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Lake VIEW STEPS 2 Lakefront & Beachfront Skiing Ski Beach WiFi Luxury

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's2
Space 2,574 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

RANKED top 10 LUXURY WORLDWIDE out of almost one Million TripAdvisor Homes

Out of about one million vacation homes on TripAdvisor ours was picked as one of the TOP 10 LUXURY homes worldwide. Our Home was FEATURED in an article titled "10 extravagant ski lodges that will bring your vacation to the next level". Here are a couple of quotes from the article "We teamed up with TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals to find 10 of the best high-end rental properties you can take advantage of this winter", and "At The Essence of Tahoe, a home in South Lake Tahoe, California, guests can enjoy two master suites with unobstructed views of the lake. "

If that isn't enough please be sure to read our Online REVIEWS.

Our BEST rates are usually on 7 night stays. Be sure to shop and compare our online pricing for a 7 night stay.

The Essence Of Tahoe's competitive pricing books it solid, well in advance, by discriminating luxury seeking guests, during busy months and holidays. Reserve well in advance via credit card, our policy is first come first serve, holidays and summer always book. So What is The Essence Of Tahoe all about? As our guest enjoy Lake Tahoe unobstructed views just steps from a majestic Sunset Sandy Beach and/or our favorite 1/2 mile long gorgeous sandy beach with unbelievable scenery.

Layout of Home: Our custom built 3-level home was designed by one of Lake Tahoe’s premier builders. The first level is the kids’ bedrooms and 2nd living area w/ futon couch, rocking chair, HDTV, and PlayStation 2, plus a full bathroom and laundry room with full-size washer and dryer. The second level is the main living area with the living room, dining room with seating for 8, kitchen w/ 3 barstools, half bath, 1st master suite, master bathroom and stacked washer and dryer. (You’ll be able to get all your laundry done before you even head home!) This level also has a balcony, just off of the dining area with views of Lake Tahoe. The third level houses the 2nd master suite and connecting bathroom, making it an ultra-private suite. And finally, the rooftop deck off of the 3rd level is perfect for grilling dinner on the BBQ, entertaining guests, or taking in the views of beautiful South Lake Tahoe and nearby mountains.

Nearby Beaches: For those guests traveling during the summer, Lake Tahoe boasts a variety of nearby beaches. Round Hill Pines: Tahoe Blue Wave, H2O Watersports, Lakeside Bar & Grill, tennis courts, heated pool, picnic tables, live music in the summer. Sand Harbor: Fine white sand and rock formations. Bliss State Park: Stunning views of the lake, rock formations, great spot for camping. Angora Lakes: Uphill 1 mile hike to sandy beach w/ shallow water, rental boats and sailboats. Zephyr Cove: Best volleyball, 500-passenger vessel, 36-passenger catamaran, grassy area for groups, water sports and sunset bar. Pope Beach: Excellent for families, shallow water, picnic tables, grills. Emerald Bay Beach: Great for hiking and boating. Meeks Bay: Great family atmosphere, hiking, general store and snack bar. Other summer activities include biking, golfing, fishing, rafting, and tubing.

Nearby Casinos: Another major draw for Lake Tahoe is the gambling. Here is a rundown of the nearby casinos all within just a few miles of the house. MontBleu: Several entertainers, Planet Hollywood Restaurant, and Nero’s Nightclub. Harveys: Recently merged with Harrah’s, Four Diamond Property, a variety of gaming options. Harrah’s: Perhaps the best known of the casinos, several restaurants and lounges and fabulous views of Lake Tahoe. Horizon Casino Resort: Originally the Sierra Tahoe where Elvis Presley performed, hosts many summer events and houses a movie theater. Lakeside Inn & Casino: Friendly staff and favored among locals and tourists alike. On the north shore, you’ll find Cal Neva Resort Spa Casino: A top-rated resort with gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. Hyatt Regency: Located in the High Sierra Mountains, private beach and 16 ski areas. Tahoe Biltmore Lodge and Casino: State-of-the-art slot machines and a variety of other games.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Hutch

We are extremely fortunate to own two phenomenal homes in Tahoe, The Essence Of Tahoe https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233781 which has had one hundred 5 star reviews and was picked as one of the top ten ski lodge destinations worldwide, out of almost one million homes on TripAdvisor. If you read our feedback you will know we take luxury, quality and your over all experience while our guest very seriously. Our newer second luxury, but much BIGGER home, The BIGGER Essence Of Tahoe, is already attracting discerning guests and is already accumulated its fair share of FIVE STAR Reviews, you can view it here https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4172243

Why Hutch chose South Lake Tahoe

You have a choice of where you stay, but if quality, great memories and luxury are three things which you appreciate then we will let our past feedback speak for its self. You can also view our other much bigger home, The BIGGER Essence Of Tahoe at this link or paste it in your browser https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4172243

What makes this house unique

Incomparable views and luxury, pampering and entertainment for your whole group just feet from the beautiful sands of lake Tahoe. Four bedrooms, accommodate 12, including two private suites for group togetherness yet privacy, 3.5 bathrooms including a Jacuzzi tub, a second family room, roof top lake view deck where you can grill and eat , gourmet fully equipped kitchen, high definition TVs, 2 sets of cloths washers and dryers, a nice entertaining outdoor deck, fire place, heated bathroom floor, where you can create memories and relax. Look no further than one of Tahoe's most exquisite estates.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was amazing! We stayed after thanksgiving for a few days to do some hiking and be in the outdoors, and this was the perfect place to come back to. The location was fantastic - right near to stateline and the town, yet quiet and peaceful. It was also right across from the water with a park right in front of the house. The best thing about the house was the quality of the appliances, electronics, and house in general. Often at houses like this things can look nice but be fairly cheap. This was not the case here with a great surround sound system hooked up to the TV, great kitchen appliances, and great bathrooms! I'll definitely try to stay here again when I'm in south lake Tahoe, it can't be beat!
Nov 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Al Tahoe in South Lake Tahoe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2574 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
  • river
  • Water View
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master Bath#1 w/ Heated Floors
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath #2 on Private 3rd Level
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Full Bath Shared by Bedrooms 3 & 4
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Half Bath on 2nd Level
    Half Bathroom -
  • The 1st level of the home includes a full bath, shared by the 3rd and 4th bedrooms. This bathroom includes a double sink and shower/tub combo. The 2nd level has a ½ bath for the living area with a vessel sink and travertine tile. The 2nd level is also home to our 1st Master Bathroom, complete with Heated Floor, honed rock tile, 2 vessel sinks, a makeup mirror, hair dryer, Jetted Spa Tub, separate toilet area, and unique shower with 6 shower heads including 4 body jets. Finally, the connecting bathroom for our 2nd Master Suite, done in travertine tile, includes a pedestal sink, shower, toilet area, and hair dryer. All bathrooms have Egyptian Cotton Towels.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Suite with Connecting Bath
    Master Suite 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Suite with Connecting Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Size Bed with Lake Views
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Large Double Bed , Full Size Bunks Beds & Lake Views
  • Enjoy a comfortable stay in Master Bedroom 1 with its King Size log bed, 400-count Sheets, Ceiling Fan, Flat Screen TV, Satellite channels, and Connecting Bathroom. Whether you’re catching up on your favorite show or soaking in the large Jetted Spa Tub, this master suite is the epitome of relaxation. The 2nd Master Bedroom features many amenities as well, including a Queen Size log Bed, down comforter, Cotton Sheets, Ceiling Fan, Recessed Lighting and a Connecting Bathroom. If you’re traveling with another couple, they’ll enjoy the privacy of Master Suite 2, which is the only room on the 3rd level of the home. The 3rd bedroom with Full Size Bunk Beds, and 4th bedroom, with Queen Size oak bed and Cotton Sheets, both enjoy Lake Views. Just outside these bedrooms is our 2nd living area with Flat Screen TV, Satellite, PS2 Video Game System and Lake Views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our home, built w/ classic Lake Tahoe architecture, features several family-friendly upgrades. The living room, w/ Hudson Bay Leather Couch, love seat, chair w/ ottoman, stone Fireplace, 50” HDTV, Satellite, Surround Sound, and Copper & Cedar Ceilings is the perfect gathering place for adults and children. Prepare meals in our fully-equipped kitchen with High-End Appliances, Custom Granite Countertops, Center Island, Gas Range, and even a Wine Refrigerator. The openness of the living and dining area allows for maximum views of Lake Tahoe, with our Balcony just steps from the dining table. The home also features 2 Master Suites with Connecting Bathrooms. The 3rd & 4th bedrooms share another living area, which includes a Flat Screen TV w/ Satellite and a PS2 Video Game System and several games for the kids to choose from. We also provide WiFi for our guests. When you’re not taking advantage of the indoor amenities, step outside to cook on our BBQ grill or entertain on our Rooftop Deck.


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Lake VIEW STEPS 2 Lakefront & Beachfront Skiing Ski Beach WiFi Luxury
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 117 reviews
walnut creek, ca

Beautiful Home near Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house perfect for 1-2 families! Minutes from Heavenly...across street from lake...great for winter and summer activites!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bakersfield, Ca

Simply relaxing.....

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed everything from simply sitting on the main level balcony just staring at the lake to cooking our family meals in the beautiful kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, there was plenty of room and everything inside has been updated. We would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome stay here. It's right on the lake, the views are breathtaking! House is beautiful and spacious, kitchen has everything you might need during your stay and more!

