15 Best Vacation Rentals In Big Bear Lake, California, USA - Updated 2021

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Nature lovers and fishing hobbyists love this small city of Big Bear Lake, California, because of its geographical location. The small city located in Southern California is an attraction for people in big cities in California like Los Angeles, to have a vacation with fishing, immersion in nature, comfortable cabins, and just a peaceful environment. Big Bear Lake is definitely surrounded by nature, where the rugged San Bernardino National Forest has mountains surrounding the whole city. Staying in the city will be relaxing and calm with activities that will surely be perfect for a family outing, team building, and even just a romantic travel for couples. Big Bear Lake is also famous for its fish-rich lake, family and children-friendly snow ski resort, and wonderful restaurants along the streets. Still wondering where to stay in Big Bear Lake? A lakefront cabin or one of the impressive Big Bear Lake houses for vacation would complete the whole experience. Read on to find out about the vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake, California.

1. Treehaus Chalet (from USD 296)

Breathtaking view of the mountaintop and trees, Treehaus Chalet private accommodation is the best Airbnb for those who are looking for a magnificent view of the mountain ridge. The midcentury Moonridge chalet is ideal for couples and small families who are looking for a cozy and comfy place to stay. The view will call for a perfect romantic night for couples looking to make wonderful memories together. Clean and perfectly designed in its interior, it is Instagramabble. The wooden details around this Big Bear Lake vacation home for rent, with its modern furniture and appliances, will make you feel at home. The fireplace and the kitchen are just awesome and will be impossible for guests to leave not being able to make use of them. Able to host a maximum for five guests, the chalet has two bedrooms and three beds with two baths. Parking is accessible and dogs are welcome.

Treehaus Chalet - Panoramic Slope Views!
Big Bear Lake, California, United States
559 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire chalet 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great cabin with a breathtaking view and a super cozy patio
beautiful views and comfy beds
amazing place fantastic views so cozy :)
our kids loved the tree swing and the foosball table
very cozy place really loved the view
the whole places was also spectacularly clean
the place was clean communication from our host was excellent from beginning to end
the treehaus was spotless and extremely inviting with a warm and cozy feel the moment we arrived
sara and eric are great hosts and their home is beautiful it’s clean cozy and in a great location
they are the perfect hosts
the hosts were great and efficient communicators
getting in touch with the host was very easy
sara response quickly and being very helpful highly recommended
the hosts are very nice helpful and quick to respond
the location is so beautiful
it was very peaceful location
as advertised great location and cabin near most of the attractions in the big bear lake area
this adorable cabin is in a fantastic location
beautiful cabin and great location we are looking forward to staying there every year
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2. Big Bear Cabin with spa (from USD 146)

Modernity and charisma are the design of the whole place where people who have a modern architectural taste are welcomed to stay in. This A-house is just as amazing inside as it is stunning outside. The modern touches are just clean to look at and it will definitely make people impressed with how space is used inside the property. The fireplace is just the best in this private rental. It also has a spa, WiFi connection, and a fully stocked kitchen. This rental cabin in Big Bear Lake offers two cozy queen-sized beds. Parking is also added as an amenity while the rental is a walking distance away from the skiing lifts.

Big Bear Cabin with spa walking distance to slopes
377 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv with cable and good internet
we sledded in the backyard and enjoyed the lovely natural light coming through the living room
the blue couch also converts to a futon bed and is very comfortable
we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the space
the kitchen table was nice to have in the center of the ground floor
everything was clean and just as described
comfortable and clean
such a cozy clean and comfortable place
clean and has everything you need
great place to stay and clean
he was really friendly and everything went very smoothly
i contacted him a few times and he was very kind and helpful
awesome host and a cool place to stay
we enjoyed our stay :) thankyou for hosting us
great location and unique cabin
great location and cool house
super cute cabin and very close to skiing/snowboarding
great location very nice place
nice place in a great location
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3. Stunning lakefront home (from USD 800)

Guests that are hungry for that breathtaking view will love a vacation rental that has the best view in the whole city. Inspirational Point is called by its name because it simply has the best point where you can see and appreciate the best view of Big Bear Lake. The place is ideal for 15 guests as it has 6 bedrooms. Heaters are available, relaxing hot tubs, a fireplace, and parking spaces are ready for guests. Pets are also allowed. It is convenient and one of the most noteworthy private properties in the whole city.

Further Read: Top 15 Pet Friendly Cabins in Big Bear Lake, California

Stunning Lakefront Home, Game Room, Hot Tub, Fire Pit, 100 ft. Beach, Deep Water
153 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The furniture was very comfortable
The kitchen was well suited for cooking
Very comfortable with many upgrades Our family really enjoyed the spacious lake view deck and Sonos speakers
Fun in the sun and on the lake
Beautiful cozy cabin on the lake
The online pictures were very inviting
We especially loved being able to use kayaks and go along the water
The owner has an extensive guest binder with lots of info
the dock and the water toys Hope to make it a family tradition
We left some medication accidentally and they sent it to us Very professional group and highly recommend this company and home in big bear
We got up early and wakeboarded from the private dock and beach
Luckily we were able to pay extra for late checkout - the standard 10:00 check out time was difficult for us
It was a peaceful and quiet location
This house and the views were pure paradise
We loved every minute of staying here
Owners attention to detail does not go unnoticed
The lake house was amazing
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4. Big luxurious condo near the town observatory (from USD 159)

This is a large, luxurious condo with a balcony for a romantic couple to have a wonderful view of the lake. It is just the best to be in whenever you are in Big Bear Lake city. The private condo also features a fully functional kitchen and a living room with a fireplace. The place can accommodate a maximum of four total guests with one bedroom available.

Lagonita Lodge
Big Bear Lake, CA, US
1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

5. Homey cabin near the village (from USD 109)

Just walking distance from both the village and Big Bear Lake, this well-kept and homey cabin is ideal for a party of six. With wonderful amenities like cozy beds, a full kitchen, a traditional wood fireplace, and even a hot tub, guests will surely feel at home. Wake up to fresh air and relish pristine nature right on the deck and patio. Whether you enjoy cooking delicious meals or would like to try some of the restaurants in the neighborhood, you’ll have both options. Conveniently located, the home is just a stone’s throw away from the best attractions and establishments in the area.

Cozy, vintage lake home w/ amazing outdoor decks & a private hot tub
36 reviews
cabin 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
mattresses were super comfortable
beds were comfy it was perfect for our family of 4
the cabin was the same as in the pictures and it was super cozy and comfortable loved it
very clean and neat

clean - very tidy and clean
everything was perfect very clean and cozy we had so much fun definitely recommend it
this cabin was the prefect rental it was clean and had so many amenities
the central heating was great too
i also loved how close it was to everything we wanted to do
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6. Rustic cabin with stunning mountain views (from USD 157)

This is a rustic, well-maintained cabin built in the 1920s with all the modern necessities and even a hot tub. It is located within walking distance of Big Bear Lake. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this spacious home accommodates up to 7 guests. The downtown area is just 1.2 km (0.8 mi) away, making it a well-situated home since several of the best spots in Big Bear Lake are easy to get to. Guests also have access to a full kitchen and a grill, cozy indoor and outdoor living spaces with an indoor natural rock fireplace, clothes washer and dryer as well as free WiFi. If you’re traveling by car, the driveway has enough parking space for your vehicle. Plenty of hiking spots can be accessed, too.

Rustic Cabin/Quiet Area/Near Forest/Hikers Dream/Hot Tub/Netflx/Prime/1400Movies
203 reviews
cabin 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
it was clean and had everything we needed for our 3 night stay
thank you for sharing your cabin with our family we appreciated how clean cozy spacious it was
it was very clean and had all of the accommodations we were looking for
the cabin was cozy clean and wonderfully outfitted with everything we needed
hot tub is awesome the place is clean and has everything you need
the owner was easy to get a hold of
jerry was available and immediately responsive to my questions and needs
the communication with the owner was excellent and we’d love to stay again
location is serene and convenient
beautiful location close to marina trail and village
it was peaceful and close to town
cozy place for a weekend get away with friends
our long weekend getaway was amazing we couldn’t have asked for a better location and cabin to stay in
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7. Pet-friendly home near the lakeside (from USD 172)

This gorgeous property just a few steps away from the San Bernardino National Forests accommodates up to six guests and is one of the pet-friendly cabins in Big Bear Lake. Sitting right next to Pineknot Trail (1E01) and just an idyllic stroll away from Big Bear Lake, this cozy home boasts a wood-burning fireplace and an outdoor hot tub for the guests’ relaxation. Immerse yourself in nature in this lovely getaway. With a full kitchen and a charcoal grill, you can cook delicious and hearty meals or enjoy a barbecue with the family. The property’s ideal location makes many of Big Bear Lake’s fun activities and top attractions easily accessible. Guests can also park up to two cars in the driveway.

