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Gruener Baum A Spendid Lakefront Estate

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms 4 Baths

Located on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe 6 miles from the Stateline Casinos sits this newly remodeled private lakefront estate.

There are a total of 5 bedrooms.

3 bedrooms and 2 baths in the main house

2 garden cottages with baths and kitchens

The fireplace in the comfortable living room reminds one of the hunting lodges of yesteryear.

Guests will enjoy the magnificent 180 degree views from the 40 feet of windows in the great room with nothing but Lake Tahoe it's deep blue water, amazing sunsets and an exceptional panorama of the crest of the mighty Sierra Nevada.

Enjoy the cascade of decks and the stairway down past the hot tub and garden to the lakeside patio. A few more steps you will be at the lake shore ready for a swim or boat ride.

Summer and Holiday rates and requirements vary


More Details

Robin Twining
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Zephyr Cove Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum occupancy is 10 Day or Night IF you have visitors or are renting more than 1 house max occupancy is STILL 10 day or night
  • Max cars 5 small or 4 SUV. NO extra parking is available NO street parking is available
  • NO Weddings or large parties allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 full baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • 5 bedrooms with 2 kings 1 queen 2 singles 1 Double plus day bed plus sofa bed and crib
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Gruener Baum A Spendid Lakefront Estate
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews

Everything advertised and more.....

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated my nephew's 21st birthday at this property for a three day weekend. Total guests were 9 plus three English Bulldogs. The owner/manager requires direct contact before confirming a booking... totally understandable with a property of this caliber. I also inquired ahead of time about my three bulldogs... just to make sure my canine kids would be welcome. As advertised... there is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath main house and two kitchenette cottages with full baths. I really enjoyed my cottage with wood burning stove (and the luxury of a little private time away from family). The property is in a populated area however all homes are sizable with plenty of land so you don't feel right on top of the neighbors. There is 5 parking spaces with a fenced yard that surrounds one side of the main residence and both cottages. This was ideal for the dogs. The main house is incredible with great room (open kitchen, massive dining and stone fireplace living room with a wall of windows with views that take your breath away). Several deck spaces from the great room (one with hot tub) lead down to the private beach. I met several neighbors who were lovely. This property is less than a 10 min drive to the Tahoe casinos and nightlife... 5 min to Safeway. The furnishings and amenities were all in good condition. It's obvious this home is well cared for.... It was a privilege to have stay here. I highly recommend this property for a family or group gathering of no more than 12 people (overnight). This would be an incredible special event place... my only hesitation would be to be respectful of the neighbors. There is plenty of opportunity for BBQ's, water sports and outdoor fun.... I would just keep the music and overall noise to a respectable level.... again the neighbors were lovely and deserve vacationing neighbors that are equally respectful of this very special place.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's guests like you that make what we do so rewarding. Thank you!
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Beautiful View and Well Appointed

  • 5 of 5

From the start, I found Robin to be responsive to my questions, which was reassuring. In terms of the property, the pictures do it justice and portray everything pretty accurately other than the lake view. In many ways, the lake view is far superior to what is shown in the pictures. We were there in winter and enjoyed seeing the beautiful lake with snowy mountains in the background. When we arrived, the unit was clean and had just about everything one would need for a great stay. The gas fireplace was a huge plus and added a cozy feel to the already lodge-like family room. Another huge plus was the entirely fenced front yard, which was ideal for our two large dogs. The only slight negatives are that a) the neighborhood isn't a great walking/jogging neighborhood - you would need to drive a little bit if you wanted to go running or for long walks b) there was a good amount of construction in the neighborhood with one being next door. It does appear that the construction is just about wrapping up so things seem likely to go back to normal soon. We usually stay on the California side of the lake and enjoyed this different perspective. We would certainly consider staying at this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was the perfect space for our family of 10 plus a boxer.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous Christmas week in this very spacious and welcoming home. We especially appreciated the gorgeous views overlooking the lake and mountains in the distance. The space worked very well for our family of 10 and we also enjoyed using the hot tub after sunset. The two cottages were also very cozy and much needed for our large family. The location is also convenient as it is only a few minutes to grocery stores and shopping in South Lake Tahoe. We would definitely come back again if the opportunity presents itself.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sylvia, Thank you for your kind review of our lodge. It's a pleasure to have guests like you. If you should ever need a referral please do not hesitate to ask us. Best Wishes, Robin and Rosmarie
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Zionsville, IN

Fantastic Views & Location and Plenty of Space!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Tahoe for our kids' Fall Break and a family wedding in the area. The house fit our needs perfectly with 7 guests (4 adults & 3 kids). My wife and I and our 3 kids stayed in the main house, my parents in the cabin(s).

The location is great - near South Lake Tahoe (about a 10 min drive), but not too close to all that craziness. The house is tucked in a very private little strip of homes that are all directly on the lake or one house removed. A little tough to find at first, but the privacy and quiet surroundings were well worth it. The views from the big windows on the lake side of the house and the decks were absolutely unbelievable! To me, that is why you visit Tahoe - to soak in all that natural beauty, and there is no shortage of that in this area! Also, the house is a short drive to Heavenly, which was unfortunately closed during this between-season period. Not to worry, there was still plenty to do with the kids and/or just adults. We went hiking, biking, zip lining, horseback riding, sunset boat ride, grabbed a few decent meals and had a great time just admiring the lake and mountains.

The house itself is very charming - in a good way. Very functional first floor with big open kitchen and family room. Had all the normal appliances, pots/pans, silverware/dishes, etc that one would expect and some extras that one wouldn't. The 3 upstairs bedrooms were perfect for our family. 2 bedrooms with kings, and one bedroom with 2 twins. The only negative that you might consider is that they are all very close together and all share one bathroom, but it wasn't that big of a deal considering our kids are still young, but it might not be ideal for a large group of adults.

The 2 cabins were definitely cozy! A little small, but essentially they are just extra bedrooms, albeit pretty small bedrooms. But they each have a small kitchenette/bathroom and a little sitting area. My parents actually each slept in a separate cabin because we had the extra space and they felt a bit cramped in one. They are definitely functional, but not a lot of room to to stretch out - think of them as detached bedrooms.

Overall I would give it 4.5 stars if I could! The views and location were amazing! The kitchen was fantastic and had been recently redone. The rest of the house was showing it age in certain places, but was clean and functional. Go for it, you won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We all had a wonderful time at this property. There were 5 couples and plenty of room for all. The cabins were comfortable but the double bed cabin was a bit tight for one of the couples. We would definitely stay here again if available.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alamo California


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Beautiful view and very comfortable. Fabulous!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Zephyr Cove Lodge
Nearest Ski
6 Miles




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $350
Tax Rate 13.0%

Summer and Holiday rates and minimum stays vary

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.