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Townhouse For Rent, Daily, Weekly 5101 North Lake Blvd. #15 Carnelian Bay, California 96140
Lowest Daily Rate: $95 2 br, 1.5 bath, sleeps 5 Swimming Pool? Yes Pets Allowed? No Minimum Stay: 2 days Ad # 338582
• Bedroom 1: King Bed
• Bedroom 2 (Loft): King Bed plus Twin Bed

Get ready to enjoy all the comforts of home in this recently updated one bedroom plus loft townhome with room to sleep five guests. Located in the Carnelian Woods complex in Carnelian Bay—make yourself at home in the vacation spot near everything!

Plenty of natural light, knotty-pine ceilings, and gleaming hardwood floors add to Driftwood’s ambiance. Put your feet up and relax on the comfortable sofa while you watch TV by the cozy river rock fireplace. Wi-Fi keeps you connected. Or go outside and take in the forest views. Get a peek of the lake as you barbeque on the covered balcony, conveniently located off the living room and available year-round.

The well-equipped kitchen with stainless-steel appliances is open to the living room, with plenty of counter space and seating for five at the granite breakfast bar. Everything you need to prepare a hearty breakfast, a quick snack, or a home-cooked dinner can be found here and the dishwasher makes clean up a snap.

The main bedroom on the entry level has a king-size, custom log bed and large flat panel TV. Unwind in the walk-in shower in the adjacent bathroom—with Travertine tile, granite countertops, and more.

You can pack light, Driftwood has a washer and dryer for your convenience.

Head upstairs to the loft bedroom and stretch out on the second king bed. There is also a twin bed—perfect for multigenerational family stays. The half-bath is located on this level as well.

The grounds outside feature lovely landscaping, and there is so much to do, you'll have a hard time deciding: a game of tennis, swimming in the seasonal pool, soaking in the hot tub, playing billiards at the clubhouse, taking on the parcourse, or hiking and biking on the trails right at Carnelian Woods.

This unit is one of the closest to the lake and your home away from home is in Carnelian Bay, where all north Lake Tahoe is right at your doorstep! Stroll down to Magic Carpet mini golf or check out Waterman’s Landing, located at Patton Landing Beach, a 3-acre, pebbly beach known for stand-up paddling.

To experience Lake Tahoe gambling and nightlife, Incline Village and Nevada's historic casino Crystal Bay are a short drive away, just across the state line.

Closer to home, you'll find superb dining options right in town like Gar Woods Grill and Pier for steaks and fish, the Old Post Office Coffee Shop for hearty breakfasts, and CB's Pizza for hand-tossed pies and beer.

You're only 10-12 miles from three great ski resorts—Northstar, Alpine Meadows, and Squaw Valley. Whether you prefer to downhill or cross-country ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or go sledding or ice skating, North Tahoe is the place for every winter activity.

At Squaw Valley, after conquering the slopes, go tubing with the kids or try out the mini snowmobiles at SnoVentures Activity Zone. There are dogsledding tours too!

Year round, the Village at Squaw Valley offers dining, shopping, the Squaw Valley Aerial Tram, and a variety of activities.

In the summer, ride the Aerial Tram to High Camp then choose a scenic trail and walk or hike in one of the most breathtaking places in the world! At 8,200 feet elevation, admire the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains with views of Lake Tahoe and Squaw Valley's legendary granite peaks. In the Aerial Tram building lobby, kids and grownups can have a blast climbing the variety of routes on the 30’ simulated Headwall Climbing Wall. If you dare, learn how to do a front or back somersault at Skyjump; all ages are welcome.

NOTE: Carnelian Woods hot tubs open daily in summer and winter, Saturdays only in spring and fall. Pool open summer only. Start and end dates will vary based on weather.
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  • Internet
  • Ironing Board
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • High Speed Internet - Wireless
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Golf Course
  • Nearby Internet Cafe
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Cable Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher
  • Full Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Balcony
  • Beach Walking
  • Beachcombing
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Swimming Pool
  • Sight-Seeing
  • Snowmobile Rental
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Beach
  • Library
  • Miniature Golf
  • Movie Theatre
  • Area Fitness Center
  • Medical Services Nearby
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Exceptional Sunrises
  • Exceptional Sunsets
  • Exceptional Views
  • Near Beach
Pool: Yes



CANCELLATION: Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to arrival, for tenancies less than 15 nights, and 60 days or more for tenancies 15 nights or greater, the Guest will receive a full refund of any monies received less a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival, for tenancies less than 15 nights, and less than 60 days for tenancies 15 nights or greater, Guest will forfeit any monies received for the rental, unless the property can be re-rented for the cancelled period under equivalent terms and conditions as included herein, the Owner, through Manager, will refund all monies received, with an exception of the $100 cancellation fee, which will be retained by Manager.

