|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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Key 2017 Dates Remaining:
Memorial Day 2017 as a 4-7 night rental.
July 3-7 (7,500 plus cleaning).
Labor Day 2017 (3 night minimum)
September 11-17 ($6,000 plus cleaning)
10% off any stay in January or February of three nights or more.
Answers to frequently asked questions:
1. The waterslide is typically only in use from late Spring until mid September
2. If it is blocked on the calendar, then it is booked. You can join the wait list.
3. Yes, we provide towels and bedding. The closets are filled with towels and fresh linens are folded at the foot of each bed for your use.
4. We do not furnish propane for the BBQ. You are welcome to what is there (the gas not the tank) but you should bring your own or plan to fill up a tank.
5. There is no garbage service at the house.
6. The lake is scheduled to be full between Memorial and Labor Day.
7. Internet bookings must purchase insurance.
If do you anything nice today, please read this whole listing because it has important information you need to know. I do not know why VRBO recalculates rates and places these annual averages on all of their associated websites but if you are here because the listing company's click bait has made you think you can rent a 7 bedroom waterfront house for $600/night in the middle of summer then I am sorry. Don't yell at us, we didn't list it that way. The rates are below.
Weddings, Church Functions, Corporate Retreats, Board Meetings, Girls Weekends, Reunions, AND MORE!!!! All of these have been hosted at this property. However, we strictly limit the occupancy to the number in your contract. Reckless guests and poor stewards of the lake are not welcome.
Please read the entire description. Please don't write to negotiate, our prices are firm. The price of this house reflects the amenities and privacy offered along with the legitimate sleeping capacity of the property.
This is one of the biggest homes on Lake Tulloch and is certainly the most recognized home on the water. Boasting the vest views on the lake, privacy, enough space to realistically sleep 25, two boat docks, three PWC ports, and a beautiful new log cabin look, this fun and amazing property sits, by itself, outside of any homeowners association which are notoriously famous for ruining many a family's vacation. Did we mention that this house has a functioning water slide during the summer months? Not the little kind that goes in to a small pool- we are talking the real thing. You will not find a house for rent like this on the lake.
We now offer year round rentals of this property which is ideal for large group lodging for Yosemite trips, wedding parties, Murphys wine tasting, group ski/snowboard trips, and multiple family vacations. We have hosted numerous corporate retreats at this house both for recreation and meetings/team building.
This property is all by itself, not in Poker Flat, and has its own electric security gate.
Please note that perspective summer guests are HIGHLY SCREENED. The summer is mostly repeat business from the last five years and after having a couple of jerks over that time, we only want responsible tenants who are good stewards of the property and the lake to be our tenants. Having managed several vacation rentals on this lake, and elsewhere, and having, literally, served thousands of guests, we have heard all the angles and seen most of the scams. If you are the type that leaves mess and garbage without expecting to be billed a service fee to remove it then this is not the place for you. If you are they type that agrees to rent a place planning to renegotiate the rate after you check in and use threats of dishonest feedback unless you are paid off then this is not the place for you. We offer a good house with a lot of sleeping for the money and feel we are more than fair with the price.
You can park three boats; two in the concrete boat dock slips and one on the outside. There are three watercraft ports that will accommodate large runabouts. There is quite a bit of room to swim there. This is in open water but behind 5mph buoys so you have the best of both worlds.
The kitchen is full of new tile, attractive pine cabinets, stone counter-tops, new appliances, and is situated so people sitting at the built in dining table can all have a lake view.
There is a lot of room at this house. The game room has its own entrance so those people who like to play pool and shuffleboard into the late hours can be distanced from guests who like to turn I early.
You will enjoy this house.
About this house:
This house came into our custody in 2011. This home was the personal home of the first developer of Lake Tulloch.
The history of this home is wild. It is full of Indy Car drivers, screenwriters, multiplatinum musicians, tech executives, actors, and every walk of life in between. If the walls could talk, they would pass on some amazing stories.
The current operators can talk, and if you ever want to give of an hour of your life that you will never get back, bring a beer on a day we are up there and we will vent about some of the experiences we have had since owning this home. These experiences include everything from defending our tenants' rights to enjoy Lake Tulloch without having to shell out six figures to buy property to having to repair our sewer line that was broken by construction on a neighboring parcel. We have gone through quite a bit to keep this rental open and available to the many families that pull together and enjoy a few days in a house large enough to accommodate everyone without having an abusive density on the lake.
From the because we need to vent department.....
Here is where we would like you to pay extra close attention. This house is an eight bedroom house and is a big home. This does not mean that it can be stuffed full of an inappropriate amount of people. We provide an environment that houses a reasonable amount of people per bedroom and that is the capacity. We take good care of the lake and care about our neighbors and the quality of the environment at Tulloch- we expect the same from our tenants. If you are looking for a house to have wild parties, to overload it with people, and to be a nuisance on the water then please look elsewhere- this is not the situation for you. We welcome families and groups who want to be able to stay together at the lake because they appreciate the rare environment and amenities offered here.
The house is not new although we have refurbished a good portion of it. Some parts of the house are dated and have wear. You wont find these views, privacy, or space anywhere on the lake and we feel we offer exceptional value in this house- if you are in doubt if this house is for you then please try to tour it. The house is rural, internet sucks sometimes, the AC goes out sometimes (especially when you leave it set too low and on all day and night with all the doors open), sometimes lightbulbs go out (especially if you leave them on 24/7). These things happen sometimes. You might have to change a lightbulb if it goes out and we don't rebate it if you do. We don't provide charcoal or bbq propane. There is no lifeguard on duty. Cellphone reception is awful. Leaves and pine needles drop. Critters visit.
