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5 Star Quality Our Guests Say

South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

2 Bedroom, 1 bath close to dining, casinos, beaches and skiing

The Pine Tree Lodge is a warm and cozy home, with open living and high ceilings. It is decorated with the warm tones and décor that you’d expect in a mountain vacation home.

Once inside, you’ll find the home fully stocked with EVERYTHING you’ll need for a memorable and relaxing Lake Tahoe vacation.

We have 14 years of experience taking care of the vacation homes of our clients. We took all that knowledge and put it into our own vacation home so we could make our visitors feel comfortable and special...and it shows in our own home and amenities. (See our reviews)!

Our home sleeps 6 adults or a couple with 2-3 children very comfortably.

The lodge has a full sized and roomy kitchen that is fully stocked with all that you’ll need should you desire to cook and eat in.

Open to the kitchen, the dining room is complete with comfy bench seating and also individual chairs around a crackle finish farmhouse table.

You can relax in the living room on the cozy sofa, sit awhile in the leather side chair or pull the 2 metal chairs around the rustic metal and reclaimed wood coffee table for a chat. There are 2 large floor pillows you can throw on the floor to relax and enjoy the warmth of the pot belly gas stove. You’ll find a 43” Samsung TV with a DVD player, (2 dozen DVD's you can choose from), Charter cable, and plenty of cards, board games and books for your entertainment.

Our bathroom is AMAZING, (over 6K shares on Pinterest)! It boasts of a beautiful live edge, wood plank counter top with a vessel sink, a rustic bathroom vanity, and a large walk-in shower with a pebble floor. You'll also find a full size washer and dryer that we keep stocked with laundry soap, essential oils, and natural dryer balls should you need to do a load or two of laundry.

The first bedroom has a dual chamber, queen sleep number bed with a 3" memory foam pad, a natural pine twig headboard, rustic wood and corrugated tin side tables, and classic mountain décor.

Our bunk room has a twin-sized top bunk and a full sized lower bunk. Both beds are built in to the walls and have memory foam pads to add to the coziness of the mattresses. You'll enjoy the chalkboard on the wall and drawing or coloring on our built in desk. In the closet you'll find a large tub filled with toys, plus 2 safety rails for the beds.

Finally, the living room couch is also a full size hide-a-bed with a memory foam pad for coziness. A vintage wood trunk in the living room holds all the linens for this bed.

Enjoy our log furniture with your hot cup of coffee or tea on the front deck. You can also finish off the evening in the same place with a nice glass of wine.

The front yard is fully fenced and naturally landscaped. To enhance your R&R we have a patio table and chairs (with umbrella), a hammock and a comfy porch swing. We also have a horseshoe pit. Our private hot tub is serviced after every guest and is in the yard surround by a privacy screen.

The enclosed storage shed is filled with toys for every season; beach cruiser bikes, helmets, Frisbees, horse shoes, snow sleds, snow shoes and various outdoor games.

The beaches are a short 4-minute drive away or you can take an easy 1.5 mile ride on the forest bike trail that begins just across the main highway.

The casinos are a quick 15 minutes drive down the main highway. Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort is 17 minutes from the cabin with Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort at 24 minutes away.

We clean and supply our home with natural and safe, plant based products:

-Do Terra On Guard Multi-Purpose Cleaner

-DO Terra Foaming Hand Wash

-Aromatic Essential Oil Diffuser & Do Terra Essential Oils

-Seventh Generation dish soap, dishwasher detergent, and laundry soap

-Organic dryer balls with Do Terra Oils

-Locally made bath soap is set out for each guest

Check us out on Facebook too, The Pine Tree Lodge Vacation Home.


Denise Llewellyn

Member Since 2016
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About Denise Llewellyn

Randy and I have lived in South Lake Tahoe for 40 years. We have raised our children here and are now enjoying all Tahoe has to offer with our grandchildren. We are self-employed, involved in our church, and LOVE our beautiful mountain community.

Denise Llewellyn purchased this House in 2016

Why Denise Llewellyn chose South Lake Tahoe

Funny thing is that for 12 years we took care of other people's vacation homes on South Shore and when we sold that business we decided that we wanted to venture out with our own vacation rental and use all that gained experience. Why this house; we wanted a small vacation home of our own to manage, we could see its potential, friends of ours were selling it, and we love remodeling and decorating houses. Now REALLY, why did we buy a vacation home in our own city you ask? We LOVE Lake Tahoe and wanted to provide a rustic and comfy place where people could come and experience fresh mountain living and our small community.

What makes this House unique

Honestly, this house had nothing to offer when we bought it, but potential. It was outdated, tired, and needed some love! Now we stay-cation here, have our grandchildren over, hang out in our hot tub, snuggle by the pot belly stove, and LOVE the huge shower and amazing live edge bathroom vanity.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        Queen: 1 queen, Queen Sleep Number bed, 2 nightstands
      • Bedroom 2
        Bunk Room: 2 twin/ single, Built in twin bunk & small night stand


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, Full size washer/dryer
        • Large bathroom with 5' walk in shower, live edge wood plank vanity top, and vessel sink. Locally handmade bar soap provided.

