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Holiday Booking Dec. 20 - 27 - Requires 4 night minimum Reservation

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Brown Bear Lodge is located in Tahoe Park on Tahoe’s beautiful west shore. This home is only a 10 minute walk to Sunnyside Resort, the Firesign Café, and the shores of Lake Tahoe. Here you can enjoy the amenities of the private Tahoe Park beach with picnic tables, barbecues, volleyball and basketball courts, bocce ball, horseshoe pits, children’s playground, two piers, and 800 feet of beach. This area is beautifully landscaped. It is a fun and safe area for families, truly a year-round paradise.

In the summer biking and hiking trails abound in the area. It is a short drive to Homewood, Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley. This is a great location for winter snow skiing or summer sports.

ABOUT THE HOUSE: Brown Bear Lodge was built in 2000. This like-new home has good sun exposure and is light and spacious. This comfortable, three story home sleeps up to 9 people. Step through the front door and head up a half flight of stairs to the sunny great room with living room, dining room, and kitchen. The great room has two leather sofas, a gas fireplace, flat-screen T.V., DVD, and Stereo. The home has Cable T.V. with wireless high speed internet throughout the house. The floors are natural slate.

The kitchen is a cook’s delight, fully equipped with gas range, microwave, trash compactor, granite counter-tops, and ice maker. The dining area has 8 authentic Hickory dining chairs and a table with 2 extra leaves which accommodates a large number of people. Additional dining can be done at the 4 log bar stools.

The carpeted master bedroom is on the same floor as the great room. It has a king-size bed, down comforter, and a large closet. The adjoining bathroom has a glass enclosed shower, double sinks, slate counter tops and floor.

The adjoining den with sofa.. There is a bath with toilet and sink just across the hall.

Up the spiral staircase is a spacious carpeted sleeping loft with three built-in ex wide twin beds. There are large windows on either end of the loft that admit plenty of sunlight. A game table, flat screen T.V. and DVD make this a perfect getaway for relaxing and playing games. The loft is sure to be the kids’ favorite spot!

On the ground floor are two more carpeted bedrooms each with a queen-size bed and down comforter. One bedroom has a charming hickory bed, closet, and dresser. The other has a queen-sized log bed, closet, and armoire. These two bedrooms share a bathroom with a tub/shower, slate counter-top and floors.

On the same level are the washing machine and dryer, which are available for your use. The one car garage is just outside the door for easy access.

OUTSIDE: There are two outside decks. The one in front of the house has a Gas BBQ. In the summer there is a patio table with umbrella and chairs. This is the perfect spot for summer dining. The back of the house also has a deck with patio furniture and an access to the fully landscaped backyard which includes two entertainment areas.

We know you'll be delighted with this beautiful Tahoe Park vacation home!


More Details

Jacque, 'Jackie', Fabian-Brown
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Jacque, 'Jackie', Fabian-Brown

We have been at Tahoe for decades. It is our favorite vacation spot. We have enjoyed owning 4 homes at various places on the West shore.

Jacque, 'Jackie', Fabian-Brown purchased this house in 2002

Why Jacque, 'Jackie', Fabian-Brown chose Tahoe City

It is close to 4 ski resorts and a short walk to Lake Tahoe and the private Tahoe Park Beach.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy hiking, skiing, swimming and just relaxing in the pines.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really enjoyed your warm and cozy home. The grandkids loved the bear beds...Thank you so much for putting out the cute Christmas decorations - really made our Christmas special...Thank You again, best wishes.
Dec 2011
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Tahoe City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Keep off the spa cover and out of the garden beds.
  • Quiet time after 10 PM
  • Follow Tahoe Park Beach Rules
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full bathrooms, one with tub-shower, other with shower, half bath with sink and toilet2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with bath attached
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Hickory Bed Frame, attached to full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Log Bed with full bath down the hallway
    Loft - 3 twin/ single , Extra Wide twin beds, each with light & Port-a-crib.
  • Bedrooms 1,2, & 3 all have down comforters.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Holiday Booking Dec. 20 - 27 - Requires 4 night minimum Reservation
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beyond our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 spent a wonderful week at the Brown Bear house. The private beach and Truckee River were perfect for hours of water sports. The big family table provided space for family meals and la night card games. Everything we needed was in the house and Jacque promptly responded to any questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful cabin for our weekend trip to Lake Tahoe. It was in the perfect location, with beach access and walking distance to everything we needed. The home itself was very comfortable and spacious. I only wish we had more time to spend there.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole. We're glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Perfect Location and Cozy Ammenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect weekend at the Brown Bear Lodge. The home was very cozy, comfortable, and well appointed for our somewhat large group (5 adults). The hot tub is clean and warm and the grill made us some delicious dinners. The beach is close and very nice with bocce, basketball, volleyball, etc. The location is close to anything you want to do at the lake, but is secluded enough that you really feel like you're getting away from it all. Jacque was very accommodating to our group and made the reservation and payment process simple and easy. I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect familyChristmas Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect property and location for our family Christmas reunion. Everything we needed was there, even a tree stand! Family came from West coast and all commented on what a perfect place it was. Having garage was great with 18 inches of fresh snow and plowed driveway. Being able to speak with owner instead of third party was very important. Calls returned promptly and always most pleasant. Totally recommend this property and hope to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't Be Better!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a girlfriend get-away! The house came very well equipped, the beds were comfy and the beach was a short walk away! Loved the two porches and the fire pit area too! The owner, Jacque, was very easy to work with. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful with a walk to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with everything we needed for a fantastic vacation. Our kids loved it, and we lived all the finishes, special touches, and clear instructions. Access to the private beach was perfect, and the location of the house can't be beat. The outdoor spaces were really large, so could accommodate our two families. Beds were comfortable and the kitchen was a breeze to use. All in all, an excellent place to stay. Thanks to the owners for such a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%


HOLIDAYS - Christmas has a 4 day minimum requirement. We do not rent for New Year's week or July 4th.
SKI LEASE - We do not rent during the 4 ski lease months -January to May 1st.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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