USA North Lake Tahoe California Carnelian Bay Listing #5569

Sunshine Cabin - Carnelian Bay, CA

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42 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 1 bedroom  plus loft 1.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Charming A-frame with a hot tub, 2 decks & a great location!

Walk to the water's edge when you escape to this one-bedroom (plus a loft) Carnelian Bay cabin, a beautifully restored A-frame with two decks, lovely lake and mountain views, and a private hot tub that sits at the base of the evergreens.

Wonderfully situated just one block from the northern shores of Lake Tahoe, this two-level cabin is half a mile from Patton Beach, one mile from Carnelian Beach West, and three miles from the sandy stretch of Kings Beach. In the snowy winter months, skiers and snowboarders will be only 10 miles from Northstar California Resort, 14 miles from Alpine Meadows, and 15 miles from Squaw Valley.

Whether you're planning a family trip or a cozy getaway with friends, this cabin offers an abundance of mountain character in a perfectly convenient location.

Step inside to discover the A-frame of your dreams, full of exposed wood, plush furnishings, and built-in details. Throw a log on the fire as the snow falls outside, recline on the comfortable sofa with a good book, or curl up in the window seat as you watch your favorite show on the flatscreen cable TV.

The full kitchen is classic and charming, with butcher block countertops, a farm sink, and a vintage-inspired refrigerator and gas stove. Wake up each morning to the aroma of fresh coffee and gather your friends for breakfast in the built-in dining nook for six.

In the sparkling summer months, relax in the sun on the front porch or fire up the gas grill to cook lunch on the side deck. You'll find a patio table surrounded by trees, as well as a private hot tub for soaking your sore hiking legs.

There's even a desk by the window back inside, where you can use the WiFi to catch up on work and take a few breaks to enjoy the mountain and lake views.

With one bedroom and an atmospheric loft space, the Sunshine Cabin can sleep as many as six people during your North Lake Tahoe getaway. On the main floor, you'll find a bedroom with a queen-size bed made of natural wood posts, as well as a beautifully updated bathroom with an open stall shower.

Ascend the ladder to reach the loft, which features two twin trundle beds and a half-bath in a perfectly snug space. A queen-size sofabed in the living room provides additional accommodations.

And whether you spend your days splashing in the calm waters of Lake Tahoe or flying down the slopes at Northstar, you'll always return home to a private washer and dryer for your wet and snowy clothes.

Thanks to its stunning lakefront location, the community of Carnelian Bay is an ideal destination for all lovers of the California outdoors. Aspiring and experienced anglers can join Reel-Lentless Fishing Charters for a day out on the water, while golfers can play nine holes at the Old Brockway Golf Course just three miles east.

In search of world class snow sports? Northstar has 100 trails and seven terrain parks, while Squaw Valley offers world-class skiing at the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced athlete, you'll have more than 170 trails, four terrain parks, and 16 bowls to choose from.

A classic Lake Tahoe vacation is within your reach - this gorgeous Carnelian Bay cabin will show you the best of the Sierras in every season!
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Please note: Due to local rules and regulations hot tubs, pools, and some activity spaces including private beaches are unavailable at this time. As local policies change by the hour, access to amenities is beyond our control. We encourage you to check local regulations before your trip so you can be as prepared as possible.

