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Dollar Point Lake View Home/Newly Updated/Large Deck/Family Amenities Galore!!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,809 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Dollar Point - 4 Bedrooms – 2 Baths – Sleeps 8 - Pool - Beach - Tennis and More

Welcome To Our Lake House Retreat

There are just some adventures every traveler should have in their lifetime, and the beauty and wonder of Tahoe is one that cannot simply be described, but must be experienced! Welcome to "The Lake House at Dollar," a Tahoe retreat comprised of a magnificent, newly remodeled 4 bed/2 bath home located on a tranquil cul-de-sac. This lovely family home invites you to reconnect with nature with stunning lake views. Mere steps from both the beach and pool, "The Lake House" provides the perfect location to enjoy Lake Tahoe’s famous sun and fun!

Our Tahoe Oasis

Exquisitely appointed with an abundance of light and space, you’ll find our home to be a master of warmth, comfort and serenity. From the moment you enter this home, you will experience an interior that reflects a dedication to relaxation and a commitment to unforgettable memories. Enter the bright and airy living room where you are welcomed by a massive old world brick fireplace and beautiful beamed ceilings. On chilly nights, the warmth of the hearth conjures the image of hot cocoa with marshmallows, storytelling and laughter that flows as the adventures of the day are recalled in vivid detail.

Just off the living room, up two steps on the right, is the dining room with its large wooden table that accommodates up to fourteen (14) people. With expansive use of glass, the dining area is streaming with natural light and extends your living space to the great outdoors and lake beyond. This is a place where everyone congregates in the winter or summer, whether to play cards, board games, read, catch up or just admire the view. A few steps away is the fully equipped kitchen, set to handle your culinary feats with ample prep space and cooking essentials. With the kitchen opening up to the dining room, conversation between the two rooms is easy, and the cook has full visibility to the deck, yard and view.

The door to the outside wrap-around deck creates seamless indoor/outdoor living and brings you ever closer to the views of the lake, trees and mountains outlining the horizon. Fully furnished with table and chairs, as well as gas BBQ, for your alfresco enjoyment, it's time to wow family and friends with your mastery at the grill. The spacious deck is the perfect place to entertain, enjoy a favorite beverage, star gaze or relax with a book while enjoying the sounds of nature. Whatever your pleasure, this outdoor haven is your premier destination!

A walk up the hall presents two bedrooms on the left and the newly remodeled hall bathroom on the right. Each of these bedrooms features two extra-long twin beds that were just purchased in August/2017. The bathroom includes double sinks to streamline your daily routine and a door that closes off the bath/shower/toilet to allow multi-tasking for busy families. Continue four steps up to another bedroom with another new queen bed and the beautiful master queen suite.

The master bedroom is a peaceful haven with generous layout, soothing color palate, large closets and view. The “bear-covered” queen size bed is complete with a Ralph Lauren pillow-top covering. With the newly remodeled master bath and large glass shower, your master suite allows quiet and privacy from the living areas, if you desire.

A Central Location

The house sits on a corner lot covering 1/4 of an acre. The quiet cul-de-sac location allows for children to safely play without the worries of cars and traffic. In the front of the house is paved off-street parking, large enough to fit five (5) automobiles. Tahoe City is just 2 ½ miles distance for easy access, whether driving or jogging. Situated an easy 5 minute walk to the pool and tennis courts, 7 minutes to Seven-Eleven and 10 minutes to the beach and pier, this residence enjoys a central location while feeling as if it is worlds apart.

When you are ready to get out of the house and off property, every convenience and activity awaits nearby. It's a short 7 minute drive to Tahoe City, 25 minutes to Truckee, 15 minutes to Kings Beach, 25 minutes to North Shore Stateline for gambling, 60 minutes to South Lake Tahoe and 60 minutes to Reno. Location! Location! Location! If you are looking for a centrally located home with great proximity to everything, then "The Lake House" has you covered!

