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Ski-in, forest, hot tub, pool table, ping pong, wildlife. Beach, pool, tennis

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,001 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

West Shore 4 Bedroom/3 bath Cabin; Game room; Private Beach Pool Tennis; Ski in

Come enjoy the mountains and lake. With Homewood Resort behind the house, ski into the cabin for lunch or the end of the day (depending on snow conditions).

Bear Haven is the perfect cabin for year- round indoor and outdoor fun. Located near the south base of Homewood Mountain Resort, Lagoon Road is family friendly, close to the bike path and backs up to forest! In summer enjoy our full membership of Chamber's Pool, Beach and Tennis Club. In winter, walk down the road to ski and back to the house through the woods for lunch or at the end of the day! Our rustic getaway backs up to open space, hike, mountain bike, snowshoe or x-country ski from the house depending on the season!

Three level A-frame cabin with a remodeled kitchen: New cabinets, double oven, counters, refrigerator and dishwasher!! We have also added a gas cook top and pantry. New double vanity in the master bath. Always trying to make improvements to the house so our guests will have an enjoyable stay.

Great house for any season...please don't miss the 'guest comments from the owner's guest book below in the lower right to access the contents of over 70 reviews over more than 15 years from the guest books of Bear Haven! BEAR HAVEN is the perfect home to gather family and friends for your year-round fun and wildlife viewing. Play ping-pong or pool in the large Game Room (complete with plumbed bar and entertainment area) and soak in your own professionally serviced hot tub without leaving the house! A fantastic location in the Chamberlands area of Homewood means we have skiing at the end of the road at Homewood Mountain Resort in Winter, a private beach/pool/tennis on the Lake in Summer. Open space trails behind our rustic A-frame and close to the Bike Path.The house is 3 levels: 1st floor has mud room, game room, master (king), full bath and laundry room. 2nd floor has open living room/kitchen, bedroom (queen and twin), 3/4 bath, large front deck and back deck with new spa and new 5 burner gas grill BBQ. 3rd floor has two bedrooms (queen and full beds in front; queen and twin beds in back) These share a 1/2 bath and each has a small deck.

Spring and fall are the best in Tahoe, crowds are gone and wildlife abounds. Park your car and bike or hike in the woods right out the back yard or down the bike path. Our families build natural forts right out the back! Walk or bike to the General Store/Deli in Homewood or along the bike path to the beach and Tahoma amenities. Very quiet and peaceful.

Relax in the private hot tub or by one of the warm fireplaces!

Summer rentals are weekly Saturday to Saturday with long weekends available early and late. Rates include the famous Chamberlands Club with private beach, pool and tennis courts! Dates of operation: June 17 through Labor Day; 10:30-5:30 (Lifeguard staffing)

Shuttle Bus Service approximately July 1st-August 20th 11:00-6:30pm and passes right in front of Bear Haven. Grandma, grandpa and the young ones can come and go while the older kids hang out at the beach all day!

Guests to the west shore are often confused about the summer amenities here: The amenities are actually two memberships, one to the Chamberlands Beach and Mountain Club which maintains the two private beaches with roped swim areas, lifeguards, paddle boats and summer day and evening family activities. The second is the Chamberlands Recreation Club which includes and maintains entrance to the private heated pool with lifeguards, lounges and private restrooms. The private pool and beaches are integrated into a public pier, bar and restaurant right on the lake. Free Family Movie Nights Wednesdays at the Beach early July to early August : Bring chairs, blankets, cooler, flashlight and container for trash. Free popcorn!

The origin of these clubs can be confusing. Upon developing the Chamberlands condominiums about 30 years years ago, the adjacent homes in Chamberslands I and II were offered a chance to purchase a membership in one or both clubs. The opportunity for the pool/tennis club was once in a lifetime and is linked to the specific home's title. At this time, most homes in Chamberlands maintain a membership in the Beach and Mountain Club, while only a portion of homes have access to the pool and tennis facilities with a hefty yearly fee. We have both. This part of the lake also has a public portion of beach available to other homes in the area (ex:Tahoma, McKinney, Homewood) which is on the southern edge of this sandy beach area of Lake Tahoe.

WINTER: Enjoy a 3-day weekend, or a discount for mid week stays! Our guests love to ski at uncrowded Homewood Mountain Resort (a short walk or ski down Lagoon Road); then ski into the backyard for lunch!

The ski area has lots of promotions for lift tickets, check their website skihomewood .

More Details

Debbie & Dan
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Debbie & Dan

A retired UCLA trained dentist now living in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Spent many years in the Bay Area and this was our family cabin when my sons were growing up. We now have wonderful liasons living and working in Lake Tahoe that help us maintain our cabin for our many guests.

Debbie & Dan purchased this house in 1990

Why Debbie & Dan chose Homewood

Lake Tahoe can be SO busy any time of year, but the West Shore is the prettiest and quietest. We enjoyed parking the car during visits and not using it again until it was time to go back home.

The open space behind the house and quiet street were a stark contrast to our home in Ross and the hiking is awesome. This part of Homewood/Chamberlands neighborhood only has two roads above West Lake Boulevard, which allows easy access by bike, and creates a quiet neighborhood with few cars so the boys could play in front or back.

The lake is quite close by and we would have a much better view of it if there weren't so many beautiful conifers growing all around us! Truly feels like the woods!

The early nineties were drought years and Tahoe had very little snow. Being on the 'shady' side of the lake, the little snow that there was would last much longer than anywhere else...making for snow play all winter!

Lake Tahoe's shoreline is primarily private, so we wanted a home that also had access to a beach. Chamberlands is one of the nicest clubs in Tahoe with sandy beaches and all its facilities together at the lake. What a wonderful setting!

What makes this house unique

More wonderful family memories at a fun cabin in the woods with wildlife and recreation all around us. The game room was always the boys domain and the separate kitchen/living area always seemed to be the adults' hangout. The three levels gives everyone a bit of space and privacy when desired. The hot tub on the back deck is in a wonderful forest setting, and although we have neighbors to the north and south, the situation of our home slightly to the west gave us total privacy there.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dan -

We had a fabulous time at Bear Haven. The cooktop was great - all worked well!! Thank you so much for your follow up on the phone/internet worked beginning Friday so all is well.

We wandered around on the beach on Thursday and Friday, went to the boat/maritime museum and hiking Eagle Rock. The boys built a "debris hut" out back in the rain on Saturday - they had so much fun even though it was rainy! We really enjoyed the hot tub and ping pong and pool table. Watched only one football game and kept busy reading, talking and eating! We bought and left there a new Scrabble game - it's kind of essential for us and we knew that the cabin really needed one!

It's a long drive from our place (9-10 hours), but we so enjoyed being there and loved our little excursion into Tahoe City. Had lunch at the brewing co. there - yummy! Would love to come again and do more exploring.....

Thank you for sharing your wonderful place! ....We had a great time!


(via email)
Nov 2014
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Homewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3001 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Full bath across from king master on the first level; 3/4 bath with shower on mid-level; 1/2 bath on third level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • The house is 3 levels: 1st floor has mud room, game room, master (king), full bath and laundry room. 2nd floor has open living room/kitchen, bedroom (queen and twin), 3/4 bath, large front deck and back deck with spa and gas BBQ. 3rd floor has two bedrooms (queen and full beds in front; queen and twin beds in back) These share a 1/2 bath and each has a small deck. We also have a convertible bed in the living room, and a soft-sided baby crib and high chair available for our guests.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House is fully stocked so you don't need to fill up your car ! Two Fireplace's, 6 Cable TV's, VCR's, 2 CD and 2 DVD Players, Ping pong table, Wet bar, Video games, Super Nintendo, Play Station 2, Toys, Stuffed Animals, Books, Puzzles, Games, Snow Sleds, Fully Stocked Kitchen with spices, dish soaps, napkins, foil etc, baby gates, crib and high chair, Washer & Dryer, 2 large decks + two balconies; Private beach, pool and tennis club (shared, membership only), Pet OK with approval


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Ski-in, forest, hot tub, pool table, ping pong, wildlife. Beach, pool, tennis
average rating of 4.6734695 based on 129 reviews

It was very clean, also plenty of clean towels & linens

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is well kept, the owners were quick to respond with any questions we had and the 3 levels provided a lot of room and plenty of entertainment for both my family and my brothers family.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Very cozy house

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy house. A lot of games. Very warm. The house is located in a very beautiful place. There is a problem : the house was not clean. Much has been Platini, everywhere was dust. But it's not terrible. We had a very nice time. Many thanks to the owners.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Olga We are happy you found the cabin cozy and well-located. I am sorry if there were housekeeping issues. This happens occasionally, especially around the holidays and we apologize. We do our best to make the cabin comfortable for our guests. Happy New Year. Debbie and Dan
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Great cabin and location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay here. Great access to Homewood and easy drive to other ski areas on the Northshore. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin for a family

  • 5 of 5

Bear Haven was a great place to escape for a long weekend! It is reasonably close to amenities and hiking, but feels private enough in the back yard to give the sense that you are in the woods. The games room is the perfect place to spend some hours on a rainy day.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy thank you. We hope you had a fun stay. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Debbie and Dan
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The fully-stocked cabin was so helpful during our stay with 18 people!

  • 4 of 5

Great accommodations for a large group. We enjoyed daily hikes right in our backyard and spectacular views of the lake.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cabin for families!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this cabin for my family and some friends to stay in for my October 2017 wedding. There were 10 of us from all over the country staying in this cabin and it was absolutely perfect! My family and friends keep giving compliments and asking where I rented the cabin from because they are interested in coming back and renting again. What was even better was how fast the communication was with Debbie and Dan, and the easy check in process. They are very fast to respond. Thank you guys for everything, and we will definitely be back!

- Alicia Minirth

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Chamberslands Beach and Pool Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Chamberlands Private Tennis
Nearest Point of Interest
Homewood Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Homewood Mountain Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Site of Squaw Valley Olympics Nordic


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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