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Lakefront w/ private hot tub, plenty of room, and dog-friendly attitude!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, Sleeps 8

Enjoy this popular four-season resort community when you stay at this comfortable, three-bedroom Big Bear Lake vacation home! With a dog-friendly attitude, access to a dock*, a private hot tub, and lovely lake views, this is the ideal Big Bear retreat!

Located in the San Bernardino Forest, about 100 miles from Los Angeles, Big Bear Lake offers two ski resorts (both about 15 minutes from your doorstep), a charming downtown, and plenty of lake sports out on the water.

At night, you'll enjoy a wood-burning fireplace for warmth and ambiance, as well as a flatscreen TV, cable, and a DVD player. You'll also have a full kitchen for family meals and an outdoor deck, complete with views and a gas grill.

Three bedrooms and a loft offer a king-size bed, a queen, and four twins, easily accommodating up to eight guests. You can even bring your furry family members, though a nightly fee per dog and minimum fee per stay will apply.

When you stay here, you'll also have WiFi, as well as a washer and dryer so you can explore Big Bear Lake worry-free. If clothes get dirty, just do some laundry at your vacation home!

For great winter skiing, Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Summit Resort are both a short drive away. And in summer, the lakeside will beckon with activities like swimming, boating, and more.

No matter how you choose to spend your time, this laid-back, family-friendly Big Bear Lake vacation home will be a perfect homebase for exploring this popular California resort town!

*Due to unpredictable water levels, we recommend renting a boat slip at a nearby marina, and using the local marina's boat launches. Please call Vacasa for details.*

More Details


Big Bear Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • skiing


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Lakefront w/ private hot tub, plenty of room, and dog-friendly attitude!
average rating of 3.9230769 based on 26 reviews

Great long weekend

  • 5 of 5

The Mallard Lagoon property worked out well for our group of three adults, 4 kids under age 10 and two small dogs. House was well furnished, a little hard to find because it sits a bit down from the road. Well furnished and comfortable floor plan. Only issues were sluggish plumbing and no firewood as promised. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We are sorry to see there was some confusion regarding the firewood; we do not advertise firewood as a provided amenity. Maintenance is inspecting the plumbing so they can address any issues they may find. Thanks!
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Wonderful home away for family and pets!

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our 5-night summer stay at Mallard Lagoon Escape. While nothing was fancy, everything was very comfortable and adequate. The whole family and our puppies could relax and enjoy our vacation. Although the lake was "end of summer" low, it was still possible to launch our canoe and paddle the lake right from our back door -- extra treat.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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The best part was the back yard

  • 3 of 5

The back yard was very nice with a nice view. We liked the wooden swing. The spa was great. I read past reviews, and we did not experience any ants which was great. It had lots of kitchen wear to use, coffee pot, blender, etc. Plenty of clean towels. It was clean. Was happy to have the washer/dryer and soap to use. We were just a little disappointed about the sprinklers, which made us worried about stepping into the puddles and tracking dirt into the home, especially having our dog with us. We really had to make sure she didn't go toward the drive way on that side of the house. One of the sprinklers was also broken which sprayed our truck and we didn't see it until the next afternoon after it had dried hard water spots. We weren't close to the grass, it just sprayed up and over to the driveway. Had to have truck professionally detail. We called about it a couple of times, but was not contacted by anyone. There was Wifi and Dish Tv which was great, but there was many remotes, which made it difficult to operate(however there was written instructions), the sound on the tv system echo'd which was a little frustrating. Didn't know how to fix that. The best part of the place was the back yard.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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We love this little get away home on the lake!

  • 4 of 5

This is our second time staying at this home. Love it. Private. Clean. On the water- ish. Fun for the whole family. Whether you are a fisherman, the barbecuer or just want to sit in the shade or on the famous swing bench. Everyone will be happy and relaxing in this scene.

Great BBQ and the grass was lovely for the kids to play on.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Just OK.

  • 3 of 5

Our first impression of the inside of the cabin was that it was a little odd smelling and very run down but definitely fine for our minimal needs (just very, very overpriced and disappointing, all things considering!!!). We mostly enjoyed the backyard, the lake, and the town. We were fortunate to have enough water in the lake to utilize the dock. The house is "pet friendly" although there are no fences so we had to make some temporary boundaries ourselves. The house also has a pretty big ant problem which made prepping/cooking meals in a tiny kitchen, with little to no counter space, even more of a challenge. The ants were also in the bathrooms. The back door was broken -- the top hinge of the door was rotted out so it made it very difficult to open/close and a potential hazard if the next hinge were to give way. The front door was also difficult to open because it rubs pretty hard on the carpet (floors are strange to walk on and have some interesting settling but that is only of concern to a future buyer -- the house is currently for sale). The lock box on the actual front door does not open which was not mentioned during check in so luckily we noticed another lock box behind us on the wood beam which worked and had a key in it. My husband and I found the bed in the first room down stairs to be extremely firm which was very unpleasant. Overall, the house worked out fine since we intended to enjoy the lake and the town and did not need a luxurious space but since I was asked to provide a review after my stay I am delivering the truth compared to the price we paid. I would never pay the asking price to stay there again but if the price was adjusted appropriately I would have no problem staying again! With regard to the price, I am extremely disappointed by all the hidden fees. The actual nightly price is DOUBLE the advertised nightly price after all of the taxes and fees are included. Mind you we still chose to book and understand that most places have fees -- but a hot-tub fee (non-optional) and an extra processing fee if you book thru vrbo (beware!!! -- only book on vacasa!) and a rather steep pet fee for being "pet friendly" (pets will not make this place worse and actually helped keep the squirrel/rodent problem at bay in the yard!!!). As a family that is used to flipping houses and doing a lot of DIY house work, we all agreed that we would NEVER buy this house (it's currently for sale).

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: Pest control has treated the home for ants, and the door issue has been fixed. We apologize for any disappointments this guest experienced and greatly appreciate their feedback.
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Great spot for the family and our dog

  • 4 of 5

Nice place for a first-time visit to Big Bear during the summer. Back yard was great spot for the dog. Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Vacasa, CA- Inland Empire Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Vacasa, CA- Inland Empire Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!






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