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A Great Family Home in South Lake Tahoe in a Perfect Location!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home with a view of the forest, in a quiet neighborhood.

"Beth Selah" ~ a place to stop and think about your many blessings in life!

* Located in the quiet area of Tahoe Island Drive, about halfway between Hwy 89 & 50 in South Lake Tahoe.

* Once in South Lake Tahoe, you are less than 5 minutes away.

* Close to Bike Rentals & trails that parallel Hwy 89 and go through the forest to Pope Beach and Richardson Resort.

* Skiing at Heavenly Valley (3 miles) and Sierra Ski Resort (8 miles)

* Cross country skiing and hiking, also close by.

* Raley's Market, Smart & Final, Big Five Sporting Goods and TJMaxx clothing, are just 1 mile away.

* Several great restaurants are also 1 to 2 miles from the house on Hwy 89 & Hwy 50.

About our HOUSE ~

* 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, app.1,750 sq. ft. with beds for 8 people.

* Upstairs: Large Master Bedroom, comfortable King Bed.

- New flat screen TV with cable

- New Bedding. Quality cotton sheets

- Down Comforter, generous supply of pillows

- Ceiling Fan

- Infant "Pack 'n Play" sleeper in Master Closet

- Rocking Chair

* Upstairs: Guest Bedroom, Queen Bed.

- Quality Cotton sheets

- Down Comforter

- Portable Radiant Heater / Portable Standing Fan

* Upstairs: Shared Bathroom with separate tub and shower.

* Downstairs: Bedroom, Queen Pine Log Bed.

- Quality Cotton sheets

- Down comforter


- Ceiling Fan

* Downstairs: Queen Sofa Bed, in Living Room with comfortable "Lazy Boy" sofa bed. - Ceiling Fan

* Downstairs: Bathroom, near Living Room & Sofa Bed, has shower/tub combo

* Each guest is provided with 2 bath towels, a hand towel & a wash cloth.

* Washer & dryer in laundry room, (in house.)

* Dining table, seats 8 for meals /games. Table Leaf in the closet to enlarge for 10.

* High Chair & Booster seat for Toddlers, in the closet, under the stairs.

* Large wall mounted Flat Screen TV - cable TV or choose from our large library of family videos with DVD player.

* Wi-Fi included.

* I Pod docking station with stereo CD Player.

* Land Phone- Free Long Distance included throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam & Virgin Islands. (some cell providers have poor reception in Lake Tahoe.)

* Game cabinet, with board games, cards, puzzles, dominoes & chess table.

* Fully equipped Kitchen!

- Great Variety of Cookware & Gourmet utensils

- Dishwasher

- Microwave

- Crock pot

- Rice Cooker

- Blender

- Brew Station, Coffee Maker

- Coffee Grinder

- Cappuccino Maker

- And more!

* Wine glasses & well stocked dinnerware/ flatware.

* Enjoy instant warmth from fire of Gas Heat Stove without building a fire!

* 2 car garage, with garage door opener.

- Great bonus in winter. Park in garage & enter through House!

- Allows for 4 cars. (2 in Driveway & 2 in Garage) Driveway in front of garage measures 23' long x 16' wide. Inside garage, half of garage is 22' long, other half is 19 1/2' long. Garage door width is 15' 8" wide.

* Off street parking NOT permitted, due to snow removing trucks. There is a Strict parking fine by the City of $1,000 for parking in unauthorized areas as of 12/2017.

* Ski / Bicycle Room (connected to garage) for snow toys, skis, boots, etc.

- Some snow play saucer/sleds available for guests use.

- Bicycle pump in cabinet.

- Some play equipment available for guest use. We try to keep an inventory, but toys disappear or get broken. :(

* Back Yard fully fenced for privacy & safety.

* BBQ & Picnic Table in back yard.

* Located next to Forest Land.

- Great view in Living Room

- Open meadow next door for snow play without the drive!

* A great home to enjoy with your family or friends with plenty of places to relax in the living room, dining room or on the front or back deck.

