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

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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

More Details

John & Renee
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 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.


Rancho Bijou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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
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.


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

Cozy Heavenly Valley Home Great for Family Get-Togethers / Re-unions
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 36 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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San Jose

Overall it was good

  • 4 of 5

Every thing was good except hall, it was little small as per our expectation.

I will recommend this house, and all required places are near by, so it was really nice.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monterey, CA

Perfect house for large families/group.

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of sleeping space, but you might want to take extra towels (which we did). We could not build a fire because there were no starter logs, John offered to pay for some if we purchased but local Safeway was out of them. That was the only disappointment of the weekend. Good location, close to everything and very quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, spacious, and convenient home

  • 3 of 5

The rating should be closer to 3.5 stars. The owners are very responsive and even allowed one of our parties to check-in earlier. It was a nice home and more than accomodated our party of eight adults and one dog. The location, less than five minutes from Heavenly's California lodge, can't be beat. The dining and living areas are well furnished. The house was very cozy and we did not have to turn on the heat nor the fireplace stove. We used the propane BBQ grill, which was nice, and the kitchen was well equipped. WiFi and TV worked fine. As to some misses for the rental, there was a slight ceiling leak in the downstairs game room/bedroom, which we reported to the owners. The pipes were noisy for those sleeping in the game room and add-on in the master suite. The mattress in the master was very squeaky. Linen was sparse (no potholders, no full sets of towels, no extra bedsheets) and the bedding in several rooms was so musty, we had to wash them. Though the number of bathrooms was more than adequate, they all need updating. Overall, the rental was adequate for our need but did not exceed expectations.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Plumber determined that water drip was from improper usage of shower curtain. Please make sure curtain liner is in tub. Please let us know If their are any issues related to linens etc. when you arrive so that we have a chance to improve your stay.
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Great place to stay in Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable home with plenty of space for our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like Home! Just bigger, and in Tahoe, and awesomer

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home. We had a large group of 4 families with many young kids. 4 bedrooms and a basement which serves as the 5th bedroom plus a side room in the master meant plenty of room for everyone. The kids loved the basement, parents loved the comfy bedrooms, and all enjoyed the living areas. Nice kitchen with plenty of dishes, pots, pans, etc. Heating was excellent, home was very quiet, excellent place to relax with friends. It was everything we could have wanted and then some. John and Renee responded quickly to questions and delivered information as promised.

Great location in the center of town, close to everything. Home is right off Pioneer Trail which meant that you avoid the traffic getting into and out of town. Home is very well maintained and we hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 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

Rancho Bijou House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates Subject to change until reservation confirmed and payed in full. Independence, Christmas and New Years weeks rate is $400-600 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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