Mountain-Inspired Cabin w/ Hot Tub & Pool Table - Near National Forest
78 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
netflix and smart tv apps were available
only issue we had was getting the tv's (roku) to actually play anything
we played pool enjoyed the jacuzzi and they have an extensive collection of books games and movies
in the kitchen area they have some seasonings plates bowls utensils etc very easy to use
the beds are comfortable towels and bedsheets are new
everything was clean and the place looked just as advertised
great rental very clean had everything we needed
nice and clean backyard
the house is very clean
it was very clean (although we did some extra sanitizing due covid-19 - just to be safe)
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
rating details:the property manager was very helpful
the location was ideal; close to the village and gorgeous hiking
great location great cabin great price
the location is fabulous next to the picnic area you can walk there in 2 minutes
it's super close to the village and across the street from hiking trails
it's cold outside but inside the central heater works amazing
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8. Mountain retreat in a private forest (from USD 236)

The ideal mountain and lakeside reprieve for four. This one-bedroom, one-bath cabin has charming interiors with cozy furnishing. Stylish and comfortable, it is located in a peaceful area that’s close to town. With its warm and inviting atmosphere, guests can snuggle up on the huge couch and keep warm by the wood fireplace. The front and back decks open onto the private forest where you can enjoy panoramic views of Big Bear Lake’s gorgeous nature. Guests also have access to a fully stocked kitchen, clothes dryer and washer, as well as parking on-site.

Dala Haus, nestled along side a private forest.
Big Bear, California, United States
184 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the only thing i’m glad i brought was a cast iron skillet
all the personal touches were great from the record player the decor to the wonderful comfortable loft
special spot with lovely decor and very comfortable sofa upstairs for tv viewing
this place is amazing clean thoughtful 10/10 would recommend
clean comfy beautiful forest a great gateway
everything was clean and the fridge was stocked with various condiments
recommend very clean and beautiful place (hidden by airbnb) style
super cute very clean would stay here again
excellent place and excellent hosts
it is clear the owners are a talented pair every inch of this escape was intentionally thought out
peggy and christopher were lovely and responsive
peggy & christopher were very helpful and quick to respond
peggy and christopher were also very responsive and helpful
great location and beautiful backyard
great location in a quiet area
great location in a quiet neighborhood but a short drive away from the downtown area
what a beautiful space great location
you're so close to town yet feel like you're in a retreat
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9. Rustic cabin in a great area (from USD 135)

This gorgeous cabin is rustic yet modern and equipped with up-to-date appliances and amenities. Perfect for six guests, the home is cozy and well-furnished with tasteful fittings and decor. The space is very open, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let natural light in. If you enjoy making hearty meals, then their fully stocked kitchen will serve you well. Guests can also sleep peacefully in any of the two queen-sized beds available as well as a full-sized armoire and pull-out sofa. The home also boasts a wood-burning furnace that gives the overall ambiance an even warmer feel. They also have a spacious hot tub which you can enjoy after a long adventure outdoors.

Rustic A-Frame Cabin with Spa, Near Golf Course!
Big Bear, California, United States
451 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cabin 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were super comfy (foam mattresses) which is always my top complaint for various other airbnb’s
super cozy smells great beautiful scenery everything you could need for a nature retreat in the mountains
honestly the most comfortable of our entire trip
jacuzzi was great and all the beds were incredibly comfortable feels very homey
clean comfy and all around a great stay
it’s very clean and homey
it was clean and very quiet which was nice to come back to after a long day
what a great place to relax super clean and peaceful
the hot tub was amazing - clean etc
the host is super attentive too
the hosts were very quick to reply with help or suggestions when we had questions
hosts are very informative and welcoming
in addition the elmer family were very responsive and fantastic hosts
the hosts are super nice and willing to help immediately with any questions
great location and house tucked away in a quiet neighborhood not far from the strip
great location and perfect size
good place in good location
adorable a-frame cabin close to town and close to summit
beautiful little spot in a wonderful location
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10. Cosy cabin

If you ever wanted to stay in a cabin in the woods, look no further than this stay in San Bernardino County. Who wouldn’t want to relax by a crackling fire all day surrounded by beautiful views of the San Bernardino Mountains?

