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Carnelian Bay, CA, USA
  • House1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

April 8 - 30 - Spring Ski Special * Up to 40% off of regular rates. Discount is reflected in the calendar/quote.

Check-out OUR 5-STAR REVIEWS! and the Guestbook Comments! Guests love the special touches and you will too! The Cozy Cottage is perfect for a family getaway or a group of friends. Explore the trails nearby, visit with the locals, sit on the deck or hit the slopes or the beach...great location!

From the moment you open the front door, you feel so welcome, stepping into the CHIC DINING AREA AND KITCHEN. Complete with vaulted ceilings, the Dining Area includes a table that seats 6, while the Kitchen is immediately adjacent. Completely stocked with all the necessities, the Kitchen boasts a farm-style sink, marble counter tops, stainless appliances, including gas stove and a microwave. The BUTCHER BLOCK ISLAND makes wine and cheese hour and/or food preparation easy and even has seating for 2. Large windows throughout these areas make it extra airy and bright.

Sliding glass doors open to the WRAP AROUND DECK where you'll find the gas BBQ grill, a supply of wood for the fireplace and a sunny spot for coffee in the morning. Hardwood floors run in the public areas of the Main Level (bedrooms are carpeted).

An UNEXPECTED SURPRISE is our sneak-peek VIEW OF LAKE TAHOE! Looking out from the deck, Great Room or the Master Bedroom, we have our own piece of the beautiful lake. Looking out through the trees and seeing the lake lets you know you're in the mountains!

We have a super quiet Hot Springs HOT TUB with a salt system (reduces chlorine odor)...for your soaking pleasure after a long day of hiking or skiing! Enjoy!

The GREAT ROOM is just off the Dining Area and Kitchen. The Great Room brings the word 'cozy' to The Cozy Cottage! Furnished with two sofas set right in front of the beautiful STONE WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE (wood provided; regular heat also), this is a great space to sit and read a book, look at the sneak-peek of the Lake or enjoy nice conversation with family and friends. The large coffee table is just waiting for a game of cards, checkers or a crazy board game. Large windows with sliding glass doors open to the BACK DECK where you'll find the HOT TUB, patio table and 6 chairs plus a couple of chaise lounges (summer)...the perfect area for getting some fresh air and soaking up some mountain sun!

The ENTERTAINMENT CENTER is in the Great Room, complete with a big screen TV (satellite provided), DVD player and surround-sound system. For those who need to stay 'connected,' WiFi is provided as well as an Ethernet cable to go without WiFi.

The Cozy Cottage offers three BEDROOMS...all are super warm and comfy. The MASTER BEDROOM is located on the Main Level and consists of one Queen size bed and has a full bathroom with tub/shower combination just across the hall. Wake-up each morning looking out the large picture window that looks out at the trees and see a sneak peek of Lake Tahoe. The SECOND BEDROOM is on the Main Level and is furnished with two twin beds. These beds can be converted into one King bed at your request. The full bathroom on the Main Level is right next to this bedroom. The THIRD BEDROOM is on the Second Level and has one Queen bed. This bedroom has its own flat screen television and DVD player. Right next to the bedroom is the second full bathroom with a beautifully tiled walk-in shower.

BATHROOMS: The home provides two beautiful full bathrooms; one on the Main Level (shower/tub combination) and one of the Second Level (walk-in shower).

Your PET IS ABSOLUTELY WELCOME! The Cozy Cottage is in a very pet friendly neighborhood. Walk around the neighborhood or use the trails and go for a swim in the reservoir after a short hike. Don't be surprised if you get a visit at the front door from a neighborhood dog coming to see who they get to play with. Pets must not be left alone in the house or on the deck unless crated. Pet fee is $60 per stay.

SPECIAL TOUCHES include Ralph Lauren and Coyuchi organic cotton sheets and towels; nickel-free stainless steel pots, pans and cooking utensils; organic guest soaps packaged in 100% recycled paper; full spectrum incandescent light bulbs; tree-free hangers made from 100% recycled paper; all-natural laundry soap (no dryer sheets); and all-natural cleaning products are used by cleaning crew. And the uber-quiet Hot Springs HOT TUB has a salt water system which helps to reduce chlorine odor and feel.

LOCAL CONTACT: Very unique when compared to most vacation rentals....our Property Manager handles only a small number of select properties in order to give one-on-one personalized service from inquiry to 'see you again soon' and lives just minutes away from The Cozy Cottage...handy should you need anything while you're here.

LOCATION...LOCATION...LOCATION...The Cozy Cottage is situated on the mountain above the lake in Carnelian Bay (between Tahoe City and Kings Beach) and is in a lovely neighborhood just minutes away from all of that Lake Tahoe has to offer...beaches, golfing, hiking and biking in the summer...world class ski resorts (Squaw Valley, Alpine, Northstar, Homewood, Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose), XC ski trails, sledding hills, snowshoe trails in the winter...and great restaurants, shops and casinos year-round. The neighborhood has exclusive access to some of the greatest hiking/biking/XC/snowshoe trails in North Lake Tahoe. Or just walk around the block to see one of the most amazing lake views in all of Lake Tahoe!

