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780 Sqft Cabin hosted by Stu
4 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 1 Bathroom


Wish You Were Here is perfect for small families and couples. The cabin is located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Big Bear Lake and close to everything you want to see and do. Ditch the car and walk to the Village and all the best restaurants and bars. Sled on the side yard hill. Summit and Bear are about 5-10 minutes by car. Take a hike. Pine Knot trail is literally a 5 minute walk up and around the corner or continue on Mill Creek to Skyline Drive and walk, bike or drive the fire trail.

Wish You Were Here welcomes you with a combination of knotty pine, rustic and shaby chic. You will find everything you need here to entertain family and friends. The deck is the ideal place to relax and enjoy your favorite drink. the sounds of nature and the fresh mountain air. Spend time relaxing in the hot tub, a game on the lawn or snuggle up by the fire with your favorite book or glass of wine. Summertime lake access and boat ramps are close by, as are favorite area activities like hiking, shopping, dining and more. In the winter, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit are just a few minutes away. Or spend the day sledding on our side yard. Be OUR guest and enjoy the escape!

-Well appointed kitchen, including microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, and all the cookware, dishware, flatware, utensils, glasses, and wine glasses.
-wood burning fireplace
-propane BBQ
-hot tub
-TV's with Roku and a sling TV subscription. With Roku you can access your Netflix, amazon, hulu and YouTube subscriptions
-board and card games for adults and children
-take a book, leave a book library
-linens, bath towels, hand and washcloths are provided but please bring your own towels for the beach and/or hot tub as those are not provided.
-hand soap, bath soap, shampoo and conditioner
-hair dryer
-portable box fans
-beach and hot tub towels are NOT provided, all other linens and towels are (1 complete set for 4 guests)

Minus half the closet in the single Queen bedroom, the entire cabin is yours. Come and Enjoy. We have another cabin on the same street that may be available for additional guests or if this cabin is not available.

I am always available and respond very quickly to all correspondence.

We have another cabin on the same street that may also be available for additional guests or if Wish You Were Here is not available.

Maximum number of guests is 4 and will be verified at check in.

Due to a family member with severe allergies, we have a strict NO ANIMAL/NO SMOKING policy. The safety, health and enjoyment of my family and guests is paramount. Thank you for respecting our rules.

Early check in at 12 noon may be available for an additional $50. Late checkout, up to 1 PM, may also be an option for $50. Early / late check in / out must be requested and approved in writing and must not conflict with other reservations or cleaning schedule.

This rental property is managed by us, not by a rental agency listing hundreds of cabins. We are very detail-oriented and dedicated to ensuring your enjoyment of our home. You will have 24/7 access to us remotely via email or phone/text during your stay. However, I believe most questions can be answered by reading the house manual on the coffee table. We will make every attempt to address issues and concerns that may arise and can arrange for onsite services as necessary. Our home is meticulously cleaned after each guest by the same crew who know our home well and are trusted and consistently provide excellent service. Our home is not serviced by a cleaning company who sends someone different each time with little awareness of things that may be broken, missing, or out of place. We believe these things set us apart from other rental properties in Big Bear.

Located in a safe and quiet residential section of Big Bear Lake my cabin has an excellent walk score.....

Pineknot trailhead.....5 minute walk.
Aspen Glen picnic and sled hill....5 minute walk.
Azteca Mexican restaurant....4 minute walk.
Big Bear Mountain Brewery....4 minute walk.
Sister My Sister coffee and pastry shop....4 minute walk.
Lakeview market...5 minute walk.
Big Bear Thrift & Treasures...6 minute walk.
Magic Mountain tubing, alpine and water slide...6 minute walk.
Village Pizza....15 minute walk.
Big Bear Marina....18 minute walk.
The Village....20 minute walk (1.0 miles).
Boulder Bay Park....1.5 miles.
Snow Summit....3 miles.
Bear Mountain, golf course and zoo.....4.5 miles.

When the roads are clear of snow, walking and biking is the way to go.


Leave the car in the driveway and catch the Mountain Transit bus at the end of the street and ride the bus around the valley for the entire day for just a few bucks.

+++Ask about my agreement with the best sport shop in Big Bear Lake for free and discounted outdoor activity equipment (skis, snow boards, boots, kayaks, SUP boards, and bikes)+++

Summer Activities

-Village wine walk (June and August)
-Wave runners
-Water skiing / boarding
-Paddle Board
-Pirate Ship
-Sky Chair
-Mountain Biking
-Big Bear Valley Historical Museum
-Off Road Tours
-Alpine Water Slide
-Tree Climbing
-Go kart Racing
-Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Boat Tours
-Young Eagles Flights

Winter Activities

-Snow Shoeing

Year Round Activities

-Big name 80's/90's and tribute bands at The Cave
-Farmer's market
-Horseback Riding
-Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
-The Cave-Live bands and entertainment
-Alpine Zoo
-Helicopter Rides
-Segway Tours

Always carry warm clothes, food and water for travel in the mountains. During the winter months always carry tire chains, even if you have 4WD (see R-3 below).