It's a short drive to Heavenly Village and a quick walk to the lake. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous house with an amazing view of Lake Tahoe!

  • 5 of 5

My group of 5 friends and I rented this beautiful house for a weekend February 2017. The house was exactly as described and represented. It is beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The view of the lake is what drew us to this listing and it didn't disappoint. The neighborhood was very quiet, and the house is close to Heavenly Village/ Heavenly gondola/ and casinos. We skied at Heavenly for 2 days and the house was an easy 10 min drive to the Heavenly Gondola. It was also only about $8 to Uber to Heavenly village and casinos. Hutch, the owner, was very easy to reach and communicate with. He helped resolve an issue with the satellite TV service where the problem was with Dish network (they had to remotely reset the box). Overall, the house definitely helped to make our vacation wonderfully memorable. We would not hesitate to recommend this house to others and would definitely plan another vacation here in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in the perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The Essence of Tahoe is a beautiful, immaculate home with a location that is perfect to enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer. Our family of six adults had a terrific time with plenty of room for all. The owner of the property, Hutch, was in touch with us from the very beginning and he made sure our stay was as pleasant and easy as possible. Large, nicely furnished with a great location and a beautiful view of the lake. What else do you need? We highly recommend that if you are looking for a vacation place to call home for a few days in South Lake Tahoe then the Essence of Tahoe needs to be first on your list. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Lake Tahoe Airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Tahoe Queen
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Reagan Beach
Car: recommended

You’ll find our home on the California side of South Lake Tahoe, situated just 200 ft. from the beautiful beach of Lake Tahoe across the street from Reagan Park, and 5 minutes to Heavenly Ski Resort, one of the largest ski areas in all of Tahoe. The proximity to parks, beaches, and ski runs make it an ideal year-round location, and Lake Tahoe is never hurting for events. You’ll find something for everyone including concerts, carnivals, comedy shows, and dance lessons. Reagan Park, just across the street, offers plenty of activities for the kids, including volleyball, play areas, and swimming at the nearby sandy beach. If you are arriving by plane, our home is located just about 5 minutes from Lake Tahoe Airport or about 1 hour from Reno Airport. We do recommend renting a car for your stay. If you plan to drive, we are approximately 45 minutes from Carson City, 1.5 hours from Reno, 2 hours from Sacramento, just over 3 hours from San Francisco, and about 4 hours from San Jose.

Other Activities: 200 ft. to lake Tahoe Beach, 5 Min to Heavenly Ski Resort & Across from Reagan Park

Golf: Golfing is another Lake Tahoe activity that can be enjoyed for a good portion of the year. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course: Site of the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, part of Golf Digest's prestigious Top 100, one of the country’s most challenging and beautiful courses. Incline Village Championship Course: Par 72, surrounded by Ponderosa Pines, spectacular lake views. Incline Village Mountain Course: Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., players need more accuracy than distance. Northstar-at-Tahoe: Robert Muir Graves championship course, narrow, tree-lined fairways, 14 water holes and well-placed traps. Resort at Squaw Creek: Par 71 championship, Audubon status as a certified cooperative sanctuary, and one of the 'Top Ten Courses You Can Play' in Golf Magazine. Bijou Municipal Golf Course: historic 9-hole public course set in High Sierra Alpine Meadows with views of Heavenly and Freel Peak. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course: First 18 hole course in South Lake Tahoe, offers private and group lessons, club rentals and power carts. Tahoe City Golf Course: 9-hole course, views of Lake Tahoe and greens that “break towards the lake”.

Ski: Heavenly Ski Resort: 10,040 feet, highest elevation in the Tahoe Basin, 81 trails, 26 lifts, 250” of annual snowfall. Kirkwood Ski Resort: Peak elevation of 9800 feet, early season opening and late close, offers several clinics for skiers of all levels. Sierra-at-Tahoe: Includes one of Tahoe’s longest runs, Sugar-n-Spice, at 2.5 miles long, 3 express quad chairlifts, terrain for both skiers and snowboarders. Alpine Meadows: 13 lifts, average 300 days of sunshine each year, one of the country’s top winter resorts according to Ski and Skiing Magazine. Homewood: Spectacular views, new Mid-Mountain Pavilion, 59 runs. Sugar Bowl: 1st chairlift in California, 1st gondola in the country, over 500” of snow each year, 84 runs. Northstar: Free Vertical Improvement clinics, Polaris Park offers tubing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling, 70 runs total. Diamond Peak: Family-friendly ski resort, 30 runs, several dining options.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Al Tahoe, Lake Tahoe South Shore

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
23 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
7 May 2017 - 10 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2017
11 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Memorial Weekend
25 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
12 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Summer 2017
18 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Nights DISCOUNT July 4th
2 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
9 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
20 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £307.72 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £584.28
Tax Rate 12.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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