Reservation Details:

Weekends (Friday & Saturday) during January, February and March require a 2-night minimum stay. MLK weekend requires a 3-night minimum stay and President's Weekend requires a 3-night minimum stay.

Rates & minimum night stay requirements may vary over holidays/periods.

All rates are plus 10% occupancy tax

Cleaning Fee: $195 plus tax (Increased cleaning fee with holiday reservations)

Extra person charge for over 6 people - $25 per person per night

Reservation/Damage Deposit (refundable): $400

Pet Fee: $60 per pet

Some LOCALS' RECOMMENDATIONS: The greatest hiking/biking/snowshoeing/sledding trails are right outside your door (up to Fulton Crescent and to the left). Hit the Bridge Tender or Rosie's Cafe for some apres ski action, go ice skating at Northstar or take the Gondola to the top of the mountain at Squaw! Visit the Firesign Cafe for breakfast or lunch. In Summer, enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck overlooking Lake Tahoe at Sunnyside Resort. Grab an 'all natural' meal at the 'Uncommon Kitchen,' located in the New Moon Health Store in Tahoe City. Go to the Free Concerts at Commons Beach on Sunday (bring a picnic). The best to-go sandwiches are at the PDQ Market in Tahoma and the Uncommon Kitchen in Tahoe City - which also has great sushi (at New Moon Health foods). Visit Uncorked Wine Store for wine tasting, appys and pleasant conversation with the staff. Get great coffee and pastries at Tahoe House or Sugar Pine Cakery (ride your bike). Ride or walk the bike path from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley. Tube the Truckee River to River Ranch and have an ice cream! Best Mexican? Los Panchitas! Best Italian? Lanza's...both in Kings Beach! Enjoy!

Tahoe City 10 minutes.....Sunnyside 14 minutes

Kings Beach 12 minutes.....Truckee 25 minutes

Northstar 10 miles.....Squaw Valley 11 miles

Alpine Meadows 10 miles.....Homewood Mtn. 12 miles

Diamond Peak 12 miles.....Mt. Rose 20 miles

Tahoe City XC 5 miles

Property Manager

Owner/Property Manager

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
Why Owner/Property Manager chose Carnelian Bay

We bought this house after leasing it for several winters many years ago. Whenever we stayed we hated to leave the amazing view and homey feel, so when we decided to buy in Tahoe this was the house we really wanted and feel so lucky to own it now. We enjoy the ambiance year round with a view that can't be beat, plus nice trees and plush lawn for lots of outdoor enjoyment. We love the many trails that are so close by, so you hardly have to leave the neighborhood to have fun and exercise. But it is so convenient to all that Tahoe has to offer being located between Tahoe City and Kings beach. It was recently remodeled with beautiful wood and stone details, nice bright kitchen and bamboo floors.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Convertible bed(s)
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Full-size sofa bed in living room.
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Comfy, memory foam mattress
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Memory foam mattresses. Can convert to King bed on request.
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Upstairs bedroom. Comfortable, memory foam mattress.
      • Pak N Play type portable crib provided.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Downstairs
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Upstairs
      • Housekeeper uses eco-friendly, 'green' cleaning products.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Sneak peek lake views from the living area and south facing deck


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Living Room
                  2 couches, one is full-size sofa bed.
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Free Long Distance
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Central heating. Space heaters also provided for bedrooms.
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                  Organic and designer linens provided.
                • Fireplace
                  Wood provided.
                • Parking Off Street
                  Driveway for up to 3 vehicles.
                • Telephone
                  House telephone with unlimited local and long distance US calling
                • Towels Provided
                  Organic and designer bath linens.
                • Washing Machine
                  New, HE front-loading machine. Unscented products provided.
                • Wireless Internet
                  Also an ethernet cable provided for those who wish to turn off wireless
                • Wood Stove
                  New, super-efficient, glass-front wood stove.


                    • Kitchen
                      Stainless steel and glass cookware provided; no toxic non-stick or aluminum. Waffle iron, blender, griddle and crock pot provided.
                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Well-equipped kitchen for cooking and dining-in.
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Cooking Utensils
                      Glass food storage containers provided
                    • Microwave
                    • Oven
                    • Refrigerator
                      Ice maker and water filter
                    • Stove
                      Gas cooktop works in event of power outage.
                    • Toaster
                      Both toaster and toaster oven provided.


                        • Dining
                          Extra chairs and table leaf provided to seat up to 8. 2 bar stools at kitchen island.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                            • CD Player
                            • DVD Player
                            • Games
                            • Music Library
                              iPod dock for your compatible electronics; surround sound in the living area
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Surround sound system in living area with DirectTv HD, stereo and Bluray. Stream movies with your Netflix account.
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                              2 flat screen TVs - one in living room and one in upstairs queen bedroom
                            • Video Library
                              Some ski movies.


