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Charming Tahoe Cabin in Creekside Setting Close to Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Whether you are visiting Tahoe for the incredible outdoor fun or simply to get cozy by the fireplace and watch the snowflakes fall, the 'Aspen Brook' Cabin is what Tahoe is all about!!

Situated in a remarkable private setting surrounded by a wraparound deck, whispering Aspen trees, a babbling brook and a big green lawn, the Aspen Brook Cabin was built by famous Lake Tahoe architect Burt Anderson in the Old Tahoe Style. Despite this rich Tahoe heritage, it offers a host of modern conveniences including broadband/WI-FI access, surround sound audio system, heated floors, new slate-tiled bathrooms and new kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The cabin is meticulously maintained and decorated with true Tahoe charm for your enjoyment. Outside, the wrap-around deck offers plenty of seating for family gatherings and a yard big enough for badminton in the summer and snow play in the winter.

The lake is just a short walk away... and skiing at Homewood Ski Bowl is only a mile down the road. Homewood Mountain Resort offers great terrain, spectacular views of the lake and well-priced lift tickets!!! Alpine Ski Area and Squaw Valley are located about 20 minutes away. There are tons of other recreational activities available including a bike trail to Sugar Pine State Park and immediate access to the pristine Desolation Wilderness Area via the Rubicon Trail. If you are after more civilized pursuits, Chamberland's Beach, Restaurant and famous Pier-side Bar is just a 10 minute walk. Other great eating and drinking establishments are just minutes away too. The North Shore Casinos are 20 miles away and the South Shore Clubs are 25 miles south.

Big Winter Vacation Plus: Unlike many Tahoe homes, Aspen Brook is located at lake level offering easy access on city streets that are always the first to be plowed. That means no steep streets, no unnecessary 'chaining up' and a 'stress-free' vacation.

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More Details

Linda Taylor
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2018

About Linda Taylor

We are a family of four who live near the beach in Southern California, who enjoy all types of outdoor activities. In the Winter months we head to Tahoe as often as we can to enjoy skiing, shoe-shoeing, sledding (and getting cozy with a book or a good movie). In the summer months Lake Tahoe offers hiking, waterskiing, boating, rafting and biking. We love the West Shore feeling of the old "lazy days of summer", where things can be as slow, or as active as you want them to be. We wanted our cabin to be a place where families and friends gather to enjoy time together and make memories, and if you read our guest book with 17 years of entries...we are happy to say that the place has accomplished that, not only for our own family but many, many others who have visited.

Linda Taylor purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Linda Taylor chose McKinney Estates

When we travel away from home, we like to go to places that feel different from our permanent home, but are clean, safe, cozy and comfortable too. When we found the Burt Anderson designed, old-Tahoe style cabin, we knew it was the place for us. Located on the West Shore, the area has charm, a relaxed vibe, access to endless outdoor activities with amazing backdrops, beaches, views and hiking trails. In some ways the cabin feels like a step back in time. With pecky cedar construction, stone fireplace, and cabin decor. The house sits on a corner lot with forrest land and creek on the other side and immediately behind, and feels private even though it is located in small quiet neighborhood. The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated for convenience but we tried to maintain the original rustic charm of the cabin. Being able to walk to the beach was a requirement for us, and to find Chamberlands beach with it's charming Dockside Bar and Grill on site was a huge bonus!

What makes this cabin unique

Walking distance to the Lake, yet far enough from busy Highway 89 so there is no traffic noise. Street level access so there is no steep driveway to navigate in the snowy winter months. The yard is large for the area with room for outdoor play and relaxing.


McKinney Estates Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , Adjacent full bath
    Upstairs Master with Forrest View - 1 king , Shared full bath with Upstairs Bedroom #2
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Adjacent full bath shared with Master
  • King size bed (1), Queen size beds (2), Twin size bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
TV/DVD/VCR's in each room, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Propane Grill (BBQ), Many indoor & outdoor games, No Smoking/No Pets


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Charming Tahoe Cabin in Creekside Setting Close to Lake
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Great location and perfect size for our family!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for our family. It was clean, warm, and right in the middle of everything we wanted to do. It had everything we needed!! Make sure you stock up on firewood before you get there for the cozy fireplace.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful family friendly cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place was so comfortable, the owners have really thought of everything. There are extras of everything, the beds were so nice and comfortable, my family was in love with all of it. The owner were so nice and very accomadating for everything, we will definitely use their cabin again to make more memories.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Tahoe Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the cabin for almost one week with our 2 children and we had a nice stay. The cabin was close to walking and hiking trails, grocery stores and a few restaurants. The layout was good and the kitchen well stocked The owner was also super responsive and welcoming!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location with Cabin Feel

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time staying here on Thanksgiving weekend. Very good location on a quite street next to a creek. My Senior parents were visiting for the holidays and they really enjoyed the experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this cabin. It was perfect for our group of 6. LOVED the radiant heat floors in the kitchen and bathrooms. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen included all the necessary supplies and the surroundings were beautiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven at West Shore Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin! This place was just perfect for our long week at Tahoe (including Labor Day weekend). Location is great - walking distance to Chambers beach, 2 minutes from Tahoma with nice little grocery store and great coffee place (home made gelato - "Where We Met"), and close enough to Tahoe City for larger grocery runs. And the cabin is also perfect - old Tahoe charm but with all the modern comforts - updated kitchen and bathrooms, comfy beds, high-quality linens. The owners have thought of everything, from great music/video system (with CDs and DVDs), comfortable furniture, and even a basket of blankets for those cool evenings. But the best part is the setting (at least for summer when we were there!) - cool green grass with hammock, double-chair swing, chaise lounges for sunning and a wonderful wrap around deck for morning coffee and afternoon reading and naps. We hope to make this "our place at Tahoe" in the coming months and years. Perfect for our family reunion - with long-lost siblings, married children and babies, and post-college kids. Can't wait to try it in winter!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $225
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

We are not currently using VISA/PayPal payment option. We collect 2 checks. One for Rent/cleaning and the other for the refundable security deposit. No Pets and No smoking. First floor is wheel chair accessible with a travel-sized chair.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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