Break Out the Skis. It’s Time!

Our regular guests will need no reminder, but we’ll post this anyway. We’ve got snow in Big Bear, and you’re going to want to get your reservations placed. Yes, we’re pleased to announce it’s time to break out the skis.

We love winter in Big Bear and our skiers this year have even more incentive to hit the slopes. This has been a year many of us are eager to leave behind, and we’re pretty sure a few runs down the slopes will help. We’re already seeing our winter bookings coming in, so we recommend you get your reservations in early to make sure you get that much needed time on the slopes. Here are a couple of guest favorites:

Cabin 9 is just 200 yards from the Snow Summit resort, and you’ll love the chance to walk to the slopes rather than trying to find a parking space. Rolling out of bed, grabbing some coffee, a quick breakfast and hitting slopes without even looking for your car keys is a pretty cool way to start any day. And that’s exactly what you’ll get with Cabin 9. It’s on a quiet cul-de-sac and it’s a perfect spot to relax after a long day on the slopes. The big jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom is perfect to soothe any sore muscles, and you’ll all love gathering around the fireplace to wind down with stories from the day.

Cabin 29 is also close to Snow Summit. And with its 9 bedrooms and 9.5 baths there is room for 16 guests. Each of the 9 bedrooms has its own bathroom, so there’s plenty of privacy for large families. And the kids will love the freedom of having their own private suites with a bathroom. The two master bedrooms have Jacuzzi tubs, so mom and dad can have some real luxury of their own at the end of the day. The slopes at Snow Summit are close by, so this is a great choice for a family ski getaway. The restaurants and shops of The Village are also just a few minutes away making this one a perfect choice for your Big Bear getaway.

Check out 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 VallartaLa Quinta and Miami, Florida.

 

 

Ring in the New Year with Five Star Vacation Rentals

Usher out 2020 in style by booking your stay at a Five Star Vacation Rental. Share your New Year’s resolutions with your family and host your own private countdown with streamers and the bubbly beverages of your choice. Join us in resolving that 2021 will be a great year full of new opportunities and great hope. And what better way to do this than to ring in the New Year with Five Star Vacation Rentals?

Our year end bookings are filling fast, but if you hurry, you can still reserve one of our luxury properties in Big Bear or La Quinta. Here are a couple of properties that are still available as we write this:

In Big Bear, our Cabin 9, 4 Bedroom Summit is a great choice for skiers. Grab your skis, and you’ll be at the slopes in under 5 minutes. And with its 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, there’s room for 11 guests to enjoy its comfort. When you’re not on the slopes, you can relax in front of the fireplace, lounge in the master bath’s jacuzzi tub, or play some family games with the pool and foosball tables. You’ll love the luxury feel of the granite counters throughout, and the hot tub will help soothe any aches or pains from your day on the slopes. Check out more photos and details or book online at this link.

Golfers love how close our La Quinta properties are located to the local courses. There are a wealth of golfing opportunities in La Quinta and our PGA112 overlooks the 8th hole of the Nicklaus Private course. You’ll enjoy your own private pool and spa, and it sits adjacent to a seldom-used community pool you can take advantage of as well. Each of the 3 bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom, and the guest bedrooms are equipped with 58″ 4K televisions. The fire pit out back will be a favorite place to assemble after dinner to feel the breezes start to cool and enjoy some warm conversations with your family. Be sure to check out the cupboard full of games to enjoy some cards or a board game before bedtime. You can book your stay online and see more photos at this link.

Your next getaway can start by viewing all of our Big Bear vacation rental 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 Vallarta and La Quinta.

 

Plan a Special Holiday Getaway With Five Star Vacation Rentals

This year is the year many families have declared they’re going to go on at least one great family getaway. We’ve been seeing it more and more as families want to have some fun and relaxing experiences during these challenging times. This winter is a great time to plan a special holiday getaway with Five Star Vacation Rentals.

At Five Star Vacation Rentals we strive to provide a great experience with lots of relaxing and luxurious touches along the way. This holiday season is shaping up to be one of our busiest in memory, so we’re recommending all our guests plan ahead and book early to make sure you can get that special trip planned for the family.

