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Ripke Retreat, $99 Fall Special, Location!, Upgraded, Hot Tub/WIFI

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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WELCOME TO THE RIPKE RETREAT.

Our Retreat is located in the center of all South Lake Tahoe venues. Minutes from the stateline casinos, Heavenly California base lodge, walking distance to the Ski Run Marina, and beaches. Close to bike trails and hiking. A Safeway market and the Bijou Golf Municipal Course are just three blocks west of our stunningly updated condo.

Please email your booking request as early as possible to secure the dates you want. We reduce our rates for longer stays. Please see our "Rates" page for details.

Just added! New flooring in the LR and hallway plus a stunning new 60" Samsung HD TV above the fireplace.

Experience accommodations that look and FEEL like Tahoe! Incredible golden pine cabinetry highlighted by mountain green trim. Just completed is our updated mid-bath shower and all-new pine interior doors. We opened up our entire kitchen space by removing the dining room wall. New granite countertops with all the appliances you need. We've also thought of "extra conveniences" like a Kuereg coffee maker, waffle iron, crock pot, toaster oven, coffee grinder, blender, extra coat racks, framed cable TV guides, programmable hotel safe, "Limelite" nite lights, and a high chair for our smaller guests. Pull out living room queen sleeper sofa allows us to sleep eight guests.

Just added..... We listen to our guest reviews! We just added new Leesa hybrid mattresses in two of our bedrooms, including a new Ca. king in our master. Experience added comfort and deep sleep like you have never experienced before! Wake up refreshed and ready for new mountain adventures every morning.

Enjoy stunning "Heavenly" Gunnbarrel ski run views from our master bedroom picture window. Charter Spectrum high-speed internet and phone with free calls.

Our new Bavarian Village central hot tub seats six, with an updated central laundry room. The Ripke Retreat is perfect for weekend escapes, ski trips, casino getaways, family reunions, weddings, honeymoons, and extended stays (up to 30 days).

Please check our availability calendar BEFORE you inquire. Two-night minimum stay. Three-night minimum for all holiday stays. No pets, please.

Please note that the city of South Lake Tahoe now adds a $4.50 PER NIGHT Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT). The TOT tax will be shown in your revised fee summary after you book.

South Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Permit #102666

Listed are 50 reasons you will love your stay in the Ripke Retreat:

1. Total kitchen remodel. New granite countertops, cabinets, and appliances. 2. Forced air heat throughout. 3. Plush towels and linens. 4. Free Charter high-speed WIFI....don't forget your laptop. 5. Mid-bath remodel with updated shower. 6. One mile to casinos and both Heavenly California ski bases. 7. Fourteen major ski areas within a 50-minute drive. 8. Minutes from hiking and bike trails. 9. Year round hot tub seats ten. Large heated pool (in season). 11. On-site laundry room. 12. 'Rustic Life' wood log table lamps. 13. Kuereg coffee maker. 14. Forced air natural gas heat. 15. Gas starting fireplace. 16. New living room 46" HD TV. 17. Dining area & bar seats up to eight. 18. Newly remodeled mid-bath. 19. New sliding closet doors . 20. New pine interior doors. 21. Ultra comfortable MB Serta king mattress. 22. Three blocks from Bijou Municipal Golf Course. 23. AM-FM-CD player. 24. Blu-Ray player. 25. Indiglo nite lites. 26. Programmable hotel security safe in MB. 27. Casino shuttles. 28. VISA, MC, AE, DISC cards accepted. 29. "AAA-rated'. 30. Three blocks from Safeway market, restaurants, and shopping. 31. Bike path at entrance. 32. Three blocks from bike and ski rentals at “Sierra Ski & Cycle” on Hwy. 50. 33. Parking directly in front of your condo. 34. Hair dryers in both baths. 35. Fully-equipped kitchen. 36. Hand and shampoo soap provided. 37. New master bedroom 23” LCD TV. 38. More than 150 cable channels. 39. Framed cable channel guides. 40. High chair for our smaller guests. 41. Luggage stands & clothing valets in all bedrooms. 42. ”Indiglo” nite lights & glo switches. 43. Three direct dial phones. 44. Playground next door for the kids (in season). 45. Barbecue and picnic table directly in front. 46. Incredible view of Heavenly's “Gunbarrel” main ski run from your MB window. 47. “Low price guarantee” from owner on your rate. 48. Great for weddings, honeymoons, reunions and weekend getaways (friends can rent adjacent units). 49. Late check-out can be arranged. 50. “Tahoe Tips” newsletter from owner upon request.

