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Lake Tahoe Gold Coast Home, Beautiful and Remodeled

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3BR and 2 and 1/2 baths Forest/Park Vacation Rental Tahoe City, California USA

This home is located in Lake Tahoe's '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 is full of sun during the summer, but has a shaded corner 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.

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 it won mounted flat 47 inch screen TV with new remodeling. Downstairs a great living room now has a huge brand new (in 2013) 55 inch flat screen TV, cable, entertainment center and plenty of seating with three couches

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Pete or Julie Murchison
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

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 Common's Beach annual Sunday Summer Concerts in Tahoe City.

Pete or Julie Murchison purchased this house in 1973

Why Pete or Julie Murchison chose Lake Tahoe West Shore CA

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!


Timberland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    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
    Half Bathroom -
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    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
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Lake Tahoe Gold Coast Home, Beautiful and Remodeled
average rating of 4.7083335 based on 24 reviews

Perfect family winter retreat

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for a Tahoe retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Surrounded by Beautiful Pine trees

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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Peaceful, clean, and close proximity to everything

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at many locations around the lake and West Shore is my favorite. The house is located near everything you could need: grocery store, lake front dining and recreation rentals, hiking, and ski resorts. We were a group of 2 middle-age adults and 2 young adults. On sunday we went to a concert in Tahoe City on the beach and went to sushi downtown. The house was extremely clean and the kitchen is wonderful. The decorations are tasteful and the deck is a great spot to hangout and have dinner. There is also a fire pit on the lower level and a horseshoe pit. The location is quiet and peaceful but an easy walk, bike ride, or drive to almost everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You. You are the first to use fire pit on the new patio. Pete /Julie
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Quiet and Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quiet and residential place to stay while skiing/snowboarding at Squaw Valley. The home was super relaxing and modern with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The handout mailed beforehand was helpful for all of the house rules and security, so make sure to read it carefully. If you arrive at night, bring a flashlight because we were a little confused about how to get into the house, especially with all the snow. The kitchen was well supplied. One thing I would recommend is to leave enough time to clean and wash the linens, so you don't feel rushed before leaving.

The home is very close to the grocery store, the water, the slopes, and rental gear places. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bridgetender, Sunnyside, or @ Tahoe City
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 89 is West Lake Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sunnyside dinner or Firesign Cafe for breakfast
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Homewood, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Walk to local beach or drive to Meeks Bay
Car: recommended

Located in Timberland 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

Timberland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 20 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59

$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.

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