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.

Great Dining in Big Bear

Big Bear is full of things to keep you and your family busy during your visit. In the winter the skiing is unsurpassed, and the rest of the year you have the beauty of nature and water fun on the lake. Here are just a few things you can enjoy during your next stay with us in a Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear.

Fine dining in The Village. Big Bear Village is just a short drive from most of our properties, and a short walk from many of them. You’ll find your time in The Village to be great fun. Here are some of the great restaurants you’ll find:

Region capture 85BJ’s Restaurant and Sandwich Shop is one of the most popular eateries on the mountain, and we’ve got an old pair jeans that are too small now to prove it. They offer up amazing burgers, ice cold beer, and fixins that will keep your entire group moaning with delight. Check out their Facebook page here.

If you want to sample one of the most amazing Reuben sandwiches ever made on planet Earth, you’ll want to stop by Grizzly’s Bear Belly Deli at 42530 Moonridge Rd. Their barbecue beef and chicken sandwiches are also just amazing. They’ve got some good veggie options too, if that’s what you’re looking for. Visit their website at this link to view the full menu, and be sure to arrive hungry!

PeppercornGrilleIf you’re in the mood for something a bit fancier, we recommend the Peppercorn Grille at 553 Pine Knot Ave, Big Bear Lake. They’ve got a great menu to suit pretty much anything you’re in the mood for. From seafood, steaks, pasta, sandwiches,  chicken, wraps and salads, you’re sure to find something on the menu that will leave you smiling. They’re one of the best reviewed restaurants in all of Big Bear. Check out their menu at this link.

And one of our favorite eating spots in Big Bear is the kitchen of whatever Five Star Vacation Rental we happen to be enjoying at the moment. You’ll find each of our luxury properties has a fully equipped kitchen to help unleash the gourmets in your party for some great culinary delights served up at your own hands. So whether you enjoy the great eateries found in Big Bear, or cook your own, you’re sure to have a great time during your stay.

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.

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.

 

 

More Big Bear Vacation Rental Choices

There are so many things about Big Bear that make it an ideal destination, and we’re pleased that our luxury vacation rental properties have become another great reason to visit for our guests. We’re pleased that you can enjoy the natural beauty of the forest, lake, hiking trails, and wildlife from the luxury and comfort of a Five Star Vacation Rental cabin or estate. Here are a couple more good reasons to stay with us in Big Bear.

If you have a large group looking for the perfect choice in Big Bear, our Cabin #4, Grand 8 Bedroom Castle Glen Estate may just be a perfect choice. As its name denotes, this rambling 6700 square foot estate has 8 bedrooms. Combine this with its 7 bathrooms, a theater room, huge spa and soaring 35 foot ceilings, and you’ll wish you never had to leave. There’s  plenty of room for up to 16 guests to relax in this luxury, and there’s a lot to keep you busy with a game room including a pool table and poker table.  You can book this one directly on our website at this link where you’ll also find more photos and details.

You want to experience some real luxury? How about put a private indoor pool on your list.  That’s what you’ll find with our Cabin #12, Beautiful Lakeside Retreat. Of course, as with most of our properties, you will face some hard choices: When you’re not swimming in your private pool, will you play a game of pool, ping pong, or watch an old movie on the 50″ TV? These are the sorts of hard decisions we should face every day, and you will have the fun of choosing when your party of up to 16 guests settles in for your relaxing time in this luxury Big Bear vacation rental.

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 Big Bear Vacation Rental Choices

Big Bear is our most popular destination. It has great activities for every season, and it’s in one of the most beautiful locations you can imagine. During the spring, summer, and fall you can enjoy great fishing, boating and watersports on the lake, while the winter sees world-class skiing at Bear Mountain and Snow Summit.

Each of our properties in Big Bear is selected because they offer a level of comfort and luxury above that which is found in most vacation rentals. We are selective, so our guests can have the confidence that their stay with us in a Five Star Vacation Rental will be one they’ll remember fondly and want to repeat frequently.

We’re going to take some time in our blog to highlight some of the great properties that you can choose from in your next stay in Big Bear.

2066620959Our Cabin #8, Estate by the Lake is one the most luxurious and magnificent properties you’re likely to find in all of Big Bear. It’s signature room is the massive dining room with custom made acorn chandeliers hanging far overhead. It has room for 16 guests and this grand custom dining table has room to fit all of them in a single seating.  It’s massive floor plan stretches out over 7000 square feet with plenty of outside deck space as well. Five of the bedrooms are master suites, and there are two handicap-accessible rooms on the ground floor. You can book this online or get more photos and details at this link.

The usual first reaction to our Cabin #2, Luxurious Castle Glen Estate is simply, “wow!” Its 5200 square foot  floor plan includes 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and plenty of room for 16 people to enjoy its luxury. You’ll delight at the unique shapes and angles built into this custom home and the views out of the panoramic windows will enhance your enjoyment. It’s built to easily accommodate large groups and multiple families, so you can plan a reunion, office retreat, or church getaway confident that you’ll all have plenty of room to relax and spend time together.

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.

More Big Bear Fun For Your August Vacation

August has a lot of great events happening in Big Bear, so this is a great time to plan your next family vacation or getaway.  We covered a few in last week’s blog, and we’re going to pile on even more this week. Seriously, you should just stop what you’re doing and book one of our Big Bear vacation rentals in August. Your family will thank you.

Ongoing events during the month include the The Renaissance Faire starting on August 5th, a packed calendar full of cycling events culminating in the Tour de Big Bear, and the 28th annual Antique Car Club Fun Run on August 11th.

The Miss Liberty paddle wheel tour boat continues to offer dinner cruises on August 4th and 18th. You’ll enjoy a gourmet buffet and enjoy your meal on fine china and linens. There’s a no host bar, and live music provided by the Liberty Ramblers, a traditional New Orleans Jazz band. Seating is reserved, and this is a hugely popular event, so be sure to book in advance.  Visit the Pine Knot Marina website for more details.

scooping chocolate ice cream close up shotOn August 19th you can combine two of life’s great passions: Spending time with exotic animals and eating some amazing ice cream. Yes, it’s time again for the annual Big Bear Alpine Zoo Ice Cream Safari. This event starts at 11am and goes till 2pm or when the ice cream runs out. Five ice cream stations are set up throughout the zoo, so you can enjoy a yummy cool treat as you learn more about the zoo’s residents. There’s a $5.00 extra charge for the safari in addition to the usual zoo admission.  Visit their website for more details.

Kodiak Kids Trail Runs are scheduled for August. These events are a great chance for kids to take part in the different races and compete with other kids their own age. For more details and to RSVP, visit their website.

Screen Shot 2017-07-28 at 12.02.48 PMThe Big Bear Community Arts Theater Society is presenting “Steel Magnolias” the weekends of 8/25-8/27 and 9/1-9/3. This classic play follows the plot many of us fell in love with as the film with the all star cast including Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacClaine, and others. It’s a funny and frequently challenging story about the bond between a group of women as they navigate the perilous waters of relationships and life in general. For more details or to purchase your tickets in advance, visit their website.

As you can see, August is a month packed with great events to enhance your stay in one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals in Big Bear.  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.

 

 

August in Big Bear

Summer is well under way, and we hope you’ve already made your plans to getaway for a much deserved vacation or weekend in a Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear. August is one of our favorite months, and there’s plenty of fun scheduled to keep the family happy.  Here’s a sample of the fun you can look forward to during your stay with us:

The Renaissance Faire makes its 16th annual appearance starting on August 5th and continuing every weekend for the entire month. If you’ve never been to this event, you’re in for a real treat. Each weekend carries a different theme ranging from pirates to purple, and fairies to steampunk. The food is amazing, and it’s only place we know of where you can get juicy turkey legs the size of your head. You’ll delight with the sights and smells that surround you as costumed participants stroll amid the many vendors and food booths. There will be magic, sword swallowing, jousting and dancing. It’s everything you’d hoped your college experience would be without the exams.  See more event details and purchase tickets in advance at this link: https://www.bbvrsinc.org

Cycling raceAugust is also a big cycling month in Big Bear. The Big Bear Cycling Association has rides scheduled continuously throughout the month. Rides are available for all experience levels and ages. The 8th annual Tour de Big Bear is scheduled for August 5th as part of the Big Bear Cycling Festival starting July 29th. This event offers several different distances, so riders of varying skill can choose the one that best fits their abilities. Choose from the namesake Tour de Big Bear with its 25 mile distance and 1368′ climb to the most difficult being the HC Gran Fondo covering 125 miles and a 12,000′ climb. There are 50, 70, and 107 mile courses to choose from as well. See more detailed descriptions and registration info at this link.  The scenery and cool mountain air are just a couple reasons why this has been voted as Southern California’s Favorite Ride.

classic retro vintage blue carAugust 11th welcomes the 28th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village. This three-day event is one of the biggest of its kind, and 500 cars are expected to participate. This is always a hit with car buffs. There is no admission charge to view these beautifully restored and preserved cars. There’s a small fee if you want to display your car, and this helps fund local Big Bear charities. You may want to join the crowd lining the streets when they embark on the “Cruise Around the Lake.”

We hope this sparks your desire to carve out some time for your family to enjoy an August getaway to one of our luxury Big Bear vacation rentals. 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.

 

 

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.

Spotlight On La Quinta Vacation Rentals

We recently added several new properties to our family of La Quinta estates, so we’re going to devote this week and next week’s blogs to exploring some of the great reasons to choose La Quinta for your next getaway.

Golfing is the number one reason most of our guests choose this destination. La Quinta is home to some of the finest golf courses in the world. And we’ve chosen our properties to take advantage of that.  If your idea of a perfect getaway is spending the day on the links and relaxing poolside with a view of the fairway afterward, we have some great options for you.

Our PGA101 PGA West Home is a 4000 square foot treat to your senses. It has a private pool, spa, outdoor fireplace and fire pit. All four of its bedrooms have their own private baths, so it’s a perfect choice for larger groups and multiple families to share. 10 can stay comfortably. And when you’re not golfing, you can enjoy a game of pool or ping pong. See more photos and details at this link.

Your group is sure to love our PGA102 PGA Norman Hideaway. The mountain and golf course views out the back are amazing. The two room casita is sure to be a hit with the kids or a great option for larger groups. It has an amazing bank of windows that perfectly frame the view across the pool and spa out to the fairway and mountains beyond. Check out more photos at this link.

We call PGA103 our “Spacious Modern Perfection at PGA West.” The title gives a hint at the luxury you’ll enjoy during your stay. Relax in the outside seating area next to the pool and spa overlooking the fairway with the mountains beyond. The interior is punctuated with custom made furniture and electronic window treatments. And those floor to ceiling windows bring the beautiful view into play throughout the home. With 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, there’s room for 12 guests.

As you can see, we have some amazing La Quinta properties available for your next getaway. Be sure to check back next week for the second installment of our tour of the great Five Star Vacation Rental properties in La Quinta.  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.