Events, Activities & Updates in Big Bear November 12, 2021

Becki Wheeler
November 13, 2021

Events, Activities & Updates in Big Bear
November 12, 2021

Updates on news and events in Big Bear Valley by Becki Wheeler

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The Revel Big Bear Marathon and Half Marathon will be taking place on Saturday, November 13, starting at 6:00 a.m. Portions of Mentone Boulevard and Highway 38 the Redlands Sports Complex on San Bernardino Avenue to Seven Oaks will be closed during the event. Expect traffic delays and take an alternate route, if possible. The event will end at approximately 12:30 p.m. CHP officers will be conducting traffic control at all major intersections.
For additional information and route maps, visit

The housing market in Big Bear Valley continues to be low with only 101 homes on the market. Last week we got down to 95 homes. Big Bear Lake and Moonridge areas are in high demand at all times and especially this time of year. It will cost more to purchase in those areas. Other areas in Big Bear Valley are Big Bear City, Sugarloaf, Erwin Lake, Baldwin Lake, Lake Williams and Fawnskin that are San Bernardino County and not City of Big Bear Lake. These cities and sub cities are located from one end of our Valley to the other. There is still time to get your mountain home before the holidays. I have a few available also, see below. Contact me.
City of Big Bear Lake
New Vacation Rental Ordinances
I sent this in my last email however I feel I should keep it in for anyone who still needs this info.
The City of Big Bear Lake enacted a new Vacation Rental Ordinance that contains more robust enforcement rules. Although REALTORS® are not legally bound to give their clients guidance on vacation rentals, we always want to be sure to stay as informed as possible. Perhaps reading through this information will save you a time-consuming call to the City.City of Big Bear Lake Vacation Rental Site

Vacation Rental Ordinance Adopted 8/16/21

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New Vacation Rental Rules Now in Effect

  • With the adoption of the new vacation rental ordinance, new rules went into effect on September 15, 2021. These include:
  • Guests must sign a Good Neighbor Policy published by the City prior to occupancy. Take a picture of the signed policy and provide it to the Compliance Officer if asked. Failure to provide a copy of the signed policy will result in a citation being issued to owner and agent.
  • Trash cannot be left at a vacant vacation rental. Guests must take trash to the Clean Bear sites or dispose of trash in commercial bins located at condominium units.
  • Advertising a property as having “self-check-in” is subject to a $2,500 fine. Please be sure to update listings to remove this option and ensure occupancy numbers are correct! We currently have hundreds of properties offering self-check-in, which is prohibited by the ordinance.
  • The maximum number of cars allowed at a vacation rental is equal to one per bedroom. The rental agreement and number on your exterior sign for maximum cars needs to reflect this limitation.
  • Owners and agents must maintain an email account and accept all correspondence from the City via email. Do not submit a renewal application or fee until you receive an email from the City with instructions on how to renew via our new automated system. This email from “GovPilot” will arrive 45-days prior to expiration.
  • Guests leaving their dogs at the property to incessantly bark and disturb the neighborhood are subject to a $500 fine.
  • Upon license renewal, owners and agents must submit proof of property insurance with the license application.
  • Owners and agents must be annually certified by the City. The certification test has been updated and can be taken now. To date, only 583 people have been certified. Please complete this by October 1st. (Owners who hire a full-service management company and do not rent their property on their own do not have to be certified, but it is encouraged.) All management company staff members involved in check-in, reservations, and 24/7 response must be certified.
  • An owner is limited to holding no more than two licenses. (Current holders of more than two are allowed to renew indefinitely.) Owners cannot hold property in more than two LLCs or corporations.
  • Licensees making two or more late TOT/TBID submittals in a 12-month period will not be able to renew their license. They are also subject to penalties and interest on the amount due and may incur a $500 fine. There is no valid excuse for submitting late payments, as TOT is required to be set apart from other revenue and not co-mingled in personal checking accounts.
  • Business licenses are no longer required for owners.
  • Affidavits from 24/7 and check-in agents are no longer required. Please make sure the agent number on your sign is accurate.
  • Please read the new ordinance and become familiar with the regulations. We have updated the website with current information including the ordinance, Good Neighbor Policy brochure, Frequently Asked Questions, and a MS Word version of the policy that can be used to meet the Interior Notice requirement and pasted into rental agreements & house rules.


Source: The City of Big Bear

309 W. North Shore, Big Bear City $449,000
CUSTOM HOME IN PETER PAN AREA OF BIG BEAR! Not only does this home feature 4 large bedrooms (2 on each level) and 2 full bathrooms (1 on each level), a large enclosed separate laundry room and office area, it also has a carport with a large deck above it. Reversed floor plan with kitchen and dining room upstairs so you can enjoy the views. Courtyard area in the back yard with 2 storage sheds. Completely fenced yard. Buyer of this home has first right of refusal to the lot next door for sale at $55,000 MLS 32108327 APN# 0313-068-04. View the virtual tour at
46478 Pelican Dr., Big Bear City (Baldwin Lake) $379,900
LOG ACCENT STYLE MANUFACTURED HOME completely fenced and no neighbors on either side or across the street from this home for added privacy. Featuring 3 bedrooms (one master suite) and 2 full bathrooms. Wood burning fireplace in the living room and views of surrounding mountains from every window and the landing spot for a golden eagle that visits the area. This home is all electric and could be converted to solar or wind energy instead if desired. Coming with all Samsung appliances including w/d. New Milgard windows, new tough shed, water tank and lines completely updated, updated light fixtures, new window screens and wood blinds on windows. Located in Big Bear Valley only 20 minutes from Lake and Slopes and quick easy trip down to Lucerne Valley. Owner occupied but very flexible.
475 Thrush Dr. #27, Big Bear Lake $99,900
DOUBLE WIDE CABIN WITH FIREPLACE IN SENIOR PARK. Located at Trails End Mobile Home Park where you must be 55 or older. The 2 bedroom 2 bath home was fully remodeled in 2016 and has all the comforts of home. Stainless steel appliances and large butchers block kitchen island; farmhouse sink; bamboo flooring and wood burning fireplace. Carport with removal ramp. Large shed or workshop under carport and entertaining area with outdoor heater. Fenced area for pets. Central forced heat and separate a/c unit. Alarm system. Owners and pets must be approved through the park during inspection period. No rentals. Space rent fee is $750 per month. This home may potentially get a loan through mobile home in a park lender.
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Sat., Nov. 13
5 p.m.- Corks and Kegs : Wine and craft beer tasting. $40 includes souvenir glass, food, entertainment, raffle and wine pull. 40671 Village Dr. The Club Luxury Villas.

9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. – Big Bear Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church: Come worship with us! Potluck to follow, stay even if you didn’t bring anything.

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