Location: Wonderful North Tahoe site in Carnelian Bay, 3.5 miles from Tahoe City.
2 Bedrooms, 1 bath. 978 sq. ft.
Some of our neighbors say we have the best view in the neighborhood. Maybe they are just being polite. I don't know; I haven't been to every house in the neighborhood, and in any event, tastes vary. But it IS a lovely view, and we like it, and we think you will, too.
Sleeps 4 comfortably, 5 with couch in living room, 8 with inflatable mattresses.
The beds in the 2 bedrooms (1 king, 1 double) can each sleep 2 adults. The "overflow" sleeping area is the large living room, where there is a couch that will sleep 1, and inflatable mattresses that can easily sleep 3, or perhaps 5 if you want to really pack 'em in. The living room is for use by the children (including adult children) of the parents staying in the bedrooms. Sleeping bags and pillows supplied. Limit on adults is 4; overall limit is 8. But if you've got more children, and don't mind crowding, feel free to bring them. Keeping in mind that we have 978 total square feet, and 1 bathroom.
Replete with original character and charm, this beautiful 'Old Tahoe' cabin was built in 1942, with redwood exterior and knotty pine interior. Enjoy many magnificent views of the lake and mountains from inside and outside this beautifully maintained cabin. Warm yourself on a crisp evening with a fire in the large stone fireplace. Dine before the large picture window with gorgeous lake views. Over 150 trees on the property, many of them 80-100 years old. Watch any of the premium movie channels. Relax on the furnished covered deck as small animals and birds feed from their established 'feeding rocks'.
Hike miles of trails on Forest Service land or enjoy a bike ride on the paved bike path. This 'Old Tahoe' style cabin is a couples' delight or perfect setting for a family. Located just 3.5 miles from Tahoe City's beaches, music festivals, and farmers markets. World class dining is just around the corner, as well as boutique shopping and art galleries. Close to all North Tahoe attractions.
Large living room with beautiful lake view.
Large wood-burning stone fireplace with supplied fir and almond firewood.
Formal dining table expands to seat eight.
COVERED DECK with lake view seats eight. Many places in Tahoe have decks, but ours is the only covered deck I've seen. (It's not covered with an awning--it's built into the structure of the house.) This allows you to enjoy being outdoors, without directly experiencing the effects of sun, rain, snow, or the worst of the wind. For those preferring to be out in the elements, the directly adjoining landing (which leads to the stairs) is uncovered (as is the patio, unless you're under the umbrella). (Disclaimer: the landing is small, and will seat only one.)
Slate patio with table & umbrella with four chairs, chaise lounge, and two wicker chairs and end-table.
Patio includes pond and 'feeding rocks' for birds, chipmunks, & squirrels (food provided).
Kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, microwave and stove/oven (4 burners).
Dinette off kitchen seats four.
Single bathroom with toilet, shower, and sink.
Master bedroom with king size bed and great view of the lake. (Bed includes down featherbed, electric blanket, down comforter, and bedspread enclosing another down comforter.)
Upstairs bedroom with full (double) bed and filtered view of the lake. (Bed includes 4" memory foam pad, down featherbed and down comforter.)
Couch in living room can sleep one. Pillows, sheets, wool blankets (or, if you prefer, a sleeping bag) and an extra down comforter are available for use here.
Lots of floor space in the living room for kids.
Plenty of inflatable sleeping pads (two queen, one full, three twin), linens, blankets and pillows for floor sleeping.
Level parking for 4 cars; can accommodate boat or RV.
Fully stocked cabin: Bedding, linens, towels, pillows, TP, paper towels, soap, BBQ gas, spices, condiments, etc.
27" TVs in living room and master bedroom; DVD in living room.
Cable with all the premium channels (8 HBO channels, 6 Showtime, 9 Cinemax, 3 Starz, 5 TMC, 6 Encore, EPIX, DISC, TLC, MTV, CNN, Lifetime, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone. . . over 200 in all). (Note further: most of the premium networks--e.g., HBO--have FREE movies on demand--e.g., "HBO On Demand". I estimate that there are about 10,000 total movies available to you this way.)
High speed internet Wi-Fi connection (130 mbps).
Kitchen includes stove/oven, microwave, Cuisinart coffee maker, Keurig coffee maker, Krups Il Cafe Duomo (cappuccino maker), coffee grinder, french press, blender, rice cooker, toaster, crock pot, waffle iron, plenty of pots and pans, dishes, glasses, cups, silverware and cooking utensils. Also many spices and a variable collection of condiments.
No washer and dryer, garbage disposer, dishwasher, or bath tub.
Families and children welcome! See above for sleeping-gear information. Twenty-seven board games and puzzles (ask me to send you an inventory; maybe you can leave yours at home). Kiddie gates supplied to keep the littlest ones off the inside and outside stairs. Twenty-four family & children-oriented movies on the DVR in the living room (as of 4/1/2018). Lots of beach towels & blankets, beach chairs & chaise lounges, ice chests & tote bags and other supplies for picnics or trips to the beach. Stuffed bears, or shells and polished rocks, for the kiddies, as souvenirs of their visit to Lake Tahoe. Some places charge extra for persons above a specified limit. We don't, and welcome large or extended families.
Doggies and kitties also welcome! I suppose my limit is two dogs, but if you have more, and they are old, or small, or somehow otherwise reasonable, let's talk. Doggie beds provided: two large, one medium large, two medium, two small, and two tiny. I also have a large steel "wire" crate, in case your doggie is used to crate sleeping. Additionally, a supply of sheets you may spread over furniture in order that your doggies may use the furniture without worry, if that is your preference. "Puperoni" treats upon arrival, unless you specify otherwise. If you don't have a regular and effective anti-flea protocol, don't bring your pet. We all have to live here. We don't charge extra rent or cleaning for pets, nor is there an enhanced security deposit. Just be responsible, and "do unto others as you'd have them do unto you".
Smoking is OK on the patio or the deck, but not in the house. Ash trays provided.
Check-in time, 5 pm. Check-out time, 10 am. This gives me seven hours between guests to insure that everything is in readiness for your visit. NOTE: In those cases where there is no other guest leaving the day you arrive, or arriving the day you leave, I am able to be more flexible, and TYPICALLY you can arrive, and depart, at whatever time of day is optimal for you. Of course, if other guests make a reservation after you have made yours, the 5 pm and 10 am times would apply.
I live in a small "mother-in-law" cottage on the same property. I am retired, and busy myself taking care of our 150 trees, raking trails, moving firewood, and other tasks away from the main cabin. I make an effort to be entirely invisible during your visit, although I am always available to you in person, or by phone, text, or email. Sometimes, I visit friends out of town; on those occasions I am still available by phone, text, or email, although not in person, of course.
For reservations, or questions, call (916-813-8553) or text (916-813-8553) Brian, or use the systems in place here on VRBO.