More Fun Events in Big Bear for May

In last week’s blog, we detailed a few of the great events happening in Big Bear during May.  You can see that blog at this link.  But we really only covered a handful of the fun things you’ll have to do during your stay with us in May.

Mother's Day is May 12th

We mentioned it last week, but it bears repeating.  May 12th is Mother’s Day, and it’s time you really showed her how much you appreciate all she does for you.  We understand that our wives often do things for us out of a sense of duty.  And other times their actions are simply because they love us.  You don’t have to be Dr. Phil to realize that if you take this opportunity to provide her with a spectacular demonstration of how much you really love her, she’ll have more of her thoughts toward you filled with love rather than duty.  Trust us.  The loving thoughts are much, much better.   You really need to do this.  Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your getaway for Mother’s Day.  But don’t delay.  We often sell out over that weekend.  Use this link to explore all of our luxury Big Bear estate cabins.

Get a Scare in Big Bear!

Returning for its third year on May 18th and 19th is the Big Bear Horro-Fi Film Festival at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (39707 Big Bear Blvd). This is just too much fun. If you enjoy campy, funny, and occasionally terrifying films, you’ve really got to be here for this one. The events include panel discussions with the film makers and past years have seen some famous actors showing up as well.  If you’re a film buff, a film maker, or just want to have some great fun, be sure to get your tickets for this one.  You can get more details and a calendar of events on their website at www.bigbearhorrorfilmfest.com.

And for all you runners out there,  be sure to book your stay for the Big Bear Lake Memorial 5K Fun Run to Benefit “Wounded Warrior Project.” The 5k Fun Run is set to take place Sunday May 26, 2013 in The Village of Big Bear Lake, CA. The 3.1 mile road run starts in The Village and takes you through some of the scenic areas and neighborhoods of Big Bear. It’s a great way to support a great cause. Visit www.bigbearfunrun.com for more details.

Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page.  If you’re planning a getaway somewhere other than Big Bear, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in  Park City,Palm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Regardless of where you may go, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that Five Star Vacation Rentals is working to make your vacation relaxing and memorable.  Don’t risk your precious vacation time by booking anywhere else!

May Events in Big Bear

May in Big Bear is packed full of great excuses to sneak away for a relaxing time in one of our luxury vacation rental estates.  Of course, we’re convinced our wonderful cabins are excuse enough to beat feet to the mountain.  But in case you needed a bit more of a nudge, here are just a handful of great events coming up in May.

Number one is Mother’s Day on May 12th.  Okay, dad, we know she’s always pleased to get a nice dinner, flowers, and some candy.  She’ll never complain about that.  But isn’t it time to set the mark a bit higher?  Make this year the one that she’ll always remember and tell all of her friends about.  We’ll be glad to work with you to create a romantic getaway in one of our amazing cabins.  Which do you think she’d prefer:  Going out for a nice dinner and then going back home to watch TV, or going out for a nice dinner, and then returning to your luxurious estate cabin for a relaxing night in front of the fireplace and in the spa?  Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you get this romantic getaway started.

On May 4th, you’ll have a chance to combine a fun getaway with a worthy cause.  The annual Big Bear MS Walk takes place on Saturday May 4th on the North Shore’s Alpine Pedal Path. It’s a great opportunity to have the entire family help out a great charity while enjoying the beauty of Big Bear. For more details, click this link to visit the Walk MS website.

Weekends throughout May, enjoy the free nature walks offered by the Big Bear Discovery Center. These 30-minute Nature Walks are offered on Saturdays at 1pm and 2 pm and Sundays at 11 am and 12 noon. You’ll learn about the local plant life, wildlife and interesting historical facts. This is a great time for the entire family. The nature walks are not strenuous and designed for all levels of physical conditioning.  More details at www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com.

The Big Bear Alpine Zoo offers animal feeding tours on weekends.  This has quickly become one of Big Bear’s most popular events, and the kids really love it.  You’ll get to walk along with one of the zookeepers as they make their rounds feeding the various animals.  It’s a great learning experience, and a rare close-up encounter with these animals.  The tours start at 3:00 pm each Saturday and Sunday.  Visit www.bigbearzoo.org for more info.

On May 18th, you can break out your fishing gear and head over to Big Bear Lake for a chance at some of the $10,000 purse in this year’s Jim Hall Memorial May Trout Classic.  Last year’s winner landed an 11 pound trout and went home with a $2500 cash prize.  That sounds like fun to us.  Get more information on their website at www.maytroutclassic.com.

This is just a sampling of the great fun coming up in Big Bear during May.  Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your getaway.  You can view all of our Big Bear vacation rental cabins on this link.

And if you’re planning a getaway somewhere else, be sure to check out our other properties in  Park City, UtahPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  At Five Star Vacation Rentals, we’re dedicated to helping you create a great vacation.  We realize your vacation time is very valuable, and our goal is to make sure you enjoy it to the fullest.

 

 

Meet Five Star Vacation Rentals’ Newest Luxury Big Bear Cabin

We’re very pleased to announce the newest addition to our Five Star Vacation Rental lineup of luxury estates.  No. 44 Dreamscape Villa is nestled in the forest in the Moonridge area of Big Bear.  It offers tree-top views and is very close to many of our favorite Big Bear attractions like Ski Slopes, Big Bear Snow Play, and the lake.

This cabin is pure delight and luxury crafted at the hands of Bob Dixon.  Bob has been building distinctive properties for nearly 40 years and some of Big Bear’s most desirable cabins started on the drafting tables at Dixon Construction. You’ll be delighted with the attention to detail as you relax in the log-themed decor and marvel at the majestic views from the deck.

We’ve filled the house with great diversions including a Foosball table, and a new Sony LED TV.  As the evening gets late, you will likely find yourself in front of the custom fireplace while you fix some steamy hot chocolate in the modern gourmet kitchen.  Be sure to spend a little while in the warm relaxation of the spa before you head off to bed.

Come morning, you’ll be back in the kitchen to cook up a perfect breakfast for the entire family.   One of you should sneak out early so the rest of the family can wake up to the wonderful smell of fresh coffee brewing.  We keep the kitchen stocked with all the cookware and utensils you’ll need to make anything from a simple omelet to a gourmet quiche.

After your first night, you’ll be faced with the dilemma that confronts most of our guests.  The cabin is so cozy and luxurious, you’ll consider just staying in for the entire day to drink in the wonderful architecture and amenities.  But Big Bear is full of fun things to do outside, and that’s likely why you choose to come in the first place.  We’ll leave it to you to resolve this dilemma as you wish.  But inside the cabin, or outside in wonderful Big Bear, you and your family will surely have a vacation to remember.

You can view more details about our new Dreamscape Villa at this link.  If you’re planning your winter getaway somewhere other than one of our luxury Big Bear cabins, we can help as well in the following areas:  Park City, UtahPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. At Five Star Vacation Rentals we realize that your time away on vacation is important, and we treat it that way. We are constantly working to ensure that your stay in one of our luxury rentals is an experience you’ll always remember fondly and want to repeat often.

Call us today at 310-780-3411 to book your next getaway.

 

April Events in Big Bear

Spring is quickly closing in on us, but we’ve still got plenty of good skiing weather here in Big Bear.  With a couple of late storms, we usually have good skiing conditions lasting into late April.  And there are some great reasons to start planning your April getaway to Big Bear now.

Each year Bear Mountain and Snow Summit invite Law Enforcement, EMS, Firefighters & Active Military to take advantage of Honor Our Heros/Uniform Days.  The last opportunity this season will be on April 3 & 4. It’s the resort’s way of showing appreciation for the hard work and sacrifice of these folks.  Just take your valid work identification to any Bear Mountain or Snow Summit ticket window and you will receive a $38.00 lift ticket. Up to a $21 savings!

CATS presents “Mark Twain and the Shakespeare Mystery” A One-Act, One-Man Show by Robin Field. The shows will be on April 5, 6, 10, 12 and 13 at 7:30 PM. Matinees at 2:30 on April 7 and 14. For more details please call or visit their website:
Location: CATS Warehouse Theater at 1117 West Big Bear Blvd
Contact: Tel: (909) 585-4757 Website: www.bigbeartheater.org

Enjoy the natural beauty of Big Bear with ongoing events at the Big Bear Discovery Center. Gather the family for a 30-minute Nature Walk on Saturdays at 1pm and 2 pm and Sundays at 11 am and 12 noon to learn about the local plant life, wildlife and some very interesting historical facts. Great activity for fami…
Location: Big Bear Discovery Center at 40971 North Shore Drive/ Hwy 38, Fawnskin CA 92333
Contact: Tel: (909) 382-2790 Website: www.bigbeardiscoverycenter.com

Every Saturday in April the Big Bear Alpine Zoo offers animal feeding tours that allow you to go along with the zookeepers as they visit each of the animals with their meals. It’s a great experience for the kids, and a rare behind-the-scenes tour that you just can’t find at most zoos. The keeper takes time to explain interesting facts about the animals as they are fed — a great opportunity to learn about our wildlife! There’s no additional cost for the tour, but regular admission rates apply for entry into the zoo. Regular Zoo Hours are 10-5 on Saturdays/Sundays and 10-4 on weekdays. The feeding tours usually last about an hour starting at 3pm.
Location: Big Bear Alpine Zoo at 43285 Goldmine Drive
Contact: Tel: (909) 878-4200 Website: www.moonridgezoo.org

We’ll have more information on fun Big Bear April events in an upcoming blog.  Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your stay.  Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page.  If you’re looking for a getaway someplace else, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in  Park City,Palm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Regardless of where you may go, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that Five Star Vacation Rentals is working to make your vacation relaxing and memorable.

March Events in Big Bear

There’s snow on the ground now in Big Bear, but as Spring approaches, temperatures begin rising and the cold of winter is replaced with warmer, sunnier days. The comfortable weather of Spring is alluring, but it can mean limited accessibility to some of Big Bear’s snowier attractions. March is the perfect time to take advantage of Big Bear’s snowy landscape before it melts away. There are a multitude of activities in the area for everybody to explore this time of year.

One such activity is Guided Snowshoe Tours offered by the Southern California Mountains Foundation. On this tour, you can traverse through the San Bernardino National Forest with a tour guide and become acquainted with the natural features of Big Bear through snowshoeing. This is a great opportunity for individuals visiting the area who are interested in exploring Big Bear’s natural beauty, as well as for families looking for engaging and educational activities for kids. Discovering the beauty of Big Bear in wintertime is a treat for adults and kids both. For more information, call (909) 382-2790.

Several snowboarding and skiing events and competitions come to Big Bear in March, too. Whether you are interested in participating in or simply watching these events, there are certainly opportunities for interested visitors. The War of Rails is a skiing competition that takes place on March 2nd and is free to attend. For more information, call (909) 866-5766. Visitors can become involved in a good cause when The United States Adaptive Recreation Center (USARC) also hosts their annual Ski-A-Thon on the same day. Participants enroll to snowboard or ski to raise money for USARC. Additional information is available by calling (909) 584-0269.

These and other snowy events make March the ideal time to plan a Big Bear vacation. After a day of fun activities like these, you will love the comfort and luxury of one of our Big Bear Cabins. Call us at (310) 780-3411 to begin planning your trip!

If you’d like to view our Big Bear vacation rental cabins, visit our Big Bear page at this link.  Planning a vacation somewhere else?  We’ve got luxury vacation rentals available in Park CityPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. We realize that you get very little vacation time each year, so we’re dedicated to ensuring that your time spent in one of our luxury rentals will have you enjoying every possible moment.  Call us today, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

Pack Your Bags! We’ve Got Five Star Luxury Big Bear Cabins and Great Ski Conditions

The recent storms have finally passed, but they’ve left behind some great ski conditions in the Big Bear area.  If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to pack up for your ski getaway, wait no longer!  Check ahead when you come, but the roads are clear with no chains required, so it’s an easy drive to an amazing getaway.  Here’s the current report from Bear Mountain:

There are lots of  beginner jumps and rails at chair 6, while chair 5 is lined with intermediate jumps, hips, jibs, the halfpipes, and a new wall ride. Over on chair 9 there are more intermediate features as well as lots of advanced and some expert features. Chair 9 has lots of skate style down bars, wall-rides, boxes, and tubes of all sorts. We are definitely enjoying the finest park set-up of the 2012-2013 season. Freestyle camp is a great way to comfortable improve with friendly and talented instructors. We are out of the cold front which allowed for some great snowmaking, and back into classic Southern California sun shine …

And here’s the report from Snow Summit:

Park Staff has also made a few new changes to Westridge, including two skill builder boxes and a mini bank halfpipe at the top of Chair 2. After hitting the new features, you have your choice of lapping Summit Run or continuing through the park, which has a new feature count of 32 jibs and 41 snow features! The snow coverage is excellent and we’re expecting sunny skies all weekend long. Be sure to make reservations if you’re headed up for the holiday to guarantee your spot on the snow.

Snow Summit and Bear Mountain limit the number of lift tickets sold each day to reduce crowding both on the slopes and the lifts.  Your tickets will work for either location, and there’ s a free shuttle bus that runs every half hour between the two.  They’ve made every provision to make sure you’re able to get in the maximum amount of skiing on your getaway.  Be sure to buy your lift tickets ahead of time to make sure they’re not sold out.  Here’s the link to their online store: https://ecommerce.snowsummit.com/e-commerce/

And of course, we strongly recommend you also be sure to reserve one of our luxury Big Bear cabins for your stay.  We have both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit cabins available, so you can get as close to the slopes as you wish.  We’re experts at helping families put together amazing Big Bear family vacations.  When you couple a great day of skiing with a relaxing stay at one of our luxury resort cabins, the only thing you’ll worry about is how you’re going to get the family to ever leave such fun and luxury.  But not to worry.  We’ll gladly help you book your return stay too!  You can view all our Big Bear cabin rentals at this link.

There’s also great skiing right now at Park City and Mammoth Mountain, so be sure to call us about booking a luxury vacation rental for these destinations as well.

Just give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be glad to help you book your dream vacation in one of our 5 Star vacation rentals.

 

January Events In Big Bear

January is a busy month in Big Bear, and there are lots of fun activities available beyond the slopes.  One of the great things about Big Bear is that you can ski all day, and have some real fun at night as well.  And there’s enough to keep you busy off the slopes to make January a great time for a visit even if you don’t ski at all.

The Big Bear Discovery Center has lots of great activities planned for January.  Each Saturday morning they offer a snowshoeing adventure in the San Bernardino National Forest with a resident naturalist. You’ll learn how to snowshoe, and go for a guided trek through the forest.  Snowshoes, poles, water and a snack are provided. Please bring warm clothing layers and waterproof boots or shoes. You can buy tickets online at this page:  http://discoverycentersnowshoetours.eventbrite.com/

The center also has a fun animal tracking event every weekend that allows you to locate and identify some of the local animal tracks.  This is great fun for the entire family.  Come learn how to track animals found in the forest. Learn how tracks are cast and make your very own. After creating your animal track, a naturalist will guide you on a 20 minute walk around the grounds searching for signs of animals.

The Big Bear Discovery Center is located at 40971 North Shore Drive in Fawnskin.

Take cooking lessons.  Release your inner Julia Child by spending some time with one of the world-class chefs at the Copper Q.  It’s an amazing experience with limited space so budding gourmets or wannabe chefs can rub elbows with a pro to see how it’s really done.  You’ll learn to cook some of the most amazing delicacies and get to sample your work along the way.  Classes are scheduled during the week, and space is limited, so be sure to call ahead.  Here’s their website for more details:  http://copperq.com/index.php?pg=classes

Hear some great music or make your own.  Friday nights in Big Bear offer a great selection of live music.  Here are a few great choices for your entertainment:

Nottingham’s Tavern at 40797 Big Bear Blvd.
Mill Creek Cattle Company at 41072 Big Bear Blvd
Skeleton Key Folk Music Center at 560 Pine Knot Avenue
Chad’s Place 40740 Village Drive

And on Tuesday night you have the opportunity to make some of your own music with karaoke at Murrays Saloon at 672 Cottage Lane.  Break free of your shower and show the world your true talent.

And as you know, there’s also some amazing skiing to be found right now.   So whatever your passion, we’re here to help you put together a luxury getaway in one of our Five Star Vacation Rental cabins and estates.  Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll get you started on your way to a great getaway.

Looking for a vacation somewhere other than Big Bear? We also have some great vacation rental estates, cabins, and condos available in   Park City, UtahPalm Springs/La Quinta Southern California Beaches Mammoth Mountain, and  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

 

 

More Snow Fun In Big Bear

We’re in the height of snow season, so, if you haven’t already done so, we recommend that you call us to secure your reservation right away.  January is one of our busiest months, and we hate turning guests away!  Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to find the ideal vacation rental cabin for your getaway.

Bear Mountain and Snow Summit

Planning a getaway for some skiing?  Great idea!  Big Bear has terrific skiing available at both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.  The two slopes are operated in conjunction with each other, so you can ski to your heart’s content at one, and then take a quick trip over to the other.  They even offer a free shuttle service between the two.  All lift tickets work at both locations, so you can just concentrate on getting some serious skiing in.  Several of our properties are within walking distance of the slopes, so you can see how this will make for a perfect ski getaway.  Don’t worry about parking or traffic.  Walk to the slopes, use the free shuttle, and return to your luxury Five Star Vacation cabin rental at the end of the day.  At the end of that day, you  can relax on the plush sofa, close your eyes, and just listen to the crackling fire.  Life really doesn’t get much better than this.

Bear Mountain and Snow Summit limit the number of lift tickets they sell to avoid long wait times.  So be sure to make your plans early, and buy your lift tickets before you go.  Here’s the link to purchase online: http://www.bearmountain.com/snowboard/rates/lift-tickets/

Snow Fun Off the Slopes

While most people think of the great ski slopes when they head to Big Bear for snow play, there’s a lot more to do in the snow without skis.

Big Bear Snow Play is Southern California’s premier downhill inner tube destination.  They have a covered magic carpet lift that transports you to the top of the slope without wearing you out.  For one low entry price, they’ll supply the tube, and you’ll get unlimited runs down the hill.  This is a great choice for families with small children who want to play in the snow, but don’t want to strap skis on the little ones yet.  Visit their website for more details: http://www.bigbearsnowplay.com/

The Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain offers an entirely different sort of downhill fun. You kids will get wide-eyed when they realize that you’re taking them for a wild bobsled ride down a banked, twisty hillside track.  It looks and feels almost like the downhill runs in the Olympics, and there’s really nothing like it anywhere else in Southern California.  The runs are open year-round, so even if there’s no snow during your visit, the downhill bobsled runs will be open.  You can get more information on their website:  http://alpineslidebigbear.com/AlpineSlide.html

But the best part of your Big Bear getaway will surely be the relaxing time you spend in your  luxurious cabin offered by Five Star Vacation Rentals.  We’re convinced that our Big Bear cabins are the finest quality luxury homes you’ll be able to find.  And we’re always working behind the scenes to make sure the properties are all kept in top-notch condition.  We want to make sure that your next call to us will be to book another vacation.

View our Big Bear luxury cabin rentals on this page.  We also have luxury vacation rental homes available  in Park City,Palm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Each of our vacation rentals is sure to provide your family a vacation you’ll remember fondly for years to come.  Call us at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you book your next getaway.

 

 

Merry Christmas and Thank You, From Our Family To Yours

Christmas is our favorite time of the year, and we’d like to express our gratitude to our guests for being such a blessing to us.

It’s hard to describe the joy we have getting call after call from folks who are planning a getaway with their family and loved ones.  We get the privilege of being invited to participate with our guests while they plan out some if the most exciting events in their lives.  In the past year we’ve been honored to be included in plans for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, engagements, surprise gifts, romantic getaways, family reunions, church retreats, and a whole list of others. The excitement in our guests’ voices is infectious.  When we’re away from work, we often find ourselves telling friends and family members about the cool vacations we’ve helped plan with our guests.  It’s really a delight, and we thank you for allowing us to be a part of some of the most joyous occasions in your lives.

Hanukkah just ended last week, and Christmas is only a few days away.  Many of us have likely been caught up in the hurried pace of shopping and preparation for guests.  We want to encourage you in the rush of the season to be sure and slow down for time with your friends and family.  Leave work a little earlier, turn off the television a little sooner, and be sure to just spend some time with your kids, your parents, aunts and uncles, and close friends.  Ask them lots of questions about what they’ve been doing, and get reconnected if you’ve been apart for a while.

Winter is our busiest season, but it’s also the time we get a chance to be constantly reminded of the things that are most important to us.  This time of year sees the celebration of both religious and cultural events that pull our families closer together.  This is one reason why the season is such a wonderful time.  Families everywhere will be gathering to renew relationships around Christmas trees, candles, fireplaces, and dinner tables.  It’s a great opportunity to freely offer hugs and love even to those who may have wronged us in the past.  And perhaps we can hope that we’ll be similarly embraced by those we have wronged.  It’s a time for us to encourage each other to renew relationships and place a greater value on the people around us than we do on the differences and hurts we may harbor.  It’s a chance for us to say, “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.”

We thank each of our guests for the blessings you have brought to our family, and we pray that God will bless all of you throughout the coming year.

Dreaming of a White Christmas? That’s One of Our Specialties

One of the great things about Southern California is the close proximity we have to so many diverse climates and activities.  We can travel east for a short time and quickly change from city living into the desert communities of Palm Springs and La Quinta.  We travel west and hit the amazing shoreline with beaches and fishing.  Just a short drive to the south, and we can enter Mexico, which we’re convinced offers the most authentic, um, Mexican food, on the planet.  And within just a couple hours drive of virtually anywhere in Los Angeles or Orange County, you can find yourself at some of the most popular theme parks and movie studios.  It’s really an amazing place, but perhaps even more so during the winter.

Big Bear skiing awaits

Winter brings a new element to Southern California that is found in very few places on earth.  Within a single day and just a couple hours drive you can go from wearing short sleeves and shorts, to skiing down a mountainside covered with fresh powder snow.  There’s really nothing quite like it anywhere else.  And for many Southern Californians, the opportunity to spend some time in the snow is something they really look forward to.  We understand.  We feel the same way.

The great thing about our Big Bear vacation rentals is the amazing amount of activities available for the family.  With the slopes at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, there’s enough skiing to keep even the most avid skier smiling for many days.  But in addition to the skiing, Big Bear has some of the best shopping you’ll find anywhere.  Local arts and crafts can be found in many of the Village shops.  There is a huge variety of local restaurants and other activities as well.  Take a look at our Big Bear vacation rentals on this page, or call us at 310-780-3411 to book your getaway.

Our Mammoth Mountain condos are right on the slopes and offer some of the best skiing you’ll find anywhere in the world.  We offer ski-in/ski-out units, so that you can enjoy every last moment  your heart desires racing down the slopes.   Our units have shopping on-site and are the best home base possible for your next ski trip.  Click here to take a look at our vacation condos at Mammoth Mountain.

Mammoth has miles and miles of ski runs

We’re also pleased to offer a beautiful Park City condo right the base of Park City Mountain located next to the Three Kings, First Time, and Eagle chairlifts.  This luxury vacation rental has cathedral ceilings and a balcony overlooking the slopes.  So pack your skis and give us a call.  You’re certain to smile until your face hurts with this one.  Here’s the direct link to our Park City condo.

We’ve got so many great choices for your snow vacation, it may seem a bit overwhelming.  Please give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be glad to help you choose the best vacation rental for your winter getaway.