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

Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay1 - 5 nights

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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Lauren Hammitt

Member Since 2009
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Apr 16, 2018
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.


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


      • 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.


        • 3 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Lakefront
                80 feet of backyard frontage and private dock on Lake Tallac, the self-contained 'Sailing Lagoon' within Tahoe Keys. Lake Tallac is perfect for kayaks, rowboats and canoes (all provided), swimming in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Complete privacy from the busy waterways of the Keys on a half-mile-long, wooded lake - no motorboat traffic! If you are a boat owner, the Tahoe Keys marina and boat launch are only minutes away - dock space potentially available, please inquire.
              • Mountain View


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Fireplace
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      • Free Long Distance
                      • Garage
                        2 car enclosed garage with wireless door openers, interior access to home.
                      • Gas Fireplace
                        (2) Powerful & attractive cast iron gas log fireplaces in living room & master suite, easy to use. Home has 2 furnaces for upstairs/downstairs central heating.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Full-size, in laundry/supplies room.
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Luxury bed & bath linens & bed comforters throughout, many spare linens, towels, blankets.
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Driveway fits 2 full-size vehicles - important in winter as on-street parking is prohibited for snow removal. Contracted snow removal keeps driveway clear.
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Full-size washer in heated laundry/supplies room
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Quality aluminum-clad cookware, cast-iron stove-top griddle, service for 12: kitchen is well-organized for a full house.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Full kitchen open to dining room and living room -- great for apres ski and entertaining.
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator


                              • Dining Area


                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    (2) Living room has large-screen Sony LCD HDTV, digital stereo music & home theater, Wii game system. Den/poolroom has regulation-size Olhausen pool table, 22-in. Samsung LCD HDTV and electric organ. Conventional TV in master suite.
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Game Console
                                    Sony Wii video game system.
                                  • Video Games
                                    Guitar Hero plus dozens of video games suitable for children.
                                  • Video Library
                                    Extensive, family-oriented DVD library.


                                      • Balcony
                                        Privacy and awesome views of water, mountains and forest from upstairs balcony, offers dining for 10 or lounging for 6. Great for stargazing at night or for watching the kids paddle on Lake Tallac in the day.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Downstairs deck is steps from Lake Tallac and private dock, water & forest views in a tranquil setting that is unique within Tahoe Keys. 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, 1 rowboat provided.
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                          • Hot Tub
                                            4-6 person hot tub on downstairs rear deck, privacy and 180-degree view of Lake Tallac, forest and sky.


                                              • 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

                                                          • rafting
                                                          • cross country skiing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • hunting
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • parasailing
                                                          • racquetball
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • 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!

                                                                16 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Lovely and comfortable home

                                                                Emma E.

                                                                Very nice house that fit our whole group comfortably. Loved the pool table and hot tub. Neighborhood is nice and quiet

                                                                Loved this house!!!

                                                                Lisy M.Richmond, Ca

                                                                Nice views, location and fully equipped!! I highly recommend this house! friends and I didnt want to leave :(

                                                                Nice Tahoe location

                                                                Ray D.

                                                                The house is in the very popular Tahoe Keys location and the owners were very flexible in working with us to meet our vacation needs. The rental provides nice amenities such as the pool table (which received a lot of use), boating and great master bedroom. The dwelling could benefit from some overall updating. Owners refund of our cleaning deposit was smoothly completed.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We appreciate feedback from our guests. These guests told us they had a great time and enjoyed their stay. They left our home in immaculate condition. Our home is in an excellent location, is comfortable with a mountain theme, has many amenities and is a good value. We make updates annually and the home is very clean and in good repair. We manage the home ourselves and are responsive to our guests. The home looks exactly as pictured on the website so we are confused as to why it did not meet this guests expectations for five stars.

                                                                Lauren and Tom Hammitt

                                                                Awesome rental for summer or winter.

                                                                Tom D.

                                                                Access to the lagoon was easy. Although no powered boats are permitted, kayaking and canoeing are both easy enough for beginners. Fishing in the summer for bluegill was fantastic. A short drive will get you to the local "beach" and pool for guests of Tahoe Keys. Bike rentals are walking distance, but there were three bikes in the garage when we arrived. Highly recommend this location and specific rental property.

                                                                Lovely home and located in a great area!

                                                                Lorena C.

                                                                Enough space for a family of 12! The owners respond in a great timely matter. Everything in the house works and the view is beautiful!

                                                                Had an amazing time at a beautiful house

                                                                Anupam M.

                                                                We arrived on the weekend to a beautiful snowy paradise within a few feet of a frozen river. The place was beautiful and spacious, the game room was a superhit with both adults and kids, both the owners were gracious and helpful, they were just really nice. Tahoe was beautiful, the house was really beautiful, it was a perfect little weekend. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

                                                                In short totally recommended whether you are a large family or a few small families who want to visit Tahoe together.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you for the wonderful review! Tom and I are very pleased you had a great visit to Lake Tahoe. We look forward to hearing from you again, and please remember we offer a 10 percent discount to returning parties. - Lauren


                                                                Tahoe Keys, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA


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