Unique 12-Sided West Shore Tahoe Cabin

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Our 12 sided Tahoe home!


Last updated: 10/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to our Tahoe home!

We are remodeling our house every year, so check out the new pictures!

This 1600 sq ft. home, between Homewood and Tahoe City, is 12-sided and backs up to National Forest Service land and Blackwood Canyon (a wonderful hike, bike, ski, snowshoe and bring-the-kids explore area)--A perfect place for a get-away any time of the year. It's homey, comfortable, has tons of charm and amenities, and is perfect for up to 7 people. We have a lovely, inviting stone fireplace with gas starter.

***For exact location, please look up Elizabeth St., Homewood, CA.

The neighborhood is quiet, there's plenty of parking for 4 cars in the driveway--it's perfect for friends, family or business. To quote Steve, a recent renter: 'I'm so glad you opened your home to us. Friendly neighbors, quiet, virtually on the water, buoy, everything!!! Thanks again!'

There are filtered lake views from our deck, and you are within an hour's drive (depending on road conditions) to anywhere on the lake--skiing, hiking, casinos, rivers, lakes, and/or shopping. We are close to Tahoe City and Homewood, Alpine and Squaw ski areas, the Rubicon Trail and Truckee.

There are 2 formal bedrooms (one with a queen bed and the other with a double and twin bed), one sleeping area downstairs with twin beds and curtains for privacy (counts as a 3rd bedroom), a fold out couch that sleeps one adult or 2 children, and a fold up single bed, 2 full bathrooms, 2 TV's (one up, one downstairs), and 2 VCR/DVD's. Smart phone coverage is fair to good with possible internet. We do not have wifi.

Another recent renter gave our house rave reviews:
“We came back today from Tahoe and it was a wonderful experience. The skiing and the lake were in our backyard and your home was a quaint and rustic, warm environment. I would definitely stay there again!'

We also own a large buoy and can rent that out in addition to staying in our home.

The association has a beautiful beach and a picturesque dock. You can walk down and watch the lake, admire the beautiful surrounding mountains, and of course, relax!

This house is available for nightly, weekly or monthly rental all year long. Per night price may vary depending on time requested. For more information or to book this home, please call or email Trudy.

Keywords: House/Cabin

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    Our downstairs is perfect for kids--we have 3 twin beds, a double bed, a bath and a TV/DVD in the open area. Upstairs deck is not appropriate for small children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed on a case by case basis. No large pets, please. Pets cannot be left unattended in the house for any length of time, our neighborhood has a leash law, pets are not allowed on furniture....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double, 1 twin/ single


  • Other (See Description): 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Bed (1) Located in the upstairs master bedroom, it is an extra long. Twin or Single Beds (3) Located downstairs in a separate bedroom (also with a full bed) and a curtained off sleeping area. We also have a fold up single bed (1) upstairs for one adult or child., Sleep Sofa (1) This bed is a fold up model in the downstairs living area or upstairs, suitable for one adult or 2 children....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Firewood is provided. Our house backs up to National Forest Service land and Blackwood Canyon--a special area for exploring! A buoy is available for an additional charge if you would like to bring up a boat....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Games are located in the side table in between the 2 upstairs couches....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2)-- TV upstairs has a DVD. There is also a TV/DVD downstairs....moreless

  • Television:

    2--one upstairs and down....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many videos are provided for viewing and are located downstairs....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Filtered views can be seen from the second story deck....moreless

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    We have a dining table that seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in the mud/laundry room...moreless

  • Heating:

    Gas furnace...moreless

  • Internet:

    Some internet may be available through your smart phone, depending on what carrier you have and other conditions. We do not have wifi. Cell phone coverage is sometimes/usually available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    As needed or requested....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    We have driveway parking for 4 cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Please do not park on the street....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Land line--Available upstairs and down, local calls only. For long distance, please use a calling card or your cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Or you can bring your own to make cleaning at the end of your stay easier...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in the mud/laundry room--brand new front loader....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Our fireplace is made of beautiful natural stone. There is a gas starter and loads of firewood for a cozy fire....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Brand new!...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We have a microwave and all the pots and utensils you would ever need. Many appliances are also provided, including a dishwasher and new washing machine....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    But please bring with you whatever food items are needed, just in case....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    We have a nice upstairs deck with filtered views of the lake....moreless

  • Boat:

    We do have a buoy available for an additional charge if you bring up a boat....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Summer use only...moreless



Write a review 5
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2016
3 night min stay
New Year's
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2017
4 night min stay
MLK weekend
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
3 night min stay
President's weekend
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay
President's week
Feb 20 - Feb 25, 2017
3 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
July 4th weekend
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$130 $140
Fri, Sat
$850 $2,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Security/Cleaning/damage $400
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 10%


The cleaning/damage/pet fees are mostly (except for $100) refundable if, the morning that you leave, you clean the house thoroughly according to our instructions, it passes inspection, and the key is returned. Any professional cleaning needed will be deducted from the fees. Payment methods such as using a credit card and Pay Pal incur a fee which will be deducted from your refunded deposit.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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Car: Recommended

Close to the Rubicon ATV trail which is within 10 miles south of the house.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1969

About: Our Skyland house is owned by my father, but since he is older, I have volunteered to manage the property and rent it as often as possible. The house has been furnished as a second home for my family, not as a rental. We love using it and love being up at Tahoe, any season. Each year, a part of the house gets remodeled, so it looks better and better each season. Come and experience a wonderful place! Note: This photo was taken on my bike ride around Crater Lake. Tahoe is a great place to ride your bike too!

Why Homewood, CA, USA:
My parents chose to buy property at Tahoe back in 1968 because a house could be rented for at least 2 seasons, maybe more. We were a boating, water skiing and snow skiing family, so Tahoe was a natural choice. It has been a great house in a wonderful, beautiful location.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Peace and quiet, beauty, trees, water, mountains, valleys, rivers, blue sky, skiing, hiking, biking, rafting... What more could you ask for!

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  • Our 12 sided Tahoe home!

    Our 12 sided Tahoe home!

  • Upstairs Living Room

    Upstairs Living Room

  • A Beautiful Ceiling and Loft

    A Beautiful Ceiling and Loft

  • Downstairs bedroom, single and double beds

    Downstairs bedroom, single and double beds

  • Downstairs sleeping area

    Downstairs sleeping area

  • 2 of the 4 entrances, and some fall color

    2 of the 4 entrances, and some fall color

  • Our kitchen--bright, updated and a dishwasher!

    Our kitchen--bright, updated and a dishwasher!

  •  Upstairs master bedroom

    Upstairs master bedroom

  • Downstairs living area and fold out couch

    Downstairs living area and fold out couch

VRBO #206621

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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Unique 12-Sided West Shore Tahoe Cabin

Homewood, CA, USA #206621

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