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Beautiful North Lake Tahoe Home - Sleeps 16

Julie Vilardi

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights

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Julie Vilardi

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Beautiful North Lake Tahoe Home - Sleeps 16

Bedrooms 5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights


Lake Forest Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 5 Bedrooms, + 2 Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16)

FEATURES: This custom built luxury private home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with custom woodwork through out. It is located two blocks from Lake Tahoe in the Lake Forest community of Tahoe City in North Shore Tahoe. It has a large deck and lawn area and has recently been beautifully landscaped. There is a BBQ, a wood burning stove, storage shed, an outdoor hot tub, an outdoor ping pong table (summer months) satellite TV, wireless internet, DVD/CD players, flat panel TVs, Sony PS3 video console and games, and iPod dock. The home has a gourmet kitchen and two separate living rooms. The bedroom layout includes two king bedrooms, 2 queen bedrooms and a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. There are also two queen sofa sleepers, one in the living room and one in the family room. This spacious home is excellent for large groups or families. All bed, bath and hot tub linens are provided. The kitchen is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Well-behaved dogs with responsible owners are welcome. The property is not fenced, but is located on a very quiet street with very little traffic.

Should you need more space, the five bedroom home right next door can also be rented. Please see:

WINTER ACTIVITIES: Snow skiing: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar are within 20 minutes drive; snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES: Water skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, boating (there is a public boat launch in Lake Forest), sailing, hiking, and mountain biking. World class golf - over 40 courses from 10 to 90 minutes drive.

YEAR ROUND: Fine dining and gambling (25 minutes drive)

Keywords: Spacious, Recently Updated Chalet. Short Term or Long Term Rental Available

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Julie Vilardi (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Julie Vilardi

My husband, Frank, and I have owned this home since 2003. We live in Oakland, California and have two children. We are all avid outdoor enthusiasts. Frank is a General Contractor and I am a Nurse Practitioner.

Julie Vilardi purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Julie Vilardi chose Lake Forest

This home was originally built by my father-in-law in the 1960's. His talent with wood working is present throughout the home. His Austrian upbringing is obvious in the design themes of this custom built home. The entire home was recently updated both inside and out and gave us the opportunity to add many of our favorite amenities. My father-in-law originally chose this location for the natural beauty and peacefulness.

What makes this chalet unique

Peace and quiet. Ability to enjoy nature just outside the front or back door. Wonderful shopping and dining close by. Easy walk to public beaches on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Close drive to world class ski areas. Hot tub on front deck. Ping Pong table and bocce ball available for summer months.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Julie,

This note comes a couple of days late; I actually wanted to write it soon after leaving your beautiful place at Sierra View

but further travels didn't allow for it!

We had such a wonderful time - all nine of us - and your home was perfect for us, in every respect.

Since five of us came directly from Bavaria to Lake Tahoe (Munich), and all of us enjoy(ed) Tyrol, as recently as last summer,

we particularly enjoyed how your dear father-in-law incorporated so many building elements familiar to us. In other words:

We felt very much at home!

Another detail frequently commented on: Every square inch in the house is space wasted. And we did love the

woodwork; the "solidity" of the house; the fact that noise (voices) doesn't travel to the bedrooms.

Last not least: We were touched how lovingly you stocked the kitchen, the bathrooms, etc. We certainly found all the tools

we were looking for and it made our week, and our simple meal preparations so easy and enjoyable.

And we are happy to report that all nine of us did not feel "crowded" for even one moment!

I used the downstairs bedroom, off the living room/dining room and smiled when I even found an Anthony de Mello, SJ, book

to greet me.....the perfect choice for my night time reading!

Since I have family in Reno, NV, we hope to be able to make use of your lovely home again in the future.

I trust you received the keys in the meantime and found the house in good order. We tried to take very good care of it, respecting

your family tradition and values.

All my best - for all of us,

Jun 2013
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Bedrooms 5
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 60 nights
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Beautiful North Lake Tahoe Home - Sleeps 16
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 12 reviews

We enjoyed it!!

  • 4 of 5

This is a very good place to stay. It easily accommodated all the five families in our group. It has three very spacious bedrooms (two of them have bathrooms), one small bedroom (perfect for one small family), and another one with two bunk beds (this is the favorite one for all the kids). There are two living rooms with digital TV and games which entertained everyone. The spa outside was perfect for us after a day of ski. The kitchen is very nice, with plenty of cookware. The formal dinning is spacious.

It is very close to the lake (several minutes walking).

I would give five stars if the furnitures are newer, and kitchen more spacious.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
United States

Amazing Cabin Experience

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed in this beautiful cabin with my husband's family--his parents, his sisters and their husbands, and a whole bunch of kids. We fit easily inside the spacious home and had an incredible time. I spent my summers vacationing in Tahoe so I've experienced many accommodations and so much of what the lake has to offer. This rates right up there with the best of them.

Just a block from the lake and a rustic beach, you'd never have to drive anywhere if you didn't want to. However, being just on the outskirts of Tahoe City means it's just a short distance to grocery stores, restaurants, rafting, beaches with restrooms, etc.

Julie was so easy to work with and, if we ever need another sizable rental, I would not hesitate to work with her again. While we were there, we discovered a leaking sink. While it wasn't a problem for us, we called the management and it was fixed that very day. I have no complaints whatsoever in regard to the booking process or our fabulous stay.

If you're looking for a rental for a big group, look no more. This is your place.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Rafael, CA

Wonderful house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful house over New Years and it was great for 9 adults and 3 kids. Two family areas were perfect for a large group and 4 bathrooms were a definite plus (we never ran out of hot water). The kitchen had everything a cook could dream of and then some. The whole place was spotless!

The house is located on a quiet street just a few minutes from the lake. We enjoyed walks in the peaceful neighborhood. The owners were a pleasure to do business with, very responsive, and easy to contact.

Our group has been renting in Tahoe area for 15 years and this was one of the best houses we’ve been to. I would definitely recommend this house and I’d like to come back and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Danville, CA

Great Place!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this great house over thanksgiving and had 15+ people. The accomodations were wonderful, the kicthen was fully stocked, two great familiy areas, so football was on one TV and movies, etc on the other. Plently of room, convenient to everything, and we all had a fabulous Thanksgiving. The owners were very pleasant to do business with. We highly recommend this place for those wanting to have a large gathering in Tahoe.

Looking forward to doing it again!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Nice Location, Great Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

4 couples, 4 kids, and a wedding to attend. All worked smoothly, plenty of room, beds are comfy, house is clean, and the area is quiet. Would definately go back. The only (small) complaint would be the road (Sierra View) is a bit rough, pot holes, and some unpaved areas. Overall... a winner!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Oakland, ca

Great home for 10! Very close to squaw and lake

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for my group on 10. Ample space for everyone. The living room/dining room area was perfect for group meals and hanging out. Didn't even get the opportunity to use the second livIng room.


Great communication with owner

Nicely appointed kitchen- everything we needed for cooking in there

Lots of parking

Charcoal grill


Small Hot tub - can still accommodate 4-5 at a time though.

Overall: this was a great place to stay, very enjoyable first experience with vrbo

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Reno, NV
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City Municiple Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 28 and Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bacchi's in Lake Forest
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Alpine Meadows
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Forest
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Lake Forest Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
Winter Lease
Jan 4 2016 - Apr 30 2016
60 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250.00
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Lake Forest Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two blocks from Lake Tahoe. Storage shed on property. All bed, bath and hot tub linens provided. Beach chairs, water toys and ice chest provided for summer renters.

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