Staycations are Back

We’ve been happy to see so many people eager to get back out again. It was a quiet few months, and we’re excited to be back connecting people with some great relaxation in our Southern California destinations.

Big Bear is nearly booked solid through much of September, but we still have some great properties available, especially if you can plan a weekday getaway. Our Grand 8 Bedroom Estate at Castle Glen has lots of weekday openings, and it’s a great choice. You’ll enjoy 8 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms spread out over 6700 square feet. There’s room for 16 guests, with a theater room that has two-level seating and a 10 foot viewing screen, a game room, a foosball table, and a 7 person spa. The floor-to-ceiling fireplace and soaring 35 foot ceilings are sure to impress. You can book online and see more photos at this link.

Our newest addition in Big Bear is Cabin 49, the New San Gorgonio Lodge. This has 4 bedrooms with 3.5 baths and room for 12 guests. This is located close to Snow Summit which transforms in the summer months to one of Southern California’s premiere bike parks. It’s also close to The Village and the lake for fishing as well as browsing the shops and restaurants. It’s got quartz countertops, two fireplaces, an outdoor hot tub, and a big beautiful pine sprouting right through the deck. This beautiful property was just completed last year, and you can be among the first to enjoy its luxury.

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 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.

Pack Your Bags! We’ve Got Five Star Luxury Big Bear Cabins and Great Ski Conditions

The recent storms have finally passed, but they’ve left behind some great ski conditions in the Big Bear area.  If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to pack up for your ski getaway, wait no longer!  Check ahead when you come, but the roads are clear with no chains required, so it’s an easy drive to an amazing getaway.  Here’s the current report from Bear Mountain:

There are lots of  beginner jumps and rails at chair 6, while chair 5 is lined with intermediate jumps, hips, jibs, the halfpipes, and a new wall ride. Over on chair 9 there are more intermediate features as well as lots of advanced and some expert features. Chair 9 has lots of skate style down bars, wall-rides, boxes, and tubes of all sorts. We are definitely enjoying the finest park set-up of the 2012-2013 season. Freestyle camp is a great way to comfortable improve with friendly and talented instructors. We are out of the cold front which allowed for some great snowmaking, and back into classic Southern California sun shine …

And here’s the report from Snow Summit:

Park Staff has also made a few new changes to Westridge, including two skill builder boxes and a mini bank halfpipe at the top of Chair 2. After hitting the new features, you have your choice of lapping Summit Run or continuing through the park, which has a new feature count of 32 jibs and 41 snow features! The snow coverage is excellent and we’re expecting sunny skies all weekend long. Be sure to make reservations if you’re headed up for the holiday to guarantee your spot on the snow.

Snow Summit and Bear Mountain limit the number of lift tickets sold each day to reduce crowding both on the slopes and the lifts.  Your tickets will work for either location, and there’ s a free shuttle bus that runs every half hour between the two.  They’ve made every provision to make sure you’re able to get in the maximum amount of skiing on your getaway.  Be sure to buy your lift tickets ahead of time to make sure they’re not sold out.  Here’s the link to their online store:

And of course, we strongly recommend you also be sure to reserve one of our luxury Big Bear cabins for your stay.  We have both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit cabins available, so you can get as close to the slopes as you wish.  We’re experts at helping families put together amazing Big Bear family vacations.  When you couple a great day of skiing with a relaxing stay at one of our luxury resort cabins, the only thing you’ll worry about is how you’re going to get the family to ever leave such fun and luxury.  But not to worry.  We’ll gladly help you book your return stay too!  You can view all our Big Bear cabin rentals at this link.

There’s also great skiing right now at Park City and Mammoth Mountain, so be sure to call us about booking a luxury vacation rental for these destinations as well.

Just give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be glad to help you book your dream vacation in one of our 5 Star vacation rentals.


Five Star Vacation Rentals Named One of the Best by

Top Rental Manager 2012

Those of you who have rented from us before quickly learn that we’re fanatical about making sure your stay with us is one you’ll always remember, and the only disappointment you’ll face is on the day your stay ends.  We continually remind ourselves that your vacation time is very precious and it’s our number one priority to make sure your stay is exceptional.  And while we regularly get great feedback from our guests, we’re proud to announce that we’ve been officially recognized as a top rental manager by, a subsidiary of TripAdvisor.  TripAdvisor is one the largest travel websites on the Internet, and we couldn’t be prouder.

FlipKey allows guests to post reviews of their stays online, and our guests posted such positive reviews that we were named a top rental manager.  It’s a pretty big deal.  Here are some of the reviews posted by our guests:

Warm and Cozy Bairn's Lodge

Martita stayed in our #38 Bairn’s Lodge in High Timber Ranch.  Helping create great Big Bear family vacations is one of our specialties, and here’s some of what Martita had to say in her review titled, “Beautiful, Functional, Cozy, Quiet!”:

“This is really a beautifully decorated cabin! The set up is so cozy since it has an open floor plan. The kitchen, dining room, pool table, fire place seating area, and living area are all functionally located together. It is a single story cabin, which was perfect for us with young children . . . It really felt like a home away from home and we treated it that way.”

You can view our cabins and other Big Bear estate rentals at this link.

Luxury on the Beach

Kim W and family stayed in one of our Villa la Estancia suites in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico, and came away from it recommending, “Could not have had a more relaxing family vacation.”  Julian R also stayed at Villa la Estancia and had similar feelings:  ” we had a great time at Villa La Estancia, Nuevo Vallarta. Would recommend Villa La Estancia to everyone.” We have 16 units available for rent at the resort, so it’s a great destination for large groups who would like to get away to an exotic beach-front location.  Follow this link to view all our Villa la Estancia units.

We also have luxury units available for rent at Southern California beaches, Mammoth Mountain, Park City, Utah, and Palm Springs/La Quinta.  Call us today today at 310-780-3411 to book your next vacation.  You can have confidence that we’re working to make sure that your vacation is enjoyable and will give your family great memories for a lifetime.