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 high chairs for kids and kitchens. Prices start at $156 per night, and chalets and hotels are popular options for a stay in Carnelian Bay. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Carnelian Bay
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. 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)
  • Old Brockway Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.6 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 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Incline Beach (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Sand Harbor (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • East Shore Trail (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Sand Harbor Beach (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Secret Cove Beach (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Carnelian Bay

Fly into Truckee, CA (TKF-Truckee Tahoe), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Lake Tahoe, CA (TVL), which is 23.5 mi (37.8 km) away.

What is the best area to stay in Carnelian Bay when booking a vacation rental?

Carnelian Woods is among the more sought-after locations to book a vacation property in Carnelian Bay. Base yourself here to enjoy the privacy and comfort that comes with having a whole place to yourself.

How many vacation rentals are in Carnelian Bay?

The whole property to yourself and no sharing with strangers — that's what you get when you choose a vacation rental with Vrbo. It only takes a quick Vrbo search to book a comfortable stay to unwind with the ones you cherish most. Our current selection of vacation rentals in Carnelian Bay is ${propertiesCount}.

What is the most popular type of vacation rental accommodation in Carnelian Bay?

According to our data, houses are the most sought-after vacation rental type in Carnelian Bay. But that goes without saying, everyone's idea of an awesome trip differs. Vrbo has vacation homes of all shapes and sizes, and we'll help you find your perfect match.

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Carnelian Bay?

Season, property type and length of stay are some of the things that can affect the price of a vacation home. Simply click on your travel dates to find your ideal fit. From cozy cabins to plush villas, all Vrbo vacation rentals provide amazing value.

How much does it cost to rent a beach house in Carnelian Bay?

The average price for a vacation home near the beach in Carnelian Bay depends on when you'll be there and the size and style of property you're looking for. You can easily and quickly find prices on Vrbo by entering the dates you'll be traveling. Then use our filters to choose the number of bedrooms and amenities that you need, like a pool, air conditioning and WiFi.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Carnelian Bay?

Yes. You can pick from 229 vacation rentals that allow pets in Carnelian Bay. Many of our pet-friendly vacation rentals have an area outdoors for your four-legged friend to play around in, special dog beds, complimentary treats and proximity to parks and green space. Apply the 'Pets allowed' filter to find your pawfect digs on Vrbo.

Can I rent a house with a pool in Carnelian Bay?

Pack your swimming gear and inflatable unicorn, because there are 59 houses with a private pool in Carnelian Bay. Make a booking at one of these sought-after vacation homes and every day can be a pool day. Simply enter your travel dates into Vrbo, then check the 'pool' filter to find the ideal place for a splashing good time!

What are popular rental amenities in Carnelian Bay?

A lake view, an ocean view and nearby museums rank as the most popular rental amenities in Carnelian Bay. Whether you're taking to the road as a party of one, with your other half or a bunch of friends, Vrbo can help you find a vacation rental that fits your style with all the conveniences you're looking for.

Are there large group vacation rentals in Carnelian Bay?

Carnelian Bay has 74 vacation homes that can host 10 or more people. These stays come with the space you need to enjoy good times with family and friends.

Are there vacation rentals in Carnelian Bay that welcome kids?

Bring the whole group together for a memorable adventure in Carnelian Bay at one of our 229 family-friendly properties. A lot of these stays offer amenities that are great for trips with the little ones, like dining rooms, living rooms and swimming pools. Simply click on the "Properties good for families" filter box and choose your favorite option.