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Fun Cabin;Hot Tub,Pingpong,Pooltable,Ski in from Homewood!

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The Bear's Den: Mid Level Open Kitchen / Living Room

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Last updated: 12/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Homewood house description

Come enjoy winter on the west shore of Lake Tahoe and Bear Haven. Snowshoe or ski out the back into the woods! Open space is behind the cabin. Very close to Homewood Mountain Resort's South Lodge. New hot tub installed for our winter guests!
We also just put in a gas cooktop. Always trying to make improvements to the house.
Ski season is booking up fast.
Great house any season...please don't miss the 'guest comments from the owner' below, click on 'continue reading' in the lower right to access the contents of over 70 reviews over more than 10 years from the guest books of Bear Haven! Recent upgrades include a new spa, gas cooktop, new pantry, upgraded windows. Every 6 mos brings new changes!
In winter, ski into the house and just a short walk to the South Base of Homewood Mountain Resort!
Homewood is a hidden gem, avoid the big crowds and enjoy their value pricing.
Best views of the Lake!

Spring, summer and fall are the best in Tahoe, crowds are gone and wildlife abounds. Park your car and bike or hike in the woods right out the back yard or down the bike path. Our families build natural forts right out the back! Walk or bike to the General Store/Deli in Homewood or along the bike path to the beach and Tahoma amenities.

Relax in the private hot tub or by one of the warm fireplaces!

WINTER: Enjoy a 3-day weekend, or a discount for mid week stays! Our guests love to ski at Homewood Mountain Resort (a short walk or ski down Lagoon Road); then ski into the backyard for lunch! Or meet Grandma and Grandpa (an easy walk away) at Homewood's South Lodge for a mid-day family gathering!(seasonal, call).
Of course at the end of the day (you can again ski home through the trees, (a gentle slope off of Homeward Bound Ski run) and soak in the private hot tub. Homewood Mountain Resort has lots of promotions for lift tickets, check their website skihomewood . Also discounted tickets are available at Costco.
Summer rentals are weekly Saturday to Saturday with long weekends available early and late. Rates include the famous Chamberlands Club with private beach, pool and tennis courts! Guests to the west shore are often confused about the summer amenities here: The amenities are actually two memberships, one to the Chamberlands Beach and Mountain Club which maintains the two private beaches with roped swim areas, lifeguards, paddle boats and summer day and evening family activities. The second is the Chamberlands Recreation Club which includes and maintains entrance to the private Heated Pool with lifeguards, lounges and private restrooms. The private pool and beaches are integrated into a public pier, bar and restaurant right on the lake. The origin of these clubs can be confusing. Upon developing the Chamberlands condominiums about 30 years years ago, the adjacent homes in Chamberslands I and II were offered a chance to purchase a membership in one or both clubs. The opportunity for the pool/tennis club was once in a lifetime and is linked to the specific home's title. At this time, most homes in Chamberlands maintain a membership in the Beach and Mountain Club, while only a portion of homes have access to the pool and tennis facilities with a hefty yearly fee. We have both. This part of the lake also has a public portion of beach available to other homes in the area (ex:Tahoma, McKinney, Homewood) which is on the southern edge of this sandy beach area of Lake Tahoe.

Summer events include: Chamberlands Beach, Pool and Tennis Private Club at no extra charge:
Dates of operation: June 15 through Labor Day; 10:30-5:30 (Lifeguard staffing)
Shuttle Bus Service: June 28-August 17 11:00-6:30pm and passes right in front of Bear Haven. Grandma, grandpa and the youngs ones can come and go while the older kids hang out at the beach all day!
Free Family Movie Nights Wednesdays at the Beach: July 9 to August 6: Bring chairs, blankets, cooler, flashlight and container for trash. Free popcorn!

SPRING/FALL: Come escape the city and enjoy the wildlife and quiet beauty of Fall!
Hike or ride bikes right from Bear Haven. Very quiet and peaceful.
Relax in the private hot tub or by one of the warm fireplaces!

WINTER: Enjoy a 3-day weekend, or a discount for mid week stays! Our guests love to ski at Homewood Mountain Resort (a short walk or ski down Lagoon Road); then ski into the backyard for lunch! Or meet Grandma and Grandpa (an easy walk away) at Homewood's South Lodge for a mid-day family gathering!(seasonal, call).
Of course at the end of the day (you can again ski home through the trees, (a gentle slope off of Homeward Bound Ski run) and soak in the private hot tub. Homewood Mountain Resort has lots of promotions for lift tickets, check their website skihomewood . Also discounted tickets are available at Costco.

SUMMER: Private facilities of the Chamberland's beach, pool and tennis are all on the shore of Lake Tahoe, about a mile from the peace and quiet of Bear Haven, an easy bike ride, walk or choose the Chamberlands shuttle bus(mid summer). After a day at the beach, return to the quiet forest setting on the large outdoor decks of your home away from home. Then plan a night ofBBQ, ping-pong or pool tournaments or just a family movie in the large Game Room.

Wireless ATT DSL PRO internet included!!!

BEAR HAVEN is the perfect home to gather family and friends for your year-round fun and wildlife viewing. Play ping-pong or pool in the large Game Room (complete with plumbed bar and entertainment area) and soak in your own professionally serviced hot tub without leaving the house! A fantastic location in the Chamberlands area of Homewood means we have skiing at the end of the road at Homewood Mountain Resort in Winter, a private beach/pool/tennis on the Lake in Summer including the Baby Beach, Main Beach with floats, free paddle boats and professional lifeguards! Great hiking, biking in Spring, Summer and Fall. An easy walk to Obexer's market and marina or Old Tahoe Cafe. Summer activites at Homewood Mountain Resort usually include concerts, music, art and craft shows as well as The Farmers Market.


Next to open space! Bear Haven is located on a quiet, relatively flat street one block from the Lake a mile from the beach club and close to all the activities you would need for your vacation. Easy bike ride to the beach, Tahoma, Sugar Pine State Park, Homewood or Sunnyside. Huge uncrowded forest, creeks, Quail Lake and trails directly behind our three level rustic A-frame hideaway(complete with a trail map)! These trails were the site of the Olympic Trails Winter Nordic Recreation Site for the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics!

We'll send you a map to hike, snowshoe, mountain bike or cross country ski from the cabin. You can even ski home into the backyard in Winter from Homewood Mountain Resort! Come and park your car and enjoy all that this neighborhood has to offer. There is even a peak of Lake Tahoe and the shore beyond!

This home is well-known for all of the fun features - especially a large GAME ROOM with pool table, ping pong table, TV/VCR/DVD, video games, CD player, fireplace, wet bar and lots of extras. If you need to work on vacation, we have complimentary wireless internet! Enjoy the private hot tub on one of the several decks after your active day and observe the abundant wildlife that the Westshore is famous for. There is a good reason that we call it 'Bear Haven'! The house backs to Open Space with a great network of trails to hike or mountain bike. Close proximity to the Westshore Bike Path allows you to explore north to Tahoe City (and beyond) or south to Sugar Pine State Park.

In Winter, Homewood Mountain Resort is the most wonderful place to ski, especially for families, with incredible lake views and is so spacious, even weekends are uncrowded! Groomed X-country trails and a sledding hill are a few miles south at Sugar Pine State Park.

Bear Haven is a member of both the famous Chamberlands Membership Only Beach Club as well as the Recreation Association with pool and tennis (June 19-Sept 6). Launch your own boat close by at Obexer's Homewood Marina, and tie up at Chamberlands for the day! Complimentary paddle boats are great fun for the family at the Chamberlands private beach.

This three level home has four bedrooms: the Bear room(1st level-King;full bath), Cub room(2nd level-queen + twin;bath w/shower + open kitchen/living room), Deer room(queen + twin)and Wolf room(queen + full)(both on 3rd level w/1/2 bath);6TV's, 6VCR's with VHS library, 3 DVD players, playstation, nintendo, games, books, toys, Summer sand toys, puzzles, winter sleds. Linens and many extras included. Although we have made an effort to make Bear Haven child friendly, adult supervision is necessary.

Keywords: House, cabin,wildlife,hiking, open space,ski cabin, lake tahoe, chamberlands, game room,woods

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Special arrangement and small fee is necessary...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (1) in Master bedroom, first level; Queen size Beds (3) one on mid-level and two on third level; Double Beds (1) on third level, Twin or Single Beds (2) mid and third levels, baby cribs (1) soft-sided portable crib, Queen Sleeper Sofa (1) on mid-level, replaced in 2007....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • House is fully stocked so you don't need to fill up your car ! Two Fireplace's, 6 Cable TV's, 6 VCR's, 2 CD and 2 DVD Players, Ping pong table, Wet bar, Video games, Super Nintendo, Play Station 2, Toys, Stuffed Animals, Books, Puzzles, Games, Snow Sleds, Fully Stocked Kitchen with spices, dish soaps, napkins, foil etc, baby gates, crib and high chair, Washer & Dryer, 2 large decks, Private beach, pool and tennis club (shared, membership only), Pet OK with approval...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Game Room
              • Games
              • Ping Pong Table
              • Pool Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (6) Game room, living room, four bedrooms...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                6...moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console:

                (2) Playstation 2 and Super Nintendo...moreless

              • Video Games:

                Provided for both systems...moreless

              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Mountain View:

                Forest setting with a peak of Lake Tahoe from 2 of the 3 levels. Approximately 11/2 blocks from the Lake....moreless

              • Ski-In
              • Ski-Out:

                Ski down the road when snow-covered, then 1/2 block walk slightly uphill to Homewood South Day Lodge and Quail Chairlift....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

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

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area

              General

              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Parking Off Street:

                for at least 3 automobiles...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet
              • Wood Fireplace:

                (2)...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Also coffee maker, blender, roasting pan, spices...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Fully stocked with many extras....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Balcony:

                Each bedroom on 3rd level has a balcony looking over forest and lake...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                On mid-level, back hot tub deck (charcoal)...moreless

              • Tennis:

                2 courts across the street from the private pool and beach entrance...moreless

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                Private Chamberlands Pool and Tennis Club plus Beach and Mountain Club. Located about a mile away right on Lake Tahoe. ...moreless

              • Heated Pool
              • Hot Tub:

                Professionally serviced. Very private setting surrounded by forest on-mid level back deck...moreless

              • Private Pool
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              winter
              Nov 14 - Dec 18, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $275 $325
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,000
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              6 night min stay

              $3,250
              winter
              Jan 5 - Feb 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $275 $325
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,000
              ski week
              Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,250
              winter
              Feb 23 - Apr 5, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $275 $325
              Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
              $2,000
              spring
              Apr 6 - Jun 19, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $195
              early summer
              Jun 20 - Jul 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,000
              summer
              Jul 4 - Aug 21, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,400
              late summer
              Aug 22 - Aug 28, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,000
              fall
              Aug 29 - Sep 14, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $275

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              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
              • cleaning $175
              • Tax Rate 10%

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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1990

              About the owner: A retired UCLA trained dentist now living in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Spent many years in the Bay Area and this was our family cabin when my sons were growing up. We now have wonderful liasons living and working in Lake Tahoe that help us maintain our cabin for our many guests.

              Why the Owner Chose Homewood:
              Lake Tahoe can be SO busy any time of year, but the West Shore is the prettiest and quietest. We enjoyed parking the car during visits and not using it again until it was time to go back home. The open space behind the house and quiet street were a stark contrast to our home in Ross and the hiking is awesome. This part of Homewood/Chamberlands neighborhood only has two roads above West Lake Boulevard, which allows easy access by bike, and creates a quiet neighborhood with few cars so the boys could play in front or back. The lake is quite close by and we would have a much better view of it if there weren't so many beautiful conifers growing all around us! Truly feels like the woods! The early nineties were drought years and Tahoe had very little snow. Being on the 'shady' side of the lake, the little snow that there was would last much longer than anywhere else...making for snow play all winter! Lake Tahoe's shoreline is primarily private, so we wanted a home that also had access to a beach. Chamberlands is one of the nicest clubs in Tahoe with sandy beaches and all its facilities together at the lake. What a wonderful setting!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              More wonderful family memories at a fun cabin in the woods with wildlife and recreation all around us. The game room was always the boys domain and the separate kitchen/living area always seemed to be the adults' hangout. The three levels gives everyone a bit of space and privacy when desired. The hot tub on the back deck is in a wonderful forest setting, and although we have neighbors to the north and south, the situation of our home slightly to the west gave us total privacy there.


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              Photos

              • The Bear's Den:  Mid Level Open Kitchen / Living Room

                The Bear's Den: Mid Level Open Kitchen / Living Room

              • Bear Haven in the Woods - Front mid level deck

                Bear Haven in the Woods - Front mid level deck

              • The Bear's playroom, pool and wet bar

                The Bear's playroom, pool and wet bar

              • The Bear's gameroom

                The Bear's gameroom

              • The Bear's kitchen and breakfast bar

                The Bear's kitchen and breakfast bar

              • The Master Bear's bedroom, king bed

                The Master Bear's bedroom, king bed

              • mid level bedroom queen & twin

                mid level bedroom queen & twin

              • Third leve,l 2nd bedroom w/full and twin. Both bedrooms have balconies

                Third leve,l 2nd bedroom w/full and twin. Both bedrooms have balconies

              • The forest beyond for snowshoeing in winter

                The forest beyond for snowshoeing in winter

              • Chamberlands beach in the off-season

                Chamberlands beach in the off-season

              • Another neighbor

                Another neighbor

              • The Bear's Playroom:  First Level Game Room,bar,pool table, ping pong, videos

                The Bear's Playroom: First Level Game Room,bar,pool table, ping pong, videos

              • Cabin in the woods

                Cabin in the woods

              • The Bear's Tub:  Mid Level Back Deck:  Privacy in the Woods

                The Bear's Tub: Mid Level Back Deck: Privacy in the Woods

              • The Bear's playroom, ah the fireplace

                The Bear's playroom, ah the fireplace

              • The Bear's dining/kitchen area (bedroom, bath w/shower & hot tub deck beyond)

                The Bear's dining/kitchen area (bedroom, bath w/shower & hot tub deck beyond)

              • Living room fireplace

                Living room fireplace

              • Master bedroom, king bed

                Master bedroom, king bed

              • upper level: one of two bedrooms: queen & full (plus 1/2 bath)

                upper level: one of two bedrooms: queen & full (plus 1/2 bath)

              • View from front decks, peek of the lake

                View from front decks, peek of the lake

              • Chamberlands Private membership-only Pool & Beach Club

                Chamberlands Private membership-only Pool & Beach Club

              • Neighbor

                Neighbor

              • Oh, What a Beautiful Day!  Homewood Mountain Resort

                Oh, What a Beautiful Day! Homewood Mountain Resort

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              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
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