The house has a games room for when you feel like a little friendly competition and a hot tub for when it is time to chill out. To soak in the beautiful surroundings, you can go hiking on the trails in the surrounding area, as well go fishing in the nearby Big Bear Lake. When you are feeling social you are not too far away from the nearby town where you can go shopping, and maybe stop by for a drink or a bite to eat at the local restaurants and bars.

The Log Cab-Inn
Cottage/Bungalow/Lodge/Cabin 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

11. Log cabin close to Big Bear Lake

If you are looking to escape the city life then this luxury home is for you. It is a log cabin that is about 10 minutes away from Big Bear Lake. If you are an outdoorsy person there is never a shortage of activities you can do while staying at this property. You can experience kayaking, fishing and hiking in the surrounding areas.

The home itself is a beautiful log cabin. After a day of exploring and activities, cosy up on the couch by the fireplace with a cup of hot tea, and maybe put on a Netflix show as well.

Ad Astra
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

12. Family friendly cabin

Looking for a family getaway? Then this cabin may be for you. The warm and cosy interiors will make you fell right at home. The property is well-stocked for your vacation in nature, there’s also a well-stocked kitchen if you’re looking to prepare meals during your stay. The hosts even prepare a welcome package for their guests!

There is no need to run to the shops when your cabin is already well-prepared with supplies. You’ll find many board games to keep the children entertained as well as roasting marshmallows around the fire pit. There is even a chance to try outdoor activities like kayaking and paddle boarding, so don’t miss out on this exciting cabin.

Cigar & Snow
Cottage/Bungalow/Lodge/Cabin 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

13. Small cabin ideal for couples

Looking for a peaceful and romantic night with your loved one? This rental is for a couple that is on a budget but still wants to have a romantic vacation without compromising on a wonderful and cozy place that embodies the personality of Big Bear Lake city. This small yet modern accommodation is cozy with their smart TVs with Netflix subscription. The cabin has a bathroom, a kitchen, and a front porch where you can have a barbecue. It is near the lake so there will be no problem taking a short walk to see the stunning view or rent a boat.

Little Bear - FREE Ski/Board Rental! 10% off any additional rentals!
16 reviews
House 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There was a separate bedroom kitchen living room and bathroom
The living room and bedroom each had a TV
The TV was difficult to use because we kept having to reconnect to the internet everytime we wanted to watch something
The front porch had two comfortable chairs
Also carpet is dirty and walls need painting
This cabin was clean and roomy
They have a frig coffemaker toaster
so we could watch a movie that night and my son appreciated the softness of the spare blankets
The check in was quick and they were very friendly
Overall very nice and clean
The neighborhood was a bit busier and louder then I had hoped for not really the fault of the renters just good to know
This cabin is just minutes from the Big Bear Village shops and restaurants
so it was just one more step at the end of a long drive Not a deal breaker
Check in is at a seperate location which we did not expect
but just one more step
Little Bear was great for the price and location
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14. Awesome woodsy cabin

Ideal for a big family and a group of friends and multiple couples, this awesome woodsy cabin is relaxing and comfortable on a cold day in Big Bear Lake. The whole place has a total of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a total of five beds for a whole family or squad. Most of the house is made of wood and the main feature of the property is a fireplace, bench swing, and a hot tub. The accommodation is located in the middle of all the main attractions such as the lake, the skiing lifts, and the golf course.