A Place for All Seasons

Summer at the “Lake House” – Dollar Point is the ultimate “mecca” for family fun during the summer! As the warm summer sun shines blissfully overhead, your Tahoe adventure begins with a visit to the lake. Lake Tahoe is a short 10 minute walk from the house, giving you prime access to the cooling waters and golden sands of Dollar Point. Follow the path from the two lower tennis courts to the lake where you will find the large Dollar Point Pier, expansive beach with beach umbrellas, a sand volleyball court, bathrooms, BBQ and picnic areas -- everything you need for fun in the sun! The Dollar Point Pier is known for some of the best “crawdadding” on the lake. Walk three blocks in the opposite direction from the house and you’ll come to the Homeowner Association’s swimming pool. Completely fenced for security, the pool complex includes a newly refinished swimming pool, 3 tennis courts, bocce ball court, putting green, shuffleboard, ping pong, horseshoes, vast grass areas for lounging, playing, BBQ/picnics, and of course, bathrooms and showers. This is where the “pool staff” resides. These friendly attendants serve as life guards, swim instructors, and manage pool and tennis activities throughout the summer. There is also a resident tennis pro who will gladly fine-tune your game for all of those Serena Williams/Rafael Nadal enthusiasts.

Winter at the “Lake House” -- Whether the sun is shining or the snow is falling, Lake Tahoe is beautiful all year round! Come to “The Lake House at Dollar” for winter sports, but stay to enjoy the picturesque views of Lake Tahoe. Access to the house during winter is very easy. Roads are plowed, and the parking area in front of the house is cleared daily. Eight (8) ski resorts are within 45 minutes of your front door. World renowned Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar are a mere 20 minutes away. Smaller, but family-friendly, Diamond Peak Resort and Homewood Mountain Resort are less than 30 minutes away. Driving to Tahoe in the morning? Stop at Boreal or Sugar Bowl, spend the day skiing, and it’s a 40 minute drive to the “Lake House.” On windy days, you might want to travel the 45 minutes to Mt. Rose, which seems to be more protected from blustery winds. If you’re a cross country skier, the Tahoe Cross Country Ski area is literally across the highway from Dollar Point and offers over 40 miles of trails, some of which offer beautiful Lake Tahoe Views. Sledding is available at most of the ski resorts, but great tracks are also located at Tahoe Vista, Granlibakken and North Tahoe Park. Lastly, our own kids have spent years perfecting their sledding runs right on our own property, which rivals the famous “Cuesta Run” in St. Moritz. Now that’s a lot of winter fun at “The Lake House at Dollar!”

Book Your Tahoe Vacation Today!

Rent directly from the owner and get the personalized treatment you deserve. We are excited about opening up our home to you and will work above and beyond to deliver a positive rental experience to you and your family.

As you consider your Tahoe vacation, ask yourself: Great house, prime location, so much to do and personalized treatment-- what is there not to like??? Clearly "The Lake House at Dollar" is your perfect vacation spot. Book today, or if you have questions, call or e-mail us. We're happy to answer your questions about the home and surrounding area. This property is not just a prime location for all Lake Tahoe has to offer, it is home, and we want to personally invite you and your family into our home where you are certain to make memories that will last a lifetime. Trust us, it will be a vacation you will never forget!!!

More Details

Will Cogswell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Will Cogswell

Well, we've been coming to "The Lake House at Dollar" as long as we can remember. It was always our parents' dream to have a vacation house in Lake Tahoe. On a sunny summer day drive they tumbled onto The Lake House when the owner/builder/developer was looking to move into a larger home. They couldn't pass it up. As children we spent many summers at Dollar Point while our Dad commuted up on the weekends. This house is full of many wonderful memories of birthdays, celebrations, ski weekends and summer trips. It was always the place where our family and friends gathered.

Fast forward and now it's our children who grew up at "The Lake House at Dollar" and they have the same memories as we do. We want them to be able to raise their children to enjoy Lake Tahoe, so we decided to remodel and update the house. We've completed the remodel and now are opening The Lake House to others. Our hope, while staying here, is that you can feel the"specialness" that our family has felt for so many years.

Will Cogswell purchased this house in 1965

Why Will Cogswell chose Lake Forest

Five compelling reasons: 1) The Location - An easy commute from home; 2) The Layout - The living areas (living and dining rooms, deck and kitchen) are so open, light, comfortable and accessible; 3) It's Lake Centric - You come to Lake Tahoe to see the lake and play in the lake; 4) The Beach - There is nothing like a summer day at the beach and only a 10 minute walk away; and lastly, 5) The Amenities - The activities for a family at Dollar Point are endless.

What makes this house unique

While reading our answers to why our parents bought this house above, it became clear to us that all of those reasons that we mentioned are still true and are the unique benefits for renting "The Lake House at Dollar" today.


