Lakefront Paradise: Beautiful Views and Walk to the Village

The lakefront view in summer, unobstructed, panoramic 270 degrees
The lakefront view in summer, unobstructed, panoramic 270 degreesSummer exterior from lake, we are the top floor, perched high for beautiful viewSummer deck: private 400+ sq ft deck w/safety rails to bring in panoramic viewsKitchen and booth flow together for easy access eating for large groupsViews from booth with coffee or hot cocoa are incomparable during any seasonLiving room with Flat-screen, DirecTV, DVD, fireplace and sectional couch.Living Room lake views are clearly seen through dual-paned Milgard windowsGuest Queen Bed: down pillows, comforter and duvet with hi-thread count sheetsGuest Queen Bed: down pillows, comforter and duvet with hi-thread count sheetsMaster BR: down pillows, comforter and duvet cover with hi-thread count sheetsUpstairs loft with 4 single beds and private bathroom with shower.The Dock: you can rent a slip from us for your boat in the spring/summer/fallBeautiful 270 degree panoramic winter lake viewsOur winter wonderland at the Lake ChaletA winter lakefront yard ready for snow playAnother beautiful view of the serene winter lakeA winter lakefront yard ready for snow play
“ Excellent ”
12 Reviews
40592 Simonds Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 7
Per night $150 - $550
Type: Cabin
Description of the Big Bear Lake vacation cabin rental
Located within two to three blocks to the center of The Village and just a five-minute drive to the Snow Summit Ski Lifts. Everything you will need is within close proximity once you land at this resort-like vacation rental. In the summer you can swim, boat, fish and sight-see from your own backyard. In the winter you can go skiing (alpine or cross-country), snowboarding, sledding/tubing and enjoy the beautiful snow. This is lakefront at a fraction of the cost of renting lakefront.

This beautiful lakefront condo is one of three units in a triplex. It was built in 1977 and the given name of the complex is: Lake Chalets. The name of our unit is: Lakefront Retreat. There are two buildings on the lot. The 1st building facing the street has garages and a unit above. The rear building has two units. Our unit is the top floor of the rear building, which has no shared walls and a huge deck with unobstructed lake views.

The two-story condo feels much more like a private home than a condo; there are no hallways to get lost in and it is very private. It has cathedral ceilings and tudor details. This does not feel like a condo or a triplex; it is much more private and feels like a cabin. The lot is over 9000 square feet sitting 'on' the lake. There is plenty of room for activities while waiting for your next boat ride/water ski, your next big catch, snow play or simply watching the boats come and go from the nearby, adjacent marina.

Bedding Configuration: The master BR has a queen-size platform bed featuring a down comforter with duvet plus down pillows with high thread count linens. The master features its own large closet with remote color 20-inch TV with DirecTV and DVD player. It also has end tables with lamps, alarm clock and antique armoire for storage of all additional linens, towels and blankets.

The second bedroom has a queen-size bed with down comforter and duvet plus down pillows 'and' a matching bunk bed separated by an end table with lamp and alarm clock. A modest stackable washer/dryer is in the closet for easy storage and access.

The third and fourth bedrooms are dual lofts separated by its' own bathroom on the second floor. Each loft is open, with no walls, and has two full beds sleeping four total in the loft area. By the textbook real estate definition, these are not actual bedrooms. There is a closet in the bathroom and a hanging rack in the hallway. Drawers for clothes should be kept under the bed; each bed has three drawers under it.

Living Room: 40-inch Flat Screen TV with DirecTV, wireless internet (airport and ethernet), mac computer and DVD player. Enjoy a crackling fire in the rock fireplace on our comfortable ultra suede sectional couch.

Deck: Just off the Kitchen sits the Deck, that includes views of tall pine trees and clear skies for stargazing or snowfall. Enjoy the sunset from the sit-down views, while melting away the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Backyard: Oversized and huge, the backyard has room for any outdoor activity you can think of including, in the winter, making snow angels in the snow-covered backyard which lies just a few steps down from your own shared dock.

Kitchen: Fully-equipped kitchen with travertine floors, dishes and settings for 12 persons, and all appliances - oven/range for big meals, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, coffee maker and a steak knife set for your steak dinners. With amazing views of the lake through the sliding windows above the sink, and all kitchen utensils, pots and pans - you'll be hard pressed to find a better-stocked kitchen.

Kari Prine

Area Information
Whether you prefer winter or summer activities, this area has it all! Three mountain resorts, lush forests, and pristine alpine lakes make for world class snowboarding, skiing, hiking, camping, fishing, and year round fun for the whole family at one of California's premier four season destinations.

In the winter, the mountain resorts provide skiing and snowboarding terrain for all levels. If you are a skier or snowboarder, the have something for you.

