|Minimum Stay||2 - 30 nights|
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Bright and sunny, cheerful and convenient, Catalpa Vista is a wonderful home for any visitor whether long-term or just for a season. Fully furnished, it boasts comfortable couches, beds, and remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. Timber furnishings, a plethora of Tahoe accents, and fun location make this house a perfect retreat. Lake view from the decks, lots of morning and afternoon sun.
Small bedroom downstairs off the living room with a single bed; larger bedroom off the kitchen with timber Queen bed. Wood-burning fireplace, TV/DVD in living room. New bathroom downstairs with tiled shower. Gourmet kitchen. Dining table for 8. Washer and dryer off the kitchen.
Upstairs offers spacious game area in family room with another TV/DVD, foosball table, and a convertible Ping Ping/Pool table and gas wood-stove. Master bedroom with a King bed, and bedroom with bunk beds and a twin. Pullout sleeper sofa in upstairs family room as well. Fun wall art in stairwell reminds you of the majestic surroundings.
Close to great hiking and biking trails in the summer, cross-country and snowshoe trails in the winter. Walk to North Tahoe Regional Park. Only minutes to Kings Beach; close drive to Northstar-at-Tahoe and Brockway Golf Course.
New 42" HDTV winter 2014/2015!
Thanks to the Hauserman Group for the wonderful experience with their office staff and support answering questions during our stay. This property was just the right size the the four kids and three adults. We really appreciated the those simple provisions that were available like the spices, soaps, beach towels and games available.
Overall, I'd rate this rental as adequate and reasonably priced. The furnishings were dated but the appliances were modern and everything worked.
This house doesn't have air conditioning and the heat wave during the end of July made the upstairs particularly warm (opening the upstairs bedroom windows helped a lot! The house is very dark with a light absorbing interior that would benefit from replacing the lights with energy saving LED lighting. There is a fireplace on the second floor adding to the upstairs temperature as the pilot light was lit that generated some heat; I didn't ask whether it was okay to shut off the gas but should have. The bedroom lighting is adequate and the wall lamps are delicately secured on the wall and slipped from their anchors. Ceiling lights would greatly help. The pillows were terrible. I'd highly recommend bringing your own. Loved the shower downstairs.
Adhere to the warnings provided about bears and being careful about securing your trash, rental and vehicles; follow the directions given and take them seriously. We did see trashed strewn outside of one home and sighted a bear in the neighborhood one afternoon. It wasn't aggressive.
Any vacation home rentals not located immediately across from the lake shore tends to have very steep trails, roads or paths. As you can image, parking places are at a premium along the lake shore but despite reports to the contrary, the water was warm. The beaches are well kept and there weren't vendors on the beaches so bring all you need.
Locating the house was a little confusing as their is a different house number on Idlewood but the description has a house number on Catalpa (this can be easily corrected).
Just walk from the door to Tahoe Regional Park with trails, soccer and baseball fields, discgolf, tennis, and more! Only a 5 minute drive to several great public beaches! Less than 15 minutes from Northstar, and only 25 minutes to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Homewood ski areas!