Enjoy March in Big Bear

March in Big BearAre you ready to take the plunge and enjoy March in Big Bear? We’re talking about an actual plunge. Big Bear’s annual Polar Plunge is scheduled for March 3rd, and it’s a great time for you to demonstrate your bravery for all to see. Yes, you can have some fun, freeze your, um, fajitas, and support Inland Empire Special Olympics at the same time. For those of you sane enough to actually refuse to enter the frigid waters of Big Bear Lake, there’s plenty of fun stuff and ways to support the cause without ever entering the water. Count us in as part of the latter.  The Plunge takes place at Veteran’s Park, 40870 Big Bear Blvd. Registration starts at 10am.

If you want to avoid the crowds on the morning of the Polar Plunge, The Cave is also hosting a pre-registration party the night before on March 2nd. It will feature live music and a meet-and-greet with local Special Olympics athletes.  The Cave is located at 40789 Village Drive, and the fun starts at 6pm.

Snowboarder in halfpipeIf you’re sad that the Winter Olympics are ending, there’s still some great half pipe action to enjoy. On March 4th the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association is hosting their half pipe competition at Bear Mountain. This is the training ground for future Olympians, and a great chance to see some of the most talented half pipe skiers around. The event starts at 10am at Bear Mountain. Registration starts at 8:30am and the event begins at 9:30am. Visit their website at this link for more details.

The Bald Eagle Celebration continues on March 10th with volunteer spotters helping provide the annual count followed by an informative presentation on these majestic birds and their long history in the Big Bear region. Those wanting to participate in the count should arrive at the Big Bear Discovery Center at 8am. The bald eagle presentation takes place at 10am. Contact the Big Bear Discovery Center for more details.

So, are you ready to take the plunge? Kevin and Maria Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance whatever event prompted you to choose one of our properties. 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 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.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Plan the Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaway With Five Star Vacation Rentals

WomanHoldingHeartWe’re less than a month out from Valentine’s day, and this is a great time to make your plans. Why not make this year special by planning a getaway to a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate? It can make a huge difference, and will likely be a getaway you’ll long remember.

There’s nothing wrong with tradition, and most of us are reliable when it comes to making sure our loved ones get a nice card, a romantic dinner and maybe some candy and flowers. But you can make it so much more. How about planning a getaway that includes waking up to a panoramic forest view with Big Bear Lake in the background? With our Big Bear cabins you can start the day with a fresh breakfast prepared in your cabin’s gourmet kitchen. Relax a while, and then take a stroll on one of Big Bear’s scenic hiking trails. Later you can visit The Village and enjoy browsing the dozens of unique shops with memorable items and gifts crated by local artists. Spend romantic evenings relaxing in front of the fireplace. Choose one of our cabins with a hot tub, and you can enjoy the brisk evening nights while relaxing alone together.

NuevoVallartaOr choose one of our beachside Nuevo Vallarta condos in Mexico for a truly exotic getaway. Take a quick cab ride into Puerto Vallarta and you’ll soon be shopping for great local souvenirs or enjoying some great seafood at a little cafe. As the sun gets lower in the sky, you can enjoy watching the sunset over the ocean from the balcony of your suite. Plan a fun evening out and head to one of the local destinations for some live music and dancing. Cap the evening off with a brief stroll down the beach as you listen to the waves crashing nearby. This is romance taken to a new level.

We still have plenty of openings for Valentine’s week, and we’ll be happy to help you book your stay. Just give us a call at 310-780-3411.

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 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.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

 

Some Great New Year’s Resolutions from Five Star Vacation Rentals

Young people enjoying new years eve with fireworksUshering in the first day of a new year is magical. Though part of our brain recognizes it’s really just another day, we endow it with almost magical forces that excite our thoughts of new beginnings and fresh starts. That’s always a good thing. There’s no need to be stuck in a rut or resign ourselves to an existence we’d really rather see improve. Look beyond, and see opportunities and new experiences you can embrace in the new year. And that’s one thing we can help with by offering some great New Year’s resolutions from Five Star Vacation Rentals.

