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"Tahoe Tarns" Large Vacation Home, at Zephyr Cove Resort, Near Skiing/Casinos

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


About the property

5 Bedrooms + 4 Bunk Beds, 3 Baths, Hot Tub, Kitchen, Laundry, Sleeps up to 18

2,400 square feet, 500 square foot deck with built-in hot tub, comfortably accommodates 14 people.

Wood-burning fireplace, Large screen TV's w/cable, Extra refrigerator in garage, High speed Internet & wireless router, HP Officejet printer, Telephone,

Natural gas central heating, 2-Car attached garage w/ street level entry, Additional off-street parking for at least 3 cars, Great sledding right next to the house during the winter!

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 Wally's Huddle (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.

Tahoe Tarns" is located OUTSIDE of the City of South Lake Tahoe, so there are no OUTRAGEOUS $2000 parking fines at "Tahoe Tarns"!

"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, renting our vacation home to Tahoe visitors since June, 1994.

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

More Details

Maria Tarn
Member since: 1997
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 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 and their growing families 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 United States

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.


United States 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
  • Forfeiture of entire security, at least, if pets or smoking policy violated.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • 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 available on request.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • 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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"Tahoe Tarns" Large Vacation Home, at Zephyr Cove Resort, Near Skiing/Casinos
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Has all the amenities and is well stocked!

  • 4 of 5

Our large family (8 adults and 6 kids/teens) had a great time! We enjoyed the large hot tub each evening,we dyed our Easter eggs on the large deck, the kids played pool, the beds were comfortable, 2 refrigerators w/freezers provided ample food storage.The lake is right across the street.

The accommodations are not new or modern but perfectly comfortable and everything is in good working order. Maria is attentive and accommodating. We all had a wonderful and memorable weeklong family vacation. Highly reccomended!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted you and your family enjoyed the house as much as we do. Hope you come again. Maria & Bob Tarn “Tahoe Tarns”
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely home with Everything you need. Can’t wait to visit again when there’s lots of snow.

Thanks Maria

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300

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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