'TAHOE CASTLE' EXTREME LUXURY, INDOOR POOL, WATERFALL, STEAM, SAUNA

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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'TAHOE CASTLE' EXTREME LUXURY, INDOOR POOL, WATERFALL, STEAM, SAUNA

Pioneer Trail House Rental Photos and Description

Sleeps 12 comfortably, 4 Bedrooms (Large Loft: counts as a 4th bedroom)

Nothing Compares to 'Tahoe Castle'! Enjoy your very own large private Indoor Heated Pool with Waterfall and Fireplace, special lighting and stereo. The Castle has both a Steam Room and Sauna Room and of course a Hot Tub under the stars. Magnificent open beam Log Great Room has another fireplace and the adjoining Gourmet Kitchen is well equipped. The home has 3 bedrooms plus a Large Loft area with two extra beds and a pullout sofa which is officially recognized as a 4th bedroom, and still has room for the Pool Table and Foosball Table. Located just about 5 miles to either the Lake or to the Casinos or Heavenly Ski Resort, on a quiet cul-de-sac with empty wooded lots on either side for optimum privacy. TV in every bedroom plus Living room, plenty of cable stations plus high speed wireless Internet. The kitchen is well equipped for a feast preparation and has a wine cooler. Why stay in just any old house when you can stay in a Castle? THE MOST popular vacation rental in Lake Tahoe! Come see why Nothing Else Compares! Deposit holds dates one year in advance or more, ask me anything at all. All Major Credit Cards Accepted directly with owner. Feel free to ask me anything at all.

Please note: Extreme Demand for this home, I will accept reservation with deposit a year or more in advance, just ask.

[Eldorado County Rental Permit #1034]

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You may hold dates if 90 days in advance or more with only a $500 deposit. If within 90 days full payment is due to secure reservation (exception Christmas and New Year Weeks payment due 6 months prior). Cancel prior to 90 days before your dates will only incur a 3% cancellation fee of the deposit amount, so will cost you just $15. Therefore reserving ahead is highly recommended, even a year or so in advance. This not only gets you the dates you want but also locks in the price which as you can tell from my calendar with demand so high, it is very likely rates may go up. There are very few homes with a pool and other comparable amenities for rent in Tahoe and ALL that I have found have rental costs considerably higher then my home.

All details will be emailed to you in my standard contract once you've chosen dates, and will clearly state all policies and fees. You are still under no obligation, nor am I, until you return it signed and complete whatever payment is due. Ask me Anything at all.

House History: Well people ask so here is. House built in 2000 and designed as a luxury vacation rental with amenities like no other. The designer had it right because what sets this house aside from so many other choices are the unique amenities. I bought the house in 2004 and still had guests on the calendar so I gave it a try. The house has always rented more often, far above other houses. When I decided to no longer use a management agency in late 2007 I forwarded the savings on to the guests. The house has since booked much more often than ever despite the economy. Everyone Loves the home, thousands of guests have stayed here! Pricing compares to houses similar in size but without the amenities. So why stay in just any house when you can stay in a 'Castle'? My best deals are if last minute, meaning within 7 days, when if you do not see dates booked then I will discount and make you a great deal! These deals are rare though so if you want your choice of dates plan well ahead. Always just ask me anything.

Availability Calendar: I don't know why but this website chooses to display confusing angle shaded calendar dates that make it difficult to know if some nights are rented or not. Easiest thing to do is simply contact me and I'll always make everything perfectly clear, don't be shy.

All terms stated in rental contract supercede any terms from anything stated elsewhere. Websites limit my input.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dan

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I'm semi-retired and manage this home all myself. I'm devoted to my guests and pay attention to detail. I understand your vacation time is valuable and memories made with family and friends are precious. I'm happy and proud to have enabled many hundreds of folks to enjoy 'The Castle' for years now and look forward to many more.

Dan purchased this house in 2004

Well the only other homes I have found with an indoor private pool and comparable amenities have been priced quite a bit higher. I know that management expense adds to the price. Since I do it all I keep the prices at a very fair value. One can expect to pay the same for a lot of homes of similar size...but without a pool, steam and sauna. So why stay in a regular house when you can enjoy a Castle?!

I know packing and organizing and traveling isn't always that fun. But when you find yourself floating around, listening to your favorite music, waterfall and fireplace going...you'll KNOW you're on vacation!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Reviews

Property Reviews

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'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
average rating of 4.9375 based on 20 reviews
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'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235292
+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe
San Francisco CA USA
5

Favorite Vacation Home Ever !!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
Kids loved it, grandparents loved it, husband and I loved it. We travel often and I've been all over the globe and have never found any home so filled with amenities. You float in the pool at night with waterfall on and fireplace and your favorite music, plus they have some special fiber lighting. It was absolute heaven! My only comment was his ad needs better pictures and Dan said he's working on that.
We will be back for certain.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I treat all my guests like family and it always seems to pay off. Never had an unhappy guest in all these years, and that's hundreds of people!
Helpful votes: 28/30
business
'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235292
+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe
5

Best Tahoe Trip Ever

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My family has been traveling to Tahoe since 1975 and we have stayed in many hotels and rentals. I wish we had known about this gem a long time ago! Mind you we have stayed in some nicer homes during the last several years as we have retired and can afford the best, yet this home had things we never even considered such as a pool inside the house. How refreshing after walking all day to slip into a nice warm pool. We liked the steam room too since Tahoe can be pretty dry and my sinuses need to adjust normally. I'll add that it was a pleasue dealing with the owner. He's very good at what he does and reserving the home was easy and all communications were very polite and informative. Only bad thing was we missed out on reserving Christmas which we're told just booked. We will return though.
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! Very happy you enjoyed "The Castle"!
business
'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235292
+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe
5

