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Classic Lakefront Tahoe Cabin!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

The Abbe Cabin features old Tahoe charm in three stylish separate units––Lakeside, Lookout and Roadhouse. Our lakefront compound gives privacy for families or groups of friends, and everyone comes together for a Lakeside meal, drinks on the big new deck, or games by fireside.

Plowed, level driveway to a 2-car garage gives easy winter access from the main road around the lake; large sloping lot insures quiet in the units.

See our Abbe Cabin website for additional details or for off-season inquiries for rental of just one or two of the three cabins.

Keywords: Lakefront cabin compound beach boating

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About Jessica

We are four sisters who love family time at the cabin. Our own children have grown up here, and the grandkids are now loving it.

Jessica purchased this cabin in 1974

Why Jessica chose Carnelian Bay

Our great-grandparents camped near Tahoe City in the early 1900s. Our grandparents continued the tradition, camping at Bliss State Park each summer. Our parents purchased this lakeside retreat in 1974, continuing a happy tradition of summer on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

What makes this cabin unique

Comfortable, charming and convenient, with beautiful views of crystal-blue water and snow-kissed mountains. The private rocky beach and lake shore provide a welcome retreat from civilization. A lakeside public path, which meanders north along the shore, delivers you to Carnelian Bay and its 3 restaurants, store, post office, dog-friendly beaches and public pier.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the helpful review Diana! We have since had a new underground TV cable installed, which took care of the reception problem, and added a new DVD player and HD cable upgrade. We also improved on storage options for the living areas, and arranged the dining room to more easily accommodate a bigger group (we seated 12 comfortably at the table for Thanksgiving!), and for better views of the lake. We look forward to seeing you up here again soon!

Check our facebook page for some recent photos:
Sep 2012
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Carnelian Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Neighbors' driveway is strictly off-limits! Please do not block, as they have an easement through our driveway.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Lakeside bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lookout bath - toilet , shower , Shower room and toilet room off double-sink area.
    Lakeside upstairs bath - toilet , Small sink and toilet off upstairs sleeping area
    Roadhouse bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spring of 2017: new tiled shower replaces old tub
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Lookout common room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , 2 single bunks and a fold-out full foam futon
    Lookout Tower - 1 queen
    Lakeside living room - 2 twin/ single , two built-in single daybeds
    Roadhouse - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Queen bed, plus two single foam beds in sleeping loft
    Lakeside upstairs - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Queen, with 3 single foam-mat beds on floors nearby
  • Three queen size beds, one in each cabin. Two single daybeds in living room of Lakeside Cabin, plus 3 foam sleeping mats upstairs. Pull-out foam couch and bunk beds in Lookout Cabin. Two foam sleeping mats in Roadhouse loft.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Classic Lakefront Tahoe Cabin!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 47 reviews

Beautiful & spacious lakefront property; great for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience at the Abbe cabin, and would highly recommend to other travelers.

The space & layout — unique set of three cabins. For groups of couples or large families, provides the opportunity retreat back to your own space.

The kitchen and common area — well equipped kitchen and comfy dining and family room areas. Recommend bringing your own paper towels.

Outdoors — being lakefront was wonderful. There is a small outdoor fire areas and the view from the lakefront is gorgeous.

Other pluses — our hosts were extremely prompt and responsive. They accomodated our dog and late check out requests, and even welcome us with a basket of goodies upon arrival! We visit Tahoe at least annually, and often with a large group; everyone agreed this was by far the best property we’ve been to and would be glad to come again!

Thanks, Jessica and family, for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Perfect family holiday!

  • 5 of 5

The property was ideal for our family's holiday vacation to Lake Tahoe. Aside from great location, lakeside property and great condition of the home... the responsiveness and service was first class. The property is split into 3 unique spaces, which was a fun change of pace. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston MA USA

Perfect place for winter and summer

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group of 10 people and 2 kids. We loved the place. Northstar is only 15 mins away which was perfect because we got back quickly and jumped into the hot tub.

The views of the lake from the apartment are breathtaking. We are already planning to come back in the summer to enjoy the kayaks and fire up the BBQ. The hosts were really responsive when we wanted information about road conditions during a snow storm. We would recommend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woodland, CA

Winter Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely lovely weekend at the Abbe Cabin compound! There was plenty of room for our multigenerational group to spread out and relax while enjoying the gorgeous lake views and beautiful property. Absolutely everything we needed was provided and we were greeted with a basket of delicious organic goodies from the local market when we arrived. The location is fantastic and we took advantage of the lakeside path to walk to Gar Woods and the beaches beyond. Our boys and dogs had a great time playing on the beach in front of the cabin and there was some heated competition for champion stone-skipper. The Abbe family were wonderful to work with and you can tell that they really care about making the property a home away from home for their guests. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautful location

  • 5 of 5

This home has all the amenities that are needed and then some. I cooked most of our meals while staying at the vacation rental and was pleasantly surprised at the stainless steel stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. The local supermarket was very close which helped us a lot with last minute items. The view is just spectacular!! The steady rain kept me from being on the beach, so I just opened the back door and sipped my hot coffee from the comfort of the warm kitchen to listen to the waves. I hope to return to this home on a more regular basis. Thank you for sharing your home with us!!:)

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford, Oregon

All Three Cabins Join for One Unforgettable Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The property is a narrow slice of Tahoe goodness. The three houses sit in a row, each looking over the next at the lake, from the elevated highway down to the beach. The homes are very clean and convenient, with vintage Tahoe decor and simple but comfortable furnishings. Though the neighbors are much larger ($$$) on either side, they are set back farther so that when you're in the Lakeside house looking out or enjoying the deck, it feels uncrowded and the view unhindered. Below the deck is a very nice fire pit (a gathering spot most houses don't have), then the nicely maintained trail running to Garwood's Pier, and then the actual beachfront.

Oh, the beachfront! It may be a disappointment to some that the neighbor's pier and boathouse (not admittance allowed) is so near and large, but it created a perfectly safe and serene cove for all of the kids in our family to play. They dove for crawfish, snorkeled and floated and the nearby boathouse and surrounding docks break up the wakes and waves creating a perfectly peaceful shorefront. As you can see from the pictures, the view is breathtaking - I just didn't know that the pier in the picture was not ours to use.

All that to say, most vacation homes that can accommodate a group of our size in this price range are a drive away from the beach in which case you have to pack up for the day, the meals and use crowded public beaches. When you stay at Abby Cabin, you get your own slice of heaven! In fact, we're going to make it a summer tradition!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Car: recommended

Lovely walk along the shoreline path, 1/4 mile to the public pier and beach at Gar Woods.

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $255 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Includes 3 separate units connected by walkway and stairs, rented together for $720/night peak season, $540/night off-season. To inquire about renting just one or two of the cabins see our website at

Photos of each unit can be found at

Well-mannered dogs allowed by permission only. Additional $50 pet fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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