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Charming West Shore Cabin at Lake Tahoe, California

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 9 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy year-round sports and activities at our charming West Shore cabin at beautiful Lake Tahoe, California. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, the cabin is just a short 5 minute drive to Homewood Ski Resort; 20 minutes to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort; and, 25 minutes to world-famous Squaw Valley, site of the 1968 Winter Olympics. A 15-minute drive takes you to Tahoe City where you will find wonderful shopping and diverse dining as well as many recreational opportunities, including rafting down the Truckee River. Further up the road is Stateline where California meets Nevada. Casinos can be found, including the Cal-Neva, a hang-out for the Rat Pack in the 50s and 60s. If you head in the opposite direction from the cabin you will reach the South Shore where casino resort hotels abound with nightlife and fine dining as well as Heavenly Valley Ski Resort.

Just 3 blocks to the lake, our neighborhood is comprised of single family homes with approximately 40% occupied by year-round residents and 60% by vacation homes. Although our cabin is on a double corner lot, the neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors are friendly. One of our favorite activities is dining on the large deck, whether it's breakfast on a warm sunny morning or barbecuing in the evening with cocktails and appetizers.

PLEASE NOTE: Rates: Standard $160 per night (two night minimum); Holiday $180 per night (includes President's Weekend, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years - all three night minimum).

Keywords: Cabin, West Shore of Lake Tahoe, California, Homewood Ski Resort, Rafting, House

More Details

Terry Keenan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2017

About Terry Keenan

We are a married couple, Terry and Pat, who live in Mill Valley, CA. We've both in our mid-60s, and have 3 cats. We have both recently retired.

We have done a number of exchanges and, in addition to rentals, would be interested in doing an exchange in Hawaii, Spain, France, the Caribbean, or The Netherlands, Belgium, and Denmark, but are open to all suggestions.

Terry Keenan purchased this house in 1982

Why Terry Keenan chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

There's only one Lake Tahoe, which provides year-round recreational fun and activities for the entire family. It's just a 4-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, but also within a 45-minute drive from the Truckee Airport. The historic town of Truckee offers unique shopping and browsing as well as unique dining experiences. The cabin has proven to be a perfect getaway, especially from the pressure of living in the San Francisco Bay Area, even if only for a two-night weekend.

What makes this house unique

The cabin has been lovingly decorated to reflect a mountain experience with comfortable living and dining areas as well as bedrooms and bath. Charming personal touches abound throughout, making this a perfect getaway with an 'at home' feel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Highly recommend Charl as a guest. Took such good care of our home.
Dec 2016
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Tahoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size beds (2). Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed. PLEASE NOTE: Guests provide their own linens and towels, or, if they prefer, both can be provided for an additional fee of $50.00.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large sunny deck on double lot with badminton court. Large brick barbecue.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Charming West Shore Cabin at Lake Tahoe, California
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews

Charming little cabin with lots to offer

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a weekend, would definitely book again. Less than 5 minutes away from Homewood, and around 30 to Squaw Valley, so very close to skiing/snowboarding spots.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cozy propert. Perfect for couple.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin has a lot of charm. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. The cabin is very cosy and close to Homewood, and the owners were very helpful. I would recommend for a small family or a couple or two.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kevin, come again! Terry & Pat
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Wonderful stay in Tahoma

  • 5 of 5

Terry's home is very clean and neat, I will recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very friendly couple to communicate with. Far enough from most humans to enjoy a quiet weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Some fun games on the property, movies to watch at night, books to read, lots of blankets and pillows provided (don't forget TWO sets of Queen sheets and pillow cases). If you don't like bright light, you'll love the subdued light in this cabin. Make sure to bring your mountain bikes! You're about 3 miles from the Rubicon Trail. Yep, I climbed it for a while. Lake Tahoe is beautiful this time of year. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Cozy. Warm and Inviting.

  • 5 of 5

This amazing little cottage home in Tahoma was the perfect venue for the wedding I attended in the 2nd week of September at Sugar Pine Point State park. It's about 15 minutes south of Tahoe City and only minutes from Sugar Pine Point state park. Anything on the west side of Lake Tahoe was easily accessible. The home itself was quaint and comfortable. Guests are required to bring their own sheets for the 2 queen-size beds, which may seem like an inconvenience, however, it makes sense, given the fact that the owners are trying to keep their cleaning costs to a minimum so they can provide guests with a better rate. The cabin utilizes several antique style lamps as the source of light within the home, so if you're into the dim-lit cozy feel of a quiet and warm cabin, this is a great place! The heat for the home works really well, and once you turn on the heater, the place warms up quickly and effectively. The heat emanates from the small hallway near the bedrooms, so the bedrooms get nice and toasty, as the heat then fills up the living room. The doors and shutters seem to be the work and craftsmanship of the original architecture that makes this cottage style home share some elements of what you'd find in a cabin: there aren't weather strips or seals that prevent cold air from seeping into the home, but remember - the heating in the house works amazingly! The beds are comfortable and we slept great. The laundry "room" is really just part of one of the bedrooms, separated by a curtain, So if you have any laundry that needs to be done, just make sure the person sleeping in that bedroom doesn't mind the hum of the dryer. The bathroom was well stocked with soaps and lotions, and as with the overall ambiance of the home, the lighting was soft and cozy. I had a tremendous stay at this location and I would recommend it for anyone who wants to get away and feel like they have their own little home during their travels. (We didn't use the kitchen to cook at all, so I can't comment on the amenities of pots/pans, dishes, etc, but the kitchen looked ready for any occasion!). The owners of the property gave us a list of local restaurants and activities to consider, which was very helpful. We ate brunch one morning at the Fire Sign Cafe. It was a great meal and the customer service was amazing! The wifi at the cottage worked perfectly and allowed me to get some online work done with no issues at all.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
At corner of Highway 89 & Pine Street
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
At corner of Highway 89 & Pine Street
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
At Homewood Ski Resort/Tahoe Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
At end of Pine Street on West Lake Blvd.
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Tahoma House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Good Friday/Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Eric Frost
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 14 2017
9 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65

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