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Vintage Romantic 'Old Tahoe' Cabin with Spectacular Views of Lake Tahoe.

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Location: Wonderful North Tahoe site in Carnelian Bay, 3.5 miles from Tahoe City
2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Sleeps 4 comfortably, 6 with fold-out couch. 978 sq. ft.

Replete with original character and charm, this beautiful 'Old Tahoe' cabin was built in 1942, with redwood exterior and knotty pine interior. Enjoy many magnificent views of the lake and mountains from inside and outside this beautifully maintained cabin. Warm yourself on a crisp evening with a fire in the large stone fireplace. Dine before the large picture window with gorgeous lake views. Watch any of the premium movie channels. Relax on the furnished stone patio as small animals and birds feed from their established 'feeding rocks'.

Hike miles of trails on Forest Service land or enjoy a bike ride on the paved bike path. This 'Old Tahoe' style cabin is a couples' delight or perfect setting for a small family. Located just 3.5 miles from Tahoe City's beaches, music festivals, and farmers markets. World class dining is just around the corner, as well as boutique shopping and art galleries. Close to all North Tahoe attractions.

CABIN FEATURES:
Large living room with beautiful lake view.
Large wood-burning stone fireplace with supplied fir and oak firewood.
Formal dining table expands to seat eight.
Deck with lake view seats eight.
Slate patio with table and four chairs; chaise lounge.
Patio includes pond and 'feeding rocks' for birds, chipmunks, & squirrels (food provided).
Gas barbeque.
Kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, microwave and stove/oven (4 burners).
Dinette off kitchen seats four.
Single bathroom with toilet, shower, and sink.
Master bedroom with king size bed and great view of the lake.
Upstairs bedroom with full bed and filtered view of the lake.
Couch in living room can sleep one (or, unfolds to sleep two).
Lots of floor space in the living room for kids or overflow guests.
Plenty of pads, linens, blankets and pillows for floor sleeping.
Level parking for 4 cars; 8 parked in tandem; can accommodate boat or RV.

AMENITIES:
Fully stocked cabin: Bedding, linens, towels, pillows, TP, paper towels, soap, BBQ gas, etc.
27" TVs in living room and master bedroom; DVD in living room.
Cable with all the premium channels (8 HBO channels, 6 Showtime, 9 Cinemax, 3 Starz, 5 TMC, 6 Encore, EPIX, DISC, TLC, MTV, CNN, Lifetime, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone. . . over 200 in all).
High speed internet Wi-Fi connection.
Kitchen includes coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, toaster, microwave, plenty of pots and pans, dishes, glasses, cups, and utensils.
No washer and dryer, garbage disposer, dishwasher, or bath tub.

Kids, and dogs, welcome! I suppose my limit is two dogs, but if you have more, and they are old, or small, or somehow otherwise reasonable, let's talk.

Smoking is OK on the patio or the deck, but not in the house.

For reservations, call (916-813-8553), text (916-813-8553), or write (brianharris1113@hotmail.com) Brian, or use the systems in place here on VRBO.
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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 978 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs welcome, up to two. If you have more (old, small, quiet), let's talk....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking outside--on the patio or the porch--is permitted; please exercise normal prudence. No smoking allowed inside....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    This bedroom is upstairs, and has a tree-filtered lake view....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    This downstairs bedroom includes an excellent lake view....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful lake views from the living room, both bedrooms, the deck, and the patio....moreless

Dining

  • Dining:

    Seats 8 at the dining table in the living room (must put in the extra leaves to the table), 4 in the dinette off the kitchen, 4 on the stone patio, 3 on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    60 - 160 Mbps. Not sure why it varies....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Flat driveway parks 4 easily, 8 if cars parked in tandem. Room for a boat or RV. Turn-around area, so that you can pull into the street head-first....moreless

  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wood deck with excellent lake view seats 8. Stone patio with different lake view has chairs for 4 and a chaise lounge....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid-to-Late Summer
Jul 8 - Sep 2, 2015
2 night min stay
$245 $295
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,750 $7,000
Labor Day
Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600
Early Fall
Sep 8 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $4,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$200 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200
Late Fall
Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2015
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,500
Christmas
Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750
New Year's
Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,925
Early Winter
Jan 3 - Feb 11, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $4,000
President's Day
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600
Late Winter
Feb 16 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $4,000
Spring
Apr 1 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
$75 $125
Fri, Sat, Sun
$500 $2,000
Memorial Day
May 27 - May 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$250 $250
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500
Early Summer
May 31 - Jun 29, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $4,000
Fourth of July
Jun 30 - Jul 6, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,750
Mid-to-Late Summer
Jul 7 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$225 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500 $5,000
Labor Day
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600
Early Fall
Sep 6 - Nov 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $4,000
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$200 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200
Late Fall
Nov 28 - Dec 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$150 $200
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,500
Christmas
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,750
New Year's
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,925
Early Winter
Jan 4 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $4,000
Presidents' Day
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$275 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,600
Late Winter
Feb 21 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$175 $225
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,200 $4,000
Spring
Apr 1 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$75 $125
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$500 $2,000
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$75 $275
Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,000 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

1-night offer: Normally, we have a 2-night minimum. However, in those cases where there is only 1 night available between other bookings, you may stay for 1 night.

Cancellation Policy: Initial deposit includes a non-refundable fee of $50 per night for cancellation. Otherwise, all rent, deposits, fees, and taxes are fully refundable if cancelled 30 days or more before occupancy. If you cancel in less than 30 days, I'll try to rent the place again, and if successful, will refund to you all the rent, deposits, fees and taxes other than the $50 per night non-refundable portion of the deposit.

Cleaning fee: I charge a cleaning fee of $125.00. I have surveyed (on VRBO) all the other 2-bedroom locations available in Carnelian Bay, and have found that all charge a cleaning fee; the average is $143.20. Only 26.5 % of these locations allow pets; of those that do, the average additional fee for a pet is $47.50, for a total of $190.70. So I am hopeful that you will find my fee of $125 to be reasonable and competitive.

Pet fee: I allow up to two dogs, with no additional fee or deposit.

Damage deposit: $250. So far, all of our guests have had 100% of their damage deposit returned. If you stay for an extended period, let's discuss what might be appropriate.

One week stay: As you note on the rate card, I offer discounts for those who stay one week or more. However, during the busy times of the year, this excludes Saturday to Saturday visits. To stay from Saturday to Saturday, the weekly discount rate would not apply; instead you would be charged the daily rate.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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Location

16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tahoe-Truckee Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pete & Peters
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe City Golf
14 Miles
Nearest Train
Truckee Amtrak
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hiway 28
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jake's on the Lake
11 Miles
Nearest Ski
Squaw Valley
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Commons Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1957

About the owner: My grandfather bought this cabin in 1957, when I was three years old. He paid for it with a check for $14,000. He never bought a house any other way. "If we can't pay for it today, we can't afford it" was, I suppose, his motto. He hated to pay interest--in fact, he simply wouldn't. Our family has reaped the benefits of his discipline, and his emphatic refusal to spend money he did not have. My little brothers and I had many happy summers at Tahoe. We played with other children in the neighborhood, who are still here today, over half a century later. This is a nice neighborhood, full of nice people--even those newbies who've only been here for forty years. We three boys used to go on walks in the woods with my dad and my grandpa. We would gather the knots out of fallen and rotting trees, using an old rock hammer, and collecting the knots in burlap bags we still have. The reason for gathering the knots was that they were very dense, and burned hot for hours (and were free). However, as little boys, the excitement for us was found in the license to tear apart the rotting tree, especially if it was full of ants. (Note 1: "knot" here refers not to nautical speed nor rope configuration, but instead to the location in a tree where a branch emerges from the trunk.) (Note 2: In the intervening years, I have, under the long-distance tutelage of E. O. Wilson, developed great respect and admiration for ants, and today do nothing I can avoid, to harm their colonies or their individuals, if "individual ant" is not an oxymoron.) While the knot hunts were great fun, I enjoyed most feeding the squirrels by hand, and attempting to catch the blue-belly lizards around the house and crayfish down at the lake. I have a picture my dad took when I was maybe five, with a squirrel stretching himself to his limit to take food from my extended hand. I still enjoy feeding their descendants today, placing food on the "feeding rocks" to which they have become acclimated.

Why the Owner Chose Carnelian Bay:
1957 was a big year in our family--my grandpa retired, my mom & dad bought their second house, and I retired from only-child status with the birth of my brother Mark, who was, and is, not nearly as good-looking as me. Regarding the cabin, the critical development was my grandfather's retirement. He and my grandma used to spend every summer in Tahoe, and he would spend most of his time puttering around the cabin, keeping everything in top shape. In those days, we used to stain the redwood that makes up the outside of the house. (It's not practical to do this any more--the stains allowed in California have become so weak that they won't keep water out of wood. So now we paint.) My grandfather, ever thrifty, refused to buy commercially prepared stains--"they're ridiculously overpriced". He would instead mix his own, from linseed oil, kerosene, burnt umber, and two other ingredients that I've lost in the mists of time. By the mid-1970's, my grandpa, approaching 80, decided that his best ladder-days were behind him, and sold the cabin to my dad. My dad--a teenaged electrician on his submarine during WWII--updated and expanded much of the wiring in the house, among many other improvements. Our cabin was built in 1942, reflecting the beauty and craftsmanship of that era. But there were many components of our modern everyday life that weren't even on the horizon in a mountain cabin in 1942. Under my dad's direction, we converted from septic tank to sewer (as kids, we weren't allowed to flush unless we 'did #2'), from propane to natural gas, and from wood roof to steel roof, among other things. By the 1990's, Dad had reached his own "get me off this ladder" stage, and I took the lead on cabin maintenance. I was joined in this by my son Evan, and especially by my daughter Amelia, who has a special affection for our "home-across-the-generations". If either of them can ever find ANYONE to marry them, I hope to live to see the 5th generation enjoy our family home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
As you can see from the pictures on this site, our home was constructed with the "Old Tahoe" look typical of the era (1942). This underlying structure has been augmented by my grandma, my mom, my wife, and my daughter. My grandma was an artist by nature. The curtains in the living room were harvested from a dumpster at UC Davis (my own undergraduate Alma mater) by Grandma. She added to the motif of trees and leaves by hand-painting hundreds and hundreds of pink leaves, matching the shape of those found on the original curtains, but matching the color to the original purple-and-pink-paisley rug in the living room of the cabin. Both the rug and the curtain can be found in this living room today. The main look of the inside of our house was produced by my mom. She grew up in Kansas in the 1920's and 1930's, and many of the decorations to be found on the flat surfaces and the walls reflect her fondness for this era. Since I have been renting out our cabin beginning in 2014, I have found that our guests really warm up to my mom's homey style of displaying nostalgic items. I am gratified to see how many people enjoy the careful effort she has made for so many years. My wife and my daughter have contributed to the look of our place, unexpectedly perhaps, by their work with rocks. My wife and I collected rocks from across the western and southwestern United States; these can be found in various locales around our cabin. My daughter arranged many of the rock configurations that form borders to the paths and plants around the cabin, among other things. When she was younger, we went into the forest together and found some baby manzanita bushes that we transplanted to an appropriate spot near the cabin. All told, there have been four generations of love and attention put into the look and the function of our cabin. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do!


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Lake view from living room

    Lake view from living room

  • Master bedroom--king bed

    Master bedroom--king bed

  • Living room viewed from south

    Living room viewed from south

  • Fireplace; above it are mounted pictures of Tahoe Dad has taken over the years

    Fireplace; above it are mounted pictures of Tahoe Dad has taken over the years

  • Kitchen door on west side

    Kitchen door on west side

  • Cabin viewed from northeast

    Cabin viewed from northeast

  • Filtered lake view from upstairs window

    Filtered lake view from upstairs window

  • Kitchen viewed from south

    Kitchen viewed from south

  • Bathroom viewed from east

    Bathroom viewed from east

  • 160 foot driveway puts you far from Old County Road

    160 foot driveway puts you far from Old County Road

  • Park a third car here

    Park a third car here

  • Sometimes we get mostly chipmunks and squirrels on our "feeding rocks" . . .

    Sometimes we get mostly chipmunks and squirrels on our "feeding rocks" . . .

  • Lake view from deck

    Lake view from deck

  • Upstairs bedroom--double bed (full bed)

    Upstairs bedroom--double bed (full bed)

  • Living room viewed from north

    Living room viewed from north

  • Patio

    Patio

  • Cabin viewed from southeast

    Cabin viewed from southeast

  • Lake view from master bedroom

    Lake view from master bedroom

  • Dining table expands to seat eight; four others may be served on other tables

    Dining table expands to seat eight; four others may be served on other tables

  • Dinette off kitchen

    Dinette off kitchen

  • Turn in here! (Wildwood is on the left; we are the first right after Wildwood.)

    Turn in here! (Wildwood is on the left; we are the first right after Wildwood.)

  • Park two cars here

    Park two cars here

  • Park a fourth car here

    Park a fourth car here

  • Other times, we get mostly birds (food provided)

    Other times, we get mostly birds (food provided)

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