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This 3 bedroom home has lots of amenities and a great central location!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3BR Forest/Park Vacation Rental South Lake Tahoe, California USA

Come and experience the majesty of Lake Tahoe, surrounded by gorgeous mountains,forests, streams. There is so much to do and see here that it is impossible to do it in a week. We have four South Lake Tahoe Rentals to choose from, and all of our homes have either foosball tables or pool tables and hot tubs, plus great locations. Our homes have some of the best rates in Lake Tahoe, so please take a look at our personal website link. Our homes include the Tahoe Ski Chalet, Skyland Retreat, Black Bear Chalet and the Zephyr Cove Chateau.

The Black Bear Chalet is a lodge-style chalet which has three bedrooms, two baths, and sleeps eight people maximum, including children. It has an over-sized great room that features a vaulted ceiling with refreshing ceiling fan (for those hot summer days), and a gorgeous ledgestone electric fireplace insert, and an entertaining Foosball Table. Capture the outside views from the large bay window, or the windows on each side of the fireplace that look out to the conservancy land. There are large windows looking out the third wall also. It has such open views that are especially wonderful when the snow is falling. After a long day on the ski slopes, washing coins in the slots, or shopping the outlets, sitting in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate can't be beat! We have just added a 50" flatscreen TV in the living room and a 32" flatscreen TV in the master bedroom. Of course, the Hot Tub just outside the door will help unwind those tense muscles.

This Non-Smoking home is centrally located within five to seven minutes of world class skiing, casinos, restaurants, and, of course, beautiful Lake Tahoe. Although it is so centrally located and away from traffic, it is less than a block away from national forest preserve which is perfect for hiking and biking in the summer. For the adventurous hiker, there is a fabulous view from the top of the hill of Lake Tahoe, which makes the hike through the National Forest worthwhile. On your way, there is a meandering stream complete with falls, where the kids can enjoy water fun, while the adults enjoy a picnic lunch. It is perfect for those educational nature hikes.

After a long day of sporting activities or even shopping the outlets, enjoy the soothing waters of the HOT TUB. The large deck is perfect for relaxing while the steaks are on the barbecue. Enjoy the quiet and hear the sounds of nature. It is truly peaceful!!

Keywords: Chalet Home, Romantic Retreat, Girls retreat, Retirement, home, cabin, bungalo, vacation home, vacation cabin, vacation retreat, Honeymoon hideaway, Honeymoon Cabin, hunting cabin, ski cabin, Pool Table, Foosball Table, Wi-Fi, Hot Tub, lakeview, private beach, Heavenly Valley, Sierra at Tahoe, Kirkwood, Harrah's, Harvey's, Montbleu, gambling, casinos, fireplace

More Details

Cheryl Black
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for Norma's Black Bear Chalet! It is better than we expected. The pictures on the internet do not compare! We camae up here to celebrate my sister's wedding and had a blast!
Jan 2005
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Montgomery Estates Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There is also a sleeper sofa in the living room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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This 3 bedroom home has lots of amenities and a great central location!
average rating of 4.2222223 based on 14 reviews
Lodi, CA

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable stay at our home. Everything was very nice, clean and comfortable. The house was well supplied. We enjoyed the nice furnishings, and the good mattresses. We like the quiet neighborhood and our children had fun riding saucers right outside the front door. Durning our stay it snowed about 10 inches. It was beautiful. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2005
  • Stayed: December 2004
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and value

  • 5 of 5

Loved all of the amenities. Would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and accommodating home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our adult children stayed here for a family wedding in South Lake Tahoe. The house had everything we needed including an ironing board! The location is lovely and my husband enjoyed running in the beautiful national forest that surrounds the neighborhood. There was grocery shopping nearby as well as parks and lovely Lake Tahoe! We would definitely stay here again if we were in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 and had a very good time staying at the house.

The house has a very cozy feeling to it.

Everything worked fine.

We reached a bit early and called up Cheryl to see if we could check in and she agreed. Very nice on her part.

Would love to come back again in the future.


  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we have 3 days family gathering in the comfortabe home . kids can play safely in the yard.

