About the property
- Cabin2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 5 nights
The Cozy Nostra Lodge has been in our family for generations and will welcome you with the warmth of a large Italian family. It's a comfortable place to relax, kick off your shoes, have a drink, and read a good book next to the wood burning fireplace. Your grandchildren will be happy and safe in the completely fenced and beautifully landscaped backyard which is equipped with patio furniture, picnic table, BBQ, and a Chiminea for evening outdoor camp fires. The lodge is a perfect base camp for all of your outdoor activities including skiing, boating, hiking, biking, and swimming. Heavenly Valley Village and the big casinos are just minutes away.
There are 5 bedrooms (1 king, 1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, 2 twins) a queen size sofa sleeper, and 3 bathrooms. The Lodge has a fully equipped kitchen for large groups. There is a 40' flat screen T.V. with Cable, DVD/VCR, stereo CD, plus 2 additional no cable TV/VCRs. The lodge is equipped with WiFi internet access.
City of South Lake Tahoe Vacation Home Permit #102355
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
Our family takes great pride in and loves this house where we have been gathering for special occasions for generations. Most of our guests grow to feel the same way and come back year-after-year. Many of them have started to refer to the Cozy Nostra Lodge as 'our house.'
Why Don chose South Lake Tahoe
Our family has enjoyed Tahoe for generations. Each season of the year is different and has unique aspects and allure. Just when you start to think that you like it in winter the best you have a knock-out summer experience that starts the debate all over again. When you walk into the Cozy Nostra Lodge you feel immediately like you've come back home.
What makes this Cabin unique
Our house is spacious and spread out which is good for large family groups to be able to have their 'own space' yet feel that they are a part of the group. The openness of the floor plan let's you be able to see what is going on yet not be on top of one another. Gathering around the large dining room table for special meals often turns into hours of conversation, joke telling, friendly teasing and wine drinking, of course.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Cozy cabin in a prime location
I stayed here over the weekend with a group of 11 other friends. The cabin was spacious and was very clean. Before we arrived, Don offered to turn on the heat so we would arrive to a warm cabin. Don also allowed us to check in earlier and check out later because there were no reservations before or after our stay. We were also free to use as much firewood as needed due to the cold temperature. The ideal location near the lake and the caring responsiveness of the owner made our trip perfect. Thank you Don and I would stay here for future trips to Tahoe!
Home Away From Home
We recently stayed here for a weekend and the place was awesome. I actually stayed here a couple times about 16 years ago and it still has the charm I remember from my previous stays. With 5 rooms and 7 beds you can have a large group and everyone can have bed. The house is spacious and clean with modern creature comforts like Cable TV and WIFI. The kitchen has modern amenities and has every pot, pan, knife, fork, plate you will need - just bring the food. It also has a gas and charcoal grill for outdoor cooking. It is close to Heavenly (minutes drive away) and walking distance to the lake. The owner is super responsive and tries to make sure he can do everything he can to make sure you have a comfortable stay. I would highly recommend this home away from home.
Home away from home (but better!)
My family just returned from Christmas at the Cozy Nostra Lodge. It was perfect. We really felt like guests in a friend's home. Whatever we looked for we found, whether it was extra blankets, measuring spoons, salt, or shovels. We did most of our eating in, and found the kitchen really well stocked with everything we needed. And the winter-theme china was such a treat! There really was plenty of room for 10 people, with three FULL bathrooms. The owner, Don, was a pleasure to communicate with. We will return!
Perfect! We want our guests to feel like the Cozy Nostra Lodge is their home away from home. So glad that you'll be back again. We look forward to it.
My family has been coming here for years. It is close to the lake, a gorgeous meadow, and top-notch hiking, making it ideal year around.
The CozyNostra Lodge is More than Cozy!
We would stay here again!! The house has everything you need. The kitchen is well stocked. The owner has placed little notes all throughout the house with instructions on how to use various appliances. The backyard is a park...each morning we enjoyed our coffee outside listening to the birds and watching the wild life (chipmunks, squirrels and a bunny!) There are numerous ceiling fans to help keep the house cool. The wi-fi worked great and was relatively fast. The only caveat is the bedrooms are all upstairs. The house was very clean. Not a cobweb could I find and even the baseboards were dusted. The bathrooms have been partially upgraded and all were clean - no mold in the shower! Yeah!
We have rented many homes in the South Tahoe area and this is the first home we've rented where the pictures online are exactly what you find in this well loved home. Our past experiences have been looking online at great pictures of a house (probably recently remodeled) and then arriving to find dirty stained carpet and a bunch of tacky additions to the home that just gather dust. This home is cute and tasteful and lovingly cared for. Enjoy your stay, I know we did!
This place has it all going on
Our family's recent third time to stay at the Cozy Nostra Lodge was the best yet. Our group ranged from 80+ years old down to 6 months old. We all loved it! The back yard is beautiful. We BBQed every night and when we ran out of gas for the gas grill one evening sure enough there was a spare extra gas bottle in the garage. These people think of everything to make your vacation so easy, fun, and relaxing. We felt like we were staying with old friends instead of renting a vacation rental. Get location with an easy walk to the lake. Don't miss the free concerts on Thursdays at Lake View Commons-- so much fun. Can't wait until we're back again.
Chris and Danny
The Cozy Nostra Lodge is a charming 'old Tahoe' large family cabin located just 4 blocks from Lake Tahoe's beautiful south shore in the historic Al Tahoe neighborhood. The Lodge is located within comfortable walking distance of El Dorado Beach where there is a boat ramp and picnic area and Regan Beach where there is a playground. The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center featuring an Olympic sized swimming pool, ice skating rink, and gym is 1/4 mile walk away as are the Lake Tahoe Museum, Visitor's Center, and campground. Stores, restaurants, a latte shop, bagel shop, video store, and equipment/bike rentals are within blocks. Heavenly Valley Ski resort and the gaming casinos are a 5 minute drive.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Discount full week rental rate is $1,700.00/week. Holiday rates are higher and should be reserved early. Prefer full week rentals in July and August. Change over day is usually on Fridays.