Pine Cone the Awesome (Sunnyside)

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Willow Avenue, Tahoe City, CA 96145, United States

The Space

Looking for a cabin with character? Welcome to Pine Cone! Ours is an awesome A-frame with old-school wood paneling, a wood-burning fireplace, and original retro décor – cozy and funky, with all the modern comforts of home. In the heart of Sunnyside, it’s just five blocks to brunch and our private beach.

Leave your city-slicker granite counter tops at home – we have what’s important: our Saturday Supper dessert cabinet contains an ice cream maker, sundae bar, fondue, and of course s’mores. (And s’meeces, the Pine Cone S’mores 3.0) Plus of course everything else you need to make yourself at home: fully equipped kitchen, laundry, etc. etc.

The basics & bonuses: 3 bedrooms sleep 15 people. Pets welcome. Wifi, printer, and standard office supplies included for you workerbees. Shampoo, toothpaste, hair dryer basics provided (though ironing board and such fancy big-city accoutrements are not – this is Tahoe!). Deck, BBQ, beach blankets, board games, Xbox, DVDs from Kubrick to Kevin Smith, cookbook collection for your Saturday supper planning, beach books, guitar and more.

The beach: we'll give you a key to the private homeowners association beach, featuring volleyball, basketball, and horseshoe courts; green grass and shady benches; clean bathrooms (very important); weddings to crash all weekend long; and Tahoe’s finest skipping stones. (Forget how to skip rocks? You ARE in need of a getaway!)

The neighborhood: Sunnyside is hot for good reason! A few blocks from the docks, we’re the one spot on this side of the lake that’s walking distance from not one but two rockin’ brunch places. While removed from the mean streets (ha!) of Tahoe City, when you forget something at the grocery store we’re only 10 minutes down the road. South Lake has curling and all (message Colleen if you want to try), but it's Vegas compared to this: North Tahoe is casino-free pockets of quiet cabins from another era, with more dogs and kids littering the middle of the street than cars. Oh and it’s an easy 3.5hrs from SF, assuming you miss traffic.

The activities: you really plan more than brunch, beach & wine? Ambitious. Okay, fine: we’ve got the hook-up for that too. We’ll tell you where to rent a boat, find the good hikes, and hop the local watering holes. Look us up on the map and you’ll see: we’re close to biking, river rafting, sledding, skiing and snowboarding (Squaw, Northstar, Homewood, et al.), the Tahoe Rim Trail, and all that outdoorsy goodness. Plus when you get here, you’ll find our binder of local tips that could only be amassed by a family that’s been here 28 years.

Please note holidays require a 5-day minimum stay.

If you'd like to visit, please ensure you have a profile with picture and tell us a bit about the group that's coming and what you're hoping for in your stay.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 15
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1400 /week
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $125
Cancellation: Strict
  • Great place to stay right in the middle of mission, Colleen and everyone in the house have been very gracious hosts and I did not find anything lacking during my stay.

    February 2014
  • Elrich & Austin are fantastic people and make you feel welcome in their home immediately! If you are new in San Francisco and want to navigate through the city without a doubt stay at their lovely home it is in the heart of everything and you cannot get better hosts! So thank you Elrich and Austinh for your hospitality.

    September 2013
  • Really wonderful location with great, friendly hosts! Thanks so much!

    September 2013
  • Staying with Colleen, Elrich and Austin was the best experience ever! I really felt home......and part of the family. The room is great, spacious, and I could also have privacy. The apartment is comfortable and cozy. The location is also perfect - the neighborhood is really cool, close to great restaurants, charming stores and parks. Thank you for everything, guys!! You made my San Francisco experience the best!

    August 2013
  • Je garde de beaux souvenirs de cette 1ere experience chez airbnb.
    Merci a coleen et sa ptite tribu très accueillante meme si je n'ai pas eu bcp de temps à leur consacrer..
    Merci particulierement à Fabiana qui a su me donner les petits secrets de san francisco pour faire un maximum de choses en peu de temps!

    August 2013
  • If you're looking for a truly warm, welcoming and enjoyable place to stay, this is it! Spending time with this "Capp St Family" is a great way to experience the city as if you've always lived here. A beautiful apartment, well versed city guides at the ready and undying hospitality - there's no better way to bask in the beauty of San Francisco.

    June 2013
  • Had a great time staying here and the guys were all really cool! Gave me lots of tips of where to go and what to see etc which was really handy! The place is in such a great location and overall a great visit.
    Thanks for being so welcoming guys!

    May 2013
  • Elrich and Austin were great hosts with lots of fantastic tips for local food, drink and anything else we needed. The apartment was spacious and clean - we would definitely stay again.

    April 2013
  • Elrich, Colleen, and Austin are great hosts. The room is spacious and the bed is comfortable. I really enjoyed my stay.

    April 2013
  • Really enjoyed my stay here! Elrich and Colleen were as friendly and hospitable as anyone can ask for. I ended up having to extend my trip and they were happy to accommodate my extended stay, which was a huge relief. I was in SF on a biz trip so it was nice to have a home base that was a refreshing break from the sterile hotel experience. The location is great as well as it is minutes walking from a lot of great restaurants, bars, and public transit. The included breakfast was a bonus. I recommend this place whole-heartedly and would stay here again!

    March 2013
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Corporate analyst & nonprofit consultant / Disability Rights Advocacy
Colleen grew up in San Francisco and Vancouver, and hopscotched from Manhattan to Mississippi before finding my way back to SF. 5 continents and just made State #50. I'm a nonprofit consultant and corporate analyst, at home with activists, artists, entrepreneurs, queers, nerds, goofballs and/or anyone else who’s cool. Expanding Bay Area Curling (yep, in California) and running an Oakland youth program that uses curling physics to teach math and science to local kids. Live in the Mission in SF, and visit the family's Tahoe cabin during my favourite 'shoulder seasons.' Consummate road-tripper, occasional veg cook and recreational dahlia gardener. The tubers are hibernating for the winter (such as it is here), but I'll be all about the occasional backyard cocktail party when everything's back in bloom. Austin has kind of lived all over... Most recently, he was living in Panama conducting research for his Master's program. Having grown up in a Mexican American family and the Deaf Community, Austin is very involved with both communities / cultures. Currently, he is working at a non profit law firm that does disability rights advocacy. He's an avid traveler and has spent past summers in and around Central America, the Middle East/North Africa, Europe and Eurasia. When he's not out saving the world promoting social justice and advocacy, you can find him watching some of his favorite Roseanne episodes / stuffing his face with hummus. Elrich will also write something about himself, someday.
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