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Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR 3.5BA,2400 SF sleeps 10 WIFI,King Beds,Huge kitchen Family friendly retreat

Snowbear Lodge has it all and then some! When you step inside our luxury lodge you'll know that you are home! Our 2400 SF home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths features it's own private Hot Tub, WIFI, attached two car garage, 5 Color TV's, and a fully stocked, gourmet kitchen! The huge living, dining and kitchen area is a popular gathering place for our guests. There is a 40' flat screen HDTV in the Living room. Local cable TV provides 140 + channels for viewing.

Snowbear has comfy pillow top beds & clean, well maintained linens.The Master bedroom boasts a King bed, gas fireplace, color TV w/ remote and a private bath. The other two upstairs bedrooms also feature Quality King Beds, TV's and hall bath. The downstairs garage level bedroom has a queen and twin bed as well as it's own private bath and color TV with remote. Adjacent to the garage level bedroom is Snowbear's indoor enclosed 4 person hot tub. There is also a larger exterior hot tub located at the clubhouse for guest use.

Snowbear is steps from the forest and trails for winter snow hikes and casual hiking/biking during other Tahoe seasons. The home overlooks the mountains of Heavenly Valley. As our guest, you have use of the Lake Village heated pool, (Summer/Fall) Tennis courts, ping pong and pool tables, saunas,showers, restrooms, picnic area BBQ fire pit, and deluxe kids play areas.

Located in a forested quiet area yet is located approximately 1 mile from the Heavenly gondola, we are across the highway from a nice meadow and the Lake. Snowbear is within a mile of the beaches and shopping, a 24 hour gym,a Safeway Grocery supermarket, 24 hour gym Subway sandwich shop and a Dollar store. There is a visitors information center right down the highway across from the Lakeside Inn/casino.. Carson City is 22 miles down the road with major chains such as a Super Walmart, Costco and department stores

In addition to gaming, shopping and local star studded entertainment Tahoe offers a wide range of activities.Hiking biking, river rafting, horseback riding, fishing and water activities abound in the spring, summer and fall. Tahoe’s record breaking snowfalls afford an incredible array of adventure including; snow tubing, boarding, downhill skiing, cross country, snowshoeing, snowmobile tours, ice skating, nostalgic sleigh rides, winter carnivals, or perhaps just snuggling up to a crackling fireplace with a warm beverage and a good book.

Douglas County Vacation Home Permit # 05-218

More Details

Nancy Hawkins
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2017

About Nancy Hawkins

I am a retired Police Sergeant with nearly 23 years of service. I enjoy hiking, photography, refinishing antique furniture, and doing volunteer work in my community and with my church.

Nancy Hawkins purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Nancy Hawkins chose Nevada

I visited Tahoe for the first time in my early 20's and fell in love with the incredible beauty of the lake,meadows, and mountains. I actually ended up purchasing 3 homes in this location including Snowbear.The community of Lake Village is in a perfect location! It is quiet and wooded, yet is only a mile or less to the beaches, stores, Heavenly Gondola and casinos.There is a nice shopping center just 1/4 mile up the highway for grocery needs.

We have a clubhouse available for guests which includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, saunas, pool and ping pong tables. (Swimming pool and tennis courts closed in the winter)

The property is well maintained and heavily wooded and It is surrounded on three sides by forest. The roads are well maintained by our own staff and snowplowed day and night to keep them open in the winter! When you arrive home you have comfy beds as well as a toasty and inviting private hot tub at your disposal!

What makes this townhome unique

We have taken extra care to provide the extra amenities that make this a home away from home. This includes WIFI a private hot tub, a gas BBQ on the deck, comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen from Range oven and microwave to blenders, crock pots and spices. The little things are covered too, including a hair dryer, washer and dryer and soap to handle your laundry. There is a TV in each bedroom as well as a 40 ' flat screen the living room. Our roomy 2 car garage provides security and shade for you vehicle in the summer and a welcome reprieve from the Snow in the winter months.

For the price of a hotel room you will get a fully furnished 2400 SF home in a QUIET location with everything you need to save money on your vacation getaway.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Round Hill Village in Douglas County

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , and sink
  • 3 Full bathrooms and one half bath in the living room/kitchen area.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Quality Queen memory foam Sofa Beds
  • Bedroom 1, King bed, 32' remote HD TV. Gas Log fireplace, Pvt bath w/dual sinks Dual closets Bedroom 2, King bed 13''remote color TV, 8' closet. Bedroom 3, King bed 13' remote color TV 8' closet. Bedroom 4, 1 Queen bed, 1 twin bed, 13' remote color TV adjacent bath. Living Room 2 Quality Queen Sofa Beds
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Decking
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Local information available at the Visitor's information center at on highway 50 across from the Lakeside Inn/Casino Pool Table, Ping Pong. swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, and fire pit and deluxe children's play area available to our guests at the Lake Village club house. There is no charge for our guest except for a minimal charge for the pool table. If you are looking for a great affordable home with everything you need for a fantastic memorable getaway Snowbear Lodge is the answer!


