Duggan Smith

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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ROOMY MODERN HOME READY FOR RELAXING

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

PLEASE VISIT OUR OTHER VRBO LISTINGS: 478492 AND 440131

Recently remodeled home in a quiet residential neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe. We rebuilt this place from the studs up in 2011 and were able to customize it with a relaxing mountain holiday in mind. Enjoy the open layout and cozy downstairs hideaway or the two big decks overlooking a creek.

When you are searching for a home base for your perfect Tahoe vacation a lot of things should be standard. Beautiful clean décor and furniture, a kitchen that is a pleasure to gather and cook in, a hot tub, a grill, internet access and home entertainment options. We wanted to go a step further here are some other things we offer that the others might not:

• Complimentary gift basket on arrival

• Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms

• On demand hot water to keep up with lots of showers

• Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided

• Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies

• Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues

• Level neighborhood makes snow driving much easier

• Not over crowded, only two people to a room

• Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out

• No keys to lose, choose your own code for our digital lock

Upstairs features a large open plan kitchen and living area. Beautiful slate flooring, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and HDTV above the gas fireplace. Send the kids downstairs to the large flat screen with Playstation 3, the foozball table or the game area. Cook up dinner on the barbecue or soak in the hot tub from the decks overlooking the creek and trees.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. A master with a king bed and its own bathroom and two rooms with queen beds. Down stairs is lots of space with a full pullout couch and two twin futon couches. All your towels and linens are provided

Cooking is a dream here. The kitchen features alder cabinets and concrete counters. There are brand new fridgidaire appliances including a dishwasher and convection/microwave. We have included everything you could need to bake or cook up a storm. There is a waffle iron and blender for whipping up delicious treats. If you prefer to do your cooking outside we have a big natural gas grill just out the door.

Relaxing is easy with a cozy fireplace and game and reading nook. The foozball table is great fun. We are wired for entertainment with 37' and 42' HDTVs, blue ray home theater, playstation 3, ipod dock and netflicks compatible wifi through out the house.

Location is key and this is a good one. Central in town you are close to everything. Heavenly 10min; Sierra at Tahoe 20min; Kirkwood 35min;Casinos 10min; Beaches 5min; Shopping 5min; Golf 10min. This is a quiet, flat residential area so access is easy and the nights are quiet. The home backs to a sunny wooded area and creek. Take it all in from the two big decks.

City of South Lake Tahoe Permit: 005010

Keywords: cabin, lodge, hideaway

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Duggan Smith (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Duggan Smith

I came to Tahoe on vacation from Australia in 1998 and have been drawn to the place ever since. In fact I moved here permanently eight years ago and have been loving it ever since. I am lucky enough to teach snowboarding at Heavenly each winter and work in construction during the summer.

Duggan Smith purchased this house in 2010

Why Duggan Smith chose Tahoe Island

We bought this place so we would have somewhere for my family to stay when they visit from Australia. I was able to remodel it top to bottom with a great place to vacation being the goal all along.

What makes this house unique

Complimentary gift basket on arrival

• Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms

• On demand hot water to keep up with lots of showers

• Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided

• Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies

• Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues

• Level neighborhood makes snow driving much easier

• Not over crowded, only two people to a room

• Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out

• No keys to lose, we'll send you a code for our digital lock

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
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

Reviews

4.9
based on 71 traveler reviews

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Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
average rating of 4.915493 based on 71 reviews
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Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
Reno, NV
3

So Shore Dr.

  • 3 of 5
Was a small but comfortable home. There were 10 women. We found the downstairs beds to be VERY uncomfortable. Also, the carpeting needed to be cleaned. Kitchen was very well equipped. Ice maker didn't seem to work. Had to buy 10# of ice. Would think there would be a railing on the stairwell!!!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
5

In Tahoe for a wedding

  • 5 of 5
We rented this adorable house for a 5 night stay in Tahoe for a wedding. We were a group of 7 friends from 4 different states, and the house was perfect for us. Duggan (the landlord) has done an amazing job of stocking the house with everything you could possibly need for a stay. The house looks small from the outside, but is quite roomy and comfortable. There was also an awesome welcome basket, and black book filled with information about the house and local places for food and groceries. Because we were all flying in and out, it was so nice to not have to buy a bunch of paper supplies, condiments, soap, etc. that we wouldn't be able to bring home with us. We were able to cook several great meals in the kitchen (and on the grill) and enjoy the hot tub. We didn't watch much TV (lots of wedding activities) but there were lots of channels available. Duggan was very responsive with all of our questions. Another plus - the beds were very comfy!

