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4 BR Cabin, 2 Living Rooms, Wifi, 8 per Spa, Endless Hot H2O ~ 15 min to Ski!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

If you are looking for a GREAT MULTI-FAMILY CABIN close to everything, with an ultra-modern kitchen that can easily serve a crowd, with separate living areas for some peace and quiet, but remains conducive and family group activities, equipped with an 8 person Hot Tub on a huge deck flanked by 100 foot trees, and is offered by trustworthy experienced owners who host more than 250 families in their Tahoe and Hawaii properties per year...... then LOOK NO FURTHER ~ YOU'VE FOUND THE PERFECT NORTH LAKE TAHOE CABIN!

This spacious and well-appointed home is a perfect rental for a family vacation or retreat with a group of friends. Located 1/4 mile from pristine Lake Tahoe near Carnelian Bay, the Redwood House is ideally situated to take maximal advantage of all that the Tahoe Basin has to offer. The home is available on a nightly, weekend and weekly basis.

Located on Tahoe's north shore in prestigious Agate Bay, you will have excellent access to the north shore beaches and all major ski areas in the North Tahoe/Truckee area. (4 beaches are within 1/4 - 2 miles). Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak and Homewood Ski Resorts are all less than 15 miles.

This is the ideal home for one or multiple families and groups of friends. There are two living rooms with fire places, a huge outdoor deck, as well as a 750 square foot BONUS-BUNK room complete with wet bar, wood stove, full bath, TV, foosball, and sleeping for 8 or more. This room also functions as a romantic and private master suite.

We have hosted many families and groups at the Redwood House, and our guests really appreciate this floor plan which allows space for everyone to be together, while still having four separate 'living areas' where adults and kids can do their own thing, giving everyone a place to have ample peace and quiet when needed!

We also have an endless hot water system that can supply 4 showers simultaneously and never run out hot water!

Agate Bay is a highly desired residential area that has retained the beauty and serenity of the Tahoe basin. Beautiful and well-kept homes, with many permanent residents are situated on large forested lots. We are located 6 miles east of Tahoe City and 2 miles west of Kings Beach near Carnelian Bay. North Lake Tahoe has minimal traffic, with none of the crowds, congestion, and commercialism of the south shore. (There is just one traffic signal for an 8 mile stretch of the North Shore, where this home is located!) Our family has kept other homes in Agate Bay for almost 40 years...this is without a doubt one of the best locations in the Tahoe basin!

The neighborhood is quiet, very friendly and great for walking. The Redwood House is only 1 block from National Forest Land, where you will find a wonderful walking or biking trail through the woods to Patton Beach on Carnelian Bay (where dogs are welcome!). Or one can hike or mountain bike uphill through the forest to Brockway Summit for panoramic lake views and access to a maze of Forest Service roads! In the winter, cross country or forest road snowshoeing and skiing is right outside your door.

Furnished with many antiques, this spacious home has 3 bedrooms upstairs. The private master bedroom overlooks the trees, and has a large walk-in closet and bath, a VERY comfortable king sized bed with down pillows and comforter. The master bedroom is private, sharing no common walls with the other rooms.

The second bedroom is furnished in a mountain cabin log bed, a VERY comfortable queen sized bed with down pillows and comforter. The third bedroom upstairs also is furnished with a queen bed. The bonus-bunk room serves as a fourth bedroom, and is equipped with two queen futon beds, 4 twin bunk beds, and ample room for additional queen air beds and foam sleeping pads. The bonus/bunk room has a full bath, wet bar, refrigerator, wood stove, separate deck, and the best feature of all.... is placed that the end of the house on the second floor when a lot of raucous laughter and game playing can go on without impacting the other living areas!

The Redwood House has a kitchen designed with the serious cook in mind (that would be Darla in our family!). You'll find top end appliances, including a double oven, warming drawer and a 6 burner gas cooktop. A huge GE monogram refrigerator and a second refrigerator/freezer and oven/range in the garage will meet the needs of large groups and big holiday meals. The kitchen is very well equipped with high quality cookware, utensils and serving dishes. There are place settings for 14 or more, with a dining table that will seat up to 16.

The Redwood House has a huge redwood deck surrounded by 100+ foot trees, and receives full sun in the mornings throughout the year. This is a HEAVENLY place to bask in the morning sun with coffee and a good book or conversation. In the afternoon, when the Tahoe summer sun can be intense, the deck is mostly shaded by trees and the house. Deck furnishings include a teak wood table that expands to seat 10 (with 10 matching chairs) and a large umbrella. You can also bag those summer rays in lounge chairs or a bamboo love seat.

