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

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Bedrooms 4
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Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Carnelian Bay House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 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.

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. 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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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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 Lake Tahoe North Shore

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

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is so wonderful & cozy! I felt right at home staying there! It was so relaxing, quiet & peaceful. The location of the cabin is great! It's not right located right on a main road which is nice if you have kids, so they can go out in the yard & hangout. I felt very secure & safe there. It's very easy to get to. The cabin was totally equipped with all amenities from linens, to kitchen necessities, to toiletries. Even information on local activities or places to visit. It's accommodating for younger

children also. Nice that you may bring your dog also. The cabin is immaculate & well maintained. I would definitely recommend this charming chalet to anyone whether it's a family trip, a retreat, girls trip, couples, or even if you want some alone time. It was well worth the stay. Enjoy!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you found our home to your liking. We have two labrador dogs who LOVE Lake Tahoe for swimming and sniffing on the trail and of course jumping in the snow! We are glad that we can extend this hospitality to our guests. Family vacations are really more fun if you can bring your dog as they are family, too. We try to create a comfortable, clean, and charming home away from home. We feel it is important to have the comforts and amenities that the adults, teens and children want when traveling to a vacation home. We are glad you found that to be true. We are located so close to the lake but situated on a very quiet street that is footsteps away from hiking trails for all seasons. We hope to have you back as our guests again very soon.
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Charney chalet

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Plenty of space, fully equipped kitchen and comfortable beds

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home for your family vacation. We try to create a comfortable experience for our guests whether it be with the beds, bathrooms, hot tub, Great Room, or the kitchen amenities. Since we vacation at our home with our large family we try to share all of the same comforts that we enjoy. We are always striving to be the best Home Away from Home in North Lake Tahoe. We hope that you will choose our vacation home for your next family trip to the Lake!
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Perfect property with great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This house is very well located and has a perfect set up for a large family or in our case, multiple families traveling together. Tere and Mark are extremely helpful pre-arrival and during your stay and ensure their rental property is even easier than staying in a hotel. The house is well stocked with dishware, cookware, a grill, soap / shampoo, towels, condiments, spices, etc. so that everything you could need is at your fingertips. The community pool is very close as well as some nice hiking / running trails and Tere / Mark provide a list of hikes, areas to boat, etc. which was very helpful and helped us arrange most of our trip. The house is very close to public beaches (walkable) and an easy drive to Northstar and Squaw Valley. I highly recommend this house and Tere and Mark are the best hosts I have come across.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your amazing review of our Lake Tahoe home. We really enjoy helping our guests find great restaurants, beaches, ski resorts and all of the details involved in making a wonderful vacation at beautiful North Lake Tahoe. We have been going to Lake Tahoe since we were very young and rented many homes in our north shore area when our four children were coming into our lives. Our family dream was to purchase a mountain home that we could share and create a superb experience for those guests that could choose to stay there. That is why we are more than happy to speak with our guests before they arrive and answer any questions they may have. We are always available to assist you. We keep trying to make our home better so that our guests have everything they need for their stay. We are glad you had a fabulous time and we hope to see you again for your next Lake Tahoe family vacation.
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Great for families

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family (2 adults, 1 pre-schooler, 1 toddler). We could have easily fit another family. The hot tub was clean, easy to use, worked as expected, and was a big hit with us! The game room had age appropriate toys and movies for our kids. The red bunk bed set was perfect size for our toddler (who is out of a crib). Our 4 year old had no trouble climbing in and out of the top bunk. The community pool was a short walk. Our older daughter was able to walk it, but we usually pulled both kids in a little wagon. The pool was quiet and relaxing during our stay, which was perfect for our kids, who prefer less stimulating activities. There's lots of room out back for kids to explore, collect sticks, look for bugs, etc. Our daughter said she liked this vacation better than Disneyland. Tere and Mark were prompt in responding, very friendly, and overall great to deal with. They are organized, which is a big plus for me. They had easy to follow directions, checklists, house rules, etc, which was nice. They were out of the country during our stay and let me know way ahead of time, as well as gave me contact info for a friend / cleaning manager to contact in case of any questions or problems. She was wonderful and responded promptly to texts. They were also very timely in refunding our full deposit after the trip. I can't complain about anything! It was great! My only suggestion for families with young children, that are still a little unstable on stairs, would be to bring some kind of baby gate (with approval from Mark and Tere of course) because the stairs are steep. We have a wonderful free standing wood gate (which is actually meant for pets) and would have been perfect but we completely forgot it and didn't see one in the house (though there may have been one, we didn't think to ask). Overall, I would give more stars if I could. We hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our Charney Chalet in North Lake Tahoe, Agate Bay. We really try to assist our guests with creating a wonderful family vacation. Our best compliment ever was when your child said staying at Lake Tahoe in our home was better than Disneyland. Wow! The beautiful quiet nature surrounding our home and neighborhood does allow for wonderful exploration for all ages. We are glad you had such a nice time. The stairs are of course by normal code but having said that if you have a toddler it is of concern. We do not have a gate but do recommend our guests bringing one if it is needed. A compression gate is fine for use at our home. We do have a portable crib with bedding and a booster/high chair that can be attached to the chair. For summer we have plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas and sand toys for your use. We have a lot of inside high-quality toys and movies. We are glad you enjoyed the pool, as it is a very nice included addition to your stay. We are happy to help answer any questions for our guests before, during or after their stay. We hope to have you choose our home for any future Lake Tahoe vacations!
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The homiest home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Tere and Mark were warm, gracious, and incredibly thoughtful hosts. From my first phone call with Tere to the bottle of wine they left for us to note Mark sent as a follow up after our trip, it is so clear that hosting is second nature to them.

In addition to being kind and welcoming, Tere and Mark also have impeccable taste. The wooden interior really gives the feeling that you're in a ski chalet, and the open floor plan gives all the chance to congregate and be together. We cooked in their expansive kitchen that had everything you'd need to make dinner for 10.

Hope to be back soon and strongly recommend booking with these two! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you found our hospitality appreciated. We also use VRBO for some of our other vacations and we too appreciate good communication and helpfulness. When we vacation at our own home, the Charney Chalet in Agate Bay, Lake Tahoe we really appreciate it being a home away from home and that is want we want to share with our guests. Our kitchen is not basic and since we cook and entertain it is fully equipped for all sorts of cooking. We most recently updated to chef-quality cookware and knives. Our large great room is really enjoyable when we have extended family and friends as we can easily share in socializing and creating meals together. Because our home is large enough one can find privacy as well. We really appreciate your kind words and we hope you do choose our Charney Chalet for your next Lake Tahoe vacation. We will happily accommodate your needs. Thank you.
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Great place and experience

  • 4 of 5

Good location. Property was great and well equipped. The owners were very prompt, responsive and reasonable to our requests. The detailed instructions on how to work everything was helpful and helped us be comfortable during the stay. I would recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We always are available to our guests, whether it be to find a great restaurant or find a needed gadget in our kitchen. We love our location, too, as it is so wooded, quite and yet close to Kings Beach and Tahoe City. We hope that you do return to our little slice of heaven, The Charney Chalet!
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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!


Rates & Availability

Carnelian Bay House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
New Years Week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 20 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $200
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • 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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