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North Lake Tahoe Cabin just a 5 min walk from the beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 nights

About the property

ski lease January through April

Sahara retreat is a great vacation rental cabin tucked on a quiet wooded lot in Carnelian Bay. The open living area has a fireplace with wood provided, a comfy couch and a dining table that seats 8. The kitchen is open with a breakfast island and is well equipped with a gas stove, microwave and large fridge.

There are 2 bedroom downstairs, one with a queen and twin bed and the other with a queen bed. There is a bathroom downstairs with bath and shower. Upstairs is a large bedroom with queen bed and a bathroom with shower.

The house has a sunny deck with a horseshoe pit a few steps away. There is a 1.5 mile Par Course through the woods that is great for a morning walk and is just behind the house. The lake is a 5 minute walk away and has a dog friendly beach, a cafe and SUP and kayak rentals near it. There is also a 7/11, minature golf course and Gar Woods Restaurant all within a short walk.

The cabin is centrally located to great downhill and cross country skiing at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar ski areas and Tahoe Cross Country, great golf courses and the stunning beaches of North Lake Tahoe.

We also offer a ski lease option with a minimum stay of 4 to 5 months December through April or January through April

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Cathy Robertson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

North Lake Tahoe Cabin just a 5 min walk from the beach
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

House was very comfortable and cozy. Clean and well organized. Owner very easy to work with. Great deck to sit and enjoy the silence, even when cold outside. Kitchen/DR combo is good for having everyone enjoy conversation. Had a great time. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean spacious & quiet location

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 adults & 4 kids & this house was just right for us!

We liked the quieter North Shore location, and beaches, grocery store and miniature golf all very close by.

Kitchen was well stocked with all we needed for dinners at home & We spent a lot of time hanging out on the private back deck.

Our dog loved the Coon boat dock dog beach area & the kids loved Sandy Beach & both very close by.

Thanks for having a great space for our family reunion!!

Rob & Mary

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable and spacious cabin near the lake.

  • 5 of 5

While not on the lake, this property is so close it is possible to walk to a fabulous beach in under five minutes. Equipped with everything one needs to survive a five-day trip with two kids and a dog, this adorable cottage is one that we hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and pet friendly for a reasonable price.

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed over the 2015 Christmas break and we had a great experience. Cathy was very responsive and helpful with any questions/needs.

Pros: Huge Space. Location. Stocked fireplace was great.

Cons: Need more cookware options. Linens could use updating. No heat vent in upstairs bedroom.

I would definitely recommend this location and would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Oh this cabin is awesome. I had there few awesome winter days with my husband and friends.


- really cozy and warm (it was -10 C outside)

- huge - huge fully equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and extremely cozy living room with real fireplace.

- it has everything: towels, board games, sofa, parking, cool huuuge windows so it is lots of light there. It also has bbq at the patio and we really had fun there

- everything was clean and nice

- really close to the lake

- quite close to the center

- Cathy is very friendly and quick responsive.

- well, everything was so nice I didn't want to come back home.


- we couldn't figured out how to open that lock :D

so please send a bit more info about it to next group.

Thanks, Cathy!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, cozy home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home over Thanksgiving weekend. There were 5 people and 2 dogs. The house looks small, but is very well laid and comfortable. We cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen, so no worries about making dinner! We especially enjoyed the open concept living area downstairs, with the kitchen, dining area and living room all open to each other, with a beautiful wood burning fireplace to keep you warm, and big tall windows to look out onto the forested view. The location is great, too - we walked down to the lake in about 5-6 minutes (would be even more fun during the summer). You are a short drive from the Safeway and centrally located for the various ski resorts. It was also nice that the driveway is flat and easily fit 2 SUVs (and it was plowed after a big snow).


  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Rates & Availability

Carnelian Bay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Presidents weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Carnelian Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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