Big Bear is our most popular destination, and the holiday season in Big Bear offers lots of great activities in a beautiful forest setting. By Christmastime, Big Bear often has a generous blanket of snow. And on the years it doesn’t, you’ll still be greeted with exhilarating cold, clean, mountain air amid the towering trees. For us city dwellers, an early morning walk in the chilly air amongst the trees and mountains in Big Bear is a rare treat. And for the skiers, the treat is even greater when it’s followed by a run down the slopes at Bear Mountain or Snow Summit.

Off the slopes, there’s still plenty of fun winter activity. One of our favorites is the Alpine Slide. Their new Mineshaft Coaster brings a coaster experience to Big Bear with hairpin turns, tunnels and 360 degree corkscrews. The coaster will take you down a mile-long track through the trees. They have their own snow making equipment on site, so as long as the weather is cold enough, you can also enjoy their snow play options with inner tube downhill runs, and their signature Alpine Slide where you can recreate a luge experience as you race down the mountain on the specially designed track and sleds.

Book online and check out our Big Bear cabins and 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 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 Vallarta and La Quinta.

Plan a Desert Getaway

We know Southern California never really gets extremely cold. But for many of us natives, those mornings when the temps dip below 50 can cause us to shiver a bit. We understand all the Minnesota transplants laugh at such folly, but reality is what we make of it. When we’re not specifically seeking out cold weather for skiing, we prefer to keep warm.

And that leads us to the great delight we have in our Southern California winters to spend more time on the golf course or relaxing by the pool at one of our La Quinta luxury properties.

Located a short drive from Palm Springs, La Quinta offers some great options for a winter getaway with weather that will keep you enjoying the outdoors. The golfers in your group will be thrilled with their options.  There are 24 courses in La Quinta with another 76 within 20 miles. It may well be the center of the golfing universe with more options for golfers than any place else. Dozens of the courses are public or municipal courses with no membership required.

A short drive away is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. The ten minute trip takes you over the cliffs of Chino Canyon in a rotating gondola giving you amazing 360 degree views. It’s a great adventure up a 2.5 cable ride to the pristine wonder of Mt. San Jacinto State Park at the 8500 foot elevation where you’ll find restaurants, a gift shop, observation decks, a natural history museum, and over 50 miles of hiking trails.

Military aircraft buffs will want to plan a trip to the Palm Springs Air Museum. While most exhibits are temporarily closed, the museum is still offering their hugely popular Warbird Ride program that lets you book a seat for a thrilling ride in a historic warbird. Their retail store remains open as well with many items and displays you can buy to take home with you. And if you plan your visit accordingly, you can get reservations for the F-117 Experience where you’ll get a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close to view this amazing aircraft with your visit led by former pilots and engineers behind the development of the program.

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 Vallarta and Big Bear.

Plan a November Golf Getaway to La Quinta

This time of year we start seeing an increase in activity with our Big Bear cabins. This usually coincides with the first real snowfall of the season. But we don’t want to neglect our guests who enjoy some of the other great activities available in Southern California, so we’re highlighting this week some great options to plan a November Golf getaway to La Quinta.

November usually offers perfect weather for golfing with lows in the 50s, highs in the 70s, and virtually no rain days. Couple this with La Quinta’s collection of truly world-class golf courses and you’re set for a golf getaway that will be everything you want. And we’re ready with some amazingly luxurious options to help enhance your stay.

PGA107 CourtyardWhile we always hesitate to favor any of our properties over any other, we have to admit that PGA107 always has us smiling with a bit more spring in our step. We’re not sure if it’s the deck for our morning coffee off the private upstairs bedroom overlooking the small adjacent lake, the seating areas in the open courtyard, or the arched doorways and windows that remind us of something from old Hollywood. But whatever it is, we really love this place, and we’re sure you’ll feel the same. It’s spread out over 4600 square feet and with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. When you’re not out on one of the nearby golf courses, you can relax in your own private salt water pool and spa with the soothing sounds of their waterfall in the background. There’s plenty of grassy areas and room to spread out here. Check out more photos and details, or book online at this link.

PGA122 is another of our desert gems, and it’s located on the 6th fairway of the PGA West Weiskopf Private Course. There are built in TVs throughout the house with Travertine flooring and dark Italian granite in the kitchen. There’s plenty of outdoor seating to take in the mountain and fairway views when you’re not enjoying the Pebble Tech pool and spa with their adjacent waterfall. There’s room for 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Find more photos and details or book online 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 Vallarta and Big Bear.

 

 

 

Plan Your November Big Bear Getaway

We’re so excited to see more families making plans to get out and enjoy activities together. And with the holidays just around the corner, our bookings are filling up for Thanksgiving and Big Bear. But don’t despair, we still have some openings, and it’s a great time to plan your November Big Bear Getaway.

The weather is hard to predict, but we usually see some snow by November. And even when there is no snow, there’s plenty to do. Here are some of our favorites:

Spend some time at the Big Bear Zoo. We’re always pleased to hear from guests who discover this gem during their visit to Big Bear. The zoo is small enough to enjoy in just an afternoon, but big enough to offer some great examples of local wildlife. You can enjoy seeing bears, coyotes, a badger, a bobcat, eagles, and much more. It’s a very intimate experience, and unlike any zoo you’ve probably visited before. For more information, admission fees, and hours, please visit their website: https://www.bigbearzoo.org

The Big Bear Alpine Slide is open year round with a variety of adventures and rides depending upon the season and the weather. They recently completed the Mineshaft Coaster, and it’s a hit. You’ll hop on your private sled and you’re in control of the brakes for the gravity-propelled ride down the state-of-the-art stainless steel tube track. The track stretches for a mile and you’ll get up to speeds over 25mph. And this is just one of the fun activities you can enjoy during your visit. Each of the rides brings a new thrill, and discount tickets are available for multiple rides. Check out their website for more information: http://alpineslidebigbear.com/

Book online and check out our Big Bear cabins and 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 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 Vallarta and La Quinta.

Plan a Golf Getaway to La Quinta

Golfers can be a passionate group. They’ll both plan golf getaways months in advance and constantly keep their clubs at the ready to stop by the driving range or play a quick 9 holes on the fly. It’s a game that embodies so many things many of us love: the outdoors, relaxing time with friends, and a competitive pursuit. And we’ve got some great properties to help you plan a golf getaway to La Quinta.

La Quinta has emerged as something of a mecca for golfers. There are some amazing world-class courses and we have lots of choices overlooking some of these courses. And with the holidays rapidly approaching, this is a great time to plan a family holiday getaway with a generous amount of golfing thrown in.

Here are just a couple of examples of luxury estates to choose from to plan a golf getaway to La Quinta:

Our PGA121 is the 4 Bedroom Private PGA West Pool Retreat. This beautiful luxury estate features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths with room for up to 10 guests spread out over a huge 4600 square foot floor plan. You’ll enjoy your own private pool overlooking the 2nd fairway of the PGA West Greg Norman course. The private casita is a great feature that adds an extra layer of privacy for your family get together. When you’re not relaxing in your own private pool, you can ease away any soreness from your day on the links by soaking in the oversize tub. See more photos and book online at this link.

PGA111 is our Beautiful Norman Estates at PGA West.  Overlooking the 10th tee of the Greg Norman Golf Course, this 3400 square foot estate had 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with room for 10 guests. Imagine your Thanksgiving day enjoying some locally catered turkey and fixins while watching the games and festivities on the massive 75″ TV. You’ll positively love taking in the view of the adjacent golf course while relaxing by the salt water pool with its tanning shelf, waterfalls, and spa. Book online and see more photos and details at this link.

If you’re not able to find the dates you want with either of these great properties, don’t despair. We have a dozen vacation rentals in La Quinta to chose from, and we’ll help you create a getaway your family will long remember and want to repeat. 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 Vallarta and Big Bear.

Some Great Choices For Your Next Getaway

We love talking to guests and learning about their plans. Over the years, we’ve hosted weddings, honeymoons, family reunions, church retreats, and lots of just plain family fun. It’s always a delight to help people find the right property for their getaway, and we’re going to take a look at a couple of our guests’ favorites.

