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Amazing Home in Prime North Tahoe Location! End of summer deals!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)

This Five Star Luxury Home is the Highest rated on the North Shore. It features 5 large bedrooms (4 of which have CAL KING BEDS) AND 4 FULL BATHS:


Other features include:

3 Large screen plasma TV's

Custom High end whole house stereo in every room with 400 cd player and

DVD library

Gourmet Kitchen features all stainless steel appliances, MW, Toaster oven, 2 sinks, Granite counter tops, 5 burner range top, Steam/ warming drawer, convection and regular oven and huge pantry. All cookware, service ware and dining ware is provided.

laundry room with ironing board and iron (2)

Game Room features: Foosball, pool table, air hockey and table tennis, dart board and board games. Wet Bar / Coffee Bar features mini fridge.

ask us about our children's gear so you don't have to bring it all up!!

More Details

Todd Thompson
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Todd Thompson

I built this wonderful house myself and it was a labor of love! No expense was spared in the construction and decoration of the Bear Lake Lodge. Everything is first rate from the beautiful Cathedral ceilings in the Great Room to the amazing solid stone floors throughout. The heated floors in the master bathroom are just right in a Tahoe home. All the beds are California Kings and have 600 thread count sheets and custom comforters in each room.

Todd Thompson purchased this house in 2008

Why Todd Thompson chose Carnelian Bay

We are the Perfect combination of location and amazing amenities, we are close to everything but secluded enough to give you the full mountain getaway feel. Summer Renters will love the newly completed fenced in grass area. winter renters love the equidistant location of the 3 top ski resorts in the Tahoe Basin.

What makes this house unique

Accessibility to everything! Close to hiking, kayaking, sledding, skiing (many slopes are within 10 miles or less), The lake views are incredible (well its only 250 yards from the water! Downtown Tahoe City is only 3.4 miles away! Great restaurants and great neighbors. Very dog-friendly neighborhood! You will Love the new 65" Top of the line Plasma in the living room. Downstairs in the Game room is a family favorite! Air hockey, Pool, Ping Pong, Foosball and a dartboard too! You will love sitting outside on one of the decks, listening to music, having a glass of wine and enjoying the very best of Tahoe Life! Very relaxing...and you can still get your email! All Reviews are 5 Star for a reason! Come stay at the Premier property in North Lake Tahoe, we would love to have you!


Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No outside partying past 10pm
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Beautiful Travertine shower, frameless glass door
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Amazing 3 shower head, Heated Floors, Jaquzzi tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Rain can shower with frameless glass doors, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sinks, beautiful travertine throughout
  • All Bathrooms beautifully finished with tile and Natural stone.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , California King bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , California King bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , California King bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Single bed over Queen bed bunk bed
    Blow up Queen mattress and bean bag that turns into a queen - 2 queen
  • King size beds , Bunk Beds (1) Queen size blowup mattress and Huge bean-bag that converts to Queen size bed.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
JUST ADDED: AMAZING SURROUND SOUND STEREO WITH, 400 CD PLAYER AND IPOD DOCKING, CONTROLLERS IN EVERY ROOM!! It is the Most High tech and yet easy to use system on the market! The sound is incredible in every room!


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Amazing Home in Prime North Tahoe Location! End of summer deals!
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Great space and location!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first family vacation in Tahoe, and we were very pleased with Bear Lake Lodge. Todd’s house had plenty of space for the 8 adults and 5 kids in our group. The kids enjoyed the dart board, pool/ping pong table, and fusbol table. The outdoor decks were perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning and having dinner as a family each night. The house was a close drive to beaches, restaurants, activities, etc. We enjoyed walks through the neighborhood each morning, enjoying the peaceful surroundings. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Family Christmas to Remember!

  • 5 of 5

At the last minute we decided to go off the grid and take the family to the Mountains for Christmas. A stroke of luck (as a result of a last minute cancellation) made Bear Lake Lodge available for rent.

The owner, Todd happened to be in the area and met us at the home at check-in to show us around. He even had a Christmas tree set up with a bag of decorations for us. We also appreciated Todd checking in by text during our stay to make sure all was well.

