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Tahoe romantic 'real' Log Cabin in Bijou Pines with enclosed hot tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6, BONUS new Star & Moon view room w 4x8 skylight

Romantic quiet vintage log cabin with enclosed hot tub on double lot in pine woods setting. New, free wireless Internet. You can walk two blocks to the beach on Lake Tahoe. Located in South Lake Tahoe, 1.8 miles from Nevada State Line casinos, and Heavenly Ski Resort. Two blocks walk through the woods to Safeway and Starbucks. Secluded but close to it all.

Completely enclosed cedar plank fenced in double lot sized back yard. Ideal for kids or pets to safely run and play in the snow or sun. Large back yard barbecue/outdoor kitchen area with log table and seating. Ideal for enjoying the outdoors. An over sized cast iron Chimney too, which is ideal for relaxing at night by the fire while star gazing.

This is your secret mountain lake getaway place that you will want to return to and tell your friends about.

New Improved STAR & MOON room: We have added an enclosed porch area with two oversized 4x4 sky lights, and a double french doors and a 5x10 ft view window into the back yard area.

Lake camping out but indoors on the couch futon for an extra special get away feeling.

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John McGrath
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, Farsi
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About John McGrath

I only fish on days that end in Y!

John McGrath purchased this cabin in 2000

Why John McGrath chose South Lake Tahoe

THIS IS MY PERSONAL TIME TRAVEL MACHINE. Wanna go back to a simpler time and place? This is it!

What makes this cabin unique

Simpler time, but with modern amenities....6 person enclosed hot tub, electricity, indoor plumbing, central heating! WOWSER.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Tahoe romantic 'real' Log Cabin in Bijou Pines with enclosed hot tub
average rating of 4.422222 based on 45 reviews

Charming & Authentic South Lake Tahoe Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is great for getting away to relax, and it's within a short walking distance to all the attractions that brought us to South Lake Tahoe. The cabin is surrounded by real peace and quiet in the Bijou Pines area, and it has the convenience and proximity to shops and restaurants without having to drive. The hot tub was especially enjoyable before cuddling up by the fireplace and a comfortable night sleep. We can't wait to return to "Cielito Lindo.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pet Friendly and Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This pet friendly & cute log cabin is in a great location in South Lake Tahoe. The owner worked with us on the rate so we could afford our stay in the off season. We really appreciated that the owner rents to big dogs and does not have any silly size restrictions or extra pet charges. We had booked the log cabin for our honeymoon and we were looking forward to lake beach time and lots of hiking with our two big dogs. A couple weeks prior to our honeymoon, we adopted an elderly dog for a shelter. We thought we would have to board her while on our vacation. We were thrilled when the owner said, "three dogs are welcome at the cabin". It was such a gift to be able to have our new 3rd dog with us. The cabin's huge back yard is perfect for people traveling with dogs. Several outdoor furniture to choose from. We made sure to pick up after our dogs and we hope future renters do as well, so this rental can stay pet friendly. The neighbor was available if we needed anything. He introduced himself when we were outside, coming back from a walk and then on check out day, he checked in with us when we were outside in the driveway. The neighbor was very respectful of our privacy and never even knocked on the door. The cabin had a private hot tub and wood for the cute fireplace, both would be amazing in the winter. The kitchen was easy to use and well stocked. There was even a water bowl out for the dogs. When we were not out exploring, our dogs enjoyed watching the squirrel TV from the window and we enjoyed the cable and fast internet. We are looking forward to returning someday soon for another vacation with our dogs.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic Bliss

  • 5 of 5

Dream Vacay!

Thanks to the owners and property manager for making us feel safe and welcome! We've never been on vacation where we took as many pictures of the accommodations as the sightseeing! We will be staying longer next time. Your historic property was worth every penny. T & K Kurns

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Darlin, just Darling!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every moment of our stay! If you love authentic rustic charm (which we do) then this is the place for you. I want to be back when there is snow. Yes, there are little quirks that just adds to the charm. It was everything we needed for a quiet romantic getaway. We didn't want to leave and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice and quiet but to Dusty

  • 2 of 5

To Dusty and spiderwebs all over the house and the ceilings in the walls everywhere

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Hot tub was the best thing about this place .

  • 2 of 5

Suppose to check in at 4 but had to wait till 6 because the house cleaner got a flat tire. According to VRBO app we were suppose to be greeted with wine and flowers, there were none. Told we couldn't use hot tub after 10pm due to noise and neighbor is the house cleaner/keeper of rental home. Unable to use fire pit out back Wich I understand due to fire danger but keeper said other neighbor would call the police if we used it. Log cabin was interesting but dirty and needs some work. Looks uncared for. Bed in downstairs bedroom too small. Only a full size. Wouldn't stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anonymous, We strive to make every guests stay special. When we have red wine, it is on the table visible as you enter. When we have white wine, it is kept chilled for you in the refrigerator as it was for your stay. I am sorry you did not notice. Based on your experience, we will make a note card and leave it on the table to let people know when chilled white wine is in the refrigerator. I appreciate your bringing this to my attention. Flowers are another thing you did not notice, even though they were in the vase on the table next to the couch. It is true the small bedroom downstairs only has a full size old fashioned log bed. But upstairs loft room is bigger and has a queen size bed to accommodate those who prefer queen size. And I have to admit, this years new noise and fire safety regulations imposed by the City of South Lake Tahoe, not me, are a real pain. No excessive noise after 10:00 pm. Means you can use the hot tub to soak, but just not run the jets late at night or scream and shout after 10:oo pm. And sadly, only charcoal and gas grill fires are allowed in the back yard areas now. And finally regarding the late check in due to flat tire emergency on the part of housekeeper; that is rather unforeseen. But, I am happy to reimburse future guests for dinner if, for any such unforeseen delay, we are not ready for your arrival at the stated 4:00 check in time. If you were not anonymous, I would reimburse you too. And finally, I would point out that many 5 star rating guests strongly disagree with your opinion of the condition of our rustic log cabin. But then vintage true log cabin experience is not for everyone. Still, we will not be covering up the logs with painted stucco wall board to make it look more like a motel 6 anytime soon. Sincerely, John and Toni
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno, Nevada
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the water and perfect blue sky days of summer, or the powder at Heavenly Ski resort in the winter. And enjoy the casinos and night life at State Line one mile away all year.

Other Activities: endless night life at casinos and Heavenly skiing


Rates & Availability

Bijou Pines Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
20% off Spring Special
Apr 1 - Jun 14
2 night minimum stay
Early Snow Fall Special
Sep 15 - Dec 13
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Complimentary Wine and Flowers to greet guest arrival!


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Bijou Pines Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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