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

Bedrooms 3
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.

Please note the ceiling fan is decorative only.

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More Details

Greg & Nicole
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Greg & Nicole

SF Bay Area resident and frequent Tahoe visitor.

Greg & Nicole purchased this house in 2006

Why Greg & Nicole chose Bijou 1

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.


Bijou 1 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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


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Beautiful chalet - Close to Lake, Casinos, Large Yard backs to Park
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

The best place to stay in. The house is very cozy and feels like home. It is very close to everything. We definitely enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Sacramento, CA

Perfect place for us!

  • 5 of 5

This place had everything we needed! Yes, the living room tv was a bit outdated, but what’s the point of a getaway if all you do is watch tv? It had plenty of bedding, was real close to everything, and everything worked as it was supposed to! Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a lovely time! The house was beautiful and has a homey feeling. The neighborhood was easy to get to and very close to Casinos and Ski resorts. Everyone had a wonderful time! Thanks Greg and Nicole for letting us stay in your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, CA

Secluded and very clean house in countryside surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean house with easy access from the backyard to a huge park with walkable forest, disc golf and a long meadow which ends with a golf course. The backyard is completely fenced with a high fence and is good for dogs.

The house itself is very well maintained, the best we saw in Tahoe since we started coming here in 2011. Safeway is 10 minutes drive (it's actually at the very opposite end of the park), the Heavenly gondola is also 10-15 minutes drive. Be careful with small pets - it's a secluded and silent place near the forests and we saw coyotes daily. They even walk down the street in the middle of the day like it's their territory (and it's theirs :-)). Very beautiful fluffy "dogs" but your cat may think otherwise. There's a raccoon living under the house and sometimes it stares at you through the huge windows. But it's completely harmless and doesn't produce any noticeable noise.

All kitchen appliances are in a fine working order and clean, stupid that the oven has a glass door made of completely opaque glass though. Knives are relatively sharp, plenty of glassware, dishes, and utensils.

Will come back.


1. Very noisy and finicky heater. It's located on the first floor near two bedrooms and produces a lot of noise. It also doesn't have an electrical ignition and if you need to relight the pilot you will need to use matches or gas lighter (have one with you, the one in the house is almost dead).

2. If you glance at the images provided here you might think that there's a fireplace. There's not. The fireplace is closed with a sheet of metal which is screwed to the bricks.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time in Lake Tahoe. The location was perfect for getting to the ski resort and local shopping/restaurants. The size of the rental worked great for our family. I would have to recommend updating the mattresses. Everyone in my family found the mattresses very uncomfortable and had back pain as a result. Instead of a relaxing night sleep, we all dreaded going to bed. I would have been about to give five stars had it not been for the beds and pain and lack of sleep as a result.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy cozy cabin

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location and the feel of the cabin. It was decorated nicely and had most items to be comfortable. Backyard being fully fenced was a plus with our pups. We couldn't get the tv's to work entirely. Many channels were locked out or picture no sound. Ice maker never gave us any ice. We did have an issue where we woke up with half the electricity was out on the back side of the house. We had to wait for an electrician to come and my husband had to help move furniture for guy to fix. Took time away from our vacation, however, owners were accessible and quick to find an electrician on Thanksgiving week. Owners are nice and easy to work with. It would be a great place for a family to rent, close to town yet far enough for quiet nights.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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