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McKinney Cabin- MLK weekend $275/nt

Leslie Smith

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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McKinney Cabin- MLK weekend $275/nt

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


Homewood Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)

The McKinney Cabin offers a cozy winter retreat for you and your family on Tahoe's beautiful West Shore. Homewood Ski Area is 5 minutes away with shuttle service available. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are just a short drive and Northstar about half-an-hour. If skiing isn't what you're after, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails are easily accessed without having to drive anywhere.

Southern exposure allows sunshine to stream through the windows, making that cup of coffee by the fire in either the living room or master bedroom even more glorious.

The open design of the main-floor offers plenty of room for the gathering of family and friends after a day of skiing o hiking. Warm your hands by the woodstove, sink into the comfortable living room sofas, or share in preparing a meal. Guests will find the kitchen clean and well-equipped, whether plans include preparing gourmet meals or heating up pizzas. A large dining table comfortably seats eight. The den, just off the great room, offers a separate space for playing games, watching movies, or just relaxing. The laundry room and a bath with shower are located off the mudroom.

Three cozy bedrooms upstairs accommodate six adults and several children. The spacious master bedroom, with fireplace and queen-size bed, also has a dormer that could sleep children on airbeds if desired. A sitting area near the fireplace in the master bedroom offers a delightful view of the forest.

A queen-size bed in the second bedroom and full-size in the third provide comfortable sleeping. The dormer in the ''Bear'' Room has room for an air bed. A romantic view of Tahoe's famous night sky is visible from the balcony off the Moose Room. The McKinney Cabin is tastefully decorated to add to the allure of your Lake Tahoe retreat.

Maximum occupancy is 6 adults and up to 4 children. A pet that will not be left alone in the cabin unless it is crated will be considered.

The owners live in Homewood and will make sure your stay provides an experience full of wonderful memories for you and your family.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leslie Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2015

About Leslie Smith

We are an active couple in our early sixties who love the outdoors, and especially Lake Tahoe.

Leslie Smith purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Leslie Smith chose Homewood

Lake Tahoe has been a favorite destination for both of us since we were children. Our families frequented the West Shore and local ski areas and we continued to bring our own three children up for skiing, boating, hiking and generally hanging out at the lake.

This property spoke to us the moment we entered because of it's comfortable layout, sunny exposure both winter and summer, and the proximity to the beach, bike trail, and hiking in the forest behind the cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

Location! A five minute walk to Chambers Public Beach with our wagon filled with beach chairs, towels, and a picnic in tow or with our kayaks ready for a paddle to Emerald Bay. The large deck off the back overlooking forested open space. Riding our our driveway to connect with either the paved bike trail or up into the forest for mountain biking. A five minute drive or shuttle ride to Homewood Ski Resort, snowshoeing out the back door into the National Forest.

Comfortable and cozy inside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very cozy. I slept more soundly than I had in weeks! The cabin had everything we needed and it was so convenient to be able to jump on the bike trail just down the street.
May 2010
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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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McKinney Cabin- MLK weekend $275/nt
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews

Great vacation choice

  • 5 of 5

Great spot to stay on Lake Tahoe: Easy drive to Tahoe City, with good restaurants,drug store, post office, groceries, bike rentals and a riverside bike trail, raft trips, kayak rentals, and a fascinating small museum. Easy walk to a small grocery. Half a block from the biking/hiking path on this side of the lake. Close to a park with tennis courts. Easy drive to 3 (!) state parks, with swimming beaches, hiking trails, good bird-watching, and more kayaks; or a 20 mile drive to Donner State Park, also a gorgeous spot to spend the day. Really well-furnished house complete with piano. 3 bedrooms with comfortable beds + pull out couch + air bed; lots of extra sheets, towels, bath towels, washer and dryer, detergent and soap and shampoo all supplied. Completely equipped kitchen. Great deck, comfortable chairs, with more good birds and star-gazing outside. TV with movies to watch; games and books on shelves. No mosquitoes! I know some tourists come here to ski, but this is a great spot for a summer vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Menlo Park, CA

Cozy, relaxing home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at McKinney cabin four times and our family LOVES it so much. It's so cozy, warm, and absolutely perfect in every way. The newly re-modeled kitchen is BEAUTIFUL. The new floors are exquisite. The bedrooms are very comfortable and clean, as is the entire cabin. To us, it feels like a home away from home. One of my favorite little amenities offered here is hand lotion in every bathroom next to the soap. It's so dry up in Tahoe and I think this is so thoughtful... also, the welcome bottle of wine is always so-so nice. The owners have furnished the cabin in a way that makes you feel like you're in the most relaxing place on earth. The wood-burning stove works great and heats up the house quickly after a day of skiing. We will be visiting for years to come.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Comfortable, Clean, With All The Amenities!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked in we felt the warmth and coziness of this cabin! We snuggled right in to cook dinner and relax after two great hikes in our wonderful Sierra. The cabin is kept very clean (which is HUGE to me); the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could imagine at hand; we only used the master bedroom, but it is huge, well decorated, and the bed is very, very comfy! The other two bedooms looked quite cozy as well. As we live in Colorado, it was nice to utilize the washer and dryer so that we would not have to pack and bring home smelly, dirty hiking clothes! My husband and I were quite comfortable there, and we feel that this would definitely be a great place for a family to come and spend time - there is plenty of room to spread out, and you just can't beat the Sierra and Lake Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Newport Beach, Ca. USA

Tahoe Lovers

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was really well outfitted. The kitchen had everything we needed. We loved the open concept with the kitchen, dining room and family area all open to each other. Really nice! Also loved the wrap-around porch. Lots of seating. Great tables for dining.

5 minute walk to the beach which was perfect and you could throw it all in the provided wagon and GO!

Only drawback was that the house is on a busy street which leads to the 4 wheeling area. There was a lot of traffic that was pretty loud. If you want to get away from it all, this might not be the spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also find the open living area to be very convenient, especially when our entire family or a group of friends is visiting. The drawback to being so close to the lake is that you do get some traffic noise at the peak of the summer season. We are buffered from the highway by forested property though and, as you can see from our reviews, we've gotten very few complaints. The back deck offers privacy and a peaceful setting for relaxing.

Great time

  • 5 of 5

The McKinney cabin was perfect for our trip. We had five kids from ages 14-17 and they had plenty of room. It is nice to be so close to Chambers that they can walk down and enjoy the lake. Great deck to spend the afternoon enjoying the sun. Our dog loved the cabin as well. Chambers is supposed to be no dogs but there are plenty around if you want to walk them down to the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tucson, AZ

wonderful cabin for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 4 nights with family including two young kids. The house is fully equipped accessorized with everything you can think of, you can tell the owner's hardwork in making sure the convenience and comfort for all guests. We had a wonderful stay and enjoyed every minute in the cabin. The location of the cabin is close to Sugar Pine state park which has the most beautiful and least crowded beach. Tahoe City is just 15 minutes away for the river rafting and bike rides which we enjoyed very much. Would defnitely come back again if we are ever around the area and highly recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback and love to hear when guests have enjoyed themselves and our cabin.


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Westside Pizza
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Train
32 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
West Shore Inn
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Homewood Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Chambers Landing Beach
Car: recommended

We are located in Homewood, CA on the West side of Lake Tahoe, locally referred to as the 'Best Side'. The cabin is within a five minute shuttle ride to Homewood Ski Resort, an easy five minute walk to Chambers Landing Beach, and 20 minutes to shopping in Tahoe City. Small food markets are available in Homewood and Tahoma, biking distance. Jump on the bike trail near the cabin, hike or snowshoe from the door into National Forest, or drive 20 minutes to Alpine Meadows Ski Area or a little farther to Squaw Valley Ski Resort.


Rates & Availability

From $280 Per night

Homewood Cabin Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $79
Non-refundable Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes $2500 per month: this rate is for maximum occupancy of 6 people; no pets unless approved by owner in which case Pet Fee applies
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Owner will collect 1st and Last month's rent at beginning of contract, along with a refundable $500 security fee (refundable if no damage is done to the home), $ 250 non-refundable cleaning fee; $89 Damage Security fee
Dates Available: Winter 2015
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Homewood Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1710 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs with bedrooms
    Full 2 - toilet , shower , downstairs in living space
  • Bathrooms are clean, bright, and well-functioning
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , room for single or full airbed (available at cabin)
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , balcony
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , cubby for airbed
  • All beds have been described by guests as 'very comfortable'. Each bedroom has ample natural light and ventilation through windows. Decor is tasteful.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The cabin is suitable for elderly persons who are able to climb stairs. The bedrooms are all upstairs and there are stairs leading up to the cabin door. Well-behaved pets (no puppies) are welcomed, but guests with pets must make sure that they are maintained so that the cabin does not take on a smell or appearance that indicates pets have been there. A pet fee applies so that the cabin can be well-vacuumed and carpets cleaned regularly. An Pet Addendum is added to the Rental Agreement and must be signed before occupancy begins.

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