Plan Your Perfect Spring Vacation

We know the nights are still bit chilly, but it’s a great time to start looking forward to the arrival of Spring. If you start early enough, you can plan your perfect spring vacation, and we’d love to help.

 Spring in Big Bear is just amazing. The pristine beauty of the surrounding forest is at its peak during springtime, and this makes your stay even more relaxing than usual. Few things are as rewarding as waking up in the luxury of your Five Star Vacation Rental and looking out your windows on the beauty of the forest around you. Squirrels, deer, and lots of other wildlife are easily spotted during your wandering around Big Bear.

Indulge us for a moment and imagine returning to your luxury Five Star Vacation Rental after a full day of hiking, skipping rocks on the lake, and shopping for some great souvenirs in The Village. You walk in the door as the sun is slowly setting in the distance. Walk out on your back deck, and you may catch a squirrel or two scampering up the side of a tree, and hear the call of a few different birds overhead. Near twilight, you may see a family of deer wander nearby, and the sound of the breeze gently weaves through the trees nearby.  You make a mental note to see if there’s anyway you could possibly make a daily commute from here to your job in the city.

Big Bear Lake bouldersWe’ll tell you that the commute is too long for most of us, but a weekend or full week’s vacation here can recharge your batteries in ways you never imagined. Just setting aside a time to enjoy the muted sounds of the forest and the fresh feeling of the cool night air will do wonders for your outlook. It’s a great time to pack up the kids and spend some family time over Spring Break.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Spring vacation is pretty busy for us, and there’s no better time to book your getaway than now.  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.



Rain Got You Down? Enjoy a Beach Getaway South of the Border

The weather in Southern California has been amazingly bleak for quite a while now. Record-setting rainfall, floods and gloom are settling in and threatening to be the new normal. Some of us are telling our friends and neighbors things like, “If I wanted a waterlogged life, I would have moved to Seattle.”  While we’re enjoying the extra snow these storms are bringing our mountain destinations, some families are missing the simple joys of Southern California life like a visit to the beach and sunny walk in the sand. Well, we’ve got great news for you.

Region capture 61South of the border at our Villa la Estancia getaway we’re enjoying summer-like conditions. It may rain occasionally, but mostly you’re looking at highs in the 70’s and 80’s, sunny or partly cloudy skies, and great beach conditions. It’s a perfect time to plan a quick getaway. And with Spring Break right around the corner, you can grab the entire family for a quick week on the sand.

Region capture 60Our resort condos in Villa la Estancia are the stuff dreams and relaxation are made of. You’ll be just footsteps away from the beach with all the amenities you’d expect to find in a luxury resort. The two on-site restaurants are amazing with menus that include fresh seafood and Kobe beef options. The huge onsite spa is another great way to be pampered in the process.  Relax with drinks at the swim-up bar as you enjoy the pool. Lay in the sand and soak up the sun as you listen to the waves splashing on the beach just a few feet away. And remember your friends back stuck in the traffic and gloomy weather back in Southern California.

Region capture 59You have a good choice of flights out of Southern California with direct service into Puerto Vallarta. A quick cab ride from the airport, and you’ll soon be kicking off your shoes and enjoying the view from your room or the sand between your toes.

Each of our condos has a fully equipped kitchen, so you can enjoy anything from reheating your great leftovers from the restaurant downstairs to cooking up the fish you caught while out on an excursion earlier. There’s great golfing nearby as well, so be sure to pack your clubs.

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 Big Bear or elsewhere, so if you would like more information, you can reach out to us by calling 310-780-3411.

The Joys of Spring Break in Big Bear

 Nothing inspires enthusiasm in a kid’s heart quite like the promise of a break from school. Spring break is second only to summer in its ability to give a student the courage and perseverance needed to carry through weeks and weeks of school work. Spring break is coming up, in fact, and you’ve likely been fielding questions from kids about what activities are planned. Your kids don’t have to be the only ones getting a break, though. You can plan a getaway for the entire family that will refresh, rejuvenate, and reunite you all. A luxury cabin in Big Bear is the destination for all the Spring Break fun a family can handle.

Bambina su cavalloAs we’ve mentioned, March is a perfect time of year to visit Big Bear for many reasons. Though the landscapes in the town are always beautiful, there’s an ethereal charm that comes as seasons transition, and it’s an optimal time to embark on activities like a nature walk. You can wander through the mountainous forests to watch birds and squirrels. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of some larger wildlife, or spy on the deer that often frolic among the trees. Sights like this are a welcome break from the monotony of school, but they can still provide valuable learning opportunities.

