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Elegant Aristan House with side by side cabins

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

If you are looking for the 4 bdr, 3bath -let us know. As the adjacent smaller cabin that is one bedroom, one bath sometimes books separately from the 3 bar, 2 bath LISTED here.

If both calendars are open, then the lodge is a 4 bdr, 3bath that can accommodate up to 8 well behaved persons of any age.

When it is not booked, you have two king suites, one queen bedroom, one double bunk bunk bedroom and a queen sleeper in a sunken living room.

This is a perfect house for a family with grandparents or friends that you want close by, but in their own space.

This is a custom designed and decorated ECO friendly premium South Lake Tahoe accommodation. Renters deserve luxury too! Are you tired of dumpy rental accommodations ? We designed and decorated rentals that are green, classy, and sophisticated because that is the type of rental we seek when we travel.

This is a gorgeous lodge with two side by side separate cabins: a very cool, hip, THREE bedroom, two bath side called RAINFOREST (KING,QUEEN, double bunk bedroom) and BLUELEAF (KING, QUEEN sleeper).

The lodge can be rented as a 4 bdr, 3 bath; or the cabins can be rented separately.

"RAINFOREST"( the 3 bdr, 2 bath side of the lodge) has a romantic master bedroom with a 5 STAR King bed with designer beddings , organic sheets and soft sconce lighting. State of the art video and BOSE music systems, fireplace circular down filled couch with westerly views thru the pines; and a custom 'RAINFOREST shower' which you will just have to experience to believe. For the second bedrooom you can access an alder wrapped queen bedroom that looks out into the grove of neighborhood pines; or if you have kids: you can choose a double bunk bed with premium full size mattresses for your second bedroom.

The house technology is state of the art: stream movies all day long; a BOSE sound system to give life to your playlist; blue ray DVD player; WIFI; Super fast internet connectivity. Toasty warm, scenic , luxurious and best of all we are 'GREEN' !

The 'BLUELEAF' side is a VERY LARGE natural pine one bedroom, one bath with a separate natural pine large sunken living room with large scenic windows to enjoy the tall pines surrounding the cabin, and the redwood deck and patio outside your bedroom slider. Enjoy the wood burning fireplace, the giant LED LCD with internet connectivity, a BOSE sound system handmade artisan kitchen tiles, induction cooktop; blue refrigerator; modern convection oven; natural log cabinets crafted here in SLT by a local artist.

We bought this one story Gamble House in the summer of 2010: we thoughtfully planned, and reconstructed a house with sustainable materials; and planet friendly energy systems: allergen free filtration, below floor generated heating, lighting that is both ECO friendly and local artisan crafted, etc. The beautiful, natural cork flooring runs throughout the main vitality centers of the house; Mohawk SMART STRAND carpeting, an organic natural fiber carpet, was selected for the bedrooms, so you can happily, and healthfully, skip around in your bare feet. Recycled glass products, and wood products have been used throughout the artistically.

As important in our thoughtfulness, was YOU, the vacation renter. You deserve a cool, swanky, modern, earth friendly, HEALTHY rental accommodation.We want you to be thrilled with your accommodation: and WE WANT YOU BACK ! We put a lot of energy into the quality of your beddings and all the little comforts you would expect in a fine hotel.

During your vacation at the house, you will you find little surprises that tell you WE REALLY DO CARE that YOU have a GREAT time ! The little surprises are everywhere.....

Keywords: Friendly, ECO, pet, Heavenly, lodge, CUSTOM, private,gated yard,fenced, family reunions, LUXURY 2 bdr, 3 bdr, or 4 bdr, green,luxury, craftsman, artisan, Tahoe, WIFI, cool, modern, internet streaming, Netflix, Hulu, Yoga, one-story, ranch, in the trees, premiere location, fenced, gated, tranquil, secluded

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 1, 2018

About Sande

Owner : Sande C

Sports and Adventure enthusiast

Company owner- luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van camper rentals

Sande purchased this house in 2010

Why Sande chose Bijou 2

I absolutely love Lake since reading 'Roughing It' by Mark Twain. There is no where on Earth like this...............Mother Earth clearly is a long time resident here on the south shore.

What makes this house unique

My pup loves the yard: because it is private, and hidden, and enclosed: we can romp about til we both drop. Then walk down the block to the Golf Course with it's awesome views of Heavenly. I especially love the SUNSETS thru the western facing living room and dining room windows. I love the Rainforest shower.......OMG

Privacy,tranquility, serenity in a pine forest, minutes away from all the best attractions on the south shore.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Sande - we checked out this morning around 9 and had an amazing time. We were already talking about when we could make it up next on the drive home.

Thanks again for the amazing place and we look forward to staying again soon (and you were right about the shower, it left Cheryl speechless when she walked in).
Aug 2013
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Bijou 2 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In the attached unit
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hallway bath across from queen bdr in main house
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxurious shower inside the Master King in house
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Double bed bunk bed with office
    Attached 600 sq ft 1 bdr,1 bath w/sofa bed - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Separate living space w/ its own kitchen, patio, King Suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps 2. view of pines. bed is Stearns and Foster
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , VERY large king suite with attached RAINFOREST shower
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2 double beds one above the other)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private fenced yard, wheelchair adaptations, handmade artisan lighting, Rainforest shower


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Elegant Aristan House with side by side cabins
average rating of 4.714286 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful home in convenient location!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful home with great use of indoor and outdoor space. Close to grocery store, gas, parks and stateline. I would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully equipped kitchen, comfortable king bed, spectacular bathrooms!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly clean, great communication with owner and in a nice quiet neighborhood. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value and great location

  • 5 of 5

My 1st impression when walking inside was how clean everything was. Also it was nice having quality shampoo and towels to use. The home was very comfortable and roomy. We had the 3 bedroom unit but only used 2 bedrooms. We had two young girls with us ages 11 and 15 and they enjoyed the gated front yard playing in the snow. I will recommend this rental and be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

We found this place so fun. We loved all the space. The kitchen was very spacious and easy to make some great meals in. The owner was very nice too.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to everything in S Lake Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot to enjoy everything Tahoe has to offer. Centrally located near grocery store. Dogs were very happy with room to roam in a secure yard. Nice quiet neighborhood near dog park and community parks. Everything was very clean upon arrival and kitchen was stocked with lots of helpful items for cooking. Great deck for dining outdoors and beautiful trees for shade. Large TV with great sound system and Netflix and Hulu all ready to go!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wife's BD getaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed on the Blueleaf side of the house, one of the better houses we have rented in Lake Tahoe. The king sized bed was comfortable and the shower was nice. Good location, near Stateline. Property was secure and very private. Bonus was the big screen tv, Bose music system and of course our dog was welcome. Only suggestion we can make, (possibly a housekeeping issue) Toilet paper and a few extra towels would be nice. We definitely will return, but this time rent the entire property to share with our family!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and your input. Your comments have helped me with in focusing my new housekeeper. Our new checklist should prevent these items from being overlooked or under-stocked.
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Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
125 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Snowshoe,cross country ski, play snow football or romp on acres with your pooch: walk only one block away.

Spring and Summer 2 -5 minutes to waterfront, marina, and El Dorado Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
cleaning $195
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. HOLIDAY MINIMUM STAY IS 3 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund