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Spacious, dog-friendly retreat, right across the street from Lake Tahoe!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Don't leave anyone behind on your next Lake Tahoe family excursion when you book a stay in this spacious yet homey pet-friendly vacation home. With room to sleep 12 guests total (10 adults maximum, please) and ample space for your furry friend to tag along for a small additional nightly fee, this Carnelian Bay home is perfect for a few families or a group of friends looking to escape for a relaxing week of lakeside living.

Located just across the street from Carnelian Bay Beach, you'll be floating in the enchantingly cerulean waters of North Lake Tahoe in just as much time as it takes you to step out your front door and cross the road!

Enter into a spacious and cozy living room on the first level, perfect for family game nights all year-round or for warming chilly toes by the gas fireplace in cooler months. Through the sliding glass door awaits fresh pine-scented air and a roomy wooden patio, complete with a gas grill, dining table, and chairs for dining al fresco.

The kitchen is fully stocked with all necessary cooking amenities as well as a fridge, oven, stove, dishwasher, and microwave- traveling chefs will have no problem crafting culinary delights for their guests!

Dinner is served at the nearby dining table, where eight guests can enjoy each other's company. For further seating options, a less formal dining table and four chairs are situated on the other side of the living room and four stools and ample counter space in the kitchen make a great spot for breakfast and lunch.

In addition to a bright and airy open floor plan perfect for getting the whole gang together, the first of five full bathrooms can be found on this level.

On the second level, sleeping options abound. This home boasts four bedrooms. A king size bed, sofabed, and private full bathroom await in the master bedroom, and a queen bed with accompanying full bath comprise the second bedroom. A second queen bed (and another full bath) can be found in the third bedroom, and the fourth doubles as a recreation room/sleeping barrack with six twin bunks, a TV, and an air hockey table!

When it's time to duck out of the sun, guests can enjoy in-home entertainment. This home comes equipped with wireless internet access as well as plenty of books and board games and two TV's to keep visitors busy and amused. Two dogs are welcome, though please note a pet fee applies.

At the end of a busy week, keep clothes fresh even after days of treading lake-water and playing in the sand with access to a private washer and dryer.

You can admire the majestic blue of North Lake Tahoe from the comfort of your lounge chair, spring for a kayak, paddleboat, or jet ski rental from North Tahoe Watersports just three miles east at King's Beach. Getting hungry? Feel free to dock your personal watercraft at the popular Gar Woods Grill and Pier and grab a bite to eat.

This cheery family home is perfect for vacationers looking to make memories with extended family members or a group of friends. Book today to begin counting down to an unforgettable getaway with your loved ones!

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Lake Tahoe Office
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Vacasa, CA - Lake Tahoe Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Spacious, dog-friendly retreat, right across the street from Lake Tahoe!
average rating of 4.0689654 based on 29 reviews

The house is big and spacious but a bit run down.

  • 2 of 5

The house is big enough for 12 of us. The big room with the three bunk beds are perfect for the kids but they need to remove the broken air hockey table. The carpet upstairs is very dirty. Most of the upstair windows cannot be opened so it was so stuffy and hot. The Wi-Fi didn't work 90% of the time. The couch in the living room is broken and smell. The refrigerator was barely cold and leaking water at the bottom. On our last morning, my son saw a mouse on the kitchen counter and we found some rodent dropping. We will never coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tahoe House

  • 4 of 5

Lovely location.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Boulder, CO

Overpriced for the quality of the house

  • 2 of 5

We had high hopes about this property, since all of the reviews were positive but unfortunately for the price we paid we should have received a lot more. Below are my complaints:

* Customer service with VACASA was poor

* The house cleaners were JUST starting to clean when we checked in at 4pm.

* There is a woodpecker living in the walls that keeps you up.

* Ants in kitchen

* Mouse in kitchen

* Carpets are super dirty

* No fooseball table, as descripted

* No instructions on how to use appliances or make yourself comfortable in the house

* Kitchen is ill equipped no spices, extremely basic cookware.

* No Screens in the windows so we couldn't open windows to get fresh air

* Only provided us with 1 small thing of soap in each bathroom

Nothing was offered to us for any of our inconveniences.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

I took my family to the Shaffer house to celebrate my 65th birthday. Every family had their own bedroom and full bathroom with an extra full bath on the first level. Five in all. The bunk room was awesome for the kids. There was plenty to do to keep everyone busy and plenty of room. The house is located walking distance to restaurants, beach area and quick pick ups at the 711. The highway is busy and can be noisy but easy to cross to the beach. With a few minor repairs, new couch and replace broken screens, I would definitely go back to the Shaffer house.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Amazing spot

  • 5 of 5

My family of 11 loved staying here last weekend. We all slept very comfortably although I ended up sleeping on couch as I didn't prefer to bunk with the kids on the twin sizes (couch was very comfortable). We enjoyed being across from the lake and didn't mind the noise of North Lake Blvd. Two minute walk to the beach and if you want to get a famous Woody from Garwoods. Lots of nearby hiking and amenities, attractions.

The back area is a nice view of green forest but there is no privacy and no fencing to keep the dog or animals safe. Everything was very clean and well kept and the kitchen had everything we needed except the food processor was not working. The best part is that every room gets their own full bathroom which was great -- just be weary not to all shower around same time and get left in the cold.

I appreciated all the games and DVDS that were included. Wifi worked great. Plenty of parking. Overall it was an amazing stay and we were more than cozy. We especially liked the open floor plan of the bottom floor and big kitchen. I have a strong feeling we will be back to stay here again.

Thanks for all your help Vacasa, very professional!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Happy customer

  • 5 of 5

Great home!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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