If kids want to get even more up-close-and-personal with animals, horseback riding in Big Bear is the perfect chance to do so. Baldwin Lake Stables is just one provider that offers pony rides, horseback riding in nature, and a small petting zoo. Nothing beats spending Spring Break riding horses and relaxing in the comfort of a luxurious cabin in Big Bear.

Five Star Vacation Rental offers cabins with stunning views, gourmet kitchens, and unparalleled luxury. Spring Break only comes once a year, and when it does, you should make the most of the chance to plan a getaway. Our rentals truly make the difference between a good vacation and a great one. If you’re ready to have the Big Bear adventure of a lifetime, spend it in the comfort of a premium vacation rental.

Big Bear is our top Spring Break destination, but if you’re looking for a more exotic vacation, we also maintain rentals 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.

Life Has Too Many Regrets. Grab Your Skis and Avoid This One

We’re getting amazing snow in Big Bear right now.   March is upon us, and the skiing is better than ever.  But it can’t last forever; Spring is right around the corner. You don’t want to look back at this time once May rolls around realize you wasted one of your last chances to hit the slopes.  The conditions right now are great.  Don’t put this off any longer.

We imagine nobody will be surprised to learn that we’re in favor of the 4 day work week as long as you plan the other 3 days in one of our luxury Big Bear vacation rentals.  We’re also in favor of using some of those accumulated vacation days you have in reserve.  And we’re continually proposing that our guests just take a few days for relaxation in the mountains.  Call it personal days, impersonal days, or an out of town excursion that involves absolutely no work whatsoever.  This is a perfect time for some days on the slopes and some nights relaxing in a Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear.  Order your lift tickets in advance and save some money with this link:

Our weekday bookings are usually much lighter than the weekends, and the same applies to the slopes at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.  Get more time in on the slopes, and enjoy a wider choice of cabins for your time off the slopes.  As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll find even the best restaurants in the Village will seat you immediately.  It’s a great chance to unwind.

After a fun day on the slopes or in the Village, you can look forward to the evenings in your Five Star Vacation Rental. You’ll find each of our properties to be a luxurious delight. Cozy up in front of the fire and just relax with your family. Choose one of our properties with a hot tub, and that’s another great spot to end the day.

Check out all of our Big Bear vacation rentals at this link.  And if you’re in the mood for a getaway elsewhere, follow these links to view our other properties in Park City Southern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  A well planned weekend away in a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate will recharge your batteries and equip the entire family for the challenges back at home.   Call us today at 310-800-5454, and we’ll help you plan the vacation of a lifetime.

Where Are You Spending Spring Break?

Spring Break is an exciting time for many families.  For kids in school, it marks the official beginning of the end of the school year.  Parents can see it as a much-needed respite from the daily grind and a great opportunity to plan some fun family time to recharge your batteries.  But if you don’t make plans, it can sneak up on you.  You don’t want to be that family that returns from the break with nothing more to report than binge watching old “Dragnet” episodes on Netflix.

Thanks to the colder weather this year, most of the slopes at Big Bear remain open.  And with temps still below freezing at night, they’re making more snow most nights.  This could be your last chance to get in some good skiing before spring arrives.  It’s a great chance to get away as a family and enjoy both some great fun on the slopes and some relaxation in the luxury of a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate in Big Bear. Pick one of our cabins with a hot tub, and it’ll be even better.  Imagine all of you climbing into the steaming waters as you recount your adventures from the slopes that day.  Once you’re thoroughly warmed and soaked, you can all retire to the fireplace and relax with hot chocolate in front of the crackling fireplace.  This will make for an infinitely better story to tell when you all return at the end of your break.

If you’d prefer a warmer getaway for Spring Break, we suggest you give us a call about booking a week in our beachside resort Villa la Estancia in Puerto Nuevo, Mexico.  It’s a quick flight out of LAX and you’ll enjoy the warmer weather and sandy beaches just a few short hours after you leave the traffic and pressure of Southern California.   This resort has an all-inclusive option that allows you to enjoy the award-winning on site restaurants and meals without ever pulling out your wallet during your stay.  Call us for details.

Call us at 310-800-5454 and we’ll be glad to help you with your last minute ski or Spring Break plans.  Browse our properties in Big BearMammothPark CityPalm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California Beaches, or  Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Whether you’re planning a weekend ski getaway or a week-long Spring vacation, we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect Big Bear cabin or estate.