Doing Nothing in Big Bear

Many people avoid taking vacations because they dread the planning, coordination and hassle the entire thing entails. Maybe you’re one of these people, and who can blame you? Vacations can end up being more of an obligation than an enjoyable getaway, but Five Star Vacation Rentals has set out to change that. A trip can be the stress-free respite it was intended to be. Perhaps the key to a true vacation is eliminating the pressure. Imagine if somebody gave you permission to escape, spend some time in a luxurious home-away-from-home, do whatever relaxes you, and remove all other obligations…

You can give yourself that permission. Instead of planning a vacation centered on an itinerary of activities and events, consider booking a do-nothing-vacation. Booking a luxury vacation home offers a vacation in and of itself. With amenities such as a spa, gourmet kitchen, and fireplace, there’s no reason to leave your rental at all! Staying in and spending time simply relaxing might just be the best vacation you’ve ever had. Vacation, after all, is about escaping stress and obligations. If you don’t believe us, consider the following ideas for your stay-in-getaway.

When’s the last time you settled in to a good book? Reading is a pastime many people enjoy, but most don’t get the opportunity to do it often. With all of life’s time-consuming activities, simply relaxing with a book in hand is something you may not have done in quite a while. Booking a do-nothing vacation is the chance to catch up on reading. Maybe you love cooking, too, but don’t get the chance to make gourmet meals as often as you’d like. Arrive at your rental with ingredients in tow, and you can spend a weekend creating ambrosia.

A Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear is the best destination for luxury vacation rentals. You may be perplexed at the idea of spending an entire vacation inside, but you won’t be when you see our rentals. All of our properties offer the most exquisite luxury, including features such as gourmet kitchens and spas. You will have no problem at all relaxing in one of our beautiful vacation homes, and spending your entire vacation there might be the stress relief you’ve been looking for.

Big Bear is one of the best places to relax and take it easy. 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.

Book Your Big Bear Vacation Cabin Rental for July 4th

Summer is here! The kids are out of school, and you can’t let another summer go by without planning something special. There are lots of great events coming up for the 4th of July in Big Bear, so start packing and give us a call. We have cabins available!  Just spending some quality family time in one of our luxury Big Bear cabins is enough to recharge your batteries.  But there’s tons of other stuff you can do while you’re here:

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Come out for Corvettes West

Corvettes West’s Big Bear Bash 2012 takes place this year from June 29th until July 1st.  Lots of great Vettes’ to check out and admission to public events is FREE to all. Main event for public viewing of cars is the Participants Choice Car Show at the Marina Resort on Friday June 29th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Other events include a Low Speed Autocross at the Big Bear Airport on Saturday June 30th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and a Corvette Drive Around the Lake on Saturday afternoon. For more info please call (909)864-0372 or visit their website.

Come out on Sunday, July 1st for the  Community Mountain Bike Ride hosted by the Big Bear Cycling Association.  Starts  at Chains Required at 9:00 am. Ride with Us! Something for riders of ALL levels! Learn to ride the beautiful trails of Big Bear!  For more details please visit website.

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A great play in a great place!

CATS, The Community Arts Theater Society of Big Bear Valley, will present its summer musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award winning classic, THE KING AND I, starring Robin Field. The musical runs at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center for 12 performances on June 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, July 3, 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 and on June 24, July 1 and July 8 at 1:30.  Ticket prices range from $16-$28 for Adults; $15-$26 for Seniors, and $9-19 for Kids under 18. Tickets are available through the CATS web site at and  can also be purchased through the PAC Box Office at 909-866-4970.

The Annual Rotary Club Big Bear Lake Fourth of July Lakefront Fireworks and Barbeque at the Marina Resort on Lakeview Drive. For $20, guests can have cheese or pepperoni pizza meal or $25 for Rib Eye Steak meal . $75 VIP Ticket includes steak or chicken meal plus reserved seating area with tables –  $50 VIP ticket includes steak meal plus reserved viewing area with tables.  $10 No Food, View Only tickets are available for Kids 10 and under. Plus live entertainment and kids games before the Fireworks start. Tickets can be purchased at Bear City Glass (909) 585-2037, Sotheby’s (909) 878-4214, Shelli’s Hallmark (909) 866-4882 or at Marina Resort (909) 866-5000.  This is Southern California’s largest 4th of July fireworks display!

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Fireworks Over The Lake

Call us at 310-780-3411 to book your 4th of July getaway now. Browse all of our Big Bear cabins on this page.  If you’re planning a vacation somewhere other than Big Bear, please be sure to look at our luxury rentals in Park City,Palm Springs/La QuintaSouthern California BeachesMammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.  Regardless of where you may go, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that Five Star Vacation Rentals is working to make your vacation relaxing and memorable.   We know that your vacation time is very special, and we are dedicated to making sure you get the best quality vacation time.