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Stunning Panoramic Views of Lake Tahoe!!

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,050 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 6 Bath, Perfect for Large Familes, Ideal Location!

Located in beautiful Carnelian Bay along the north shore of Lake Tahoe, this large home is situated high above the lake, providing both spectacular views of the lake and a quiet, relaxing location. This home is now available only for summer rentals, and there are still a couple of weeks left for the 2017 summer season.

The home is 3,850 square feet and sleeps up to 14 guests, with plenty of room for all to spread out and enjoy themselves. Up to 8 adults, with up to 6 kids, is the ideal group. New furnishings throughout the house, including all-new furniture, beds, and two new, large-screen TVs with DirecTV / DVR service.

Outside, a large deck upstairs and a smaller one downstairs were both completely rebuilt in 2015, and a new spa that seats 6 adults was added to the lower deck, overlooking the lake. Between the spa, the sauna, and a new steam shower for two, this is the perfect place for you and your guests to unwind after a day of Lake Tahoe fun.

Virtually every guest tells us that they weren't expecting such great views -- the pictures just don't capture the real experience. Please do check out the video we've put together for some additional perspective. (The video button is on the top left when you're viewing the pictures.)

This home is unique on the north shore rental market due to both its views and its ability to house large groups very comfortably. With 5 bedrooms and 6 baths, each of your guests will feel like they are at home.

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Bryan Cowger
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 13, 2018

About Bryan Cowger

Bryan and Collette Cowger live in Meadow Vista, CA, and are passionate about Lake Tahoe and the experience of being here. We are delighted to share our home with you and will do everything we can to ensure your vacation here is the best it can be!

Bryan Cowger purchased this house in 2014

Why Bryan Cowger chose Carnelian Bay

We think that this Lakeview Retreat may be one of the nicest lake view vacation rental properties on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The views of the lake simply cannot be properly conveyed via pictures and must be seen in person to fully appreciate. Extensive landscaping in front with a relaxing water feature near the front door to greet you and your guests in the summer. Easy access to local dining and recreation make this one of the best locations to be on the north shore.

What makes this house unique

With all the bedrooms containing an en suite bath, every guest to Lakeview Retreat will be entirely comfortable. There is no 'bad' bedroom here! The large deck is a perfect place to spend any portion of the day, from the sunrise over the Nevadan mountains to the relaxing last light of sunset across the lake as you sip a cocktail in the spa.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is spectacular and we truly enjoyed our time here!
Jul 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Carnelian Bay, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Twin sinks, near the Family Room downstairs.
    Hyatt View Bath - toilet , shower
    Sand Harbor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bunkhouse Bath - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Adjacent to Fountain View Room; privacy door to bedroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Awake to views of Lake Tahoe thru a 5' x 8' picture window!
    Hyatt View Room - 1 queen , Spectular views of Lake Tahoe! En suite bath with shower.
    Fountain View Room - 1 queen , Select Comfort dual-adjustable queen bed!
    Sand Harbor Room - 1 queen , Great views of the lake, en suite bath with tub / shower.
    The Bunkhouse Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Two bunk beds; each is a double below and a twin above.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • tennis
Lots of local activities including road or mtn biking, fantastic local trail systems to explore. 4 miles / 6 minutes to Tahoe City where dining and shopping abound, along with river rafting down the Truckee River (very popular and fun!) Whether you enjoy road biking, mtn biking, running, or hiking, you will find nearly endless networks of trails with easy and convenient access right from the home.


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Stunning Panoramic Views of Lake Tahoe!!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews

A wonderful winter vacation for the family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family that vacationed at this private residence at Carnelian Bay included three generations. We have vacationed together yearly and this one was special because some of the grandkids had never experienced snow play before. They were not disappointed because snow was discovered at the side yard as soon as we arrived and the kids had so much fun in it. The location is very close to Northstar, Squaw, Granlibakken, and Tahoe City where they were able to enjoy other snow activities.

The home is very spacious and well maintained. The views of the lake are stunning and we were fortunate to see a full moon rise over the lake one evening. The adults had their own rooms while the kids shared the bunk room. The kitchen, living and family rooms were big enough for all to gather and enjoy each other's company. The kitchen was well stocked with tools that enabled our trained chef to prepare delicious meals for all.

The sun is just starting to make it's ascent over the eastern side of the lake as I write this review. We'll soon be leaving with all the fond memories that we experienced this holiday season and planning for next year will begin when we get back home.

Thank you Collette and Bryan for helping make our family vacation wonderful!

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, STUNNING views. You will not be disappointed if you choose this house. Your very close to many wonderful restaurants, and awesome hiking. The owner Bryan was great to work with . Don't miss this opportunity,.....I know our group will be coming back.

  • Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Fantastic week in this beautiful home great place for family to gather and enjoy the lake.

  • 5 of 5

The house has every possible amenity and is so comfortable. We cooked and had everything we needed. Nothing but good things to say. The owners were wonderful.

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Mexico

The view was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

14 of us were very comfortable in the newly remodeled Lakeview Retreat. The views were the best part. Loved sitting on the shady deck to eat dinner and to watch the sun rise every morning. Convenient to everything. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Spectacular Views of Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home! Plenty of room for our family and each room had its own bathroom. Great kitchen to cook in and we had dinner on the deck overlooking the lake every night. Clean, well kept, updated, we couldn't have asked for more. Host did a great job communicating with us which we greatly appreciated. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house in a fantastic location, close to Tahoe City, King's Beach, and Truckee. Waking up every morning to the great views of he lake from the bedrooms and large deck was fantastic. House was very spacious with all the added amenities you would expect. Workout room was an added bonus.

Bryan was great to work with and very thorough. He kept in contact our entire stay and made everything easy. Would highly recommend this property.

Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
5 Miles
King's Beach or Common's Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Carnelian Bay, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$417.2
Damage Insurance C$127.09

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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