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Large House, Short Walk to Lake Tahoe's Zephyr Cove Resort, Near Skiing/Casinos

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

Rent this Large House at Lake Tahoe

Short Walk to Lake, Near Casinos & Ski Areas

5 Bedrooms · 3 Bathrooms · Large Hot Tub · 2,400 square feet

Comfortably Accommodates 14 People · High Speed Internet & Wireless Router

Perfect For Your Family Vacation or Reunion, with everything Lake Tahoe has to offer!

This vacation home is on the Nevada side of the lake, a short walk (2-5 minutes) to the lake and Zephyr Cove Resort (Tahoe's most popular public beach, M.S. Dixie II cruise ship & watercraft rental). Just 4 miles north of South Lake Tahoe gaming casinos (Harrah's, Horizon, Hard Rock, Harvey's), 15 minutes from Heavenly ski area, 1 mile from Sam's (a favorite for beer and pizza), and 1/2 mile south of Zephyr Cove Park (library, lit tennis courts, picnic areas, and fitness courses). Plenty of National Forest trails in the area for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.

'Our mission is to provide a wonderful home for your vacation, and to exceed your expectations of value and quality. If we do this, you will enjoy your stay at Lake Tahoe and will come back again. This is important to us, because repeat customers are our best customers.' -- Maria & Bob Tarn

We are a Pet Free & Smoke Free Home, Please.

More Details

Maria Tarn
Member since: 1997
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Maria Tarn

Bob is a mechanical engineer and Maria is a paralegal. They enjoy their family gatherings at the lake, and hope that their 3 sons, daughter-in-law, and grandson will continue to use the house at Zephyr for their family gatherings for many, many years to come.

Maria Tarn purchased this house in 1993

Why Maria Tarn chose Zephyr Cove

We spent a family vacation at Zephyr Cove, Lake Tahoe, in the summer of 1991, and fell in love with the family-oriented and clean environment. Before we left that week, we were looking at property, and bought this perfect vacation home after a year and a half of searching for the right property. We hope to retire here one day. In the meantime, maintaining and improving the property is our labor of love.


Zephyr Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 5 vehicles parked on property overnight
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In hallway near upper floor bedrooms.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On upper floor, connected to Bedroom 3 (Master Bedroom)
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On lower floor.
  • 3 full bathrooms, with bathtubs and showers.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Closest to the living room and front door, on upper floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Adjacent to the Master Bedroom on the upper floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 'Master' on upper floor, with private bath and deck access.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Closest to the stairs on the lower floor.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Closest to the bathroom on the lower floor.
    Bunk Area - 4 twin/ single , Bonus room w/2 sets of bunkbeds, sofas, jr. pool table, TV
  • Each bedroom has a queen size bed, and there are two sets of bunk beds in the downstairs bonus room. A portable crib is stored in the master bedroom closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Family room with comfortable furniture and junior-size pool table. 'Business Center' upstairs has desk, lamp, Ethernet HP OfficeJet 4500 printer/fax/scanner/copier, and some stationery supplies. House has natural gas central heating. Located at Zephyr Cove, and just a 2-5 minute walk to the Zephyr Cove Resort Beach.


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Large House, Short Walk to Lake Tahoe's Zephyr Cove Resort, Near Skiing/Casinos
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Great house! We had the best time!

  • 5 of 5

It was overall an amazing experience spending a weekend and this beautiful cabin! Very spacious, clean, and full of comfort! I recommend this cabin to a group of 14 people if you want to be comfortable and have lots of space for everyone! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern California

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great cabin for large groups. The downstairs area has a large family/game room that was perfect for the young people and kids, while the adults stayed upstairs in the cozy living room.

All five bedrooms had a firm, comfy, queen bed with super clean sheets and blankets. The downstairs had two sets of bunk beds. There are beds for 14 people plus three sofas. Bring extra blankets/sheets for the people sleeping on the sofas.. Lots of extra pillows (soft and firm) with clean cases are provided in the closets.

