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Award Winning Alpine Lodge; Romantic Executive Estate

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Garnered most votes for BEST DESIGNED HOME IN N. CALIFORNIA, from the American Institute of Building Design, FOR 2009.

This ROMANTIC Award Winning North Lake Tahoe EXECUTIVE RETREAT is for those who desire themselves and their family & friends to be in a palatial and delightfully splendid home both inside and outdoors! Imagine immersing yourself in all of the finest that life has to offer and you'll find yourself in our home. . . .

We are within 2 MINUTES TO A BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN SANDY BEACH that's great for the kids! The shallow water makes it warmer & safer than other areas around the lake.We are WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF virtually EVERYTHING!!! All snow sports - motorized and human powered, restaurants and gaming, and the Truckee-Tahoe Airport (45 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport). NORTHSTAR - THE BEST FAMILY SKI RESORT IN TAHOE - IS LESS THAN 9 MILES AWAY! The REGIONAL PARK is just a few minute's walk away, on a trial through the woods. It's great for kids & adults! Tennis (lighted), Handball, Soccer, Baseball, Mtn. Biking, hiking, par course, disk golf & BBQ's. In the winter, there is cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling & sledding.

SPACIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL! Our *2,850+/- sq. ft. lake-view, 3 bedroom/3 bath and loft home is available FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE ONLY THE BEST FOR THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

An overview of the home provides 2 master suites (One master has a king bed with a jacuzzi tub having filtered lake views, One master has a queen bed); the 3rd. bedroom has a full size bed, with a claw-foot tub in the bathroom. Each bedroom has its own attached bath. The loft has a reading nook/sleeping area which is very comfortable, extra long & wide. There is another special bed in the loft, as well, which sleeps someone 5'-7' and smaller.

There are 2 touch start beautifully romantic deer-creek green slate fireplaces with full hearths and rock surrounds.

Throughout the home there exists various hand-crafted furniture & a log bed, all designed and built by the owner.

The home's GOURMET KITCHEN is a cook's delight, replete with 6 burner stove-top, spice drawer (with all the spices), oven bank with warming drawer, dedicated wine storage, spalted maple cabinets, granite counter-tops, stainless-steel appliances, pullout pantry and recycle drawers. Our home is WELL STOCKED WITH spices, sweeteners, teas, baking goods & pans, flour, cooking oil, Ziploc bags, etc - VIRTUALLY ALL THE INCIDENTALS!

We know your vacation is precious, so we courteously supply the small things - SAVING YOU TIME - so you can enjoy being with your family and friends, instead of running around doing errands!

Log accents abound throughout the home; most logs are harvested directly from the site, complimenting the vertical grain Doug-Fir and Peach travertine floors.

Wi-Fi, High-Def TV w/DVD, (no cable or satellite).

We offer our home to those who can and will appreciate it, while caring for it in the spirit of how we designed and built it. This is a PET-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, DRUG-FREE & SHOE-FREE HOME, (NO EXCEPTIONS).

*The garage, office, and separate studio quarters (occupied occasionally) is not part of the rental, and is not reflected in the sf.ft. calculations of the home, as listed above.

Keywords: North Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental, Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental, Tahoe Vista Vacation Rental, Romantic Executive Estate, Award Winning Alpine Lodge

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David Hopp
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About David Hopp

I am a 2nd. Generation Master Builder, Architect, and a very happy father to Kylie.

I began my career very early under the mentor-ship of my father, Robert Hopp. I started working with my father at an early age, always knowing I would grow up to design and build the best and most beautiful homes, remodels and additions possible.

Bob, as most people called him, had a very strong work ethic. He took a great deal of pride in the work he did for others, always putting forth his best efforts and treating people fairly. Whether it was building a bench or turning out a 100,000+ sq. ft. industrial complex, his “do it right & get it done” attitude built him a reputation that preceded his arrival on the job site that wasn’t measured in minutes, but by miles.

Clients who hired him knew in advance that when he made them a promise, he fulfilled that promise. And what I remember, most of all is that he loved it. Every minute of it! He loved the challenge of “getting it done - on time, and done right.” He was gregarious and hard working, almost to a fault. He loved to entertain. Current events, political commentary, and conversation were probably second only to his love of the written word. And his love for the written word was eclipsed only by the love we saw demonstrated towards Lois, his wife and my mother. He did so much for his family, and friends. Because his parents left this world when he was still very young, he understood, first-hand, how important family is, what it means to have one, and be part of it. As it is said, “The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree,” and I gleaned many wonderful attributes from working with dad.

These are the cornerstones, from which I fashion my life, the business, and fatherhood.

Outdoor mountain sports, woodworking, and poetry are my avocations.

For more info regarding the professional side, on the web, go to: david design and development. com

David Hopp purchased this lodge in 2004

Why David Hopp chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

This is our home, in North Lake Tahoe, and after 30 years of living in Tahoe, it was the ambiance of this community that captured our hearts, and its proximity to ALL the activities in which we like to participate.

