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Family Paradise: Swings, games and space!!

People10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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City of South Lake Tahoe ordinances and we require that there be no more than three cars parked at this property; quiet, respectful conduct at all times and no noise after 10pm. Occupancy limited to 6 for adult only groups or 8 adults with up to 4 children. No parties or events permitted.

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

Owner
Duggan Smith
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

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 Tahoe Island

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tahoe Island in Tallac Village

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking strictly limited to THREE CARS. Parked in driveway. No street parking allowed
  • Quiet respectful behavior at all times. No outside noise or hot tub use between 9pm and 9am.
  • No trash left outside. Please use bear proof containers by the driveway.
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
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(133 traveller reviews)

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Family Paradise: Swings, games and space!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 133 reviews
5

Excellent floor plan for families or larger groups

  • 5 of 5

The first floor is totally open with a comfortable living room and large open kitchen. We were all able to work in the kitchen together and really enjoyed the spacious island. The kids loved having their own space in the downstairs family room. The pictures shown here don't show some of the upgrades. They now have a sectional in the living room and better couches downstairs. We had seating for the whole family, which was awesome. The backyard is fabulous for kids and adults -- nice large and clean hot tub, bocce ball, ladder game (not sure what that is) and the swing set. It backs up to some open space and feels so nice and private out back. Plus there are two decks! The welcome basket was a really nice touch. If you were to arrive late with hungry kids, the basket has good snacks to the keep the kids content until dinner is ready. The master has an electric fireplace that is hung on the wall that we just loved!

The property manager, Robin, was really outstanding. She was super responsive and very helpful. We very much appreciated her during our stay.

A couple of issues:

-The ice maker didn't work and we couldn't get the fireplace to turn on. The property manager came over to the house and brought us a bag of ice and got the fireplace working very quickly after we reached out to her.

-The pillows in the master bedroom really need to be replaced. They are super lumpy and were extremely uncomfortable. Good news is that is an easy fix.

Bottom line:

I have stayed at a number of rentals in Tahoe and this one was by far the best overall. We are looking forward to our next stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very spacious, the house had everything we needed. We definitely enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The kids really enjoyed playing foosball and hanging out in the game room!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Great family get away!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay for a group with kids. There is a playground, toys and a bonus room for them to hang out with their own TV.

There are plenty of bedrooms with comfortable beds. The home was clean and very well stocked with kitchen and bathroom supplies.

Being in South Lake Tahoe we were close to shopping and restaurants and only a few minutes drive to beautiful outdoor areas for walking/ biking. The whole group really enjoyed our stay, a very relaxing weekend.

Only recommendation would be to add baby gaits for the stairs for those traveling with toddlers.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great family space

  • 5 of 5

Had a nice time. The kids enjoyed the play structure, the house was comfortable, the gift basket was useful. Overall great time with family.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful quiet weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful quiet neighborhood, plenty of space for all of us. Great location.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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5

Nice home for families

  • 5 of 5

Home was clean, well stocked and in a nice location. Owner/manager responded quick to questions. Would have been nice to have a small fire pit. The hot tub was clean and worked nicely. Only suggestion; stock some plastic cups as well for kids. Will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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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 Tahoe Island, Lake Tahoe South Shore

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Holidays
20 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,774
for 4 nights
From
£403
 
 
MLK
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,017
for 3 nights
From
£286
 
 
Presidents Week
16 Feb 2018 - 26 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,370
for 4 nights
From
£303
 
 
July 4th
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,673
for 4 nights
From
£378
 
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,068
for 3 nights
From
£303
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,101
for 4 nights
From
£235
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£563
for 2 nights
From
£202
From
£286
Fri,Sat
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £375.25
Reset Fee £142.6 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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