Lake Tahoe, California

Cedar Crest - Owl Cottage 9

Holiday Availability! Charming Cottage on Forested Lot With Community Firepit; Near Ski Resort

A charming modern cabin in the heart of the West Shore, Owl Cottage sits on a quiet, forested lot, surrounded by cedar trees. Ideal for groups, the 4-bedroom private lodge is the host home of Cedar Crest Cottages, a historic vacation retreat located steps from the beach and a one-minute drive from Homewood Mountain Resort.

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

A cozy foyer with stone floors and charming wooden bench greets guests as they enter, offering a welcoming place to discard ski boots or beach gear.

Designed for conversation, board games or reminiscing after a day on the lake or mountain, the living room features two full-length leather sofas and matching armchairs that frame an impressive stone fireplace. A flat-screen TV adds entertainment when you want to unwind. Hardwood floors, high ceilings and built-in bookshelves create the feeling of a European alpine lodge.

The fully equipped kitchen, well-appointed for the family chef, features cutting-board countertops and every appliance needed to craft home-cooked dinners. A 4-seat dining table overlooks the woods outside, while a large, furnished deck just off the living area adds a table for dining al fresco.
*Please note, the BBQ grill on the deck is unavailable for guest use per the local fire department. The community BBQ is available for you to enjoy,

Between four spacious bedrooms located on the 2nd level of the home, Owl Cottage comfortably sleeps up to 8 guests:

Primary Bedroom - Upper Level
King Bed
This light-filled room, styled with modern lodge decor, features plush bedding, hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and a private entrance to the deck, allowing natural light to stream in. The en-suite bath has a deep soaking tub and separate shower.

Guest Primary - Upper Level
Queen Bed
The second main-level bedroom has a private deck, vaulted ceilings, and a full dresser. Like the primary, this room is full of natural light.

Bedroom 3 - Upper Level
King Bed
Tastefully styled with cedar accent furniture, this room features hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, twin nightstands and picture windows.

Bedroom 4 - Upper Level
King Bed (or two Twins upon request)
This bedroom offers a king-sized bed which can be converted to two twins upon request). Large picture windows offer forest views.

Guests outside the primary bedroom share a full bathroom with a tub shower and a separate powder room for convenience. Owl Cottage also has a washer and dryer to keep ski clothes toasty and beach towels dry for the next day’s adventures.

As a guest of Cedar Crest Cottages, you’ll enjoy access to the community BBQ grill and oversized fire pit with filtered 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 Homewood Mountain Resort, or just 25 minutes to the varied terrain of Olympic Valley. The restaurants, shops and entertainment of Tahoe City is just 10 minutes away.

Whether you’re planning a small family vacation or a larger group getaway, with cozy conversation spaces, flexible accommodations and a prime location to explore Lake Tahoe, Owl Cottage is an ideal setting for reconnecting and rejuvenating.

Please be advised that the firepit is seasonal and is not operational during the winter months due to the heavy snowfall.

Placer County STVR Compliance Requirements.
Daytime Occupancy: 12
Nighttime Occupancy (begins at 9pm): 8
Parking: 1 assigned parking spot
STR Permit #: 16153


23 Reviews
4.78 out of 523 Reviews
Wonderful location. Clean house. Easy parking. Everything as advertised. This is our second time staying and it was just as wonderful as the first time.
AdamSeptember 2023
High quality and upscale, conveniences like kitchen and for us, location close proximity to wedding event.
JuliaJuly 2023
Our family has been to many different locations over the years. For the first time, there is a unanimous decision to return! The cabins are spacious and comfortable. The location is fantastic. The staff made everything easy. There was good communication and help always available. Looking forward to returning next year.
BettyJuly 2023
It’s a great place for a large family to all be together but still have your own bedroom and some private space. The outdoor fire pit area was so great to sit around as a group. Our large family had a great time
KandasOctober 2022
What we liked: The Owl cabin was near perfect for our group of 5 guys (friends since the 7th grade) resembled the pictures on the website. The cabin was clean and the furnishings and appliances were in good condition! TV was great! Will not hesitate to recommend this place! To improve: A light on the sign by the road, easy to miss during the day, we drove past it several times at night...and the biggest negative, the claw bathtub, this was hideous: Dangerous with a double shower curtain to trip upside, I shampooed and soaped prior to getting in (did not see a big enough space for my shampoo and soap), so my showers were quick! Also the bidet seems a waste of space...I have a Toto heated bidet seat at my residence (awesome), myself and my friends could not figure out how to use this...gotta figure its usage is low.
JerryOctober 2022
Overall, the experience was okay. Location and size was perfect for us. Problems: Light bulbs out all over the house Some Windows did not have screens making it hot and stuffy upstairs. Slider screen didn't work well at all Felt....not taken care of, door of pantry off Base of oven duct taped on (falling off frequently) No propane in the barbeque This cottage used minimal effort to maintain owl COTTAGE renter O
Janet, and RobSeptember 2022
Amazing Location. We were able to bike everywhere you would want to go.
Airbnb guestSeptember 2022
RachelAugust 2022
AlbertoJuly 2022
SharonJune 2022
JenniferJune 2022
KatieApril 2022
VENKATAFebruary 2022
The house was very well equipped and clean. The host was super responsive. One minor thing, however, was that we run out of hot water fairly quickly when taking showers and we had to wait for quite a lot between showers. We were in the middle of winter with the heating system set at 70 degrees, which might have affected.
Airbnb guestFebruary 2022
Beautiful cabin plenty of room and great location. We cant say enough on how comfortable and happy we were for our vacation
RoseJanuary 2022
BrianSeptember 2021
Jeanne- MarieJuly 2021
The house was beautiful. Exceptionally clean.
MarisaJuly 2021
Wonderful cottage. Very clean, comfortable and relaxing. Fantastic location.
JohnJuly 2021
Excellent accommodations and staff very helpful. Beds clean and comfortable, great location.
JanJune 2021
This was possibly our best experience while staying at a non-hotel/resort accommodation. The house was amazing, had everything we could think of, conveniently located and nicely cleaned!
SouvikJune 2021
Great stay! Owl cottage Cabin was just right. Wish it had more storage containers, bowls.
SheyamApril 2021
This is our second stay at Cedar Crest Cottages. We have absolutely enjoyed both of our stays. We most enjoyed the privacy, fully stocked amenities (coffee, dishwasher and laundry pods, etc), access to the water and easy access to many activities!
AmandaOctober 2020
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