Christina Lindsey is our New Homes Recruiter. She specializes in vacation rentals in Big Bear, and will provide the information you need in coming onto our rental program.
Contact Christina Lindsey with any questions concerning the management of your vacation home.
Team@bigbearvacations.com – (855) 845-6633 – (909) 746-7985
Why Choose Us
Big Bear Vacations is the longest running vacation rental company in Big Bear, with the current owner celebrating 20 years. But our history dates back all they way to the early 1900’s, starting with Shore Acres Lodge. Our unique business model has allowed us to provide top-notch guest and owner services, local expertise, and an outstanding reputation as the best vacation rental management company in Big Bear. We are celebrating our 20th year here in the valley, proudly still representing our historic “Shore Acres Lodge” and the lodge’s ongoing summer tradition of community “Monday Night BBQ’s” for all neighbors, guests and owners. Our iconic check in building sees upwards of 50k people walking through the doors every year as we participate in a vast majority of local community events, projects and partnerships. This comes as a major benefit to you! Need tickets to Oktoberfest? Or VIP seats for Music in the Mountains, we are happy to provide these complementary to our owners upon their request.
What Sets Us Apart
Complimentary Items: we supply all standard sized light bulbs, trash-can liners, toilet paper & starter dish and hand soaps for your guest for every reservation.
We Supply Your Linens & Towels: with onsite 24 hr emergency laundry services available.
24hr Voice Channel Access: once our office closes, our overnight team in Bend, Oregon takes over until we reopen, so we will never miss a call or potential booking about your property.
Certified Vacation Planners/Reservations Team: Our reservation agents have been specially trained and continuously coached in order to produce the best results and top conversion rates.
Reduced Commission For Leads: Send us a lead for your home and there is no booking fee to you, plus we offer reduced commission rates.
Check-In Services For Owner-Booked Reservations: Do you list your home on Channel Partner sites such as Airbnb, Homeaway or Flipkey? Have your guests check in at our office and retrieve the keys!
Top-Notch Customer Experience: Your guests get the full complement of a luxury check in experience. From the first impression in our beautiful hand-crafted log atrium, to the professional front desk staff, all the way down to the special touch of a personalized dog treat and welcoming gift.
Innovative $1 Million Dollar Marketing
Big Bear Vacations offers an extremely aggressive marketing program to all of our owners and their homes. Our online marketing focuses on search engine optimization (SEO) and pay per click (PPC) campaigns along with travel and group distribution sites and online travel agencies.
Our new media marketing includes far reaching social media that includes Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Our dedicated marketing team works closely with industry leaders and local partners, creating campaigns for traditional media like magazine, newspaper, direct marketing, radio, and travel-oriented television programming. Using the latest vacation rental lead management technology, we track every campaign, conversion and the return on every marketing dollar. We are committed to providing the best marketing for your investment and serving it on every appropriate platform available. Reputation management and feedback analysis are a focus of our team every day. Our Internal Quality Listing Experts will craft your property to maximum potential with hand-picked high quality photos and ensure boosted search engine ranking and make it irresistible to potential guests.
Our highly trained and certified Reservations Team is available to answer every guest’s questions or inquiries immediately and convert them to bookings for you.
Channel Partner Distribution
We list all of our homes on the most popular websites, gaining your home the maximum exposure and revenue potential that you deserve. We have a dedicated Channel Partner Manager on site keeping your home accurately and highly represented on all of our private Big Bear Vacations sites as well as all Channel Partner sites. Here are some of the top partners that we are currently working with now: Airbnb, FlipKey/TripAdvisor, HomeAway/VRBO, Expedia, Booking.Com, RedAwning, BigBear.Com
Aggressive Rate Management System
We understand Big Bear market trends and tourism spikes during the many different seasons provided to us. We have invested and partnered with the most successful vacation rental pricing engines and partners, enabling us to connect your properties with millions of travelers and partner sites. We have crafted a logic that keeps your property priced at the correct rate to maximize top revenue year round.
Home Owner Checklist – What Makes A Profitable Vacation Rental:
Location – Depending your property location, you may see higher occupancy in different seasons of the year. ( Lakefront homes in Summer, Ski resort locals in Winter etc)
Amenities – Adding most desirable amenities such as a hot tub, pool table, or game tables, etc can boost your property in search, as well as offer potentially higher rates based on demand.
Style/Decor – Creating the right experience to ensure comfort and sleeping arrangements that will maximize the occupancy of your property. Adding outdoor patio seating, BBQ areas, or furnishing an experience for a retreat can really boost your properties potential for bookings and revenue.
City Or County Ordinance Information
Your home will need to be registered with either the City or County in which it is located prior to any rentals being allowed. Big Bear Vacations will arrange to have your home inspected and passed with either the City or County and Big Bear Lake Fire Department and will complete any mandatory updates. For more information you can reach The City Of Big Bear Lake at (909) 866-5831.
Big Bear Vacations prides itself on being involved and giving back to the community of Big Bear. Which is why we participate in so many functions and activities.
Memorial Day 5K Fun Run
Music in the Mountains
Tour De Big Bear
Big Bear Chamber of Commerce
Big Bear Brewing Co.
Big Bear Resort Association
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