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Charming Tahoe Cabin with Private Gated Beach Access!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Please enjoy the ambiance of this very original setting in South Lake Tahoe. You will enjoy just walking down the street where some of the original homeowners still live. This is a very quiet neighborhood, yet right next to everything! Just minutes from the front door is beautiful Lake Tahoe and Lakeside beach. A short walk in the opposite direction will lead you to Heavenly Village, Harvey's, Harrah's and Hard Rock Casinos and Edgewood Golf Course. There are 3 bedrooms with queen beds. The kitchen was recently updated with new appliances.

The upstairs bedroom also has a futon. The loft has two twin beds. The master bedroom has a queen bed, private bathroom with large shower, and sliding glass door out onto a large deck with filtered views of Lake Tahoe. The third bedroom has a queen bed.

The dining room has an oak table with leaves & chairs to seat 8. The kitchen has every utensil you could want, and all appliances including blender, mixer, crock pot and more. The living room has a new 40 inch smart TV and comfortable furniture. Currently there is no "cable TV", only smart TV functions.

There is a large picture window to see the beautiful back yard and filtered views of the lake. The new large deck is complete with patio furniture including 2 chaise lounge chairs with cushions, Adirondack chairs, umbrellas a dining table, and propane grill.

City of South Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Permit # 005685

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Chuck Harrison
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Chuck Harrison

My wife and I absolutely love Lake Tahoe. Not only is it one the most beautiful destinations in the world, it offers so many outdoor recreation opportunities. We enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, cross county skiing, swimming and relaxing on the beach. We spend many summer and fall weekends at the house with our golden retriever, Truckee.

Chuck Harrison purchased this house in 2004

Why Chuck Harrison chose Bijou 1

Lake Tahoe is our favorite place in California to vacation. It was recently voted the most popular vacation destination in the world. It has so many outdoor recreation opportunities to choose from and the lake is absolutely beautiful. Tahoe has something for everyone...mountains, lakes, beaches, casinos, golf, nightlife, and amazing weather.

What makes this house unique

Within walking distance from the house, you can enjoy: private gated beach access, lake, marina with boats you can rent, kayaks, canoes, or you can bring your own boat and rent a slip. On the private beach you can get married, eat at the glassed in restaurant, use the playground, play volleyball, rent kayaks, paddle boats,and canoes. At the Lakeside Marina you can bring your own boat or rent one. You can walk to world class golf at Edgewood Golf Course, casinos, restaurants, Heavenly Village, night clubs, and shopping. There are also great bike trails, and hiking trails nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family would like to thank you for such a wonderful cabin. It was so nice to feel like we were at home. We came up for a wedding and will be back next summer with a lot more memories.
Sep 2009
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Bijou 1 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) 3 queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 futon couches
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Sand Toys, Beach Umbrellas, 2 Mtn. Bikes, Beach Bags, Croquet Set, Inflatable Rafts.


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Charming Tahoe Cabin with Private Gated Beach Access!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 28 reviews
Sonora, CA

Fantastic location. A cabin with character.

  • 5 of 5

Our 6th summer renting cabins in S. Shore w/friends. The best cabin yet. Great backyard for just chilling out, lawn games, BBQ. Walking distance between beach, casinos, Edgewood golf, Harvey's Outdoor Arena and shopping/restaurants just can't be beat. Hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We really want everyone to enjoy Lake Tahoe as much as we do! The Harrisons
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Unresponsive Owner

  • 2 of 5

We loved the location. 2 blocks to beach. Amenities were ok, but outdated & not much for comfort. The cable for TV was not working. I called each of the 3 phone numbers given to us two times each over the course of Friday & Saturday and left messages. I sent an e-mail through VRBO and through the e-mail address I had for the owner and never received a response to my calls or e-mails. So much for waking up Sunday to a home cooked breakfast & the Raider game. We had to go out instead. Additionally, I had to reach out to the owner to request my deposit back after the time window, he didn't do it on his own. NOTE: The backyard was nice, but we were unable to spend any time out there because there was an extreme amount of mosquitoes throughout the day. There was OFF left on the patio table, but there were too many mosquitoes to fend off.

Overall: Not Satisfied with Stay - and definitely not for the price we paid.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and very nice cabin, comfortable and cozy and had everything we could need

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location and very nice cabin, comfortable and cozy and had everything we could need. Would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Fabulous location, well equipped and priced

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great stay - really smooth dealing with you

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tracy, CA

Great location walking distance to beach and casinos.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location close to the beach, restaurants and casinos. The cabin was adorable well stocked to make your stay perfect. We felt like we were staying at a family vacation home. Loved it!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, Ca.,

Rustic cabin in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Recently we had a lovely stay at this cabin (three adults, one 3 year old, one dog).

Pros: This house is wonderful for a single family, 1-2 couples, and anyone with pets. There’s a nice fenced backyard and deck, with plenty of room to run around securely. Location close to the lakeside beach and South Lake Tahoe shopping, restaurants and entertainment areas is fantastic. The home is well stocked with plenty of cookware, kitchen supplies, cable TV, a whole locker full of beach equipment and bikes, and lots of games and toys for kids. Although the home is very downscale, it's well-cleaned and tidy. Beds are reasonably comfortable. Small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion are provided, as well as several sets of decent-quality bathroom towels. Hot water volume and water pressure were great. The wifi had a good consistent signal.

Cons: Although the house can sleep at least 8, the home is too small to support that many. It’s small, cozy, and rustic, a bit like a boat with a galley-style kitchen (it’s even decorated with a lot of nautical themes). The upstairs sleeping area doesn’t have immediate bathroom access and was very hot in the daytime; fans are provided, but we didn’t try them out to see if the floor would adequately cool down. The downstairs floors are very uneven (sloped) and the ceilings are low. There’s no washer/dryer. Towels are provided, but we could have used more in both bathrooms over the course of our stay, plus a bathmat in the small bathroom. Additional pillows would be nice as well. It would also be helpful to get a list of the cookware, utensils, towels, disposable products, and other equipment provided with the cabin ahead of time, so visitors don’t spend money buying some of these items (for example, it took us a couple days before we found the kitchen trash bags). The front door sticks a bit – the lock is off center, so you have to lift the door a bit to get it to turn properly. We also had some issues with the refrigerator freezing some of our produce, so be careful of the temperature controls. Bath soap should be provided in addition to the other bath amenities.

We weren’t that impressed when we arrived, but admit that over the course of our visit, the cabin grew on us! We would definitely consider staying here again, as the cons are livable and many of the pros are hard to find elsewhere. You will have a very pleasant stay here as long as you know what to expect and are prepared!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Casinos, clubs, restaurants & shopping
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Edgewood Golf Course
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Lakeside Beach
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Lakeside Marina
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Heavenly Village
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Lew Marnells Restaurant
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Lakeside Weddings
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Ski Run
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Harveys Outdoor Summer Concerts
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Lakeside Beach Bar and Grille
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Heavenly Gondola
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Edgewood Golf Course
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Kahle Park
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Camp Richardson
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Emerald Bay
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Fallen Leaf Lake
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Red Hut
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South Lake Tahoe Airport
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Echo Lake
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4th of July and Labor Day fireworks!
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Zephyr Cove


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Refundable Damage Deposits are due 14 days prior to check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.