The home is roomy and immaculate with a whole house sound system with different zones that our teenagers loved! Game Room worked out well for family fun. Beds were awesome! We plan on contacting Todd to get the brand of mattress in the upstairs master because it is much more comfortable then ours at home. The sleds in the garage were a nice touch for the family as well.

We would highly recommend this property and look forward to our next stay at Bear Lake Lodge!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Made our holiday perfect

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. The architect took full advantage of this hillside property With lots of decks, a small yard, and outside Jacuzzi.Everything inside is updated and stunning. Plenty of room for our family, and space where we weren’t on top of each other.We would definitely rent this for another one of our thanksgivings.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at an awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family recently had the pleasure of staying a week at this beautiful property. In a word, it was "awesome." The property looks like others in Architectural Digest (really). Todd (the owner) thought of everything when it comes to comfort (in-home sound system, large screen TV, foosball, ping pong and air hockey tables, hot tub) and convenience (pots, pans, and more).

If you are looking for a large property that will accommodate a big family or group, this is the spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Stay at Bear Lake Lodge - Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

We gathered our three generations of family at Todd's wonderful and spacious home and had a great stay. The location near Carnelian Bay, in between Tahoe Vista and Tahoe City was fabulous for exploring trails, beaches, attractions and FUN in North Tahoe, with easy access south to Emerald Bay and more.

The house is comfortable and nicely furnished. The owners have thought of every little thing to guarantee a relaxing stay. We had four couples and seven kids of various ages there in the home. Each person had a comfy place to sleep (the sheets are soft!), quick access to a tub or shower, plus plenty of room to gather together in the great room on the main floor. We explored beaches and took almost daily hikes. To our delight, we found some beach supplies in the garage.

Todd generously allowed our little grand dog to come with us (she was leashed when not held and crated at night). We fixed most of our meals in the nicely furnished kitchen, enjoyed music on the wonderful sound system, played games and worked puzzles. The TVs were there when needed to watch a favorite baseball game and tennis, but mostly we enjoyed one another's company.

We were grateful to have room in the garage and driveway for our four cars, keeping off the street. The peekaboo views of the lake were nice. Quick access to gorgeous Lake Tahoe was only minutes away - and getting to grocery stores and ice cream took only a few more minutes.

Thanks, Todd for a memorable family reunion in your home!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional quality and very hospitable owner!

  • 5 of 5

We rented Big Bear Lodge a few weeks ago with two other families. It lived up to all expectations, and Todd was truly a pleasure to work with. The home is just as represented on VRBO, very luxurious and well-appointed. We loved the decor! The great room with the giant couch, fireplace and huge tv was the best. Super comfortable and enough room for all of us to hang out. We ate and played games at the big dining table. Kitchen was terrific, stocked with enough of everything for a large group. Four bedrooms have king beds, and two of those are master suites with their own bathrooms. Bedding was very nice and beds very comfortable. The other room is the bunk room, which the kids loved. This configuration worked out very well for our combination of kids and adults. We had a lot of fun in the game room with foosball and ping pong, and a massage chair that was WONDERFUL after a long day of skiing. There was SO much snow we almost got snowed in for another night, when they shut down highway 80. Todd was nice enough to let us hang out at the house for several hours after normal checkout time to see if the highway opened (he did not have another renter arriving that day or the following, so the cleaning could be postponed.) We did make a mistake and put some trash into a neighbor's trash bin (ours was buried in the snow), which upset the neighbor, but Todd was very diplomatic and we were able to smooth it over with an apology and a Starbuck's gift card. Be warned that the driveway and the street that the house is on are very steep. You must have 4WD as Todd recommends, at least when there is as much snow as we've had this season (2016-2017). We loved the area (near Carnelian Bay) and it was a short drive to the ski resorts. I would definitely rent this house again, and we are already looking at the spring and summer calendar!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Garwoods Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Garwoods Restaurant
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Northstar, Alpine and Squaw!
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Patton Beach/Watermans landing
Car: necessary

Property features two sky chairs out by the hot tub and a great fenced grass area. We also rent out baby and toddler gear at very low prices!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee w/Hot tub $350 + Tax
Pet Fee $50

Some of these rates are negotiable for last minute rentals or if you are staying more than 3 nights or more than 5 nights. Please contact Todd for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund