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Affordable and Cozy Studio by the Lake - Stairs to Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (Queen) + Twin Convertible bed, 1 Bath, compact kitchen

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. 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.

Please note the following house rules:

Additional pet fee $10/night/pet


CHECK-IN TIME is AFTER 3 P.M. PST AND CHECKOUT is 11 A.M. PST. NO Early Check-in or late checkout. (FLEXIBLE – check with Darlene)

This is a NON SMOKING unit.

SECURITY DEPOSIT - No fee will be charged to you if there is no damage done to the studio or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear, including, but not limited to, the following:

• No charges are incurred by the owner due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.

• All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in plastic/wastebaskets, and soiled dishes are cleaned.

• All keys are left either on the kitchen table and unit is left locked, or the key is in the door to the unit.

• All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.

• No linens are lost or damaged.

• No personal property of the owner is lost or damaged.

• NO early check-in or late checkout. FLEXIBLE

• No smoking is detected inside the house.

• The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner), the local law enforcement, or the security company employed by My Community.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY –The maximum number of guests is limited to three (3) persons, except by permission of the owner.

MINIMUM STAY – This property requires a two (2) night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than two weekend days, the guest will be charged the two-night rate.

INCLUSIVE FEES – NO HOUSEKEEPING FEE - Rates include a one-time linen & towel setup. Amenity fees are included in the rental rate. Since we do not charge a cleaning fee, we really appreciate it if you leave the studio in the condition in which you found it. Thank you in advance!

NO DAILY HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. However, it is available at an additional rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. Upon your departure, we request that you strip the beds and place any used linens and towels in the bathtub.

WATER AND SEPTIC – Please DO NOT FLUSH anything other than toilet paper. If it is found that anything other than toilet paper has been flushed and it clogs the system, you could be charged damages of up to two hundred dollars ($200).

PETS - No pets are allowed, unless disclosed in advance and approved by the owner. If a pet is allowed, please bring a crate and/or pet bed to use while your pet is in the studio.

STORM POLICY – No refunds will be given for storms.

TRAVEL INSURANCE – We highly recommend all guests purchase travel insurance. If you wish to purchase travel insurance, go to (URL HIDDEN) for details and to purchase.

Our cabin is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises or while using its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.

By renting this property, you agree to all terms and conditions of this agreement.

Keywords: Lake front apartment, beach studio, ski flat

More Details

Judy Anderson, Reservations Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2017

About Judy Anderson, 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.

Judy Anderson, Reservations Manager purchased this apartment in 1927

Why Judy Anderson, 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.

Event and wedding site (Apartment in 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed - 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , folding
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 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)


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

Affordable and Cozy Studio by the Lake - Stairs to Beach
average rating of 4.7125 based on 114 reviews

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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Cozy spot in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for such a lovely stay. We used to spend summers at Dollar Hill and enjoy this part of the lake. It was perfect. Very comfortable. We'll have to return in the summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time! So close to restaurants and shops with the lake in walking distance! We will have to come back sometime when there isn't 6 feet of snow so we can really enjoy the lake! Overall such a wonderful "home away"!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful condo with private access to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cosy condo where my 3 year old son enjoyed playing with the owners grandchildrens toys in the yard. We also had private access to Tahoe lake. Sweet memories and will definitely recommend to all my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Next time we're staying longer

  • 5 of 5

Such a quiet, relaxing place! The apartment has more of a private feeling than we expected, the garden areas are perfect, and the owners made us feel very welcome. We loved the easy loop walk through the park and along the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles

1.3 miles from Tahoe City


Rates & Availability

Lake Forest Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's Week
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. $10 pet fee per night if there is more than one dog. $200 Pet Deposit. 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.
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