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Pvt Hot Tub-Gorgeous Home-Perfect Location-as low as $199

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 1500 square feet, 4 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms/Sleeps 2-9, Super Clean

We just remodels the house with new paint and all new decking. All 4 bedrooms have ew upgrades and 3 bathrooms were renovated too. Our rate drops to $199 per night with longer stays. During peak times, we require a 3 night minimum over a weekend and during our peak summer and winter months. Please only use the VRBO book now feature with 3+ nights. It is easy to inquiry with zero obligation. I answer fast.

This house, Towering Pines Lodge is a bright sunny home in the popular Gardner Mountain/Camp Richardson Area. Only 6 miles from the Stateline casinos and Heavenly Ski Resort. Spend your next vacation in our 4 bedroom/3 bathroom, super cozy and fully stocked house. The house has been renovated and has way to many amenities to list: modern mountain decor, hardwood floors, carpet in bedrooms, tiled and upgraded bathrooms, Fine Art thought the house, updated furniture, fresh linens & towels, a Private Hot Tub, fenced back yard and Free WiFi.


Towering Pines Lodge has 2 MASTER SUITES. The main Master is the only room upstairs and is a specious 500 square feet. The other 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths are on the ground level.

A 280 square foot deck is in the FULLY FENCED backyard where there is Private Hot Tub and Free firewood. Summer only - seating for 9 people, a gas barbecue, Horse-shoe Pit

Towering Pines Lodge is located on a quiet street, bordering National Forest with trees towering above. We are only steps from miles of trails for summer and winter endless fun; Take you dog for walks in the woods, Cross Country ski, snow shoe, hike, bike from our back yard. We also have paved bike trails to the BEST beaches of Lake Tahoe: Pope Beach, Baldwin Beach , Kiva Beach, which is the only dog beach, Camp Richardson that has the Beacon Beach Restaurant , and we are very close to the beautiful Fallen Leaf Lake.

The house, Towering Pines, is an easy drive to Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, Kirkwood, Sierra at Tahoe, Edgewood, and the Casinos. Map Tata Lane.

The Living room has a Wood-burning Fireplace (firewood provided) for those cold winter nights. The entertainment center has a large flatscreen TV offering Cable TV service and DVD. There is also a selection of movies and a boardgames for kids and adults.

The dining/kitchen area is furnished with a roomy dining table which seats six. The kitchen features Granite counter tops, a side by side refrigerator with door icemaker/water dispenser, gas range w/ oven, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and dishwasher. We stock too many kitchen essentials to list them all, but to list a few: coffee, filters, tea, sugar, spices, olive oil, mayo, mustard, & much, much more.

We have a HEATED, two car garage with direct access from the house’s interior. (Great for those snowy days when you don't want to unload your skis/snowboard or scrape ice from your windshield!) There is a washer/dryer available in the garage for guest use with soap provided.

More Details

Ashley and Marcus Mattila
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About Ashley and Marcus Mattila

We own a 4400 square foot Fine Art Gallery here in South Lake Tahoe, and because of this I know how important 'details' are to creating a wonderful experience. I have worked hard making 'Towering Pines Lodge' a retreat for your next vacation to South Lake Tahoe. This house is perfect for a couple or you can fill every pillow to the max, 9 people. Either way, for the price, I can not imagine what else you would need to make your vacation better. We often place our World Famous Artist's at 'Towering Pines Lodge' so the house is loaded with more Ameninites than most, and because we have the gallery, of course, there is wonderful Artwork throughout. Our house is clean, casual, cozy and perfect for your next vacation:) Enough about our house!!

Ashley and Marcus Mattila purchased this house in 1994

Why Ashley and Marcus Mattila chose Lake Tahoe South Shore

It is loaded with everything you need for a vacation! You can Cross Country Ski, Bike, Hike or Snow Shoe right here, out our back door - without driving. Our neighborhood is wonderful. We are in the forest and we live on a deadend street, but we are only a short drive to the Casinos, Heavenly, Stateline, NV.

The private hot-tub is the newest edition to Towering Pines Lodge. Imagine yourself in the dark of night with 1000's of stars sparkling above, in silence all while sitting in 104 degree, bubbling water. Ahhhh, so sweet:)

There are many US Forest Service trails at the end of the street to the Best Beaches of Tahoe, Fallen Leak Lake, Camp Richardson, and the Beacon. In the winter there is even a groomed track for snow shoeing and cross country skiing.

