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Steps to the Water

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Last updated: 03/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Tahoe City condo description

This beautiful two level condo is just a 20 yard pathway to the water and a 2 minute walk to the famous Chinquapin pier. It has gorgeous eastward views of the lake from both the living room and master bedroom and both decks.

The main level is equipped with a bedroom (2 twin beds) a bathroom and an open kitchen with a large living room and fireplace. There is a large flat screen TV, full Cable channels, free wifi and fast ethernet, and free unlimited US land line phone service. The lower floor includes a bunk room (sleeps 6), a King bedroom, a bathroom and a master bedroom with a King and a master bathroom.

The Chinquapin development has something for everybody: 95 acres along a mile of Lake Tahoe's pristine shore, 7 tennis courts, swimming pool, sand volleyball court, 2 beaches and a pier. It is 3 miles from quaint Tahoe city or 14 miles from Kings Beach.


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Property Type

  • Condo

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This condominium complex of one and two story units was developed on the historic Stanley Dollar estate. His main house, pier and surrounding landscape is still maintained for formal parties and casual use. The units were designed to fade into the lush natural surroundings of this prime gated property that includes a mile of Tahoe's shoreline and vast expanses of untouched wilerness....moreless


  • DVD Player:

    On site and hooked up to flat screen TV....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full cable channels provided....moreless

  • Television:

    Large new flat screen TV with DVD player and full cable channels....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Random assortment on hand and RedBox rentals at 7-11 and full video store in Tahoe City....moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Unbelievably great view of the lake filtered only by a few tall pine trunks with lower branches long ago fallen to the ground....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Only a few tall pine tree trunks separate this unit from the waters edge, which is just a short private path away from the front door....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Looking east across the lake, the living room looks out over sunrises over the sierra peaks....moreless

  • Resort:

    Two long piers, hiking trails, outdoor sand volleyball, horseshoes, 7 tennis courts, pool, sauna, two beaches, plivate plowed gated community safe for kids of all ages....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 8, round table seat 4 and there is a bar with 4 bar stools (as well as more seating on the deck)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag washer and dryer downstairs....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    In the living room with an amazing view, stocked with unlimited seasoned split firewood. Gas valve 'cheater' burner makes starting easy....moreless

  • Heating:

    Modern whole house forced air with easy to use thermostat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Fast cable modem ethernet connection at kitchen table with a view, and whole house wifi broadcast for free as well....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All beds freshly made before your stay....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Flat screet TV, DVD player, full cable channels, two large sofas plus reading chair and rocker with custom stone fireplace all look out to stunning view of the lake....moreless

  • Parking:

    First come first served parking right out front and throughout the property. Association does not allow trailers....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free unlimited calling throughout the continental US....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All bathrooms cleaned and fresh towels hung before your stay....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Maytag washer and dryer downstairs....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    New, with plenty of filters on hand and usually some fresh ground coffee in the freezer....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need for a party of 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built in right beside sink....moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen. Owners love to cook and vacation here often, so the cabinets, spice drawers and everything except the refrigerator stays stocked and ready for your favorite recipes....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large carosel countertop microwave....moreless

  • Oven:

    New gas oven and broiler below stove....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Always plentiful and left behind by us after each stay....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    New 4 burner gas stove with accessory pancake griddle that sits atop 2 of them when needed....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Large counter top toaster oven with timer and all kinds of settings....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Two decks with stunning views of the lake....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill with an amazing lake view from the top deck....moreless

  • Tennis:

    7 tennis courts on the property, one with waves splashing up against the foundation 8 feet from the net....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Year round outdoor Chinquapin complex pool 50 yards away,...moreless

  • Heated Pool


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer High Season
Jul 1 - Sep 8
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $180 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


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Last updated: 03/01/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Agate Bay
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kings Beach and Tahoe City
15 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, NorthStar, Homewood
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
2 beaches on property within 100 yards

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: The Cain family rented property for 28 years around North Lake Tahoe but after discovering Chinquapin we never went anywhere else. After renting for 2 years, unit 135 became available and the decision was quickly made to purchase this property in the summer of 1992 as a get away from our busy lives in the Bay Area.

Why the Owner Chose Tahoe City:
Unit 135 at Chinquapin has beds for 12 plus a huge comfortable couch in the living room. Our kids and their friends learned to ski (both snow and water) here and we always had room for two families at a time. We consider the full mile of shoreline access, the pier, the view, and the hiking trails on the property to be unmatched anywhere.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This is an end unit with an amazingly broad view of the lake and a convenient 20 yard trail to the shore just a few steps from the front porch. The fully equipped open kitchen looks out beyond the living room through the wall of windows to the lake. The dining room table seats 8 guests and there is an additional oak round table for 4 (just 8 feet away) for overflow or as a kids' table. The wood burning fireplace with gas starter keeps the living room warm just a foot away from the full length main deck and the lake view beyond.

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  • View from the main deck

    View from the main deck

  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom


  • Dining and Living Area

    Dining and Living Area

  • This can be very addicting

    This can be very addicting

  • South Chinquapin Beach

    South Chinquapin Beach

  • One of seven tennis courts

    One of seven tennis courts

  • Secure private entrance

    Secure private entrance

  • path from the deck to the water

    path from the deck to the water

  • One mile of Chinquapin shoreline

    One mile of Chinquapin shoreline

  • Jump right in

    Jump right in

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Master Bedroom, incredible lake view

    Master Bedroom, incredible lake view

  • Bunk Room, two pullout trundles allows sleeping for 6

    Bunk Room, two pullout trundles allows sleeping for 6

  • Back Decks with amazing views

    Back Decks with amazing views

  • The main pier

    The main pier

  • Pool with Saunas

    Pool with Saunas

  • Sand volleyball

    Sand volleyball

  • The road to Dollar Mansion

    The road to Dollar Mansion

  • Shoreline


  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Aerial View

    Aerial View

VRBO #464804

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Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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Tahoe City #464804

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