Cabin 49 is a recent addition to our family of properties. We call it the “Brand New San Gorgonio Lodge.” It was built in 2019 and sits on a treed lot within a 10 minute walk of Snow Summit. It has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths with room for 12 guests. Its great room has a wall of windows looking out on the forest, and there are plenty of comfy places to relax near the fireplace. There’s a slipper bathtub in the master suite just waiting for you to slip in and feel all your stress dissolve away. The wood accents and live edge counters will be a constant reminder of the beautiful forest just outside. Click here for more details and to book online.

As the colder weather starts moving in to Big Bear, one of our personal favorites is Cabin 12, “Indoor Pool and Spa at Beautiful Lakeside Retreat.” As the name reveals, this cabin boasts an indoor pool and spa. As your family splashes around in the private pool, be sure to tell the kids how when you were their age, you had to walk all the way to the city pool and share it with a hundred other kids. And then splash them a bit just  for fun. It’s sure to be a getaway you all remember and will want to repeat. Check for available dates, get more info, and book online at this link.

Your next relaxing getaway can start by viewing all of our Big Bear vacation rental 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 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 Vallarta and La Quinta.

November Things to do In Big Bear

Are you ready to get out of town? We’ve been getting lots of calls from people saying exactly that. As our start inching back toward a more normal existence, one of the things we all miss most is travel and time to relax with those closest to us. It’s a great time to check out all the November things to do in Big Bear.

Oktoberfest has its closing weekend on November 5-7th. Many people have this on their calendar to come back each year, and we’re happy it’s continuing this year. You’ll enjoy lots of fun, great international beers, and you can polka till you drop. It’s the one event every year we get to break our our lederhosen without having the neighbors post strange things about us on social media. You can plan to find mugs of beer bigger than your head, and fun activities for everyone, including a bunch for the kids.

Women in Big Bear looking for a fun group paddle board activity or just want to learn the basics of paddle boarding, can meet every Thursday at 5pm at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor. Scheduled to run Thursdays until November 26th, Captain John’s hosts this event that they affectionately call, “Babes on Boards.” For a $5 fee, you’ll get a board rental and can join with more experienced boarders to get some pointers. Be sure to bring an appetizer and plan to watch an awesome sunset. More info:
Captain John’s Fawn Harbor
39369 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333
(909) 866-6478

Wyatt’s Grill and Saloon is offering patio dining Wednesday through Sunday and features country music on Wednesday nights. They hope to restart their line dancing fun soon, but for now you can enjoy some great food most nights and some great music on Wednesday nights. They’re also delivering to most areas of Big Bear. More details here.

Your next getaway can start by viewing all of our Big Bear vacation rental 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 Vallarta and La Quinta.

Plan Your Winter With Five Star Vacation Rentals

Many of our friends are lamenting that 2020 seems like the year that just won’t end. But we’re not worried. Whether your year has been good, bad, or somewhere in between, we promise the calendar keeps marching on, and this is a great time to plan your winter with Five Star Vacation Rentals. Do this, and your year will have some great memories.

We’re already seeing our Thanksgiving and Christmas bookings start to fill up. And New Year’s in Big Bear is always a blast. Starting with Thanksgiving, grab one of our remaining cabins or estates and make your plans. Our cabins have full kitchens, but there are also several great catering choices in Big Bear for Thanksgiving as well. So whether you want to spend time in the kitchen cooking up family favorites, or have this year be the one where you let someone else do the cooking, you have some great choices.

Christmas is a pure delight. And even more so on years when we get a good snowfall. We can’t predict how it will be this year, but snow or no, we can predict your family will have an amazing time in your Five Star Vacation Rental on Christmas morning. Imagine gathering with friends and family around the fireplace and watching the kids tear open their presents as you relax and take in views of the forest or Big Bear Lake. It’s a holiday treat your family will want to repeat.

Once the new year is upon us, a whole new chapter of fun opens. Once the snow starts falling, the ski slopes open and snow activities begin. You can go sledding, have a snowball fight, or teach the kids how to make their first snowman. Winter in Big Bear is magical.

Check out 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 Vallarta and La Quinta.