Awesome woodsy cabin. Hot tub. sleeps 10.
Big Bear Lake, California, United States
351 reviews
Entire cabin 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super cozy great back deck lovely hospitality
it is very well laid out and it was incredibly comfortable for our group of 8
the house was clean and very cozy
the cabin was beautiful clean and spacious
benjamin’s home is lovely clean and exactly what we were hoping for during our big bear stay
very cozy and clean cabin with a woodsy feel
it is a simple clean cabin tucked in the woods yet right next to all the major attractions
thank you again to the host
host is very responsive
host really helpful made us feel like family
the host was friendly and quick to respond
our host was great help with providing us with a shovel
the location was perfect close to everything
beautiful location close to everything
location is great it's near to everything
the cabin location is very beautiful
close with everything very cute and quiet
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15. Lakefront Boulder Bay luxury mansion

lakefront boulder bay luxury mansion
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Team buildings, planning to bring the whole family or the whole squad, or organizing an out of town event? Lakefront Boulder Bay Luxury Mansion is the ideal place for more than 16 people who are planning to have a vacation in Big Bear Lake. Amenities include a swimming pool, pontoon boat for sailing, nine rooms with toilets with tub/shower, kitchens, washer or dryer, and internet. The property is also just directly beside the lake.

Lakefront Mansion, Boulder Bay, In Door-Pool
Big Bear Lake, CA, US
65 reviews
estate 9 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
other favorites included the indoor heated pool with the slide and waterfall
the pool jacuzzi and large outdoor areas were great for relaxing together
although the inside of the house was clean the outside was not
barret the owner handled our one issue promptly and was a pleasure to work with
we used this beautiful property for a well deserved reward to our fantastic staff
great location for my family weekend birthday party
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16. Cozy cabin near Big Bear Lake

This listing is a small yet cozy cabin ideal for a small family and a romantic couple who are looking for a peaceful place to spend a special moment with each other. This modern yet comfortable cabin can accommodate five people inside the two bedrooms. It is a bungalow cabin that has its own indoor restroom. The whole place is clean and it has a homey accent within its interior design. Cooking is available for a more home-like experience. The boats to ride at the lake are also just down the street.

18 reviews
cabin 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the comfort of the cabin
the cabin was the most comfortable cabin I stayed in big bear
Very cozy and comfortable home with everything I needed for my stay
It was clean and had everything from the kitchen to the outside BBQ
cabin was cozy Good relaxing weekend
It was clean when we arrived
and they were not helpful
Upon arrival check-in office was not open
I had to wait for someone to open the office to give me the code
Whenever we had issues or questions Janice was quick to respond or send someone over Remotely close to the Village with all the restaurants and bar spots
The cabin was so delightful and well accommodated
Comfortable close to Village center Quiet area
The cabin was ok but far from the village
Tree's are beautiful and amazing birds
There was no area for a bomb fire and no space for enjoying the outdoors or kids to run around and play
We really liked the cabin very much
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17. Cozy cabin with large deck and spa

Maximum comfort and relaxation in this cozy cabin in Big Bear Lake are what anyone needs to have as a vacation rental in the city. Accommodation for four with a large deck and a spa is a great addition to the amenity that would make the rental more stay-worthy. Lounging with friends or just chilling in a hot tub hot tub is just the perfect thing to do as twilight enters the night. The accommodation also offers a view of pine trees around the property. It is a private rental that provides a bed and a sofa bed, its own kitchen, Wi-Fi access, and free parking space for its guests. The golf course, Brat Mountain, and the local zoo are just nearby.

Cozy Cabin with Large Deck and Spa!
Big Bear Lake, California, United States
474 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

18. Jaw-dropping valley estate with spa

This one of a kind luxurious private accommodation in Big Bear Lake with a tennis court is nestled within pine trees where most of the residential areas are. Near the snow summit and the Bear Mountain, the place is very comfortable with a pool and a spa. The rental is good for 16 people with 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, a whole family or a group of friends are welcome in the place.

Jaw-Dropping Heavenly Valley Estate ~ Outdoor Pool, Rock Spa and Tennis Court
42290 Heavenly Valley Rd
House 4 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms

The best stay in Big Bear Lake

It is important to stay cozy and warm in Big Bear Lake and to have the most stylish homes to rent while you and your loved ones stay in the city. There are different types of homes you can choose from, including ones from Vacasa and Airbnb. You can book a cabin that is small yet welcoming or a chalet that can accommodate a whole family with luxurious touches to it. Whatever private rental you are looking for, it is best to make sure you book one that can provide maximum comfort and warmth throughout your stay.

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