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average rating of 4.734177 based on 79 reviews
Kensington, CA

Perfect Tahoe getaway

  • 5 of 5

"Snowbear" far exceeded our expectations. Wonderful house, exceptional value. Great layout, open and roomy with plenty of privacy and two cozy fireplaces. We had four adults and two teenagers and could have easily had more people without it feeling crowded. The house is nicely decorated with lots of personal touches and thoughtful amenities. Everything you could possibly want or need for a relaxing vacation. Beds were extremely comfortable. The location was perfect. Quiet and woodsy, yet only five minutes to casinos and Heavenly Ski resort.

Nancy, the owner is absolutely wonderful. She responds immediately to any questions or concerns. I only wish all property owners were like Nancy. Nancy truly cares about her town-home and the people who rent it. We would happily rent ANY property she owned...sight unseen!! We loved "snowbear" and can't wait to go back. Summer or winter, I would highly recommend this property. Skip the hotels, you won't be sorry. Snowbear is a much better deal. Thank you Nancy, for sharing your home with our family. We had a fantastic time.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen and Family, Thanks so much for your visit as well as your nice comments. We hope you'll be our guest again soon! We have great summer activities here in Lake Village and surrounding Tahoe areas. Nancy
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3 4

WORST Accommodation and Owner In My Life.

  • 1 of 5

If you book this house, you will waste of your time to clean the house and to contact with owner who didn't answer us for 4 Hours.

If you book this house, there is possibility that house owner take you money from your deposit under unreasonable excuses.

HomeAway will NEVER help you to solve any problem about the house you book from HomeAway.


1. The house was NOT CLEANED when we get there. So, we have cleaned house ourselves.

2. Capacity of this house is NOT 12. Maximum 10 people can stay here. (We were 12, so 2 people have slept on couchs)

3. There is one room in the Garage, and the quality of the room is REALLY BAD.

4. Outdoor swim pool and hot tub is NOT very close to this house.

5. BBQ Grill is NOT Clean.

6. House owner took my deposit.

7. House owner talk TOO MUCH and pretend to be kind. She is really rude and arrogant.(You can see the email from my google doc.

We arrived the house around 4pm on May 27, but the house was not cleaned. Everything was very messy and dirty. So, we tried to contact with house owner, but she didn't answer for 4 hours. I asked to solve this problem to HomeAway.com, but they told us like this, "there will be no refund", "we cannot do anything", "we are advertising company", "you need to solve the problem with house owner. We had no option, except to clean the house ourselves and stay the house. So we did. You can see the video, which is about cleaning the house ourselves, from my google doc.

In addition, the house owner took my deposit. We tried our best to keep clean the house during the trip, and when we left the house, it was much cleaner than when we arrived there. I checked all the doors and windows twice, but she told me it was opened. We moved bed to living room because the room in the garage was too dirty and dark. It's really horrible to sleep in the garage. These are the reason that owner took my deposit.

Even she never said "Sorry". We just wasted our Valuable 4+ Hours. Two people came when we almost finished to clean the house. It was around 9pm. I was cooking after cleaned all of the kitchen. There will be a lot of dust while I was cooking. The cleaners made noisy and bothered us. We couldn't be relax and chill. So, I felt that we lost more than 5 hours in Tahoe.


If you want to see the real photos and videos of this houses, see my HomeAway profile.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On May 30 2017 this guest wrote me the following e mail regarding his recent stay “Hi,First, I'm sorry about my impatient last time. I was nervous because it was big group, and every one was tired after long driving. Even though the first impression was little bit bad, after I got phone call from you, everything was so perfect.The house was so beautiful and comfortable during our trip. In addition, the amenities in the village was super good.I appreciate you to offer us perfect place for us. I will write positive review in HomeAway website. Thank you so much.I'm not hurry though, I want to know when can I get back my deposit and the discount as you promised.Please let me know if you are proceeding. Thank you, Minho" I was out of phone contact for 3 hours before receiving Minho’s calls saying Snowbear had not been cleaned after the last guest. I called him, apologized & said I had a crew on standby to to clean I further told him I would be refunding the first of two nights rent and taxes as a courtesy ($295.15) due of the inconvenience.Minho said they had wiped the kitchen counters and were preparing dinner. When the cleaning crew arrived the guests were eating. Our crew changed all the bedding, linens and towels, cleaned and sanitized all surfaces, vacuumed and dusted the entire home. The cleaning was completed by our staff by 9:30. Regarding Minho’ allegations“The lack of cleaning cost him 5 hours”The one night refund more than covered the 5 hours “lost” Our staff was there in less than an hour and completely cleaned the house .The bedroom suite at the garage level has a window, private bath and is very clean. I stayed in that room last week for 7 days! Minho moved two garage level mattresses to the 3 floor, he said there was a spider in the room. Snowbear has a maximum occupancy of 12 and advertised bed occupancy of 10. I discussed this with Minho at booking,he said the guests would use the sofa beds. The BBQ provided is maintained and cleaned by the guest. This is clearly posted by the BBQ. The bottom line is that Minho seems upset because $100 of his security deposit was withheld after he failed to comply with the posted instructions and he or his guests damaged the garage door. In over 15 years and over 2200 rentals on 3 properties I have only had five occasions to take and deposit money to pay for damage caused by guests.Minho’s deposit was one of them.We regret he is unhappy yet ask that readers consider all reviews in making a VHR choice.
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9 0

