7 Best Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Carnelian Bay, California

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An unincorporated community on the shore of Lake Tahoe, Carnelian Bay is one perfect summer and winter destination. Here, you’ll wake up to the majestic sceneries and be surrounded by so much greeneries that will instantly refresh your body and soul. During the 1930s and 1940s, this place was famous for the boat race and recreational boating. Today, lots of people come here for the annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance wooden boat show. Another reason to visit this place is its numerous beautiful holiday homes. In case you’re still looking for a place to stay during your holiday here, read on and discover our list of the best Vrbo accommodations in Carnelian Bay, California.

1. A charming cottage with four bedrooms (from USD 600)

If you’re looking for an accommodation that is near many attractions, then this four-bedroom charming cottage will not let your hopes down. It is only half a block away from the beach and a few minutes away from the lake as well as many establishments like CB Pizza, Waterman’s Landing, Sierra Boat Company, and Miniature Golf. As for the house, you can describe it as a lair of comfort and essentials. Its 4 bedrooms can easily accommodate up to 12 guests and the guests can enjoy everything the house has to offer, including a spacious family room, a well-equipped kitchen, and a big dining set-up. As for the outdoors, you’ll find a covered hot tub which you can use without any additional charges.

33 reviews   Wifi Available
House 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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the master bedroom in the front is nice and big
the beds are comfortable and there's so much room inside the house
The layout of the cabin allowed everyone to interact in the downstairs and have their own space upstairs
The house is equipped with everything
The house has a decent sized kitchen nice lounge and the bedrooms are all a good size
Property was beautiful clean organized and comfortable
Not sure who was more surprised
Cool Brought our long hair dachshund and made sure he was always leashed on the deck
The host was helpful and responsive
all Dishwasher and laundry soap
you know the basics Could have left that all home and packed more wine
Ellen was so incredibly hospitable
The house is nicely situated a short drive from Kings Beach restaurants and an easy 15 minute drive from NorthStar
This home is in a great location Walking distance to the lake and a close drive to NorthStar
We went to dinner one night in Tahoe City which was an easy drive away also
This house is tucked into the woods and across the street from a public dog friendly beach
We have stayed in properties where the supplies were spartan
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2. A splendid townhouse in the Carnelian Woods (from USD 175)

This townhouse is one of the units in the Carnelian Woods Townhouse Association and the one that is nearest to the lake. It is a beautiful commune that offers magnificent scenery like the sturdy trees and the postcard-like view of the lake from the house. The vacation rental is a two-story house with two bedrooms which can accommodate a maximum of six guests. It also features a spacious living area with big windows making the room airy. Another great feature is the kitchen which has possibly everything you need to cook a nice meal. Moreover, there’s a deck with a table and chair and a barbecue facility.

26 reviews  
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 61 days before check-in.

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Kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals
The only issue was the master bed mattress
plenty of towels pillows laundry detergent hot cocoa even )
The pool jacuzzi and game room were great
We were delighted when we arrived that the condo is cozy
It was very comfortable and really clean and well-maintained
The the condo was exactly as pictured
They had some games and movies
Great instructions on the fireplace that I would not have figured out otherwise Wonderful selection of videos books and family games
Rental management company was easy to work with and very helpful and friendly
Cozy clean and had a good lay out
We are family of four and loved the condo Nice deck area with a forest view in the backyard
Easy walk to lake and local Restaurants
We drive to a lot of different activities around Truckee/Lake Tahoe and this location was easy for heading both ways
just a few minutes to the lake
The location was great Thanks for a wonderful vacation
No close neighbors in the back or side view
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3. Vacation rental close to the beach and attractions (from USD 415)

If you’re looking for large accommodation that will let you have easy access to activities in the area, then this lovely 4-bedroom house, which accommodates up to 10 persons, is suitable for you. It is in the neighborhood of Agate in North Shore and is near the activity spots. Nearby, you’ll find the Patton Beach, Waterman’s Landing, golf courses, casinos, and more. As for the house, it is rich in comfort and style. You can see in its carpeted living area the many artworks and a fireplace. Also, you’ll find a dining set-up here and a functional kitchen. Moreover, the place has a large lawn that has outdoor furniture, loungers, hot tub, and more.

76 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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The kitchen layout was a bit tight
The kitchen is well equipped and easy to cook in The dog friendly beach
The two living rooms give everyone plenty of room when hanging out
We had 8 adults and 2 children but there was still plenty of room
The hot tub large yard and large master with walk-in shower was awesome
Super convenient house was clean and in very nice condition
We had a VERY Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful New Year
Two family rooms was awesome
The backyard is nice too and was the host of a big snow mountain adventure with my boys this year
Your instruction book told us everything we needed to know Thank you again Maddie and Nate for sharing your lovely home with us
The owner's are very responsive and thoughtfully left a basket with some wine and snacks on the table upon our arrival
The location was terrific - easy to get to lots of activities at Squaw Northstar and Incline
We stayed here in late May and found this home to be well laid out and such a great location
The location is very close to King's Beach and Tahoe City in a nice residential area
It was close to Northstar and also love the location at the north end of the lake
The location in Tahoe can not be beat (10 min walk to everything )
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4. A marvelous property for 12 guests (from USD 550)

A modern home, this accommodation has the making of a perfect nature retreat. It is near lots of attractions in the area such as Lake Tahoe, Patton Beach, Waterman’s Landing, and more. As for the house, you’ll have an open-floor-plan on the second floor with living area, kitchen, and dining set-up, and a deck with barbecue facilities. As for the outside, there is a patio with outdoor pieces of furniture and a hot tub to relax you at the end of the day, after doing some rigorous activities.

