Why a Vacation Rental?

We started our company with a couple simple ideas: Vacations are meant to be fun, and enjoying the luxurious surroundings found in golf estates, high end cabins, and condos on the beach is something that makes them even more fun. High end hotels can be a lot of fun with luxury surroundings, and we’ve had our share or those vacations. But even the best hotels have things that we can’t control like common hallways, boisterous guests, and seldom enough room to really stretch out. And we really like to stretch out.

There are hotel rooms with some extra room, but if you’ve priced those, you’ll quickly see they can be amazingly expensive. And with the extra cost, you still end up sharing hallways, having inconvenient or expensive parking, and often still needing to seek meals elsewhere. We’re undoubtedly biased about this, but renting a luxury vacation rental offers an amazing value. For the price of a nice hotel room, you can plan a getaway in a property with a level of luxury few of us enjoy.

And that’s really the point.

Most families don’t get a lot of vacations. Vacations are special, and we often spend months planning and researching to make them the best they can be. We’re always delighted to hear back from our guests about their special time away. Many of them are truly once in a lifetime experiences. We’re pleased to have helped people launch new marriages, celebrate long-time marriages, and enjoy family get togethers. They’ve enjoyed starting their mornings with coffee together in front of a fireplace followed by a great breakfast overlooking views of snow, golf courses and crashing waves. And it really just starts there.

With a Five Star Vacation Rental, you get a complete package. You have the entire home, cabin or condo that’s entirely yours during your stay. You share your hallways only with those you invited. You share your meals with the people in your group. And if there’s a lineup for breakfast, it’s just the people you care about most in your own private kitchen. The laughter you hear around you is familiar and welcome. Pick one of our many homes with a private pool, and enjoy some family fun away from strangers. It’s real relaxation. And it’s real luxury.

Book online and check out our Big Bear cabins and estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

Can You Imagine Your Family Relaxing In One of These?

At Five Star Vacation Rentals, we’ve got a lot of great properties to choose from in some of the most desirable locations. Big Bear is our most popular destination. This time of year it’s a skiers paradise with Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, two of the best skiing resorts in the western United States.

But Big Bear has always been a popular destination in every season. Big Bear Lake is well stocked with bass, trout and catfish. Winter fishing is amazing if you dress warm enough. And in every season, many guests have the delightful experience of enjoying the freshest of fish dinners after a relaxing day of fishing on the lake. Opportunities for this kind of activity are very limited in most of our lives and can become wonderful family bonding memories that last a lifetime.

For the skiers, we have several properties adjacent to the slopes. There are few more delightful experiences for the avid skier than to roll out of bed, grab a quick breakfast, and walk a few minutes to the slopes. Our Cabin 9 is a great choice for skiers. With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, there’s roof for 11 guests and you’ll be a 200 yard walk from the slopes. A day on slopes followed by an evening in luxury is a pretty good experience.

Our Cabin 1 is also a quick walk to the slopes. It has room for 13 guests in its 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. Just roll out of bed, smile at your very pleasing surroundings, grab a quick cup of coffee, and hit the slopes. Maybe breakfast, maybe not, maybe just a quick cup of yogurt. For many of us it’s not a tough call when you can be on the slopes early without worrying about parking. And after the slopes, your can look forward to the very comfortable surroundings found at your Five Star Vacation Rental. Big Bear Village is a short drive away if you want to grab a good meal or do some shopping.

Book online and check out our Big Bear cabins and estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

A Week in La Quinta

Why not just plan a week away in La Quinta? If you love to golf, there are few places on the planet with more options. And a week away in one of our luxury properties in La Quinta will make the experience amazing. Most of our properties have private pools, fairway views, and luxury beyond what most of us ever experience. Here are a couple of our favorite choices:

Our PGA107 is a 4600 square foot lakefront estate on the Greg Norman Course. The attached casita is its own little romantic getaway that has a fireplace in the private second floor bedroom and its own elevated deck overlooking the lake on the adjacent course. Few things are more relaxing than starting the day with some fresh coffee watching the early golfers play through beyond and planning a full day joining them. Or plan a day of nothing more than relaxing in the warm desert breezes while you lazily swim in the salt water pool. Of course you can stop whenever you want to relax in the spa as you listen to the splashing waterfall feature. Are you feeling the relaxation?

PGA111 has room for 10 guests in its 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. If you’re in the mood for 16 foot ceilings, a private pool, a spa with cascading water features, big screen TVs, a chef’s kitchen with Wolf appliances, you’re in for a treat. With over a dozen golf courses within driving distance, the golfers will find the choices amazing. The built-in barbecue will be a delight for grilling up steaks by the pool. It’s a great time: A morning on the course, an afternoon relaxing by the pool, and an evening of fine cuisine prepared by the chef in your group. We’re sure you get the picture. This is one of our more popular La Quinta choices, but we may have weekday openings. Check out available dates, rates, more photos and book online at this link.

View all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo Vallarta, Miami, Florida, and Big Bear.

 

March Things To Do In Big Bear

Skiing is is great right now in Big Bear, and that’s reason enough for most our guests to plan a Big Bear getaway. There’s a huge pack and we’ve been getting lots of groomed and actual snow. We have lots of great cabins near the slopes, and you can see our our Big Bear cabins and book online at this link.

But off the slopes, Big Bear is reopening and there are lots of great activities to keep you and family enjoying your time on the mountain. One of our favorites is the Big Bear Zoo. Many of our return guests make the trek to the zoo several times a year. The zoo recently reopened with some Covid restrictions, but families are welcome, and the animals never disappoint. The collection of animals is always fun with brown bears, foxes, owls, badgers, wolves, and many more. Check out their website and plan your visit at this link: https://www.bigbearzoo.org/

Big Bear Snow Play continues to expand their fun offering. In addition to downhill inner tube slide, they’ve got their Magic Carpet to whisk you back up to the top of the slope for another run. And the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain has some great attractions as well. Enjoy the Mineshaft Coaster, Southern California’s only downhill mountain coaster. The Soaring Eagle is their great new attraction that will literally have you hanging on as you’re catapulted through the air. You can also enjoy go carts and a fun game of mini golf. Check out their website: http://alpineslidebigbear.com

Check out our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo VallartaLa Quinta and Miami, Florida.

Plan a Trip to Florida With Five Star Vacation Rentals

We’re always excited when we add a new property to our family of luxury vacation rentals. We’re constantly on the lookout for properties to extend our offering of luxury accommodation. It’s a big deal, because we’re pretty choosy. And it’s an even bigger deal when it starts our presence at a new destination. That’s why we’re so pleased to announce our newest market and property in the  Miami Florida area.

Miami has long been a hot spot for vacationers, and we’ve been searching for the perfect entry into this resort destination. We’re pleased to have found a 23rd floor oceanfront residence in the new Hyde Resort on the water at Hollywood Beach. This is one of the finest resort experiences we’ve ever seen. From the on-site fine dining, to the fully equipped gym, two infinity pools, and of course, the adjacent oceanfront, you’re sure to have a relaxing time. There are only a handful of times we recall having so many “wows” when we first visited one of our properties, and this is definitely one of them. The ocean views from the 23rd floor are just amazing. And the clean, open spaces found here are designed to let you relax as you absorb the amazing ocean views.

Hyde Residence Hollywood Florida Miami Vacation RentalThe property was completed in 2017 and still has that new feeling to it. There’s room for 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms and 3 baths. And you can look forward to a VIP experience as you’ll get direct elevator access shared by only 40 of the over 400 condos on the property. Start your day at the gym, or just enjoy your included beach access with 2 lounge chars and an umbrella. All these amenities and unlimited Wifi are included with the $25/day resort fee charged in addition to your rental fees.

The Miami airport is about a half hour away, and once you whisk up the elevator to your 23rd floor retreat, you’ll be a world away from whatever stress you left behind. Sink into a chair on the balcony, and see how many sailboats you can count on the ocean spread out in front of you. And feel the ocean breezes tussle your hair as you start your amazing Florida getaway.