County permit number: STR20-9856

Other tax number: 9856

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining





Water view

Mountain View


Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private


42 reviews

George P. Aug 2021
The cabin is well located and comfortable. We would stay here again.
Christina S. Jul 2021
We loved the Sunshine Cabin! The location was perfect - just a few minutes walk to Lake Tahoe or a short drive to rent SUPs or to visit the grocery story. The cabin is perfect for a small family, the decor has a great retro mountain feel, and we loved sitting out on the porch for dinners. We were there during the heat bubble and (with the many fans provided) the home was cool at night and comfortable during the day (screens on the windows would have been a nice bonus, but that did not dampen our love for this place). We will be back!
Linda G. Jun 2021
Quaint little A-frame. It had everything we needed and its away from the hustle and bustle of South Tahoe. I wish it sat a little farther away from traffic as we had that constant hum while sitting outside. If you need luxury, this might not be your place. But if you need a comfortable place to hang your hat after a busy day, it’s just fine.
Manager response:
Hi, Linda! Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience staying in Sunshine Cabin. The convenient location does bring some traffic noise, and we apologize for any disruption this caused during your visit. We're delighted that you otherwise enjoyed this charming cabin and had a wonderful time! We look forward to hosting you again.
John p. Apr 2021
Overall a great cabin and really positive experience. Wonderful location in a pretty, quiet, convenient neighborhood. Lovely rustic cabin-in-the-woods feel, inside and out, just as advertised. Only a couple things keep this from being 5-stars: bed could definitely use a new mattress, there's no porch light so navigating front steps in the dark (especially when snowy) is sketchy, and the fireplace doesn't vent well / needs some serious maintenance. Half the point of picking a place like this in location like Tahoe (IMO) is the coziness of amenities like a fireplace and hot tub. Both of which are listed/advertised as part of the 'package' ...but neither of which were usable (hot tub supposedly due to COVID even though other places allow it and it's been proven the virus doesn't transmit in this way, so feels like a cop-out and was not clearly communicated).
Manager response:
Hi, John! Thank you for letting us know about your visit. We sincerely apologize you were provided old information regarding the hot tub and have ensured it is updated. The hot tub is currently available and being regularly cleaned. The fireplace and lighting are being addressed by the owners. We hope to see you again!
Svetlana V. Feb 2021
We loved the cabin and all that it offered! The interior was the perfect amount of cozy with all the amenities you need. The location was wonderful with the distance to any activities only a short drive away. It’s walking distance to the lake made it easy to explore by foot instead of having to drive everywhere. Lastly, there is just enough privacy from the neighbors to really enjoy and relax with the amazing window few. Many thanks for providing such a wonderful experience. :)
Diane D. Sep 2019
I love this cabin and the area that it is in. This was my third stay and I'm sure I will stay again and again. The only thing missing is that I wish the outside bulbs that line the A-Frame would come on. It would look so pretty, not to mention feel more safe from the inside, if they could be on at night. Thank you again for a wonderful stay!
Ryan C. May 2019
We loved the jacuzzi and the proximity to everything. The place was clean and stocked well overall. Safeway is only 5min away for food and coffee. We loved the jacuzzi and the neighborhood was beautiful and quiet. There was an alarm system supposedly but no way to arm/disarm from what we saw...We also loved the classic A frame type home style.

Marie B. Feb 2019
We loved all the old charm of this cabin with new age touches. It really is a special place! The hot tub was definitely one of the major perks. We will be back. Thank you for providing such an amazing space! One thing i will suggest is a better mattress for the main bedroom.
Vladimir n. Jan 2019
The cabin is a great.... I will come back
Diane D. Sep 2018
The size is just right for two people and the location cannot be beat! I had trouble with the front door lock and kitchen door lock as well, but it just sticks some, but we managed. The only thing that was disappointing is that we couldn't the outside lights to come on. There were a lot of light switches inside but they aren't labled and they don't work so it's hard to know what they're for. Other than those couple of things, this is a great place and it's the second time I've stayed and I will stay again for sure!!
Rollin N. Apr 2018
We had a wonderful time at the cabin. The layout and the amenities were quite impressive as was the location, just a 100 yards or so from the lake.
Erica R. Dec 2017
Location, overall rustic ambiance, and amenities were great! Bring a sleep mask if you are a light sleeper, the lack of curtains will have you up with the sun! Would stay here again!
Markus J. Aug 2017
The lower floor is ok, the upper floor cramped. No blinds = you will wake up at dawn. Unless the cleaning staff is replaced, you will start your visit by cleaning up.
Ariane A. Aug 2017
Very Close to Tahoe City and King.
Off the main road but far enough so really quite to sleep all windows open in the summer time
Perfect A frame home with a lot of Charm to the place.
Neighbors were friendly and welcoming
Perfect week vacation in the Summer Time - we will come back
Karen L. Aug 2017
A bit messy when we arrived. The home is a block away from the beach, but you have to drive to get to an area where you can enter a public beach. Parking was challenging this time of year. The hot tub at the home was really the best feature. Lots of towels and linens were provided. It was a cute place for a few days.
Maria P. Jul 2017
Nice cozy cabin, close to fun stuff to do in the Summer. Excellent hot tub. Has most things you need, my only complaint was that there were no blinds or curtains on any of the windows.
Manager response:
The owner has no plans to install blinds at this time. We are sorry if this causes any inconvenience or discomfort for our guests.
John M. Jun 2017
Not having curtains on the windows made for early wake ups whether you like it or not. No screens on the windows make for either a hot stuffy atmosphere or mosquitoes and mice roaming your cabin. Either way it was not pleasant.
Manager response:
We're sorry the guest had some issues with the lack of curtains and screens. Unfortunately, they didn't call us during their stay, to provide us with the opportunity to resolve their concerns.
Christopher M. Jun 2017
Not bad but blinds or shades in the bedroom would have scored the max across the board!
Blake M. May 2017
Everything was great and the staff, especially Scheyer, were terrific to work with. I would recommend this cabin to any of my friends.
Louisa T. Apr 2017
Comfortable beds, new appliances. The ladder to the loft is rickety and not good for kids. Our 15 year old actually fell down it. The cabin is really charming though, and in a great location. We would definitely stay here again.
Kathleen C. Mar 2017
Overall loved the sunshine cabin, we had a wonderful time.
Kelsey M. Feb 2017
What a wonderful cabin! We had a lovely time staying here. Centrally located, cozy cabin feel with modern bathroom and kitchen furnishings. Would certainly stay here again!
Chip N. Feb 2017
I already wrote a lengthy review on vrbo.
Brittany B. Jan 2017
As soon as pull up, you are greeted by the cutest little cabin. Rustic, yet modern. This place had everything you need! Perfect winter getaway, and would love to stay in the summer!
Robert J. Nov 2016
It was amazing!!!
Sarah C. Nov 2016
Beautiful cabin in serene environment!!
Sarah S. Oct 2016
Great spot for a couple! Not right on the lake, but still a cabin in the woods. Definitely recommend.
Jean H. Oct 2016
Loved the cabin....created wonderful memories in a unique setting .
Diane D. Sep 2016
This stay was great! You are just a skip, hop and a jump to many things. Great restaurants, Kings Beach and Tahoe City are all near by. I love Tahoe! Would definitely recommend anyone staying at this cabin, great for two people but can fit more if needed. The area around the cabin was perfect for morning walks as well.
Paul R. Sep 2016
The cabin is nice inside, cute decor. Not very clean. The outside is very rough. Not far off main highway , road noise . Good for a couple or folks with older kids, would feel tight for more. Loft ladder is steep. Bed down stairs is comfortable and kitchen is small, cute and well stocked.
Sasha W. Sep 2016
We loved this adorable cabin. The perfect size and very cozy. We would 100% stay here again when visiting the Tahoe area.
Tara K. Sep 2016
New washer and dryer, and great downstairs bathroom! All updated! This is a rustic cabin, so expect some dust and cobwebs, but it didn't affect our stay in the slightest. The hot tub was so great to have after a day of hiking, and the beds are very comfortable! Everything is close - Safeway grocery, tons of eating options, hiking trails, kayak/SUP rentals on the Lake, and the best view of the stars and Milky Way you will ever see!
Margot M. Sep 2016
Cute and cozy A frame. Comfy beds and nice shower
Jamess W. Aug 2016
Kayla S. Aug 2016
My husband and 1 yr old daughter stayed here for three nights! It was a wonderful experience! The house and accommodations were great and the area is just. Beautiful! This house was perfect for us...we are even considering bringing another small family next time because we want to share the love!
Felicity E. Jul 2016
Sunshine Cabin is a delightful spot. The owners have generously left some items in the house - books, games, art - without making you feel you're intruding on their lives. The hot tub has powerful jets and feels secluded in spite of the neighboring street. Linens and kitchenware are good quality and plentiful. Cold beer in the fridge was a welcome treat! Traffic noise from the lakeside highway a block away was apparent, but not problematic. Excellent value and a definite come-again. Thank you!
Karaline M. Jun 2016
The perfect cozy cabin! They had everything you needed, and even though the quarters were tight (loft sleeping up ladder) there is plenty of outdoor space.