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Tahoe Lake Dream House, in Agate Bay with Lake View

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

We fell in love with the architecture of this old Tahoe classic home when we purchased it in 1991. We have chosen the furnishings carefully to reflect the era. We have enjoyed it many times and are now opening it for others to enjoy. Sitting on one half acre, this 2300 square foot home has 3 bedrooms, all with a view of the lake, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 7, plus small children. It has lots of room for relaxation, entertaining and romancing. Please visit our web site to see all of our features and amenities at tahoelakedreamhouse dot com.

Our Guests will be able to enjoy the use of the Agate Bay Private Swim Club during their stay at the house in the summer months. You will love the Olympic size swimming pool and hot tubs with life guard! Lounge chairs with umbrellas and tables. A large lawn area is also great for sun bathing, picnicking or relaxing. The snack shack serves wonderful sandwiches, salads, drinks and sweet treats. Tennis Courts & Volleyball courts are there for your enjoyment as well. Fun for all ages.

Enjoy the living room with its Rocky Mountain Granite fireplace with wood fire box (wood provided), VCR, CD player, WIFI, books and games. Relax or entertain in the upstairs sitting room while looking at beautiful Lake Tahoe. Two bedrooms have TVs and the master bedroom also has a relaxing Jacuzzi with view of the lake. There is also a view of the lake as you are taking a shower. Although there are many great restaurants in the area, you might just want to create a gourmet meal in our well appointed kitchen - with spices and staples provided. In good weather, you will probably want to relax, eat and entertain on our large deck that faces the lake or cook S'MORES on the side deck's fire pit. With a large size laundry room and mud room, there is space for storage as well as products we provide - soap, toilet paper, paper towels and tissues.

Our driveway is circular and can accommodate three cars. Another unpaved driveway can accommodate your boat and/or camper. In winter, snow is removed by contract from the driveway and the private road that is Nile Street.

The house is in the perfect location, no matter what the season. You can enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, golf, horseback riding, rafting, swimming, tennis, skiing, snowboarding, gambling and shopping - all within a 9 mile radius.

Keywords: Lakeview fabulous, Pool, tennis courts, out door Hot Tub next to pool, Volley ball, Fire Pit, Private Jacuzzi in Master Bath with breathtaking lake view, Gas and Charcoal Bar-B-Q's, 1/2 Acre private grounds,

More Details

Herm Kramer
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

About Herm Kramer

Carole was an Administrator and Principle for many years in El Grove and Herm was a Financial Planner in Marin County for many years. Carole now volunteering for an organization that is replacing open pit fires in rural homes in Central America. We are bringing in environmentally safe smokeless stoves through Stove Team International. We both enjoy traveling with friends, reading and playing golf

Herm Kramer purchased this house in 1991

Why Herm Kramer chose Carnelian Bay

Beautiful view of the lake, 3 bedrooms, furnished well. Very comfortable any time of the year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can tell you that it doesn't get any better than this - especially when it is 106 in the valley. Once again, we had perfect weather, 80 - 85 degrees. And, we love the new rugs. I truly believe our family enjoys this house more than anyone who vacations here. It feels like home. It is so comfortable, making it hard to leave. But, we'll be back. T.
Oct 2009
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Car: necessary

On the lake there is paddle boarding which is a new thrill. You can rent bicycles to peddle on the bike paths around the lake and along side the Truckee River. At the house we have a Bocce Ball game set. We have horseshoes for the whole family. There is badminton, and a Ladder Game that is so much fun for one and all. There is a library of DVDs and the X Box with Video games and VCR's. We have swimming toys, children's books and play toys for a variety of ages.


Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master Suite: California King bed with lake view, romantic Jacuzzi and shower overlooks the lake. TV 2nd Bedroom: A queen and a twin size bed with lake view, a TV and a large closet. 3rd Bedroom: Individual queen size bed and a complete lake view. The house sleeps a maximum of 7 adults in beds plus a couple of sleeping bags for children and a pack and play for a little one.. All bedding provided, including down comforters. Includes 1 pack and play, portable mattress, down pillows and sleeping bags. Beach towels and color coordinated bath towel sets are provided for each bedroom. Wake up to the Stellar Jays and the scurrying Golden Mantel Squirrels.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Tahoe Lake Dream House, in Agate Bay with Lake View
average rating of 4.9 based on 25 reviews

Perfection in EVERY Detail!

  • 5 of 5

Always a wonderful time at this beautiful property. Besides a stunning lake view, great and ample outdoor seating complete with a fire pit and grill, the beauty is hidden in the details. Clearly the hosts haven't missed anything to make your stay a memory for the books. From the information provided about all the things to do and how to enjoy the house to its fullest, to the special arrival gift making you feel welcome it is not only a dream house but a dream vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfiest Cabin in Carnelian Bay

  • 5 of 5

This place feels like home. The coziness is just what you would expect for a Tahoe get-away. The space was great for multiple families. The peaking views of the lake, the big deck and old Tahoe feel were the best parts. The proximity to restaurants, beaches and actives is perfect, nothing is out of reach.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well stocked rental home with lake views

  • 4 of 5

The owners of this home obviously want their renters to have a great experience. It starts with a welcoming bottle of wine and box of candy. The home is stocked with everything you might need- toiletries, paper towels and plastic storage bags, lots of dishes and cookware,

lots of towels, many board games, and a very nice washer and dryer.

Carole called me the day after we arrived to make sure we were enjoying the house and asking if we needed anything, which made us feel like true guests rather than just renters.

There is a lovely lake view from the front patio, kitchen, upstairs sitting room, and even the master bath and shower. The master suite upstairs is really spacious and the bed is very comfortable. My husband loved relaxing in the large tub.

The home is about a 15 minite walk or few minute drive to restuarants in Carnelian Bay. It takes less than 10 minutes by car to get to King's Beach.

We used the gas grill on side patio a couple of times which was nice.

My only suggestion might be winnowing out some of the dishes and cookware, as the cupboards are so full that it is sometimes difficult to find what you need or fit things back in.

All in all, our group of 6 adults (we and our two adult sons, one with girlfriend and other with childhood friend) enjoyed ourselves thoroughly in this home, and made full use of the games for lots of family fun.

Thank you Carole and Herm!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is perfect for our 3 family's. lots of space ,it's like our home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Love the view from upstairs,love the porch,toys for the kids,beach chairs,hair dryer ,soap,laundry soap everything you could possibly want. We have stayed here more than 5 times and it never disappoints. Kind of missed the annual bottle of wine and sees candy though. 😜

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully appointed, had everything we needed and more

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! The house is spacious and perfect for a couple or family! Well appointed, kitchen fully stocked with everything you need for cooking. The gas grill and fireplace were clean and easy to use. The views from every room are beautiful. Our expectations were exceeded and we look forward to visit again! Thank you So much to the owners for opening their home to us.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous private home in the woods by the lake

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful property in a wonderful location. The home is clean and meticulously maintained. The kitchen is equipped with everything you'll need. The upstairs master bedroom has an attached sitting room with spectacular lake views. The bedroom is large with a jacuzzi tub and shower with views. The entire floor has gorgeous high beamed wood ceilings. The downstairs living room and kitchen have a super cozy cabin feeling. The downstairs bedroom is large with views and the third bedroom is upstairs at another part of the home. This is a very pretty decorated room with all white and more views. You will not be disappointed with this gorgeous property! It's especially nice because it feels so private and away from the hustle and bustle of Tahoe City and Kings Beach, but it's actually very close to these towns, as well as many great ski mountains! The owners were wonderful to work with from start to finish. They are very generous with blankets, bedding, sleds, jackets, kitchen items, toiletries and more.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $135
Tax Rate 10.0%


Refundable security deposit of 1/3 of rental amount or $400, which ever is less, to be paid when reservation made. Remaining rental, cleaning and tax amount to be made at least one month before rental starts. Payment by check or credit card. Payment instructions will be given when reservation is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund