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Contemporary Home Close to Lake & Ski Resorts

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath great location & peaceful view out large windows

Beautiful, contemporary home, 3 blocks from Carnelian Bay & Gar Woods, approx. 10 to 13 miles to choice of ski resorts: Alpine, Squaw, Northstar, Diamond Peak. Easy access in winter with snowplow service, garage parking for 1 car, flat driveway for 3 other cars.

Hot tub is ready for relaxation in private backyard surrounded by fortress of tall pines. Large decks on the front and back of the home provide plenty of room for guests. Enjoy use of the gas bbq grill. In winter the neighborhood sledding hill is right across the street. In the summertime kids can play on the grassy backyard while adults relax next to water feature.

Three comfortable bedrooms provide sleeping for 6 guests. The master bedroom has king size bed, large closet, and big screen cable t.v., guest bedroom has queen size bed and en suite bathroom with heated tile floors, and the semi-private loft with great views has a queen size bed. All linens are provided, along with the convenience of a large laundry area with front loading washer & dryer.

The living room is complete with large screen t.v., dvd, movies, and premium cable and WiFi is set up.

The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes & cookware and all modern appliances - stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker, blender. Cooks will enjoy the variety of kitchen gadgets that are on hand and the huge picture window overlooking the beautiful backyard.

Two well known restaurants are nearby. You can get your exercise and walk to The Old Post Office for breakfast, or to GarWood's for lunch, dinner & drinks. The Magic Carpet Golf Arcade is right across the street from GarWoods. Watermans Landing and Sierra Boat Company are great options for summertime Lake activities.

A binder full of local area information is available for guests at our home. There is much to do and see in Lake Tahoe!

More Details

Suzy Schneider
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2017

About Suzy Schneider

I grew up in the Imperial Valley of Southern California. My husband and I have been married for 34 years, and live in Fairfield, CA. We are both still working full time and try to get to Lake Tahoe as often as possible. We enjoy playing golf, working around our home, going out with friends, and checking out new places.

Suzy Schneider purchased this house in 2014

Why Suzy Schneider chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

I grew up in the dry, hot desert and fell in love with Lake Tahoe when I saw it for the first time when I was 12 years old. I was moved by its beauty - the trees and the clean & clear blue water. I loved the freedom that came with exploring around the Lake and through the woods as a child.

My husband and I wanted a second home within a couple hours driving distance from our primary residence and we knew that Lake Tahoe was the place! We owned a small cabin in South Lake Tahoe for 10 years, and sold it in order to find a new home in North Lake Tahoe with more amenities. We think North Lake Tahoe is prettier and less crowded, and has many more options for skiing and golf. We are very happy that we made the switch.

What makes this house unique

We looked at several homes around the area, and when we saw this one we knew it was the right one. The neighborhood felt right because the streets were clean & wide, and the homes well kept. The contemporary architecture and high ceilings appealed to me. I fell in love with the large windows in the living room and kitchen, which lets in lots of great light and the beautiful views. The previous owners did a wonderful job with upgrades and maintaining the home inside and out. This home has all the necessary comforts to make you feel like home-sweet-home, yet it has a resort type feeling with its clean lines and updated finishes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is very clean and perfect for a large family or two small families. There are lots of tall windows that let in natural light. We especially liked the patio areas, spa, modern bathrooms, and indoor laundry. The kids liked playing in the open backyard that's fenced too. There's an upper loft above the living room area with a ladder that was kinda in the way- but can be removed. We would definitely stay again if visiting the north Tahoe area.
Jun 2015
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Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Guest bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with private en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Loft with view
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Contemporary Home Close to Lake & Ski Resorts
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 39 reviews

Great week, will return!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. There were 4 of us and we stayed 8 days in January ’17, primarily as a ski trip.