  • 4 of 5

We are happy overall, wish the owner would have contact us more actively after we registered and paid. kitchen exhaust vent have water dripping down to the cooktop.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The reason for the dripping from the vent over the stove was because snow was covering the vent on the roof and the heat from inside the house caused the snow up above to melt.
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Dead ants falling from the ceiling, live ants in the kitchen, & a dirty diaper found in the bedroom.

  • 1 of 5

On Tuesday, December 29, the second night of our stay, my daughter called my attention to an enormous collection of dead ants on a console table in the living-room. Upon further inspection of the living room, we found scores more dead ants on the coffee table, in the crevices of the couch, in the rug, and tangled in spider webs spun within the corners of the baseboards. Live ants were also found crawling on the kitchen counters and bar area. We cleaned all surfaces in both the living room and the kitchen, and vacuumed the entire area. Then we called Cheryl Black, the manager of the property, and left a message. A man named Steve called us back and said that a week prior an ant infestation had been discovered, and that an exterminator had treated the attic with poison. This led us to conclude that DEAD ANTS WERE FALLING FROM THE CEILING IN THE LIVING ROOM. He said that he would arrange for a cleaning service to come the next day, Wednesday. On Wednesday morning we found more dead and live ants in the same places, cleaned them up, and left for the day. When we returned that evening, we found more ants, and an email from Cheryl saying the cleaning service would actually be arriving the next day, Thursday. On Thursday morning, more ants, and upon arriving home that evening we found, of course, more ants, and no evidence that the home had been cleaned. As dinner guests arrived later to celebrate New Year's, my other daughter discovered a dirty diaper in one of the bedrooms. As of today, Friday, January 8, I have sent Cheryl two emails (Jan. 3 & 6) , with photos, requesting a refund of the cleaning fee and 10% of the rental fee for our troubles; she has not responded. Furthermore, she has not refunded our $300 security deposit. We left the home in excellent condition, following all of the checkout prodecures as indicated in our rental agreement. My next communication will be to my lawyer.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is truly disappointing and frustrating to have a situation, act of God if you will, that is beyond our control. These guests called to tell us about dead and live ants in the living room and kitchen. We had actually been staying in the house, preparing it for the guests who arrived on the 26th. Prior to our leaving on the 24th, we noted some ants, which we were not happy to see, but we immediately had the house sprayed. These ants are not a usual occurrence, but this type of activity does happen with extreme changes in weather, which we had. We felt that by the time the guests arrived the situation would be handled. We were somewhat taken aback by the guest’s outrage concerning the ants and told them that we would have our cleaners come by as soon as possible, given the holiday week hectic schedule for the cleaners. Again we thought they would understand that this was not an intentional situation. On New Year’s Eve day, the owner of our cleaning service called from the house phone, so I know she was there, and she told me that she really couldn’t see anything, but she sprayed and wiped down all of the counter tops in the living room and kitchen and then vacuumed the living room and down the hallway to the bedrooms. I have been charged for this service. As our guest said, she demanded 10% of her rent and the cleaning fee refunded. Since there was never anything negative said about the house itself, and I would consider everything that distressed her a cleaning issue, I refunded her security deposit and her cleaning fee on January 8th. As we said in our email to her, we were trying to accommodate her for her negative experience. It certainly isn’t our intent to ruin anyone’s vacation, but sometimes there is rain, snow, closed roads, ants, etc. We don’t have any control over these types of issues, we can only react to them. In this case, we have had the house sprayed again, and we have not seen a reoccurrence.
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Car: recommended

Just 3.5 miles to the casinos - Harrah's, Harvey's, Horizon, Montbleu, and Lakeside. Also there is the gondola ride up to Heavenly Valley. Great access!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable Cleaning Fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

There are no refunds except as stipulated below. We encourage Guest to acquire Travel Insurance as through Homeaway, to protect their investment in the event that they must cancel for an unexpected emergency or other reason.When cancelling over 60 days in advance, we will make every effort to re-rent the specified reservation and if we are successful, we will refund the reservation less a $75 fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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