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' Hand-made', Log Cabin By The Lake With Mountain And Lake View

Bedrooms 2
Space 139 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Spacious and open, yet intimate and cosy…Rustic yet elegant

This authentic, hand-made log cabin boasts

of a Rustic elegance.

Our spacious yet intimate lodging is romantic for two, and can comfortably accommodate 4 fourAdults or a family of six... yet when adjoined to the other side gives an open, roomy floor plan that can open up sleep up to 8 Adults comfortably. (see homeaway #941357 to view connecting side of our log cabin) - self walk-through - virtual walk-through with owner.

The mountainous, cavern charm downstairs

is augmented by vaulted, lodge-pole ceilings upstairs.

The antique wood burning stove gives the warmth

of yester... year ambiance.

IF CALANDER IS FULL see : HomeAway #941357 mirror side of same log cabin...that can be rented individually

or opened together to double size

… The playful yard invites barbeques, volleyball, horseshoes, croquet, badminton, frisbee golf, laying out or enjoyable cozy chats nestled amongst the tall pines, lilacs, quaking aspens and fruit trees ...while capturing a glimpse of the lake.

This one of a kind, old-fashioned, hand-made, log cabin... has more luxurious emenities than a modern home.

Nestled near the lake's edge, our log cabin is perched on the historical site of the original post office

of South Lake Tahoe during the 1800's, (horse hitch still visable).

Completely renovated/restored and furnished just over a year ago.

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2-story, log cabin ''Duplex'' (sleeps 1-4 persons) and can double in size, sleeping up to 8 Adults comfortably

if opened up together...for larger reunions, retreats and celebrations).

This spacious 3,000 sq. feet (1,500 sq. feet per side) log cabin is set on over an acre of pine treed lot. A quaint, charming, warm, authentic log cabin duplex that offers the ambiance of old fashioned lore, with modern amenities...Sweet oven/stove for the cook of the house, coffee maker/bean grinder, Blender, ice-cold water dispenser with crushed ice maker, full-size washer and dryer and iron, 'picnic style' charcoal barbeque, outdoor picnic table with chairs and umbrella. It boasts a vaulted ceiling with huge timbers and rustic log banisters augmented by plush/pile (retro 70's look and feel) green shag carpeting with an antique wood burning fireplace/stove. Natural granite counter tops with marble sinks.

Both shower and tub cascade from rock walls surrounded by natural slate floors. Over-stuffed leather furniture augmented with tanned-hide log-lamps, pine and antler lighting, and hand-made by local Indians furnishings with a 48'' flat screen TV, local and long-distance phone and DVD/DVR/ expanded cable/movie channels and on demand and wireless internet service and netflix ready. Each side: has four luxurious (4) queen-sized beds adorned with hand-made quilts, as well as two (2) queen-sized pull-out couches...with A glimpse of the lake from the yard's edge.

The log cabin is ideally located a block from Lake Tahoe's Regan Beach and boasts for outdoor enjoyment and relaxation. Regan park borders the lakes edge displaying a walk path, playground, volleyball court and food hut. Only Blocks from a scenic bicycle path weaving through meadows and woods along the beach.

Set 1 mile from casinos, 3/4 mile to Heavenly Valley Ski slopes, (Tahoe's largest), 1/2 mile from shopping, groceries, bank and post office, and 1/4 mile from Eldorado Beach and boat launch, inside pool and ice-skate rink, and only 3 1/2 miles from famous Camp Rich (band concerts Wed-Sunday) pier/restaurant/bar (bands and classical concerts) and extended beach along Washoe indian historic site.

1. The property is located at:

     3140 Sacramento Ave., side #1 (lakeside)

     South Lake Tahoe, California, 96150

2. You will be given a 4 digit 'Key' code upon your

completed booking that will

be your 'Key' for the duration of your stay.

3. If emergency or cleaning/on-site manger needed:


or Laurie (Owner): (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).

4. The property is furnished linens on beds and towels above washer/dryer

... use what you need and leave the rest.

* Important to strip beds (used) and towels (used)

and place atop washer

Please start 1 load of towels/sheets)

 5. 4 guest 'Maximum Occupancy': 

'$10 per guest extra (children under 12)

 6. Term of the Lease: The lease begins

at 3PM p.m. on Check-in Date 

and ends at 10AM on Check-out Date

* Note: cleaning company charges $45 for late check-out fee(URL HIDDEN) so if there is need for 'late' check-out please arrange with cleaning ahead

 7.  Minimum Stay: This property requires 2 night minimum stay


 8.  Rates: Are listed on homeaway site.

 9.  Guest shall allow owner/manager/maintanence on property

when deemed necessary or emergency...notice will be given

when possible

10. Please read cancellation policy:

55% refundable if cancellation is 30 or more days in advance.

