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The Bear Lodge is a beautiful, updated home with lake views located in the private Dollar Point development. Tastefully decorated with a bear theme throughout, this wonderful 4 bedroom and 2 bath cabin was first remodeled in 2009, and again in Fall of 2014. This home is one level--no stairs--and features an open floor plan that is perfect for families with young kids and/or elderly parents. The Bear Lodge has everything guests need for a comfortable and relaxing vacation.
Upon entering the great room, guests will immediately notice the soaring cathedral ceiling and the expansive rock wall that is the quintessential Tahoe cabin. Watch a football game or movie on the new Samsung 46' LED HDTV, or just sit and relax around the floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace, perfect for those chilly winter nights. Right outside the great room, enjoy lake views on the large, wrap-around deck with a teak picnic table and 2 teak chaise lounge chairs.
All bedrooms are equipped with down comforters for the winter and lighter, quilt blankets for the summer. The master bedrooms has a queen size bed with attached bathroom. Second bedroom, also with a queen size bed, is across the hall from the third bedroom, which has 2 sets of bunk beds, ideal setup for families with young children. The fourth bedroom is currently being used as the TV room/game room, and has a double bed sleeper sofa.
The kitchen has high-end stainless steel appliances and custom cabinets with granite counter tops and is fully equipped with pots, pans, plates, cups, glasses, and silverware – perfect for entertaining at the large dining table with family & friends. The laundry room, right off the kitchen, has new washer and dryer. Two bathrooms have tiled floors, custom cabinets, and nice fixtures. The cabin is equipped with WIFI for those who are able to resist the beautiful surroundings outside.
The backyard has teak patio set with a chimineas for those chilly nights. Soak your troubles away in the bubbling hot tub overlooking the lake. Side yard is slightly sloped and is perfect for building a toboggan run in the winter time. My kids have spent countless hours sliding down the toboggan run. Shovel and sleds are available in the garage.
The house is within walking distance to the clubhouse (pool, tennis, bocce court, table tennis, internet access, etc.) and the Dollar Point private beach where families can enjoy crawdad fishing and other water activities. Great central location; 2 miles from Tahoe City's restaurants and shopping. For more information on Dollar Point, see: http://dollarpoint.org//index.php.
Main Features: - 4 bedrooms and 2 baths - Updated kitchen & baths - New hardwood floors in great room and kitchen - Wraparound deck with filtered views of the lake and mountains - floor to ceiling gas fireplace with wrap-around seating - 2 Flat Screen LED High Def TVs - Wireless Internet - Hot Tub - Gas barbecue
The minimum age to rent this is house is 26 years and the maximum occupancy is 8 people. No smoking and no pets allowed.
We love our cabin and take great pride in keeping it updated, nice, and clean. Our cleaner, whom we trust and love dearly, has worked for us for the past 8 years, and takes as much pride as we do in making sure the house is comfortable and clean for our guests. We are looking for guests who will treat the house as if it were their own. If you are looking for a party house, this is not the house for you.
Labor Day Weekend Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Autumn Special Oct 1 - Nov 25, 2015 2 night min stay
$300 Fri, Sat
Christmas week Dec 18 - Dec 25, 2015 7 night min stay
New Years week Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$375 Fri, Sat
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
Minimum age to rent this is house is 26 years. Maximum occupancy is 8 people. No smoking and no pets allowed
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Our cabin is located in the beautiful Dollar Point community and is within walking distance (.3 miles) to the clubhouse where it is the hubbub of activities in the summer. Families can enjoy a lap pool with diving board, tennis courts, bocce court, shuffleboard, table tennis, internet access, etc. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the large pool deck area with abundant patio furniture, or just lounge and soak up the sun on the chaise lounge. There are lifeguards on duty, swim/tennis instructors for private and group lessons, and babysitters lists available at the pool.
The cabin is about .5 miles away from the Dollar Point private beach where families can enjoy crawdad fishing, BBQ, beach volleyball, and water activities. My kids have spent countless hours crawdad fishing on the pier (with some strings, 1 inch drain washers, and some bacon), building sand castles and collecting shells on the beach, and swimming in the lake.
There are many activities outside of Dollar Point. Summer activities include:
• Explore hundreds of bike paths, one of which is right outside Dollar Point.
