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Affordable and Cozy Studio by the Lake - Stairs to Beach with Glamping Site

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (Queen) + Twin Convertible bed, Tee Pee Glamp Site also

Located 1.3 miles from the luxury of Tahoe City restaurants and shops, you will find 'Sapphire Vista' lake front studio with clean modern lines which create a soothing Sierra escape. In the summer, lounge on a gorgeous beach. Additional guests can also book an onsite "Glamp Site" complete with large tee pee with Queen Bed, hammocks, camp kitchen, outdoor shower. In the winter, drive to premier mountain resorts 10-15 minute's drive. All seasons, 'Sapphire Vista' mandates F-U-N, while the cozy and peaceful studio with feather-down blankets promise some deep z-z-z-z-z's.

Serene, modern, with a brand new well appointed interior, this retreat by the lake offers some serious get-away for the budget-minded couple or small family. Guests here appreciate a more modern aesthetic, but also are comfortable in the cozy quarters of 450 sq. ft. Whether for use as a honeymoon apartment, 'Sapphire Vista' will be a refreshingly affordable and chic take on the Sierra's most dazzling destination, Lake Tahoe.

Please note, the hot tub is no longer available as mentioned in the reviews as per state laws. The gorgeous beach and dock are open for guests! Please respect owner privacy when passing down to beach as lake yard is private.

More Details

Sarah Luck Pearson, Reservations Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Sarah Luck Pearson, Reservations Manager

Owners of the property, husband wife, occupy a large 'Old Tahoe' home on same lot as the rental apartment, but assure guests of complete privacy from the main home. As a painter and actor couple, they take deep sustained inspiration from the great Lake Tahoe and are happy to share this special property that has been in the family for 83 years.

Sarah Luck Pearson, Reservations Manager purchased this apartment in 1927

Why Sarah Luck Pearson, Reservations Manager chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

In 1927, the grandparents of the husband purchased 4 lake front lots and built a large summer home on the 2 main lots. Therefore privacy is afforded the main house and the rental apartment because of the vacant lot on one side of the buildings.

What makes this apartment unique

Privacy, comfort. Access to lakefront beach and dock. Additional "Glamp Site" lakefront lot with large luxery queen bed Tee Pee, deck, camp kitchen, hammocks, and above lake lounge area.

Event and wedding site (Apartment is included)

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our time spent at Tahoe Studio was delightful. The location, grounds, views, and amenities were lovely. The pier, beach, vistas spectacular.

The Studio is beautiful and creatively designed to accommodate two or three people. We had a special time because our two little grandsons loved it, especially sleeping on the floor in sleeping bags. Hide and Seek was perfect; walks on the beach lovely. Relaxing on the pier was perfect.

Our hosts, the Brays, were generous and helpful. I have recommended Tahoe Studio to my friends and hope they visit and enjoy it as much as we did. We plan to return as soon as we can!
Jul 2013
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Lake Forest Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Rental Must be Left Clean as found for deposit return.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bath tub, with shower nozzle additional outdoor shower if book extra glamp site
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , folding
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa Also additional VRBO Glamp Site rental available on property with queen bed in tee pee
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Property has a beach on North Lake Tahoe. No lake view from studio, private access to beach Large covered swing & play set. Skylandia Park within walking distance, forest, beach, dock, bbq . Access to beach via stairs (22)


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Affordable and Cozy Studio by the Lake - Stairs to Beach with Glamping Site
average rating of 4.702381 based on 118 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A very lovely cottage feel, historical, cozy, we rode our bikes everywhere from the location, wonderful hosts, just a very great getaway; tidy comfortable... studio doesn't feel like quite the term to use, feels nicer than that :)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You - you were delightful guests and also Thsnk You for leaving the apartment clean and " you found it." Come stay with us again
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  • 3 of 5

Cottage is cozy, cute and clean. Very convenient. Main challenge is that the cottage is tiny and there is NO outside space, deck, etc. that is available to the renter and NO views out the few small windows. We were forbidden by the family from sitting on the lawn above the lake, using any of the lawn furniture or bikes. You can walk to the beach (10 mins), but you have to leave the property to enjoy your morning coffee or have any interaction with the beautiful outdoors

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Actaully the dock and beach are open for guests to enjoy. This year the beach is small with the high rains, but normally there is plenty of beach. There are chairs on the dock to lounge in.
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American Fork, Utah

Beautiful quiet place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to spend a week. Accommodations were clean and inviting. Close to all the things we wanted to do.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil, cosy and restful!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here in July! The place is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed! Very comfortable bed! Wonderful location, close to the beach and a fabulous little bakery! Not air conditioned but lots of fans provided and the apartment cools down nicely in the evening! Quiet and tranquil area, we had a really restful stay here and would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy studio was perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We had an unforgettable stay here with two of us and our dog. It was a great location on the water and down the street from a popular dog park. We were also able to cook breakfast and dinner in the small kitchen, but had some minor issues with the power strip tripping from the appliances.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our romantic and snow-covered home!

  • 5 of 5

We (partner and I, and our husky!) stayed for three nights and had such a wonderful and relaxing vacation. Fortunately, or unfortunately, we did not spend much time in the house due to going out and exploring! Fortunate because we had a fabulous time in the snow in Tahoe, unfortunate because the studio was so warm and inviting. The decor is cute, relaxing, and comfortable. There is central heating as well as little floor heaters, and a bath tub! The lake really is just steps away... our dog loved running up and down and playing in the water. We really just saw some of the most beautiful sites and loved coming "home" to watch Netflix on our computer in the cozy bed. The property owners are extremely kind- you may run into each other, but not overbearing in any way, just very friendly, like running into a neighbor. And their dog Gretchen (i think is the name?) is a delight. Would be so happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles

1.3 miles from Tahoe City


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Damage Deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. NO ADDITIONAL CLEANING FEE!
15% additional holiday fee

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.