Ok, now that the tangent is over, here are some other things to know:
The lake is full between the two three day weekends of the summer. Then, in the off season, it drops an average of 9 feet. You can still powerboat during the off season and the docks on this property are still easily accessible. Usually, every five years, they drop the lake quite a bit more over the winter. They last did this in 2013. They are talking about a winter draw down in 2018 to service the dam but then the lake will be back up to normal. The house is a fantastic fall and winter location.
You are about an hour and 20 minutes to the gate of Yosemite from this house. It is a charming drive and you will like staying here for Yosemite visits and all of your Gold Country visits. Murphys is about 30 minutes away. Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley Ski Resorts are each about an hour away. This property is about two hours from Sacramento or the Greater Bay Area.
The rates are not negotiable. I know a whole bunch of you want to rent 3 nights in July and want a discount but the fact is that this cannot be accommodated. Folks, the house sleeps 25; if you can find another private waterfront compound with two docks, a waterslide, eight bedrooms, seven baths, and this kind of parking for less than $50 per person per night then I suggest you book it because we cannot deliver lodging costs at Motel 6 rates. Military families, seniors, church groups, Eagle Scouts who saved drowning kittens, I love you all and will be happy to put my paper money in your jars but have just been burned too many times on the special circumstances discount and will no longer offer them.
Winter Rates Begin December 5, 2016 and end February 12, 2017
Two nights minimum Sunday-Wednesday; Three nights minimum Thursday-Saturday. $700 per night; $3,750 per six night stay.
Spring Rates Begin February 13, 2017 and end May 7
Three nights minimum rental. $875 per night and $4,250 per six night stay.
Summer Rates Begin May 8, 2017 and end September 18
$1,650 per night. $7,000 for six night stay, $8,100 for seven night stay where available.
Three nights minimum rental until June 2. From June 2- September 10 there is a six night minimum rental.
Holiday Rate Increases: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day are subject to a $500 upcharge. So are Memorial Day and Labor Day if six nights are not booked.
We have offered vacation rentals to families at Lake Tulloch since 2002. Hundreds of people have enjoyed our two properties. Our high retention rate and repeat renters speaks for itself. We also have vacation rentals on the coast and in Murphys. We have stayed at numerous other vacation rental places and constantly do our best to be at the forefront of rental trends and to deliver you an a wonderful vacation experience.
Our repeat tenant rate above 90% speaks for itself!!
FLAP, LLC purchased this estate in 2011
Privacy, no neighbors, your own gate.
Our family had the best time at this Lake Tulloch home! The lay out was perfect for a large family. One of the things we enjoyed was being able to sit on the deck or dock and watch the kids wakeboard and waterski which most on the lake don't have this option because they are tucked too far back in the coves. Great swimming area, easy to get to, very private, large areas for all of us to be together. LOVE IT HERE!!
Just finished my 4th straight year of vacationing at this house. We have stayed at another waterfront at Lake Tulloch but there is just no comparison to this one. No other rental on the lake has the privacy offered here. The comfort, the views, the space, the views are the best you will find on Tulloch but, after staying at other places with anti-rental neighbors the privacy alone is worth the price of the rental. We brought two boats and each was perfectly secured in the docks. Swimming and the water slide were awesome and the view off that deck is a vacation by itself. Three ovens and two dishwashers in this kitchen makes cooking for a large group very easy. Will return in 2016!
This is a fantastic house right on the lake that we have been renting for trips the last few summers. It has something for everyone. Beautiful views, and very private. Huge house and yard with lots of space to quietly relax by the water with a book on one of the patios or decks, or go crazy on the water slide. Great house for big groups. It's also on a part of the lake with less boat traffic, and next to the canyon so you can safely let the kids take the canoes out. The boat docks are great for the ski boats and jet skis too. Inside they have been adding a lot to the house over the last few years, and the upstairs kitchen and livingroom are beautiful. Great for entertaining. The downstairs game room is a lot of fun! Overall A+!!!
Thank you for the opportunity to review this property. We stayed here NYE into 2014 and could not be happier with our choice. Bear Valley did not have the snow we had hoped for but that did not make the trip any less enjoyable. There was plenty of room and privacy in the house. With eight bedrooms, nobody was stepping on top of one another and we were all together when it came time to party and had our own space when it was time not to party. Breakfast from that deck, overlooking the amazing view of the lake, is one of the most memorable experiences to date. We will continue to come every year in both summer and winter as the area has great activities for both seasons and you cannot beat the price per person for this type of property. Rent kayaks and cruise down the channel during the winter (bring a wetsuit) for a quiet adventure that you will never forget!!!
What a great rental! This property sits by itself on Lake Tulloch with its own gated entrance, tons of parking, boat docks, private water slide and jet ski ports. Not to mention it sleeps 25 people. It was a perfect spot for our get together.
The kitchen is set up perfect for large groups. There is plenty of seating and it is stocked with all the pots, pans, plates, bowls, utensils etc. that you would need for entertaining plus a bbq conveniently located close to the kitchen. There is a small beverage refrigerator, a large, main refrigerator, and a refrigerator/freezer drawer under the counter for a total of 3 refrigerators and 2 freezers. Besides the large, main refrigerator, there are two additional ice makers, for a total of 3 ice makers so we had plenty of cold drinks and ice for our coolers.
The kids enjoyed the game room that had plenty of things to keep them busy and we were the envy of the lake with our private water slide. We are looking forward to booking this spot again!
Went for a moms and kids vacation. Super comfortable, lots of space, no neighbors, kids had to be forced off the water slide. If everyone in the group pays their equal share this is the cheapest vacation we ever took. Fun and pretty place.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Winter (non Holiday)
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 15 2017 - Sep 11 2017
3 night minimum stay