Exceptional Big Bear, CA Vacation Rentals | TurnKey

Exceptional Big Bear Vacation Rentals

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Why TurnKey is the smarter way to vacation rental

Distinctive Homes

Discover our collection of luxury and premium properties in top destinations across the U.S.

Professionally Cleaned

Enjoy a spotless home with fresh, hotel-grade linens and a starter set of toiletries.

Full Kitchens

Prepare meals for family and friends in fully equipped kitchens.

24/7 Guest Support

Contact our team at any time to help make your stay more enjoyable.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Entertain or work with reliable high-speed Wi-Fi in every TurnKey home.

Seamless Check-In

Access each home with clear arrival instructions and easy-to-use digital locks.

Why Big Bear guests love staying with TurnKey...

"The house was nice and cozy! The rental experience was easy! We checked in over the phone and was able to get into the house by using a simple code on the door."..."
Shandy C. about 2 months ago
New Listing! Charmed “Green Elf Lodge” w/ Hot Tub
"Great home n location, beautiful views. Booked this place for my parents n siblings n our kids. There was something for everyone to do,gameroom,hot tub,outdoor firepit for s'mores n warmth. Large sofas plenty of sitting areas to read, watch TV or relax.Customer service was easy to reach in case of problems,great communication."..."
Tina C. about 2 months ago
4BR/2BA Retreat w/ Lake Views - Spa, Game Room, Walk to VLG
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Big Bear TurnKey Guest about 2 months ago
3BR Mountain Getaway w/ Lake Views
"The most important thing for me is cleanliness, and this rental was very clean. To get a sense of how I pick places, I avoid rentals with carpet and old looking couches and linens, because they kind of gross me out. This property had very nice, new furniture and linens, and no carpet. The extra room above the garage was recently remodeled and extremely nice. The garage had a nice ping pong table, and the outdoor area was also spacious and a plus (although we couldn’t use it due to the extreme snow storm that occurred while we were there). Overall, I would recommend this rental and would definitely return. Of note, though, If you are planning on heavy duty cooking or entertaining, the kitchen is very small (but very nice)."..."
Big Bear TurnKey Guest about 2 months ago
“Carefree Cottage” w/ Private Apartment, Near Lake

Top Big Bear vacation rentals for large groups

Luxury 6BR Stony Creek Log Cabin
6 BR 4 BA Sleeps 16
9|#1505312
A one-of-a-kind vacation awaits at this 6BR/4BA luxury log cabin with almost 4,000 square feet of upscale living space and 1,200 square f...
From $500/night
New Listing! “Branchwater Lodge” w/ Hot Tub & Game Loft
6 BR 4.5 BA Sleeps 13
5|#1712028
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $500/night
New Listing! Lake Getaway w/ Private Hot Tub
5 BR 3 BA Sleeps 16
New#1726809
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $250/night

Guest-favorite Big Bear vacation homes

2BR Cabin w/ Hot Tub & Pool Table
2 BR 2 BA Sleeps 6
48|#1186267
Whatever the season, this 2BR/2BA cabin in Big Bear Lake is the ultimate home base for action-packed outdoor adventures.
From $75/night
Cozy 3BR Home - Walk to Snow Summit
3 BR 2 BA Sleeps 8
34|#1207626
Tucked away on a private cul-de-sac, the Bear Kub Kabin is a woodsy 3BR/2BA home for eight.
From $100/night
Remodeled Bear Lake House w/Hot Tub
2 BR 2 BA Sleeps 6
32|#978008
If soaking in a hot tub after a day on the slopes is your kind of vacation, this 2BR/2BA, Big Bear Lake house is your kind of rental!
From $165/night

Pet-friendly Big Bear rentals

Custom Retreat w/ Hot Tub & Garage
4 BR 3 BA Sleeps 12
3|#1761810
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $125/night
Eagle Point Retreat w/ Hot Tub - Steps to Lake!
5 BR 3.5 BA Sleeps 12
2|#1695206
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $100/night
New Listing! Walkable Lake Arrowhead Chalet w/ AC
3 BR 2 BA Sleeps 10
New1|#1852376
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $100/night

New TurnKey homes in Big Bear

Expansive Haven w/ Fireplaces & Epic Game Room
4 BR 3.5 BA Sleeps 16
New#1892241
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $150/night
New Listing! Bearadise: Log-Style Home w/ Decks
3 BR 2 BA Sleeps 8
New#1917761
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $125/night
New Listing! All-Suite Penthouse w/ Pool & Spa
2 BR 2 BA Sleeps 4
New#1916999
** This home is professionally managed by TurnKey Vacation Rentals, four-time winner of the Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Vacation Ren...
From $80/night

