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Secluded Chalet-So Lake Tahoe, Heavenly 2 Minutes-Sleeps 8-10

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This bright, rustically elegant home, with a gourmet kitchen and luxurious granite and tile baths, is about 500 yards from Heavenly Valley ski area, surrounded by several acres of gently sloping forest. Great hiking and peaks nearby. Less than five minutes from Lake Tahoe, major casinos, and the new Heavenly Village Shopping Center and cinemas. Located on private cul-de-sac, it is a great house for families and couples. In a quiet neighborhood, it is NOT suitable for large, loud parties. Off street parking is limited.

House sleeps up to ten (three bedrooms, plus loft, two baths) on two levels. Parking for two-three cars.

Ideal for families and couples. Near five major ski areas; great hiking, biking, and beaching. Lots of fine restaurants and everything to do. VISA and Master Card accepted.

Keywords: Single-Family Home (approx 2000 SqFt)

More Details

Terry Margerum
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Terry Margerum

Terry and Christine, shown w/family, are avid skiers and hikers. Originally from Houston,Texas and Vienna,Austria respectively, they both have grown to love the Lake Tahoe area, a 3-plus hour drive from their Berkeley Hills home. They bought the house in 1996 and did major upgrades of the kitchen (they love cooking),bathrooms and fireplace. Lots of high quality slate and granite! They especially enjoy a relaxing hot tub on the deck beneath the stars many evenings after a day on or in the mountains. Despite being 500 yds from Heavenly, the house feels secluded as it sits among 3-4 acres of pine and fir forest.

The picture you see on the left was actually taken at their 300 yr-old restored Italian farmhouse on the border of Tuscany and Umbria (VRBO#198529)if you are interested in a trip to a magical part of Italy.

Terry Margerum purchased this house in 1996

Why Terry Margerum chose South Lake Tahoe

Location! The house is on a quiet private cul-de-sac adjacent to several acres of open space. Secluded, yet near everything -- 500 yards slightly downhill from Heavenly's California Base Lodge and Tram; 4-5 minutes from the State Line casinos, Heavenly Village shoppes, and two major grocery stores; and 5 minutes from the Edgewood Golf and Country Club and the Lake itself. You can also be hiking without getting in your car..

What makes this house unique

You start the ski day, practically on the mountain -- 1-2 minute drive or 8-10 minute walk. Heavenly is a great mountain for beginners and intermediates, and yet has some of the best tree skiing in the world! And it is owned by Vail Resorts,the best mountain resort manager in the country.


South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Fully refurbished, granite counters, wood cabinets
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds - 3 , Double Beds- 1 Single Beds - 2 in Loft
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Deck, Gourmet Kitchen, Luxurious New Baths with Granite Counters, TV (3), DVD,VCR, Weber BBQ, High Speed WIFI Internet. Sits among several acres of protected forest, with National Forest-owned lots on both sides.


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average rating of 4.4 based on 10 reviews

The house was dirty and had a lot of dog hair but the house itself was beautiful

  • 3 of 5

The house was quite lovely we had a good time the only problems was that the house was dirty there were cigarette butts outside there was some trash and one of the bedrooms and we had to buy toilet paper cuz there was only two roles the floors were dirty and the carpets were dirty and there was a lot of dog hair everywhere but the house itself was beautiful and we did have a really good time and thank you for letting us stay in your home. I emailed Terry the homeowner the day that we entered the home and expressed to her the conditions of the home she has yet to communicate to me whatsoever and I have yet to receive my deposit back

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cleaning crew mix up...and have been chastised Guest was refunded entire deposit
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Beautiful, Lovely, So Much Fun

  • 5 of 5

This place was beautiful and clean and everything was easy to find. I hope we left it in great shape for these folks because they keep a nice place and we would definitely use it again. We loved bringing our dogs with us so thank you to the owners. We had no trouble finding the place and everything was easily accessible. Best place for the price in Lake Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Petaluma ca

We felt at home.

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, We enjoyed our stay. We couldn't have asked for more. The house was well equipped and in a great location. We came on a perfact weekend to enjoy the house and the beautiful surroundings. We would recommend this home and hopefully get the chance to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Home and a Smooth Stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay, pretty much everything went smoothly! The only thing I would warn about is to make sure you have an all wheel drive car to make it from Keller Road to the driveway in the winter. The private road was not plowed when we were there but luckily we had a couple of larger vehicles that were able to make it through the snow. Thanks for the nice weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place was great and so close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Terry is so nice and very prompt I would definitely rent from him again! The place is beautiful and has plenty of space to have people! Very close to downtown and the beach too!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA

Warm and comfortable cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much.

We stayed during the winter, skied during the day, and hot tubbed at night. Access to the cabin and its amenities was easy (read the information packet provided. it's well written, informative and even slightly entertaining.) We walked to the Heavenly ski lifts from the cabin and it took about 15 minutes up a slight grade and a nice way to warm up.

Everything worked well and the hot tub was HOT! The cabin was clean and in good condition. Be careful during winter; including all the crashes on my snowboard, the fall I took on the driveway ice was the worst!

I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Car: necessary

New Heavenly Village Shopping, Dining, Cinema; less than 5 minutes by car to Lake and Beach, Casinos, shopping.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Deposit $500
cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

Main House sleeps 10 in 3BR + loft. For parties between 11 and 15, the in-law quarters can be added in for an additional cost of $50.00 per night.

Cleaning fees will be deducted from the damage deposit, the balance will be sent within 10 business days of check out.

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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