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Authentic Tahoe Cabin-about 400' from the Beach-Tahoe City-Fast WIFI

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

See an open night with less than 1-week to go? Ask about our last minute open night special.


TWO PROPERTIES BETWEEN US AND THE LAKE. Close to Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows ski Resorts. SUPER-EASY ACCESS ANY SEASON, WITH RARE, FLAT, SINGLE-LEVEL DRIVEWAY AND ENTRY. Adjacent to Dollar Point community.


Enjoy this authentic Tahoe cabin nestled in the woods and upgraded just enough to accommodate modern owners and renters, without ruining the vintage cabin charm. Located in the historic section of Lake Forest /Tahoe Island. Very spacious and private. BBQ on Deck. High Speed Internet with Wireless included at no extra charge.

Beach Season: We now also have beach chairs, umbrella, kiddie awning chairs, rolling cooler, floats, noodles, towels, and a rolling cart to bring it all down to the beach. New furnishings and new stainless grill on the deck.

Ski Season: Very close to skiing, 5 minutes to Tahoe City cross country, 10 minutes to Alpine Meadows, and less than 20 minutes to Northstar or Squaw Valley. Diamond Peak in Incline Village is 15 mi and about 27 minutes [per Google]. Large, flat, easy to navigate driveway - on a plowing contract.


Front entry is level with large flat driveway [no front stairs] which is rare in Tahoe, and very convenient for bringing in groceries and luggage. Plenty of driveway for your cars, boat, and toys.

Full Kitchen is adorable, and well equipped with newer refrigerator, newer 6-burner range, new microwave, pots, pans, strainer, bowls, blender, wine glasses & opener, plastic glasses, beach coffee/drink mugs, and more.

• Full bath and extra half bath with storage space for toiletries and more.

• Full size Washer & Dryer - [Bring detergent pods]

Sleeping: There are beds for up to 7 people - however we recommend these be used as convenience options. Max occupancy 5 people. Space is most comfortable for 1-2 couples or a family with 2 adults and up to 3 children.

1. Bedroom one is on main floor and has 1 queen bed,

2. Bedroom two is upstairs, with privacy door, and has 3 twin beds; two are set up and one is a pop-up trundle. Two can be pushed together to use them like a king bed for an adult couple.

3. Queen sleeper sofa in living room; works as twin with bedding un-opened, and Queen when open

Driveway and Walkway are on a seasonal snow removal program and will be cleared for you if it snows six inches or more.

Look forward to having you as our guest!

Note about the new rate quote system: Holiday Rate is $245 minimum nights different by holiday and seasonal rate applies to additional nights. Please request a quote to confirm rates as system is not always accurate. Thanks


Looking forward to hearing from you, just fill out the inquiry form and it will come straight to my email. Call or text [after sending your online request ] for a speedier response. Our rental process is quick and easy and can be done 100% online. Last minute renters welcome - we've rescued stranded travelers with a place to stay - 15 minutes from phone call, to PayPal payment, to door code and sleep [whew!]. Thanks for checking out our site :) Nancy


Keywords: Cabin, beach house, rental, bungalow, bungalo, quaint, original, Lake Forest, deck, patio, wine, view, christmas, beach access, boat launch, park, hammock, children's toys activities, sand, kids, bbq, yard, privacy, quiet, Lake Tahoe, july 4th, deck, picnic, fun, playground, kayaks,

More Details

Nancy Shapiro - Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

About Nancy Shapiro - Owner

Hi, we are Nancy and Phil and lived in the Tahoe/Reno area for 17 years, and are now working in Denver. We are avid kayakers, x-c skiers, and tennis players [and like good food and wine too!]. We consult nationally, and are currently based in Denver; we are striving to be 'corporate drop out' types, but are not quite there yet. When at the cabin, we walk with our coffee to the beach each morning and with our wine in the evening. Our favorite thing about this cabin is that we feel very relaxed and calm when we are here, and that time just seems to stand still during our visits. We hope you experience the same.

Nancy Shapiro - Owner purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Nancy Shapiro - Owner chose Lake Forest

We specifically chose Tahoe City for its restaurants and shops and centralized proximity to the West shore area, Kings Beach, and Incline Village. We searched for 4 years to find a cabin that had close beach access without crossing a major road. Through diligence and timing we were fortunate to find a cabin in our price range that felt so private, and had such amazing access to the beach - the properties on the next street are in the multi-million $ range as they are lakefront. It was an easy choice with six public beaches, boat launch, golf, tennis, and multiple ski resorts all either at our back door, or within 15-20 minutes.