Great location! Perfect for a large group

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location, very convenient. 7 minutes from the casinos and downtown. Very safe and clean community. Nancy was responsive and easy to work with. Kids had fun utilizing the clubhouse (pool & ping pong). The home itself was very clean, comfortable, great layout and enough privacy for multi-families. Easily fit a party of 12 comfortably. If I had one suggestion to make it would be to update the blankets however they were clean which is most important and had the cabin feel/ look. I was very pleased and would stay here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jessica, We appreciate your comments and will be updating the blankets/linens as necessary this month. The winter can be tough on them and this winter was one for the history books!!! ;-} We are delighted that you and your family were comfortable, we look forward to having you as our guest again.
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0 3

Nice short stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property. The kids had a blast. No complaints.


  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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0 3

Snobear Rules....

  • 1 of 5

The first thing we noticed when arriving at the property were the amount of placards placed throughout the home. These placards had very strict rules on them telling you when to switch off the lights, what temperature to leave the house set to when leaving, etc etc. Although I understand we are renting someone else's home, I don't want to have to read someone else's rule book in order to enjoy MY vacation.

Hot Tub: BEWARE. It is the garage and there is mold on the cover. Also it never got hot enough to enjoy. I just wanted a really hot hot-tub after a solid day of skiing and I couldn't even get that.

Fireplace did not work either. When I contacted the owner to have it come fixed, she said that the parts wouldn't be available to be installed until the day of checkout. Although this wasn't necessary for a heat source it did detract from the overall experience.

This place is pretty bare bones. If you are looking for lots of amenities this isn't your place.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was referring to checkout procedures upon final departure. The sign requests closing/locking windows & doors, emptying trash, running the dishwasher, turning down the thermostat etc. Although we send the renting party a contract discussing parking & this information, other guests normally do not view this content. Consequently, in a 4 foot square area foot square area on the hallway adjacent to the front door we have placed this information. These signs, mandated by Douglas County, include our rental license, emergency contacts, check out procedures, parking, & that our home is a “no smoking” home. We have also placed an informational sheet indicating how to operate the fireplace, electrical box location, and a safety warning against jumping on the beds/sofa bed. The information provided in these signs is designed to make the guests have a safe trouble free visit. I was contacted by this guest requesting help in lighting the fireplace. I immediately called him and learned that the knob that was missing from the control valve. (This valve and the fireplace are checked by the staff before each arrival) I told him our cleaning supervisor would check the fireplace in the morning. The guest was unhappy someone could not respond immediately. At 9:39 PM I received an e mail from our guest stating: “I was able to get the fireplace lit, however it just went out" The following morning our supervisor found the missing knob cracked & irreparably damaged in a nearby lamp table. A new knob was installed however the valve was damaged, the shaft bent and the gas line was damaged The gas supply to the valve was shut off for our guest’s safety and a new safety valve was ordered. The guest responded “I’d like to request a partial refund for the inconvenience. “ Despite the obvious tampering and damage by someone in his party, I refunded $50 to this guest. The guest mentioned no issues with our hot tub.If he had I would have mentioned item 15 of the contract stating: ” Remember when not using the tub, leave the cover on when not in use so the hot tub will remain warm.” I would have also told him the hot tub heater will not heat while the jet pumps are operating. Our tub is set to remain hot at 101 degrees. The hot tub covers are routinely cleaned and wiped down after each visit. We have consistently received excellent reviews regarding Snow bear and its amenities for the past 15 years. We regret that this guest did not feel our home met his standards.
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Dublin, California

Great get away for families in Tahoe

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a weekend and I must say, the place was kept very nicely and it's very spacious for kids and bigger families to stay comfortably. We would highly recommend this. Book in advance :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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0 4


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno, Nevada
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lakeside Inn and Casino
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1.2 Miles
Heavenly Gondola
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nevada Beach
Car: recommended

Lake Tahoe on the south shore near Round Hill and Zephyr cove Nevada. Less than a mile to all major attractions including the beaches casinos shopping and restaurants. Edgewood golf course is 1/2 mile from our home.

Golf: Edgewood Golf course is approximately 1/2 mile from our door

Ski: Heavenly Gondola approximately 1 mile from our home


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Round Hill Village, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
SUMMER!! (Cont)
15 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Aug 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
19 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
26 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
2 Jan 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

After Visit Cleaning/Inventory, Hot tub service £119.26 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £230.82
Tax Rate 14.0%

We normally do not rent to guests under 25 years of age.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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