Vacation homes near Big Bear attractions

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain
Baldwin Lake
Bear Mountain Golf Course
Bear Mountain Ski Resort
Bear Valley Dam
Bertha Peak
Big Bear Airport L35
Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Big Bear Discovery Center
Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake Convention Center
Big Bear Marina
Big Bear Snow Play
Big Bear Solar Observatory
Big Bear Valley Historical Museum
Boulder Bay
Boulder Bay Park
Cougar Crest Trailhead
Dam Keepers House
Fawnskin
Fisher Cove
Gold Mountain
Grout Bay
Juniper Point Picnic Area
Meadow Park
Meadows Edge Picnic Area
Metcalf Bay
Miller Park
Minnelusa
Moonridge
North Shore Recreation Area
Pine Cone Building
Pine Oak Lane Beach
Pleasure Point Marina
Ski Beach Park
Snow Summit Ski Resort
Snow Valley Mountain Resort
Sugarloaf
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How to pick the perfect vacation rental in Big Bear

Located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of its namesake, Big Bear Lake, California is a small, year-round resort city that sees hundreds of thousands of visitors every weekend. With it’s jaw-dropping lake views, it’s easy to see why the scenic city served as the backdrop to iconic films such as Gone With the Wind and Old Yeller. Folks flock to Big Bear Lake to fish, hike, bike, horseback ride, and ski during the winter.

Follow these tips to help you pick the perfect Big Bear, CA vacation rental for your travel plans.

  • Where to stay to go fishing.To fish for trout, bass, and catfish, visitors should obviously stay along the lake. But there are a few specific areas around Big Bear Lake that locals tout as the best fishing spots. Stay near the Big Bear Marina, Boulder Bay, the triangle from Big Bear Marina to the Solar Observatory to Grout Bay, and the Stanfield Cutoff from Big Bear Boulevard to North Shore Drive.
  • Where to stay to hike and bike in the San Bernardino National Forest.For easy accessibility to hike and bike trails in the San Bernardino National Forest, stay on the north side of the lake. Trails in the area range from easy half-mile loops, such as the Woodland Trail 1E23 in Minnelusa and Cougar Crest Trailhead in Fawnskin, to the expert-level, 15-mile John Bull Loop further north and deep inside the forest.
  • Where to stay to go skiing.Big Bear is home to two ski resorts, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. Bear Mountain—which draws a younger crowd, offers a large beginners area, and is home to the only half pipes in California—is located southeast of the lake. Snow Summit caters more to families and is located southwest of the lake. The ski resorts themselves aren’t actually ideal spots to look for lodging; instead look for nearby privately owned lodges, cabines, and bed and breakfasts.
  • Where to stay to for the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival.In the fall, the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival showcases over 100 films from around the world in different venues across the city. The heart of the festival, however, is located at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center, located on the southwest side of the lake on Big Bear Boulevard, so plan to stay in a rental in that area.
  • How to choose your own Big Bear rental experience.Visitors have ample options for lodging during their trip to Big Bear, although unlike other resort towns, they won’t find much housing at ski resorts. While there are plenty of lodges, cabin rentals, and bed and breakfasts around town, five-star hotels are uncommon. Instead of looking for a hotel, check out one of the private rentals or resort-style lodges. Look to stay near Big Bear Boulevard if you want quick access to both the lake, restaurants, and shopping, or stay further south near the ski resorts if you only plan to hit the slopes while in town.

Big Bear Vacation Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

Companies like Airbnb and Vrbo operate listing websites that enable guests to research and book a vacation rental anywhere in the world. However, once a guest books the property, they need to work directly with either the homeowner, host or property manager any time they have questions or need assistance with booking or during their stay. This can be a challenge for some homeowners, particularly those who live far away from their vacation rental. TurnKey offers a consistent and reliable high-end experience, resulting in strong reviews, repeat bookings and more. TurnKey also has a local Big Bear team, 24/7 support and in-home technology to ensure an amazing vacation experience in every home, every stay, every time.

Yes! TurnKey has established the best network of professional house cleaners in Big Bear to ensure that our guests always arrive at an exceptionally clean home. Expect to find beds made with hotel-grade linens and bathrooms stocked with fresh towels and a complimentary starter set of toiletries.

Unlike many vacation rentals in the area, our local team and network of Big Bear house cleaners guarantee that you’ll never need to clean up at the end of your stay. Sometimes, especially during busy seasons, starting a load of towels or linens can help our house cleaners finish their clean more quickly. We certainly appreciate it when guests do this, but we do not require it.

TurnKey offers 24/7 guest support that you can contact at any time to make your stay more enjoyable. Paired with our local Big Bear team, we can respond quickly to any in-home help you might need.

All of TurnKey’s Big Bear vacation rentals are equipped with complimentary, reliable, high-speed WiFi so you can always stay connected.

Every TurnKey Big Bear vacation rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook and prepare meals with your friends and family.

We’ve installed our proprietary digital locks on all Big Bear vacation rentals to offer our guests secure, keyless entry. Each code is time-sensitive, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else having access to the home while you’re there. Prior to check-in, you’ll receive arrival instructions with your custom code for easy, seamless access.

TurnKey carefully vets all of our homes, so you can be sure you’ll always stay in a premium vacation rental. We offer some of the most distinctive, unique vacation homes in all of Big Bear, backed by our exceptional home care and 24/7 guest service.

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