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: 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.

Calling all Golfers. Five Star Vacation Rentals Has a Getaway For You

We’re just finishing up ski season in most of our destinations, and skiers are some of our favorite guests.  But we see many of these same folks come back during the spring and summer to pursue their passion for golf.  The reason for their return visits is pretty clear:  We have some of the best destinations with the finest courses that you can find anywhere.  Whether you’re an avid golfer or just interested in starting, we’ve got the perfect choice for you.

Our Palm Springs/La Quinta properties offer real luxury during your golf vacation.  These properties are located right on the fairway of the most popular golf courses in the Palm Springs – La Quinta area.  And with the many other activities nearby, you may want to book your stay for the entire summer.  The golfers in your family can hit the links every morning while the rest of the family can enjoy the shopping, theater, and other great local activities.

We can’t think of a better way to spend our summer vacation than booking a week or month at the beach while staying in one of our luxury Southern California Beach estates.  And since Southern California boasts some of the nation’s finest golf courses, you can be sure your golf craving will be satisfied.  You have a number of top courses to choose from, but our favorite is the Monarch Beach Golf Links.  You’ll enjoy a day full of “it just doesn’t get any better than this” moments while you take in the lush green fairways that stretch out to the azure ocean views beyond.

Puerto Nuevo Golf

Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico is one of our favorite golf destinations.  While most of our guests choose this resort because it is located right on the beach, avid golfers will feel their pulse quicken when they get a look at the local golfing opportunities.  You can’t beat the convenience of the par 72 Flamingos Golf Course that’s a quick 5 minute cab ride from your luxury condo.  After you enjoy a few rounds there, be sure to take the brief 30 minute drive to the Vista Vallarta Golf Club where you’ll enjoy play on courses bearing the names of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf.  There are daily flights from all Southern California airports, so you can be on the course this afternoon.

While the Mammoth Mountain ski season often runs through June, come July, you can enjoy some of the most beautiful golfing found anywhere in the world.  The Sierra Star Golf Course is situated in the soaring pines at 8000 feet above sea level. This par 70 championship course was designed by Cal Olson, and many golfers find the altitude gives them some of their longest drives ever.

Big Bear seems to be an endless source of fun for most of us, and it’s no different for golfers.  Book your stay in one of our luxury vacation rental cabins, and you’ll enjoy Big Bear’s 9 hole Bear Mountain course.  Golfing usually starts in the middle of May, so give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you pick out the perfect cabin for your getaway.

As you can see, we’ve got some amazing choices for the golfers in your family.  Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to help you choose the best one for you.  And whichever one of our golf destinations you may choose, you’ll have the assurance that we’re working hard to make sure your golf vacation is a great one.