WEST SHORE LAKE TAHOE CA CHARMING,COZY CABIN. ROMANTIC/FAMILY-FRIENDLY, HOT TUB

John Distefano

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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WEST SHORE LAKE TAHOE CA CHARMING,COZY CABIN. ROMANTIC/FAMILY-FRIENDLY, HOT TUB

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2 bedroom + Loft + 1 Bathrooom

Three Bears Cabin is a quintessential storybook Tahoe cabin designed and built by famed Tahoe architect Burt Anderson (it is rumored that he even lived in this house at one point).

This cozy cabin is perfect for 1-2 couples or a family of up to 6 for your summer or winter vacation on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. It is located in the quiet neighborhood of Pineland, on a well-maintained road that is mostly traveled by residents only (no through traffic). You'll feel comfortable having the kids and dog playing in the yard area around the house, knowing the car traffic is at a minimum here.

You'll enjoy a fully-equipped cabin with plenty of off- street parking, a large wrap-around deck with outdoor dining and BBQ area, and a 6 person hot tub. Inside, an alarm system, mud room with ski racks and boot & glove dryers, full size washer and dryer, mountain decor and architecture, 39' flat screen TV with High-Def cable, TiVo DVR, Blueray DVD player and Apple TV are all available to make your stay feel like home. There is a second TV+DVD player in the loft, making it the perfect spot for the kids to settle in and watch a movie before bed. Secure 50MB wireless internet access is available for all your electronic devices. Central heating will keep you warm and cozy, and a freestanding gas stove in the living room adds extra warmth and ambiance. A recliner sofa in living room is ideal for settling in and watch the game or a movie. A fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, and all bedding is provided to make your stay simple and relaxing.

The house is located directly across the street from Ward Creek, and the lake itself is located less than 1 mile away. Popular activities include fishing, boating, swimming, paddle boarding, kite boarding, kayaking, canoeing, sun bathing on the beach, etc.

Take a leisurely stroll to three great restaurants: Sunnyside Resort, Firesign, and Spoon. A ski/snowboard rental shop (West Shore Sports), and a mini-mart/deli/liquor store (Sunnyside Market) are all less than 1 mile away from the cabin.

A half-mile walk will take you to Kilner Park, where you can find beach volleyball, lighted tennis courts, swings, sandbox, jungle gym, and the biggest spiral slide in Tahoe! And just across Highway 89, you'll find the beach!

In winter, a shuttle bus conveniently stops directly in front of the house every 30 minutes for pick-up and drop-off at Alpine Meadows' Sherwood lift, which is only 2 miles/5 minute drive up the road. Imagine the convenience of not having to get in the car to get to your ski lift! Cross country skiing, back country skiing, and snowmobiling is accessible right out of the back door. Family-friendly Homewood Ski Resort is only 3.5 miles away and world renowned Squaw Valley is just 20 minutes away.

In summer, the Tahoe Rim Trailhead is conveniently located 1/2 mile away for your mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts. Less than 1 mile away, 15 miles of paved bike path makes for great family fun with commanding lake views. The bike path is also used for roller-blades, jogging, walking or access to the Truckee river for fishing and rafting. For those looking for more of a challenge, try biking up to either Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley ski resorts from the bike path along Hwy 89.

Tahoe City is a short 3 miles drive where you will find all the amenities expected in a small mountain town: lake-side fine dining, shopping, coffee shops, bars, grocery & drug stores, ethnic food restaurants, movie theater, yoga studios & day spas, fitness clubs, banks, golf courses, bike/ski/snowboard rentals, river rafting, fly fishing, boat rentals, etc.

For additional nightlife options, gambling casinos and live concerts can be found in Crystal Bay, located at the California-Nevada boarder, 10 miles (20 minutes drive) north of Tahoe City.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a great stay at this sweet, cozy, beautifully appointed cabin near our favorite places on the west and north shores. We loved the deck, built around a pine tree, the hot tub with its playful and effective ski fence, the hikeable back yard, and the strollable/bikeable street (alongside the lovely Ward Creek). The cabin is actually within walking distance to the lake, Sunnyside, and Firesign restaurants, which was perfect for us. The owner, John, went out of his way to accommodate us and to communicate quickly and clearly from start to finish.
May 2014
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John Distefano

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

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West Shore Lake Tahoe CA Charming,Cozy Cabin. Romantic/Family-Friendly, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
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Tahoe City Lake Tahoe North Shore
5

First Family Trip to Tahoe

  • 5 of 5
We spent two glorious weeks at the Three Bears cabin during "high" season at the Lake. Our youngest son relocated to Tahoma so my husband and oldest son(from New England) and I took our two week vacation here to see first hand why he loves it so. We had everything we needed for ourselves but also entertained my son's friends and girlfriends family on the great deck outside. My oldest loved the hot tub. I loved walking up the road along Ward Creek in the evening. We also enjoyed walking to Sunnyside for a quick swim. Everything was clean and I was able to stay connected via the phone and internet service that worked smoothly the entire visit. I can pack more lightly next visit as the washer dryer was definitely a plus! John was great to deal with and a wonderful host.
We did not see any bears but got a coyote serenade one evening( the motion sensor lights came on and hastened his departure) and as mentioned a quick hike up the back hill provided a lake view. The house was away from the hustle and bustle of Tahoe City and very quiet at night so we slept well after adjusting to the time difference! We look forward to our next visit and will contact John for sure as the cabin was the perfect size,clean and comfortable and well supplied!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gayle. It was pleasure meeting you and your family. Glad you enjoyed you stay. Looking forward to hosting your family again in the years to come.
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Tahoe City Lake Tahoe North Shore
San Francisco, CA
4

Cozy cabin!

  • 4 of 5
My husband, 4 month old daughter and I loved our stay at this cabin! It's very well set up for kids (sound machines, humidifiers, fans, etc) and is very cozy. It would have been nice to have dish soap and dish towels so we could wash some dishes by hand. The deck is a perfect place to soak up the sun and the hot tub looked very nice and clean (though we didn't have a chance to use it). Perfect location for walks around the neighborhood, trails, Kilner Park and Sunnyside. John was very responsive and helpful in email communications. We'd definitely stay here again!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and feedback, Allie. We're glad you enjoyed your cabin and hope you will stay with us again. Promise it will be better stocked with dish washing soap and dish towels next time ;-)
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Tahoe City Lake Tahoe North Shore
SANTA ROSA
5

Perfect cabin:-)

  • 5 of 5
I brought my teenage son and our bichon dog for a weeks stay at three bears cabin. I have been renting in Tahoe for over 30 years and this was the best cabin for our wants and needs. They have an area for an XL dog crate that is not right in the middle of the cabin. The washer and dryer are in mud room so you barely hear them. It is not a large cabin but the use of space is just fantastic. It would be perfect for just about any family . I personally think a girls getaway would be a blast:-) :-) The hot tub was perfect, the bedding so cozy it was hard to get out of bed.
The large deck adds so much space to the cabin. Proximity to fabulous hiking trails could not be more convenient.
All in all we will be back for sure....probably many times:-) Three Bears Cabin is as beautiful as every one of the photos:-)
Thank you again John.....see you next year:-)
Susan
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious and glowing review, Susan. It was a pleasure having you as a guest in our home and we look forward to having you be a "regular" in the future.
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Tahoe City Lake Tahoe North Shore
5

Most comfortable bed ever

  • 5 of 5
I had a great time here! The bed is the so comfy. Everything worked well. The kitchen is teeny, but just fine. The neighborhood was really quiet when I was there. Even though there are close neighbors, there was no noise at all. There's a trail to walk dogs that leaves right from the house. There was no snow :-( when I was there so I didn't figure out the ski shuttle. This cabin would be superb in the summer, too, though. It has a huge deck under the pine trees. Very sweet place. And the owners are super nice and helpful about absolutely everything. I am going back next year - and this time I know there will be snow!!!
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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West Shore Lake Tahoe CA Charming,Cozy Cabin. Romantic/Family-Friendly, Hot Tub
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Tahoe City Lake Tahoe North Shore
5

Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5
Cozy, quintissential Tahoe cabin. And great hot tub!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Tahoe City Lake Tahoe North Shore
5

Perfect cabin for small family

  • 5 of 5
Old Tahoe style home located 5 minutes from Homewood and 5 minutes from Tahoe City. Great sledding hills behind cabin for kids and adults :-) Quiet residential area great walks and justing relaxing on deck. Home equipped with everything. New furniture with large screen tv and high speed internet access. Very cozy home with large wraparound deck and new hot tub. Owners are on top of everything. John is very responsive, professional and understands what renters want when renting in Tahoe. We appreciated everything about how he handled our stay. We are definitely renting her again and again.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and testimonial, Toby. We're looking forward to having you back. I am considering putting together special pricing for "frequent visitors" so check back with me before you make your next reservation. Happy New Year to you and your family. Sincerely, John
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Map

Map

Lake Tahoe
Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge
Firesign Cafe
"Great Breakfast and lunch spot in the neighborhood."
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
"Drop off area for Sherwood Bowl chair lift located on Ward Creek Rd, 2 miles from Three Bear..."
Homewood Mountain Resort
"Great family ski resort located 4 miles south on Hwy 89. GREAT views of lake from the ski h..."
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno, NV
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
I-80
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kaspian Beach Recreation Area
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sunnyside Resort
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Alpine Meadows
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sunnyside Resort
Car: recommended

The cabin is centrally located and backs up to public-access Forest Service land. The cabin is located along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, 3 miles south of Tahoe City, in the Sunnyside area (Pineland neighborhood). The cabin is 1 mile from Lake Tahoe, 2 miles to the Sherwood lift parking lot at Alpine Meadows, .5 miles to the Pacific Rim trail head, 1 mile to the bike path, 1 mile to three restaurants, kids playground, and community tennis courts.

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Availability & Rates

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Tahoe City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer High Season
Jul 7 2014 - Aug 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,050
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$195
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
 
 
Fall High Season
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,050
 
 
Fall Low Season
Oct 31 2014 - Nov 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
 
Winter Low Season
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2014 - Dec 25 2014
5 night minimum stay
$235
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
 
Week After Christmas
Dec 26 2014 - Dec 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
New Years
Dec 31 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Winter High Season
Jan 4 2015 - Feb 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$199
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,195
 
 
President's Week
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
$250
From
$275
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
 
Winter High Season
Feb 23 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$199
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,194
 
 
Spring Low Season
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$4,375
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes 1. Reservations over 10 days will require additional house cleaning services and charges every 7 days.

2. Please read the following link to learn more about the Property Damage Protection Policy: http://help.homeaway.com/articles/en_US/Solution/Property-Damage-Protection?retURL=%2Fapex%2FknowledgeProduct%3Fc%3DGuest_Management_vrbo%26Brand%3DVRBO&popup=false&Brand=VRBO

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Tahoe City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 775 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-In Shower (no Tub)
  • Full bath with pedestal sink and walk-in shower (no bathtub).
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa w/ double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen bed plus sleeper sofa with double bed
Entertainment:
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • playground
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
Notes:
Tahoe City is only five miles to the Squaw Valley turn-off, which is home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. Tahoe City also has public beaches, a marina, and a downtown area that is charming and filled with local shops, restaurants, and other commercial services. Tahoe City has many local events and many look forward to the seasonal Farmers’ Market, Free Beach Movies, and Sunday afternoon live music concerts on the beach. In the winter, many consider the SnowFest week of activities one of the best events of the entire year in the Tahoe City area. Tahoe City’s close proximity to Lake Tahoe recreational activities such as boating, hiking, biking (dirt and paved trails), tennis, golf, skiing, shopping, and restaurants makes this a great area for those that enjoy being outdoors, and getting away from it all. Tahoe City is a wonderful place to enjoy the Tahoe lifestyle!
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