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Kevin Dill

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

3500sf Family Home with View, Near Squaw Valley

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lake Tahoe North Shore House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area + small room with twin bed, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 12)

Wonderful Architect designed home majestically located in a private mountain setting adjacent to National Forest with no other homes in sight. The main living level has a huge great room with a 26 foot high cathedral ceiling, large stone fireplace, contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances, 6-burner Thermador range, granite counters, and an awesome view of Sawtooth Ridge. There is also a south facing deck with waterfall. The master bedroom wing has a large bedroom and bathroom with double sink, soaking tub and shower. There is also a laundry room and small room with a twin bed on this wing. Upstairs off the loft are a bathroom and three bedrooms (two queens and one full). Enjoy the huge recreation room downstairs, with TV/VCR, L-shaped sofa, ping-pong table, poker table, full bath, futon and bunk bed alcove.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kevin Dill (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Kevin Dill

We are architects in San Francisco and designed and built this house in 2006. Raising two boys in the city, we have always known the importance of getting away to the wonderful outdoors that the Tahoe area has to offer. We started the boys skiing, fishing and hiking when they were 2 years old and they still enjoy the same activities today as college students. With the boys now away at school, we have the opportunity to open our home so that other families can partake in the same enjoyment that we have had over the years.

Kevin Dill purchased this house in 2006

Why Kevin Dill chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

This property is conveniently and centrally located. About equidistant to Truckee and Lake Tahoe (Tahoe City), and only 1.5 miles to the Squaw Valley entrance, this location is ideal. The house is designed for families or goups and is very spacious. It has been designed in the Tahoe venacular and built majestically into the hillside to capture the view. Top of the line kitchen appliances and large dining room create a great opportunity for family and friends to dine together.


based on 14 traveler reviews

3500sf Family Home with View, Near Squaw Valley
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

The perfect mountain home!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in this home for two years now for a four month stint January - April with a group of friends. For two years my group reaches the end of the four months and reflects on how perfect a home it is. Comfortable, well taken care of, beautiful and in an amazing Tahoe location. It's particularly great for groups due to the many bedrooms, bathrooms and ample room for cars; parking is really hard to come by in some neighborhoods in Tahoe.

The bedrooms are all spacious and comfortable with ample closet space. There's plenty of room to unpack and make yourself feel at home. Each room gets good sunlight as they're all outfitted with big windows. The many bathrooms make it easy for a bigger group to never have to wait too long for a bathroom to open or to use the shower. Although everyone will fight for the beautiful master bathroom shower.

The main floor has a kitchen and dining table that is perfect for those who want to come and cook big meals and commune. The kitchen can fit multiple chefs and sous-chefs preparing meals, and there are plenty of cooking supplies and a huge stovetop. The open floorplan connects the living room area and dining table so that you can have simultaneous cooking and hanging out by the fire.

As a group of skiers one of the best parts is the main floor where there's a garage for tuning skis, a mudroom for stashing skis/poles and other gear, and a big rec room for keeping boots warm. The rec room is not only functional, but fun with a ping pong table and card table.

The deck outside the frontdoor is a beautiful space to hang out and enjoy the surroundings of massive pine trees, as the house is right at the edge of the Tahoe National Forest, instead of looking in neighbors windows, you just have nature around you.

It's ideally situated, only a 5-7 minute drive from the base of Squaw, 10 minute drive from Alpine and 20 minutes to Tahoe City or Truckee. The Truckee River is right across the street if you want to go for walks.

One of the best parts of this house is waking up in the solitude of the mountains, making a cup of coffee and looking out the massive picture window at unobstructed views of the mountain on the other side of the valley.

To top off a perfect house, the owner is wonderful to deal with. He's quick, efficient, friendly and makes the process feel easy.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake Tahoe Ironman

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our large family. The location was great and isolated from any traffic or other cabins. The scenery all around the cabin was beautiful and the whole stay was very relaxing. We had a family of 12 and every couple had their own bedroom. The room downstairs was an excellent place for our 4 grandchildren to play and have some time of their own. The were between ages of 3 and 5. Even though you are nestled in the trees, you are only 10 to 15 minutes from major stores or restaurants. The beds were very comfortable for me but are on the harder side, just in case you have people in your party that like really soft beds. We plan on coming back again next year. The owner Kevin, is an extremely nice person and very accessible whenever you need anything or just have a question. He is great.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Squaw Valley

