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'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna

Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
  • House3500 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Sleeps 12 comfortably, 4 Bedrooms (Large Loft: counts as a 4th bedroom)

Check Calendar: ALWAYS shorter stay possible if less than the required minimum is all that remains between two reservations! ALSO: if your dates are taken always send me an email so I can contact you right away if any cancellations...which DO happen but dates do not last long!

Nothing Compares to 'Tahoe Castle'! Enjoy your very own large private Indoor Heated Pool with Waterfall and Fireplace, special lighting and stereo. The Castle has both a Steam Room and Sauna Room and of course a Hot Tub under the stars. Magnificent open beam Log Great Room has another fireplace and the adjoining Gourmet Kitchen is well equipped. The home has 3 bedrooms plus a Large Loft area with two extra beds and a pullout sofa which is officially recognized as a 4th bedroom, and still has room for the Pool Table and Foosball Table. Located just about 5 miles to either the Lake or to the Casinos or Heavenly Ski Resort, on a quiet cul-de-sac with empty wooded lots on either side for optimum privacy. TV in every bedroom plus Living room, plenty of cable stations plus high speed wireless Internet. The kitchen is well equipped for a feast preparation and has a wine cooler. Why stay in just any old house when you can stay in a Castle? THE MOST popular vacation rental in Lake Tahoe! Come see why Nothing Else Compares! Deposit holds dates one year in advance or more, ask me anything at all. Feel free to ask me anything at all.

Please note: Extreme Demand for this home, I will accept reservation with deposit a year or more in advance, just ask.

[Eldorado County Rental Permit #1034]

Clarify Rates:

You may hold dates if 90 days in advance or more with only a $500 deposit. If within 90 days full payment is due to secure reservation. IF Cancel within 45 days prior to your stay, any refund (other than cleaning fee and taxes) will depend if same dates can be rented by owner to someone else. Reserving ahead is highly recommended, even a year or so in advance. This not only gets you the dates you want but also locks in the price which as you can tell from my calendar with demand so high, it is very likely rates may go up. There are very few homes with a pool and other comparable amenities for rent in Tahoe and ALL that I have found have rental costs considerably higher then my home.

House History: Well people ask so here is. House built in 2000 and designed as a luxury vacation rental with amenities like no other. The designer had it right because what sets this house aside from so many other choices are the unique amenities. I bought the house in 2004 and still had guests on the calendar so I gave it a try. The house has always rented more often, far above other houses. When I decided to no longer use a management agency in late 2007 I forwarded the savings on to the guests. The house has since booked much more often than ever despite the economy. Everyone Loves the home, thousands of guests have stayed here! Pricing compares to houses similar in size but without the amenities. So why stay in just any house when you can stay in a 'Castle'? My best deals are if last minute, meaning within 7 days, when if you do not see dates booked then I will discount and make you a great deal! These deals are rare though so if you want your choice of dates plan well ahead. Always just ask me anything.

Availability Calendar: If anything is unclear to you easiest thing to do is simply contact me and I'll always make everything perfectly clear, don't be shy.

All terms stated in rental contract supercede any terms from anything stated elsewhere. Websites limit my input.

Please Note: All local taxes apply to Transit Occupancy Registration Permit Number 1034.



Member Since 2009
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Dan

I'm semi-retired and manage this home all myself. I'm devoted to my guests and pay attention to detail. I understand your vacation time is valuable and memories made with family and friends are precious. I'm happy and proud to have enabled many hundreds of folks to enjoy 'The Castle' for years now and look forward to many more.

Dan purchased this House in 2004

Why Dan chose South Lake Tahoe

Well the only other homes I have found with an indoor private pool and comparable amenities have been priced quite a bit higher. I know that management expense adds to the price. Since I do it all I keep the prices at a very fair value. One can expect to pay the same for a lot of homes of similar size...but without a pool, steam and sauna. So why stay in a regular house when you can enjoy a Castle?!

