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We were so surprised when we arrived at our "home away from home."  What we saw when we entered this "cabin" left each of us just breathless, as we looked for a phone to call the owner, Cheryl, to make sure we were in the right place. When we were choosing the perfect vacation rental to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary, all we had to go on were the VRBO photos. Photos, that in our experience of renting private homes, seem to have been taken of some other home down the street.

The photos that are used to depict this “cabin” DO NOT come close to capturing its true beauty. We walked around each room, taking in all of the wonders inside the Bear Cottage, constantly uttering the same word, “WOW!” By the time we got to the outside decks, we were speechless. The owner has gone above and beyond to ensure that every detail of this cabin is perfect. Every door has a hand carved design, the antique light fixtures actually still use gas instead of light bulbs, the marble-work in each bathroom is 5 star. I could go on and on about this cabin, which by the way, is like a page out of a Better Homes and Gardens magazine, rather than any cabin I have ever been in. Cheryl, the Owner, was the perfect hostess, even though we never met her. By making her home so warm and inviting, we know she must be a grand lady and we lifted our glasses to her several times as we soaked in the hot tub. We are presently making plans to return to the Tahoe area, for the Shakespeare Festival and will not even consider staying anywhere else except this perfect little cabin in the woods. Thank you Cheryl for creating a home away from home that far exceeds any we have stayed in. Your place is truly head and shoulders above the rest.
 

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Gorgeous home! Our group (5 adults, 3 kids) fit comfortably in this spacious home. With many homes in the area to choose from, this was, by far, was the BEST! The hot tub was great and the kids loved the little play area for dress-up and games. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could need. We will definitely be back! My husband and I, and our two adult sons,spent a wonderful week at Tapawingo! Quiet and restful with all of the things one needs for a much need get away. The house was spotless when we arrived. We love this area and brought our bikes to use as our primary mode of transportation, Tapawingo is perfect for that! We had room to spread out and to enjoy all of the views from the many windows. I bought some birdseed to fill the feeders and totally enjoyed watching the chipmunks come, in tandem, to steal the treats! Thank you, Cheryl, for making our vacation memorable!
 

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My family rented this cabin in Tahoe City for our early summer vacation, and we could not have been happier with our decision. The cabin was beautifully designed with amenitiesusually found only in much more expensive rentals, and it was more comfortable than we expected for the price. My kids loved the surrounding open areas, and my husband and I loved the private setting. There was nothing we found that could be improved upon; everything was perfection. I recommend this property to families, couples wanting a private, romantic setting, even to individuals looking for solitude, and a place to REALLY relax.
 

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I cannot say enough how much we enjoyed our stay at this property. The cabin is lovely, private and beautifully decorated. My kids enjoyed the hot tub and exploring the area, my husband and I enjoyed the convenient location, (the hot tub), and the peace and solitude. The cabin is beautifully designed and decorated, and even my crabby old mother loved this cabin. We are ‘vacation by owner’travelers and have rented many properties. This one stands head and shoulders above the rest. You won't be disappointed if you choose to rent this property – it deserves 6 stars!