  • 5 of 5

We had group of 4 families totaling 11 people including 3 children. We enjoyed the house very much. Kids enjoyed their own space in game room. House was very nice and convenient to Squaw Valley and Tahoe City. Kevin was accommodating to our needs. I want to remind others that bears are common in Tahoe and we saw signs of bear activity by the house. Main negative for house is that entrance from Highway 89 is very difficult to find at night so I agree with another reviewer that "flagging" entrance would be helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and comments.. Indeed, bears are common in the area and we always advise our guests to make sure to place their garbage in the bear proof bin. Black bears are generally afraid of people and will run away if confronted. Our little dog chased a bear up the hill a few years back. The house is easy to miss at night if you are not careful to look for the markers we have in our directions. I have added directions from Tahoe City to make it easier to find from that direction and made it more clear to find from Truckee. Hopefully, this will help future guests. Thanks again!.
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Beautiful home that's perfect for a group!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a home near Squaw Valley, where our daughter was getting married, that would accommodate our family group. This house was even more beautiful in person than the photos on the website. The open and inviting living, dining and kitchen areas were very comfortable spaces for everyone to gather and the huge glass dining table was the site of many rowdy rounds of Cards Against Humanity. But our favorite gathering place was the front deck, which was especially enjoyable with the waterfall running. Be sure and watch for the little lizard that likes to sun on the rocks at the bottom. The separation of the master suite from the rest of the house was greatly appreciated by us 'old folks' and the master bath is the one that I've always wanted. We didn't use the game room downstairs a lot, but if we'd had a larger group I imagine this would have been a popular spot. We found the house location to be perfect as it was close enough to easily reach anywhere quickly but we could still escape the July 4 crowds at the lake when we wanted. The walk/bike trail is just down the road and we had some beautiful morning walks along the river. Parking at the house was easy for multiple vehicles, though we did end up 'flagging' the driveway because it's easy to miss. Kevin was very easy to work with - he made sure we had all of the information about the house that we needed and responded quickly to questions. We would have no hesitation about reserving this house again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Francisco

Fantasic Place for Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent 3 days and nights here last June and absolutely LOVED it. We just booked for the same weekend in June and can't wait for the trip. Here is a breakdown of why we find this Tahoe home to be such a perfect fit for us (and many others):

1. Location: Easy to get to as it sits between Truckee and Tahoe City and falls on a main road, but the long driveway means the home is secluded. The house is nestled back in the trees allowing beautiful views and has all sorts of little tracks and outside areas to explore. We loved to wander across the street to the Truckee River and to walk around the grounds. But then it is essentially 10-15 minutes to all places you might need or want.

2. Family fit: The location certainly set the stage for our wonderful trip, but the house itself really suited us. It is very child friendly - our kids (aged 1 and 3) loved to pile cushions up in the basement and run around, play ping pong, sit at the poker table, explore the patios or run down the hall upstairs.

3. Group fit: We went up with another family (same age kids) and the house really could not have been better for this crew of 8. We slept on one side of the home while the other family took 3 bedrooms at the other end. The closets are so big and have windows that we used both of them for the older kids (who liked the idea of building a "nest"). Early wakers could go down to the lowest level and run around without disturbing others. We could hang out as a big group very easily but also separate into family units if desired.

4. Pet friendly: We have a dog and love to travel with her. She was allowed in the home, which of course made our trip more fun. But the location of the home also means fun for the dog -- she could explore the outside with ease. Lots of walks to be had.

5. General fun: Everything about the home and area made us happy - playground in Tahoe City, taking the tram up at Squaw, biking the trail, taking hikes and dipping out feet in the water. Tahoe is such an amazing place, and this home made it all the better.

I should mention that Kevin in a fantastic renter -- so helpful and accommodating. We will go back every year if we can and could not be more excited about this prospect. Don't miss out on a truly spectacular rental.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Home Near Squaw Valley

  • 5 of 5

Any review of this house would be incomplete if I first didn’t mention the owners. We had some last minute travel complications that threatened to derail our vacation. When I emailed Kevin and explained what was going on he immediately responded and was able to accommodate our needs.

It has been said before, but is worth stating again, pictures do not do this house justice. When you enter the house one is immediately struck by the vaulted ceilings and openness of the family room/kitchen. When you begin to explore the remainder of the house, it is easy to become lost because of the sheer size. My children immediately wanted to play hide and seek (which they played almost all day, every day for the week we were there).

Kevin has done an excellent job of mixing rustic cabin with modern touches. The cabin has the “feel” one would expect in Tahoe, but you are surrounded by modern finishing work (track lighting, stainless steel appliances, etc).

If the house itself weren’t enough, its location to Squaw Valley is second to none. Our purpose of the stay was Ironman Lake Tahoe which was focused in Squaw Valley. We could not have found a better location! A few minute drive into Squaw, a short drive into Truckee for any last minute needs. Simply perfect.

If we decide to do the race again we will definitely be contacting Kevin to stay at his house.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
River Ranch
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Car: necessary

Just minutes from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, a short walk to the Truckee River, and a short drive to Lake Tahoe and historic Truckee, this property is ideally located for the myriad of outdoor activities available.

Other Activities: kayaking, snowmobiling, horseshoes, shopping, boating, snowboarding, wildlife viewing


Rates & Availability

Squaw Valley - Olympic Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Week
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Refundable damage deposit $500

Contact owner for rental agreement. If payment is made by credit card, credit card fees charged to owner will be deducted from the security deposit refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half barh - toilet
    Master bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Double sink
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Recreation room alcove - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Futon in Rec room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Small bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
catering available

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