We enjoyed our stay in Pete's Tahoe home. It was as described and the location is pretty fantastic. Close to Tahoe City as well as the ski resorts. The Savemart is really convenient. It's on the way in on our drive up and also on the way in from Squaw or Alpine. Everything was super clean and the kitchen and bathroom were really nice. We didn't cook much, but the kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. We also enjoyed the wifi and tv! The shag carpet offered my kids an interesting activity...they would run around and shock each other!
They had a bear deterrent, and that sounded scarier than it was. It was actually very simple to use and not much of a hassle.
We did encounter a couple of hiccups....The driveway was not cleared and ice had formed in spots, so our van had a little trouble getting into it. Also, the garage (it's "attached" to the house, but you walk up steps from the garage to the front door - so you're not going into the house directly from the garage) was a little too short for our van and we couldn't park in it. That wasn't a problem because it didn't snow during our stay, but it would have been nice to have been able to.
Also, the handouts we received prior to arrival, did warn us about neighborhood dogs and that they were friendly, but there was one dog that just stood at the front door and barked for a long time. Once in the evening before dinnertime, and then one time in the morning when we were trying to leave. My kids had a bad experience with big dogs before and they were terrified. In the morning though, the kids locked themselves in the upstairs room and my husband opened the front door to the barking dog. Luckily, the dog just ran away. So we were able to leave. But after that, my kids did not want to play on the deck (which was a great area for them) because they were afraid the dog would come back.
If you need to checkout early in the morning, I would suggest bringing your own towels and sheets because it's part of the deal that you wash all the linens before you leave.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would probably stay again...if it weren't for the big dog. Friendly or not, big dogs that bark at them, terrify them.