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Lisa and John McDonald

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, spanish

Beautifully Detailed Knotty Pine, Rustic Charm, Free WiFi & Sat TV

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Lake Tahoe North Shore House Rental Photos and Description

1 Queen bedroom plus a Queen sofa bed, sleeps 4

The Tahoe Woodside sleeps 4, has a separate BR and BA upstairs, downstairs is a full kitchen,dining area and living room. A leather sofa in front of a river rock gas log fireplace opens to a comfortable queen size bed. Recently remodeled and located in a quiet neighborhood on the Old Brockway Golf Course.

The property is just 2 blocks from the beautiful beaches on Tahoe’s North Shore, just over one mile to 3 casinos yet surrounded by hiking and biking trails. Northstar Ski area is five miles away, and within 30 minutes drive to over 10 ski areas and championship golf courses. Many great restaurants and a 24hr. grocery store are just a few minutes away.


New high quality pillow-top queen mattress with down comforter.

Complete kitchen with stainless steel cookware, microwave, coffee maker, toaster-oven, spices,

Gas log fireplace, Satellite TV, DVD/MP3 player.

FREE High Speed Internet (32.27 Mbsp down load, 4.36 Mbps upload) with Wi-Fi connection

Patio Garden with BBQ and Chairlift Swing

Cleaning fees included in the rental rate

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa and John McDonald (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Lisa and John McDonald

Came to Lake Tahoe for a week's vacation in 1964 and never left. Bought and moved to this property in 1978. 1996-1997 remodeled it into our ideal vacation home and immediately received very positive responses from clients who now come from all over the world to enjoy the beauty of Tahoe and the peace, tranquility, and convenience of the Lake Tahoe Woodside

Lisa and John McDonald purchased this house in 1978

Why Lisa and John McDonald chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

This property is centrally located to all possible activities that exist at Lake Tahoe yet is privately situated within and surrounded by the Old Brockway Gold Course (built in 1926) which provides for a quiet retreat in a private neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

The land around the property is almost level for convenient access, has over a dozen 100 foot tall pine trees, is actually one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tahoe originally established by George Comstock of Virginia City's famed mother load era.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Beautifully Detailed Knotty Pine, Rustic Charm, Free WiFi & Sat TV
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
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If we could give John and Lisa 10 stars, we would!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Tahoe Woodside was the perfect way to enjoy Labor Day weekend! John and Lisa were two of the kindest, most accommodating, and helpful individuals we could have asked for in welcoming us to North Tahoe, and gave us plenty of ideas for things to do in the area. Their cabin, Tahoe Woodside, was homey and cozy, with plenty of space for my boyfriend and I to enjoy a long weekend. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was a great find. It's obvious that the owners have put a lot of thought into making their guests' stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, providing almost everything that you could need. The location is also excellent - beach, grocery store, restaurants and bars all within a few minutes walk, and yet it's still very peaceful. I wouldn't hesitate to stay again. Thanks John and Lisa!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable little cottage with wonderful sky lights which make it bright and airy. The bedroom and bathroom upstairs are spacious and immaculate. We really loved the bed! There were many little touches, too, that we appreciated, such as the huge thick towels. The living room is cozy and would be especially nice in the winter, but in the summer we spent as much time as possible on the porch, the terrace or the swing in the backyard looking onto the golf course. The location is very convenient to either walk or drive to the lake, shopping and restaurants. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Totally admit that I was a little nervous about a lake side vacation, but the gf was adamant I would like it and she was right! There is so much to do around Lake Tahoe in the summer that one week does not do the area justice at all. Our two story home from home at Tahoe Vista (adjacent to Kings Beach) was the ideal place for our annual vacation. This vacation rental has everything you could need and more. The usual things like a fully equipment kitchen, internet, huge satellite TV but also extra's that added to the feel of the place was a huge comfy leather sofa, your own small garden with BBQ, great sky lights in the bedroom, stair case and even above the shower (natural light shower, go figure) all wrapped up in a wood cabin house.The owners, very friendly couple, live in the adjacent house and are available at the end of a phone, plus they have great tips for hikes, things to do, best places to eat etc. (they recommend Soule Domain, great restaurant). This is one of three rental properties they offer in the area.Another great plus, is that you are in walking distance of Safeways, the beach, the restaurants etc., if you do not fancy driving anywhere. While you are walking distance of these amenities, you are well away from the hustle and bustle of tourists flocking around the center of Kings Beach. What is more, the pricing of this rental are very reasonable for the area, especially if staying for a good period of time. Nothing that detracts from a 5 star rating here at all! Will admit we have a serious power shower at home and I often miss this when staying away from home in hotels, bed and breakfasts. The shower in the rental was totally fine just not a power shower....the skylight shower though had me wondering how much it was add to the value of my home. I was pleased just to have a washer and dryer for us to use, but should point out that this is located in the bedroom - while this may sound strange we did not find this a problem at all, just means that you avoid trying to wash clothes early in morning or late at night. It was great to bring home clean clothes for once as opposed to cases full of laundry. As you can see we were struggling to find anything much negative to say to balance our positive view of this rental and vacation. Like any good vacation, this one has us wondering when we will get the chance to go back and visit the places we missed on this last trip. If we do go back, hopefully we will be able to rent the same place again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easy, uncomplicated R&R

