We Have New Properties!

We’re always excited when we add new properties to our family of luxury cabins and estates. And this feeling is increased when we add 5! Check out these new additions:

Cabin 36 in Big Bear meets and exceeds our standards of luxury. With its whimsical furnishings and wonderful flooring and finishes, you’ll be thrilled to relax here. The view from the deck is amazing, and you’ll be literally soaking it in as you relax in the spa surrounded by the forest view. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with room for 9 guests. See more photos and details at this link.

Our new Cabin #7 has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with room for 10 guests. This is new construction just completed last year, and it spreads out over 2500 square feet of luxury. It offers lots of privacy and plenty of wood finishes to help you truly immerse yourself into the Big Bear experience. Enjoy the great forest views off the deck as you get some much needed time to recharge your batteries. More photos at this link. 

Ready for some serious golf time? Well, pack your bags and your clubs and head to our newest addition in PGA104 Luxurious PGA West overlooking the fairway in La Quinta. This amazing property boasts 4000 square feet with a separate casita that will be a delight for the kids or perfect for 2 families to share. It has a total of 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with room for 12 guests.  In addition to the fairway views, you’ll be looking out on Santa Rosa Mountain as well. Three of the bedrooms are master suites, so the only problem with your stay may be getting the desire to actually leave this beautiful estate. Check out all the photos and book online at this link.

Want room for a bigger group with matching luxury? We just added this amazing 4300 square foot La Quinta estate on the golf course with a wonderful pool and spa to enjoy.  The Travertine flooring and stone fireplace are wonderful examples of the fine craftsmanship you’ll enjoy throughout this remarkable property. After a full day on the links, you can retreat to this oasis and enjoy a dinner you create in the gourmet kitchen or throw some steaks on the barbecue. You’ll have a hard time leaving this one when your stay is done. More photos and online booking at this link. 

Our new PGA102 Luxury PGA Norman Hideaway is a great choice for the serious golfer who wants to make sure everybody in their party has a great time even if they don’t golf. It has room for 10 guests with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.  It overlooks the Greg Norman golf course with the scenic Santa Rosa Mountains in the background. The main living area has a bank of windows so you’ll be enjoying the amazing view constantly as you enjoy your stay. The pool and spa promise to keep everyone in your group refreshed and happy with their time spent at this amazing estate.

Check out all our La Quinta vacation rentals at this link, and if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere check out our vacation rentals in  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and Big Bear. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway, and  you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Plan an Exotic Getaway to Nuevo Vallarta

Summer break is almost here for most families with kids in school, and it’s a great time to start planning something special for the summer break. If you don’t make any plans, you may end up watching summer slip away and you’ll lose your chance for some special family time.

ViewWhile Big Bear is our most popular getaway, we also have some great opportunities for relaxation in Mexico. Our seaside resort at Villa la Estancia is consistently a favorite with our guests. Take a look at these photos, and you’ll see why.

The resort sits right on the sandy beach, so you’ll have a quick walk from your room directly to the beach. Of course you’ll be immediately faced with a dilemma as you pass by the huge swimming pool with its swim-up bar and comfy lounge chairs. Once you decide that you’ll try out the heated pool later and continue heading toward the refreshing surf just beyond the beach, you’ll feel a smile start to cross your face. The beach continues about as far as you can see, and the gentle sounds of the surf and birds help to create a level of relaxation you just can’t get anywhere else.

When you’re ready to head back to the resort, you have more fun choices to make. Will you dine at one of the fine onsite restaurants, take the short trip into Puerto Vallarta to enjoy some local cuisine, or will you take advantage of the full kitchen in your Five Star Vacation Rental to create something fresh you cook yourself? Each of these is a great option, and you’ll likely want to try all three at different times during your stay.

Region capture 84We have over a dozen luxury units at Villa la Estancia, and we can configure the units for groups from just a couple to 10 guests, and larger groups can rent more than one unit to keep everybody in close proximity. Villa la Estancia is a quick flight away from Southern California, but it’s a world away in luxury and sheer relaxation.

You can view all of our Nuevo Vallarta condos and book online at this link. You can also have a great family holiday in  Big BearMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property will ensure that you experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your holiday in Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

What Kind of Big Bear Vacation Would You Like?

Spring is a great time in Big Bear, and this is a perfect time to drop everything and take that long-delayed family vacation you’ve been meaning to schedule. The mountain air feels especially crisp most mornings, and each day presents new opportunities for getting some relaxing time with your family or friends in a luxury Five Star Vacation Rental.

Cycling takes off during spring in Big Bear. The Big Bear Cycling Association keeps an active schedule going, and there is something on the calendar most days. Rides are available from beginner to experienced, and all of them will have you riding through the beauty of Big Bear surrounded by the trees and lake on many of the rides. Of course you can also take out on your own. Big Bear has several bike paths you can follow on this map. If you’d like to join with other cyclists for one of the planned outings by the Big Bear Cycling Association, you can view their calendar of rides at this link.

Avid hikers can also find some great trails in and around the Big Bear area. Several of our vacation rentals are located near great hiking, and you can also use this map to locate more. Hiking Big Bear during the spring is especially beautiful as the local greenery flourishes and the wildlife activity increases.

Family of Feet warming at a fireplaceOf course there’s always the option to just do nothing. Our luxury Big Bear vacation rentals and estates are designed to cater to this need best. Enjoy the serene beauty of Big Bear, but also be sure to just plan some down time to recharge your batteries and get some relaxing time with the family.  Start the day with a great breakfast cooked in your own kitchen. Pick one of our cabins with some great games, and you can enjoy a friendly game of pool or foosball. Later on you can all adjourn to the hot tub and soak for a while before dinner.  Finish the evening in front of the fire while sharing funny stories. We hope you get the picture, and we’re here to help you put your family in that photo.

We hope this sparks your desire to carve out some time for your family to enjoy a getaway to one of our luxury Big Bear vacation rentals. Take a look at all our Big Bear properties at this link: http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/big-bear-rentals. We also have some great luxury choices waiting for you if you choose to visit  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark City, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere. If you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

June is Fishing Month in Big Bear

Region capture 53There are so many things to love about Big Bear. Our ski season draws visitors from far and wide to enjoy the downhill thrills. And when the snow melts, the thrills move to the lake. June is a great time for anglers to plan a getaway in Big Bear, because the only thing better than that thrill of a tug on your line is landing a fish and winning some cash in the process.

Region capture 52The fun starts on June 3-4 with the Fishin for 50K Trout Tournament. Entries are limited, and you can buy your tickets at this link.  5 tagged trout are placed in the lake and each is worth a cool $10K. 25 trout will land $200 each with another 50 tagged for a $50 prize. But the winning keeps going with a raffle at the awards ceremony where thousands of dollars worth of gear and accessories will be given away.  You could even win a Hobie Kayak. And the fun also helps fund better fishing in Big Bear Lake with $20 from each entry fee contributed to the Big Bear Lake trout fishery program.

Aaron’s Big Bear Lake Bass Tournament continues on June 10th with payouts for the biggest fish.  This tournament continues throughout fishing season, and is a great opportunity to catch some bass with a chance at catching some cash as well. You’ll want to register in advance for this event. More details at this link.

CarpRoundupThe Big Bear Municipal Water District is sponsoring the 14th annual Carp Roundup on June 17th and 18th. Carp is an invasive species that threatens the Big Bear Lake ecosystem. You can help lower the threat and maybe win some cash in the process. The roundup is open to boaters, shore fishers, and bow fishers. Prizes are offered for the biggest and smallest fish caught. Sign up is for two-person teams, and you can access the entry form at this link.

These tournaments can add some real fun to your Big Bear Lake fishing trip, but nothing can beat the relaxation of just floating along on the quiet lake or sitting along the bank with your pole and relaxing with friends and family. Five Star Vacation Rentals offers a perfect home base for whatever fishing expedition you have planned. Each of our luxury vacation rental cabins and estates has a full kitchen, so you can enjoy some of the freshest fish possible after your day on the lake.

