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Martin

Member since: 2008
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, mandarin

Mountain Villa - Castle Glen Estates

42 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Castle Glen Estates holiday villa

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

Make an unforgettable alpine summer or ski trip with family and friends. This spacious 5,000+ square foot custom log home is one of a kind--referred to by the local community as 'The Lodge'. You'll enjoy 2 sitting rooms with 25 foot ceilings, lodge pole windows from top to bottom, 4 elegantly decorated bedrooms with large game room, three oversized fireplaces, custom rock work and wood accents throughout. Private and secluded, 5 decks afford mountain and valley views in each direction. The property backs to an eagle preserve, ideal for wooded forest walks, exploring and sledding for the kids.

First time renting a private property? Not sure what you'll get? Rest assured, I've been renting the Mt Villa for well over 8 years and every single guest review has been 5 star. Take a look for yourself.

Sleeping Arrangements for 14+: 2nd floor Master Suite with a King and attached full bath; 3rd floor Master Bedroom with a King and attached full bath; 3rd floor Bedroom with a queen; 3rd floor bunk bedroom with a bunk bed, trundle and two sofa pullout singles; 3rd floor loft with two twins; 1st floor Gameroom serves also as a bedroom to sleep 4 with a full sofa pullout, a queen bed, and attached full bath. Additionally, a twin mattress is tucked into the gameroom closet to sleep one more.

The house was built new in 2005 and features top of the line appliances and conveniences. The house is 3 levels. The first floor, which is street level, enters into a large foyer followed by a expansive gameroom with fireplace and attached full bath. Stairs lead upstairs to the second level, where you find a 25' ceiling sitting room comfortable for 12 with fireplace, dining room for 10, spacious kitchen with center bar, and master bedroom and adjoining full bath. Expansive decks on either side are accessible from the second floor. Off the kitchen, a secluded deck offers a BBQ, patio furniture and a 6 person spa with speakers (aux input) ideal for late night and apre-ski soaking. Accent landscape lamps blazon the towering pines extending a cathedral like experience while you sit, soak and indulge in your favorite beverage. The upstairs third level hosts 3 bedrooms surrounding a loft with fireplace and expansive views.

This Mt Villa sleeps 14 comfortably. All first class appliances, furnishings and interior decorator touches abound. Stream your own music through a 5 point speaker sound system by Sonos. 4 TVs (2 Smart TVs with AppleTV). 6 Bicycles on site. Generous supply of firewood ($10/nt.). Located in the exclusive Big Bear Castle Glen Estates, this property offers privacy and space, it's backyard a 10 acre eagle preserve.

The house is located within 2 miles of the two ski resorts. In the summer take in a stroll to the lake, or ride bikes (5) provided at the house, for boating, jet skiing, water skiing and fishing.

Keywords: Villa, large, executive, lodge, chalet, ski chalet, designer, custom, spacious, secluded, cabin

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, mandarin

About Martin

Southern California resident. Have enjoyed Big Bear for years, especialy as a kid. Enjoy the area for skiing, boating, fishing, and hiking.

Martin purchased this villa in 2005

Why Martin chose Big Bear Lake

A California native, I have enjoyed Big Bear in all seasons for many years. Our family espeically enjoys the opportunity to mountain bike, fish and ski in the winter at either of the two well maintained ski resorts.

What makes this villa unique

Full accomadations one would expect from an executive home.

Reviews

5
based on 42 traveller reviews

Mountain Villa - Castle Glen Estates
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
5

AMAZING PLACE!!

  • 5 of 5

I recently booked this place for a family weekend in Big Bear, there was a party of 16. I had not shared pictures or information of this place with my family because I wanted it to be a surprise. When we go there, my family members where so amazed that they approached me and gave me hugs. They all kept repeating throughout the weekend "this place is amazing".. Working with Martin was very easy and fast, he responded to all my emails within minutes.. Thanks!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful place, low cleanliness

  • 4 of 5

Let me start off by saying this home is gorgeous. The neighborhood was safe and respectable. Our needs were met by the size of rooms and family spaces. Our biggest disappointment was the cleanliness of the house. There was mold growing in the shower and bits of hair. The floors were not vacuumed or swept. It just seemed that they weren't cleaning well between renters. We cleaned the house when we got there and set traps for the mice that we found roaming. Wasn't impressed with the response from the management company about our concerns. Overall a pleasant stay but we would encourage the owner and managing company to be more watchful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Allow me to say that for the last 8 years Mt Villa has had nothing but 5 star reviews. It's true, the Traveler did call me about mice droppings (somewhat of a common thing in the mountains in the spring). The night of the call, I tried to get the local exterminator out for a weekend service call but they couldn't respond until Monday. Alternatively, I had my property manager show up the following day with a few traps but the Traveler had already laid some around, having rushed out to the store the night before. I'm not sure if he was more upset about the idea that mice were in the house or the lack of a Friday night house call by management. Regardless, I'm not surprised he submitted a negative review, and interestingly enough, when we spoke on the phone he never commented that the house wasn't clean. I appreciate my guests and am committed to providing commensurate value for the price they pay; thereby recognizing that a thorough housekeeping between visits is essential.
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5

Very well kept. Spacious and cozy at the same time

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was very beautiful. There's plenty of room to spread out, everything was clean and working properly. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had a fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our annual family get together so the kids can play in the snow. We have been doing this for many years in Big Bear. The place is fantastic and so was Martin. We are looking forward to doing it again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House, Great Owner

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed here previously and we all loved it! I tried to book it again for thanksgiving this year but accidentally booked the wrong date and my card was charged. Owner reversed the charge and cleared the booking no problem even though I didn't re book book it for Thanksgiving. House is great, get the firewood package as well!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Impressive Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The house is so spacious and has so many amenities. Will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Bear Mt. Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Snow Summit Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Grocery Store Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Main Street

Skiing, hiking, fishing, boating, water skiing, relaxing, alpine

Golf: There is a 9 hole golf course within 1 mile from the Mt Villa.

Ski: 2 resorts, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, are within 1 mile from the Mt Villa. Ample parking exists at both resorts.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Castle Glen Estates, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Ski Season Early
28 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
A$934
From
A$1,337
Fri,Sat
 
 
Winter Break 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$2,277
 
 
Ski Season 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$934
From
A$1,471
Fri,Sat
 
 
MLK Weekend
14 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$1,471
 
 
Ski Season 2017
16 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$934
From
A$1,471
Fri,Sat
 
 
President's Weekend
17 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$1,471
 
 
Ski Season 2017
20 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$934
From
A$1,471
Fri,Sat
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$665
From
A$934
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
4th of July
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,202
 
 
Summer 2017
5 Jul 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$799
From
A$1,068
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$665
From
A$799
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$79
Cleaning A$369 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,343
Tax Rate 2.75%

Notes:
$1,000 security deposit in addition to the accidental damage insurance to protect homeowner from items not covered by insurance (read your policy terms).
Major Holidays require a minimum 4 night stay
Optional firewood $10/nt.
Saturday check-ins subject to additional fee.

DISCOUNTS OFTEN AVAILABLE FOR LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Castle Glen Estates, California

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • soap
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Loft with 2 beds - 2 single bed , 2 beds situated privately in loft area
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd floor - attached full bath, office
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Attached full bath
    Queen Bedroom - 1 large double bed , does not have an attached bath
    Kids Bedroom - 4 single bed , 1 bunk bed , Attached Bath, Bunkbed + a trundle + 2 pullout sofa singles
    GameRoom/Bedroom - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Sleeps 4 - Attached Bath. Sofa pull + a Queen. Gameroom
  • The Mt Villa sleeps 16+ in beds
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jacuzzi
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Privacy, acreage