Ray & Jenny Monteiro

Owner operated & managed since 1998

City of South Lake Tahoe Permit # 005237

More Details
Registration Number : VRBO # 481229

Jenny & Ray Monteiro
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Jenny & Ray Monteiro

Ray & Jenny met, married and raised their family in the Bay Area. Then relocated to El Dorado County in 2004 to enjoy the rural lifestyle there and to be closer to their home in South Lake Tahoe!

Jenny & Ray Monteiro purchased this house in 1997

Why Jenny & Ray Monteiro chose Tahoe Island

We fell in love in South Lake Tahoe and had vacationed here for many years before deciding to purchase this home. We have added improvements each year by upgrading or changing the decor.

The carpet is very new and cleaned regularly. The flat screen TV is now mounted on the wall, with an extensive library of videos for you to view. We now have a new, very comfortable sectional couch and have installed new vinyl windows this year, which look great!

(The photos do not yet reflect the new changes.)

What makes this house unique

You will love the character of this house! It was one of the first homes built on Tahoe Island Drive and has since had several additions to the original cabin, which we were told that a Navy Admiral had built. First the dining room, kitchen & bedrooms upstairs, then adding the other rooms, along with the garage. It has some Tahoe history, for sure! You get a warm family sense in this home.

The large round dining table is one of our favorites for playing games, while others can enjoy watching a movie. It's easy for everyone to have fun and the game closet is stocked with all sorts of games. Everything for you to just come to Tahoe to play and relax.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow, what an amazing trip my family had! We made so many memories here that will not be forgotten. We didn't even go anywhere because the kids had so much fun playing and building snowmen in the meadow behind the house. (We even made our own sled runs.) The kids didn't want to leave.

My husband deploys in a few weeks and we wanted a nice quiet family trip. We will always be so thankful for what you did for us. We will be back and we have people already looking at pictures and wanting your house info.

The Lord was good to us when he lead us to you! God bless you both.

With thanks, The B. Family
Jan 2016
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Tahoe Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • After you BBQ, place cooled ashes in a bag, then in Green Bear proof trash cans outside.
  • No loud noise outside after 9 pm. Please respect our neighbors.
  • Parking only on paved driveway and inside our garage. City of South Lake Tahoe has strict parking laws for parking on street. fine is $1,000.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • The bathroom upstairs has a separate stall shower from the tub. There is also 2 separate entry doors. Both of which lock. One goes into the Master bedroom and the other into the hallway for the other guests to use.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Living Room/ Sofa Bed - 1 queen , Lazy Boy Sofa bed, pillows, sheets & blankets in game closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs, Down comforter
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, on the left, Down Comforter
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Large Master w/King, upstairs,TV, rocking chair, Down comfo
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We ask our guests to remove their shoes when in the house. In the winter, you may want to bring your slippers! Thank you for your help in keeping the carpets clean.


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A Great Family Home in South Lake Tahoe in a Perfect Location!
average rating of 4.925 based on 41 reviews

Very comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We had to book at the last minute due to the fires in Yosemite causing our plans to change. Jenny and Ray got back to us very quickly. The house was everything we needed (family of five with three grown children) and was very comfortable. The owners got back to us right away when we messaged them during our stay with a few questions. Overall a very good experience and I would recommend this rental to anyone looking for a nice place to stay in Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joseph, Thank you for your kind words! It's reviews like yours that truly help others to know our house is a good place to enjoy Tahoe. Jenny & Ray
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A lovely house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the stay at Beth Selah for a long weekend getaway and a small family reunion. It is just 15 minuets drive to the Zephyr Cove, where we boarded the MS Dixie II to tour around the beautiful Lake Tahoe. In the evening the house was a comfortable retreat to cook some nice meals and chat. The utensils in the kitchen were well labeled and organized. We were able to find everything we needed. We also like the quiet neighborhood. Morning walks with my sister and parents were very pleasant. It was an awesomely relaxing a few days for all of us. Thank you!