The spiral staircase is quite steep, and some found it easier to take large suitcases down to the first level on the outside staircase to the lower deck. A door from the deck opens directly into the family room.

The kitchen is very well stocked with enough dishes and silverware for a large group. One cabinet has salt, pepper, sugar and Pam spray, plus a few other condiments and dry foods. Maria provides 3 dish towels, and plenty of dishwasher and regular dish soap. The laundry room is huge and includes an office desk, extra kitchen supplies and room for all of our ski boots.

The owner, Maria, responds very promptly if you have any issues and is a pleasure to work with.

I would highly recommend Tahoe Tarns for large groups looking for a nice, clean cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was the Perfect place for our family -- there were 18 of us- 7 kids & 11 adults. The place was

  • 5 of 5

There could not have been a more perfect place for our large (18) family group. Everyone had a wonderful experience. It snowed about 4 inches & lots of the group enjoyed the sleds provided. The hot tub was fantastic, the pool table & various games were enjoyed & the fireplace was constantly in use. We would love to use this marvelous home again & again.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad it worked out and your family enjoyed!! Hope you come back again. Maria & Bob
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Best place to stay and best owner

  • 5 of 5

The house is big enough for 16 people and kids located in Zephyr Cove on Lake Tahoe. My family and I have a really nice and relaxing stay, the house is clean and organized. The kids have there own play area, pool table, game boards and TV. The cabin is really cozy and have everything we need that we used in the kitchen. The location is really convenient near by Safeway, subway, and other stores. For sure we're coming back during summer and check out the lake.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on Lake Tahoe!

  • 5 of 5

My party of 15 stayed at this wonderfully located home in Zephyr Cove on Lake Tahoe. The house was clean, comfortable, well stocked an a short distance from anything we wanted to do or see. The home is a stones throw from Zephyr Cove's beautiful beach located right on the lake (we all made several short walking trips per day!). Maria was such a pleasure to work with in securing this rental. I would recommend this spot for anyone looking to vacation at Lake Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greer, AZ

Best Owner We Ever Worked With

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family reunion and it was perfect. We have 2 families with 5 children and they enjoyed the basement where the parents had rooms of their own and the kids enjoyed the bunk beds and couch in the "playroom" where they could also play pool and watch TV. The rest of us enjoyed the main floor where baby and toddler could get more sleep in a quieter area. The house had every amenity we could imagine and the most well-stocked kitchen that we've ever enjoyed. Every pot and pan size and type was available for use. Plenty of room for us all to eat inside although with perfect summer weather we enjoyed eating outside on the deck as well. Location was also perfect with an easy walk to beach and Zephyr Cove fun so we didn't have to pay for parking when we enjoyed the area. With many hiking trails nearby, the many attractions at Heavenly Village, and even casinos just 10 minutes away, there was lots to do for everyone in our group. We wish we had planned to stay longer but we know that we'll make use of this location for future vacations. Best of all was how easy it was to work with Maria. She answered phone calls and e-mails promptly, usually within an hour. Pleasant and enjoyable to talk to, she made it easy to ask questions and get information as needed. The security deposit was returned within a week of mailing out the keys. We look forward to future visits to this home and highly recommend it for anyone looking to stay in the South Tahoe area.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sam's Place
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
41 Miles
Truckee Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
80 Metres
US 50
Nearest Restaurant
Zephyr Cove Lodge
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
Zephyr Cove Resort
Car: recommended

Nearby Sunbathing, Lake Cruises, and Gaming. The Zephyr Cove Resort restaurant, general store & gift shop are open year-round. In the summer, the beachfront bar, swimsuit shop, watercraft rental, and parasailing attraction are open. The resort includes a MILE OF SANDY BEACH. A rustic public park is 1/2 mile from the house, with lit tennis courts, softball field, playground, picnic areas, and fitness courses.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

3-night minimum for Summer Season and certain holidays if booking more than 2 months in advance.
$300 refundable security deposit is required to reserve your dates ($500 for New Year).
Rent and cleaning fee is due 60 days before date of entry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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