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Dave Leal

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Dave Leal

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014
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LUXURY TAHOE RIVERFRONT HOME WITH HOT TUB

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Christmas Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Our home is DOG friendly. We have a twelve people, four vehicle and two dog maximum.

Our Lake Tahoe vacation rental is the luxury main house of a private estate. The main house is a 4 BR home with a large hot tub located on two acres along a private stretch of the upper Truckee river in South Lake Tahoe This South Lake Tahoe vacation rental property is centrally located between Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood. Located at the foot of echo summit, this South Lake Tahoe vacation rental property maintains the old Lake Tahoe experience with privacy and easy access.

The home sleeps up to 12 guests. The yard is beautifully landscaped and maintained in a natural park-like setting.

All linens, dish towels, bath towels are provided for your use. This home is professionally cleaned after each guest use to provide you the confidence that the home is clean upon arrival.

Check-in is at 4:00pm and check-out is at 11:00 am to allow the cleaning crew access.

INTERIOR - sleeps 12 maximum - large hot tub

Four bedrooms:

Wi-Fi internet connection

Dish Network with all 33 premium pay channels in each bedroom and living room

Master bedroom - queen bed, dresser, double closet with shelves and mirror doors, two end nightstands, two lamps, exterior double doors to rear deck, wall mount TV, DVD, VCR with Dish Network

Second lower bedroom - one double bed, one closet with mirror doors, two end nightstands, one wall shelf system, television with Dish Network

Upper bedroom - one twin over double bunk bed, one dresser, wall mount television with Dish Network, nightstand with lamp, dresser with mirror

Front upper bedroom - one win over double bunk bed, one dresser, wall mount television with Dish Network, end table with lamp, closet with shelves and mirrored doors

Three bathrooms:

Main bathroom - tub/shower with two shower controls and shower heads, steam unit inside shower vanity with mirror, toilet

Lower floor bathroom - this bathroom is adjacent to the exterior hot tub located off the family room includes water sealed closets for clothing, a shower, toilet, steam unit and basin

Upper floor bathroom - this bathroom is located upstairs between the two bedrooms and includes a tub/shower unit, vanity, mirror, and toilet

Large central great room consist of:

Large kitchen - gas stove/oven, microwave, large refrigerator, Cherrywood cabinets with granite counters double sink with garbage disposal, filtered cold water system at the kitchen faucet, dishwasher, dishes, cups, glassware, silverware pots, pans, most common utensils and serving ware is available, toaster, blender, breakfast counter with four bar stools

Family room - thermostatic controlled gas fireplace, leather recliner couch, two leather rocker/recliners, television with Dish Network with all 33 movie channels, DVD, VCR, stereo with CD player, dining area, end tables, coffee table, one roll away single beds

Living room - sofa sleeper, dresser, piano

Laundry room - extra large washer, extra large dryer, large water heater, shelves and cupboard

EXTERIOR - TWO PRIVATE LANDSCAPE PARK-LIKE ACRES

This rental property is situated on two acres in Christmas Valley at the foot of Echo Summit with 140 feet of Upper Truckee River frontage. A large swimming hole is in the river with easy access.

Two free standing barbeques - one at river, one in rear of house, one gas BBQ on rear deck

Picnic tables located throughout the property

Elevated deck with slide for play

Two fire pits - available upon request and reservation - additional charge - weather and fire restricted

Large rear lawn area for play and yard games are available.

Private trails with four bridges to river

Small cabin at river are available for summer use only (pictured)

Landscaped circular driveway with plenty of parking for four vehicles.

Snow removal provided.

Cross county skiing, snowshoeing out back door

Large hot tub on rear redwood deck adjacent to a bathroom with steam unit

Keywords: House, waterfront, hot tub

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Dave Leal (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2014

About Dave Leal

As a general contractor, we professionally maintain our home.

Dave Leal purchased this house in 1981

Why Dave Leal chose Christmas Valley

BEAUTIFUL TWO ACRE RURAL PARCEL. Our home is landscaped in a natural park-like setting with beautiful lawns for private outdoor play.

What makes this house unique

PRIVACY, LUXURY, EASY ACCESS, CENTRAL LOCATION, UPPER TRUCKEE RIVER IN THE BACK YARD, HOT TUB, PLENTY OF PARKING FOR THE FOUR VEHICLE MAXIMUM.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dave, we had an awsome time. I've started a new job and don't

see in travels for a while, but you'll be right there when we do get a chance.
Mar 2010
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.6
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 23 reviews
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Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236640vb
-530-577-7898
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
La Verne, CA, USA
5

What a great time!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed for the week with our handicapped child, his brother, brother's friend, my wife and brother-in-law. We had a fantastic time. We need a clean house for our hurt child and this place fit the bill, super clean and had everything needed to make you feel at home including washer/dryer if you want to pack light. The kitchen was well stocked, you don't have to worry about not having the right gadget. Steam showers were a plus. Jacuzzi on deck was convenient. Property is so cool, the Truckee river (kind of a stream right now) runs behind the property, a short walk of 50-100 yards. Boys thoroughly enjoyed exploring and hanging by the river. Played horseshoes by the river and croquet in back yard (having never played before it was loads of fun, enjoyed by all). If cracking open a beer or glass of wine, relaxing, star gazing, spending time with family, are up your alley then this is the place for you. Close to the lake too only a short drive of 10-15 minutes. The owners are super friendly and super helpful. Can't wait to come back. Thanks Dave for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We may every effort to provide for our guest with special needs. Our home is deep cleaned after each guest reservation to provide all our guests with a thoroughly clean and sanitized home. We ozone treat our home to provide additional cleanliness.
business
Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236640vb
-530-577-7898
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
Albany, CA
5

Wonderfully relaxing by the riverfront.

  • 5 of 5
Staying at the Tahoe River House was like a retreat into relaxation. The spacious house was elegant, yet homey with natural décor, nature photos and artwork. The large kitchen has a good selection of appliances, utensils and dishware to prepare all of your meals. The family room is cozy and inviting with plenty of room to stretch out on the leather couches and recliners. It a perfect area to watch cable T.V., DVD's and listen to music. There is a large selection of books to enjoy and board games for the family to play. All the comforts of home are here. The park-like backyard was wonderful from the lush green lawn to the wild flowered meadow leading to the Truckee river. Walk in the river and take a dip or listen to the tranquil sounds of the streaming water. Blue Jays, Robins and other birds can be seen among the very tall trees. Wildlife is ever present, as we saw a rabbit and deer during our stay. A quiet neighborhood with excellent star-gazing at night. The only negative thing to this fantastic house is when we had to leave, for our vacation had come to an end. If you bring groceries and a bathing suit you won't need anything else to make this your home away from home.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to know that our goal to provide a comfortable home and private park-like yard is appreciated by our guests.
business
Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236640vb
-530-577-7898
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
Calif.
5

Peacefull Setting Inside and Out

  • 5 of 5
We have rented many vacation homes in the past years with our family(5 plus 1 dog) and this was one of the top rentals we have enjoyed. The owner and his wife were very cordial and informative regarding the house and property. We felt very comfortable and at home inside the house. There was ample sleeping, dinning, entertainment and parking accomodations. The home is also within a 10 mins. drive from a major grocery store and 12 mins from the lake.
The back yard and walk to the river was peaceful and serene. We and our grandkids spent alot of time down by the river. Sitting in one of the 2 rockers by the water for an hour will definitley relax one who has a stressfull job in their life.
We all hated to leave this spot but we will definitley strive to rent this property again!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to have our guests enjoy our private and well maintained property. Having our guests enjoy our property is our prime concern and goal. With limited time off from work, our property offers a peaceful and clean experience. Two private acres on the Upper Truckee River offers our guests the "old Tahoe feeling" without giving up modern conveniences of a clean and well equipped home.
business
Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236640vb
-530-577-7898
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
Monterey ca
5

An ideal home base

  • 5 of 5
The river house was the perfect choice for a carefree Easter vacation. The house was spacious with all the advertised amenities. Beautiful location and very private. Owner was great showed us around and was helpful in suggesting fun day trips. The house was very clean. They allow dogs and have a huge yard to let them romp around in. The location is great. It's a quick drive to the lake, casinos, and ski resorts. We are already booking our next stay.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236640vb
-530-577-7898
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
5

Prefect House to Experience Tahoe

  • 5 of 5
This house has every amenity you could ever want. The house was very clean and comfortable with plenty of space. It has central heating and a gas fireplace in the family room giving the house a cozy luxury lodge feel to it, complete with spa amenities like the steam showers and hot tub. The house has a huge yard; it’s like renting a private park on the river. It was very peaceful and relaxing. The owner, Dave lives next door we saw him once upon arrival when he gave us a helpful tour of the home. We received our full deposit refund shortly after departure. We will definitely rent this home again.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our goal is to provide a clean home on a private 2 acre parcel on the Upper Truckee River in a small 4 private parcels neighborhood surrounded by USFS land. As a general contractor living at the opposite end on the property, we strive to maintain our home in great condition for our guests and are available to address any maintenance issues that may come up. We include cleaning in the rental fee to maintain our high standards of cleanliness for our guest.
business
Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p236640vb
-530-577-7898
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
1

Avoid This Rental Property for a Good Time

  • 1 of 5
Please, please avoid this rental if you want to have a good time in Tahoe. I don't write many reviews but this weekend was an awful experience. The owner treats paying guests like they owe him for staying at this place. The weekend was more stressful then enjoyable.

First, the owner lives on the property (not next to it, on it) - so be prepared to feel immediately uncomfortable. Then, prepare yourself for a walkthrough with this guy where he notes the numerous instances when a guest did something wrong and he charged them for it. Like the hot tub cover hinge, where he said multiple guests had broken the exact same part which costs them (not him) +$100. To which one should wonder, why does he keep repairing the cover with the same fragile mechanism?? Wouldn't you try to make the house more durable?

And low and behold, he said we broke his bunk bed when we left and charged us $175 without discussion. My guests swear they did not break the bed and used the bed as any person would. To be fair, he did appropriately deduct from us for not picking up after my friends' two dogs. I'm sorry for that. Yet, when I protested the deductions, he then said he should have charged us for leaving a mud mark on the tile floor in the "mud room" (which he took pictures of). The house was just supposed to be vacuum ready- which would easily clean this up. He might as well just charge a cleaning fee, since he's just going to find something you did wrong and charge you for it.

Other issues: house very close to other neighbors, the river is actually a good walk away from house (you can't see it), you can hear the highway from the backyard, large drafts in house, and little character to house (like no board games, videos to make it a fun Tahoe experience).

The good (I'm actually a pretty reasonable person): nice kitchen, hot tub clean, house well-maintained, and a cool shower room to hot tub.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This tenant abused our home and property. Our guests wonderful experience is our primary concern. We inform each guest upon making a reservation that we live next door on the opposite end of the property in our separate home on the other side of the garage and we are available to assiste in the needs of our guests. We do not use the property when the main house is rented. Our listing states that the rental unit is the main house of a private 2 acre estate. Our home is in a rural area with only four neighbors, two were vacant while this guest was at our home.
We provide all guest with a walk thru of our home to explain the use and location of all our many amenities. We specifically explain to each guest that the hot tub cover lift system has an automatic safety locking feature that locks the cover in the open position so that the cover will not accidently close on the occupants. It is necessary to manually release this lock to close the cover. The cover mechanism could be damaged if you force the closure of the cover without releasing the locking mechanism.
In my walk thru with this guest, I mentioned the broken microwave housing as this was broken by the previous guest and a replacement was on order and that he knows that he will not be responsible for the microwave damage
This tenant broke the upper bunk rail and separated the slats in our new cherrywood bunk bed. This damage was deducted from his deposit and a date stamped photo was supplied to this guest.
Included in our rental fee is professional normal cleaning of our home. Our entry has plastic bins and storage benches for skis and play equipment. This guest had mud all over our tile entry floor. Furthermore they left the kitchen a mess with spills on the counters, cabinets and all over the range. We did not charge any additional cleaning for this and other messes this guest left in our home. We did charge a minimal fee of $35.00 for picking up the feces throughout our property form his two dogs. We do not charge any extra fees for guests that bring their dogs but require them to clean up after them. We provide three lined buckets and shovels throughout our yard for our guest to use. We must provide all subsequent guests a clean yard and we picked up after their dogs.
We have many board game in the upper front bedroom closet for our guests.
This review is unreasonable and a vindictive action to force us to refund the legitimate deductions.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Lake Tahoe Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Divided Sky
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Meyer Downtown Cafe
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Heavenly Valley
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Pope Beach
Car: necessary

River fishing and cross country skiing in season

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Rates & Availability

From $235 Per night

Christmas Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,835
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$410
$2,825
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2015 - Jan 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,835
 
 
Martin Luther King
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,025
 
 
Winter
Jan 20 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,835
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,025
 
 
4th of July
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 9 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,025
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$235
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Professional Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes See Rental Agreement for specific cancellation policy.

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Amenities

Christmas Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • River
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Steam unit in tub/shower unit
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Steamer unit, outside door to Hot Tub on rear deck
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With television
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With television
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , With television
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , With television
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) We have two queen size hide-a-beds, Bunk Beds (2) We have two twin over double bunk bed units
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
DOG FRENDLY - two dog maximum

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