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End of August avail: hot tub, game room, private beach, pool, tennis, forest!

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Come enjoy the mountains and lake. Pool club included.

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

Owner
Debbie & Dan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

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 Lake Tahoe West Shore CA

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 access...it 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!

Kerry

(via email)
Nov 2014
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Amenities

Homewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • 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
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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End of August avail: hot tub, game room, private beach, pool, tennis, forest!
average rating of 4.642857 based on 122 reviews
Flower Mound, TX
5

A wonderful week in June with adult children and first grand baby!

  • 5 of 5

The home was well stocked and clean. The location was great and we loved being able to walk to the kayak/bike rental or the little store. We took different hikes and everyone enjoyed pool and ping pong!! Because of the separation we were able to play pool while the baby slept! The "retro" video games helped bring the generations together!! And our daughter with fur babies loved being able to have an active vacation and a safe place when the dogs needed to rest. We would do it again if we could!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christin, Thank you for the nice comments about Bear Haven. We are so glad you had a fun family vacation. Debbie and Dan
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5

Great Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here and look forward to staying again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine, we are happy that you enjoyed the cabin! Debbie and Dan
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4

Fun house to stay for family.

  • 4 of 5

Great location close proximity to Tahoe City. Walking trails behind the house. Bike riding was fun. Enjoyed the pool table & ping pong in the evenings. Hot tub too.

Few minor things: mattresses not the best, carpet needs replacing & no HDTV to watch Warriors championship game.

Overall I would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place to stay, any time of year!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 generations (3 couples and 2 teens) stayed at Bear Haven in early June 2017. What a fantastic place to stay! The hot tub was ready and waiting for us when we arrived - what a treat! The 3 floors offered plenty of room for everyone to spread out. The ping pong and pool tables were tons of fun for everyone. The property backs up to Homewood Ski Resort, and we were able to hike up the runs of Homewood and even discovered the beautiful, pristine (Homewood-owned) Quail Lake. If you like quiet hikes this is the place for you - a little uphill climb and you’ve got amazing views. Over the course of several hikes we never ran into any other hikers (when you live in the SF Bay Area that is a dream come true!) Beds were comfy, kitchen very well equipped, and there is an awesome propane grill that was used for many a tasty meal during our stay. Tahoe City is a quick 6 mile drive, Stateline is about 45 minutes away. You MUST check out Treetop Adventure Park and Ropes course which is on the way to Tahoe City. Sooooo much fun for two 55 YO’s and two 13 YO’s. We don’t have anything even CLOSE to this in the Bay Area :( Weather was great for early June - low-mid 70’s for most of the week, then a little rain toward the end (which added to the fun @ the Adventure Park). The owners made booking a breeze, and were very accommodating for our family (which ranged in age from 13 to 80). Highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lil run down and dirty

  • 2 of 5

Would be okay for a group of college kids ...

Very unsafe for toddlers

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

This is a delightful, older chalet. But if you're coming up from the south, I would avoid the narrow meandering Hwy. 50, connecting at South Shore with the far worse twisty, gnarly hwy. 89 skirting the western shore to Homewood. Better to zoom up 80 to Truckee, then drop down on 89 from the north...One more challenge is Finding Bear Haven. No Big address numbers are visible from the street. But once you get there, it is a charming place. Great game room. The new kitchen is beautiful, down to the gorgeous floor. I sharpened the respectable set of knives; but it needs a medium pot and slotted spoon...The heater kept us toasty, and the neighborhood pretty quiet. As 3 adults, we each had our own floor. This would be especially nice for 1 or 2 small families to share.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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
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Homewood Mountain Resort
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Homewood
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Site of Squaw Valley Olympics Nordic

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Rates & Availability

Homewood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
late summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
 
fall
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
early ski
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
$3,250
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
winter
Jan 2 2018 - Feb 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
ski week
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
$465
$3,250
 
 
winter
Feb 26 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,000
 
 
spring
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 13 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
early summer
Jun 14 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
summer
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
summer
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
fall
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$285
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
fall
Oct 15 2018 - Nov 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
$225
From
$275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$325
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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