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

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Half Baths
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
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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 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!


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Charming And Cozy 3 Bdrm/2 Ba Cottage Near Ski Resorts
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 22 reviews

Great home for great price!

  • 4 of 5

Camp Richardson is a charming home with lots of character. It has a great layout and comfortable accommodations. Lana and Lisa were very helpful in making our stay a fun filled positive experience for our family and dogs. I highly recommend Camp Richardson.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Awesome location in South Lake, emphasis on "cozy" and RIGHT off the highway. However, it accomadated our party well. We found some extra parking a short walk away, and the owner was super to deal with throughout the whole process.

Would book again!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for a Family Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time renting a house for our vacation and we couldn't have been more pleased. The house was exactly as expected based on the listing. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of room for us (family of 4) to spread out. My daughter really enjoyed having the upstairs to herself...was like a completely separate apartment. The kitchen is well appointed and made it easy for us to cook our meals. We really liked the dining room to sit and enjoy our family meals. The location is great because you're on the edge of town, away from the busy South Lake Tahoe Boulevard area, but still close to stores and just a few minutes away from the beaches and horseback riding, the primary reasons for our trip. The owner and housekeeper are very nice and helpful if there are any questions. The only downside of the property is the proximity to the main road and the noise, but that wouldn't keep us from returning. The driveway is short but parking in the garage was a breeze; we found it easiest to back in. We would definitely return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jerry, Thank you so much for your kind words. It sounds like you and your family had a wonderful time and that makes me very happy. :) Our kids are grown now and we have grandchildren, but remember that when our kids were teenagers, they loved the living space upstairs. We spent the whole day together, but they sure enjoyed their space in the late evening. Shortly after your stay, my husband and I brought up a new barbecue, we did a lot of deep cleaning and repairs inside and out and I added to the interior decor, so your stay should be even better next time. :)
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Nice vacation spot . . .

  • 4 of 5

This house is charming and we found it to be spotless clean and very well stocked. The kitchen had everything you should need to cook, and even a coffee grinder. There is plenty of room on the two floors for multiple people to sleep and the setting was very nice with a lot of tall trees in the backyard and a relaxing area to sit. The only downside is during our stay, there was construction along that entire side of the road, and access to the property was blocked.

However, there was no way that it could have been avoided as it appeared they were fixing the entire highway. Lana (the owner) is very pleasant to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matthew, So glad that you enjoyed your stay. :) I love to cook and we can't live without delicious fresh coffee in the morning, so I try to keep the kitchen well stocked. Happy that you noticed and that you appreciated this too. The road work is a bother and I'm sorry, but it is SO nice that they have installed sidewalks and will be done soon.
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Great for family with kids

  • 5 of 5

We just had a great experience at this home for last couple days. My wife and I went there with my parents in law and my sister-in-law and my two kids. Very cozy with all the amenities plenty of beds and I just love the environment. House is located right next to the road so the road please could be loud but it did not bother us. I really enjoyed the bike trail that starts across the street to the beaches.

Wi-Fi DVD and cable was really convenient. I definitely want to come back for a longer stay in the near future and I highly recommend for a family with kids staying at this place !!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Damon, It is always so very heartwarming to hear that other families are creating wonderful memories of their own in our home. So glad that you enjoyed your stay. :) Lana
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Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a little Gem. Our family of five had such a lovely stay. We have a toddler so the doors that close off stairs were a real bonus. Property was close to beaches and bike hire was across the street. All in all it was just what we were looking for a nice family break with home comforts. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicole, You were a joy to work with during your reservation process. I am so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. :) Lana
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Rates & Availability

Y Area Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mid Winter
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
President's Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Winter
Feb 20 2017 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Spring-Early Summer
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer-Early Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year's
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
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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Y Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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