We have a state of the art Hot Springs Grande 8 person Spa is on this deck, in a perfect location for star gazing, and shielded from the street and neighboring houses.

The Redwood House is designed with large windows or sliders in all rooms, where you always feel the presence of the mountain light and air. In the dining room, our 54 inch oak table expands with 3 leaves to seat 12-16 for a sit down meal. The 4th bathroom (with shower) is on the ground level, with the other 3 full bathrooms servicing the second floor bedrooms.

The Redwood House has a one car garage, where bikes or other recreational equipment such as skis can be safely stored. There is ample parking in the driveway for 4 cars and a boat. There are 3 boat launching ramps within a 6 mile drive of Agate Bay. Peter's parents have a 3 bedroom cabin two doors from the Redwood House, “Knob Hill,” VRBO 403863, that we also offered for vacation rentals. The Redwood House can entertain a pretty large group, and when 7 or 8 bedrooms are needed, Knob Hill can be those additional bedrooms and living area.

We are very experienced in vacation rentals with six vacation rental properties in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. You can trust that your stay with us will be a good experience handled in a very professional manner. Welcome to Tahoe!

Keywords: Cabin Mountain Home Redwood Hot Tub

More Details

Peter and Darla
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Peter and Darla

This is Peter and Darla, owners and hosts of the Redwood House in Agate Bay. Our full time residence is in Auburn, CA. Peter's parents build a cabin in Agate Bay in 1970, and he's been coming to Agate Bay now for 45 years. We purchased the Redwood House in 2001, and over the years have been systematically remodeling the home.

We are very experienced and professional in our offerings of top notch vacation rental homes. In addition to the Redwood House, we own and personally manage our oceanfront home "Hale Honu" and the Hawaiian Oasis Bed and Breakfast Estate in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. We also owned and offered 2 oceanfront condos in Kona from 2002 to 2014, averaging close to 200 vacation rental bookings per year overall.

We are both physicians, in private specialty practices in Roseville, Folsom and Yuba City. We're active gardeners and travelers. Between us we have four children, making their way in the world as a fine arts painter, film maker, fashion designer and early childhood educator.

Our extended family honors Tahoe as the place we converge at least yearly, and our time in Agate Bay has been one the pillars of love in our big family. Our relationship with Tahoe and this home is evident when you stay with us!

Peter and Darla purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Peter and Darla chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Our family has had a home in Agate Bay for 45 years. Peter's brother also owns a home in Agate Bay. The two brothers 'came of age' during summers in Agate Bay. All 11 grandchildren of Peter's parents have their earliest memories being in Tahoe. There's no other place we treasure more than this!

What makes this cabin unique

Peace. Quiet. Serenity. Being within the forest. Stars at night that children living in the city or burbs never knew existed. The purest water you could ever swim in. One of the most beautiful places in the world, any time of the year.


Carnelian Bay Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2) Two + Queen futon + Queen sofa sleeper + queen air mattress bed, Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 twin bunk beds in bunk room, Baby Cribs (1) a pack-n-play is available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (4) Queen Futon in bonus room, Queen sofa sleeper in living room, double air mattress, 2 single thick foam floor pads, Bunk Beds (2) 4 singles in two bunks, new mattresses, made by Peter!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 Fireplaces, Full Kitchen (Cooking utensils provided) Microwave, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Quality Linens provided, Dining Table will seat 14, Full sized Washer & Dryer, 'Bonus Room' with Foosball, Large deck with hot tub, wired for outside music, Dogs OK!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

4 BR Cabin, 2 Living Rooms, Wifi, 8 per Spa, Endless Hot H2O ~ 15 min to Ski!
average rating of 4.675676 based on 37 reviews

It was a nicely appointed house. Loved the separate area for the single young adult family members.

