Fall Fun in La Quinta

La Quinta is located about a two hour drive east of Los Angeles and offers some of the best Fall fun in all of Southern California. Long a luxury destination for the rich and famous, La Quinta now has great options for families looking for an entirely new way to enjoy some time away. And with Five Star Vacation Rentals, you can be sure your getaway will be full of luxury and pampering. We’ve compiled a few fun events to keep you occupied during your next visit.

Group Of Golfers Walking Along Fairway Carrying Golf BagsGolfing is one of the most popular activities in La Quinta, and most of our properties sit right on the fairway of some of these courses. With a little advance planning, you can book a tee time at one of the many nearby courses, and enjoy a full day on the links.  There is a great selection of world-class courses in the La Quinta area designed by pros like Nicklaus, Weiskopf, Norman, and Palmer. Choose one of our properties that sits on the fairway, and your golf excursion will be complete. Check out available tee times and book your tee time online at this link. 

Do you love a mystery? We sure do. A short drive away in Rancho Mirage, you’ll find a brand new activity that is sure to have your entire family smiling. Escape Games at the River is an interactive adventure for families and small groups to participate in solving a mystery. You’ll be taken to a room where clues will unfold according to the mystery you choose. Work out the solution within the time deadline, and you may end up inheriting great wealth, escaping a pharaoh’s curse, or rescuing a fortune teller trapped in the netherworld. It’s more fun than you can imagine. The games carry a variety of difficulty levels, so even the kids can get involved.  Check out more details at this link.

You can book your stay online or view all of our La Quinta properties at this link.  Or give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you choose a great property for your next vacation or getaway.  And if you’d like to explore any of our other destinations, you can be assured that we’re committed to providing top quality cabins, estates, and condos for your next vacation getaway.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and Big Bear.

Things to do in Big Bear in May

As you may expect, we’re convinced that anytime is a great time to visit Big Bear. But there are a lot of great things to do in Big Bear in May that will make your visit even better. Here are just a few:

Enjoy Some Song and Dance

Screen Shot 2018-04-20 at 10.16.23 AMThere’s no need to think you’re alone when you’re enjoying the music of 80’s pop queen Tiffany. She sold 15 million albums and set a record as the youngest female artist to top the Billboard charts with her debut album. She’ll be appearing at The Cave on May 11th, and it’s a great opportunity to enjoy some of your favorite tunes. She puts on a great show. The Cave offers an intimate experience, so you can enjoy a great evening with this iconic pop star. You can purchase your tickets in advance at this link.

The Cave has a full slate of great performances set for May. Lynyrd Skynyrd fans will enjoy the tribute band Simple Man on May 5th. Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950’s and came to known as “King of the Surf Guitar.” He’ll be at The Cave on May 12th. Dave Mason was a founding member of the group, “Traffic,” and he’ll be appearing at The Cave on May 19th. Check out their busy month of great performers on their website: http://thecavebigbear.com

Country festivalAll month long you can kick up your heels with some great music and line dancing at Wyatt’s at The Big Bear Convention Center. Every Wednesday Wyatt’s rolls out Big Bear’s biggest dance floor for some good old fashion, heel kickin’ fun. They open the doors at 4pm, and offer lessons for every skill level. So bring your two left feet, your complete lack of rhythm, and a willingness to stumble around with a fun crowd.  Head back to Wyatt’s on Friday and Saturday nights for live music. Visit their website for the full slate of performers.

Grab Your Clubs and Hit The Links

May 18th is opening day at the Bear Mountain Golf Course in Big Bear. This 9 hole course is a perfect place to get in some time on greens with the backdrop of the San Bernardino mountains beyond. With so many things to do in Big Bear, you’ll find this 9 hole course is a great choice that leaves plenty of time for other activities. There’s a driving range, a pro shop, and certified PGA lessons are available as well.

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.

 

Take a Hike!