See more photos and details at this link. Give us a call at 310-780-3411 to book your stay.  This is a great time to plan a trip to Florida with Five Star Vacation Rentals. Dates are filling fast, and you’ll be glad you did. Looking for a getaway somewhere else? You can see all of our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link. Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.  We’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.

 

 

February Events in Big Bear

February is a great month to plan your Big Bear getaway. Skiing is in full swing and the local shops and restaurants are open for business. It’s a perfect time to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway, and include some snow play for fun while you’re here. Here are just a few February events in Big Bear you can enjoy during your stay.

The Gold Rush Mining Company offers an immersive winter experience that has proven to be a real hit. Journey into the snow cave where active snow falling events occur daily, find a crystal that represents your birth month, zodiac, numerology, or planet, discover hidden treasures in the heated water sluice all the while under a canopy of sparkling crystal icicles, crack open a snowball revealing never before seen sparkling crystal centers or go on a winter expedition where you can take home all the treasure you find and more. Check out their website for more details.

When was the last time your family enjoyed a night out bowling? The Bowling Barn in Big Bear has been a favorite community destination for years. Bowling is a great family outing, and a truly delightful rite of passage in many families. Many of us remember all the gutter balls we threw followed by the exhilaration of getting a strike. Add a few snacks, and some really cool shoes, and it’s a night most families will find themselves plotting to repeat. Be sure to check out their nightly glow bowling where they dim the lights and turn up the music. They also have an arcade, full service bar, and snack bar.  Check out more details at the website: https://bowlingbarn.com

And these are just a couple of fun events you can enjoy when you’re not skiing or enjoying some of the other snow play events during your visit.

Book online and check out our Big Bear cabins and estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

Some Five Star New Year’s Resolutions

Most of us are darn near gleeful at the thought of leaving 2020 behind. It’s been a year of challenges and we’re filled with hope for better things in the year ahead. And one of the ways many of us greet the new year is with resolutions. Here are a few of ours:

Cherish the People In Our Lives

When we distill everything down to what’s most important in our lives, we can never get very far away from those we love the most. And our circle of important people often includes our friends, family, coworkers and sometimes just special people we meet along the way. We’re hoping the new year will provide us more chances to express our affection for these people and keep in touch with them more regularly. We hope you’ll find those opportunities for the people in your life as well.

Really Enjoy Life

As we surround ourselves with increasing amounts of technology, we can also get wrapped up in a world that can rob us of some of life’s more refreshing and truly genuine moments. We’re resolving in this new year to actually find some roses along the way and then stop to smell them. And we’re going to pet kittens to hear them purr, find something fun to surprise someone we love with, listen to the wind, the birds, and the ocean. And we’ll make it a point to do silly things once in a while, because it makes our kids laugh.

Enjoy Relaxing Time Away

It’s our business, but it’s also our pleasure. Our motivation for getting into this business is the motivation that keeps us visiting our own properties. We love getting away, feeling pampered, and enjoying the amazing surroundings found at our properties. When we’re in La Quinta, we love an early morning game of golf, followed by an afternoon lounging by pool adjacent to the fairway. Our days in Big Bear often start with a cup of coffee overlooking the forest view followed by an afternoon stroll through the forest and a relaxing evening by the fireplace with wine for the adults and hot chocolate for the kids.

However you and your family decide to celebrate the New Year, Five Star Vacation Rentals will always be ready to provide the quality luxury accommodations in some of the most sought after destinations. View all of our La Quinta properties at this link or browse our choices in Big Bear.  You can book online or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo Vallarta and Big Bear.

 

 

 

Merry Christmas from Five Star Vacation Rentals

Merry Christmas from all of us at Five Star Vacation Rentals. It’s been a year of firsts, and we’ve all faced new challenges, but we’re ending it grateful for all our blessings and eager for the new year.

This past year we’ve been honored to host amazing life events for our guests. We’ve seen weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and thousands of happy people just eager to find some pampering above and beyond for a short while. We’re excited to see what new adventures we can be a part of in the coming year, and we want to extend our thanks to our guests who made it all possible. Without you, there would be no Five Star Vacation Rentals.

So we hope you’ll join us in recognizing lots of things could have been better this year, but there were still lots of things that were great blessings. And we trust that the year ahead will have it’s own new challenges and blessings and with each other, we’ll not only make it through, we’ll make through with gratitude.

