Carnelian Bay Vacation Rentals

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Vacation Rentals in Carnelian Bay

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Carnelian Bay, CA rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 386 reviews Carnelian bay, CA

Nestled on the bay and equidistant from Tahoe City and Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay's centralized location puts visitors in the midst of all the action with its beautiful North Lake Tahoe vacation rentals. Not only will you be within close reach of five-star dining and shopping, but North Lake Tahoe's six major ski resorts as well.

The choice will be yours when you cozy up in one of our cozy Tahoe ski cabins in the woods - will you ski Squaw or Alpine Meadows today? Maybe Northstar or Diamond Peak? Whichever you choose, you'll be there within 20 minutes or less. Need ski rentals? The Ski Butlers in town will deliver skis, boots, and gear and custom fit you and your family in the comfort of your own vacation home!

What To Do in Carnelian Bay

Many of our Carnelian Bay lakefront homes will offer awe-inspiring views of magnificent Lake Tahoe, and once you're lured outside, you'll find two state beaches along the lake to play on nearby - Patton Beach and Carnelian Bay Beach - both pet friendly, and both great places to pack a picnic and watch the sun set 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, three and a half miles east, offers plenty of water toys to rent; from paddleboats, pedal boats, kayaks, and jet skis. You can even book a parasailing adventure or charter to fish for those Mackinaw trout lurking below. Lake Tahoe summers are not to be missed!

While each of our Carnelian Bay vacation homes includes a full kitchen or kitchenette for home cooked meals, there are a handful of great eateries to check out in town. You'll certainly want to experience the fan favorite and ever popular Gar Woods Grill and Pier, a lakefront restaurant where you can valet your boat, or CB's Pizza for a hot slice. Or, stop by Waterman's Landing to rent a kayak or paddleboard and stay for a latte and a sandwich before you head out to the lake.

When you stay at one of our spacious Lake Tahoe townhomes in the Carnelian Woods complex, you'll have access to even more recreational activities, including a miniature golf course, par course, volleyball courts, tennis courts, rec center and spa, horseshoe pits, and a seasonal pool! For our nocturnal guests, head five miles east across the California/Nevada border and you'll find plenty of casino fun and a vibrant nightlife that awaits you in Crystal Bay.

It's been said, "Boating is to Carnelian Bay what blue is to Lake Tahoe". While named for the semi-precious stone found on the nearby shores, Carnelian Bay is even more famous for the sleek, wooden-hulled motorboats called "woodies" often seen slicing through the lake waters. The historic boat builder, the Sierra Boat Company, set up camp here in 1952 and continues to help keep this tradition alive, while Carnelian Bay's annual Concours d'Elegance and Wooden Boat Festival in the summer allows Tahoe locals and visitors to share in the unique craft.

No matter what time of year your travels bring you to Lake Tahoe, you'll find plenty to love when you stay in a cozy Carnelian Bay vacation home!