Do You Have a Five Star Vacation Rentals Property?

Kevin and Maria Cobb
Kevin and Maria Cobb

When Kevin and Maria Cobb first turned a handful of their personal investment properties into Five Star Vacation Rentals nearly two decades ago, they could hardly have imagined their company would grow to include over 50 luxury properties spread from Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, to Park City, Utah.  But with thousands of satisfied guests enjoying tens of thousands of nights each year, the business has become an amazing achievement. And it’s something we hope to keep expanding with more top quality luxury homes, cabins and condos.

There are several key elements to our success. Finding and representing the best quality properties is certainly central, but our marketing and ongoing maintenance are nearly as important. We are specifically interested in adding new properties in our core areas of Big Bear and La Quinta in California. As a part of the Five Star family, you’ll enjoy a number of benefits.

Smart Targeted Marketing

We invest heavily in Google Adwords and PPC services to make sure we keep our properties in front of those looking for a vacation getaway. If you’ve tried to market your property on your own, you may be aware of the tremendous challenge and expense this creates. We combine this with smart Search Engine Optimization and social media interaction to keep guests informed of our options.

Five Star Vacation Rentals Simplified Reservations and Online Interactions

Five Star Vacation Rentals CalendarGetting our properties in front of interested guests is only a portion of our efforts. We’ve also invested in a sophisticated real-time online calendar and booking system that makes our family of properties available for rent 24/7. Guests can book their stay easily online or with one of our custom apps for Apple and Android devices.

We combine our online presence with unmatched telephone support, and you’ll realize some great benefits with your FiveStar Vacation Rental. Our phone agents are trained to provide top notch customer service and find a great fit for each guest. We keep our staff trained in a friendly sales approach that makes guests feel welcome while encouraging them to make that reservation.

Maintaining the Best Properties

We keep your investment in top notch condition, so you can be sure to get the maximum income. Our guests expect their stay to be seamless, and we deliver that. In the rare case where an issue arises during a guest’s stay, we have maintenance staff on call to quickly resolve virtually any issue that may arise.

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. View all of our Big Bear cabins and luxury estates at this link.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Plan an Intimate Getaway

In our blog last week, we took a look at some of the great options you have for your large group to enjoy a luxury getaway with a Five Star Vacation Rental in Big Bear. This week we’re going to head in the opposite direction an offer some great options for your next intimate getaway to help you set a romantic mood, or just spend some quality time relaxing together.

Cabin5viewIf your idea of relaxation includes sitting on the deck off the master suite and enjoying an unobstructed view of the lake spread out before you, our Cabin 5 will be a great choice. This cabin is built with special attention paid to luxury furnishings and windows looking out on the panoramic lake views. It has an oversize spa for relaxing, and the gourmet kitchen will surely inspire your culinary talents to cook up something wonderful during your stay. A stunner during any season, this one is sure to give you a relaxing time and a true sense of being pampered.

Cabin23view2Keeping with our lake-view motif, we also recommend our Cabin 23, Boulder Cove Estate. Nestled amidst the dramatic rock outcroppings of Boulder Cove, the views from this property are unequalled anywhere in Big Bear. Truly panoramic views of the lake are found throughout the property. You’ll delight in the leather furnishings and attention to detail found throughout the decor. Choose the relaxation you want from enjoying a movie with theater sound on the flat screen, relaxing in the hot tub, or just spending a quiet evening together in front of the fireplace. You’ll delight in the time you spend here.

VillaLaEstanciaIf you’re in the mood for a truly exotic getaway, we recommend you consider booking your romantic retreat to Villa la Estancia, our resort on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. You’ll be just footsteps away from the surf, and enjoy a truly resort experience. The on-site restaurants offer the best fine steaks and seafood. Choose one of our sea-side rooms, so you can wake up each morning to the sea breeze and end each day with a sunset. There are championship golf courses nearby, and wonderful shopping and local cuisine in nearby Puerto Vallarta.

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance whatever event prompted you to choose one of our properties. 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.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

Planning a Getaway for a Large Group With Five Star Vacation Rentals

If you’ve ever been tasked with planning a getaway for a large group, you’re likely very aware of some of the severe challenges involved. Most groups have specific needs that you need to factor in, and these often make the search more difficult. You’re going to want to locate accommodations that will have your group staying near each other. Reserving several rooms at a hotel may still see your group spread across different floors or buildings. Some in your group may be traveling with kids, and that creates another challenge. And when it comes to meals, the planning escalates trying to arrange for everyone to meet up and plan transportation to nearby restaurants. It can be a real nightmare.

Choosing a luxury property from Five Star Vacation Rentals can resolve many of these issues. We can certainly save you quite a bit of stress, and we may even save you some money over the cost involved in reserving rooms for a large group. Here are a few good examples for your next getaway for a family reunion, church or work group:

Cabin29Our Cabin #29  Chalet Summit is ideally suited for large groups up to 16 with 9 bedrooms and 9.5 baths. 8 of the bedrooms are master suites with their own private baths, so you can see how this will be perfect for multiple families to share. It’s only 2 blocks from Snow Summit, so during ski season this can be an economical way for your ski group to share expenses and enjoy some amazing luxury in the process.

Cabin23If you have an even larger group up to 26, our Cabin #23 is actually three cabins side-by-side with 10 bedrooms and 6.5 baths. This group of cabins offers a great option for larger groups, since you’ll also enjoy 3 kitchens and 3 entirely separate living areas. Family reunions and groups with lots of kids will really enjoy this one. Set the kids up in one of the cabins and just rotate adults in and out to keep an eye on them while the rest of you can enjoy some relaxing time together.

Cabin11aYour large group of up to 28 should also consider another pair of our adjacent cabins we list as Cabin #11 and is actually our adjacent Cabin 15 and Cabin 20. These are both impressive properties, and you’ll be delighted with you stay here. You’ll have a total of 11 bedrooms with 7.5 baths combined. And you’ll also have the added benefit of two entirely separate living areas and kitchens, so it’s easier to split cooking duties or set the kids up in one cabin and let the adults enjoy some quality time together during your stay.

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been hosting guests at luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance whatever event prompted you to choose one of our properties. 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.  We have offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear. Here are links to our properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Meet Kevin and Maria Cobb, Your Five Star Hosts

Kevin and Maria CobbKevin and Maria Cobb entered the world of luxury vacation rentals almost by accident. They started out with a love of travel, and a strong background in real estate, lending, and the hospitality industry. As any seasoned traveler can tell you, the quality of your experience with the accommodations where you’re staying can play a significant role in your overall enjoyment of any vacation or getaway. With that in mind, and a handful of investment properties, Maria and Kevin launched a vacation rental service with a unique approach. Since vacations are intended to create the best experience possible, they worked to assemble a collection of properties that would have guests feeling truly pampered by enjoying top-quality luxury homes, estates, condos, and cabins in some of the finest destinations.

Kevin and Maria Cobb Expand the Business

It was a bold plan, and it worked. Five Star guests quickly found that they could access some truly amazing properties and estates for about the same cost as they’d spend on a nice hotel. And with many properties equipped to comfortably accommodate up to a dozen guests, it became a perfect solution for larger groups. It’s been almost two decades since Five Star Vacation Rentals began, and during that time we’ve hosted entire wedding parties, anniversaries, family reunions, work and church retreats, and more big family gatherings than we can count.

Vacation Rental Properties

After several resort property owners approached us asking if we might include their properties, we found a number of wonderful homes and estates that added to our own great portfolio. We’re pleased to offer these properties for our avid skiers in Big BearMammoth Mountain, and Park City. Golfers and beach aficionados love to stay with us in our exotic seaside resort in Nuevo Vallarta Mexico. Golfers are also finding themselves a great resort experience in our resorts on some of California’s finest golf courses in La Quinta.

As luxurious and expansive as our properties are, they are only part of the Five Star experience.  We’ve streamlined our checkin and booking experience with custom apps, real-time online booking, and we pay close attention to keeping our properties well maintained. We have a hands-on approach to every guest’s stay, and our top priority is creating a quality experience that has them planning their next visit.

Offices in Newport Beach and Big Bear

Kevin and Maria Cobb stay involved with every rental that we make, and you can often catch them at our Newport Beach or Big Bear office. But you’ll likely see their real work in the quality property you choose for your next stay, and the seamless experience you’ll have with Five Star Vacation Rentals. If you want to learn more about how you can have your luxury property earn more with us, click on this link. And for more info about Kevin and Maria Cobb, visit our about us page.

 

 

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.

More July Fun in Big Bear

July is a big month for fun activities in Big Bear. We covered a few events in last week’s blog, and here are some more to keep you busy during your stay in a Five Star Vacation Rental.

Ted Nugent fans will want to make an early reservation for his appearance at The Cave in Big Bear on July 3rd. His unique style of shredding has won him fans all over the world, but for just this one night, he’ll be playing for the local crowd in Big Bear. Tickets and information at this link: http://thecavebigbear.com/Shows-Tickets/ted-nugent/

There’s lots to do before the fireworks on July 4th as well. Come out for the Farmers Market & Old Fashioned Country Fair at the Convention Center. There will be contests and games for all ages, a variety of vendors and live music. Get directions to the Convention Center here.

Cropped Biker in ForestCyclists will love all of the organized rides coming up in July. Through the summer, the Big Bear Cycling Association has events planned for most days and weekends. The rides are free and cater to different skill levels. Get more details on their website at http://bigbearcycling.com/calendar/ 

On July 14th and 21st The Miss Liberty paddlewheel boat is offering a wonderful evening out on the lake with fine dining and live jazz featuring Mike Cross and the Real Jazz Trio. They’re offering a gourmet buffet, homemade dessert, and a no-host bar. This sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy a fun evening on the lake with some great music, great food, and the enchantment of the Miss Liberty paddlewheeler as your host. Call 909-866-5400 or 909-866-6129 for reservations and more details.

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.

Summer Starts Here

With summer just about upon us, it’s a perfect time for you to start planning for the vacation that you meant to do last year. And the year before.

We really try to make it simple, so you can get an amazing family vacation to a fun and exotic destination planned with almost no extra effort at all. Our top destination, Big Bear, features online booking and plenty of photos to help you choose your perfect getaway. We also have several cabins located adjacent to each other that you can book as a group, so you’ll have room for up to 28 guests with this one and 26 with this choice.  All of our cabins are equipped to help your time away be one full of luxury.

Summer in Big Bear is a great experience. There’s more than enough going on during summer to help keep your kids’ heads tilted skyward instead focusing on their iPhones. Here are just a few things to keep you happily occupied:

Take to the lake. Big Bear Lake offers a plethora of fun activities. The anglers in your party will enjoy dropping a line in the water and trying to land something for dinner. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout, and you’ll also find bass, carp, catfish and crappie. There are few things more satisfying than feeding the family with your own fresh catch of the day.

Boating on the lake can be a great way to relax. Rent a boat, grab a good book and some sunscreen, and you’re set for a relaxing time just drifting around with the sounds of the water gently lapping at the side of the boat only interrupted by the occasional laugh or squeal of delight from nearby swimmers and water skiers.

Region capture 15Ready for something a bit more intense and higher off the ground? Try your hand at ziplining. Action Zip Lines has some of the most amazing high-speed runs you can find anywhere. There are few things that rival the thrill of flying through the trees on a zip line. Get more details at their website: http://actionziplinetours.com/

Add to this all the nightlife in Big Bear Village with live bands, unique shops and amazing restaurants, and you’ll find your time in Big Bear will recharge your batteries and have you planning your next visit before you leave.

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.

Imagine Kicking Up Your Feet In These Big Bear Vacation Rentals

Spring is here, and with it our thoughts turn to springish things like stopping and smelling roses, taking a walk in a beautiful forest, and finding some time to do these things.

Well, we can’t offer too much help with locating the time for some fun, but we certainly can offer some great motivation for you to do so. With this week’s blog, we’re going to take a look at a few of our stellar properties just waiting to host your next getaway and provide you with a fond memory of a truly luxurious, relaxing time away.

3923190729We’ll start with our Cabin #23, Monterey Lodge. This luxury cabin is located in the Moonridge area of Big Bear. It’s got 2200 square feet filled with custom furnishings and amazing design elements. There’s plenty of room for your party of up to 10 guests to enjoy this vacation rental. Take advantage of the nearby hiking, and you’ll be happy to end the day in one of the jetted bathtubs in each of the bathrooms. View more photos and book online at this link:  http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/booking/no-23-monterey-lodge/1990-95385

Next up we’ll take a closer look at our E332B188-155D-0010-070BC481AB280239-beer loop2Cabin #27, Bear Loop in Big Bear. You’ll have a wonderful time with your family as you settle into the 4 bedrooms and 4 baths offered by this luxury big bear vacation rental. With room for up to 16 guests, this one is ideal for larger families or multiple families to share.  The sweeping lake views from the wall of windows in its great room are simply breathtaking. Get all the details, more photos, and book online at this link: http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/booking/no-27-bear-loop-in-big-bear/1990-107861

1982530703Our Cabin #31 offers panoramic lake views that will keep you enchanted for hours just absorbing the beauty of one of Big Bear’s most enchanting features.  Our Stunning Boulder Cove Estate features 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths with room for 12 guests.  With 2 master suites, this one also provides a great opportunity for a larger group or two families to share. The gourmet kitchen with granite counters is sure to please the chef in your party and offer a great opportunity to enjoy some wonderful fresh-cooked meals.  Take a look at more photos and book online at this link: http://www.fivestarvacationrental.com/booking/no-31-stunning-boulder-cove-estate/1990-95409

We hope this sparks your desire to carve out some time for your family to enjoy a 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.

Top Three Reasons to Choose Five Star Vacation Rentals. Part 3: Best Destinations

In our last two blogs, we’ve stopped to take a closer look at the reasons why so many of our guests choose us in the first place and then come back for subsequent vacations at such a high rate. We showed in these blogs how our non-hotel experience and luxury are two big reasons our guests choose to stay with us.  This week we’re taking a look a third reason many guests choose us: We have the best destinations.

BearMountainOur top destination is Big Bear, and it’s easy to see why. It’s been a banner season for skiing with snow levels unlike we’ve seen for quite a while. The slopes are currently still active with a good base and machine groomed. While the snow will melt, the fun in Big Bear will still be there. Every season in Big Bear offers great opportunities to enjoy some time away in your Five Star Vacation Rental. Whether your family enjoys hiking, biking, water sports, or just a relaxing time in a luxury cabin, we have a Big Bear getaway that will keep everyone in your party smiling.

The ski buffs consistently enjoy our offerings in Park City and Mammoth Mountain where we offer condos right on the slopes. These are great options both on and off season with their beautiful surroundings and resort offerings.

golfHoleWhile golfing is featured at most of our destinations, we’re proud of our beautiful La Quinta homes, all of which are right on the fairway.  There’s really nothing quite like the experience of enjoying a day playing golf followed by an evening relaxing in your pool or cabana looking out over the golf course. Each of these luxury homes is an example of fine craftsmanship that will enhance your enjoyment as you relax both on and off the course.

VillaLaEstancia1704_0If you’re in the mood for something more exotic, you can also explore our luxury condos on the beach in Nuevo Vallarta. This time of year is an especially good time to plan a visit since the weather is usually great with highs in the 80’s. Our Villa la Estancia resort is right on the beach with a huge spa and great onsite restaurants. There’s also golfing nearby and lots of fun shopping and local cuisine in nearby Puerto Vallarta.

To wrap up our excursion into the distinctive differences you’ll enjoy in your time away with us, you can count on privacy far beyond anything you’ll find at a hotel, luxury that is usually reserved only for the very wealthy, and destinations that will enhance your time away. We’re convinced that for these reasons and many more, Five Star Vacation Rentals is your best choice for a truly memorable vacation. You can book online at www.FiveStarVacationRental.com, or give us a call at 310-780-3411.