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Tahoe 'Stonehenge'... the Home No One Can Forget... Spectacular!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

This spectacular, prize-winning executive home is on Lake Tahoe's South Shore. To reach the front door, one must enter into a great stone cavern formed by massive granite boulders under a sod roof. The end of the fifty by thirty-five foot living room is formed by a single stone. In the center of this great room lies another boulder and a mossy trout pond. This brings indoors the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, patios, and lawns. Two gigantic fireplaces rise and pass through the room's twenty-three foot ceiling. Overlooking all of this are two sweeping, curved balconies which provide additional views of the mountain peaks and green forests that have made the Tahoe Basin world famous.

'Stonehenge' is a beautiful vacation home built on a rocky ridge overlooking the woods and meadows of Tahoe Valley and the crest of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. It is located at the edge of the El Dorado National Forest and no house or rooftop, nor street or wire, mar its magnificent view.

The end of the 50 by 35 foot living room is formed by a single stone. In the center of this great room lies another boulder and a mossy trout pond, bringing the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, patio and lawns inside. Opposite the living room's glass solarium is the dining room, breakfast corner and tiled kitchen. Two gigantic fireplaces rise and pass through the room's 23 foot ceiling. Overlooking all of this are two sweeping, curved balconies which provide additional views of the mountain peaks and green forests that have made the Tahoe Basin world famous. Each bedroom is decorated with a unique and distinctive decor, the Greek Myth room, the Timberline room, Tyrolean, Mediterranean and Wildlife room. The unusual Austrian-styled 'Strube' has its own stucco fireplace and provides a separate hideaway for games or intimate conversation. A library contains books and memorabilia gathered in travels to distant parts of the world.

Mountain climbers who sometimes scale the boulders near 'Stonehenge' acclaim its distinctive setting, intimate and blending with the environment, isolated, yet only five minutes from the center of town, elegantly styled but with a homespun sort of warmth. WEDDINGS, PARTIES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE NOT ALLOWED. ONLY 14 PEPLES DAY OR NIGHT.

More Details

Property Manager
Rosmarie Twining 3629/ 126001/ 63903
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
TAHOE RENO
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
LAKE TAHOE COUNTRY CLUB
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
HEAVENLY VALLEY
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
POPE BEACH
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Located a short drive from the Lake, Ski Lifts and Casinos. You can also rock climb, view wildlife, cross country and downhill/alpine ski, & snowmobil

Amenities

South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , And 2 cribs
    Bedroom - 2 king , 2 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Each bedroom is decorated with a unique and distinctive decor; the Greek Myth room, Timberline room, Tyrolean room, Mediterranean room, and the Wildlife room. The unusual Austrian-styled 'Stube' has its own fireplace and provides a separate hideaway for games or intimate conversation.
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Other features include a grand piano, a hot tub, and a library filled with books and memorabilia gathered in travels to distant parts of the world. Mountain climbers who sometimes scale the boulders near 'STONEHENGE' acclaim its distinctive setting; intimate and blending with the environment; isolated, yet only five minutes from the center of town; elegantly styled but with a homespun sort of warmth and comfort. WEDDINGS, PARTIES AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ARE NOT ALLOWED Pet Friendly ... we love dogs & children, so bring the whole family and enjoy!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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5

Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

Rosmarie, thank you for your hospitality and creating this beautiful house. We really enjoyed staying here and it made our family weekend that much more enjoyable.

For people looking for more info; 'Stonehenge' is the most memorable vacation house I've ever rented. The house was built on top of natural boulders with a small stream running beneath them. The 5 bedrooms all surround a huge open great room, with two large boulders inside and an enormous fireplace. Small reading nooks, couches, and game rooms surround the boulder in the great room and are perfect getaways to read, play games or just sit and talk. The kitchen was well stocked, not super updated, but worked perfectly. We used both dining tables to fit our group of 12, but it worked well and we could all still talk to each other and mingle.

This house is perfect for a group that is looking for something different than your normal Tahoe cabin. I'd especially recommend for when the weather is nice as the house has a spacious yard with BBQ, Hot Tub, outdoor seating and many more boulders to play on.

Note - I would not recommend this home for families with infants who need to crawl or elderly who have trouble walking. There are lots of stairs, uneven surfaces and places to trip or fall.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU FOR THE KIND WORDS
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5

Unforgettable menmory

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful experience

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Unique place

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends were so excited when they stepped into the house and we had a great time!

It is a truly unique place and we enjoyed every moment in there.

We especially loved the outside and backyard area. Super beautiful!

The house has an awesome set up with sweet little details.

It was clean and the beds as well as all the seating and chill areas were super comfortable.

Rosemarie made sure that everything was okay and even called us on the first night of our stay. She responded to every question I had prior to our stay within the shortest amount of time.

Thank you, Rosemarie, for this beautiful experience!

We will try to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay! We did have a bear visit the kitchen overnight and raided the fridge!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property, wonderful owner to work with. Could use some updating. Well worth the money though. We did have a visit from a bear that slid a window open and stole pizza out of the fridge! The rangers who came to the property the following morning were well aware of him, he was a repeat offender! We knew we were in his territory and no harm was done. Even though he had

come in 10 days before, we were in no danger, he was just after food.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Larry and friends . Thank you for being such wonderful guests but most of all thanks for dealing so coragesly with Mother Nature in the kitchen. Please return some day. Rosmarie
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crazy owner

  • 2 of 5

This house is quirky and different with a beautiful yard. It's a little outdated and off the beaten path, but a one of a kind location. I read the reviews and thought it was perfect for what I was looking for to have a dinner party with my parents and in laws, as well as a place for my parents to stay.

I spoke with Rosemarie several times asking if I could host a small party here. I was very upfront with the number of guests and my expectations. I am a local in the Tahoe area and live in a popular rental neighborhood so I was super upfront with what I was looking to do. As a local, it was important for me to be honest and respectful to neighbors in the area.

The house was nice enough, but there was lots of cigarette butts outside and some things were broken and in badly in need of updating. The table outside is pretty clunky surrounded by old school chairs that have been very used and weathered. No worries though, the views make up for it. We brought in our own tables and chairs, and had a great little party.

We obliged by the seemingly arbitrary 9pm sound ordinance, and went on with our weekend.

Monday morning I stopped by the house to help my sister in law pack up (she was stuck there trying to do laundry, but the dryer was broken and not drying her clothes) and Rosemarie showed up. She was very very upset, and yelling at my husband that we had moved the patio table. We quickly apologized and moved it back to exactly how she wanted it as well as did a sweep of the house to make sure it was left clean. She kept yelling at us, scaring my niece and nephews, that we had a party and that was against the rules. I explained that she had approved it months prior, and that I had the emails, but she insisted she would "catch" us and keep our deposit.

Even though I provided her with all the emails where she approved the small dinner party, she still kept the deposit. She has since changed her story 3 times as to why she has kept it, ranging from we had "too much garbage" to "too many cars parked in the driveway" to her latest, which is now that the kids "damaged her carpet".

We asked for photos of the damage and she proceeded to send us a contract for the guests the week before us (she also kept their deposit) which made no sense. No photos were ever provided.

The house was pretty but not worth the hassle of Rosemarie. I would not recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: IF I MAY, I'D LIKE TO FILL IN THE PART OF THE STORY THAT WAS LEFT OUT. THE SMALL DINNER PARTY TURNED INTO A FULL BLOWN WEDDING AND RECEPTION. VERY UNHAPPY NEIGHBORS REPORTED A LARGE NUMBER OF WEDDING GUESTS AND LOTS OF CARS PARKED EVERYWHERE. THE AFTERMATH OF THE PARTY , THE MESS AND DAMAGE INSIDE THE HOME AND AROUND THE YARD SUPPORTS THIS. EVEN WITH THREE EXTRA HELPERS IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO REPAIR CLEAN AND GET THE HOME READY FOR OUR NEXT GUESTS. WHAT THE RENTER DID BY MISREPRESENTING HER INTENTIONS PUTS ALL VACATION RENTALS IN JEOPARDY AND I RISK LOSING MY LICENSE. IT IS TRUE I BECAME VERY UPSET. AS TO THE REVIEWERS CONTENTION THAT I AM CRAZY, I RESPECTFULLY QUESTION HER PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS TO MAKE A PSYCHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS. THE $200.00 I WITHHELD FROM THE DAMAGE DEPOSIT HARDLY COVERT THE EXTRA COST OF EXCESSIVE CLEANING AND DAMAGE. THE OFFER TO WRITE A POSITIVE REVIEW IF I WOULD REFUND THE $200.00 I DECLINED. THIS IS NOT WHAT DAMAGE DEPOSITS ARE FOR AND MY INTEGRITY IS NOT FOR SALE. I
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The property does need some updating, especially the eave over the front door and the exit on the ba

  • 4 of 5

The views are spectacular but couldn't understand why "quiet hours" began at 9:00. The premises were very clean and we would recommend this property to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $400
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund