy of separate cabins. Relax in one of the two spas and enjoy the birds in the morning. Then try to count all the stars in the night sky. With the Kids playground and a steep hill for sledding in the side yard of the 10,000 sq. ft property, you needn't wander far for the fun to begin. Grill and play games on one of the two decks. Walk to the lake for swimming, fishing or boating. You're within a mile of village shops, alpine slide, bowling alley, restaurants, antique and thrift stores. Each cabin has a flat screen TV and a wood stove for evening relaxation, s'mores, or for thawing out after a day on the slopes. Pack up a picnic and a frisbee and head to Boulder Bay. If you forget anything at home, there's a Von's, Dollar Store, Hardware Store, DIY, K-Mart, Marinas, skate park and many Sporting Goods Stores where you can rent any equipment you like.

1. Please obey the city noise ordinance and be respectful of our neighbors between the hours of 10 PM and 8 AM.

2. Please sign our guest book and kindly leave a review on the VRBO site when you return home so that we know how you enjoyed your stay!

3. If you brought a pet there is a gate at each end of the dog run. It can be accessed by guests staying in the studio cabin (Day Dreamin') by walking to the end of the driveway to the left of the cabin past the larger cabin (Star Gazin') and turning left.

To access the dog run gate for guests in Star Gazin' go to the gate at the end of the deck past the hot tub, open the gate, go down the steps and turn right. Please make sure that the gate on each end of the dog run is securely closed for the safety of your pet.

The dog run has a dog house, a pet waste bag and a chain for would be escapees.

Please clean up after your pet(s) and discard the pet waste bags at the dump along with the rest of your trash. Direction to the dumps are posted on the refrigerators.

More Details

joyce and rusty barker
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017

About joyce and rusty barker

We relocated to big bear lake california to ca. from ny in 2012 to be closer to our grandkids in san diego.

joyce and rusty barker purchased this cabin in 2006

Why joyce and rusty barker chose Big Bear

We made California Dreamin' our home because we can host our family & friends and it affords a calm and peaceful atmosphere for our retirement. the weather is ideal and the sky is like heaven.

What makes this cabin unique

The great room, the stars, the birds, the mountains and pine trees, and the small town feel where neighbors and merchants are friends. And the newly completed dog run so that your pet can safely enjoy the outdoors and not be cooped up in the cabin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Week-end vaca was amazing!!!Thank you for sharing your home with us!
Apr 2015
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Big Bear Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Day Dreamin' Bath - toilet , shower , ceiling heater
    Star Gazin' Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , ceiling heater
    Star Gazin' Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Newly renovated walk-in rain shower with double faucet head
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Main cabin 'Star Gazin'' Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Main Cabin 'Star Gazin'' Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Studio cabin 'Day Dreamin'' - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom has a King, Twin & Crib bed. TV/VCR/DVD Guest bedroom in main cabin has a DVD only TV Studio cabin has a flat screen/DVD
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Two cabins on large lot, dog run,2 spas,2 grills,game room,walk to lake/village
average rating of 4.75 based on 27 reviews

Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We went on a family vacation during the holidays. The cabin was very spacious , clean , well equipped and in a great location. We had a great time , everything that was listed was there. The owners were very good at answering questions and responding quickly to e mails and phone calls. The only problem were the stairs (16 steps) to get into the main cabin. With the snow it was difficult to load everything that we brought and very slippery to get in and out of the cabin. I think it should be mentioned since you can not see the stairs on the picture. Overall a good place to stay

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and inviting

  • 5 of 5

We came to Big Bear for a family wedding and had members of five separate families staying in both houses on the property. The main house was big enough that we didn't feel like we were stepping all over each other all the time, and the deck and the hot tub were great gathering places. The hot water heater worked surprisingly well given that we had many people in and out of the shower getting ready for the wedding, and I never heard anyone complain of a cold shower! It was very warm the weekend we stayed here; the main house remained quite comfortable even in the middle of the day, but the smaller cabin got very warm--especially when people were in and out of the shower.

The property was very clean and nice, and the owners were very responsive any time I contacted them. Most anything you would want for a short stay is provided although we were surprised that we couldn't find an iron and ironing board. I suppose most guests aren't in the mountains for formal events!

The house is a very short drive to the village and the lake, and many other amenities that we didn't have time to explore. I would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great owners as they respond almost right away. Great location! Neat hill for little ones to go down on saucers. Plenty of parking. Cabin great for the family and kids to hang out. Will come back for sure! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent for families!

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised at how large the property was and how well kept everything was. The extra side cabin suite was perfect for grandpa who could use space away from the kids. The kids loved the basement thought it was a mineshaft...pretty neat with the lighting. Unfortunately during our visit they cleaned out the spa so we didn't get to use it one night however we got a perfectly brand-new clean water spa the next night.

Large kitchen and room made things easy. We will likely try to stay here again.


  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay! The whole family had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was great. The kitchen is large and had plenty of space for our big family and with plenty of pots and pans to make cooking for a large group much easier. The playground in front was great for the kids and there was still enough snow on the ground for a little sled run. 2 minutes from the tubing park made it easy to come back to the house for a break and refuel before hitting the slopes again. The owners are amazing and Joyce was kind enough to call and remind us of the "noise curfew" which is tough to adhere by when it is so easy to have fun and lose track of time at this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Large house and beautifully well kept.

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a medium size group. There is plenty of sleeping space and the beds are very comfortable. It feels like home and is very clean and well maintained. The property owners are very helpful if you have any questions and you can tell they love this place as well. It is close to the village and minutes away from the two mountain resorts. I will definitely rent this house again if I can!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in "California Dreamin'". We appreciate your kind words and are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your time in our cabins. We look forward to your next visit.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
mountain brewery
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
hwy 18
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
azteca grill
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
snow summit
Car: necessary

discovery center, farmer's market, oktoberfest, music in the mountains.


Rates & Availability

Big Bear Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
memorial day wkd.
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
early summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
july 4th wkd.
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
late summer
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
labor day week-end
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
early fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
columbus day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 9 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
early winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
housekeeping $140
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 8.0%

PLEASE NOTE: Our preferred payment method is by electronic check.
One night free with a 7 day rental!
No street parking. The town will tow cars if snow removal is required during your stay!
Please respect local noise ordinances. Quiet between the hours of 10PM and 8AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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