  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Yinia, Thank you for such a lovely review. We so enjoy hearing from you about your stay at Beth SELAH. Please come back soon for your next get-a-way! God Bless you, Jenny & Ray
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Relaxing blessing in a gorgeous location

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed at Beth Selah so we knew what to expect! The house is just as the description and photos suggest so there are no negative surprises. The kitchen is well-supplied for making meals. The location is the best! We could easily bike to Pope Beach, walk to Smart and Final or the delicious My Thai Restaurant, and could see the beautiful forested lot from the living room windows and porches. Despite being very easy to reach with almost no Tahoe Blvd driving, it’s not as if it’s in a busy residential area. A fabulous place to rest, visit with family and make memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Vicki! What an absolutely great review for Beth SELAH! We are delighted that you have a marvelous stay in Tahoe and we would be a part of your family getting precious time together! Jenny & Ray
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Clean Home for All Age Groups

  • 5 of 5

This property is clean with nice amenities. It is located close to Camp Richardson with its many activities. It has a large round table which seats 8 and is great for a family/friends to eat together or to sit and play games. Many games for different ages are provided. The upstairs has two nicely furnished bedrooms plus a bath, the main level has a bedroom off of the dining area. It is a great place for all ages.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear George, Thank you for giving us such a nice review of our home. We appreciate you taking the time to do this and happy you all enjoyed your stay at Beth Selah. Come again soon! Ray & Jenny
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It was wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The only thing we had trouble with was that we couldn't find the air conditioner.... That was listed in the amenities.... Was it hidden?

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We really appreciate your kind words. I think you may have mixed up the amenities of our house with that of another house. I checked to be sure of what we had listed about air conditioning and copied it for you. "There is no air conditioning. Most homes in Lake Tahoe do not have air conditioning because it rarely gets hot enough. There are ceiling fans in the bedrooms and a portable fan in the guest bedroom." I do hope you were comfortable, it most always cools off at night and with our new windows, its so easy to quickly cool the house down the one or two days a year that it gets that warm. Sincerely, Jenny & Ray
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Comfortable. Could use some updating. Coffee pot would not work, nor would the wifi.

  • 4 of 5

Good. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Arlene, I'm sorry you couldn't get the coffee brew system to work, it is very new and this is the first we have heard of it not working. I wish you had called us about the wifi. We have had guests unplug it upstairs and we could have helped you with that. We appreciate you letting us know and we will take care of these things immediately. Thank you for your valuable feedback. It helps us to be current. Sincerely, Jenny Monteiro
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Lake Tahoe Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Stateline casinos
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bijou Municipal Golf, Lake Tahoe Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 50 and Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
MyTai Cuisine, Cantina, Sonney's BBQ,Starbucks
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Heavenly Ski Resort, Sierra-At-Tahoe, Kirkwood
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Pope Beach, Kiva Beach and Richardson Resort Beach
Car: necessary

Beth Selah is ideally located halfway between Hwy 50 and Hwy 89 in the 'V' of the 'Y'. Once you have come into to South Lake Tahoe you are literally just a couple of minutes from the house. It is very easy to get to and a fast get away when you are ready to go home. While there you are so close to everything. 5 miles from Stateline, the Ski Resorts, Emerald Bay and many of the beaches. Raley's market is just 5 minutes away, as is outlet shopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Property Damage Insurance $59

Cancellation Policy: If your cancellation is 3 days or less from the time you make your reservation there is no charge. After the initial day from your reservation date to the the 15th day prior to your arrival date there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the total amount. No refunds will be made on the reservation booked and/or cancelled 14 days or less prior to your arrival, unless those days become booked. If you purchase Cancellation Protection insurance, you may cancel at anytime prior to your leaving home to stay with us.

Our Cleaning Fee is $150.00 During 4th of July, Christmas and New Years Holidays, our Cleaning Fee is $175.00.
We add $20.00 more for International Credit Card fees.
For Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, the Cleaning Fee is $175.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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