What makes this House unique

I know packing and organizing and traveling isn't always that fun. But when you find yourself floating around, listening to your favorite music, waterfall and fireplace going...you'll KNOW you're on vacation!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Master
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Bedroom 2
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Bedroom 3
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Large Loft
      • The home is about 3500 square feet total and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus a large loft area which is considered a bedroom by the rules set forth from the vacation permit. The master bedroom has a king, the other two have queens, and the loft has two twin beds plus a pullout sofa that has a full size mattress. I also have a floor mattress I keep under the pool table that folds out to a full size and can be easily placed anywhere in the home. The living room has a couch and two love seats also. What determines how many a vacation home sleeps, as per county permit, is 2 for each bedroom plus add four to that total, so with 4 bedrooms my permit states 12 person limit. After you ascend the stairs either in front of the home or through the garage entry all bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the same level, only the loft area requires additional stairs to climb. The pool and even the back yard is level with that same main floor also. Convenient for anyone who is elderly.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub

        Location Type

          • Lake
          • Mountain


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                      • Free Local Calls
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Garage
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Security System
                      • Telephone
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Grill
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Garbage Disposal
                          • Gourmet Kitchen
                          • Blender
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Mini Refrigerator
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Additional counter space and table aside from main Dining table area. In nicer weather decks have tables and more seating.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Game Room
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television


                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Balcony
                                      • Deck Furniture
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Furniture
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Porch Furniture
                                      • Terrace
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Wood Deck
                                      • Yard


                                          • Groups
                                          • Singles
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Private Pool
                                              • Heated Pool
                                              • Indoor Pool
                                              • Jacuzzi
                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                                              • Hot Tub
                                              • Sauna
                                              • Spa Whirlpool
                                              • Steam Shower
                                              • Whirlpool
                                              • Whirlpool


                                                  • museums
                                                  • arboretum
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • caves
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • coin laundry
                                                  • forests
                                                  • library
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • nude beach
                                                  • playground
                                                  • pond
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues
                                                  • theme parks
                                                  • water parks
                                                  • waterfalls
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • eco tourism
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                              • ski privileges optional
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snorkeling
                                                              • surfing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Dining area sits Six, plus counter seats four, other tables and seating as well including seasonally lots of seating outside on either the front balcony or rear deck area. As far as elderly there are steps and of course can be slippery in Winter so if someone can assist than you judge accordingly. Pets are considered on case by case so let me know what you have before renting the home. Please smoke outside ONLY and always be extremely careful to put out butts in water. Email me for all bed sizes and sleeping arrangements. Always feel free to just email me with any questions.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    81 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Beautiful home with fun amenities.


                                                                    Used the hot tub, sauna and steam room often. The pool, not so much since it was mainly adults and we were wimpy with the warm 85 degree temp. My elderly (80+) mother loved it though! Surround sound, pool table and cable TV were also a hit. Nice to have our pooch along and we endured two spring storms, one snowing us in for the day, with 20 degree temps. Comfy master bed/bath, lots of linens, blankets, paper products, kitchen supplies, two gas fireplaces, TVs galore, quiet neighborhood, 6 miles from casinos, easy check-in/check-out, casual cabin decor with lots of wood statues and artwork. Cards and playing chips available, but bring games if that’s your thing. We did great with just cards. The house was dog/kid friendly, just bring what you need for them. We had a dog gate/baby gate (x-pen) that worked perfect to block stairs. Loved the floor plan and that the master bedroom is down a long hallway by itself. Host is very responsive and wants you to enjoy your stay.

                                                                    Everything was perfect!!

                                                                    Nicole R.-

                                                                    This is by far one of the nicest places I've ever rented. Dan hasn't left anything out !

                                                                    The hot tub, pool, linens , and overall cleanliness of the home was very clean and functional. I will definitely be coming back ❤️

                                                                    Perfect place in Tahoe

                                                                    Justin K.

                                                                    Great house. Close to everything. Exceeded my expectations.

                                                                    Dan was an incredible host. Will definitely be heading back.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    I Loved having you and of course you're always welcomed back.


                                                                    Laura M.

                                                                    Wonderful home. Loved every min of our trip

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    It's so good to know all our efforts are working out. The ultimate goal is your wonderful memories of your Tahoe trip,



                                                                    Good and bad

                                                                    Salva K.

                                                                    I loved this place, nice sauna and steam room. Very good master bedroom and leaving room. I had problem with stove, some lights in pool area and bedding staff. Please add mixer, rice cooker and more plates. Knifes need to fix, very bad shape.

                                                                    thank you for cleaning snow on driveway.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Fixed burner issues on stove asap, pool area light bulb went out as bulbs do but tell me and I'll fix it, otherwise I don't know. Will replace some knives etc and appreciate your input. I'm always fixing and upgrading and it helps to have feedback so thanks,


                                                                    Great stay for a large group but house needs some updating

                                                                    Thao D.

