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Exceptional No.Lake Tahoe Retreat/Charney Chalet/ Hot Tub/Dogs OK/NEW VIDEO!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms with Bonus Room, 3.5 bathrooms (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy the wonderful quiet surroundings of Lake Tahoe in our gorgeous mountain home, CHARNEY CHALET. It offers over 2200 square feet of spacious living space on a 1/3 acre lot. This retreat is newly decorated in alpine comfort and elegance. There is a newly remodeled kitchen with solid granite countertops, hardwood floors and beautiful wood appointments throughout. The kitchen has a 4 burner gas cook top with a convection oven. It is fully stocked with exceptional Gunter Wilhelm Executive Chef Series 7 pc. Knife Set (High Carbon Stainless Steel) sold at Williams-Sonoma. This is added to our smaller existing set of Michael Chiarello Napa-Style Santoku high-end knives. We have recently added a 10 piece set of Calphalon Durable Hand-Anodized Aluminum Non-Stick interior Pots and Pans with Stay Cool Handles and Oven safe to 450 degrees. This improvement should make the most discriminating chef happy. Since we frequent our Lake Tahoe home often, we look forward to having a beautifully-stocked kitchen for our own family meals, as well for our many guest renters. Professional chefs have even complimented us on our cook ware. There is a large dining table that easily seats 10. We have Fiesta Ware plates and serving platters with lots of silverware to compliment the table.

The well-furnished large Great Room has a cozy river rock fireplace as a focal point. We have lots of seating for your group to be together. Enjoy music on the stereo sound system or watch a DVD on the new 39' flat screen HD-TV. Watch a movie from cable on demand. The large living area also includes a reading nook surrounded by lovely windows and French doors that lead to our deck. Just outside on the private deck is our brand NEW Marquis hot tub with peek views of Lake Tahoe. Our hot tub seats 4 - 5 and has fountain features and is state of the art! We have our hot tub professionally cleaned and maintained before every new guest rental arrives. There is a table, umbrella, chairs and a barbecue on the deck, as well, for enjoying the outdoor ambience during the summer months. A well-appointed powder room is off the great room. This great room offers a very large living area with high pine ceilings that allows for wonderful family time with mountain atmosphere.

To view our new VIDEO - go to the photos and click all photos until the last one and the video will be next in line.

The spacious master suite is on the same level as the kitchen and great room. It has a comfortable California king bed as well as a 20 inch TV with cable and DVD, and private bathroom with a shower. The King bed offers a down comforter and a choice of foam or down pillows. Included in the master suite is a comfortable lounging sofa for reading or watching movies. There is a private entrance to the deck through French doors if you want to sneak out for a private soak in our NEW hot tub after the kids are in bed. There is ample closet and dresser space. Views of the pine trees allows privacy from this spacious master suite.

Down stairs is a lovely Queen bed room with a down comforter and a small TV with cable. It is perfect as a second master bedroom if two families are sharing the home. Its decor is European Alpine and gives you a mountain retreat atmosphere. There is a bay window with seating for reading or relaxing. There is also a room with 2 bunkbeds for the kids to have their own space. The downstairs bathroom has 2 sinks and a full bathtub and shower. The full-sized washer and dryer is located in the large laundry room with iron and ironing board and room for delicate clothing air drying. We provide laundry soap for your stay.

A private Bonus Bedroom is accessible from the rear of the attached garage. This is the perfect room to send the kids to play foosball or watch their own movie on a TV with DVD/VCR with cable while the adults enjoy the great room upstairs. It even has a full bathroom with shower. There is also a very comfortable and attractive wood-framed twin trundle day bed with a pop up twin trundle mattress. This room serves as a two person bedroom if more sleeping space is needed. This hideaway bedroom is quiet and private with access to the backyard through the sliding glass doors. It has forced air heating but also has its own new wall heater for comfort. There is an armoire for your convenience.

Linen for the beds and towels are provided for your use. All of our bathrooms are outfitted with sumptuous Egyptian cotton towels from the luxury catalogue Garnet Hill. In the summer, you will want to bring beach towels to use at the pool and the lake. There is shampoo, conditioner, soap and blow dryers in each bathroom.

Our home is centrally located 6 miles east of Tahoe City and 2 miles west of Kings Beach in the private Agate Bay neighborhood. Our home sits on an approximately 1/3 acre lot on one of the finest streets in Agate Bay. We are surrounded by a quiet, wooded neighborhood with underground utility wires. Fine dining is nearby at Gar Woods or enjoy casual dining at CB pizza. There are many other excellent options as well. Nevada casinos are 10 minutes away in Crystal Bay or a little further to Incline Village.

Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows are less than 15 miles away for downhill and cross country skiing. Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose and Homewood are within 30 minutes of our home. There is snow shoeing available across the street in forest land. In the summer, walk to the nearby Agate Bay Sun Club to swim in the pool or play ping pong, sand volley ball or tennis on our courts. These amenities are FREE to our guests during your stay. Dog friendly Patton beach is nearby where kayaks can be rented in the summer and some weekends throughout the year. World class hiking, mountain biking, and rafting are nearby.