What makes this lodge unique

A unique connection to ALL of life through the unparallel home's finishes, artwork, hand-crafted furniture, and poetry created by the owner, and what lies beyond the doors of this home and its superb location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I can't imagine anyone wanting to leave all this."
Feb 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Award Winning Alpine Lodge; Romantic Executive Estate
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA

A perfect home for our snowy getaway

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the snow awesome, but so was this home! The home is cozy, but spacious. We enjoyed the fireplace with the perfect view of the snow outdoors, as well as the lake. We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen, but were close to many other eateries if cooking isn't your thing. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

Well our experience in Lake Tahoe was fabulous. David's home was everything as advertised and more. We really felt like we were in a vacation home, inside and outdoors. Perfect layout for spending time with your family. In a great location in Tahoe Vista, close to numerous restaurants, a supermarket, quiet neighborhood and just a few blocks from the beach and great hikes. Location was better than I imagined.The attention to detailing of the entire property was evident the moment we arrived. The property is clearly well maintained and ready for us to enjoy immediately. We were greeted by the homeowner and he gave us a great tour of the house and amenities. Simply a beautiful mountain home I'm sure you would enjoy as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I want to make this my second home!

  • 5 of 5

Words, and to an extent pictures, can't convey how beautiful this home truly is. If you appreciate good design and fine touches, this is the perfect retreat for bringing loved ones together.

The open floor plan is perfect for bringing everyone together for meals. The kitchen with its Viking range is a foodies playground. I thoroughly enjoyed making pancakes, bacon, and eggs on the griddle.

The decor really added to the ambience of being somewhere in the woods, yet home away from home. The fireplace(s) were perfect for keeping us toasty during the snowy stay. All of the amenities and made this place the equivalent of a luxury 5 star hotel suite.

Best of all, the home has toys to entertain three toddlers for the entire stay. Even a playhouse with slide inside!

David, the owner, also spend almost a whole day shoveling snow/ice out of the driveway when we were stuck.

One might complain about the lack of an up-to-date entertainment system (no blue-ray, HD big screen). But if you want a real retreat and some quality time with people, I can see the reasoning for staying low tech. Although he does have wifi.

The only real complaint I have is in how slippery that top stair to the loft is. Even though he warned us multiple times in person and in writing, I still managed to slip not once, but twice, even while holding the handrail. So seriously heed the words of caution.

Despite that, I look forward to a time in the future when I can return for another stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed everything about this house; we had a great holiday here. It was well appointed and very comfortable for all 7 of us. Its location is also highly desirable as its centrally located to to all things food, skiing and activities.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great quiet location

  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful, and just as the photos depict. David, the owner, was very helpful throughout our stay. Would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose CA

Relaxing and Cozy Stay close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time over the Thanksgiving holiday. The main living area and loft of the home offers an incredible open feeling where one can relax and interact with everyone. The loft has a desk, couch, reading nook and a beautiful view . This was a big hit . The fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom are all controlled by their own thermostat which was very convenient and a nice touch. The home as a true Tahoe feel and the care and quality of the home exceeded our expectations. A regional park is only a short walk from the house and had a small but fun sleigh ride hill for the kids. Several restaurants are close by along with a grocery store, rite aid , coffee house and several other options. One pleasant surprise was the homes proximity to Northstar village. Even with the snowy weather the drive was safe and easy . Although it was very cold we were able to experience the gorgeous view of the lake and even visit the beach as its a very short drive . I highly recommend this home if you want a relaxing, quiet , beautiful home close to beaches and skiing. David was a pleasure to work with and provided a great walk thru and recommended several places to hike and eat which we took full advantage of during our stay. Thank you David for your flexibility on our arrival and opening your home to us

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brian. It was indeed a pleasure to host your families. We're glad you all had such a wonderful vacation. Thank you for taking such great care of our home. You're welcome in our home anytime!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Rustic Lounge
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sandy Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
North Lake Tahoe Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
North lake Tahoe Fire Lookout
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Speedboat Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Crystal Bay Boulders
Nearest Point of Interest
Martis Peak Lookout
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandy Beach

A BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN SANDY BEACH IS 2 MINUTES AWAY. It is VERY KID FRIENDLY! They can wade out quite a ways before it becomes deep. Our daughter (now 11) LOVES it, and has since she was a toddler! Awesome Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling & Dirt Bike Trail Rides (Motorcycle) from the doorstep of this North Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental!

NORTHSTAR is only 9 miles away.

Climbing: indoor, outdoor, rock & ice.


Rates & Availability

Tahoe Vista Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
May 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 1
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 31 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 1
Dec 15 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $295 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 17.0%

We do not offer last minute discounts, so please don't ask.
Do not ask if you can bring pets, or smoke.
Cleaning $295
No Refunds, except for Security deposit. Cleaning fee will be refunded provided we haven't already cleaned the home prior to your arrival.
Please call me @ 530.320.7797, if you would like clarification.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Tahoe Vista Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub has a filtered lakeview; steam shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Oversize tiled walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Claw-foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs Master, Queen size Beds (1) Downstairs Master, Double Beds (1) 3rd. Bedroom; can sleep two children. Twin or Single Beds (1) Loft has a reading nook that doubles as a single space for sleeping which is extra long and wide, Child Beds (1) In the loft, there is an additional single that fits someone up to 5'-7".
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Timeless Architecture. This is how a Mountain Home is supposed to feel: not too big, not too small - just, aaahhhh....

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