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InvitedHome Tahoe

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish

Spacious home featuring back deck, fireplace and foosball table: Gardner Retreat

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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South Lake Tahoe House Rental Photos and Description

house, 3013 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 3 bathrooms

Maybe it's the sleek geometric lines, the blend of natural textures, the open layout, the amazing views, or the high end amenities, but The Gardner Retreat is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. It's got everything you need for a great getaway: location, amenities, and plenty of space for your family and friends. But, let's face it. This house is special because of the way it makes you feel: a little bit richer, more stylish, and sexier than ever. And that's worth every penny.

Why stay with InvitedHome?

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InvitedHome set out to transform the vacation rental experience by combining the high standards and service of fine hotels with beautiful private homes in amazing destinations. And that’s just what we’ve done. With more than 80 location-based employees, 24/7 guests services and effortless online reservations, we manage 170+ handpicked homes in 9 must-do destinations across the country. Discover why more than 50,000 people create lasting memories with InvitedHome every year.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
InvitedHome Tahoe (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 8 traveler reviews

Spacious home featuring back deck, fireplace and foosball table: Gardner Retreat
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Beautiful! Can't wait to visit again!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here during the summer with family. The house is super beautiful. The setting is very peaceful, away from the bustle of much of South Lake Tahoe, which we appreciated, but close to all of the places we wanted to go. Plenty of space for everyone to feel like they can have some privacy, but wonderful common spaces for hanging out. Loved it. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We'd love to have you again.
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Looks better than in the pictures

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean and is exactly like how it is presented in the pictures, in fact it felt even larger than the way the pictures depicted the place. Kitchen was well equipped and hot tub was clean and ready. My group of 14 had a very comfortable time hanging out in the cabin, plenty of space for all of us. The garage could park 3 cars side by side comfortably. Great place for a group looking to chill out and not party hard as it is in a noise sensitive area, quiet time after 10pm. We would definitely come back here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had an awesome stay! Gardner Retreat really is a gorgeous house and it sounds like it was the perfect fit for a quiet get-together. We'd love to have you again.
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about this house. Very nice experience with I will definiately return to this house.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, INCREDIBLE value!

  • 4 of 5

Overall, our group LOVED this home! It was a perfect fit for us and the common area/kitchen is perfection. It is rare to arrive anywhere and the product is exactly as you saw in the pictures. But this home is exactly as it is pictured and very clean. The description was accurate- for this home perhaps a warning prior to booking that it is in a noise sensitive area would be helpful.

Only a few standard amenities such as soap dishes in the bathrooms, an iron/ironing board and blow dryer(s) would have been welcomed.

In all honesty, everyone wished we were staying longer! I will tell everyone who will listen about our experience. Not to mention the incredible pricing! The value is incredible for the level of product and service received.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Gardner Retreat - it sounds like it was a great trip. We would love to have you back!
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Fall Hiking Trip to South Lake Tahoe

  • 4 of 5

This was a large beautiful home that is great for big groups. Lot's of space for everyone. We were three couples and chose this property specifically for it's location, amenities, and a bathroom for each couple.

Positives: Great location, loved the hot tub, large kitchen fully stocked, nice bedding, plenty of towels, quality fixtures, large size, tons of seating for eating and playing games. Some of the group loved the memory foam mattresses. Lot's of sleeping room. When we couldn't get the hot tub to turn on one night we called the number provided and the technician quickly called us back to tell us how to reset the control panel.

Negatives: Not very clean on arrival (main bath had a pile of powdery stuff and pile of rugs on the floor and it looked like the cleaner forgot to finish this bathroom). The couches in the main space are terrible (the backs fell off no less than 10 times in 5 days). There are no instructions for turning on the fireplace and we never did figure out how to turn it on. The second bedroom on the main floor is oddly connected with a door to the master bedroom so the couples in those 2 bedrooms did not feel that they had much privacy - they could literally talk to each other through the walls.

All in all, we enjoyed the property. As 3 couples, we would probably not return just because the bedroom set-up is more geared toward families, but I would recommend the home to other large groups! We really enjoyed the space!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for that feedback. We've addressed the issues you experienced with our housekeeping staff, but are glad that it didn't disrupt your stay too much. We're so sorry about that. We'd love to have you stay with us again and would be happy to find a home a bit more well-suited to couples!
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Beautiful home with a great view and location

  • 4 of 5

This is my second time in Lake Tahoe and I love how this property was so close to everything. I am very pleased with the information I was given before my arrival, thank you Homeaway. On our stay we had a few questions about how the T.V’s worked (some cables were off) and about the telescope. As soon as we called they transferred our call to a technician and in less than ten minutes our issues were solved. It was very hot this year and having no AC was a small problem during the evenings, especially if you wanted to be in the kitchen or living room. We managed by doing other activities during those hours. The only reason I do not give this house a five star, is because the house was kind of dirty upon our arrival. There were fingerprints all over the room mirrors and water stains in the bathroom mirrors as well, it looked like a toddler had tried to clean this home. Very lovely home but the cleaning really disappointed me; I hope they speak to whoever cleans this house so they can do a better job. Other than that my family and I loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. We have shared your comments with our operations team in Lake Tahoe and will make sure the home meets our high standards for cleanliness in the future.
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South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Guest Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom #1 - 1 king
    Bunk Bedroom #4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 twin/ single , 1 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Guest Bedroom #2 - 1 double , 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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