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Lauren Hammitt

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Best of Tahoe Keys - Waterfront Home on 'Lake Tallac' in Keys

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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South Lake Tahoe House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Successful vacation rental and well appointed, this lovely 4-bedroom, 3-bath home offers tranquility and privacy and convenience within Tahoe Keys. This home has full-lot frontage on Lake Tallac (aka the 'sailing lagoon'), the 1/2-mile-long, forested lake within the Keys. Views, outdoor spaces and at-home recreation including private dock with watercraft. After enjoying the day at Lake Tahoe, come home to your own semi-private Lake Tallac with wildlife, forest, mountain, sky and star views - Tahoe Keys without the crowds!

This home has been owner-occupied, and the quality of the furnishings and appointments reflects this. Living room and dining room are furnished in leather and maple and have great natural light and lake, forest and mountain views. A digital stereo home theater with large screen Sony LCD HDTV, DVD library, CD player and Wii game system provide upstairs entertainment. Downstairs is a game room with regulation size, newly refelted Olhausen pool table, vintage Thomas electric organ and second LCD HDTV. Outside is the deck with hot tub, back yard, and private dock with 2 kayaks, a rowboat and a canoe. We installed a new, larger dock in 2015 as shown in one of the photos (the old, small dock still appears in a few of the photos).

This home offers great privacy, relaxation and at-home recreation, and the feeling of 'getting away from it all' while being centrally located in the Keys. Of course you also get all of the amenities that make Tahoe Keys so popular - the beautiful, level neighborhood for easy walking and bicycling, spectacular mountain views, two community pools, seven tennis courts (two in the large open park directly across the street), the semi-private beach on Lake Tahoe, easy access to Heavenly Valley, the Stateline casinos, South Lake Tahoe, Highway 50 and the Emerald Bay Road. If you own a boat for Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Keys Marina and its convenient launch facilities are only a few minutes down the street. The Keys waterways with Lake Tahoe access are directly across the street.

This home is well-organized for groups of up to three families or for large or extended families. There is a second master bedroom downstairs. Adults can socialize in the upstairs living room with large balcony while kids play in the downstairs game room or in the back yard, or on Lake Tallac. Dine outside on balcony or indoors. Pets are welcome with approval, and the back yard is fenced to keep them safe from the wildlife, and vice versa. There is a 10 percent discount for repeat renters and referrals.

Here you come home to privacy and tranquility on your own, semi-private forested lake in a home that provides great entertainment, relaxation and at-home recreation, in a central location in the busy Keys - the best of both worlds in Tahoe Keys.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Lauren Hammitt (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Lauren Hammitt

In our vacation home we set out to find a beautiful, private and relaxing setting close to the best of the South Shore's outdoor recreation, fine dining and nightlife activities, that also offers great at-home recreation. We found it here. Come home to your own semi-private, forested lake while being centrally located in Tahoe Keys -- without the crowds!

Lauren Hammitt purchased this house in 2009

Why Lauren Hammitt chose South Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Keys is famous for its central location near all of the South Lake Tahoe activities, and for all of its amenities - the marina, tennis courts, community indoor and outdoor pools, and all of the rest that makes Tahoe Keys a premier vacation choice. Fronting Lake Tallac makes this home particularly wonderful for the peace and tranquility it offers -- the enjoyment and recreational opportunities of a semi-private lake, while being centrally located within Tahoe Keys. Here, you come home to a quiet lake with forest and wildlife views, not the docked boats and back yards along the waterways on the other side of the street.

What makes this house unique

Our goal is to create a home that you will want to visit again. Semi-private, forested lake, privacy, tranquility and views, great home entertainment, luxury towels and linens, mountain-themed appointments, outdoor hot tub, private dock with kayaks, a boat, large outdoor grill, regulation Olhausen pool table, bicycles (2) and more. This home is organized for multi-family (2 or 3 families), extended families or groups of up to three couples. Pets on approval, fenced backyard, refundable cleaning/security deposit, 10 percent discount for repeat renters.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the weekend getaway accommodations. The Spring season up here is beautiful, lots of wildlife viewing from the backyard. Sadie enjoyed fetching the ball in the water. She wants to live here all the time.
May 2010
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Best of Tahoe Keys - Waterfront Home on 'Lake Tallac' in Keys
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 24 reviews

Great size home! Awesome neighborhood! Perfect location !

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this home . Perfect in size so that u have space to move around. My absolute favorite place was the two upper decks. Especially the back . The channel is lovely and the kids watched a fox running about on the ice. Had everything we needed. Would definatly recommend ! A pleasure ... And going back again for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I went out to Tahoe for a nice, relaxing weekend of snowshoeing and skiing and this house was great to come back to!

The rooms were comfortable, the location was great, and the hot tub had a nice little view of the snow-covered canal. Some of us got to glimpse a coyote doing his morning rounds too!

We'll definitely consider coming back next time we're in town!


