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STUNNING lake view, booking SUMMER now⛱

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Magical West Shore: Family Home with excellent reviews, GREAT RATES

ENJOY SPECTACULAR VIEWS of Lake Tahoe and the beautiful High Sierras mountain range. Relax all day on the white sand beach of MEEKS BAY BEACH AND RESORT: safe, calm swimming in the crystal clear waters of blue, blue Tahoe (open late spring to fall) Beautiful hikes nearby house, bicycle path all the way to Tahoe City!

**see below on how to read all of our excellent reviews**

**Please read INTERNET disclaimer below: item #22**

Get away from the crowds and enjoy the amazing cobalt blue lake and the special spectacular west shore. The West Shore is the best shore.

Come and relax at our 4 bedroom two bath home with gorgeous views of Lake Tahoe. Our house is your house, perfect for your family and friends to spend time together! We have an open kitchen and living room area with two large decks overlooking the lake. The layout makes for a great place to relax with your whole family. (We are NOT a party house if you are looking for a big bash place) We have soft, quiet wall-to-wall carpeting throughout the home; comfortable beds (new king and queen beds!) all with down comforters and soft cotton sheets.

LOCATION: Our house is in a quiet residential neighborhood (where some residents live year-round) We are near the entrance to Meeks Bay Beach and Resort, open to public. We are above Emerald Bay Road/89, which is the only road that wraps around the entire lake. It hugs the shore of Lake Tahoe all the way around. Most all of the homes here that are within walking distance of the lake and have a close view do experience some road noise from Emerald Bay Road due to the close proximity to the lake.

In the warm seasons, you can walk to the best white sand beach on the lake and in winter ski/snowboard at nearby resorts. Very close to paved bicycle/walking/jogging trail that goes all the way to Tahoe City. Near Sugar Pine Point state park and the entrance to Desolation wilderness trail. In winter enjoy amazing snowy views and nearby ski and sledding areas.

We always wish we could stay longer. This is truly a home you can settle into. We sure have...our father built the cabin in 1977 and it has been in our family ever since. We rent only to help us with maintenance and upkeep costs. We love our family cabin.

Are you wondering about how to find additional reviews of our place???

OUR GUESTBOOK REVIEWS here in this website are copied verbatim directly from our guestbook at the cabin. The HomeAway website recently changed procedures and does not post an owner's submitted guestbook reviews in the "reviews" or "review count" section anymore. :(

We have over 20 ALL-EXCELLENT REVIEWS for years in our cabin guestbook.

HOW TO READ THEM: Scroll down on this main HomeAway page about our home go to the little box that says "Monica"

--> click on "about Monica", that is where HomeAway has put all of our guestbook reviews






2. This is a NON SMOKING cabin. The NON SMOKING prohibition includes anywhere on the real property (High Fire Danger).

3. Pets are not permitted.

4. We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult over 25 yrs of age or guardian/parent.

5. DAMAGE/RESERVATION DEPOSIT- A damage/reservation deposit of $500 is required.

However----your reservation is not held until receipt of $500 deposit. The deposit automatically converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is not applied toward rent.

The balance is refundable within (14) days of departure, provided the following provisions are met:

a. No damage is done to cabin or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear.

b. No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.

c. All keys are returned.

d. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.

e. No linens are lost or damaged.

f. No Early check-in or late check out.

6. PAYMENT An advance payment equal to 100% of the rental rate is required 60 days before arrival. The advance payment will be applied toward the room rent.


for nightly rentals less than a one month stay – There is no cancellation permitted 60 days or less prior to your stay. If 60 days or less prior to stay, there is no refund. SEE HOMEAWAY SITE FOR DETAILS

8. MONTHLY RESERVATION CANCELLATIONS – Monthly renters must cancel one hundred twenty (120)

days prior to check-in. Monthly renters who make a change that results in a shortened stay must be made at least

ninety (90) days prior to check-in.

9. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests per cabin is limited to EIGHT (8) persons, INCLUDING INFANTS/CHILDREN


10. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than two days, the guest will be charged the two-night rate.

11. INCLUSIVE FEES – Rates include a one-time linen-towel setup. Amenity fees are included in the rental rate.

12. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the cabin, daily maid service is not included. We suggest you bring your own beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the


13. RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice.

14. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.

15. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.

16. Parking – Parking is limited to four (4) vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only.

Parking on the road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees and is the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.

17. STORM POLICY/ROAD CONDITIONS – No refunds will be given for storms. Mountain roads can be curvy and steep. The county roads are well maintained, however we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during

the snow months. We do not refund due to road conditions.

18. Owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities.

The Owners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

19. Cleaning: you are to leave the property in the same overall condition that you received it and the home is generally ready to be vacuumed, dusted and sanitized by our cleaning team.

If additional cleaning is required, appropriate charges will be deducted from your security deposit at the rate of $50 per hour.

20. Winter snow removal: is done from time to time for general maintenance of driveway access and is NOT done daily. If the renter requests additional snow removal from the local contact it is $60 per service and is taken out of your deposit after your stay. Please inform owners.

21. We do not offer refunds or reductions in rent due to unexpected minor household repair issues. Minor fix-its can come up (rare). We fix as soon as we possibly can in all cases, this may take time due to delay of services available on the West Shore. (We are solo homeowners and not a hotel chain with 24/7 maintenance) PLEASE NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY IF ANYTHING IN HOUSE NEEDS ATTENTION.

22. Wireless is available at the cabin however due to the local Tahoe basin wireless provider and weather conditions, it cannot be guaranteed. we do not provide a refund in the event that the wireless service has interruptions which are out of our control. Occasional outages do occur. In the event of an outage, there is wireless available at nearby Meeks Resort and Westside Pizza. More substantial wireless is available at Sunnyside lodge near Tahoe City.

-----> PLEASE NOTE: Wireless is satellite provided and is often slow. Wireless is supplied only for use of emails and basic internet activity. Basics do work adequately (unless there is a weather related outage or other satellite interference).

We want you to know before you book that our housing region doesn't have any fast, powerful wireless provider available that enables you to do important work i.e. web live conferences/meetings etc.

No streaming of movies etc. This will cause excessive data usage, at a high cost, which will be deducted from the renter's security deposit. Again, staying connected via your email accounts is usually fine (provided there is no weather disruption).

23. We reserve the right to enter the cabin, or have authorized repair person enter, for any necessary vital repair issues if ever needed during your stay.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Monica

Our cabin has been in the family for years! My dad, Bill, bought the lot, which sits up on a hillside near beautiful Meeks Bay, in the mid-seventies after spending about 30 years vacationing every summer on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. He completed the cabin construction in 1977 and it has been in the family ever since.

Staying at the cabin will feel like home because it is a home. We want you to feel like it is your place to go to for relaxation and enjoyment of the spectacular Tahoe region.

We all try to go as much possible to enjoy all the seasons on the magical west shore. We rent out the cabin to help with the ownership costs. I work in higher education and my husband is semi-retired. We raised two boys lucky enough to have many great childhood times at the cabin thanks to Grandpa Bill. They are both grown up now! Our house is your house!

Monica purchased this house in 1977

Why Monica chose Tahoma

if you want the feel of a real home, and not a hotel, cookie cutter condo, or a cold, sleek rental-only house, this IS the place for you. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. If you are looking for a non-party, no-late-night-noise area, you have found it. Top that off with the spectacular lake view that is everywhere, a great walk down to the white sand beach at Meeks Bay, and you have your ideal vacation.

What makes this house unique

You will love the view, which is inescapable from almost every room.

The majestic mountains are right there also, with Rubicon Peak looming up right outside off in the distance. Watch the weather changes over the entire lake from our cozy couch, or sitting on our decks. Walk from our neighborhood over to the paved trail that runs from our area all the way to Tahoe City!! Great for walks or bike rides.

