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In the Heart of Big Bear - Close to Mountain and Village

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Cozy romantic getaway with a NEW SUPER PLUSH FUNKY BEDROOM. Nothing like any bedroom in Big Bear! New furnishings in living room.

Quiet wooded location. In the heart of Big Bear. Just blocks from Bear Mountain and walking distance from shuttle parking (if you don't want to drive to the mountain). Close to main Village with restaurants shops and more. Fireplace is gas - so no firewood needed! Kitchen has everything you need to cook full meal, there is also a BBQ on the front patio. Fresh linens, blankets and towels are provided.

The cabin is equipped with 2 smart TVs with free Netflix service. WiFi is also provided.

Great location for skiing and snowboarding as well as a beautiful getaway for summer/spring/fall retreats. Enjoy the national forest, lake, shops, restaurants and more from this convenient location.

Cabin is non-smoking but smoking is permitted on the patio. Driveway is well-maintained during winter with easy-access to doorway (great if you have heavy luggage!).

Pets OK, but must be well trained and not allowed on furniture:)

We welcome you to Skinny Marie's Cabin! Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.

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More Details

Daniela Messina
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Daniela Messina

Daniela and Gretchen.

Daniela is the owner of a small ad agency in San Diego and Gretchen is a respiratory therapist. We both love snowboarding, hiking and vacationing.

Daniela Messina purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Daniela Messina chose Moonridge

We come to Big Bear at least six times a year and wanted somewhere clean and comfortable to stay. You never know what you're going get when you rent a random cabin. We wanted to provide a clean, comfortable experience for our guests. We also wanted something very close to the Bear Mountain. The best part is you don't have to drive to the mounting during those busy months especially when the parking lot fills - just walk down to the shuttle stop for a free ride.

What makes this cabin unique

The goal with this cabin to have something very different from your typical 'cottage' home with cottage decor. We're going for a plush ski cabin look. Updated in March 2015, we've added all the comforts of home in a convenient little cabin.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Moonridge, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Nothing Like any Bedroom in Big Bear! Flat Screen TV, additional TV in bedroom (both with free Netflix), DVD Player, Coffee Maker with Free Coffee, Sugar and Creamer. Extra Heavy Blankets. Sleeper Sofa. Driveway and walkway groomed for snow season.


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In the Heart of Big Bear - Close to Mountain and Village
average rating of 4.8404255 based on 94 reviews
Los Angeles, California

Perfect for a quick getaway to Big Bear with your significant other

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were in Big Bear for a Spartan Race and decided to make a weekend out of it. This cabin was exactly what we were looking for. It is on the small side, but it has charm and is perfect for a couple. There is one bedroom with a queen size bed (not room for much else), a decent sized living/dining room with a pullout couch and TV with Netflix, and a fully stocked kitchen. It had everything we needed and we felt very comfortable. We would stay here again if we decided to take another weekend trip to Big Bear!

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Totally Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The place is awesome, very clean and quiet. Was a perfect get away for me and my wife

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los angeles, california

Cute and cozy cabin in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is so adorable and in a perfect location. Also, we did not want to break the bank because it was a very last minute trip without a lot of planning. The cabin is very affordable. The cabin is clean, nicely appointed, safe and the owner is very responsive and helpful. The windows and door are new, the floor looks new and you can see that the owner is making incremental improvements which shows pride of ownership. I love that the bed has hygiene covers on the mattress and pillows, that the windows have solid locks, that the house has at least two C02 sensors, and it’s nicely decorated. The owner being so responsive put me at ease that we were in good hands and would be taken care of. We played all of the games and we loved the TVs with Netflix. Good WiFi, awesome water pressure and hot water, the heater and fireplace are great. It’s right by a little downtown of its own with a good coffee shop that is within walking distance. We went to the snow play tubing place and downtown, which were both about 5 minutes away in the car. Awesome location! Overall, we really loved this place and would def come back. It’s very close to other houses but still feels quiet and private because it’s on a nice street and away from downtown enough to feel off the grid. I have some minor suggestions that would take this from four stars to five:

Kitchen: Add whisk, masher and oven mits.

Bedroom: Replace polyester sheets with cotton and move linens to top shelf of closet to enable guests to use the luggage rack in the closet. Also, four sleeping pillows instead of two would be amazing. I would just replace the decorative ones with regular pillows. There were two extra pillows in the closet but no pillow cases. There was nowhere to put our bags and the room is so small that this basically blocked the small walkway by the bed. An easy fix would be to leave the luggage rack in the closet for guest use! The bed cover was also more like a traditional, old cabin and doesn’t really go with the more stylish feel of the rest of the cabin but that’s not a big deal.

Bathroom: We were only left one wash cloth. Two would have been nice since there were three of us.

Yard: If they fence off that back yard it would be over the top for the dogs and a small kid like ours. But I know that’s a big ticket item and would be a big investment but I am throwing out ideas if there are plans to keep improving the place.

You won’t regret staying here. It’s just lovely

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestions! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. I just wanted to respond here to clarify a few things for future guests :) Thank you for being great guests - you're of course welcome back any time! I'm not sure why the cleaning service placed the additional linens on top of the luggage rack (we'll talk to them about that). I hope you were able to just move those to the shelf right above in the closet and place your bag on the luggage rack as intended :) All of our linens are cotton (and of higher thread count) and not polyester. I am actually a sheet "snob" so I'm not sure what happened there but thanks for making us aware. We had several back-to-back bookings so I'm guessing the cleaning service may have run out of linens and used whatever clean ones they had available... Thanks again for your comments, we really appreciate it!
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Woodland Hills

Adorable Little Cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little cabin for myself and my two boys. Tastefully decorated and welcoming with all the necessities you will need. Comfortable and warm while temps dipped into the 20’s at night. Great location in between the ski areas and close to the Village. Close to great restaurants and a CVS in case you forget anything. I had a relaxing stay and we all enjoyed the cozy, little cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 26/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, cozy clean.

  • 5 of 5

Great location! 5 min from lake and another 5 min from great restaurants, shops and the zoo!

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay, very clean, close to the main streets, and had everything we needed. Would stay again!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Big Bear Mountain

Located on a quiet block in the heart of Big Bear. Blocks from Big Bear Mountain (ski, snowboard, hike). Near main village (shopping and restaurants). Walk to hiking trails in National Forest. Nearby attractions, sporting rentals and more.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$114.23
Damage Deposit AU$201.58

7 day maximum limit. Please call 858-336-3493 for special rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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