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Pet and kid friendly w/fenced backyard & hot tub, minutes to Lake Tahoe beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,006 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

*Nightly and Weekly Rentals*

**Dog Friendly*

Welcome to Dodowah in Carnelian Bay! This new vacation rental has a great layout for the entire family including a large and updated great room space, fenced in backyard, NEW hot tub and a two car garage-located off of Sahara and just a five minute walk to Lake Tahoe!

Whether you're entering through the front door or the garage, you have space to drop your outdoor gear. From the garage,you'll enter and find a full laundry room with washer and dryer - a perfect spot to drop wet clothes. There's also a full bathroom right before you head up a couple steps to the living area. From the front door, enter through a mud room finished with stone flooring, a rustic bench, closet and a boot warmer.

The wide open living area will please everyone! A huge sectional couch faces an equally huge flat screen TV and a gas fireplace. A sliding glass door opens onto a wooden deck and steps into a huge backyard complete with hot tub. The living area is also open to a kitchen a gourmet would love to cook in! Amenities include a farmhouse sink facing a sunny window, stainless steel appliances, Kitchenaid mixer, convection oven, and every chef's tool you can think of. The island includes a built-in 5-burner gas cook top, granite counters, breakfast bar seating a generous four people and a bonus: a built-in wine refrigerator with room for 36 bottles! There's also a variety of dining options, even for the kids. A picnic-style table is perfect for casual meals, while a more formal table can seat everyone for dinner. A couple kid's tables give them their very own space, and they even have their very own small flat screen TV to keep them entertained!

Upstairs you'll find the three bedrooms, each furnished with flat screen TVs. Two bedrooms are furnished with queen beds, bay windows and full bath access. The master bedroom is furnished with a king and features a walk in closet, an en suite bath and a wall of windows facing the large backyard. Newly added is a brand new hot tub, enjoy soaking your tired body at the end of a day of hiking or biking, while staring up at the Sierra stars!

Extra kids amenities include a pack n play and high chair available for guest's use.

This home has everything you could wish for that the entire family, from toddlers on up, will love. With easy access to Lake Tahoe and all it's year round activities, you've found the ideal vacation home away from home! We look forward to welcoming you to Dodowah in Carnelian Bay!


-$200 Cleaning Fee

-$39 for $1500 worth of accidental damage insurance

-10% County Tax

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Reservations

Tahoe Mountain Properties specializes in nightly rentals and ski leases in the north Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Donner Lake and surrounding resort areas. Rent with us and your memorable Tahoe vacation awaits! Arrive to your vacation home with the lights turned on and the heat turned up. Concierge services are available upon request. We look forward to hosting you!


Carnelian Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2006 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master-en suite - toilet , shower
    Shared - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs by bedrooms
    Shared - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs, by great room and laundry room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master-King - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Pet and kid friendly w/fenced backyard & hot tub, minutes to Lake Tahoe beaches
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
San Diego, CA

A wonderful Christmas vacation and overall experience!

  • 5 of 5

Tl;dr: The entire experience, from booking to check-out was fantastic. This was a wonderful house with a rustic feel in a great location. The well-appointed kitchen made meals a breeze! The family had to nit-pick to find anything remotely negative to say.

Preface: With any review, I prioritize being fair, thorough, and honest. My intent is to be informative and helpful to both future renters and the owners.

What's great: Basically everything. Our initial impressions were positive and they remained positive throughout our stay. The two-car garage was easy to access and fit two SUVs without issue. Whereas my family often feels they have to pre-wash every single dish in other rentals, they were comfortable dropping that tradition in this house. Everything looked and felt clean. We were pleasantly surprised to find a smart thermostat in use, which we found to be a smart choice (more on that later). As indicated in other reviews, the kitchen was awesome. Well-appointed with a generally intuitive layout and placement of tools/supplies. The trash-compactor was incredibly efficient and effective in minimizing how many bags of trash we had to use (minimized out bags of discarded gift wrapping to just 1 compact bag). The house is spacious, as was the back yard, which our dogs absolutely loved to explore. The TV, nay, entertainment system was modern and easy to use (for me). Water didn't take long to heat up for showers and dishes. The couch was large and comfortable for all (my sis-in-law wanted to take it home). Being that we had our two dogs and 15-year old with us, the abundance of available child gates was greatly appreciated. The booking experience was one of the smoothest in my experience, and the check-out process was seamless and not excessively demanding.

Nit-pick areas for improvement (seriously, these are nit-picks): My wife would have rearranged the downstairs layout if she could have, but that came down to personal preference. When the temperature is adjusted for the main living area, the bedrooms felt stuffy. I could see the smart thermostat being tricky for less savvy renters. Similar with the universal remote (which could be better-programmed to be the only remote needed). The bed in the master bedroom could use more supports underneath (felt uneven). That's basically it!

Thank you for a wonderful Christmas Vacation! There is already talk among the family of staying here again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very large but cozy home. The kitchen is well stocked. It seriously had everything we needed for our family dinner. The house has a large couch to relax and enjoy family time. The backyard is bigger than we expected and the dogs loved playing back there. The location is close to everything. The lake is a long walk from the cabin, so if you have small kids you may want to drive. Checking in was easy, once you figure out the light switches you will feel right at home!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house had a wonderful open concept living room, kitchen and dining room that made it perfect for family and friends to hang out together. The huge sectional couch was comfy, the fenced in yard was perfect for our family dog! Huge deck and hot tub in the back as well. If there was one negative it would be that the beach was not within walking distance, but a short driving distance. The dog was welcome on the beach though, so that made up for it! Overall, we had a very memorable time and look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome to hear you enjoyed the home! I am curious which beach you visited that was close and dog friendly? I'll email you to find out! Thanks again!
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San Francisco, CA

Relaxed snowed in weekend

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this house! Although there was snow covering the majority of the window,(which rarely happens in Tahoe these days) we found this house to be spacious and extremely comfortable.

The kitchen is by far the gem of this house with plenty of space and up to date appliances to get your cook on!

Looking forward to staying here during the summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Northwoods, Alpine Meadows, Homewood
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Tahoe Vista
Car: necessary

This home is located in Carnelian Bay, about 20 minutes to Truckee and 15 minutes to all major North Lake Tahoe ski resorts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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