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Modern, Bright, Backs to Forest, Walk to Tahoe Rim Trail, Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Retreat to our charming Lake Tahoe mountain home. Come to 'Carraig Nua', on Lake Tahoe's magical north west shore for a comfortable, convenient and relaxing getaway. We've taken great care to create a beautiful space to relax and play; to escape the busy life and renew the spirit.

Located in the quiet neighborhood of Talmont [305 Rose Pine Court, Tahoe City, CA] a few feet from the Tahoe National Forest wilderness and minutes walk to the Tahoe Rim Trail. A two minute drive down the hill gets you to Sunnyside Marina and lakeside beaches. If your activity of choice is hiking, mountain biking, snow shoeing, cross country or downhill skiing, there isn't a better spot to base yourself. Also conveniently located just over two miles to the heart of Tahoe City for shopping and terrific restaurants.

The house interior is bright, spacious and well appointed throughout with custom local artist-made furniture. Features a lovely river rock fireplace in the living room and gourmet kitchen.

Winter: Cross country skiing and snowshoeing is walk-in/walk-out from the cabin with miles of gentle interconnected trails in Paige Meadows and Tahoe Rim Trail. Toboggans available for use. Indoor Christmas tree available for the holidays.

Summer: Sunny deck for summer relaxation. We have beach chairs, sun umbrellas, Gas BBQ grill, etc. available for your use.

We delight in sharing our lovely vacation home. Year-round fun and relaxation at breathtakingly beautiful Lake Tahoe. Other important highlights include:

- Excellent cell phone coverage (particularly Verizon)

- Flat Lot, wide street, cul-de-sac.

- 2 Car Garage with 10 ft ceiling accommodates your roof-rack

- More details in the info below.

Keywords: cabin, chalet, house

More Details

Laura Fay
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2017

About Laura Fay

My husband and I grew up in Ireland. We have 2 teenage boys. 'Carraig Nua' is home away from home...a place to take ourselves for great adventures or to relax and do absolutely nothing.

Laura Fay purchased this cabin in 2000

Why Laura Fay chose Tahoe City

We wanted to create great childhood memories for our kids, and what a great place Lake Tahoe our vacation home 'Carraig Nua' (Childhood family home name and Gaelic for 'New Rock') has been for the whole family. We love the mountains, being able take a walk in Paige Meadows and along sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail, or raft down the Truckee river on those days when we are too lazy for the big outings, and being able to hike, bike and play in some of the best western mountain terrain available.

What makes this cabin unique

When staying at 'Carraig Nua' we enjoy activities year round.

In the winter it's downhill skiing and walk-in/walk-out cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding and more.

In summer, we walk from the front door for great walks and hikes through Paige Meadows and the Tahoe Rim Trail, mountain biking, water-skiing and doing just nothing but barbecuing and relaxing.

In the Fall, the town is sleepy and the hiking opportunities are unparalleled.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a most beautiful, comfortable, most modern bungalow (cabin) I have every known. It's the best trip we've enjoyed. Thank you very much. God Bless All! - The Yeo Family
Aug 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(56 traveler reviews)

Modern, Bright, Backs to Forest, Walk to Tahoe Rim Trail, Wifi
average rating of 4.946429 based on 57 reviews

Nice ski chalet in Tahoe City

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our rental experience. The chalet is close to the "main street" in Tahoe City, but tucked away in a small cut-de-sac so at all times it was quiet and peaceful. We had my family (wife and 2 kids, 5 and 2) and another couple join us. More than enough room and the kids really enjoyed playing on the foosball table and air hockey upstairs. The bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen had everything we needed and the gas fireplace was a plus on the cold winter nights. It took about 10-15 mins to get to Homewood, about 20 to Alpine Meadows and 25 to Squaw; so it was very convenient for us. Laura checked in on us to make sure all was in order, which was appreciated. We have rented some places that had sparse towels, dishes, glassware, etc but we did not have any issues here. If you are looking for a place to rent and you have kids, this is a perfectly safe house to rent. While there are stairs, our 2 year old was able to navigate them no problem. There were board games for the kids when they were not playing up in the loft. We would absolutely come again. Thanks to Laura for opening up her home!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was wonderful we loved the cabin

  • 5 of 5
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The cabin was beautiful and clean the owner was amazing super nice always kept in touch we highly recommended we would love to rent it again thank you Laura

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Owner's Response: So nice that you had a white Christmas too!
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Great cabin with lots of room for everyone

  • 5 of 5
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Cabin was exactly as pictured. Because the cabin is higher on the mountain we got lots of snow for the kids to play in while the cabins closer to the main road didn't have any. The backyard is flat and there was plenty of room to play.

There wasn't a place to sled so we ended up sledding down the road in front of the house.

The kitchen was stocked however there wasn't a cookie sheet but we made do without it.

The beds were comfy and no one had any complaints. There was a lot of space in the rooms for all of us, 4 adults and 4 kids. The master bedroom was the warmest at night but that worked for us since we had a 3 month old with us. The bunk room had toys in the closet which my girls loved. There was also a loft with a little air hockey table that got a lot of use while we were there.

The only complaint my husband had was the televisions. The TV in the bunk room is a tube with a vcr, all of the tvs could use an update.

The cabin is close to town and everything you would need if you didn't bring it.

I enjoyed myself as did the kids. I would definitely stay here again if we wanted to have some snow play and relax.

We had a problem while checking out and Laura answered my call immediately, which was greatly appreciated. Everything in the cabin was exactly as described and there were some basic supplies in the house which was also greatly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome experience

  • 5 of 5
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We stayed in the property for two nights with my parents and two kids and really enjoyed our stay. The house is conveniently located and owners have taken extra care to provide all amenities and support to make for a wonderful stay by taking care of small details. The description as defined on site including pics exactly match the reality, which is always not the case. The owner Laura was very helpful and timely in communicating the details of property, we would definitely love to come back here for an extended stay in near future.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Immaculate, comfortable, great location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here with our two adult children and a son-in-law, and found it a perfect retreat from our busy lives as well as an opportunity to spend extended time with the family. The location is far enough away from the busy tourist areas to be peaceful and quiet, but just a short drive to Tahoe City and the beaches along the west shore. Want to sleep in? Get up early and take a hike? Cook a great meal in the kitchen or barbecue on the deck? Go kayaking in Tahoe City? Ride the tram at Squaw Valley? Take a long afternoon nap? The possibilities are too numerous to count, and certainly cannot be exhausted in a week's time.

The cabin itself is probably cleaner than your own home, unless you are as obsessive/compulsive as my mother. The kitchen is adequately equipped for cooking a gourmet meal (which we did - more than once). The beds are comfortable, sheets and towels are provided; there's plenty of sitting area around the table and in the living area. The loft is great for the introverts in the group. We really appreciated having access to a washer and dryer in the house.

The hosts were available and responsive by email or phone for any questions or problems. We would definitely return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was perfect for our family of 8! It had ample space to sleep and lounge around.

  • 5 of 5
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We really enjoyed our stay at this cozy and roomy home in Tahoe City. The place was clean and fully equipped with everything essential from blankets, great selection of DVD's and down to even sugar in the kitchen which we ran out of ourselves! We will definitely be back as the kids loved the bunk beds and game loft and the adults enjoyed the deck backing to a beautiful green forest and blue Tahoe sky. The place is quietly nestled in a cul de sac with a 10 min walk to a beautiful view of the lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
On the Lake at Sunnyside
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City, CA
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Truckee, CA (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sunnyside, CA
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Alpine Meadows
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sunnyside, CA
Car: necessary

Backs to the Tahoe National Forest and the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Walk-in/walk-out to cross country ski & snowshoeing trails, mountain biking trails, hiking trails.

Treetop Adventure Park & Ropes Course (incl. Zip-lining): (2 miles away)


Rates & Availability

Talmont Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
President's Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday
May 4 2017 - May 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Sec Deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $160
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
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Talmont Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 , tub , shower , 2 sinks, dressing area and seperate toilet/shower room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Mountain furniture and custom made mountain bed quilts
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom. Custom made quilts
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk Room. Sofa. TV/DVD.
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Size Futon. Doubles as Game Room
  • 3 Bedrooms & loft.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Walk-in/walk-out to cross country ski & snowshoeing trails, mountain biking trails, hiking trails. 8 sleds/toboggans available.

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