Plan Your July Getaway in Big Bear

family with backpacks taking selfie and hikingSummer is in full swing, and our reservation line is heating up. It happens this time every year as excited families decide this is the year they’re going to plan a vacation that includes some truly luxurious accommodations. And we’re delighted to help create these memorable vacations, anniversaries, honeymoons and more. Our collection of luxury estates and cabins represents some of the finest properties you can find in all of Big Bear.  And your stay with us in these luxury accommodations is sure to create an experience your family will long remember.

Crowd wathcing fireworksJuly is an especially good month to plan your Big Bear getaway. Independence Day is one of our busiest holidays. The fireworks display in Big Bear the biggest Fourth of July fireworks display in Southern California. It’s especially fun, because the fireworks are launched from a barge on Big Bear Lake. The display in the sky is magnified by the reflections of the water. It’s truly an amazing show, and one you need to put on your bucket list.

Enjoy a fun night at the theater with The Big Bear Theater Project’s 80th anniversary presentation of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” You’ll enjoy a nostalgic trip to Grover’s Corners, and enjoy an evening with its colorful residents. The play opens July 6th, and runs through July 14th. For showtimes and information, visit their website. You can purchase tickets online at this link.

JoustingJuly 14th marks the opening of the annual Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin. It runs weekends through August 12th. This is one of our absolute favorite events, and a delightful time for everyone. This year they’re offering themed weekends. Fantasy Weekend is July 21-22, and you can expect to see fairies and all manner of mythical forest creatures. July 28-29 is Pirates Weekend, and you arrrrrrrr sure to have a Jolly Roger of a time. August 4th and 5th is Steampunk Weekend, and every goggle-wearing time-traveling Victorian is sure to enjoy some fun. The fun closes out on August 11th and 12th with Royal Weekend. This celebration of the faire’s royalty will include a sumptuous banquet fit for a queen, and you can join her for some turkey legs that are literally bigger than your head. Visit the faire’s website for more details and to purchase tickets.

Ongoing events during July include many scheduled rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association, and of course you’re invited to enjoy any of the miles of hiking trails that will get you up close with the beauty that Big Bear has to offer.

You can book your stay online or 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 summer 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 VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

Plan a Quick Midweek Summer Getaway

Portrait Of Family On Airbed In Swimming PoolMost families like to plan a big summer vacation. The kids are out of school, and you’ve likely already had some conversations about it. But maybe your schedules are still too packed for a vacation lasting a full week or longer. If that’s the case, you can take advantage of our lower weekday rates and plan a quick midweek summer getaway.

Our busiest rental times are usually on the weekends, and many of our properties are priced accordingly. A midweek getaway can offer a greater value for your vacation dollars with the added benefit of lighter crowds at some of the more popular activities Big Bear has to offer. July is an especially busy month with lots of opportunities to enjoy dancing, dining, cycling and singing.

For your dancing fun, head over to Wyatt’s at The Big Bear Convention Center every Wednesday for free line dancing lessons and some foot stompin good fun. A plethora of dining options await you in The Village. Pick any one of the fine restaurants there as you stroll among the shop filled with unique gifts and amazing crafts. You’ll enjoy the smaller crowds during your midweek visit. The cyclists can keep active all month long by joining with the Big Bear Cycling Association for one of their many scheduled rides during July. Check out their website for times and places. And lastly, our favorite venue for top notch bands we just love to sing along with is The Cave. They’ve got a great lineup scheduled for July including a special appearance by Ted Nugent. Visit their website for info on upcoming bands.

And if you’re in the mood for a midweek stay with a real bang, you’ll want to grab one of our last remaining luxury vacation rentals for the 4th of July. In last week’s blog, we took a look at the July 4th holiday. It’s a perfect time to visit Big Bear for Southern California’s largest fireworks display. Choose one of our properties with a barbecue, and you’re all set for a perfect getaway.

You can book your stay online or 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 spring 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 VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Plan a Great July 4th in Big Bear

BigBearFireworksThe 4th of July is always a pretty big deal around here. Many families kick off their summer vacations with this holiday, and those heading to Big Bear for the holiday always enjoy a special treat. The fireworks display is the largest one in all of Southern California. The fireworks are fired from a barge on Big Bear Lake, and visible from many shoreside properties and parks, but are even more spectacular from a boat on the lake. It’s a truly memorable event, and one that many families repeat every year.

The fourth falls in the middle of the week this year, so it’s a great opportunity for many families to plan a vacation to include the weekends before and after. And there’s plenty to keep you busy during your stay for the full week. Here’s a sample of the events that week:

July starts with a full slate of cycling events sponsored by the Big Bear Cycling Association. The events continue all month long with rides scheduled for all age and skill levels. Biking in Big Bear is a wonderful adventure with many rides taking advantaAnd if you arrive without a bike, you’ve got some great options to rent them in Big Bear. Visit www.bigbearcycling.com for more information on upcoming events.

NugentAtTheCaveRock and roll fans have a special treat on July 2 when Ted Nugent appears at The Cave. He’s sold over 40 million albums, performed a staggering 6500 live shows, and is world renown for his guitar shredding. This is a unique opportunity for Southern California fans to enjoy his unique brand of music in The Cave’s intimate setting. Get more details, view all upcoming shows, and purchase tickets at The Cave’s website.

Marathon running race, fun run, people feet on roadHead over to Meadow Park on the morning of fourth for the 1st Annual Big Bear 4th of July Fun Run. Kick off the holiday with a fun run at Meadow Park, a great place on the lake to reserve your spot for the evening fireworks!
It’s a fun event for the entire family. Kids (and strollers!) welcomed with 3 distances – 5K, 10K, 15K. Wear something wacky, and you may win the costume contest as well. Head over to www.runbigbear.com for more details and preregistration.

The Convention Center will be hosting a July 4th Independence Day Fair. You’ll enjoy fun games, old fashion contests, vendor booths, and some great food as well.

Barbecue pork ribs on a grillAnd if you don’t feel like cooking up your own feast, head over to the Marian Resort on Big Bear Blvd for the Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth Of July BBQ. This is also a great spot to view the fireworks. They’ll have booths set up with games, live music, and lots of other fun activities. Be sure to pack your lawn chairs and some blankets, so you can enjoy the fireworks in comfort later. Get more info on ticket prices and activities at this link.

You can book your stay online or 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 spring 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 VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Give Dad a Great Day With Five Star Vacation Rentals

Father help son to ride bicycle in summer park. Back viewThrough the years he’s been there as your emergency banker, reliable defender, and biggest cheerleader. He’s loved you through thick and thin, and you can probably trace some of your greatest triumphs to his help and support. We’re a couple weeks away from Father’s Day, and you may still be stumped in your pursuit of something special for dad this year. Well, be stumped no more. We’ve got a great idea and some great activities to make sure dad knows just how much you appreciate all he’s done for you over the years.

We still have a handful of luxury vacation rentals available for the Father’s Day weekend, and that’s a perfect starting point for your celebration of dad’s day. Gathering the family together under one roof in Big Bear is an event that many families try to repeat every year. And with some of our larger Big Bear cabins, you can include all the grandads and extended family in your plans.  Pick out some of dad’s favorite movies to watch, and let the kids handle the barbecue duties for a change.  Make sure to choose one of our cabins with a hot tub, so dad can relax after dinner in the soothing warmth of the heated water.

middle-aged man with three sons holding fishing rods smiling (portrait)There’s plenty to keep you busy during your stay when you’re not relaxing in your Five Star Vacation Rental. Check out our collection of great Big Bear June events in our earlier blogs at this link and this one. There’s really something for pretty much every dad. Whether it’s fishing, hiking, cycling, dancing, or a night of live music at one of Big Bear’s popular venues, dad will come away from the experience realizing how much you appreciate him.  And everyone in your group will share the luxury and pampered feelings that come with your time in a Five Star Vacation Rental. It’s the best sort of win-win we can imagine.

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 special Father’s Day with your family.  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 getaway whatever the occasion may be.  Here are links to our properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

 

Great Vacations Require Work

Vacation Date Travel Day Trip Circled Calendar 3d IllustrationIf you’re somebody who still feels great vacations require work, we’ve got some good news. Those days are gone.

For most families, vacation time is a precious commodity. We never seem to get enough of it, and vacations never last as long as we’d like. This is why so many families devote considerable time to planning out their vacation time.  We applaud this approach, and a big part of our job is helping families make these plans, so their time away is maximized. While nobody can plan for every possible glitch, we can help steer you toward an experience that can easily beat pretty much anything you’d find at even the finest hotels.

hotel hallwayPart of the advantage of our vacation rentals over a hotel experience is how much of the vacation experience you can wrap into this single choice. With a hotel, you’re still faced with finding restaurants to keep your group fed. And if you’re traveling with a large family or group of friends, you’ll need to get several rooms. This can create a real challenge to keep everyone close by, and you won’t want the kids wandering through hotel hallways to go from room to room.

With your Five Star Vacation Rental, you’ll have an entirely different experience from start to finish. The first thing you’ll notice is you don’t need to send one person in search of a parking place while the other checks in and hoists the Woman and child in jacuzzi waving to cameraluggage up to the room. Your Big Bear vacation rental is like coming home, but to a really nice luxury version of home. Park in the driveway and everybody goes in together.  If your rental has a hot tub, it is truly your hot tub.  Nobody but those you have with you will be sharing it. If your kids want to run down the hall to one of the other rooms, it’s a hallway in your home, and you won’t run into any strangers there. Want a midnight snack? No need to go in search of a vending machine. Your fully-equipped kitchen is just down the hall, and you can stock the refrigerator and cupboard with whatever snacks or goodies you want. Go grab a granola bar, and forget searching for dollar bills or quarters.

And as easy as it is to plan a getaway in a Five Star Vacation Rental, the time you spend with us is even easier. You’ll enjoy a level of luxury, privacy, and convenience that just can’t be found with a hotel.

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.

 

Plan Your Special Event With Five Star Vacation Rentals

calendarPlan your special event with Five Star Vacation Rentals, and we’ll help make your special days even more memorable. Each year our families have a collection of important dates on our calendars. Some events like Valentine’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas are common for pretty much all of us and fall on the same day for all of us. But other special days like birthdays, a military homecoming, anniversaries, job promotions, retirement parties and many more fall on different days for different families. But all of these deserve special attention and a real effort to enhance the quality of the day.  That’s where we come in.

Family PartyThere can be both a great advantage and a lot of fun to planning out these family events well in advance. The advantage of early planning is you’ll usually have a better selection of great properties to choose from. And the fun can be almost endless. Once you secure your Five Star Vacation Rental, you can start making your plans for the rest of your event. Who will you invite? What fun activities nearby can you plan for your group’s stay? If it’s a surprise, how will you spring it on them? This part of the planning can last for weeks and create some imaginative and very touching scenarios to enhance your celebration.

And whatever planning goes into the making of your event, we’ll be working to make sure your stay with us only makes it better. We have a great collection of luxury vacation rentals to choose from, so whether you’re looking for a retreat to the forests of Big Bear, the sandy beaches of Nuevo Vallarta, or the breathtaking golf course and mountain views of La Quinta, we have a destination that will add a luxurious feeling to your time away.

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 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.

Enjoy the Five Star Difference

Suitcases and bags in trunk of car ready to depart for holidaysThere are a number of things that we all take into account when we plan a family getaway or vacation. In this week’s blog we’re going to take a look at the Five Star difference you’ll enjoy when you stay with us in one of our luxury vacation rentals. We’re confident you’ll agree that there’s a huge difference between us and staying at some other accommodation.

Vacations are usually a pretty special event. We don’t get to take them any where near as often as we’d like, and it’s important to pack as much value as we can into the limited time we have. This is where you’ll start to see the real Five Star difference.

The Five Star DifferenceUnlike staying at a hotel, with Five Star Vacation Rentals, you’ll enjoy the privacy of an entire home, condo, or estate dedicated solely for the use of your family. This means that when your kids step outside their bedroom, they’ll be standing just down the hall from you. At a hotel if your kids step outside the room, they’re usually in a public area that can have quite a bit of foot traffic by strangers. That also can bring unwanted noise at odd hours to interrupt your sleep. At a Five Star Vacation Rental you’ll usually be staying in a quiet area, and have complete privacy.

Our luxury accommodations are a great advantage as well. If you could find a hotel that has the type of views with a private spa, expansive living space, full kitchen and a fireplace, the expense would be astronomical. Now combine that with our floor plans that can handle up to 16 guests, and the expense would grow even greater. Many of our properties are perfect for multiple families to share, so if you split costs, this makes the value simply impossible to duplicate with any other type of resort.

You’ll also see the Five Star difference in the destinations we serve. Big Bear is our most popular choice, but we have lots of condos on the beach at Villa la Estancia near Nuevo Vallarta, and snow getaways in Park City and Mammoth as well.

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 any of our destinations. View our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.

You can book online or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your perfect holiday getaway.  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.

On the Water Vacation Rentals in Big Bear

There are lots of great reasons our guests choose to relax in Big Bear with one of our luxury vacation rentals. The setting in Big Bear is one of the most beautiful locations anywhere for a vacation. With its pristine forest, bountiful wildlife, and world-class skiing, there is a nearly endless array of reasons for choosing to vacation here. In this weeks’ blog, we’re going to highlight one of the best reasons: You can relax with a vacation rental right on the water in Big Bear.

