Discover a selection of 3,500 vacation rentals in Carnelian Bay, CA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $168 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in Carnelian Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The elegant area of Carnelian Bay awaits your stay

The lake and forests create a pretty picture of Carnelian Bay. This city's hiking, skiing and boating draw many visitors. Northstar California Resort and Palisades Tahoe are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Carnelian Bay

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Carnelian Bay a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Northstar California Resort (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Palisades Tahoe (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Northstar California Golf Course (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Granlibakken Resort Ski Area (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Carnelian Bay

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Carnelian Bay is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kings Beach State Recreation Area (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Incline Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Sand Harbor (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Sand Harbor Beach (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Lake Tahoe (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park (10.6 mi / 17 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Carnelian Bay

Fly into Reno Tahoe Intl. Airport (RNO), the closest airport, located 25.3 mi (40.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), which is 7.2 mi (11.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Carnelian Bay?

Whatever vacation experience you're seeking, you'll find a rental property in or around Carnelian Bay that's perfect for you. Here are some of our faves:

  • Around 60 miles from the center of Carnelian Bay, it's difficult to beat "1906 Victorian Farmhouse And Cottage On Beautiful Ranch Near Folsom Lake". It has 6 bedrooms and handy features including an outdoor pool and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Alternatively, make a booking at "Gorgeous Cabin On Tahoe's West Shore". Around 10 miles from the heart of Carnelian Bay, it has 4 bedrooms and comes with a boat and a balcony.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Carnelian Bay vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Carnelian Bay?

There's something very tempting about stowing away in a log cabin where it's just you, a few friends and the glorious outdoors. Leave behind the bustle of big cities and towns and get away to one of these log cabins in Carnelian Bay:

  • Located in Saksild Strand, "Close To Ski Resorts Log Cabin In Carnelian Bay Lt" is the perfect blend of outdoor fun and comfort. Make use of the handy amenities here, including an oven and a nearby marina.
  • Settle into "Step Back In Time: Gorgeous Classic Tahoe Log Cabin Near Lake Tahoe". Annnnd breathe. This getaway in Ridgewood is the place to leave the world behind. A fireplace and high-speed internet services make it feel even cozier.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Carnelian Bay?

If you've been busier than an ant at a picnic lately, you deserve a break for a few blissful days. Clock off early on Friday and live it up at one of these weekend getaways in or near Carnelian Bay:

  • "Cozy, Relaxing 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo At Northstar" is ideal for a couple of days of R&R. It comes with convenient amenities, such as an oven and air conditioning, and is located about 4 miles to the northwest of Carnelian Bay.
  • "Charming Log Cabin | Hot Tub | Walk To Beach | Pet Friendly" is another excellent option. It's located 3 miles to the east of Carnelian Bay and comes with pet-friendly services, a nearby laundromat and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Carnelian Bay?

Absolutely. If you're tracking down a simple but stylish stay, you can't go wrong with a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently positioned in the center of town. We recommend the following options in or near Carnelian Bay:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Serene Tahoe Cabin Bordering The National Forest". Book a few nights or more at this popular apartment and you'll have access to nearby birdwatching activities and a TV.
  • Alternatively, use "Lake View Cabin In The Woods, Kings Beach" as a base to explore the best attractions around you. This cozy home away from home offers mountain views, a washing machine and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Carnelian Bay?

Whether you're searching for a compact apartment for you and your other half or a condo that'll fit the family, there's no shortage of short-term rentals in and around Carnelian Bay. These properties are an ideal base for a quick trip:

  • If you only need to stay a couple of nights, "Charming Log Cabin | Hot Tub | Walk To Beach | Pet Friendly" is a great choice. It's close to the center of Carnelian Bay, so you'll have easy access to all the top sights.
  • "Gorgeous Panoramic Lake View Home" is also ideally located. Settle in here and discover why lots of guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Carnelian Bay?

Nothing says "I love you" like a romantic weekend trip. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Carnelian Bay that will sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "Gorgeous Cabin On Tahoe's West Shore". Around 10 miles from Carnelian Bay, this property has all you need for a romantic getaway, including a fireplace and a dining table.
  • "Romantic Log Cabin With Hot Tub And Internet - Dog Friendly" is another option that's sure to impress. It's around 8 miles from Carnelian Bay and comes with a fireplace and a nearby bay.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Carnelian Bay?

Share your trip and have more fun. Whether you're planning an adventurous escape with pals or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Carnelian Bay:

  • Providing privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Gorgeous 4 Bedroom Kingswood Estates Home". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a water view and a kitchen. This group getaway is around 3 miles to the northeast of Carnelian Bay.
  • Invite up to 12 of your favorite folks to "Retreat To This Wonderful Lakeview Home With Breathtaking Panoramic Views" and fill the place with love and laughter. This option has 5 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the southwest of Carnelian Bay. It's packed with features to keep your large group occupied, such as a kitchen and a lake view.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Carnelian Bay?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most coveted. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Carnelian Bay and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to bring your unicorn floatie:

  • Pack your swimsuit and take your gang to "Very Cosy, Tranquil House At Lake Grevelingen". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including beach sun loungers and a nearby coin laundry.
  • Spend lazy days splashing about or finding some peaceful moments beside the water at "Quiet Dog - Friendly House - Hot Tub". This vacation rental is also a firm favorite and comes with a barbecue grill, a toaster and more.

Unsure what to pack for your Carnelian Bay getaway? This appealing destination has a mediterranean climate. During summer, you can expect average temperatures ranging from 45 ºF to 75 ºF. Look up our selection of Carnelian Bay vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Carnelian Bay?

Every get-together with the family should be one to remember. Whether you're planning a fun escape with the kids or a party with relatives, our large family vacation rentals in or near Carnelian Bay offer a home away from home with ample space for everyone:

  • Get your nearest and dearest together at "Gorgeous Cabin On Tahoe's West Shore", which has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This escape is around 10 miles to the southwest of Carnelian Bay and comes with amenities such as a video library and childrens activities.
  • "Very Cosy, Tranquil House At Lake Grevelingen" also has the space you need to connect with the ones you love. This option is around 8 miles to the southwest of Carnelian Bay, and accommodates as many as 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A dishwasher and pet-friendly facilities will help keep everyone comfortable and happy.

If you're in the mood to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your wish list. Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park, Gold Country Fairgrounds and North Tahoe Regional Park are fine places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Carnelian Bay?

Vacation with the kids in a family cabin rental in or near Carnelian Bay and get set to build some fantastic memories together. Here are a couple we think you'll love:

  • "Gorgeous Cabin On Tahoe's West Shore" - Enjoy great times with your nearest and dearest at this escape, which is around 10 miles southwest of the center of Carnelian Bay. A barbecue grill and free toiletries are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Very Cosy, Tranquil House At Lake Grevelingen" - Another terrific option, this vacation rental comes with a TV, a porch and more. You'll find it around 8 miles to the southwest of Carnelian Bay.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Carnelian Bay vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.