                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Dining table with umbrella and cafe table with chairs; 2 lounge chairs provided.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  New Weber Gas grill.
                                • Ski & Snowboard
                                  House is located mid-way between Squaw/Alpine and Northstar.

                                  Pool / Spa

                                    • Hot Tub
                                      Brand new 5-seater Hot Springs hot tub. Equipped with salt system to reduce chlorine odor. Also, unit is silent, virtually no noise from the pump motor to disturb your vacation experience.

                                      Leisure Activities

                                        • scenic drives
                                        • boating
                                        • horseback riding
                                        • horseshoes
                                        • miniature golf
                                        • paddle boating
                                        • gambling casinos
                                        • shopping
                                        • sight seeing
                                        • sledding
                                        • walking
                                        • wildlife viewing

                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                            • ATM/bank
                                            • fitness center
                                            • groceries
                                            • hospital
                                            • laundromat
                                            • massage therapist
                                            • medical services

                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                • mountaineering
                                                • cross country skiing
                                                • fishing
                                                • fly fishing
                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                • golf
                                                • hiking
                                                • ice skating
                                                • jet skiing
                                                • kayaking
                                                • mountain biking
                                                • mountain climbing
                                                • cycling
                                                • paragliding
                                                • parasailing
                                                • rafting
                                                • rock climbing
                                                • sailing
                                                • skiing
                                                • snowboarding
                                                • snowmobiling
                                                • swimming
                                                • water skiing
                                                • water tubing
                                                • wind-surfing

                                                  House Rules

                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                  39 Reviews


                                                  Latest reviews

                                                  Amazing place! Has everything you need and in the perfect location!

                                                  Erica J.

                                                  Great views, amenities, location, and has everything! It’s the perfect place for a Tahoe getaway with family! We will come back!

                                                  Fantastic Tahoe Get Away!

                                                  Kate G.

                                                  12/2017 We rent houses from VRBO on a yearly basis and this house is one of the all time best we've had the pleasure of staying at. The house was spotless, incredibly well stocked with kitchen items, perfect lay out for a family of 5 with older kids, and the dogs loved it!! Quiet neighborhood, easy drive to town for groceries at SaveMart or a walk around the lake. BBQ, stack of fire wood, hot tub, and games and DVD's to choose from just made it all the nicer. Thank you to Melanie for the note and wine upon arrival!!! An absolute class act when it comes to vacation rentals....we will return!!

                                                  Cozy Cottage was amazing!

                                                  Moira R.Novato

                                                  From the welcoming bottle of wine to the guides of Tahoe, we felt like we were staying with family! We loved everything about the incredible cottage! The views were breathtaking! The incredible patio, hot tub, BBQ and modern kitchen made us feel like we were in a 5-star hotel tucked away in the gorgeous Lake Tahoe mountains! It was one of the best getaways we've had and will definitely recommend this gorgeous cozy cottage to all our friends and family!! Thanks for everything; we will be back!! :) :) The Ryan Family

                                                  Great House, Great Neighborhood

                                                  Derek L.

                                                  This cabin is definitely cozy, but is surprisingly roomy once you get settled in. We loved the huge deck, views, and hot tub. The neighborhood was very quiet and we enjoyed our daily trail rides with our kids and dog. All in all, this was a great place for a relaxing summer getaway.

                                                  Clean, well-appointed cottage

                                                  Jennifer H.

                                                  My family of 5 loved staying at the cottage this week. It is comfortable, clean and in a great location. Every detail is thoughtfully considered by the owner. I would also note that I was hesitate to book given that the home is pet-friendly. I have allergies and no pets so I was a little worried. However, we didn't find any trace of former pet fun. We would happily come back.

                                                  Lovely place and very comfortable!

                                                  Elise M.

                                                  We had a wonderful time staying in this comfortable home away from home. Thank you


                                                  Carnelian Bay, CA, USA

                                                  Enjoy a sneak peek of the lake and mountains from master bedroom and deck. About 3 blocks from fabulous hiking, mountain biking and even a small reservoir for fishing and maybe a swim for you or certainly your dog in the summer. Winter brings snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and sledding on those same trails. Mid-way between Tahoe City and Kings Beach, so convenient to all ski areas and activities around the lake.

                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                  Pet Fee
                                                  Additional Guest Fee
                                                  Damage Deposit
                                                  Tax Rate

                                                  50% of the total rental cost is due at the time the reservation is made (must be received within 7 days). Remaining 50% of the total rental cost and deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival. All monies paid are non-refundable 60 days prior to arrival. This property has a strict cancellation policy. It is recommended that you consider Cancellation Protection from CSA to protect your non-refundable payment should you have to cancel for a covered reason. You will have the option to accept or decline during the booking process.

                                                  39 Reviews
                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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                                                  Property # 430305