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Affordable and Cozy Studio by the Lake - Stairs to Beach

(79 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (Queen) + Twin Convertible bed, 1 Bath, compact kitchen

Located 1.3 miles from the luxury of Tahoe City restaurants and shops, you will find 'Sapphire Vista' lake front studio with clean modern lines which create a soothing Sierra escape. In the summer, lounge on a gorgeous beach. In the winter, drive to premier mountain resorts 10-15 minute's drive. All seasons, 'Sapphire Vista' mandates F-U-N, while the cozy and peaceful studio with feather-down blankets promise some deep z-z-z-z-z's.

Serene, modern, with a brand new well appointed interior, this retreat by the lake offers some serious get-away for the budget-minded couple or small family. Guests here appreciate a more modern aesthetic, but also are comfortable in the cozy quarters of 450 sq. ft. Whether for use as a honeymoon apartment, 'Sapphire Vista' will be a refreshingly affordable and chic take on the Sierra's most dazzling destination, Lake Tahoe.
Please note, the hot tub is no longer available as mentioned in the reviews.
Please note the following house rules:

Additional pet fee $10/night/pet


CHECK-IN TIME is AFTER 3 P.M. PST AND CHECKOUT is 11 A.M. PST. NO Early Check-in or late checkout. (FLEXIBLE – check with Darlene)

This is a NON SMOKING unit.

SECURITY DEPOSIT - No fee will be charged to you if there is no damage done to the studio or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear, including, but not limited to, the following:
• No charges are incurred by the owner due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
• All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in plastic/wastebaskets, and soiled dishes are cleaned.
• All keys are left either on the kitchen table and unit is left locked, or the key is in the door to the unit.
• All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.
• No linens are lost or damaged.
• No personal property of the owner is lost or damaged.
• NO early check-in or late checkout. FLEXIBLE
• No smoking is detected inside the house.
• The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner), the local law enforcement, or the security company employed by My Community.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY –The maximum number of guests is limited to three (3) persons, except by permission of the owner.

MINIMUM STAY – This property requires a two (2) night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than two weekend days, the guest will be charged the two-night rate.

INCLUSIVE FEES – NO HOUSEKEEPING FEE - Rates include a one-time linen & towel setup. Amenity fees are included in the rental rate. Since we do not charge a cleaning fee, we really appreciate it if you leave the studio in the condition in which you found it. Thank you in advance!

NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. However, it is available at an additional rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. Upon your departure, we request that you strip the beds and place any used linens and towels in the bathtub.

WATER AND SEPTIC – Please DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. If it is found that anything other than toilet paper has been flushed and it clogs the system, you could be charged damages of up to two hundred dollars ($200).

PETS - No pets are allowed, unless disclosed in advance and approved by the owner. If a pet is allowed, please bring a crate and/or pet bed to use while your pet is in the studio.

STORM POLICY – No refunds will be given for storms.

TRAVEL INSURANCE – We highly recommend all guests purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel insurance, go to (URL HIDDEN) for details and to purchase.

Our cabin is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises or while using its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

By renting this property, you agree to all terms and conditions of this agreement.
Keywords: Lake front apartment, beach studio, ski flat
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Portable crib available, swing set play area...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    depends - deposit. Owner's discretion...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Convertible bed: 1 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    folding ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Property has a beach on North Lake Tahoe. No lake view from studio, private access to beach Large covered swing & play set. Skylandia Park within walking distance, forest, beach, dock, bbq . Access to beach via stairs (22) ...moreless


  • Books:

    Magazines, paperbacks...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    I-Pod Dock/Speaker provided...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Swing set, slide, sand box, digging toys...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Extensive VCR/DVD collection...moreless


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Stairs from Owner's home have direct access to beach and dock (with chairs)....moreless

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    Rental is behind main house which looks out to lake. Beach & private pier accessible via owner's stairs...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Apartment guests and Owner's home have direct (stair) access to beach and dock. No direct lake-view from apt....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    NO CLEANING FEE...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    coverage good...moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking for one vehicle...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Depends on combined length of boat & trailer...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available:

    'AS YOU WISH' (Jerry Michaels catering service recommended 530/228-3111...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    French Press and electric drip...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen(mini)has all amenities. Kitchen Sink is bar size 15'x15'...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator:

    Fridge is half size...moreless


  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.7
from 79 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 29, 2017
2 night min stay
July 4th Week
Jun 30 - Jul 10, 2017
2 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Christmas/New Year's Week
Dec 22 - Jan 8, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $10 pet fee per night if there is more than one dog. $200 Pet Deposit. NO ADDITIONAL CLEANING FEE!

15% additional holiday fee

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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1.3 miles from Tahoe City


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1927

About the owner: Owners of the property, husband wife, occupy a large 'Old Tahoe' home on same lot as the rental apartment, but assure guests of complete privacy from the main home. As a painter and actor couple, they take deep sustained inspiration from the great Lake Tahoe and are happy to share this special property that has been in the family for 83 years.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Forest, Dollar Point, CA, USA:
In 1927, the grandparents of the husband purchased 4 lake front lots and built a large summer home on the 2 main lots. Therefore privacy is afforded the main house and the rental apartment because of the vacant lot on one side of the buildings.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Privacy, comfort. Access to lakefront beach. Event and wedding site (Apartment in included)

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Summer view from property

    Summer view from property

  • Bedroom with queen bed

    Bedroom with queen bed

  • Mini-kitchen with toaster oven, half fridge, microwave, and 2-burner hot plate

    Mini-kitchen with toaster oven, half fridge, microwave, and 2-burner hot plate

  • Sunset view from property

    Sunset view from property

  • Fish pond in yard

    Fish pond in yard

  • Convertible sofa in kitchen/dining area

    Convertible sofa in kitchen/dining area

  • View from kitchen/living area to bedroom

    View from kitchen/living area to bedroom

  • Winter view from property

    Winter view from property

  • West coast Native American totem pole

    West coast Native American totem pole

  • Daisy looking at the lake

    Daisy looking at the lake

VRBO #294675

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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