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True Lakefront with Pier, Buoys, Hot Tub, Large Outdoor Deck, Beach Area

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

This home was once owned by the Sahara Tahoe Hotel and Casino (now the Horizon Casino) and was used to provide private accommodations for its star performers. This private estate has over 5,500 SF of indoor living space, and 1,700 SF of outdoor deck offering the ultimate in luxury lakefront living.

This is truly “lakefront” property where the water is just a few steps from the edge of the deck. Enjoy the breath-taking views of Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay from our 220 foot long deep water pier; it is one of the longest privately owned deep water piers on Lake Tahoe. It measures 15 feet wide at the pier head and includes a catwalk and swim ladders. Let it be your private island in the sun. Enjoy the western sunset as you grill dinner on the outdoor BBQ, share meals at the outdoor dining table, relax in the outdoor hot tub, or while you warm yourself by the fire-pit. See TAKE FLIGHT for a drone video of the Home of the Stars lakefront and Zephyr Cove in the link below.

Indoors you'll find the six (6) bedrooms on the upper level. The guest bathrooms have passive steam showers and warming towel bars. Each guest bedroom has its own special features; some have private balconies, some have exterior access to the deck and hot-tub below, others have private bathrooms. The dry sauna is also conveniently located on the upper level near bathrooms and changing areas. The kitchen, dining area, family room, laundry room, and billiard room are located on the mid-level. The oversized kitchen is fully equipped with a stand-alone refrigerator, freezer and ice maker, Wolfe gourmet gas stove, cookware, glassware, utensils, spices and condiments. In the billiard room there is a walk-in closet filled with board games, cards, dice, checkers, and chess. The kitchenette (small kitchen), card room, and media lounge are located on the lower level which opens up onto the deck. There is a bookshelf full of books and a DVD/VCR library for you to enjoy.

The home has radiant heat floors which provide a consistent dust-free source of heat. The driveway has a snow melt system which abuts to a covered front porch so access is effortless even with winter snow. Parking is limited to the driveway which can accommodate 4-5 vehicles. Due to parking limitations and respect for our neighbors, this home is not suitable for group functions including parties or weddings which are expressly prohibited in the Rental Agreement.

If you’re visiting Lake Tahoe … do it in style with this exceptional lakefront home! Click on the VIDEO (Home page – upper left corner) to view the Home of the Stars.

Keywords: Tahoe, Zephyr Cove, Skyland, house, lakefront, buoy, pier, boat, beach, hot tub, sauna, VRBO, 235375, South Lake Tahoe

More Details

Jenny Sweetland
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

About Jenny Sweetland

My husband, Mark, spent many treasured childhood summers at Lake Tahoe. His grandparents, Ernest and Nellie, purchased lakefront property in Lake Tahoe in 1922 which was a legacy that lasted three generations. The Lake is a sanctuary for Mark - a place to re-charge from his hurried life and reacquaint himself with nature. When the family property was sold in 2007, Mark knew he wanted our children to experience Lake Tahoe in the same way so we acquired this one-of-a-kind home in Zephyr Cove.

Jenny Sweetland purchased this house in 2007

Why Jenny Sweetland chose Zephyr Cove

The east shore provides some of the most scenic views of Lake Tahoe. It has warm afternoons and spectacular sunsets. It is close to South Shore casinos offering world class entertainment and food. The home is situated 50 feet from the trailhead to National forest lands where there is hiking and private beaches to discover. In the summer you can hike (less than 1 mile) through the forest to the Zephyr Cove pier where water sports are available to include boating, catamarans, canoes, windsurfing, water skiing, jet skiing, beach volleyball and the famous Dixie paddle boat cruise. There is also indoor and beach dining at Zephyr Cove. In the winter it is a short drive to Heavenly Valley Ski Resort that hosts snow boarding, snow skiing, zip lining (Heavenly Flyer) and a children's play area (Adventure Peak). The Kahle Community Center has a gym, indoor courts, indoor track and outdoor sports field.

What makes this house unique

This home offers a truly unforgettable Lake Tahoe experience. The home and deck extend out to the edge of the water offering a rare outdoor experience. The gas barbeque, dining table, hot tub and firepit provide everything you need for a relaxing day at the Lake without ever leaving home. The Skyland community beach is a wonderful place for young children to play or for adults to share the company of friends and neighbors.


Skyland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom with double sinks.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private guest bathroom with heated towel bar.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Private guest bathroom with heated towel bar.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Shared guest bathroom with separate toilet and shower.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Half bathroom near main living area.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , Master bedroom with views of west shore and the cove.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Guest bedroom with king and twin bed & private bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Guest bedroom with king bed & private bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with queen bed, shared bathroom & views.
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , Small bedroom with daybed/trundle & view of granite boulders
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Guest bedroom with queen bed, shared bathroom and TV.
  • King size beds (3); Queen size beds (3); Twin bed (1); Twin day bed with twin trundle (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Deep Water Pier - this pier is 220 feet long and 15 feet wide at the pier head - a great place to sun bathe, read or picnic.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

True Lakefront with Pier, Buoys, Hot Tub, Large Outdoor Deck, Beach Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Stunning place

  • 5 of 5

I have to say, I am still dreaming of this place two days later.

We were a group of five families and we were all stunned by its beauty and everything Jenny's place has to offer. We will be staying here again.

Thank you Jenny!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many families return to the Home of the Stars each year to enjoy time together. Make it your family's private annual retreat. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
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Amazing views, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Loved the hot tub view, pier, large windows, sauna and 2 ovens.

Don't think twice, just book it!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay!

  • 5 of 5

I have to say this is the most beautiful home I've ever stayed at! I was definitely impressed with the heated floors, remodeled rooms and bathrooms, even the beds and bedsheets were really comfortable. Great location, only 8-10 minute drive from the casinos. Incredible view of the lake. We used the hot tub during a storm and the water kept us warm. I would recommend this house for both winter and summer stay, given both the hot tub and grill on the patio option!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

wow! what a property. We had a family reunion here with 12 people and it was just perfect. The dock and the spa and the views - everybody was just in love. There was a bit of a cleaning snafu when we arrived, but the owner quickly made it right, and overall the experience was stellar.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a family get together and this home had the perfect layout and amount of space to accommodate us. It rained the entire time, but it didn't matter! The views are absolutely incredible and we had plenty to do with the pool table, foosball, games, hot tub, etc. We're already trying to come up with our next date!

P.S. The gates on the stairs were a real plus since we had two toddlers in our group!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Tahoe for awhile and as our extended family has been growing, it's always a challenge finding a property right on the lake that is updated, has ample number of rooms and is dog friendly. We truly enjoyed our stay and felt like the property was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Zephyr Cove Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Heavenly Resort (NV side)
Nearest Point of Interest
Heavenly Resort (CA side)
Nearest Point of Interest
Hotels & Casinos

Hiking - adjacent to Zephyr Cove Federal Forest trail head.


Rates & Availability

Skyland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 12 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Summer Rates require a 7 day minimum stay unless a "short week" is available.
Holiday Rates require a 3 night minimum stay.
A security deposit of $800 is due at the time of reservation.
Rental funds are due 90 days in advance of your stay, or within 5 days, whichever is sooner.

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.

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