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Family Paradise: Swings, games and space!!

Tahoe Island, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER VRBO LISTINGS: 478492, 440131, 767926, 815327, 845209, 676395 AND 714734

City of South Lake Tahoe ordinances and we require that there be no more than three cars parked (in the driveway) at this property; quiet, respectful conduct at all times and no noise after 10pm. Occupancy limited to 6 for adult only groups or 8 adults with up to 4 children. No parties or events permitted.

Recently remodeled home in a quiet residential neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe. We rebuilt this place from the studs up in 2011 and were able to customize it with a relaxing mountain holiday in mind. Enjoy the open layout and cozy downstairs hideaway or the two big decks overlooking a creek.

When you are searching for a home base for your perfect Tahoe vacation a lot of things should be standard. Beautiful clean décor and furniture, a kitchen that is a pleasure to gather and cook in, a hot tub, a grill, internet access and home entertainment options. We wanted to go a step further here are some other things we offer that the others might not:

• Complimentary gift basket on arrival

• Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms

• On demand hot water to keep up with lots of showers

• Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided

• Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies

• Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues

• Level neighborhood makes snow driving much easier

• Not over crowded, only two people to a room

• Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out

• No keys to lose, we'll email you a code for our digital lock

Upstairs features a large open plan kitchen and living area. Beautiful slate flooring, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and HDTV above the gas fireplace. Send the kids downstairs to the large flat screen with Playstation 3, the foozball table or the game area. Cook up dinner on the barbecue or soak in the hot tub from the decks overlooking the creek and trees.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. A master with a king bed, remote controlled electric fireplace and its own bathroom and two rooms with queen beds, one has a slider to the back deck. Down stairs is lots of space including a forth bedroom (no closet) with a queen bed. There are also two twin futon couches. All your towels and linens are provided

Cooking is a dream here. The kitchen features alder cabinets and concrete counters. There are brand new fridgidaire appliances including a dishwasher and convection/microwave. We have included everything you could need to bake or cook up a storm. There is a waffle iron and blender for whipping up delicious treats. If you prefer to do your cooking outside we have a big natural gas grill just out the door.

Relaxing is easy with a cozy fireplace and game and reading nook. The foozball table is great fun. We are wired for entertainment with 37' and 42' HDTVs, blue ray home theater, playstation 3, ipod dock and netflicks compatible wifi through out the house.

Outdoors we have a big hot tub on the back deck. The grounds are landscaped and lead down to a small creek. There is a swing set, bocce ball court and ladderball for entertaining the kids without leaving the comfort of home.

Location is key and this is a good one. Central in town you are close to everything. Heavenly 10min; Sierra at Tahoe 20min; Kirkwood 35min;Casinos 10min; Beaches 5min; Shopping 5min; Golf 10min. This is a quiet, flat residential area so access is easy and the nights are quiet. The home backs to a sunny wooded area and creek. Take it all in from the two big decks.

City of South Lake Tahoe Permit: 005010

Keywords: cabin, lodge, hideaway


Duggan Smith

Member Since 2011
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Duggan Smith

I came to Tahoe on vacation from Australia in 1998 and have been drawn to the place ever since. In fact I moved here permanently ten years ago and have been loving it ever since. I am lucky enough to teach snowboarding at Heavenly each winter and work in construction during the summer. My wife Angela and I feel very lucky to be able to raise our two kids in this amazing outdoor playground.

Duggan Smith purchased this House in 2010

Why Duggan Smith chose South Lake Tahoe

We bought this place, that is around the corner from where we live, so we would have somewhere for my family to stay when they visit from Australia. I was able to remodel it top to bottom with a great place to vacation being the goal all along.

What makes this House unique

Complimentary gift basket on arrival • Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms • On demand hot water to keep up with lots of showers • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided • Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies • Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues • Level neighborhood makes snow driving much easier • Not over crowded, only two people to a room • Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out • No keys to lose, we'll send you a code for our digital lock


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


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Private bathroom, walk in closet
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Den 1
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Den 2
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Master bathroom
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
      • 2.5

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Property backs to a small nature reserve with seasonal creek. Lots of room to play and a small slope for possible sledding.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Fireplace
                      Remote controlled electric fireplace in the master bedroom
                    • Gas Fireplace
                      Keep cozy even if the power goes out
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced air heating on a thermostat
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Front Load Gas
                    • Linens Provided
                      All beds are made with fresh linens and a comforter. There is a fleece blanket available for each bed also. Linens, comforters and blankets are supplied for the futons and sleeper sofa also.
                    • Living Room
                      Comfortable seating for 7+, gas fireplace, LED TV, home theater and reading lamps
                    • Parking
                      Three cars, off street, in the driveway
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Winter parking for three cars
                    • Towels Provided
                      Approximately 20 fresh towels provided with hand towels and wash cloths also.
                    • Washing Machine
                      Front Load
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Microwave
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 10 people


