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Walk To Heavenly From Luxurious Woods House SAVE $100/NIGHT FOR LAST MINUTE

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Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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1 - 5 nights


South Lake Tahoe House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)


Recently remodeled home in a quiet residential neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe. We rebuilt this place from the studs up in 2012 and were able to customize it with a relaxing mountain holiday in mind. Enjoy the open layout and kids/games room or the two big decks overlooking a forest service land.

Its an amazing house but even better is the location. Just one block from the Heavenly California Base Lodge. Walk to skiing, use the free ski bus to get to and from the casinos and shops, two minute drive or cheap taxi to just about everything.

When you are searching for a home base for your perfect Tahoe vacation a lot of things should be standard. Beautiful clean décor and furniture, a kitchen that is a pleasure to gather and cook in, a hot tub, a grill, internet access and home entertainment options. We wanted to go a step further here are some other things we offer that the others might not:

Complimentary gift basket on arrival

Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms

Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided

Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies

Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues

Walk to Heavenly California base

Take free ski bus to and from casinos and shops

Not over crowded, only two people to a room

Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out

No keys to lose, choose your own code for our digital lock

Enter into a large open plan kitchen and living area. Beautiful slate flooring, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and HDTV above the gas fireplace. Send the kids upstairs to the large flat screen with Playstation 3, the foozball table or the game area. Cook up dinner on the barbecue or soak in the hot tub from the decks overlooking forest service land.

There are two bedrooms upstairs. A master with a king bed and its own bathroom and huge deck and another bedroom with a queen bed. Down stairs is another bedroom with a separate door to the bathroom and direct access to the deck and hot tub. All your towels and linens are provided

Cooking is a dream here. The kitchen features alder cabinets and concrete counters. There are brand new fridgidaire appliances including a dishwasher and convection/microwave. We have included everything you could need to bake or cook up a storm. There is a waffle iron and blender for whipping up delicious treats. If you prefer to do your cooking outside we have a big natural gas grill just out the door.

Relaxing is easy with a cozy fireplace and game and reading nook. The foozball table is great fun. We are wired for entertainment with 40' and 46' HDTVs, blue ray home theater, playstation 3, ipod dock and netflicks compatible wifi through out the house.

Location is key and this is awesome. Central in town you are close to everything. Heavenly one block walk; Sierra at Tahoe 30min; Kirkwood 45min;Casinos 2min; Beaches 5min; Shopping 2min; Golf 2min. This is a quiet residential area so access is easy and the nights are quiet. The home backs to forest service land. Take it all in from the two big decks.

City of South Lake Tahoe Permit: 005746

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Duggan Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016
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About Duggan Smith

I came to Tahoe on vacation from Australia in 1998 and was immediately smitten. In fact I moved here permanently ten years ago and have been loving it ever since. I am lucky enough to teach snowboarding at Heavenly each winter and work in construction during the summer. My wife Angela and I feel very lucky to be able to raise our two kids in this amazing outdoor playground.

Duggan Smith purchased this house in 2012

Why Duggan Smith chose Lake Tahoe South Shore CA

We fell into the vacation rental business in 2010 after buying a house together with my mum, so Granny would have a place to stay when visiting our kids. Its been a great combination of my passions for real estate, construction and customer service. Location is everything for this house, immediate access to skiing, hiking and biking, incredibly quiet but just a couple of minutes to the center of the action. I gutted this house completely and rebuilt it with a new layout optimizing the space.

What makes this house unique

Complimentary gift basket on arrival

Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms

Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided

Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies

Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues

Walk to Heavenly California base

Take free ski bus to and from casinos and shops

Not over crowded, only two people to a room

Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out

No keys to lose, choose your own code for our digital lock


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(90 traveler reviews)

Walk To Heavenly From Luxurious Woods House SAVE $100/NIGHT FOR LAST MINUTE
average rating of 4.9 based on 90 reviews

Great House and Homeowner

  • 5 of 5

Consensus from our group of 6 on this house was as follows:

Yes. Definitely give a 5 star review. Comment on the well stocked kitchen, the basket of goodies, hot tub, nice fireplace, large bedrooms, nice, large table for Thanksgiving dinner, and overall comfort of the house.

I would definitely want to go to same house next year. And also comment on gratefulness for the late check out.

This was a great vacation rental and we look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible house, lived up to all expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I was the only member of our family that knew what this beautiful house looked like going into our stay. They had no idea what to expect from the interior, to the backyard, to the hot tub, to the deck, to the bedrooms, etc.

From the moment they walked in, they were all stunned at the layout and the entire house.

