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Luxurious "5-star" Modern Estate in a Prime Location - Recently Renovated

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Steps To Snow Summit Slope! Spacious 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathrooms, 7 Double Beds

Location, Location, Location

Welcome to the 5-star Summit Estate 'Le Grande Retreat'. This recently renovated luxury ski chalet is a perfect place for a large family vacation with rare “ski-in/ski-out” privilege. Snow Summit slope is less than a 3 minute walk from this cabin. It’s ideal for a mixed group of skiers & non-ski vacationers. Skiers can easily walk back from slope for a quick break, lunch or a nap as often as you like. Non-skiers can walk up to the Snow Summit to see friends and family or simply enjoy the chalet while relaxing in the jacuzzi or snuggling in front of the wood-burning fireplace.

This gorgeous estate is on a quiet street situated in one of the most desirable Summit Estate areas.

Le Grande Retreat is a convenient location for all other activities offered at Big Bear as well. It is within walking distance to restaurants, bars and shops, and only a 3 minute drive to the Village and the lake. Bear Mountain is only a 5 minute drive or you can catch a free shuttle from Snow Summit without any parking worries.

Key Features:

Le Grande Retreat is 3,000 sq.Ft. 5-bedroom estate offers great living space and large bedrooms with all-new interior and exterior. Completely renovated and newly furnished throughout the entire house in December 2013.

Luxury Resort:

Elegant interior decor is inspired by a 'French country' theme. Upscaled furnishing includes comfortable sofas, heavenly beds, 6 flatscreen HD TVs, gourmet kitchen appliances, built-in wet bar with wine refrigerator, custom Olhausen 7ft pool table, relaxing rain shower, and Caldera Vanto 7-seat hot tub.

Open Floor Plan:

The spacious layout can easily accommodate 3 families under one big roof. Large entry is a perfect place to suit your children with warm snow gear and get ready for fun!

Game Room:

Everyone can enjoy great fun and entertainment in the game room, especially guys who love a dream “man cave”. Olhausen's pool table, arcade-style electronic dart board, custom built-in wet bar with granite countertop, wine refrigerator holds 34 bottles for a wine connoisseur, 60” plasma flatscreen HD Smart TV is ready for watching sports or movies.

Dining Room:

Large square dining table seats 8 guests, and extra space for 4 toddlers to eat at kids picnic table.

Living Room:

Wood burning fireplace surrounded by amazing Big Bear rock wall and bench seats. Oversized sofas are too comfortable to get up. 46' flatscreen HD TV with DVD/VHS combo player.


Spacious open gourmet kitchen with granite countertop for bar seating of 4. All-new matching stainless steel appliances with chef-friendly layout is tempting non-stop feast or dessert tasting.

Easy Access:

Le grande Retreat is not handicap-accessible property, but relatively easy access with less ups or downs. To start, it offers wide flat parking area, and only 2 steps to front entrance. 5th bedroom with dedicated bathroom is on the main level making it convenient for guests troubled with stairs.


Stepping outside to the patio deck, oversized 6-feet caldera hot tub invite 6 people comfortably to relax your muscle after long day at the slope, or enjoy BBQ at large deck.

Mattress Selections:

Enjoy wide varieties of bed style and heavenly mattresses. King size mattresses are ultimate super pillow top, Queen size mattresses are firmer Simmons BeatyRest pillow top, and Full size mattresses are Tempur-Pedic style Sealy memory foam. Yes, they are all NEW, just purchased in December 2013.


Le Grande Retreat offers spacious bedrooms unlike other vacation rentals in Big Bear. 7 beds are all double beds (3 eastern king, 2 queen and 2 full) to accommodate 3 families comfortably.

Bedroom 1 (master) with a private bathroom: 1 KING + sleeper sofa

Bedroom 2 with balcony: 2 QUEENS

Bedroom 3 with balcony: 1 KING

Bedroom 4: 2 FULL

Bedroom 5 (downstairs) with a private bathroom: 1 KING

5-star hotel quality amenities:

High quality towel sets, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, lotion, soap, hair dryer in every bathroom. Fluffy men & women bathrobes in every bedroom. Extra sets of towels and sheets are ready for use at any time. More than enough sets of dishes, flatwares, tumblers, mugs, wine glasses plus champaign flute and martini glasses at bar area.

Important notice:

This is not a party house. This is high-end private home for multi-family vacation. Contracted security company will patrol and report for noise level and unauthorized car parkings day and night.

Please - no smoking, no pets.

More Details

Hiro Nishii
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Hiro Nishii

I'm a frequent business traveler over 25 years. It's like a living out of small suitcase at hotels & airports all the time. Owning a getaway place in Big Bear was my dream to relax and recharge. This is a perfect cabin inviting families and friends with lots of bedrooms and privacy. I love snowboarding with sons and friends during the winter. I enjoy many great summer activities such as hiking, mountain biking, boating and trout fishing. I hope you enjoy Big Bear Lake and our cabin through out the year as much as we do.

Hiro Nishii purchased this house in 2013

Why Hiro Nishii chose Big Bear Lake


I was fortunate to find this house at perfect location, very close to Snow Summit. This house was untouched for over 30 years needed total make-over. It took 2 months to build my dream cabin. I'm very happy with outcome of this major renovation, special thanks to my most trusted contractor Bud Bailey Construction.

There are many vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake, but not many 5-bedroom house for multi-family vacation. Multi-family vacation means different ages of group and different interests. Skiers and snowboarders always appreciate walking distance to the slope, but more importantly the cabin should be enjoyable for everyone.

It's sad not seeing family members for all day on vacation. Staying at Le Grande Retreat, you can make many trips between the slope and cabin for any reasons, feeding baby, lunch or coffee break. You don't need to wait for family members at cold outside or expensive resort restaurant all the time.


Le Grande's decor is not typical Big Bear cabin style. Many cabins offer similar log table, log chair, log bed, quilt tapestries, quilt bed cover. Because I spent so much time traveling and staying at hotels all the time, I wanted to make this place like French-country style house. This project will never end and will be redecorated constantly.

What makes this house unique


Le Grande Retreat offers concierge service to meet you at easy-to-find location, and escort to the house for smooth check-in. Your concierge will walk through the house to explain key features and demonstrate how to operate door lock, thermostat, cable TV, hot tub and ready to answer any questions about house or Big Bear Lake.


Large flat parking space for 5 cars in front, RV or trailered boat on side, and garage access upon special request. Gourmet kitchen with coffee maker, oven, microwave, toaster, dishes, pots/pan and more. Internet with Wi-Fi access through out the house. Laundry washer/dryer and ironing board. Charter Cable HD channels, DVD/VHS player, Wii and Playstation 2.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

San Diego, CA

Beautiful home with special touches, perfect for family weekend

  • 5 of 5
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Our large extended family spent the weekend at Le Grande Estate, and loved it! It was the perfect size for our group- everyone had their own space, but we were able to hang out in the large common areas downstairs.

The kitchen was well equipped and great for cooking meals for the whole family.

We loved the outside areas as well- the spa on the deck was a great place to relax while the kids played in the snow in the back yard.

We loved being walking distance to Snow Summit as well!

The concierge, Jim, was friendly and easy to get a hold of. He gave us a tour of the home and made sure we had what we needed to have a good weekend. It was like staying at our own private hotel with all the amenities provided.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely updated property within walking distance to Snow Summit.

  • 5 of 5
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This is a large house with five bedrooms that is perfect for an extended family getaway. All bedrooms were large and there is plenty of living, cooking and dining space. The location is about a three to five minute walk to Snow Summit depending is you're walking with ski boots.

The owner and host were both very gracious. Due to an approaching snow storm I called the host and owner about moving up my stay and they were very accommodating.

The extra bathrobes and Starbucks coffee were nice touches. Excellent property and had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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  • 5 of 5
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Absolutely fantastic ...... PERFECT!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5
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The house is very clean and well stocked with amenities. Jim walked up through the house and showed us how to use everything. Definitely would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Los Angeles, CA

Relaxing, clean and luxurious getaway!

  • 5 of 5
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My group of 14 and I visited Big Bear in October 2016 to enjoy the fall weather up in the mountains, and we really enjoyed the house! It was probably the most luxurious rental we'd ever stayed at. It was immaculately clean, and spacious. The bedding is especially awesome; it was great to sink into a bed and not feel like I've been sleeping on really old mattresses. He even provides hotel-like soap and shampoo. It's a very welcoming home and we would love to return again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Le Grande Resort is great!!!

  • 5 of 5
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Loved our weekend at the Le Grande Resort! The host, Jim, was great and accommodating! Definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Feb 20 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Service Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Summit Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2962 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sink vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Granite countertop in every bathroom. Fresh towel sets (bath towel, hand towel and wash towel) available for every guest.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 (Master) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , with private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 (Dual Queen) - 2 queen , with balcony
    Bedroom 3 (Princess) - 1 king , with balcony
    Bedroom 4 (Giraffe) - 2 double , 2 Full size Sealy memory foam beds
    Bedroom 5 (Downstairs) - 1 king , Ground level with private bathroom
  • All brand-new high-quality mattresses purchased in December 2013. Fresh linens with soft micro-fiber sheets set, new pillows, bathrobes, warm blanket and comforter for every bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Le Grande Retreat offers luxury hotel quality bathrobes in each bedroom.

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