This two-level townhome has open living space and mountain-style decor.The living room features vaulted ceilings, a gas fireplace and a flat screen HD TV / DVD player with NetfFlix UNLIMITED movie streaming. BBQ on the adjacent deck year round or prepare a gourmet meal in the fully equipped kitchen, with dining at the table or breakfast bar. The main floor bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom upstairs has a queen bed, and there are two full beds in the loft area. All bathrooms are nicely updated, and for those who need to stay connected, free Wifi service is included.
Located in the Carnelian Woods townhome complex, this property is walking distance to North Lake Tahoe hot-spots Waterman?s Landing and Patton Beach, Magic Carpet mini golf and Gar Woods Restaurant. The Recreation Center / Lodge features an Olympic size swimming pool, two outdoor spas, locker room saunas, a game room and video arcade, tennis and bocce courts and a fitness trail. This complex backs up to the Tahoe National Forest, where you can enjoy endless miles of hiking, cross country skiing and other activities year-round.
NOTE: Spas open summer & winter daily but limited to Saturdays only in spring & fall. Pool & spas open weekends 5/27-6/11/16, then daily from 6/20/16-9/11/2016.
Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Full
Additional Features: * Business: High Speed Internet - Wireless, Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office * Convenience: Area Fitness Center, Craft Shopping, Medical Services Nearby, Nearby Grocery, Shopping * Entertainment: Cable Television, CD Player, DVD Player, Television, VCR * Family: Beach , Miniature Golf * GENERAL: Internet * Geographic: Exceptional Sunrises, Exceptional Sunsets, Near Beach * Kitchen: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils * Living: Gas Fireplace, Linens, Washer & Dryer * Outdoor: Balcony, Beach Walking, Biking, Boating, Fishing, Gas Grill, Hiking Trails, Hot Tub, Shared Swimming Pool, Sight-Seeing, Snowmobile Rental, Swimming, Tennis, Walkway to Water, Wildlife Viewing
Reviewed by: Keri C. recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in August, 2016 My family of 5 stayed at the Wilderness Retreat for a 4 day vacation during August. It was a short walk to the pebble beach where we could rent kayaks and paddleboards. Very kid and dog friendly beach, although next time we will bring water shoes for the rocks. We had a great time playing Bocce at the rec center. It was so much fun we played it on two different days. This condo was a great location since it was only minutes away from Tahoe City, Truckee, Northstar and Squaw Valley. We ventured out every day and were amazed at how quickly we could experience an entirely different area of Lake Tahoe. Our entire family had a great time and we all agreed that we will be coming back next year! I highly recommend the condo due to its location, amenities and ease of renting.
Reviewed by: Michael A. recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2016 Great location and value. Enjoyed the amenities including the recreation center. Townhouse is well appointed. Maintenance was very responsive (there were some lights out). Only comment is it is a little darker than it appears, even with all the lights on. Still, great place. There are written instructions for everything, including TV, cable, etc... thank God!
A guest from Lake Stevens, WA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2015 The reservation process went smoothly. When we had minor car trouble driving to Tahoe and had to delay our arrival, First Accomodations was very helpful. The condo was exactly as advertised; it was very clean and everything worked as it should (which has not always been my experience with vacation rentals). The beds were comfortable with good quality linens. Kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to cook meals. The gas fireplace provided warmth when needed and there were fans to cool us down when it was too hot. The unit was well located, easy walking distance to beach, restaurants, and miniature golf.I would recommend this unit to friends.
Dean G. from Springfield, MA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in March, 2015 Visited from MA. My partner and I flew in and met my two kids and their boyfriend and girlfriend. Plenty of room for all and two baths was needed. We had our privacy downstairs while the kids were upstairs. We have stayed in theses condos a few times and really like the location and what they offer for the price. Baths had been updated but kitchen is due.
A guest from Walnut Creek, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2014 Our experience with this Carnelian Woods unit was simply unbearable! We discovered well into this 5 day stay that the unit was filled with mice! There is nothing quite like rodents to ruin a wonderful vacation; having them run across your head when you're trying to sleep no less. I only hope I can get my wife's scream out of my memory in the next couple of years. The property management team did their best to respond by setting traps; unfortunately, there weren't enough of them! My suggestion to them: this isn't the case of a guest leaving a door ajar in a forested environment; you have a serious mouse infestation problem--hire a better pest service and don't rent this unit until it's been cleared--do yourself a favor, if you think it's been cleared, spend the night at the unit and check it out for yourself; guests don't make good guinea pigs!
Unexpected and Unwelcomed Occupants when we Arrived
Jeanne K. from SAN JOSE, California does not recommend this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2014 Arrived at the property in the evening and settled in after the drive. General condition was good but quickly discovered that there was a rodent problem. We had multiple field mice running across the floor of living room. Called Management and they set traps the next day. They said they came in because the door must have been left open by previous occupants. Over 3 days, kept seeing more mice and trapping them. It appeared that they had a nest in the laundry and or couch. Daughter and wife were stressed and could not relax in the unit. Family refused to eat in the unit because of the mice. Management made no effort to either move us or compensate us for the bad experience. This was our second time at this complex and I felt that management did not really care. Stated that it was part of the Tahoe experience!I would have expected the management to at least compensate us for the poor condition and non-relaxing environment incurred.
A guest from Sebastopol, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in July, 2011 This condo is walking distance from the fabulous pool, sauna and spas as well as from the Lake. The unit itself is very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The newly remodeled bathrooms are lovely and the showerheads are awesome. The kitchen isn't gourmet, but it is fully stocked with more pots and pans, dishware, cutlery and glassware than you need. The dishwasher is excellent and the fridge is immaculate. We would return. Very well priced.
Tom F. from Pacifica, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 8 days in July, 2011 First the positive. Very well painted and decorated. So enjoyed the beautiful art work! Love the bath improvements.Negative would be, very dark and sort of depressing as a result. There's prob not a lot you can do about that, however that was the down side for us.Overall, we had a great time.
Kathy N. from Stockton, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 4 days in July, 2011 Dishes were full of soap scum as dishwasher doesnt work. Kitchen poorly stocked, pots and pans burned, digusting! Bed are old old old, ALL of them no one got a restful night. Downstair bedroom floor is no even, doesnt work with bad knees! Towels are small and cheap, fell just like sandpaper. Kitchen towels are so worn they are to thin to be useful. We left after 2-1/2 days of our 4, everyone just want a good bed to sleep in, we were all exhausted! It is a poor lay out for six adults couldnt even think about the 8 they have listed. Swimming pool area was very nice. If you want cheap this is your place, if you want a restful and relaxing time look elsewhere.
Denise C. from Pasadena, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in February, 2011 The only concern about this lovely property was the snow maintenance in the parking and driveway area. Snow removal was not good at all, and our car, with snow chains, got stuck trying to enter the street where the condo was located. Later, we were afraid to park the car because the parking lot has a distinct slope to it and was covered in black ice. To add to the problem, the condo itself had no snow shovel, so we couldn't even dig out a parking space for ourselves. The condo is about 10 mi from the closest ski area, which is about a 30 min trek with chains on. This is probably a better place to stay in the summer.
A guest from Hillsborough, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2010 The virtual tour of the property was deceiving. The living room and kitchen was very small. You can only fit 2 people in the kitchen at a time.
A guest from El Cerrito, CA does not recommend this property. Stayed for 3 days in December, 2010 Re: Property Mgmt style and policies:(1) Inflexible(2) Dont understand cleaning policy and fee when guests do the work for them anyhow (note: we are a clean, organized family anyway; we could have been paid the cleaning fee ourselves ; all the cleaning crew had to do was vacuum, and do the bedsheets and place the towels; we did all the rest.(2) Did not get the corrected key code (not in spam) via email- poor communications w/staff; Re: location of the unitDue to heavy snow, pathway not cleared; we had to haul our heavy luggage and provisions through a long pathway; beautiful w/ snow but quite inconvenient.Pictures of unit/websiteDeceptive. Unit smaller in reality than the wide angled pictures presented. But all kitchen needs there which helped with daily needs.Miscellaneous:(1) Towels very thin.... reminded of Motel 6 quality, rather than Marriott style, which other condos and vacation homes have provided.(2) No power for about 3 hrs right about check out time... no calls from management to notify nor make concessions re: strict check out rules..And last but not least:NO WI-FI /INTERNET ACCESS- A DEFINITE NEGATIVE!Positives:(1) Fireplace much needed at end of day. Great area to hang around(2) TV in upstairs bedroom a plus.(3) Lots of closet space- helped tremendously in storing clothes.(4)good water pressureCONCLUSION: Will probably not recommend this property but might try other properties, but would appreciate a more flexible policy .
Barbara M. from Vista, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 7 days in July, 2010 We've stayed at Carnelian Woods condos for over 30 summers. This unit was very nice. A little dark though, but when there are units on either side of you, it is tough to get more windows. Very nice unit otherwise.
atsushi Y. from Los Altos, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 2 days in February, 2010 We enjoyed staying your property. It was easier to check in than last year. only thing we wish we had was wifi access or pass word. we tried to call office, but phone did not work somehow. well,, we were busy going out so it was not that big deal after all. Thanks!Atsushi
Property Manager Response: Response from First Accommodations This property does not come with high speed internet, and we have tested the phone and it's working fine.
Steve C. from San Clemente, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 3 days in January, 2010 We loved this place! The beds are comfortable, the kitchen has everything you need, the heating (in the winter) works like a charm, the place is spacious with plenty of room for your stay and it's really affordable. It's also close to all the North Tahoe ski resorts. The place is great and we definitely want to stay here again in the Winter and Summer. Thank you!
A guest from Roseville, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in January, 2010 Property a lot smaller than the pics look but the location and the lodge was great. Very family friendly place to stay.
A guest from Pleasanton, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 4 days in December, 2009 Overall the place is nice, enough rooms to sleep 6 people. Here are just a few things I didn't like: the common areas (living, kitchen) are a little small for 5 or more people.The beds were not very comfortable (too soft and worn out, kept rolling into the center).I loved the remodeled bathrooms.It would also be nice if the driveway to the parking lots were kept ice free, not everybody has a four wheel drive!
A guest from Agoura Hills, CA recommends this property. Stayed for 5 days in December, 2009 We were very happy with unit 16. It was very clean, nice bathrooms, comfortable beds. The only problem was the living room area was a bit small for 8 people. We were definately rent unit 16 again.