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Karen Amoruso

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

3 BD Home - visit in the Fall, beautiful weather, less crowds!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


McKinney Estates House Rental Photos and Description

3BR Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Homewood, California USA

This comfortable vacation home has three bedrooms, one bath, fully stocked kitchen, great outdoor deck, gas grill and a fire pit. It has cable TV, WIFI Internet access, pillow top bed, velvety soft linens and is tastefully decorated with log cabin furnishings! Come enjoy a wonderful get-away!

It is nestled at the Tahoe National Forest boundary on the northwest shore of majestic Lake Tahoe. It's in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood -- just one mile from the lake and 1.5 miles to Homewood Ski Resort.

In the summer, make some ice cream with the kids and enjoy a barbecue on the back deck. In winter, cross-country ski out the back door!

Read all our guest comments below - people LOVE our home!

Guest comments:: -----'Had a wonderful time, definitely worth the trip from NYC' 12/08

-----'What a wonderful first time visit to the snow' 2/07

------'Another wonderful vacation at your home. It's magical up here, we love it. 2/04


------What a great week we've had, it will be a part of our holiday memories forever.' 12/04

More guest comments!: ------'Your cabin is filled with warmth and hospitality - a most special place indeed!' 1/02

------'This cabin Un-Bear-Ably cute. We had a Beary, Beary good time!' 8/03

------'Serenity, serenity, in this lovely house, in this lovely place. 4/05

------'Within minutes we were at home in your cozy hide-away!' 4/03

More guest comments!: -----The dawning of 2000 will always be remembered, where you can hear a pine cone drop on the frozen snow.' 1/00

-----'My folks and I had a terrific time enjoying your pleasant haven at Lake Tahoe.' 7/00, 7/01, 7/02, 7/03

------'The word cabin doesn't seem fitting for this mountain paradise that is yours...Home is a word more befitting, as this is how we felt from the moment we entered!' 12/01

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen Amoruso (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
3 BD Home - visit in the Fall, beautiful weather, less crowds!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
new york, ny

Good times

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable house, excellent sleeping areas, good living room, kitchen, location.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a most wonderful visit to Tahoe.

  • 4 of 5

Loved the quiet cabin backed up to forest. Sound of creek running, birds and friendly neighbors with dogs . It was perfect for our dogs. We love the west shore is the best shore, public beach , hiking and bike riding close by.

Great customer service by owners. We enjoy food and drinks at West Shore on the lake, Tahoma market as well as Homewood market area . Cabin is older, small but we could have shared the space with another couple. Karen was great .

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Great cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this great cozy, comfortable, and clean cabin for three days and two nights. The cabin is well-kept. Great place for kids as it's stocked with lots of toys, games and kids' books. Also has lots of room in the back to build a snow fort, dig a short sled run or just play in the snow. Karen, the owner, was very responsive and easy to work with during the booking process. Very close to Homewood Ski Resort, the lake, and less than 10 minutes from Tahoe City. We look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Willie! So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Homewood is a great place to take the kids to learn how to ski, it's also great for adults, too :) One of the benefits of having the house back up to the national forest, lots of room to play in the back yard, yet close to the ski resort and Tahoe City. We welcome you back anytime!
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Cabin was comfortable and we had a great time

  • 5 of 5

The PK Cabin was very clean and well maintained. Everything was as promised by the description. The owner is very responsive and fair.

We wanted to be close to Homewood Ski Resort and sledding areas and the cabin is a bit over a mile away from Homewood and about 7 miles south of a great sledding slope. Our girls (7 and 9) loved the cabin and had a wonderful time. Thanks for the nice getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
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Sacramento, California

Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cozy house is nestled on the edge of the National Forest. It offers rustic charm as well as modern conveniences. It is very quiet and peaceful. It is also very centrally located to all of the things the Tahoe area has to offer, the lake, ski resorts, casinos, etc... We had a great time there with our family including our dog. The owners very graciously mailed a beloved stuffed animal back to us after he was left behind beneath the bed covers. The description of the property, layout and amenities was accurate. The property is clean and well maintained. Customer service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative and hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time there. The house is very cozy, with nice bedrooms, a kitchen with everything we needed for cooking our meals, and the wifi worked great too! The kids had so much fun outside sledding and building forts with the snow.

This was so close to Homewood for great skiing that we came home for lunch everyday we could. So much better than the food at the ski lodge.

A big plus: Karen was very helpful and always so nice and reachable. Thank you, Karen!

Would love to go back as soon as practical! Maybe we'll event get to try the wood stove next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Pascal! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. Homewood is a great place to ski, wonderful views of the lake, no long lines - and as you said, VERY close to the house! You are welcome back anytime; the wood stove just makes it more cozy! :)
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Reno International
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

The home is centrally located 1.5 miles from Homewood Ski Resort, eight miles from Tahoe City, 40 minutes from south or north shore casinos, and three blocks from the start of the Rubicon Trail.

Nearby activities include skiing, hiking, canoeing, biking, fishing, river rafting, horseback riding, and just relaxing. Whatever you want -- it's all available at Lake Tahoe!

Nearest hospital - Tahoe Forest, Truckee.


Rates & Availability

McKinney Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 7 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holidays - 3 night minimum. Rate $225.00 per night
Holidays - January 15-18,Feb 7-20, March 20-April 2
PLEASE - do not use the instant quote for holidays - it does not calculate the rate correctly. Please contact me for the total rate.

Deposit of $200.00 required to hold reservation.

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McKinney Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • New (2008) pillow top mattress, comfy new pillows, velvety soft linens.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Kitchen is fully equipped! Coffee maker, Cuisinart, ice cream maker, blender, smooth top range. Pets welcome for a daily charge of only $15.00.

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