The backyard is fantastic. Our 2 kids loved the swing and play structure. There is plenty of room to run around. The deck was so peaceful. You sit there and listen to the gentle wind blowing the leaves of the trees. And when the wind isn't blowing, you virtually hear... nothing. And that is one the crowning jewels of the house and its location. Q u i e t. P e a c e f u l....

Bedroom are spacious. Plenty of closet space. Clean towels aplenty.

Kitchen. Love the open kitchen. Everything is modern and clean. Plenty of utensils and cookware.

The dining room table is nice and long. The living room sofa is plush and everyone can spread out when watching TV. A big plus!

Location is prime. 5-10 mins from the casinos. Steps away from Heavenly. Everything is close by and convenient!

Duggan (owner) was quick with responses to any questions I had. I felt comfortable my entire stay.

All in all, a superb experience. Would not hesitate to do it again!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend stay-everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this property for three nights. The house is in great shape. It's very cozy and comfortable and we enjoyed the beautiful outdoor space. The house had everything we needed. It was a little warm since there is no A/C and the temperature didn't drop down that low while we were there but every room had a fan and you can open the windows. Everything ran smooth and we enjoyed our stay. I would recommend this property for a smaller/medium sized group- we had three couples and fit perfectly with plenty of space. It was really nice to have three full bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location but the property needs a thorough cleaning!!!!!!!

  • 1 of 5

The location is great, close to everything, however the place needs a thorough cleaning!!!! If you go barefoot in the kitchen, your feet will be absolutely black! The carpets are all very dirty as well with black spots all over the place. And make sure to bring plenty of water and ice as the refrigerator leaks water into the freezer compartment and doesn't dispense water or ice. There are no ice trays to even make ice! The master shower was filthy with long hair over the drain and debris everywhere. We tried several times to contact the owner with no response!!! To make matters worse, we arrived at 4:37 pm, check-in time is 4 pm, and the cleaning crew was still there and said we could take the towels out of the drier and put them away when they were finished drying!! Also, the garbage cans were full to overflowing in the bear prevention enclosure! And I repaired the cabinet door which was falling off the hinges under the sink. The place could be really nice with a few repairs and a thorough cleaning!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im so sorry for the issues you had at the house. Im not sure how we werent able to connect when you tried to contact me. I dont have anything in my vrbo feed or email inbox and too much time has passed to check my phone. We always respond to any message we get and rectify any problem we can. If you dont get a timely response please try again or another method so we can help. Text and the vrbo conversation are best but email and calling are also fine. Sounds like the cleaner did miss some things, sorry about that. If the she hadnt finished on time chances are the group that checked out that morning left her a big job. We do have spare towels and she could have taken the wet ones and put out the fresh ones. I hope she gave you that option I will make sure she knows to ask in future and make sure its not too much of an inconvenience. Its hard to clean the carpets during the busy seasons as there is no time for them to dry in between back to back bookings. The house has just received its big Fall clean. I was made aware of the ice maker problem and fixed it right away, must have been after your stay, sorry. Tahoe tap water is better than bottled water, we enjoy it right from the tap. I would have been happy to bring some ice by and fix it for you. The bear box is emptied on Mondays, the group before you must have had a lot of trash. There are over flow cans in the garage and I am always happy to come take away trash if notified. Thanks for repairing the cupboard. We fix what we know about and really rely on our guests to let us know those type of things that you can only find when you are living in the house.
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

I would highly Recommend this house to stay at during the summer or winter. First impressions of the house, was beautiful on the inside and the outside. The inside was updated with modern features that was nice, there were a couple scratches on the walls here and there, and the only issue we had was there was no A/C but it had a A/C unit and got pretty warm when we were up there. The outside was very nice it had a hot tub, big deck with chairs and activities to play and since we stayed during summer time it worked very well. I think the location of this place is awesome, the drive is about 5 minutes from Heavenly Village which is what we wanted. Duggan gave very easy instructions prior to our arrival. They had a nice gift basket on the dining room table which I though gave a nice touch, and had a black binder with any questions/ his recommendations during our stay, they also had a red book which everyone had signed while staying at the place which I really enjoyed reading and writing our own. Overall a great place to stay for any vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the house. There is an AC setting on the generic thermostat, but no actual AC unit. We provide fans in every bedroom to bring in the cool evening air.
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Beautiful house and location with a ton of amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. We can't wait to book our next trip to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Reno Tahoe RNO
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Himmel Haus
Nearest Ferry
1.7 Miles
Tahoe Queen Paddle Steamer Tours
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Himmel Haus
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3.3 Miles
Regan Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

South Lake Tahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Last Minute
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reset Fee $180 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.
Holiday weekends have a three night minimum that must include Friday and Saturday.
Saturday to Saturday bookings have a $400 up charge
60 day cancellation policy on holiday bookings

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) ROLL AWAY BED, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) QUEEN
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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