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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


. September is beautiful at Lake Tahle !!! .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.

Layout: Main floor: Queen bed

Second floor: King bed, Queen bed, Sleeping Loft with two single beds.

Lower floor: King bed, 4 bunk beds.

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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

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 Forest

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 very large pool and the summer programs are 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.


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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 44 reviews

Charming and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

The house is old but charming and comfortable. The location is great and the amenities, namely accessibility, proximity to the lake with private beach, the lap- swimming pool, and great picnic area by the pool are major pluses. The owner is very responsive, kind, and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sadri, Thank you very much for your complimentary review and especially the words about the hostess! I will take care about the few things you mentioned on the phone. The Olympic pool has been changed to "large" pool. Please come back and visit us again as you were a very nice tenant. Best Regards, Birgitta
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Fantastic birthday celebration and family reuinion!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a special and memorable week at the Swedish Chalet in Dollar Point, Lake Tahoe. We cannot say enough about this property with its huge deck, lake views and BBQ - perfect for entertaining. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need for big dinner parties and opens into a gorgeous family room with a big dining table, bar, bar stools, leather couches and amazing huge fire place. The bedrooms are decorated in mountain decor and there is plenty of room for everyone.

We celebrated my father's 85th bday and family reunion. The amenities at this Tahoe cabin are too many mention; private beach, dock, beach volleyball, beach chairs and umbrellas. There are tennis courts at the beach and up at the private pool which also has all kinds of games and activities for guests. We used it all!

The best part of our special trip was socializing with our family at the cabin, great dinners and music on the deck overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your very nice review. I'm so glad you and your large family enjoyed our Swedish Mountain Cabin. We do try very hard to make it as comfortable as possible for our guests and appreciate the positive remarks. Happy to hear that your father had a nice 85th birthday. Welcome Back! Kind Regards, Birgitta
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Loved sitting on the deck with lake view. Small but we'll

  • 5 of 5

Great family reunion location! Four couples.and enough room for everyone! Enjoyed the neighborhood beach and viewing fireworks from the neighborhood dock! Would.definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David, Thank you for you very nice review. Glad you and your friends enjoyed your vacation in our Swedish Chalet. Yes, we are very proud of our well planned and stocked kitchen. You are very welcome back! Enjoy the rest of the summer. I'm off to my homeland, Sweden, tomorrow but will also plan to spend time at Tahoe. Best Regards, Birgitta
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Sonora, CA

Wonderful Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of nine (4 couples and a two year old) thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable home. The homeowner Birgitta was very easy to work with, addressing questions and concerns in a very timely manner. Each couple had their own room with a king or queen bed and the two year old had the downstairs bunk room which was quiet and perfect for naps and bedtime. The well stocked kitchen provided all our cooking needs, including spices, condiments, etc.

This is definitely one of the older homes in Dollar Point, showing some wear and tear both inside and out. That did not bother us though as the chalet is so homey, comfortable, and charming with its Swedish themed decor. We enjoyed morning coffee as well as BBQ's on the deck with beautiful views of the lake. The HOA recreation facilities are outstanding. The lap swimmers in our family enjoyed uncrowded morning workouts at the pool and in the afternoons the whole family played in the pool and then headed to the bocce ball court. Those who brought bikes took advantage of the nearby bike paths and mountain bike trails. The private beach was a great place for launching our kayaks and swimming. The cabin is only a five minute drive from Tahoe City so shopping, restaurants, marina etc. were easily accessible. We would not hesitate to stay at the Swedish Chalet again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie, Thank you for your nice review. I am so glad you had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed staying in our Home. We try our utmost to make it a comfortable stay. It is one of the first Dollar Point homes but we are constantly updating and refreshing with new appliances, carpeting, decorating and paint. An ongoing plan through the years! As you said. the ambiance and charm makes up for the age. You are welcome to return and once again enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Best to you and the family. Birgitta
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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: December 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: August 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $275

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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