Couple relaxing with glass of wine at fireplaceVacation time is one of those things that often resets with the arrival of the new year.  And vacation time is important. By now we’ve all become familiar with the studies that show vacations actually improve your productivity at work. It turns out that keeping your shoulder to the wheel for too long is bad for both your shoulder and the wheel. You need some time away to relax and recharge your batteries.  Our relationships can be strengthened with some time away together as well. With this in mind, our humble suggestion is that start making plans for your getaway to a luxurious Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear, La Quinta, or Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

Family Wearing Socks Warming Feet By FirePlanning your next getaway with us is sure to add more fun and relaxation to your time. You can leave behind the search for a hotel, and trade up for the luxury of a condo, cabin or estate designed to make you and your guests feel pampered. It’s a great choice. You’ll have your own kitchen, everybody gets their own private room, and you won’t have to share your hallway with strangers coming and going at all hours. It’s an entirely different experience and one you’ll want to repeat.

Kevin and Maria Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance your visit to Big Bear. 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 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 VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

Happy New Year From Five Star Vacation Rentals

Happy New Year 2018 word abstract in wood typeHappy New Year from Five Star Vacation Rentals. Welcoming in a New Year is always exciting. We’ve grown accustomed to this change as a representing much more than a new day. It’s a symbol of new beginnings, and one that we greet with resolutions, renewed hope, and excitement about the opportunities that we expect to see.

No set of New Year’s resolutions would be complete without including a plan for your upcoming vacation time. Whether it’s planning a romantic weekend for your anniversary or a longer getaway for a family vacation, we encourage you to use our online booking to find a great choice for your Big Bear relaxation.

AlpineSlideWinter in Big Bear offers some great activities. While we haven’t seen a lot of snow yet this year, it’s been plenty cold, so the ski resorts are making snow nightly, and there’s a good base built up. Snowboarders will have a great time. Nearby you can also enjoy the Big Bear Alpine Slide with downhill runs in individual sleds. It’s a great time.

But we’re convinced the best time you’ll have during your stay in Big Bear is in your Five Star Vacation Rental cabin, estate, or condo. Winter in Big Bear is amazing, and many of our cabins have great lake and mountain views. Choose one with a hot tub, and you have have the enjoyment of relaxing in the chilly Big Bear evenings while you soak in your own personal hot tub on the deck. It’s an amazing feeling.

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance your visit to Big Bear. 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 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 VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

Last Minute Christmas Plans in a Five Star Big Bear Vacation Rental

We understand last minute changes and scrambling to accommodate more guests. This time of year we get those calls every day. It’s usually exciting, though. The joy of this season is always magnified by having more friends and family around us. Last minute calls with an excited voice declaring, “Hey! I got some time off work, so I’ll be there for Christmas!” are the best kind to get. And with Five Star Vacation Rentals, we can help you gather all these important people together under one roof without resorting to spreading old mattresses around the living room or setting up a tent in the backyard.

As we write this on Friday morning, December 15th, we still have a handful of luxury Big Bear vacation rentals available with Christmas as part of your stay. Some will require minimum stays that will include days before or after Christmas, so call us at 310-780-3411 or check the individual calendars of each of these. Just click on the photo to view more details and book online:

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Kevin and Maria Cobb have been your hosts at Five Star Vacation Rentals for nearly two decades. Our personal dedication to creating a luxury experience for all our guests is something that keeps them returning year after year.

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 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.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

Holidays in Big Bear With Five Star Vacation Rentals

We’re just a few weeks away from Christmas, and we can feel the excitement starting to build. Lights are going up, Christmas trees are spotted tied to car rooftops and twinkling in windows around town. Even the chillier evenings are welcome as they become part of the season. It’s a perfect time to enhance these wonderful feeling by planning a family getaway to Big Bear in one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals.

Whether you’re planning an intimate Christmas for your immediate family or a larger event with relatives arriving from distant locations, Five Star has a property that will provide a great solution. But this is our busy season, so be sure to plan you getaway as quickly as you can. Christmas in Big Bear is magical, and your family will be glad you chose to spend it here.

In addition to your time in our luxury Big Bear vacation rental, there are some great winter activities to keep the entire family busy while you’re with us.

FamilySkiingThe ski slopes are open, and this is the most popular activity in Big Bear. We have many guests that guests returning year after year to enjoy the holidays and skiing in Big Bear. There are few things better than waking up in the luxury surroundings of your Five Star Vacation Rental, spend the day on the slopes, and then retreat back to the comfort of your vacation home. Choose one of our properties with a hot tub, and you can soothe away any aches or pains from the slopes. It’s a perfect combination.

Load up the kids every Friday and Saturday night through Christmas for an old fashioned hay ride. The fun starts 4pm and the last ride is in by 8pm. Head over to Bear Valley Farms at 1601 E Big Bear Blvd to buy tickets.

Every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas Eve, bring the kids to visit Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Christmas Tree Lot in Big Bear Village. You’ll all delight in the fun and sparkling eyes of the jolly old elf. Be sure you stay off the naughty list!

nutcracker-2017The Moonridge School of Dance is presenting The Nutcracker ballet at the Big Bear Performing Arts Center on December 16th and 17th. This holiday favorite is a great way to keep the holiday spirit glowing with your entire family. Tickets are available at the box office, or visit their website for more details: https://bigbearlakearts.org/

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance whatever event prompted you to choose one of our properties. 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 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.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Planning a Last Minute Getaway? We Can Help

Keep Calm Poster with CrownSome of us thrive on the adrenaline of last-minute changes and working out things right before it’s too late. We’re the ones that regularly pulled all nighters in school, and regularly had moments of reckoning where we would seem to run out of time, energy, and inspiration at the most inopportune moments. We’re also the ones that may be seen planning a last minute getaway. Well, relax. Five Star Vacation Rentals is ready to help you get this done.

With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re entering into one of our busiest times of year. Lots of our guests enjoy spending the holidays in a larger, more luxurious home with room for all the assembled friends and relatives to comfortably spend the time together.  We are single-handedly working to remove lumpy roll away beds and old leaky air mattresses from as many homes as we possibly can. It’s a big job, and we need your help.

Woman Hiding Under CoversEven if you waited till the last moment to realize, “Hey, we can actually find a luxury vacation rental from Five Star and avoid covering our living room with mattresses and cranky relatives,” our staff is available to help you locate a perfect option. We’ll take your desired dates, size of your group combined wit any specific details and help you create a getaway for everybody that will have them thinking you’ve been planning this for months.

But the best part of your experience with a Five Star Vacation Rentals getaway is the fun and relaxation you’ll enjoy during your stay.  We work hard to make sure every night spent in one of our luxury Big Bear vacation rentals is one you’ll want to do over and over again. We select only the finest properties to join our family of cabins, estates and condos. We keep our properties well maintained, and have a staff of tradesman on call for any last-minute fixes that may occur.

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been helping create amazing getaways and vacations in luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance your visit to any of our destinations. 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 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 VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

A Special Thanksgiving in a Five Star Vacation Rental

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of year. For many of us it’s a time devoted to gathering as many family and friends together to enjoy each other’s company and reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for.  It’s a perfect time to gather the family and escape to a Five Star Vacation Rental for some very good reasons.

Many of us have childhood memories of being shuffled off to various sofas and spare rooms to make room for visiting relatives. This usually meant long waits for overworked bathrooms and eating in shifts to accommodate the extra guests. The stories are often fond memories, but there are better ways to make lasting memories. And with Five Star Vacation Rentals, we’ve got some great options to keep your extended family and friends feeling pampered while you all enjoy spending time together over the long Thanksgiving weekend.

We’re still about a month out from Thanksgiving, and most of our properties are already booked. But as we write this, there are still several great options that can prove to be a great gathering place for your family over this year’s Thanksgiving turkey.

While people around the country are pulling out their winter clothes, how about treating your family to a long weekend with your own indoor heated pool and spa? It sounds almost decadent, but it’s certain to be a Thanksgiving that everybody in your group will remember with a smile. Our Cabin #12 has 4 bedrooms with 4.5 baths and room for 16 guests. The kids will love the bunk beds. The kitchen has big windows that look out to the indoor pool, so you can keep an eye on the kids while you prepare the Thanksgiving feast. Hurry, because this one won’t last. Book online and view more photos and details at this link.

Our Cabin #32 also has room for 16 guests with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. It has dual master suites, so it’s a great choice for multiple families or to pamper grandma and grandpa during their visit. Its kitchen is perfect for preparing your Thanksgiving feast, and you’ll all enjoy the many luxury touches with the beamed cathedral ceilings and subdued lighting. Built to enhance your relaxation, we’re confident this luxury cabin will be a perfect place for your family to gather on Thanksgiving. Hurry to book this now at this link. If this one is already taken, you can search for others at this link.

