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Lake Tahoe Gold Coast Home, Beautiful and Remodeled

Timberland, Tahoe City, CA, USA
  • House1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps9
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths2
  • Mininum Stay2 - 4 nights

3BR and 2 and 1/2 baths Gold Coast Vacation Rental Tahoe City, California USA

This home is located in Lake Tahoe's famous western 'Gold Coast' region -- in the northwest corner of lake Tahoe. All summer and winter recreational and commercial facilities are within walking, biking, or short driving distance.

World-famous Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, and Northstar ski resorts are within minutes. Truckee river rafting or golfing is just two miles away in Tahoe City. Summer hiking and biking trails are one block away, heading north or south. Spectacular Emerald Bay and great boat marinas are a short drive to the south on highway 89 (West Lake Blvd.), or north in Tahoe City.

The house has parking for four cars and a boats, as well as room for an RV during the summer. The two-car garage will protect your cars during the winter months, and your bikes in the spring.The huge redwood deck and dry walled patio is full of sun during the summer, but has a shaded corners for avid readers. Cable TV and high speed Wi Fi internet access are included. Enjoy the summer sunning; or have a barbecue on the deck while family and friends play horseshoes. Hiking in every direction and Lake Tahoe acess a 7 minute walk away at Hurricane Bay,

Hike a block into State and National forest land which surround the property-- or through a local meadow of wildflowers. Ward Creek state park trails for hiking and biking are being upgraded in the summer of 2012. You can walk one block to the entrance of this hidden park. You'll be close to fine dining and great cafes and pubs. There's great shopping at outlets in Truckee and at small specialty stores in Tahoe City.

Want some nightlife? Jump in the car for a short trip to casinos or shows at the state line in the North or South Shore. How about a trip to Reno for 'Hot August Nights', or to the docks for the annual wooden boat show? Gamble or visit Virginia City.

Want to rest? Stay at home and enjoy the bar, full kitchen, and cable TV upstairs and downstairs. Tastefully decorated, very clean, and comfortable -- this home has everything you'll need for a great vacation in Tahoe.

If you do need to work or stay in touch you can use the wireless internet.

Home Details: 2014 brings a totally remodeled kitchen with high GE Cafe appliances. New granite counters and beautiful cabinets along with a granite sink. In addition remodeled bath rooms were completed at teh end of 2013 upstairs serving three bedrooms. Beautiful custom travertine tile to the sealing in a walk in shower with a granite toped vanity is attached to master bedroom. Extraordinary green Italian tile is installed in a new walk in shower in second bathroom. Granite vanity top in second bathroom as well as frameless glass shower doors in both bathrooms. The master bedroom has its own mounted flat 47 inch screen TV with new remodeling. Downstairs a great living room that has a huge brand new (in 2015) 55 inch flat screen TV, cable, entertainment center and plenty of seating with three couches. One a sleeper couch kids love.

The house was recently painted and all doors and windows replaced. New carpets have been installed up and down stairs while beautiful natural travertine rock has been laid in the kitchen and dining areas. The house is surrounded by a wains coating of river rock with a granite trim. The home sits on a 2/3 acre lot with parking for 5-6 cars and a boat. A horse shoe pit sits just above the backside driveway to the back entrance. The house has central heating as well as a wood burning stove. Sorry but No pets are allowed to help insure the cleanliness of the house.

Property Manager

Pete or Julie Murchison

Member Since 2002
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 01, 2018
About Pete or Julie Murchison

We are both professionals who love the lake and the area. We originally owned the property with friends and have renovated over the years as we became sole owners. Photo taken at one of Common's Beach annual Sunday Summer Concerts in Tahoe City. They have one every summer Sunday free. Bring cheese and wine and chairs for a greta time.

Pete or Julie Murchison purchased this House in 1973

Why Pete or Julie Murchison chose Homewood

There is only one Lake Tahoe. The geography of the land is inspiring to all that visit. The local residents and second home owners like us are working to maintain and restore Tahoe to it's natural and pristine beauty. Our home is in great location on the colorful 'Gold Coast of the Lake' within walking distance of the lake's beach itself and many natural amenities. Emerald Bay, Eagles Peak, The Rubican Trail, The Truckee River, Sugar Pine Park are all minutes away. At the same time we are also within minutes of many man made attractions and facilities to make each day fun and entertaining.

What makes this House unique

Wonderful people choose to live, work and visit here. Let us fill you in on some of the specific benefits of spending time here? Want to know how to find an Eagles nest from the water from a boat or jet ski? Interested in great Shakespear plays with a lake view? Want to cut down your own Christmas Tree for $10 with the support of the forest service? We can help!


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4 downstairs
        1 sleep sofa /futon, sleeper sofa located downstairs family room
      • Air mattress available. Wire-less internet though out house and deck area


      • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, New travertine tile walk-in shower/floor. granite vanity top
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, new Italian tile walk-in shower, granite vanity top
      • Bathroom 3
      • Bathroom 2 is shared by rooms 2 and 3. Master bedroom 1 has a private bath and walk in closet. Both bathrooms remodeled in 2013

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Beach front access is a short walk away. Lots of beaches minutes away by car or local transportation around the lake. Sandy white beaches and boat rentals within minutes.
        • Downtown
          Downtown Tahoe City is minutes away. Commons Beach and summer concerts for free on Sundays.
        • Golf Course View
          Golf cources in Tahoe City, Southshore and Northshore
        • Lake View
          Lake views from trails above the house a couple hundred yards away. Trails from the house lead up to Stanford Rock and the rim trail.
        • Mountain View


            • Away From It All
            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                      great garage for two vehicles
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating to inssure a warm vacation during winter
                    • Internet
                      wi fi though hose and on the 25 x25 deck
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      greta living room with entertainment center with three couches and a beautiful sitting chair
                    • Local Maps
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      lareg 1/3 acre lot with lots of parking to serve boats or and RV. Plus, a two car garage you wantto have in Lake Tahoe during winter
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Shampoo
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Telephone
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                    • Wood Stove
                      beautiful wood burning stove


                        • Kitchen
                          2014 remodeled kitchen with all amenities. Stainless steel GE cafe appliances. Gas Stove with self cleaning oven.
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                          new coffee maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          New 2014 GE 'Cafe' French door refrigerator with ice maker.
                        • Stove
                          Gas Stove with self cleaning electric oven.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Suddenlink cable TV
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Cable TV and two new flat screen TVs. large 55 inch downstairs and 47 inch mounted upstairs.
                                • Toys
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  large video library downstairs for adults and children. 40 -50 VHS disney tapes and DVD's


                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Huge 25 x 25 deck. Sun and shade during th day with lights at night. Can be viewed from the kitchen
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • marina
                                            • churches
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • forests
                                            • live theater
                                            • cinemas
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • bird watching
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • roller blading
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • ski lift privileges
                                                        • ski privileges optional
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • whitewater rafting


                                                            • Sudden link internet wireless is superfast. No smoking and no pets allowed in the house, Please.

                                                              26 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Wonderful getaway for the family

                                                              Ellen F.San Carlos, Ca

                                                              We enjoyed a great getaway with our two adult sons at this very well set up cabin. The three bedrooms have comfortable beds and the living area and kitchen are very well equipped. We all loved the huge front deck and enjoyed breakfasts there among the pines. This cabin has been completely updated. It is 1/2 mile walk from a nice community beach. The entrance to a park with well defined walking trails is a block away. There is a bakery and deli within walking distance through the park, if you want to incorporate this into your hike. The library of movies and games is amazing. Everything you need is here, for a comfortable family vacation.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for the kind response.

                                                              Awesome Cabin

                                                              Greg L.Reno

                                                              The property was clean and had a nice homey feel. We will be back. The owner was really easy to work with as well.

                                                              Perfect family winter retreat

                                                              Johanna K.

