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

Bijou Pines, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
  • Cabin1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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. Backyard ideal for relaxing at night while star gazing too.

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.


John McGrath

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english, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, Farsi
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 sleep sofa /futon


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Lake
            • Mountain
            • Mountain View


                • Away From It All
                • Historic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Alarm Clock
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Fireplace
                        • Firewood
                        • Gas Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Laundry Soap
                        • Basic Soaps
                        • Living Room
                        • Paper Towels
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Shampoo
                        • Sofa Bed
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Microwave
                            • Blender
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Freezer
                            • Kitchen
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Audio Tape Player
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games for Kids
                                    • Radio
                                    • Books
                                    • 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


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                    • marina
                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • forests
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • churches
                                                    • nude beach
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • waterfalls
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  67 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Lovely rustic true cabin feel!

                                                                  Elisa S.

                                                                  I have stayed here before with my family. I love the owner very nice & accomadating. Although, I wasn’t happy the way Lynda made us feel. The kitchen sink was clogged & she made us feel as tho it was our fault the first day we arrived. We didn’t even cook the nite we got there & the morning we were gonna wash dishes after breakfast & it was clogged. My husband spent a long time trying to unclog it, as he pulled out tons of long hair & all this black guck out of the sink. Eventually, Lynda had to wash our dishes & deal with the sink & we weren’t able to use the sink the rest of our time there & had to go out to eat. While she wasn’t too thrilled having to wash all our dishes. We didn’t like the fact that she had told our kids not to touch some lamps that were outside & accused them of breaking them when they didn’t. She seemed a little distressed about the place. But, I don’t think that the people renting it should have to deal with the underlying issues.

                                                                  Like I said before, we love the place & its quirkyness & understand that there may be some issues with original authentic cabins, which we don’t mind. But the vibe was not very good that we got from her.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hi Elisa,

                                                                  Always glad to have you and your family back to our cabin. Appreciate your understanding of how we strive to keep the original 1930,s log cabin authenticity.

                                                                  About the sink, you happeneded to come on the coldest week of the year, 5 degrees or so that first night. And according to our plumber who came to fix it, some pipes actually are exposed outside the house just before they go underground. And that caused them to freeze and back up the sink. Usually the heat from being next to the house keeps them warm enough to not freeze. He advised I make an insulated wood cover box in that area to enclose the exposed pipes to prevent future freezing. So that is on my to do list for this spring. Appreciate your working through the problem this time. But for sure it will not happen again.

                                                                  I think the cold can stress people in many ways, Lynda included. Thank you for making us aware of these things so we can be sure to understand and seek to not not have the happen again.

                                                                  Thank you.

                                                                  Great rustic cabin!

                                                                  Tonya H.San Francisco, California

                                                                  We had a great time staying here with our dog. Keep in mind, this is a real, old fashioned log cabin. If you are looking for luxurious accommodations this is likely not the place for you, but this cabin is truly a unique experience and we loved it. The large and fully fenced yard was great for our dog, and the hot tub was definitely a plus. The cabin was clean upon arrival. We would definitely return.

                                                                  Loved the rustic atmosphere, space not as advertised

                                                                  Renee B.

                                                                  The cabin was great for our family getaway! We loved the rustic feel, great fireplace, and cozy kitchen. However, we were expecting 3 bedrooms and unfortunately there is only one with an open loft. There was a closed in porch with a futon but was not heated and unusable in the winter. Our daughter loved the loft, we were not thrilled with having to go up and down those tiny steep steps. This place is great for one family with a couple kids, no more. We had 4 adults and one kid. We enjoyed the hot tub a lot!

                                                                  Great place to stay. Comfy and cozy!

                                                                  Chitra D.

                                                                  My family and doggies had a wonderful time at this cabin. The cabin is very cute and charming and I really loved the old rustic theme that was going on. Everything is provided in the cabin and there definitely were NO rodent issues, so I don’t know where that came from. The neighborhood itself was quiet and close to a lot of stores and restaurants. Overall, we had a lot of fun including my dogs! Thanks Lynda for checking in on us and giving us advice on how to deal with the snow. Hopefully we can stay here again!

                                                                  Everything was perfect!

                                                                  Stephanie R.

                                                                  I literally can't think of one negative thing about this place. Everything was amazing from the location to having everything you need, loved the fenced yard for my dogs, loved relaxing in the clean hot tub, watching movies on the tv. Can't wait to stay here again!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Dear Stephanie,

                                                                  We really love to help people make lasting wonderful memories at our log cabin by our mountain lake in our centuries old growth towering Jeffrey Pines woods. Looking forward to many happy returns from all our elated guests.

                                                                  Thank you.

                                                                  Clean. Quiet. Cozy. Great fireplace and hot tub. Well stocked kitchen and grill area.

                                                                  Alma R.

                                                                  While I cooked every meal, great restaurants minutes away. Relaxing by fireplace and in hot tub was great...but casinos and horseback riding were minutes away! Helpful property contacts. Reasonable. Lovely getaway. My husband had a very happy birthday.


                                                                  Bijou Pines, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

                                                                  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

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