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Convenient condo with pool, hot tub, tennis, bocce, & more

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Right in the heart of North Lake Tahoe is the Carnelian Bay Gem Vacation Rental, a three-bedroom home with room for six. You'll be dazzled by its gorgeous custom kitchen, brand-new baths, beautiful great room, and lovely artwork. Complex also has pool, hot tubs, tennis, and the most convenient location in North Tahoe!

Carnelian Bay Gem has everything you need for the most comfortable and exciting vacation ever! Two bedrooms, a large loft, and two full baths accommodate up to eight guests (six if all adults).

You will all want to gather in the great room to cook, barbecue on the balcony deck, dine, build a fire, read a book, and watch TV or movies.

The custom kitchen and wet bar will impress you with how elegant, functional and well-equipped they are. Four bar stools sit at the massive granite peninsula, and the dining table also seats up to eight.

In the great room, you'll love the vaulted-ceiling, relaxing couches, cozy wood fireplace, and sliding glass door to the balcony deck with propane grill and seating. The creek bubbles through the forest right below the deck.

The main floor also features a king bedroom and a full bath. On the upper level, you will revel in the comfort of a queen master bedroom, loft bedroom with queen bed and twin trundle beds, and a full bath accessible from either area. The whole house is bathed in natural Sierra light, but able to be softened with micro-blinds.

Carnelian Woods has so much to offer that you might never leave: tennis, seasonal pool, year-round hot tubs, clubhouse with pool table and arcade, hiking, biking, and par course. And the larger area of Carnelian Bay has a great beach on Lake Tahoe, watersports rentals, great restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, pier, marina, convenience store, and miniature golf course.

Of course, all North Tahoe has to offer is just minutes away. Kings Beach is just three miles up the road, and Tahoe City is six miles down the other way. Alpine, Squaw, and Northstar Ski Resorts are all within 12 miles! Crystal Bay, Nevada's historic casinos and nightlife are just four miles away, and Incline Village, Nevada's casinos, world-class restaurants, and recreation center are eight miles from the condo.

Make this condo your home away from home during your next Lake Tahoe vacation!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Lake Tahoe
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Convenient condo with pool, hot tub, tennis, bocce, & more
average rating of 3.75 based on 16 reviews

Location is the only bright side

  • 1 of 5

The location of this property is excellent - one block from the lake and several restaurants/coffee shops. However, the property itself is filthy and very outdated. Carpets were so stained I did not want to walk around barefoot. There is no air conditioning, so plan on it getting in the 80s if you stay during the summer, especially in the lofted bedroom upstairs. There are very few supplies that will be helpful at the lake - no beach towels, toys, umbrella, etc. The staff person at the Lodge was not helpful and quite rude. The wifi password written on the welcome card was incorrect forcing me to deal with IT. The instructions supplied via email indicated I would be given further information about checking in/checking out early on the days of arrival and departure, but I never received anything. I would not recommend this condo and would not stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carnelian Bay

  • 5 of 5

Great location and ammenities. Furniture is incredibly dated in the bedrooms. Carpet downstairs worn and in desperate need of replacing. If you don't plan on hanging out there a great deal, it's perfect. Kitchen well-stocked with utensils and kitchenware. We enjoy the pool and hot tub and being able to walk across the street to the beach. Perfect for kids!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacasa
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Ideal location in Carnelian Bay! The unit needs some additional kitchen appliances and utensils ...

  • 4 of 5

Ideal location in Carnelian Bay! The unit needs some additional kitchen appliances and utensils to be equipped better. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 3 of 5

Great, affordable and conveniently located. Make sure you read all the instructions sent by VACASA otherwise you will end up lost at the village (but that was my mistake). VACASA needs better customer service though.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to see that you did not receive better service from us and will be sure to investigate the situation. We are currently hiring and training more Guest Services Agents so that we have more hands available to better assist our guests. We hope to have another chance to impress you!
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Quiet and Acceptable... A nice family ski getaway.

  • 4 of 5

First, the price was right (similar pricing to a hotel room). Second, this place is difficult to find. Don't follow google maps directions. Follow the written directions contained in the VRBO confirmation email. It took us 30+ minutes to find the unit (at night). The unit is a classic condo setup with several condos attached together. It's basically a tri-level unit. You enter on the downstairs/master bedroom level. The second level is the living room/kitchen and the loft is another bedroom. I didn't care for the multiple levels, but it had plenty of room for our family of four. The kitchen and family room is nice. The barbeque on the balcony was great for cooking steaks and burgers. The gas fireplace was awesome. My primary complaint is the beds and bedding. They were old. The pillows were flat and the beds were not very comfortable. They should be upgraded.

After each day of skiing, we drove to the clubhouse for a relaxing dip in the hot tub/jacuzzi. We had an enjoyable time. The unit was within 20 minutes of three ski resorts. There are a couple of grocery stores within 10 minutes and several restaurants in close proximity. We would stay there again if the price is right.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, spacious unit

  • 5 of 5

We (family of 4) liked our stay very much and would stay there again. Not far at all from the parking lot. Inside, the unit is clean and spacious. I liked the layout...2 bedrooms downstairs with bath in between. Queen loft and living room and full bath up above. 6 could stay very comfortably. I liked the leather or leather type furniture in the living room and the dishes were nicer than in other units I've stayed in. We found it a convenient location for skiing at Alpine and Squaw.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool

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