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Tahoe romantic 'real' Log Cabin in Bijou Pines with enclosed hot tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 92 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6, BONUS new Star & Moon view room w 4x8 skylight

Romantic quiet vintage log cabin with enclosed hot tub on double lot in pine woods setting. New, free wireless Internet. You can walk two blocks to the beach on Lake Tahoe. Located in South Lake Tahoe, 1.8 miles from Nevada State Line casinos, and Heavenly Ski Resort. Two blocks walk through the woods to Safeway and Starbucks. Secluded but close to it all.

Completely enclosed cedar plank fenced in double lot sized back yard. Ideal for kids or pets to safely run and play in the snow or sun. Large back yard barbecue/outdoor kitchen area with log table and seating. Ideal for enjoying the outdoors. Backyard ideal for relaxing at night while star gazing too.

This is your secret mountain lake getaway place that you will want to return to and tell your friends about.

New Improved STAR & MOON room: We have added an enclosed porch area with two oversized 4x4 sky lights, and a double french doors and a 5x10 ft view window into the back yard area.

Lake camping out but indoors on the couch futon for an extra special get away feeling.

More Details

John McGrath
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish, portuguese, russian, italian, Farsi
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About John McGrath

I only fish on days that end in Y!

John McGrath purchased this cabin in 2000

Why John McGrath chose South Lake Tahoe

THIS IS MY PERSONAL TIME TRAVEL MACHINE. Wanna go back to a simpler time and place? This is it!

What makes this cabin unique

Simpler time, but with modern amenities....6 person enclosed hot tub, electricity, indoor plumbing, central heating! WOWSER.


Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno, Nevada
Car: recommended

South Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the water and perfect blue sky days of summer, or the powder at Heavenly Ski resort in the winter. And enjoy the casinos and night life at State Line one mile away all year.

Other Activities: endless night life at casinos and Heavenly skiing


Bijou Pines Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Tahoe romantic 'real' Log Cabin in Bijou Pines with enclosed hot tub
average rating of 4.344262 based on 61 reviews

It was a cute cabin! Perfect dor our honeymoon get away!

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Bed comfy, Jacuzzi perfect, location was great! Thank you for letting us stay here!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your new life together. Honored to Have you as guests!
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SF Bay Area

Rustic and charming

  • 4 of 5

Great little rustic cabin close to lake and stores. I don't recommend it for toddlers as the stairs to the loft are steep. I was initially concerned because there were reviews that talked about mice but I saw no evidence of mice and food in cabin was sealed and kitchen was clean. A romantic little cabin. My favorite part is the hot tub that's right outside of the summary, it's not fancy but it is charming and cozy and I would stay there again for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawthorne, NV

A very fun and unique place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We were only able to stay at the cabin for one weekend, but it was the perfect relaxing get away for us. We couldn’t understand how anybody could give the cabin a bad rating. It was beautifully furnished and clean, but still had that rustic quality we were looking for. Everything is close and the lake is only a short walk away. We hope to go back and stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really great place with nothing missing! A fabulous cabin if you are a pet lover!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and super quiet neighborhood. We will definitely be looking to stay again for ski season!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a great time renting this cabin for Labor Day weekend! The pictures don't do this place justice. Beautiful inside, rustic feel but with modern conveniences. HUGE back and front yards for the dogs. We grilled every night. Walked to the lake every day.. overall great experience! And Lynda was right next door if we had any questions. Would stay here again, absolutely! Thanks again for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Some people asked if we were going to tear down this vintage 1930 log cabin in the woods built from Jeffrey Pines from the lot next door. But we said no. We replaced the lower two layers of logs with a stone foundation and Added some electricity, hidden central heating and not so hidden hot tub. We said it is to be preserved as is as much as possible to allow people like you and us to enjoy the experience of our pioneer ancestors who built and dwelled in these cabins in simpler times. So glad you enjoyed the time travel experience. You are of course welcome back anytime.
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We really enjoyed the experience of the cabin.

  • 4 of 5

We were warned about the mice problem that Tahoe was having. Unfortunately, someone prior to our visit left an open bag of opened spaghetti pasta on the top shelf above the microwave that the mice found and kept us a wake one night. I was able to get to it and throw it away, no more mice noises the next night!

The smoke alarms also chirped at night so we took them down and removed the batteries, no more chirping!

We brought our dog and it was great to have such a nice big fenced in yard for him to play in!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and I am glad overall, you enjoyed your time at our log cabin. We are an authentic log cabin in the woods. You will see wildlife everywhere, raccoons, chipmunks, squirrels and coyotes and our friendly neighborhood teenage size bear if you are lucky. And of course tiny field mice can be coaxed into the cabin if guests leave open food containers at night. That is why we do have glass jars for all food items left on shelf, even a special super long spaghetti glass jar. I am sorry the previous guest did not notice that, and I thank you for handling the situation. We could try to kill all the mountain critters and make this a humans only place.....but that is not our way. Our place is for guests who appreciate and enjoy being close too nature, even if a maybe a little too close for comfort for some at times. And thank you for changing the batteries in the alarms. I really appreciate your taking care of that and in return I would like to offer you a free night whenever you are back in South Lake Tahoe. Just email me and I will add free night stay to calendar for you any open date.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Complimentary Wine and Flowers to greet guest arrival!


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.