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Charming West Shore Cabin at Lake Tahoe, California

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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

Our cabin was built around 1932, making it one of the first cabins in Tahoma. Inside, the walls and ceilings are a reflection of that period, all natural pine. The warm glow from the pine gives one a feeling of that era where time was much slower and vacations much longer.

Guests can 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 $170 per night (two night minimum); Holiday $185 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

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 2 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 Tahoma

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Tile shower.
  • 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.


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Charming West Shore Cabin at Lake Tahoe, California
average rating of 4.75 based on 29 reviews
Bakersfield, CA

Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Harvest Moon or its owners. The cabin was everything we could have asked for and more. The owners were beyond kind, communicative, and accommodating. I HIGHLY recommend! It helped make our New Years one for the books!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A grest getaway cabin at a very reasonable price!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience over Xmas weekend at the cabin. Everything was as advertised so we brought our own sheets and towels, and stopped at Safeway in Tahoe City to pick up what we needed and cooked most of our meals in the well equipped kitchen. We did go out to the local pizza parlor which was fine and just a short walk. Hiking trails wete also a short walk as was a little market that was quite quaint and very reasonably priced. I certainly would go again, maybe this time in the summer, as the value could not be beat!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hot & Buggy for Summer

  • 3 of 5

Rented this cabin for a weekend in July. Since it's Tahoe we didn't expect AC, but there were only 2 windows we could open with screens on them.. and no fans for guests in the house! Since we have an infant we couldn't risk him being eaten alive by mosquitos so we all suffered in the heat. There were plenty of bugs - dead and alive - in the house, so I'm guessing other guests just opened all the windows without screens. Otherwise good location and great size for small family. I wouldn't come back because it was too dark for my taste and way too hot in the Summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Courtney We waited for a few weeks to respond to your review because we were going to stay at our cabin, which we did the past several days, in order to check out your points. 1. No bugs, no mosquitoes, no flies. 2. The fan was in the kitchen, but we’ve moved it to the closet in the back bedroom. 3. Please remember, this is a cabin built in the 1930s, with lots of knotty pine on the walls and ceiling. It’s part of being in the sierras. In addition, we have installed new window treatments with shades that increase the natural light. 4. The temperatures during your stay were 84, 86, 85, a little warmer than normal. This past week the temps have been 80 to 83. 5. There is a screened window in the bathroom and a sliding glass door that is screened. The rest open to fresh air (remember, no bugs). Thanks for your feedback, Courtney. Feedback is the only way we can make improvements, and it is appreciated.
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Harvest Moon in July

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Harvest Moon. The location worked out very well for us and the quaint little cottage had everything that we needed to enjoy our time at the lake. We would love to return again !"

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay here again. It was a perfect location to everything we wanted to do on the west side of the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Very quaint and little rustic

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our quick stay here at the Tahoe Cottage. It was comfortable and was a great location for us to roam around the lake. It is a little dark inside which is part of its character. The heater was kind of new to us but it worked like a charm. Don't forget to bring some linens, as some other guests mentioned they are queen size. Coming from Florida we didn't do this unfortunately but we made the most of it. I would recommend a stay here, hope you enjoy it too.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70

We accept payment through HomeAway and PayPal. PLEASE CONTACT OWNER FOR CANCELLATION POLICY.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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