Check out all our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link, and if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere check out our vacation rentals in  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

 

More Big Bear Fun in May

May is a great time to visit Big Bear. In our last blog we detailed some great reasons to plan your Five Star Vacation Rental getaway for May. But May is a big month for things to do in Big Bear, so we’re exploring a few more events this week.

Anglers will rejoice at the opportunities that await them in Big Bear during May. In addition to the usual great fishing on the lake, the lake will be specially stocked for the Hall Family May Trout Classic on May 20th and 21st.  There are $8000 in prizes slated to be awarded and Bass Pro Shops is donating a new kayak as well. The entry fee is $75, and kids 16 and under can fish for free. Proceeds will go to keep trophy-sized fish stocked in Big Bear Lake. It’s a great chance to enjoy a couple of good fishing days, catch some big fish, and maybe win some prizes too.  You can download the entry form at this link.

On May 20th Big Bear is kicking off its first annual PubFest. This is a great way to sample the wide range of beverages and foods available in The Village. You’ll get a 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass to sample some diverse drinks and craft beers along the way, and many locations will be offering complimentary appetizers as well.  It’s almost a movable feast. You can get more info and register online here.

Region capture 41The Western Mountain Steam Festival lands with its unique blend of great food, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, artwork, and Steampunk items on May 28th and 29th at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Organizers are expecting to see a diverse crowd of cowboys, time travelers, pirates, entertainers and more. If you’ve ever wanted to delve deeper into the creative world of Steampunk, this is your chance to dive into this amazing alternate history launched from the bygone days of steam power.

Region capture 42May also sees some of our favorite cover bands arriving. “Queen Nation’s” version of Queen will be at The Cave on May 13th at 6:30pm. “Wild Child” will have you singing your heart out to all your old favorite Door’s hits when they land at The Cave on May 6th. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit The Cave’s website: http://thecavebigbear.com/

View our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link, and if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere check out our vacation rentals in  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

May in Big Bear Vacation Rentals

May is just over the horizon, and this is a great time to start planning a family getaway to Big Bear. In many areas school is near recess, and the entire family could use a nice relaxing getaway to celebrate. Here are a few upcoming May events that might help motivate you.

Region capture 36Enjoy the beauty that surrounds you in Big Bear and support a great cause on May 6th. The annual Walk MS is a fundraiser to support research working to end Multiple Sclerosis.  You can register online now to start building a support team at this link.  The walk starts and ends at the head of the Alpine Pedal Path next to North Shore Elementary School.  Registration opens at 8:30am.

Region capture 37If you’re a budding gourmet, the Tuesday Farmer’s Market is one stop you’ll want to include during your visit. Our Five Star Vacation Rental homes all have full kitchens, and most are equipped to meet the needs of even the most experienced chefs. Gather some locally-grown ingredients at the Farmer’s Market, and you’re well on your way to a great meal cooked in the comfort and convenience of your own kitchen.  The Farmer’s Market runs every Tuesday until September from 8:30am to 1pm at the Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

watching wildlifeBirdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts will want to plan their visit around the International Bird Day at the Big Bear Discovery Center on May 13th. This free event features an informative talk about local birds and those just passing through. There’s a nature walk crafts, and kids get to build their own birdhouse.  The event runs from 10am to 2pm.  Visit their website for more details.

Region capture 34May also sees the arrival of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California Individual Time Trial. The weekend is packed with lots of great events, and your enjoyment of this event can only be enhanced by taking it all in from the home base of your Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate.  Plan your arrival for Thursday, May 18th and you’ll enjoy some great pre events and meet other cyclists and some of the celebrity guest cyclists.

May typically has great weather in Big Bear, and is a great time for relaxing hiking or biking. Check out all our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link, and if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere check out our vacation rentals in  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Celebrate Your Summer Events With Five Star Vacation Rentals

Despite our wish to prolong the season, we’re moving quickly through spring. We’re seeing some new flowers and trees growing and some of us are reacting to more pollen in the air as well.   It’s a great time of year, and one that moves us forward toward the events of summer. And this is one time of year when many big events take place in our lives.