Spring is a great time around here. While we’re always a bit sad to put away our snow gear, spring brings with it a host of new opportunities and adventures to embark upon. And for those of us who love the outdoors, it’s a perfect time to pack our bags and take a hike.

Do You Prefer Grass or Sand Between Your Toes When You Take a Hike?

footstepsOur beautiful resort at Villa la Estancia on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico is a perfect springtime destination. This time of year sees some of the best weather with the high most days getting into the low 80’s and overnight temperatures in the 60’s. Our beach lovers can’t get enough of the miles of pristine sand when its coupled with the luxury of one of our beach-front condos. Each condo is equipped with a full kitchen, and there is gourmet dining on site as well. Puerto Vallarta is a short cab ride away with its great shopping and rich local cuisine.

If your version of hiking includes chasing a golf ball down the fairway, you’re going to love spending time at Villa la Estancia. The Flamingo Golf course is just a few minutes away and offers championship level golfing. This full service golf course has club rentals, carts, lessons, a driving range, and a beautiful natural backdrop to enjoy on your outing. A day on the links, followed by an evening walk along the shore can only be made better with a luxury Five Star Vacation Rental to return to at the end of the day.

Hike the Forest in Big Bear

Family On Walk Through Beautiful CountrysideBig Bear is by far our most popular destination year round, and spring is a perfect time to plan your visit. The forest comes alive with wild flowers and the sights and sounds of birds and deer during the spring. Big Bear has dozens of miles of trails, and you can enjoy the beauty of the lake from many of them. And with Big Bear, you can enjoy a range of great experiences on every hike. Take in the forest, dip your toe in the cool lake water, and enjoy a great meal in The Village all on the same outing.

Of course the best part of any Big Bear hike is when you return to your luxury Five Star Vacation Rental afterward. You’ll enjoy an unrivaled level of comfort and craftsmanship. Spring nights are great for barbecuing and relaxing later in front of the fireplace. It’s a perfect solution to a busy life, and a great way to reconnect with family and recharge your batteries.

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.

Summer Golf Vacation Choices

We always get an increased number of calls this time of year as families start looking forward to the end of the school year and make their summer plans. It’s an exciting time, and an especially good time to get the entire family involved. Find out what special quests you’d like to explore for this year’s vacation. Golfing is a consistent favorite with many families, and we have some of the best golfing destinations.

Our La Quinta properties are nestled amid some of the best golf courses in the country. Most of our properties there are right on the fairways as well.  You’ll not only have a chance to enjoy some great golfing during the day, you can also relax in the evenings with some great views over the courses. La Quinta’s proximity to Palm Springs makes this a great destination for the non-golfers as well. The shopping and night life in Palm Springs is great, and for a bigger adventure, plan a day trip to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and enjoy lunch and an amazing view in the cool air at the top.

Big Bear’s own 9 hole golf course opens in May, and offers one of the most beautiful settings you can find. Nestled among the slopes of Bear Mountain, this course is a real delight and another great activity to take in while staying in one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals in Big Bear.

Flamingo GolfThose seeking an even more exotic golf getaway will want to consider our luxury condos on the beach in Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta. The Flamingos Golf is and 18 hole championship course just 5 minutes away from Villa la Estancia. There’s a putting green, driving range, pro shop, lessons, and club rentals as well. It can make for a perfect getaway with your days split between the sands and beach of your luxury condo, and some of the finest golfing available. Choose one of our ocean view condos, and you’ll be able to enjoy the sunset over the ocean after a great day golfing. Our condos all have full kitchens, so you can cook your own meal or dine at one of the on-site restaurants.

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.

 

Planning a Great Golf Vacation

When your family is looking for some leisure time, it’s always important to keep in mind those things that each of you most enjoy. In this week’s blog we’re going to help you plan out a golf vacation getaway that will best cater to the golfers in your family.

Group Of Golfers Walking Along Fairway Carrying Golf BagsThere are millions of golfers around the country, probably because it’s a sport that combines several things a lot of people enjoy: Spending time outdoors in beautiful surroundings with friends and family in a pursuit that requires some practice and skill but also benefits from a bit of luck too. Planning a great golf vacation can be a wonderful treat for the golfer in your family.

