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West Shore Lake Tahoe Chalet, 3/2 + Loft, Slps 8+, Weekly Discounts

Bedrooms 3
Space 171 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, Deck, next to a greenbelt (Sleeps 8-10)

Just steps from Tahoe National Forest, this beautifully furnished Chalet Cabin offers a spectacular view of nature. Enjoy watching snowflakes drift lazily through the pines from the couch, three recliners, or deck. Envision yourself in front of the fireplace gazing through the windows, a warm drink in hand. The peaceful ambiance at this cabin offers guests a reason to do absolutely nothing, completely without guilt! Slow down, take a break, unwind, loosen up, chill out, and put your feet up. When you get tired of watching the views, draw the drapes, start a fire in the wood-burning fireplace. And when you are as relaxed as you can be, West Shore is a terrific place from which to do just about everything at Lake Tahoe.

We are two miles from West Shore Café and Inn. We are happy to have guests of the wedding party book with us. We are not licensed for events - parties, bridal showers, weddings, etc.

Enjoy the beauty of North Lake Tahoe’s sunny West Shore in our chalet style cabin. Our cabin is two blocks off of Highway 89 and backs up to open space. It is four hours to San Francisco and two hours to Sacramento. There’s room for two families. The cabin has three bedrooms and a loft so it sleeps eight-ten comfortably. There’s off street parking for three vehicles in the winter. We own the lot next to us and it can be used for parking additional cars and/or a boat in the summer. It has a guest house on the property that is also available for rent (see ad 332392). The guest cabin may be rented by other guests during your stay.

Our 1850 sq. ft. cabin sits on a half-acre lot on a flat road. The cabin has wood and beam ceilings with custom-made doors throughout the house. The living room has a vaulted ceiling with views of the National Forest. Our living room has a couch and three recliners for people who are serious about relaxing. On the opposite wall of the fireplace is an entertainment center with a 60” Smart TV and a DVD player. The center holds books and DVDs. There are a total of four flat screen TV’s, WIFI and a landline phone with unlimited long distance. The living room opens by two sliding doors to the front deck which has a barbecue, chairs & table.

The kitchen is new with stainless steel appliances and granite counters plus all other eating, serving, and preparation items. The dining room is separate and seats ten people. There’s a booster seat for a young child. It also has its own gas heating stove in the dining room – great for drying wet snow apparel. We have two sleds for this cabin and two for the guest cabin.

Sleeping - The master bedroom is upstairs and has a shared bath with the loft. The loft has a daybed with a trundle and the living room has a sofa sleeper. The loft overlooks the living room and is a great place for your children to play games and entertain themselves. All three of the bedrooms have queen beds with quality mattresses. The downstairs bath has a private vanity area from the tub/shower/toilet area. There’s a Pak ’n Play in the closet for your use.

PETS are permitted only with prior approval and payment of pet fee. If you should bring a pet without prior approval, you will forfeit your deposit. We allow one pet of <30 lbs. Pet fee of $15/day. Please do not allow your pet on the furniture as this will result in extra cleaning fees to be taken from your deposit. Dogs must be in a crate when you leave the house. Pets tend to scratch doors if left alone in a strange house.

Spring, Summer & Fall Activities

Looking to escape the heat? Lake Tahoe has you covered. From zip lining through trees (Tahoe Tree Top Adventure Park or Heavenly) to roller skating at 8200 feet (Squaw Valley), and from stargazing to sunset cruises. Bike or drive to some of Tahoe’s most beautiful beaches: Chambers Landing ( 1 mile) for Restaurant Dining, Bar, Beach Access, Pier; Sugar Pine Park /Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (3 miles) with sandy, white beach, Vikingsholm Mansion and Meeks Bay Resort (3 1/2 miles). Meeks Bay has a store, beach chairs, picnic tables, a sandy beach, 2 boat ramps, ski boat rentals, canoe and kayak rentals, paddleboats, and guided fishing excursions. For boaters, we own the lot next door and your boat can be parked on it during your visit. We are also close to the access point to the world famous Rubicon Jeep Trail. Only 2 blocks to the West Shore Biking Path that goes north to Tahoe City and South to Meek’s Bay or Sugar Pine Park. Eagle Rock (3 miles) is one of Lake Tahoe’s most spectacular hiking experiences. Go it on your own or with a guide from Tahoe Rim Trail Association. Surrounding the Lake Tahoe Basin are hundreds of miles of trails ranging from easy to strenuous (a hiking book is in the cabin). You can go mountain biking on the trails that surround the lake. Take a 5 mile Rafting Trip down the Truckee River from Tahoe City ending at the River Ranch Restaurant. Go underground fish viewing at the Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber. The Lake of the Sky amphitheater hosts a variety of events. Go horseback riding at Camp Richardson Corral. Have fun scuba diving at Emerald Bay. Heavenly offers summer tubing or a gondola ride. Go golfing at Edgewood Tahoe a course that sits next to the lake. South Shore’s Ski Run Boat Company will take you boating or parasailing.

Winter Activities:

Our cabin is on a flat road for easy access when snowing. We pay for a snow plow for the driveways and provide a shovel for sidewalks. Our house is next to open space (greenbelt) which can be used for sledding, hiking, and snowshoeing. Sugar Pine Park has cross-country skiing and is within walking distance. Homewood Mountain Ski Resort (2 miles) is a great place for children and adults to take lessons. Many savings packages are available. Homewood Ski Resort has the most spectacular views of the lake of any ski resort in the Tahoe basin. Squaw Valley has skiing and ice skating (16 miles) and Alpine Meadows (15 miles) are minutes away.

Hundreds of additional fun activities and places of interest are listed in our Guest Book. PDQ market is close (1/2 mile) by for GREAT sandwiches and last minute pick-ups. There are two supermarkets and lots of shopping & dining in Tahoe City (8 miles). Visit old town Truckee or South Lake Tahoe for unique shopping, dining & entertainment opportunities. See the website on VRBO that show's pictures and info on places that we recommend.

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More Details

Kitty Travnikoff
Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Kitty Travnikoff

Lloyd is a retired General Contractor. Kitty is a retired primary teacher. We have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren.

Kitty Travnikoff purchased this cabin in 1984

Why Kitty Travnikoff chose Tahoma

I'm from Wisconsin and like to see snow a few times a year. We used to visit Tahoe before we built our cabin. Lloyd was working on a Safeway when I found our lots. We liked the area because it offered summer and winter sports that we liked. Tahoe is 2 hours away for us so a quick weekend getaway is possible. We like to go sledding, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, bike riding and gambling. Tahoe fit the bill.

What makes this cabin unique

I love the peace and quiet. No immediate neighbors. We own our side of the block and the neighbor across from us owns the whole block and his house faces the other street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We got married in this house. We like to come back to relive the memories.
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Tahoma, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 171 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full shower and bathtub in each bathroom. The downstairs bath has a door separating the tub & toilet from the sink area. This allows two people use this bathroom and both parties have privacy.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) Each bedroom has a queen bed with luxury mattress., Twin or Single Beds (2) Day bed with trundle. Both have twin mattresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living room is queen size. Pak n Play in closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
My father made the doors in our cabin. They are made from blue pine. The living room offers lots of seating for friends and family to gather.


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West Shore Lake Tahoe Chalet, 3/2 + Loft, Slps 8+, Weekly Discounts
average rating of 4.892857 based on 60 reviews

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to this home. It is spacious, very comfortable (from the beds and recliners to the appliances) and the location is perfect: at the end of a cul-de-sac backed up by forest, and just a fee blocks from the Lake! The owners are kind and resposive. We feel so fortunate that they decided to share their home and will keep coming here as long and often as possible!

  • Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to have you back.
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Solid place

  • 4 of 5

Overall, I liked the chalet. Plenty of room for our party of 5, plus a small dog. Kitchen was well stocked with all needed cutlery and appliances. Place was clean, and very homey. Yes, you can walk to the beach, but it was 15 minutes walk. My family and I felt very safe at the house. I like having 2 keys, and plenty of parking. There was plenty of books, but no board games, which would have been a nice touch. We did have to take out the garbage and strip the beds, which I have not been accustomed to at other homes. Overall, I would come back to this house.

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It's always good to get feedback. I also think board games are a good idea. We tried it but it didn't work for anyone as the game parts were mixed with other games or missing altogether. We have guests strip the beds because some guests would make the beds when they got up. This made it look like the bed wasn't used and housekeepers might not know to wash the sheets. We have guests remove the garbage as the housekeeper doesn't always clean on the day guests leave if they are busy and a new guest isn't coming in right away. We're concerned about odor issues.
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Klamath Falls, Oregon

Peace in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful, and elegant. We absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed staying at this location with awesome accomodations, next to trails, both hiking and biking. The mornings were magnificent with songs of nature against the backdrop of the forest. And, it was immaculate and well kept. I would not hesitate staying here again, and look forward to another chance when I can. Thank you for letting us experience your place!

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful host / experience

  • 5 of 5

Extremely nice host (Kitty). I can't thank you enough for your above and beyond. This cabin is gorgeous, beautifully and comfortably furnished and extremely well stocked! We loved it and I love the location. We are already looking over dates for a return trip, thank you again!

  • Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this little cabin....

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many cabins in Tahoe and this was by far the most well equipped. Beds were very comfortable. The location was great. Rental process was easy. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gracie, I appreciate all the nice things you had to say! Don't forget to ask for a return renter's discount of 5%.
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Fair Oaks, Ca


  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second stay at Kitty and Lloyd's chalet. The layout is perfect for the three generations. Very well maintained and stocked.

Great communication. Cozy, super comfortable, and a perfect location.

Will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: 5-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Chambers Landing
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Swiss Chalet
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Chambers Landing/Meeks Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Our Cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Homewood Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Bike and Hiking Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Marie Sluchak Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Westside Pizza & Expresso Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunnyside Restauant & Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Chamber's Landing
Nearest Point of Interest
Meek's Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Emerald Bay & Vikingsholm
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Point State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoma PDQ Market
Car: necessary

Paddlewheel boat at 800 238 2463. We have a binder that lists activities with phone number and some flyers. Tahoe has hundreds of activities for those who enjoy nature. It is close to many unique shops and dining. Reno and South Shore offer entertainment for concerts and gambling.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Tahoma, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 12 2018 - Jun 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 30 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th
Jul 1 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 3 2018 - Dec 13 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas Break
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 5 2019
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2018 - Dec 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Martin Luther King
Jan 18 2019 - Jan 20 2019
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$19.22
Cleaning Fee C$224.21
Refundable Damage Deposit C$416.39
Tax Rate 10.0%

1/2 of rent due at time of booking. Cleaning fee $165,Tax 10%,& $300 Sec. Deposit., no refunds if <60 days cancellation notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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