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Charming Tahoe City Cabin with Hot Tub in Town!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,575 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Follow us on twitter @smithtahoe

Completely remodeled kitchen 7/2011!

We are a 2-5 minute walk to Tahoe City, Boatworks, Rosies, Wolfdales and Commons Beach. Click on the mapped location! Our 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1500 Square Foot Home is now available to rent for your enjoyment. Close to Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Squaw Valley and is 15 minutes from casinos in Incline Village.


Our home is completely self-contained. It includes parking for 4 cars, Wood-Burning Stove (w/ firewood included), 5 person hot tub, Central heating, Wireless DSL, Cable TV, a peek view of the lake, Washer and Dryer, Bumper pool and card table, DVD, CD, Stereo, 3 TV's, Paid snow plowing during storms, and nice neighbors.

* Bedroom #1 - Queen Size Bed with Private bath, TV/ DVD, DSL, Deck to hot tub.

* Bedroom #2 - Queen Size Bed (upstairs) and a twin day bed with Private deck overlooking Tahoe City, the Golf Course and filtered views of the lake. TV.

* Bedroom #3 - 2 sets of Bunk beds (4 twins total) and a full sized futon.

+ a full Sized Sofabed in the living room.

2.5 Baths:

#1 Upstairs - Full bath with 'rain' shower head

#2 Downstairs - Shower

#3 Downstairs off kitchen - Sink and toilet

+ New (11/2009) 1/2 bath.

We have painstakingly tried to think of many of the amenities that one would appreciate, need and enjoy. You will find a coffe maker and grinder, Iron and Ironing board, personal heaters, etc. We have added games for the kids, Nintendo, new linens, utensils, kitchen products, and more.

The hot tub seats 5 comfortably and is set to 100 degrees. As one sits in the tub itself, you have views of the Cobblestone cinema, golf course and mountains of Alpine Meadows and Homewood in the distance. The cabin is a 2 minute walk to town, 2 minutes to a state park, 5 minutes to the boatworks mall, and is quite centrally located. The home is child friendly and is equipped with many of the required items. You will want to return many times.

We require an initial deposit of $500 in addition to the rental amount. $350 is used toward a security deposit and is refundable and $150 is used toward a cleaning fee (non-refundable).

Pets are okay and will require an additional $500 deposit and an extra $25 in cleaning fee per pet. No Smoking at the home.

Email for availability.

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More Details

Michael Smith
Member since: 2005
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2017

About Michael Smith

My family and I live in Palo Alto, California about a block from Stanford University. My wife, of 18 years, and I have 3 children and we love the Tahoe City area. I am a Bay area native having been born in San Francisco and raised in Montara, California, near Half Moon Bay. We have been enjoying the Lake Tahoe region for over 30 years. Our goal is to raise our children with the same excitement and appreciation that we had for Lake Tahoe.

Michael Smith purchased this house in 2004

Why Michael Smith chose Tahoe City

We simply love Tahoe, the people, the year-round activities and how it makes us feel when we are there. Having grown up going to my Father's place in Tavern Shores in Tahoe City, we could not even think of choosing a better place to share our joy of Tahoe with our children. When he sold his place in the summer of 2004, it left a void in our summer and winter trips to Tahoe. When we came across our home on Pioneer Way, with its close proximity to town, the lake, the golf course, the skiing, we felt we had found our ideal home away from home.

