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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

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 Carnelian Bay

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 4.9302325 based on 88 reviews

Cabin-tastic in beautiful north lake Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin! And we VRBO/HomeAway a lot. We stayed at this property for Thanksgiving 2017...drove up on Thanksgiving day with a big turkey and tons of food to cook. Everything we needed was there and it couldn't be more charming. The fireplace was amazing with a endless supply of wood just out the front door. We made an amazing Thanksgiving dinner, even with a last minute run to the Safeway near by for some wine. We hiked through a trail Steve suggested that took us to a great dog-friendly beach which was nice. Forgot a flashlight, Steve had one tucked away for us. Need extra baking dishes, they were there! Need a baby gate to corral the doggies, he had 2! Seriously we it had everything we needed. We spent the weekend reading (plenty of books), playing games (Connect4 and Sorry and more), completed a puzzle, and gazed into the fire (made all the easier because you could light the wood burning fireplace with gas...10 seconds until a great fire). The beds were comfy and the place was very clean. Steve even had a tree setup on the deck with christmas lights...made the transition to Xmas from Thanksgiving all the sweeter. Loved this place and we are putting it on our "save" list to stay at again. Thanks Steve! (and thanks for the great breakfast recommendation at Fire Sign Cafe!)

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wee hoo.... what a review 😜
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Cozy and Homey

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. It's a very cozy little place, and immediately felt like home. The host could not have been more responsive, and all of the suggested hikes, restaurants, and recreational activities were very useful and appreciated. Comfortable beds, and kitchen equipped with everything we needed. Lots of board games for us to choose from (though you should bring your own deck of cards if you need any!) It was easy to reach nearby ski resorts, and seems like it would be a great place to stay in the summer, as well. Wonderful to be able to include our dog in the trip, as well - she loved the surroundings! We'll certainly hope to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ....thanks again for choosing our home to enjoy Tahoe! I checked and the playing cards are a bit dog eared:-) We will replace...thanks steve
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Enjoyed our family ski trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home on our first ski trip of the season. It was super comfortable and we were able to entertain the adults and kids alike. We skied at Northstar and Squaw, both resorts being within a comfortable driving distance, and relaxed in the evenings with raucous games of Monopoly and cards. Highly recommended!

The only minor suggestion I'd make is to upgrade to a larger TV. Watching the Lord of the Rings on a VHS tape in the smaller TV was a novel experience. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Toluca Lake

Great Weekend Stay in Tahoe

  • 4 of 5

The house was in a perfect location near grocery store and a small beach that was dog-friendly! My family and friends really enjoyed the stay. The home is warm and inviting...perfect relaxation on the deck surrounded by trees and quiet! Would like to have had more updated kitchen utensils and pans, etc but the grill was fantastic. Would recommend to anyone! Thank you Steve!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the review!... I’ll check on the cookware?... we did have a full set of cuisine- art stainless steel pots n pans? ... we will be enjoying tahoe next weekend so I’ll review and replace if necessary. Thanks for the heads up! Steve
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Northshore Gem

  • 5 of 5

This traditional Tahoe home is well furnished, very clean, and quite cozy and comfortable. Nice size deck for entertaining with plenty of seating. Walking distance to lake and other local attractions. We love it!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the continued interest in our home! Many thanks Steve
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Petaluma, CA

best vbro rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented properties thru vbro many times over the years and this is far our favorite experience ever! The property owners were very responsive, informative and pleasant to deal with. We had our annual family get together and this house had something for everyone. There was enough room to sit quietly to read, a beautiful deck to eat outside, volleyball court and a great dining table for the full-on card playing extravaganza. Most Tahoe rentals have old furniture and posted pictures don't adequately represent what you can expect. That is not the case here. The rooms were all great, beds were comfy two had sliding doors to get the cool air in the house at night. The kitchen was very well equipped with lots of clean dishes. Throughout the house when we were looking for something the joke became keep looking because it's here somewhere. We've definitely bookmarked this slice of heaven to use again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wee Hoo.... wow such a nice review!!! 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Pet Fee $60
Damage Deposit $300

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.

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