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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

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.

Break Out the Skis. It’s Time!

Our regular guests will need no reminder, but we’ll post this anyway. We’ve got snow in Big Bear, and you’re going to want to get your reservations placed. Yes, we’re pleased to announce it’s time to break out the skis.

We love winter in Big Bear and our skiers this year have even more incentive to hit the slopes. This has been a year many of us are eager to leave behind, and we’re pretty sure a few runs down the slopes will help. We’re already seeing our winter bookings coming in, so we recommend you get your reservations in early to make sure you get that much needed time on the slopes. Here are a couple of guest favorites:

Cabin 9 is just 200 yards from the Snow Summit resort, and you’ll love the chance to walk to the slopes rather than trying to find a parking space. Rolling out of bed, grabbing some coffee, a quick breakfast and hitting slopes without even looking for your car keys is a pretty cool way to start any day. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with Cabin 9. It’s on a quiet cul-de-sac and it’s a perfect spot to relax after a long day on the slopes. The big jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom is perfect to soothe any sore muscles, and you’ll all love gathering around the fireplace to wind down with stories from the day.

Cabin 29 is also close to Snow Summit. And with its 9 bedrooms and 9.5 baths there is room for 16 guests. Each of the 9 bedrooms has its own bathroom, so there’s plenty of privacy for large families. And the kids will love the freedom of having their own private suites with a bathroom. The two master bedrooms have Jacuzzi tubs, so mom and dad can have some real luxury of their own at the end of the day. The slopes at Snow Summit are close by, so this is a great choice for a family ski getaway. The restaurants and shops of The Village are also just a few minutes away making this one a perfect choice for your Big Bear getaway.

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 holiday 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.

 

 

Ring in the New Year with Five Star Vacation Rentals

Usher out 2020 in style by booking your stay at a Five Star Vacation Rental. Share your New Year’s resolutions with your family and host your own private countdown with streamers and the bubbly beverages of your choice. Join us in resolving that 2021 will be a great year full of new opportunities and great hope. And what better way to do this than to ring in the New Year with Five Star Vacation Rentals?

Our year end bookings are filling fast, but if you hurry, you can still reserve one of our luxury properties in Big Bear or La Quinta. Here are a couple of properties that are still available as we write this:

In Big Bear, our Cabin 9, 4 Bedroom Summit is a great choice for skiers. Grab your skis, and you’ll be at the slopes in under 5 minutes. And with its 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, there’s room for 11 guests to enjoy its comfort. When you’re not on the slopes, you can relax in front of the fireplace, lounge in the master bath’s jacuzzi tub, or play some family games with the pool and foosball tables. You’ll love the luxury feel of the granite counters throughout, and the hot tub will help soothe any aches or pains from your day on the slopes. Check out more photos and details or book online at this link.

Golfers love how close our La Quinta properties are located to the local courses. There are a wealth of golfing opportunities in La Quinta and our PGA112 overlooks the 8th hole of the Nicklaus Private course. You’ll enjoy your own private pool and spa, and it sits adjacent to a seldom-used community pool you can take advantage of as well. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom, and the guest bedrooms are equipped with 58″ 4K televisions. The fire pit out back will be a favorite place to assemble after dinner to feel the breezes start to cool and enjoy some warm conversations with your family. Be sure to check out the cupboard full of games to enjoy some cards or a board game before bedtime. You can book your stay online and see more photos at this link.

Your next getaway can start by viewing all of our Big Bear vacation rental 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 holiday 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.

 

Plan a Special Holiday Getaway With Five Star Vacation Rentals

This year is the year many families have declared they’re going to go on at least one great family getaway. We’ve been seeing it more and more as families want to have some fun and relaxing experiences during these challenging times. This winter is a great time to plan a special holiday getaway with Five Star Vacation Rentals.

At Five Star Vacation Rentals we strive to provide a great experience with lots of relaxing and luxurious touches along the way. This holiday season is shaping up to be one of our busiest in memory, so we’re recommending all our guests plan ahead and book early to make sure you can get that special trip planned for the family.

Big Bear is our most popular destination, and the holiday season in Big Bear offers lots of great activities in a beautiful forest setting. By Christmastime, Big Bear often has a generous blanket of snow. And on the years it doesn’t, you’ll still be greeted with exhilarating cold, clean, mountain air amid the towering trees. For us city dwellers, an early morning walk in the chilly air amongst the trees and mountains in Big Bear is a rare treat. And for the skiers, the treat is even greater when it’s followed by a run down the slopes at Bear Mountain or Snow Summit.

Off the slopes, there’s still plenty of fun winter activity. One of our favorites is the Alpine Slide. Their new Mineshaft Coaster brings a coaster experience to Big Bear with hairpin turns, tunnels and 360 degree corkscrews. The coaster will take you down a mile-long track through the trees. They have their own snow making equipment on site, so as long as the weather is cold enough, you can also enjoy their snow play options with inner tube downhill runs, and their signature Alpine Slide where you can recreate a luge experience as you race down the mountain on the specially designed track and sleds.

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.

Plan Your November Big Bear Getaway

We’re so excited to see more families making plans to get out and enjoy activities together. And with the holidays just around the corner, our bookings are filling up for Thanksgiving and Big Bear. But don’t despair, we still have some openings, and it’s a great time to plan your November Big Bear Getaway.

The weather is hard to predict, but we usually see some snow by November. And even when there is no snow, there’s plenty to do. Here are some of our favorites:

Spend some time at the Big Bear Zoo. We’re always pleased to hear from guests who discover this gem during their visit to Big Bear. The zoo is small enough to enjoy in just an afternoon, but big enough to offer some great examples of local wildlife. You can enjoy seeing bears, coyotes, a badger, a bobcat, eagles, and much more. It’s a very intimate experience, and unlike any zoo you’ve probably visited before. For more information, admission fees, and hours, please visit their website: https://www.bigbearzoo.org

The Big Bear Alpine Slide is open year round with a variety of adventures and rides depending upon the season and the weather. They recently completed the Mineshaft Coaster, and it’s a hit. You’ll hop on your private sled and you’re in control of the brakes for the gravity-propelled ride down the state-of-the-art stainless steel tube track. The track stretches for a mile and you’ll get up to speeds over 25mph. And this is just one of the fun activities you can enjoy during your visit. Each of the rides brings a new thrill, and discount tickets are available for multiple rides. Check out their website for more information: http://alpineslidebigbear.com/

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.

Some Great Choices For Your Next Getaway

We love talking to guests and learning about their plans. Over the years, we’ve hosted weddings, honeymoons, family reunions, church retreats, and lots of just plain family fun. It’s always a delight to help people find the right property for their getaway, and we’re going to take a look at a couple of our guests’ favorites.

Cabin 49 is a recent addition to our family of properties. We call it the “Brand New San Gorgonio Lodge.” It was built in 2019 and sits on a treed lot within a 10 minute walk of Snow Summit. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with room for 12 guests. Its great room has a wall of windows looking out on the forest, and there are plenty of comfy places to relax near the fireplace. There’s a slipper bathtub in the master suite just waiting for you to slip in and feel all your stress dissolve away. The wood accents and live edge counters will be a constant reminder of the beautiful forest just outside. Click here for more details and to book online.

As the colder weather starts moving in to Big Bear, one of our personal favorites is Cabin 12, “Indoor Pool and Spa at Beautiful Lakeside Retreat.” As the name reveals, this cabin boasts an indoor pool and spa. As your family splashes around in the private pool, be sure to tell the kids how when you were their age, you had to walk all the way to the city pool and share it with a hundred other kids. And then splash them a bit just  for fun. It’s sure to be a getaway you all remember and will want to repeat. Check for available dates, get more info, and book online at this link.

Your next relaxing getaway can start by viewing all of our Big Bear vacation rental 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 Vallarta and La Quinta.

November Things to do In Big Bear

Are you ready to get out of town? We’ve been getting lots of calls from people saying exactly that. As our start inching back toward a more normal existence, one of the things we all miss most is travel and time to relax with those closest to us. It’s a great time to check out all the November things to do in Big Bear.

Oktoberfest has its closing weekend on November 5-7th. Many people have this on their calendar to come back each year, and we’re happy it’s continuing this year. You’ll enjoy lots of fun, great international beers, and you can polka till you drop. It’s the one event every year we get to break our our lederhosen without having the neighbors post strange things about us on social media. You can plan to find mugs of beer bigger than your head, and fun activities for everyone, including a bunch for the kids.

Women in Big Bear looking for a fun group paddle board activity or just want to learn the basics of paddle boarding, can meet every Thursday at 5pm at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor. Scheduled to run Thursdays until November 26th, Captain John’s hosts this event that they affectionately call, “Babes on Boards.” For a $5 fee, you’ll get a board rental and can join with more experienced boarders to get some pointers. Be sure to bring an appetizer and plan to watch an awesome sunset. More info:
Captain John’s Fawn Harbor
39369 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 866-6478

Wyatt’s Grill and Saloon is offering patio dining Wednesday through Sunday and features country music on Wednesday nights. They hope to restart their line dancing fun soon, but for now you can enjoy some great food most nights and some great music on Wednesday nights. They’re also delivering to most areas of Big Bear. More details here.

Your next getaway can start by viewing all of our Big Bear vacation rental 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 holiday 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.