Custom trophy estate Wild Horse is tucked behind horse themed gates and past landscaped rolling lawns on a 17.5 acre parcel for absolute seclusion. Elegantly appointed by a world class interior decorator, this true log home has all the warmth and comfort of a mountain lodge and all the elegance and grace of a custom built home. The double sided 2-story fireplace beckons you in towards the sweeping mountain and lake views. The main home features 3 bedrooms and a wide open floor plan. The double island kitchen is designed so many chefs can work side by side while all enjoying the great outdoor views. The master wing features a walk-in closet to die for and a luxurious bath with extra deep jetted tub. The expansive private grounds are a private retreat for the whole family. There is a 2 bedroom apartment over the 3 car garage for extra company.
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Lakefront homes are the most desirable properties in Big Bear. There is nothing quite like lakeside living on Big Bear's "Blue Jewel". Offering some of the best views in the valley as well as backyard access to boating, fishing, swimming and just plain relaxing on the water's edge, lakefront properties provide the best that Big Bear has to offer. Click on the picture to see current lakefront listings and to access more information about lakefront living.
Big Bear is home to endless miles of single track and fire roads which provide some of the most scenic horse accessible trails in Southern California. The alpine climate and clean mountain air make Big Bear a great place to board horses during the summer months. Cool nights and temperate days make exploring mountain trails on horse back an amazing experience. In fact, one of California's most well known equestrian trails, the Pacific Crest Trail, comes right through the heart of Big Bear. Click on the picture to see current equestrian property listings.
Many people come to Big Bear to simply experience some peace and quiet. Solitude, serenity, and being surrounded by the great outdoors is a priority. Luckily, Big Bear has many properties that are multi-acre and offer the personal space you are looking for in a mountain home. These getaways often serve as a personal or family retreat where one can escape the distractions of the outside world. Click on the picture to see some of Big Bear's finest acreage estates.
Castle Glen Estates is one of Big Bear's newest neighborhoods. This area is centrally located just east of the lake, close to the ski slopes, and just a few minutes from shopping. This area is a knoll that extends out of the valley's floor and oftentimes offers great views of the lake to the west, the ski resorts to the south, Gold Mountain to the north, and Baldwin Lake and the high desert to the east. Homes in this neighborhood are often impressive in size and of the popular log-home architectural style. Click on the picture to access all the current Castle Glen Estates listings.
The Meadowbrook Estates are home to some of the most prestigious homes that Big Bear has to offer. Meadowbrook is a newer development in which all properties are a minimum of one acre in size. This provides the space that many people who are looking for a mounatin home are attracted to. Meadowbrook is realtively flat, making access in the wintertime quite convenient. Most properties are well treed with soaring pines and offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Click on the picture to access all current Meadowbrook Estates listings.
Eagle Point Estates is a centrally located lakeside community in which homeowners have a private marina at which to keep their boats. Although none of these properties are technically lakefronts, home owners in Eagle Point Estates are never more than a short walk from their own lake access via their marina. Homes in Eagle Point Estates are often in pristine condition and impressively landscaped making this a desirable and attractive community. Click on the picture to access all current Eagle Point Estates listings.
Eagle Knoll is a lakeside, gated community situated at the east end of Big Bear Lake. Homes in this community are either lakefront properties with their own lake access, or non-lakefront homes that have boat slips available for use in the association's marina. Eagle Knoll is conveniently and centrally located, being close to both ski resorts, the Interlaken Shopping Center, and of course, the lake! Click on the picture to access all current Eagle Knoll listings.
Ironwood Estates is located directly south of Big Bear's village area on a hillside overlooking the downtown area. Just a short walk away are the conveniences of the village - shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and marinas. Many impressive homes populate the hillsides of Ironwood, offering some of the best lake views in Big Bear. To see all the current Ironwood listings, click on the picture.
Centrally located but in an off-the-beaten-track location, Heavenly Valley is a quiet neighborhood of beautiful homes hidden between Big Bear's two ski resorts. Its flat easy access and convenient location attract both permanent resident and second home owners to this upscale neighborhood. If you are looking for a nice quiet place close to everything, Heavenly Valley is certainly worth exploring. Click on the picture to access all current Heavenly Valley listings.
Sitting at the base of the better known Castle Glen Estates, Eagle Mountain is often overlooked by home buyers. Although perhaps not as prestigious as Castle Glen, Eagle Mountain offers the same mountain feel and upscale properties, but with easier access and in a more inconspicuous manner. Many homes back open space areas for a more secluded, open feel. And it is not unheard of to see eagles inhabiting this area during certain times of the year! Click on the picture to access all current Eagle Mountain Estates listings.
Located towards the upper reaches of Moonridge, High Timber Ranch is a 10 minute winding drive from the busy valley below. As a result, this neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. Many of the lots have yet to be developed adding for an even greater feeling of solitude. You'll find newer upscale homes in this area with most lots a half-acre or larger. Click on the picture to access all High Timber Ranch listings.
Bear Loop is a lesser know lakeside community located on the east of of Big Bear Lake on a preserve known as Baker's Pond. There is no boating or swimming allowed on Baker Pond, but it still provides the wonderful lakeviews that many homeowners are looking for. Bear Loop is just that - a loop of about 30 newer homes built either on the lake or not too far from it. Located on the north side of the lake, this community is easily accessed via North Shore Drive. Click on the picture to access all properties listed on Bear Loop.
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