Awesome Castle

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Dan's home was perfect for our group. Super spacious and all the appliances were top of the line. Dan was easy to work with and very understandable. It really doesn't hurt to just ask so give him a call. You won't regret it.
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, I never ask for them but maybe I should start. I see a lot of other properties have more reviews so I guess it wouldn't hurt. People consistently love the Castle and I work hard to see their needs are met and the house is beautiful.
business
'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235292
+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe
5

All we hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We decided to jump on a last minute deal and this home seemed so beautiful we couldn't resist. As it turns out the house is even nicer than the photos show and also much bigger. We all had a great time and enjoyed the pool, spa, steam and sauna. The guys had a ball playing pool while the girls had fun by the living room fire. Even though the weather was great we want to return for the Winter season sometime. The owner is very professional and helpful and made the process simple. Best place we've ever rented and we have rented many. We all loved it!
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p235292
+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe
5

Spectacular

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
I stayed there previously as a guest of a friend who rented it. This time (September 2013) I rented it myself for my family. The photos don't do it justice-absolutely spectacular, and the living room and kitchen have the highest vaulted ceilings I have ever seen. The indoor pool and the hot tub are heavenly, and of course you see so many stars in the mountains. We even saw some shooting stars. The huge kitchen is great for someone like me who loves to cook. The place was clean, all the linens looked new, and also looked like new carpets in the upstairs where the pool table and foosball table are. Nice quiet neighborhood, and the neighbors I talked to were very nice. Dan was a pleasure to work with and made all the planning, arrival easy and had all the answers we needed. We will be back again for sure!
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send along such a nice review and of course you're more than welcome to return to "The Castle" and hope you get to experience the other Tahoe seasons.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Map

Nearest Airport
59 Miles
Reno (Nevada) Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
beach
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: recommended

This home is close to the Lake and all local activities. About a 5 mile drive will get you to Lake or Casinos or Heavenly Ski Resort. There is so much to do year round, hiking biking skiing, boating, kayaking, snow shoeing, sledding. There is so many links online to endless things to do and so many things you can rent if you don't have it, makes it an easy place to fly in and out. The mountain air is so fresh and the scenery is spectacular. Of course if you just want to relax at the home you couldn't have chosen a better equipped paradise! The pool is heated of course, steam, sauna, hot tub, play some pool or foosball, or enjoy a feast with friends and family. I manage my home myself and eliminate the management company fees so the cost now is very comparable to plenty of houses here or even less expensive and yet nothing compares! Thousands of guests have stayed here since 2001. I've yet to have anyone who was not impressed. I'm always told how photos don't do it justice.

Other Activities: Floating in the Pool

Golf: See why Tiger Woods chose to have a home here in Tahoe. (edited: well, one reason anyhow). The thin air allows the ball to really take off. There are plenty of nice golf courses here and a driving range and course are only about 2 miles from this home.

Ski: This home is only about 5 miles to Heavenly Ski Resort which offers great slopes and the best views of the Lake below. Of course you can drive to several other resorts but what is REALLY noce is after a long day on the slopes you can rejuvinate in the steam or sauna rooms, swimming pool or hot tub. Another benefit...after a big snow fall many people are 'snowed in' to a rental for a day. This is one home you won't have to sit around and watch TV all day. The Castle is a paradise within a Paradise!!

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Availability & Rates

Pioneer Trail House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring 2014
Apr 7 2014 - May 22 2014
$350
3 nights
 
 
SUMMER 2014
May 23 2014 - Sep 1 2014
$495
5 nights
 
 
AUTUMN 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$350
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
 
WINTER 2014
Nov 22 2014 - Dec 22 2014
$495
5 nights
 
 
Christmas 2014
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$800
$5,250
5 nights
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 6 2015
$495
5 nights
 
 
SPRING 2015
Apr 7 2015 - May 21 2015
$350
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
 
SUMMER 2015
May 22 2015 - Sep 7 2015
$495
5 nights
 
 
AUTUMN 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Nov 20 2015
$350
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
3 nights
 
 
PRE-WINTER 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 18 2015
$450
5 nights
 
 
Christmas-New Year 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
$800
$5,250
5 nights
 
 
WINTER 2016
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 4 2016
$495
5 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$350
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Exception always to minimum nights is when fewer nights remain between two reservations. Any Legal Holiday Period may have premium pricing , just ask for quote. Add $200 to total rent for stay including July 4th. If rates are not posted ask first, I do not control the quote system here and it may be inaccurate. Note I personally accept all major credit cards directly with no processing fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Pioneer Trail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Free Local Calls
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large Loft
  • The Loft is considered a bedroom area per vacation permit agency.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • marina
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • nude beach
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • library
  • arboretum
  • synagogues
  • pond
  • churches
  • autumn foliage
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • forests
  • caves
  • waterfalls
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • playground
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • sailing
  • golf privileges optional
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • hunting
  • mountaineering
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • skiing
  • ski privileges optional
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Dining area sits Six, plus counter seats four, other tables and seating as well including seasonally lots of seating outside on either the front balcony or rear deck area. As far as elderly there are steps and of course can be slippery in Winter so if someone can assist than you judge accordingly. Pets are considered on case by case so let me know what you have before renting the home. Please smoke outside ONLY and always be extremely careful to put out butts in water. Email me for all bed sizes and sleeping arrangements. Always feel free to just email me with any questions.

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