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McKinney Cabin- Mlk Weekend $275/nt

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Beautiful setting, Easy access, perfect location


Last updated: 02/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Homewood cabin description

The McKinney Cabin offers a cozy winter retreat for you and your family on Tahoe's beautiful West Shore. Homewood Ski Area is 5 minutes away with shuttle service available. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are just a short drive and Northstar about half-an-hour. If skiing isn't what you're after, snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails are easily accessed without having to drive anywhere.
Southern exposure allows sunshine to stream through the windows, making that cup of coffee by the fire in either the living room or master bedroom even more glorious.
The open design of the main-floor offers plenty of room for the gathering of family and friends after a day of skiing o hiking. Warm your hands by the woodstove, sink into the comfortable living room sofas, or share in preparing a meal. Guests will find the kitchen clean and well-equipped, whether plans include preparing gourmet meals or heating up pizzas. A large dining table comfortably seats eight. The den, just off the great room, offers a separate space for playing games, watching movies, or just relaxing. The laundry room and a bath with shower are located off the mudroom.
Three cozy bedrooms upstairs accommodate six adults and several children. The spacious master bedroom, with fireplace and queen-size bed, also has a dormer that could sleep children on airbeds if desired. A sitting area near the fireplace in the master bedroom offers a delightful view of the forest.

A queen-size bed in the second bedroom and full-size in the third provide comfortable sleeping. The dormer in the ''Bear'' Room has room for an air bed. A romantic view of Tahoe's famous night sky is visible from the balcony off the Moose Room. The McKinney Cabin is tastefully decorated to add to the allure of your Lake Tahoe retreat.
Maximum occupancy is 6 adults and up to 4 children. A pet that will not be left alone in the cabin unless it is crated will be considered.
The owners live in Homewood and will make sure your stay provides an experience full of wonderful memories for you and your family.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1710 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Large decks and open forest behind the cabin provide ample play area for children. Every attempt to provide a safe and comfortable environment for kids has been made. However, you are responsible for using common sense in keeping them safe....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    We are a non-smoking family and do not appreciate the smell of cigarettes, cigars, etc. Smoking is not allowed in the cabin. We ask that smokers not smoke within range of doors and windows and do their best to keep the smell of smoke on clothing, etc from permeating the cabin....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved pets considered. Full time pets not allowed during ski lease. We request that pets not be allowed on the beds or furniture. We keep the cabin clean so no pet smells are detected. A pet fee will be charged if pet okayed by owner. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    room for single or full airbed (available at cabin)...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    cubby for airbed...moreless

  • All beds have been described by guests as 'very comfortable'. Each bedroom has ample natural light and ventilation through windows. Decor is tasteful....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Full 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    upstairs with bedrooms...moreless

  • Full 2: toilet, shower

    downstairs in living space...moreless

  • Bathrooms are clean, bright, and well-functioning

Other Amenities

  • The cabin is suitable for elderly persons who are able to climb stairs. The bedrooms are all upstairs and there are stairs leading up to the cabin door. Well-behaved pets (no puppies) are welcomed, but guests with pets must make sure that they are maintained so that the cabin does not take on a smell or appearance that indicates pets have been there. A pet fee applies so that the cabin can be well-vacuumed and carpets cleaned regularly. An Pet Addendum is added to the Rental Agreement and must be signed before occupancy begins....moreless



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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Lake Tahoe is a five minute walk from our cabin. Kayak rentals available a short distance away in Homewood....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Clean air, hiking, mountain and road biking...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Looks out onto forested open-space...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating:

    Central air with programmable thermostat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Very Reliable. Free to Holiday guests. Ski Lease tenants pay for internet service....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    (For ski lease, discuss with owner)...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Long Driveway, room for 3 cars...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    not available...moreless

  • Safe
  • Telephone:

    No landline available...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    (For ski lease, discuss with owner)...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Reliable WiFi ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood Fireplace in Master Bedroom adds warmth and romance. (Firewood provided for a fee to ski lease tenants upon request)...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Firewood provided for a fee to Ski Lease guests upon request. (Nothing but dry, seasoned wood is allowed in the wood stove.)...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available:

