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Perfect! Location--Central yet Quiet--Sunnyside Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Home: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath (sleeps 8)

True mountain cabin, A-frame style home in OPTIMAL LOCATION for all summer and winter activities. Location benefits include access to “everything” in 15 minutes or less:

o 150 feet from lake bike path

o 1 block from the renowned Sunnyside Lodge & Restaurant, Fire Sign Café, and boat harbor

o 1 block from bus stop for all Tahoe buses (TART), Tahoe Trolley, and free ski resort

shuttle buses, for easy transport around the lake and to HomeWood, Squaw Valley and Alpine

Meadows Ski Resorts

o 5 minute drive from Homewood Ski Resort, 15 minute drive from Squaw and Alpine Meadows

o 5 minute drive from downtown Tahoe City with shops, restaurants, movie theaters, coffee

shops, grocery and drug stores, banks, and more.

o 5 minute drive from Truckee River rafting and riverside restaurants

o 5 minute walk from Ward Creek, with entrance to National Park trails into forests, mountains, and the Tahoe “Rim Trail”.

o 5 minute walk to the forested Ward Creek public park with volleyball and lighted tennis courts,

swings, sandbox, jungle gym, and slides.

Fully furnished home offers comfort and entertainment for small or large groups, friends and families:

o 650 square foot living/dining room area with adjoining kitchen, breakfast bar, and large dining

o room table (seating for 8). Living room features 46” LED SMART TV with DVD Blu-Ray player and Direct TV including HBO.Two double-sliding glass doors open to deck and forest.

o 770 square foot, elevated 2-tiered outdoor deck with outdoor table and seating for 6, lounge chairs and BBQ

o Private, 4-person hot tub on deck surrounded by 100-foot pine trees and open sky

o Second story home with wide bay windows gives beautiful views of pine trees and lush fern grove below

o Charming natural landscaping and large lawn surrounding front and sides of home

o Wireless internet throughout the house

o Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances

o Newly remodeled upstairs bathroom includes spacious, double-sized glass shower

With its easy location to everything the Lake Tahoe West Shore has to offer, set off just enough from the main road (Hwy 89) in a quiet neighborhood, this home will give you the perfect blend of entertainment, convenience and cozy hide-away. Experience all the excitement of skiing, hiking, boating, rafting and local dining, then come back in just minutes to our beautiful, comfortable home. If you just want some quiet time, enjoy a relaxing afternoon gazing out at the surrounding 100-foot pine trees in the back yard, or take a peaceful walk two blocks down to the lovely Ward Creek.

Charming touches to the home like antique doorknobs and hand-blown, amber glass lighting inside and out add a warm ambience that brings the feeling of Tahoe inside, in an elegant and unique way.

On our deck, surrounded by gorgeous forest and beautiful landscaping, you will look over a gently sloping hill which leads down to lush fern groves in the summer. Barbecue and enjoy the outdoor ambience while seated in our comfortable lawn furniture or in our 4-person hot tub, looking up to the trees and sky.

See “About the Owners—The Unique Benefits at this House” for more details!

More Details

Thomas Fairbanks
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2016

About Thomas Fairbanks

We are local business owners who have been enjoying life in Tahoe for 14 years.

Thomas Fairbanks purchased this house in 2005

Why Thomas Fairbanks chose Sunnyside

The West Shore is our favorite part of Tahoe—there is no better location! The views of the lake from this side are beautiful, and so close to some of our favorites areas of Tahoe—Truckee, Squaw Valley and Emerald Bay. We can be hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing through ten national forest regions with less than five minutes walking or driving.

The location itself is just so perfect… just five houses up from the main road and minutes from Tahoe City, it’s close to everything yet stays so quiet and comfortably secluded. When we don’t feel like making the 5-minute “trek” into town, the Natural Moon health food store and café, Tahoe House Bakery and Farmer’s Market (on Thursdays) are even closer and more fun for high-quality natural and organic grocery shopping. Obexer’s cute little market and café in Homewood is also a good place for staples and many organic health-food options.

For restaurants, there are so many wonderful places to eat while looking out over the river or the lake—all so close—but nothing is more wonderful than meandering just one block down, on the bike path across from the lake, to the local Fire Sign Café and endlessly popular Sunnyside restaurant.

What makes this house unique

On a warm spring or summer day, it’s a beautiful experience to mosey one block down the bike path along the lake, smelling the pine trees and enjoying the local flowers, to the Sunnyside Restaurant and Firesign Cafe. In the winter, the same walk is just as much fun—being just one block away, the brisk weather feels invigorating, and provides a dramatic backdrop to the cozy, warm restaurants once you’re inside.

Everyone loves Sunnyside, with their deck and vast expanse of windows looking out over the lake—a wonderful place to relax and watch the sun set. (Their chocolate lava cake is also to die for.) But for breakfast and lunch, we just adore the Fire Sign Café. Their restaurant and annex are both built in the charming, classic Tahoe woodsy style. In the warm weather you can also eat on their deck, looking over a lovely, small lot filled with grass, trees and flowers. The Fire Sign makes the best coffee, their portions are generous, and their food is delicious. Even waiting for a table there is fun—on busy weekends, we enjoy a coffee while we wait in the delightful restaurant annex, playing the board games or reading the books provided.

Our home was designed to bring the feeling of Tahoe inside, in an elegant and unique way. The two double-sided glass doors out to the deck and yard downstairs, and the bay windows upstairs, all give an open, beautiful view to the surrounding, 100-foot pine trees. Inside, we’ve kept the colors warm and natural, with lots of honey- and amber-shaded wood, natural hand-blown glass lights, rustic antique doorknobs, and accents and tiling in rich shades of green, wine, and browns. We hope you’ll enjoy all the special touches that we’ve added for an elegant, modern, yet organic feeling. Of course, the house is fun, too! Our spacious outdoor deck, hot tub, large LED Smart TV, and generous living/dining room area all offer lots of entertainment for gatherings of friends and family, large and small.


Pineland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 , Up Stairs Shower is double-sized, with teak bench
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Down Stairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom Upstairs - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 Downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Trundle Bed 2 twin and the queen in this room
  • (Add bedroom details)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Paper towels are supplied. Toilet Paper is supplied. Garbage Bags are supplied. Back -up of these Items is in the downstairs closet.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Perfect! Location--Central yet Quiet--Sunnyside Home
average rating of 4.714286 based on 35 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I am an owner of a property in Sedona, Arizona, and use VRBO. This was my first experience being on the guest side and I absolutely loved it. All of the comforts of home were available, with an amazing view out the back with a hot tub. We would definitely stay at this home again. The weather was chilly and rainy, but the warm atmosphere of the home made a rainy day perfect for watching movies and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rocklin, CA

One of the best we have stayed at over a 20 year period

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been coming to Tahoe for 20 years and renting different cabins on the west shore. This is now one of our new favorites. The cabin is amazingly clean and outfitted with more than enough dishes and cookware. Usually you will see furniture and other items that were taken from the owners primary home and moved here so they can be dated and beat up. Not so with this cabin. It has many hand made and 1 off items with everything in great working condition. The deck is amazing to sit out and relax with multiple different levels and chairs. We will definitely return here.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for a Tahoe getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed the property. It's got a great cabin feel and had everything we needed. We took advantage of the deck off of the back of the house -- it's nestled among the trees and is very peaceful. It also has a propane grill and a huge hot tub, both of which were big pluses. The cabin is also very close to the lake shore and bike paths around the lake. We were able to bike to the center of Tahoe City in about 10 minutes. The hosts also graciously allowed us to bring both our pets!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home! Beautiful Deck area!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this home in Tahoe City. This place is well maintained and very comfortable. The owners go the extra mile in presenting a warm and relaxing location for your Lake Tahoe experience. We spent most of time on the deck which has several levels.

Definitely would like to return to this location.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a gathering of friends

  • 5 of 5

Sunnyside Home is clean, comfortable, and well-cared for. The thoughtful decorating adds to the feel of being in a log home. It was perfect for us and two other couples to relax and enjoy Lake Tahoe. We loved the big dining table, and comfortable furniture. There were plenty of paper towels, toilet paper, detergent, cooking utensils, hair dryers, etc. We wanted for nothing during our stay.

But the best part was the deck and hot tub! We spent a lot of time out there. Thomas even came by a couple of times to check that the hot tub was clean and if it needed any more chemicals, etc. He really cares that the guests in his home have everything that they need.

Hopefully we can return to Lake Tahoe and Sunnyside sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petaluma, Ca.

The house was very inviting, with its beautiful and large deck nestled amongst huge pines.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved this cosy house nestled amongst large trees and beautiful landscaping. We had all we needed in the kitchen, bath, and bedroom supplies. Our favorite place was the three leveled deck with its bar-b-que, and hot tub. Being centrally located, we were able to go to a variety of beaches, which my grandkids loved the most. Also, so many choices of restaurants, shopping, and activities were close by. The owner, Mr. Fairbanks, was very friendly and easy to talk to.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Pineland House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Standard Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sunnyside Bar & Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Lake Tahoe Harbor
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Sunnyside Restaurant & FireSign Cafe
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Alpine Medows,Squaw Valley,Home Wood
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lake Tahoe Public Access Beach
Car: not necessary


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