Planning a weekend getaway and searching for that perfect cabin rental or Airbnb in Big Bear? Well, look no further, because I’ve put together the ultimate Big Bear Airbnb guide filled with amazing/ unique places to stay, romantic cabin rentals, and a top-notch selection of Airbnbs in Big Bear!

A small city with big fun. Yes, Big Bear is ready to welcome you with a fun adventure any time of the year! Explore the scenic beauty, rugged landscapes, and pristine waterways of Big Bear and what it has to offer. Enjoy Southern California’s best skiing and snowboarding resorts and other recreational activities. 

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There’s so much to be explored in Big Bear! Aside from activities that can give you heart-pumping, adrenaline rush, you can head to Big Bear Historical Museum and get an understanding of the cowboys, Serrano Indians and gold mining rush; or you can experience hiking with your friends on the Pine Knot Trail, and taste a flavorful meal from Nottingham’s Restaurant. If you’re still not convinced with this, then, I’ll have to write more to influence you to come and visit Big Bear. 

Did I convince you yet? Already making plans on going on a trip to Big Bear, California? Don’t worry, you won’t have to search far to book your accommodation because I have listed 18 Airbnb properties you could choose from. All you have to do is decide what kind of lodging experience you want to have. So, get booked today!

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QUICK BREAKDOWN OF THE BEST AIRBNBS IN BIG BEAR, CALIFORNIA

You don’t have to spend too much time reading all 18 lists of Airbnbs to check out in Big Bear. Why? Because, I have narrowed down the best Airbnb for you! I have chosen five different Airbnb properties particularly for different travel styles and budgets. Check out my top picks below:

I’ve also added tons of fun, helpful, and inspiring travel videos for your upcoming trip to Big Bear, California! It’s such a jaw-droppingly gorgeous destination with lots to do, so make sure you watch a few of them to get tons of ideas for how to spend your time down while up in the mountains! 

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1) Big Bear Treehouse – Forest Backyard, Mid-Century

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10382172

Price: $180

My pick for “The Best Overall Airbnb in Big Bear, California” is this ultimate alpine escape – the Big Bear Treehouse. The Treehouse Vibes is a place to relax, retreat and experience. It has a modern mid-century style and interior with two spacious bedrooms, a kitchen fully stocked with the basic appliances to cook a warm meal, open living space to chill out while drinking a hot chocolate by the fireplace, and a backyard surrounded with pine trees. Close to restaurants and a convenience store, the community market and the famous Big Bear Donuts. It may be your next favorite place to stay in Big Bear!

Guest Review: Super stylish place that is a perfect combination of secluded and close to all you want to do and see! It is an experience out of a travel magazine, and the host is incredible at adding personal value to the experience. I look forward to staying again soon, thank you! James

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Big Bear Treehouse Airbnb


2) Nordik Eskape-Romantic Scandinavian Treetop Cabin

Location: Big Bear, California, United States

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/23110465

Price: $99

Located in Big Bear, California, just 4 miles from Bear Mountain Resort, the Nordik Eskape is a treetop cabin, inspired by a minimalist, simple and functional Scandinavian living. This is my pick for the “Best Luxury Airbnb” in Big Bear, California. This 2-storey, 1-bedroom home is the best place to go on a retreat and rejuvenate. The house is designed to provide you a comfortable and enjoyable stay — a living room with indoor fireplace, high ceiling, large windows with a view, a full kitchen with modern appliances for easy cooking, ensuite master bedroom with a balcony, and a full bathroom. You can also enjoy the use of mountain bikes and sleds provided by the host! Enjoy the various activities around the area: skiing, climbing, hiking, biking, zip-lining, and boating. 

Guest Review: What a gorgeous cabin! Perfect for our romantic getaway. We didn’t want to leave! Every detail of this home is beautiful and well designed. Beverly

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3) Chic Mountain Escape. Cosmopolitan Lifestyle.

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/29181453

Price: $ 125

My choice for “The Best Airbnb for Groups in Big Bear”? If you like your accommodation with a posh hotel vibe, then The Black House has you covered. This chic 3-bedroom home nestled within the woods is created for modern living with a contemporary monochrome design. Have wonderful meals with your family or friends in the dining room or at the deck under the stars, listen to music or watch some Netflix at the living room, and have a goodnight sleep in the glamorous and cozy bedroom. So get in line for a place so chic and elegant, you won’t want to leave the house!