100% non-refundable 29 days or less.

Both cases if cancellation is over 8 days... owner may be willing to rebook

11. All cancellations due to Conditions beyond owner’s control

are weather, natural disaster, snow, fire,

road conditions… etc.

Guest agrees to abide by Rental Rules at all times while at the property Log Cabin Rules:

up to $500 charge to credit card if log cabin rules are broken

1. BAGGED TRASH(no loose trash) must be brought TO CURBSIDE

‘Bear Container’ by 7AM TUESDAYALWAYS left latched closed (to protect from strayed animals)

2. No EXCESSIVE noise: Neighbors complaints will cause IMMEDIATE

loss of your stay (at your own expense NO REFUNDS)


4. No PETS

5. All Dishes must be washed and put away

6. Empty dishwasher

7. Clean out refrigerator and freezer and cupboards of food

8. Put ALL furniture and furnishings back to where you found them

9. Take out trash before leaving

10. Park in ‘designated area’ on black-topped driveway…

note: cars parked on street side may be towed by city.

11. No EXTRA over-night guests

12.There will be a charge for "excessive cleaning" and “excessive mess”

by cleaning company

13. Upon end of stay departure):

1. Turn heat to 55

2. Take out ALL trash ‘bagged’ into outside ‘Bear container’…(URL HIDDEN)latch closed

3. Close blinds (upward) and curtains

4. Turn off ALL Lights and counter Appliances, (unplug christmas lights)


. Your personal possessions or any missing or broken property of owner

is not covered by owner.

You man obtain or choose to purchase Renters Insurance

as we are not responsible for any broken or missing items.

. Cleaning/management inventories after each guest stay.

* Please note extra charges out of Security Deposit by Extraordinary Cleaning and Management, $55 Excess Trash (beyond one container)... take away your excess trash $55 extra charge - Cleaning Holidays (3 days before and 3 days after(URL HIDDEN) $45 Late check-out fee, $55 Excess dirt and cleaning, $35/hr. for excessive mess left by renters (photos will be provided, $ ? for missing/broken /or lost furnishing (depending on damage/loss)

More Details

Laurie Punches
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Laurie Punches

My name is Laurie.

I am an author, artist, musician and mom.

The log cabin is my get-away where I write my books and movies. Its my refuge, my home away from home and my heart.

As a child, I saved a scrapbook of pictures of my dream home...

and the first moment I saw our cabin, I knew this was IT!

The smell of pines and being a minute stroll to the beach is my favorite part of being in Tahoe.

My desire is to share a yesteryear, nostalgic, homestead restored with all the fascinations of modern comfort without compromising its ambiance has come true. The hand-made, authentic, cozy log cabin duplex, boasts of spaciousness, yet intimate for two which meets my needs for alone time to create and family time to build memories. I have been coming to this log cabin for over 20 years and it still holds me captive with it's beauty.

Dreamt and believed all my life that someday I would live in a log cabin up in the mountains on a lake. Dream came realized more than vividly true, I feel BLISSFUL! :)))

Laurie Punches purchased this cabin in 1992

Why Laurie Punches chose South Lake Tahoe

It is everything I dreamt of.

An authentic, home-made mountain cabin in the pines...

a few steps from the sandy beach,

yet near enough to the city and all its activities, that I can be away from the noise and hustle and bustle, but skiing, shopping, gambling within 5 minutes.

Hand-made of the most beautiful trees from Canada.

Original owner owned the original Tahoe wood mill, and hand made all the paneling, roof, doors and details. It took 5 years to build, while a whole subdivision in the neighborhood was built. The quality and uniqueness of everything about this cabin is beyond my wildest imagination. I feel swept up in a fairytale everytime I stay, and am sad to leave... and can't wait to get back!

What makes this cabin unique

seriously? EVERYTHING!!!!

The full cabin experience. The rock floors, shag carpets, granite counters, rock hewn sinks, lodge pole banisters, huge log beams and vaulted ceilings make the cabin ageless, yet pampering.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Al Tahoe, California

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs full bathroom #1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Rock shower/tub.stoneheun sinks,granite counters,slatefloor
    Downstaris 'almost' full bathroom #2 - toilet , shower enclosure , stoneheun sinks atop ancient,Rio de Janeiran granite counter
  • A tough of rustic elegance, romantic… practical, primitive… indulgently intimate.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 large double bed
  • Lake view bedrooms, spacious, daring vaulted ceiling with HUGE timber beams lacing the hand-made pine boards accents with faux fur throughout from pillows and blankets to decor with antlers and rustic fastenings.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
An experience to remember!


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' Hand-made', Log Cabin By The Lake With Mountain And Lake View
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 44 reviews

Perfect location in South Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is so adorable. Walking distance from the Lake. Nice and quiet area. Looking forward to returning and staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So SWEET!, I love that people express their desire to come back again! The best compliment you can give an owner.
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Rancho Cordova

Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this cabin. The pictures don't do it justice - very roomy and the furnishings are very comfortable. If you're looking for something with a real, authentic 'cabin' feel, don't look any further. My son and daughter-in-law and their young son were here from Australia and they were over the moon with excitement when they walked through the front door. Two blocks from the water, close to everything and reasonably priced. If I ever have another opportunity to do this again I will definitely seek out this property. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SWEET! I love that our log cabin will become a story in Australia of unforgettable memories and a 'nostalgic' story!
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The location of the cabin is perfect, we always have a great time at this Cabin!

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so much for the use of your cabin. We love being so close to the lake. The cabin is very homey but dark,. We hope to go back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yippee! so glad you had a great time and will be back. A log cabin is a different 'box', because there are not four drywalled parameters, wood is warm, and though there are many lights and windows, logs tend to absorb light and reflect a romantic, nastaligic hominess.
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Bay Area, California

Very spacious! But had some downsides.

  • 3 of 5

We came late to this cabin and while the inside is super beautiful and spacious, there were some downsides to it.

The driveway wasn't shoveled and our car couldn't get inside. There's no way to park on the street so my friend had to shovel the driveway herself since waiting for someone to shovel the driveway was taking too long.

The entrance to the cabin was incredibly slippery (the neighbor said the manager didn't want the entry shoveled unless there was a lot of snow) which served a problem with a friend with a severe walking disability. We ended up having to help her to and from the cabin each way since there was so much ice.

And a few more things, such as spiderwebs everywhere, an alarm that would go off every time we opened the cabinets, and when leaving, we essentially have to wash the sheets and towels ourselves, essentially doing the job of the manager. :(

But overall, this cabin was comfortable and the location was super great. I only wish we could've stayed a little longer.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your complimentary ending that the cabin was comfortable, the location was super great and you would have liked to stay longer. Snow has been unrelenting this year, and driveway, walkway and deck is shoveled every 4-6 inches (shoveler lives across the street and comes sometimes 2-3 times a day in heavy snow) . 'MELT' is sprinkled on deck and walkways, (but rain, snow, rain, snow... welcome to Tahoe's beauty and challenges of winters) Our cleaning lady asks for 'used' sheets to be stripped (with used towels) and thrown to floor near washer... (if time allows, to begin a load). Cleaning fees for our cabin would typically be $150 or more, but Melody works harder for less to keep our guests rates low. Spider webs are swept at each cleaning . Log cabins are more upkeep, but the charm and nasalgia make it all worth while:)
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Really nice wooden house but check in time is late and check out time is so early.

  • 4 of 5

Really cozy and beautiful house. More roomy than in the pictures. We like the decor, very stylish. But if it could have more early check in time and late check out time would be much better.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you liked the cabin! The check-in time and check-out time are set because of the time it takes to clean a big cabin between guests. On the congratulations response, following the check-in time and check-out time is the option to call and pre-arrange or alter arrival and departure times if needed, and her schedule permits. She is very willing to work with guests when they call ahead.
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Long Island, ny

Good location to park.

  • 3 of 5

Good location to park. Good open concept kitchen/living room/dining room. Good off the street parking. Dark bathrooms & bedrooms. No hair dryer. Good value for your money.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: love your enjoyment and honesty. The cabin is so conveniently located in nature, near the lake and shopping. We used to have hair dryers, but they were constantly 'missing', so I finally gave-up :( , glad you noticed all the details we do provide to pamper you :)
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Tahoe Queen
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Heavenly Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Regan Beach

Regan Beach 1/8 mile boast stroll along lake on park path, benches to linger on, park for children, mexican family food and picnic tables, volleyball courts only just over a block walk.

Eldorado beach 1/4 just down the lakeview drive is a steep beach with boat launch, surrounding rock seating band concerts,

paddleboard races and afternoon/evening activities to join in on throughout the week.

Casinos and Heavenly Valley 3/4 mile.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$629.9
Cleaning A$125.98

Please note extra charges out of Security Deposit
by Extraordinary Cleaning and Management(URL HIDDEN) $55 Excess Trash (beyond one container)... take away your excess tras(URL HIDDEN) $55 extra charge - Cleaning Holidays (3 days before and 3 days after(URL HIDDEN) $45 Late check-out fee(URL HIDDEN) $55 Excess dirt and cleaning(URL HIDDEN) $35/hr. for excessive mess left by renters (photos will be provided(URL HIDDEN) $ ? for missing/broken /or lost furnishing (depending on damage/loss)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made