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A Little House in the Big Woods - Near Ski Resorts and Camp Richardson Resort

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Comfortable two story Chalet. (Seven separate beds) Four separate sleeping areas. Completely furnished with the usual comforts of home. Has two telephones, with free local calling. Long distance requires an 800 calling number. The phone system has a wireless connection through out the home.

Attractive,well built home. Large rock fireplace, beam ceilings, cozy knotty pine walls. Woodsy setting, convenient to major shopping centers. Boat and bicycle rentals close by. Off street parking for four to five vehicles. Rented all year round.

South Lake Tahoe, the worlds favorite mountain playground. Something for everyone to do. Horseback riding, fishing, swimming, boating, water skiing, Jet Skiing, great bicycle/hiking trails. Several golf courses, Snow mobiles, horse driven sleigh rides, cross county and Alpine skiing at Heavenly Valley, Sierra at Tahoe and Kirkwood Ski Resorts. Please scroll down to the bottom of this listing page to see all photo enlarged in one group.

Keywords: A comfortable two-story Chalet, four separate sleeping areas. Near Camp Richardson Beach Resort


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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 21 for responsible person signing the rental agreement....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome. This home has a stair way leading upstairs.Please caution children to hold on to the handrail....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Renters are asked to smoke outside.Please dispose of cigarettes,matches etc. in metal can provided on front deck. Thank you!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome with Owner's approval. Please note the extra charge for pets. Two maximum per rental period. Owner must be responsible for removing their pets shedding hair and body waste on the property....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 7-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom upper second floor. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Located down stairs across from the bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps four - two double stacked bunk beds....moreless

  • King size bed (1) The master bedroom is located up stairs,conveniently next to the bathroom. Chest of drawers + chest with a mirror....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Plus storage cabinet and under counters drawers....moreless

  • Bathroom 2 Upstairs : toilet, shower

    This bath room is centrally located for all sleeping upstair...moreless

  • Both bathrooms, one on each level, are large with plenty of empty cabinet space with drawers in the sink counter....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Milgard brand dual pane windows recently installed through out the Chalet....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVD/CD players available in home. Near the TV down stairs. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    TV Cable service provided Stereo music system. CD-player DVD-player. Possible ipod connection to system. Renters need to bring their own RCA-iPod connection wires....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo tuner provided with iPod,iPhone and iPad connectivity....moreless

  • Television:

    20 inch wall mounted television located in The down stairs family room....moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table located in the family room. Will seat 10. Six matching chairs. Four folding chairs in the back inside storage room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large capacity on premises down stairs Off of the hall way....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    A large rock fireplace located in the family room area. OK to use any firewood found in the inside back storage room. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Home heated with a forced air gas furnace system throughout the home. ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    This home has a regular caretaker. Bed sheets,pillows and pillow cases,bath and and kitchen towels are provided. Housekeeper strips the beds and does the laundry upon guest departure....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    This Chalet sits back 50 feet from the road leaving a large driveway suitable for five cars to park away from the snow plows that keep Tata Lane passable. No more then 5 cars allowed....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Parking of RV/Boat/Trailers permitted in the driveway area during summer months only. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Private phone line with extension to upstair master bedroom. Free local calls. Must have pre-paid or calling card with an 800 number for toll or long distance calling. Most cell phones receive good receptions at this location. Wireless connections for computers at local coffee shop...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels,wash cloths bar soap provided in home upon arrival. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large capacity washer on premises. Renters need to bring their own washing detergent....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    FREE WiFi ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    This home has a wood burning fireplace. Firewood is available for purchase by bundle or box at several local super markets and hardware stores...moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    This kitchen is complete with pots/pans & cutlery for preparing meals. Automatic coffee maker & grinder,food processor,drink mixer, soft boiled egg cooker,four slice toaster and separate toaster oven.Microwave oven. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Kitchenaid automatic dishwasher built in under counter....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen has recently been remodeled with all new appliances,stainless steel double sink,garbage disposer and corian counters New Oven and stove top....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large microwave on counter top....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    The refrigerator is a 16 cubic foot model with top freezer. Recently purchased new....moreless

  • Stove


  • Bicycles:

    Several bicycle rental shops close to this property. On Hwy. 89 {Emerald Bay Hwy.}...moreless

  • Boat:

    Free boat ramps around Lake Tahoe. Boat rentals at Camp Richardson Beach Resort....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck on the front end of the home. Outdoor furniture furnished with umbrella....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several Golf courses in the South Lake Tahoe Basin area. Close to this property....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rental near Lake Tahoe North Shore. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Native plants and large Tamarack Pines, over 150 years old....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ available on front deck....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Available to rent in many locations in the South Lake Tahoe Basin area....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public tennis courts at high school on Hwy.50 near down town, ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available for rent at Camp Richardson Beach resort exactly two miles away....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
Jul 7 - Jul 31, 2015
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • charge per guest over 6 $10 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 10%


Pets must be pre-approved and there is a Pet Fee.

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Nearest major Airports: Reno Nev./Sacramento CA
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
South Lake Tahoe along State Hwy. 50
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Carson City Nevada
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
State Hwy.89 and State Hwy. 50
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Cantina Restaurant, walking distance 4 blocks
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Heaven Valley Ski Resort So.Lake Tahoe.
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Camp Richardson Resort, S. Lake Tahoe CA

Car: Recommended

Too many things to describe here. Be sure and stop by the bus terminal about one mile from our front door. They have a shop there with free maps and brochures of things to do around Lake Tahoe.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1972

About the owner: The Owner's are Hal & Donna Hester. They Purchased the home to spend time with family & friends in 1972. They love it and keep it well maintained. Recently upgraded. See photos showing the interior of the bedrooms,bathrooms,family room & kitchen.

Why the Owner Chose Gardner Mountain:
This property is modern, but still has the charm and cozy cabin feeling, with its all wooden interior. Large beam ceilings with a rock fireplace. Large family room with TV stereo music tuner,DVD player TV Cable service & remotes. Free wireless connection throughout the home.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
Great location in the city limits. A very peaceful and quiet neighborhood. Lot's of larger Tamarack Pines on the property. A large front deck with comfortable outdoor furniture including a charcoal BBQ. Enjoy watching lot's of wild creatures that visit our property. neighborhood from the picture window and the front deck.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Some Spanish

Links to more information:

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