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Sled, snow shoe or XC ski out the back door into forest -. HOT TUB on deck

Carnelian Bay, CA, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + game room, 3 Baths, hot tub (Sleeps 6-10)

This cabin is fun year-round!

Updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath A-frame cabin with a bonus game room. Newer slate fireplace and entry, gas fireplace is thermostat controlled and we have a newer central heat so you will be cozy! Flat panel TVs, cable with premium channels and DVD/VHS as well and high speed WiFi and two radios/CD players and ipod player/clock radios. New furniture and linens throughout. So many kitchen utensils and appliances: griddle, Nespresso machine, coffee maker, toaster, crock pot, humidifier, iron/board, etc. Free high speed internet access and Wi-fi.

The game room will be a hit with your party! Foos ball, electronic darts including a fun 'talk back' mode. The kids will enjoy the games, toys, play kitchen, movies and books. The adults will enjoy a wide selection of games, books and movies as well. Cable TV/DVD/VHS in the game room. It also boasts a double sofa bed along with 2 single fold out futons and a brand new full bathroom along with its own exterior door and window to the back yard.

Winter renters: Sled hill right out the back door. Cross country ski or snow shoe right into the trails of the Tahoe National Forest. Or, take a soak in the hot tub on the deck while star-gazing.

In 15 minutes you can be at Squaw or Alpine, 20 minutes to Northstar or the casinos! Tahoe City is only 5 minutes away with fine dining and shopping. Garwoods is even closer.

Summer renters: Miles of trails in the Tahoe National Forest just out our back door! Less than a mile down the hill is beautiful Lake Tahoe and walk out our back door into one of the many hiking and biking trails including the Tahoe Rim Trail. A hot tub, BBQ & two large decks for outdoor dining & relaxation. The OHV trail begins about 15 houses up from ours so bring your ATV, dirt bikes, etc. and enjoy the trails.

We have a double kayak and SUP rental package available for your unlimited use during your stay with us. The kayak and SUP are stored on the beach for easy access. No need to worry about hourly rentals or driving the boats down to the water. Ask about the boat package within your online booking.

A short 5 - 10 minute drive will bring you to the Truckee River for rafting or tubing, to the coast guard station to launch a boat or to one of many public beaches.

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english, greek, some French
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Kelly

We are a family of four who dreamed of owning a home in Tahoe. Our dream came true when the housing market declined and we could afford this cozy cabin in such a perfect location. We try to visit once a month. We are continually adding new furniture, electronics, etc. We want it perfect for our visits and your visits! Our children are now teenagers so all of their toys end up in our game room for your children to enjoy. We have cars, dolls, kitchen toys, games, tinkertoys, board games and more. We are so excited every time we get to visit this fantastic cabin and are happy to share our favorite activities and restaurants with you. Just ask! Nana and Aunti E are pictured here with the kids.

Kelly purchased this Cabin in 2008

Why Kelly chose Carnelian Bay

We fell in love with the beautiful, peaceful neighborhood, wide streets (nice when the streets are full of snow and plows!) and quiet location next to the forest. It was important for us to be close to all of the great beaches as well as the major ski resorts like Squaw, Alpine Meadows and Northstar. This is a quiet neighborhood surrounded by nice, large homes. When we saw that this house had a bonus room downstairs we knew instantly that we would bring up the foos ball table and make that the most fun room in the cabin. It is a favorite. The kids will disappear down there in the evenings and never come out...except to eat! We even added a full bath to the game room and a door to the backyard so they really never have to come out:-) It makes it nice when the kids have their own space and the adults can lounge in the living room or decks on their own. The clincher was knowing we had thousands of acres of forest in our back yard including dozens of trails - even an Off Highway Vehicle trail as our son loves to ride ATVs. Luckily, the OHV trails start at the end of our block so it is a quick walk to get to it but that trail does not run directly behind our house so we never hear the noise of the ATVs and dirt bikes on that trail. The trails we do have behind our house are for hiking and biking and occassionally you will see horseback riders. It is perfect for snow-shoeing and cross country skiing in winter. It is fun to go out in the fresh snow in the morning and see all of the animal tracks from the night before. We love walking the neighborhood and enjoying all of the lake views in our area. Fulton Crescent is a great street to watch the sunset colors over the lake. And, we are hoping we might get a lake 'peek' view from our front yard and deck soon as some of the trees are getting removed to make the area more fire safe!! It is a short drive to the lake...which is our favorite spot to hang out in the summer.

