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Dan and Heidi Thomas

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english

Cozy South Lake Tahoe Chalet Near Heavenly

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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South Lake Tahoe Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Family friendly, cozy, recently remodeled, two-story chalet with open beam knotty-pine ceilings, granite floor entry, and new furniture throughout. Comes fully furnished with Free Hi-Speed Cable & Wi-Fi Computer access, linens, kitchen utensils, and cookware. Enjoy the beautiful new kitchen and rock fireplace, 40' HD-Cable TV, and abundant driveway parking. Trex front deck with patio furniture, Gas BBQ and views of the Sierras. Games, puzzles, video tapes/DVDs provided. A small snow sled hill behind the chalet makes winter-time fun, safe and enjoyable for the kids. Large 2-car garage with key-less entry keeps your car out of the cold and snow.


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Dan and Heidi Thomas (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dan and Heidi Thomas

Heidi enjoys snowshoeing near chalet at Lake Tahoe.

Dan and Heidi Thomas purchased this chalet in 1995

Why Dan and Heidi Thomas chose South Lake Tahoe

After vacationing in beautiful Lake Tahoe for 15 years, we decided that Tahoe was always going to be a special place for our family to enjoy for years to come. We started by staying in hotels, then purchased a timeshare that we used throughout the year. Finally, we decided to find a home in a quiet, forested neighborhood, away from city noise, but close enough to enjoy the great Lake Tahoe ammenities: water, casinos, and skiing, without having to drive very far. Montgomery Estates was the answer, and we have loved vacationing here ever since. Check it out, and you'll see why this is such a special place in Lake Tahoe!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home worked out great for our stay in the Tahoe area, close enough to everything to be convenient, but away from the masses in town. What a beautiful area!
Jun 2012
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based on 39 traveler reviews

Cozy South Lake Tahoe Chalet Near Heavenly
average rating of 4.923077 based on 40 reviews

Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

The house was furnished very comfortable, the house was prepared very nicely and cozy. The location was perfect for its. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Loved this home! It feels like home. You can find all the essentials. The owners are very easy to get hold off. They are extremely friendly. Since day one that I booked the cabin, all my questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner. I will defiantly be returning for longer stay days. ALSO, MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE THE GARAGE BEARS DO GET IN!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

The picture do not do this house justice. It was beautiful and felt like home. It has all of the essentials you need. It is located within walking distance from hiking trails and about a 10 minute drive from Heavenly Resort and the beautiful lake. We were able to park the boat in the garage easily. Dan and Heidi are easy to get a hold of and are so nice. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect house, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful vacation. This home is clean, spacious, and the kitchen was supplied with all the utensils we needed. The beds are so comfortable, each room has its own T.V., and we loved that there is a washer and dryer as well. Owners are kind and very responsive and we will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to Rest!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five (two adults, two teenagers and a 12-y.o.) had a wonderful experience staying in this house during our week in Tahoe. We primarily used it as a departure and landing spot in between day hikes into Desolation Wilderness, and the house made it easy to relax and unwind between our excursions. The house is located about 30 minutes from most DW trailheads, and less than 10 minutes from conveniences like grocery stores and restaurants. It's also about 10 minutes from South Lake Tahoe beach access, which was the perfect way to end each day.

Communication with the owners was consistently prompt and clear, and there were no logistical problems in reserving, entering, or using the property. Their customer service was very positive on the front end when I had multiple questions about the reservation process and cost structure.

The entire house is pleasantly clean and well-maintained, with a cool mountain decor throughout. The beds gave all of us a comfortable night's sleep. The layout of the house made it easy to spend time together as a family, but also retreat to private areas if anyone chose to. We did notice that the layout created a couple of minor noise issues: 1) the living room TV and loft TV fight for the same air space, and it's distracting to have both on at once. 2) There's very little sound insulation between the master bedroom and the kids' bedroom above it, so any movement in the upper room is easily heard down below. I'm not sure there's much you can really do about either of these issues.

One easy fix we would recommend is to include a bath mat in the master bath; we couldn't find one, and the tile floor easily gets wet when exiting the shower.

Overall, we would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful place to relax after a busy day of activity, or perhaps just to shut out the world for a day or two in a quiet mountain escape.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you had a wonderful experience staying at our home. We appreciate that you let us know about the bathmat, which mistakenly got placed in the housekeeper's closet. It will be returned to the Master Bath. We are happy that you found the house to be a peaceful place to relax!
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Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided on a last minute getaway to Tahoe with our kids (ages 7, 5, and 2 months) before the end of the ski season. We found this lovely home on Homeaway and we were not disappointed. The owners were very quick to respond to our request. The garage was a good size and managed to fit my husband's truck. The house was very clean and quite nice inside. We stayed in the larger bedroom downstairs with our infant. I thought our daughters were going to be excited about getting to stay in one of the two big beds upstairs (one on the loft and the other in the upstairs bedroom where the computer was), but they both chose the downstairs bedroom next to ours. It was clearly a very roomy home, and next time I'd love to invite some other people to come with us. One of my favorite features was the heated floor in the downstairs bathroom. The central heating system works well, but our girls were more into having a fire in the fire place. The kitchen has a fair share of cooking items, including a waffle maker. We were overall very impressed with this rental and would definitely return in the future if it's available.

Things to know:

1) There's salt and pepper, seasoned salt, and oil, but that's pretty much it. So, if you need flour, sugar, condiments (eg, ketchup, mustard, syrup, honey,etc), you need to definitely bring those things.

2) The white coffeemaker that was there during our stay (April 1-3, 2016) didn't work well at all. It sputtered water out the top, leaked, and was mostly producing steam. This was the one thing we were disappointed about (but not worth losing a star over). So, if you are a coffee person, BYOC (bring your own coffeemaker) or be prepared to make a 30 min round-trip Starbucks run everyday.

So, like I said... overall, wonderful stay for our entire family. Thank you Dan and Heidi!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for letting us know about the coffee maker. It has been replaced. We look forward to having you and your guests return!
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Car: necessary

ATV/Snowmobile/Hiking Trails, Skiing, Skateboard Park, & Disc Golf, All Nearby!

Other Activities: disc golf, shopping, kayaking, baoting, health/beauty spa, basketball court, miniature golf, hot air ballooning


Rates & Availability

Montgomery Estates Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2016
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years Week 2016-2017
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

Christmas / New Year's Weekly rental:(free cleaning).
Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Fully-refundable Security Deposit: $350.00. Check, Credit card (via Homeaway).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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South Lake Tahoe Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1720 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New Tile Shower and Electric-Heated Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New Tile Shower and Floor.
  • Fully-furnished with towels, washcloths and soaps. Full-size Washer and Dryer located in downstairs bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs Bedroom with remote HD TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs Bedroom with remote HD TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Upstarirs Bedroom with Skylight and remote TV
    Bedroom 4 / Loft - 1 queen , Upstairs Loft with remote TV
  • Fully-furnished with sheets and pillows. Remote cable TV in most rooms and loft. Portable crib available.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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