Master Suite - King

2nd bedroom - Queen

3rd bedroom - 2 bunk beds (sleeps four)

Bonus room - Day Bed Trundle with two firm comfortable twin beds


We have our NEW Marquis Hot Tub Professionally Cleaned by Pomins of Tahoe City. You can be assured that our hot tub will be cleaned and ready for you before you arrive at our home.

We have winter snow plow service for our flat and easily-accessible driveway connecting our two-car garage.

We have wood stored in the garage for your use when cozying up to our river rock fireplace and its wood burning stove in the Great Room.

During the summer months, we have four beach umbrellas and six beach chairs available for your use. During the winter months, we have many sleds available for your use. This makes packing easier and carefree.

Whether you enjoy active outdoor activities or just curling up on one of our comfy couches to read your favorite book, you will find our Charney Family Home an exceptional retreat at Lake Tahoe for your next vacation.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About The Owner

We have always enjoyed Lake Tahoe even before we had children. Now we have 4 adult children that grew up coming to the lake and creating wonderful memories at our Charney Chalet! The whole family enjoys visiting for all seasons. In the winter, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar are all within 15 -20 minutes from our home. There is great hiking right out our door or not far away. We love to travel with our dog and that is why we extend that to our guests. Dogs love Lake Tahoe as much as their other family members. We have shown you some of the nearby hiking trails on the map.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Carnelian Bay

We have visited many areas of the Lake Tahoe region. We enjoy the north shore because it is less hectic and less influenced by the south shore casinos. Agate Bay is a very special place with a community pool and tennis courts. It is so quiet, that on a busy 4th of July weekend, in Agate Bay, you would not even know it was so busy several miles away in Kings Beach and Tahoe City. We are located on a quiet street with underground utility wires that sits across the street from nature conservancy land. We offer our home for you to enjoy Lake Tahoe and Agate Bay.

What makes this house unique

We love spending time with our family and extended family sitting on our deck during the summer. Our lot is 1/3 acre so there is a sense of privacy, peacefulness and quiet. Our street has underground utility wires and our wooded surroundings makes for an amazing getaway feeling, while knowing that we can cook a gourmet meal or a quick snack in our new kitchen just back inside our french doors. Our home is big enough to come together in the great room for meals, hanging out, watching a movie, or playing games. Our home also allows room for privacy in the many well-appointed bedrooms and bonus room. All of our furnishing and amenities are new and it does not feel like a rental home but our home away from home. In the winter, our home is easily warmed up with our wood-burning stove or our central heater. There is a lot of room outside to play and sled. The NEW hot tub is four steps from the french doors off the great room, so getting there year round is a luxurious opportunity.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so very much for allowing us to stay in your fabulous home! Snuggling up by the fire, sipping hot chocolate (let's be honest... wine, too) and talking/ reconnecting with family and friends. Each room lovingly prepared by all of you. You have thought of every detail and anticipated every need. We can't wait to return!!
Feb 2007
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Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Bonus Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , trundle day bed with two twin mattresses
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Portable crib, Trundle Day bed with two twin mattresses in bonus bedroom, Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Tennis courts available in the summer only. During the summer months, we provide beach umbrellas and beach chairs. During the winter months, we provide sleds. All of these items are for our guests. It makes packing easier!


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Exceptional No.Lake Tahoe Retreat/Charney Chalet/ Hot Tub/Dogs OK/NEW VIDEO!
average rating of 4.9402986 based on 70 reviews
Bay Area

Oscar weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our second time back, this house fit all of us comfortably and had room for the kids to play games and the adults to watch the Oscars. The highlight was being in the hot tub in the midst of a snowstorm...soaking away all aches and pains at a perfect 104 degrees. There was so much snow on the back deck, the kids even built a snow tunnel. Thank you for sharing your Tahoe house with us...we will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing about the fun that you all had! We are glad you returned to our home and look forward to hosting you again. As a family, we love to congregate in our Great Room that includes our kitchen, dining area, living area and reading nook. The fact that the deck is on the second floor right off this room, allows for great views of our quiet wooded neighborhood. It is nice to have the hot tub there as well so that everyone can find the time to be together but do their own thing. We strive to be the best home away from home in North Lake Tahoe and we appreciate you noticing our mountain home and choosing it for two of your vacations.
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  • 5 of 5

We were two families with kids, and the layout offered a great mix of privacy and cozy shared space. Well stocked kitchen, toy cabinet and movie vault - you feel "at home" here. The large and comfy common area with fireplace and easy access to the hot tub made for great evenings together after long days in the snow. The location is convenient to town, the lake, sledding, and skiing. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you found our home cozy and private for your two family vacation. We try to emphasize the nice layout for our comfortable Great Room . Our location is ideal as it is in a very quiet, wooded neighborhood with underground utility wires. We hope to have you return, as many of our guests do.
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San Jose, CA.

