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Beautiful North Lake Tahoe Home - Sleeps 16-AVAILABLE FOR WINTER SKI LEASE

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 5 Bedrooms, + 2 Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16) - Dogs ok!

FEATURES: This custom built luxury private home has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with custom woodwork through out. It is located two blocks from Lake Tahoe in the Lake Forest community of Tahoe City in North Shore Tahoe. It has a large deck and lawn area and has recently been beautifully landscaped. There is a BBQ, a wood burning stove, storage shed, an outdoor hot tub, an outdoor ping pong table (summer months) satellite TV, wireless internet, flat panel TVs, Sony PS3 video console and games. The home has a gourmet kitchen and two separate living rooms. The bedroom layout includes two king bedrooms, 2 queen bedrooms and a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. There are also two queen sofa sleepers, one in the living room and one in the family room. This spacious home is excellent for large groups or families. All bed, bath and hot tub linens are provided. The kitchen is a fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Well-behaved dogs with responsible owners are welcome. The property is not fenced, but is located on a very quiet street with very little traffic.

WINTER ACTIVITIES: Snow skiing: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar are within 20 minutes drive; snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES: Water skiing, parasailing, jet skiing, boating (there is a public boat launch in Lake Forest), sailing, hiking, and mountain biking. World class golf - over 40 courses from 10 to 90 minutes drive.

YEAR ROUND: Fine dining and gambling (25 minutes drive)

Keywords: Spacious, Recently Updated Chalet. Short Term or Long Term Rental Available

More Details

Julie Vilardi
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Julie Vilardi

My husband, Frank, and I have owned this home since 2003. We live in Oakland, California and have two children. We are all avid outdoor enthusiasts. Frank is a General Contractor and I am a Nurse Practitioner.

Julie Vilardi purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Julie Vilardi chose Lake Forest

This home was originally built by my father-in-law in the 1960's. His talent with wood working is present throughout the home. His Austrian upbringing is obvious in the design themes of this custom built home. The entire home was recently updated both inside and out and gave us the opportunity to add many of our favorite amenities. My father-in-law originally chose this location for the natural beauty and peacefulness.

What makes this chalet unique

Peace and quiet. Ability to enjoy nature just outside the front or back door. Wonderful shopping and dining close by. Easy walk to public beaches on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Close drive to world class ski areas. Hot tub on front deck. Ping Pong table and bocce ball available for summer months.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Julie,

This note comes a couple of days late; I actually wanted to write it soon after leaving your beautiful place at Sierra View

but further travels didn't allow for it!

We had such a wonderful time - all nine of us - and your home was perfect for us, in every respect.

Since five of us came directly from Bavaria to Lake Tahoe (Munich), and all of us enjoy(ed) Tyrol, as recently as last summer,

we particularly enjoyed how your dear father-in-law incorporated so many building elements familiar to us. In other words:

We felt very much at home!

Another detail frequently commented on: Every square inch in the house is space wasted. And we did love the

woodwork; the "solidity" of the house; the fact that noise (voices) doesn't travel to the bedrooms.

Last not least: We were touched how lovingly you stocked the kitchen, the bathrooms, etc. We certainly found all the tools

we were looking for and it made our week, and our simple meal preparations so easy and enjoyable.

And we are happy to report that all nine of us did not feel "crowded" for even one moment!

I used the downstairs bedroom, off the living room/dining room and smiled when I even found an Anthony de Mello, SJ, book

to greet me.....the perfect choice for my night time reading!

Since I have family in Reno, NV, we hope to be able to make use of your lovely home again in the future.

I trust you received the keys in the meantime and found the house in good order. We tried to take very good care of it, respecting

your family tradition and values.

All my best - for all of us,

Jun 2013
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Lake Forest Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two blocks from Lake Tahoe. Storage shed on property. All bed, bath and hot tub linens provided. Beach chairs, water toys and ice chest provided for summer renters.


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Beautiful North Lake Tahoe Home - Sleeps 16-AVAILABLE FOR WINTER SKI LEASE
average rating of 4.84 based on 26 reviews

Perfect cabin for our (big) family ski trip!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin fit our needs perfectly. We had 4 adults and 4 children, and had room to spare (thanks to the 4 bunk beds!). The location description is accurate, and we were even surprised by the size of some of the rooms, and the space we had.

The owner was very friendly and super responsive in all of our interactions. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lauren and her party were wonderful guests to have stay in our rental home. So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great Location for Visiting Squaw Valley

  • 5 of 5

Overall very happy with our stay at this location. Used the cabin as a central hub for a weekend of snowboarding at Squaw Valley. Quick 10-15 minute drive to the mountain which makes all the difference after a tiring day. Took advantage of the hot tub which was amazing and fit a good number of people. The rooms are were all very nice, well kept and had comfortable beds. Plenty of towels, utensils, entertainment options, etc...I would definitely use this place again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Great House and Fantastic Owner

  • 5 of 5

This house accommodated our large gathering of 14 people for a winter wonderland stay. While there wasnt much snow until the last day, we all fit very nicely in this house and it has everything you need to enjoy your stay in Middle Tahoe. The Owner is a fantastic individual, and was very easy to work with and get ahold of before our trip even began. Besides all that the price to rent this home compared to similar homes in the area was very reasonable.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for big families or friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time here. The beds and bathrooms were plentiful, spacious, and clean. The location is fantastic. The hot tub was quite the luxury too. The shed for ski gear came in handy. The layout is a bit wonky with the two separate living rooms, making it challenging when everyone wanted to Be in the same space. The keyless entry didn’t work, but the hide a key did thankfully. Julie was easy to communicate with. I’d happily go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, California

Cozy Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was definitely cozy and accommodated our group of 16. There was plenty of space and the cabin was equipped for all our needs. The location was perfect considering we planned a trip to Northstar. Everyone had an amazing time! Julie was also very helpful before and after the stay. Highly recommended! Thank you again for an amazing stay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay, we already suggested this place to all of our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Reno, NV
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City Municiple Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 28 and Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bacchi's in Lake Forest
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Alpine Meadows
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Lake Forest
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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