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Beautiful chalet - Close to Lake, Casinos, Large Yard backs to Park

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

INDOORS: This 3-bedroom/2-bath chalet-style cabin with rustic décor and vaulted ceiling with exposed beams offers a year round vacation getaway. The cabin sleeps eight and can accommodate two families vacationing together. The master bedroom upstairs with ensuite bath has a magnificent log bed. The second wolf-themed bedroom has a full/twin log bunk bed, and the third bear-themed bedroom has two twin/twin log bunk beds. The two lower bedrooms share a newly renovated bathroom. The beautifully remodeled hickory-wood kitchen is fully equipped with new dishwasher, fridge and microwave. The open-concept living room/dining room/kitchen is great for family togetherness. There are a multitude of board games in the coffee table. Cable TV and Wi-Fi is available in every room, and there are numerous DVD and VHS movies for evenings at home.

OUTDOORS: The very large fully-fenced backyard opens to pine-forested Bijou Park, which has a 27-hole championship disc golf course, playground, skate park, enclosed dog park, basketball courts, grills and gazebos. The private front yard and deck provide mountain views. The meadow at the end of the quiet street is great for walks and spectacular mountain views, and is adjacent to a 9-hole golf course. A paved bicycle path just outside the small neighborhood leads to the Power Line mountain bike trail at the base of Heavenly ski resort. There are ample hiking trails all within a short drive. 5-10 minutes from the gorgeous lake and Heavenly ski resort, as well as the casinos and Tahoe nightlife.

Dogs welcome with prior approval (subject to conditions). Need space for a larger group? We can help arrange accommodations in neighboring cabins.

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Greg & Nicole
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Greg & Nicole

SF Bay Area resident and frequent Tahoe visitor.

Greg & Nicole purchased this house in 2006

Why Greg & Nicole chose South Lake Tahoe

My husband and I love the West Coast skiing in Tahoe. After staying too many nights in lousy motel rooms, we decided it was time to buy our own place. We soon discovered Tahoe offers endless summer activities in addition to winter skiing. We spent much time remodeling to get that 'cabin' feel, and even got married in the backyard.

What makes this house unique

Within close proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area, hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and relaxation are all within easy reach.


Pioneer Village House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double/twin bunk
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 twin/twin bunk beds (sleeps 4)
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Double/Twin Bunk Bed, Bunk Beds (1) Two Twin/Twin Bunk Beds (in Addition to the Double/Twin Bunk Bed)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Beautiful chalet - Close to Lake, Casinos, Large Yard backs to Park
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews

Would definately rent again!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway for our whole family, including our dogs. This was the first time to the snow for our grandson and the dogs. The backyard is completely fenced in so we were able to go out with them to play. There was plenty of room for all of us. Very quiet and cozy. There were some extra toiletries in the upstairs bathroom. The house smelled fresh, no smoking is an obvious in this house, thank goodness. At first I couldn't get the upstairs tv to work, then realized the power cable to the back of the tv wasn't plugged in all the way. It worked fine after that. The dvd player wasn't working and realized it wasn't connected to the tv. Worked great once connected. The only thing I would change, would be updated, larger couches and tv in the living room and a few more drinking glasses. Other than that, it was awesome.

Also Great location with Safeway right down the road and close to the Casinos, restaurant's and lake. Our family will definitely rent this house again. Thank you Greg and Nicole!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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zero stars - disgusting place, rodent infested, unhelpful owners, never stay here!

  • 1 of 5

At night, you can hear large rodents running in the ceiling and walls, mice run around in broad daylight, TVs don't work, stove is broken, couch is ripped, carpets are filthy and torn, walls are filthy, there are no toiletries not even hand soap, the smell of stale cigarette smoke bowls you over when you walk in, the heat doesn't work it stays at 75-80 no matter how you try to turn it down, drive was not cleared of 9 feet of snow when we arrived late at night and owners claimed it was scheduled to be cleared at 10 am the next day even though they knew we were arriving the night before, the guys who cleared it said they were just called that morning, I could go on and on . . . suffice it to say that we left as soon as we could pack up and find a hotel. Owners did not respond to requests for refund. This place should be banned from VRBO. DO not stay here ESPECIALLY if you have children. Yuck just yuck.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an extremely dishonest review. Most telling are the experiences of other renters. This renter stayed Jan. 20-29. The prior renter checked out on Jan. 15 and the next renter checked in on Jan. 29, both of whom were pleased. The reviews on the VRBO site are unanimously positive. There was a large snow storm the night the renter arrived. The driveway was plowed 3 days earlier and there was not 9 feet of snow that night as alleged, though we did experience unreliability with our snow removal company due to broken down equipment from the record setting snowfall in January. When the renter informed us the drive had not been plowed when she arrived, we immediately called someone else to remove the snow. We apologized and offered a refund equivalent to nearly 2 nights’ rent for the inconvenience. On the 8th day of her 9 day stay, the renter sent an email with a list of complaints demanding a full refund. None of these issues were raised earlier and appear to be a pretext for her refund request. For example, despite a light on the stove that remains on when the stove is off, it is fully functioning. All of the TVs are fully functioning, as confirmed with the next renter. The thermostat is also fully functioning; because heat rises and the thermostat is downstairs, the cabin will necessarily be hotter in the upstairs bedroom than downstairs. We had a third party view the cabin immediately after the renter left, who confirmed there is no smell of cigarette smoke (it is a non-smoking cabin) and her other complaints about the state of the cabin are unwarranted. Out of an abundance of caution, we had an exterminator set traps, though he confirmed there was absolutely no evidence of large rodents in the ceiling (he climbed into the attic) as alleged. The cabin was never advertised as having toiletries, but it does include dish soap, garbage bags, toilet paper, paper towels and laundry soap. Starting in spring, we will add shampoo and soap. We told the renter it was unreasonable to ask for a full refund on the 8th day of a 9 day stay, but our offer for a partial refund due to the snow inconvenience still stood or we would be happy to discuss another mutually agreeable solution.
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nice cosy cottage!

  • 4 of 5

it was a little low on lighting, but other than that it's a perfect getaway. the heater kept us nice and cosy.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our favorite vacation rentals. The house had everything we needed and was comfortable. The location borders a frisbee golf course which was a blast in the snow. Just a tip that if you're here in the winter bring a humidifier, it gets dry :).

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place was nice with a big back yard for the kids to play in !!

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and cozy !! The neighbors were nice and quiet!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and and awesome location.

  • 5 of 5

The backyard opens straight onto the bijou disc golf course. I couldnt ask for a better spot and we will definitely be back in the summer to live the dream of waking up and playing a round.

Cozy cabin with everything you might need-- coffee maker, cooking stuffs, toaster, even a crock pot. Ubers cost about $16 one way to the state line as well as taxis.

If you come with the max amount of people, be prepared that there's just one small couch and an arm chaor for lounging. Otherwise, there are plenty of dining-type chairs.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Pioneer Village House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 17 2017 - May 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
MLK Jr. Day
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

No tax on stays of 30 days or more. Vacation rental permit #003731.

Guests may choose a $500 refundable damage deposit instead of the damage protection insurance coverage if they prefer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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