We have several destinations among our vacation rental homes, estates and condos that are located perfectly to cater to your golf cravings.

Golf, ball lying on the green next to holeWe’ve lately been adding some amazing luxury estates to our lineup in the community of La Quinta near Palm Springs in the desert east of Los Angeles. These homes are all located on local golf courses, so you can enjoy the links by day, and relax just off the fairways at night. Choose one of our homes with a private pool and spa, and you’ll have a getaway that everyone in your party will enjoy even if they aren’t golfers.  Many of these properties come with private casitas and multiple master suites, so they’re suited for bigger parties and multiple families to enjoy. View all our La Quinta properties at this link.

Palm tree and lake on tropical oceanfront golf courseWant to make your golf getaway a bit more exotic? Choose one of our luxury surf-side condos at Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, and you’ll be sure to have a memorable getaway. In addition to a location near several championship golf courses, your family will enjoy a luxury resort on the beach with the great shopping and dining of Puerto Vallarta nearby.  Check out our Villa la Estancia vacation rentals at this link.

Though Big Bear is our most popular destination, it’s not usually due to the golfing. But the Bear Mountain golf course can add to a great mountain getaway for your golf vacation. This 9-hole course enjoys the dramatic scenery you expect in Big Bear, and is a great course for golfers of all skill levels. Combine this with the other great attractions you enjoy in Big Bear, it can be a great choice that will keep your golfers happy, but also have lots of other choices for biking, hiking, fishing, and boating for the rest of the family. The golf course is open seasonally through the end of October. View all your luxury Big Bear vacation rental choices at this link.

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 Villa la Estancia

Our guests are a diverse group, and we love finding ways to create destinations for their maximum enjoyment. One of our absolute favorites for our beach lovers is Villa la Estancia, our resort destination in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico.

We’ve been visiting this resort for many years, and our enjoyment of the pristine beach there is certainly a highpoint of each visit. Our guests seem to agree based upon the number of return visits we see. But there’s much more to this resort than a great beach with crystal blue waters.

massage in spa.Villa la Estancia set out to become one of the premiere resorts on the Mexican coast, and they’ve hit a home run. There is virtually everything you need right on the property to enjoy a fully pampered, luxury getaway. The on-site spa is a space where you’ll be asked to turn off your cell phone and turn on your senses as you enjoy candle light, relaxing music, hydrotherapy and massage services. The on-site restaurants offer a range of dining from casual to formal with Kobe steaks, seafood, and everything in between.

BeachThe beach is a constant companion during your stay, and our view rooms allow you to start each day with a spectacular view of the surf just moments from your door.  The seasonal swim-up bar is a fun element to the pool, if that’s more your flavor,

Golfers will love their stay here with courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Von Hagge and more nearby. And no stay at Villa la Estancia is complete without a day or two spent enjoying the local markets and traditional eateries for an exciting day shopping for local crafts, art, and amazing food.

If you’ve got a big event on the horizon, Villa la Estancia is a great choice for weddings, anniversaries, church or family reunions since we have over a dozen luxury condos available to keep your party all in the same location as you enjoy your time together.  And travel to Villa la Estancia is easy with direct flights from most Southern California airports.

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 Nuevo Vallarta 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.

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.

We Have New Properties!

We’re always excited when we add new properties to our family of luxury cabins and estates. And this feeling is increased when we add 5! Check out these new additions:

Cabin 36 in Big Bear meets and exceeds our standards of luxury. With its whimsical furnishings and wonderful flooring and finishes, you’ll be thrilled to relax here. The view from the deck is amazing, and you’ll be literally soaking it in as you relax in the spa surrounded by the forest view. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with room for 9 guests. See more photos and details at this link.

