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Cozy Family Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

We call this cabin the Bear's Lair. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, and in the Cub House, out back, there is another room with a working bathroom (in the summer only!). There are 2 full baths in the main house. There is a full kitchen and a dinette with seating for up to 8. There is a family room with separate gaming table. A large master with a king bed, a 2nd bedroom with a queen bed, and a bunk with 2 trundle beds (or a total of 4 single beds) allow for comfortable sleeping for many people. We offer cable tv and free wireless internet. There is a wood-burning stove with firewood provided.

IN THE SUMMER ONLY, $40/night extra:

In the Cub House out back there is a flat screen with DVD/VCR as well as a video game set up. We also have 2 futon chairs for additional sleeping. It has no heat in the winter but there is a fireplace heater out there for summer use. We also have an infra-red sauna out in the Cub House.

We live on a quiet street with many full time residents, just 1/4 mile from the beach, the shuttle to Homewood ski resort, PDQ Market and West Shore Pizza. 'Where We Met' offers homemade gourmet gelato and espresso/breakfast in the mornings. Our guests have access to our private homeowner's association beach with a dock and nice swimming area. A buoy can be made available.

More Details

Jen de Loe
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

About Jen de Loe

Our family bought this cabin over 30 years ago and has cherished it ever since. After many years of family vacations I lived there for 4 of the best of my life. My family moved from the Bay Area to Colorado in 2003, and we spend all year looking forward to our month-long trip to Tahoe every summer. It is our children's favorite place. We enjoy sharing this part of our family with others and love to hear how much they enjoy it as well.

Jen de Loe purchased this cabin in 1982

Why Jen de Loe chose Tahoma

West Shore~Best Shore, they say, and with good reason! With easy access to skiing in the winter and all water recreation in the summer, the quiet West Shore has easy access to Tahoe City, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, but also offers a quick, beautiful drive to the South Shore in the summer. The whole basin is easily accessible from this side of the lake. We love hiking around Emerald Bay, exploring the granite bays of D L Bliss State Park and jumping from the big rocks, kayaking anywhere on the lake, and getting homemade gelato from Where We Met. PDQ sandwiches are something to experience, and bike riding into Tahoe City and along the Truckee River makes you have a big appetite for them! There is never enough time up there, and as we drive away each summer, we are already looking forward to our return.

What makes this cabin unique

The Bear's Lair is a 1700 sq. ft. home with every comfort. The wood burning stove gets use all year round, the back deck is the perfect place for a barbecue, and the Cub House out back has an infrared sauna to enjoy after the physical 'labors' of the day. Our homeowners beach always has room for a lazy afternoon nap, and the view from the dock there is one of the most beautiful in the world. The smell of the pines and the whoosh of the wind in the tree tops stay with me all year.


Tahoma Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , in the Cub House
  • Bathroom 4 only has cold water and is only available in the summer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins with trundles
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in the Cub House
  • Bedroom 4 is available only in the summer.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Cozy Family Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Very cute, rustic cabin. Great for families.

  • 5 of 5

This property is cozy, yet spacious. Well decorated, clean, and comfortable. Our family of 5 enjoyed experiencing the West side of Lake Tahoe, and all of the beauty it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Great location and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Great location and comfortable accommodations. Great communication with owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, Ca / Bend, Oregon

Cozy Cabin Life Close To The Lake

  • 5 of 5

Great for the price. Just as seen in the pics, we only had 6 adults and felt a bit "cozy" at times.

We were planing on enjoying the amazing deck and outdoor living but a freak snow storm in June made for a lot more cards and fireside chats inside. Nice quiet neighborhood, Walking distance to a now small beach (due to the crazy winter, resulting in one full lake), a short drive to west shore cafe and chambers landing. Both great spots for a drink or dinner.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Best Vacation House Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove up to the home we saw Beauty! Inside more Beauty! Everything was taken care of and there was nothing additional we needed! The experience was wonderful!!! The location is perfect you are about 20 minutes from Tahoe City and about 30 minutes from South Lake Tahoe. My family and I said that we cannot wait to come back and rent this house again!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Perfect Tahoe cabin

  • 5 of 5

I visited over the labor day weekend with my boyfriend and sister and her family. Jen was great in communicating everything needed for our arrival. The bathrooms and kitchen were updated and modern, but it still felt rustic and cozy in other parts of the house -- loved the wood burning fireplace! The outside area was also perfect -- lots of space to park two cars and we enjoyed sitting on the back porch and then using the fire pit in the evening for smores. Plus, it was close enough to the main road so it didn't feel like we were in a maze every time we left the property, but far enough back where it felt quiet and secluded. Overall, we had a great time and I hope it's available the next time we come to Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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West Sacramento, CA

Great home base for family adventure

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a few nights to visit friends camping at DL Bliss State Park. The location and amenities were perfect for being close to the campsites, but not actually camping.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Reno Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
West Side Pizza
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
West Side Pizza, Where We Met
Nearest Ski
2.3 Miles
Homewood Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
HOA Beach at Water's Edge
Car: recommended

Wonderful West Shore. Everything a family needs for a fun, quiet, peaceful vacation. Just a few minutes walk to our small HOA beach, PDQ Market, Sugar Pine Point Park, the Bear's Lair is located with convenient access to all of the wonders of the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cub House $40 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $700

Please add $150 cleaning fee for parties under 6 people, $175 for parties 6 and over. There is no additional pet fee, but we expect that pet owners manage their own pet mess- waste and shedding.

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.