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Charming And Cozy 3 Bdrm/2 Ba Cottage Near Ski Resorts

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Lana Richardson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Lana Richardson

My husband and I met 25 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. Ten years ago we were actively looking for a vacation home and I saw the internet 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 two beautiful granddaughters. 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 South Lake Tahoe

My husband and I fell in love 25 years ago when I was visiting Lake Tahoe...so 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!

Amenities

Y Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Charming And Cozy 3 Bdrm/2 Ba Cottage Near Ski Resorts
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 30 reviews
San Francisco, CA
5

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: Jan 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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4

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: Sep 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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Nice location, yet dangerous...

  • 3 of 5

PROS: Central location with 5 minutes to Camp Richardson, Raleys, etc. Nice kitchen with all necessary utensils, good size rooms, nice dining room. Rooms and baths were pretty clean.

CONS: The house is located on the main road with a very poor visibility, so when you are backing out from the garage, it is VERY dangerous. Also, because it is right on the main road, forget about any sleep, bc it is extremely noisy all the time. It was very warm in Tahoe and the house has no AC and no fans at either bedroom. The rooms were very stuffy. The fan in the living room was broken. The inside stairs to the 2nd floor were so narrow, that we had to walk sideways. The windows were very dirty with lots of cobwebs. The bed in the master bedroom was horrible.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elina, I am sorry that your stay was not as you had hoped. Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year, so I'm sure that the traffic was much worse than normal. We live 2 hours away and it was 109 degrees that weekend, so the mid-high 80's is very high and unusual for Tahoe. In the 14 years that we have owned the house, air conditioning was not needed, but if the weather continues to change, we will need to revisit that option. Thank goodness that it cools off to the 60's or lower each night to capture the beautiful cooler evening air. My husband and I were there in late August and he cleaned all of the outside Windows. I cleaned all of the French Door window panes and all of the kitchen inside windows and each of the window panes of all 3 doors leading to the outside. I apologize if we missed some, or if the weather caused them to be dirty again so fast. The ceiling fan in the living room was working when we left. Sometimes it gets turned off at the fan and just needs to be manually turned back on instead of the light switch? The only bedroom facing the street can be noisy. We are thankful that the other 2 bedrooms face the backyard. The front room may not be suitable for people who are sensitive to noise unless they have earplugs. The plus side to having a home in a busy location is that it is within walking distance to several good restaurants. Also, a plus is that during the winter, we do not get stranded in our driveway because our street is one of the first to be snow plowed. Old homes come with a lot of charm but were also built with different codes, so one of our staircases is narrow. We had the outside staircase from that floor completely replaced, so descending from that staircase if also an option. We installed a sturdy hand rail on that inside staircase when we first purchased the house to make it as safe as possible. I hope that overall you and your family enjoyed your trip and enjoyed the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Sincerely, Lana
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5

LOVED This Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was clean and very comfortable! We will be staying again soon! Thank you for opening up your Home to us :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sara, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you as our guest. :) Lana
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5

Great spacious conveniently located property

  • 5 of 5

This was a very spacious and cozy cottage. It is in a great area with lots to do in South Lake Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jene, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. :) Lana
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5

Great cottage and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was great! It was incredibly cozy and roomy. The location is perfect, close to stores and restaurants and the lake. There is a lot of outdoor space in the backyard to play with snow. The owner Lana was great and responded very quickly to questions and concerns. The only cons are the parking and the water for showering. The garage spaces are very small, we were only able to fit a mazda cx5 and toyota tacoma truck barely fit in the driveway, we were able to park across the street in the burger place, of course with permission. The water stream from the showers was very small and barely any water came out. But other than that we had a great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Veronica, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay. :) Thank you for bringing the slow flow of hot water in the shower to my attention. I called our plumber and he cleaned the filter to the shower head and the tankless water heater and it's fixed. :)
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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