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Charming And Cozy 3 Bdrm/2 Ba Cottage Near Ski Resorts-April 4th night FREE

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3bdrm/2ba Home-sleeps 8 Affordable For 2 Families To Share-resorts Close By

This charming 3bdrm/2ba home is located on a spacious 1/4 acre lot just 2 miles from famous Camp Richardson beach and resort. Vacation Home Rental Permit #004875. Surrounded by miles of tree lined bike trails and hiking trails. Short drive to Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Heavenly Ski Resort and casinos, Homewood Ski Resort and sierra at tahoe.Great restaurants less than 10 minute walk. It is located on a main road that is snow plowed regularly for easy access and short walk to convenient bus service. It has a 2 car garage w/remote control access. Our vacation getaway was built in the 1950's and has been beautifully renovated with an updated warm, cozy feel. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen bed.There is an additional bonus room with a twin bed and a futon bed in the upstairs living room.The cottage has a wood-burning fireplace in the downstairs family room and a romantic electric fireplace in the upstairs living room. There is a large flat-screen hdtv, dvd player and a large deck overlooking the backyard. Our children have enjoyed years of sledding in the backyard on the small hill. It features a separate dining room with double french doors opening to the back deck-perfect for family meals!

The kitchen is well stocked with stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and almost everything you could need. :)

We have tried our best to create an atmosphere that is relaxing and memorable. Tahoe offers so many options for fun activities! Fall is perfect for hiking,walking on the beach and enjoying the gorgeous lake and mountain views, golfing, horseback riding, etc. Winter and early spring is the perfect time for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow-ball fights, comfort food and fantastic restaurants. Summer is wonderful for picnics on the lake, hiking, biking, jet-skis, swimming, boating, and all seasons provide breath taking views of the beautiful mountains and lake tahoe.

This home provides a perfect space for two families to enjoy. Upstair has its own bedroom, living room and full bath.

More Details

Lana Richardson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Lana Richardson

My husband and I met almost 30 years ago in a beautiful, red, 2 story cottage in South Lake Tahoe, very similar to our vacation home. I had flown to Tahoe to attend a friend's birthday and he was one of her roommates. We fell in love that weekend(I know, still hard for me to believe) and were married less than a year later. 14 years ago we were actively looking for a vacation home and I saw the listing for our vacation home. I called my husband and told him that it was so similar to the home in which we had met,and although at that time it needed a lot of work, we bought it and it became a labor of love. It has been the center of so many happy family memories. Our children are young adults now and our middle son married young and we have four beautiful grandchildren. They have helped us create another generation of wonderful family adventures. We hope to share our home and help other families create happy memories to last a lifetime.

Lana Richardson purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Lana Richardson chose Y Area

My husband and I fell in love almost 30 years ago when I was visiting Lake Tahoe was a romantic choice for our vacation home.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is unique in the 1950's design and architecture. It is different than many of the cabins nearby with its cottage themed decor instead of all wood interior. Interior design is my passion and I am drawn to the eclectic warm and cozy feeling of cheerful colors that seems to take us back to a simple, family based lifestyle. For the knotty pine fan, we still have one room that holds true to that theme. Best of both worlds!


Y Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bonus room w/twin bed and additional futon bed? Pack n play available.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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Charming And Cozy 3 Bdrm/2 Ba Cottage Near Ski Resorts-April 4th night FREE
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 34 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Perfect Winter Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We love, love, love this rental the moment we set foot in it! Lana's cottage had the beautiful characteristics of an older yet updated home with a unique layout. Our 3 daughters (12, 10 & 6) felt the upstairs area was a magical hideaway with plenty of room to play and explore. The surrounding grounds is such a winter wonderland with a large backyard to sled around and build snowmen. This rental was more than we had hoped for. Lana was so helpful, pleasant and quick to reply with any questions. The love and care she puts into her cottage is felt and evident throughout. We truly can't wait to come back:)

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words and for being such a pleasure to work with. I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Old houses can be truly magical, especially for children because they are usually more open with their imagination. It sounds like you and your family are similar to mine in our appreciation of the unique architecture and the history that welcomes you in older homes. We hope that you all will be able to visit again soon. :) Lana
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Red Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The red cottage was in a great location!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy but spacious spot in the center of Lake Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

Great spot centrally located. Off the main road, so easy to get around with access to amenities and not too noisy. TONs of space. The priority is a bit dated (as mentioned in the listing), but is well kept and very cute. The cozy living room and wood burning fireplace was a great touch.

Perfect if you're looking to spend time at Heavenly or in/around South Lake. Also about 45 from Kirkwood.

Would definitely recommend for a group!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very happy

  • 5 of 5

We went to celebrate my daughters 8th birthday and Thanksgiving. The house supplied everything from a cork screw to sleds & bikes for outdoor play.

It was warm and welcoming, absolutely perfect!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mandilee, Sounds like you and your family had an amazing holiday. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words. :) Lana
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Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very comfortable stay here at Lake Tahoe. Our family had been travelling for nearly 2 weeks and were so glad to find a "home" for a few days. Lana, thank you for all the extra lovely touches that made our stay so appealing!

I was also glad of the laundry facilities you offered with even the washing detergent supplied!

The beds were super comfortable and our children enjoyed having their own rooms.

The location was convenient too and we ate out locally and used the local grocery store for supplies.

Thank you again, we wish we could have stayed longer!

Regards, The Iacobellis Family.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine and family, I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You and your husband were a pleasure to work with and I really do appreciate your kind words. :) Lana
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Cozy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The beds are super comfortable and the house suited us very well. We were able to have friends join us for dinner one evening and enjoyed watching the US Open on the large screen TV. For us, it was a relaxing place to decompress from our Burning Man experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, You were delightful to work with and I am so happy that you were pleased with the comfort of the beds and that your stay was relaxing. :) Sincerely, Lana
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

Ask about 4th Night Free in Fall and 5th Night Free in Winter -Non Holiday

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.