Perfect Winter Cabin

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in the North Shore of Tahoe so your close to all the resorts look no further. the cabin is close to Alpine, Squaw, and Northstar resorts. This cabin is perfect for all a family trip to the snow and is pet friendly also. They stock all the necessary amenities that you'll need in a cabin. Neighborhood is quiet and cozy with lots of neighbors walking their dogs. It's also really close to Safeway and Starbucks. Thank you Charney family for having a great cabin! Next time we'll maybe try and stay up there during the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a wonderful time. We are a family of skiers and we love our "inbetween" location to Northstar, Squaw and Alpine. We are a dog family and all our dogs have enjoyed the Lake Tahoe area over the many years we have vacationed there. We like to share that opportunity with our guests as well. We figure our guests that have dogs are responsible dog owners that love their pet and will be respectful to our home. It is such a lovely vacation to include your dog. Our home is in a quiet, wooded neighborhood with the occasional friendly person walking their dog. We are always stocking our kitchen with paper towels, napkins, saran wrap, foil, many spices, cooking oils, tea and coffee, sugar, brown sugar, salt, pepper and flour. This helps our guests with their cooking needs and we are happy to provide these items best we can. We certainly hope you return in the summer as many of our guests choose our home for all seasons!
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Great Family Place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house- it's the perfect Tahoe getaway! It is very cozy and comfortable and in a great neighborhood.There is plenty of room to sit and relax by the great fireplace, read, watch TV, and play cards/games. It feels like home. The kitchen is well stocked and perfect for cooking meals. It has wonderful views from all the windows- lots of trees and very private. The beds are all very comfortable and cozy and the bedding is nice quality. The neighborhood is perfect for long walks, and there's a trail right up the street for hiking. It's close to everything- skiing, hiking, grocery stores, restaurants, and shops- and the lake is just down the street (about 5 blocks). The owners are very friendly and helpful and I would definitely recommend this property- it is one of our favorites! This is the perfect place for a family vacation and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so grateful for your descriptive feedback. Since we visit our home frequently with our family, we have created a retreat that puts us in a very relaxed feeling surrounded by the wooded neighborhood we enjoy very much. We love our great room as well. Everyone can be together, playing games, reading and fixing meals with our large fireplace as a focal point. Our fully stocked kitchen is a must for any vacation home away from home. We strive to make it easier for our guests for cooking meals together. We enjoy our quiet neighborhood, too, and walking to the lake or to the trails available within walking distance is such a lovely bonus. North Lake Tahoe is quieter and beautiful, however, has amenities nearby in King's Beach and Tahoe City. Our cleaning staff and hot tub service are wonderful and create a clean arrival for every new guest family. We are glad you found our beds comfortable and linens to your liking. We are thrilled that we have many families that choose our home often for several years now. We are happy to share our Charney Chalet and try to personalize any questions or requests our guests may have.
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Clean, cozy Tahoe retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay! We are two families with young children. Plenty of sleeping room for all and ample lounging room after being on the slopes all day. Everyone enjoyed the open air kitchen/family/dining rooms which center around a cozy wood burning fireplace. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked, more so then we've seen at any other property we've rented. The location was perfect! 15 minutes to North Star, 20 minutes to Diamond Peak, minutes from the amenities of King's Beach and Tahoe City. Thank you Charney Family - we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you found our home at Lake Tahoe to your satisfaction and you will return. We have created so many memories together as an extended family with friends sharing the great room that includes the kitchen, dining room, living room with the jacuzzi a few steps from the French doors. We love to ski and then come home to that room with our roaring fire. We always supply the wood for our guests. We are nicely located to the ski resorts and yet it is always nice to come back to the lake that creates so much magic. We look forward to having you as our guests again, like so many of our returning families.
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Beautiful cabin with awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful cabin that has everything you could possibly need, including toys for the kids to play with. Very clean and beautiful property. The location is fabulous and close to everything. Tere and Mark answered all of our questions and gave us many suggestions for restaurants and activities. The cabin is spacious and has everything you could possibly need (plus some!) while you are on vacation. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you found our family home, The Charney Chalet, a wonderful place to stay for your Lake Tahoe vacation. We raised our four children at our vacation home and so it seems fitting to save all their quality, fun toys and share them with our guests. We love to cook and be together so we stock our kitchen with all the tools needed. We are glad you enjoyed our location. It’s underground utility wires and the fact that it is adjacent to open space and forest gives its location a very wooded, quiet atmosphere. We are always happy to share our long list of recommended restaurants, activities, etc. We take pride in helping our guests have the best Lake Tahoe vacation possible! We hope you will return as many of our guests do. Happy Holidays.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno Tahoe International
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Our home is located close to any activity you might want in the Lake Tahoe region, yet is on a quiet flat street with no power lines so you really feel like you are in the woods. Our location allows you to avoid the crazy crowds thronging the casinos of the south shore. We are also far enough away from busier Tahoe City (7 miles) that you will truly feel you are in the mountains. But if you want a nice dinner on the lake or to rent a boat, you will not have far to go. You can even avoid going through Tahoe City to arrive at our home by going through Kings Beach. In the winter, downhill skiing is available at more than 10 ski areas within 40 minutes with Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar less than 20 minutes away. In the summer, a hike up the hill or a short drive takes you to the Tahoe Rim Trail. Other trails and wilderness are also easily accessible. A large network of trails for mountain biking are right out our door. Enjoy the north shore of Lake Tahoe!




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
cleaning $235
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.