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Large Family Friendly Mountain Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

The Cozy Nostra Lodge has been in our family for generations and will welcome you with the warmth of a large Italian family. It's a comfortable place to relax, kick off your shoes, have a drink, and read a good book next to the wood burning fireplace. Your grandchildren will be happy and safe in the completely fenced and beautifully landscaped backyard which is equipped with patio furniture, picnic table, BBQ, and a Chiminea for evening outdoor camp fires. The lodge is a perfect base camp for all of your outdoor activities including skiing, boating, hiking, biking, and swimming. Heavenly Valley Village and the big casinos are just minutes away.

There are 5 bedrooms (1 king, 1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, 2 twins) a queen size sofa sleeper, and 3 bathrooms. The Lodge has a fully equipped kitchen for large groups. There is a 40' flat screen T.V. with DVD/VCR, stereo CD, plus 3 additional TV/VCRs. The lodge is equipped with WiFi internet access.

City of South Lake Tahoe Vacation Home Permit #102355

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2017

About Don

Our family takes great pride in and loves this house where we have been gathering for special occasions for generations. Most of our guests grow to feel the same way and come back year-after-year. Many of them have started to refer to the Cozy Nostra Lodge as 'our house.'

Why Don chose South Lake Tahoe

Our family has enjoyed Tahoe for generations. Each season of the year is different and has unique aspects and allure. Just when you start to think that you like it in winter the best you have a knock-out summer experience that starts the debate all over again. When you walk into the Cozy Nostra Lodge you feel immediately like you've come back home.

What makes this cabin unique

Our house is spacious and spread out which is good for large family groups to be able to have their 'own space' yet feel that they are a part of the group. The openness of the floor plan let's you be able to see what is going on yet not be on top of one another. Gathering around the large dining room table for special meals often turns into hours of conversation, joke telling, friendly teasing and wine drinking, of course.


Al Tahoe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • City of South Lake Tahoe ordinances prohibit vacation home rentals from being used for large parties, weddings, etc.
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Slate shower Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • Three bathrooms -- One downstairs, Two upstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2) Two bedrooms have king size beds, Queen size Beds (1) One bedroom has a queen size bed, Twin or Single Beds (4) Two bedrooms each have two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) Child's folding crib and high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa sleeper in dining room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Large Family Friendly Mountain Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Felt Like Home

  • 5 of 5

Cozy Lodge was more than we expected. Lots of room for everyone. Everything is up to date, clean, can well thought out. The kitchen is fully outfitted even for large groups. We enjoyed a great week the first part of June even though it was cold and rainy. We plan on going back in the Fall.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stockton, CA

Cozy Nostra Lives Up to her Name

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful vacation we had! This property is in a perfect location, few blocks to the lake, Heavenly lifts, state line and beautiful hikes. It is large enough to hold my extended family, ages 2 months to 70+ and to provide cozy togetherness beside the fireplace and large dining table. . This place is so cute and "log cabin" felling with its knotty pine, mountain decor, and its outdoor space is inviting in all kinds of weather. We'll definitely return soon for a longer stay and to make more special memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Tahoe, CA

Location, Atmosphere, Detail, Welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 has stayed at this COZY lodge 3 times now and we love it. Nice to still be skiing at the end of March too. This place oozes Tahoe charm. We find the location within strolling distance of the lake and 8 minutes from Heavenly perfect. The rates are very good compared to other places that we have tried in the area. The owner provides lots of info and directions for the cabin and the community and was very helpful. We'll be back again! Thanks.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cabin. My family loved it.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is great for big families. There was plenty of rooms for everyone to have their own rooms and yet not feel like you're in someones way. My family is already planning to go back! Thank you, Don for allowing us the opportunity to have a great weekend in Tahoe!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Deal. Lots of room

  • 5 of 5

This was our second annual Guys Trip to Tahoe for the Superbowl. There was 7 of us and had room for everyone. Most of our time was spent at the Hard Rock but we ate Breakfast and slept at the Cabin. Location was good, parking was simple and price was great compared to many of our other options. The place was clean and very homie. I have four kids and this would also be great to bring the family back to. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Back again for more :)

  • 5 of 5

I'm a frequent South Lake Tahoe vacationer and like to enjoy the mountains year round. My family and I have been visiting Tahoe and staying at The Cozy Nostra Lodge for the last several years. This is an easy review to write as every time I arrive at the cabin I feel like it is an extension of my home. The cabin is adorned with everything you need to enjoy a long getaway weekend or a longer mid-winter or summer break. Over the years I have also noticed the attention to detail and ongoing upgrade of furnishings and amenities. For a family or group the Cozy Nostra is especially great as is unusual for the area larger size (5bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) works well with multiple children on other guests. The large, beautiful back yard is safe for kids to run around and the garage easily accommodates 4-5 cars. Being so close to everything is truly an added bonus.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and so glad that you and your family had another enjoyable stay at the Cozy Nostra Lodge. We especially like it when guests tell us that it feels like home. I do think though that you meant that the driveway can accommodate 4 - 5 cars not the "garage." In any case, we hope that you'll be back again soon.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
South Lake Tahoe Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Edgewood Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rojo's Ribs
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Heavenly Valley
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
El Dorado Beach and Regan Beach
Car: recommended

The Cozy Nostra Lodge is a charming 'old Tahoe' large family cabin located just 4 blocks from Lake Tahoe's beautiful south shore in the historic Al Tahoe neighborhood. The Lodge is located within comfortable walking distance of El Dorado Beach where there is a boat ramp and picnic area and Regan Beach where there is a playground. The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center featuring an Olympic sized swimming pool, ice skating rink, and gym is 1/4 mile walk away as are the Lake Tahoe Museum, Visitor's Center, and campground. Stores, restaurants, a latte shop, bagel shop, video store, and equipment/bike rentals are within blocks. Heavenly Valley Ski resort and the gaming casinos are a 5 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Al Tahoe Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer except holidays
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Standard except holidays
Sep 6 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017 Wed -- Sun
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2017 Fri -- Tues
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter/Spring 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
President's Day Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer except holidays
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning/Linen Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday rates are higher and should be reserved early.
Prefer full week rentals in July and August. Change over day is usually on Fridays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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