This cabin was amazing and bigger than we expected. The beds were comfy, the decor was nice and was just an all around great place to stay. Jim & sherry were very accommodating and I fully recommend this to anyone who wants a nice quiet area to spend time in big bear. Will definitely be going back sometime!
We were a group of 10 friends and it was a perfect sleeping arrangement, bathrooms, area to BBQ and hang out. We drove a few miles to Snow summit and local entertainment, also Uber was available to pick us up from the house when needed. Keep in mind your renting a house not a Hotel or Timeshare therefor bring all the extra necessities. The house had central heating and a chimney to keep us warm. I received instruction by the owner that came in handy, Hwy 38 was the best route for me to take a few curves but nothing crazy and no steep hills to get to the property.
The place was very spacious. Great for large groups. We had some trouble with the cable and internet, but they were very responsive and helpful as soon as I contacted them about it. Thank you!
I want to start off by saying that we just loved our stay, First year spending Thanksgiving in Big Bear but definitely not the last. Jim was great at communicating and replying promptly to all my emails. The location was perfect, away from everything but close enough to hop in your car and take a 15 minute drive to a grocery store or to the Village. The house itself is very roomy with a very cozy feel. The rooms were spacious. I really enjoyed our walks in the morning, very quiet neighborhood. The kids enjoyed it very much.
Now I am not one to complain when I go away and stay at a hotel or in this case rental home, I don't expect to have all the comforts of home, however there were a few things I would like to bring up in hopes that it will help the next family that decides to stay here.
Wifi was super slow, and the TV cable in the loft never worked during our stay. We didn't mind it too much but it would have been nice if it actually did work since we had little ones that wanted to watch cartoons. I think the cleaning service could have been better, My husband was rocking on the recliners in the living space and we found old food crumbs, same thing underneath the beds. Also we found a black widow and spider webs in the room on the main floor right above the TV. Now the next thing I had read on a previous review, and I have to agree that the mattresses in the loft have to get replaced, I mean you could feel the springs. The last thing which is not really a complaint since Jim did warn me but I think it would be nice to offer a few more pots and pans so that whoever is renting doesn't have to travel with such big items.
Overall we had a great time and we just made it work, We didn't go out there to see what we could find to complain about, these are just things that I believe are easy fixes.
First off, if you're looking for a spacious place on a budget this is the place for you! Myself and a group of about 10 friends stayed at this cabin back in June and had an absolute blast! It was close enough to the city where we could go out and enjoy some of the activities Big Bear has to offer but also far enough away where we could all enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy each others company. Wether you're looking to have a weekend with the family or looking to gather with some friends and have a weekend get away, the place is extremely accommodating for both. Jim, the owner, was especially accommodating to my group and I's unique circumstances and was always quickly available to answer questions and concerns. I definitely plan on renting from Jim in the near future.
The owners are good people, they respond quickly to your questions and provide good communication. A few minor items that should be addressed are, gas BBQ grill, only 2 of 4 burners are working and the contract stipulates the rental is for 10 people but rental discription states it sleeps up 13 people. Just something the owner and future renters should be aware of to make sure both parties are aware and make proper arrangements. Overall the place is in a nice location and the cabin is nice.