One of the most popular destinations in Southern California for a lake getaway and more, Big Bear Lake offers a wealth of things to do on land and on water. The question is, where to stay to enjoy them all? While there are plenty of traditional hotels and lodges, you might want to consider an Airbnb. There are a wide range of Airbnbs from budget-friendly cabins to luxurious estates – these are some of the coolest options you’ll find.
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Ideal for a family reunion, large families or a group of friends, Eagle Ridge is a luxury abode that sleeps up to 16 people, with six bedrooms and 11 beds. It overlooks Bakers Pond and Big Bear Lake from high atop an eagle ridge, hence the name, providing spectacular views. Enjoy indoor entertainment like a pool table and shuffleboard, cozy up to a roaring fire in the rock fireplace or watch movies on the flat-screen TV. There’s also a deck with a barbecue propane grill and a hot tub for soaking with a fantastic view and an extra-spacious fully-equipped kitchen with a large center island. The master bedroom has its own full bath with a whirlpool tub, shower, fireplace and private deck. It’s also within easy access to Big Bear’s top attractions.
Grand Cameron estate offers luxury accommodation for up to 14 with five bedrooms and nine beds. Gated and fenced, it sits on 1.5 acres and is within walking distance of Big Bear village. Guests enjoy magnificent views from this tri-level home that has beautiful hand-hewn log siding, hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. Each level has its own deck, hot tub and lake view. There a home theater, a kids’ play room and a sauna too. The loft, which overlooks the living, dining and kitchen areas, has a great view of the village and lake along with a full-size pool table, wine bar and an electronic keyboard.
The Grand Lakefront Escape sits right on the lake and offers a host of fantastic amenities, like a hot tub, Foosball, a pool table, two fireplaces and private movie theater, along with breathtaking water views. The media/theater room has seating for eight in tiered reclining loungers. There are a total of five TVs throughout the house, all with DirecTV, and a number of added perks to staying here too. In the winter, you can get a free day snowboard or ski rental, and in the summer a free two-hour cruiser bike or a single person kayak rental.
This gorgeous house is filled with unique, custom made furniture using local wood and has cathedral ceilings along with a floor-to-ceiling stone hearth fireplace. It sleeps up to eight with four bedrooms and four beds and includes a fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, lots of counter space and a custom-made dining table that seats eight. There’s a large hot tub for soaking and a ping-pong table for a friendly game along with two flat-screen TVs that have DirecTV through Roku, Firestick and Netflix, and a DVD player.
Sleeping up to 13 guests with five bedrooms, the Gibraltar Lakeview, as the name belies, offers beautiful lake views and plenty when it comes to entertainment, including a pool table, board games, a wet bar and TV with Blu-Ray. There’s also a wood-burning fireplace and a back patio with a gas grill for barbecues while enjoying a lake view.
This luxury lakefront home sits on Boulder Bay, renowned for its scenery, outdoor activities and attractions. If you’ve ever watched the TV series “The Doctors,” the Lifetime Channel’s “His Secret Family” or the film “Bird Dog,” you may have seen it as it was spotlighted on those TV and movie productions and more. It enjoys mountain and lake views from every room, set on its own private cove with more than 300-feet of lakefront and a dock. From the sandy beach, water sports, fishing, and relaxation can all be enjoyed. Complimentary kayaks are provided. It sleeps up to 12 and all five bedrooms have HD flat-screen televisions. There’s a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances and Home Theater Sound in the Great Room as well as the Recreation/Entertainment Room.
This spectacular mountain retreat is a unique estate located in an exclusive neighborhood on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake. It has five over-sized bedrooms with five beds, and two of the three bathrooms come with Jacuzzi baths. Warm up next to one of three fireplaces and watch TV throughout the house – there are seven flat-screens. A variety of games are provided like backgammon and chess, and there’s also a poker table, full-size billiard table, Foosball, and piano. The deck in the backyard features a hot tub and BBQ grill as well as a regulation-size horseshoe pit.
An idyllic yet affordable romantic retreat offers the perfect “cabin in the woods” stay in Big Bear valley within walking distance to The Village. The one-bedroom home has a deck with a BBQ area, propane included and a private, fenced backyard with an outdoor dining set. Inside are two large flat-screen TVs, a Blu-Ray and a DVD player with a collection of dozens of movies. The bedroom has a romantic fireplace and there’s a Jacuzzi for two. Walking paths and biking trails are just outside the door.
This cozy and budget-friendly cabin offers modern luxuries and a rustic cabin atmosphere, surrounded by pine trees that provide lots of privacy. There’s a wraparound deck, an outdoor spa and a BBQ with friends. It also includes a fireplace and one complimentary fire log starter along with cable TV that features HBO, Showtime and Cinemax.
The Castle in the Forest is all about the views, with breathtaking vistas from nearly every vantage point, including the jet tub. It sits on private Lake Arrowhead about 25 miles east of Big Bear – both lake and beach access are provided with a one-time group rate fee of $29 during the summer season. Look forward to fabulous views, including sunrises and sunsets, as well as soaking in the jetted tub and pampering with essential oils, included during guest stays.