Comfortable, open living space.Old school wood burning fireplace! (or you can just use the central heating.)  They're good for s'mores if you're too lazy to get the BBQ going. And, oh yes, cable TV with a DVD player and dozens of DVDs to choose from, and even an older model X-Box for your retro gaming thrills.
Pine Cone the Awesome (Sunnyside)

Entire home/apt

16 guests

3 bedrooms

9 beds
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Looking for a cabin with character? Welcome to Pine Cone! Ours is an awesome A-frame with a wood-burning fireplace, and original retro décor – cozy and funky, with all the modern comforts of home. Close to HOA beach, Firesign, and Sunnyside resort.

The space

In the heart of Sunnyside, Pine Cone is a short walk to our private HOA beach and the best brunch at the lake.

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. Dogs 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 towels, board games, DVD player, dozens of DVDs, puzzles, cookbook collection for your Saturday supper planning, beach books, and more.

The beach: we'll give you a key to the private homeowners association beach, featuring volleyball, basketball, bocce ball, 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 6 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 and drive like we do.

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, Alpine Meadows, 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 a 1-week minimum is required for Christmas and New Year's.

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The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 9
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly

Extra people $10 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $125
Security Deposit $500
Weekly Discount: 13%
Weekend Price $300 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 2 double beds, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 double beds

House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 3PM

It's a family neighborhood, so we ask for no noise on the deck after 10pm please. And of course: no smoking!

For children under two, it goes without saying that they should always be supervised otherwise they could crawl off the deck and get stuck on the stairs etc..


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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84 Reviews

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Bob User Profile
September 2017
The perfect cabin (nice layout/spacious/well equiped), location (quiet, nice neighbors, 5min walk from restaurants) and hosts (easy instructions and helpful info.)

Maya User Profile
September 2017
We loved this house and hope to stay here again in the future! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a home away from home in Tahoe.

Patrick User Profile
September 2017
Perfect location, loved access to the private beach! A lovely cabin in Tahoe, can't wait to visit again!!

Anthony User Profile
August 2017
Our group had a wonderful experience staying at Pine Cone. Every aspect of our trip to Lake Tahoe was enhanced by our warm and cozy home. We enjoyed everything from grilling on the front porch, visiting the private beach, and playing board games to complement a complete weekend of hiking and exploring. Thank you Janet, Colleen, and Bob for hosting us! We really appreciate your thoughtfulness in creating a complete vacation experience for us at Lake Tahoe. I would love to come back again in the future!

Patrick User Profile
August 2017
Our family (with two kids and a dog) had a great time here. We are already rounding up extended family to join us the next time we stay here. The Pine Cone is a super comfortable cabin with plenty of pots, pans, glasses, and utensils for one's stay. It was obvious the owners stay at their cabin too (not just a rental) as it had that nice lived-in vacation home feel to it. Oh, and it was really clean, too, and without any musty smell or dust. We appreciated that some briquets had been left so it wasn't necessary for us to go and buy a bag when it came time for s'mores. And speaking of s'mores--what a lovely treat to have all the fixin's there for us! As for location, we were a short walk to the HOA's private beach. This was a highlight and we were surprised at just how nice it was - beautiful views, trees for shade, picnic tables, boats bobbing just off shore, designated swim-only areas, and a floating platform to swim out to (probably only 50' from the beach) - and no crowds! Also, the location was a quick drive to the grocery store and other site seeing places. We especially loved Sand Harbor on the Nevada side and our quick hike up Eagle Rock for beautiful views. Our host, Janet, was super easy to work with, friendly, and quickly responded to our stay request and also quickly replied back to all my questions. Thanks Janet! Patrick and Patti

Megan User Profile
August 2017
Loved the proximity to the lake and the private beach access. Really cute neighborhood.

Ellen User Profile
August 2017
Our family had a great time staying at Pine Cone for 3 nights. Janet gave us great advice on hiking in the area, the place is very cozy and well-equipped, it's good for walking and close to the lake for swimming (cold!). Loved it!

California, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Janet, Colleen, & Bob User ProfileJanet, Colleen, & Bob is a superhost.

We're a Bay Area-based family that's been in Tahoe for over 30 years. Pine Cone was originally purchased as a place for kids to frolic and parents to play and recharge their batteries. We rent Pine Cone to others when we're not using it in the summer and for ski leases, so that you can enjoy it too!

(The profile photo is siblings Kevin & Claire in the lake. We can tell you where to rent a boat so you can freeze your butt off too.)

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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