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Pete or Julie Murchison

Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Lake Tahoe Gold Coast Home, Beautiful and Remodeled

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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3BR and 2 and 1/2 baths Forest/Park Vacation Rental Tahoe City, California USA

This home is located in Lake Tahoe's 'Gold Coast' region -- in the northwest corner of lake Tahoe. All summer and winter recreational and commercial facilities are within walking, biking, or short driving distance.

World-famous Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, and Northstar ski resorts are within minutes. Truckee river rafting or golfing is just two miles away in Tahoe City. Summer hiking and biking trails are one block away, heading north or south. Spectacular Emerald Bay and great boat marinas are a short drive to the south on highway 89 (West Lake Blvd.), or north in Tahoe City.

The house has parking for four cars and a boats, as well as room for an RV during the summer. The two-car garage will protect your cars during the winter months, and your bikes in the spring.The huge redwood deck is full of sun during the summer, but has a shaded corner for avid readers. Cable TV and high speed Wi Fi internet access are included. Enjoy the summer sunning; or have a barbecue on the deck while family and friends play horseshoes.

Hike a block into State and National forest land which surround the property-- or through a local meadow of wildflowers. Ward Creek state park trails for hiking and biking are being upgraded in the summer of 2012. You can walk one block to the entrance of this hidden park. You'll be close to fine dining and great cafes and pubs. There's great shopping at outlets in Truckee and at small specialty stores in Tahoe City.

Want some nightlife? Jump in the car for a short trip to casinos or shows at the state line in the North or South Shore. How about a trip to Reno for 'Hot August Nights', or to the docks for the annual wooden boat show? Gamble or visit Virginia City.

Want to rest? Stay at home and enjoy the bar, full kitchen, and cable TV upstairs and downstairs. Tastefully decorated, very clean, and comfortable -- this home has everything you'll need for a great vacation in Tahoe.

If you do need to work or stay in touch you can use the wireless internet.

Home Details: 2014 brings a totally remodeled kitchen with high GE Cafe appliances. New granite counters and beautiful cabinets along with a granite sink. In addition remodeled bath rooms were completed at teh end of 2013 upstairs serving three bedrooms. Beautiful custom travertine tile to the sealing in a walk in shower with a granite toped vanity is attached to master bedroom. Extraordinary green Italian tile is installed in a new walk in shower in second bathroom. Granite vanity top in second bathroom as well as frameless glass shower doors in both bathrooms. The master bedroom has it won mounted flat 47 inch screen TV with new remodeling. Downstairs a great living room now has a huge brand new (in 2013) 55 inch flat screen TV, cable, entertainment center and plenty of seating with three couches

The house was recently painted and all doors and windows replaced. New carpets have been installed up and down stairs while beautiful natural travertine rock has been laid in the kitchen and dining areas. The house is surrounded by a wains coating of river rock with a granite trim. The home sits on a 2/3 acre lot with parking for 5-6 cars and a boat. A horse shoe pit sits just above the backside driveway to the back entrance. The house has central heating as well as a wood burning stove. Sorry but No pets are allowed to help insure the cleanliness of the house.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pete or Julie Murchison (Property Manager)
Member since: 2002
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Pete or Julie Murchison

We are both professionals who love the lake and the area. We originally owned the property with friends and have renovated over the years as we became sole owners.

Pete or Julie Murchison purchased this house in 1973

Why Pete or Julie Murchison chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

There is only one Lake Tahoe. The geography of the land is inspiring to all that visit. The local residents are second home owners like us are working to maintain and restore Tahoe to it's natural and pristine beauty. Our home is in great location on the colorful 'gold coast of the lake' within walking distance of the lake's beach itself and many natural amenities. Emerald Bay, Eagles Peak, The Rubican Trail, The Truckee River, Sugar Pine Park are all minutes away. At the same time we are also within minutes of many man made attractions and facilities to make each day fun and entertaining.

What makes this house unique

Wonderful people choose to live, work and visit here. Let us fill you in on some of the specific benefits of spending time here?

want to know how to find an eagles nest from the water from a boat or jet ski? Interested in great Shakespear plays with a lake view? Want to cut down your own Christmas Tree for $10 with the support of the forest service? We can help!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)
Lake Tahoe Gold Coast Home, Beautiful and Remodeled
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Peaceful, clean, and close proximity to everything

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at many locations around the lake and West Shore is my favorite. The house is located near everything you could need: grocery store, lake front dining and recreation rentals, hiking, and ski resorts. We were a group of 2 middle-age adults and 2 young adults. On sunday we went to a concert in Tahoe City on the beach and went to sushi downtown. The house was extremely clean and the kitchen is wonderful. The decorations are tasteful and the deck is a great spot to hangout and have dinner. There is also a fire pit on the lower level and a horseshoe pit. The location is quiet and peaceful but an easy walk, bike ride, or drive to almost everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank You. You are the first to use fire pit on the new patio. Pete /Julie
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Quiet and Comfortable Home

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a quiet and residential place to stay while skiing/snowboarding at Squaw Valley. The home was super relaxing and modern with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The handout mailed beforehand was helpful for all of the house rules and security, so make sure to read it carefully. If you arrive at night, bring a flashlight because we were a little confused about how to get into the house, especially with all the snow. The kitchen was well supplied. One thing I would recommend is to leave enough time to clean and wash the linens, so you don't feel rushed before leaving.

The home is very close to the grocery store, the water, the slopes, and rental gear places. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome time in Tahoe!!

  • 4 of 5

We visited the week of Christmas. The house is modern and very comfortable. Has everything you need for a pleasant and comfortable stay. Would definitely recommend this place!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind thoughts. We have worked hard to provide a great house for visiting in one of most beautiful locations in the world.
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Torrance, CA

Summer Vacation 2014

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our vacation in Pete and Julie's Tahoe home. It's in a great location; nice little wooded neighborhood near (walking distance) bike path, trails, lake, short drive into Tahoe City. The listing photos are accurate - the house is well maintained and comfortable. We enjoyed sitting out on the big deck after a long day of hiking! (A jacuzzi would be a nice addition!) I agree with some of the other reviews about the bedding - It was a bit of a challenge to get all the bedding and towels washed and dried before leaving. Just need to get an early start.

We ate dinner at Lakeside Pizza in Tahoe City - great happy hour. Good craft beer selection and pizza. We also ate dinner at Hacienda del Lago in Tahoe City. Enjoyed the Mexican food on the outside patio.

Pete was very kind and helpful in answering questions. We would definitely rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay, lovely home!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Pete's Tahoe home. It was as described and the location is pretty fantastic. Close to Tahoe City as well as the ski resorts. The Savemart is really convenient. It's on the way in on our drive up and also on the way in from Squaw or Alpine. Everything was super clean and the kitchen and bathroom were really nice. We didn't cook much, but the kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, dishes, etc. We also enjoyed the wifi and tv! The shag carpet offered my kids an interesting activity...they would run around and shock each other!

They had a bear deterrent, and that sounded scarier than it was. It was actually very simple to use and not much of a hassle.

We did encounter a couple of hiccups....The driveway was not cleared and ice had formed in spots, so our van had a little trouble getting into it. Also, the garage (it's "attached" to the house, but you walk up steps from the garage to the front door - so you're not going into the house directly from the garage) was a little too short for our van and we couldn't park in it. That wasn't a problem because it didn't snow during our stay, but it would have been nice to have been able to.

Also, the handouts we received prior to arrival, did warn us about neighborhood dogs and that they were friendly, but there was one dog that just stood at the front door and barked for a long time. Once in the evening before dinnertime, and then one time in the morning when we were trying to leave. My kids had a bad experience with big dogs before and they were terrified. In the morning though, the kids locked themselves in the upstairs room and my husband opened the front door to the barking dog. Luckily, the dog just ran away. So we were able to leave. But after that, my kids did not want to play on the deck (which was a great area for them) because they were afraid the dog would come back.

If you need to checkout early in the morning, I would suggest bringing your own towels and sheets because it's part of the deal that you wash all the linens before you leave.

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would probably stay again...if it weren't for the big dog. Friendly or not, big dogs that bark at them, terrify them.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful cabin located in a lovely neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

I'd like to keep this review brief and to the point; that is to say, our experience here was absolutely perfect. The cozy environment and warm motif makes you feel right at home. The cabin has a brilliant layout with very spacious and comfortable rooms. The bathrooms, kitchen, and living areas have recently been renovated with a lovely modern touch. The kitchen also features brand new appliances and electronics. Overall, not only is this a stunning cabin, but the location (being very close to Tahoe City) is incredibly convenient (given the fact that some of the best food in Tahoe is only a few minutes away).

I extend my thanks and appreciation to the owners for keeping this property "in with the times" and in tip-top shape. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Bridgetender, Sunnyside, or @ Tahoe City
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 89 is West Lake Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sunnyside dinner or Firesign Cafe for breakfast
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Homewood, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Walk to local beach or drive to Meeks Bay

Located in Timberland about three miles south of Tahoe City, Surrounded by national and statepark land

Other Activities: hiking, biking, skiing, boarding, off road driving at the rubican trail, gambling in Nevada....


Rates & Availability

Timberland House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Property Damage Protection $59

$1400.00/week $200-300 per night
Generally 01/01/2013-01/01/2015: $1400.00/Weekly (8 Guests max) Not pets or smoking
Comment: Rates will vary slightly for high seasons: January-March, July-August, and holidays.
rates vary depending on availability, season and length of stay.

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Timberland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New travertine tile walk-in shower/floor. granite vanity top
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , new Italian tile walk-in shower, granite vanity top
    Half Bathroom -
  • Bathroom 2 is shared by rooms 2 and 3. Master bedroom 1 has a private bath and walk in closet. Both bathrooms remodeled in 2013
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 downstairs - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa located downstairs family room
  • Air mattress available. Wire-less internet though out house and deck area
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Sudden link internet wireless is superfast. No smoking and no pets allowed in the house, Please.

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