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"Great Ski Vacation in Tahoe
Place was nice. The only complaint is that temperature in the condo was not consistent. Very hot near the furnace but cold elsewhere. Likely due to the age of the furnace and the design of heating system."
Feb 23, 2019 - , Toronto, ON

"Amazing facilities, beautiful location.
After a very tiring road trip, it was wonderful to arrive at Driftwood to find a warm and inviting place. We loved how there were so many lovely facilities like a full kitchen with all new appliances, strong hot shower, even large log beds which completed that feel of a cosy log cabin. We felt very comfortable. The ability to light a fire and enjoy that whilst looking out to a beautiful snowy landscape too was lovely. We would definitely come back again. "
Jan 27, 2019 - Mai S.

"Tahoe condo
Easy check-in/check-out, great location"
Jan 07, 2019 - , Salem, OR

"We'll Be Back
We really enjoyed our time in Carnelian Woods. The condo was clean, cozy and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable, which is very important to us. This was a nice place to come back to each day. The location was perfect - right between Tahoe City and Incline Village. We were really pleased with our time here. We'll be back."
Oct 09, 2018 - , San Jose, CA

"Extended weekend in Tahoe
We really liked condo. It was clean, well supplied & comfortable. The location was perfect for getting around the lake.
There were only a few issues. Despite hearing gas come out for the fireplace it wouldn't light & neither would the grill. I had to cook out steaks on a skillet. I'm glad there was one there.
We did got to the club house & use the hot tub. Very nice.
It was a good idea to leave the keys in the lock box whenever we went out. Always assured us that we could a least get back in."
Sep 14, 2018 - Scott P., Lee's Summit, MO

"Driftwood: Family with kids Summer 2018
Our family has discovered the Carnelian Woods HOA, and the various rentals. Perfect for summertime, and wintertime fun. The Driftwood unit is perfect for families wanting to enjoy onsite summertime amenities, such as the pool and hot tub (no outside food/drinks/alcohol apparently), tennis courts (closed due to resurfacing), and other common area features. The units common area living area is comfortable and as pictured. Kitchen is remodeled, but with minimal additional touches, such as spare Tupperware/food storage, foil, plastic wrap, and pantry items. Not a deal breaker, but other rental units have had more equipped kitchens. No Smart TV onsite, which is a nice touch to have, so guests can enjoy their subscription based apps when winding down for the evening. The upstairs loft is spacious, and includes a toilet and sink. It would be a nice touch to install a sheetrock wall, and enclose the loft, and turn it into a bedroom. This would allow guests who are in the living area, to continue on with their evenings, without additional noise disruption. The Weber grill is hooked up to natural gas, and works well. The unit does not include a handbook for guests to review policies and best practices. Other units have typically included such. This unit 15 and is located between adjacent units, although the upstairs windows allow additional light in the living area, which is nice. In order to increase airflow on the summer days, a couple of box fans would be a great addition. If you are a light sleeper the ceiling fan in the loft, is out of balance and makes noise. Finally there is no dining table, but the countertop is spacious and well appointed. If the owner continued to accept feedback and improve on the unit, it would continue to be a choice when we want a 1 room and 1 loft option at Carnelian Woods."
Aug 17, 2018 - Matthew Z., Concord, CA

"Fantastic Rental!
This was my first experience with VRBO and couldn't be any more pleased. I felt like I was staying at a friend's house. Beautiful, clean, quiet and great location."
Jul 12, 2018 - Teres S., Raleigh, NC

"Tahoe trip
Jul 12, 2018 - Marilyn M., New Castle, PA

"Great vacation home!
The home was in perfect condition, the pictures are very accurate. We traveled as a family of four adults and the home was a perfect size for us. Two king sized beds were a great feature compared to many rentals we've stayed in with queen or full sized beds. There were also plenty of extra blankets and pillows to use if needed. The main bedroom does not have a ceiling fan, but there was a medium oscillating fan in the closet that we used, which was really nice. There is a ceiling fan for the loft area.