More Details

Property Manager
Greg
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2017

About Greg

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Tahoe in 1974 and we started renting homes in summer and winter. We soon realized it was time for us to purchase our own vacation home as our "getaway from L.A." . In 1978 we purchased an A-frame cabin and exchanged it for our condo in Bavarian Village in 1993. We have put our 'heart and soul' into making the "Ripke Retreat" just like home. You will love our extra features like our 'cool' nite lights, small hooks for hanging car keys, and a convenient dining table TV remote. We even installed an emergency 'power failure' light you will find above our hallway entrance. We love our hotel 'security safe' in our MB for securing valuables. Our valet clothing stands in each bedroom are also handy for your wardrobe. Enjoy our complimentary hot chocolate as you sit by the fire in our spacious living room. We are in our condo at least twice per year adding and upgrading amenities to assure you enjoy your stay as much as we do. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to make the Ripke Retreat even better.

Greg purchased this condo in 1993

Why Greg chose South Lake Tahoe

We wanted to be close to all area attractions yet we wanted to feel like we were not trapped in a casino hotel room. The Ripke Retreat in Bavarian Village is three blocks from highway 50 and Ski Run Blvd. Minutes from beaches and skiing! We are also on flat ground which makes our condo perfect for summer biking. The South Lake Tahoe bike path runs by the complex entrance. We enjoy riding our bikes to breakfast to our favorite local restaurants. We recommend Ernie's! We boast a rental agency (Pinnacle) that looks after our condo. We love our location in the middle of a grove of pine trees and the skyward view while we are at the pool or soaking in the community hot tub. We also enjoy summer dinners on our balcony so we can take in the pine-scented fresh air and listen to the call of the Blue Jays. In winter save yourself the drive and catch the Heavenly Shuttle at the Bavarian Village complex entrance.

What makes this condo unique

Our master bedroom window view of Heavenly is stunning! We are only one of only three condo buildings that have a large picture window in our MB! We also take pride in four room remodels, living room, and both baths. You will absolutely love our total kitchen remodel with granite countertops extending all the way to the dining room windows. Experience our "Tahoe ambiance" in the Ripke Retreat with pine cabinets trimmed in forest green. We placed an extra table on our balcony so you can enjoy some of your meals outside during warm summer evenings. When the weather turns cold flick the switch and turn on our gas-log fireplace and enjoy DVD movies on our living room 60" Samsung HD TV. For longer stays the on-site laundry really os perfect. Unique to Bavarian Village is luxurious, spacious heated pool (in season) and new 8-person, year round hot tub. While you are enjoying total relaxation in the hot tub look up in into the sky framed by the tall pines around you. You cannot do this at stateline when you're stuck in a stuffy hotel room. In summer enjoy barbecues right in front of our condo on our shared barbecue complete with picnic table!

Guestbook comments from the manager

FROM THE OWNERS: If you like "personal touches" and extra convenience, the Ripke Condo is for you. We just added our hand-made coat racks trimmed in hunter green. The coat rack next to the entrance door features small hooks for your car keys. And look on the kitchen table! An extra TV remote is nice to change channels while you dine. And we have framed cable channel guides in the living room and MB. You will love our indiglo nite lights and glo switches so you will never lose your way in the dark. We have them in the bathrooms too! When you get up in the middle of the night no need to blind yourself by turning on the vanity lights! During winter storms power outages are common. We even have emergency lighting for the living room and hallway for your added safety. We also may be =one of the few vacation homes with two fire extinguishers and five smoke alarms. We remind our guests that there is NO SMOKING in the Ripke Condo. If you must smoke outside please DO NOT throw your cigarette butts over our balcony railing!
Jul 2009
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Reno/Tahoe international
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Stateline casinos
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Ski Run Marina
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bijou Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Truckee, Ca.
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy. 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Tep's Villa Roma
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Heavenly Valley Ca. Base / Marriott Tram
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Regan Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Stateline casinos
Nearest Point of Interest
Marriott Stateline Gondola
Nearest Point of Interest
Ski Run Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Heavenly California Base And Tram
Nearest Point of Interest
Bijou Golf Course, Safeway Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Regan Beach & Picnic Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Edgewood Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Rental Connection
Nearest Point of Interest
Red Hut Coffee Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Lakeside Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Sierra Ski & Cycle
Nearest Point of Interest
Bijou Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Chevy's Tex-Mex Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
South Lake Tahoe Bike Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Cantina Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Keys Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Bijou Field/School
Car: recommended

The heart of South lake Tahoe features a 'world of activities' including bicycling, roller blading, gaming, skiing, hiking, swimming, boating, Heavenly Gondola/restaurant, even hot air ballooning at Lake Tahoe Balloons (we recommend it!)

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Bijou 1 in South Lake Tahoe

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two full-baths. Master bedroom stand up shower, hand held spray, mid-bath features wrap-around vanity & tub/shower combination. Toiletries & linens provided. Hair dryer supplied in each bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Ca. King Leesa mattress (1) Enjoy a wall-mounted MB 23' TV from your king bed. Get the weather report as soon as you wake.......or simply look out our MB picture window! Queen size beds (2). New natural pine headboards and night stands, clothing valets, and clock radios in all bedrooms. One additional Leesa queen hybrid mattress in bedroom number three.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Fireplace (glass enclosure), 3 phones, fully equipped kitchen, high chair, toaster, toaster-oven, blender, cooking utensils, kitchen condiments, linens provided, fans upon request, iron, ironing board, washer & dryer (shared in complex laundry room), picnic table & charcoal grill (in front), playground/park ADJACENT, casino/ski shuttles, Sierra Ski & Cycle Works 2 blocks west on Hwy, 50 for bike and ski rentals, Safeway market thee blocks & around the corner at he end of Fairway Drive just past the golf course.

Reviews

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Ripke Retreat, $99 Fall Special, Location!, Upgraded, Hot Tub/WIFI
average rating of 4.740741 based on 28 reviews
Mcminnville, OR
5

An 11 on a scale from one to ten!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved the condo. More than what we ever expected. Decorated beautifully and stocked from top to bottom. Kitchen had everything that you needed and the bathrooms even had shampoo and lotions. Owners were great to work with and all questions were responded to immediately. Thank you again for making our vacation a great one.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lily; We so much appreciate your review. It makes all of our upgrades over the years worth it! Greg/Penny Ripke Ripke Retreat
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5

A must-see place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Ripke retreat is simply gorgeous inside. It is so clean and well kept. It's so cozy with the fireplace and all the extra blankets. We all loved it and recommend you give it a try! It's quiet being at the end of the street. The owners are so kind and thoughtful too, which makes it that much more enjoyable. Check it out!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michelle; Glad to have had you in as a guest. We hope to see you again for your next stay in a new season.
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5

Perfect for a girls getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Lodi,California
4

Bedspreads where a little dated.

  • 4 of 5

The place was beautifully remodeled. The only thing that we seen that could use some attention were the bedspreads. Overall we enjoyed staying there and would recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Melvin; Our bedspreads were recently purchased on the internet from a leading rustic/mountain decor provider. Our new bedspreads are featured in our Ripke Retreat photos (above) and we believe they reflect the ambiance of the Tahoe life style. Please let us know what YOU think about our new bedspreads. Then we can consider more changes to make the Ripke Retreat as appealing as possible for our future guests.
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5

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place that matches the description. Owner is very responsive. The place has never seen pets and my wife and son did not have any allergic problems (as it took place in other no-pet places). Generally, very nice place worth to be recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take pride in the fact our cleaning crew from our rental agency takes great pride in how pristinely clean they keep our condo. We appreciate your comments!
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Conroe, Texas
5

Nice, clean, spacious, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. It was all that it was advertised to be. The unit was nice, clean, spacious and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Mike! We appreciate hearing from you and hope to have you in as our guest to enjoy Lake Tahoe in a different season.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Bijou 1, Lake Tahoe South Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall Special 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£253
for 2 nights
From
£84
£619
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£467
for 3 nights
From
£127
 
 
Pre-Winter 2017
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£287
for 2 nights
From
£101
£721
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas-New Year's
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,146
for 5 nights
From
£212
£1,519
 
 
Early Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£323
for 2 nights
From
£119
£916
 
 
MLK Wknd. 2018
12 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£493
for 3 nights
From
£136
 
 
Prime Winter 2018
15 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£340
for 2 nights
From
£127
£925
 
 
President's Wknd. 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£493
for 3 nights
From
£136
 
 
Mid-Winter 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£331
for 2 nights
From
£123
£899
 
 
Spring Special
30 Mar 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£93
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Wknd. 2018
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£454
for 3 nights
From
£123
 
 
Late Spring 2018
28 May 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£287
for 2 nights
From
£101
£755
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£323
for 2 nights
From
£119
£899
 
 
4th Of July Week 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£976
for 7 nights
£976
 
 
Prime Summer 2018
6 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£323
for 2 nights
From
£119
£916
 
 
Labor Day Wknd. 2018
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£493
for 3 nights
From
£136
 
 
Fall Special 2018
3 Sep 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£270
for 2 nights
From
£93
£695
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£467
for 3 nights
From
£127
 
 
Pre-Winter 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£287
for 2 nights
From
£101
£721
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£323
for 2 nights
From
£119
£831
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £75.82 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £227.46
Tax Rate 12.0%

$4.50 PER NIGHT TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) is NOT included in the 12% tax amount shown above. THIS ADDITIONAL TAX IS REQUIRED BY THE CITY OF SOUTH LAKE TAHOE FOR ALL VACATION RENTAL PROPERTIES. THIS ADDED TAX WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR INITIAL VRBO QUOTE. Please note that it is not included in your initial quote due to VRBO's rigid web site owner's template.

Holiday minimums: All holiday weekends, 3 nights. Christmas and New Year's beginning December 21, 2017: 5 nights.

Select between a $59 damage waiver (EXTRA) OR...A (REFUNDABLE) $300 security deposit. After property is inspected your security deposit will be returned to you 7 days from the last date of your stay. Guest of record must be 21 (twenty-one) years of age.

South Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Permit #102666

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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