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Serene & Elegant; Sleeps 14*, Private & Quiet; Private Homeowners Beach Club

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Partial Lake View, 4 Bdrms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 14*, Private Beach, Garage

This elegant, newly-built mountain retreat is located on the colorful and traditional West Shore, in the serene Talmont area, with membership to the private Tahoe Park Beach Club. The idyllic setting offers tranquility and privacy, but as our home is only 2.5 miles west of Tahoe City, you will also appreciate the shopping and dining convenience it affords.

Surrounded by multiple forested conservancy lots on three sides, this welcoming 2500+ square foot home offers privacy, a filtered peek of the lake and an expansive tree top view. It is very tastefully decorated, newly appointed throughout, and fully and thoughtfully equipped, assuring your vacation relaxation.

Our home is lovingly furnished with comfort and quality in mind. We regard it as our beloved second home, as opposed to a rental income property! We gladly open our home to others and appreciate the fact that our guests will show it the same respect that we do.

We have furnished our mountain retreat with cherished antiques, family heirlooms, and warm hand-made and custom-made furniture, along with new beds and linens.

We offer 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and a fold out Queen-size sofa. Our home boasts knotty pine cathedral ceilings, knotty pine custom cabinets and trim throughout, granite kitchen and bath counters, along with wood and slate flooring.

The entry is showcased by a wide staircase accented with hand-carved pine railings, leading up or down to either of the two living areas.

Upstairs, the main living/dining/kitchen area is airy and expansive, featuring two decks, overlooking the forest. The large, leather sectional is flanked by club chairs, providing a comfortable sitting area.

You’ll enjoy a flat-screen, HD TV, which is highly maneuverable to allow for utmost viewing options– it has a Blue Ray DVD and an extensive cable package with music stations, along with an option to plug in your own iPod, or your computer for viewing your vacation photos. Unlimited free high-speed Internet access is provided. In addition, we have installed an Apple TV device, which will allow you to rent movies and more via your own account with Netflix and/or iTunes.

The upper floor hosts the spacious and luxurious master bedroom featuring a Californian King bed and master bathroom, with Jacuzzi soaking tub and enclosed glass shower. A half bath is located off the living area and a charming ceiling fan provides a gentle, refreshing breeze on summer evenings.

Downstairs, the family room is a perfect gathering area for youngsters– young and old–a leather sectional faces a large TV, with DVD, and VCR. Leading off the family room are three bedrooms and one full bath: one bedroom features a queen bed, another has a full-size bunk bed, with full-size trundle (this room can sleep up to six children) and an antique desk, the other bedroom has two twin beds. In addition, the sectional in the downstairs living area holds a queen-size foldout bed.

You’ll love our private beach club 1 mile down the road! Charming Tahoe Park is one of the most popular beaches on the lake, offering over three acres of beach front living. It boasts a lovely beach, little nooks sheltering private sitting and dining areas, grass areas surrounded by gardens and shaded by towering pines, BBQs with tables and benches, piers, kayak access, shuffleboard, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, a children’s playground and restrooms. Relax in privacy and enjoy a lake front BBQ! Google their website for photos and more info- 'Lake Tahoe Park Association'.

Next door to Tahoe Park Beach, sip cocktails on the lakeside deck of festive Sunnyside Resort, while watching the sun set over the lake and boaters pull in after a day on the lake. You’ll savor the breakfasts at the nearby Firesign Café.

Paige Meadows, with its a huge network of superb hiking and mountain biking trails, is only steps away from our mountain home. Lake Tahoe is renowned for it’s natural beauty and numerous outdoors activities including river rafting, extensive hiking and biking (on both paved and dirt paths), fishing, swimming, boating, and all manner of water sports.

Best of all is just relaxing on the beach or a reading a good book while lounging on our decks, enjoying the pine-scented mountain air!

Our kitchen is very well-equipped; the dining table expands to seat ten, with additional seating for four at the kitchen island. You’ll enjoy a gas Webber BBQ, clothes washer and dryer, and garage parking for one car. Additional outdoor parking is also available.

We welcome you to our tree-top mountain home! Please check in for updated photos, as we are improving our home at every opportunity!

Keywords: House, Talmont, Tahoe City, Page Meadows, Paige Meadows, Sunnyside, Tahoe Park, Tahoe Lake Park, Private Beach, West Shore, Tahoe Park Beach Club, Lake Tahoe Park Association, Sleeps 10

More Details

Janine Dickenson
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

About Janine Dickenson

We have owned a cabin in Tahoe for over 20 years- an older cabin and now this new one. Owning a cabin has provided us a with a delightful venue, allowing us to spend quality time with our family and each other.

