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Peaceful Mountain Retreat ~ Family & Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Family friendly (sleeps 6 adults max) Hot tub, Close To Tahoe City

Two-story mountain home, newly remodeled and newly decorated with rustic and contemporary elements. Dog friendly, perfect for families. Wood burning fireplace in living room, open to dining room, fully equip kitchen and large deck with BBQ above two car garage. New hot tub seats three comfortably. One mile to the lake and member of Tahoe Park HOA with private beach, BBQ's and playground. Easy access from doorstep to Paige Meadows for miles of trails for hiking, biking, snowshoe or X/C skiing. Nearby to world famous Lake Tahoe ski resorts, such as Squaw Valley, Heavenly, Alpine Meadows and Northstar (affiliated with Vail).

Three bedroom, 2 bathroom, free WiFi, 47' flat screen TV, blu-ray DVD player, books and games for entertainment.


More Details

Kristen Kempt
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Kristen Kempt

Mom, teacher, world traveler, settled in Tahoe for the great lifestyle and peaceful woods. Our family made Talmont our vacation home for many years before we made the permanent move to Tahoe.

Now years later and 2 rentals, busy life has led us to look for help. Kristen began working for us the summer of 2013 managing our properties.

We want to share the incredible relaxation and fun of Tahoe's Best Shore -the West Shore- with other families.

Kristen Kempt purchased this house in 2013

Why Kristen Kempt chose Talmont

We still live close by in Talmont because it is a wonderful neighborhood inhabited by full and part-time residents. Paige Meadows provides access to miles of hiking/biking trails, including access to Tahoe City, the peaks of Alpine Meadows and the Tahoe Rim Trail. Talmont residents are fun, easy-going and friendly people, happy to give you advice and directions or just chat about the flowers in the meadow.

What makes this house unique

This home has a quiet backyard with a cozy great room for hours of dining and socializing with friends. There is close and easy access to Paige Meadows where you can find hiking, biking, snowshoeing and X/C skiing.


Talmont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Attached to Master Bedroom - toilet , shower , River stone shower floor offers a luxurious foot massage.
    Shared Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious and clean
  • Both newly remodeled bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Kid's Room - 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk w/ twin trundle. Toys for kid's to enjoy
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Large closet w/ lots of storage
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large closet & private bathroom w/ shower
  • King size bed (1), Queen size beds (1), Bunk with Twin over Full size bed (1), Twin trundle (1), Pack & Play Crib with sheets & blankets available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Peaceful Mountain Retreat ~ Family & Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Amazing place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Clean and nice house. Enough room and beds to accommodate 7 people comfortably. Owners were really easy to talk to and had very fast response times. Reason I left only 4 stars was because the wifi was out all weekend. Other than that, it was a very great place.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a great location.

  • 5 of 5

The perfect family rental. The home is beautiful with all the necessities for a great Tahoe experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great rental! Good size for a family of four, nicely decorated and well equipped, hot tub for relaxing after a day on the slopes, dog friendly, and close to Paige Meadows for hiking, biking, or snowshoeing. The owner/manager takes good care of you with a gift basket, too. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a wonderful stay at this beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at the mountain retreat. Everything worked out perfectly and communication was great. We found everything we needed in this house to relax and enjoy.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cute

  • 4 of 5

This home was perfect for the six of us.

(4 adults/ 2 kids) The kitchen and baths are updated. Close to the slopes and town. Loved the jacuzzi!! Perfect after a long day playing in the snow;)

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like staying in a tree house. Quiet and private.

  • 4 of 5

The four of us (family of 3 and daughter's friend) had a wonderful week. The house is nicely set-up and equipped. Very easy to stay in. The living area is on the upper floor, with a huge front deck and big back deck with jacuzzi, well above ground level. Like staying in a treehouse, with plenty of quiet and privacy. Loved the morning light. Two car garage for bikes and toys. Nice neighborhood. Ready access to Paige Meadows trails for hiking, running, and mountain biking. Friendly, helpful manager who knows the area well. Very clean. Secure. We were grateful for such a nice place and would love to return. Just up the hill from Sunnyside Resort. The nearby Tahoe Park HOA Beach is really nice and a big plus. We loved early morning water skiing at the High Sierra Water Ski School, followed by a trip to the Tahoe House to replace any lost calories. By mid-morning, every day was a great one. Then on to more adventure!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love how you referred to the cabin as a treehouse! It really does give you that feel being up on the decks enjoying the view. Happy to hear you were able to enjoy Tahoe by boat. It is really a wonderful experience to be on the water, especially those early morning runs! Thanks for taking great care of the cabin and keep us in mind for your future visits. Take care Thomas.
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Nearest Airport
53.5 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.7 Miles
Sunnyside Lodge
Nearest Ferry
3.6 Miles
Tahoe City Marina
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Train
17.6 Miles
Amtrak Truckee
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
Sunnyside Lodge
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Homewood Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Lake Tahoe-Tahoe Park Beach Assoc.
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $250

Pets are allowed. We do not have a specific pet fee. The $250 refundable deposit, $225 cleaning fee and $59 Property Damage Protection (PDP) is applied to all reservations. Please note that we rent the Christmas and New Years holidays by the week. Christmas is $3,150 and New Years is $3,750 for the week plus cleaning, tax, PDP and refundable deposit.

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.