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Skyland, 1 Block Lake, Bike Trail, Private Beach & Pier

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Beautiful 'old Tahoe' style cabin located on the picturesque West Shore of Lake Tahoe in Skyland. Four houses from Lake, just about a block from the Lake where Skyland's private beach and pier are. The bike trail is also right there. Our cabin backs up to the Kaspian State Park (Blackwood Canyon) where you can hike, or even cross country ski right out the back door of the cabin.

Our cabin easily sleeps six - ten. There are three bedrooms. One has a king size bed, one has a queen, and one has two twin beds. There are also two, double futons, one in the living room, and one in the family room. There are two full baths. two showers one over a whirpool tub.

The cabin is fully equipped. All you have to bring is your food and clothes. The kitchen has just about everything, and is a joy to work in. All bed and bath linens are provided.

There is a basement family room with a full size POOL TABLE, TV, and a wood stove.

We have high speed, 15 meg Wi Fi. TV's are in all the bedrooms, the living room and the family room. The living room has a brand new 50" HD Smart TV so you can watch Netflix or any internet based programming. The downstairs bedroom and the family room have HD TVs. The living room has surround sound, CD, DVD, & Blue Ray. The family room has stereo with a CD/DVD player.

For parking, there is a two car attached garage, plus all the extra parking on the driveway which is kept plowed.

Keywords: Cabin, Actually A Home

More Details

Property Manager
Steve Walker
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2018

Why Steve Walker chose Homewood

Grandma Walker bought it for our vacation home. We are constantly updating and improving it. We just added a huge covered deck that connects to 3 sides of the home.

What makes this cabin unique

The area along the side of our Lake, 4 houses away, has the longest stretch of public beach to walk along on the entire lake. We love to take walks in the morning and evening, or bike along side the Lake. People come from all over just to be able to take long walks, bike, and picnic. Out back, you can hike or bike along the road near Blackwood Creek. Our neighborhood is very quiet, and peaceful. Our back yard is flat. The neighborhood annual party is always in our back yard. We host about 50 people. 'The Honneymoon House' is it's nick name. There have been several weddings in our back yard.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Homewood, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Cable HDTV & DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Cable TV
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen , in Living Room and Family Room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Cable HDTV
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs front bedroom room with a peak at the Lake, Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs bedroom, with slider to huge deck, & view of garden and forest., Twin or Single Beds (2) Upstairs back bedroom, with view of landscaped garden and forest. Can be pushed together to make a King., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living Room and Family Room have good quality futons.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

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Skyland, 1 Block Lake, Bike Trail, Private Beach & Pier
average rating of 4.4242425 based on 33 reviews

It was a very comfortable place

  • 5 of 5

It was spectacular. The home's location was very good. The house had everything for relaxation for every season. I especially want to say that it was very homely and comfortable cabin. Thank you Steve Walker for letting us enjoy ourselves in that wonderful cabin. In case we ever go back to Lake Tahoe, we will surely pick this cabin again. We already miss the house. Thanks.

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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When I arrived, it felt like I was home

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property!

Five homes down the hill to the lake with a private dock, a gourmet kitchen with everything needed to prepare any dish, a garage to secure my car, a beautiful covered deck around 3 sides of the house, a jacuzzi bath tub, internet and cable with TVs in almost every room and a gas barbecue on the deck outside.

All the creature comforts of home. Even a fireplace in the living room with plenty of firewood available. A pool table in the playroom downstairs with a franklin stove to keep you warm. The whole house is beautifully decorated. Anything you would need to keep you comfortable is there.

What a joy waking up in the woods, birds singing and chipmunks scurrying all around on the ground. Vibrant life everywhere!

1 tip: Grab the bedroom downstairs with direct access to the outside deck and leave the curtains open for the view when you wake up in the morning. The property backs up to a state "pack-in" campground so you have lots of privacy.

