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Sled, snow shoe or XC ski out the back door into forest -. HOT TUB on deck

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + game room, 3 Baths, hot tub (Sleeps 6-10)

This cabin is fun year-round!

Updated 3 bedroom, 3 bath A-frame cabin with a bonus game room. Newer slate fireplace and entry, gas fireplace is thermostat controlled and we have a newer central heat so you will be cozy! Flat panel TVs, cable with premium channels and DVD/VHS as well and high speed WiFi and two radios/CD players and ipod player/clock radios. New furniture and linens throughout. So many kitchen utensils and appliances: griddle, Nespresso machine, coffee maker, toaster, crock pot, humidifier, iron/board, etc. Free high speed internet access and Wi-fi.

The game room will be a hit with your party! Foos ball, electronic darts including a fun 'talk back' mode. The kids will enjoy the games, toys, play kitchen, movies and books. The adults will enjoy a wide selection of games, books and movies as well. Cable TV/DVD/VHS in the game room. It also boasts a double sofa bed along with 2 single fold out futons and a brand new full bathroom along with its own exterior door and window to the back yard.

Winter renters: Sled hill right out the back door. Cross country ski or snow shoe right into the trails of the Tahoe National Forest. Or, take a soak in the hot tub on the deck while star-gazing.

In 15 minutes you can be at Squaw or Alpine, 20 minutes to Northstar or the casinos! Tahoe City is only 5 minutes away with fine dining and shopping. Garwoods is even closer.

Summer renters: Miles of trails in the Tahoe National Forest just out our back door! Less than a mile down the hill is beautiful Lake Tahoe and walk out our back door into one of the many hiking and biking trails including the Tahoe Rim Trail. A hot tub, BBQ & two large decks for outdoor dining & relaxation. The OHV trail begins about 15 houses up from ours so bring your ATV, dirt bikes, etc. and enjoy the trails.

We have a double kayak and SUP rental package available for your unlimited use during your stay with us. The kayak and SUP are stored on the beach for easy access. No need to worry about hourly rentals or driving the boats down to the water. Ask about the boat package within your online booking.

A short 5 - 10 minute drive will bring you to the Truckee River for rafting or tubing, to the coast guard station to launch a boat or to one of many public beaches.

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Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, greek, some French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Kelly

We are a family of four who dreamed of owning a home in Tahoe. Our dream came true when the housing market declined and we could afford this cozy cabin in such a perfect location. We try to visit once a month. We are continually adding new furniture, electronics, etc. We want it perfect for our visits and your visits! Our children are now teenagers so all of their toys end up in our game room for your children to enjoy. We have cars, dolls, kitchen toys, games, tinkertoys, board games and more. We are so excited every time we get to visit this fantastic cabin and are happy to share our favorite activities and restaurants with you. Just ask! Nana and Aunti E are pictured here with the kids.

Kelly purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Kelly chose Carnelian Bay

We fell in love with the beautiful, peaceful neighborhood, wide streets (nice when the streets are full of snow and plows!) and quiet location next to the forest. It was important for us to be close to all of the great beaches as well as the major ski resorts like Squaw, Alpine Meadows and Northstar. This is a quiet neighborhood surrounded by nice, large homes. When we saw that this house had a bonus room downstairs we knew instantly that we would bring up the foos ball table and make that the most fun room in the cabin. It is a favorite. The kids will disappear down there in the evenings and never come out...except to eat! We even added a full bath to the game room and a door to the backyard so they really never have to come out:-) It makes it nice when the kids have their own space and the adults can lounge in the living room or decks on their own. The clincher was knowing we had thousands of acres of forest in our back yard including dozens of trails - even an Off Highway Vehicle trail as our son loves to ride ATVs. Luckily, the OHV trails start at the end of our block so it is a quick walk to get to it but that trail does not run directly behind our house so we never hear the noise of the ATVs and dirt bikes on that trail. The trails we do have behind our house are for hiking and biking and occassionally you will see horseback riders. It is perfect for snow-shoeing and cross country skiing in winter. It is fun to go out in the fresh snow in the morning and see all of the animal tracks from the night before. We love walking the neighborhood and enjoying all of the lake views in our area. Fulton Crescent is a great street to watch the sunset colors over the lake. And, we are hoping we might get a lake 'peek' view from our front yard and deck soon as some of the trees are getting removed to make the area more fire safe!! It is a short drive to the lake...which is our favorite spot to hang out in the summer.