May God bless each of you and may the coming year be one that sees your family grow closer, your friendships stronger, and your health be strong.

Plan Your January Big Bear Getaway

To help you plan your January Big Bear getaway, we’re here to offer a few great reasons beyond the amazing luxury you’ll enjoy in one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals. January is one of the best months to visit, because there’s usually a good snow pack for the skiers, and Big Bear Village is humming with the shops and restaurants open for great food and fun shopping.

The Alpine Slide is open year round and has enough activities to fill several visits. Their Mineshaft Coaster is a thrilling one mile coaster ride downhill with enough twists and turns to keep you giggling and shrieking the entire ride. The new Soaring Eagle takes riders up backwards 100 feet vertical and 500 feet long to the launch tower before you are catapulted forward at speeds up to 28 mph back to the base. Their snow play hill is perhaps the best inner tube snow run in all of Big Bear, and they’ve made trips up the hill amazingly easy with their covered magic carpet lift that glides you up the hill protected from the elements by a plexiglass enclosure. And for general all around fun, you can enjoy their go carts and mini golf. It’s one of our favorite Big Bear destinations, and one we always recommend to all our guests.

Gold Rush Mining Adventures is open year round and offers great fun for the entire family. You can pan for gold, shop for geodes and gemstones and enjoy their mining decor. It’s a great time of discovery and excitement for kids as they dig for rough stones, polished rocks, fossils, and even some old shark’s teeth. Years from now, your kids will still pull out the bottle of their treasures and remember the fun they had that day at Gold Rush Mining Adventures. They’re located at 40016 Big Bear Blvd.

And of course, there’s the skiing. Many of our guests return every year for their pilgrimage to the slopes. And this year is already shaping up to be a great snow year with lots of pack and the hope of a very snowy season ahead. Most runs at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are open, and you’ll want to get your lift tickets in advance because of the popularity.

Book online and check out our Big Bear cabins and estates at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo Vallarta and La Quinta.

Three Reasons to Plan a Big Bear Getaway

Big Bear is our most popular destination and there are probably about a hundred good reasons why you should plan your next getaway there. But we’re going to point out just three reasons to plan a Big Bear getaway.

Big Bear Has Great Skiing

Two of southern California’s most popular ski destinations are Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. This season is likely to be a busy one with lots of skiers looking to hit the slopes early and often. Lift tickets will be limited and likely harder to get as the season comes into full swing. Since 1952 families have headed to Big Bear to enjoy the thrill of downhill runs. Lift tickets get you access to both locations, and there are slopes suitable for all skill levels. New skiers can take advantage of the ski lessons offered, and there are ski rentals for newcomers to hit the slopes for the thrill of their first runs.

Big Bear Has Great Scenery

Big Bear has dozens of miles of hiking trails, and Big Bear Lake is a year-round destination. Fishing and boating are a great way to leave behind the daily grind down the mountain and totally immerse yourself in the mountain’s ecosystem. With Five Star Vacation Rentals, you’ll enjoy this pristine surrounding in some of the finest luxury to be found anywhere in Southern California. You’ll delight in leaving behind the city traffic and crowds is enough to jump start your enjoyment. Start your morning with a steaming cup of coffee looking out over treetops, Big Bear Lake, and the mountains beyond to get a real sense for how relaxing this can be.

Five Star Vacation Rentals Offers Luxury Relaxation

Leave behind the usual search for a hotel along with the accompanying shared spaces and loud neighbors. Never again be awakened at 3 AM by a loud conversation in the hallway outside your room. Trade out the early morning hunt as you go searching for a restaurant with a relaxing stroll down your private hallway to your private kitchen to enjoy breakfast surrounded only by the people you choose, not a bunch of strangers. Get a fire going in the fireplace and relax with some warm coffee or cocoa as you discuss the plans for the day or just have relaxing there by the fireplace be your plans for the day.

We’re here to help you create this kind of getaway for your family a luxury Big Bear vacation rental. You can look at all our Big Bear options at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo VallartaLa Quinta and Miami, Florida.