  • 5 of 5

This was our first extended stay in North Tahoe so we can not compare to other properties listed on this site but here are the pluses:

Lisa and John, the owners - Gracious, warm, full of suggestions for things to do and ready with answers to our many questions. Sent us off to some great local Farmer's Markets. John quickly dealt with a slow draining tub. Lisa was quick to respond to e-mails and helped us find dates that would work for a very last minute trip.

Location - Anything we wanted to do was within an easy drive. The cabin is within walking distance of a beach for lounging in the water (be forewarned, very busy on summer weekends but we didn't mind because we enjoy people watching). You can park your car early morning at one beach nearby (parking lots fill up early) and walk back to the cabin for breakfast knowing you have all your water toys and ice chest ready for a day on the beach. Grocery store close by. Nice residential neighborhood.

Cabin - Super comfortable. We felt like we were at home. Kitchen well equipped and nice patio for grilling (there is a little bit of traffic noise from Hi-way 267 when on the patio but for most people this won't be an issue and you never hear anything from inside the house). I thought this space would be too much house for just two of us but it was perfect. I am the early riser and could hang out in the cozy living room while my spouse was upstairs sleeping. I could see a family with a teenager giving the living room over to their child and a friend for an evening slumber party while the parents had the quiet upstairs.

If you are going here we recommend catching an event at Sand Harbor Beach outdoor theater (we saw the Nevada Chamber Orchestra) and packing a lunch for the trek down to Emerald Bay to see Vikingsholm. Every where great kayaking!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gem in North Lake Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this wonderful cosy, comfortable and clean cabin for three winter vacations and have found it to be perfect. It has all the amenities to make for a perfect stay.

It is very close to the beach, grocery store, and restaurants. Within a short drive there are wonderful ski resorts, NorthStar, Squaw and Alpine Meadows being our favorites.

I have no hesitation to say that you too would find this rustic cosy cabin to be the perfect place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Old Brockway Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Truckee Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Hwy 267 and Hwy 28
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Northstar at Tahoe
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
North Tahoe Beach
Car: recommended

This romantic and relaxing retreat is situated 5-35 minutes drive to 10 of the best ski resorts in the Sierras; just 2 blocks from one of several breathtaking beaches on Lake Tahoe's North Shore or to a large 24 hour supermarket for your picnic/dinner supplies; only one mile from 3 casinos/nightlife/entertainment; 2 minutes to one hour's drive thru beautiful mountain & lake views to any of 11 pro-am golf courses; hiking (from 5 minute casual to all day challenging), bocce ball 5 minutes away, biking, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and fine dining are all within 5 minutes of your door. Enjoy a 73 mile drive around the lake with spectacular views the entire time or take a paddle wheel tour on the lake that also includes dining.The recently restored, all knotty pine, 2 story hideaway fits comfortably within the surrounding pine trees, conveniently located in the very private neighborhood of the Old Brockway Golf Course and has its own private yard & patio with BBQ and chair lift swing. The owners live next door to assist you with any specific questions or needs.


Rates & Availability

Tahoe Vista House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 27 2016 - May 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 15 2016 - Oct 12 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 - Dec 31
5 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Stay six nights, and the sixth night is free.

Master and Visa credit cards only, call to confirm (530-546-4698), deposit due at time of booking, full payment due upon arrival. Exceptions: Christmas and/or New Years minimum 5 night reservation, full payment due 30 days before arrival

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Lake Tahoe North Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , with large skylight over the bath tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Hide-A-Bed - 1 queen , Sleep Sofa is Queen Size
  • full log framed queen bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
1 queen, 1 sleep sofa. High speed internet connection; WiFi, bring your laptop.

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