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Multi Family Lodge-Walk to Lake, 5 min. to Casinos/Heavenly-HotTub-GameRoom-WiFi

Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge


About the property

5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12-13), Game Room, Pet Friendly

***Please see our two virtual tours and more pictures in 'Links to more information' below***

Newly remodeled 5 bedroom 2 bath lodge - over 1700 sq ft. - in South Lake Tahoe’s desirable Al Tahoe community that comfortably sleeps 12 in beds. Park your car and walk a few blocks to the lake and Regan Beach (attached photo - with children’s playground) or walk to Al Tahoe Meadow with acres of open space for snow shoeing, hiking, biking or fishing. Also within walking distance are kayak or bike rentals and several delicious restaurants: Sprouts - Organic Californian, Mexican, a Deli, and our favorite – Snowflake for burgers and milkshakes.

Stateline’s casinos (Casino Corridor) are less than 3 miles away (a $10 cab ride), and within 2 miles is Heavenly Ski Resort (ski lifts and zip line), Heavenly Village (shopping, restaurants, ice rink, gondola) and Edgewood Golf Course. Camp Richardson/Valhalla Historic Resort is 5 miles away, Emerald Bay is 12 miles away.

This comfortable lodge is large enough for family reunions and multi-family vacations and includes:

• Hot tub comfortably fitting 5 - 6 adults

• Pet friendly (for small fee)

• New forced air heater - keeps whole house warm during winter ***Ask your other rental options - most Tahoe cabins have wall or space heaters ***

• Refurbished kitchen with granite counters, knotty pine cabinets, new range, dishwasher, microwave and fridge

• Beautiful knotty pine living room with leather couches, granite dining island, gas fireplace and large 37' flat panel TV with Direct TV

• The “Wooden Boat” Master bedroom with Cal King bed, 450ct. Egyptian cotton sheets, Direct TV and a DVD/VCR

• Large bathroom with shower and tub

• The “Fishing Room” with a Queen and Full bed

• The “Ski Room” with a Queen 'cedar-log' bed and attached bathroom with shower

• The “Teen Room” with twin-below-double bunk beds, air hockey table, Direct TV/DVD/VCR and indoor basketball hoop

• The “Kids Room” with twin bunk beds and separate washer and dryer in closet

• Both Kids and Teen Rooms have attached doors which separate them from the rest of the house (i.e., kids play/rough-house in the back with basketball, air hockey, and Direct TV/movies, while parents relax in the front rooms undisturbed)

Other Info:

- New bathrooms with granite counters and luxurious towels sets

- WIFI access

- All new beds have tasteful comforters with additional blankets, high-thread count cotton sheets, and new pillows

- Pack-n-play crib, toys and books available for kids (leave your stuff at home)

- Close to Heavenly Bus Route and $10 RT bus to Kirkwood, covered parking for 2 cars and flat, snow plowed roads in and out of the Lodge (no hills)

- Very short drive (less than 10 mins) to Taylor Creek visitor center. In October, the visitor center hosts the Kokanee Salmon Festival - not to be missed!

Keywords: Cabin, Lodge, Casinos, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Lake

More Details

John and Mandy Nelson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About John and Mandy Nelson

Were from Alamo, just East of San Francisco, and love South Lake Tahoe / Al Tahoe for its natural beauty and amazing proximity to fantastic amenities! We're looking forward to having you stay with us at South Lake Lodge

John and Mandy Nelson purchased this lodge in 2009

Why John and Mandy Nelson chose Al Tahoe

We love Al Tahoe! Al Tahoe is one of South Lake Tahoe's oldest and most historic neighborhoods. It is located in the center of South Lake Tahoe between Regan Beach and Lake Tahoe Blvd, quickly accessible as it's close to Highway 50. It is extremely safe for strolling with small children and long jogs/runs in the Meadow. Regan Beach is just a short walk away from our home with a playground for kids and many geese to chase! Other Lake Tahoe activities are very near to the Al Tahoe area including Heavenly Valley Ski & Village, Camp Ricardson/Valhalla Historic Resort, Emerald Bay, Casino Corridor, and the El Dorado Beach Recreation Area/boat ramp.

What makes this lodge unique

We want your stay at South Lake Lodge to be like that at a high-end Bed & Breakfast. You'll find no 70's furniture, orange shag rugs, or funky tile here - we've completely gutted and replaced the bathrooms, kitchen, flooring, fixtures, lighting and added high-end furnishing for your (and our) comfort and enjoyment. Our hope is that you'll treat South Lake Lodge like your own and keep coming back to stay with us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(Comment emailed directly to South Lake Lodge owner) We just came back from a great trip - our usual rental home was booked so we tried "South Lake Lodge" and loved it! Here's what stood out:

- While the home isn't new, the furnishings, kitchen and baths look like they were newly updated and were very clean & high-end compared to other rental houses we've stayed at

- The kids spent hours in the game room which gave us adults time to actually sit down, relax and talk:)

- The owners left us a free bottle of wine to enjoy - a nice touch after 5 hours in the car!

- We walked to this amazing beach each morning w/ the kids - a great park and playground for those with little ones

- The owners hooked us up with a great babysitter which gave us a chance to hit the casino's two of the nights - my wife even won $2,000 on video poker more than paying for our trip:)

No real negatives except the thunderstorms in August can cut your beach days a bit short
Sep 2009
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Al Tahoe Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With direct access to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Beds - single over double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed , Single bunk beds
  • King size beds (1) Wooden Boat Room - Cal King Bed with Tasteful Comforter, Pillows and High-Thread Count Sheets., Queen size Beds (2) One Queen Bed is in the Ski Room, the Other is in the Fishing Room., Double Beds (1) One Double Bed is in the Fishing Room., Baby Cribs (1) We Have Kids Too! This Crib is Actually a Pack-n-Play Which is Stored in a Closet...Leave Yours at Home!!!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Aero-bed available., Bunk Beds (2) Two Twin Size Bunkbeds Are in the Kids' Room and the Teen Room. All Have Tasteful Comforters, Pillows and High-Thread Count Sheets.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • 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
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
• Mini-Basketball Hoop in Game Room, plenty of books and games for the kids that keep them busy in the back rooms. Doors close the Teen Room and Kids Room off from the rest of the house so the parents can enjoy 'adult time' in the front area, while the youngsters have their own private activity spot in the back of the Lodge. • Close to Heavenly Bus Route and $10 RT bus to Kirkwood, covered parking for 2 cars and flat, snow plowed roads in and out of the Lodge (no hills) • New forced air heater - keeps whole house warm during winter ***Ask your other rental options - most Tahoe cabins have wall or space heaters ***


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Multi Family Lodge-Walk to Lake, 5 min. to Casinos/Heavenly-HotTub-GameRoom-WiFi
average rating of 4.2777777 based on 19 reviews

Family Reunion/ Vacation

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. A pleasant walk to the lake. We ran into a couple issues with the place during our stay. Once the owner was notified he was very quick to resolve the issues. We were very thankful for his immediate response. Thank you so much! Had a great time!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San mateo, CA


  • 4 of 5

Beautiful hause close to everything nice area veri good for a big family

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Tahoe Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed your Lodge in South Tahoe. My grandkids enjoyed El Dorado Beach which is real near the Lodge. We rented bikes, went "putt putt golfing", and enjoyed the local restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our experience was absolutely perfect. The owners were a delight to work with - easy to communicate with and very prompt with responses. Thanksgiving morning we had a slight issue with a frozen pipe but the owners were easy to reach and happy to help us. My Father-In-Law was extremely impressed that they were so easily accessible on a major holiday. The whole family loved the house. It was a great space for 7 adults and 2 children, and everyone loved all the wildlife/rustic touches. I highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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not a great experience

  • 1 of 5

I have not ever complained anything about accommodation in my life, but this time I should do it. Honestly, it was totally not a good experience for me to stay there for two nights. I invited my friends who graduated recently for celebration, but nothing there besides the nature of Tahoe was not in good condition. I did not expect anything like luxury lodge, but there are only one really small size shampoo and seven bath towels, no kitchen paper towel, which should be much more for eight guests. In the evening of my first day there, I spent two hours to figure out that gas grill does not have enough propane, to contact managers and owners, and to get finally propane from Safeway by myself. John compensated the propane gas but I did not expect there were two empty propane tanks. Even I found a bunch of blankets and towels that were not in dried condition from the dryer when I wanted to clean my only one bath towel. dirt is almost everywhere not just on the floors but also on kitchen counter-top where we need to eat. Hot tub is full of pollen and dirt so we never can use it. Finally, the real problem happened, there is only one trash bag set up in the big trash can. Isn't it normal to expect extra trash bags for someone staying for two days? The worst thing came up. I contacted him again and informed that I could not clean up everything perfect. So he said I can put everything in the kitchen so cleaners take it later easily. A good thing is he did not charge any extra cleaning fee for me. But certainly I think this property was not managed properly. I would like to recommend to reconsider everything before having new guest.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Best Tahoe Rental Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

John and Mandy were great to work with, this place is big and great for our two families, they recently built a big redwood deck and fenced in the whole back yard so our kids could play without worry, there is a game room in the back and the two bunk rooms are great with their own tv and about 30 movies for them to watch, the kids had there own wing of the lodge to play in, and the adults stayed up front by the fireplace (in peace), big hot tub that was great and so close to Heavenly Ski and the casinos, also close to the lake we would walk down at night and watch the sun set....covered parking was nice to keep snow off cars. We also walked to Snowflake for burgers and shakes, and to Rojos for BBQ and time, already booked again for summer....

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Edgewood, Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
RoJo's BBQ
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Regan and El Dorado Beach

We have contacts with local ski instructors and childcare.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.