        Location Type

          • Resort
            Lake Tahoe is a small mountain resort town. Located about 4 hours East of San Francisco and about 2 hours East of Sacramento.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Beds are fully made and ready for your arrival. Bathing towels and beach towels for hot tubbing are provided for each guest. There are extra blankets available in the bunk room closet.
                      • Air Conditioning
                        We have a small air conditioner in the living room that can be operated by hand or with a remote.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Natural gas wall heater on a thermostat.
                      • Internet
                        Free wifi. Password is on modem located on the floor to the left of the tv.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Full size washer and dryer. Natural dryer balls and essential oil drops are provided instead of chemical filled dryer sheets.
                      • Living Room
                        Comfy cabin themed couch and 3l chairs for seating, plus soft large floor pillows. Wifi, flat screen tv, Spectrum cable, and a DVD player. Books, games, and DVD's are available in antique dresser.
                      • Parking
                        There is a parking pad for two cars max (according to city rental ordinances). Street parking is allowed during non-snowy conditions. You may be ticketed if you are parked on the street.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Each guest has a bathing towel set that is on the bed upon arrival.
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full size appliances with natural and plant based detergent provided.
                      • Wood Stove
                        Natural gas pot belly stove on a thermostat.
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Coffee Maker
                            Coffee provided from a local hot spot, Alpina Coffee Café.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Dish service and silverware for 6, mason jar water mugs and Tahoe themed coffee mugs too. Some plastic ware for children. Lots of utensils for cooking.
                          • Dishwasher
                            Full size dishwasher supplied with natural and plant based dishwashing soap.
                          • Kitchen
                            Pots/pans, baking sheets/pans, mixer, blender, coffee pot, crock pot, basic spices, olive oil, organic flour/sugar, plus basic condiments in fridge. 3 reusable grocery bags provided.
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Full sized oven.
                          • Pantry Items
                            A few basic pantry items are provided; basic spices, olive oil, organic flour and sugar, baking soda, hot cocoa and mini marshmallows, and locally roasted coffee.
                          • Refrigerator
                            10 cf fridge
                          • Stove
                            Electric range with plenty of pots and pans.
                          • Toaster
                            Standard 2-slice toaster.


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Crackle finish dining table, 3 chairs and a large comfy padded bench.
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    The dining room armoire and the kids bunk room both have a small selection of books. There is a magazine rack in the living room with a variety of magazines.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Board games and card games are stored inside the antique dresser below the wall-mounted tv.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Spectrum Cable TV.
                                  • Television
                                    43" Samsung flat screen tv, Spectrum Cable TV, and a DVD player.
                                  • Toys
                                    A basket of toys is stored in the closet of the bunk room.
                                  • Video Library
                                    We have about 2 dozen kids and adult DVD's. They are located inside the antique dresser below the wall-mounted tv.


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Summer...beach cruiser bikes, helmets, and bike locks. Winter...adult and children's snowshoes and a few snow sleds too. All toys are inside the shed located out the back door of the mudroom.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large front deck with 2 lodge pole chairs, a natural wood treetrunk table, and a BBQ. In the yard you'll find a glass patio table and 4 chairs.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Fully fenced front yard with natural landscaping, swing, and a hammock.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Propane gas grill and grilling utensils are outside.


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                Our hot tub is located inside our fenced yard and is enclosed with a privacy fence made of lattice. It will be clean, hot, and ready for your visit!


                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • ski privileges optional
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • spelunking
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • wind-surfing

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                29 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                BEST FIRST SNOW TRIP, EVER!!

                                                                Shamilah I.

                                                                This trip was AMAZING! We took my 7 year old niece to the snow for the first time. The pictures online don't do this special little place justice. It was dark by the time we arrived, and we had no problem getting in. Everything was so easily accessible. The small room with the bunk beds was super cute! My niece ran in, and immediately claimed it as her room! There were all kinds of welcoming amenities set up for us: baked goods, snacks, games, books, outdoor fun equipment in the shed out back, and that jacuzzi!!! (My favorite part of the trip..) We were only a few minutes drive from shops, restaurants, and fun activities. And Denise was amazing... Quick text responses, and a wealth of helpful information. Our family is ALREADY planning a trip to go back!! My niece just keeps saying, "Best trip, EVER!!" Thanks again Denise! You truly made this a special trip...

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks so much for the great review Shamilah! We have 14 years experience taking care of those that visit Lake Tahoe and are happy that you enjoyed our home. We love to go all out to make our guests feel comfortable and special and you noticed quite a few of the little details that set our place apart from other rentals. Plus, I love to bake! Yes, please come again!

                                                                Perfect Family Getaway

                                                                Joe E.

                                                                We had a fantastic short getaway with our two young children. The photos on VRBO really didn't do this property justice. The kids room and toys were such a fantastic addition to our trip. The owners really take care to ensure your experience is a positive one. Lots of open living space in a quiet location walking distance to a cool local coffee place. A fantastic value for our family wish we would have had more time here.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Hey Joe, you and your family were great guests. Please come again when you can stay longer. I'm thrilled to hear that your children loved the toys at our place, my grandkids love to play with them too. It's true that our place has a nice open living space that makes it feel so big. We really like that the Pine Tree Lodge is so close to so many restaurants, two breweries, a great local coffee spot, and a grocery store too and don't forget the beaches are just a few minutes down the street.

                                                                The perfect retreat in the woods!!!

                                                                Scott H.

                                                                3 of us stayed at the Pine Tree Lodge from Dec. 23 thru Jan. 2. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. While South Tahoe was crazy busy it was a totally different atmosphere at the lodge and the area around it. Quite a calm, nice and relaxing. Easy walks into the Keys, and great food all around. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home. We can't wait to come back!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks Scott for being such great guests and our first long-term booking. You treated our house like it was your own and we are so grateful to you. Sounds like you took advantage of all the beauty that Tahoe offers and that our place was in a great location near walking paths, the Tahoe Keys, and restaurants too. Having our home located in a neighborhood at the opposite end of town, away from the casinos has its advantages. Please come again!


                                                                Denise has set up the house to be very homey with every amenity you could possibly need! The pictures do not do this cabin justice. We had an amazing time!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you Sophie for being such great guests. We have tried to think of everything a guest might need and we're so thankful that all your needs were met. We are so pleased with how our remodel of the Pine Tree Lodge turned out and are happy that you like it too. Please come again some time soon.

                                                                Super clean and cozy home in a great location

                                                                Kate L.

                                                                Our family of four stayed in this lovely home for a weekend and had a wonderful time. The property is especially family friendly, with tons of books and toys for kids. Large yard with lots of outdoor fun to be had. Great layout and open design make for a spacious retreat. Denise was very attentive and welcoming. We'd definitely return and recommend!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Wow, your comment "super clean" is the ultimate compliment and also the reward for the hard work we put into our home. Good to hear that you enjoyed staying with us and that you had a great visit to Tahoe. Please come again, Kate.

                                                                Great little house perfect for a small family

                                                                Cori D.

                                                                We just left and had a great time in Tahoe. The house is little but much bigger than the pictures seem. I traveled with my husband, 4 month old and 4 year old. The house has everything you need. Our son loved the little 2nd bedroom with bunk beds and has a little desk with toys and crayons and things for him to play with. House also has a spa which is nice to relax and watch the stars at night. The house is close by to most things and made it easy to go back and forth to the store if we needed something. We had a little mix up when we first arrived with the door key but Denise got back to me right away and fixed it. We have 0 complaints about the place. Yes it is in a neighborhood so you will be able to see other houses and their yards but there is still privacy and was still way better than a hotel by far. When you travel with small kids the little things like extra toys, plastic kids cups/bowls, close to store and cookies on the counter when arrive make the stay easier for everyone!! If we come back just the 4 of us we would definitely stay there again! Thank you!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thanks for staying with us, Cori! Sounds like our place was perfect for your family and was well stocked for the needs of your little ones. Hot tubs are amazing for star gazing, so glad you made use of it. Come and stay with us again some time.


                                                                South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

                                                                During the summer months we have an open air motorized trolley system that is a great way to see the town or jump in your car and take a leisurely 3 hour drive around Lake Tahoe consisting of approximately 80 gorgeous miles. Summer offers 2 Farmer's Markets...mmm, yummy! Don't miss our amazing historic homes from the 1800-1900's; The Tallac Historic Sight & The Vahalla Estate. During the summer, The Vahalla Tahoe program offers music, art, and theater activities at Tallac. The Forest Service has many summer programs that our children have enjoyed. Don't miss out on all the lake activities like beach days and swimming. Be sure to visit our friends Chris & Jared (South Tahoe Stand Up Paddle) at Lakeview Commons Beach and try out Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Maybe try a hike or two and see the falls at Emerald Bay, or Fallen Leaf Lake. Don't miss out on artisan coffee and the wine bar at Revive, owned by our friend, Robin. Revive is located on Hwy 50 near Lakeview Commons Beach. Many ski resorts have activities throughout the winter months. Be sure to take in some snow skiing at Heavenly Ski Resort or Sierra at Tahoe or stay close to home by using our snowshoes on a walk through the forest. We love to ride the tram up Squaw Valley and ice skate on the mountain top Olympic rink. As you can see, Tahoe really is America's All Year Playground.

                                                                Rates & Availability

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                                                                100% Refund if cancellation occurs 30 days prior to Check-in Date.

                                                                29 Reviews
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