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'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 12 comfortably, 4 Bedrooms (Large Loft: counts as a 4th bedroom)

Check Calendar: ALWAYS shorter stay possible if less than the required minimum is all that remains between two reservations! ALSO: if your dates are taken always send me an email so I can contact you right away if any cancellations...which DO happen but dates do not last long!

Nothing Compares to 'Tahoe Castle'! Enjoy your very own large private Indoor Heated Pool with Waterfall and Fireplace, special lighting and stereo. The Castle has both a Steam Room and Sauna Room and of course a Hot Tub under the stars. Magnificent open beam Log Great Room has another fireplace and the adjoining Gourmet Kitchen is well equipped. The home has 3 bedrooms plus a Large Loft area with two extra beds and a pullout sofa which is officially recognized as a 4th bedroom, and still has room for the Pool Table and Foosball Table. Located just about 5 miles to either the Lake or to the Casinos or Heavenly Ski Resort, on a quiet cul-de-sac with empty wooded lots on either side for optimum privacy. TV in every bedroom plus Living room, plenty of cable stations plus high speed wireless Internet. The kitchen is well equipped for a feast preparation and has a wine cooler. Why stay in just any old house when you can stay in a Castle? THE MOST popular vacation rental in Lake Tahoe! Come see why Nothing Else Compares! Deposit holds dates one year in advance or more, ask me anything at all. Feel free to ask me anything at all.

Please note: Extreme Demand for this home, I will accept reservation with deposit a year or more in advance, just ask.

[Eldorado County Rental Permit #1034]

Clarify Rates:

You may hold dates if 90 days in advance or more with only a $500 deposit. If within 90 days full payment is due to secure reservation. IF Cancel within 45 days prior to your stay, any refund (other than cleaning fee and taxes) will depend if same dates can be rented by owner to someone else. Reserving ahead is highly recommended, even a year or so in advance. This not only gets you the dates you want but also locks in the price which as you can tell from my calendar with demand so high, it is very likely rates may go up. There are very few homes with a pool and other comparable amenities for rent in Tahoe and ALL that I have found have rental costs considerably higher then my home.

House History: Well people ask so here is. House built in 2000 and designed as a luxury vacation rental with amenities like no other. The designer had it right because what sets this house aside from so many other choices are the unique amenities. I bought the house in 2004 and still had guests on the calendar so I gave it a try. The house has always rented more often, far above other houses. When I decided to no longer use a management agency in late 2007 I forwarded the savings on to the guests. The house has since booked much more often than ever despite the economy. Everyone Loves the home, thousands of guests have stayed here! Pricing compares to houses similar in size but without the amenities. So why stay in just any house when you can stay in a 'Castle'? My best deals are if last minute, meaning within 7 days, when if you do not see dates booked then I will discount and make you a great deal! These deals are rare though so if you want your choice of dates plan well ahead. Always just ask me anything.

Availability Calendar: If anything is unclear to you easiest thing to do is simply contact me and I'll always make everything perfectly clear, don't be shy.

All terms stated in rental contract supercede any terms from anything stated elsewhere. Websites limit my input.

Please Note: All local taxes apply to Transit Occupancy Registration Permit Number 1034.

More Details

Owner
Dan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Dan

I'm semi-retired and manage this home all myself. I'm devoted to my guests and pay attention to detail. I understand your vacation time is valuable and memories made with family and friends are precious. I'm happy and proud to have enabled many hundreds of folks to enjoy 'The Castle' for years now and look forward to many more.

Dan purchased this house in 2004

Why Dan chose Pioneer Trail

Well the only other homes I have found with an indoor private pool and comparable amenities have been priced quite a bit higher. I know that management expense adds to the price. Since I do it all I keep the prices at a very fair value. One can expect to pay the same for a lot of homes of similar size...but without a pool, steam and sauna. So why stay in a regular house when you can enjoy a Castle?!

What makes this house unique

I know packing and organizing and traveling isn't always that fun. But when you find yourself floating around, listening to your favorite music, waterfall and fireplace going...you'll KNOW you're on vacation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was wonderful, We enjoyed our relaxing getaway, at the Castle. It's a beautiful home, it was so quiet around the neighborhood, ;) The kids were playing in the snow, building forts to having snowball fights lol, my husband included :)We didn't want to leave, sadly we did but want to return soon, I have to ck the schedule ! lol will recommend to our family and friends

thank you so much , Barbara R.& family
Jan 2011
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Amenities

Pioneer Trail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please read contract, which takes precedence for cancellation rules and terms. The website here does NOT allow enough text for clarification here.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Loft
  • The home is about 3500 square feet total and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a large loft area which is considered a bedroom by the rules set forth from the vacation permit. The master bedroom has a king, the other two have queens, and the loft has two twin beds plus a pullout sofa that has a full size mattress. I also have a floor mattress I keep under the pool table that folds out to a full size and can be easily placed anywhere in the home. The living room has a couch and two love seats also. What determines how many a vacation home sleeps, as per county permit, is 2 for each bedroom plus add four to that total, so with 4 bedrooms my permit states 12 person limit. After you ascend the stairs either in front of the home or through the garage entry all bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the same level, only the loft area requires additional stairs to climb. The pool and even the back yard is level with that same main floor also. Convenient for anyone who is elderly.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dining area sits Six, plus counter seats four, other tables and seating as well including seasonally lots of seating outside on either the front balcony or rear deck area. As far as elderly there are steps and of course can be slippery in Winter so if someone can assist than you judge accordingly. Pets are considered on case by case so let me know what you have before renting the home. Please smoke outside ONLY and always be extremely careful to put out butts in water. Email me for all bed sizes and sleeping arrangements. Always feel free to just email me with any questions.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
average rating of 4.917808 based on 77 reviews
5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

House was amazing and beautiful! Dan was wonderful and we had an awesome time! Thanks Dan! You rock!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so want to have you all back again, you were really great and I'm so glad you enjoyed Tahoe! thanks, Dan
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Fun place to be with friends

  • 4 of 5

We went to the castle for a girls weekend. There was plenty of room for the 7 of us to be comfortable. The house has everything one would need. The pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub were clean and inviting. Defenilty a great hang out place.

The cons.

The house shows some wear (a little paint pealing in the bathroom, scuffed up walls and a sqeeky bed)..its well loved. This did not bother us but thought it should be mentioned.

There is a live mouse trap in the kitchen. The cleaners must have not checked it before our arrival and on our 2nd day we kept smelling somthing foul and found a decaying mouse in the trap . Fortunately we did not see any other evidence of mice in the house.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and sorry again about the mouse but they do rush in if any door is left open for a while, maybe prior guests? Like I say everyone Loves The Castle
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Girls Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us rented the castle and had a wonderful vacation! The indoor pool has a gas fireplace, bar, waterfall, steam room and sauna! The pool can be seen through the double doors of the master bedroom. What a beautiful sight to wake up to. We made our breakfast in the large dream kitchen and ate it along with mimosas in the pool while we exercised and laughed a lot! At night we had wine in the outdoor hot tub and looked at billions of stars! We played pool and other games in the loft. We ate at great restaurants, took an all day tour around the lake & Squawk Valley, and had a spa day at a lodge overlooking the lake! Best of all we had to stop to let a mama bear and her cub cross the street!! Wonderful vacation and Dan is very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again and thanks for the nice review. Also thanks for reminding me to enjoy some Mimosa's! -Dan
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5

Ultimate comfort

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a three day stay celebrating our 65th birthdays. The large home, pool, sauna, steam room, game room, outdoor jaccuzzi made for optimum enjoyment and a real sense of space. I appreciate Dan for his immediate communication and attention to all questions asked. I look forward to renting Dan's home again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Professor, of course I'd Love to have you back again, maybe tryout a different season next time? Keep in touch, Dan
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5

A unique retreat in the trees!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our marriage and relax with a few friends. We loved the large kitchen, jacuzzi tub and of course the pool and spas! The steam room and hot tub are a treat after running around SLT and hiking. Honestly, my husband had to drag me out of the house most days. Highly recommend The Castle!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Thanks and yes I do hear that a lot that plans are made to venture out but more time is spent at "home" in the Castle. Especially advantageous when weather doesn't cooperate with plans. Glad you enjoyed and welcome back anytime, thanks, Dan
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5

Was a wonderful experience staying away from the casino hotels!

  • 5 of 5

The owner Dan was wonderful gave a lot of info on the property before our stay. Was easy to get a hold of when needed. If you go with a big group and want to relax and cook some home food this is the place. Has everything you need. Thanks Dan!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks and come back anytime, Dan
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Map

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Reno (Nevada) Airport
Car: recommended

This home is close to the Lake and all local activities. About a 5 mile drive will get you to Lake or Casinos or Heavenly Ski Resort. There is so much to do year round, hiking biking skiing, boating, kayaking, snow shoeing, sledding. There is so many links online to endless things to do and so many things you can rent if you don't have it, makes it an easy place to fly in and out. The mountain air is so fresh and the scenery is spectacular. Of course if you just want to relax at the home you couldn't have chosen a better equipped paradise! The indoor private pool is heated of course, plus a steam room, sauna room, and hot tub under the stars. Other things to do: play some pool or foosball, or enjoy a feast with friends and family. I manage my home myself and eliminate the management company fees so the cost now is very comparable to plenty of houses here or even less expensive and yet nothing compares! Thousands of guests have stayed here since 2001. I've yet to have anyone who was not impressed. I'm always told how photos don't do it justice although now I've added some that a guest took recently.

Other Activities: Floating in the Pool or otherwise enjoy the rare bliss of reading a book, playing games with the group, or of course doing absolutely nothing.

Golf: See why Tiger Woods chose to have a home here in Tahoe. The thin air allows the ball to really take off. There are plenty of nice golf courses here and a driving range and one course is only about 2 miles from this home.

Ski: This home is only about 5 miles to Heavenly Ski Resort which offers great slopes and the best views of the Lake below. Of course you can drive to several other resorts but what is REALLY nice is after a long day on the slopes you can rejuvinate in the steam or sauna rooms, swimming pool or hot tub. Another benefit...after a big snow fall many people are 'snowed in' to a rental for a day. This is one home you won't have to sit around and watch TV all day. The Castle is a paradise within a Paradise!! Ask me anything

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check out time is 10:00 a.m. on your day of departure. Check in time is 3:00PM on day of arrival.
Exception always to minimum nights is when fewer nights remain between two reservations. If 2, 3, or 4 nights are available you must take all that remain in that case. Any Legal Holiday Period may have premium pricing , just ask for quote. For example I add $200 to total rent for stay which includes July 4th. If rates are not posted ask first, I do not control the quote system completely here and it may be inaccurate, especially if rates are not posted that far in advance. The quote may return at the lowest yearly rate and not be accurate. Send me an email regarding Pets so I may consider. For Christmas and New Year please contact me for special contract terms and premium demand pricing applies. Any FUTURE rates that have not yet been posted contact me for a quote. Simply ask me anything, any time. Please Read my Contract in Full! This is our agreement and takes precedence over any conflicting or limited information on this website. Always ask me anything please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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