Lake Tahoe, California

Cedar Crest - Mallard Cottage 5

Cheerful Cottage with Community Fire Pit; close to skiing

Due to high visitation and staffing constraints, local area offerings such as restaurants, bars, shopping, and shared amenities may have limited hours or availability. Cell phone and internet service may also be impacted during high visitation periods. Please contact us directly to discuss the impact during your stay dates.

Bask in the tranquil mountain atmosphere of the West Shore at Mallard Cottage, a newly updated 2-bedroom cottage nestled a short walk from the beach and a one-minute drive from Homestead Mountain Resort. Ideal for a family or small group, the home is part of Cedar Crest Cottages, a historic vacation retreat attracting visitors since the 1930s.

*Please be advised that this home does not have air conditioning.

Mallard is located just above the community fire pit, offering filtered lake and mountain views. The convenient, open layout features living space on the upper level and two bedrooms on the lower level. The living area, cheerfully styled in lodge decor with wood-paneled walls and hardwood floors, is designed to comfortably accommodate longer stays, including working vacations. A full-length leather sofa faces a wide desk with storage, which sits seamlessly beneath the large-screen TV. With a smart soundbar, cable, a blu-ray player and streaming capabilities, you’ll have plenty of entertainment options.

Two well-proportioned bedrooms offer king-sized beds with flexible accommodation option to convert to two extra-long twin beds upon request, making this home well-suited for families or a small group of friends.

Small children are easily accommodated with a crib or floor futon. Styled in cheerful, mid-century inspired decor with patterned wallpaper and lime green accents, both bedrooms feature plush bedding, twin nightstands, picture windows and wall-mounted TVs.

Guests share a newly remodeled bathroom with a step-in shower on the lower level and a separate powder room on the main level.

A private washer and dryer adds convenience, complete with complimentary laundry pods. Black-out and sheer window coverings throughout allow for maximum privacy and a peaceful night’s sleep.

As a guest of Cedar Crest Cottages, you’ll enjoy access to a community BBQ grill and oversized fire pit with lake and mountain views. In the summer, stroll to the beach across the street for swimming, sailing and boating on the lake; or hike through the surrounding mountains. In the winter, drive less than two minutes to the family-friendly Homestead Mountain Resort, or just 25 minutes to the varied terrain of Squaw Valley.

From its prime location on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, Mallard Cottage offers a modern, comfortable place to call home while you explore the area’s state parks, trails, slopes and beaches. The restaurants, shopping and entertainment of Tahoe City is just 10 minutes away.


17 Reviews
4.88 out of 517 Reviews
We received quick response to our requests for assistance while we were there. Cleaning staff was very helpful.
MaureenAugust 2021
Perfect location and amenities. The kitchen was well stocked. Having a full kitchen was amazing! The accommodations were beautifully updated and spacious. Highly recommend!
JoanJuly 2021
Beautiful cottages & grounds,spacious and very clean!
PatriciaJuly 2021
We loved it! The only reason a 9 instead of a 10 is that it was extremely hot our first night in the cabin which made sleeping very uncomfortable, and we had the windows open. Once we had windows open all day, the nights were much cooler inside. Maybe they should leave the windows open on check-in days in the summer so it's cooler that first night for the guests. Otherwise it was great!
CarynJuly 2021
Clean, modern, great in-cottage amenities. Loved the location and size of the unit. Only wish there was stronger WiFi and air conditioning!
NoelleJune 2021
RJJune 2021
BrittanyJune 2021
StaceyMay 2021
CherylMay 2021
BopaiahApril 2021
LaurenceMarch 2021
We have stayed at Cedar Crest Cottages before kids and this time as a family and it couldn’t have been a better first family vacation!
IanFebruary 2021
Family loved it. Everything was perfect
CynthiaOctober 2020
AnthonySeptember 2020
JasonAugust 2020
TatsuyaAugust 2020
AmyAugust 2020
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