  • 4 of 5

We definitely will use it again!!! And maybe stay longer. It has everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great time, fun place

  • 5 of 5

perfect place for making memories with family- great living spaces, good bedrooms with comfy beds, big spa on the deck, and fun upstairs area for kids to stay and play. peter was realllllly easy to communicate with and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value and location for North Lake Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

The house and location is perfect for families whether they are visiting North Lake Tahoe for skiing or for summer activities. The two living rooms are perfect to help kids and adults separate. The three bedrooms plus loft are good sized and allow multiple spaces to hang out during snow days. The kitchen is fully stocked to cook everything. I highly recommend this unit for your family vacation. We have used this house multiple times over the years and are always highly satisfied.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unforgettable Snow Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The Agate Redwood house was everything and more that my friends and I could have imagined! Tahoe ended up getting the most snow they've had in 10 years, and it was also the most snow any of my friends and I had ever seen on the slopes!!!! We will never forget this amazing experience. the house had labeling everywhere to show where certain items were located which was extremely helpful. The spa was a wonderful addition for after a long day riding at Squaw. Thanks again Peter and Darla for allowing us to stay here, everyone loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Plenty of room for our big family. Peter and Darla the owners were awesome as well. Definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Napa, CA

Great Christmas Vacation

  • 3 of 5

We had an amazing time at this property. The house was perfect for our family. The location is awesome! It had everything we needed and then some. It was super spacious and the play room/loft was awesome for our kids. I would have given it 4+ stars but it was really dirty and a couple of the appliances need to be fixed. If I were the owners, I would find a new housekeeper. The house was pretty dirty. A couple of the bathrooms were really dirty. You could see where the housekeeper didn't mop and some of the counters weren't clean. I had to clean the bathrooms so we would feel comfortable. And some of the linens (some were threadbare and old) could be replaced. The dishwasher needs to be secured to the cabinetry and the range top needs to be serviced. Also, the dryer wouldn't dry the clothes well. Besides those couple of issues, this is a great place. I will consider coming here again if the house is cleaner.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First I want to thank this guest for her frank feedback. I actually wrote a response the following day. A week later an exact copy of the review was re-posted. I notified VRBO, and they deleted the first posting along with our response.... so here it is again! We've had the same housekeeper for several years and she's always done a quite good job. The few issues that have come up we could successfully remedy despite the challenges in in our mutually limited second languages. In the fall she suffered a stroke, and had others step in to help as she recovered. I think this had a lot to do with the condition of the house as this guest described it. Immediately upon getting this review, I had a 3 way conversation with Esther and her daughter, whose command of English made certain that our concerns were understood. We don't accept excuses, but instead made it clear what deficiencies were reported and how they had to be remedied. Our housekeeper is a hard working, dedicated, and very sweet woman who has been reliable and consistent for several years. She relies on us as much as we have come to rely on her, turning over a big house after 16 weekend guests (and at least that many bags of empty beverage containers if you can imagine), and often with a back to back departure and arrival. It's several loads of laundry, and though we have a lot of extras and twice yearly go through all the linens and replace worn and threadbare items, it appears that sometimes older linens get put back on the beds. We decided to give her one more chance. Since January 2, we have personally been to the Redwood House 3 times between weekend rentals to inspect the house, and found nothing that was not cleaned properly. The guests who have stayed at the Redwood House subsequent to this review have been happy. We've heard no other complaints. We own 2 large, high end vacation rental homes in Kona, Hawaii (Hale Honu and the Hawaiian Oasis Bed and Breakfast), and hold our guest's experiences of paramount importance. I want to assure the readers of this response that we have taken corrective measures, are more carefully inspecting the Redwood House, and remain committed to providing all of our guests an exemplary vacation rental experience. Peter and Darla February 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Northstar at Tahoe
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Truckee, CA
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Northstar at Tahoe
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Patton Beach, Carnelian Bay

Sledding are all within minutes, Casinos are located 4 miles away at Crystal Bay and Incline Village, 35 miles away in South Lake Tahoe, and 45 miles away in Reno


Rates & Availability

Carnelian Bay Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Weeks
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
"Indian Summer"
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Shoulder Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
December Ski
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday 2017
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter Ski 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 14 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Laundry $165
Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 10.0%

Peter and Darla have been vacation renting their home in Tahoe for nearly 10 years. We have homes in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and host close to 100 family vacations per year! Please see our attached rental agreement for detailed terms of your reservation. We always email our guests from our email account as we want to establish a relationship with our guests.
Balances are due 60 days prior to arrival for Christmas Holiday reservations.
Placer County Transient Occupancy Certificate #4681. Lodging taxes are collected and paid to Placer County by owners. These taxes support the infrastructure of the Tahoe Basin and keep our roads plowed so everyone can enjoy this year-round wonderland!
This is a family home that can accommodate a group, but it's not a party house. Guests MUST respect the peacefulness of the neighborhood ~ meaning it's quiet outside at 10 PM. Guests are required to turn off any outside music by 10 PM, and keep voices down in the hot tub after 10 PM. This is a particular issue in the winter, when your voices, whoops and laughter will be heard for several blocks in the cold night air.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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