Would definitely recommend, and if we return to Tahoe (which we would all love to do!) we will stay at one of Duggan's properties again.

Activities we recommend: RumRunner Boat Cruise from the Beacon Bar and Grill. The Beacon Bar and Grill was a good location for lunch on the lake (though expensive, as everything in Tahoe is).
  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
5

Cabin Cozy

  • 5 of 5
We took a family holiday break and had a great time, this is centrally located with all the amenities one could want. The owner is very attentive and friendly and lots to do in this area! The cabin is clean, fully stocked and well maintained.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
Vancouver WA
5

Great House!

  • 5 of 5
The house is awesome, it was very spacious and fully appointed. The location is great, in a nice quite neighborhood, close to the lake with access to bike trails. Thanks again
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
California
5

Very much Satisfied

  • 5 of 5
This place is very nice!!! Loved the comfortable beds and pillows. The kitchen and living room are great!! The downstairs game room was awesome for our kids. This place had everything we needed. The back patio was very relaxing and great for BBQ (they have a gas grill! Do not need charcoal )We want to back next year!!!!! Overall awesome vacation house!!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Roomy Modern Home Ready for Relaxing
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p383106vb
-5303141129
Tahoe Island South Lake Tahoe
Southern California
4

Terrific place to stay

  • 4 of 5
We appreciated the modern style of this rental during our stay: the stack stone fireplace, slate floors, glass tile backsplash in the kitchen & contemporary furnishings. A USB cord for the Playstation 3 was missing and Duggan promptly brought over a new cord. The kids & parents were grateful for the prompt response. This rental also had some little touches that were great: spices, oil & vinegar, and other staples were stocked in the kitchen. A basket of goodies (fresh fruit, trial mix, gum, chips, toothpaste) was waiting for us when we arrived. Plenty of dishes, containers, pots & pans; the kitchen is well stocked. The only thing I couldn't find was a garlic press. ;-) Loved that there was water & ice in the fridge door. Gas BBQ grill on the back deck; we cooked a few meals utilizing the BBQ. Laundry baskets in every bedroom closet for dirty laundry. Hair dryers in the bathrooms. Dispenser for soap & shampoo. This is a great rental and suited our group of 6 very well. Here comes the "but." The house doesn't have air conditioning and the house was pretty warm when we arrived for our 4 o'clock check-in. There are fans for each bedroom, but the airflow just wasn't there. So if you don't mind a warm house in summer, this is a great place to rent. They lose a couple points for the front load washer….it smells, badly. It is a front loader and I understand there have been problems with mold in these types of washers. Perhaps a service call and some vinegar will fix the problem. Also, there is no garage for parking, but space for 2-3 cars in the drive way. Overall, we think this is a terrific place to stay. It is clear that the owners are attentive and want their guests to have a pleasant stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for all the feedback.

It is a great house in so many ways and we certainly are serious about doing everything we can to ensure our guests have the best possible time.

Garlic press is a great suggestion, we will get one at all our places.

The washing machine was just bought to our attention recently. We had been treating with bleach in between guests and endeavoring to keep the door open to allow it to dry properly. Will give the vinegar a try too.

There is no garage, and no space to add one. If this is something that is important to you our other properties have garages (478492 and 440131). The paved driveway is 28 feet across and can fit three cars.

Air conditioning is pretty much unheard of here in Tahoe and rarely needed. On the hottest of days, it can be warm in the house into the evening, but almost always cools off over night. Placing a fan in the window usually does the trick. The downstairs area stays cooler than upstairs. If you feel you need air conditioning you can use the filters in vrbo to find a place, I would confirm with the owners also, as there really are very few homes with it.


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Availability & Rates

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Tahoe Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Nov 23 2014
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$2,700
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
$220
From
$320
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$4,700
 
 
Holidays
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$360
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$320
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$4,700
 
 
MLK
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$320
 
 
Winter
Jan 19 2015 - Feb 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$320
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$4,700
 
 
Presidents Week
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
$320
 
 
Winter
Feb 22 2015 - Apr 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$240
From
$320
Fri,Sat
$1,500
$4,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$320
 

Additional information about rental rates

Reset Fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.
Holiday weekends have a three night minimum that must include Friday and Saturday.
Bookings generally may not contain a Friday or Saturday night with out the other also.
Saturday to Saturday bookings will have a $400 up charge.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Tahoe Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom, walk in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Den 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Den 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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