                                                              This listing is located in a nice area of Tahoe City near skiing, shopping, restaurants and the lake. We had 5 adults with lots of room to relax, eat, play games and sleep. The house is large, updated and nicely decorated. The neighborhood is safe and well maintained. The kitchen had everything needed to prepare meals, including dishes, pots and pans, spices. Lots of towels and extra bedding if you have extra people. The living room has a nice wood burning stove and plenty of wood provided by the homeowner. The garage will fit two SUV or smaller cars. The homeowner was pleasant and accommodating and the rental process was easy and stress free. The homeowner will refund the cleaning deposit if you leave the home clean with sheets and towels washed and put away. (This was a little time consuming and took up a large portion of our last day.) The only bad comment I have is that since the cleaning is done by the previous renters, you are stuck with their idea of cleanliness. (The bathrooms were not as clean as I would have liked.) I'm sure if you want to have the house professionally cleaned before you arrive the homeowner will arrange for you. All-in-all I was very happy with this house and would definitely return again.

                                                              Absolutely perfect in every way!

                                                              Rhibecca M.

                                                              This was my family's first trip to Tahoe and first time seeing snow! All the excitement also carried it's own share of stress. However, Mr. & Mrs. Murchison made the process of booking, checking in, and checking out so seamless that it was the only thing i didn't have to think about on our trip. Their lovely home was so cozy that my children was able relax, unwind, and truly enjoy themselves. We didn't have to go far to play in the snow. 8" of snow was piled on the deck and all around the home. I didn't have to worry about sleds as there are a few to use in the garage. The wood burning stove in their home is a plus! We loved it!

                                                              There was plenty room for our family of 9 - everyone had their own space and it never felt overly crowded. The home was fully equipped so I could cook any meal.

                                                              Thank you so very much Pete & Julie! We will most definitely be back!


                                                              Rhibecca Martin & Ohana

                                                              Perfect place for a Tahoe retreat

                                                              David V.

                                                              We spent a long weekend at the Murchison's cabin, our group was three adults, which worked out perfectly as we each had our own bedroom. The amenities of the cabin were great! We especially enjoyed grilling out on the deck- and using the fire pit on the patio. We had a great time preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen. The electric fence was easy to use and we had no problems powering it up and down before leaving for the day's adventures. While we did have to spend Sunday morning cleaning up, we were able to play some horseshoes while waiting for the linens to dry, and the Murchison's were great about refunding our cleaning fee. Although this cabin was not necessarily lakeside, I would guarantee anyone staying here would find the cabin a comfortable retreat after spending the day exploring, swimming, hiking, skiing, and experiencing all the natural wonders in and around Tahoe.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              This sounds like a great weekend . Thank you for cleaning up, which is always rewarded with a full refund of the deposit. There is a direct route from the house to the lake and hurricane bay which is about a half mile walk. No problem for your group on the next visit.

                                                              Pete and julie

                                                              Surrounded by Beautiful Pine trees

                                                              Katherine D.

                                                              My husband’s family came all the way from Europe to enjoy California, so we wanted to find the best location away from the noise of city life. We ultimately chose Tahoe City from all the nearby cities around the lake because of their lovely downtown area. The second condition we had was that the house had to be far enough from the tourists like ourselves, but within reach of restaurants, stores, and summer activities. The Murchison’s house is situated about a 1.5 miles from what we wanted, but is nestled in a quiet area up the hill where beautiful pine trees surround the property. We were impressed by the overall cleanliness of the house, especially the kitchen which had granite countertops, gas stovetop/oven, stainless steal refrigerator—appliances that were updated, easy to use and clean. We had nine people total and the space accommodated our needs.The home is well-decorated, so you actually feel like it is a part of the natural setting. Additionally, there is cable tv, wifi, a landline phone in case you need to all out, enough blankets, and household amenities. If you really want a home away from home, the Murchison’s lake house is where you should stay.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind words about Tahoe City, the West lake area and our home. It's alway great to get the perspective of travelers from around the world about the lake and our efforts to create a wonderful co-environment for visiting. Pete and Julie


                                                              Timberland, Tahoe City, CA, USA

                                                              Located in Timberland housing tract about three miles south of Tahoe City, Surrounded by national and statepark land Other Activities: hiking, biking, skiing, boarding, off road driving at the rubican trail, gambling in Nevada....

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Damage Insurance
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              $1400.00/week $200-300 per night Generally 01/01/2013-01/01/2015: $1400.00/Weekly (8 Guests max) Not pets or smoking Comment: Rates will vary slightly for high seasons: January-March, July-August, and holidays. rates vary depending on availability, season and length of stay.

                                                              26 Reviews
                                                              Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                              Property # 205455ha