Big Bear Lake is a great place for fun all year long. Only a short drive from Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties Big Bear Lake lies in a valley unsurpassed in mountain beauty, towering pines, sparkling streams, hidden lakes, and abundant wildlife. The scent of pines, fresh mountain air, and the sun-filled days rejuvenate your spirit and inspire you to return again and again.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 03 2016 Sep 10 2016 $250 $350 - - 2 Nights
Sep 11 2016 Nov 19 2016 $150 $250 - - 2 Nights
Nov 20 2016 Nov 23 2016 $350 $350 - - 3 Nights
Nov 23 2016 Nov 27 2016 $500 $500 - - 4 Nights
Nov 27 2016 Dec 16 2016 $150 $250 - - 2 Nights
Dec 16 2016 Dec 23 2016 $350 $350 - - 2 Nights
Dec 23 2016 Dec 27 2016 $550 $550 - - 4 Nights
Dec 27 2016 Dec 30 2016 $350 $350 - - 3 Nights
Dec 30 2016 Jan 02 2017 $550 $550 - - 4 Nights
Feb 15 2017 Apr 16 2017 $150 $250 - - 2 Nights
Apr 17 2017 Jun 02 2017 $150 $250 - - 2 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 8%
Deposits: $300 Security Deposit returned expediently
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Cleaning, boat dock rental and dog fees are extra. PLEASE NOTE: AT LEAST A 2-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY IS ALWAYS REQUIRED. INCREASED RATES FOR HOLIDAY AND SCHOOL BREAK PERIODS DUE TO THE HIGH DEMAND. Looking for a last minute get away? We are not adverse to reducing our rates if we are not booked . . . PLEASE GIVE US A TRY!


Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Big Bear Lake, California

Wendy Martín

Wendy Martín

Hawthorne , California


December 28, 2015

It was a pleasure, we enjoyed the Cabin very much . The kids loved it !!!

Jumong Koh

Jumong Koh

Los angeles, CA

Cozy and great cabin

December 22, 2015

It was spacious and comfortable stay. There was a backyard and could see the lake as well. The cabin was warm and nice. Will stay here again if it's avail.

fred caress

fred caress

Fontana,Ca USA

Big Bear Family Vacation

October 6, 2014

We had a great time. Stayed 7days. Enough room for all of us. Right on the lake for fishing , boating and using the kayak. Hope to go again

mike morrison

mike morrison



September 14, 2014

Cozy and nice...lounges on the balcony would be nice...great for a small family or couples.

Michelle Blanchard

Michelle Blanchard

Simi Valley, CA


April 6, 2014

it was a last minute trip and we had a nice time.

Chris Swanson

Chris Swanson

West Hills, CA

Amazing Lakefront Getaway

February 22, 2012

This is the most amazing cabin for families. It is located directly on the lake with a dock and a great play area for the kids. This unit has old cabin charm that you would expect when visiting Big Bear.. If you are looking for a modern cabin this would not meet your expectations. Yhe views are out of this world amazing and it is very quiet. There are 4 beads upstairs with 2 queen and bunkbeds down stairs. It actually could sleep 10 comfortably yet it state less on the description.. I would recommend this cabin and will return during the summer. Some suggestions: bring your own towels, arrive early and go into town before check in at 4pm. Also, the only challenge was they asked for a check for the entire amount and the security deposit without the option of credit cards which made me a little uncomfortable. I would suggest that they get merchant services to offer their clients. Maybe they have it and I missed that opportunity.

Jessica Hannon

Jessica Hannon

Ridgecrest, CA


August 28, 2011

This property was absolutely PERFECT!!!! Walking distance to the Village and located right on the lake. The owners were wonderful. Who could ask for anything more? AND......It was the perfect price as well. I highly recommended this rental to all our friends. And I recommend to everyone as well. AAAAA+++++++++++ all the way. Hope to stay there again.

Robert Salter

Robert Salter

Oceanside, CA

Big Bear Lake Memorial Weekend

June 5, 2011

This was our first trip to Big Bear Lake and we enjoyed it immensely. The accomodation was reasonably priced, pet friendly, and very close to the heart of the village and lake. With the drive from Oceanside only about 2 hours, we will definitely be making more frequent trips in the future.

Cherie Carr

Cherie Carr

Canyon Lake, CA

A Little Bit of Paradise

November 30, 2010

We have just returned from one of the best holidays we've ever had! Words elude me in describing the pleasure we experienced in staying at the "LAKEFRONT CHALET". It was superb, spacious, the views spectacular! We felt like we were at home. The location was perfect for all the lake amenities and shopping. Thank you so very much for the warm welcome and being such perfect hosts, everything combined gave us memories we will not forget. We will definitely be back!!



Palm Springs

Family of 4 + several friends

August 3, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at this lake front cabin. It is located near a park and that was nice for my kids and their friends to go do attivities there. The views were very nice from most of the rooms in the house of the Lake. We also caught lots of fish from the private dock on the lake. Had out Seadoos too and that was fun just docking them up. Overall I would recommend staying at this cabin.





April 15, 2009

Nice place coffee maker did nt work properly. lock Box difficult to use.

Behzad Hejazian

Behzad Hejazian

Boston, MA


September 11, 2008

Overall experience rating was based on an equivalent rating for hotels. As for the place, it is conveniently located in the heart of Big Bear Lake within walking distance to the Village. The waterside unit is on the second story of a duplex. Large trees obstruct portions of the water views. There is one covered and one uncovered parking space in tandem. Note: Extra charge for docking your boat/watercraft. The back yard is just dirt with little vegetation. The living space was clean and spacious for at least six people.There was a Mac with internet access. The television was on the smaller side and located in an odd corner of the living room. There were minor maintenance issues (half of burners on stove non-functional/broken cabinet handles). Overall, a pretty good deal if you have to stay lakeside.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

It is our pleasure to welcome you into our home among the trees, EVERYONE who has stayed with us has found our amenities, decor and furnishings to be more than accomodating and full of rustic charm. Family owned and operated, it is our goal to ensure that your stay is one of comfort and full of memories. Welcome to Big Bear!

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