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Duggan Smith

Advertiser since: 2011
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People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Duggan Smith

Advertiser since: 2011
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
23 November, 2014
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ROOMY MODERN HOME READY FOR RELAXING

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Tahoe Island - 815 South Shore Dr; South Lake

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER VRBO LISTINGS: 478492 AND 440131

Recently remodeled home in a quiet residential neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe. We rebuilt this place from the studs up in 2011 and were able to customize it with a relaxing mountain holiday in mind. Enjoy the open layout and cozy downstairs hideaway or the two big decks overlooking a creek.

When you are searching for a home base for your perfect Tahoe vacation a lot of things should be standard. Beautiful clean décor and furniture, a kitchen that is a pleasure to gather and cook in, a hot tub, a grill, internet access and home entertainment options. We wanted to go a step further here are some other things we offer that the others might not:

• Complimentary gift basket on arrival

• Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms

• On demand hot water to keep up with lots of showers

• Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided

• Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies

• Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues

• Level neighborhood makes snow driving much easier

• Not over crowded, only two people to a room

• Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out

• No keys to lose, choose your own code for our digital lock

Upstairs features a large open plan kitchen and living area. Beautiful slate flooring, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and HDTV above the gas fireplace. Send the kids downstairs to the large flat screen with Playstation 3, the foozball table or the game area. Cook up dinner on the barbecue or soak in the hot tub from the decks overlooking the creek and trees.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. A master with a king bed and its own bathroom and two rooms with queen beds. Down stairs is lots of space including a forth bedroom (no closet) with a queen bed. There are also two twin futon couches. All your towels and linens are provided

Cooking is a dream here. The kitchen features alder cabinets and concrete counters. There are brand new fridgidaire appliances including a dishwasher and convection/microwave. We have included everything you could need to bake or cook up a storm. There is a waffle iron and blender for whipping up delicious treats. If you prefer to do your cooking outside we have a big natural gas grill just out the door.

Relaxing is easy with a cozy fireplace and game and reading nook. The foozball table is great fun. We are wired for entertainment with 37' and 42' HDTVs, blue ray home theater, playstation 3, ipod dock and netflicks compatible wifi through out the house.

Location is key and this is a good one. Central in town you are close to everything. Heavenly 10min; Sierra at Tahoe 20min; Kirkwood 35min;Casinos 10min; Beaches 5min; Shopping 5min; Golf 10min. This is a quiet, flat residential area so access is easy and the nights are quiet. The home backs to a sunny wooded area and creek. Take it all in from the two big decks.

City of South Lake Tahoe Permit: 005010

Keywords: cabin, lodge, hideaway

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Duggan Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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About Duggan Smith

I came to Tahoe on vacation from Australia in 1998 and have been drawn to the place ever since. In fact I moved here permanently eight years ago and have been loving it ever since. I am lucky enough to teach snowboarding at Heavenly each winter and work in construction during the summer.

Duggan Smith purchased this house in 2010

Why Duggan Smith chose Tahoe Island

We bought this place so we would have somewhere for my family to stay when they visit from Australia. I was able to remodel it top to bottom with a great place to vacation being the goal all along.

What makes this house unique

Complimentary gift basket on arrival

• Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms

• On demand hot water to keep up with lots of showers

• Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided

• Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies

• Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues

• Level neighborhood makes snow driving much easier

• Not over crowded, only two people to a room

• Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out

• No keys to lose, we'll send you a code for our digital lock

Why HomeAway

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
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Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 73 holidaymaker reviews

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Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
average rating of 4.9041095 based on 73 reviews
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
San Francisco, CA
4

Great stay!

  • 4 out of 5
My friends and I had an awesome girls' weekend in Tahoe - mostly thanks to the fantastic accommodations provided by Duggan! The kitchen, in particular, was amazing and we spent a lot of time cooking and hanging out there. Our only disappointment was the 10am check out time. It felt like we didn't really even get a half day at the house - and, with the 4pm check in on Friday, it really did feel like we were only really there for 1 full day. Other than that, this was an excellent experience!
  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed the house.

Our standard check in/out is 4/10. These times were recommended by our cleaning service for the days where we have one guest check out in the morning and another in in the afternoon. From what I know they are fairly standard in the area and some times they need every minute to prepare the house for the new guest.

We are very flexible on those times where we can be though. We grant 99% of the requests we receive for an early/late check in/out with no charge.

On check in day if the house is ready its all yours, if the cleaners are working on it, we can have them text you when its ready and dropping off luggage or groceries earlier than that is always fine.

Slightly later check outs are usually possible and late, late check outs are fine if the schedule allows.

Please feel free to ask for different check in/out times in future and we will do our best to accommodate.

Duggan
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
San Jose, CA
5

Expectations met!

  • 5 out of 5
From the very start to the very end, the planning was made easy!! The owner Duggan worked with us (we went up when the King fire was taking place). The cabin was very clean and modern. He had a basket of goodies on the table welcoming us. There were plenty of towels and the kitchen was fully stocked. We brought our 19 mo old twins and the cabin was kid friendly. Me and my family enjoyed our stay and will be returning for years to come.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
Reno, NV
3

So Shore Dr.

