Quaint Keys Home with Lake Access and All the Comforts

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2203 Monterey Drive - front of house.


Last updated: 11/20/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Affordable, comfortable single-family home sleeps up to 10. Remodeled within last 5 years - newer kitchen, carpets, windows, and roof. Very comfortable and close to skiing (6 miles), clubs, and only a short walk to the Lake.

Two story A-frame house with floor-to-ceiling glass windows in rear - beautiful views. Relax on the hardwood porch while you watch gorgeous sunsets behind Mount Tallac.

Lagoon access to lake. Note that we do rent our dock to a local fishing guide so make arrangements in advance if you need to dock a boat. Our dock tenant is willing to share when needed but I need to make arrangements well in advance. He does have 24x7 access to the dock. He usually departs early in the morning and returns in the late afternoon when he has customers. Very quiet and will not disturb folks.

Plenty of room to stretch out and feel right at home. A shangri-la in the mountains. Rent a bike and glide down the nearby Tahoe Bike Trail. Or check out the Fallen Leaf Lake nearby (about 15 min. drive).

Upstairs loft has three beds: 1 king and 2 doubles (opens to atrium patio). Downstairs: 1 king in master, queen bed in one guest room, and a double in the second quest room. 2-car garage attached to house.

Wood-burning fireplace, interior fans and central heating (no A/C). Indoor washer/dryer. Cable TV. Fully stocked kitchen with most items to cook complete meals.

Tahoe Keys also issues guest passes (daily fee applies) to indoor pool, tennis courts, and outdoor pool (during summers).


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    House is on a lagoon. Exercise caution when on dock - never leave kids unsupervised around water areas....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only, please. No inside smoking allowed....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love pets - and have our own dogs - but please check with owners if you wish to bring animals (small dogs only, preferred). Additional deposit/cleaning may apply....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Downstairs 1st Guest: 1 double


  • Downstair's 2nd Guest: 1 queen


  • Upstair's Loft - 3 beds: 1 king, 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    King in main loft. 1 double/1single in atrium loft area....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Housekeeping service provided after check-out and is part of included fees (we clean the house top to bottom prior to each guest's arrival). Daily care is up to the guest - but feel free to use included washer/dryer and dishwasher during your stay. Our Dock is rented out to a local fishing guide and he docks his boat from April - October. He is allowed 24x7 access to the dock and does use the side of the house to get to his boat. If he arrives early in the am, he is very quiet and has never disturbed guests. If you do wish to dock a boat, I need to make advance requests with just let me know....moreless


  • Books:

    Lots and lots of books....please feel free to borrow any you wish - but return before check-out. Thanks....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Samsung HDTV - 23'. Cable and AppleTV....moreless

  • Toys:

    A few snow dishes in the garage for wintertime....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mount Tallac can be seen from our backyard - as well as many mountain peaks nearby....moreless

  • Water View:

    Our house is located on Starboard Cove lagoon in Tahoe Keys with a boat dock and access to the Lake Tahoe. We do rent out our Dock during the summer months to a local fishing guide....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Adjoining dining room to kitchen. We usually spread out with larger parties of 10, using the back porch in the summertime and the living room in the winter for family meals....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Inside laundry area by garage door....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have an insert that really cranks out the heat. Woodburning fireplace we've enjoyed many years....moreless

  • Garage:

    Attached garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Center heating. Furnace upgraded a few years ago....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet available....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens provided. All rooms cleaned and changed prior to guest arrivals....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Cable HDTV provided. Seating area for up to 6....moreless

  • Parking:

    1 car can fit in garage, 2 in driveway, and up to 2 more in front of house....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls okay. Long distance requires credit card....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath towels in each bathroom plus more in the closets. Advise bringing your own beach towels if you go up to the Lake....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Inside laundry area by garage door....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    'Old Betsy' has been chugging away for years. We have a coffee grinder as well - sometimes beans in the freezer! We love our coffee....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked for parties up to 10....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen - remodeled within last 5 years. Granite countertops, electric stove top and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher. Fully stocked with cooking implements and dish/glass/silver ware....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric, self-cleaning....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic spices and baking goods on hand. Paper towels and napkins stocked....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Standard fridge....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove (glass conductive)....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Two slice toaster on the counter....moreless


  • Balcony:

    Upstair's loft has door access to balcony. There is NO railing - so do not let folks venture out the door who require supervision....moreless

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:

    We love our patio deck - hardwood and in fine condition. A relaxing place to enjoy a beverage and watch the sunset. Please note that the dock is rented out from April-Sept. Ask if you need access....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front and back lawns - fully maintained. Sprinklers come on around 6 am...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on the porch....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Community tennis courts in the Keys. Requires day pass use (extra fees apply at HOA office)....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Keys has a fantastic indoor pool with two jacuzzis - the perfect antidote after a hard day hiking or skiing. Day pass required and can be purchased at the Keys HOA office on Ala Wai Drive....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool


Write a review 5
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter to Summer
Jan 5 - Sep 16, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $175 + tax
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 10%


The Dock on our property is rented out to a local fishing guide. No other water vessels may be docked without the express permission of owner and the dock tenant. Guests may not climb on or enter tenant's boat. The dock tenant has access to his boat 24x7 and will enter and exit through the side gate of our house. He is very quiet and never disturbs guests.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 11/20/2015
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62 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno Tahoe Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 50
0.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fresh Ketch
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Heavenly Valley
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Tahoe Keys Beach

Car: Recommended

The Tahoe Area is abundant with plenty of sport and leisure activities. Many right out the front door from our house.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1966

About the owner: My family has owned our house since the Keys was originally built (my father was the general manager for the Keys when it was developed by Dillingham Corp.). I grew up at the Lake and love returning often. Our house always offers a respite from the craziness of life and a chance to escape to the mountains and fresh air. I love the Keys for its easy access to the lake, ski slopes, hiking, fishing, camping, and swimming.

Why the Owner Chose Tahoe Keys:
Our house has been passed down from parent to children. We care a lot about our house and want others to feel right at home. It's a comfortable, cheery house to be in. You will fall in love with Tahoe if you've never visited before - or, if you are returning - you know the hold this area has on folks. Enjoy our little slice of heaven.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love the views of Mount Tallac from our backyard. It's just a blast to sit out back with your cup 'o joe and enjoy the mornings - or the cool afternoons with a favorite beverage in your paws. Relax and read a good book or play games on a cold, winter day by the fireplace - or tramp around outside with the kids and make snow forts! We enjoyed all of these activities when we were growing up here.

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  • 2203 Monterey Drive - front of house.

    2203 Monterey Drive - front of house.

  • View to Mount Tallac, down lagoon, from dock.

    View to Mount Tallac, down lagoon, from dock.

  • View from porch to dock and lagoon.

    View from porch to dock and lagoon.

  • View to dining room, kitchen, and upstair's to loft area.

    View to dining room, kitchen, and upstair's to loft area.

  • Master bedroom.

    Master bedroom.

  • Downstair's guest room with double bed.

    Downstair's guest room with double bed.

  • Downstair's second guest room with queen bed.

    Downstair's second guest room with queen bed.

  • Upstair's loft area - atrium with double bed (overlooks front yard).

    Upstair's loft area - atrium with double bed (overlooks front yard).

  • Back of house, from boat dock, during summer.

    Back of house, from boat dock, during summer.

  • Back of house during wintertime.

    Back of house during wintertime.

  • Dining room/kitchen.

    Dining room/kitchen.

  • View from kitchen to living room.

    View from kitchen to living room.

  • Master bathroom.

    Master bathroom.

  • Guest bathroom.

    Guest bathroom.

  • Upstair's loft with king bed.

    Upstair's loft with king bed.

VRBO #568813

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, November 20, 2015

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Quaint Keys Home With Lake Access And All The Comforts

South Lake Tahoe #568813

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