Region capture 26If you’ve got a significant graduation on the horizon, a great way to mark the occasion is with a family getaway to one of our Big Bear vacation rentals. What better way to celebrate the hard work and accomplishment of your graduate than with a relaxing time in the serenity of a Big Bear cabin or estate? Let them sleep late, and greet them with a breakfast of their favorite fixins prepared fresh in your gourmet kitchen.  Pick one of our properties with a hot tub, and add that into the mix for relaxation. Enjoy some leisurely shopping in The Village, and plan on a nice meal at one of the great restaurants there.  Make it a weekend or an entire week, and your graduate will appreciate the relaxation and quiet solitude you can find here.

Region capture 27If you’re planning a traditional June wedding, Big Bear is a great place for your ceremony and your honeymoon. There are a number of great locations to have your wedding, and we have the perfect solution for gathering your entire wedding party for the occasion. We have adjacent properties that can host up to 28 people. That’s room enough for all the in laws, maids of honor and best men, and a handful of grandparents as well. And there are few better places to enjoy your honeymoon after the big event. Spend some relaxing time hiking in the surrounding hillsides, dining and shopping in The Village, and enjoying the luxury of a Five Star Vacation Rental.

And June weddings also launch June anniversaries. You can make this year the one you plan something truly special to celebrate your marriage. And while it’s common to celebrate the big numbers like 10, 20, 30 years or more, there’s no reason that your 2nd, 4th, 7th or 9th should be excluded from a great time in a luxurious Big Bear vacation rental from Five Star Vacation Rentals.

Check out all our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link, and if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere check out our vacation rentals in  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

 

Make This Summer Different With a Vacation Rental in Big Bear

Summer vacation, young girl ready for travelWe know we are just a few weeks into spring, but our thought this time of year inescapably start leaping forward to summer. It’s only natural. Summer is a great time for most families. The kids are out of school, and you can finally work to clear your schedules to get some quality time together as a family. But if you’re like a lot of families, these opportunities slip away year after year in the usual rush of events around your house. You can make this year different by just making plans early, alerting the whole family, and start everyone moving in a trajectory that culminates in your long-awaited summer vacation.

FishingGirlBig Bear is a great destination for your summer fun. The lake offers multiple opportunities to pursue swimming, boating, and fishing. There are few things more satisfying during your Big Bear vacation than to gather at dinner time in your luxury Five Star vacation rental and enjoy a meal of the fish you just caught a few hours earlier. Add a bit of wine, some locally-grown produce, and one of the signature desserts you’ll find at Gadley’s Bakery to add a yummy finish to the meal.

But if you’re serious about making this happen, it’s important to carve out the time pretty quickly. Task the kids with researching all the fun events taking place during your stay, and soon you’ll have the entire family counting the days until you pack  up and head out for your Big Bear adventure.

fishermanThe summer months in Big Bear also offer a number of great opportunities for cyclists, runners, and hikers. The Big Bear Cycling Association is one of the most active anywhere in California. Bring your own bikes or rent some when you arrive, and you can get involved in one of the many different rides scheduled. Visit their website at this link. 

The Big Bear Discovery Center is a great resource for visitors, and a quick stop there can uncover last-minute events or other fun offerings you may not find before you arrive. Visit their website, and plan a visit when you get in town.

Check out all our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link, and if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere check out our vacation rentals in  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Imagine Kicking Up Your Feet In These Big Bear Vacation Rentals

Spring is here, and with it our thoughts turn to springish things like stopping and smelling roses, taking a walk in a beautiful forest, and finding some time to do these things.

Well, we can’t offer too much help with locating the time for some fun, but we certainly can offer some great motivation for you to do so. With this week’s blog, we’re going to take a look at a few of our stellar properties just waiting to host your next getaway and provide you with a fond memory of a truly luxurious, relaxing time away.