  • 3 out of 5
Was a small but comfortable home. There were 10 women. We found the downstairs beds to be VERY uncomfortable. Also, the carpeting needed to be cleaned. Kitchen was very well equipped. Ice maker didn't seem to work. Had to buy 10# of ice. Would think there would be a railing on the stairwell!!!
  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is our first and hopefully our only three star review. We were a little surprised as we had a lot of contact with this guest with no indication that they were having any issues until receiving this review. We gave them a tour of two of our properties months ahead of time and they chose this one, we spoke before and during their stay and gave them early and late check in and out.

I think most of the concerns mentioned can be chalked up to "expectations" but we have done our best to rectify them.

The house certainly looks small from the street but is 2000 square feet of living area with lots of large spaces. The floor plan is in the pictures and there is a video tour available for people to see. Our other house 492478 on vrbo is larger, at 2450 square feet, if you prefer.

The beds down stairs were all convertible futons/sofas (futons are firm, sofa is lumpy as most are). We had them more in mind for children. We have had this comment several times recently though so have partitioned part of the den in to a forth bedroom with a new queen bed. There are now three queen beds and a California king, comfortable sleeping for eight adults. The convertible beds are still available for kids.

This guest stayed early September and we had had only a handful of vacant days in the preceding 2 1/2 months with no time to steam clean carpets between bookings. There were certainly some stains. We have since had our intense Fall clean (we do one in Spring also) and had the carpets professionally cleaned. We have bought a spot cleaner and will do a better job of keeping up between professional cleanings. We dont hold guest deposits for minor, accidental staining of the carpet.

The ice maker in the freezer seems to be functioning as it should. As with most built in ice makers its not particularly large. Good for a few drinks every now and then, but if you are making cocktails for 10 you will need to purchase some ice.

There was no handrail on the stairs when we purchased the house and it never really crossed my mind. Thanks for bringing this up, I have installed a railing.

Duggan
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
5

In Tahoe for a wedding

  • 5 out of 5
We rented this adorable house for a 5 night stay in Tahoe for a wedding. We were a group of 7 friends from 4 different states, and the house was perfect for us. Duggan (the landlord) has done an amazing job of stocking the house with everything you could possibly need for a stay. The house looks small from the outside, but is quite roomy and comfortable. There was also an awesome welcome basket, and black book filled with information about the house and local places for food and groceries. Because we were all flying in and out, it was so nice to not have to buy a bunch of paper supplies, condiments, soap, etc. that we wouldn't be able to bring home with us. We were able to cook several great meals in the kitchen (and on the grill) and enjoy the hot tub. We didn't watch much TV (lots of wedding activities) but there were lots of channels available. Duggan was very responsive with all of our questions. Another plus - the beds were very comfy!

Would definitely recommend, and if we return to Tahoe (which we would all love to do!) we will stay at one of Duggan's properties again.

Activities we recommend: RumRunner Boat Cruise from the Beacon Bar and Grill. The Beacon Bar and Grill was a good location for lunch on the lake (though expensive, as everything in Tahoe is).
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
5

Cabin Cozy

  • 5 out of 5
We took a family holiday break and had a great time, this is centrally located with all the amenities one could want. The owner is very attentive and friendly and lots to do in this area! The cabin is clean, fully stocked and well maintained.
  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
Vancouver WA
5

Great House!

  • 5 out of 5
The house is awesome, it was very spacious and fully appointed. The location is great, in a nice quite neighborhood, close to the lake with access to bike trails. Thanks again
  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Tahoe Island, South Lake Tahoe

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Rate
 
Thanksgiving
24 Nov 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,001
for 3 nights
From
$275
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
2 night minimum stay
$660
for 2 nights
From
$242
From
$352
Fri,Sat
$1,826
$5,346
 
 
Holidays
20 Dec 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
$2,651
for 5 nights
From
$495
 
 
Winter
4 Jan 2015 - 15 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$968
for 3 nights
From
$264
From
$352
Fri,Sat
$1,826
$5,346
 
 
MLK
16 Jan 2015 - 18 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,232
for 3 nights
From
$352
 
 
Winter
19 Jan 2015 - 12 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
$968
for 3 nights
From
$264
From
$352
Fri,Sat
$1,826
$5,346
 
 
Presidents Week
13 Feb 2015 - 21 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,232
for 3 nights
From
$352
 
 
Winter
22 Feb 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
$968
for 3 nights
From
$264
From
$352
Fri,Sat
$1,826
$5,346
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$880
for 2 nights
From
$352
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $400
Reset Fee $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.
Holiday weekends have a three night minimum that must include Friday and Saturday.
Bookings generally may not contain a Friday or Saturday night with out the other also.
Saturday to Saturday bookings will have a $400 up charge.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tahoe Island in South Lake Tahoe

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Private bathroom, walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Den 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Den Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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