Caltrans Chain Control Requirement Levels:

R-0: No Restrictions
R-1: Chains or snow tread tires required. Snow tires must have a tread depth of 6/32″ with an M&S imprint on the tire’s sidewall.
R-2: Chains required on all vehicles, except four-wheel drives or all-wheel drives with snow tread tires on all four wheels. Four-wheel drives must carry chains in the vehicle. If you have four-wheel drive, engage it. Use 4-Low only if your vehicle becomes stuck.
R-3: Chains required on all vehicles, no exceptions.

IT’S THE LAW: Carry tire chains at all times during winter travel in the mount

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Sleeping Configuration
  • Queen
Guest room
  • Queen
  • Queen
Family/Kid Friendly
Please keep an eye on your children in the driveway, steps, deck and around the yard. Do NOT allow your children to play on or around the house in the backyard.
Parking Included
2 parking spots. Please be careful in the parking area and on the steps, especially in the winter.
No Pets Allowed
This is a pet/animal free home. We have a family member who has severe allergies. Guests found in violation during check in or at anytime during the stay will be asked to leave, forfeit their rent, deposit and pay an additional cleaning fee. The health and safety of my family and future guests is paramount. This is not up for debate.
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events

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Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
What we supply
Bathrooms are supplied with towels, hand towels, wash clothes, toilet paper, hand soap, bath soap, shampoo and conditioner.

***Please bring additional towels if you plan to visit the beach or use the hot tub***
Hot Tub
Gas Grill
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
The tv's have roku sticks that allow you free access to Sling TV. It also allows you to access your Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc subscriptions.
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
There is a starter roll of paper towels.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Shared spaces

Shared spaces:
Shared Hottub


Scuba diving or snorkeling
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Wind surfing
Water skiing
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Beach Volleyball
Cross country skiing
Mountain biking
Mountain climbing
Rock climbing
Miniature Golf
Roller blading
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching



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Hi, my name is Stu and welcome to Wish You Were Here. Everyone needs some time to get away and decompress. Many years ago we found that it was just too easy to get in the car and drive to Big Bear for just that. Not too long ago we found "our happy places" and we want to share them with you.

Enjoy your stay!!
Speaks: English

Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - 11PM
Check Out11AM

A day or two prior to your arrival you will be sent a personal code to access the front door.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
Due to my insurance, the financially responsible person needs to be 25 or older and must be a cabin occupant for the entire stay.
Payment Policy
Payment is due at the time of booking.
House Rules
***Maximum occupancy is 4 guests of any age. The City of Big Bear Lake and the fire department set the limit. Violators will be evicted without a refund and charged $300 per night per person over the limit of 4.
***NO pets/animals. Violators will be evicted without a refund and charged $300 for additional cleaning.
***Maximum of 2 cars in the parking pad. Do NOT park on the street as you will be ticketed and towed at your expense.
***Please be respectful of our full time neighbors. Quiet time is 9PM to 8AM.
***Check in is at 3PM, checkout is at 11AM. Checking out after 11AM, without coordinating with me in writing puts my housekeeper behind, may affect the next guest's check in time and my housekeeper's next assignment. You will be charged 100% of that night's rate.
***Mature families and adults only. Minimum age to rent is 25 and the financial party must be present during the entire stay.
***No smoking/vaping inside or anywhere on the property. Violators will be evicted without a refund and charged $300 for additional cleaning.
***Close and lock all doors and windows anytime you leave the cabin.
***If something breaks during your stay please do NOT attempt to fix it but call me so that I can coordinate the fix.
***If the hot tub is damaged or the service tech determines that the tub needs an additional cleaning, drained and filled, you will be charged $150 for that additional service.
***Please clean the grille after using it
***Do NOT - change the refrigerator settings
- rearrange the furniture, shuffleboard, tv's or equipment - $300 service call out
***No drugs or illegal activity
***Please clean and put away all dishes
***Please remove food from refrigerator
***We have a snow removal service, however there may be times when you have to shovel snow from the front doorway, steps, walkway, around and on top of the hot tub, and parking area.
***Please do NOT allow your children to play with the shovel.



***Clean and put away all dishes. My housekeeper charges $25 to do the dishes.
***Put all towels, etc in the sinks
***Do NOT make up the beds
***Take all of the trash to a Clean Bear site. My housekeeper charges $25 per bag.
***Adjust the temperature to 55*
***Turn off al

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When the roads are clear of snow, walking and biking is the way to go. Or Leave the car in the driveway and catch the Mountain Transit bus at the end of the street and ride the bus around the valley for the entire day for just a few bucks. CHAIN CONTROL REQUIREMENT LEVELS: W: No Restrictions - Watch for snow on pavement. R-1: Chains are required on all commercial vehicles (trucks or buses). All other vehicles (cars, pick-ups, vans, etc.) must have either snow tread tires or chains on the drive axle. R-2: Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel drives with snow tread tires. Four-wheel drive vehicles must carry chains in the vehicle. R-3: Chains required - ALL VEHICLES - no exceptions. When driving in the mountains always carry emergency supplies, including: food, water, warm clothing, blankets, medication and a cell phone.

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Wish You Were Here is a Cabin located in Big Bear Lake, California, United States. This Cabin is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
Wish You Were Here has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2019