36 reviews   Wifi Available
House 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 5
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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The house was spacious with all of the amenities to make it a comfortable stay
hot tub and great living space
The kitchen was very well stocked with everything we needed for cooking
The bedrooms are comfortable and surprisingly quiet even though they are close to the living areas
well stocked kitchen comfortable beds &a clean
Very clean and comfortable property Location is great
The house was clean and fully stocked with what we needed
Absolutely beautiful home that comes fully stocked with essentials and more
Our host Chris was great to work with and very responsive when we contacted him with question
kings beach a nice hangout
Our dog was able to accompany us to both
Finally the attention Chris gives to be sure that all is going well during a stay
Chris is a pleasure to deal with
House is well equipped located two blocks from beach and close to many activities
This amazing property is located in Carnelian Bay
It is a short walk from "The Old Post Office" and "Gar Woods"
we appreciated the less crowded beaches and restaurants just a short walk from the house
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5. An exquisite lodge in Carnelian Woods (from USD 209)

This is a townhouse in Carnelian Woods, which is a resort with a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, fitness center, and game facilities. This vacation rental is perfect for family and group of friends on a vacation. It has three bedrooms that can accommodate eight guests. Apart from the bedrooms, you’ll find a cozy living area with lots of sofas, perfect for bonding with the whole family. There are also a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook something special when you don’t want to go out. Another great thing is the balcony with a barbecue facility and a view of the many trees that surround the area.

10 reviews  
condo 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 61 days before check-in.

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the kitchen and bathrooms looked like they were updated recently
The condo was clean and
The decor was a bit 70's chic
Everything perfect nice views and wildlife
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6. A beautiful accommodation near Lake Tahoe (from USD 259)

If you’re looking for a beautiful accommodation near Lake Tahoe, one that is picture-perfect and makes you feel one with nature, then this three-bedroom house with a loft is well suited for you. It can accommodate up to eight guests and will make you feel at ease in no time. It has a rustic vibe and a modern ambiance that is perfect for all kinds of travelers. The main house has a contemporary kitchen, a dining set-up, a family room, and a living area. The loft can be a nice entertaining area if you have guests because it is carpeted and has a vaulted ceiling. It also contains a television with a DVD player. You will find everything that you need here. So all you have to bring is your clothes.

66 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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The cabin is very comfortable with modern updates
Everyone had their own bedroom and the loft space provided an added bonus
but the kitchen was very well appointed
The bed was so comfy and the comforter kept us warm
We did not use the loft
The house was exactly as described
the bedrooms were nicely decorated & the beds very comfortable
We all enjoyed it and appreciate the fact that it was dog friendly Thanks again
the owner Curtis was easy to work with and very responsive
he was really easy to reach and promptly gave us the updated info we needed
The layout was great for us traveling with my small child and mother
Beds were so relaxing our family enjoyed every moment location was close to the beach
The home is very well labeled with clear instructions for any questions you may have during your stay
my grandsons rated it the best vacation ever
The location is great a very short walk to the lake
and it is just beautiful
Great neighborhood to walk the dogs
There is also a local contact
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7. Lovely wooden cottage for five guests

If you want a fantastic experience in Cornelian Bay, one that deserves a walk through memory lane, then you have to book this lovely wooden cottage with two beautiful bedrooms that can suit up to five guests. The property is a two-story house with two large decks; the one on the second floor has a bathtub and a magnificent view of nature; the one on the first-floor features outdoor furniture and barbecue which is perfect for entertaining guests. You’ll also love the inside of the house with its open-floor-plan and a fully functional kitchen that is separated by a bar table from the cozy living room and dining set-up for four. You’ll find another living area on the ground floor which has a television with no cable.

91 reviews   Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

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The comfy reclining couches are downstairs; the furniture on the main level is
And oddly the master bedroom was locked off which was the only room that had a view of the lakeside
This is the room with the giant window seen in the photo of the house
The outside decks could use a table for eating outside and a propane grill (vs charcoal)
to park reverse (car facing road)
The vacation rental was very clean
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental
The house was immaculately clean Hotel-style shampoo conditioner and soap were provided
so the entire deck was covered with snow
so I’m giving a quick feedback Pros: 1
so you could let your four legged family members do their business
Only half of the garage space is usable with one side cluttered with the owner's recreational equipment and home maintenance items piled up No garage code or garage door opener made coming and go...
Hot tub on the deck was sparkling working well and we loved it
The house is located around a bend on the highway and very dangerous pulling out
Safeway (Grocery store) gas station and many restaurants
The location is nicely central to all of North Tahoe
Having never been to Tahoe we wanted something convenient to amenities but not in an extremely busy area of the lake and this delivered
this was not my first time renting a vacation house
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Live in the postcard-perfect Carnelian Bay

A true heaven’s gift to mankind, Carnelian Bay is so beautiful that you will keep coming back once you set foot in this place. Check out our list of the best Vrbo accommodations before traveling.

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