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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This lovely carriage chalet style private residence is nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains located in the state of California, USA. Offering mountain elegance with European ambiance, this home has many of the conveniences of a four-star hotel with the coziness and privacy of a romantic hideaway - yet very reasonably priced. Located on Lake Tahoe’s Magical West Shore, between the North and South shores, Chalet de Huttlinger is proudly offered as a short term luxury rental where your experience can range from a bustling shopping spree, great dining, downhill ski action; or just stay in, relax, enjoy a fire, movie and a fabulous therapeutic spa.

Located in Tahoma, home of the 1960 Cross Country Ski Olympics, we welcome guests drawn to beautiful surroundings, stunning seasons, first class amenities and a desire for privacy. As guests of the chalet, you will enjoy association privileges including beach, pier and buoy field rental minutes away. This renowned vacation destination area offers unlimited enjoyment and relaxation year round including: snow skiing at Homewood with spectacular lake views (10 minutes door to chair), hiking, rafting, camping, biking, golfing, meditating, swimming, boating, water skiing, reading, bird watching, dancing, dining, and casino gaming, fishing and snorkeling – just minutes walking or driving from the property. Truly something for everyone and then some!

You will be amazed at the beaches, trails, rivers, lakes and many state parks to visit and explore just blocks from the property along and beyond West Lake Blvd (Highway 89). Easy drives north to world class skiing at Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley and Northstar-at-Tahoe; Sugar Pine State Park is a 5 minute walk from the breakfast table; Meeks Beach & Trailhead is five minutes south by car and offers a great beach, swimming, boat launch and hiking. Down the road about 20 minutes you will have pristine and stunning views of Emerald Bay and Vikingsholm State Park where you can enjoy a 2.2 mile hike to Eagle Falls (with many more accessible falls within 30 miles)...proceeding to Fallen Leaf Lake and Camp Richardson Resort. Casino gaming and night entertainment awaits you about 40 minutes into South Lake Tahoe from the chalet. One of the most beautiful views of the lake is this drive along 89 as you cruise from the west shore into the South Shore.

To ease your arrival, our well maintained interstate system, accessible Lake Tahoe Basin roads, well snow plowed neighborhood and lake level highway access, 45 minutes from Reno/Tahoe International Airport, a few hours from San Jose, San Francisco Bay, Sacramento airports, help make it a convenient visit to our “Tresor de lac Tahoe!” With a little planning on your end, we will strive to provide an exquisite experience and memorable stay. Can't wait to hear from you and book your reservation!

Corinne Huttlinger
Host, Homeowner-Builder

Keywords: House, chalet,

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25+...moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Case by case basis - approved by owner. Pets cannot be left alone unsupervised. An 'In Chalet' dog sitter or drop off sitter can be arranged for guests who will be out skiing or out for several hours. An additional pet deposit may be required. El Dorado County Leash Ordinance in force - Thank you for your cooperation!...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Both queen bedrooms have full baths including Jacuzzi bathtubs, shower, sink, heating/air, towels, robes, condiments....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Access to Tahoma's private beach, pier and buoy field - a buoy can be reserved and rented during guest stay - ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Few games and card set guests have donated....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) The Fir Top Suite, Mountain Air Suite and Living Room all have TVs and cable receivers, plus DVD players....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Three TVs...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains in the distance all around....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in dining room...moreless

  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Stone surround, small hearth and tall white mantel w/fluted columns...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Depending on lot availability next door...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    (2) The living room has a wood burning stove, mantel and hearth. The Fir Top Suite has wood burning stove, stone hearth....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    The chalet Guest Reference Guide offers several In Chalet catering options....moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Nice dishes and flatware, platters, glasses - all types, baking dishes, food processor, toaster, blender, cake mixer, coffee maker, espresso machine, waffle maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Double oven with broilers, 4 gas burners - rebuilt 1040s original Okeefe & Merritt - charming and it works!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Mid size Kitchen refrigerator plus a wine captain in garage for beverages....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    (2) Both suites have decks with balcony railing...moreless

  • Boat:

    You can bring your boat and launch at Homewood or Meeks Bay and rent a buoy ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    There are golf courses on both the North and South shores...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    You can rent all water sports equipment on the west shore and around the north shore...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    You can ski and snowboard 5 minutes from the chalet and rent equipment just as close. There are first class skiing resorts around the basin, and many sports rental stores. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available to rent around the lake...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot Springs Protegy Spa, seats 5, 19 jets - kids supervised....moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,900 $9,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $200 + tax
  • Pet Fee $250 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%


NOTE Three Tier Pricing!!

1. Fir Top Studio $175 per night: queen FB no kitchen - has small refrigerator and microwave, use of laundry and outside spa

2. Mountain Air house $350 per night: kitchen, dining room, living room, master bedroom w/deck, full bath, outside stone patio, use of laundry and outside spa

3. Exclusive use of Full Chalet: $450 per night

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tahoe Reno International
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
West Side Pizza
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tahoe City
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe City
25 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
CR 89
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
West Shore Cafe
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Homewood Mountain Resort
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Guests of this property will enjoy our private Tahoma beach, pier and buoy field use.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: I served on the board of Tahoe Cedars Property Owners in Tahoma from 2000-2004 working on several programs. In driving the development of the West Shore - Best Shore and The West Shore is the Best Shore trademarks, this was done to formalize the long held affectionate name reference. The property owner's association can now use and market the taglines to promote the highly desired west shore with the intention for proceeds to go back into the community. The license plate frames that I developed - the original chrome and black license plate frames with the bear paw sold like hot cakes and 100% proceeds given to the Marie Sluchak Community Park. Many folks still ask for it! We have a 30 year established El Dorado County dog leashing and licensing ordinance - safety and well being of dogs and citizens is top of mind - we have been able to reduce the large packs of dogs that ran wild in the streets and yards without any consequence or control. Having supported bear protections obtaining funding for aversion efforts that encourage bears to go back into the forest without harm. As a champion of the west shore I know we can continue to improve the quality of life and understanding between part time, full time homeowners and tourists. As a banking and payments entreprenuer, have been in my own consulting practice for many years, working for card companies, banks and processors launching many Visa related programs and products. I finished graduate school in 2010 with a MA in 21st Century Leadership at St. Mary's College in California. I love France and as a Francophile, hope to live there someday and emerse myself in the language and culture! Have huge black male 7 year old IntCH Bouvier des Flandres 'Handsome Hutt' who is my companion and best buddy!

Why the Owner Chose Tahoma, CA, USA:
I rebuilt the original 900 square foot main chalet that faces 4th Avenue keeping the original framing (beams), the roof and stone slab foundation is original. I then expanded to accomodate guests while adding a dining room, 1.5 car garage, detailed breezeway, new decks enhancing the property including full scale landscaping, all over a period of six years. A true labor of love. After ten years, with all the positive feedback and interest I decided it was time to share it! Come on by - there is no place like it - great price too for the bundle of amenities, conveniences, quality and beauty of the property inside and out, central location, access to lake and the Homewood Ski Mountain just minutes away!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Chalet de Huttlinger won the 2009-2010 Garden Glove Award this year for Tahoe Cedars Tahoma, so the very large yard, lawn and blooming flower boxes and urns, sitting areas and having the various little squirrles, chipmunks, (sometimes Black Bears) and the many birds that sail in for a sip in the fountain are reminders of the beauty of nature all around just by stepping right outside the door or onto deck. You will love it!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 10/25/2016

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  • Welcome!


  • Dining Room - Couch Makes Double Bed

    Dining Room - Couch Makes Double Bed

  • Living Room - Front Door to Stone Patio & Yard

    Living Room - Front Door to Stone Patio & Yard

  • Mountain Air Suite - 2nd Floor View

    Mountain Air Suite - 2nd Floor View

  • Mountain Air Suite Deck - 2nd Floor View - Read, Enjoy Morning Coffee, Suntan

    Mountain Air Suite Deck - 2nd Floor View - Read, Enjoy Morning Coffee, Suntan

  • Fir Top Studio, Small Deck, Walk in Closet, 2nd Floor View

    Fir Top Studio, Small Deck, Walk in Closet, 2nd Floor View

  • Winter Wonderland

    Winter Wonderland

  • Homewood Face w/Lake view

    Homewood Face w/Lake view

  • Winter Corner View

    Winter Corner View

  • Homewood Ski Resort - Variety Ski Levels - Many Resort Services

    Homewood Ski Resort - Variety Ski Levels - Many Resort Services

  • Breezway Gates

    Breezway Gates

  • Potting Shed

    Potting Shed

  • Spring & Summer

    Spring & Summer

  • Living Room Wood Stove View - stair case to master bedroom and deck

    Living Room Wood Stove View - stair case to master bedroom and deck

  • Kitchen - Fully Loaded

    Kitchen - Fully Loaded

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Mountain Air Suite - Plenty of Dresser Storage

    Mountain Air Suite - Plenty of Dresser Storage

  • Fir Top Bathroom

    Fir Top Bathroom

  • Huttlinger House Sign - Welcome!

    Huttlinger House Sign - Welcome!

  • Hot Springs Spa - Seats Five - 19 theraputic jets

    Hot Springs Spa - Seats Five - 19 theraputic jets

  • Homewood Ski Resort - Lake View - 10 minutes South Entrance

    Homewood Ski Resort - Lake View - 10 minutes South Entrance

  • Homewood South Entrance Super Fast from Chalet  - Ski Bowl Way

    Homewood South Entrance Super Fast from Chalet - Ski Bowl Way

  • Entrance on FIR

    Entrance on FIR

VRBO #267352

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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