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Great Five Bedroom Tahoe-style Cabin, Amazing South Lake Location

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,350 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious 5 bed / 2 bath, 2300 sq. ft. cabin, great location, recently updated

This 2300 sq. ft. two-story cabin has a hard-to-find combination of great features. It sleeps up to 12 people in five roomy bedrooms and has spacious common areas, making it ideal for families and large groups. It's close to everything.

The Tahoe charm of the Birch Cabin abounds inside and out. The brick-walled, wood-burning fireplace gives warmth and character to the large living room area, with a sectional sofa, flat screen TV, working desk and second dining or game table. The kitchen and dining room are nicely appointed and spacious; next to the kitchen there is a laundry room with a washer and dryer, and behind the laundry room there is a separate mudroom for skis, wet snow clothes and swimsuits. The downstairs also has a bedroom with twin bunk beds and a sofa, and a remodeled bathroom with a fully tiled walk-in shower.

Half-log stairs take you upstairs to four more bedrooms: the first with a queen bed and a daybed with a trundle, the second with a queen bed, the third with a 4 poster queen bed and French doors to the front balcony, and the fourth with four twin beds. The cabin's second bathroom is upstairs and has a tub/shower combo.

The Birch Cabin is located just 1/2 mile from Lake Tahoe, one mile from Heavenly Village and the Stateline casinos, and one mile from Heavenly Ski Resort. Several popular dining places (Blue Angel Cafe, Chimayo, Cafe Fiore, Nepheles) are within one block.

The fenced back yard provides privacy for your own hot tub, deck and BBQ. The cabin rental also includes three parking spaces adjacent to the cabin. This cabin is non smoking and not pet friendly.

The Birch Cabin has THREE parking spaces and this cannot be exceeded legally, even with street parking. The City imposes strict parking regulations and every vacation home in South Lake Tahoe is subject to them, even if you are not told about them. Make sure you ask if the number of parking spaces is not clearly stated. (Many homes have only two spaces.)

The Charter Cable Internet and WiFi have been tested at 12 Mbps downlink / 4 Mbps uplink, the landline phone has unlimited domestic long distance, and cell phone coverage is good.

Note that he Birch Cabin can be rented from the Lake Tahoe Lodging Company as well.

Permit #006702

Other details:

- Internet service is a free benefit to guests. There have been no reported service problems to date, but nonetheless there will be no refund due to internet outages or inability to connect.

- Comfort and safety: The Birch Cabin has a newer high-efficiency furnace (2007), hot water heater (2007) and double-paned windows. The stove and refrigerator are new (2017). All paint has been certified lead-free inside-and-out. The stove, furnace and hot water heater are gas; the dryer is electric.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Owner

We live in the San Francisco Bay Area and use the Birch Cabin every few months, often hosting friends and family. We purchased it in December 2013 and updated it substantially in 2014, including remodeling the first floor bathroom (which some of you may remember as pretty bad). We keep the cabin well maintained and appointed with the things you -- and we -- need in order to be comfortable living there, and sometimes telecommuting. The cabin is also maintained locally by Tahoe Lodging Company.

Owner purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Owner chose Bijou 1

See 'Unique Benefits.'

What makes this cabin unique

Four things about the Birch Cabin always stand out for us and in guest reviews: location, size, features and charm:

Location: Close to everything. By close, we don't mean a two or three mile drive... we mean walking or biking distance. There are very few vacation rentals this big and this nice inside the Lake Tahoe Blvd - Pioneer Trail - Ski Run Blvd triangle.

Size: 2350 square feet, two full levels, five bedrooms / two full bathrooms. The cabin accommodates 12-14 people without feeling cramped or requiring pull-out sofas in common areas (just one pop-up trundle bed in an upstairs bedroom). The living room alone is almost 600 sq. ft, and the adjacent back bedroom on the first floor has another sofa and TV viewing area (great for kids). The kitchen and dining areas are sufficient to cook for and serve large groups as well.


- A fully-fenced in back yard with a hot-tub, patio and gas grill

- Wood burning fireplace

- Two TV areas with flat-screen TVs, DVD players and Charter cable service.

- Fully appointed kitchen with plenty of dishes, glasses, gadgets and small appliances

- Two dining tables and one working desk

- Land line phone with unlimited long distance.

- Charter cable internet service and WiFi. We've tested the link at 8 mbps downlink and 4 mbps uplink.

- Adjacent empty lot included, with four city-approved parking spaces

Charm: The Birch Cabin has a unique look-and-feel many people want for a Tahoe vacation, inside and out. Because of the dormer architecture, large brick and rock fireplace, half-log stairs, thick wood paneling, etc., you will most likely feel far from your own home and neighborhood. However, the cabin is still updated and maintained enough that it doesn't feel old or run-down.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Bijou 1, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , The two singles are a daybed and a pop-up trundle.
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


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Great Five Bedroom Tahoe-style Cabin, Amazing South Lake Location
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Bay point, ca

Quaint and cozy...really has a cabin feel which I enjoyed.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin had a nice feel to it. It was very Large and was able to accommodate our large party. Every couple was able to have their own room. There were plenty of parking and I can’t say enough about the location. It is perfect location as heavenly is walking distance and the other ski slopes were a short drive. The owner was very very friendly and communicated with me prior to the trip and provided tips and recommendations based on previous visitors. My family is already planning a summer visit and I would definitely stay at this cabin again. The location is just too perfect.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin and excellent location. Plenty of room for our family and owner was very accommodating.

  • 5 of 5

The whole family enjoyed their stay. The cabin had plenty of kitchenware and was clean. We loved how close it was to everything. We would definitely rent this cabin again.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location

  • 4 of 5

Will rent this one again

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

It was a great place that was large enough to fit our group. Only complaint was one of the queen beds wasn't very comfortable and the kitchen floor seemed to always be dirty. The location was great and close to a lot of places.

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Family Winter Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this centrally-located home in South Lake Tahoe. It was charming inside and out, well-appointed and perfect for our clan assembling from various points around the West (and East). It's about a 2 minute drive from Heavenly, a fifteen minute drive to X-country ski or snow shoe places and a five minute walk to the lake or the huge shopping area along Hwy 50. The kitchen was spacious and well-supplied with equipment, the bedrooms very comfortable for our group which ended up being 7 as we had an illness in one family group. We loved hanging out on the huge living room couch and playing games in front of the fire, soaking in the hot-tub, watching movies on the big-screen TV. The attentive and responsive owner had arranged a repair to a faulty shower head which was done expeditiously while we wre there and we notified him of a carpet needing anchoring which I'm sure was taken care of quickly too. It snowed some while we were there and a service came and cleared the drive and walks. Would unhesitatingly rent this home again if we're back. Very good experience at this rental!!!

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

The birch cabin is perfect for bigger groups at South Lake Tahoe. We were a group of twelve adults, and the cabin had plenty of space and a great layout for us. We never felt cramped or crowded, and the furnishings were very comfortable for everyone. The location is perfect as well, just a ten minute walk from the marina (which has a nice free public beach). All in all, the birch cabin is a great spot in Lake Tahoe and I would highly recommend it to everyone!

  • Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Blue Angel Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Blue Angel Cafe
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Ski Run Marina

Amazing Tahoe South Shore location because it's so close to so many activities, restaurants and stores. Heavenly California Base Lodge is 1 mile away, and the ski shuttle stop is a block away. Heavenly Village is 1 mile away and the Stateline casinos just beyond that. Lake Tahoe Blvd, Ski Run Marina and Lake Tahoe are 1/3 mile down the wide, well-maintained Ski Run Blvd. sidewalk. The Lake Tahoe Friday farmer's market is 100 feet away on Ski Run Blvd. Blue Angel Cafe, La Familia, Cafe Fiore and Nephele's are all within 1/10 mile.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Bijou 1, California

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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linens/Spa/Tax C$296.73
Refundable Damage Deposit C$631.35

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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