• Go hiking on trails all around Tahoe and discover the amazing views of the lake and surrounding mountains. I keep a trail map in the kitchen drawer for your use.
• Go River rafting down Truckee River 3 miles away.
• Visit Treetop Adventure Park, voted #1 Tahoe Activity, for a variety of courses, from kids' zip lining to thrilling adventure ropes courses, all just 4 miles away.
• 19 hole golf course 2.5 miles away in Tahoe City and mini golf 3 miles away in Carnelian Bay.
• Lake fishing companies operate out of Tahoe City if you don’t have your own boat.
• Horseback riding at Alpine Meadow Stable 8 miles away.
• Lunch at Squaw Valley 10 miles away then go shopping in Truckee's quaint downtown 17 miles away.
• Casinos in Nevada are 9 miles away.
Winter activities include Snowboarding, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, Sledding and snow tubing at nearby ski resorts including Squaw Valley Lodge (10 miles), Alpine Meadows Ski Resort (8 miles), Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort (14 miles) , Homewood (9 miles), Diamond Peak (14 miles), Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area in Tahoe City.
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My husband and I live and work in Bay Area California and we have two children, now ages 16 and 19. We purchased the Bear Lodge in 2007 to get away from the hustle and bustle of Silicon Valley and have made the home into a comfortable retreat for our family, friends, and guests. In remodeling the house, we wanted to create a contemporary space, but at the same time retain its rustic charm. We hope you love the Bear Lodge as much as we do. We take great pride in presenting a comfortable and clean space for our guests on their vacation. And we hope our guests will take care of the cabin as if it were their own home.
Why the Owner Chose Dollar Point: We were first introduced to Dollar Point by a friend whose family owned a cabin in the development. They invited us to their vacation home one summer and we immediately fell in love with the area. Our kids were in grade school at the time so they took full advantage of all the activities offered by the HOA: the swimming and tennis lessons, club house arts and craft, crawdad fishing at the pier, swimming in the lake, and hours and hours building sand castles on the beach. Living in the Bay Area, we often vacationed in Lake Tahoe and have stayed at numerous different places around the lake, but nothing compared to the amenities offered by Dollar Point HOA. Furthermore, we loved the fact that its location is also ideal for winter, with several world-class ski resorts nearby. We decided that if we ever purchased a vacation home, it would be in Dollar Point.
When we first walked into the Bear Lodge, we knew immediately it was the right house for our family. Constructed in the mid 1960’s for a Stanford Professor and his family, the home had been very well maintained over the years. And although the house was in its original condition, we loved the rustic charm of its redwood panels and floor-to-ceiling rock wall. Having remodeled several houses in the past, we knew just how to update and redecorate the Bear Lodge and making it into a comfortable space for our friends, family, and guests.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: The Bear Lodge is centrally located in Dollar Point, about a 10-15 minute walk to the club house and to the beach. Perched on a knoll, the cabin has a wonderful filter view of the lake, yet it is a one story house so it is ideal for elderly parents and young children. The cabin faces due south, so the front deck has good sun exposure all day long and is a perfect spot to have your meals in the summer.
In 2009, we remodeled the cabin's kitchen and baths, as well as updated its furnishings, transforming the cabin into a comfortable, contemporary living space. The kitchen features high tech appliances for your cooking enjoyment. All of the cabinets are maple, and were hand built and installed by a master cabinet maker from the Napa Valley who specializes in building cabinets for the wineries.
In Fall of 2014, we added new hardwood floors in the great room, LED HDTVs in both the great room and TV room, and a gorgeous and rustic chandelier in the dining area.
All our beds are equipped with quilts for the summer months and down comforters for the winter months. You should be able to find extra sheets, pillows, towels, and supplies in the hallway closet.
Our kids have had many happy winters and summers at this house. Since the house is centrally located in the Dollar Point development, they spent many of their lazy summer days at the beach and at the clubhouse. In the winter time, they spent hours building a toboggan run at the side of the house (hot tub side of the house), some runs more than 100 ft in length, then spend many more hours going down it. The house has been a happy and fun retreat for us, and we hope it will be for you too.
We have brought up some of our favorite games to the house (located in the TV room closet) and you are very welcome to use them. Please do take care of the games and return the contents to the box when you are done with them.