Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6
My wife and I spent our honeymoon in Tahoe in 1974 and we started renting homes in summer and winter. We soon realized it was time for us to purchase our own vacation home as our "getaway from L.A." . In 1978 we purchased an A-frame cabin and exchanged it for our condo in Bavarian Village in 1993. We have put our 'heart and soul' into making the "Ripke Retreat" just like home. Our latest addition is a new Master bedroom LCD HD 26" LG TV and new cellular blinds completing our picture window wall. We love the "extra touches like our 'cool' Limelite nite lights, car key hooks, and cable TV channel listing frames. We even installed an emergency 'power failure' light above the hallway entrance. You'll appreciate our hotel 'security safe' in our MB for securing your valuables. Clothing valet stands in each bedroom are are great for organizing your wardrobe. Relax by the warm (turns on with the flip of a switch) in our spacious living room. We are in our condo at least three times per year adding and upgrading amenities (like the giant 60" Samsung TV above our fireplace) assuring you enjoy your stay as much as we do. Please let us know if you have any suggestions to make the Ripke Retreat even more "guest-friendly".
Greg purchased this Condo in 1993
Why Greg chose South Lake Tahoe
We wanted to be close to all area attractions and not feel like we were "trapped" in a casino hotel room. The Ripke Retreat in Bavarian Village is three blocks from highway 50 and Ski Run Blvd. and the brand new "Whole Foods Marketplace" . Minutes and walking distance to the the Ski Run Marina, beaches, and Heavenly skiing! Bavarian Village is in the middle of all SLT venues which makes our RETREAT perfect for in-season biking. The South Lake Tahoe bike path runs by the BV entrance. We enjoy riding our bikes to breakfast to our favorite local restaurants like "Ernie's" and the "Bear Cafe". We boast a rental agency (Pinnacle) that carefully looks after our condo. You'll love our secluded location in the middle of a grove of pine trees. Enjoy the stunning skyward view while you are at the pool or lounging in the year-round complex hot tub. Summer dinners make the food taste better on our balcony table. Take in pine-scented fresh air while listening to the Blue Jays sing. In winter catch the Heavenly Ski Water Shuttle at the Ski Run Marina. The Ripke Retreat is located 50 minutes (depending on road conditions) from fifteen major ski areas like Sierra At Tahoe, Squaw Valley, Kirkwood, Northstar, and Alpine Meadows.
What makes this Condo unique
Our master bedroom picture window view of Heavenly is stunning! We are only one of only three BV buildings boasting this view! We take pride in all our room remodels, especially the kitchen and dining area. Granite countertops extending to the dining room window. Experience true "Tahoe ambiance" with golden pine cabinets trimmed in forest green. We placed an extra table on our balcony so you can enjoy some of your meals outside during warm summer evenings. When the weather turns cold flick the wall switch to light our gas-log fireplace. Then sit back and relax and enjoy DVD movies on our new living room 60" Samsung HD TV. For longer stays the BV community laundry is perfect. Unique to Bavarian Village is the luxurious, spacious heated pool (in season) and new 8-person, year round hot tub. Enjoy the hot tub while looking up at tall pines surrounding you. You cannot do this at stateline when you're stuck in a stuffy hotel room. Don't forget to bring the briquettes in summer to enjoy barbecues right in front of our condo on with adjacent picnic table.
Pool / Spa
No pets - Bavarian Village HOA....not pets allowed.Bavarian Village HOA....not pets allowed.
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
South Lake Tahoe short break
Very comfortable private home for rental.
Had a family get together and there were no complaints at all
Nice property. Centrally located
Property is as advertised. Nice, clean condo. Liked the electric fire place. Minutes to Heavenly and Lake Tahoe. An hour to Squaw Valley and Kirkwood
Comfortable beds. About an hour from Reno. Quiet neighborhood. Small Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap) and clean towels providedd and sufficient for a few days. Easy check-in and check out process. I would recommend property.
Enjoyed the stay. Would reccomend.
Great little place
Really good accommodation for a break in Lake Tahoe
Perfect spot in S Lake Tahoe
What a perfect place! Everyone had their own space, we had everything we needed in the kitchen, and I left some items for the next guest too. This condo is close to everything, super quiet and I can't wait to stay here again next year.
Dear Yvonne; Thanks so much for taking the time to submit your review on the Ripke Retreat. So glad you found everything met your expectations. The only concerning issue is staying with us next year. We are hoping the City of South Lake Tahoe can reach an agreement with the City allowing condo complexes to be exempt from Proposition T--the ban on all vacation rentals outside of the "Tourist Core" including Bavarian Village!
The heart of South lake Tahoe features a 'world of activities' including bicycling, roller blading, gaming, skiing, hiking, swimming, boating, Heavenly Gondola/restaurant, even hot air ballooning at Lake Tahoe Balloons (we recommend it!)