What makes this Cabin unique

Fantastic hill in the backyard makes a great sled run in the winter. Or in the summer you can hike and bike right out the back door to the trails. The Off Highway Vehicle trail is just at the end of the block. We love all of the summer area activities as well such as Farmer's Markets, free concerts on the beach, Truckee street fair, Shakespeare festival, and more. Pick up a free Tahoe paper to see all of the options available. We also just recently decided to make our double kayak and SUP available to our guests for unlimited use during a stay. They are already on the beach and waiting for you! Please add this request in the comments within your online booking and we handle that fee outside of VRBO. So much cheaper and easier than renting by the hour or having to drive the boats back and forth to the lake.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, upstairs
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, upstairs
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, Main floor-trundle bed/two twins or one King bed
      • Loft
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Gameroom has a dbl sofa bed and two single futons
      • Living room
        1 sleep sofa /futon, double size mattress on liv room sofa bed
      • 2 Queen size Beds
        Both upstairs bedrooms have queen beds with electric blankets and new down comforters (non-down available for those allergic to down), 4 pillows on each bed and newer linens. Two Twin or Single Beds: The main floor bedroom has a newer trundle bed: two twin beds or push together to make a King sized bed. Child/Futon Beds: We also have two foam, fold out futons - single size. We usually use them on the floor of the game room for children but they can be placed in other rooms as well. Two Sleep Sofas: Both the living room and game room offer a double sized sofa bed and all linens


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Upstairs bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Main floor
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, Newest bathroom built a few years ago for gameroom/basement.

        Location Type

          • Lake
            Less than one mile from Lake Tahoe - 3 minute drive to Lardin, Lake Forest beaches or a few minutes more to Tahoe City or Kings Beach. 15 - 20 minute walk to Lardin. Add our dbl kayak & SUP rental!
          • Mountain
            Miles of Tahoe National Forest out the back door for hiking and biking trails/snow shoeing and X country skiing trails as well as an Off Highway vehicle trail at the end of our block.
          • Mountain View
            Our cabin backs to the Tahoe National Forest. Views of the forest from our back deck while lounging in the Jacuzzi and views of the lake as you walk through the neighborhood. The lake is less than a mile down Old County Rd.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        Living room features a wall of floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the front deck plus a cozy, slate fire place in the corner. Leather couch and chair.
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        newer dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        Yes, nice and warm!
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Fitness room? Yes...outside!! Thousands of acres of forest just out the door :-) We also rent our double kayak & SUP to our guests for a flat fee, unlimited use and access them on the beach.
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        Newer, slate fireplace. Thermostat controlled to keep the temperature just right!
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Central heat
                      • Internet
                        we have internet! Just switched to the highest speed available in the area via cable.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                        Quality bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and even a separate set of hot tub towels. Nice sheets, electric blankets and new comforters on the Queen beds. Newer comforters on the main floor twin beds
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        Our large, U shaped driveway fits three standard cars easily plus one parking space on the street in the warm months (no street parking during winter)
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Semi-circle drive way comfortably fits 3 cars (most cars). Additional off street spot in front of driveway during summer. No street parking in Tahoe Nov 1 - May 1 for snow plowing
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        Prior tenants have parked a boat and cars in the off street parking areas.
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                        Cabin has a telephone on each floor for your convenience. Receive incoming calls and make outgoing local calls at no charge. Use your calling card or Google Voice for long distance.
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                        We offer all linens: bath and hand towels as well as wash clothes and four hot tub towels hanging in the kitchen. Please bring your own towels to take to the beach or use off of the property.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Newer washing machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Wifi available - password on kitchen bulletin board


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Traditional coffee maker with an insulated carafe to keep your coffee warm all morning. Reusable filter. Nespresso machine with over a dozen pods for espresso, coffee or frothing milk. Coffee grinder
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Well stocked kitchen: griddle, lots of pots and pans, dishes, serving plates & bowls, utensils, bakeware/measuring cups & spoons, collander, pitcher. BBQ utensils avail in summer. Ask to have the crock pot or roasting pan left out.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Service for 10 people, lots of serving utensils and dishes as well
                          • Dishwasher
                            full size
                          • Freezer
                            Above the refrigerator and includes multiple ice trays
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                            Gas stove and oven, full size dishwasher, microwave, wide-slot toaster, coffee maker with thermos, coffee grinder, Nespresso machine with steamer/frother, blender, mixer, Crock pot
                          • Microwave
                            stainless steel, newer
                          • Oven
                            full size oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Spice cupboard is usually well-stocked. If you use something up...please replace it for the next guest! We also try to keep a supply of flour, sugar, baking soda, powder, salt, etc.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Nice, white and clean!
                          • Stove
                            Gas stove with 4 burners
                          • Toaster
                            extra wide slots are bagel friendly!


                              • Dining
                                Large dining table fits 5 in brand new black leather chairs and 3 - 5 on the bench. Plus kitchen bar has two bar stools bringing seating to 10 - 12 or just add another chair to the large table
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 10 people


                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                    Kids books as well as a wide range of adult reading
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                    Three - one with each TV
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                    Large game room includes a foos ball table, dart board with a 'talk back' mode with real attitude, sofa bed, TV/DVD/cable and lots of books, games, movies and toys
                                  • Games
                                    Dozens of popular board games plus cards and more: Risk, Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Chess, Uno, traditional cards and poker chips plus so many more!!!
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Two flat screen TVs: in the living room and master bedroom. Cable TV and DVD/VHS players. Cable includes HBO and other premium channels (Charter SIlver plan)
                                  • Stereo
                                    Stereo in game room (basement) and kitchen (main floor)
                                  • Television
                                    Three TVs: Master bedroom, Living room and Game room
                                  • Toys
                                    We have toy cars, dolls, a play kitchen (oven and sink, toy food, plates, etc.) and many toys for both girls and boys.
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    We have many VHS and DVD movies in the cabin. Children's shows and movies, teenage movies and adult.


                                      • Balcony
                                        The master bedroom offers a private balcony.
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        (2) The front deck is large and can accommodate 10 - 20 and currently has a table and 8 chairs. The back deck overlooks the National Forest with hot tub, 4 person table/chairs and BBQ. Addtl table in back yrd.
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        A double kayak and SUP board are available to our guests-unlimited use during your stay for one, low flat fee. No hourly rentals or driving the boats back and forth to the lake. Ours are on the beach
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        New charcoal grill purchased end of summer 2015 on back deck during summer months. Stored under front deck in winter.
                                      • Water Sports Gear
                                        We have a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) and double kayak available to our guests to rent for a low, flat fee. Unlimited use during your stay. Go to the beach, walk to our boats, and start paddling!
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • Low Allergen Environment
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Jacuzzi hot tub on back deck with brand new cover with easy lift. Seats 6 adults comfortably. Multiple jets & small waterfall. Overlooking the quiet forest. Great for star-gazing.
                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                  • live theater
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • forests
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • waterfalls

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • 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

                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting


                                                                  • Game room/reverse loft with sofa bed includes electronic darts, foos ball, dozens of games, movies, books, play kitchen, toys and its own brand new full bathroom. Accessed via a ladder from the kitchen or its exterior door which opens onto the backyard and sled run!

                                                                    46 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Great way to celebrate 11 years of marriage!

                                                                    Garrett C.

                                                                    We had a fantastic stay at Lake Tahoe over the Labor Day weekend. Lynwood Chalet was a nice, quiet get away! We plan on visiting again in the future.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thanks for your nice comments! So glad you had a nice getaway ☺

                                                                    Nice cozy convenient place!

                                                                    Eddie C.Cupertino, CA

                                                                    We had a great stay. First, Kelly the owner is really great and responsive and very nice to deal and converse with. Instructions and everything are all very well done. The place is great, forest backyard with sledding hill and home has everything you might need! Also close drive to the lake and town! Definitely recommend.

                                                                    Perfect for a family of 4

                                                                    Ken L.

                                                                    Me and my daughters had a great time, comfortable and very peaceful neighborhood.

                                                                    This is a great cabin !!!

                                                                    Loved everything about this cabin, the downstairs game room was a plus the kids loved it...there was something there for all ages, and they weren't 'bored'! The front deck was very spacious with a great view of the pine trees and the back deck too with a great hot tub and nice view. Will definitely rent again.

                                                                    Fun Cabin

                                                                    Marty Z.

                                                                    The communication with the owner was great. There are plenty of instructions in the house for anything you may need. The kids loved the lower game room and there are a ton of movies to choose from. The spa was a highlight for us. It was buried under 3ft of snow and was worth the dig out! Great VRBO.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Wow...i have never seen more than a foot of snow on the hot tub and i thought that was a lot! All of this snowfall makes for great sledding in the backyard and fun, fun, fun! Thanks for sharing your experiences.

                                                                    So perfect!

                                                                    Susie S.

                                                                    Our family of three generations had a perfect stay AGAIN, despite a widespread power outage, thanks to having a gas fireplace and stove. Sledding was awesome as usual, and the hot tub is heavenly. The bonus play room downstairs was thoroughly enjoyed as well. We hope to be back again and again! Thank you!


                                                                    Carnelian Bay, CA, USA

                                                                    In the summer we make our double kayak and 11' Stand Up Paddleboard available for your rental during your stay at our cabin. They are stored on the beach for easy access for you! Ask about renting these when you make your online booking. $125 for unlimited use during your 2-4 night stay or $200 for unlimited use during 5 nights or more visits. Other summer fun: Hike and bike out the back door and take your ATV, dirt bikes or 4WD up the block to the OHV trail. Or, walk our beautiful neighborhood and see which streets have the best views of the lake...hint...Fulton Crescent! Sled, snow shoe, cross country ski out our back door in winter. Take your snow mobile to the OHV trail at the end of our block.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                                    NEW: Summer guests! We now offer our double kayak and SUPaddleboard for unlimited use to our guests during your rental period. They are stored at the beach for easy access. We charge $100 to use them as much as you want during your 1 - 4 night stay, $150 for 5 nights or more. If you don't want the boat rental mention this in the comments section of your online booking and i will remove/change the fee in the online booking for you. I will adjust the price to $150 for you if you are staying 5 or more nights. Email, call or text me if you have any questions. 916.616.7471 Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Because of a recent case of travelers booking dates and then cancelling them just prior to the 60 day cancellation date, I now have to charge a $100 cancellation fee if you must cancel more than 90 days prior to your arrival date. Please understand this is not for the purpose of us making money, we don't want any cancellation fees! We just can't have people booking multiple properties and then cancelling the day before the deadline after we have declined other guests for those same dates. Thanks for your understanding. Thanks! Kelly

                                                                    46 Reviews
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