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Mountain Sky Home, custom designed, spacious, with attached apartment

Mountain Sky Home, custom designed, spacious, with attached apartment


Property Details

Updated: Feb 23, 2015
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom, Half Bathroom, 2 Kitchens, Sleeps 12

Nature whispers to your soul in this incredible setting for a luxurious and upscale, very well maintained, privately owned, comfortable home of nearly 2500 sf, including a completely private yet attached apartment for grandparents, 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and 2 fully functional kitchens. The gas fireplace is river rock from floor to the vaulted ceiling and the balcony is great for morning coffee; there is extensive decking with a nearly new large outdoor spa. There is a king size bed, two queen size beds and two trundle beds; additionally, there are two sleeper sofas. There is an oversized, attached 2 car garage with automatic garage door opener, and a separate entrance to the private guest apartment. The smaller living section is great for disgruntled teens, grandparents, or on-laws. The game room has a pool table and area for kids to play video games. The yard is nearly 10,000 sf in a quiet secluded setting in desirable Upper Moonridge just two blocks from the forest. There are many windows for connecting with nature, and the national forest with hiking trails is just two blocks away. It is located minutes away from skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, and snow shoeing. There is ample opportunity for walking, for stargazing or playing flashlight tag, and for observing nature. This home is a short drive to a golf course, zoo, the town center, the lake, a museum, library, and hospital (and antique shops!). There are also opportunities for horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, hiking and trail running, fishing, boating, playing on a small beach, and participating in other lake-based adventures. There is even a children's forest nearby, with educational programs. The town is located near a desert, within 2 1/2 hours of L.A. and Palm Springs. Big Bear Lake takes pride in being a town that cares for and honors children, and there are many creative and fun events held. The weather is fabulous, with average summer lows of 45, and average winter high temps of 45, which makes for a delightful and beautiful four-seasons getaway experience.

Coming soon: in the process of upgrading fixtures, furniture, and kitchen.

Active duty military families, fire fighter families, police families, and families of the foreign service who have documentation are offered a proportionally discounted rate during the low season. Please call or email me for more information.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Kathy - I have always loved forests and woods, and hiking is my bliss. Both my husband and I were born in Louisiana, and we traveled the world while he was in the military until we moved back to Louisiana to raise our children among family. We both enjoy outdoor activities, but those have been limited by the hot, humid weather.

When our older son passed through Big Bear Lake while visiting friends in California, he thought it was the prettiest area he had ever seen, so we decided to check it out for ourselves and fell in love with the town, the people, and the peacefulness. The weather, with its four distinct seasons, has been perfect for the enjoyment of our outdoor pursuits.

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20 Reviews

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Mountain Sky Home, custom designed, spacious, with attached apartment
+1 -855-366-0800
Moonridge Big Bear
San Diego, CA

Fantastic home, beautiful weekend, great host.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Mountain Sky Home with 12 women who were looking for a relaxing girls weekend in the mountains. Mountain Sky Home was PERFECT for our group! The cabin is beautiful, cozy, and has every amenity you could possibly want. The bedrooms are comfortable and lovely and the kitchen is spacious and stocked with every type of cooking utensil. The outdoor deck and hot tub were just divine, and at night the starts were phenomenal. As the house is just a couple of blocks from the National Forest, you can hike starting straight from the front door. We also loved speaking with Kathy, the owner. She was wonderful throughout the rental process, always quick to respond to any questions we had. Our group had zero complaints about this home - highly, highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Mountain Sky Home, custom designed, spacious, with attached apartment
+1 -855-366-0800
Moonridge Big Bear

A wonderful weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Kathy's home is just beautiful and we felt right at home. We were a group of 5 couples in our 20s and had the best time cooking, relaxing, skiing and hot tubbing! The home has everything you would need, just pack up your clothes and snow toys and don't worry about bringing anything else. There was plenty of space for all of us and that second kitchen was a great bonus for the big dinners we had together. Kathy is the perfect homeowner and host - always available to answer questions. You can really tell she cares about her home and wants all of her guests to feel welcomed and comfortable. We anticipate being back next year - thanks for everything!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm so glad ya'll had a nice,, relaxing time, and that ya'll will be coming back!
Mountain Sky Home, custom designed, spacious, with attached apartment
+1 -855-366-0800
Moonridge Big Bear

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
This home was beautiful and well equipped for a family to have a wonderful time! It was a short drive to skiing, hiking trails a block away, hot tub, pool table and many other games to play! When it comes to having all you need, they have definitely thought of it all. You really feel like you're at home in this cabin. It was a great time had by all and we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Samantha, I appreciate that you took the time to send in a review. If there is anything at all that you can think of to have in the home to make family memories better, please let me know.
Mountain Sky Home, custom designed, spacious, with attached apartment
+1 -855-366-0800
Moonridge Big Bear
El Segundo

Great Cabin! Lots of amenities.

  • 5 of 5
Very spacious for our families...very well stocked cabin. We definitely felt home away from home!! No snow on this didn't hit the slopes, but shopped, ate, and bowled! Thank you have a great home and we look forward to revisiting.
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Well, Lisa, thank you! And I look forward to you coming back. I'm so glad everything went so well for you (other than the weather!).
Mountain Sky Home, custom designed, spacious, with attached apartment
+1 -855-366-0800
Moonridge Big Bear

Absolutely Beautiful and Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
This cabin was absolutely amazing! It had everything you could think of. My family and friends had so much fun and the layout of the cabin was perfect for all ages. My husband and I watched movies in the living room, while the adult children played pool and card games in the apartment, which is perfectly attach to the home. My 12 year old twins had their own room and kept to themselves with their own technology hand games that connected to the Wifi. The kitchen was a perfect set up for breakfast and fabulous barbecue dinners. It had everything you could think of. House was so clean and all the rooms had a touch of comfort. Everyone had a bed. Even used the Roll/away that was very accessible in the closet. I would recommend this cabin to anyone. Cabin is close to everything slopes, town and lake. We can't wait to come again. The owner Kathy was so nice and absolutely made us feel like we were so welcomed in her home. She takes pride in this home. VRBO was not a user friendly process, but after I spoke to the owner Kathy, she made me feel secure about my whole reservation. And in the end it was all so worth the whole trip. Thanks, Kathy:)
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hi Vickie,
I am so thrilled that ya'll had such a wonderful time. It is so important to make the effort to make family memories a tradition, and I am glad to be able to be a part of that process. I'm just paying it forward. Thanks again, and I look forward to hearing rom you again.
Mountain Sky Home, custom designed, spacious, with attached apartment
+1 -855-366-0800
Moonridge Big Bear

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5
This house is lovely and the owner is great! Our stay was comfortable and relaxing. The best rental experience I've had in Big Bear.
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

Big Bear Lake is a beautiful area with a fascinating past. My husband and I decided to take a few days of vacation following a business meeting in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, and this is the first area we both fell in love with in our 31 years of traveling the world together. After looking at dozens of houses, we both knew immediately that this was the right home for us. Because of the layout of the house, it is perfect for family get togethers or for a quiet, romantic getaway. The separate living area works wonders as a barrier for families traveling with disgruntled teens or in-laws! We hope that you will enjoy it as much a we do.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Alpine Slides, Biking, Alpine Sport Center, Bear Valley Bike's Scenic Sky Chair at Snow Summit, Team Big Bear Boating and Water Sports, Big Bear Marina, , Fawn Harbor and Marina/Boat Rentals, Miss Liberty Tour Boat, Big Bear Discovery Center, Entertainment and Performing Art Center, Mozart's Bistro, Golf at Bear Mt Golf Course, Horse Back Riding, Baldwin Lake Stables, Rockin' K Riding Stables, Big Bear Historical Museum, Big Bear Parasail, Grandville Skate Park, Skiing & Snowboard Rentals, Alpine Sports Center, Slide at Magic Mountain, Big Bear Solar Observatory, Swimming - Big Bear Valley Recreation & Park Dis


From $375 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter IV
Feb 17 2015 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
Apr 6 2015 - May 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 26 2015 - Jun 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
Summer I
Jun 12 2015 - Jul 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
Independence Day Weekend
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer II
Jul 6 2015 - Sep 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2015 - Nov 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2015 - Nov 24 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
Winter I
Dec 11 2015 - Dec 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2015 - Dec 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
Winter II
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 15 2016 - Jan 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter III
Jan 18 2016 - Feb 11 2016
2 night minimum stay
President's Day Weekend
Feb 12 2016 - Feb 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter IV
Feb 15 2016 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $175 + Tax
  • Damage Protection $49
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

The roads can be slippery going up (or down) the hill after is had snowed and then frozen. Please check into advisories so you know what the current driving conditions are, and if chains or cables wii be needed. Please note that the requested dates will not be reserved until the contract is signed and the fee is paid in full.
First responders, get a special discount during the "low" season.

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Updated: Feb 23, 2015


From the Owner

This spacious home includes an apartment with its own entrance that is connected to the house but that can provide privacy. The there three bedrooms are located upstairs, away from the main living areas. The large windows provide beautiful views and abundant light. Because of its location near the top of the mountain ridge, there is little traffic yet only a short drive to the village, where there are restaurants, ski shops, and other attractions.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 4


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, master #1, attached full bathroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, located in separate guest apartment, full bath
  • living area - 1 queen, 1 child bed, two sleeper sofas, queen and full. Baby bed available
  • Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single, 2 trundle beds, for four twin mattresses
  • three of the bedrooms are located upstairs, and the fourth bedroom is separated from the rest of the house proper by a different entrance door and privacy door and includes a bathroom, game room, and a small workable kitchen. All bedrooms have luxury linens, and great views.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • This home is on a level lot with a level driveway and on a street that is snowplowed several times daily as needed, however since it is in upper Moonridge neighborhood, there are a few steep and curvy roads that may be hazardous to drive on when there is ice on the road. it is recommended that renters listen for weather alerts and have snow chains ready for use..

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