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West Shore Lake Tahoe - Family & Pet Friendly. Hot Tub. High Speed WiFi Internet

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

2 bedroom + 1 Bathrooom

The Timberline Cottage is a quintessential Tahoe cabin.

This cozy cabin is perfect for 1-2 couples (4 adult maximum) or a family up to 5 for your summer or winter vacation on the beautiful and convenient West Shore of Lake Tahoe. It is located in the quiet neighborhood of Timberland, on a well-maintained cul-de-sac (no through traffic). You'll feel comfortable having the kids and dog playing in the yard area around the house, knowing the car traffic is at a minimum here.

You'll enjoy a fully-equipped cabin with washer and dryer, a large wrap-around deck with outdoor dining and BBQ area, a 6 person hot tub and off street parking for 3 cars in summer and 2 cars during winter. The driveway has a pitch to it that can make it difficult to navigate during winter so we recommend guest arriving in winter do so with a 4 wheel drive vehicle after a big snowstorm. Inside a mud room with ski racks and boot & glove dryer, full size washer and dryer, mountain decor and architecture, 39' flat screen TV with High-Def cable, TiVo DVR, and Blueray DVD player are all available to make your stay feel like home. There is a second DVD player in the second bedroom, making it the perfect spot for the kids to settle in and watch a movie before bed. Secure 50MB wireless internet access is available for all your electronic devices. Central heating will keep you warm and cozy, and a gas fireplace in the living room adds extra warmth and ambiance. A fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, and all bedding is provided to make your stay simple, comfortable, enjoyable, and relaxing.

Lake Tahoe itself is located less than a 1/2 mile away and walking distance to Hurricane Bay, a public access beach. Popular activities include fishing, boating, swimming, paddle boarding, kite boarding, kayaking, canoeing, sun bathing on the beach, etc.

Drive or bike one mile to three great restaurants: Sunnyside Resort, Firesign Cafe, and Spoon; a ski/snowboard rental shop (West Shore Sports), and a mini-mart/deli/liquor store (Sunnyside Market) are also a 1 mile away from the cabin.

At the end of the block you will find Rideout Community Center, located at 740 Timberland Lane, that offers the following services to kids and adults alike: Outdoor playground, Full-Size Indoor Gym, Exercise Room, Pool Table, Ping Pong, Foosball, Air Hockey, Board Games, Cubby Play House For Toddlers, Computer Lab and Free Wi-Fi, Recreation Programs, Classes and Sports Leagues. Cost: Only $2 per person, per day; $4 per person if showering.

And just across Highway 89, you'll find Hurricane Bay, one of the nicest public access beaches in Tahoe!

In winter, you can grab a shuttle from Sunnyside Resort that will pick-up and drop-off at Alpine Meadows' Sherwood lift, which is only 3 miles/5 minute drive up Ward Creek Road. Cross country skiing, back country skiing, and snowshoeing is accessible right out of the back door. Family-friendly Homewood Ski Resort is only 2.5 miles away and world renowned Squaw Valley is just 20 minutes away.

In summer, the Tahoe Rim Trailhead and /Stanford Rock trailheads can both be accessed by single track right at the end of the block for your mountain biking and hiking enthusiasts. Less than .5 miles away, 15 miles of paved bike path makes for great family fun with commanding lake views. The bike path is also used for roller-blades, jogging, walking or access to the Truckee river for fishing and rafting. For those looking for more of a challenge, try biking up to either Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley ski resorts on the bike path along Hwy 89.

Tahoe City is a short 3.5 miles drive where you will find all the amenities expected in a small mountain town: lake-side fine dining, shopping, coffee shops, bars, grocery & drug stores, ethnic food restaurants, movie theater, yoga studios & day spas, fitness clubs, banks, golf courses, bike/ski/snowboard rentals, river rafting, fly fishing, boat rentals, etc.

For additional nightlife options, gambling casinos and live concerts can be found in Crystal Bay, located at the California-Nevada boarder, 10 miles (20 minutes drive) north of Tahoe City. At the north and opposite end of our street (corner of Cedar Land and Timberland Rd), is the trailhead to Ward Creek Park, a designated California State Park. The Park is 180 acres and has an extensive trail system that ties in with the bike path along Highway 89, connects with USFS trails to Stanford Rock, Twin Peaks, the Tahoe Rim Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and Paige Meadows.

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Owner
John Distefano
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

Why John Distefano chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Private, quite, unique, cute, cozy, warm, classic tahoe storybook cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

At the north and opposite end of our street (corner of Cedar Land and Timberland Rd), is the Ride Out Community Center and the trailhead to Ward Creek Park, a designated California State Park. The Park is 180 acres and has an extensive trail system that ties in with the bike path along Highway 89, connects with USFS trails to Stanford Rock, Twin Peaks, the Tahoe Rim Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and Paige Meadows.

There are three excellent dining choices about a mile of the house, all highly visible on Hwy 89, that are all right across the street from each other.

Sunnyside Resort offer high-end lakeside dining, Spoon offers family style dining, Firesign Cafe is a great breakfast and lunch spot, and Sunnyside Market and Deli where you can pick up deli-style sandwiches and basics (i.e. milk, eggs, bread, beer, soda, ice cream, etc.).