Meeks Bay beach is one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in Tahoe. It is minutes from the cabin. Too busy hiking to go to beach today? In the late afternoon, enjoy a quick dip, your happy hour, and/or just quiet time down on the beach. (beach chairs provided) It is most beautiful early morning/late afternoon. Just you and the wild Canadian geese!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much!!! WE had such a great time at your house. We really enjoyed the view!! It was very beautiful when the moon shown over the water. We went to the fire sign cafe one morning for breakfast. It was so good one afternoon we went down to Meeks bay and rented a paddle board. That was lots of fun. It was fun when all three of us girls went on together… Not so fun when we tipped over!!!We went on many beautiful hikes to bliss, eagles fall, and Vikings. There was a rainbow over the water. While it rained we drove to Tahoe city and walked to get ice cream!! It was fun!!! Thanks again!!!
Jul 2009
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Tahoma House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • 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 ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • upstairs bath has bathtub/shower combo plus toilet/sink. Downstairs bath has two rooms, dressing room area w sink and mirror, and adjoining door to the toilet and bathtub/shower area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , this bedroom has a lake view and access to the lower deck
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , the "bunkbed" room double on bottom, single on top.
  • all bedrooms have dressers and closets (bunk room has cabinet-type dresser)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.894737 based on 36 reviews

Comfy, cozy, stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's second stay in the Tahoe area for Christmas. This home was perfect for us with adult children and grandchildren. The views are truly magnificent and the best part was that it was within walking distance to several trails. This past Christmas the skiing was less than ideal due to such little snow, but, there was still plenty to see and do very close by. If questions or concerns arose, Monica was always available which was also a plus.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great trip.

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described, stunning views. Cabin has all amenities. Comfortable mattresses, completely hassle free. Would love to come back with family.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Saint Helena, Napa Valley California

Fantastic view and warm feeling to home

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this Tahoma property and the view is absolutely amazing! The home is clean and has a warm feeling to it. The gas insert fireplace was very cozy and since we were there during the first snows of the year, we were impressed at how well and how fast the heaters warmed the home. We could feel that the owners love this home and take great care of it. We could feel the love :) The property is near some short beautiful hiking trails too. We plan to go back during the summer as it seemed like there would be a lot to do during that time of year.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gotta love the awesome views, coupled with comfort!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here and hated to leave. We just had the best time soaking up the view of the lake from top floor or below and it was all comfortable. We slept downstairs with the curtains open so we could see daybreak and at first light we jumped into clothes and drove the short distance to Emerald Bay for sunrise pics. Mission accomplished, back to the cabin for breakfast. We ate Sunnyside and loved it. I chose this place specifically because of the view it offered. I wanted to be able to see the lake without having to go out and it delivered perfectly, at a great value. No it did not have granite countertops, but who cares! The granite is all around you as you walk the mountains, so if you find yourself needing a granite fix, just take a walk.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great spot

  • 5 of 5

Great location, short hike to Meeks Bay. Excellent views, Nice house overall. Would stay there again for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we'd stay again.

  • 5 of 5

beautiful view..great location. loved it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Westside pizza, Westshore cafe
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Homewood Ski resort
Nearest Beach
Meeks Bay Beach And Resort
Car: necessary

THINGS TO CONSIDER: In the Lake Tahoe basin, Emerald Bay Rd/Hwy 89 was built long ago and is the only road around the lake. It hugs the shore of the lake all the way around. Most all homes that are close to the lake shore where you can walk to the lake, such as our home, are near this road so there will be road noise heard. If you want total quiet, look for a house back away from the lake in the forest.

Also note that the Tahoe basin is a wilderness area which has many types of naturally occurring critters such as aerator ground ants, squirrels, raccoons, the occasional bear, and much more. This is part of the natural environment. The neighborhood is relatively small and quiet. Inside the house is very peaceful and comfortable. The area surrounding the cabin is forested and beautiful. We look out over all of Lake Tahoe and Meeks Bay Beach and Resort, which has paddle boats, kayaks, power boats, swimming, snack bar and more. You can walk down our pathway next to the house that leads you down the hill and across the road to the best white sand beach in Tahoe.... at Meeks Bay. In the summer months you will probably spend your entire day down at Meeks beach!! Walk down with your early morning coffee and a chair. The best place in the world to 'wake up' !

It is especially wonderful sitting on the beach right at the water's edge in the late afternoon/early evening, have your own 'happy hour' with snacks and beverages.

There is a volleyball net up at Meeks all summer that is a great attraction for kids and adults also.

Nearby is an excellent paved bicycle/walking path that runs all the way to Tahoe City. Skiing is nearby too at Homewood resort. We are two miles from Tahoma, a tiny village with a small grocery and restaurant.

Less than a mile from the house is the start of the Desolation Trail which leads you into a spectacular wilderness area for walks and hikes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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