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Affordable and Cozy Studio by the Lake - Stairs to Beach

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Bedrooms 1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Lake Forest Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

Keywords: Lake front apartment, beach studio, ski flat

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Judy Anderson, Reservations Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016
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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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Affordable and Cozy Studio by the Lake - Stairs to Beach
average rating of 4.693333 based on 109 reviews
Reno, NV

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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Charming little studio on the lake

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our two night stay in Darlene's upstairs studio on Terrace Lake Drive. The apt is small but had all the amenities we needed, including reading lights on both sides of the very comfortable q. bed, a complete kitchenette, atttractive decor, privacy and quiet. There were many obviously thoughtful touches, there was no objection to our dog and - best of all- an unsurpassable lake view from the lawn in front of owner's home. I'm short, it is a charming little place!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Patricia for your positive review. RIGHTBACKATCHA - you were wonderful guests. The brand name of the bed linens you admired: "JENNIFER ADAMS". I am looking forward to hosting you again. Warmly, Darlene
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Just what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

Cute and cozy! Beautiful location on the lake and close to everything. Perfect for a romantic getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Tahoe Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Darlene and Warren are very sweet and their studio apartment is perfect for a nice Tahoe Getaway! We loved bringing our doggies with us to explore the lake.

The location is very convenient to many amenities and the studio was very clean and cozy. We hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The other reviews are right, this place is magical! The location is perfect. We stayed with our baby and it was so great to be able to explore during the day and come back and relax right on the water again in the evening. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Our experience was fantastic! It was the perfect little apartment for a weekend getaway to celebrate an early anniversary. The owners were very welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment was well stocked with all of the necessities and the view of the lake was beautiful. We really enjoyed our time there. Our favorite part was grabbing breakfast at Sugar Pine Cakery and enjoying it by the lake. Super relaxing! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 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

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Christmas Week
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Year's Week
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
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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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Lake Forest Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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