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Stunning Panoramic Views of Lake Tahoe!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 6 Bath, Perfect for Large Familes, Ideal Location!

Located in beautiful Carnelian Bay along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, this large home is situated high above the lake, providing both spectacular views of the lake and a quiet, relaxing location. This home is now available only for summer rentals, and there are still a couple of weeks left for the 2017 summer season.

The home is 3,850 square feet and sleeps up to 14 guests, with plenty of room for all to spread out and enjoy themselves. Up to 8 adults, with up to 6 kids, is the ideal group. New furnishings throughout the house, including all-new furniture, beds, and two new, large-screen TVs with DirecTV / DVR service.

Outside, a large deck upstairs and a smaller one downstairs were both completely rebuilt in 2015, and a new spa that seats 6 adults was added to the lower deck, overlooking the lake. Between the spa, the sauna, and a new steam shower for two, this is the perfect place for you and your guests to unwind after a day of Lake Tahoe fun.

Virtually every guest tells us that they weren't expecting such great views -- the pictures just don't capture the real experience. Please do check out the video we've put together for some additional perspective. (The video button is on the top left when you're viewing the pictures.)

This home is unique on the north shore rental market due to both its views and its ability to house large groups very comfortably. With 5 bedrooms and 6 baths, each of your guests will feel like they are at home.

More Details

Bryan Cowger
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2017

About Bryan Cowger

Bryan and Collette Cowger live in Meadow Vista, CA, and are passionate about Lake Tahoe and the experience of being here. We are delighted to share our home with you and will do everything we can to ensure your vacation here is the best it can be!

Bryan Cowger purchased this house in 2014

Why Bryan Cowger chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We think that this Lakeview Retreat may be one of the nicest lake view vacation rental properties on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The views of the lake simply cannot be properly conveyed via pictures and must be seen in person to fully appreciate. Extensive landscaping in front with a relaxing water feature near the front door to greet you and your guests in the summer. Easy access to local dining and recreation make this one of the best locations to be on the north shore.

What makes this house unique

With all the bedrooms containing an en suite bath, every guest to Lakeview Retreat will be entirely comfortable. There is no 'bad' bedroom here! The large deck is a perfect place to spend any portion of the day, from the sunrise over the Nevadan mountains to the relaxing last light of sunset across the lake as you sip a cocktail in the spa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is spectacular and we truly enjoyed our time here!
Jul 2015
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Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upstairs Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to Fountain View Room
    Downstairs Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Twin sinks, near the Family Room downstairs.
    Hyatt View Bath - toilet , shower
    Sand Harbor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunkhouse Bath - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Awake to views of Lake Tahoe thru a 5' x 8' picture window!
    Hyatt View Room - 1 queen , Spectular views of Lake Tahoe! En suite bath with shower.
    Fountain View Room - 1 queen , Select Comfort dual-adjustable queen bed!
    The Bunkhouse Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Sleeps up to 6 comfortably. Great for kids / small families.
    Sand Harbor Room - 1 queen , Great views of the lake, en suite bath with tub / shower.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Lots of local activities including road or mtn biking, fantastic local trail systems to explore. 4 miles / 6 minutes to Tahoe City where dining and shopping abound, along with river rafting down the Truckee River (very popular and fun!) Whether you enjoy road biking, mtn biking, running, or hiking, you will find nearly endless networks of trails with easy and convenient access right from the home.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Stunning Panoramic Views of Lake Tahoe!!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 25 reviews

A spacious and restful retreat with a view that takes your breath away!

  • 5 of 5

The snow was high and piled up, making the view from each large window breathtaking! Each room was cozy & well set up. The fireplaces kept us warm in the multiple gathering places. The added sauna, steam shower & hot tub were enjoyed! The owner was very helpful & available. It's definitely a place we'd recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas 2016 experience of a life time

  • 5 of 5

We spent our first family Christmas away from home! The house was more than what the pictures showed and fit our family of eight perfect. Bryan, the owner, made the experience so easy, without any problems. The view was awesome! I wish I could have figured out a way to take it home. A picture will never do it justice. I would recommend this experience for anyone. We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nothing beats the views!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures of this house don't do it justice. This home is stunning. It's perfectly stocked and so cozy for families. I can't say enough about the views. Walking into the house and seeing the view takes your breath away.

The accommodations are top notch and make for an unbelievable experience. I would highly recommend this place for a large group.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house, great location, friendly hosts! No complaints

  • 5 of 5

My group and I loved this house.

House - The views definitely do not disappoint. The dining table was big enough for us all to sit together for a nice dinner. Kitchen is fully stocked with plates, bowls, etc and big enough for groups to cook. The hot tub and sauna were a nice treat after skiing.

Location - It's about a 30 min drive tops to Northstar. On the way there, you'll hit a Safeway and other stores where you might need to get stuff.

Hosts - Bryan was very attentive and responsive before and during the stay.

Would definitely consider coming back and staying again.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal vacation home in a spectacular setting.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven spent a week in this beautifully appointed house. So much space, such views and everything designed to make one feel at home and spoiled. Highly recommended in every respect. A real find.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than the pictures

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend here with family and it met all our expectations. Amazing view, super clean & comfortable. The owners thought of everything with great attention to detail throughout. Felt like being hosted by a good friend and not at all like a rental. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
5 Miles
King's Beach or Common's Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Carnelian Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas / New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Charge $325 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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