What makes this cabin unique

Three of our favorite things about this cabin are; the quiet, the amazing proximity to the lake, and the unspoiled turn-of-the-century feel of this original Tahoe summer cabin and neighborhood. We are far away from the highway and road noise, which just killed the ambiance of so many properties we had rented through the years.

From our location you hear the rushing of the breeze through the pines. Our double lot provides extra space, and even though we have neighbors, the lots are situated such that we never see or hear them so the property feels very private.

Very few rental properties match our beach access as you can pour your cup of coffee and walk a few houses one way or the other to take in the essence of Tahoe.

We have a favorite coffee-sipping spot we can share with you [works well with a glass of wine in your hand too :)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks Nancy. We had a really lovely stay. We love the neighborhood - it's really the best we've seen in the whole Tahoe region. We cleaned the cabin and left everything as instructed in your handy check-out list. Thanks for providing all the clear information. J
Jan 2011
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Lake Forest Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Bathroom - Toilet, sink, shower with 3' x 3' mini-bathtub at bottom
    Half Bath - Toilet, sink, mirror with good lighting, and storage shelves
  • Full bath is original with upgrades, unique mini-tub at bottom of shower works well for small children. Extra half bath provides more space for guests and toiletries, and has good lighting when everyone is getting ready for dinner at the same time.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master BR - 1 queen , Queen bed, extra storage and small desk
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Loft with Dutch Door, 3rd twin is a pop up trundle
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Queen sleep sofa -works as twin with bedding unopened
  • Master has a Queen size Bed , Bedroom Two has 3 Twin [single] beds with memory foam toppers. Two are set up, and one is a pop up trundle. Two can be pushed together to make one king and one twin. Queen Sleep Sofa in living room - can be used as twin without opening. Even though there are 7 beds - we recommend using these as logistical options. Party of 5 adults or less is most comfortable in this space.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have super-close beach / lake access - and almost as important we are away from the 'Y' where hwy 89 and hwy 28 junction. This is a rare rental that you don't have to cross the highway to get to the beach! In Summer that can take 10 or more minutes just standing there to cross if your rental property doesn't happen to be at a crosswalk. I know because I've done it!


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Authentic Tahoe Cabin-about 400' from the Beach-Tahoe City-Fast WIFI
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 25 reviews

Had a wonderful time in the snow

  • 4 of 5

Cute cabin!Nancy the owner was great and very attentive.Had a wonderful holiday with my Husband and Children.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this cabin, it was everything we wanted and more!

  • 4 of 5

Our first time renting a cabin at Lake Tahoe. Not only was this a great value, it was absolutly a family favorite and will be remembered for years to come.

Everything you could need to feel as if your home. The lake is super close, it was quit and I found that surprising as it was a holiday weekend stay. Stores convienently located, shops and resturants.

The ease of renting, directions and communication by the owner was superb. We loved all of it.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect cabin for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great Cabin. It was everything that was described and well equipped to make anyone's stay enjoyable. The location is also fabulous allowing access to explore the shore of the lake. Loved and it and will definitely be back in future trips.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim for the great review, we strive to keep the cabin well stocked, yet simple and cozy. Looking forward to hosting your next trip. Thanks, Nancy
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Easy walk to the lake

  • 3 of 5

The stay at the cabin was nice and it is a great location. The stairs in the house were very steep, so I think it is better suited for older children. The owner was nice with the booking, but difficult to contact following the stay for return of deposit.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, I'm terribly sorry about that. Overwhelming business trip combined with many back-to-back renters... I just missed it. My cell number is pasted everywhere I wish you had just called or texted. I later found your 2 emails in my spam folder. My sincerest apologies. Nancy
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Nice Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Cute, comfy well equipped little cabin. Great location, just a hop, skip @ a jump to Lake Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a nice time, I hope you will consider this for your vacation home on your next visit to Tahoe. Nancy
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More than promised!

  • 5 of 5

Everything at the cabin was as described but better; the pre and post financial paperwork was successfully accomplished with Nancy's helpful guidance; the staff at the North Shore Information Center helped us plan great Fall hikes; we enjoyed the staff and food at The Cork & More deli and the River Grill; our family of four adults had a fantastic time and we would return again should circumstances provide the opportunity. Thank You.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi "C", thank you so much for the lovely review for our cabin. I miss it so much, but it warms my heart when I know that people are there getting Enjoyment from it. Sincerely, Nancy
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bacchi's,The Cakery, Jakes on the Lake Bar & Grill
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Coffee & Muffins: The Cakery - on Lake Forest Rd
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Forest Boat Ramp
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Forest Public Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Skylandia Beach and 24 acre Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Paved Bike Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Jake's On the Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Tahoe City - Shops and Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Boatworks Mall - Shopping, Gourmet Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
Pomin Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $90
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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