Our new Cabin #7 has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths with room for 10 guests. This is new construction just completed last year, and it spreads out over 2500 square feet of luxury. It offers lots of privacy and plenty of wood finishes to help you truly immerse yourself into the Big Bear experience. Enjoy the great forest views off the deck as you get some much needed time to recharge your batteries. More photos at this link. 

Ready for some serious golf time? Well, pack your bags and your clubs and head to our newest addition in PGA104 Luxurious PGA West overlooking the fairway in La Quinta. This amazing property boasts 4000 square feet with a separate casita that will be a delight for the kids or perfect for 2 families to share. It has a total of 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with room for 12 guests.  In addition to the fairway views, you’ll be looking out on Santa Rosa Mountain as well. Three of the bedrooms are master suites, so the only problem with your stay may be getting the desire to actually leave this beautiful estate. Check out all the photos and book online at this link.

Want room for a bigger group with matching luxury? We just added this amazing 4300 square foot La Quinta estate on the golf course with a wonderful pool and spa to enjoy.  The Travertine flooring and stone fireplace are wonderful examples of the fine craftsmanship you’ll enjoy throughout this remarkable property. After a full day on the links, you can retreat to this oasis and enjoy a dinner you create in the gourmet kitchen or throw some steaks on the barbecue. You’ll have a hard time leaving this one when your stay is done. More photos and online booking at this link. 

Our new PGA102 Luxury PGA Norman Hideaway is a great choice for the serious golfer who wants to make sure everybody in their party has a great time even if they don’t golf. It has room for 10 guests with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.  It overlooks the Greg Norman golf course with the scenic Santa Rosa Mountains in the background. The main living area has a bank of windows so you’ll be enjoying the amazing view constantly as you enjoy your stay. The pool and spa promise to keep everyone in your group refreshed and happy with their time spent at this amazing estate.

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, and  you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

Golf in Big Bear

AdobeStock_89240595_WMWhen people think of Big Bear, they may think of the beautiful views of the lake, the amazing culture, or the family-friendly activities. These are some of the best features the town has to offer, but there’s one other gem that shouldn’t be overlooked; Big Bear is a fantastic place for a world-class golfing getaway. Big Bear Mountain is home to a scenic golf course 7,000 feet up. Nestled in the Moonridge Meadow, it’s the perfect site for a relaxing round of golf. You’ll find a 9-hole course complete with a pro shop, restaurant on site, and rentals available for both golf clubs and gold carts.

The course is located at 43101 Goldmine Dr., and you can learn more about seasonal hours by calling (909) 585-8002. Catching a quick game of golf during your stay is a great idea for a few reasons. The pristine scenery, incredible breeze and light exercise can combine to offer an amazing feeling of being refreshed. Few activities offer such enjoyable relaxation paired with a nice workout. After all, what’s better than getting fit and having fun at the same time? Talk about having your cake and eating it too!

If you golf the full course, you’ll pack in a considerable amount of exercise for your heart and burn a good number of calories. The extent of the exercise depends on variables such as how far you walk, whether you carry your clubs, and whether or not you opt for a golf cart. You can also expect a healthy boost to your heart rate. All that concentration and swinging will keep your blood pumping evenly while the sport improves your mood and prepares your body for relaxation later. Didn’t know golf was such an investment in your health, did you?

Golf is just one of many outdoor activities visitors to Big Bear can enjoy. During winter, the same area offers skiing and snowboarding to accommodate colder weather and snow. There are virtually no limits to the fun that can be had in Big Bear’s great outdoors. Whether you are traveling alone, with friends, or with family, you can make the most of your trip by booking a luxury vacation rental to stay in. Five Star Vacation Rental offers exclusive vacation homes that offer gourmet kitchens, expansive floor plans, and other enticing features that make it the obvious choice for vacation accommodations.

Golf is just one of the activities visitors to Big Bear can enjoy. Five Star Vacation Rental also offers luxury accommodations in  Nuevo Vallarta, Mammoth Mountain, Park City, Southern 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 vacation to Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.