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Cozy Heavenly Valley Home Great for Family Get-Togethers / Re-unions

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Near Heavenly Ski Resort, 4 Bedroom, 4 Full Bath with den & Game Room (Sleeps 12

A great location only three miles to Casinos and one mile to Heavenly Ski Resort. This cozy 4+ bedroom 4 full bath is perfect for family and friend reunions and get togethers. Views of Horses and scenic meadows. Hydronic heating and a wood stove keep it warm in the winter. Close to El Dorado beach in the summer for Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Barbequing, etc. Miles of forest trails at the top of our street for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing, etc.

November 2016 - New carpet, Linens, Comforters, towels, and Ping Pong Table

November 2017 - New entry stairs, 58" 4K Samsung TV, Additional TV service, Back porch sitting area, Shower Head upgrade.

More Details

John & Renee
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About John & Renee

Hello, my name is John. I have spent a great deal of my time in Lake Tahoe since I was very young and love everything the mountains and lakes have to offer. It is a blessing for my wife and I to own this large home and we enjoy sharing the experience with our family and friends.

John & Renee purchased this house in 2002

Why John & Renee chose Rancho Bijou

I have vacationed in Tahoe since I was a toddler. In my opinion, South Lake Tahoe is the most beautiful place in the world, an ideal vacation spot offering year round activities. It is the only place in the world I know of that you can Snow Ski/Ride and Sunbath at the Beach on the same day.

We wanted a home that would accommodate a large family with friends (many bedrooms and bathrooms) and offer easy access to Heavenly Valley Mountains, Beaches, Golf, Stateline Clubs and more.

What makes this house unique

Recently remodeled with a new kitchen and lots of pine accents. Six total bedrooms, five on main floor with two master bedrooms, one with an adjacent room. Large multipurpose playroom downstairs with full bath. Hydronic heating system with thermostats in each room for individual room comfort. Large storm windows with views of the forest and meadows with horses. A level property with plenty of parking and easy access to the main road.


Rancho Bijou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Food Garbage limited to Bear Box Capacity - Please take or make other plans for excess garbage - Two additional cans available for non-food garbage.
  • No outdoor noise after 10PM please.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Private Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Access through bedroom 4
    Downstairs Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Custom Slate shower in game / bedroom
  • 4 Full Bathrooms - No Waiting!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Walk In Closet, Den with french doors to 2 twin beds
    Green Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Large Closet, Xbox 360 game console with TV
    Private Suite Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Large Closet and Private full bath in room
    Den - 2 twin/ single , Attached to Master Bedroom through french door for privacy
    Blue Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large Closet, chair and dresser. Queen pillow top mattress
    Downstairs Game / Large Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Private full bath - custom slate floor, Doubles as Game Room
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Year round community Ice Skating rink and Frisby Golf nearby as well as soccer and play fields. Heavenly village offers shopping, movie theatre, outdoor ice skating in the winter and daily activities. Many restaurants nearby.


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(44 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Heavenly Valley Home Great for Family Get-Togethers / Re-unions
average rating of 4.1363635 based on 44 reviews
Menlo Park, California

Family's Winter Holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The house was ideal & suited our family perfectly with sufficient beds, bedrooms, bathrooms & assorted toys to accommodate everyone. It was located convenient to private sledding areas and within convenient driving distance to skiing, shopping center with grocery store, miscellaneous shops, restaurants, & movie theater, and casinos at State Line. The property was clean & comfortably homey; it had all the amenities of home but in Tahoe. The owner was friendly, accommodating, and responsive to our questions. I would recommend this property to friends and relatives. Thank you for sharing such a lovely home.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

President's Weekend Getaway

  • 4 of 5

This property is in a great location! It was clean and well kept. The kitchen has everything you need. We brought our own cookware thinking we would need it, we didn't. Plenty of cups, plates, and utensils. Lot's of room for everyone. Plenty of towels. No problems with hot water. Communication from the owners were outstanding. The only thing I can request: please remove the rocking chair from the bedroom with the two twin beds. It was a bit creepy (we ended up putting it inside the walk- in closet during our stay). Overall, a nice place to stay for large groups in the center of everything. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ski trip

  • 4 of 5

Property was very accommodating to our family needs. Everything was immaculate. I would love to come back sometime in the future. Than you John & Renee

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The house was nice. Everything is complete & were close to everything; Safeway, ski rentals, stores, casinos and ski resorts. There was something for everybody. Although we had the problem for heater in 1 room the owner was willing to payback if we bought a portable heater. The kids were able to play the snow within the area as well. The house has its own backyard where they can play. It is a good house & good location.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The room heater issue has been addressed. We have added two portable electric heaters located in the closet for guest use.
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Nice for a large group. Corner of Pioneer Trail

  • 4 of 5

A clean kitchen stocked with the basics. Ready to sleep and shower 10. Corner of Pioneer Trail so easy access but noisy road with little Tahoe feel. Clean enough but not a spotless.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lots of rooms for at least four families

  • 3 of 5

This house could be a great gathering place for a group of friends or families. Located on the corner of Pioneer Trail and Ralph Dr., you see a horse barn directly across the street and sometimes horses and coyotes eyeing each other warily. The yard is steep, so not suitable for gatherings or a play area for the kids. Up the street are walking trails which could allow for great sledding opportunities with enough snow or a nice walk, regardless. Each bedroom comes with it's own thermostat so one can choose how warm they need their sleeping space. This unusual heating system has its drawbacks, though, as our bedroom sat overtop where it is housed and it emitted mechanical clanging noises. Our biggest disappointment was the overall cleanliness of the house. As vrbo owners, we know how challenging it is to turn over the house in one afternoon in back- to- back guest occupation. And the rental was at the end of the busy holiday season (1/1-1/4), so the build up of dust and dirt on closet tracks, rugs and wall baseboard is to be expected. Still, it takes away from the overall experience and is worth avoiding, especially as the cleaning fee is $285 and should ensure grime is addressed. Again, the room we were in especially needed airing out to freshen up from prior tenants. The most inconvenient aspect, though, was the absence of any hand towels or washcloths (there were two of those) for the party. We actually had to go and borrow from our rental property, that had been rented for the season, to provide for the group. We know these problems can be addressed, and hope they will be for future guests.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.8 Miles
Lake Tahoe Airport - TVL
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Miles
Chevy's Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Bijou Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 50
Nearest Restaurant
1.4 Miles
Nephele's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
2.2 Miles
Heavenly Ski Resort - California
Nearest Beach
2.7 Miles
South lake Tahoe Recreation Area
Car: recommended

Located in the Bijou community, this home offers an IDEAL LOCATION for those seeking quick access to the slopes of Heavenly Valley, Power line Trail Hiking, Mountain biking, Snowshoeing and Cross country skiing. Local Parks, the Beaches of South Lake Tahoe and the excitement and nightlife at Stateline Casinos


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates Subject to change until reservation confirmed and payed in full. Based on 10 Guests, $25/night per additional guest. Independence Day, Christmas and New Years weeks rate is $600 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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