                                • Games
                                • Books
                                  A selection of books and magazines is generally available
                                • DVD Player
                                • Foosball
                                • Game Room
                                  Board games and card games generally available
                                • CD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (2) Dish with HBO and Showtime
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Video Game Console
                                  Playstation 3 with internet connection
                                • Video Library
                                  DVR loaded with movie selection Snowboard videos DVDs TVs have internet connection and ipod dock


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Two levels large decks over looking the wooded, creek area. Great for spotting a bear or coyote passing through.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Attached to the gas main so never run out of fire.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Large outdoor hot tub with jets and bubbles


                                                • live theater
                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • cinemas
                                                • marina
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • ice skating
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • roller blading
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • snowmobiling
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 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.

                                                              139 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Exactly what we were looking for - and more!

                                                              Inga L.

                                                              We truly enjoyed our weekend at this gem and wished we had more time! We were 3 couples with 6 kids all under 7, and the layout of the place was perfect for everyone to gather without feeling crowded, and a space for kids if adults wanted a break. The booking process was equally impressive in terms of response time and helpfulness. Yes, there were signs everywhere, but I personally appreciated it so as to avoid any confusion on expectations.

                                                              The entire experience from booking to prompt return of deposit after our stay was great! We would love to go back and enjoy this place in the summer as well!

                                                              Thanks Duggan for allowing our families to create a memorable winter vacation!

                                                              Great Family House

                                                              Simon B.San Mateo

                                                              This is the second time that I have stayed in a property from Duggan, both were clean, reasonably priced & pleasant places to stay. Would be definitely be staying in another as the customer experience is amazing!

                                                              Not happy with the cleanliness of the rental.

                                                              Kari H.

                                                              I don’t normally give bad reviews but I was very disappointed with the cleanliness of this rental. It really kept me from fully enjoying my trip. I hope in the future they do a better job.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Im sorry the cleanliness was lacking during your stay. Our cleaners usually do a great job so Im not sure what happened. We encourage all our guests to let us know upon arrival if there are any issues with cleanliness or anything else around the house. We would love to make it right for you immediately so you can enjoy your vacation fully. Our major Spring detail clean is underway now.

                                                              Great property! Clean, spacious, fun!

                                                              Kenneth C.

                                                              Had a group of 7 adults: 3 couples +1. There was plenty of space for everyone and more. Each couple and the single had their own room.

                                                              Upon check-in the rental was immaculate. Even had a nice little snack basket in the kitchen with fruits and chips. Plenty of kitchenware if you are looking to cook meals for everyone. Plenty of parking for 3 cars (i was originally worried, but we fit a 4dr tacoma, explorer SUV and Saab sport wagon pretty comfortably).

                                                              Moreso than any of the features, the owner/manager were very accomodating and was able to work with us through a couple of requests.

                                                              Would definitely come back.

                                                              Perfect for my family and I

                                                              Natalia M.

                                                              This house provides complete fun for both children and adults. Third year staying at this house and we leave very satisfied. Very peaceful and relaxing.

                                                              Christmas Vacation

                                                              Raghavendra H.

                                                              We 4 families with 2 kids stayed for 4 nights to celebrate Christmas. It was really comfortable for everything and kids play area in down-floor was really good plan and they enjoyed lot.

                                                              Property is very close to Tahoe downtown and it is in quite area.

                                                              Definitely I recommend this property for its comfort, location and service.




                                                              Tahoe Island, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

                                                              This is a great neighborhood to be in year round. Quiet, with predominantly local residents surrounding. In the Winter it is a short drive to all the South Shore ski resorts, snowmobiling and sledding operations. There is lots of open space both directly behind and close by the house for sledding, snow play or snow shoeing. The neighborhood is right off the main highway with flat roads for easy driving. In the Summer the bike path route to near by beaches, restaurants and attractions runs right by. Nice hiking can be started directly from the house or a short drive away.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

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                                                              Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Holiday weekends have a three night minimum that must include Friday and Saturday. Bookings generally may not contain a Friday or Saturday night with out the other also. Saturday to Saturday bookings will have a $400 up charge. Holiday bookings subject to 60 days notice for full refund

                                                              139 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.8/5
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