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January SPECIAL - Rent 1 WEEKNIGHT get 2nd Free! (FRI & SAT not included)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,770 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Please note HomeAway VRBO Service fees are not our imposed costs. This started a year ago and we also are charged a fee, as well as our guests when you do book it now. Contact ownership for other payment options.

Also as of JULY 1, 2017 Douglas County Nevada has increased the occupancy tax from 13% to 14%. We try to keep costs down but have to pass along as they increase. To the county's defense, they do allow less than 30 day rentals and want to keep the Lake Tahoe area as beautiful as possible while not disturbing full time residents!

We have just purchased and received our new JNH Lifestyles 2 person "Far Infrared" sauna! Far Infrared is healthier and safer than traditional infrared spas. Excellent way to relax after a day of hiking, biking, or skiing!

See our VIRTUAL TOUR for 360 videos, look for link below! 6 person Vita Spa Hot Tub is in and ready to use! Newly refurbished home with detached guest house. 2,242 sq. ft. main house with and additional 480 sq. ft. detached guest house. Six plank wood flooring throughout, and tastefully done New England style.

Guest house is spacious with 3/4 bath, wet bar, mini fridge, entertainment center, and in wall gas fireplace. Large picture window with cushioned window seat and Crate & Barrel full sized sleeper sofa. 40' Sony Wega TV and free WiFi/Broadband internet.

The home itself has original Chicago bricks lining the first floor with a full sized washer and dryer unit (1 of 2 in the house, see below!) and 3/4 bathroom. Family room with new theater sectional that has 4 fully reclining seats, think first class airline sleepers! 42' plasma TV with Cable/DVR/DVD player.

Second floor has a bright full kitchen, with brand new ceramic cook top oven and stainless steel chimney exhaust hood. Dining room (with overhead skylight), wood burning fire place and full length breakfast bar with stools two guest rooms and full bath. French doors open to the second floor deck with large Char Broil propane BBQ, 4 Adirondack chairs and small occasional tables. Deck has a pretty and peaceful tree filtered view of Lake Tahoe and the West Sierra mountains, evening sunsets are spectacular.

Third floor is the master bedroom with in wall gas fireplace, deep claw foot bathtub, luxurious jetted separate shower with Italian tile and heated pebble style flooring. At the end of the Shower/Water closet room, a second full sized washer and dryer. His and hers bathroom sinks are moon onyx soapstone. Small deck off the master bedroom for intimate viewing of the surrounding Lake Tahoe area.

Want a short stroll to the beach? Outstanding South Lake Tahoe location, just off Highway 50 across from the Zephyr Cove Resort. Home is situated up the hill (1.5 blocks from Zephyr Cove beach) in a quiet semi-secluded neighborhood. For winter fun, the snowmobile tour bus meets at Zephyr Cove Resort, 5 minute drive to Stateline, NV casinos and shows, 10 minute drive to Heavenly and all shops! Kingsbury Grade is 8 minutes away from home for access up the mountain.

Guest offerings include free WiFi and local calls, VCR and DVD player with televisions in master bedroom, kitchen, family room, guest bedroom and guest house. Added bonus, 1 set of mid level golf clubs, with carrying bag, two tennis rackets, beach towels, beach chairs, and 1 set each men and woman skis and boots.

We provide coffee maker and grinder, ironing board and iron, various soaps and shampoo, Paula Dean cookware, and more than enough dishes, glasses, and flatware to satisfy a large family gathering.

Baby Crib, toddler booster seat also provided.

PET FRIENDLY upon approval from owners. We are dog lovers and own a Siberian Husky and Golden Doodle. Small fenced back area for the pups to do their business, secure and safe!

******Early check in and late check out when available! Please keep in mind during our busy summer and ski season, this is not always available*****

For more information on the FULL Lake Tahoe summer and winter experience, give us a call or E-mail. We are happy to assist you with dining or entertainment reservations and/or suggestions. Any special events, requests or milestones you may be celebrating? Give us a shout, we are here to help and want you to make the 'White Wolf Cottage' your Lake Tahoe destination of choice!


Keywords: Single family home, detached guest house suite, lake and mountain views, 1 car garage, 3 decks, gas and wood fireplace,Zephyr Cove Resort, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada,casinos, kayak, boating, beach, snowmobile, snowboarding

More Details

Dean & Diana Smith
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Dean & Diana Smith

Husband is a Chicago native, wife is from Northern California. During our travels, we have had both excellent & poor accommodations. Through prior B&B, hotel and, VRBO reservations, we have applied those better experiences to how our guests should be treated. We wish to make everyone feel at home.

Dean & Diana Smith purchased this house in 2010

Why Dean & Diana Smith chose Zephyr Cove

Lake Tahoe! What more needs to be said? If you have not experienced Lake Tahoe, you are missing world class golf, snowboarding, snow and water skiing, and summer water activities. An old volcano of fresh blue water, Lake Tahoe is surrounded by beautiful mountains in a quiet yet vibrant community. The California and Nevada side of Lake Tahoe each has their own unique qualities and charm.

What makes this house unique

We are actually 400 yards from Zephyr Cove Beach & Resort! Yes you can walk to the beach from our home. Clean air, beautiful scenery, biking, hiking, kayaking, while also enjoying outstanding dining and entertainment venues. If we want quiet seclusion or a fun night out, Zephyr Cove in South Lake Tahoe Nevada is the perfect location. OUR VIRTUAL TOUR LINK BELOW! 360 VIEWS OF OUR LOVELY HOME

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Dean:

I copy & paste the review confirmation / submission for your record but I really don't see below showing up on your main page.

Yan Yan

Thanks for sharing

Here’s what you submitted...

Overall review of your stay (content below will be available to all travelers)

Your rating: 5 of 5

Title of your review: Highly Recommend This House!

Your experience: Our family had such a great time at Dean and Diana's house and felt very lucky that Dean and Diana had us.

The house is in great location, close to Heavenly, shopping center, casino, grocery stores and convenient stores. Inside the house is very clean, warm, cozy and comfortable. The top floor master bedroom is beautiful with late view. We enjoyed the kitchen, sauna, especially the hot tub very much.

Moreover, Dean and Diana are very kind, responsive, well organized, and they replied emails and answered questions very quickly. We had no problem nor question checking in and out of the house. A family member of ours left her cosmetic bag in the house, Dean and Diana quickly found it and sent it back immediately. We really appreciate their help.

Thank you so much for having us. We will cherish our family time and memories we spent at Dean and Diana's house for a lifetime!

Stayed: January 2018

Recommended for: Activities (Hiking, shopping, dining, skiing / snowboarding.)

Adventure Seekers







Pet owners

Romantic getaway


City recommendation: Yes (Kitchen, sauna, hot tub, master bedroom.)
Jan 2018
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Zephyr Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2770 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets are not allowed in hot tub no exceptions or you may lose deposit
  • Children under the age of 13 must be supervised when using hot tub
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest House - 1 full sized sleeper sofa and 2 twin beds Main house 2nd floor - 1 queen in each bedroom, 2 total 3rd Floor Master - 1 Queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outstanding location just across Highway 50 from Zephyr Cove Resort with great beaches, only 2 block walk to public beach. Fully fenced (tall and secure) back yard for dogs, heated master bathroom floor, brand new theater sectional with 4 full reclining seats, two hot water heaters for 4 bathrooms, 2 sets of full sized washer and dyers, ceiling skylight in dining room, brick and wood flooring throughout, bright and sunny with excellent views.


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January SPECIAL - Rent 1 WEEKNIGHT get 2nd Free! (FRI & SAT not included)
average rating of 4.852941 based on 69 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful weekend! The house is beautiful and we loved the hot tub and BBQing on the deck. So close to Zephyr Cove (walkable or a $6 uber drive) and just a short drive to the casino's. The owners were so accommodating and easy to communicate with. Thanks Dean and Diana for a great bachelorette weekend! Would love to go back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay at this home, with easy access to the lake and stateline. Master bedroom and bath are amazing!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Another great stay at the White Wolf property. My family loves staying here. Especially with our pups! They feel right at home. Thank you Dean and Diane for making your home so welcoming.

Julie and Dale Williams

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a beautiful home. Would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Everything is so nice and clean. This home is very well taken care of. I came up with a group of girls for my friends bachelorette party. There were 10 of us and we all had somewhere to sleep comfortably. The pictures do not do it justice. Just be warned the house is on a hill and there are lots of stairs, but well worth it. Very close to the beach and not far from the casinos and the night life.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Tahoe getaway

  • 5 of 5

I recently stayed here with 10 other girls for my bachelorette party and we had a blast! The house is beautiful and fit us all with more then enough room. The 4 bathrooms were essential! The master suite is a wonderful as everyone said with a lovely view! The one thing I wish I would have known is that yes the beach is within walking distance but you have to walk down the side of a pretty busy road to get there so don't expect to walk out and just frolick down to the beach. Of course you could drive down there too. Super close to heavenly village which was great as well. Overall 5 stars for sure and I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Overall the trip was lovely and this homes location was perfect. We were within walking distance of the nearby campground and beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee no dog $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates may change without notice during year. ANY rates quoted and paid in advance by guest, will be honored. Last minute specials available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund