Dave Leal

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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LUXURY TAHOE RIVERFRONT HOME WITH HOT TUB

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 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

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
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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Dave Leal

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As a general contractor, we professionally maintain our home.

Dave Leal purchased this house in 1981

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

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

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

Reviews

4.6
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews
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Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
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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.
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Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
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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
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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
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.
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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.
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Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
Oakland
5

EXCELLENT STAY IN A FANTASTIC HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Our group stayed at Dave's riverfront home for a holiday weekend. It was extremely clean and great for our group of 10. The kitchen is huge, has tons of counter space, and is incredibly well stocked - I would be hard pressed to come up with a cooking tool that wasn't available. The living room was also very large, with plenty of space and comfortable furniture for us all to hang out in the same room. The large hot tub was perfect after a day of skiing, and the walk through shower to the hot tub deck was a nice feature. The location is convenient to Kirkwood, Sierra at Tahoe, and Heavenly, as well as a ski shop just a few minutes away. Dave was great and lives nearby, so he can quickly address any issues that come up. We hope to back soon!
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Luxury Tahoe Riverfront Home with Hot Tub
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530-577-7898
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
Lafayette, LA
5

GREAT FAMILY HOME

  • 5 of 5
We spend Christmas in Tahoe every year, and this home was exactly as described. This house is probably the cleanest home we've ever rented. Dave, lives in the cottage next door and was great with blowing the snow and shoveling the back deck. The house is in a great location...well plowed during our stay, and easy to get to Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood and Heavenly.
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We include cleaning in our rental fee. This way we can maintain a clean and sanitized home for all our guests.
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Map

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

River fishing and cross country skiing in season

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Availability & Rates

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Christmas Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,025
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$265
From
$295
Fri,Sat
$1,835
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
$2,025
 
 
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
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes See Rental Agreement for specific cancellation policy.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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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:
  • Lake
  • River
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Piano
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • gambling casinos
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • cross country skiing
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
DOG FRENDLY - two dog maximum
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