Lake Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1809 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Newly remodeled and gorgeous! Plenty of counter space.
    Hall bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dual sinks with door to separate from the shower/toilet
  • Brand new completely remodeled bathrooms in August 2014. High shower heads for those tall people. Lighting in both are excellent.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Large room two large sliding door closets
    Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , Beautiful queen bed just purchased in August 2017
    Bedroom #3 - 2 twin/ single , New extra long twin beds purchased in August 2017
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , New extra long twin beds with large walk-in closet
  • Closet space in each bedroom is plentiful. All beds have electric blankets with the master bedroom and #2 bedroom being dual-controlled. All rooms have large windows and covered with shades/and or curtains. Sleeps 8 - 2 Queens and 4 Extra Long Twins
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Dollar Point Lake View Home/Newly Updated/Large Deck/Family Amenities Galore!!!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

This place is great. It is very well maintained, clean and conveniently located. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well maintained and cared for because this is our vacation home for all of our family. Appreciate the kind comments and can't wait to have you return!
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The owner is so helpful, the house is spacious w/ new bathrooms. Also it's very well stocked & loved

  • 4 of 5

Nice property, well stocked, great view from the deck. I'd book it again

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at our "Lake House" so much. The house is well-loved, evidenced by our continued investment in the interior. We just purchased and installed all new beds throughout the house. We look forward to your return to test them out!
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Great Lakehouse!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property's location to Tahoe City. We were also close to the pool and beach. The house had everything we needed. We enjoyed the deck in the morning and evening - and even had a bear sighting!!! The owner was great to work with and easy to contact. Just an absolutely beautiful setting to enjoy a week of vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! Two blocks to the pool and tennis courts and four blocks to the beach make it so easy to have fun when you stay at our "Lake House." We also like to believe that dealing direct with the owner versus a management company helps to personalize your stay. Come back anytime!!!!
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NIce Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I rented the property for a weekend in the winter for my office staff. It was a well kept place that had beautiful views of the lake. Pretty much just stayed indoors for the whole weekend. We had a nice area outside to build a little sled run.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our entire family always feel the same when we're up at our Lake House..... "it's all about the lake." Whether you're playing in it or viewing it at the house, Lake Tahoe is something special. We're glad your large group had such a wonderful time. Come back and stay with us!!!
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wonderful house in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful stay in this house. the location is amazing, lake views, close to shops, and nice quiet neighborhood. we stayed during the winter, and the backyard was perfect for building sledding runs. the house was really nice as well. it was large, light filled, and had all of the modern conveniences one would need to enjoy a great family getaway. the owner was very friendly, and helpful and really went the extra mile to make our stay truly wonderful. we would love to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: In our side yard, we've been building "bobsled runs" during the winter for years. A great family activity that always results in snowball fights and uncontrollable laughter. You've now experienced the "Lake House" in the winter, come back during the summer and enjoy, swimming, beaching, hiking, tennis, etc. Dollar Point is definitely a year round vacation spot!
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Amazing Two Years and Counting!

  • 5 of 5

Can't express in words the awesomeness of The Lakehouse at Dollar Point. But I'll try :-) First, the owner is awesome and has EVERYTHING dialed, from initial communication, rental details, logistical details, etc. As a family of 6 arriving late at night, this is very comforting and stressfree! Just bring food, and everything is setup. Awesome BBQ, fully stocked kitchen, everything is there. Wake up early, open the windows and doors and, take in the lake view off the deck, and out the living room. Hit the private pier down at Dollar Point Beach, or relax at the awesome, private Dollar Point community pool (with Friday Fundays :-) Relax and enjoy. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our goal for each guest is for the living experience at the "Lake House" at Dollar to greatly exceed their expectations. This includes how the house is outfitted and stocked for our guests, the planning that goes into customizing their stay and the activities and restaurants to enjoy while there. We like the verb "amaze" and look forward to continue to do this to this guest and others in the future.
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Reno, NV
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Jakes on the Lake, Tahoe City, CA
Nearest Ferry
2.5 Miles
Tahoe City, CA
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Truckee, CA
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Jakes on the Lake, Tahoe City, CA
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Dollar Point Homeowner's Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

3-Day minimum rental for President's Weekend, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
Rates quoted do not include a cleaning fee ($175), Placer County Tax (10%) and a refundable security deposit ($500).
Personal checks are preferred to avoid transaction fees - VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Paypal and Venmo accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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