Carnelian Bay Vacation Rentals

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Make Carnelian Bay your next getaway—choose from 15 great vacation rentals

Nestled between Tahoe City and the family-friendly town of Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay's vacation rentals put visitors in the midst of all the action. When you stay in one of our Carnelian Bay cabin rentals, you'll be close to five-star dining and shopping, a variety of outdoor attractions, and North Lake Tahoe's six major ski resorts.

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Carnelian Bay vacation rentals for every getaway

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Carnelian Woods Charm
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Carnelian Woods Charm - Carnelian Bay, CA

From $107
Relaxation on Muletail 3D Tour
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 10

Relaxation on Muletail - Carnelian Bay, CA

From $124
Sunshine Cabin 3D Tour
1 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

Sunshine Cabin - Carnelian Bay, CA

From $125
Little House Big Views 3D Tour
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Little House Big Views - Carnelian Bay, CA

From $101
Cozy Carnelian Bay Cabin 3D Tour
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 10

Cozy Carnelian Bay Cabin - Carnelian Bay, CA

From $250

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Recent Carnelian Bay vacation rental reviews

This was a large place where everyone can easily have their own space and was very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans and we made every meal we wanted. The couches were very comfortable. The small cons were the place had a lot of throw blankets, but not really any comforters (which during winter I wanted a heavier blanket). It also had the driveway and back steps heavily iced over and we had to call to get ice. Vacasa came within a couple of hours and helped. Overall it was a great trip and would happily book it again.
Albert C. | Jan 2022
The location and layout of the house are really great. We had plenty of space for 2 families. However, I would suggest the owner upgrades the linens as one thin blanket wasn't really enough in the winter. The kitchen needs some updates to what is there (new pot holders, baking sheets, pots/pans). There were also some minor fixes that need to be addressed (bedroom door handle falls off, master bedroom fireplace wires are loose and would cut in and out). This isn't to say the place isn't great.. we enjoyed it quite a bit. Just providing some feedback to make it even better. Thanks!
Tanya L. | Jan 2022
Definitely sized for only two people, unreal beautiful woodworking and detailing all over the place, a phenomenal selection of old DVDs and tapes to take you back to your childhood, and everything was well organized and stocked.
Lucas C. | Jan 2022

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The hardest choice when you stay in one of our cozy mountain ski cabins will be trying to figure out what to do each day. Will you spend the afternoon at Squaw or Alpine Meadows? Or perhaps on the slopes of Northstar or Diamond Peak? Or maybe you'll visit historic Tahoe City or take your boat out on iconic Lake Tahoe? However you choose to spend your California vacation, our diverse selection of Carnelian Bay vacation rentals are all conveniently located near all that beautiful North Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Things to do near our Carnelian Bay Tahoe vacation rentals

A small town on the shores of Lake Tahoe, Carnelian Bay promises a relaxing respite from everyday life. However, you'll never be bored when you stay here! From outdoor activities year-round to eclectic shops and delicious restaurants to the annual Concours d'Elegance wooden boat show, there's something for everyone. While each of our vacation rentals includes a full kitchen or kitchenette for homemade meals, there are a handful of delicious eateries in town that are perfect for a night out. 

Many of our Carnelian Bay cabin rentals boast a lakefront location and include awe-inspiring views of magnificent Lake Tahoe. Once you're lured outside by the beautiful weather and crystal waters,  you'll find two state beaches along the lake to play on nearby - Patton Beach and Carnelian Bay Beach. Both beaches are pet-friendly and both are great places to pack a picnic and watch the sunset at the end of the day. 

Kayaking, fishing, swimming, and even polar bear plunging are favorite pastimes here. If you are visiting sans boat, North Tahoe Watersports in Kings Beach - located three and a half miles east - offers plenty of water toys to rent. From paddleboats to pedal boats, kayaks to jet skis, you'll find whatever you're looking for at this well-known shop. You can even book a parasailing adventure or charter a boat to fish for those Mackinaw trout lurking below. Although the area is known for its numerous ski resorts, Lake Tahoe summers are not to be missed.

No matter what brings you to Lake Tahoe, you'll find plenty of reasons to return when you stay in one of our Carnelian Bay vacation rentals.