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About Us

Welcome to SoCal Vacations

We created SoCal Vacations in hopes of connecting families and couples with their dream vacation rental here in Big Bear Lake, Big Bear City, Fawnskin, Sugarloaf and all of the surrounding areas of our little mountain valley.

You’ll love SoCal Vacations if any of this resonates with you:

  • You love the mountains and fresh air
  • You enjoy being on and around our beautiful lake
  • You are excited to go skiing and snowboarding
  • You can’t get enough of the outdoors
  • You love to hike and explore the forest
  • You relish peace and quiet
  • You just want to relax and get away from it all

Our goal at SoCal Vacations is to help you find the perfect cabin rental for your stay.

About SoCal Vacations

SoCal Vacations is locally owned and operated by 3 families who combined have over 40 years of realty and hospitality experience. It was founded in 2020 with the goal of bringing the best and most high-quality homeowner partners together with the best and most high-quality guests.

Our friendly staff is second to none as we truly value our guests and homeowner partners. We deeply believe in providing the best customer service possible. In order to ensure this, we hold ourselves, our guests, and our homeowner partners to the highest standards. This brings peace of mind through high standards and helps to create enjoyable vacation experiences that create lifelong memories with family and friends.

Meet the Owners


John Porter



Gary Doss


Gary is a man of many talents. He served our wonderful country in the US Air Force for many years, and eventually retired as a Captain. Gary then made a career change and became a Real Estate agent. He loves practicing Real Estate and takes great pride in helping his clients achieve their dreams of home ownership or purchasing investment properties. Gary applies the skills he learned in the military to his Real Estate business on a daily basis, and always strives to provide excellent customer service. He is professional and friendly, and always puts his clients first.


Agustin Florido


Agustin is a hospitality and tourism veteran with over 20 years of experience. Agustin has worked in many different roles within the industry, from front-line customer service to management. Agustin has also earned a master's degree in business administration and holds a real estate license. As a result, he is well-equipped to offer expert advice on real estate investment or help you through the entire process of renting out your home.