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Casa Chica: Quaint and Charming Old Tahoe Timber-Framed Cabin

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Side of house--view from hammock


Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Sunnyside cabin description

UPDATE: Booking for Summer and Fall 2014


Located just outside of Tahoe City, and one block from Lake Tahoe, this Old Tahoe cabin has everything you need to escape city life without roughing it. The Main House features the kitchen, living/dining area, laundry, one large bedroom and two baths. It is furnished in Old Hickory and vintage furnishings. The bedroom includes a sitting area with an antique-style gas fireplace. Additionally, two separate guest cabins (described below) each feature an additional bedroom and bathroom. A great location for the in-laws (don’t tell them we said this) or another couple of kids! (TOTAL OF THREE BEDROOMS for a total accomodation of SEVEN GUESTS).

Built of local stone and native lodgepole pine, this 1930s home features WIRELESS INTERNET, a hot tub, period fixtures, comfortable furnishings, a stone fireplace, log construction, and plenty of charm. The compact kitchen is modern and features a Bosch dishwasher and dual-fuel convection oven/range.

The home sits on a third of an acre and the property connects to the dedicated bike and pedestrian pathway passing through Lake Tahoe, Sunnyside, Homewood, Tahoe City and Truckee. (bring your bikes along)

Off the Main House is a stone patio featuring plantation-grown Teak furniture and a patio heater. This is a great place to BBQ, have dinner, enjoy drinks or just relax under the market umbrella on a sunny afternoon. A few steps away is our hot tub located under a covered patio. There is a third deck with Teak furniture arranged for outdoor living. (deck furnishings for spring, summer & fall)

There are a variety of things to do within walking, biking or skiing distance of our home!


This is a nice comfortable space for two additional guests. This cabin has one bedroom with a queen bed. It has a full bathroom and closet. It is perfect for a second couple or a grandfather that snores. It is finished in knotty pine and it has an Old Hickory table and chairs for writing or reading, a television with DVD & cable, and a telephone.


The Boat House is an additional small one bedroom, one bath guest quarters adjacent to the hot tub. It has a set of bunk beds for older kids or whomever wants their own space. The Boat House is located just a few feet from the main house.

A note on the history and architecture of our home:

Years ago locals referred to our home as Casa Chica, or in Spanish vernacular, 'little home' Casa Chica has many of the modern amenities you have come to expect without compromising the classic charm of an Old Tahoe style cabin. The Main House retains most of the original divided-light casement windows and Dutch doors. The log construction, knotty pine walls and vintage Mission and Old Hickory furnishings will remind you of a by-gone era. There are several original Old Tahoe cabins on our street, and the setting is peaceful with beautiful towering trees.

Keywords: Cabin, historic, vintage, charming, old, quaint, fireplace, wood, log, stone, tahoe, beach, timberland, forest, hike, woods, lake, private,

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome:

                Sleep mats provided for kids to use in the main house....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Guests are welcome to smoke outside. ...moreless

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • This home features a nice stone patio just outside the main house. Hammock for relaxing, Teak patio table and chairs with market umbrella, new linens and a wonderful vintage looking fireplace in the Main House bedroom...moreless


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable TV in the Guest House and Main House...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    Some videos and DVDs in the Main House...moreless


                  • Adventure
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic


                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        There is a peek view of the Lake during different seasons....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Rafting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing


                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people


                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace:

                        There are two fireplaces, one gas and one wood...moreless

                      • Gas Fireplace:

                        traditional looking fireplace (gas stove) in Main House bedroom...moreless

                      • Heating:

                        Forced air and individual room registers....moreless

                      • Internet
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Room for three vehicles...moreless

                      • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                        Space for small boat or trailer. Not likely that property could accomodate a Diesel pusher....moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Wireless internet...moreless

                      • Wood Fireplace:

                        Firewood supplied for all short term rentals....moreless

                      • Wood Stove


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Ice Maker
                      • Kitchen:

                        Toaster, coffee pot, coffee grinder, all necessary materials to cook with, basic spices, etc....moreless

                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                      • Deck / Patio:

                        (2) Upper deck is stone, lower deck is wood. Furniture provided during the spring/summer/fall....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe
                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        Sounds Hawaiian--it is not, but our hot tub has a nice cover for the winter...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Ski & Snowboard

                      Payment Type

                          • Visa

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Hot Tub


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                              from 17 traveler reviews
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Sep 4 - Nov 21, 2014
                              2 night min stay
                              Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2015
                              5 night min stay
                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
                              • Cleaning Fee $150
                              • Taxes Included

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                              Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                              The backyard is a great place for relaxing with friends and family during the spring, summer and fall. The property continues all the way down to West Lake Blvd and accesses the bike/walk trail to the Lake and Tahoe City/Sunnyside/Truckee. Bring your bikes along!


                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2006

                              About the owner: This a great place to own. There are many reasons to stay here, but the proximity to the Lake is always on the top of the list. The large backyard and the beautiful towering trees makes this place a great place to spend time during any season. We take pride in keeping the house furnished and decorated with comfortable furnishings. As a result, we have many guests that have returned summer after summer or ski trip after ski trip.

                              Why the Owner Chose Sunnyside:
                              The West Shore is wonderful location, close to recreation, but not overly developed.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                              You will like that we have kept the original charm of this Old Tahoe cabin.

                              Contact us

                              Speaks: english, Can easily translate Dutch and Spanish

                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                              • Side of house--view from hammock

                                Side of house--view from hammock

                              • Main House eating area and passage to upper deck

                                Main House eating area and passage to upper deck

                              • Main House Bedroom with Gas Fireplace and Sitting Area

                                Main House Bedroom with Gas Fireplace and Sitting Area

                              • View downhill from hot tub

                                View downhill from hot tub

                              • View of Back Deck and House--Very Sunny

                                View of Back Deck and House--Very Sunny

                              • Guest House Bedroom

                                Guest House Bedroom

                              • Kitchen


                              VRBO #126275

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                              This listing was first published here in 2007.

                              Date last modified - Wednesday, October 01, 2014

                              $150 - $275 per night (USD)

                              3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 7

                              View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-5 nights
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                              Member since: 2007
                              Speaks: english, Can easily translate Dutch and Spanish
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