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Mountain Villa - Castle Glen Estates


Property Details

Updated: Oct 20, 2016
House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Make an unforgettable alpine summer or ski trip with family and friends. This spacious 5,000+ square foot custom log home is one of a kind--referred to by the local community as 'The Lodge'. You'll enjoy 2 sitting rooms with 25 foot ceilings, lodge pole windows from top to bottom, 4 elegantly decorated bedrooms with large game room, three oversized fireplaces, custom rock work and wood accents throughout. Private and secluded, 5 decks afford mountain and valley views in each direction. The property backs to an eagle preserve, ideal for wooded forest walks, exploring and sledding for the kids.

First time renting a private property? Not sure what you'll get? Rest assured, I've been renting the Mt Villa for well over 8 years and every single guest review has been 5 star. Take a look for yourself.

Sleeping Arrangements for 14+: 2nd floor Master Suite with a King and attached full bath; 3rd floor Master Bedroom with a King and attached full bath; 3rd floor Bedroom with a queen; 3rd floor bunk bedroom with a bunk bed, trundle and two sofa pullout singles; 3rd floor loft with two twins; 1st floor Gameroom serves also as a bedroom to sleep 4 with a full sofa pullout, a queen bed, and attached full bath. Additionally, a twin mattress is tucked into the gameroom closet to sleep one more.

The house was built new in 2005 and features top of the line appliances and conveniences. The house is 3 levels. The first floor, which is street level, enters into a large foyer followed by a expansive gameroom with fireplace and attached full bath. Stairs lead upstairs to the second level, where you find a 25' ceiling sitting room comfortable for 12 with fireplace, dining room for 10, spacious kitchen with center bar, and master bedroom and adjoining full bath. Expansive decks on either side are accessible from the second floor. Off the kitchen, a secluded deck offers a BBQ, patio furniture and a 6 person spa with speakers (aux input) ideal for late night and apre-ski soaking. Accent landscape lamps blazon the towering pines extending a cathedral like experience while you sit, soak and indulge in your favorite beverage. The upstairs third level hosts 3 bedrooms surrounding a loft with fireplace and expansive views.

This Mt Villa sleeps 14 comfortably. All first class appliances, furnishings and interior decorator touches abound. Stream your own music through a 5 point speaker sound system by Sonos. 4 TVs (2 Smart TVs with AppleTV). 6 Bicycles on site. Generous supply of firewood ($10/nt.). Located in the exclusive Big Bear Castle Glen Estates, this property offers privacy and space, it's backyard a 10 acre eagle preserve.

The house is located within 2 miles of the two ski resorts. In the summer take in a stroll to the lake, or ride bikes (5) provided at the house, for boating, jet skiing, water skiing and fishing.

Keywords: Villa, large, executive, lodge, chalet, ski chalet, designer, custom, spacious, secluded, cabin

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Southern California resident. Have enjoyed Big Bear for years, especialy as a kid. Enjoy the area for skiing, boating, fishing, and hiking.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, mandarin

42 Reviews

based on 42 traveler reviews



  • 5 of 5

I recently booked this place for a family weekend in Big Bear, there was a party of 16. I had not shared pictures or information of this place with my family because I wanted it to be a surprise. When we go there, my family members where so amazed that they approached me and gave me hugs. They all kept repeating throughout the weekend "this place is amazing".. Working with Martin was very easy and fast, he responded to all my emails within minutes.. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place, low cleanliness

  • 4 of 5

Let me start off by saying this home is gorgeous. The neighborhood was safe and respectable. Our needs were met by the size of rooms and family spaces. Our biggest disappointment was the cleanliness of the house. There was mold growing in the shower and bits of hair. The floors were not vacuumed or swept. It just seemed that they weren't cleaning well between renters. We cleaned the house when we got there and set traps for the mice that we found roaming. Wasn't impressed with the response from the management company about our concerns. Overall a pleasant stay but we would encourage the owner and managing company to be more watchful.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allow me to say that for the last 8 years Mt Villa has had nothing but 5 star reviews. It's true, the Traveler did call me about mice droppings (somewhat of a common thing in the mountains in the spring). The night of the call, I tried to get the local exterminator out for a weekend service call but they couldn't respond until Monday. Alternatively, I had my property manager show up the following day with a few traps but the Traveler had already laid some around, having rushed out to the store the night before. I'm not sure if he was more upset about the idea that mice were in the house or the lack of a Friday night house call by management. Regardless, I'm not surprised he submitted a negative review, and interestingly enough, when we spoke on the phone he never commented that the house wasn't clean. I appreciate my guests and am committed to providing commensurate value for the price they pay; thereby recognizing that a thorough housekeeping between visits is essential.
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Very well kept. Spacious and cozy at the same time

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was very beautiful. There's plenty of room to spread out, everything was clean and working properly. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our annual family get together so the kids can play in the snow. We have been doing this for many years in Big Bear. The place is fantastic and so was Martin. We are looking forward to doing it again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here previously and we all loved it! I tried to book it again for thanksgiving this year but accidentally booked the wrong date and my card was charged. Owner reversed the charge and cleared the booking no problem even though I didn't re book book it for Thanksgiving. House is great, get the firewood package as well!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Impressive Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The house is so spacious and has so many amenities. Will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

A California native, I have enjoyed Big Bear in all seasons for many years. Our family espeically enjoys the opportunity to mountain bike, fish and ski in the winter at either of the two well maintained ski resorts.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Point of Interest : Bear Mt. Ski Resort Nearest Point of Interest : Snow Summit Ski Resort Nearest Point of Interest : Grocery Store Shopping Center Nearest Point of Interest : Main Street

Skiing, hiking, fishing, boating, water skiing, relaxing, alpine

Golf: There is a 9 hole golf course within 1 mile from the Mt Villa.

Ski: 2 resorts, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, are within 1 mile from the Mt Villa. Ample parking exists at both resorts.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
ThanksGiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Ski Season Early
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Break 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2017
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
President's Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2017
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 5 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 2.75%

$1,000 security deposit in addition to the accidental damage insurance to protect homeowner from items not covered by insurance (read your policy terms).
Major Holidays require a minimum 4 night stay
Optional firewood $10/nt.
Saturday check-ins subject to additional fee.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

Full accomadations one would expect from an executive home.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View


  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 5800 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • 5


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Loft with 2 beds - 2 twin/ single, 2 beds situated privately in loft area
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 2nd floor - attached full bath, office
  • Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Attached full bath
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen, does not have an attached bath
  • Kids Bedroom - 4 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed, Attached Bath, Bunkbed + a trundle + 2 pullout sofa singles
  • GameRoom/Bedroom - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sleeps 4 - Attached Bath. Sofa pull + a Queen. Gameroom
  • The Mt Villa sleeps 16+ in beds


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Privacy, acreage

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