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Large Family Friendly Mountain Home Away from Home

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Don

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 Al 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.


Al Tahoe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • City of South Lake Tahoe ordinances prohibits vacation homes from being used for large parties, weddings, etc. Strict noise regulations are enforced.
  • City SLT is STRICT about enforcement of vacation home rules and levies $1,000 fines for violations. Occupancy, Parking, & Noise are their focus.
  • SLT Vacation Home Regulations -- See: City of South Lake Tahoe website for details on $1000 fines to renters and owner for vacation home violations.
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Slate shower Upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
  • Three bathrooms -- One downstairs, Two upstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2) Two bedrooms have king size beds, Queen size Beds (1) One bedroom has a queen size bed, Twin or Single Beds (4) Two bedrooms each have two twin beds, Baby Cribs (1) Child's folding crib and high chair, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa sleeper in dining room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Large Family Friendly Mountain Home Away from Home
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
San Francisco, California

Cozy cabin in a prime location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home (but better!)

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The CozyNostra Lodge is More than Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Mateo, CA

This place has it all going on

  • 5 of 5

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


  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeview Commons
Lake Tahoe Historical Society
Rude Brothers Bagel & Coffee -- CLOSED
Picchetti Winery
Riva Grill
South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Department
Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Heavenly Ski Resort
Cafe Fiore
The Cork & More
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
South Lake Tahoe Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Edgewood Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Rojo's Ribs
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Heavenly Valley
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
El Dorado Beach and Regan Beach
Car: recommended

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning/Linen Fee $125
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.