Guest Review: Wow! The Black Abode was fantastic! Deserves more than 5 stars. The location was perfect, the house was so comfortable and chic. Our family and friends enjoyed every minute! Ami our host was so incredibly thoughtful with welcoming gifts too. Just the sweetest extra touch. We would have extended our trip for an extra day but she had another guest checking in… because this place is IT in Big Bear. Book your resi! Don’t think twice! Nikki

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4) California Boho Cabin 7 min to Village – Fire Pit

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29527314

Price: $ 68

If you like your accommodation that won’t break the bank, then this California boho and rustic vibe cabin is the perfect place! Close to the village and attractions, for a very affordable price, Kindle Kabin has you covered! This is my pick for “The Best Cheap Airbnb” you can find in Big Bear. For only $68/night, you can enjoy the amenities of the cabin – fully stocked kitchen, living area with large daybed for lounging while listening to good vintage music from the turntable, 1 cozy bedroom, and a clean and modern bathroom. Outside, you have a front porch and a firepit to keep you warm while stargazing at night. Indeed, an inexpensive home for your Big Bear getaway!

Guest Review: If you’re looking for a cozy and quiet retreat from normal life, Shane’s place is literally perfection. Everything about the house made me feel calm and serene. Plenty of blankets and heaters to keep you warm on those chilly evenings, and even a heater in the bathroom to keep you warm in the shower! Perfect backyard if you need to bring your furball, we will definitely be back. Natalie

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5) Unique and Modern A-Frame- 6 blocks to SnowPlay

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32370417

Price: $120

This A-frame cabin won my heart for the “Best Unique Airbnb in Big Bear, California”. The cabin offers modern living with a romantic setting – a spiral staircase leading to the sleeping quarters, full kitchen and dining area with premium appliances, and a cozy living area with a fireplace. There’s also a laundry area and a yard with a grill and outdoor dining. This home allows guests to retreat to Big Bear’s sought after outdoor recreational activities and beautiful town. Learn about coffee, hike the trails and ski the slopes of Big Bear mountains! A perfect place to connect with each other and the environment. 

Guest Review: Extremely cosy little spot. Perfect for those looking to relax between playing on the mountain. The kitchen has everything you need to make any type of meal. Very comfortable bed in the little upstairs nook. Garret

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Unique and Modern Big bear Cabin Airbnb


6) The Big Bear Phoenix Chalet

Location: Big Bear, California, United States

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/22362278

Price: $99

Cozy up, cook hearty meals, snooze away, enjoy the view. You’ve found the perfect place, with a rustic cabin feel in a small pine-scented town. Enjoy the view while grilling a barbecue on the outdoor space, dine in under the antler chandelier, and have a goodnight sleep on the extra comfy mattress in this 2-bedroom Airbnb. The Big Bear Phoenix Chalet is located in a quiet neighborhood of Whispering Forest close to the lake, and other hiking and skiing activities. With a Airbnb Plus rating for only $99/night, it surely is an amazing experience!

Guest Review: I absolutely enjoyed staying at this place. It was a super last minute trip with my friends and it was perfect. Everyone loved it and we were all comfortable. The place is awesome ! Felisha

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7) A-Frame Cabin, Heated floors, mins from the lake

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31200229

Price: $99

The A-frame cabin was created for those who have the desire to totally unwind and relax in Big Bear. This Airbnb has 2 bedrooms and can accommodate 6 guests with a full kitchen, living room with fireplace and 55’ television for entertainment, a bathroom with heated floors and rain shower. Luxury linens and towels are also provided, a coffee machine, bbq on the deck and a password enabled door. Located in a less traffic area, kid-friendly, and also, parties are not allowed in this neighborhood so you can have peace and quiet during your stay. Enjoy the amenities of the home and the activities you can find in Big Bear!

Guest Review: The A frame cabin was everything it promised and then some! My family and I had a very nice relaxing weekend in the woods all the amenities and comfort we needed. Great location and very fast response time from Justin when I had a quick question. We agreed, we will definitely be staying here next time we come back up! Timothy

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8) Walk to Snow Play! A few minutes from ski resort!

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8672977

Price: $99

This retreat is located in the center of Big Bear; within walking distance to the convention center and only 5 minutes drive to the wildlife and the mountains. This cozy gambrel style home has 2 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. The home offers 3 beds (cal king, queen bed, and full bed), full kitchen complete, a living area with a wood burning fireplace and plenty of comfortable seats, and a wide yard for the kids to run around. Outdoor activities such as skiing, golf, sledding hill, and the lake are very accessible. All this for only $99! 

Guest Review: This is our second time staying at Meg’s place. We loved our first stay so much we had to come back! The cabin is exactly as described. It’s stylish, cute, cozy, and sparkling clean. You have everything you need for a relaxing getaway. Communication with the host was excellent and she attended to my questions promptly. I highly recommend staying here! Jessica

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9) Alterra House Mid-Century A-frame

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/20875230

Price: $145

Sometimes the chaos of modern life can be a little too much so it’s good to escape from the fast-paced lifestyle once in a while. And what better way to have a retreat in Big Bear? A weekend in this mid-century A-frame Alterra House! Have your own paradise while staying in this Airbnb – 2 bedrooms with spectacular views, a full open-concept kitchen, and an efficient wood burning stove at the living area with plenty of board games to keep you entertained. On the deck, there’s an al fresco sitting where you can relax and stargaze at night. Indeed, this could be your slice of wonderland in Big Bear.

Guest Review: Wow. This place is wonderful. The perfect escape. Kristina communicated so quickly and so well with instructions and everything we needed. The house is gorgeous, and was so clean and comfortable for a small group of us. The beds were super comfortable, plenty of blankets abound, and her notebook of instructions was so thorough it made everything super simple. Cannot say enough good things. Thank you, Kristina! Anna

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10) ♡ Mid-Century A-Frame by Slopes in Big Bear

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21503287

Price: $ 190

Searching for a vintage beauty with your weekend getaway? This mid-century home is a lovingly converted 57-year old A-frame house just 12-minutes away from the winter activities like Snow Summit and Bear Mountain Ski Resort. This cabin in the woods sleeps two in simple comfort but nicely accommodates 3 to 4 guests, set in a grove of 21 pine trees complete with a well-equipped kitchen, a cozy living room with a fireplace and Apple TV, and a deck with a bbq grill. Explore and experience the activities around the area – mom & pop restaurants, antique & vintage shops, local coffee roasters, and the town center, The Village. This is a dream cabin!

Guest Review: This cabin is the perfect size for a couple’s getaway or a small family! We felt right at home! It was so cozy and the decor is so stylish! Our two year old loved the trees upfront since there was pine cones everywhere. Everything needed is short distance! We absolutely love that they give back to the zoo which we visited and it was fun! They are environmental friendly and we would absolutely stay with them again! Valerie

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11) Modern Bungalow Retreat- 5 blocks to SnowPlay

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39677189

Price: $ 69

A beautifully renovated one-bedroom cabin set in a residential neighborhood in Big Bear that promises the ultimate weekend escape. The interior boasts a modern design with beautiful furnishings and high end appliances. The bedroom includes a king bed and 55-inch smart TV, a fully stocked kitchen, a modern bathroom with a tub, living room with fireplace, and a deck surrounded with beautiful greenery. Also, there’s a fully functional washer and dryer available in this cabin. All of this for only $69/night! It’s more than what you are paying for, to be honest!

Guest Review: Absolutely love love love this cabin! It’s so aesthetically pleasing, cozy, sparkling clean, and just perfect for a little weekend get away. Plus all the little details like the mugs with the hot chocolate and the guest sign in book, loved that! I have stayed in many cabins in Big Bear and this one is my far one of my favs! Can’t wait to book again! Thank you! Brenda

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Modern Bungalow Airbnb Retreat Big Bear


12) Chic Cabin Home in the Heart of Big Bear Lake

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/16666349

Price: $ 199

Nestled amongst the beautiful slopes of Big Bear, California, you can have a comfortable and enjoyable stay at the Summit Blvd Cabin. Not only does this cabin offer comfort for it’s 10 guests, it’s also equipped with a fireplace, soaking tub, wash & dryer, and an outdoor seating with a bbq. If you’re in the mood for an adventure, Snow Summit is a walking distance away! You can also enjoy other activities like mountain biking and fishing during the summer. This 2-storey home has an Airbnb Plus rating, so you are sure that it has high standards and you will feel “at home” during your stay. 

