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May The Forest Be With You! Lovely Pine Views - HotTub! 50" TV&WiFi!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights


About the property

2100SF House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This fabulous west shore location is ideal for your summer vacation as well as a great winter retreat! The Tahoe Rim trailheads, Ward Creek path and other great trails are right here on your street. Add nearby Sunnyside Resort, Firesign Cafe, Spoons, Kilner Park and Kent Beach to the mix and you have a winning combination! The home backs to greenbelt for a lovely view through the French doors and from the rear deck.

The Hot Tub is illuminated with rope lights along the covered walkway at night - enchanting! Enjoy private forest views while relaxing in steamy comfort.

The home sleeps and seats 8-10 people comfortably. For your entertainment and comfort, this house includes: a wood-burning river rock fireplace; a 50” Plasma HDTV; Netflix; 50Mbps Wireless Internet; a fully equipped kitchen with SS appliances; a laundry area with full-sized washer and dryer; and programmable Wi-Fi F/A heat. Each bedroom is fully furnished with its own TV and VCR/DVD; the two extra large upstairs bedrooms also have desks, tables and extra seating; land line is provided to fill in the cell reception gaps.

Tahoe is full of wildlife, which is fascinating to look at but maybe not so great up close and personal. For your peace of mind, the house is equipped with an unobtrusive and easily operated Zareba Animal Repellant electrical fencing system. With Zareba on the job, you can relax! There is also a bear-proof garbage building for your use.

Check out our Rates and Reviews; you'll be so glad you chose Ward Creek for your Vacation Destination at the Lake!

For more information: a very detailed inventory list; sample applications and leases; rules and tips; and instructions for the bear repellant fence.

Keywords: Sunnyside, Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Hot Tub, Spa, WiFi, ski lease, west shore, vacation rental, cabin, vacation home, vacation house, Tahoe rental

More Details

Sandy Matarazzo
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

About Sandy Matarazzo

Hello from Rick and Sandy Matarazzo! We've been coming to Lake Tahoe since the 70's and chose it as our full time home in 1987. We enjoyed summer and winter sports for many years, but in 1995 we left the snow behind to travel in the colder months and made our home available for skiers. We explored the country in our Beaver motorhome and in 2000 we settled in Arizona's Happy Trails Resort as our winter homebase. Rick plays Pickleball and Billiards and I enjoy working with Stained Glass. In 2011, we added Sunriver, Oregon to our summer itinerary. Now that we're no longer staying at Ward Creek full time, we'd love to share the house both summer and winter with folks who enjoy the Tahoe lifestyle!

Sandy Matarazzo purchased this house in 1987

Why Sandy Matarazzo chose Lake Tahoe West Shore CA

We love the entire Tahoe area, but we especially enjoy the Westshore. It's got the Old Tahoe feel to it, with small neighborhood grocery stores and more open space to enjoy. You can hear Ward Creek right across the street from the house. The home backs to conservancy greenbelt so you can walk out either the front and back doors to skiing and hiking trails. The home's on a nice wide street, walking distance to Sunnyside Resort, Spoons or the Firesign Cafe. You're only 5 minutes from town by car. This location combines the great outdoors with all the conveniences!

What makes this house unique

The Hot Tub has a roof over it to keep the snow off and can be accessed via a covered walkway in the wintertime; your view from the Hot Tub and the back door is unspoiled forest....there is plenty of open space to snowshoe or dish.....the attached two-car Garage makes it so easy to get into the house when the snow starts piling up.....and you have peace of mind that the bears won't invade your personal space because the house is protected by Zareba's Predator Repellant Electrical Fence.


Talmont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Read entire Proposed Rental Agreement for all terms and conditions.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linen closet in bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Linens in bathroom
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa sleeper is a queen bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The house is equipped with a Predator (Bear) Repellant electrical system for your safety. The Hot Tub sits under its own roof - you can jump right in - no snow to shovel off! The Spa has a security lock for safety and to protect it for your personal use. The property backs to greenbelt, so you'll have a great forest view while you relax. Check our website at for complete information about amenities and a complete inventory list.


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Los Gatos/Monte Sereno

Wonderful family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a three-generation family group of ten +dog, and this property fit perfectly for us. The house is impressively beautiful. The setting is very woodsy with what feels like infinity views of the forest from the back deck. Since my husband and I were providing this getaway, each adult sibling was responsible for preparation of one dinner, and what impressed everyone was how well appointed the kitchen is! Even baggies for your leftovers! Sandy has thought of everything! There is a doggy bag dispenser, and each room includes covers for the furniture so you can be worry-free about your furry family members. The bear barrier system is quite straightforward to manage, and provided added peace of mind. Our getaway was so lovely that everyone in our family was asking us, "Can we stay here again next year?"

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always does my heart good to hear my guests have enjoyed the house and their vacation. You folks were particularly wonderful with your timely communications and positive attitude. Thank you so much for taking such good great care of property while you were there. We would love to host you again! Cheers, Sandy
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Perfect weekend getaway for Kids and Grandkids!

  • 5 of 5

This weekend getaway house was everything we could have hoped for and more! Clean, bear fence made it feel more secure, spacious, and very well stocked. We had everything we needed for meal preparations. And it was especially nice that my dog was able to join our kids and grandkids as well. Only suggestion to owners is screen doors would have been a big plus! It was warm weather and the bugs were out so we either left doors open and bugs allowed in or we kept doors shut and it got warmer in house. Overall a great weekend and we'll try to do again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City, CA

Family vacation in August,2015

  • 4 of 5

Well situated cabin with nice back yard and landscaping. We enjoyed the hot tub and gas BBQ as well as the large backyard deck. There is ample parking for 4 cars/boats. House is well equipped with utensils,chairs and good beds. House is dark and would be improved with better lighting for reading. Close to hiking trails and Ward Creek.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san jose, California

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and very well equipped. We have a large family and the rooms were good sized and the beds were very comfortable. Plenty of room for all of us to gather on the back deck with a hot tub which was perfect! It is in a good location for accessing the main road for entertainment and food. We really enjoyed our stay. We only wished that we had Beach Association access as we usually do when we stay on the west shore. Otherwise, it was a wonderful vacation home! Sandy was very accommodating also!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a stay on westshore Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for the week before and through the July 4th weekend. The home is wonderful and has everything you need to have a great time in Tahoe. The kitchen is very nice and has everything you need to prepare meals. We barbecued ribs for 12 people on the 4th and everything worked great. There was a new gas grill which was very nice and we used it almost every day. The deck in back was beautiful and looked out to forest. We loved having our coffee out there in the morning and cocktails in the afternoons. Beds are comfortable, great location. What more can I say. The bear deterrent system is nice especially after our last year experience (different home) where we had a bear hanging around our house for a day and a half. It went into our next door neighbor's house and stole a bag of dog food! Our dog loved chasing the chipmunks and birds behind the house. Sandy was a delight to work with. All in all definitely 5 star experience. You will love this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review! Thank you! I am so pleased you had such a nice vacation; and I'm so glad our effort to provide you with an enjoyable rental experience turned out so well. We certainly hope to see you again!
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Washington, DC

Perfect Tahoe Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, well kept "cottage" in a great location. Just up the road from the Sunnyside resort with easy access to beach parks, Tahoe City, Tahoe Rim Trail and all the lake communities have to offer. The beds are soooo comfy!! They're perfect after a hard day at play. The owners are easy to work with and leave the house well equipped for renters. There's plenty of everything; you need only bring food and drink. I would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, Cathy. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Reno International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sunnyside Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak Truckee
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Sunnyside Resort/Firesign Cafe
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

You can pick up The Weekly, the local guide to North Lake events and activities, for extensive information on what to do and where to do it.

Golf, boating and skiing are the major activities at the Lake. Some of these activities and sports will be dependent on weather conditions.


Rates & Availability

Talmont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Aug 30 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Ski Lease-5 month minimum
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2018
90 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $235
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

Ski Lease has a 4-month minimum stay Jan 6-May 6; preference is given to 5-month reservations; all terms are specific to the Ski Lease Season and are very different from the summer terms; for details, please visit or contact owner.

Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis; if accepted, there is a pet fee, which is determined based on pet-specific information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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