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Elegant escape w/lake views + shared pool, hot tub, & private homeowners' beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,428 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10 (9 adults)

Perfect for the summer adventurer or winter skiing enthusiast, this three bedroom Dollar Point vacation home, just east of Tahoe City, offers a wonderful collection of amenities and close proximity to many Lake Tahoe attractions! With highly desirable Dollar Point membership, this vacation home includes seasonal access to the swimming pool, hot tub, tennis courts, a beautiful clubhouse with games, fire pits, and, best of all, a private homeowners' beach.

You'll be on the bike trail that connects Tahoe City, West Shore, Squaw Valley and the Truckee River, close to beaches, and near Tahoe City's attractions. And when the snow is falling, the resorts of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are less than 10 miles away.

This home boasts a traditional feel, with a large, open, living room, dining room, and kitchen. You'll want to spend cozy evenings in front of the gas fireplace, maybe playing a family board game or just watching your favorite DVDs. There's also WiFi and cable, so you'll stay well-entertained here.

Sit down to a formal meal at the large wooden table or grab a snack at the breakfast bar. Whichever, you'll find all the appliances you need for either scenario in the bright, full kitchen. There's even a slow cooker for all-day stews, a coffee grinder for freshly ground beans each morning, and a tea kettle for that afternoon mug of Oolong.

Of course, a vacation home called "Observation Deck" needs a big deck to do a lot of observing from, and you won't be disappointed here! Just beyond the dining table, a glass door leads out to a wood deck with views of trees and the lake, extra seating for outdoor dining, and even a grill for cook outs in nice weather.

In the three bedrooms, you'll find a king-size bed, and two rooms, one featuring two twins and one with one twin and a set of bunk beds (top bunk should be for the kiddos only, please), making this a great home for a family ski getaway. There are also two bathrooms conveniently located throughout the house and a washer and dryer for keeping everyone in clean, dry socks while on vacation. This home will comfortably sleep 8 guests for a spectacular Tahoe trip, or up to 10 if you include the queen airbed.

The home is located in the Dollar Point community in North Tahoe, within easy walking distance to the clubhouse. Amenities available include tennis courts, a lap pool with diving board, bocce ball, shuffleboard, playground, Frisbees, and volleyball. The clubhouse offers WiFi, lifeguards on duty, private and group swim lessons, and babysitters' lists. Just half a mile from the house is the private Dollar Point beach, with barbecues, picnic areas, beach volleyball, and perfect spots for swimming, sand castle building, and even crawdad fishing. Spread your beach blanket out on the sand in the morning, then select the perfect chaise lounge by the pool in the afternoon! Please note that some amenities are open seasonally.

Cyclists can explore miles of bike paths, one of which can be accessed just outside the community. Embark on hikes with amazing lake and mountain views, or visit Treetop Adventure Park for an afternoon on the zip lines and rope courses.

Water sports enthusiasts will want to spend time on the Truckee River for fishing, rafting, kayaking, and more. There's so much else to do, it's almost easy to forget you are right on scenic Lake Tahoe! Take a cruise on the lake, rent a boat and do your own water sightseeing, water ski - there are endless aquatic possibilities here. Those who aren't into water will still find plenty of outdoor entertainment, from golfing in Tahoe City to horseback rides at Alpine Meadows to shopping in charming Truckee. And, of course, Nevada's casinos beckon just nine miles away.

In winter, you'll find several area ski resorts to choose from. Alpine Meadows is 8 miles away, Homewood is 9 miles, Squaw Valley is 10, and both Northstar-at-Tahoe and Diamond Peak are 14 miles away. Closer to home, the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park offers both cross country skiing and snowshoeing, plus equipment rentals.

For lovely lake views, fun in the Tahoe sun, or a Tahoe ski getaway, this Observation Deck vacation home will delight your whole family with its Dollar Point location, community amenities, and comfortable style.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Lake Tahoe Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018


Lake Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1428 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
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  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis


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Elegant escape w/lake views + shared pool, hot tub, & private homeowners' beach!
average rating of 3.5 based on 10 reviews

Not 5 star but comfortable

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and tidy as expected when we arrived. This property looks good in the pictures but it really shows its age when seen up close. The furniture is old and dinged up but still in usable condition. Except for the dining room chairs, someone has glued them to keep them together but they are still wobbly. The back rest came off when I tried to move one. Most of the window blinds do not work properly and should be replaced. They either do not open or close entirely, one in the living room was rolled up and zip-tied. We wound up using a light blanket to cover the window to provide us with privacy.

The mattress in the master bedroom is brand new and was comfortable to sleep on. The washer and dryer is nice to have and worked as they should. The Wi-Fi network works and we used it to plan our daily activities and places to visit. The kitchen is well equipped with appliances, pots, pans, dishes, cups, utensils and dinner ware. There is a dishwasher but there was only enough dishwashing soap to do two loads. All the knives are dull and there is no knife sharpener. Consider bringing your own if you plan on cooking your own meals. We enjoyed lighting the gas fireplace and sitting in front of it every evening.

There is no clear view of the lake from the deck, at least not while we were there, and it should not be used as a selling point. We stayed there the last week in September and the pool was closed for the season.

We had a nice, relaxing stay at this property, but for the amount we paid we would probably try renting a different one in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and clean

  • 3 of 5

Beds were very comfortable. furniture was old but comfortable. great location and amenities. Jay Azevedo, manager was very accessible and helpful. However, there were old wet linens in the washing machine that made the house smell musty and dank. I did not discover this until the second day and had to redo that laundry to get rid of the smell.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My friends and I enjoy your stay very much

  • 5 of 5

When we first got there I was a snowstorm luckily the air conditioning and the hot water work very well there's plenty of beds and everything was in fine working condition

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Good location but a few not so great surprises

  • 2 of 5

Good location. Great for families... BUT the property isn't quite as nice as the photos make it look. The porch roof leaks... so you have to walk around a puddle to get into the main entrance door, the master bathroom shower door doesn't CLOSE and the doors to the closets in the bedroom with the bunk beds is broken. We arrived and everything was in place (except that the cleaners had left a bunch of clean sheets etc. in the drier). There was nothing in the cabinets (not even salt and pepper) and the pots and pans could have been cleaned better. Despite all of that, the home was cozy and convenient. The location is great and a little more attention to detail before we arrived by Management would have made this a great place.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento California

Not as descibed

  • 2 of 5

We booked this cabin for week long ski trip. It did not meet our expectations. There is no Hot Tub!! the description of the place advertised access to one but there was none!! This is a big deal and we would have picked a different cabin had we known. I contacted the property management. They offered to make good on it. I wrote them a formal letter as they requested. I have not heard back from them at all. I feel ripped off. The rest of the cabin was ok. It smelled kind of funky and there were broken chairs.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocklin, CA

Good location but has issues

  • 2 of 5

We stayed in this cabin for a week with 6 adults and 4 kids. The location is pretty good with quick access to Tahoe City and ski resorts.

The cabin could use some updating, including replacing the broken chairs in the dining room. We couldn't use those chairs, which was unfortunate as the beautiful dining room table that could accommodate our large party was one of the features that attracted us to this property.

While the age of the property can be overlooked, the cleanliness cannot, and it was a huge issue with this cabin. Thick layers of dust on the furniture, hair in dishes, blood stains on the carpet and bathroom mats, dirty toilet under the seat cover, among others, are some of the more offensive ones. The owners/property management should evaluate the cleaning crew. I would not recommend others staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Skylandia Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Coast Guard Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Beach


Rates & Availability

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