Carnelian Bay Vacation Rentals

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Make Carnelian Bay your next getaway

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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Agate Road Retreat
4 Bedroom | 4 Bath | Sleeps 8

Agate Road Retreat - Carnelian Bay, CA

$319 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Relaxation on Muletail
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 10

Relaxation on Muletail - Carnelian Bay, CA

$315 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Peaceful Forest Retreat
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Peaceful Forest Retreat - Carnelian Bay, CA

$431 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Tahoe Lakeview Lodge
5 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 12

Tahoe Lakeview Lodge - Carnelian Bay, CA

$549 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)
Lake Tahoe Leisure
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Lake Tahoe Leisure - Carnelian Bay, CA

$210 avg / night (excludes fees and taxes)

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Recent Carnelian Bay guest reviews

Perfect size and location!
Roxanne J. | Jun 2024
We traveled with 3 families and this was a great home for 12. Kitchen is well-stocked. Hot-tub was fun for the kids and adults. Games in the garage kept the kids busy and the room/mini-apartment off the garage was nice for the older kids to have their own space. Puzzles and cards were good too. I was pleasantly surprised to see inflatable mattresses in some of the closets, and even "pack-and-plays". There were beach chairs and beach towels. We didn't use the BBQ grill, so not sure about that. The deck is large and there is some view of the lake, between the trees. It was nice to be out, except for all the pollen falling (anything left out had a dusting of yellow). There were several large packages (of patio furniture) on the side of the driveway and one on the patio when we arrived, but we made a call and the team was responsive to send someone over to move them. Would have been nice to have the new patio furniture set up before our stay (they offered to set it up when we were there, but we didn't want to take time out of our vacation - move things around, leave the house after the drive there - so, declined that). Some of the faucets are a little tricky to figure out how to operate, especially in the downstairs shower.
Dilshad K. | May 2024
Lovely stay. Everything worked out welll. Fully equipt kitchen. And close to everything you need, 7 min to Safeway.
Frans G. | May 2024
Carnelian Bay vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 129 of our Carnelian Bay homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 530 of our Carnelian Bay vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Carnelian Bay team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Carnelian Bay, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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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.