Enjoy March in Big Bear

March in Big BearAre you ready to take the plunge and enjoy March in Big Bear? We’re talking about an actual plunge. Big Bear’s annual Polar Plunge is scheduled for March 3rd, and it’s a great time for you to demonstrate your bravery for all to see. Yes, you can have some fun, freeze your, um, fajitas, and support Inland Empire Special Olympics at the same time. For those of you sane enough to actually refuse to enter the frigid waters of Big Bear Lake, there’s plenty of fun stuff and ways to support the cause without ever entering the water. Count us in as part of the latter.  The Plunge takes place at Veteran’s Park, 40870 Big Bear Blvd. Registration starts at 10am.

If you want to avoid the crowds on the morning of the Polar Plunge, The Cave is also hosting a pre-registration party the night before on March 2nd. It will feature live music and a meet-and-greet with local Special Olympics athletes.  The Cave is located at 40789 Village Drive, and the fun starts at 6pm.

Snowboarder in halfpipeIf you’re sad that the Winter Olympics are ending, there’s still some great half pipe action to enjoy. On March 4th the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association is hosting their half pipe competition at Bear Mountain. This is the training ground for future Olympians, and a great chance to see some of the most talented half pipe skiers around. The event starts at 10am at Bear Mountain. Registration starts at 8:30am and the event begins at 9:30am. Visit their website at this link for more details.

The Bald Eagle Celebration continues on March 10th with volunteer spotters helping provide the annual count followed by an informative presentation on these majestic birds and their long history in the Big Bear region. Those wanting to participate in the count should arrive at the Big Bear Discovery Center at 8am. The bald eagle presentation takes place at 10am. Contact the Big Bear Discovery Center for more details.

So, are you ready to take the plunge? Kevin and Maria 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.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Holidays in Big Bear With Five Star Vacation Rentals

We’re just a few weeks away from Christmas, and we can feel the excitement starting to build. Lights are going up, Christmas trees are spotted tied to car rooftops and twinkling in windows around town. Even the chillier evenings are welcome as they become part of the season. It’s a perfect time to enhance these wonderful feeling by planning a family getaway to Big Bear in one of our Five Star Vacation Rentals.

Whether you’re planning an intimate Christmas for your immediate family or a larger event with relatives arriving from distant locations, Five Star has a property that will provide a great solution. But this is our busy season, so be sure to plan you getaway as quickly as you can. Christmas in Big Bear is magical, and your family will be glad you chose to spend it here.

In addition to your time in our luxury Big Bear vacation rental, there are some great winter activities to keep the entire family busy while you’re with us.

FamilySkiingThe ski slopes are open, and this is the most popular activity in Big Bear. We have many guests that guests returning year after year to enjoy the holidays and skiing in Big Bear. There are few things better than waking up in the luxury surroundings of your Five Star Vacation Rental, spend the day on the slopes, and then retreat back to the comfort of your vacation home. Choose one of our properties with a hot tub, and you can soothe away any aches or pains from the slopes. It’s a perfect combination.

Load up the kids every Friday and Saturday night through Christmas for an old fashioned hay ride. The fun starts 4pm and the last ride is in by 8pm. Head over to Bear Valley Farms at 1601 E Big Bear Blvd to buy tickets.

Every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas Eve, bring the kids to visit Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Christmas Tree Lot in Big Bear Village. You’ll all delight in the fun and sparkling eyes of the jolly old elf. Be sure you stay off the naughty list!

nutcracker-2017The Moonridge School of Dance is presenting The Nutcracker ballet at the Big Bear Performing Arts Center on December 16th and 17th. This holiday favorite is a great way to keep the holiday spirit glowing with your entire family. Tickets are available at the box office, or visit their website for more details: https://bigbearlakearts.org/

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.  Here are links to our other properties in Nuevo VallartaMammoth MountainPark CitySouthern California Beaches, and La Quinta.

 

Planning a Last Minute Getaway? We Can Help

Keep Calm Poster with CrownSome of us thrive on the adrenaline of last-minute changes and working out things right before it’s too late. We’re the ones that regularly pulled all nighters in school, and regularly had moments of reckoning where we would seem to run out of time, energy, and inspiration at the most inopportune moments. We’re also the ones that may be seen planning a last minute getaway. Well, relax. Five Star Vacation Rentals is ready to help you get this done.

With the holiday season just around the corner, we’re entering into one of our busiest times of year. Lots of our guests enjoy spending the holidays in a larger, more luxurious home with room for all the assembled friends and relatives to comfortably spend the time together.  We are single-handedly working to remove lumpy roll away beds and old leaky air mattresses from as many homes as we possibly can. It’s a big job, and we need your help.

Woman Hiding Under CoversEven if you waited till the last moment to realize, “Hey, we can actually find a luxury vacation rental from Five Star and avoid covering our living room with mattresses and cranky relatives,” our staff is available to help you locate a perfect option. We’ll take your desired dates, size of your group combined wit any specific details and help you create a getaway for everybody that will have them thinking you’ve been planning this for months.

But the best part of your experience with a Five Star Vacation Rentals getaway is the fun and relaxation you’ll enjoy during your stay.  We work hard to make sure every night spent in one of our luxury Big Bear vacation rentals is one you’ll want to do over and over again. We select only the finest properties to join our family of cabins, estates and condos. We keep our properties well maintained, and have a staff of tradesman on call for any last-minute fixes that may occur.

Maria and Kevin Cobb have been helping create amazing getaways and vacations in luxury vacation rental properties for nearly 20 years. Our goal is always to create a pampered feeling that will enhance your visit to any of our destinations. 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.

 

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.