There’s something magical about the water. We all seem drawn to it. The biggest population centers in our country almost all within a short drive of large bodies of water or oceans. And in Big Bear, some of our most popular vacation rentals are located right on the water. Our Cabin #5, Lake Front Dream Cabin is a prime example. Imagine waking up on your first morning here and from the warmth and comfort of your bed, just look out through the wall of windows to Big Bear Lake just beyond your balcony. You can enjoy breakfast on the deck with the lake just beyond, and the hot tub is also on the back deck, so you can relax anytime in the warm waters there while enjoying the view of the lake. Book this online at this link where you’ll also find more photos and details.

Gather together your group of up to 12 people and prepare yourselves for a lake side getaway you’ll all enjoy. Our Cabin #23, Stunning Boulder Cove Estate is truly stunning. Nestled among the boulders on the lake shore, this cabin has 4 bedrooms with 5.5 baths and two full master suites. The furnishings are chosen with an eye toward elegant country cabin living with lots of custom woodwork and leather for your comfort. You’ll enjoy your own private beach and panoramic views of  the lake. The home is stunning in winter with the snow accenting the rocks, and during the rest of year, you can enjoy your morning coffee while you stroll down your private beach. It’s a relaxing time you’ll want to repeat over and over again. This link has more photos and videos, and you can book online here as well.

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.

 

 

Spotlight on La Quinta Vacation Rentals, Part 3

This week we’re tying up the tour of our Five Star Vacation Rental estates in La Quinta. If you missed the last two installments, you can check them out here and here.  La Quinta is a great destination for quite a few reasons. The golfers in your family will delight in our many properties located right on the fairway. The shopping and attractions of Palm Springs are just a short drive away. And all of your guests will benefit from the amazing luxury and attention to detail you’ll find in each of these stunning properties.

PGA 107 is one of the most amazing properties in all of La Quinta. It has the look and feel of a classic western stucco mansion with its clay tile roof and wrought iron details. It overlooks a lake adjacent to the Greg Norman Course, and its open floor plan spreads out over 4600 square feet.  12 guests can enjoy the 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths with attached casita. When mealtime rolls around, you can choose between the gourmet kitchen or the poolside barbecue island with a view of the pool and cascading waterfall. Start your day with a cup of coffee on the elevated skydeck as you enjoy the lake view beyond. Check out more photos and details at this link.

Our final desert property, TL110, Gorgeous Terra Lago Home, is located in the Indio lake community of Terra Lago, a short drive outside of La Quinta. This community has canoeing, catch-and-release fishing and boating on the lake. There’s golfing nearby as well. This is beautiful pool home has 5 bedrooms with 3 baths and room for 8. The master suite is guaranteed to enhance your relaxation with a soaking tub. View more photos and details at this link.

Check out all our La Quinta 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 Big Bear. 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.

Spotlight on La Quinta Vacation Rentals, Part 2

In our blog last week we took you on a tour of some of our amazing vacation rental properties in La Quinta.  We finishing up this week with a closer look at the rest of our getaway opportunities there.

Next up, we’re looking at PGA104. This is a 4000 square foot estate that will have you enjoying the view while you relax in the luxury. It has 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with room for 12 guests. Three of the bedrooms are master suites, and there’s a separate casita with its own bedroom and bath. This combination makes this a great choice for larger groups or a family gathering with the added privacy. You’ll enjoy the view of the mountains across the 16th fairway as you relax in the pool and spa. The gourmet kitchen will inspire you to create something amazing for meals with your assembled guests. View more photos and details at this link.

The approach to PGA 105 has the luxurious feel of an mansion tucked away in the Hollywood Hills. Its ornate glass and wrought iron front door yields to a custom travertine flooring that will delight your eyes. The estate stretches over 4400 square feet. Each of its 4 bedrooms is a master suite, so this one will also be a great choice for larger groups or a family get together.  If you’ve never enjoyed the refreshing difference offered by a salt water pool, you’ll be sure to enjoy this estate. The lot is elevated and overlooks fairways number #5 and #6 of the private Weiskopf golf course. Follow this link for more photos and details.

If you’re already having a hard time deciding on which of our amazing La Quinta properties to choose, let’s complicate things by taking a closer look at PGA 106. This estate has 5 bedrooms and 5 baths spread out over a 4300 square foot floor plan with a separate casita. The pool and spa out back overlook the amazing views of golf course and mountains beyond. The outdoor glass fire pit is a great place to relax and roast marshmallows with the kids after you enjoy a meal prepared in the gourmet kitchen. The master suite is breathtaking with its luxurious ensuite and walk-in closet. Whether you’re looking for a fun golf getaway or just some time to relax while surrounded with luxury and great views, this is a good choice.  See more photos and details at this link.

Be sure to check back again next week as we complete our tour of our La Quinta properties. Check out all our La Quinta 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 Big Bear. 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.