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Curtis McMillan

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Tahoe City Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

For a memorable “Alpine Escape,” you will be enchanted with this classic A-frame architectural design, reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. Surrounded by a forest of pine trees, walk in and you will find upscale California comfort with all the amenities of home.

Perfect for your weekend getaways, family gatherings, reunions with friends, you will find 4 bedrooms, fully renovated in traditional cabin style with 2 bathrooms, one of which is super deluxe bathroom with spa. There are 3 decks and an outdoor hot tub for your enjoyment. In addition you will find a fully enclosed, fenced back yard ensuring full privacy and protected space for children to play.


We are within walking distance or a short drive of many great restaurants and shops.

Lake Tahoe a year-round vacation area with opportunities for many outdoor activities including, downhill and Cross country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, water skiing, sailing, and many more!

You will find that much attention has been paid to detail in the restoration and furnishing of this home, for it is our home first, and a vacation rental second. Those looking for a cabin a few notches up from basic necessities will find in Alpine Escape a quiet mountain retreat and an idyllic respite from city life.

Price $275-300 /night. Minimum 4-night stay required for major holidays.

**Adjacent in-law apartment available. Sleeps 4. Not rented separately. $150/ night.**

Email or phone for further information. Ph. 415-235-7879 (evenings and weekends. Text messages preferred)

Now accepting reservations for Summer.

Keywords: deluxe, A-Frame, hot Tub, chalet, spa

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  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible

Curtis McMillan

This advertiser has been with since 2005
Speaks english

Physician owner who loves the outdoors, snowboarding.

Curtis McMillan purchased this cabin in 2005

I chose this cabin because of the 'Old World' design reminiscent of traditional alpine ski cabins from days gone by, yet still with all the modern conveniences that we all appreciate.

Ideal location in North lake tahoe, close to both summer and winter activities and close to center of Tahoe City, restaurants and other entertainment activities

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

Deluxe Cabin with Hot Tub and Sauna
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews
Deluxe Cabin with Hot Tub and Sauna
Tahoe City Lake Tahoe North Shore
San Francisco

Nice house, challenging landlord

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
I very rarely write reviews, certainly not negative reviews, but I feel like I should warn people about dealing with this landlord. From the time I secured the listing it was struggle, poor communication and inconsistent information.

The first bad sign was that when I sent check for the property along with my deposit, my deposit check was cashed. I have rented many properties via VRBO and I have never had a deposit check cashed. When I inquired I was told my money would be returned within 2-4 weeks of my stay assuming everything was in order.

Next issue: The house has a in-law apartment attached that is ONLY rented to someone with the party renting the large unit. I had friends that expressed interest and I connected them with the landlord. After exchanging initial emails back and forth he informed my friend that the apartment was already rented. Turned out it was a misunderstanding and my friends did secure the rental, but it took multiple calls from my friends and me to clear up the confusion.

I have saved the best for last. When we arrived we noticed that the refrigerator was not cold. We adjusted the temperature setting inside the refrigerator and placed items inside, hoping it would cool down in time. Unfortunately, it did not get any colder so we moved our perishables into a cooler and into the downstairs unit refrigerator. I called the landlord to let him know and request that he have it looked at if possible. Next we noticed that the dishwasher was VERY touchy and you had to finesse it to get the water to turn on. We managed to use throughout our stay, but I also mentioned it to the landlord for his information. Much to my surprise, I received the following email after my stay:

“I arranged for a repair person to come and assess both the dishwasher and the fridge. He found both appliances to be in working order. In fact, he found the fridge to be too cold and recommended not leaving it so cold when no one is there. As I mentioned in my orientation email, I am happy to pay for legitimate repairs but ask clients to pay for service visits that are not warranted. The service visit was $99.00 and I have deducted this amount from your security deposit.”

The bottom line, I was charged for being inconvenienced in the rental property and sharing valuable information with the landlord. Unbelievable.

Needless to say, I do NOT recommend this property.
Owner's Response: I regret that this client was dissatisfied and hope that my response will provide some perspective on the situation.

With respect to the security deposit. I do cash them. I have had the unfortunate experience where a client caused substantial damage, and then stopped payment on the security deposit check. I ultimately had to go to court to (with all the additional expense and time) to be vindicated. Prior to the preceding experience I never cashed security deposit checks but, learning from my experience, I do now. I never told the client her check would not be cashed and please note that she did receive her refund in 2-4 weeks, as promised.

The misunderstanding concerning the apartment was that her friend was supposed to reference the client in her inquiry for rental of the apartment and did not. I only rent the apartment and main cabin simultaneously to friends and when both parties are agreeable. Not realizing that it was the client's friend making the inquiry I initially declined the request for rental of the apartment. This is, perhaps, the "poor communication and inconsistent information" referred to.

Regarding the refrigerator issue, the client is correct. I did charge her for the service charge. She was advised in advance that this could occur if a repair technician found no equipment malfunction. It is not uncommon for clients to omit reading operating instructions or to fail do basic trouble shooting that one would do in one's own home. A professional technician confirmed in writing that both dishwasher and fridge were in working order. Perhaps the client had unreasonable expectations regarding refrigerator temperature. Each service charge is costly and, when unwarranted, is unfair to the owner and to other clients as rates ultimately increase to cover such needless expenses.

What the client failed to mention was that our written agreement called for only one pet and she had two on the premises. The agreement expressly states that the client will forfeit the entire security deposit if more than the agreed upon number of persons or pets are allowed on the premises. As there was no significant damage I did not invoke this clause. By right, I could have kept the entire security deposit AND charged her for the needless service visit. Instead, I charged her only for my out-of-pocket costs. I thought this was quite generous and my thanks for this kindness is the letter above.
Helpful votes: 2/3
Deluxe Cabin with Hot Tub and Sauna
Tahoe City Lake Tahoe North Shore
Menlo Park, CA

Relaxing Right at Lake Tahoe

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We rented the Cabin for a weekend to get away from the city and enjoy the nature around Lake Tahoe.

The hot tub, the bbq, the beach (though not a sand beach) in walking distance made our stay very enjoyable.
There is a cute breakfast place down the road and also kayak and bike rental shops. We did all of that and had a great time. There are biking paths along the lake and the river.

The house is nice and well maintained. As you can see in the pictures there is a lot of wood inside which makes it cozy (especially in the winter when you can heat up the gas fire place) but also a little dark.

It was very easy to rent the place and all relevant information where provided upfront.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michaela for your kind comments. It was a pleasure having you and I hope you will consider Alpine Escape again in the future.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Reno Airport
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Private Home Owners Association Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sunnyside Restaurant
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Homewood Ski Resort
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sunnyside Restaurant
Car: necessary

The Cabin is located in Tahoe Park, an exclusive residential community on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. Surrounded by pine trees, the area has a distinct mountainous feel;yet we are only 2 miles from the center of Tahoe city with many restaurants, shops, and other activities. A perfect location to get away from it all yet to not be too far from essential modern conveniences.

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Availability & Rates

Tahoe City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
Apr 15 - May 20
2 nights
Sep 15 - Dec 15
2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 nights

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Holiday weeks charged at weekend rate of $300/night. Minimum 4-day stay.
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Tahoe City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large deluxe shower/ spa. Second Floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sleeps two on ground floor.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Sleeps 2 second floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Sleeps 2 second floor. Access to upper deck
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Sleeps 2 on ground floor.
    Attached Unit - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 4. Separate independent unit. For Owner's use.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • snowboarding
  • jet skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
Hot Tub, Home office with Fax and printer, Enclosed back yard.
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