More Big Bear Vacation Rental Choices

There are so many things about Big Bear that make it an ideal destination, and we’re pleased that our luxury vacation rental properties have become another great reason to visit for our guests. We’re pleased that you can enjoy the natural beauty of the forest, lake, hiking trails, and wildlife from the luxury and comfort of a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate. Here are a couple more good reasons to stay with us in Big Bear.

If you have a large group looking for the perfect choice in Big Bear, our Cabin #4, Grand 8 Bedroom Castle Glen Estate may just be a perfect choice. As its name denotes, this rambling 6700 square foot estate has 8 bedrooms. Combine this with its 7 bathrooms, a theater room, huge spa and soaring 35 foot ceilings, and you’ll wish you never had to leave. There’s  plenty of room for up to 16 guests to relax in this luxury, and there’s a lot to keep you busy with a game room including a pool table and poker table.  You can book this one directly on our website at this link where you’ll also find more photos and details.

You want to experience some real luxury? How about put a private indoor pool on your list.  That’s what you’ll find with our Cabin #12, Beautiful Lakeside Retreat. Of course, as with most of our properties, you will face some hard choices: When you’re not swimming in your private pool, will you play a game of pool, ping pong, or watch an old movie on the 50″ TV? These are the sorts of hard decisions we should face every day, and you will have the fun of choosing when your party of up to 16 guests settles in for your relaxing time in this luxury Big Bear vacation rental.

View all of 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 next 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  Park City, UtahPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

Spotlight on Big Bear Vacation Rental Choices

Big Bear is our most popular destination. It has great activities for every season, and it’s in one of the most beautiful locations you can imagine. During the spring, summer, and fall you can enjoy great fishing, boating and watersports on the lake, while the winter sees world-class skiing at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

Each of our properties in Big Bear is selected because they offer a level of comfort and luxury above that which is found in most vacation rentals. We are selective, so our guests can have the confidence that their stay with us in a Five Star Vacation Rental will be one they’ll remember fondly and want to repeat frequently.

We’re going to take some time in our blog to highlight some of the great properties that you can choose from in your next stay in Big Bear.

2066620959Our Cabin #8, Estate by the Lake is one the most luxurious and magnificent properties you’re likely to find in all of Big Bear. It’s signature room is the massive dining room with custom made acorn chandeliers hanging far overhead. It has room for 16 guests and this grand custom dining table has room to fit all of them in a single seating.  It’s massive floor plan stretches out over 7000 square feet with plenty of outside deck space as well. Five of the bedrooms are master suites, and there are two handicap-accessible rooms on the ground floor. You can book this online or get more photos and details at this link.

The usual first reaction to our Cabin #2, Luxurious Castle Glen Estate is simply, “wow!” Its 5200 square foot  floor plan includes 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and plenty of room for 16 people to enjoy its luxury. You’ll delight at the unique shapes and angles built into this custom home and the views out of the panoramic windows will enhance your enjoyment. It’s built to easily accommodate large groups and multiple families, so you can plan a reunion, office retreat, or church getaway confident that you’ll all have plenty of room to relax and spend time together.

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.

August in Big Bear

Summer is well under way, and we hope you’ve already made your plans to getaway for a much deserved vacation or weekend in a Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear. August is one of our favorite months, and there’s plenty of fun scheduled to keep the family happy.  Here’s a sample of the fun you can look forward to during your stay with us:

The Renaissance Faire makes its 16th annual appearance starting on August 5th and continuing every weekend for the entire month. If you’ve never been to this event, you’re in for a real treat. Each weekend carries a different theme ranging from pirates to purple, and fairies to steampunk. The food is amazing, and it’s only place we know of where you can get juicy turkey legs the size of your head. You’ll delight with the sights and smells that surround you as costumed participants stroll amid the many vendors and food booths. There will be magic, sword swallowing, jousting and dancing. It’s everything you’d hoped your college experience would be without the exams.  See more event details and purchase tickets in advance at this link: https://www.bbvrsinc.org

Cycling raceAugust is also a big cycling month in Big Bear. The Big Bear Cycling Association has rides scheduled continuously throughout the month. Rides are available for all experience levels and ages. The 8th annual Tour de Big Bear is scheduled for August 5th as part of the Big Bear Cycling Festival starting July 29th. This event offers several different distances, so riders of varying skill can choose the one that best fits their abilities. Choose from the namesake Tour de Big Bear with its 25 mile distance and 1368′ climb to the most difficult being the HC Gran Fondo covering 125 miles and a 12,000′ climb. There are 50, 70, and 107 mile courses to choose from as well. See more detailed descriptions and registration info at this link.  The scenery and cool mountain air are just a couple reasons why this has been voted as Southern California’s Favorite Ride.

classic retro vintage blue carAugust 11th welcomes the 28th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village. This three-day event is one of the biggest of its kind, and 500 cars are expected to participate. This is always a hit with car buffs. There is no admission charge to view these beautifully restored and preserved cars. There’s a small fee if you want to display your car, and this helps fund local Big Bear charities. You may want to join the crowd lining the streets when they embark on the “Cruise Around the Lake.”

