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Fun 4 bedroom new kitchen, hot tub, game room,pool table, ping pong ski in

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Homewood House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths,(Sleeps 14) in the woods! Chamber's Pool,Beach Club

Come enjoy the quiet west shore of Lake Tahoe and Bear Haven cabin for year-round 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!

Remodeled kitchen last Spring: 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' below, click on 'continue reading' 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 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 19 through Labor Day; 10:30-5:30 (Lifeguard staffing)

Shuttle Bus Service approximately June 25-August 14 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! Or meet Grandma and Grandpa (an easy walk away) at Homewood's South Lodge for a mid-day family gathering!(seasonal, call).

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

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Debbie & Dan
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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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 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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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Fun 4 bedroom new kitchen, hot tub, game room,pool table, ping pong ski in
average rating of 4.709677 based on 111 reviews

What a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented his property as a family weekend treat for our three adult daughters and their significant others. It was the perfect place to reconnect and relax. There was plenty of space for all of us and it felt like home. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, utensils, cooking tools. There was a good supply of spices and it even had plastic bags, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap. It provided everything we could have asked for for a perfect weekend. We will definitely book this property in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this house. The location to Homewood and the General Store can't be beat. It's really nice and clean and the kitchen has everything you could need. This house would be absolutely perfect for big families because it has a 2nd living room/game room and a ton of privacy throughout the 3 levels. It was just 2 of us so we stayed on the mid-level. The double bed had 2 depressions where people sleep so I would definitely recommend upgrading that, we both had hurts backs--but could have chosen from plenty of other beds if we wanted to be away from the fireplace and hottub.

The yard is enormous. I don't know how much property actually goes to this house but there's at least an acre of property behind where I can imagine it would be super perfect to sled during the winter. And it offers total privacy from the hot tub. Only bummer were the stairs and not because there were so many within 3 stories but they were so small, carpeted and open backed. I fell down the last few where the handrail stopped. Ouch. The long steep driveway was difficult for me to maneuver even with my back up camera plus it was covered in large fallen limbs so we found it safer to park on the street turnout. It looks to fit 3 cars and solved our problem. Fyi there is framing going up 2 lots down for a new house but it wasn't too noisy for us. We were surprised at the request to throw all of the bedding and towels in the wash before we left. I've rented a lot of places and I've only been asked to do a load of dishes with every rental, (weird but I get that) which we did but we did have to unload a very full wash of clean dishes left from the previous people in order to do that.

I would definitely consider staying here again if we had a big group because of how nice and clean the house is and the great location.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the cabin. We will look into replacing that bed before winter. Debbie
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home away from home

  • 5 of 5

thanks so much Dan and Debbie. We had an amazing time. did not drive at all once we parked. Absolutely everything we could possible imagine that we might need was provided. We cooked all meals in the well stocked kitchen. Hiking every day right out the back. It was my birthday and my loooong term boyfriend proposed to me high up on the mountain completely by surprise. This is now a special place for us. We will certainly return to Bear Haven.........

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

This is a great little cabin for a family vacation. Short walk to the market, the lake, bike/SUP rentals, post office, West Shore Cafe, etc. Peaceful, all the conveniences of home (including Netflix). Kitchen and one bathroom are renovated and modern. The other rooms have that old Tahoe charm that makes you want to dig out your neon ski bibs and a nice wooden sled. ...Had we visited in winter, skiing is practically in their backyard. Note the driveway is steep, and there are 3 steep flights of stairs. If you have little ones, you will absolutely need to use their baby gates and keep a sharp eye out. We didn't get to see a bear, but maybe next time! Check-in was simple and the owners always quick to respond to our questions.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy. Functional. Fun.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and sincerely appreciate this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 3 of 5

The home was nice and the owners very responsive to our needs. We had a family of 8 adults and 2 kids and it worked out fine given the three levels. The only negative were that the beds seemed to be getting old and were quite soft. If you like soft beds, that would not be a problem. It was nice having access to the pool and private beach and we enjoyed playing pool and ping pong (they need a new cue ball for the pool table though...the ball was a bit uneven). All in all, we enjoyed our stay and our deposit was returned in just a matter of hours.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been regularly upgrading the house. Two years ago the king master bed was replaced and as with all the improvements that have been made, we also try to be responsive to any other issues. You are the only guest that has mentioned "soft" beds. When we do our fall deep clean we will certainly address the problem. As for the cue ball, had you contacted us like you did regarding a TV issue, we could have had the extra pool table accessories in the linen closet available for you.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Chamberslands Beach and Pool Club
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Chamberlands Private Tennis
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Homewood Mountain Resort
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Homewood Mountain Resort
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Site of Squaw Valley Olympics Nordic


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
early ski
Nov 22 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
ski week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 10 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer 2016
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Homewood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
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 charcoal 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 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 ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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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