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2 Bathrooms
Sleeps 9
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This dog friendly North Lake Tahoe vacation rental cabin has new appliances and well appointed furniture. The rental cabin includes a new back deck in a secluded setting perfect for summer BBQ's. The living room, dining room, and kitchen are very open to one another for easy conversations. There is a woodstove in the living room for nice winter ambiance. The downstairs contains all three bedrooms and the other bathroom. In the summer, the cabin is within walking distance of the conveniences of downtown Carnelian Bay, a dog friendly beach (Patton Beach), and hiking and biking trails.

Dog owners, Get more Lake Tahoe Pet Friendly Information.

*For larger groups including weddings and family reunions, this home is across the street from Shirley's Retreat Cabin with Hot Tub and 6 houses away from the Oliver Remodeled Cabin.

All Agate Bay Realty vacation rental properties are fully equipped with free high speed wireless internet, linens, bath towels (equal to the maximum occupancy of the house), pots/pans, dishes, microwave, coffee pot, blender, toaster, TV & DVD, washer & dryer and barbecue (many are only usable in the summer). The house will also provide a starter set of toilet paper, soap, and paper towels.

The Agate Bay Pool facilities are open in the summer from the Saturday before Fathers Day to the Sunday of Labor Day. *The first 4 guests are free but the club charges $10 a day for any guests over 4 people.


  • Agate Bay Swim Club Privileges
  • Dog Friendly (dogs stay free)
  • Propane BBQ (summer)
  • Flat Screen TV 
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Secluded Deck Setting with Nice Patio Furniture
  • Walk to Watermans Landing Beach (1/2 mile away)
  • Woodstove in Living Room
  • All the homes have high speed wireless internet
  • Open floor plan/1440 sq. feet

Bedding Configuration

  • 1 Queen (downstairs)
  • 1 Queen, & 1 Twin (downstairs)
  • 2 Bunks, & 1 Queen Futon (downstairs)


Agate Bay Realty, Inc. BBB Business Review

This dog friendly North Lake Tahoe vacation rental cabin has new appliances and well appointed furniture. The rental cabin includes a new back deck in a secluded setting perfect for summer BBQ's. The living room, dining room, and kitchen are very open to one another for easy conversations. There is a woodstove in the living room for nice winter ambiance. The downstairs contains all three bedrooms and the other bathroom. In the summer, the cabin is within walking distance of the conveniences of downtown Carnelian Bay, a dog friendly beach (Patton Beach), and hiking and biking trails.

*For larger groups including family reunions, corporate retreats, and weddings, this dog friendly cabin is across the street from the Balla Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental.

All Agate Bay Realty vacation rental properties are fully equipped with free high speed wireless internet, linens, bath towels (equal to the maximum occupancy of the house), pots/pans, dishes, microwave, coffee pot, blender, toaster, TV & DVD, washer & dryer and barbecue (many are only usable in the summer). The house will also provide a starter set of toilet paper, soap, and paper towels.

Agate Bay Realty guests can purchase Discount Lift Tickets through our office to Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley. The tickets are good everyday of the season and you save $10-$30 per ticket depending on the dates of redemption and packages.

The Agate Bay Pool & Pier facilities are open in the summer from the Saturday before Fathers Day to the Sunday of Labor Day.



  • Dog Friendly
  • Pool Access
  • Walk to Beach
  • All Units Free Wifi


05/03/20 - 05/20/20$185
05/21/20 - 05/24/20$200
05/25/20 - 06/25/20$225
06/26/20 - 07/04/20$300$1,900
07/05/20 - 07/10/20$225$1,500
07/11/20 - 07/24/20$350$1,800
07/25/20 - 08/08/20$400$2,100
08/09/20 - 08/15/20$300$1,750
08/16/20 - 09/02/20$250
09/03/20 - 09/06/20$250
09/07/20 - 09/26/20$225



Excellent communication

Reviewed on 2020-01-07 by David
Very quick to email back and responsive to any concerns.

Nice Place!

Reviewed on 2019-12-12 by Andrea
This house had a great set up for us - 6 people (2 couples and two teens). There's plenty of comfortable seating and we had just enough table space & chairs for 12 for Thanksgiving dinner. Plenty of pots & pans. No oil, pepper or any spices (due to attracting bears...) so be sure to bring *everything* you need, including shower soap. Plenty of towels and comfortable beds. It snowed a lot while we were there so we didn't explore the area too much. Left a day early since we didn't have 4WD and a storm was coming. Great that our dog was welcome, he loved the snow. Agate Realty was very responsive to a couple of questions. The furnace made a noise every hour or so - hopefully you tune it out (most of us did but my mom heard it at night). The wood stove was plenty of heat for the upstairs in winter and there was lots of wood for us.

Wonderful home!

Reviewed on 2019-11-20 by Sean
The place was roomy, clean, and had all the amenities we needed from bedding to kitchenware. It looks just as good as advertised and I could not recommend it enough.

Amazing place

Reviewed on 2019-11-01 by Edvin
Amazing place to stay which ever season you go, wonderful place especially if you love being more in the wilderness.

Awesome! Thanks!

Reviewed on 2019-10-24 by Chris
Great location, short walk from Carnelian Bay public access area, home is stocked with games, records, cassettes, as much fire wood as you could ever need. Had a little bit of a goldilocks issue with the beds, one queen was to hard, the other too soft, but no complaints from my kids with all the other beds. Had concerns based on other reviews of the place not being clean, but I found the place adequately clean, no issues.

Great location, great place!

Reviewed on 2019-10-17 by Candace
The beds were really comfy, spacious family room, kitchen was well stocked, and instructions for heater, check in, and clean up was crystal clear.

Perfect for family getaways!

Reviewed on 2019-09-06 by Gabriel
Amazing 2 story cabin, all the bed rooms are on the first floor. While keeping the living room, dining area, and kitchen upstairs to keep everyone in the same vicinity.

Great experience!

Reviewed on 2019-09-02 by Shannon
Great location near the lake and amenities. Minutes to anything you need. Big house, older furnishings, but well laid out and great open space and light. Loved sitting on the deck looking at the trees. 1 Br w a queen, 1Br w a queen and a twin, 1 Br w 2 sets of bunk beds. 1 bath up and 1 bath down. Open concept kitchen / family space.

Met our needs - great host

Reviewed on 2019-08-18 by Patrick
Agate Bay Realty folks were super nice and helped with my last minute booking. On the plus side the house has a nice kitchen and living area which was very comfortable. Decks were amazing and relaxing. Upstairs bath is nice and laundry room handy.. Large dining are worked nice for our crew of 6. Location was quiet and close to everything. On the down side, all bedrooms are located downstairs and share a single bath. When you enter you face a hall, the bedrooms and the stair case, which we found to be a bit of an odd design. Bedrooms and shared bath are quite small. Mattresses and bedding would benefit much from an upgrade. Home and amenities are showing their age and use. Still worked well for out needs and late notice.


Reviewed on 2019-06-30 by Gonzalo
Good place to stay, outdated but good...

Lovely place

Reviewed on 2019-06-27 by Bethany
This place is lovely. We spent most of our time eating and relaxing on the back patio with the dogs. There is a nice dog beach nearby (not Patton beach - further down the road) where we swam. You can walk to the lake from here, but it's farther than you might think. Very comfortable stay.

Cool cabin

Reviewed on 2019-06-19 by Tom
A really cool cabin with close proximity to amenities and places to visit and check out.

I’ll be back!

Reviewed on 2019-01-02 by Jose
“Amazing cabin that is close to it all. Will definitely book again for my next stay.”

Perfect Cabin

Reviewed on 2014-11-30 by Marissa M
The cabin was just as described. We had a group of 8 and a dog, everyone was very pleased and enjoyed the cabin to the fullest. The bunk bed mattresses were a little hard (and noisy) but they served their purpose. Very close to the lake and great area to walk around.

Smith Cabin- Family Friendly and Dog Friendly, thumbs up!

Reviewed on 2013-09-16 by Reimer Family of CA
We really couldn't have been much happier :) This home was great! Nice long drive way for plenty of cars 7 or boats, lots of sleeping options and a great, open floor plan upstairs for lounging, cooking and eating. It was important for our family of 10 to have 2 couches, this home had 2 very comfortable "L" couches, a huge dining table that sat 12. It has 2 great patio/balcony's for fresh air & is in a wonderful neighborhood. My only disappointment was that the beds were not the most comfortable, but it is what it is. We were thrilled to have this place and hope to come back soon. Worked out great for the dogs too! Agate Bay Rentals were incredibly friendly and pleasant to work with. They offer the best deals and make it easy for families bringing along our furry kiddos! Just an FYI if you are bringing your pooch there no fenced yard.

Comfortable Vacatrion

Reviewed on 2013-07-17 by Mary of CA
We had 4 adults + a two-year-old. Kitchen is very well equipped; every possible piece of equipment is there. Newer, clean gas grill on deck. Nice having two decks with chairs and chaise lounges to follow the sun all day! Appreciated lots of glasses and nice wine glasses. Beds are fine. Good to have 2 baths. Nice 10-min. walk to dog beach, 5 min. drive to beautiful pool/lawn/sand volleyball. Easy biking area. 15-min drive to very nice public beach w/3 volleyball courts and large lawn w/picnic areas. Short drive to Tahoe City/Kings Beach.

Beautiful Surroundings

Reviewed on 2012-09-30 by Ken of washington
This was an amazing home in the forest, very secluded and quiet. I have yet to find the pool and the beach they talk about, but the stay was very peaceful and enjoyable
Manager response on 2012-09-30 - Response from Agate Bay Realty
Hi Ken, I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. The pool is only open until the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, so it wasn't open during your stay but for future reference it's on the corner of Dodowah Rd. and Agate Rd. about a 10 minute walk from the house. The dog-friendly beach within a ten minute walk is Patton Beach, just walk to Sahara Rd, up to Onyx Rd, and down to the lake and it is right there. You can also look in the binder at the house for other answers to frequently asked questions, maps, etc. Thanks again, we hope to see you soon!

Great Stay at the Smith House

Reviewed on 2012-07-13 by Carrie of Ca
The house was very comfortable and accommodated our large family. The large great room was perfect for family games and talks. It was a great week.

Love it!!

Reviewed on 2012-01-07 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of bay area
Everything was great! Clean and very comfortable! A lot of space and good for families with dog.

Perfect family cabin, cozy, comfortable!

Reviewed on 2012-01-04 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of Sacramento
My kids and I loved spending Christmas at the Smith cabin. I especially love how the whole upstairs was one giant living space, with the kitchen and dining room and family room. It even has an upstairs bathroom, shower, and laundry room! All the bedrooms were downstairs. The house is located on a very quiet street, close to everything, yet tucked away nicely. We didn't see any bears! Loved having a big pile of firewood at my disposal. Notes everywhere explained how to operate things in the house, which was great for me. Everything was perfect. I had all the cooking utensils, pots and pans I needed. We just went grocery shopping, then came in and made ourselves at home.Kids had a blast exploring their new environment and everything was kid-safe. I even appreciated that the coffee table had rounded edges, so I didn't have to worry about them getting hurt!Oh, and if you go in the winter, be sure and check out Northstar resort. It's close by, and we had a fantastic day there. We parked in the free lot and took the free shuttle! We will definitely stay here again!

This house is very easy to share with a large group of family, r

Reviewed on 2011-12-29 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of San Rafael
The Smith house is well equipped and comfortable and clean. Beautiful deck, quiet neighborhood. The decor and furniture are old but large and sturdy. The location is great, very convenient to many interesting spots on the North/West Shore. Agate Bay Realty was very responsive to all pre-trip questions and I would definately consider staying here again. I also really appreciate that it is a dog friendly property.

Enjoy Carnelain Bay community

Reviewed on 2011-08-14 by Todd C. of CA
The Smith house is inviting in its set up. Bedrooms and one full bath on the main floor with shared areas, laundry and another full bath on the second floor. If you are coming to ski or hit the lake the location canont be beat. Squaw and NorthStar are close as is the Safeway and Garwoods for food and seeing/being seen. The cabin is dated in terms of furniture. The beds are very comfortable. The coches not so much. The kithcen is adequate for snacks, sandwiches, etc. and if you are looking to prepare intensive meals (as we did on a few evenings of our stay) it is possible but the tools are old and shopworn. We loved the decks and these were very good for entertaining and hangin out. The grill is old and you have to use a grill pan becuase the actual rack is rusting (I wouldn't put anything my family was going to eat on that grill directly.) The place is warn and has charm but needs serious updating to be more comfortable. If sleeping and location are the main needs of the trip it is great and King's beach is close and sandy (pkg = $8/day.) You can walk to Carnelian bay, which our dog loved (he liked the house:)) I would not stay here again without upgrades but that's me and our tastes. This place is clean, Agate bay realty folks are frienbdly and helpful regardless of the need or questions, and it is in a great neighborhood. t was our first time to this area of Tahoe and we will come back for sure and find a place with a modern kitchen and furniture. If I were witha group looking to ski and get a good rate on a good location, this is it.

great layout and property but poorly managed

Reviewed on 2011-08-13 by Honest review of CA
The Smith house has plenty of room & the layout is fantastic for 2 families to share. The deck is big, & living room spacious. Kids loved the room w/ bunk beds. Unfortunately, the property seems poorly managed. When we got there, the toilet downstairs (where the rooms are) wouldn't flush & nobody had used it. Agate Bay Realty (ABR) had to get a plummer & to their credit they had one come out the next day. (We trucked upstairs in the middle of the night to use the bathroom). The microwave door handle broke off the next day, as it appeared to have been glued on from a previous breakage. Abr asked the model, make, etc., which we found. We were told someone would come out & fix it so we didn't have to peel open the door w/ our fingernails - we never heard back from aBR and no appliance person ever came. Bbq was supposed to come w/ a full propane tank, it was 90% empty and I had go fill it(in all fairness I didn't contact aGB about propane, my wife told me after the fact it was to come with the property). The oven when off when we were trying to cook pizzas and wouldn't hold a heat of 425. Becareful if you have young children, there's a heating vent big enough to fall through; it's very light and not bolted down. My wife lifted it with one finger. We covered it w/ a blanket and put a table over it to prevent a fatal accident. Shower downstairs took 5 hrs to drain, it might be time to snake it. Althhough the refig said "normal" and was on level 3 of 6 it froze everything on the top shelf, including a gallon of milk. Athough not abr's fault couches and furniture are somewhat dated and uncomfortable. Overall, beds are good, and there is plenty of room. I hate to complain and I expect wear/tear (dirty carpets, poor utencils, etc.) but when you pay over 2k in rent, it's a given that plumbing & appliances should work w/out issue. When I discussed this w/ ABR staff upon leaving, they said "you never know what's going to happen" w/ a smile. Ironically, I'd stay there tomorrow.


Reviewed on 2011-07-27 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of Oxnard ca
the house is ok. the furniture is in really bad shape and made relaxing a struggle. there is a piece of raw plywood between the cushions of one sectional. I smacked my shin very hard. every dressers drawers fall completely out when you open them, etc. the walls are paneling, and the doors are very was clean, well kitchen stocked, nice. but just not a place I would rent again.

Clean, good location

Reviewed on 2011-07-23 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of San jose
House had everything we needed, walking distance to the beach, lake and restaurant.

Satisfied customer

Reviewed on 2011-06-27 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of folsom
Rental company did an excelent job of tending to all our requests which made our stay a great experience. Only complaint would be pool closing at 6PM when its hot and sunny still in summer. Location of property was excellent for the multi ages and interests of our group.

Great vacation home to stay in

Reviewed on 2011-01-19 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of Los Angeles
The house is great. It has all the necssary kitchen equipments and spices in it. The house is warm. My whole family loved it!!

Great home, had a great time at North Lake... Four paws up!

Reviewed on 2010-11-07 by Hank, Katy and Moki of CA
We checked out a few options for a long weekend getaway at North Lake, but the Smith House seemed like a perfect fit after reading the description. We don't vacation without our dog Moki, so dog friendly accommodations is a requirement. As soon as we arrived, we knew this place fit the bill. It has small but comfortable bedrooms on the first floor, and a large living/hanging out space on the second floor with a nice kitchen. The dining table is big enough for a large family plus some guests. The backyard deck is huge - a great place to kick back and relax - and seemed private from the rest of the neighborhood. Our dog felt right at home. He also had a tail wagging good time exploring North Lake and all the dog friendly trails and beaches in the area... Woof!


Reviewed on 2010-10-01 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of SUN VALLEY NEVADA
loved the family room we could cook & all 13 of us ate at the same time also played games & have family over for a BBQ The bedrooms where nice no tv but we didn,t need, pool was perfect .will be back thank you my son will be deployed soon and this was the best to have a place to relax.shirley sousa & Family

Relaxed and fun.

Reviewed on 2010-09-19 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of San Rafael
The house had a nice open floor plan with large dining table which made for good entertaining; had odd large floor vents in the ground which were uncomfortable to walk on, seemed dangerous and didn't help sound control; couches were outdated and uncomfortable; tvs were outdated and small; nice large balconies

Very Dissapointed

Reviewed on 2010-09-19 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of Stockton California
This home was very dissapointing. The furniture was old, dirty, and some broken. The carpets were fillthy and the downstairs bathroom sink is far too small, adults have to bend over allot to wash their face or brush their teeth. The toilet seat needed repair which the cleaning service was kind enough to replace. Tv downstairs did not work. This home is in need of some tender loving care and a deep cleaning!

Great Cabin

Reviewed on 2010-07-16 by Vinnie D of CA
Had a blast staying at the Smith resident over the 4th of July weekend. Can't wait to stay there again. The cabin was large and spacious, plenty of room for all our guests. Everyone felt right at home.

Girls & Dogs

Reviewed on 2010-07-14 by Evil Miss Monkey of CA
5 girls, 2 dogs, one awesome vacation. This place was exactly what we all needed to start the summer off - had a great time, and would do it again any time.

Fun and dog-friendly

Reviewed on 2010-07-14 by JoAnna of CA
My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer and lounge more on the back deck. We found ample hiking trails for the two of us and our 3 dogs, including a chihuahua mix who led the pack, but we also enjoyed just walking around the quiet neighborhood. It was great that Patten Beach was within walking distance. The house had all the amenities, but it desperately needs a good knife for chopping, and a few more lounge chairs for the deck. My friend didn't like that the upstairs noise carried into the downstairs bedrooms, but I liked that the house had two upper decks so the dogs could be out but still be enclosed. I would definitely rent again from agate Bay Realty.


Reviewed on 2010-01-24 by retreater of CA
Not a bad place for one of the cheapest units available. Good location, spacious, all the usualy necessities. They need to replace the tv, thats about our only complaint.

Very nice kitchen!

Reviewed on 2010-01-10 by Kumasans of CA
We stayed here for 5 days over NYE, and it was a wonderful experience. It is about a 15-20 min drive to Diamond Peak, Homewood, and Alpine Meadows, so we got to try all of these resorts.The kitchen and the equipment was very nice, and the selection of pots and pans were impressive. The knife selection wasn't so super, so we will bring our won next time. My only complaint was that we ran out of hot water after two people showered. There are two showers, but we could really only use one at a time or else we ran out of hot water. We would definitely consider staying here again!

perfect family getaway

Reviewed on 2009-06-10 by A FlipKey verified reviewer of SF bay area
This was our first experience in renting a cabin in Tahoe. What a great first experience it was! The Smith home was exactly as described, but the pictures really didn't even really do it justice. It is very comfortable. There are 4 people in our family and we also brought our two boxers. We had plenty of room, and the dogs especially loved the outdoor decks. We were only a few blocks from the pool, which the kids enjoyed quite a bit. We plan on going back to this cabin again.