  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek, California

One more great long weekend at our favorite Lake Tahoe rental

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and relatives have been enjoying our annual gathering at Tahoe at the Hammitt's very comfortable and well-furnished home for five? six? seven? years. It is a long weekend we all look forward to. This year was special because the weather was crisp, the mountains were covered in fresh snow (finally!) and we all left feeling rejuvenated.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Fran. We look forward to your group staying each year. It was great that there was snow this year. It is a pleasure to have you and your guests and appreciate how immaculate you take care of our vacation rental home.
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Walnut Creek, California

A wonderful Tahoe home

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends have gathered at Tahoe for over 20 years. We have rented 10 different homes. This is our fifth year of staying at this home. It is a special place on a wonderful pond with a dock and boats which you can use. The home is well maintained and welcoming--it feels like a home. Everything is provided except what you choose to eat and drink. We are especially appreciative of the cleaning policy. We have never had the option at any of the other Tahoe rentals of a return of a portion of our cleaning deposit, which we have taken advantage of every year at this rental. We choose not to do a thorough cleaning job and have received a generous refund every year.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Wilderness Lagoon Perfect for Families!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely Home on the Tahoe Keys Lagoon. Perfect for large families with children and pets. We are a family with many children ranging from age 12 to 2 and this place was perfect for entertaining all of them. The kayaks, canoe and small boat are great for anyone to enjoy. Awesome fishing for the kids from the dock with no worries of large boats. Put the kids in a life jacket and let them have a blast! The upper deck is perfect for everyone to enjoy a meal or have a beverage. Great scenic views of wildlife, birds and a perfect vantage point to watch the kids play and fish. Also were able to enjoy the spa and the kids loved getting a game of pool in before dinner in the billiards room. We were able to fit our 17' boat in the garage with one other car also. The beds were fairly comfortable and the family room was big enough for everyone to sit and enjoy a movie to wined down. Great DVD movie selection including all the channels you will need on the TV.

The kitchen could use some updating and the dock does need some work as one of the floats was damaged but these were minor on our list of needs. Cleaning policy is fair and will save you some money on the overall cost. All in all, great trip and perfect house for our growing family. We will return sometime in the near future and hope to make this trip a regular occurrence. Although we did love this place, we only gave it four stars because of a few items noted above. 100% recommend this home for families with children. You won't be able to get them away from the lagoon once you get there!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Jason. In Spring, 2015, we replaced the dock with a larger, 6x20-foot finger dock as shown in one of the photos (the old dock still appears in a few of the pictures).
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Berkeley, CA

Wonderful Tahoe Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this lovely house for three separate summers and have loved each visit. The home is perfect for our extended family (including our dog) and is very comfortably equipped. The grandkids love the kayaks and fishing from the dock, and the adults love the hot tub and relaxing on the deck and watching all the wildlife. We frequently see ospreys and beavers, and once even saw a bear across the lagoon. Birdwatching is actually pretty good from the nice comfort of the deck chairs. The pool table is fun for everyone too.

Tom and Lauren offer an unusual but flexible cleaning deposit option. We usually spend a couple hours on our last morning cleaning and straightening up and usually get most or all of the deposit back. If we don't have the time or have something more pressing to do, then we leave it for others to do the cleaning and forfeit the deposit. We find this option very generous and it has worked very well for us. We have usually received our entire deposit back.

The Lake Tahoe area is a wonderful place to visit during all four seasons. We like the summers best and are glad we have discovered this lovely place to rent. Our family looks forward to returning each year.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Tahoe Keys House Rental Rates


  • From $260/nt - $300/wknd - $1900/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Apr 04-May 26, Sep 07-Nov 21 .. $260/night .. $300/weekend (Fri-Sat) .. $1900/week
  • Nov 21- Apr 3, May 25-Sep 06 .. $330/night .. $385/weekend (Fri-Sat) .. $2420/week
  • 2 nt min;3 nt if Fed or Thanksgiv Hol;4 nt if inclds Xmas Eve/Day or NY Eve/Day
  • Fed or Thnksgiving: add 25% to total rent for all rentals including nts during:
  • MLK Jr. Day Wkd.; Pres. Day Wkd.; Mem. Day Wkd.; 7/4 Wkd.; Labor Day Wkd.
  • Add 35% to total rent for all rentals during: Xmas Eve/Day, New Year Eve/Day
  • paymnt due 30 dys pr stay or 60 if hol. 10% local tax applies in addition to rate
  • 10% xcl fee if xcl w/in 30 days of stay; $250 REFUNDABLE clng/sec dep ($350 w/pet)
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South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1) Master suite: California King, luxury linens & comforter, separate sitting area with fireplace & views., Queen size Beds (2) Queen beds in downstairs master and second upstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Single bed in second upstairs bedroom (in addition to queen). Extra mattress in supply room., Child Beds (1) Child-size bed in supply room., Bunk Beds (2) Downstairs 'bunk room' sleeps four in two bunk beds. Bunk room is on separate hallway, which keeps downstairs master quiet at night.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private dock has 2 kayaks and rowboat for Lake Tallac. Tahoe Keys is a large level neighborhood with open mountain views, with semi-private beach and all amenities (2 community pools, sauna, tennis, etc.). Tahoe Keys is one of the few areas where you seldom need tire chains or 4x4 due to level roads and frequent plowing. Walk to tennis, great for bicycling, 2 community pools and sauna (facility charges may apply), and all the other Tahoe Keys amenities, plus Lake Tallac!

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