3923190729We’ll start with our Cabin #23, Monterey Lodge. This luxury cabin is located in the Moonridge area of Big Bear. It’s got 2200 square feet filled with custom furnishings and amazing design elements. There’s plenty of room for your party of up to 10 guests to enjoy this vacation rental. Take advantage of the nearby hiking, and you’ll be happy to end the day in one of the jetted bathtubs in each of the bathrooms. View more photos and book online at this link:  http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/booking/no-23-monterey-lodge/1990-95385

Next up we’ll take a closer look at our E332B188-155D-0010-070BC481AB280239-beer loop2Cabin #27, Bear Loop in Big Bear. You’ll have a wonderful time with your family as you settle into the 4 bedrooms and 4 baths offered by this luxury big bear vacation rental. With room for up to 16 guests, this one is ideal for larger families or multiple families to share.  The sweeping lake views from the wall of windows in its great room are simply breathtaking. Get all the details, more photos, and book online at this link: http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/booking/no-27-bear-loop-in-big-bear/1990-107861

1982530703Our Cabin #31 offers panoramic lake views that will keep you enchanted for hours just absorbing the beauty of one of Big Bear’s most enchanting features.  Our Stunning Boulder Cove Estate features 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths with room for 12 guests.  With 2 master suites, this one also provides a great opportunity for a larger group or two families to share. The gourmet kitchen with granite counters is sure to please the chef in your party and offer a great opportunity to enjoy some wonderful fresh-cooked meals.  Take a look at more photos and book online at this link: http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/booking/no-31-stunning-boulder-cove-estate/1990-95409

We hope this sparks your desire to carve out some time for your family to enjoy a getaway to one of our luxury Big Bear vacation rentals. Take a look at all our Big Bear properties at this link: http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/big-bear-rentals. We also have some great luxury choices waiting for you if you choose to visit  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark City, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere. If you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

April in Big Bear

We’ve had some amazing weather this year, and the avid skiers are loving it. The Big Bear ski resorts are still boasting a good base and machine-groomed slopes, so procrastinators still have a bit of time to enjoy the thrill of some downhill runs. We’re not sure how much longer these conditions will last, so we encourage you to book your stay quickly.  If you’re thinking of joining us in April, we’ve got some great options for you to explore.  And there’s a lot of great fun to have while in you’re in Big Bear.

Bear Mountain is kicking off spring fun with Bear Break at Bear Mountain starting on March 25th and continuing through April 1st. This annual event celebrates the closing days of snow activities and is a great choice for spring break. You’ll enjoy tube racing, dual pond skim, giant beer pong, and much more. There will be live entertainment and plenty of laughs to go around.

The opening of spring also marks the return of the weekly Tuesday Farmer’s Market at the Big Bear Convention Center. This is a real hit with many of our guests. When you rent one of our Five Star Vacation Rental luxury cabins, you typically get a full gourmet kitchen as one of the benefits. What better way to explore your culinary potential than to grab some locally grown fruits, vegetables, and spices to create a delightful meal for everyone in your party to enjoy?

Night life is always fun in Big Bear, and April will not disappoint you. The Cave continues to be one of our most popular night spots, and will have a lineup of truly eclectic groups appearing throughout April. Visit their website for dates and times: http://thecavebigbear.com/

Jazz fans are invited on April 11th to assemble for a Jazz Supper at The Pines Lakefront presented by the Big Bear Center for Spiritual Enrichment.  You’ll enjoy a wonderful pasta buffet dinner followed by the jazz vocals of Nancy Celeste Walker. For more info, call 909-866-3200 or visit The Pines website at http://www.thepineslakefront.com/

Spring is a great time to visit Big Bear, and we’re convinced you won’t find any way to better enjoy your time here than in one of our luxury vacation rentals. We have luxury cabins and estates to choose from, and it’s a great way to maximize you time away. You can review all our Big Bear rentals and book online at this link: www.fivestarbigbear.com . We also have a great selection of luxury vacation rentals available in our other destinations including:  Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark City, and La Quinta. No matter what city you are visiting, staying in a Five Star Vacation Rental property allows you to experience the absolute best in luxury accommodations. We would be glad to help you plan your getaway to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.