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Lisa and John McDonald

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, spanish

Romantic, 6th Night Free!, Private, Rustic Charm, Free WiFi & DirecTv

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Tahoe Vista Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 2, Pine log pillow top Queen bed, fully equipped kitchen, private yard

The Tahoe Pinewood Cabin – newly remodeled, sleeps 2. Located just 2 blocks from one of the North Shore’s most beautiful beaches, close to all the action yet secluded and private for peace and quiet. Just bring your toothbrush, fun gear, and laptop. Completely furnished, amenities include: Pillow top queen log bed, Linens, towels, soaps, Gas log fireplace, Gas BBQ grill, Complete kitchen with stainless steel cookware, Microwave, Coffee maker, Washer and Dryer, Satellite TV and DVD player, and High Speed Internet WIiFi wireless connection (over 32Mbps download & 4.3 Mbs upload).

Located in the quiet neighborhood of the Old Brockway Golf Course, 1 mile from 3 casinos, and Surrounded by hiking and biking trails. Less than 30 minutes drive to more than 10 championship golf courses or 10 ski resorts.

Historic landmarks include, Virginia City gold and silver mines, Squaw Valley site of 1960 Olympics. The 'Old Brockway' course was built in 1928, site of first Bing Crosby Pro-Am Tournament. Played on by famous 'Rat Pack'( Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Peter Lawford) and many other celebrities who entertained at the world famous Cal-Neva Lodge/Casino, located just 1 and 1/2 miles away. This gem is situated for maximum privacy yet is located in the heart of every summer or winter adventure you can imagine.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa and John McDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Lisa and John McDonald

Came to Tahoe for a one week vacation in 1964 and stayed. Married and raised 3 boys here. Love the pure air, pure water, healthy environment

Lisa and John McDonald purchased this cabin in 1978

Why Lisa and John McDonald chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

Located within the Old Brockway Golf Course in one of the oldest neighborhoods at Tahoe, established in 1926, and developed by Henry Comstock of the Virginia City Mother Load era. Centrally located to all the activity yet remains private, surrounded by over a dozen 100 foot tall pine trees.

What makes this cabin unique

Private driveway, yard, and patio with gas BBQ tucked in and surrounded by Aspens. The complete kitchen provides opportunity to create great meals. The ski lift swing in the front garden/yard came from Tahoe Donner Ski.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)
Romantic, 6th Night Free!, Private, Rustic Charm, Free WiFi & DirecTv
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Delightful, Cozy Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here during a week-long mountain biking vacation. It was completely delightful! Beautifully equipped and cozy, the cabin had everything we needed and more. It's tucked away in a forested neighborhood walking distance to shops, restaurants and the beach, yet you're still in the woods. Close to major ski areas, great hiking, mountain biking & kayaking (and space for your gear, too!) Quiet & private, with nicely maintained grounds. The owners are very friendly & helpful. A perfect getaway for a couple or a couple of friends. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing & comfortable getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I stayed at the Tahoe Vista for 6 days in the Fall & loved it. We found the cabin to be inviting & comfortable. The owners were very helpful in giving us ideas of what to do while on our trip. They told us about the best hiking spots in town & the best places to grab a lunch to take on our hikes. They also told us about all of the local farmers markets, which we loved! The cabin was clean & very well stocked with cooking supplies. It made for a very relaxing & fun vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Surpassed all expectations ...

  • 5 of 5

My goal in renting the Pinewood cabin was simple - get off the grid and drop out of my everyday life for a bit. The cabin, the lake and the owners all helped deliver on that goal, and frankly, smashed even my wildest expectations. It was spotless and had everything you'd need and more. The owners have missed nothing in preparing a haven for their guests. I've always loved Tahoe, but renting the cabin and the peace and quiet, and privacy, that came with it was so good for the soul. None of the noise and hustle-and-bustle of a hotel - just quiet, and the chance to absorb the area's spiritual energy, if you're open to such ideas. After a few minutes talking with owners Lisa and John, I felt like we'd been friends forever. This was a remarkably unique experience, and one I hope to repeat very soon. If you want to drop out of The Rat Race for a while and just go with the flow, this is the place for you - solo or with your significant other, it's truly a what R&R is meant to be.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Couldn't have felt more at home!

  • 5 of 5

This little gem of a cottage was perfect for me and husband to stay a week. We love to cook, and Lisa and John thought of everything a cook away from their own kitchen might need. Lisa even taught us how to make our own espressos, which the kitchen is equipped for. Preparing meals on the vintage Wedgewood stove felt like a treat. After long days on the lake we relaxed and grilled outside in the charming front yard. The cottage was immaculately cleaned before our arrival, the towels were plentiful and soft, and the bed is way more comfortable than my own at home. We are already looking for any reason to return to the Pinewood in Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great Tahoe Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend staying in this cozy King's Beach cabin! The hosts were so welcoming and very responsive, even giving directions to their favorite hike near-by. The cabin is only a short walk from the lake with lots of restaurants and hiking trails. If you're looking for a cozy stay in a clean and convenient cabin, this is the place!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
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Perfect Getaway Cabin!

  • 4 of 5

My friend and I really enjoyed this cabin which is fairly priced and has everything you will need for a relaxing stay. It is clean, well-located and big enough for two or three. The owners live right next door and are very friendly and helpful, yet not invasive of one's privacy.

As others have mentioned, the mattress is very soft, so if you like a firm mattress, use the automatically inflatable air bed. I used it and found it very comfortable. My friend liked the queen-sized bed.

I recommend you stay at this cabin because it's a perfect getaway cabin in a gorgeous area.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Reno Tahoe International
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Old Brockway Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Truckee Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
267 and North Lake Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Northstar at Tahoe
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
North Tahoe Beach
Car: recommended

Fishing lakes and rivers, mountain hiking/biking, playgrounds and beaches, water sports, winter sports, scenic drives and historical locales, nightclubs and casinos, festivals, art and music tours, theatres and concerts, seasonal snowmobile tours, flying and sail plane tours, and rental facilities to supply all the needs of the previously mentioned activities.


Rates & Availability

Tahoe Vista Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
Jun 17 2016 - Oct 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Martin Luther
Jan 15 2017 - Jan 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents' Day
Feb 12 2017 - Feb 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
Jun 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Stay 6 nights and the sixth night is free.

Visa or Master Card, $100 refundable security/damage deposit when booking, full amount of stay at time of arrival. Exceptions: Christmas and New Year's weeks are minimum 5 night stays and full amount due 30 days prior to stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Tahoe Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • bathroom with shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The Tahoe Pinewood sleeps 2, has a Pillow-top Queen Log Bed, in a cozy setting with a free standing gas log fireplace
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The Tahoe Pinewood sleeps 2, has a Pillow-top Queen Log Bed, in a cozy setting with a free standing gas log fireplace, Satellite TV, DVD/MP3, bathroom with shower, full kitchen with dining table that seats 2 and laundry. Outdoor patio with gas barbecue. It has a private drive and parking with snow removal.

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