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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 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 Hard Rock Hotel and 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 true “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 tab to view drone video of 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:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

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.


Zephyr Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
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.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everyone had a blast. The views, hot tub, sauna and kitchen were definitely some of the highlights of this large beautiful home. Jenny was very responsive and accommodating throughout the entire booking process. Highly recommended for a luxurious experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Stunning residence. We had a wonderful stay. We will be back. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views from a well-equipped house.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a perfect New Years weekend at this Zypher Cove home. Plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to keep us entertained (when we weren't just transfixed by the beauty of the lake). Near great east lake hikes, close enough to town for quick grocery runs, and far enough away from everything to hear nothing but the sound of the lapping lake at night. Bonus points for a great kitchen, a beautiful pier, a comfortable hot tub, and a wood burning fire place.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We are in awe of the beautiful home. Thank you for sharing your home.


  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Jenny was a wonderful host. Very communicative and accommodating. The house is BEAUTIFUL. The photos simply don't do it justice. Gorgeous view, lots of space, wonderful hot tub :D

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a family vacation

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $99

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

  • 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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