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


Property Details

Updated: Aug 18, 2016
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
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks: english

15 Reviews

based on 15 traveler reviews


I was provided the place as advertized.

  • 5 of 5

The place is located in the heart of Snow Summit. It was a beautiful place to stay. The house was clean, neat and designed perfectly that you feel in the high class hotel. Customer care by Jim was more than perfect as he was always available when there was a question to ask. This is a perfect place for family gathering. You need to be here to see.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Irvine, CA

Very Nice Location and a Nice Property

  • 4 of 5

Very Nice Property with big rooms for 5 couples or 4 Families. Nice upgrades and is an upscale property with TV in every room. Nice Jetted spa in the back patio however there is no privacy. Very nice kitchen with all sorts of dishes and pots n pans.

Cons: No Air-conditioner and it becomes really uncomfortable in summer. Master bedroom got locked itself, had to call the helper guy (He was really helpful for other needs as well)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Le Grande Retreated with my family (2 kids and 2 adults), my sisters family (2 adults 1 kid) and my parents (2 adults). The house had plenty of room for all of us and felt like home. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, glasses, pots and pans.

Jim the concierge was prompt in dropping off the keys and walked us thru the property.

The kids liked playing pool, darts and going into the jacuzzi. It was nice having 2 master bedrooms. My parents could stay in the downstairs master and not have to go up and down the stairs.

The location was right near snow summit so perfect if you are a skier or mtn bike rider.

We had a great stay and looking forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Amazing house fabulous location!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house with my family and 2 other families, a total of 6 adults and 6 kids. This house was very comfortable for that many, we had plenty of room for everyone to stretch out and sleep! The bedrooms were very large as were the bathrooms. We were able to have 1 bathroom per family! The kitchen, family room and game room/bar were also very roomy and fully equipped! The hot tub was an added bonus at night and would be amazing after a day of skiing!

The location was perfect, right down from the Ski Mt but also a short drive to the lake and village!

The owner was very easy to work with and checking in was a breeze!

We are already planning our next vacation and will for sure be staying here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking your time to write great review. I look forward to seeing you again this winter.
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Los Angeles

Great place! Amazing location. Couldn't have asked for anything better!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The cabin is brand new, top of line luxury cabin. Had almost every amenity you would want in big bear. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for great review. Hope to see you again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

From the moment I saw pictures online, I knew I wanted to give this property a shot - Most homes seem dark and old while this one appeared modern and fresh. We definitely were not disappointed! We had four couples and six children (all under 4). The backyard didn't have a fence, but there was plenty of room to play while adults sat on the deck...The rooms were large and clean... The open concept was great for dinners and watching football... And all the small touches (robes/shampoo/soaps in bathrooms) were amazing. Jim was a pleasure to work with - We didn't have to call him for anything, but I really felt like he wouldn't have minded if we did. Overall, a nice getaway for those wanting the feel of home but the comforts of a hotel. We can't wait to book the next trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

LOCATION: 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. INTERIOR: 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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : Big Bear Mountain Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Snow Summit at 0.1 Miles Car: recommended

ONLY 5 DOORS DOWN FROM SNOW SUMMIT, less than 3 minutes walking. Just like Ski-in/ski-out privilege.

Centrally located for all activities and shopping.

3 minutes walk to 7-Eleven, Carls Jr. and KFC. 3 minutes drive to the Village, lake, marina, Starbucks, Vons, K-mart.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
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 $200 + 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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From the Owner

CONCIERGE SERVICE: 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. OTHER FEATURES: 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.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Clothes Dryer
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  • 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


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

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 2962 sq. ft.


  • 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 14
  • 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.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Le Grande Retreat offers luxury hotel quality bathrobes in each bedroom.

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