                                                                    We had a large group of 12 staying at the house. Overall it was a large and comfy home that worked well for our party. However for the amount we paid, I felt the home didn't live up to the price point. Here are the pros and cons:


                                                                    -Loved the open concept of the home. Felt very spacious and there was plenty of room for all of us.

                                                                    -Loft with the pool table and foos table

                                                                    -The kids thoroughly enjoyed the heated pool and the adults loved the jacuzzi and sauna

                                                                    -Located on a very quiet and safe street


                                                                    -We needed to move the bed in one of the rooms to accommodate a crib. When the bed was moved, it was extremely dirty underneath. Looks like it hasn't been vacuumed and cleaned in years

                                                                    -Carpets are extremely worn and could be replaced.

                                                                    -Couches look extremely tired and could use replacing or a thorough deep cleaning. When the children removed a couple of the cushions in search of a missing toy piece, there was quite a bit of trash underneath.

                                                                    -Guest bathroom and kitchen could use a deep cleaning or an update. Tons of wear and tear on cabinets

                                                                    -Linens and pillows seem very old and should be replaced.

                                                                    I have stayed at many rentals throughout the years and honestly have never written a poor review. This is the first time I felt compelled to do so based on the condition of certain areas of the house.

                                                                    I honestly wouldn't stay here again. Our family has rented many homes in Tahoe and we were disappointed with this particular property.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    So sorry the stay was not excellent as is the usual. I've passed these concerns on to the maids. I wouldn't agree on needing new carpets but had them all cleaned after your stay. I regularly replace linens and pillows and even furniture, will inventory and update to be certain of any needs. I get a lot of traffic from the many guests who enjoy the home, I can not keep it perfect but it is comfortable and enjoyable for 99% of the guests.




                                                                    Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

                                                                    This home is close to the Lake and all local activities. About a 5 mile drive will get you to Lake or Casinos or Heavenly Ski Resort. There is so much to do year round, hiking biking skiing, boating, kayaking, snow shoeing, sledding. There is so many links online to endless things to do and so many things you can rent if you don't have it, makes it an easy place to fly in and out. The mountain air is so fresh and the scenery is spectacular. Of course if you just want to relax at the home you couldn't have chosen a better equipped paradise! The indoor private pool is heated of course, plus a steam room, sauna room, and hot tub under the stars. Other things to do: play some pool or foosball, or enjoy a feast with friends and family. I manage my home myself and eliminate the management company fees so the cost now is very comparable to plenty of houses here or even less expensive and yet nothing compares! Thousands of guests have stayed here since 2001. I've yet to have anyone who was not impressed. I'm always told how photos don't do it justice although now I've added some that a guest took recently. Other Activities: Floating in the Pool or otherwise enjoy the rare bliss of reading a book, playing games with the group, or of course doing absolutely nothing. Golf: See why Tiger Woods chose to have a home here in Tahoe. The thin air allows the ball to really take off. There are plenty of nice golf courses here and a driving range and one course is only about 2 miles from this home. Ski: This home is only about 5 miles to Heavenly Ski Resort which offers great slopes and the best views of the Lake below. Of course you can drive to several other resorts but what is REALLY nice is after a long day on the slopes you can rejuvinate in the steam or sauna rooms, swimming pool or hot tub. Another benefit...after a big snow fall many people are 'snowed in' to a rental for a day. This is one home you won't have to sit around and watch TV all day. The Castle is a paradise within a Paradise!! Ask me anything


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    Check out time is 10:00 a.m. on your day of departure. Check in time is 3:00PM on day of arrival. Exception always to minimum nights is when fewer nights remain between two reservations. If 2, 3, or 4 nights are available you must take all that remain in that case. Any Legal Holiday Period may have premium pricing , just ask for quote. For example I add $200 to total rent for stay which includes July 4th. If rates are not posted ask first, I do not control the quote system completely here and it may be inaccurate, especially if rates are not posted that far in advance. The quote may return at the lowest yearly rate and not be accurate. Send me an email regarding Pets so I may consider. For Christmas and New Year please contact me for special contract terms and premium demand pricing applies. Any FUTURE rates that have not yet been posted contact me for a quote. Simply ask me anything, any time. Please Read my Contract in Full! This is our agreement and takes precedence over any conflicting or limited information on this website. Always ask me anything please.

                                                                    81 Reviews
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