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Unique 12-Sided West Shore Tahoe Cabin

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

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

More Details

Property Manager
Trudy Nye
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, A little French too!
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Trudy Nye

Our house has been furnished as a second home for my family, not as a rental, it's low key and comfortable. 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!

Trudy Nye purchased this house in 1969

Why Trudy Nye chose Homewood

My parents chose to buy property at Tahoe back in 1968 because we could enjoy staying there for any season. 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.

What makes this house unique

Peace and quiet, beauty, trees, water, mountains, valleys, rivers, blue sky, skiing, hiking, biking, rafting... What more could you ask for!


Homewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Use of association dock: For Skyland renters only, lock uses a fob, no glass allowed, boats etc. cannot be kept at the dock or on the beach, no dogs
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths, one with a corner shower and one with a tub shower combination.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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
Firewood is provided in a wood pile under the long stairway. Please pull replacement wood from the lower end and re-cover the wood. 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Unique 12-Sided West Shore Tahoe Cabin
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Amazing and very memorable

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for 2 nights during new year and we had very amazing and memorable time. The house was very clean, fully furnished and very quite neighbor hood. Kids really love the place and enjoyed a lot. Best of all the owner Trudy was very helpful and provided a lot of useful information. Thanks Trudy and we will definitely come back this summer. Happy new year to you and your family.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Anup, thank you for your kind and generous review regarding your stay at our Tahoe home. I'm glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed their time up at Tahoe. We would love to have you and your family as repeat customers! :-) Trudy
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Great cabin for one or two families

  • 5 of 5

Trudy's cabin was perfect for our two families to stay over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Clean and orderly, fully equipped kitchen, close to the lake, Homewood and Tahoe City.

Was our second year coming to this cabin and we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Raul for the great review! I'm glad to hear your Thanksgiving holiday went well. :-) Trudy
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Enjoyable cabin, backing up to the woods, comfortably furnished.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this comfortable cabin. Cooking utensils, dishes and linens were all available. The spice cabinet was a bit sparse, so if you will be cooking or baking, count on bringing those small items. The security system for bears was easy to manage. This home was clearly not targeted at people wanting 1000 thread count sheets and a gourmet kitchen, but we were comfortable and happy with our stay. We would certainly stay again and recommend this location to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space, all amenities, quiet and convenient!

  • 4 of 5

The property is great - quiet, convenient, has all amenities and is very spacious. Would recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Wonderful Home to have a Relaxing, Comfortable time with your friends

  • 5 of 5

We rented the 12-sided house so that we could be near our Triathlon. The house was so comfortable. We had 7 people; everyone had their own privacy. We instantly felt at home here as well as in the neighborhood. We made friends with the neighbors right away. The pier is a short walk from the house as well as it is near Tahoe City if you need anything. We will definitely come and stay here again. GREAT HOUSE!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. I'm glad everyone had a great time up there and the triathlon was so close for you. Let me know if you would like to rent again and maybe make this a yearly happening! :-) Trudy
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Helena, MT

Quite adequate for us, though rough looking from the outside.

  • 4 of 5

Arriving at night was a little disheartening as the deck is broken and there's a window boarded up. It didn't look like a safe and comfortable place to stay. Once inside and getting everything turned on we were quite comfortable. The location was just right for us. The homeowner was very communicative and friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the deck being damaged is unfortunate. Many homes on West Shore have the same problem, heavy snow sliding off the roof and damaging the house or deck. The covered window is to thwart bears from breaking in. I'm glad you settled in and had a nice weekend. Special note: our deck and stairs are now repaired and refinished, the boarded up window is open, all is good!
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Car: recommended

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




Additional information about rental rates

Security/Cleaning/damage $425
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

The cleaning/damage/pet fees are mostly (except for $100 inspection fee plus $25 if using a credit card) refundable if, the morning that you leave, you clean the house thoroughly according to our instructions (this could take several hours), 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 if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.