A really nice touch was individual size boxes of detergent for use with the washing machine, as well as new and wrapped bars of hand soap and a new small bottle of dish soap. Nice touches you would find in good hotels.

This was our third time visiting Tahoe in the last four years, and the first staying in Carnelian Bay. It was much quieter than South Lake Tahoe, which we liked and close to Tahoe City, Truckee, Tahoe Vista and Sand Harbor, which we spent a lot of our time in. If you plan to spend a lot of time in South Lake Tahoe, or near Heavenly, there can be quite a bit of driving. Either way you go around the lake is at least a 45 minute drive one way. We encountered road construction on both sides of the lake during our visit as well.

Overall we loved this home and highly recommend it."
Jun 11, 2018 - Brian H., Saint Peters, MO

"Excellent accommodations
Our place wa super clean and the beds were so comfortable. The place was updated and close to Lake Tahoe and the main road. "
May 23, 2018 - Denise T., GERMANTOWN, WI

"Nice on the inside
The house was great the property was ok and the property manganese were very strange/ in welcoming. I think it’s wired that you have to deal with two different companies instead of just the owner. We didn’t use any of the electronics but the internet worked fine for us. "
Apr 14, 2018 - , Reno, NV

"Great Condo!
Very comfortable and clean condo. Great location."
Mar 09, 2018 - JAMILEH M., ORINDA, CA

"Ski week
It was great for my family of 4"
Feb 27, 2018 - , Oakland, CA

"Comfortable Beds
Great location-close to many restaurants and beaches. Slept like a baby on the king bed. We found the unit to be cold in the living room. As soon as we turned down the heat, we could feel the cold air coming up through the floors just in the living room. The bedroom was carpeted so it was nice and toasty. I would rent this again, but only in the summer. "
Jan 27, 2018 - , San Francisco, CA

"Driftwood Condo
Very comfortable and clean. Exceeded my expectations."
Dec 05, 2017 - Alexander H., dallas, TX

"Great vaca
Awesome location, very homey feel to the cabin. Loved it!!!"
Sep 24, 2017 - Mohamed E.

"Nice and comfortable
It was a nice condo. "
Aug 14, 2017 - Virginia S., San Mateo, CA

"Carnelian Bay
It was clean comfortable quiet easy drive to beaches grocery store and great dining"
Jul 20, 2017 - Marcia K.

"Fantastic property
property management was very easy to work with and was very responsive. from date of booking through phone call for early check-in, communication was excellent. property is located between Tahoe city and Kings beach. ideal location because we were staying for local ski resorts and proximity to stores and restaurants. All were at the farthest 30 minutes away. Property was well appointed. Other than groceries, there was nothing missing or needed. We were surprised to find the unit also had a stacked washer/dryer which came in very handy. "
Apr 09, 2017 - , dublin, CA

"Tahoe special
Really enjoyed the stay!"
Apr 04, 2017 - Kent S.

"Wonderful and Pleasant Place to stay!!!
First of all, thank you very much for the support when we were getting there. We did a mistake not attempting for the keys of place and we were very well assisted by the owner of location.
Staying in a such beautiful place is always a pleasant experience. We stayed with the whole family for skiing at Squaw and were very much enjoyable.
We look forward to visit again Lake Tahoe, maybe, on summer or spring.

Again thank you very much for helping us having a such nice experience at Lake Tahoe.

Joao, Sueli, Sofia, Matheus and Joao Paulo"
Feb 20, 2017 - Sofia A.

"Perfect Location
The house was beautiful, all super comfortable, clean and cozy.
It is very well located to go skiing to the best ski centers in the area.
The only bad thing was it was very difficult to find the entrance from the route. Surely it was so much snow."
Feb 14, 2017 - Martin L.

"Thanksgiving Week 2016
It was a great week. The home was nice and cozy. It had everything we needed. The game room and being so close to the lake and a snow play area were great too. "
Dec 12, 2016 - Vicente A.

