Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About David Gurzenski
I once worked full-time in Orange County as an instructor at a private school where I helped students through courses such as property management and real estate, helping them prepare for the California Real Estate License Exam. One student, very grateful after passing the state test, invited me to the town of Big Bear in the San Bernardino Mountains. I fell in love with the quiet peacefulness of the community, and vowed to move there following retirement. But once here, my background in real estate made me forget retiring; instead I began to invest in vacation rental cabins, renovating them to appeal to visitors from throughout Southern California.
David Gurzenski purchased this Cabin in 2008
Why David Gurzenski chose Whispering Forest
We call our cabin the Almost-to-Heaven Hideaway. Guests understand when they drive up a gently winding road to the structure's location high above the town of Big Bear. Even though I saw the property required renovations, the view took my breath away as soon as we were inside. The cabin is also located in a wonderful section of Big Bear known as Whispering Forest. It sits on the edge of the National Forest, where guests can take hikes in summer and sled in the winter. While away from the bustle of Big Bear, it is just a 10-to-15-minute drive to all of Big Bear’s main attractions. My two grandsons are drawn from the east coast to Big Bear with my daughters, where they can ski and snowboard in winter, or enjoy beautiful Big Bear Lake in summer.
What makes this Cabin unique
Many of the unique benefits of this marvelous cabin are mentioned above. Yet also impressive is the large great room, composed of the living area, kitchen and dining room table. The outstanding view can also be enjoyed from the all these sections of the great room, as well as the master suite on the main level of the cabin. On the lower level, there are two nice-sized rooms, as well as a full bath that separate them. The cabin has been enjoyed by large families and groups as evidenced by the numerous glowing reviews that make the property a five-star favorite for many returning guests. The back deck, which extends across the entire width of the cabin, is an ideal location for BBQs, tranquility, enjoying the beauty of the forest and breath-taking views. There's a glass-top table, plenty of chairs for everyone to relax.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A beautiful weekend for Dave's Birthday
My husband Dave, myself and our dog Sophie enjoyed another peaceful, relaxing weekend in Big Bear...the weather was perfect, warm and 70's daytime, 40's at night, just right to enjoy the lake in the sunshine, then later enjoy a crackling fire while star-gazing at night. Looking forward already to the next visit, thanks again Dave :-)
Best weekend ever
The owner was the sweetest person ever, he went above and beyond to make sure our stay is nothing less than perfect. The cabin is amazing, clean, and fully stocked with everything you need. Will definitely return.
A house and location that completely exceeded our expectations!
The drive from the San Bernardino foothills to Big Bear Lake afforded spectacular views of California and the surrounding mountains and really built our anticipation of what we would find when we reached our destination and it did not disappoint.
The directions from David were excellent and we easily found our way to the lake shore. Alan, the property manager, took my call as we arrived and couldn't be more welcoming, confirming the house was all ready for us and offering suggestions of things to do and places to eat.
We drove onto the house and found it in immaculate order and a very delightful property with incredible views across the mountains and plenty of wildlife to watch, as well.
We spent our days as we wished - trail hiking one day, jet skiing the next, off to the Alpine Zoo or just walking around the village and surrounding areas.
The location is truly beautiful and the house was just a joy to stay in and be in - to watch the sun going down over the mountains as we sat on the balcony was truly breathtaking.
We couldn't recommend David and the property enough - it really is a fantastic place and we enjoyed our stay so much.
A Place With a View
My wife and I thoroughly enjoy our three days at his comfortable cabin which has a great view.
Among the treetops
Comfortable, clean, well furnished cabin in a quiet neighborhood with amazing views. And comfortable beds!
David and Alan are gracious hosts. We'll be back!
This was our first time at Big Bear and decided to rent a home / cabin for my son's 30th birthday. We stayed here for 6 days and was a wonderful experience. We had dogs with us and was fun to walk them to the forest, which was just a few yards from the location. The backyard is also fenced and was safe for the dogs to walk around. The cabin is spacious (3 bedrooms & 2 full baths) with a large back deck extending the whole length of the home. We had a BBQ two evenings on the deck and later star gazed. You have an unobstructed view of the sky, which is pretty cool. You're also up on the mountain so you're even closer to the stars then at lake level. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to friends and family.
I just wanted to thank you for the five-star review you wrote following your stay in our cabin. That was very nice of you. It's wonderful to be working with such cordial guests. I hope this means you will be returning in the future to stay with us, as well as recommending the cabin to your friends. As a reminder, just call me directly at 909-257-9218 or send an inquiry through VRBO when you are ready to return to Big Bear. I will be back in touch to let you know if your dates are open. If not, we have three other cabins on Vrbo that might work out for you. Thanks again for your wonderful review.
The cabin is located about a two-minute walk from the end of the road, which culminates in the San Bernardino National Forest. A sign coming up Eagle Mountain Drive to the cabin states 'No through access,' so those in search of scenic views of the lake or hiking trails turn around and never reach our cabin. As a result, this is one of the most quiet, peaceful sections of Big Bear's Whispering Forest that lives up to its name. You will be rewarded with plenty of lake AND mountain views after another three-minute walk into the forest. It's a slow, easy incline to higher elevations that makes a perfect hike for beginners. The more adventurous and experienced hikers can continue to find large boulder outcroppings that are perfect for gazing at the endless view. Since you won't find mention of this section of the forest in any of the guide books, it is extremely doubtful that you will encounter any other human being during your experience with nature.