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Tahoe romantic 'real' Log Cabin in Bijou Pines with enclosed hot tub

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Bijou Pines Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6, BONUS new Star & Moon view room w 4x8 skylight

Romantic quiet vintage log cabin with enclosed hot tub on double lot in pine woods setting. New, free wireless Internet. You can walk two blocks to the beach on Lake Tahoe. Located in South Lake Tahoe, 1.8 miles from Nevada State Line casinos, and Heavenly Ski Resort. Two blocks walk through the woods to Safeway and Starbucks. Secluded but close to it all.

Completely enclosed cedar plank fenced in double lot sized back yard. Ideal for kids or pets to safely run and play in the snow or sun. Large back yard barbecue/outdoor kitchen area with log table and seating. Ideal for enjoying the outdoors. An over sized cast iron Chimney too, which is ideal for relaxing at night by the fire while star gazing.

This is your secret mountain lake getaway place that you will want to return to and tell your friends about.

New Improved STAR & MOON room: We have added an enclosed porch area with two oversized 4x4 sky lights, and a double french doors and a 5x10 ft view window into the back yard area.

Lake camping out but indoors on the couch futon for an extra special get away feeling.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John McGrath
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, Farsi
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About John McGrath

I only fish on days that end in Y!

John McGrath purchased this cabin in 2000

Why John McGrath chose South Lake Tahoe

THIS IS MY PERSONAL TIME TRAVEL MACHINE. Wanna go back to a simpler time and place? This is it!

What makes this cabin unique

Simpler time, but with modern amenities....6 person enclosed hot tub, electricity, indoor plumbing, central heating! WOWSER.


based on 42 traveler reviews

Tahoe romantic 'real' Log Cabin in Bijou Pines with enclosed hot tub
average rating of 4.3809524 based on 42 reviews

Charming & Authentic South Lake Tahoe Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is great for getting away to relax, and it's within a short walking distance to all the attractions that brought us to South Lake Tahoe. The cabin is surrounded by real peace and quiet in the Bijou Pines area, and it has the convenience and proximity to shops and restaurants without having to drive. The hot tub was especially enjoyable before cuddling up by the fireplace and a comfortable night sleep. We can't wait to return to "Cielito Lindo.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and quiet but to Dusty

  • 2 of 5

To Dusty and spiderwebs all over the house and the ceilings in the walls everywhere

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Hot tub was the best thing about this place .

  • 2 of 5

Suppose to check in at 4 but had to wait till 6 because the house cleaner got a flat tire. According to VRBO app we were suppose to be greeted with wine and flowers, there were none. Told we couldn't use hot tub after 10pm due to noise and neighbor is the house cleaner/keeper of rental home. Unable to use fire pit out back Wich I understand due to fire danger but keeper said other neighbor would call the police if we used it. Log cabin was interesting but dirty and needs some work. Looks uncared for. Bed in downstairs bedroom too small. Only a full size. Wouldn't stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anonymous, We strive to make every guests stay special. When we have red wine, it is on the table visible as you enter. When we have white wine, it is kept chilled for you in the refrigerator as it was for your stay. I am sorry you did not notice. Based on your experience, we will make a note card and leave it on the table to let people know when chilled white wine is in the refrigerator. I appreciate your bringing this to my attention. Flowers are another thing you did not notice, even though they were in the vase on the table next to the couch. It is true the small bedroom downstairs only has a full size old fashioned log bed. But upstairs loft room is bigger and has a queen size bed to accommodate those who prefer queen size. And I have to admit, this years new noise and fire safety regulations imposed by the City of South Lake Tahoe, not me, are a real pain. No excessive noise after 10:00 pm. Means you can use the hot tub to soak, but just not run the jets late at night or scream and shout after 10:oo pm. And sadly, only charcoal and gas grill fires are allowed in the back yard areas now. And finally regarding the late check in due to flat tire emergency on the part of housekeeper; that is rather unforeseen. But, I am happy to reimburse future guests for dinner if, for any such unforeseen delay, we are not ready for your arrival at the stated 4:00 check in time. If you were not anonymous, I would reimburse you too. And finally, I would point out that many 5 star rating guests strongly disagree with your opinion of the condition of our rustic log cabin. But then vintage true log cabin experience is not for everyone. Still, we will not be covering up the logs with painted stucco wall board to make it look more like a motel 6 anytime soon. Sincerely, John and Toni
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Beautiful, peaceful, nastalgic

  • 5 of 5

Great charm with amenities. I loved cooking outside - made almost every meal out there. Kids loved the loft and we all liked taking turns sleeping in the moon room! Would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome rustic cottage in South Lake Tahoe!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place. This log cabin was built in 1931 and while it does have modern conveniences, we were absolutely delighted with the rustic aspects of the place. We would absolutely stay there again if/when we come back. Big thumbs up.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home away from home close to the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at the cabin. We enjoyed being only a couple blocks from the dog friendly beach, and we could easily walk to a couple restaurants. While we were close to the lake, it felt like we were much farther from civilization with how the cabin was surrounded by trees and how quiet the neighborhood was. We appreciated how clean the cabin was, and we found the Bed to very comfortable! Our dogs enjoyed coming on the trip with us too, and we thought the backyard was very safe and secure. Thank you for a lovely trip, and I'm trying to convince my husband we need to book another trip soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno, Nevada
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the water and perfect blue sky days of summer, or the powder at Heavenly Ski resort in the winter. And enjoy the casinos and night life at State Line one mile away all year.

Other Activities: endless night life at casinos and Heavenly skiing


Rates & Availability

Bijou Pines Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Early Snow Fall Special
Sep 15 - Dec 13
2 night minimum stay
20% off Spring Special
Apr 1 - Jun 14
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Complimentary Wine and Flowers to greet guest arrival!


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bijou Pines Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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