There are other options about 3 miles to the south on Hwy 89 around Homewood many, many more about 3 miles to the north in and around Tahoe City.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Johns cabin was incredible, absolutely everything you need to have a relaxing time. Kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils, beds are comfy and plentiful, and the hottub is just what is needed after a long day hiking.
Nov 2014
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

West Shore Lake Tahoe - Family & Pet Friendly. Hot Tub. High Speed WiFi Internet
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 21 reviews
5

Perfect Little Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here at the end of August 2016. Perfect little place. Its far enough back from the main road that you don't hear it at all. The place is not huge, but do you really need a ton of space? John stopped by the first morning and made sure everything was ok! It's close to Tahoe City which was very convenient for getting food or finding things to do during the day. The hot tub was a really nice bonus! Felt great to end the night in nice hot water after spending the day hiking around the Lake. Neighbors are plenty but no one was too loud. We don't have any complaints. House had internet, heat, plenty of sleeping space and everything you could need in the kitchen. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a good place to stay in Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice property in a beautiful part of Lake Tahoe!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was a perfect fit for my family (wife and 2 pre-teen children). It is in a very quite neighborhood and had great amenities with a beautiful kitchen, cozy but not to small. The beds were very comfortable and we slept great. While we were on vacation, it is impossible to completely escape the need for internet access so it was refreshing to actually have hi-speed internet (50+ mbps downstream). The hot tub was wonderful after a long day of hiking, however it was somewhat dirty when we arrived on Monday, but we skimmed it and it got slightly better. On Wednesday, the hot tub was cleaned and was pristine, however after it was cleaned the heat was not turned back on so it was 80 degrees and took hours to heat up...bummer. The only issue I would note that wasn't mentioned in the description of the property was the walk from the driveway to the front door is uneven and could be treacherous to someone who may be unable to move to well (one step was about 1 1/2').

The cabin is close to Tahoe City which has a number of restaurants, a Safeway and CVS. I would recommend the Fire Sign restaurant for breakfast, incredible food! Also Rosie's in Tahoe City for an excellent dinner, very good (try the Ultimate Pain Killer, a very "relaxing" drink!).

I would definitely recommend this cabin if you are looking to get away for some peaceful relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for your reservation and for the kind and candid review. Regarding the walkway from the driveway to the cabin....it will be replaced with new walkway and stairs this summer (as soon as I can get a contractor over there)!
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Great, easy get-away with West Tahoe charm.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed to little cabin tucked away in the woods. The hot tub was the best at sunrise with a cup of coffee....relaxing and beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location very clean and would recommend to anyone!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has everything you need to enjoy a vacation! It was very clean! Nice towels and linens. Hot tub was great for after snowboarding!! We had a Mother Nature induced incident at the house and the owner and emergency contact were Awesome and helped us through it! Honestly i think this place is great and highly recommend this and any other property associated with this owner!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Torres family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Timberland We had a wonderful weekend at the Timberland Cottage! We will definitely stay there again. Everything was neat and tidy. It was the perfect size for our family. ❤️

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our group of three and family dog. The outside areas are very well equipped and the hot tub was super clean and ready to go! There are other houses in the area, but it still seems secluded and is very quiet. The kitchen seems to have been recently updated and was well-equipped and the whole place was very clean. Although it was not a problem for us, a prospective traveler should consider that both bedrooms are upstairs and the stairs are steep, narrow, and hard to navigate. We had a great time in Tahoe City and the surrounding area and highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Truckee or Reno
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sunnyside Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Truckee
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sunnyside Resort, Spoon, and Firesign Cafe
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Homewood
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Hurricane Bay
Car: recommended

If this cabin is not available during the dates of our Tahoe vactation please consider staying at our other property VRBO# 505405. The cabin is centrally located and backs up to public-access Forest Service land. The cabin is located along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, 3.5 miles south of Tahoe City, in the Sunnyside area (Timberland neighborhood). The cabin is .5 miles from Lake Tahoe, 3 miles to the Sherwood lift parking lot at Alpine Meadows, 1.5 miles to the Pacific Rim trail head, .5 mile to the bike path, 1.5 mile to three restaurants, and two blocks kids playground and community center. There are three excellent dining choices about a mile of the house, all highly visible on Hwy 89, that are all right across the street from each other.

Sunnyside Resort offer high-end lakeside dining, Spoon offers family style dining, Firesign Cafe is a great breakfast and lunch spot, and Sunnyside Market and Deli where you can pick up deli-style sandwiches and basics (i.e. milk, eggs, bread, beer, soda, ice cream, etc.).

There are other options about 3 miles to the south on Hwy 89 around Homewood many, many more about 3 miles to the north in and around Tahoe City.

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Rates & Availability

Tahoe City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
President's Day Holiday Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$219
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$179
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$209
From
$225
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$219
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Housecleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

If this cabin is not available during the dates of our Tahoe vactation please consider staying at our other property VRBO# 505405. It is also a cute 2BR+1BA Tahoe cabin located in the Pineland neighborhood on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Tahoe City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 875 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full bath with walk in shower and clothes washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1: King bed with memory foam mattress topper + a Day Bed with single/twin mattress. Bedroom 2: Bunk bed with single/twin bed on top and full/double bed on bottom. Plus there is also an extra single/twin mattress stored under the bottom bunk bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If this cabin is not available during the dates of our Tahoe vactation please consider staying at our other property VRBO# 505405. Tahoe City is only five miles to the Squaw Valley turn-off, which is home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. Tahoe City also has public beaches, a marina, and a downtown area that is charming and filled with local shops, restaurants, and other commercial services. Tahoe City has many local events and many look forward to the seasonal Farmers’ Market, Free Beach Movies, and Sunday afternoon live music concerts on the beach. In the winter, many consider the SnowFest week of activities one of the best events of the entire year in the Tahoe City area. Tahoe City’s close proximity to Lake Tahoe recreational activities such as boating, hiking, biking (dirt and paved trails), tennis, golf, skiing, shopping, and restaurants makes this a great area for those that enjoy being outdoors, and getting away from it all.

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