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Spectacular Smuggler's Cove

Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Smuggler's Cove

A Lake Tahoe Landmark. One of a kind, ideal for entertaining,

superb boating, panoramic views of Mt. Tallac and the Sierra

Mountain range.

Brilliantly designed by renowned architect. Richly detailed with decks, patios, outside spa, 2 fireplaces, bar, wine cellar, pool table. All areas lead to gourmet kitchen with room for the whole

party. 2 min stroll to beach. The fourth bedroom/sleeping area is located in the pool table/game room area and is a perfect place to put the kids or

any single guests.

Summer and Holiday rates and requirements vary.

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Robin Twining

Member Since 2000
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
About Robin Twining

Robin Twining

Robin Twining purchased this House in 1993


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 1 child bed
      • Bedroom 4
        2 queen, 2 Queen Murphy beds
      • HI, There are 3 bedrooms with 3 kings 4th sleeping area on the 1st floor with 2 queen murphy beds


      • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • 4 full baths for each sleeping space plus a powder room on middle level.

        Location Type

          • Lake View
          • Waterfront
            In the Tahoe Keys with private dock


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Fireplace
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster


                          • Child's Highchair
                          • Dining
                          • Dining Area


                              • Books
                              • DVD Player
                              • Games
                              • Ping Pong Table
                              • Pool Table
                              • Satellite / Cable
                              • Television
                              • Video Library


                                  • Bicycles
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                  • Kayak / Canoe
                                  • Outdoor Grill
                                  • Tennis
                                  • Water Sports Gear


                                      • not suitable for children

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                          • Hot Tub

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • boating
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • shopping
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • skiing
                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • rock climbing
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • snorkeling/diving
                                                  • snowmobiling
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • tennis
                                                  • water skiing


                                                      • Fabulous views, 2 kings 3 queens, 41/5 baths, hot tub, 2 fireplaces, wine cellar, bar, 4 sunny decks, short walk to beach, private boat dock, BBQ, Bicycles, 5 TVs

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        14 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews


                                                        Paul M.

                                                        The open layout is very inviting and brings friends together. Having a private dock for our boat was also very convenient! I have no complaints and would highly recommend Smuggler's Cove!

                                                        Fantastic Property

                                                        Courtney W.

                                                        Loved this house, had everything we needed and more! Bikes and Kayaks to use, beautiful spa on the balcony and even a flinstones shower on the top floor :)

                                                        It's in a great location, close to Emerald Bay and Pope beach. Would recommend to all.

                                                        Beautiful property in the Keys!

                                                        Daria O.Southwest, USA

                                                        Lake Tahoe is beautiful and having a place to call home for a week in the Keys was amazing. The views of the mountains and all the boats in the keys made for a picturesque setting and a great vacation. The house was really interesting and unique. Multiple levels and lots of decks meant there was a lot of space for our family of 8 and we never felt like we were on top of each other. We enjoyed using the kayaks and rented a boat for a few days, so the dock came in handy too. We also had a lot of fun playing pool and ping pong! There are lots of TVs throughout the house also, and while we didn't spend very much time watching TV, it was nice to have the option of having the news on or sports on and the kids can still watch cartoons in a different room.

                                                        The only suggestions/items that could use some attention- there are a few bikes in the garage which would have been great to use but the rims are bent on every bike. Also, a blowdryer or two would have been appreciated in any of the bathrooms (we didn't bring any as they usually are included in rentals we have stayed at- but no biggie- we went and bought two from kmart.) Overall, we had a great time at Smuggler's Cove and would stay again if we return to the area. Highly recommend!!

                                                        Owner's Response:


                                                        Blow dryers are included.


                                                        Amazing Getaway

                                                        Wayne B.Benicia, CA 94510

                                                        We spent my wife's birthday weekend with our entire family at this amazing property. There was something for everyone from our 9 year old granddaughter kayaking in the cove to the rest of our crew being entertained with fishing, paddle boarding, lounging on the deck, hitting the casino, or just enjoying the property. Thank you Robin for sharing your unique treasure. We hope to do it again soon.

                                                        our stay at your home

                                                        shary c.

                                                        Robin and Rosemarie, My family and I want to thank you for opening up your home to us for the holidays!

                                                        The stay was beyond our expectations....Everything was perfect. The home was stocked with anything and everything we could have asked for and beyond. We went in the hopes of creating family memories, your home afforded us to do that in a warm, inviting comfortable setting. Thank you again for opening your home to our family. Happy New Year to you both Shary

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                                                        Jacob H.

                                                        First, the owner was a pleasure with work with. I think that is the first thing anyone should consider when renting a home for a vacation; how well the owner works with their tenants.

                                                        Anyone who is looking on VRBO knows that there are so many houses to pick. If you are lucky enough to land on this property, I recommend that you end your search as your perfect vacation home rental has been found.

                                                        The home itself was a blast. I was able to use each space of the home so well that it made the home feel huge. Good kitchen, the only need for improvement is the stove top. Every basic kitchen need will be found, even a pizza slicer! The Dining room positioned well next to the kitchen, patio with gas BBQ, and a great view of the marina. living room has AMAZING lighting for evening relaxation; it has two patios, one that opens to the mountains, the second that opens to the marina. created such a nice breeze and view.

                                                        the master bedroom is extremely private, spacious, and unique with a spiral stone shower, private toilet closet, and secluded sauna. Very nice view of the mountain.. if you don't like the sun to grace your face in the morning, bring some eye guards as the skylight directly above the bed is either a blessing or a curse depending on your presences.

                                                        Downstairs is where the fun is, as well as a second master suite, and a junior suite. I personally slept in the downstairs master suite with views of the marina and private Safari bathroom. the junior suite is perfect for those who like a darker sleeping environment. it has a good private bathroom and nice built in day bed for getting away, reading a book, or even an extra space for a small one to sleep.

                                                        The fun.. built in bar with nice flat screen TV, pool table, two day beds, access to the third patio with a ping pong table (didn't use) and the SPA! the wine cellar is a nice feature to look at, but for short term visits it is not likely you will need to use.

                                                        having the rare ability to rent PPV on your own was great. you can use a personal credit card to order and it was so easy to take care of (just get the receiver information from the TV and call the number provided on the station you want) Other properties refused this ability which is shame.

                                                        you may wonder about the bathrooms as there are no photos, take it from me, you will be pleased. there are plenty of showers, toilets, and sinks.

                                                        Overall, this will surely be an annual vacation rental. I won't be looking for another property.

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough review of your stay at Smuggler's Cove. It is lovely to hear you had a great time.

                                                        Your comments have made me look into getting gas to the island and installing a new gas cook top which will be a great addition to the kitchen.

                                                        Thanks again for being such respectful caring guests!


                                                        Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA


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