Janine Dickenson purchased this house in 2008

Why Janine Dickenson chose Tahoe City

We have looked on the West Shore for years in search of a more private cabin than our first one. This particular aspect is an overwhelming priority for us, perhaps simply because our primary residence is also very private, and it is what we are accustomed to. Of course, along with privacy, everything thing else about it had to be just what we wanted- if not, we were plenty happy with our older cabin. When we discovered this property, we knew it was prefect for us!

What makes this house unique

Located in an upscale neighborhood, our mountain home is private, quiet, and surrounded by forested conservancy lots, and offers a filtered, treetop lake view. Of quality construction only several years old, it is thoughtfully and tastefully furnished, appointed and maintained. Families will appreciate the downstairs family room when entertainment tastes differ among varying age groups. You'll experience great walking, hiking and biking year round at nearby Paige Meadows. Our private beach is delightful for all age groups- stake out your little nook on the shady lawn, reserve a table for a barbeque, or opt for tanning on the beach. Tahoe Beach Park activities include horseshoes, volleyball, basketball and a playground for the tots. The private beach will prove to be an even more valuable asset, should our nearby state parks close for public use. Our location allows for your choice of vacation options- nonstop outdoor activities and convenient dining, or cozy cocooning.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We arrived in Tahoe yesterday and are loving your's a great set up for us & your welcome packet has been so helpful.
Aug 2016
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Tahoe City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet hours after 10:00 pm; No fires outside; Please no outdoor music; No parking in others' driveways; Rowdy house parties are NOT tolerated!
  • A complete list of house rules will be emailed or available to download for your agreement & approval.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large Master Bath
  • 2.5 bathrooms– Large Master bath upstairs, with two sinks, large walk in shower, and jetted tub. 1/2 bath upstairs near the great room. Another large bathroom downstairs near the Queen bedroom, with two sinks and combo tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1, Master - 1 king , Adjoining Master Bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 double , Full-size bunk bed & full-size trundle, 175 lb limit per bed
    Bedroom 2, guest master - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen fold-out In downstairs Living Room
  • Bedroom 1 (Master)– one CAL King size bed; Bedroom 2 (Guest Master)– one Queen size Bed; Bedroom 3 (We consider this the Kid's Bedroom)–Double Bunk Bed with double trundle below- **175 lbs MAX PER FULL SIZE BED** Three full size mattresses. This bedroom is suitable for 6 children (combined weight of 175 lb per bed), or 3 adults (each weighing 175 lbs or less), or any combination within the 175 lb weight limit. This bedroom also has an antique work desk; Bedroom 4– Two Twins; Downstairs Family room– Queen-size Sleep Sofa. This is a new, easy to use, fold-out bed located in the downstairs family room sectional.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Membership to exclusive and spectacular Private Beach– Tahoe Park Beach Club, the best in Tahoe! BBQ's, picnic tables, horseshoes, children's play area, basketball, bocce ball, piers, lawn, shade, sun & sand!


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Serene & Elegant; Sleeps 14*, Private & Quiet; Private Homeowners Beach Club
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 56 reviews
San Francisco

Super house

  • 5 of 5

Great house. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a wonderful Thanksgiving at our home! And hopefully a little snow! We hope to welcome you back!
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Palo Alto, CA

Great home with spacious great room, though sound carries (a lot!)

  • 4 of 5

We loved our week at Talmont Timbers. We were two families, with five kids under five in total, and an au pair. The house was spacious and very well-appointed in terms of extra bedding/pillows/towels etc. The upstairs great room is spacious and comfortable (which was convenient given we were snowed in for two out of seven days and didn't leave the house!). Kitchen is large and well-stocked - we cooked all our meals at home. Only gripes: 1) sound carries throughout the house (impossible to sleep in in downstairs bedrooms if children are awake upstairs!), 2) pull-out couch in downstairs living room was not usable for us (au pair had to sleep on trundle bed instead), and 3) AppleTV/wifi were not reliable (AppleTV often cut-out mid-program). Other than that, it was an ideal place to stay and we hope to be back at some point in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed your week! It is rather fun to be snowed in, isn't it? At least if it's only for a few days! I bet the trees looked beautiful from the window vistas. We don't even attempt to leave in a storm, and it is really pretty cozy. I like to read in the antique club chair with ottoman in the quiet corner overlooking the snowy forest. We rarely have lost power but we do have candles and lanterns, just in case. I'm sorry the internet was problematic. It is just the way it is in the mountains sometimes. But we do have a bunch of DVDs that do not require internet, just in case. And one can always try calling Suddenlink- we have the number and access code up there. We will check out the fold-out sofa when we are up there next week. We have received no complaints before this. We will plan to replace or repair it. We hope to welcome you back and always try to give our alums a discount! Thanks! Janine
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San Rafael

Beautiful home with amenities, could be tough in a snow storm

  • 4 of 5

We spent New Years week at this lovely property. Snow was minimal, so we hiked, biked and got in some skiing too. Very close to the Alpine, Squaw and Homewood, as well as Sunnyside for a lovely dinner or cocktails. Tahoe City stores and restaurants 5 minutes away. We hiked in Page Meadows 2 short blocks from the house and even came upon a homemade ice rink on one of the pond/lakes. The house was beautiful, with ample space for 2 families. Kids enjoyed downstairs and adults upstairs. Kitchen was nicely stocked and appreciated items like condiments, oil and spices that you don't often find. The open kitchen and living room space was great for a group and entertaining. Loved that we could use the BBQ also. We all agreed that the beds were not terribly comfortable. Master was a bit firm, lower queen a bit saggy. Loved having the garage to store gear and house 1 car (which even fit with a lock box) however the steep hill to get to the house, the steep driveway and limited street parking could definitely be an issue in the winter if there was a lot of snow and ice. I would definitely rent again in this location, but likely in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response! I'm glad you enjoyed our home! I agree that it is PERFECT for two families! We agree that our home may be difficult in the winter. It is OK with us, but we are familiar with it. I hope we made that clear beforehand. With regard to beds, my husband and I love the master bedroom mattress , we sleep great there, so maybe everyone has their own firm/soft preference. But I think we will replace the downstairs Queen. Thank you very much for your input and we hope to welcome you back!
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5


A great place to make new family memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed our home! We have tried to make it as comfortable a "home away from home" without all the clutter and disorganization that seems to overcome our real home! We hope to welcome you back !
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  • 4 of 5

We had fun! Husbands 60th birthday celebration!

Great location

Doesn't sleep 10-12 unless you have kids but 8 adults were comfortable each having a room!

No lake view though but very nicely decorated!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a blast! I hope we made it clear about the sleep/bedroom situation (all info is online.) Mostly we rent to families, one family, extended family or two families– it is perfect for two families! We converted one bedroom into a triple double bunk bed that can sleep 6 kids. So, it makes a great sleepover party bedroom for 4-6 (little) kids, all together in one room! Regrets to the adult couple who drew the short straw for the bunkbed room! (grin)... At least it was private! I hope we were able to provide everything you needed! Is there any way we could have provided to improve from a 4 star to a 5 star rating from you? We strive to make our guests stay as wonderful as possible! Your suggestions are welcome Thanks, and we hope to welcome you back! Janine
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Novato, CA

Great kitchen and Great room everyone in the same place

  • 4 of 5

Great house. Lots of stairs. Well stocked. Clean, nice finishes all around. Too far up the hill for me. We had a great time. Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response and we're pleased you enjoyed our home! We are indeed one mile uphill from our beach. Certainly not conducive to walking to the beach! We've seen folks do it, but I sure wouldn't. We drive a couple minutes with all our beach gear loaded in the car. Then when you get there (during summer months) they have wagons to haul your stuff to your table. We certainly understand individual preferences! There are trade-offs, always. We chose to buy our home because of the peacefulness and privacy our home and neighborhood afford, as well as the proximity to Paige Meadows and hiking. We hope to welcome you back again!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sunnyside, Spoon,
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tahoe Lake Beach Park

Access to private homeowners beach featuring private beach, BBQ and picnic areas, playground, basketball, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and volleyball. 2 blocks to Page Meadows for walks, hikes, dirt bike, snow shoe, and access to Tahoe Rim Trail. 2 miles to Tahoe City for shopping and dining. 1 mile to Private Homeowners Beach and Sunnyside Restaurant. Very quiet and private location located within Talmont community.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
cleaning $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates may vary from the standard $550 per night, depending on length of stay, holidays, etc. We request a 7 night stay during holiday and summer months. We offer a complimentary 8th night, as our calendar allows.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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