Guest Review: Wow! The best cabin/stay in big bear! The cabin was walking distance to snow summit. My family and I loved this place, so much we are considering booking again in the future…. our experience was exceptional, everything was sooo clean and cozy. We had everything that we needed to cook home cooked meals and also very close to all dining and stores to eat out. Mireya

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13) Recharge at Krt Cabin, a Big Bear Hideaway

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/33996073

Price: $ 150

Set in breath-taking San Bernardino Mountains, Krt Cabin isn’t about its rating as an Airbnb property. Rather, this serene and nature-inspired home is about the extra touches that you will remember even after you check out. A cabin situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, the two bedroom Airbnb offers up a comfortable and cozy stay with its modern amenities. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the living area through the large windows while listening to the turntable music, cook your family’s favorite dish in the full-kitchen, and you can even sleep-in on the bed luxurious mattress. Watch your children enjoy themselves being kids at the trampoline while you grill bbq at the outdoor space. A beautiful home to create happy memories on your getaway at Big Bear!

Guest Review: Kristen’s place was perfect for my girlfriend and I. The location is tucked away in a cul de sac and everything from the paint to the decor was well thought out and made for a cozy environment. We would absolutely stay here again and would definitely recommend it! Thank you, Kristen! Kenneth

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14) Cozy Farmhouse Cabin Close to Resorts

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/29106956

Price: $ 240

Another Airbnb Plus property, there’s this cozy farmhouse cabin located in the residential Farm Fox neighborhood near Big Bear Mountain and Snow Play. A fun retreat on the mountains, this beautiful property offers up a luxury accommodation complete with indoor fireplace, dishwasher, gas oven, en-suite bedrooms, a standalone steam shower, and an outdoor patio. If all that wasn’t enough, it even has its own parking and private hot tub and BBQ grill! You can spend morning hiking the mountains and enjoying the slopes of Big Bear Mountain. Because, why not?

Guest Review: This is a great place to go for family time. Our family came up for the holidays and we had a great time. The cabin was cozy and clean. Everything surrounding the cabin was only about 10 min drive, so the perfect location to go and rejuvenate.Phil

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15) Crazy Pines- Cozy Cabin Retreat!

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23652812

Price: $ 140

Set up on the mountain within a quiet neighborhood and beautiful views, the newly renovated 70’s house is one of Big Bear’s iconic stays. This charming vintage home come complete with floor-to-ceiling windows with beautiful views day to night and cozy bedrooms with electric fireplace to keep you warm on cold nights. There’s a modern kitchen, a homey living room, a wash and dry combo, a wraparound deck, and a parking space. Needless to say, it offers up the kind of views you can only dream about. 

Guest Review: My husband and I stayed at crazy pines cabin last week and we had such a relaxing stay. Everything was exactly as pictured, so cute and clean. The view from the outside deck was so beautiful and the sunsets were amazing! The bed was so cozy & comfy! We will definitely be returning to this little gem! Chelsea

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16) Cozy Chic Sherwood Enclave

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2510074

Price: $ 120

Cozy Chic Sherwood Enclave in Big Bear offers guests a beautifully designed room complete with the essentials to give you a relaxing vacation in the mountains. The house has 3 bedrooms and can sleep 8 guests with one Queen bed in each bedroom. It has a couch in the living room that rolls out as a bed for additional guests, and a fully stocked kitchen with oven, coffee maker, toaster, and even a waffle maker! The house has 2 baths, and a front and back porch where you can chill out on your free day. Conveniently located within walking distance to the Convention Center, it is also the perfect location for seasonal activities on the mountain or exploring Big Bear Lake.

Guest Review: We had 7 adults and it fit us well. The pictures are accurate and the location is great. About 10 min from big bear mountain resort & just around the block from snow tubing.Allison

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17) Your Mountain Getaway in Charming Big Bear Cabin

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27226844

Price: $ 122

Planning a trip to Big Bear? Book this two-storey Gambrel style cabin that can accommodate up to 5 guests. Combined industrial and farmhouse design, this makes the cabin very charming and feels very close to nature. Grill bbq or make your own smores at the outdoor fire pit, or read your favorite book by the hammock, warm up and get cozy by the fireplace in the living room, start your day with coffee at the kitchen bar, and have a good sleep on the cozy bed. Its located in the quiet side of the lake, away from the traffic and crowd of the village but close enough to access the boutiques, shops, and restaurants!

