The Star of Bear Valley Springs Our home is named after the many Texas Stars seen throughout the house. Built for grand parties and events, the house is perfect for anything from a romantic weekend for two to a family reunion. As you enter you immediately see the floating staircase in the main hall. Walking past the stair you come to the dining room with seating for six (expands to seat 8). Off to the side is a cozy seating and conversation area centered on the gas fireplace. With four bedrooms and a convertible sofa in the office / home theater, we have beds for 9 people and can accommodate more with rollaway beds or inflatable beds, with prior notice. Maximum occupancy is 15, by prior arrangement. The kitchen is fully equipped with cookware and table settings. Coffee, spices, oils, etc., are included. The kitchen has two sinks, an induction cooktop, microwave, convection oven, granite counter tops and breakfast bar seating for 8. The floors on the main level are Travertine Marble, with a wood floor in the Master Bedroom. The upper level is carpeted, with a wood floor in the office/home theater. About the bedrooms: There are two bedrooms on the main level. There’s the Master Bedroom with California King bed, a grand bath with shower and a walk in Jacuzzi Tub (handicapped accessible), as well as a small single bedroom, which doubles as a library with a cast iron gas stove for cozy reading on a chilly day. The upper level has two bedrooms, one with a Queen bed and one that can be made up as two twins or as a King bed. There is a full sized convertible sofa in the office/home theater. The house has 4 LED LCD televisions. There are large screen 1080p TVs in the Kitchen / Family Room, the Office/Home Theater and the Master Bedroom. The Queen Bedroom has a mid-size LCD TV. With DirecTV Satellite, Netflix and 3 Blue Ray players, there’s plenty of opportunity for group or individual viewing as desired. Broadband internet is provided by two built in WIFI Access Points. The house is handicapped accessible, with wheelchair access from the main level and the garage. An elevator serves all three levels. The master bath has a large shower with a bench seat and a “walk in” Jacuzzi 'Safety Tub' with jets and air bubbles, as well as grab bars in the toilet area. Our neighborhood - Bear Valley Springs, California: Bear Valley Springs is a private gate-guarded community, located in the Tehachapi Mountains in California. The community spans 25,000 acres and 3,500 home sites, with 2,500 homes now built. With an estimated population of 7,500 people and 800 horses. There’s lots of space and 50 miles of open trails for horseback riding or hiking as well as lakes for fishing. Bear Valley Springs' Elevation ranges from 4,118 feet to 6,934 feet (Bear Mountain). We're in the mountains, but near enough to the cute little town of Tehachapi, which actually has a 'main street' with shops, restaurants and museums. So if you need a good restaurant or a little town time, it's nearby. Our house is at 6,200 feet, with views into the three valleys: Cummings Valley, Bear Valley and the San Joaquin Valley. View the spectacular sunrises and sunsets from the house, through walls of windows and the 8 foot high picture window doors . . . or from the two attached decks. We have four distinct seasons at the house, including significant winter snowfall. The house is heated by three large propane furnaces, supplemented by 2 Pellet Stoves, a gas stove and a gas fireplace. With double glazed windows and multiple heat sources, the house is snug and comfy in any weather. On top of the mountain as we are, we escape the summer heat of the valleys. Some days in the summer the temperature in Tehachapi can reach or exceed 100 degrees, but at our house the temperature rarely exceeds 80 degrees and we often have a cool breeze. We’re on 4 acres, but look down on 40 acres of undeveloped forest that is spectacular in any season. There’s a meditation area below the house and behind a big rock, where you can sit on a bench with only the sounds of nature to aid the slowing of your heartbeat. Rental of our property for 7 days or more comes with access to the Oak Tree Country Club, Golf Course, Tennis, Equestrian Center, Horse Trails, Rifle Range, Swimming and Indoor Recreation (Basketball, pool tables, pingpong, foosball, etc.) The lakes and wilderness areas are always available.