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Authentic, Hand-Made Log Cabin Boasts of a Rustic Elegance

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin

Overview


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Property
cabin
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2

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 #3654303 to view connecting side of our log cabin)

The mountainous, cavern charm downstairs

is augmented by vaulted, lodge-pole ceilings upstairs.

IF THIS CALANDER for homeaway #94137 IS FULL see: HomeAway #3654303

… mirror side of same log cabin...that can be rented individually

or opened together to double size

… The antique wood burning stove lends the warmth of

yester-year ambiance.

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 adults (or a family of 6) per side

and can double in size, sleeping up to 8 adults (or a family of 12) 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 fasioned lore, with modern emenities... Commercial Wolf oven/stove/griddle, espresso maker, coffee bean grinder, wheat grass juicer, fruit/vegtable 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 luxrious (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

Owner
Laurie Punches
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

About Laurie Punches

My name is Laurie.

I am an author, artist, muscian 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 panneling, 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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Authentic, Hand-Made Log Cabin Boasts of a Rustic Elegance
average rating of 4.5609756 based on 41 reviews
4

Lovely authentic log cabin - perfect for skiing

  • 4 of 5

A little confusion initially as to which log cabin we were booked into but it all was sorted quickly. The cabin itself was lovely and it was the perfect setting for our skiing holiday. Would have liked a few instructions for the dishwasher and the wood burner. Overall would love to return for another stay and would recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sweet, I am glad once you were nestled in that you enjoyed our cabin. lovely authentic log cabin - perfect for skiing is a great title you gave your review. Next stay will be perfect!
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Foster City, CA
5

Eclectic log cabin in the heart of South Lake Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our two night stay at Laurie's cabin. We were on #2 and the yard was a perfect place to play, make snow angels & snow man with the kids. Also, the lake is about two blocks away with a small playground where the kids loved to hang out as well. The insides are great with lots of room for the whole family to hang out together. The renovated kitchen opening up to the living & dining room was perfect to have conversations while lunch/dinner was being prepared. The rooms upstairs were spacious & had a rustic feel. Would love to come back in all seasons - thank you Laurie & special thanks to Melody for preparing the home before we arrived

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your gratefulness and attention to the endearing details of the cabin as well as the pragmatic aspects is special! I raised my kids, going to that playground at the nearby beach ... daily. Snowmen and angels in the yard are precious memories that bring me a smile:)
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San Francisco
5

Definitely staying here again!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this beautiful cabin for thanksgiving and absolutely loved it! The interior was so much bigger than what the pictures made it seem like. When we first arrived it was a little difficult trying to find all the light switches since the cabin has a very dim setting. Once we found all the lamps we got the hang of it and it was no problem. The cabin was very clean and organized and felt very homey. It was extremely helpful seeing all the little instructions throughout the cabin, it answered so many questions and that way I wouldn't have to call the owner for every small thing. I would recommend not wearing really fuzzy socks or going down the carpeted stairs too fast, I accidentally slipped and slid all the way down. I didn't get hurt, and my family mostly found it funny but I definitely did not use those socks again haha. The location of the cabin is near so many things that its perfect for any time of the year. It's walking distance from the gorgeous lake or just a few minutes to drive to Heavenly. We drove over to Emerald Bay and took many breathtaking photos, and also took a snowshoe walking tour with a guide that gave us a wonderful experience and recommended us a few places to eat in the area. We had no problems with the wifi and were able to enjoy some Netflix movies after our daily adventures. Every day we looked forward to come back to cabin after a nice fun and cold day in the snow. We would definitely come back and stay here again, maybe even experience Lake Tahoe in the summer!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your pleasant review. I needed encouragement after my only 'bad' review as an owner. Solar motion detector lights are enroute to the cabin as many leave the outside light off. Carpet can be slippery on steps though I'd never thought of it... so glad you were able to laugh!
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4

Having fun at Lake Tahoe!

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was as nice as advertised! Two blocks from the beach and just minutes drive away from everything you need or want to do. I highly recommend going to Tahoe and staying at this cabin!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So cool! I love it when a guest totally loves the cabin. Thanks for being so expressive:) I am encouraged.
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4

Warm and Cozy log cabin

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and well maintained and we enjoyed the stay. The layout of the house was perfect. The furniture was perfect for the log cabin feel and had unique touches to it. This cabin had all the stainless steel utensils, gas stove and other amenities which are fairly new. The refrigerator and microwave are all fairly new. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives and I myself would stay again at this place with friends. This time we were only three people in the #2 unit and we ended up using only one bedroom. The activities, attractions and restaurants are close by. We really liked red hut café restaurant. My thai restaurant, Artemis restaurant and Zephyr Cove restaurant was also good. The minor cons we had during the stay - wifi connectivity was almost non-existent (we did not mind that much). The pillows were too soft for us. Shower cap was not present (maybe the listing could clarify shower cap information more clearly).

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cozy!

  • 4 of 5

We came up for a girls' weekend and had a lovely time! The cabin is very cute, plenty of seating and cozy chairs, recliners, ottomans, etc. The kitchen had everything we needed and the bathrooms were nicely updated.

Our only small issue (why there is not five stars) was the softness of the beds and pillows. One of us ended up having to go buy a pillow the next day at TJ Maxx. The mattresses were just not 100% comfortable.

Other than that, everything was wonderful and anything one could possibly needs was there!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Reno
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rojos
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Tahoe Queen
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Edgewood
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrack/train/bus
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
SPROUTS
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Heavenly Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Regan Beach
Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

Al Tahoe Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 15 2017
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,252
$5,370
 
 
spring
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$129
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$903
$3,870
 
 
summer
Jun 5 2017 - Sep 5 2017
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,252
$5,370
 
 
fall
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$129
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$903
$3,870
 
 
winter
Nov 15 2017 - Apr 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,252
$5,370
 
 
spring
Apr 16 2018 - Jun 4 2018
1 night minimum stay
$129
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$903
$3,870
 
 
summer
Jun 5 2018 - Sep 5 2018
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,252
$5,370
 
 
fall
Sep 6 2018 - Nov 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
$129
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$903
$3,870
 
 
winter
Nov 15 2018 - Apr 15 2019
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,252
$5,370
 
 
spring
Apr 16 2020 - Jun 4 2020
1 night minimum stay
$129
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$903
$3,870
 
 
summer
Jun 5 2020 - Sep 5 2020
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,252
$5,370
 
 
fall
Sep 6 2020 - Nov 14 2020
1 night minimum stay
$129
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$903
$3,870
 
 
winter
Nov 15 2020 - Apr 15 2021
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,252
$5,370
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat
$1,252
$5,370
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/booking fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Amenities

Al Tahoe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Full bath #1 - toilet , shower , Rock shower/tub.stoneheun sinks,granite counters,slatefloor
    Downstair 'allmost' full bath #2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , stoneheun sinks atop ancient,Rio de Janeiran granite counter
  • A tough of rustic elegance, romantic… practical, primitive… indulgently intimate.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Private yard view bedrooms, spacious, daring vaulted ceiling with HUGE timber beams lacing the hand-made pine boards accented with hand-quilted blankets and rustic wood curtains/shuttters and antiques treasures.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
An experience to remember!

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