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Rubicon Retreat-Spectacular-on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe

El Dorado County, CA, USA
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

Luxury House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

A special destination located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe designed to celebrate the good life and provide an escape from the ordinary.

Rubicon Retreat is a nearly-new luxury, three bedroom, three and 1/2 bath, 3200 square foot home designed with all the modern amenities you wish for, yet steeped in the charm of old Lake Tahoe.

Walking into the main level, you see an open floor plan, which offers a spacious living room, dining room, and huge kitchen for entertaining or casual family gatherings. From this level you can experience relaxing views of the lake throughout this exceptionally-designed home and onto the private, outside deck. A perfect back-drop to the beauty of the lake.

Upstairs, the private master suite has a spacious bath with double sinks and a large walk-in shower. The best feature though is the private balcony just off the bedroom overlooking the incredible lake views.

Downstairs, there is a large family room with media center and another private deck area. Also on this floor, a second master suite with lake views and its own private bath.

The third bedroom is the 'bunk room' which has two sets of Mountain Red bunk beds to accommodate 4 teens/children over two years of age. This third bedroom also has its own private bath. If a crib is needed, please let us know. There are rental services which can provide a crib for you. There is also a separate laundry room located downstairs.

This is the vacation home you have been dreaming of. Close to either North Shore or South Shore, but worlds away from the congestion of both.

Considered to have the most beautiful turquoise water on Lake Tahoe, Rubicon Bay is a delightful area to enjoy the private HOA sandy beach. Perfect for relaxing on the beach, swimming in the clear water, or renting a kayak to explore the beautiful lake. Close to Emerald Bay and DL Bliss State Park, Rubicon Retreat is located in an area where people say it reminds them of how Lake Tahoe used to be. Hiking and walking trails abound, and because of the close proximity to both North and South Shore, there are many opportunities to enjoy all the special restaurants, shops and activities for vacationers. But if you just want to put up your feet and watch the world go by, this is also the place to relax and enjoy nature at its finest.

Don't wait...Indulge your senses in the beauty and serenity of Lake Tahoe at Rubicon Retreat!


Keywords: Luxury Home



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • King size bed(1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) Second Master Bedroom, Bunk Beds (2) Pottery Barn Red Bunk Beds suitable for teens or children over 2 yrs


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • Bathrooms are en-suite. Half bath is located on main level.

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              Outstanding views of Lake Tahoe from almost every room in the house. We are one lot up from lakefront.
            • Mountain View
              Views across the lake to the mountains
            • Water View
              Views, Views, Views


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Quality linens and towels
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Maytag Energy Efficient Dryer
                        • Free Long Distance
                          Free Long distance within U.S. only
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Fireplace
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Separate laundry room with Maytag washer
                        • Wireless Internet
                          High Speed AT&T
                        • Wood Fireplace
                          (2) Two wood-burning fireplaces; one in Living Room and one in Family Room


                            • Kitchen
                              Includes Pottery Barn dishes, glassware and serving pieces and cutlery for eight. Wonderful view of lake. Great entertaining kitchen open to dining room.
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Pottery Barn dishes
                            • Dishwasher
                              Top of the line Bosch
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              Thermador Double Wall Ovens
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Viking Gas Cooktop Range with six burners.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Awesome view of lake
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      Flat screen tv's in LR, FR, MBR and downstairs MBR.


                                        • Balcony
                                          Off the master bedroom. Very private.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          (2) Decks off the lower floor family room and second master bedroom. Deck off the main living area with railings.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Nearby attraction
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber Gas Barbeque
                                        • Ski & Snowboard


                                            • festivals
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water skiing
                                                    • water tubing


                                                        • Steps to a private HOA sandy beach ... one of the best in Lake Tahoe

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          6 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Best spot in Tahoe

                                                          Walter B.

                                                          Overall excellent! Thanks Sharon/Tom, y’all are the best. The house is perfect, well appointed. Best place to relax, take in the views and to adventure Tahoe.

                                                          Great House!

                                                          Andy H.

                                                          We spent ten days at Rubicon Retreat in September and were very happy with the house. Even though there are lots of houses nearby, it is situated in such a way that you don't notice them. The views of the Lake are spectacular and it is a very short walk to the beautiful white sand beach. I have been coming up to Tahoe since I was a kid and this is by far the nicest place that I have stayed.

                                                          Although there were only two of us on this vacation, it would be a great place for a three generation family or a couple of families. Lots of room and a really huge kitchen that can easily absorb "too many cooks".

                                                          It's on the West side of the Lake and an easy drive to Tahoe City and Truckee or South Lake Tahoe. Lots of places to hike within a few minutes' drive. Highly recommended. We will definitely be back.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you, Andy, for your wonderful review. We'll look forward to having you stay with us again.

                                                          Extraordinary Vacation Home

                                                          Len and Virginia M.-

                                                          My son and family enjoyed one week at Rubicon Retreat. One week was not long enough.

                                                          The home is perfect our two families each had its own floor offering privacy as well as comfort.

                                                          The views are lovely what a great way to wake up in the morning looking out at the many shades of Tahoe blue.

                                                          The house was built with great style and quality. This is the kind of place that was wonderful to come back to after a day out in nature. Bliss, Emerald Bay, and Sugerpine are just next door making trips out very easy.

                                                          We can't wait to return to Rubicon Retreat.

                                                          Perfect Winter Retreat

                                                          Tim G.

                                                          My husband and I visited over the Christmas holiday and we had a wonderful. Rubicon retreat was the perfect secluded place with a perfect view of Lake Tahoe. It was a very short drive to some beautiful hiking trails, even in the winter. If you wish to get away from all the activities on the East side of the lake, then this is the perfect place to stay.

                                                          Texas Family

                                                          LisaSouthlake, Texas

                                                          We had an exceptional vacation at the Rubicon Retreat! Three weeks of bliss on the beautiful West Shore "Best Shore: of Lake Tahoe. The home is very well designed & appointed. Views from all three levels of the lake and easy access to the private beach. We can't wait to come back again!

                                                          Fantastic Vacation

                                                          Jason C.Danville, CA

                                                          Rubicon Retreat is an amazing home! The pictures online looked nice however when we arrived the home was much larger than it appeared and even nicer than the pictures. It has all ammenities you need for a vacation in Tahoe and everything was top notch! (Brand New/Truly High End) I have been coming to Tahoe since I was a child and usually stayed closer to Tahoe City. I had no idea how beautiful Rubicon Bay was until staying here. The water is crystal clear (Similar that of the Caribbean) and the views from the home were amazing! The beach at the HOA is a short walk from the home and was one of the best beaches on the West Shore. It was very private, uncrowded and great for swimming. We rented a Kayak for a couple days. The waters in the Bay were calm and the views from the water were amazing. As a child I thought Rubicon Bay was too far away from Tahoe City, however since staying there I have changed my mind. It's only 20 minutes from Tahoe City and there are restaurants, local convenience stores and equipment rental shops even closer....within 10 minutes away. In fact, it was much nicer to stay away from all of the hustle and bustle, having a very peaceful, serene home to come back to. I would definitely recommend staying here. And the owners Tom and Sharon were great. They were very helpful in answering questions before and throughout or stay. Provided Rubicon Retreat remains a vacation rental, we intend to come back each summer for a week getaway.


                                                          El Dorado County, CA, USA

                                                          Rates & Availability

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                                                          The $1000.00 reservation deposit is non-refundable. Please note our Transient Occupancy Registration Permit Number is #494.

                                                          6 Reviews
                                                          Exceptional 5/5
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