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Cathy Gibson

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Japanese

Epic Views, Luxury and Serenity All Backing Miles Of National Forest

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Enjoy hiking, sledding & cross-country skiing right out your back door

This newly rebuilt luxury home sits adjacent to miles of National Forest with stunning views. It offers the warmth and tranquility you and your loved ones have been looking for. Enjoy the comforts of a romantic home where you can sit in front of the fire and just gaze for hours enjoying the epic views. There is 2200 square feet of living space with the living room opening onto a 25x25 square foot deck to enjoy your morning coffee or during the evening where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun setting over the mountains. The jacuzzi on the deck offers mood lights and music at your beck and call. Stairs lead down from the deck into a large fenced yard where you will find gates that take you into the National Forest. The Great Room features large windows where you can relax and enjoy the sun light, cozy up and read a good book or just sit and become mesmerized by the magnificent setting. These are the days that create memories which last a lifetime.

The full kitchen at Koru Lodge faces views to the front of the home, a dining table which seats 8 and a granite island which faces the great room and the pool table. There are two bedrooms upstairs on the main living floor with one bathroom. One bedroom has a California King bed with a private deck which faces West to the National Forest and has a LCD TV. The second bedroom has a queen size bed with a LCD TV. The loft is off the main floor living where you will be able to view the stars as you fall into a deep slumber in your cozy queen size bed. The bathroom on the main living area is next to the master bedroom and has a two person slate shower and a double sink. The second bathroom is downstairs down the hall from the inviting 3rd bedroom. This bedroom has a queen size bed with a LCD TV. The bathroom downstairs has access to the laundry room, lower deck and to the back yard. This bathroom has a shower/bathtub combo and a double sink.

Each bed is outfitted with new furnishings and 600 count sheets.

Outside the gates of this incredible home is miles and miles of exploring for you and your family. Only a one mile hike away is Seneca Pond and if you are up for more of an adventure you can hike to Angora Lake which takes 2-3 hours round trip. During the winter you can cross country ski, snow shoe or go snowmobiling by just stepping out your back door. Heavenly Ski Resort, the casinos and Sierra At Tahoe Ski Resort are all 15 minute drives. The home is only 8 minutes to the Y downtown shopping, Meyers restaurants, grocery store, golf courses and the Tahoe Airport.

If you must work, bring your laptop as we have wireless access.

We have sleds and snowshoes available for you to enjoy during the winter season.

There is a two car garage and the driveway can park a large recreational vehicle or a boat.

If you need concierge services or your kitchen stocked upon arrival please inquire when making your reservation

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cathy Gibson (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Japanese


based on 24 traveler reviews

Epic Views, Luxury and Serenity All Backing Miles Of National Forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Me fascino el lugar es muy tranquilo y limpio está equipado con todo lo que uno necesita ?

  • 5 of 5

Está ubicada en un lugar hermoso y tranquilo la pasamos muy bien la casa está muy bien equipada con todo lo que uno necesita yo la recomiendo al público

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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This home is exactly what it said it would be. Beautiful and clean and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and another couple needed a much needed weekend away! This home is absolutely comfortable and quiet. Everything you need is at your fingertips! We have rented from places before and sometimes you can be a little disappointed, not this time!! This home is clean. This home is well maintained. This home has it ALL!! The whole house is fully stocked with all the household amenities that you may want or need. I was very impressed with the neighborhood, because it is so quiet! Great little restaurant not far up the road. The email I received from the owner upon arrival gave us some great tips on where to eat and what to do. We did take her up on a couple of them!! The Pizza place was amazing, I think it was called Big Dog Pizza?? ($20 for a large!! that includes delivery!) We traveled by UBER. Easy and decent pricing. Another thing, there were so many towels!! All in all It felt like home, very familiar and warm. Thank you so much for opening up your space to us!! We will most definitely be in contact with you again!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful and relaxing, overall amazing home!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this home justice! Very spacious living room area, gorgeous kitchen, and nice sized bedrooms. We loved the large private backyard! Very close to Heavenly, and on the busy holiday weekend, it was the opposite way of traffic which was nice. Close to town, but we also had a blast just hanging around the house, listening to music, playing pool, and going in the jacuzzi. Absolutely perfect cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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One of the best we've stayed at

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful high-end home backed to open space in a great South Tahoe location. The home was very clean, had a well stocked and equipped kitchen and excellent amenities throughout.

The home is nicely appointed with high quality materials and fixtures. The main living space including kitchen, master and loft is on the second floor and provides a great elevated view of the mountains and open space behind. A minor negative is that the master does share the bathroom with the main living space and second bedroom so there is a slight lack of privacy and the bathroom can become crowded. However there is a second bathroom and bedroom on the first level that provides good privacy.

The deck and hot tub are great, beautiful peaceful views of the trees and mountains. Backyard is pretty good size and also provided us with a good snow play area and a nice space for our snowman.

The location is great and one of my favorite in Tahoe. Close to South Tahoe resorts including Heavenly, Kirkwood and Sierra. Walk out the back gate and you are in open space perfect for snow play or hiking. A sledding hill is a short walk away and the home was nicely equipped with sleds and snow shoes. Great location for the kids as they just need to walk outside to enjoy the snow.

The owner Cathy is great on communication and was nice enough to offer some check-in/out flexibility.

Overall one of the best homes we've stayed at in Tahoe and we have stayed at many. Definitely on my short list for future trips.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Amazing House in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic stay in Koru Lodge, the house is spacious and has a great layout including a big kitchen for cooking. The backyard is huge and well maintained and the hot tub on the deck is fantastic. Amazing views of the mountains in a fairly secluded location. Would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Luxury, beauty & comfort + huge backyard

  • 5 of 5

House was extremely beautiful, clean and fresh, equipped with every supply you may need for stay. The interior was well designed, and the kitchen also was modern and comfortable. But the most incradable was a huge backyard surounded by forest views which make visitors rader stay in the house and enjoy than to go to ski area.

O, and the Christmas decorations and arrangements were created the warmest holidays atmosphere.

We will defenetly will looking for this house for summer also. Thank You

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort
Heavenly Ski Resort
Emerald Bay State Park
Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Car: not necessary

Stunning views of National Forest. Hiking, cross-country skiing out your back door!

Other Activities: snowmobiling, shopping, boating, spa, kayaking, snowboarding, wildlife viewing, rock climbing.


Rates & Availability

South Lake Tahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
One time linen and cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

All payment for rentals & damage protection refunds are processed by Homeaway's Payment System.

NO pets, parties or smoking allowed. Located in a family neighborhood.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
No Smoking, No Pets, No Parties. This home is located in a family neighborhood.

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