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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 bedrooms plus sleeping loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14) Lake view


. .You will love this home and will never forget your vacation here. Read reviews and book now for summer. 2 weeks left in August, September is wide open.

Large decks with a beautiful view over magnificent Lake Tahoe. Our Swedish Chalet is homey and kid friendly with lots of games, toys, puzzles and beach toys. For babies: Port-A-Crib, stroller and antique high chair. For big kids: private beach, pier, pool and tennis courts, four flat screen televisions.

Large deck off main floor with umbrella table and comfortable chairs and chaises. New BBQ and a great place to watch boats go by. "Happy Hour on the deck" is very popular.

A great home for large families , and important events.

Old world classic charm with Swedish art and decor throughout. Some of my own oil paintings throughout the home.

Lots of bedrooms (sleeps 14) so it is perfect for reunions , special birthdays and family get-togethers. We have even had wedding receptions here.

This custom designed, three story, Chalet in North Lake Tahoe's prestigious 'Dollar Point' is a wonderful Family vacation home, close to private beach, pool and tennis. The kitchen features hand made pine cabinets and is adjacent to the spacious living/dining area with a huge lovely wood burning/gas fireplace and lots of seating. Bring the kids and enjoy the large deck and expansive lake views. BBQ on the deck while watching the boats.

The kitchen is fully equipped with all the cooking utensils you need and pretty European dishes and glassware. You will be able to set a nice table in the dining room or enjoy going out to one of the many fine restaurants in the area. Eating bar between kitchen and dining table for extra seating or serving.

Two King beds, Two Queen beds, Four Bunk beds and Two Twins - brand new hand hewn pine beds for the loft. New King Size beds. Check out the pictures. One of the bathrooms has a very popular steam shower. Huge picture windows and high 18 foot beamed ceilings. The ambiance and feeling in this home makes for a great family vacation.

The amenities include: Walking distance to Private beach with swim area, restrooms and picnic area, long pier for suntanning, boating and fishing, Olympic size swimming pool, BBQ and play area and tennis courts - a favorite for locals and vacationers!

Dollar Point amenities are awesome. The pool area now has bocce and shuffleboard courts. The usual Fun Fridays and family barbeques are popular as is the Art and Wine evening. All this plus a beautiful pool and swim lessons. Games for kids and tennis courts adjacent. Bocce ball, shuffle board and putting green activities. Also a 'take and bring library.'

A highly qualified and experienced tennis pro is there for all the tennis activities and lessons.

A full week rental and preferably from Sunday to Sunday is preferred but in off months a shorter stay is acceptable.

Amicable, negotiable and easy owners to deal with. Just contact me with any concerns and I will respond immediately.

Wireless , of course.

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More Details

Birgitta Baker
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, german, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Birgitta Baker

Birgitta at beautiful Lake Tahoe. Great boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing and swimming, and tennis.

I live in Ventura County but go to Lake Tahoe as often as I can.

The Swedish chalet has been in the family for many years and we update it often and keep it fresh, comfortable and exciting for our guests. You will make wonderful memories when you stay in this very special and loved home.

Birgitta Baker purchased this house in 1963

Why Birgitta Baker chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We fell in love with beautiful Lake Tahoe when we came from Sweden and built the classic European chalet. Tahoe is the ultimate vacation spot with its majestic mountains and also beautiful beaches. We loved it from the start, and believe you will also. Our home has all the amenities and charm to make it a comfortable vacation. We aim to please and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. The children and grandchildren have loved all their vacations and holidays there . Christmas at Dollar Point is a tradition for many years and very special in our hearts.

What makes this house unique

Dollar Point is the best place for fun and convenience. The Olympic pool and the summer programs is fantastic. The Friday BBQ and games for the kids are very special. Also, shuffleboard and bocce! The tennis courts and clinics are very popular. The private beach has volley ball games, umbrellas and is a kid's paradise. The long pier is a favorite for crayfishing, sunbathing, boating and just hanging out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Birgitta,

We left the Swedish Chalet last night. SAD AS ALWAYS TO SAY GOODBYE TO HER for the summer.

Believe there should be some wood left for you to burn. We ended up skiing this weekend vs. biking as there was snow on the ground on Saturday.

Thanks for another great season in your beautiful chalet (our home away from home).

Fifth year in a row rental!
Jan 2016
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Lake Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large, beautiful tiled steam shower. On main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On lower level.. All tile bath and shower. Decorative
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Port-A-Crib(1), Bunk Beds (4) King on lower level and upper level . Queen on upper level and on main floor. Single beds on upper level - on loft Bunk beds on lower level
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
New Microwave, New Washer/Dryer, New Carpeting , New Lamps, New Bedding, New Roof, New Parking Pad, Trash Compactor, Playpen/crib, Baby Buggy, High chair Hair dryer, iron and ironing board, Huge basement for storage of skis, sleds, suitcases, tools etc. Library with plenty of books.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.857143 based on 40 reviews

Great place and location for big families and best owner ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family was looking for a place to stay for our first trip to Tahoe as one big family and we hit the jackpot when we found this Swedish Chalet. This place has 5 rooms and a loft! We have 4 couples; all with kids. Everyone had a room and put all the kids in one too! Woohoo! The best part of the house was how responsive the owner was. The driveway was icy and we kept slipping; we let the owner know and she had someone come melt the ice and placed salt down in less than an hour! Super responsive and made sure we were comfortable and taken care of. Thank you so much Birgitta!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Colleen, Thank you so much for those kind words. I do try my hardest to always be of service to my tenants and solve any problems that arise as fast as possible. This makes for a harmonious relationship between host and guests and may hopefully result in a return to our Swedish Chalet. Keeping in touch and keeping communications open is the key, I think, of a satisfactory vacation. You and your family are so welcome to come back to beatiful Lake Tahoe and the Swedish Chalet specifically. Happy 2017, Birgitta
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Amazing Home!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Swedish Chalet could not have been better! Great lake views and very comfortable accommodations for our 12 guests. The deck was perfect for grilling and taking in the spectacular views of Lake Tahoe. The owner was extremely helpful and happily available for any questions about the property. The best VRBO host ever! I highly recommend staying at the Swedish Chalet for newcomers to Lake Tahoe or even the most experienced Lake Tahoe aficionado!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Adam, Thank you so much for that very nice review. We aim to please and are glad that you had a wonderful time with your large group. We will be very happy to have you come back to the Swedish chalet and will do everything possible to make it a positive stay for you. You were wonderful tenants, so communicative and agreeable. You left the place just the way it was when you arrived - nice and clean with everything in the right place. Thank you for being the perfect tenant! Best Regards and Welcome Back Birgitta
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Homey Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our recent stay in Birgitta's home. The beds were comfortable, the living space very warm and relaxing, and the porches and view of the lake are wonderful. The house also has a wealth of cooking supplies that were very much appreciated. There are a couple areas the house is starting to show its age. As well, the dishes, silver wear, and plates were in need of a clean when we arrived. Birgitta was very easy to work with and she was very helpful with providing a high chair and a portable crib...that made traveling with our 9 month old a little easier. All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would be very happy to return here on a future trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thank you for being great guests. Your remarks were much appreciated and I am glad you had a good time at our home. You are very welcome to come back. BR, Birgitta
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Oak Park, CA

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 10 days at the Swedish Chalet in Dollar Point and can't say enough great things about this mountain home and our vacation in Lake Tahoe. The cabin was so clean and fresh when we arrived ... Beautiful bedding in each of the 5 bedrooms. The dining room and deck and family room were all perfect for our entertaining ... The kitchen is fully stocked, the deck and BBQ have fantastic lake views and the family room with huge fireplace is wonderful for relaxing, playing games, reading and just enjoying family time. The cool Sierra breeze blows in the many windows keeping the home a perfect temperature day and night.

The Dollar Point amenities are amazing...pool, tennis courts at the pool and the lake, fantastic beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas, huge dock and massive lake property for swimming, paddle boarding, rafting and fun times!

This home is perfect for a small family or large group with accommodations for 14.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Monstu, Thanks for your nice words. So glad you enjoyed your 10 day stay at our Swedish Chalet. We are always happy to hear positive remarks. You and your group are very welcome back, Birgitta
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Large enough for 10, convenient to places around the lake, needs updating

  • 3 of 5

The family who own this place were very welcoming and caring about our stay. They were responsive to our questions. It easily holds 10 adults with a large dining table adjacent to a large deck. One bathroom shower was handicap accessible. We had 4 cars among us which maxed out the parking spaces as the owners used one space for a boat. The lighting was poor for reading at night with only two low wattage lamps in a large living room. We were there during high heat (90's) and warm nights. No AC so sleeping was compromised. The amenities at Dollar Point are nice, especially the pool. The beach has low water and works for wading versus swimming. We rented a boat and were able to use the dock for accessing it. Overall this place worked for us but was getting past it's prime.....plug-ins fell out of the wall outlets, brooms needed replacing, evidence of dog hair on carpets and cushions.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Kathy and Ned, So happy your large group enjoyed our Tahoe house and were comfortable with accommodations for your 10 guests. I am glad I made you feel welcome. You mentioned low beach water but we are rejoicing that the lake level is once again high. Sorry about the low voltage light bulbs (for ambiance) -will replace them as well as the plug ins. We aim to please and try to update whenever necessary. Our guests are very important to us so we pay attention to your remarks and adjust accordingly. We look forward to having you back again, Birgitta
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Chandler AZ


  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a large group....We had a family of 14 and we all had beds!! The home is quite large so

everyone was comfortable and happy with the accommodations.....The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed.....Upon arrival there was a temporary supply of all supplies needed to make settling in easy....(toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish soap, new sponges, bathroom soap, etc.) This was a very thoughtful and helpful amenity for tired traveling renters!! The neighborhood of Dollar Point is outstanding....Pool, bocce ball court, tennis courts, golf green, and most importantly private beach!! We loved being able to walk to pool and beach easily and enjoyed many days relaxing on the beach and barbequing on the big stone beach BBQ......Or using BBQ at the house on the deck while overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe.....Birgitta was most helpful regarding any questions or concerns we might have.....I highly recommend the Swiss Chalet...There isn't a better place to vacation than Lake Tahoe and this house helped us enjoy a fabulous time with our entire family!!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Denise , Thank you so much for your very nice review of your stay at our Swedish Chalet. I am so glad it worked out well for you and your family. You are so welcome to return as you were wonderful tenants. Kind Regards, Birgitb
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno, NV
Car: recommended

So many attractions all around and so much to do. Whatever you are interested it is there for you. Sports, theater, dining,swimming, boating, biking, skiing , waterskiing, gambling etc.


Rates & Availability

Lake Forest House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2021 - Jan 1 2022
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $250
Pet Fee $75

Rates are flexible according to the: size of the party,time of the year. length of stay etc.
Owners will be willing to negotiate to reach a mutually acceptable rate.
Holiday are $525/night
Owner will make up contract to be signed after owner has received the Refundable Booking Deposit Fee.
Refundable deposit fee of $200 to be paid via PayPal will book the property.
Full amount of rental fee plus $250 cleaning fee to be paid 45 days before possession.
Dogs are an extra $50 and only well behaved and trained dogs are acceptable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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