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Calvert's Den is a single story log style home in Moonridge with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, nestled in the lofty pine trees. The kitchen is fully prepared with dishwasher, microwave and a charming dining table. The adorable living room has a wood burning fireplace, misc. board games, TV/DVD/wireless internet and stereo. The first bedroom has a queen size bed, personal bath and TV/VCR. The second bedroom has a queen bed and 2 twin folding cots and teddy bear futon chair for children. Venture out the back door of t...his lovely getaway to a great large back deck with charcoal BBQ and fenced treed yard. This home is delightfully decorated in a Big Bear Country Mountain theme and is just the thing for small family or couples. Situated in a high request location, merely minutes to Bear Mountain Ski Slopes, Moonridge Animal Park, Moonridge Golf Course and minutes to the lake area or the Big Bear Lake Village shops or restaurants. SQFT Approx: 1200 No pets please.Charcoal BBQ.Chains may be required (regardless of highway conditions) to pull into driveway in the winter.
Additional amenities include: skiing, extended stay: 1400, fenced yard, private fence, single story, internet: wif, groupon fall.Read more
Left on 01/17/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Renee
This was the first time our family traveled during the Christmas holiday, visited Big Bear, or stayed in a cabin with snow. The entire experience was just fabulous! The staff at Big Bear Vacations from the moment I called to schedule our trip, to the day we left were helpful and wonderful. The cabin was exactly what was shown on-line. The cabin provided a cozy environment which made you feel right at home from the start. The cabin is located in a beautiful community, which was accessible to everything... from resturants, supermarkets, snow sports, zoo, laundry, shopping, etc. We had the time of our lives! Thank you for making our Christmas 2011 a memorable experience. Read more
Thank you for your review of Calvert's Den. We’re so happy to see you enjoyed your winter time stay in Big Bear Lake. If you are contemplating a summer time trip to Big Bear, our Vacation Planners are able to help your find the right home for your future vacation.
Great Family Weekend
Left on 01/26/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | Bubba
We arrived on Friday in the late afternoon, other than the long line to check-in at the rental office, the check-in process was a breeze. The cabin is located just outside of town and was relatively easy to locate.(the driveway was rather dark and we had to make a few passes after we realized where the driveway was). The cabin was perfect, very clean, and very cozy. The fireplace was perfect. There is a small private backyard with a little hill for sledding, which our 4 year old loved. We would definitely stay in this cabin when we return.
Beautiful property but Management needs to take a look!!
Left on 01/12/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | vacation renter
The property overall was comfortable. When renting a property that has a 4 rating I am expecting things to be maintained, comfortable and clean. The kitchen in home needs some TLC. My children wanted pancakes for breakfast but with the original pans (if you want to call them pans) in the cabin that was not going to happen! All of them had basically no coating left!!! Not safe for cooking. Who's responsibility is it to maintain the home. The home is advertised with washer and dryer- When I opened the closet to dry snow clothes guess what??? no washer or dryer!!! We turned on the radio and got a blast of noise!! The volume button is broken so you cannot adjust it. The final and most important point I have to make is when travelers check in to any property it should be lit up. My husband and I know the area really well and it was not easy determining which house was ours. It was completely dark in and outside of home!! Not only is this not safe but I feel it is a reflection of the rental property management. You know we are coming. Turn lights on letting people know this is a property someone may be coming into and especially in bad conditions it just makes sense!!!
The online check-in is great!!! The help were very pleasant. Just not sure I will be renting my 4 day stay over Presidents day through your company. Some of the important details of a 4 or 5 rating property are just not managed by your company.
Left on 01/06/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | x0
There are two aspects to this review. Big Bear Vacations rentals, and the cabin itself. Big Bear Vacations rentals was nice while we were reserving, by then after payment things changed completely. Received a contract full of details, including non-refundable insurance, etc. (could not cancel since we had to pay in full in advance given the season). Checked-in via their web site at their repeated urging for faster key pick up. But, upon arrival at the Big Bear Vacations rentals, big chaos. Mixed us up with people who had not e-checked in. Ended up waiting a long time just to pick up our keys.
We got to the cabin, the driveway entrance was blocked by 3 to 4 feet of piled snow, and sloped driveway snow covered. Could not park on street either as in snow season they give you a ticket (snowplow route). Called Big Bear Vacations rentals and they were very short and uninterested (told them we have young children with us on a cold night). A dangerous situation as our car sat on the narrow snowy steep street, with car passing us while sliding/skidding & at times almost hitting us.