The house was very nice, exactly as pictured. Several in the group remarked that the house felt bigger and more open in person than from the photos. Everything was neat, clean and well organized. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies like pots, pans, silverware, paper towels, garbage bags, plates, cups, everything you could possibly need – even a solid selection of non-perishable things like condiments, soups, mac-n-cheese and Quaker oatmeal (among others!).

Full cable lineup, Wi-Fi, and a stereo system that really kicks if you like to listen to loud music while getting amped up in the morning! Selection of games and DVDs. Full linens and towels and also washer / dryer were also super convenient. Front porch is a cozy relaxing place to sit and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this gorgeous area. Garage really helped with not having to dig out and clean the car off each morning (it snowed nearly 10 feet in the 8 days we were there). For some reason, we didn’t use the jacuzzi until the 4th or 5th day – what a mistake on our part, that thing is Awesome, and a very good way to relax after riding all day in deep snow.

Short walk/drive (maybe 3/4 mile) to a 711 and pizza place with really good food – we had wings, sandwiches, burgers and beer. Ordered there multiple times. A number of other options also within a very short (3-5 mile) drive, including a grocery story (Safeway) about 3 miles down the road. Several places to access the beach, all about a 4-5 minute drive. About 25-30 minutes to downtown Truckee. About 20-25 minutes to Northstar and Squaw, depending on morning traffic, snow conditions, whether its weekday or weekend / holiday.

As someone who rents very often, the best part of this vacation was definitely the responsiveness and communication of the owner. I had read a slew of nightmare reviews on other places citing the “management company” did not answer and address issues timely. That is not the case here. I was in constant communication with Suzy, keeping her updated, asking her questions. She generally responded within a few minutes, and even checked in on me several times too, to make sure the driveway was plowed, everything was working, etc ..

Sorry to be so long winded, but wanted to make sure I gave this listing its due credit. Do not hesitate to reserve this place. I would certainly return!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that my home was comfortable for you and able to provide what you needed for your amazing ski vacation. Thanks for your great review and I welcome you back anytime! All the best, Suzy
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this property was most enjoyable. location was perfect, right by the lake, freeways to ski resorts and the casino. The property is maintained to a high standard, I don't think the pictures do it justice for space. The living area is cosy but spacious and the loft was very cool indeed. Hottub was large also and an extra bonus. Thanks so much for letting us stay in your home, we will surely return.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting my home which is our second home not just a "rental". It sounds like you enjoyed the area and had a great time during your stay. Please come back. Kind regards, Suzy
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Suzy's house made for a wonderful weekend getaway for my girlfriend and me. Everything was set up perfectly, and the place was simply adorable. We made use of the kitchen staples, the hot tub — my girlfriend was so comfy she napped for three hours in front of the fireplace.

While it was just the two of us, it could have easily accommodated six or more folks. And the sledding hill directly across the street was a blast. Couldn't have asked for a better time!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like a sweet weekend. I am glad that my home fit you just right :). I'd love to have you back anytime. Thanks for the review. Best wishes, Suzy
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Great home, will stay again.

  • 5 of 5

This is a really beautiful and very well maintained home in a great location, and it's obvious the owners take pride in ownership. The home was fully stocked with everything we needed and super comfortable, and the private hot tub was just what we needed after after a long day on the slopes. The home was perfect for a quick ski getaway for our small family, but could have easily accommodated 6 in comfort. We did have one small issue come up during our stay but it was addressed immediately by the owners who were super responsive and accommodating. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. You were terrific guests and we'd love to have you return to our home. Hope you have a great summer! Kindly, Suzy
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San Francisco, CA

Comfortable and Well-Sticked

  • 5 of 5

The layout of the home was nice and in a great location. We appreciated that the furnishings were comfortable and looked good (no generic Ikea stuff, and not too "cabin-in-the-woodsy" either). The place was well-stocked, I think the only thing I could not find was a cookie sheet - but they had everything else you might need. Lots of extra towels available. The gas stove really kept us warm! I'd stay again for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you enjoyed our home. Yes I do have cookie sheet and muffin pans, normally they are in drawer under the oven, but things get moved around - sorry they were "hiding" from you. Please let me know when you are ready for another stay. Kind regards, Suzy
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San Rafael

Great Property

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a great time in this house. The owners were very helpful and responsive to our inquiries. We got a huge storm and stayed one night without power, the fireplace was our only source of heat. Suzy, the owner, was in touch with us and kept me update about the power situation.

