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End of season discounts. Walk To Heavenly From Secluded Needle Peak House

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathrooms Walking Distance From Heavenly


When you are searching for a home base for your perfect Tahoe vacation a lot of things should be standard… This Needle Peak property is customized with a relaxing mountain holiday in mind. A recently remodeled beautiful home in a quiet residential neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe has two large decks overlooking Tahoe’s forest service land and is just 2 blocks away from Heavenly’s California Base Lodge.

Relax with the open layout, clean décor, and a kitchen that has a warm comfortable vibe to gather and cook in. Enjoy the impressive artwork produced and displayed by Michael Wischmeyer, adventure traveler and photographer, whose inspiration came from the 87 countries he visited – it reflects on every wall and shelf. After a day on the lake or mountain, delight in the outdoor hot tub and/or fire pit. Also for your convenience are a grill, internet access and home entertainment options for kids and adults. It’s an amazing house but even better is the location.

At this point we are only renting to families and quiet getaways. The current neighbors live there full time and there is no tolerance for loud noises day/night. *** Please note this property is not for any kind of organized events, which includes: weddings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, parties or any kind of events, this is strictly enforced. There is a $1,000 fine for organized events or notes disturbance made on the property day/night.***

Take free the shuttle or walk to skiing/snowboarding or take the shuttle to and from the Casinos and shops. Everything is minutes away, .025 miles to Heavenly Ca. Base Lodge, 1.2 miles to Ski Run Marina/Beach, 1.7 Miles to Casinos and shops.

There are 12 resorts in the area, Heavenly Valley Ski Resort with 3,500 Ft of vertical, 30 chair lifts, snowboarding terrain park and over a 100 trails covering over 4,800 acres. Kirkwood is 25 minutes away and has some 2,000 Vertical, 12 chairs, snowboarding terrain park and 65 trails. Sierra at Tahoe is 20 minutes away and has 2,212 ft of Vertical, 13 chair lifts, Terrain Park and 46 trails. Other resorts within 45 minutes are: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Mount Rose, Diamond Peak, and Homewood.

Other Nearby Attractions include Emerald Bay, Cave Rock, Fallen Leaf Lake, world famous mountain biking trails (one out of the front door), 2 miles from Edgewood golf course. And, of course, Beautiful Lake Tahoe which hosts every water activity possible (just 1.2 miles away).

Permit number: 006886

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Codie

Adventurer, Traveler, Photographer.

Codie purchased this house in 2011

Why Codie chose Lake Tahoe South Shore

A great location at the most beautiful place on earth. 'The fairest picture the whole earth affords….” Mark Twain.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in South Lake Tahoe in El Dorado County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - Noise Ordinance 10pm
  • - Respectful to home and leave clean per check-out guidelines
  • - Please note this property is not for any kind of organized events, which includes: weddings receptions, rehearsal dinners, parties or any events.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Master Suite bathroom with separate shower and master bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Cal King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room Area - Air mattress and portable crib available upon request
  • House sleeps 8 adults and will consider more if kids are involved.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveller reviews)

End of season discounts. Walk To Heavenly From Secluded Needle Peak House
average rating of 4.827586 based on 58 reviews

Amazing Tahoe Home in the Chateaus of the Mountains, close to everything! MUST STAY AGAIN!!

  • 5 of 5

We were very excited and enjoyed our stay. It was a great addition to many firsts for our family that visits Tahoe every year. I was glad to find the home in superb condition. I know they have a busy season but everything was in order, organized and clean. The streets were plowed and around the home. The home had great space, feel, decor, and so many extras that we felt was beyond other homes we have stayed at. We loved the hot tub and bathtub in master suite. Great location and close to everything. It didn't feel like a rental, it had a home feel and made our family trip smooth and memorable. We are coming back for sure and also looking forward to staying at Michael's other vacation homes!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the great review, Our team looks forward to hosting you in tahoe on your next trip. Michael Wischmeyer
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Serene stay in the forest and overall amazing homestay in Tahoe!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay at this rental. The house was very clean and well-organized. It had everything in working order as described. The hot tub was in great working condition and was wonderful during the cold evenings. The fireplace did an amazing job keeping the house warm and ambiance for our chateau. The view from the back patio is fantastic, it really feels like you do not have any neighbors. There was a tons of snow when we were there so got our full winter experience. It made for a day at home since the whole city was shutdown but great for the kids to play outside. I was glad to find it very welcoming and warm on arrival. I will definitely stay here again in the future!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home but needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5

We had a terrible issue with the reservation after the initial booking. Apparently the reservation was lost and there was quite a bit of back and forth with property management and VRBO to get it taken care of. We were not notified that we would not have access to the garage until the day of our arrival. It was a terrible snow storm and it would have been nice to park the vehicles in the garage. Having to park in the driveway also presented quite a problem on the day of departure when the person came to snow blow the driveway with our vehicles present while we were trying to pack and load our vehicles. I was even the recipient of a personal snow storm courtesy of the snow blower when he did not see me trying to put the garbage out! Inside, one could tell this was once a lovely home and for the price I assumed it would be pristine. However, immediately I noticed it was not very clean. The floor had not been swept (which I did and found broken glass), furniture was dusty, stove top was greasy, refrigerator dirty inside, kitchen cabinets untidy and disorganized. There was dirty towels in the washer. There were enormous ants on one of the walls in the kitchen and the countertops. The window coverings were broken in several spots. Decks had not been shoveled so they were dangerous with ice. No window coverings on one of the downstairs bedrooms made us feel uncomfortable to use the room. The gas fireplace was on when we arrived and would not go off. It got so hot in the upstairs we finally had to call the property manager to send someone to fix it. One of the upstairs toilets had a broken float arm which we found out too late and had to try to fix ourselves. When the repairman came he thought he fixed it but it didn't work again after one flush. The gorgeous hardwood floors were quite water damaged in spots as was the ceiling. I mentioned this to the repairman as I was concerned that maybe the owner was unaware of the issues. Maybe for some vacationers the things I have mentioned would not be problematic. However, as a landlord and vacation property owner myself, I pride myself in presenting a home that a renter, upon arrival, immediately feels warm, welcomed and relaxed-as they should on vacation. Having said all of the above, the layout of the home is very nice and conducive to some quality family time which is what I had with my five daughters.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shirley, We sincerely apologize for the issues you experienced. Garage can be used, if asked for. We have had problems in the past with people running into things and leaving the garage in unsanitary conditions. We did experience the biggest winter in 10 years and we need help from all to make sure snow and ice is removed, and apologize on bothering our guests to move cars and such, but if things don't get removed ice snow will be compacted and build up. The fireplace can be shutoff normally at any time by simply turning the fireplace thermostat to the off position, When that doesn't work there is a gas shutoff valve underneath the thermostat. We do try and accommodate the best we can with being on call 24/7 and having our repair man on call as well. We pride ourselves with a clean and warm environment and your issues will be looked into ASAP. We do apologize, and thank you for your feedback. Sincerely Codie Johnson (property manager)
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Top rated accommodation, great view, comfortable, private and plenty of amenities!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful kitchen with a lot of amenities, plenty of room for my family, great deck with hot tub and view. We loved the upstairs dining room area to hang out. TV was great and beds were comfortable. The house is located on a quiet street with a nice backyard full of nature and trees. You feel that you are far away from town but close to South Lake Tahoe downtown, restaurants, walking distance to mountain (but probably drive with all your gear) etc in 2-3 minutes. The property manager and owner were readily available for anything we needed but things were very self explanatory. Also love the keyless entry was helpful when arriving late. I would recommend!! If I ever make it to South Lake Tahoe again, I will try to see at the same house! BTW - hanging around Emerald Bay on your visit is a must...

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Clean and Spacious Great House, Great Owners! Great Property Manager! Great Home!!!

  • 5 of 5

The location of the property is good for people looking for some privacy, but still be located near the casinos, bars and dinner hot spots. The property is well maintained and you can tell the owner has pride of ownership with artwork of his travels around the house. The owner Mike and property manager Codie are extremely nice, provide excellent customer service and are eager to do whatever they can to make your stay an enjoyable one. I'd recommend this property to friends and relatives who want a 5+ rating star with the full star treatment. We have comfortable beds, full kitchen, close to mountain and overall great stay! It was our first time to Tahoe and will be back at this house in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location in South Lake Tahoe!

  • 5 of 5

We were 2 families of 4, and couldn't of asked for a better rental, Its about a 5 minute walk to the Lifts at the Ca. base lodge, great location. The house was very modern, clean and tastefully decorated. All the photography on the walls of the Owners travels was great. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking accessories, and was a great area to hang out and socialize. The area had a ton of snow and it was perfect to be that close to the mountain.

Can't forget to mention the hot tub was awesome to sit in during the snow, we would rent again and refer friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Himmel House
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Edgewood Golf Course
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, CA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Last Minute
23 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
18 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £391.17
Cleaning Fee £144.73 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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.

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