We borrow shovels to clear up the driveway for an hour on a frigid winter night, while our kids sat in the car (do you have kids?).
Cabin was acceptable in terms of space based on the pictures. However, aspects were lacking. The pots/pans were mostly in rusted (really) condition, dishware/glasses/ utensils were full of food residue and spots, only couple of toilet paper rolls in the bathrooms, etc., etc. We stayed 3nights, and there were only towels for one day worth of taking showers. No washer/dryer. Heater worked ok, hot water was ok. Bedrooms are small but beds were ok. Cabin was otherwise reasonably clean, and is located close to the slopes and there's ample room outside for activities. The surrounding natural environment was wonderful.
A lot of money for the cabin, and for the very poor way we were treated by Big Bear Vacations rentals. Read more
Dear Guest, I sincerely apologize for the confusion in your reservation and check in. I would like to clear up a few of these misunderstandings. Big Bear Vacations happily plows all properties with 4 or more inches of snow (about ankle deep) however we do not cover snow berms put in place by city snow plows. Unfortunately we cannot control the state of the street in front of the cabin, or maintain street conditions. I understand how frustrating it must have been to have your children wait in the cold and apologize if our staff was short with you. We strive to serve you in every way possible and hope you will return to enjoy the cabins we have to offer. Big Bear is an all seasons resort, and we would like you to come up again when the winter weather is not going to detour you. We also want to thank you for your input. It is through these reviews that we make strides to improve our customer service.
Have a great day! Zaira Bowman Customer Relations Assistant Manager
anaheim hills, CA
Left on 12/30/2010 for a stay in December 2010 | l saavedra
the house was great. It was very clean and cozy. i would definately recommend this place to everyone. the location was perfect if you are going to bear mtn.i would love to come back.
A perfect location that makes you feel so far away from the city
Left on 07/30/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Layton
Our second stay at Calvert's Den and we absolutely love it. We love the squirrels and the deck and the fact that you are not right up against another cabin. The moonridge location is great because you're out of all the noise yet still just minutes away from whatever you want.
Great location, modest accommodations.
Left on 01/21/2010 for a stay in December 1999 | William
We stayed at Calvert's Den for Christmas and had a good time. The location is great. The ski resorts are nearby, and the village is not far up the road.
The house could use a few updates. The mattress' and couches were uncomfortable. The fireplace is nice. Kids can sled in surrounding area.
If you intend to stay there in the winter, be prepared to get yourself out of an icy, uphill driveway.
I'd consider this house again for a non-holiday stay. Read more
The wallpaper and faucet have been updated and a lot more love has been put into this home. Thank you for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay!
Left on 09/14/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Mike Hoover
We have stayed at this cabin while it was under Blue Skies. Your service for check in, bedding and towels provided and no major cleaning are better. Our only complaint is that the 11AM check out with extra payment to 1PM of $30 and $75 to 3PM is not reasonable; particularly if no one is coming in on the departure date. Blue Skies was always accomodating in this regard.
While you may say this is our business policy, I'd argue that you lose overall in this area. While we like that cabin, we'll shop aroud next time for other accomodations. Mike and Penny Hoover Read more
Thanks for your review. As with most hotels and Vacation Rental companies there are additional fees that apply to a late checkout. As a courtesy to our guests our company does offer early check in at no additional charge if the cabin is cleaned!
Enjoy the open view from the front deck!
Left on 08/28/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Mountain critters
We liked this cute, clean cabin in quiet area with
no close neighbors on either side. Nice open view
from front deck overlooking meadow, and sunsets.
Plenty of squirrels, chipmunks, and birds in the area. Everything was in good working order. The master bed mattress was not comfortable for us, so we moved to the second bedroom. Recommend calling the Big Bear Vacations office for reservations, as they were helpful and offered special discounted rates not posted on the website.
It has always seemed like coming "home" when we stay at Calvert'
Left on 07/22/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | The Zarets
We have stayed at Calvert's Den on an average of twice a year since it was brand new & we have always loved the location, the lay-out, & the comfortable & attractive furnishings. Therefore, although Big Bear Vacations has been VERY nice to work with during our last two rentals (this one & last November) we are sad to see that the cabin is starting to show some little signs of neglect: burned out light bulbs; dripping bathtub faucet; & wall paper beginning to peel away in one of the bathrooms. We hope these aren't a sign of less attention to the care of the cabin , especially since the cost has increased substantially.
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