Carnelian Bay Vacation Rentals

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Make Carnelian Bay your next getaway—choose from 21 great vacation rentals

Nestled between Tahoe City and the family-friendly town of Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay's vacation rentals put visitors in the midst of all the action. When you stay in one of our Carnelian Bay cabin rentals, you'll be close to five-star dining and shopping, a variety of outdoor attractions, and North Lake Tahoe's six major ski resorts.

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Carnelian Bay vacation rentals for every getaway

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Peaceful Forest Retreat
4 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Peaceful Forest Retreat - Carnelian Bay, CA

$545 avg / night
Sunshine Cabin
1 Bed | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6 (4 Adults Max)

Sunshine Cabin - Carnelian Bay, CA

$309 avg / night
Old County Haven
3 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Old County Haven - Carnelian Bay, CA

$410 avg / night
North Lake Adventure
4 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

North Lake Adventure - Carnelian Bay, CA

$482 avg / night
Danish Forest Retreat
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Danish Forest Retreat - Carnelian Bay, CA

$247 avg / night

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Recent Carnelian Bay vacation rental reviews

We had the best time at the cabin with our family. It opens up to untouched land in the back that's perfect for hiking and snowshoeing. We wanted to try a few mountains and the location was perfect because it's close to NorthStar, Palisades, Homewood etc. We loved stopping at the coffee shop Waterman's right down the street on the lake.
Krisi S. | Mar 2023
We just loved this place. Exactly like in pics. Very nice , clean and it’s actually only a 6 min walk to the lake as it’s mentioned in listing. Kitchen was well stocked up with pots n pans that we needed. The host was very responsive too. Would highly recommend if you are looking for something nice, cozy and close to the lake. We would definitely come again.
Sav G. | Feb 2023
Very cozy home in a quiet neighborhood. The hot tub and fireplace were lovely. When we had any issues, vacasa was very responsive. Perfect for a couple or a family with older children (the stairs might be a bit hairy for very young kids). Kitchen had all the necessities.
Yuki U. | Feb 2023
Carnelian Bay Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 92 of our Carnelian Bay homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 394 of our Carnelian Bay vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Carnelian Bay team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Carnelian Bay, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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The hardest choice when you stay in one of our cozy mountain ski cabins will be trying to figure out what to do each day. Will you spend the afternoon at Squaw or Alpine Meadows? Or perhaps on the slopes of Northstar or Diamond Peak? Or maybe you'll visit historic Tahoe City or take your boat out on iconic Lake Tahoe? However you choose to spend your California vacation, our diverse selection of Carnelian Bay vacation rentals are all conveniently located near all that beautiful North Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Things to do near our Carnelian Bay Tahoe vacation rentals

A small town on the shores of Lake Tahoe, Carnelian Bay promises a relaxing respite from everyday life. However, you'll never be bored when you stay here! From outdoor activities year-round to eclectic shops and delicious restaurants to the annual Concours d'Elegance wooden boat show, there's something for everyone. While each of our vacation rentals includes a full kitchen or kitchenette for homemade meals, there are a handful of delicious eateries in town that are perfect for a night out. 

Many of our Carnelian Bay cabin rentals boast a lakefront location and include awe-inspiring views of magnificent Lake Tahoe. Once you're lured outside by the beautiful weather and crystal waters,  you'll find two state beaches along the lake to play on nearby - Patton Beach and Carnelian Bay Beach. Both beaches are pet-friendly and both are great places to pack a picnic and watch the sunset at the end of the day. 

Kayaking, fishing, swimming, and even polar bear plunging are favorite pastimes here. If you are visiting sans boat, North Tahoe Watersports in Kings Beach - located three and a half miles east - offers plenty of water toys to rent. From paddleboats to pedal boats, kayaks to jet skis, you'll find whatever you're looking for at this well-known shop. You can even book a parasailing adventure or charter a boat to fish for those Mackinaw trout lurking below. Although the area is known for its numerous ski resorts, Lake Tahoe summers are not to be missed.

No matter what brings you to Lake Tahoe, you'll find plenty of reasons to return when you stay in one of our Carnelian Bay vacation rentals.