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Remodeled town home w/sunny deck - Close to Tahoe City, Lake, & Ski resort

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 BR/2 BA Condo, walk to lake, bike to town, short drive to ski resorts, etc.

This fully remodeled 4BR 2BA Lake Forest Glen condo has set up with a relaxing vacation in mind. It is decorated in Tahoe style, with log furniture and pine trim. It sleeps 10 with 3 queen beds and 4 twin beds and is great for groups, family, or two families sharing.

The kitchen is equipped with high end Stainless steel appliances, granite tile counters, ice/water in fridge, and all the items you could want for cooking gourmet meals. The kitchen opens into the living area with a breakfast bar, so nobody will miss out when in the kitchen!

The comfortable Living room has a 40' LED LCD TV, HD Cable, Blue-Ray DVD and stereo system. There are games and books available as well. There is also a brand new gas fireplace insert that does a great job of warming up the living room while adding a nice ambiance.

There is a dinning table that easily expands form seating 4 to seating 8. 4 more can sit at the breakfast bar.

There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. One bedroom is downstairs with a queen bed. There is also a full bath with large shower downstairs.

Upstairs has a full bath with tub/shower and three bedrooms. One room has two twin beds. The second room has a queen bed with twin loft over it (opposite orientation from typical bunk beds, see picture). The third room is the largest and has a queen bed and twin bed. All rooms have large closets and a dresser to put your things away.

There is a second TV, 32' LCD and DVD player in the large bedroom upstairs.

There is a deck off the back (by living room) that face south and gets great sun all day long. The deck has a table with umbrella, chairs, and some adirondack chairs for lounging (spring through fall only). There is also a Weber gas BBQ for grilling great meals (year round)! The sunny deck is great for sitting in the warm sun on cool mornings and enjoying your coffee.

High speed wireless internet is provided High speed Cable broadband and WIFI router. Plenty fast enough to stream Netflix, etc. Also a landline phone is provided for local calls. most cell service works in the area (AT&T has great service in the unit).

The unit is by the rear Bristlecone st exit and is a close walk to the lake at Lake Forest beach or Skylandia Park. The bike bath is also very close and Tahoe city is about 1.5 miles away door to door.

This unit is good for someone who had trouble with stairs as well as the first floor is at ground level and only a few feet from your car with parking in front (only one small step) and there is a bedroom and bathroom at ground level.

The complex has great amenities: Two pools (adult only and family), hot tub, sauna, tennis courts, and playground) and is close to many great outdoor spots in Lake Tahoe.

Everything you need is included, linens, supplies, etc. Just bring your clothes and food!

This condo is for a max of 10 people.

More Details

Mike Straus
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Mike Straus

We grew up spending our summers on lakes (in Michigan and New Jersey) and wanted to have that same experience for our future family here in California. Currently residents in Marin County after having formally lived in San Francisco, we wanted to have our lake experience here and Lake Tahoe was a natural fit as we have enjoyed in in summers and winters for years since we each moved to California.

Mike Straus purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Mike Straus chose Lake Forest

It was important for use to have a place on a lake as we both spent our summers with lake living growing up, and we love Tahoe for Skiing in the winter and all the great outdoor activities in the summer. We wanted to be in North Lake Tahoe as we both loved Tahoe City and all the North shore has to offer. We wanted to be close to Tahoe City (within biking distance) and near both the Lake and bike path.

We found this great unit in Lake Forest Glen and not only was it close to Tahoe City and the lake, but this unit was near the back Bristlecone st exit making it easy to hop on a bike to the bike path or walk to the lake at Lake Forest Beach or the great hidden gem of Skylandia Park. We also loved the great remodel and mountain cabin theme inside and the south facing deck with plenty of sun all day long! We love staying here and we hope you will too!

What makes this townhome unique

The south facing deck gets lots of sun all day and is a great place to enjoy morning coffee. Inside the pine trim and log furniture give it a truly Tahoe feeling! Gas fireplace makes livingroom warm and inviting.


Lake Forest Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Has a large shower. On ground level.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , includes TV and DVD player. Largest room
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 queen , On ground floor & across hall from bathroom
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom with Loft Bed - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Has a twin loft bed and a regular queen bed
  • Queen size Beds (3) Three of the rooms have a queen bed, one of which has a twin loft over it., Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 twin beds, one of which is a loft bed over a queen., Baby Cribs (1) There is a pack-n-play in one of the closets.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The complex has four tennis courts, two pools, a hot tub, and sauna. One of the pools is adult only and the other is the family pool. Lake Tahoe is a short walk away with Lake Forest beach and Skylandia Park and beach near by. The Bike bath into tahoe city is very close outside of the complex as well. The Coast Guard boat ramp is right off lake Forest rd, so if you are trailing a boat you can launch without even going to the main road.


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Remodeled town home w/sunny deck - Close to Tahoe City, Lake, & Ski resort
average rating of 4.75 based on 28 reviews
Oceanside, Ca. USA


  • 5 of 5

This townhome housed our 4 generation family vacation perfectly with plenty of space inside and out for the comfort of all. The unit was very clean, the kitchen was stocked with more dishes, flatware, pots and pans (with lids), tupperware (with lids), every piece of equipment imaginable and a large selection of spices and cooking staples. The linens were fresh and appeared new. The master bed upstairs was extremely comfortable as was the positive feedback I got from other family members. The fans provided and the windows that opened were all we needed to sleep well.

The complex was clean and quiet. We used the pools daily. The location was so convenient to the grocery store , the lake, kayak rentals and the surrounding quaint little towns with plenty of restaurants and shops.

The Owner Mike was prompt and helpful in returning our phone text about how to access the pools. All the keys and instructions were there, we just overlooked it.

I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking to relax and enjoy Lake Tahoe. Thank you Donna and Rick!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent, wonderful townhome.

  • 4 of 5

Great location near the pools and a lovely walk to the lake. This home is exceptionally eqipped with everything you need. The kitchen is a joy to work in as it has every utensil and appliance

you need to cook gourmet meals. The beds are comfortable and the deck is nice. We loved our week here.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Nice kitchen in unit. For a two week stay we would have liked a shelf in one of the closets for dry food storage; also there was a shortage of kitchen towels and hand towels in bathrooms ... the white binder told us towels and sheets were in linen closet upstairs. Maybe that was one of the locked rooms?

A few hand towels seems like a basic amenity. A mirror or two would've been nice for checking our look before evenings out.

BIG disappointment was NO tennis courts which was one of the reasons we chose this place. In addition to them being worked on throughout our stay, we had the constant noise of trucks doing the court repairs. We would've like to have known ahead of time that there would be no tennis courts for us – We had to use our friends facilities at dollar point .

The back porch of the unit was open to the road. Photos did not show the large gap in the fence. Dogs wandered in and out and with cars constantly going by it didn't feel private. Table umbrella was quite small.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am disappointed this guest decided to write this review like this and do not feel it is an accurate representation, and other guest reviews support this. This renter failed to check out on their last day, and when contacted at 1PM on the day of checkout was rude and insisted they had an extra day, despite all inquiries and reservations clearly having the 11th as the checkout day. I normally would have gladly extended a day, but it was not possible with another guest checking in that afternoon. This renter seemed to be having a nice stay till the day of checkout and only contacted me once. This renter was clearly angry about this and decided to write a bad review vs trying to work out any concerns with me. Had they contacted me prior I could have tried to accommodate any concerns. There should have been some extra hand towels in the downstairs closet and kitchen towels in the kitchen. Unfortunately, we recently had to lock the upstairs linen closet due to some past guests using to many towels or towels disappearing and wanting to make sure we always have clean linens for the next guest. We do try to leave some extras in an accessible closet and I will make sure we leave out more hand and kitchen towels, buying additional ones if needed. Had they contacted I could have gotten them extra towels. The tennis courts were unfortunately closed for repairs, and the HOA does not give us notice for the timing of these repairs, so I was unaware it would be at this time. Had this been a concern and they contacted me we could have discussed compensation for the inconvenience. There is a wide cabinet entirely for food storage, and while there are usually some staples and food left from previous guests in it there should have been plenty of room to store food.
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Great Vacation Location

  • 4 of 5

Very nice condo ! Well stocked with everything you need. I really liked the parking right at the front door & kitchen probably 15' from the front door. We stayed in the 1st floor bedroom & the kids & grandkids upstairs. Really nice for people with bad knees. Lake Forest Glen is a real nice association with 2 nice pools, tennis, & a small playground. Close to Lake Forest & Skylandia beach. Would definitely stay here again.

Only negative comments are the living room / dining area is a little small, & after a hard winter, the carpets & throw rugs need to be cleaned.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a good stay and hope you will come back again. Regarding the carpets, I am very sorry that they were not up to your expectations. They were professionally cleaned in June but its been a very busy June/July with rentals already so have had a lot more traffic already then past years. I also know there were a few new spots/stains that my cleaner reported around your stay that he was going to try to get out as well.
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was very clean! And great because it was only an 8 minute walk to the beach. The dock was about a 5 minute drive. I definitely recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property deserves a fabulous review and I would give it 10 stars if I could. The accommodations exceeded our expectations and the condo was well stocked with everything needed during our stay. It was exceptionally clean and everything was of high quality such as the beds/linens, appliances, pots/pans, and utensils, etc. The very nice patio with furniture and umbrella allowed us to sit outside every afternoon. I appreciated Mike (the owner) for immediately responding to the few questions I had during our stay. This was a special trip with five of my friends and having this beautiful place for four days near the beach in one of the most beautiful places in America made it a wonderful and memorable experience. This property is so exceptional that I will be renting it again and highly recommend it for others to rent.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.6 Miles
Lakeview Pizza, Pete & Peters, etc in Tahoe City
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Forest Beach
Car: recommended

North Lake Tahoe is a must go destination. This property is 1.6 miles from Tahoe city (right along a great bike path), which is home to a number of great restaurants, bars and shops. The Lake and a couple great beaches are a short walk, bike or drive in the Lake Forest/Tahoe city area. Great mountain biking and hiking are a short distance away. The Condo complex has great amenities and tons to do in the area!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $140 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holiday periods have special rates and higher minimum nights may apply. Minimum nights and holiday rates may be negotiable if only part of the holiday period is available.

Inquire for potential off-season or last minute booking specials.

Some periods eligible for discounted rates more nights, please inquire.

Payment for reservations far in advanced may be broken into two parts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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