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' Hand-made', Log Cabin By The Lake With Mountain And Lake View

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

About the property

Spacious and open, yet intimate and cosy…Rustic yet elegant

This authentic, hand-made log cabin boasts

of a Rustic elegance.

Our spacious yet intimate lodging is romantic for two, and can comfortably accommodate 4 fourAdults or a family of six... yet when adjoined to the other side gives an open, roomy floor plan that can open up sleep up to 8 Adults comfortably. (see homeaway #941357 to view connecting side of our log cabin)

The mountainous, cavern charm downstairs

is augmented by vaulted, lodge-pole ceilings upstairs.

The antique wood burning stove gives the warmth

of yester... year ambiance.

IF CALANDER IS FULL see : HomeAway #941357 mirror side of same log cabin...that can be rented individually

or opened together to double size

… The playful yard invites barbeques, volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, badminton, frisbee golf, laying out or enjoyable cozy chats nestled amongst the tall pines, lilacs, quaking aspens and fruit trees ...while capturing a glimpse of the lake.

This one of a kind, old-fashioned, hand-made, log cabin... has more luxurious emenities than a modern home.

Nestled near the lake's edge, our log cabin is perched on the historical site of the original post office

of South Lake Tahoe during the 1800's, (horse hitch still visable).

Completely renovated/restored and furnished just over a year ago.

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2-story, log cabin ''Duplex'' (sleeps 1-4 persons) and can double in size, sleeping up to 8 Adults comfortably

if opened up together...for larger reunions, retreats and celebrations).

This spacious 3,000 sq. feet (1,500 sq. feet per side) log cabin is set on over an acre of pine treed lot. A quaint, charming, warm, authentic log cabin duplex that offers the ambiance of old fashioned lore, with modern amenities... Commercial Wolf oven/stove/griddle, espresso maker, coffee bean grinder, wheat grass juicer, fruit/vegetable juicer, Blender, ice-cold water dispenser with crushed ice maker, full-size washer and dryer and iron, 'picnic style' charcoal barbeque, outdoor picnic table with chairs and umbrella. It boasts a vaulted ceiling with huge timbers and rustic log banisters augmented by plush/pile (retro 70's look and feel) green shag carpeting with an antique wood burning fireplace/stove. Natural granite counter tops with marble sinks.

Both shower and tub cascade from rock walls surrounded by natural slate floors. Over-stuffed leather furniture augmented with tanned-hide log-lamps, pine and antler lighting, and hand-made by local Indians furnishings with a 48'' flat screen TV, local and long-distance phone and DVD/DVR/ expanded cable/movie channels and on demand and wireless internet service and netflix ready. Each side: has four luxurious (4) queen-sized beds adorned with hand-made quilts, as well as two (2) queen-sized pull-out couches...with A glimpse of the lake from the yard's edge.

The log cabin is ideally located a block from Lake Tahoe's Regan Beach and boasts for outdoor enjoyment and relaxation. Regan park borders the lakes edge displaying a walk path, playground, volleyball court and food hut. Only Blocks from a scenic bicycle path weaving through meadows and woods along the beach.

Set 1 mile from casinos, 3/4 mile to Heavenly Valley Ski slopes, (Tahoe's largest), 1/2 mile from shopping, groceries, bank and post office, and 1/4 mile from Eldorado Beach and boat launch, inside pool and ice-skate rink, and only 3 1/2 miles from famous Camp Rich (band concerts Wed-Sunday) pier/restaurant/bar (bands and classical concerts) and extended beach along Washoe indian historic site.

More Details

Laurie Punches
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Laurie Punches

My name is Laurie.

I am an author, artist, musician and mom.

The log cabin is my get-away where I write my books and movies. Its my refuge, my home away from home and my heart.

As a child, I saved a scrapbook of pictures of my dream home...

and the first moment I saw our cabin, I knew this was IT!

The smell of pines and being a minute stroll to the beach is my favorite part of being in Tahoe.

My desire is to share a yesteryear, nostalgic, homestead restored with all the fascinations of modern comfort without compromising its ambiance has come true. The hand-made, authentic, cozy log cabin duplex, boasts of spaciousness, yet intimate for two which meets my needs for alone time to create and family time to build memories. I have been coming to this log cabin for over 20 years and it still holds me captive with it's beauty.

Dreamt and believed all my life that someday I would live in a log cabin up in the mountains on a lake. Dream came realized more than vividly true, I feel BLISSFUL! :)))

Laurie Punches purchased this cabin in 1992

Why Laurie Punches chose South Lake Tahoe

It is everything I dreamt of.

An authentic, home-made mountain cabin in the pines...

a few steps from the sandy beach,

yet near enough to the city and all its activities, that I can be away from the noise and hustle and bustle, but skiing, shopping, gambling within 5 minutes.

Hand-made of the most beautiful trees from Canada.

Original owner owned the original Tahoe wood mill, and hand made all the paneling, roof, doors and details. It took 5 years to build, while a whole subdivision in the neighborhood was built. The quality and uniqueness of everything about this cabin is beyond my wildest imagination. I feel swept up in a fairytale everytime I stay, and am sad to leave... and can't wait to get back!

What makes this cabin unique

seriously? EVERYTHING!!!!

The full cabin experience. The rock floors, shag carpets, granite counters, rock hewn sinks, lodge pole banisters, huge log beams and vaulted ceilings make the cabin ageless, yet pampering.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

' Hand-made', Log Cabin By The Lake With Mountain And Lake View
average rating of 4.775 based on 40 reviews

Really nice wooden house but check in time is late and check out time is so early.

  • 4 of 5

Really cozy and beautiful house. More roomy than in the pictures. We like the decor, very stylish. But if it could have more early check in time and late check out time would be much better.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you liked the cabin! The check-in time and check-out time are set because of the time it takes to clean a big cabin between guests. On the congratulations response, following the check-in time and check-out time is the option to call and pre-arrange or alter arrival and departure times if needed, and her schedule permits. She is very willing to work with guests when they call ahead.
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Long Island, ny

Good location to park.

  • 3 of 5

Good location to park. Good open concept kitchen/living room/dining room. Good off the street parking. Dark bathrooms & bedrooms. No hair dryer. Good value for your money.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: love your enjoyment and honesty. The cabin is so conveniently located in nature, near the lake and shopping. We used to have hair dryers, but they were constantly 'missing', so I finally gave-up :( , glad you noticed all the details we do provide to pamper you :)
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Reno, NV

An excellent property in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The "Cozy Cabin" really was cozy. It was clean and fairly well maintained. It was exactly as described in the listing, with a lot of seating in the living area and two very good sized bedrooms upstairs. The cabin's location is outstanding; walking distance from Regan (3 blocks) and El Dorado beaches, in the quiet Al Tahoe neighborhood. The cabin is decorated well in a rustic, log cabin motif and had everything we needed for an awesome week at "The Lake." The owner communicated very well, answering the couple of questions we had during our stay quickly.

We enjoyed several nearby restaurants, including the new Cold Water Brewery, Mandarin Garden, Heidi's and MacDuff's Public House. We cooked dinner in the cabin as well, just relaxing "at home". We also ventured to The Beacon at Camp Richardson for a lovely dinner on the lakefront. Walks on the beach at sunset became a favorite activity as well as hikes in the Hope Valley.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love the detail and the effort you put into the review of our log cabin... extending to future guests wonderful restaurants and activities enjoyed! We have a leather-bound notebook in the cabin with most restaurants and activities in the area that can help with ideas and planning upon arrival.
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Perfect Beautiful cabin .. And great location

  • 5 of 5

If Anyone that is looking into staying here.. It's a must! I had the best time here with me and my husband. It was our 5th anniversary . The home is so beautiful!! And it was big . I couldn't believe how big and nice it was. Everything was up to date and very clean. I can't wait till the next time we make a trip up there. Next time we will be bring the kids. Not only is the house beautiful it was a great price and great location.. We walked to the lake everyday . I couldn't believe it. It's also had another side that can join so if you wanted to plan a trip with another family , you can be right next to each other . And the owner was very sweet lady. Made us feel like it was home .😊򒠠We are definitely coming back .

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! YES! I loved meeting you, it is rare I am in Tahoe and get to really know my guests. You were such a treat, and I loved passing you on the way to the lake in the early morning and during sunsets... did you see the mirad of stars at night as if the whole milky way was visable from our cabin? FUN! Thank-you for such a wonderful review.
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The property is clean, neat, fully stocked with everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

  • 4 of 5

We loved staying at this lovely, spacious log cabin in South Lake Tahoe.

It is extremely convenient and comfortable. It is located about one block from the beach. It is within walking distance from a fantastic inexpensive vegan restaurant and bicycle rental store. It is minutes from down town yet in a very quiet and safe neighborhood.

Being from the east we loved the western motif. You are in for a treat.

The owner Lorie was in contact with us to make sure everything went well.

We highly recommend this accommodation for any time of the year.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel so blessed! The compliments the cabin receives are not surprising, as it is what it is, 'Awesome'... but thank-you for noticing my attentiveness. I absolutely love to lavish my guests!
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Super cozy and prime location

  • 4 of 5

We loved it! The area was beautiful and the cabin was really cute and cozy. There were just a few things that were a miss. You could hear everything in every room. Including the neighbors conversation. There were some small details, like lights in the shower. But the kitchen was great and we had a blast because of the cabin. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your candidness. I am so glad you had a blast because of the log cabin! Our log cabin, though it feels like a house, is described as a duplex, 'alive' in sound yet shares a common wall . This is why though each side can sleep 10-12, I only allow 4 adults. The cabin rules express my concern about keeping noise to a dull roar:)
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Tahoe Queen
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Heavenly Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Regan Beach

Regan Beach 1/8 mile boast stroll along lake on park path, benches to linger on, park for children, mexican family food and picnic tables, volleyball courts only just over a block walk.

Eldorado beach 1/4 just down the lakeview drive is a steep beach with boat launch, surrounding rock seating band concerts,

paddleboard races and afternoon/evening activities to join in on throughout the week.

Casinos and Heavenly Valley 3/4 mile.


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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.


Al Tahoe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs full bathroom #1 - toilet , shower , Rock shower/tub.stoneheun sinks,granite counters,slatefloor
    Downstaris 'almost' full bathroom #2 - toilet , shower , stoneheun sinks atop ancient,Rio de Janeiran granite counter
  • A tough of rustic elegance, romantic… practical, primitive… indulgently intimate.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Lake view bedrooms, spacious, daring vaulted ceiling with HUGE timber beams lacing the hand-made pine boards accents with faux fur throughout from pillows and blankets to decor with antlers and rustic fastenings.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
An experience to remember!

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