    We will provide catering for interested parties. Let us know your needs....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Some may be provided upon request...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Newly remodeled kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave


  • Balcony:

    Balcony off second bedroom is great for reading and star-gazing....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large wrap-around decks with both sun and shade- perfect for dinner and breakfast on the deck...moreless

  • Wood Deck


Write a review 4.9
from 24 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $69
  • Non-refundable Cleaning $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


$2500 per month: this rate is for maximum occupancy of 6 people; no pets unless approved by owner in which case Pet Fee applies

US Dollars

Owner will collect 1st and Last month's rent at beginning of contract, along with a refundable $500 security fee (refundable if no damage is done to the home), $ 250 non-refundable cleaning fee; $89 Damage Security fee


Dates Available: Winter 2015

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Last updated: 02/01/2015
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Westside Pizza
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tahoe City
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe City
32 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
West Shore Inn
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Homewood Ski Resort
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Chambers Landing Beach

Car: Recommended

We are located in Homewood, CA on the West side of Lake Tahoe, locally referred to as the 'Best Side'. The cabin is within a five minute shuttle ride to Homewood Ski Resort, an easy five minute walk to Chambers Landing Beach, and 20 minutes to shopping in Tahoe City. Small food markets are available in Homewood and Tahoma, biking distance. Jump on the bike trail near the cabin, hike or snowshoe from the door into National Forest, or drive 20 minutes to Alpine Meadows Ski Area or a little farther to Squaw Valley Ski Resort.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are an active couple in our early sixties who love the outdoors, and especially Lake Tahoe.

Why the Owner Chose Homewood:
Lake Tahoe has been a favorite destination for both of us since we were children. Our families frequented the West Shore and local ski areas and we continued to bring our own three children up for skiing, boating, hiking and generally hanging out at the lake. This property spoke to us the moment we entered because of it's comfortable layout, sunny exposure both winter and summer, and the proximity to the beach, bike trail, and hiking in the forest behind the cabin.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Location! A five minute walk to Chambers Public Beach with our wagon filled with beach chairs, towels, and a picnic in tow or with our kayaks ready for a paddle to Emerald Bay. The large deck off the back overlooking forested open space. Riding our our driveway to connect with either the paved bike trail or up into the forest for mountain biking. A five minute drive or shuttle ride to Homewood Ski Resort, snowshoeing out the back door into the National Forest. Comfortable and cozy inside.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Beautiful setting, Easy access, perfect location

    Beautiful setting, Easy access, perfect location

  • Open Kitchen-Dining area

    Open Kitchen-Dining area

  • Comfortable recliner near the warmth of the woodstove

    Comfortable recliner near the warmth of the woodstove

  • Downstairs Bath with Shower

    Downstairs Bath with Shower

  • Spacious Master Bedroom

    Spacious Master Bedroom

  • Second Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Second Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Upstairs Bath with Tub and Shower

    Upstairs Bath with Tub and Shower

  • Romantic Getaway

    Romantic Getaway

  • Sunny back deck

    Sunny back deck

  • Large Deck

    Large Deck

  • Chambers Beach in Fall- 5 minute walk from cabin

    Chambers Beach in Fall- 5 minute walk from cabin

  • Morning sunrise view

    Morning sunrise view

  • Cozy Living Room,

    Cozy Living Room,

  • Cozy den with desk, flat-screen tv, and piano

    Cozy den with desk, flat-screen tv, and piano

  • Play your favorite tunes on our beautiful piano.

    Play your favorite tunes on our beautiful piano.

  • Master Bedroom Sitting Area

    Master Bedroom Sitting Area

  • Third Bedroom with Queen Bed

    Third Bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Open Dining, Kitchen, Living Area

    Open Dining, Kitchen, Living Area

  • Beautifully remodeled kitchen

    Beautifully remodeled kitchen

  • Sunny location with spacious indoor and outdoor li

    Sunny location with spacious indoor and outdoor li

  • McKinney wagon

    McKinney wagon

  • Owners: Tim and Leslie Smith

    Owners: Tim and Leslie Smith

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