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Charming Pet Friendly Chalet/Great Location/Walk To The Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 133 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two story chalet; four bedroom, two bathroom, sleeps 8-10, close to the lake!

Come relax at Lake Tahoe in our family’s charming chalet on the beautiful and peaceful west shore of Lake Tahoe. Our cabin is recently updated and completely furnished.

Each of the four bedrooms (two upstairs, two downstairs) contain a queen size bed and all linens are provided for your comfort and convenience. Additionally, the upstairs bedrooms each contain a twin rollaway bed. The two bathrooms (one upstairs, one downstairs) have been remodeled and updated.

Just bring your food and favorite beverages and enjoy preparing your meals in the modern and fully stocked kitchen. Or take a five-minute walk to the local pizza parlor for some of the best food Tahoe has to offer. If you forgot to bring something, the local market is only a short drive or a ten-minute walk.

During the warm summer days you can relax on the deck while enjoying the serenity of the west shore, and when it gets chilly out you can cozy up inside with a roaring fire in the wood burning stove.

A short walk to the beach - only two blocks away! Provided with your stay is full access to the beach and pier at the Water’s Edge. You can also walk or bike to Sugar Pine Point State Park, or hit the slopes at Homewood Ski Resort less than 3 miles away. There's a great little coffee shop a block away and a fun local pizza spot with a nice selection of craft beers.

Note about our rates:

Our rental rates are all inclusive, meaning tax and cleaning fee are included in the quoted per night rate. I do charge a $250.00 refundable security deposit. VRBO also charges a service fee, which is not included in the nightly rate.

More Details

Gary Gutowsky
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Gary Gutowsky

I grew up in the Bay Area and my parents, my brother, and I have enjoyed vacationing in Lake Tahoe since the mid-60s. We bought the lot in 1972 and built the cabin ourselves in 1976. After retiring from the Air Force in 2011, my wife and I settled in the Sacramento area to be close to our kids and so we could spend more time at the Lake. Since then we have spent a considerable about of time at the cabin and love being there. When we're not there, I spend my free time volunteering with the American Cancer Society and Junior Achievement of Sacramento.

Gary Gutowsky purchased this chalet in 1976

Why Gary Gutowsky chose Tahoma

We love the West Shore of Lake Tahoe! That's why we've been coming up here as long as I can remember. There is so much to do here, or's up to you. One of my favorite activities is to walk down to the pier at Water's Edge in the evening and check out all the stars. It's amazing and so relaxing. Another fun activity is a bike ride around the neighborhood or through Sugar Pine Point State Park. As a very recreational skier, I love skiing at Homewood. It's only a few minutes away and it's a great family ski area with some of the best views of the lake. I think my favorite time of year there is the Fall. The days are still warm but the nights cool down so it's a perfect time to sit outside during the day and cozy up to the fire at night. And since the kids are back in school, it's not crowded there at all. Lake Tahoe is my favorite place in the world...any time of year!

What makes this chalet unique

Our cabin is a labor of love. We built it in 1976 as a family project with the help of a few friends. Although it was built with many hand-me-downs, it has always been cozy and comfortable. We updated the kitchen in 2006 and the bathrooms in 2013. Also in 2013 we replaced most of the furnishings and all the linens. We're very happy with the way it turned out--maintaining that rustic charm while providing all the modern conveniences. Come check it out!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Tahoma, California

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 133 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Heated floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , This bedroom also has a twin rollaway bed.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , This bedroom also has a twin rollaway bed.
  • The baby crib is a 'Safety 1st' brand play yard, which includes a removable newborn bassinet for naps, a removable elevated changing table for quick changes, and a spacious play yard for both sleeping and play.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Pet Friendly Chalet/Great Location/Walk To The Lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 56 reviews
San Jose

Great little cabin

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was fairly clean, kitchen very stocked with pretty much everything you need. I enjoyed my time here and my family did as well!

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable quaint cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the quaint cabin feeling with the wood burning fireplace. The location is close to Homewood. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked.

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful lovely cabin

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay.

I do not think they allow pets, unless it has changed since we visited 2 weeks ago.

  • Review Submitted: 12/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is very comfortable. We were 6 adults and three kids and there was enough space for everyone. The cabin was well stocked and the games were a nice touch. Everything was clean too. My only complaint is I wish there were more blankets.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Galli, glad you enjoyed your stay at the cabin and thanks for letting me know about the blanket situation. I'll take care of it. Gary
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East Bay, CA

Cozy cabin in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family very much enjoyed our stay at this Tahoma cabin. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook breakfast and dinner. Each of the bedrooms were very comfortable and both bathrooms were very clean. The two extra rollaway beds came in handy, along with the stacks of extra blankets and bedding.

We had a roaring fire going most of the time, as there was plenty of firewood. The kids enjoyed the abundance of games provided, and there was a variety to choose from, all through the age ranges.

The location of the cabin was perfect. A very short drive off the main road.

We went ice skating in South Lake Tahoe, sledding at Adventure Mountain and hiking at Emerald Bay. All in all a fantastic Holiday vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 30/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cozy cabin, internet issues

  • 4 of 5

The cabin felt very homey and rustic, it was the perfect place to be in! The bedrooms were cozy and nice. The kitchen was adequate, we were able to make home meals with ease. However, we encountered internet problems such as random disconnections over the course of our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 24/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Shirley, thanks for the review and feedback regarding the internet problems. I do know that if too many people are on the WiFi at the same time it creates issues. I'll talk to my internet provider and see if anything can be done. Thanks again for staying with us and we look forward to having you back for your next vacation. Gary
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
West Shore Pizza
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Amtrak Truckee
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
West Shore Pizza
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Homewood Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Water's Edge
Car: necessary

If you own a boat, be sure to inquire about buoy rental during your stay. We can reserve one for you with prior coordination and based on availability.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$127.43
Damage Deposit AU$318.57

Our rental rates are all inclusive, meaning tax and cleaning fee are included in the quoted per night rate. I do charge a $250.00 refundable security deposit. VRBO also charges a service fee, which is not included in the nightly rate.

El Dorado County Vacation Home Rental Pemit #1940.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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