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

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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About the property

Near Heavenly Ski Resort, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bath house with den - (Sleeps 12-14)

A great location only three miles to Casinos and one mile to Heavenly Ski Resort. This cozy 5+ 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

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John & Renee
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

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 South Lake Tahoe

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.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Cozy Heavenly Valley Home Great for Family Get-Togethers / Re-unions
average rating of 4.225806 based on 31 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: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for the thanksgiving holiday. It was located with in 5 minutes from heavenly the casinos and the grocery store. It was snowing while we were there and the stairs leading up to the door so get a bit slippery, but that's pretty normal when it is snowing. We took our dog with us and she enjoyed playing in the backyard. The bedrooms are fully furnished and have nice new carpet. My husband told me to save this listing because he enjoyed the cabin so much!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot for a big group, well-priced and good location

  • 5 of 5

My close friends and I have an annual Lake Tahoe trip, and we found this little spot online and were very happy with it.

The size was great for 14 of us. The kitchen is nicely remodeled and well-stocked with utensils and pots/pans. The kitchen is a bit small, but it worked out for us. We cooked huge family meals for both of the two nights of our stay, so everything about it came in handy. The living room and dining area is a great size for our meals and for playing games and such.

The location is less than 5 miles from Ski Run Marina as well I believe. It was a very short drive.

I was happy with how many outlets there were in the house and the bedding was clean and comfortable.

The barbecue is like-new as well and we got great use out of it.

Owners are very quickly responsive and very sweet!

We all loved our stay, but I had a few negatives that are not major, but should be addressed. The place gets a solid 5. I want to explain some downsides for the owners to fix, which is why the part below looks so long. Don't be alarmed by it.

My only complaints are that there were a lot of spider webs in the bedrooms, there were holes in the ceilings of two bathrooms(where light fixture covers should be).

I ended up sharing a bed with my friend and also sleeping on the couch one night since the room with the twin beds (french door adjoining room) was full of cobwebs. There were spider webs in the master bedroom part of that room as well where the queen bed is. We had to clear out a few before sleeping.

In the master bathroom upstairs, there is a missing part to the overhead light so it is exposed and there is a ton of dust just sitting there. It looks like it could fall out of that ceiling hole at any moment; looked gross. The same goes for the first bathroom at the front entrance of the house.

Cleaning people should inspect or come tidy up before each guest arrives, and if they do, then please have them do it more thoroughly because those spider webs were not hidden by any means and the ceiling holes in the bathroom were very unappealing.

Those are honestly minor details though; this place is near-perfect and for the price and location, you CANNOT beat it; we would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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overall condo was nice but in need of some cleaning

  • 3 of 5

Kitchen and living area was nice. One middle room had a pee stain in which we were charge a pet deposit but the carpet was not cleaned from a previous pet. Maybe some small fixes such as better towels, upgraded sheets and bedding and a good carpet cleaning would go a long way on general impression of condo. Communication with owners was very satisfactory. They allowed us to checked in early as my daughter had a small infant and was in need of a place to rest. Plenty of room for all 14 of us to hang out and visit and sleep.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The carpets are scheduled to be cleaned, Linens will be replaced as well. Please give us a chance to remedy any cleaning issues when you arrive at the house. We use a professional cleaning service and they could miss something during the busy season. We want to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
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A comfortable house and very well equipped

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 17 with young grandchildren (5 to 9) and could of used a deck and garden or yard. The house is right on a very busy street and didn't allow for them to be outside. We still managed to have a great time

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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San Diego, CA

Very spacious and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect stay for a party of 12 or even more! Tons of room that it never felt crowded and has all the amenities already there. It's definitely not a luxury cabin, but you get what you pay for, and this is worth every penny. Location is perfect for Heavenly and the casinos. A nice corner lot next to Pioneer Trail, so on powder days it's very easy to get to a main plowed road.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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

Rancho Bijou House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 11 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
May 12 2017 - Sep 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates Subject to change until reservation confirmed and payed in full. Independence, Christmas and New Years weeks rate is $400 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Rancho Bijou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
  • 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!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 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
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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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