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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 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)

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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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 Al 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:
  • 1500 sq ft
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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(58 traveller reviews)

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' Hand-made', Log Cabin By The Lake With Mountain And Lake View
average rating of 4.724138 based on 58 reviews

Beautiful cozy cabin with the prettiest decor! We loved our stay!

  • 4 of 5

The kitchen was easy to cook in, the bathrooms were gorgeous (I love all the stone elements!) The beds were comfy and we all loved the heavy fur throws because it was pretty chilly at night. There was a good supply of paper towel and toilet paper-I know that sounds strange but most VRBO's I've stayed at never have enough and I end up having to run to the store. The only slight negative is the shared space with the duplex. I knew it going in so I'm not complaining really, I just felt so nervous that we would be too loud and disturb the neighbors, and on a few occasions I ended up hearing them when I would have preferred not to lol Again that's not a terrible thing, but it was something I was aware of most of the time and I felt slightly on edge at times like early in the morning or while playing board games at night. But seriously the cabin is a gem and I just adored it!! The location was great too. Walked to the beach one night and we walked to the coffee house several times. The owner is also easy to communicate with and I appreciated that as well.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your beautiful rendition of your experience, it was so real! Yes it is a duplex. My first rule is to keep the noise low in so, respecting guests staying on the other side. I only allow 4 adults rather than (8-12 adults it can sleep) to keep noise down:). Glad you loved your experience at our log homestead!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

When I saw the pictures on the site before renting I thought you know it looks decent, I’ll go for it. But when I walked in, I was blown away. It was really comfortable. After 2 days my 2 yr old son was calling it home. It’s a short walk to a park for young children that my kids loved! Walking distance to a bike rental place, restaurants, parks and bike paths. I had a great experience here in Lake Tahoe and this cabin was a big part of it. It’s also a short drive to a lot of other attractions. My family and I will definitely stay here again. Thank you for having us and having great pricing so we could rent with you. I am so looking forward to next time!

Victor Martinez

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as described in the listing

  • 5 of 5

The cabin in more spacious than it appears in the photos. It is clean and well taken care of. It is a great location, very close to the lake and walking distance to some restaurants. We had a great experience in South Lake Tahoe, breathtaking hikes, great meals at local restaurants, cards around the table in the evening. The only thing the cabin was lacking was enough warm, comfortable blankets.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Betsy, thank-you for your beautiful review!!! Crazy, Generally we have lots of fuzzy, warm blankets and they should be on all the beds... both sides. Thanks for this information I can forward to our cleaning company:)
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Tahoe Stay..

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the spacious cabin and proximity to the Lake..had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for your excitement about our location, it is so close to everything!!!
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place. Just as described. I have stayed at many places and I have finally found the place in South Lake.

  • Review Submitted: 13/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you have found your Tahoe 'home away from home' I love that this will be your vacation spot to creat memories to come! gratefully, Laurie
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Awesome place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Laurie, we loved staying in your log cabin. The decor was charming and we had all the comforts of home:) Loved the "Christmas lights" and candles all around added to the ambiance at night. The location was fantastic, just a short walk to the lake. Our only negative coment would be to change out that mattress upstairs (you know the one)'s ready to retire!

Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for the generous and positive review:) Yes, a guest before you broke the bed, and we had it replaced the day you left, as that was the soonest delivery to Tahoe:( You are so welcome for your lovely stay!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Al Tahoe, California

Rental Basis:
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5 Jun 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
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6 Sep 2018 - 14 Nov 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$677.55
Cleaning AU$135.51

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
Contact Owner