What makes this house unique

It is rare to find a house like ours for this price. The house is loaded with all the comforts to make your vacation wonderful. The house is super, super Cozy AND Clean which is a tough find for a South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals. Many of our clients have rented our house over and over again.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Ashley,

Sorry for the late response! I wanted to thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful home! It was the first time my family celebrated Christmas somewhere else besides my parents house in 28 years. Everyone was so pleased with the house and they are already talking about their next trip to Tahoe. Your house had everything we needed and things we didn't know we needed making my families trip so relaxing. My father owns a furniture store and wanted me to tell you that if you are ever in need he would love to trade furniture for another stay (fully understanding that it would exclude holidays). Again thank you so much for everything and thank you for waiving the dog fee, that was very sweet of you!!

Have a great day!!

Dec 2013
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South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Master bath - toilet , shower
    2nd bath for downstairs master - toilet , shower
    Bathroom #3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by house and bedroom #2 and 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    2nd Master w/ private bath - 1 queen
    Main master suite with private bath - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.875 based on 74 reviews

Really very comfortable. Everything is clean and bright. The beds are comfortable and the bedding is

  • 5 of 5

We found the neighborhood quiet and beautiful because it is in a forested area. We were there for a wedding and the location was very convenient to the wedding venue as well as to beaches and Lake Tahoe attractions. We wish we could have stayed longer and hope to vacation with you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tahoe Family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the house with family for a family reunion at Camp Richardson. The location is perfect for getting to the campground, beaches and even downtown Tahoe. We had 7 adults and 2 children staying together. There was plenty of room and everyone was very comfortable. The house does not have air conditioning but we didn't ever feel uncomfortable. Ashley was very nice and helpful. Any problems we did have, she was quick to solve. I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Loved staying there!

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful place to relax and stay at while we were vacationing to South Lake Tahoe! Will def go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our time in South Lake Tahoe. So much to do and kids had a blast.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of six. Everything was clean and comfortable. Perfect location too. So close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great people, nice home however some dislikes.

  • 3 of 5

Off the top the homeowners were great with any questions I had, and quick to respond. Very nice people. However there were some downsides. For one the house was not clean when my family and I arrived. Pet hair throughout the house, on couches, living room and the carpets. Very unpleasant, espically when you pay for cleaning fee. There was dust on the small furniture throughout the house and on the tv cabinet. We had to vacuum on the first day we got there, which was not a great start. Second major issue was the WIFI or lack thereof (1mb upload and download speed). There were dead spots throughout the house and if you get lucky and get a good WIFI signal then you can't afford to move or else your out of luck and back to looking for good signal. We rented the house for 5 nights and the last day and a half we had zero wifi. Could not use the smart tv or our phones to stream movies throughout our stay and ruined the fun when we are trying to stream music or movies because it's snowing outside, and things just don't work. Overall the house is behind its time. When you pay 2k plus you expect those simple things to be taken care of as I have rented over ten homes and none of them had issues suck as this home. Also little nagging things, for example it takes hours for the house to heat up, the toilets don't work well, the shower is "old school" as mentioned in bathroom in a picture frame that the homeowners put. and again goes back to the home being behind the times and lacks enjoyment when your constalibtly dealing with nagging issues.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please read our other 60+ positive reviews. Our house is not Ritz-Carlton that oozes pure luxury, but our home is clean, up to date, and we deliver all that we advertise. Our house is an excellent value.
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Great/Spacious Cozy Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had the entire family (four couples and a child plus a couple four legged friends) come together for a snowy Thanksgiving trip to Lake Tahoe. Overall, everything was very clean and well-maintained. Bathrooms were stocked with extra towels (bath and hand) and shampoo/conditioner/bodywash. The master was absolutely perfect for the family of 3 with the young child to have their own bed to sleep in. Only one bathroom was shared and it was a very roomy one. The one bedroom with two twin beds has changed into a queen (not sure if it was just pushed together for us) but worked out perfectly as we are all couples and didn't need the twins. Everything worked perfectly...wifi, warm garage, and we certainly put the kitchen to good use. We made a huge feast for everyone. Kitchen is completely stocked with all the pots/pans/cutting boards/spices you could need. The backyard has a very new enclosed fence where we felt safe for the dogs to roam around in.

Loved the fact that there was a huge pile of firewood outside to use in the wood stove. We put that thing to good use!!

Thanks for an amazing time!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Beacon Bar and Grill @ Camp Richardson. 5 minutes
Nearest Golf
4.9 Miles
Lake Tahoe Golf Course...9 minute drive
Nearest Ski
6.4 Miles
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
Pope Beach...4 minute drive via Google Maps
Car: necessary

Hike, mountain bike, cross country ski, snow shoe, and much more with our trails that can be accesses at the end of our street, Tata Lane. No driving needed to recreate. Horseshoe pit in back yard.


Rates & Availability

South Lake Tahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 12 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Martin Luther King
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Presidents Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring Break
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
July 4th - 5nt minimum
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 4 2018
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Supplies $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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