Check out all our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link, and if you’re interested in spending Thanksgiving 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.

 

 

Do You Have a Five Star Vacation Rentals Property?

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Kevin and Maria Cobb

When Kevin and Maria Cobb first turned a handful of their personal investment properties into Five Star Vacation Rentals nearly two decades ago, they could hardly have imagined their company would grow to include over 50 luxury properties spread from Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, to Park City, Utah.  But with thousands of satisfied guests enjoying tens of thousands of nights each year, the business has become an amazing achievement. And it’s something we hope to keep expanding with more top quality luxury homes, cabins and condos.

There are several key elements to our success. Finding and representing the best quality properties is certainly central, but our marketing and ongoing maintenance are nearly as important. We are specifically interested in adding new properties in our core areas of Big Bear and La Quinta in California. As a part of the Five Star family, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits.

Smart Targeted Marketing

We invest heavily in Google Adwords and PPC services to make sure we keep our properties in front of those looking for a vacation getaway. If you’ve tried to market your property on your own, you may be aware of the tremendous challenge and expense this creates. We combine this with smart Search Engine Optimization and social media interaction to keep guests informed of our options.

Five Star Vacation Rentals Simplified Reservations and Online Interactions

Five Star Vacation Rentals CalendarGetting our properties in front of interested guests is only a portion of our efforts. We’ve also invested in a sophisticated real-time online calendar and booking system that makes our family of properties available for rent 24/7. Guests can book their stay easily online or with one of our custom apps for Apple and Android devices.

We combine our online presence with unmatched telephone support, and you’ll realize some great benefits with your FiveStar Vacation Rental. Our phone agents are trained to provide top notch customer service and find a great fit for each guest. We keep our staff trained in a friendly sales approach that makes guests feel welcome while encouraging them to make that reservation.

Maintaining the Best Properties

We keep your investment in top notch condition, so you can be sure to get the maximum income. Our guests expect their stay to be seamless, and we deliver that. In the rare case where an issue arises during a guest’s stay, we have maintenance staff on call to quickly resolve virtually any issue that may arise.

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. View all of our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Planning a Getaway for a Large Group With Five Star Vacation Rentals

If you’ve ever been tasked with planning a getaway for a large group, you’re likely very aware of some of the severe challenges involved. Most groups have specific needs that you need to factor in, and these often make the search more difficult. You’re going to want to locate accommodations that will have your group staying near each other. Reserving several rooms at a hotel may still see your group spread across different floors or buildings. Some in your group may be traveling with kids, and that creates another challenge. And when it comes to meals, the planning escalates trying to arrange for everyone to meet up and plan transportation to nearby restaurants. It can be a real nightmare.

Choosing a luxury property from Five Star Vacation Rentals can resolve many of these issues. We can certainly save you quite a bit of stress, and we may even save you some money over the cost involved in reserving rooms for a large group. Here are a few good examples for your next getaway for a family reunion, church or work group:

Cabin29Our Cabin #29  Chalet Summit is ideally suited for large groups up to 16 with 9 bedrooms and 9.5 baths. 8 of the bedrooms are master suites with their own private baths, so you can see how this will be perfect for multiple families to share. It’s only 2 blocks from Snow Summit, so during ski season this can be an economical way for your ski group to share expenses and enjoy some amazing luxury in the process.

Cabin23If you have an even larger group up to 26, our Cabin #23 is actually three cabins side-by-side with 10 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. This group of cabins offers a great option for larger groups, since you’ll also enjoy 3 kitchens and 3 entirely separate living areas. Family reunions and groups with lots of kids will really enjoy this one. Set the kids up in one of the cabins and just rotate adults in and out to keep an eye on them while the rest of you can enjoy some relaxing time together.

Cabin11aYour large group of up to 28 should also consider another pair of our adjacent cabins we list as Cabin #11 and is actually our adjacent Cabin 15 and Cabin 20. These are both impressive properties, and you’ll be delighted with you stay here. You’ll have a total of 11 bedrooms with 7.5 baths combined. And you’ll also have the added benefit of two entirely separate living areas and kitchens, so it’s easier to split cooking duties or set the kids up in one cabin and let the adults enjoy some quality time together during your stay.

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance whatever event prompted you to choose one of our properties. 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 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 VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.