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Summer Golf Vacation Choices

We always get an increased number of calls this time of year as families start looking forward to the end of the school year and make their summer plans. It’s an exciting time, and an especially good time to get the entire family involved. Find out what special quests you’d like to explore for this year’s vacation. Golfing is a consistent favorite with many families, and we have some of the best golfing destinations.

Our La Quinta properties are nestled amid some of the best golf courses in the country. Most of our properties there are right on the fairways as well.  You’ll not only have a chance to enjoy some great golfing during the day, you can also relax in the evenings with some great views over the courses. La Quinta’s proximity to Palm Springs makes this a great destination for the non-golfers as well. The shopping and night life in Palm Springs is great, and for a bigger adventure, plan a day trip to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and enjoy lunch and an amazing view in the cool air at the top.

Big Bear’s own 9 hole golf course opens in May, and offers one of the most beautiful settings you can find. Nestled among the slopes of Bear Mountain, this course is a real delight and another great activity to take in while staying in one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals in Big Bear.

Flamingo GolfThose seeking an even more exotic golf getaway will want to consider our luxury condos on the beach in Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta. The Flamingos Golf is and 18 hole championship course just 5 minutes away from Villa la Estancia. There’s a putting green, driving range, pro shop, lessons, and club rentals as well. It can make for a perfect getaway with your days split between the sands and beach of your luxury condo, and some of the finest golfing available. Choose one of our ocean view condos, and you’ll be able to enjoy the sunset over the ocean after a great day golfing. Our condos all have full kitchens, so you can cook your own meal or dine at one of the on-site restaurants.

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 Vallarta, Mammoth Mountain, Park City, Southern California Beaches, and La Quinta.


Planning a Great Golf Vacation

When your family is looking for some leisure time, it’s always important to keep in mind those things that each of you most enjoy. In this week’s blog we’re going to help you plan out a golf vacation getaway that will best cater to the golfers in your family.

Group Of Golfers Walking Along Fairway Carrying Golf BagsThere are millions of golfers around the country, probably because it’s a sport that combines several things a lot of people enjoy: Spending time outdoors in beautiful surroundings with friends and family in a pursuit that requires some practice and skill but also benefits from a bit of luck too. Planning a great golf vacation can be a wonderful treat for the golfer in your family.

We have several destinations among our vacation rental homes, estates and condos that are located perfectly to cater to your golf cravings.

Golf, ball lying on the green next to holeWe’ve lately been adding some amazing luxury estates to our lineup in the community of La Quinta near Palm Springs in the desert east of Los Angeles. These homes are all located on local golf courses, so you can enjoy the links by day, and relax just off the fairways at night. Choose one of our homes with a private pool and spa, and you’ll have a getaway that everyone in your party will enjoy even if they aren’t golfers.  Many of these properties come with private casitas and multiple master suites, so they’re suited for bigger parties and multiple families to enjoy. View all our La Quinta properties at this link.

Palm tree and lake on tropical oceanfront golf courseWant to make your golf getaway a bit more exotic? Choose one of our luxury surf-side condos at Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, and you’ll be sure to have a memorable getaway. In addition to a location near several championship golf courses, your family will enjoy a luxury resort on the beach with the great shopping and dining of Puerto Vallarta nearby.  Check out our Villa la Estancia vacation rentals at this link.

Though Big Bear is our most popular destination, it’s not usually due to the golfing. But the Bear Mountain golf course can add to a great mountain getaway for your golf vacation. This 9-hole course enjoys the dramatic scenery you expect in Big Bear, and is a great course for golfers of all skill levels. Combine this with the other great attractions you enjoy in Big Bear, it can be a great choice that will keep your golfers happy, but also have lots of other choices for biking, hiking, fishing, and boating for the rest of the family. The golf course is open seasonally through the end of October. View all your luxury Big Bear vacation rental choices at this link.

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, Utah, Palm Springs/La Quinta,  Southern California Beaches, Mammoth Mountain, and Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

Golf in Big Bear

AdobeStock_89240595_WMWhen people think of Big Bear, they may think of the beautiful views of the lake, the amazing culture, or the family-friendly activities. These are some of the best features the town has to offer, but there’s one other gem that shouldn’t be overlooked; Big Bear is a fantastic place for a world-class golfing getaway. Big Bear Mountain is home to a scenic golf course 7,000 feet up. Nestled in the Moonridge Meadow, it’s the perfect site for a relaxing round of golf. You’ll find a 9-hole course complete with a pro shop, restaurant on site, and rentals available for both golf clubs and gold carts.

The course is located at 43101 Goldmine Dr., and you can learn more about seasonal hours by calling (909) 585-8002. Catching a quick game of golf during your stay is a great idea for a few reasons. The pristine scenery, incredible breeze and light exercise can combine to offer an amazing feeling of being refreshed. Few activities offer such enjoyable relaxation paired with a nice workout. After all, what’s better than getting fit and having fun at the same time? Talk about having your cake and eating it too!

If you golf the full course, you’ll pack in a considerable amount of exercise for your heart and burn a good number of calories. The extent of the exercise depends on variables such as how far you walk, whether you carry your clubs, and whether or not you opt for a golf cart. You can also expect a healthy boost to your heart rate. All that concentration and swinging will keep your blood pumping evenly while the sport improves your mood and prepares your body for relaxation later. Didn’t know golf was such an investment in your health, did you?

Golf is just one of many outdoor activities visitors to Big Bear can enjoy. During winter, the same area offers skiing and snowboarding to accommodate colder weather and snow. There are virtually no limits to the fun that can be had in Big Bear’s great outdoors. Whether you are traveling alone, with friends, or with family, you can make the most of your trip by booking a luxury vacation rental to stay in. Five Star Vacation Rental offers exclusive vacation homes that offer gourmet kitchens, expansive floor plans, and other enticing features that make it the obvious choice for vacation accommodations.

Golf is just one of the activities visitors to Big Bear can enjoy. 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.

Calling all Golfers. Five Star Vacation Rentals Has a Getaway For You

We’re just finishing up ski season in most of our destinations, and skiers are some of our favorite guests.  But we see many of these same folks come back during the spring and summer to pursue their passion for golf.  The reason for their return visits is pretty clear:  We have some of the best destinations with the finest courses that you can find anywhere.  Whether you’re an avid golfer or just interested in starting, we’ve got the perfect choice for you.

Our Palm Springs/La Quinta properties offer real luxury during your golf vacation.  These properties are located right on the fairway of the most popular golf courses in the Palm Springs – La Quinta area.  And with the many other activities nearby, you may want to book your stay for the entire summer.  The golfers in your family can hit the links every morning while the rest of the family can enjoy the shopping, theater, and other great local activities.

We can’t think of a better way to spend our summer vacation than booking a week or month at the beach while staying in one of our luxury Southern California Beach estates.  And since Southern California boasts some of the nation’s finest golf courses, you can be sure your golf craving will be satisfied.  You have a number of top courses to choose from, but our favorite is the Monarch Beach Golf Links.  You’ll enjoy a day full of “it just doesn’t get any better than this” moments while you take in the lush green fairways that stretch out to the azure ocean views beyond.

Puerto Nuevo Golf

Villa la Estancia in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico is one of our favorite golf destinations.  While most of our guests choose this resort because it is located right on the beach, avid golfers will feel their pulse quicken when they get a look at the local golfing opportunities.  You can’t beat the convenience of the par 72 Flamingos Golf Course that’s a quick 5 minute cab ride from your luxury condo.  After you enjoy a few rounds there, be sure to take the brief 30 minute drive to the Vista Vallarta Golf Club where you’ll enjoy play on courses bearing the names of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf.  There are daily flights from all Southern California airports, so you can be on the course this afternoon.

While the Mammoth Mountain ski season often runs through June, come July, you can enjoy some of the most beautiful golfing found anywhere in the world.  The Sierra Star Golf Course is situated in the soaring pines at 8000 feet above sea level. This par 70 championship course was designed by Cal Olson, and many golfers find the altitude gives them some of their longest drives ever.

Big Bear seems to be an endless source of fun for most of us, and it’s no different for golfers.  Book your stay in one of our luxury vacation rental cabins, and you’ll enjoy Big Bear’s 9 hole Bear Mountain course.  Golfing usually starts in the middle of May, so give us a call at 310-780-3411, and we’ll help you pick out the perfect cabin for your getaway.

As you can see, we’ve got some amazing choices for the golfers in your family.  Call us at 310-780-3411, and we’ll be happy to help you choose the best one for you.  And whichever one of our golf destinations you may choose, you’ll have the assurance that we’re working hard to make sure your golf vacation is a great one.

Plan Ahead For Your Summer Getaway to Big Bear

The kids are just finishing up Spring break, and you glance at the calendar. Summer is just a couple months away! Now is the perfect time to start planning your summer getaway vacation to Big Bear with a Five Star Vacation Rental.

Throughout much of Southern California, the summer months bring stifling hot temperatures and smog alerts. But after a short drive up the mountain to Big Bear, you’ll find more moderate temperatures and smog-free skies. And there are plenty of summer activities to keep the entire family smiling for your getaway whether it’s just a weekend or several weeks.

Relax by the Lake

You’ll notice the kids will start to quiet down as you climb up the road leading to Big Bear. The choruses of “Are we there yet?” will usually be replaced with “oohs” and “ahhs” as they start to see the dramatic change in scenery as towering trees begin to appear and perhaps catching glimpses of local wildlife like deer and colorful birds.

Five Star Vacation Rentals has streamlined your check in process, so before you know it you’ll be unlocking the door to your luxury cabin and listening to the kids run off to claim a bedroom. Many of our cabins have extensive collections of games, so the kids may start a playing Foosball as you unload the car. If you choose one of our cabins with a spa, you may all end up laughing and splashing together as you take deep, full breaths of the amazingly crisp clear air you’ll find in Big Bear.

When you finally crawl into bed that first night, you’ll probably vow to sleep late the following morning to start enjoying your Big Bear vacation. But you should expect that the kids will have other plans, and they may well start tugging at you early to get your day started on one of the many fun activities that Big Bear offers. Here’s just a sample:

Rent a Paddle Board on Big Bear Lake

Action Zip Line Tours can send your entire family flying among the treetops in Big Bear. They offer exhilarating zip line adventures that will have you all squealing with delight as you each do you personal impersonation of Superman flying through the trees. Be sure to visit their website before you leave home to get pricing and reservations:

In the mood for some water adventure? Head over the the Big Bear Marina and check out their big selection of rental boats. You’ll have a variety to choose from. If you want a quiet day on the lake for the entire family, you can rent one of their larger pontoon boats. If you’re in the mood for a bit more active fun on the lake, take a look at their kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. Whatever you choose, you’ll soon see the entire family laughing, splashing, and having more fun together than you’ve had in a long time. Here’s their website for rates and availability:

Take a hike! There are over 50 miles of improved trails in and around the Big Bear area, and summer is a wonderful time to enjoy a family outing among the trees and wildlife. You can make a day of it by packing a picnic lunch. You can start your day at the Big Bear Discovery Center ( ). They have maps and information available there on the best trails to choose for your family.

Big Bear also has a wonderful 9 hole golf course with a pro shop and great restaurant on premises. You can also make a day of it by booking to play a full 18 holes by arranging to play through twice. It’s one of the most beautiful golf courses in Southern California with fairways surrounded by towering pines and amazing mountain views in the distance. Big Bear’s 7000 foot elevation will turn many duffers into instant pros as their balls soar to new distances in the clean thin air.

Miles and Miles of Hiking Trails

These are just a handful of the fun activities available during your stay in one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals. Our helpful staff can also give you more ideas. And if you’re planning a stay of a week or more, please be sure to call us, so we can help find a discounted weekly rental rate.

So don’t delay! Visit our Big Bear Rentals page.  Many of our properties get booked early, so book online or call us at 310-780-3411 to plan your summer vacation in Big Bear.

There’s still time to enter our Big Bear photo/video contest!
We’re offering one lucky winner a free cabin rental for Oktoberfest in Big Bear.  Just visit our Facebook page and submit your original photo or video depicting a stay you’ve had in Big Bear. The winner will get a free cabin rental and free tickets for Oktoberfest.  Visit our Facebook page here, or read more details about the contest on our blog here.