For parents we little kids the fireplace was tricky, my 3 years old was running around all the time and I was afraid that he would accidentally burn his hand. We put some chairs around so he wouldn't get too close.

We couldn't use the hot tube either, the access was not the best because of the snow but again we got a big storm during our stay.

I totally recommend this house and will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were there for one of the biggest storms of the season! I am glad we stayed in touch and grateful that you "powered through" the high winds and power outages in Lake Tahoe. Incredible dumping of snow during a month now called "Janu-buried". As much as we love snow, hopefully there won't be as much the next time you stay and you can use the hot tub. Thanks for making it through and staying in touch with us. Best wishes always, Suzy
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Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant
Old Post Office Coffee Shop
Jason's Beachside Grille
Magic Carpet Mini Golf
Old Brockway Golf Course
CB's Pizza & Grill
Sierra Boat Company Marina
Concerts At Commons Beach
Waterman's Landing
Patton Beach
"Guests can walk from our home to this beach. About 3/4 mile walk to the lake. Good exercise ..."
Christy Hill Restaurant
"Restaurant for those special "date night" dinners."
Tahoe Cross Country
"I am going to try this place! I hear its great."
Old Range Steakhouse
"One of my husband's favorites."
Village at Northstar
"This is where the action is in ski season."
Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards
"Good place for equipment rental."
"Safeway in King's Beach is just 3 miles away for all your grocery shopping needs."
North Tahoe Regional Park Beach (Agatam Beach)
Tahoe City Marina
"This is where we launch our boat. Very well maintained marina with knowledgeable and helpful..."
Lone Eagle Grille
"Great spot to enjoy cocktails or dinner with friends. Sit outside or inside. Great views of ..."
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
"15 minute drive from our house. Great resort where the locals ski."
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Tahoe Truckee Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gar Woods Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Brockway GC
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Gar Woods Bar & Brill
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Carnelian Bay Beach
Car: necessary

Agate Bay is the most desirable neighborhood within Carnelian Bay. The home is located on a quiet street, with courteous neighbors. Family and dog friendly area. Short walk from home to: Carnelian Beach (dog friendly), Gar Woods Restaurant, Waterman's Landing, 7-11, CB's Pizza, Sierra Boat Marina, Magic Carpet Golf Center. Bikes area available for trail rides and exploring. Kayak and paddle board rentals available at Waterman's Landing.

The home is located between two popular tourist cities of Kings Beach and Tahoe City - both with lots of shopping and restaurants. It is nice to go to these busy spots, but then return home to the peaceful neighborhood of Agate Bay.

Hiking and biking opportunities are all around. Check out the trail guide books at home so you can map out your day.

Must see areas are:

Emerald Bay (South shore) and hike down toward Vikingsholm, or up toward Eagle Falls.

Sand Harbor (North East shore) - great sandy beach with white sand and turquoise water. This normally is the warmest water on the lake and best area for swimming.

Crystal Bay / Kings Beach- Para-sailing out over clear blue Lake Tahoe provides a birds eye view of this gorgeous body of water.

World class ski resorts are nearby. Alpine & Squaw Valley are 13 miles away, and Northstar Resort is 11 miles away. The quaint town of Truckee, CA is 15 miles.

Golf courses nearby are: Brockway GC, Tahoe City GC, Incline Village, Squaw Valley, Schaffer's Mill, Old Greenwood, Gray's Crossing, Coyote Moon, and Clear Creek Tahoe.

No matter what activity you choose, you will be able to unwind in the hot tub after your fun.


Rates & Availability

Carnelian Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th of July Celebration
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Color Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year Holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
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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