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Duggan Smith

Member since: 2011
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Speaks English, Spanish

Roomy Modern Home - Save $100/night on last minute stays!

108 Reviews
People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Tallac Village - 815 South Shore Dr; South Lake

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

PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER VRBO LISTINGS: 478492, 44013, 383106, 767926, 676395 AND 714734

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, remote controlled electric fireplace and its own bathroom and two rooms with queen beds, one has a slider to the back deck. 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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Duggan Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish

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 ten 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. My wife Angela and I feel very lucky to be able to raise our two kids in this amazing outdoor playground.

Duggan Smith purchased this house in 2010

Why Duggan Smith chose South Lake Tahoe

We bought this place, that is around the corner from where we live, 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

Reviews

4.9
based on 108 holidaymaker reviews

Roomy Modern Home - Save $100/night on last minute stays!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 108 reviews
5

Large open house, perfect for a group!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my birthday over a long weekend. The location is wonderful, central to lots of great attractions (beach, bars, casinos..etc) Before hand I was warned heavily about noise complaints and neighbors, but all neighbors were great. I was able to meet a few and they were all delightful. Also, Duggan was a great host. He was only an email away with any issue. There were a few issues, some remotes did not work due to dead batteries, there was a lot of wear and tear on the house, and master bathroom was not clean upon arrival. However, as I mentions Duggan was only an email way and quick to respond with any concerns we had. Everything is as describe about the house. It was much larger than we expected, leaving lots of space for everyone to not feel connected at the hip. The main living area was nice and open which made it great for visiting. If you are looking for a large house in a great location this is your spot. I would rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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3

Not clean.

  • 3 of 5

The house itself is very nice. However, we found that it was not as clean as expected. One thing was "snot" on the wall in one of the bathrooms and downstairs on the wall. Very off putting to say the least. Also, I am in a wheelchair and could see at a level most people can't. Cleaners do not do a good job.

We met Duggan after we called him about the fire alarm going off at about 4:00 in the morning. He came right over and put new batteries in. He's a very pleasant man.

There are other problems with the house, but will not list all of them because they are basically minor. I DO wish though that the house had been cleaner!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about the cleaning issues. Different eye levels pick up different things. I am 6'5" and always see the dust on top of things that shorter people miss. We are always happy to address any cleaning or other issues once notified, sorry we couldnt take care of this for you. The house has just undergone its big fall clean after the busy Summer.
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5

Always a great stay at this place!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time at Duggan's place and we absolutely love it! The location is great and the layout of the home is perfect for my family. I've already made my reservation for next year! Thanks Duggan!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Cabin/Wildlife

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay in South Lake Tahoe. The home was big and well furnished, with many nearby attractions for our children to enjoy. The home is close to the lake, bike riding, shopping and hiking trails. The three big bedrooms on the top floor were very comfortable for the adults. Our grandchildren slept downstairs where there is a fourth bedroom and many futons. We saw a bear, and many rabbits in the backyard. We will definitely stay here again...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This house is nice and clean, but very hot upstairs!

  • 3 of 5

I rented this house in the beginning of June. It was very hot upstairs, but very cold downstairs. The temperature was the biggest down fall! I tossed and turned the whole night. The house is clean and nice. There were plenty of kitchen items to use, however the dish soap ran out after 1 day. Not that I would use it, but there weren't any toothbrush or toothpaste like previous vacation rentals I rented in the past. The fireplace would not shut off completely (maybe user error...). The location was perfect, because everything was near by.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Air conditioning is pretty much unheard of here in Tahoe and rarely needed. On the hottest of days, it can be warm in the house into the evening, but almost always cools off over night. Placing a fan in the window in the late afternoon brings the cool air in quickly. We provide box fans in all the rooms. The downstairs area stays cooler than upstairs. If you feel you need air conditioning you can use the filters in vrbo to find a place, I would confirm with the owners also, as there really are very few homes with it. Duggan
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5

Awesome Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this home and made some wonderful memories. Everything about this home was great. Great communication with the owners, easy check in, easy directions. We had my sister, brother in law, and mom stay with us on the last night and everyone had their own space and bathroom. My mom is very picky and she was very impressed with this home. She has stated that she wants to join us on vacations now so this home has set the precedent. Great area close to everything in case you forget anything. There is nothing preventing you from having a great time at this home. Thank you to the owners for making this a great vacation rental.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Reno Tahoe RNO
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sonnys BBQ Shack
Nearest Ferry
4.2 Miles
Tahoe Queen Paddle Steamer Tours
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Bijiou
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Cantina Bar and Grill
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Heavenly
Nearest Beach
1.8 Miles
Pope
Car: recommended

This is a great neighborhood to be in year round. Quiet, with predominantly local residents surrounding.

In the Winter it is a short drive to all the South Shore ski resorts, snowmobiling and sledding operations. There is lots of open space both directly behind and close by the house for sledding, snow play or snow shoeing. The neighborhood is right off the main highway with flat roads for easy driving.

In the Summer the bike path route to near by beaches, restaurants and attractions runs right by. Nice hiking can be started directly from the house or a short drive away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tallac Village, South Lake Tahoe

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Last Minute
13 Sep 2016 - 6 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£365
for 2 nights
From
£102
From
£153
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall
7 Oct 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£365
for 2 nights
From
£102
From
£204
Fri,Sat
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,316
for 4 nights
From
£289
 
 
Holidays
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,199
for 5 nights
From
£407
 
 
MLK
13 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,027
for 3 nights
From
£289
 
 
Presidents Week
17 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,316
for 4 nights
From
£289
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£535
for 2 nights
From
£187
From
£289
Fri,Sat
£1,689
£6,104
 

Additional pricing information

Reset Fee £147 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £386
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
Holiday bookings subject to 60 days notice for full refund

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tallac Village in Lake Tahoe South Shore

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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
  • 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:
  • 4 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
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Den 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Den 1 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • 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
  • 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
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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