"Driftwood Rental at Cornelian Woods
Very positive experience.Central location for North Lake Tahoe. Much less crowded than South. Accommodations perfect for 3 of us.Only suggestion is to include facial tissue."
Sep 17, 2016 - Murray H., Wilmington, DE

"Great place for a family get together
We liked what has been done to the kitchen."
Jul 10, 2016 - Lee S., Concord, CA

"Family gathering
Beautiful condo, new appliances, very clean and bright. We could not get TV to work but to busy to watch anyway. We highly recommend this condo."
Jun 29, 2016 - , Riverside, WA

"Carnelian Woods Unit #15
Outstanding location in Carnelian Bay. Unit in perfect shape and clean. Very comfortable.

Two suggestions: 1. A floor lamp or two are needed in the living room for reading. 2. An operational DVD player would be nice.

Wonderful stay. Will stay at this unit again in the future.

Jun 22, 2016 - , Saratoga, CA

"MLK Weekend
Enjoyed our long weekend stay at Driftwood. Condo was clean and comfortable and the hot tub was fantastic! Only issues were that there is no cell reception and the wifi did not work for most of our stay. While the bathrooms are newly renovated and lovely, the kitchen could use a upgrade as well. "
Jan 20, 2016 - , San Francisco, CA

"carnelian woods
The townhouse is very clean and neat. You can not help but relax while you're there. We are going to book this property again for next year!
Nov 30, 2015 - Hong K., san jose, CA

"Nice place
It was a good place; clean, cozy. Maintenance/service was on point. I never interacted with anyone personally, but the reservation process was smooth and the condo was ready and waiting for our arrival."
Oct 20, 2015 - , Redwood City, CA

"Driftwood rental #15
Rental experience was great overall."
Sep 22, 2015 - Carlos V.

"One of our best Tahoe trips!
We had an absolute blast! There was more than enough space for our family, we found lots of cozy blankets when the evenings got chilling and the location was so much better than other places we have rented. "
Sep 09, 2015 - Katherine B., Lincoln, CA

"Perfect place to stay and great location on the North Shore.
The rental was a perfect fit for our family of 4. Plenty of seating, nice size refigerator, very comfortable king beds, and neat upgraded bathroom. Will rent this unit again."
Aug 01, 2015 - Craig G., South San Francisco, CA

"Great value and location
Property was very clean and well kept. Great location if the north shore is your destination. We plan to stay here next year."
Jul 20, 2015 - , Santa Maria, CA

"Updated amenties and comfy beds
We stayed here in 2015 and it appears the appliances and the downstairs bathroom have all been redone. Everything worked well with the exception of the bbq was out of propane, the upstairs bathroom toilet runs loudly, and the dvd player did not work. Beds were comfy (aside from the one twin upstairs) and unit is very quiet even though it is one of those closer to the main road which we chose on purpose to haul our kayak across the street easier. Unit seemed very clean including the light colored carpeting. Would definately stay here again. "
Jul 15, 2015 - , Loomis, CA

"Skønt beliggenhed og veludstyret
Vi havde 2 overnatninger ved Tahoe søen, og kan anbefale stedet. Meget smukt, gode trails og ikke overrendt. Historien er interessant, guldlandet, Donner familien og Vikingsholm."
Apr 16, 2015 - Martha P., Fredericia, Denmark

"Can't Beat the Price!
We enjoyed our stay and you can't beat the price!"
Apr 06, 2015 - Sarah W., Coalinga, CA

The property that we rented was a house for 5 people. It was just as described! Very clean, carpeted, heated. Came with 2 king sized beds and a twin sized and a comfy sofa. Bathrooms are modern and clean. Plenty of bedding to keep warm as well. The loft was amazing as well. The hot tubs were super clean, but only downside was that it closed pretty early at 8:45 pm. Would definitely rent again!"
Mar 10, 2015 - , San Francisco, Ca

"Good choice for two cozy couples
Cooking pots are in bad shape. Everything else was fine.
Nice dining area and living room.
Upstairs bath has no shower so need to share downstairs.
Parking is in a lot 150 feet from condo. "
Feb 22, 2015 - , Santa Clara, CA

"a wonderful winter condo experience at north lake tahoe
This was a great vacation..the condo was even nicer than the pictures on had everything including paper towels in the kitchen..dishwasher soap. Dish soap.....everything we needed was there.even matches to light the real fire place...decor was very nice..there was a bear theme threwout the the whole felt like home..cosy....warm...and so many blankets we could have survived a bblizzard without the heater on"
Dec 16, 2014 - Darlene K., Pittsburg, CA

"Very cozy and convenient condo
We stayed 3 nights during thanksgiving time, the experience is great! I really like the furniture store and decor of this house, appliance is very nice too. The only drawback is the pans and pots are very worn out. "
Dec 01, 2014 - , Monte Sereno, CA

"September 2014
We have stayed at Carnelian Woods many times in the past 30 years and have found the accommodations to be comfortable, clean and well-kept. Sleeping comfort was lacking this time. The mattress pad and sheets did not fit the bed. The sheets were very thin and terribly worn, the elastic was stretched out completely and the mattress pad was too small for the size mattress. We woke many times during the night to replace the pad and sheets. This made sleeping very difficult. In spite of the lack of sleep the rest of the experience was very good. "
Oct 01, 2014 - , Lake Forest, CA

"We had a wonderful vacation; the place was great
Very happy with everythingn"
Sep 01, 2014 - David B., Goodyear, AZ

"interior of unit user friendly, exterior to commercial looking
Looking for cabin style on water edge not here"
Aug 11, 2014 - , Lakeside, Ca

"Tahoe stay
Clean, convenient location. Very pleased with our stay."
Aug 11, 2014 - , Kailua kona, Hi

"Comfortable condo and great location
We really enjoyed the condo and the amenities, particularly the beautiful pool, which we had nearly all to ourselves. Construction work being done the parking lot on our last day made packing our vehicle very difficult, but other than that, no complaints."
Jun 30, 2014 - , Eugene, OR

"Winter ski trip
This property is very nice. It's in a good location for skiing and food. I would have liked to see some spices and Cooking spray stocked as well as shampoo.
The only other down side is for a two night stay the Cleaning fee was just about the same amount as the 2 night base amount. The cleaning fee shouldn't be that much"
Mar 17, 2014 - , San Lorenzo, CA

"Good Value
Very nice, cute, quaint, CLEAN condo--perfect for up to 4 people, but a little small for a group larger than that. Both king beds are very comfortable with supportive foam toppers."
Oct 24, 2011 - , San Bruno, CA

"Our Labor Day stay
The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable, the TV was great, and the place had everything two people would need. The wireless never got a strong enough signal but we used the ethernet cord to connect, which worked out fine. The rugs were
a little dirty, probably from skiers. Having the tennis courts, pool and hot tub was fantastic. The location is a little out of the way, but on Labor Day weekend, that was plus."
Sep 08, 2011 - Kathryn O., Oakland, ca

"My Disappointment
We had to return home after a fire totally destroyed out lake house. We were disappointed that consideration was not given to refunding our money or as least part of it under the circumstances. **** Kish"
Aug 30, 2011 - Richard K., Richmond, VA

Jul 11, 2011 - , Tampa, FL

"lake tahoe is amazing, but this unit is not!
smelled of mold for the first several days. floors are uneven. furniture is old kitchen needs serious updating. felt like we were camping without the tent..."
Jul 06, 2011 - susan b., loudonville, ny

"happy traveler
2 things that i had concern with. the apartments dvd did not work and the hot tub was supper chlorinated it was had to breath while sitting their"
Jun 22, 2011 - , linden, ca

Jun 17, 2011 - , Berkeley, CA

Mar 30, 2011 - Nancy R., Maspeph, NY

"lighting problem and cable not working
The property is clean and the location is great. However, there are several things making a negative impact.

First, the lights over the living + dinning area do not work. The only light source is then from the kitchen ...

Then, thought there are two new big flat screen TVs in the unit, neither the cable for DVD player works. Not sure what the TV is for ...

Lastly, even though the community has a spa area, given it is cold in a winter night, considerable walking distance, and no sign/direction to the area in the community, it is not easy to use the spa facility if you can even find it. "
Mar 01, 2011 - Jian Z., Palo Alto, CA

should have the condo complex map in the confirmation packet, if miss the instruction to print it out like I did, finding the unit in the dark is very difficult. Other than that it was a very good place to stay."
Feb 23, 2011 - , Campbell, CA

Feb 03, 2011 - Patty K., San Francisco, CA

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