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3750 Sq Ft Waterfront Home, Boat Dock, Hot Tub, Views, Wifi, Aquacycle and Kayak

59 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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2 - 6 nights


South Lake Tahoe House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Please check our calendar on this site for availability. You must be 35 years or older to rent the property.

Bring your family and friends to this spacious home. Each level of the house has beautiful waterway and mountain views. Enjoy the private dock for your boat, water toys, and fishing. Whether you go kayaking on the beautiful canals of the Keys or just have a relaxing dinner on the deck you will enjoy this unforgettable vacation.

The home features a fully equipped kitchen, dining room with seating for twelve, and great room with a fireplace and 62'' plasma TV. Picture windows and doors from the great room lead to a large deck with a barbecue and seating for six. The den also has a fireplace and a 60'' plasma TV with french doors that lead to the lower deck with a private hot tub. The house is located at the end of a quiet street. We have parking for two cars in driveway and room for one car in the garage.

This home has two large decks to watch the boats go by all day long. We have a dock that can easily moor two boats and still leave room to fish. The waterway is wide enough that you do not feel closed in. We have a nice sized fenced yard with grass and plenty of shade. The house is at the end of the street and this cuts down on noise greatly. At night you can sit on the deck and star gaze. My favorite thing is early in the morning I get my coffee and watch the geese fly in and land on the water. Then I take the boat out and watch the hot air balloons flying over the lake. When I return the gang is up and ready to hit the water. Thats a perfect start to a summer day at our lake house.

The local Marina is offering rental boats and personal watercraft, charter fishing, hot air ballooning over the lake, and Emerald Bay water excursions.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Brian Ambrose
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Brian Ambrose

Our family has vacationed in South Lake Tahoe for over 35 years. We have so many fond memories in any season and there are so many recreational activities in and around this town. That alone makes each visit exciting and fresh.

Brian Ambrose purchased this house in 2009

Why Brian Ambrose chose Lake Tahoe South Shore

We decided Tahoe was a memory maker and the time was right to buy a home for our extended family. The size and layout of this house and its lot placement is great. We decided right then it was perfect over all the other homes we had toured and stayed in over the years. It has a warm mountain feel and plenty of space for our family and guests. With a fun and interesting floor plan that is nothing like our home in Los Angeles. We wanted a home that was unique and different with plenty of light and open beam wood work. With views of the mountains, we ended up getting a view of the Heavenly Valley.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Brian, I think you and your wife have done a wonderful job of making everyone who rents your home feel welcome and have all the comforts of a fine resort at our finger tips.

All the "toys" were wonderful. We are ready to go out and buy kayaks! Even when it was a little scary out on the lake on a windy day, we had great fun. The kitchen was complete with everything we needed. We brought paper plates to cut down on dirty dishes, but did have two wonderful "formal" dinners using the pretty dishes you have. It was just a wonderful week and enjoyed by all.
Jul 2014
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3750 Sq Ft Waterfront Home, Boat Dock, Hot Tub, Views, Wifi, Aquacycle and Kayak
average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews

An amazing home. The owner was awesome to work with and the entire transaction went very smoothly

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate. Incredibly well taken care of. All rooms were above expectation. Dock and outdoors were just as wonderful. Felt like home, only in a grander way. Very welcoming. Would definitely use home away again, especially this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Even better than we imagined!

  • 5 of 5

This home looks amazing in the pictures and is even prettier in real life. Beautiful spaces, great location, and an owner who really takes the time to answer questions and help in any way he can. Our group of 4 adults and 7 kids had the time of our lives skiing, hiking and even kayaking here the same week. I would highly recommend this property. Thank you, Brian, for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Tahoe "Magic"

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked into this house, all my daughters could say: "This house is Tahoe Magic"....and it was! An incredible home right on the lake, extremely spacious, and had a rustic look to it. Personally, if I could I would not have left the house at all and stayed there my entire vacation. The owner, Brian was especially on top of things, sending me an email letting me know of surrounding areas and what we could do as a family there, along with restaurants that were on the top of his list. We were lucky enough to be there when it was both sunny and snowing, so we got to enjoy the slopes a bit as well. Our entire group is already discussing about coming back here over the summer time and having another week of fun. I would highly recommend this house for anyone who is looking for a rental vacation home. And a special thanks to Brian for opening his home up to us.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect winter weekend in Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

Brian has got to be the best host that I've dealt with so far. Resposive, attentive to details, and caring.

The house is beautiful (better than the pictures?), fits well a party of 12, the rules are clear and reasonable and really there was everything we could possibly need.

Hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Simply Spectacular

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Brian's house was simply magical. This was my first experience renting a home, and let me just say-- he sets the bar high.

Not only did the house have everything you could possibly need (dishes, cooking gagets, extra blankets, etc.), there was also a closet FULL of family games we could all play together.

If you're not familiar with Tahoe area, the house is in an ideal location. It's close to Stateline if you want to go gamble, stores if you need food, and a number of restaurants ranging from pubs to gormet five star restaurants (seriously if you ever want an amazing meal, Chart House at sunset).

That being said, the house and location are ideal, but it's Brian that really made our stay. He was so kind and helpful throughout the process, even emailed a bunch of restaurants and activities to try while we were there. There weren't any problems during our stay, but I know if there were he would be on top of it.

A note for future travelers: we got a little photo book to show our appreciation. We took a group shot and left a little note, if you want to continue the tradition. There is a CVS down the street and the print was ready in seconds. Let's try and share our amazing memories with Brian and his family, since he made it possible!

Oh, and we will definitely be returning again. This time we want to try a summer visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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We all loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at Brians home.

The house is beautiful, clean and very comfortable for our Christmas and family reunion.

I would highly recommend this home to my friends.

The home had everything we could possibly need, from firewood, games, extra blankets and a fully equipped kitchen.

A great location to the store and many local activities.

We especially liked the snow play areas near by, they were perfect for sledding.

This home gave us a wonderful white christmas that we would only have dreamed of, more than half of us coming from Australia.

What a magical experience!

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

South Lake Tahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 9 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Week
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 21 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 18 2017 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 8 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 10.0%

Limited accessibillity Please ask the owner
The Ist floor at ground level has living area, bedrooms and bathrooms with two steps from the driveway.
Air Conditioning -The house does not have air conditioning except for the nice Tahoe breezes. This is true for most homes in this area. You must be 35 years or older to rent the property and we require a copy of your drivers licence on file.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Floorboards
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - toilet , shower , The shower is downstairs under the staircase
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Master Bed - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We do not have Air Conditioning other than Tahoe breezes and this is typical of most homes in this area.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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