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Ideal Family Retreat That You Will Always Remember!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,872 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath - large family room and gorgeous kitchen

Tree Bear’s Hideaway, also read about us at: TreeBearsHideaway.com, has only recently been made available as a vacation rental for the first time. For 35 years, Tree Bear's was an immaculately cared for full time family home. And that love and care is what makes Tree Bear’s special among family retreats. It’s what you really want for your family – clean, beautiful, inviting, warm and wonderful. You will feel like you are in your very own mountain home.

We had long wanted a home in beautiful Big Bear, California. And we searched many months through many listings to find the right home. We wanted quality. We wanted beauty. We wanted a home that felt like we had always lived there. In 2012, our dream came true when we found this gem after such a long summer and fall of searching. It was love at first sight. We loved the beautiful large park-like yard with its elegant landscaping. The spacious kitchen with its granite counter tops and luxury range were eye popping. Breakfast on the deck. Dinners around the large dining table. Being with family and friends as we watched the fireplace crackle in the spacious living room. Four seasons of ever changing views through the glass walls. And finally, curling up in the wonderful beds after a long day on the slopes or at the lake. These were the experiences that made Tree Bear’s special, and we hope you will enjoy being here as much as we do.

We can’t say it enough. We LOVE the setting. When you are here you are truly in a very private and peaceful setting with lots of space to entertain on the wrap around deck, cook outdoors on the gas BBQ, soak in the hot tub under the trees. The lot is both sloped and terraced, fully landscaped with lawns, paths and amazing trees, so it's great for either sunbathing, reading a book, or your own private snow sledding.

You can enter thru a door that opens into the garage, which makes a great mud room in the winter, lots of space for storing your gear, and here you will find the washer and dryer.

Up the stairs on the next level are the living/dining rooms, kitchen, and 1 bedroom with full bath. With a south facing exposure, and 3 sliding glass doors, this level is very bright and airy. It has the perfect angle for dining as the sun sets thru the trees. The living room has a huge cozy couch, which can easily seat a crowd, just in front of the large wood burning fireplace and 50' flat screen with surround sound. Wireless internet, cable TV and phone service will keep you connected to the world. (That is only if you want to stay connected! Many seem to want to escape into the comfort and seclusion for special family time.)

With the open concept in mind, the dining area, with a large table for everyone to sit around, resides between the living and kitchen spaces.

Opening onto the living/dining space is my favorite room: the kitchen, a dream to cook in. Recently remodeled, it features granite counters with island, stainless steel professional grade appliances, including a 6 burner Viking stove with double oven, cherry wood cabinets, and a gas burning fireplace for additional ambiance. That’s right - there is a second fireplace just for the kitchen. You will love this feature in the winter. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook up and serve an amazing feast in style. If you love to cook you will love Tree Bear’s kitchen.

On the third level are two bedrooms and a bath with shower.

The back bedroom has a king size bed, hillside views, and a ceiling fan.

The front bedroom we call the “Three Bears Room.” It is huge, about 15ft by 17ft. There are matching log beds: a queen, a full and a twin. Great kids retreat. The sliding glass doors and a skylight let in lots of sun during the day, and star gazing thru the tree tops at night. The balcony also make for a great place to check out new fallen snow in the morning or have a cup of coffee.

All of the beds in the home feature luxury sheets, pillow top mattresses, fluffy down comforters, and mountain décor quilts.

The overall décor of the home is light, bright and airy, with soft neutrals and sage greens, both wood flooring and carpets, woodsy pictures and of course, the Big Bear mountain flair.

More Details

Marianne Sullivan
Member since: 2013
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Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Marianne Sullivan

Kirk and I both spent many years in mountain resort towns in our 20's, and it was a shared dream of ours for many years to own a mountain retreat within a reasonable distance to our home in Orange County. Big Bear Lake has year round activities, and for us is the perfect getaway, any season of the year.

Marianne Sullivan purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Marianne Sullivan chose Moonridge

Ambiance: one of the first reviews we received in our Tree Bear's Hideaway guest book summed it up for us:

“Thanks you very much for renting us your beautiful home! We came up with family for a lovely week and we loved it here! We didn't have to leave your home at all because we found so many fun things to do. You have a great property for sledding and snowball fights. We loved the well equipped kitchen which was a joy to cook in. We definitely made some awesome memories, :)! Signed: the Sanchez, Perez and Hernandez families. We love that in the winter, the home is well laid out for a couple of families, with lots to do and space to do it, games, movies, meals and relaxing. In the summer the deck is the place to be, and honestly, the grounds are so like a park, you hardly know there other cabins nearby.”

Location! Big Bear is easily accessed from anywhere in the Orange County/LA area. From our home in Fullerton, we can easily be here in 1 1/2 hours. We also love the lower Moonridge neighborhood for it's ease of access in the winter, and close proximity to skiing(you can walk to Bear Mountain, .05 miles); and while it's easy to get to the Lake, we wanted to not be too close to the crowds and congestion that Lake properties can sometimes be subjected to.

Our home has parking for 4 cars. There is flat, easy access for two cars. The additional parking is on one those classic Big Bear steep driveways, which can park 3 cards, however it is not helpful to 'low profile' cars. In winter conditions the grade will require 4wd and chains or snow tires. Therefore we recommend car pooling and planning for two vehicles, if possible in winter conditions. Please call us directly if you have any other questions regarding parking.

What makes this cabin unique

Our yard is a sanctuary. Even the many birds who wake us in the morning with their songs think so! Bring some unsalted peanuts for the Blue Birds, they love them! Buy your favorite brand of coffee, brew up a strong early morning cup and listen to the wind rustle thru the aspens. It's magical.

The landscaping is the first sign of the many years of love and care that make Tree Bear's Hideaway a special place for making family memories.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Moonridge in Big Bear Lake

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1872 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is downstairs and has a full bath attached.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This bedroom is adjacent to a bathroom with a shower.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , This bedroom is huge! We call it the 3 bears room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(29 traveller reviews)

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Ideal Family Retreat That You Will Always Remember!
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews
Pinon Hills, ca

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice stay. Enough room for my family of 5 and my sister's family of 4. The kitchen was great. Had everything we needed. My husband and kids enjoyed the hot tub. Driveway is very steep, our Ford F250 did not like us trying to back up it so we parked on the street. Made for a workout unloading our luggage and food but everything else was wonderful. We brought bird seed and unsalted peanuts and enjoy the birds visiting each morning.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corinne, Thanks for the great review. That drive way IS steep, a good 4 wheel drive is definetely helpful! I'm glad to hear all the Big Bear critters enjoyed your offerings, they are so much fun, especially for the kids. I hope this will be one of your favorite Thanksgivings ever, and come stay with us again soon. Marianne
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La Habra, California

A wonderful cabin and peaceful location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing time! We just love finding a place where it can accommodate 3 families and this is it! Everything about this place was wonderful; we loved the huge kitchen with fireplace...very cozy! But we BBQ’d most nights that’s what we enjoy! the kids enjoyed playing on the wrap around deck and the adults enjoyed the spa! The parklike yard was absolutely beautiful! having coffee outdoors on the lawn and the kids had a blast playing in the yard. Just beautiful and very peaceful! Thank you again for your hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Manya and The Gang, Glad to hear everyone had a good time! We hope you stay with us again. Marianne
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Wonderful Big Bear vacation home for families!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our two young boys and I had a fun and relaxing weekend in the snow at this beautiful and well-appointed house. The owner is very accommodating, super nice, and got back to us immediately when we had questions. She was VERY helpful with us navigating the impending snow storm and gave us trips on driving up and what to possibly expect. She was very flexible and accommodating on many accounts. Originally we were coming with another couple and their two boys, but they ended up sick and didn't make it, so we had the whole big house to ourselves. The beds were warm and comfortable, the kitchen was WONDERFUL, I really enjoyed making meals there. The backyard was perfect for building snowmen and playing in the snow. The house was a very short drive to a tubing place called SnowPlay which was really fun also. Super convenient location - close to the grocery store, Starbucks, bank, etc. We drove up just ahead of a big snowstorm, so we were happy to be able to hit the store for firewood as we got into town. The driveway is SUPER steep so we had to park on the street due to the snow and ice, (which was fine,) but unloading and loading the car up a slippery, steep driveway was a little crazy -something to bear in mind if you are traveling with someone who would have a hard time going up a little bit of a steep incline. We had a lesson in altitude adjustment with unloading the car - wow! It took a couple of days to adjust to that! This was our first time being at a high altitude like that! Crazy! The kids got a kick out of the bloated potato chip bags! :)

Having two fireplaces was so nice, having the gas one in the kitchen was lovely. There were games for the kids and we spent a lot of time just watching movies and being cozy by the fire, watching the snow fall like crazy for days. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to try out the hot tub, it was just so cold and snowy out, we meant to but just never got to it. Can't say enough good things about this place, we will definitely be back. We'd love to come see what its like in the summer as well. Perfect Big Bear getaway house!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another Great Time at this Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here twice now, last time during the winter when there was a lot of snow. This time we stayed over spring break and loved it. The deck with the jacuzzi was our favorite spot, and the grass area was the best place to enjoy coffee in the morning. This place is amazing and feels like home rather than a rental. The owner does a great job maintaining this place. It was about 1/2 a mile from the zoo which we all loved and we found a great little coffee shop and cafe just down the street. We love coming here as renting cabins is rolling the dice in big bear. This place is huge, sits on a vary large treed lot and has been upgraded. I highly recommend this place for families. No complaints.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin with an awesome kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this cabin. Great communication with the owner. Kids loved playing in the yard and the cabin was very cozy. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is exactly as described. It fit our group of 6 and our dogs nicely with tons of space for playing games, cooking food, or eating. The yard was covered in snow and made a great place to sled down. We had a hiccup with the hot tub but the owner was quick to respond and assist with the situation. I would stay here again. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Ontario International
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Moonridge Gold Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
The Bear Belly Deli
Nearest Ski
0.05 Miles
Bear Mountain and Snow Summit
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Big Bear Lake
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Moonridge, Big Bear

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Pre Christmas
21 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2018
7 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
winter 2018
15 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Presidents Holiday
16 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
late winter 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Holiday
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4th of July
29 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
labor day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £375.25
Cleaning £150.1 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Our home provides parking for 3 cars only. There is parking for 2 cars at flat street level; the main driveway is steep, and not recommended for low profile cars. In Winter Conditions the main driveway is accessible with 4 WD/chains only. There will be a $100 fee per trash bag, if trash not removed from home after a stay, and will be withdrawn from your security deposit. There is no tax on stays longer than 30 days.

Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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