Guest Review: This cabin was absolutely AMAZING! Andy seriously put some love and thought into his Airbnb cabin. We loved staying here, it was very clean, easy to check in/out, super cute, just the perfect cabin you could stay in, and not far from the slopes at all! Andy responded quickly if we had any questions. I highly recommend staying here, if I could give this place a 100 stars I totally would. Thanks Andy for being an awesome host, we will be here again in the future!Justine

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18) Small yet Mighty Cabin in the Woods in Mountain Retreat

Airbnb Plus: Yes

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/plus/30750088

Price: $ 92

This small yet mighty cabin offers you a closer experience with nature. Another Airbnb Plus home for a very affordable price, only $92/night. The house has one bedroom, a walk-in shower, small kitchen and dining room. Outside, you can enjoy a shared hot tub and bbq grill. Brought your car to your weekend vacation? No problem! This home has its own parking space. Colorado Lodge is located in a quiet neighborhood, not far from the lake, the village shops and restaurants. 

Guest Review: Booked this bnb last minute for a spontaneous ski trip, and I was so happy with the accommodations! The place was clean, bright, and modern, and the bed was very cozy. The hot tub was wonderful after a day of skiing; because it was several yards from the cabin, it really felt like I was soaking in the solitude of the woods. The property is close to everything in Big Bear, but the vibe was quiet and peaceful.Stefanie

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BIG BEAR TOURS AND DAY TRIPS TO CONSIDER BOOKING

You can’t come to Big Bear without experiencing the adventure! And of course, I have listed activities for you that you might be interested in trying. Check it out!

Private Ski or Snowboard Lesson

“2 Hour Private Ski or Snowboard lesson with a professional. Learn the basics and refine your skills with a pro. The first hour is about learning new techniques and building confidence. While the second hours aims to refine your skills on the mountain.”

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1265062

Price: $150 (2 hours)

Guest Review: “The instructor was really knowledgeable and connected immediately with my son. My son was noticeable better after just a couple hours and couldn’t wait to have another lesson.” – Rob

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Snowboarding Big Bear, California


Zipline Tour – 9 high-speed ziplines & fun suspension bridge

“Your zipline tour includes nine zipline runs of various lengths, along with Pinzgauer (a 4-wheeled safari jeep type vehicle) rides to and from our scenic launch deck on the mountain, a walk across a beautiful suspension bridge, historical information about the area from our expert tour guides, plus all the equipment and safety information you’ll need to have a safe and exciting adventure.”

https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/AttractionProductReview-g2018261-d14330389-Zipline_Tour

Price: $140 (3 hours)

Guest review: “Had SOOOO much fun zip-lining! The ride there was beautiful and t guides were super nice and helpful. So glad we did this! Highly recommend it. Thank you Action Tours!” – LBaier

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Zipline Big Bear California


Decorate your own Ceramic Coasters

“You will paint four ceramic tile coasters with your choice of color from 52 shades of Alcohol Inks. Learn how to fill copic markers and use a range of stencils, brushes and more to make abstract marks and blend colors. Then, for the grand finale, we’ll show you how light your tile on fire to set the ink!”

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/169996

Price: $20 (2 hours)

Guest review: “I booked this experience again to share it with my mom, since I had so much fun last time. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and are grateful to Gena for her expert instruction and welcoming demeanor.” – Carina

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Am I Missing Any Amazing Big Bear Airbnb Cabins/ Rentals?

Big Bear is one of the BEST places in the world to rent a fun cabin for a weekend getaway with family & friends, or for a romantic escape! There were tons of awesome options to choose from, so if you’ve been to Big Bear recently and stayed at an awesome Airbnb that should be listed here, please do let me know! Also, if you’re a new Airbnb Bear Bear host and would like to have your property featured, I’d love to hear from you!Always looking for fun new rentals to look at! 


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Final Thoughts on Big Bear Airbnb Rentals

A trip to Big Bear is guaranteed to be an outdoor adventure you’ll never forget! Whether you visit during the snowy winter or the sunny summer, there’s plenty of amazing things to do, awesome places to stay, and a wonderful atmosphere! No matter which of these Big Bear Cabin Airbnb rentals you choose, I’m sure it’ll provide an awesome base for your upcoming getaway!


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