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5 Bedroom Mountain Retreat - Forest Location yet close to Beach, Skiing & Town

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,576 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Minutes to the beach and skiing. Go sledding/hiking right from the house!

5 bedroom 3 bath retreat that backs up to the forest. Steps to beautiful hiking trails while only a 1/2 mile to the beach. Perfect for 2 families.

The home features an open kitchen and living room area, perfect for entertaining. Additionally, the third floor has two decks one facing the lake and the other the forest.

Two of the bedrooms on the main level are located in a in-law suite with an efficiency kitchen; perfect for two families.

The location is perfectly situated between major ski resorts and close to the beach and shopping.

In the winter, 4 wheel drive with snow tires or chains is strongly recommended. Sleds are available in the garage.

Please note that the minimum age to rent the house is 26 years old. We are looking for renters who will treat the home as their own. If you are looking for a party house, please explore other options.

Pet's are generally not allowed, but small dogs will be considered on case by case basis with an additional pet fee. <To use instant booking , VRBO no longer lets us to speak with you prior to booking, therefore we no longer offer to accept pets at booking. We can make separate arrangements after booking. we apologize for the inconvience>

The house offers the following:

* High speed wireless internet, home phone

* Gas BBQ grill on rear deck

* Gas Log heating stove in main living area

* Quiet Neighborhood

* Steps from hiking trail

* Cable with Flat Screen TV

* Washer/Dryer

* Well appointed Kitchen with new applicances

* Two adult bicycles

* Tons of Board games

* Two car Garage and plenty of parking on circular driveway

* Beach chairs and sand toys

* Sleds

* Private beach access

* All new bed linens and towels

* Entertainment Kitchen

* In-law suite with efficiency kitchen and sitting room

* Home size 2800 sqft

* Stunning Kitchen with bar seating, granite counters, trash compactor, and stainless steel appliances.

Bike paths and trails are abundant in the area and are easily accessible . Hiking trails are endless and beautiful. Lake fishing companies operate out of Tahoe City. Kayaking, boating, jet skis, stand up paddle boarding, playgrounds, beach volleyball, fishing, river rafting are all located near by. Things to do in Tahoe during the summer: Tree Top Adventure Park (zipline and ropes obstacle courses), fly fishing, crawdad fishing, biking, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, boating, fishing, golfing, river rafting, horseback riding, swimming, mini golf, tennis, running Things to do in Tahoe during the winter: Snowboarding, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Skating, Sledding,

The house is less than 25 minutes away from major ski resorts:

-13 minutes to Northstar (8 miles)

-25 minutes to Squaw Valley (15 miles)

-25 minutes to Alpine Meadows Ski Resort (15 miles)

-25 minutes to Homewood Mountain Resort (14 miles)

-20 minutes to Diamond Peak Resort (10 miles)

-13 minutes to Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area

Other Neighborhood Location Highlights:

- 0.5 miles to beach/lake

-1.9 miles to Safeway

-2.0 miles to Brockway Golf course

- 2.0 miles to King's Beach shopping and restaurants.

- 3.8 miles to Crystal Bay Casino

- 9 miles minutes to Granlibakken / Tree Top Adventure Park

- 8 miles to Tahoe City, shopping and restaurants

More Details

Jim and Julie Viola
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Jim and Julie Viola

Originally from Nutley NJ we now live in the Bay Area.

Always wanting a mountain house, we found Tahoe to be the perfect location. The abundant amenities yet serenity of the mountains and a short car ride from the Bay Area all make for the ideal vacation spot.

Jim and Julie Viola purchased this house in 2014

Why Jim and Julie Viola chose Tahoe Vista

We wanted a quiet setting in the mountains for the seclusion, but yet easy access to amenities and town. This home is the perfect combination, plus offers the privacy of the in-law suite - ideal for guests and open kitchen/great room - ideal for entertaining.

What makes this house unique

Hiking right out the back door and 100 yards from the front door to the forest, Frisbee golf, zipline and biking trails. Less than a mile to the beach and town. Private access to beach for this location. Close to major ski resorts, restaurants, shopping and golf. (12 minutes to Northstar :)


Tahoe Vista House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2576 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • MUST HAVE 4-Wheel Drive in the winter (snow months) and experience driving in the snow.
  • All trash goes in the bear box. There is a $100 trash removal fee for trash left in the garage or in the house (and not in the bear box )
  • Back door needs to remain locked. Bears could get in. NO FIRES outside. Do not leave gas stove on when no one home or put anything on or near stove
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mother/Daughter Suite area
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Master Bedroom, dual sink areas
  • 3 full bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 queen , 3rd floor-Queen Bed / large walk in closet / access to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor bedroom large closet.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor - large closet
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Bedroom in in-law suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Bedroom in in-law suite - Memory Foam Mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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5 Bedroom Mountain Retreat - Forest Location yet close to Beach, Skiing & Town
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Spacious and fresh, clean home

  • 5 of 5

I was impressed by the home (the photos don't do it justice). The kitchen is new and larger than photos let on. The bedrooms are shockingly large compared to other Tahoe rentals. I was impressed that they had ample and high quality bath towels- everything is top notch. This is a great space for a group and a rare Tahoe rental that has a lot of bedrooms for couples vs. bedrooms full of bunkbeds. Really great location with trailheads just up the street and a very close drive to some great beaches, restaurants, and Safeway. Would absolutely recommend staying here and would return in a heartbeat! Thanks Julie!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you enjoyed your stay and our house met your vacation needs! Let us know when you are coming back:) Julie and Jim
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Tricia R.

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to stay! We went with some college friends and our families (read: kiddos) and it was the perfect place to hunker down for the weekend! Sledding hills were just feet away and we had everything we needed in this beautiful home. Julie went above and beyond to help us out, and we had a wonderful time making such fun memories. We'll hopefully be back in a year!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home for a delightful family vacation in Tahoe!

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful stay in this large Tahoe Vista cabin. The layout was perfect for our group which included small children. The owners were gracious and worked hard to meet all our needs. They were available for any questions and advice. The living area was very comfortable and I can only imagine how nice it would be for a winter stay. The large farmhouse style dining table was great for our family meals. The kitchen was well supplied. We did miss having a microwave in the main kitchen. Loved the mountain neighborhood and a very easy trek over to the park. The location was over all perfect for the amenities the area had to offer. I wanted to give the home 5 star rating and it is close, but a few upgrades and screens on all windows would make it perfect! We would definitely rent this mountain home again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jeanette for your kinds words! We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. We appreciate the feedback about the screens. They are actually on order and needed to be made after a group of not-so-respectful guests damaged them :( Glad you enjoyed the living room - we love the new reclining sofas too! Thank you for being excellent guests!
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Nice large house, very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very helpful and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice spacious family house

  • 5 of 5

We were in Tahoe for a 150 person family reunion so we rented the Viola's home. There were 4 couples plus 5 kids at the house. It handled the 13 of us very well, and everything was as it was advertised and in working order. Plus Julie was right there on texting whenever I had a question. Very easy to work with.

We will most likely rent the house again from Julie.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to welcome you and your family back! You were wonderful guests and we really appreciate your feedback on the dishwasher (the new one was just installed along with the new fridge :) Thanks again for choosing our place!
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Excellent cabin

  • 5 of 5

The owners Jim and Julie were very easy to contact and very professional. Highly recommend this cabin! Kitchen had all the necessities to cook meals.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
47 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Golf
2.1 Miles
Old Brockway Golf Course | Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.1 Miles
Nearest Ski
9.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.7 Miles
Sandy Beach

There is a wealth of activities in the Lake Tahoe are for both Summer and Winter activities. From major Ski resorts including NorthStar, Squaw and Heavenly to abundant summer activities. Find options for golf, concerts, festivals, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, para-sailing, boating, beaches, restaurants, shopping, casinos, mountain biking, hiking, off-roading, jet-ski and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Pet Fee $250
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed. Deposit 100% if cancelled on or before 60 days prior to the Check-in Date. 50 % if cancelled on or before 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.

During winter (Snow) months guest must have 4-wheel drive vehicle(s) no exceptions. guest must have experience driving in the snow .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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