What makes this house unique

Literally, you are a block from town and the lake. Guests who stay at our home report simply parking their car the day they arrive and never needing to use it again. The interior is furnished comfortably and with some of finest linens. All of the furniture is newer and we have included every possible needed kitchen item you could imagine. The wood-stove is ideal in both Winter in Summer to help heat up the house. We include all of the firewood for your use. The hot tub on the back porch has found us in it for hours during the winter and Summer months. The views from it are of the city, the lake and the mountains around the cabin. Finally, the back yard is enclosed, landscaped and grassed. Perfect for sun-bathing, sprinklers for the kids, or a mean badminton game. Enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having had many repeat guests, we would gladly provide references to you should it help with your decision.
Apr 2007
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno International (RNO)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Fat Cat
Nearest Golf
100 Metres
Tahoe City Municipal
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Commons Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Our Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Commons Beach and the lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine Meadows Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Granlibakken Ski area
Nearest Point of Interest
Amazing sled hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Homewood Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway grocery store
Nearest Point of Interest
Closest restaurant and bar
Car: not necessary

Bumper Pool Table


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tahoe City in Placer County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1575 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Wireless DSL, golf course across the street. Fenced backyard with private gate to meadow and down town Tahoe City. 5 off street parking spots.


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Great stay in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A great little house that was perfect for our family of 4 and dog (and could have easily slept 2 families with a few kids each). The owners couldn't have been easier to work with. The location was perfect--right around the corner from downtown Tahoe City but felt miles away in the woods. House is rustic but kitchen was new and all felt clean and very well kept. Nice little backyard for sitting and for the dog. Worked out perfectly for our 5 night stay.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

The stay was great and we had a wonderful time. The hot tub was fun and the rest of the house was so cute, we loved it. The only negative we had was that there was no kindling provided for the fire and really nowhere to get it nearby. We ended up going to the supermarket and getting a fire starter log which worked fine but it would've been nice if it had been provided. Other than that we loved our stay and would do it again, thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great home for Tahoe getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful little cabin with great layout to accommodate 3 couples and a baby. Could handle a few more folks than that without much trouble. Nice open living / dining / kitchen, plus fenced yard and hot tub made it ideal for our group. We loved that we were a short walk from a nice trailhead for snowshoeing / cross-country skiing, and equally short distance to restaurants and stores of Tahoe City. Highly Recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cabin in great location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property. It was beautifully kept-up, with a great kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and lots of nice bathrooms. The fenced-in back yard was great for our dog's first ever time playing in the snow! It was a very short drive (15 minutes) to Alpine Meadows for skiing, and right in the heart of town for after skiing. My teenagers were able to explore the town on foot from the house, and had a great time. There also was a nice local snow-park, where they had a good time sledding. Michael was super-duper helpful in advising us about all the fun things to do in the area. And the bumper-pool table in the living room was lots of fun!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin - great location.

  • 4 of 5

Our family (age range: 4 1/2 to 80) recently stayed at the property. It was comfortable and clean. The best thing about the place for us was that it was so close to town. It was a blizzard pretty much the whole time we were there so no one felt like hitting the slopes. It was great to be able to walk to town / through fields of snow to play. Also the golf course (sledding/skating and x-country skiing) was walkable and easy to walk to restaurants/coffee.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granite Bay CA

Great Summer stay in Tahoe City with little kids

  • 5 of 5

Great comfortable cabin.

We stayed with 3 year old and 9 month old, was just right. Kids' room upstairs with some toys (NES, anyone?!) though daughter mostly checked out the books and bunk beds. Furnishings feel to be in a comfortable non-sterile state of minimal wear - not at all dirty, nor so new that i'd be afraid for kids to sit on anything. Remodeled kitchen is very nice, well stocked with variety of dishes including kids' bowls/spoons.

Location was perfect with the kids. Neighborhood was quiet and far enough from any noise; but was only 2 short blocks to grocery store and restaurants; within another 1-2 blocks Commons beach/great playground, more restaurants, ice cream.

Owner's communication was always very quick and friendly, answered questions right away, told us about a local event/festival going on that weekend.


  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £111.85
Pet Fee £18.64
Damage Deposit £633.84

Cancellations prior to 45 days of check-in are fully refundable.
Cancellations within 45 days of check in are only refundable if the home can be re-rented for the same dates and rates.
Pet fee and pet deposit are only applicable if you bring your cat(s) or dog(s).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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