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Bedrooms 2 / Sleeps 5 / House
Bedrooms: 2  Sleeps: 5  Type: House
Frank's Old Bear Lakeside Home~Fishing Area~Fenced Yard~Pets Ok~Propane BBQ~
TripAdvisor property ID 2177865

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Book this 2 bedroom house in Big Bear Region today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4/5 thanks to an average of 31 reviews.

The manager responds to 85% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 23, 2017.

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Big Bear Vacations
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Languages spoken: English



Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Big-bear-reg Attractions




  • Fireplace


  • Satellite TV


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


Reviews (31)

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“Great View”

Reviewed 1 Jul 2012

This was a super vacation for us. Spent most of our time on the front porch staring at the lake. Brought small dogs ... the fenced in back yard was great. Chain link fence with no spots to sneak out! Lots of room inside. Loved the view from kitchen and living room! Only cons were lots of ants in the kitchen and people turning around in the driveway (being on a dead end road). Saw 2 bald eagles and many blue heron. Having the dock right there was great!

Response from the manager That view from the porch is great, isn’t it? And with such a secure backyards, there’s no need to worry about any pets you bring along. We are sorry to hear about the ant problem, however during this time of year in the National Forest, it is very common in any home to have ants. Just one of the small downsides to spending a wonderful summer in Big Bear! If you’re interested in returning in the winter or next summer, simply call, (855) 856-6706 and one of our friendly Vacation Planners can get your family all taken care of!

“Best on the Lake - initmate, combines old and new in Big Bear”

Reviewed 12 May 2012

For one or two couples (and dogs) this is the best you can imagine. Remodeling was awesome - view spectacular, neighbors lots of fun, and very dog friendly.Highly recommended to Republicans and Democrats alike :)

Response from the manager Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to leave a review of Frank's Old Bear. It's always great to know when our guests enjoy staying in one of our homes as much as you did. If you and your dogs would like to come back, please free to give us a call at (855) 856-6706 for one of our friendly Vacation Planners to help you plan your return visit to Big Bear!

“Great Location!”

Reviewed 5 Jan 2012

The location on the lake and the deck made this a great find! However, the cabin was not as clean as it could have been and when we arrived there were beer caps on the deck, broken beer bottles in the snow and fast food garbage in front of the deck. I also wouldn't recommend using the fireplace because of the smoke smell. The house smelled like campfire when we arrived. We used the fireplace the first night and all of our belongings smelled like a campfire when we arrived home 4 days later.

Response from the manager Thank you for your constructive criticism. We evaluate each review and do out best to use the information that our guests give us to improve each guest’s personal experience. We look forward to helping you in the future. Your review is greatly appreciated and we hope to have the chance to serve you again.

“big bear vacation rental”

Reviewed 7 Dec 2011

it was pretty good but negative things are GPS not proper to the site Bar BQ on the deck not working and no there to help. cabin was not clean and we found garments in side the drawer.

Response from the manager Thank you for your constructive criticism. We appreciate all feedback that our guests have to offer and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again.

“amazing view”

Reviewed 11 Oct 2011

perfect size for a big family to stretch out! loved the deck, and the kitchen had everything we needed to make it a comfortable stay. we come up for octoberfest every year and this will be our cabin from now on.

“Surreal views. We couldn't leave the large deck!”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2011

We cannot wait to return and bring friends, kayaks and fishing gear next time. Perfect location for fun and relaxation! Our well behaved Labrador was in heaven. Big Bear is very dog friendly :)

“Great Stay and awesome Location”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2011

We have stayed in this cabin many times in the past and always loved it before but the improvements to what was already a great place were unbelievable. We love the huge porch, the change to the bathroom off the kitchen the boothe in the kitchen and the table in the dining room and the new sofa and the new TV in the living room. Also loved what was done to the driveway and the wooden fence around the front yard. I would also like to thank Ray, I think that's who I spoke to early Friday morning, he was on call about having to leave early due to my husband being ill and not being able to turn the key in. He was very understanding and we were able to agree on a place to leave the key so we could leave quickly. I would also like to thank Meagan whom I spoke to once we got down the hill and her reassurance that all had been taken care of about the key and our checkout over the phone. I can't remember the girl who checked us in but she was also great so please convey my thanks to all. We had a great time at this cabin and hopefully can do it again. You guys rock!

“Scenic paradise with our dogs!”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2011

We love this place. It is our second renta this year. We have dogs so the fenced in yard in the back is a huge plus. The lake is gorgeous and we can enjoy it from the large porch. Loved the gas grill too!


Reviewed 19 Aug 2011

Best place I have ever rented in Big Bear roomy veiw was great, peacefull didnt want to leave neither did my grand kids 8 & 12 We fished alot from the dock the only complaint is we couldn't bring the big fish in through all the kelp. We caught alot of little fish, next time we will bring the boat to go out further.

“very relaxing & enjoyable”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2011

My family & I had a great time,the cabin was very clean and roomy, we got to sit on the boat ramp to watch the moonrise.

Response from the manager We are pleased to hear your family had a great time!

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