I hated to leave, I felt so comfortable here. if I were to have my own cabin up in Lake Tahoe, this is the way I would set it up. (As a matter of fact, if it was up for sale as-is, I would probably buy it!)

WE WILL RETURN! (Again and again)

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This basic, rustic home has what you need to be comfortable, but also remind you that you are up in the woods; comfortable. Outstanding kitchen. The location is wonderful. The pier on the lake is easy to access and close. While we didn't use the game room, it will be wonderful for our kids when we come back in the winter.

The deck space is wonderful anytime of year and plenty of yard that backs up to the woods. We found ourselves relaxed immediately!

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As good as ever. It's our go to place to get out of the heat, stay cool, and always enjoy the simplicity and quietness of it.

  • Submitted: 1-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the location and deck

  • 4 of 5

Pros: The location is incredible. The cabin is close to the lake and has a wide open field in the back that allows you to feel like you are truly in nature. You can walk down to the lake. It is far enough away from all the hustle and bustle of the busy South Lake Tahoe and North Lake Tahoe areas but close enough to be able to go and enjoy what they have to offer. The back yard is nice and fenced in. We enjoyed it. The deck is awesome and we spent all of our evenings out there eating and playing games. (below the deck is a hoarders dream though, very cluttered) The bedroom that opens out to the back deck is the nicest bedroom in the house.

There is plenty of room for you to park in the garage and in the driveway. Having the laundry room was very helpful. The machines work great!

Cons: The cabin is pretty out dated and run down. The dishwasher didn't work and the manager forgot to tell us about it being broken and also didn't tell us that there was a repair person coming in to fix it in the middle of our stay. We came back to a business card on the counter and that was quite a shock. We felt uncomfortable knowing that someone had come into the place while we were gone for the day. I emailed the manager and he said he forgot to tell us.

The cabin is cramped full of unnecessary furniture and things. The recliner is broken, the games are all missing pieces, the dart board has no darts, the pool table is in a position that isn't easy to make all your shots due to a broken stereo on a shelf behind it and a lot of furniture. The basement is creepy, no one wanted to sleep down there and we were all adults. The beds are all very hard. The jet tub was filthy dirty with mold growing in the jets.

Summary: The location and outdoor space made this cabin a place that we could all enjoy. Better communication about the dishwasher and a repair person coming in would have been appreciated.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yes, I recommend this property

  • 4 of 5


-Clean, lots of towels and well stocked kitchen

-Large inclosed backyard, wrap around deck and living room, endless places to lounge.

-Wifi and cable/Netflix allows multiple users wo slowing

-owner response to email is about 1-2 hours

-Great for families with kids


-Beds are very firm

-Dishwasher and garbage disposal did not work. (No fault to the owners, pervious guest issues)

-Basement game room is a little creepy and the stairs are steep. Dangerous for kids under 6.

-Top level is very stuffy/humid

Take it or leave it

-Top level bathroom needs a new shower curtain and the comforters could use an upgrade.

-Late 4pm check in

-Although the house was clean, beds were not not made until after 5pm and the washer/dryer had linens sitting in it from housekeeping not have time to finish.

-The bear issues are no joke. Our car was not locked and a bear opened the door and scavenged for food. Be cautious.

Overall, we had an amazing time staying at this property. It's so close to the lake and a paved trail, short drive to attractions, and has a beautiful enclosed backyard. Thank you for opening your house to us!

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Homewood or Sunnyside
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles

We're located in Skyland on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe between Sunnyside and Homewood. We're just four doors up from the Lake where we have access to a private beach and pier. You can go cross country skiing or hiking right out the back door since we back up to the Kaspian State Park.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Homewood, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 7 2019
3 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King
Jan 18 - Jan 21
3 night minimum stay
President's Day
Feb 15 - Feb 18
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$657.25
Cleaning C$197.18

The linked calendar is the official calendar. If you call me to check availability, this is the calendar I will check. Your reservation is not confirmed until payment has been received.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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