We hope this sparks your desire to carve out some time for your family to enjoy an August 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.

 

 

July Fun in Big Bear

Are you ready to grab hold of some great times in Big Bear? July is one of our favorite times to plan a Big Bear getaway. Here’s some of the fun stuff going on:

Big Bear hosts the biggest 4th of July fireworks show in all of Southern California. This annual event is something that many families return for every year. There are many vantage points around the lake, and the reflection off the surface of the water makes the display come alive in ways you can barely imagine.  Combine the show in the sky with some great barbecue cooked on the deck of your Five Star Vacation Rental. It’s certain to please the entire family, and make for a long weekend you’ll all remember fondly. We still have a handful of cabins available, so book online at this link, or give us a call at 310-780-3411.

With the kids out of school for the summer, a getaway during the week can be a real treat. The weekday experience in Big Bear can offer a slower pace with fewer people. We often have a better selection of cabins during the week as well. If your version of a relaxing getaway includes fewer crowds and less cars on the road, a weekday excursion to Big Bear will likely be a great choice.

PainterOn July 1st and 2nd, you can enjoy the Big Bear Artwalk Festival. This annual event hosts a juried display of some of the best work by local and regional artists. Bring your wallet, and you plan on finding something that you’ll want to hang on the wall.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” presented by the Community Arts Theater Society continues through July 8th at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center. This Broadway musical classic is a fun romp through the comics with something for everyone in the family.  You can get more info and purchase tickets at this link: http://www.bigbeartheater.org/charlie-brown

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.

Summer Starts Here

With summer just about upon us, it’s a perfect time for you to start planning for the vacation that you meant to do last year. And the year before.

We really try to make it simple, so you can get an amazing family vacation to a fun and exotic destination planned with almost no extra effort at all. Our top destination, Big Bear, features online booking and plenty of photos to help you choose your perfect getaway. We also have several cabins located adjacent to each other that you can book as a group, so you’ll have room for up to 28 guests with this one and 26 with this choice.  All of our cabins are equipped to help your time away be one full of luxury.

Summer in Big Bear is a great experience. There’s more than enough going on during summer to help keep your kids’ heads tilted skyward instead focusing on their iPhones. Here are just a few things to keep you happily occupied:

Take to the lake. Big Bear Lake offers a plethora of fun activities. The anglers in your party will enjoy dropping a line in the water and trying to land something for dinner. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, and you’ll also find bass, carp, catfish and crappie. There are few things more satisfying than feeding the family with your own fresh catch of the day.

Boating on the lake can be a great way to relax. Rent a boat, grab a good book and some sunscreen, and you’re set for a relaxing time just drifting around with the sounds of the water gently lapping at the side of the boat only interrupted by the occasional laugh or squeal of delight from nearby swimmers and water skiers.

Region capture 15Ready for something a bit more intense and higher off the ground? Try your hand at ziplining. Action Zip Lines has some of the most amazing high-speed runs you can find anywhere. There are few things that rival the thrill of flying through the trees on a zip line. Get more details at their website: http://actionziplinetours.com/

Add to this all the nightlife in Big Bear Village with live bands, unique shops and amazing restaurants, and you’ll find your time in Big Bear will recharge your batteries and have you planning your next visit before you leave.

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 Father’s Day Extraordinary

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and this presents an opportunity to show dad exactly how much you appreciate all he’s done for you. Make sure he knows you remember all those awkward calls you made in your youth when you were a bit short of rent money, needed help buying your books for school, or found yourself stranded with a broken down car in need of a quick rescue. For all these reasons and a thousand more, you can make this year the one he remembers for a lifetime.

Five Star Vacation Rentals has a number of great choices that can meet and exceed whatever activities dad likes best. If he’s a golfer, we have some great luxury villas right on the fairway in La Quinta. We just added a few truly spectacular properties that will have dad’s eyes getting wide as he smiles looking out over the beautiful green expanse just waiting for him and his clubs. Check out all of our La Quinta properties and book online at this link.

Is dad more of a laidback-relax-on-the-beach kind of guy? How about setting him up with a relaxing stay at our Villa la Estancia resort in Nuevo Vallarta?   This high rise vacation spot is right on the beach and offers a complete resort experience with a swim-up bar and just a momentary walk to the adjacent beach. There’s golfing nearby as well as lots of great shopping and local cuisine in Puerto Vallarta. If dad wants to try his hand at some serious fishing, there’s marlin and tuna charters leaving regularly out of the Puerto Vallarta marina. Check out more photos and details at this link.

Of course, Big Bear is our most popular destination, and there’s always something for dad to enjoy here. Big Bear Lake has some great fishing and water sports. Rent a boat for the afternoon, and do some fishing or just drift around enjoying the sound of the water gently lapping at the boat while you all enjoy a picnic on the water or quietly relax with a good book in the cool breeze over the lake. Later, you can treat dad to some steaks prepared just the way he likes them in the gourmet kitchen of your Five Star Vacation Rental. The entire family will enjoy the benefits of celebrating dad, but make sure you go all out to give him the special time he deserves. This link has our Big Bear vacation rentals.

We hope this sparks your desire to carve out some time to make a special getaway just for Dad.  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.

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.