There are so many choices when it comes to living in the North Lake Tahoe area. Carnelian Bay––formerly, Cornelian Bay, circa 1883––is one of our favorite locations on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe.
The town was named Carnelian Bay for the semi-precious red and yellow stones peppering the shoreline. Sitting at an elevation of 6,325 feet, this quaint town is located at an ideal spot for snow in winter and warm days in the summer.
Fishing here is desired for the big Mackinaw trout and the beaches, which are inviting for dogs, kayakers, SUPers, and sunset seekers. Here you will also find Waterman’s Landing, a unique blend of a delicious cafe menu, stand-up paddleboard shop, and year-round watersport rental fleet.
The area is home to Gar Woods Grill & Pier, situated on a beautiful lakefront setting, with a large deck for outdoor seasonal dining. It serves seafood, steaks, pasta, and the famous “Wet Woody.”
Family friendly establishments include the Magic Carpet Golf & Arcade, which offers both indoor and outdoor fun for everyone. This facility has two 19-hole courses and one 28-hole course overlooking Lake Tahoe and CB’s Pizza, which serves some of the finest pizza anywhere.
The Agate Bay Pier and Swim Club (Sun Club) is located in the heart of the Carnelian Bay neighborhood. It offers a Tier I or a Tier II Club Membership included with the sale of the Agate Bay property. Tier I – Pool and Tennis, Tier II – Pier, with option for buoy rental and includes Tier I Membership with Pool and Tennis. Membership is optional and is limited to a designated geographical area within the Agate Bay Subdivision and comes with an annual fee. The club membership can be purchased separately from the home.
Carnelian Bay has a mix of permanent residents living in older and newer homes in a secluded area. The average price of a single-family residence is $997,000, with the highest price, a lakefront property listed at $5,750,000. A one-bedroom cabin can be obtained for just under $400,000. Properties are typically on the market for 190 days in this area, with most sales in the late spring though the summer months.
If you’re interested in investing in the Carnelian Bay, Lake Tahoe California area, visit www.1010CarnelianBay.com. This estate offers 3 acres, a 5000-square-foot-home, a sport court, and a view of Lake Tahoe––reminding you of what lies beyond. The ground level holds entry from the garage to the foyer and wine room for 400+ bottles. The guest suite has a bedroom, full bath, storage closet, and kitchenette. Upstairs, is where you will find a spacious rec room with expansive windows and an abundance of natural light, a full bath, and a lounge area, too. Down the hall are two guest rooms and a shared full bathroom. The top floor holds an expansive open concept kitchen, a dining and living room.
The kitchen is gourmet-equipped with a Wolf range and Sub Zero fridge, and plenty of counter and cabinet space. Enjoy the sunny deck overlooking the forested area with a peak view of Lake Tahoe.
Add the master suite with private sitting area, dire place and deck access with hot tub. There is a spa-like bath, massive shower, jetted tub, and huge walk-in closet.
Trinkie Watson is the exclusive agent representing the, Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada, real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of her listings here.
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