What makes this cabin unique

Fantastic hill in the backyard makes a great sled run in the winter. Or in the summer you can hike and bike right out the back door to the trails. The Off Highway Vehicle trail is just at the end of the block. We love all of the summer area activities as well such as Farmer's Markets, free concerts on the beach, Truckee street fair, Shakespeare festival, and more. Pick up a free Tahoe paper to see all of the options available. We also just recently decided to make our double kayak and SUP available to our guests for unlimited use during a stay. They are already on the beach and waiting for you! Please add this request in the comments within your online booking and we handle that fee outside of VRBO. So much cheaper and easier than renting by the hour or having to drive the boats back and forth to the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cabin was very nice, clean and cozy! Thanks for sharing your cabin with our family, it made the 8 hours drive completely worth it. My son did not want to leave this morning. I liked everything about the cabin, location and the landlord was very nice and helpful :) Hope we can come back sometime.
Dec 2010
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Carnelian Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Newest bathroom built a few years ago for gameroom/basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Main floor-trundle bed/two twins or one King bed
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Gameroom has a dbl sofa bed and two single futons
    Living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , double size mattress on liv room sofa bed
  • 2 Queen size Beds: Both upstairs bedrooms have queen beds with electric blankets and new down comforters (non-down available for those allergic to down), 4 pillows on each bed and newer linens. Two Twin or Single Beds: The main floor bedroom has a newer trundle bed: two twin beds or push together to make a King sized bed. Child/Futon Beds: We also have two foam, fold out futons - single size. We usually use them on the floor of the game room for children but they can be placed in other rooms as well. Two Sleep Sofas: Both the living room and game room offer a double sized sofa bed and all linens
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Game room/reverse loft with sofa bed includes electronic darts, foos ball, dozens of games, movies, books, play kitchen, toys and its own brand new full bathroom. Accessed via a ladder from the kitchen or its exterior door which opens onto the backyard and sled run!


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Sled, snow shoe or XC ski out the back door into forest -. HOT TUB on deck
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 47 reviews

Great way to celebrate 11 years of marriage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Lake Tahoe over the Labor Day weekend. Lynwood Chalet was a nice, quiet get away! We plan on visiting again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice comments! So glad you had a nice getaway ☺
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Nice cozy convenient place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. First, Kelly the owner is really great and responsive and very nice to deal and converse with. Instructions and everything are all very well done. The place is great, forest backyard with sledding hill and home has everything you might need! Also close drive to the lake and town! Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a family of 4

  • 4 of 5

Me and my daughters had a great time, comfortable and very peaceful neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a great cabin !!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this cabin, the downstairs game room was a plus the kids loved it...there was something there for all ages, and they weren't 'bored'! The front deck was very spacious with a great view of the pine trees and the back deck too with a great hot tub and nice view. Will definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The communication with the owner was great. There are plenty of instructions in the house for anything you may need. The kids loved the lower game room and there are a ton of movies to choose from. The spa was a highlight for us. It was buried under 3ft of snow and was worth the dig out! Great VRBO.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow...i have never seen more than a foot of snow on the hot tub and i thought that was a lot! All of this snowfall makes for great sledding in the backyard and fun, fun, fun! Thanks for sharing your experiences.
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So perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of three generations had a perfect stay AGAIN, despite a widespread power outage, thanks to having a gas fireplace and stove. Sledding was awesome as usual, and the hot tub is heavenly. The bonus play room downstairs was thoroughly enjoyed as well. We hope to be back again and again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Truckee airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Garwoods, CBs Grill, Jakes, Christy Hill, Wolfdale
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Northstar/Squaw
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
89 or 267
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Garwoods, CBs Grill, Lakeside, Jakes, Wolfdale
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Alpine Meadows, 1 mile further is Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lardin, Lake Forest, Tahoe City, Kings Bch 1-5mi
Car: necessary

In the summer we make our double kayak and 11' Stand Up Paddleboard available for your rental during your stay at our cabin. They are stored on the beach for easy access for you! Ask about renting these when you make your online booking. $125 for unlimited use during your 2-4 night stay or $200 for unlimited use during 5 nights or more visits. Other summer fun: Hike and bike out the back door and take your ATV, dirt bikes or 4WD up the block to the OHV trail. Or, walk our beautiful neighborhood and see which streets have the best views of the lake...hint...Fulton Crescent! Sled, snow shoe, cross country ski out our back door in winter. Take your snow mobile to the OHV trail at the end of our block.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

NEW: Summer guests! We now offer our double kayak and SUPaddleboard for unlimited use to our guests during your rental period. They are stored at the beach for easy access. We charge $100 to use them as much as you want during your 1 - 4 night stay, $150 for 5 nights or more. If you don't want the boat rental mention this in the comments section of your online booking and i will remove/change the fee in the online booking for you. I will adjust the price to $150 for you if you are staying 5 or more nights. Email, call or text me if you have any questions. 916.616.7471

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Because of a recent case of travelers booking dates and then cancelling them just prior to the 60 day cancellation date, I now have to charge a $100 cancellation fee if you must cancel more than 90 days prior to your arrival date. Please understand this is not for the purpose of us making money, we don't want any cancellation fees! We just can't have people booking multiple properties and then cancelling the day before the deadline after we have declined other guests for those same dates. Thanks for your understanding.



Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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