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Charming Private Woodsy Lake-Tahoe-Style Retreat Warm Cozy Family Ski Cabin Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-9)

Very private woodsy site, yet near conveniences. Walk to Garwoods restaurant or the beach! A great 'get away from it all'... place!

This all pinewood Mountain Retreat has old Tahoe charm in every room. New kitchen & baths with lovely mountain furnishings make this home a comfortable family retreat for all seasons. Relax on a huge sunny deck or enjoy the warmth of a crackling wood fire. The sun room is a great place to awaken for breakfast before embarking on a backyard ski into the national forest. Adventurous skiers can ski from the cabin and summit Mt Pluto at Northstar resort, then ski back.

Comfortably share the Tahoe experience with friends or another family. A separate playroom/TV room, away from the living room make for quiet adult apres ski conversation while enjoying the stone hearth or outside deck. Off the playroom, an outside sandy badminton/volleyball court or Bocce or Croquet in the backyard make this ideal for young kids. Sports equipment in cabin.

The cabin sleeping arrangements are:

Bedroom 1 with 'Queen Log Bed' and exterior deck.

Bedroom 2 with 'Queen Log Bed' and exterior deck.

Bedroom 3 with 'Log Bunk Bed' twin mattress over full size mattress.

Bedroom 4 with full size bed-separate room off the loft with low ceiling-for kids or small adults

Twin mattress in the loft

Full size pull out couch in Family room.

Gas BarBQue on the deck; sometimes an igloo is in backyard... courtesy of my kids.

Keywords: Luxury Woodsy Mountain Home

More Details

steve worthington
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About steve worthington

Our family loves the outdoors. Tahoe offers 4 seasons of some of the best weather and natural settings on the planet. Our cabin is ideally located to take advantage of all the year round fun that the Tahoe region and Lake Tahoe have to offer. We are in the midst of world class skiing resorts, including x-country & backcountry skiing right out the back door. Our favorite beaches and restaurants are a 5-10 minute walk with boat & kayak launches even closer. Nothing better than relaxing after a day of outdoor fun next to a cozy warm fire with friends and family!

steve worthington purchased this house in 2006

Why steve worthington chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

The cabin is 20 minutes from Northstar, Incline Village, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, 30 minutes from Homewood, Tahoe Donner and Mt Rose, 35 minutes from all Soda Springs Resorts (Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, etc.) The cabin is a 5 minute walk to the Lake. The cabin has direct & easy access to backcountry wilderness for hiking & skiing.

What makes this house unique

Great family setting, very private and in the woods. Outdoor kids play area for badminton, bocce and croquet. Huge sunny deck with protected BBQ area for summer & winter use. Warm comfortable classic all wood interior, all new furnishings, stone wood burning fireplace, separate playroom from LR & lots of windows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Steve and Dorthy.

Many thanks for opening your home to my family last week. The cabin was perfect and we left it almost as we found it. (Minus used linens and such.) Everything worked, we didn’t need heat or AC, and we appreciated the kitchen items/condiments.

We will contact you next time we return to the area. I think my niece is also keen on renting again.
Aug 2013
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Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lvl-2, all pine with new fixtures
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Lvl-1, all pine with new fixtures
  • The bathrooms are simple clean all wood/ pine finishes to fit the character of the home. Toilet Paper, soap, shampoos provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Lvl-2, Queen LOG-Bed Frame, access to private deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lvl-2, Queen LOG-Bed Frame, access to private deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Lvl-1, LOG-Bunk Bed Frame, twin over full mattresses
    Loft - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Lvl-2,Double in very small bonus room off loft, twin in loft
    Family Room - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Lvl-1, Sleep Sofa in Family room
  • Queen size Beds - Queen mattress beds with 'Log Frame', one located in bedroom 1; another queen bed in BR 2, Full size bed mattress located within 'Bonus Room' off the Loft, low ceiling height. OK for kids or small adults., Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin Mattress on floor, located within open Loft Area, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A Full size mattress in Family Room folds out from couch, Bunk Beds (1) BR #3 has a Log Frame Bunk Bed with ladder, Twin Mattress -over- Full Size Mattress
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Peace and quiet and family games, many games provided


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Charming Private Woodsy Lake-Tahoe-Style Retreat Warm Cozy Family Ski Cabin Wifi
average rating of 4.9358974 based on 80 reviews
San Francisco, California

Perfect Cabin Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for my birthday weekend and had a blast with family and loved ones! It's close to Northstar and other resorts like Boreal which worked out great for night skiing. I was impressed by, Steve the property owner, because he was so detail oriented and really cared about making sure we had a good time. Accommodations are first class, very clean and well equiped with everything. Definitely recommend to all others, we will be back soon for more North Lake Tahoe adventures for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and Happy Birthday.... Steve and Dorthy
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Walnut Creek, CA

Cozy cabin for the family

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from 5 nights over Christmas and it was a wonderful family trip. 2 adults, 2 (older) children and our dog Comet enjoyed a special time at the cabin. The location between Tahoe City and Kings Beach is perfect and the property is well cared for and has everything you need. The owner was always available to answer questions and was a superb host. Highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stood at this cabin over a month ago and we continuously talk about our stay. We enjoyed ourselves very much. This cabin had everything we needed and more. The owner was so transparent with the reservation and made himself available for any questions. I highly recommend this cabin!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dorthy and I are thankful that your visit was wonderful! Don't hesitate to come back again! Steve
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Excellent Property, well stocked and exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home for a week in July along with another family (4 adults, 4 kids). The bedrooms were perfect to house all of us comfortably. I found the property exceeded our expectation. The kids loved the badminton/volleyball court on the side of the house as well as the very well stocked game/puzzle cabinet. The property was well suited for families. The location was superb - half a mile from the lake, close enough for bike rides to the lake with the kids. The personal touches with notes of recommended restaurants and sites were much appreciated and spot on. We go to Tahoe every summer and this house helped to make our vacation just perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We are Glad for good use of the badminton court and board games. It has been a gorgeous summer! Steve
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Great Winter Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our time in this cabin for a last hoorah over winter break in January. We went with our kids and another family, and there was plenty of room for everyone. The location is convenient for skiing, sledding, restaurants, etc., and we loved spending our evenings with a big fire making our dinners and playing games. We were lucky to have lots of snow and 4WD, since the sloped driveway was a bit slick.

We really had a great time, and the house suited our needs perfectly!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Perfect Tahoe Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here with another family (4 adults, 4 young kids) over a long weekend in March 2016. The location is great for either summer or winter Tahoe run-- close to the lake, restaurants, etc and also close to ski resorts, snow play areas etc. The cabin is great-- roomy (there is an extra small bedroom in addition to the 3 advertised rooms which is perfect for kids), fully stocked (games, DVDs, firewood, sleds, full kitchen setup, etc), with plenty of rustic Tahoe charm. They even have a pancake griddle! The owners are very nice and responsive. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow thanks for this thoughtful recommendation!!! I'm really glad it worked out for you to spend an additional night and miss the dangerous trip back to the Bay Area. It has been a great snow year!!! Steve
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Gar Woods Grill & Pier
"Walk to Garwoods through neighborhood trail"
Old Post Office Coffee Shop
"The Old Post Office is an institution"
Rosie's Cafe
Truckee River Rafting
Waterman's Landing
Tahoe Cross Country
Lake Forest Public Boat Ramp
Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards
Sierra Boat Company Marina
"Our favorite place to go out to eat in N Shore tahoe"
Sand Harbor of Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park
Gar Woods Grill & Pier
"Walk to Garwoods through neighborhood trail"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Garwoods on the Lake
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Old Brockway Golf Course, Kings Beach
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Truckee Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
Interstate 80 West
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Garwoods on the Lake
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Patton Beach, Tahoe Vista
Car: recommended

Multi-Use: Sand Volleyball/Badmitten, Bocce Ball, Croquet court in backyard adjacent to playroom


Rates & Availability

Carnelian Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $185
Refundable damage deposit $300
CC use 3% $50
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please make payments in the form of bank money orders, cashiers checks or personal checks.
We now accept Paypal, see contract and or ask Steve

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Contact Owner

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