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Lake Views & Romantic Sunsets! Private Homeowners' Beach at Marla Bay (see#42559

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) RATES VARY WITH # OF PEOPLE, TIME OF YR

Enjoy Tahoe in Grand Style! This private 2,500 sq. ft., features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, comfortably sleeps 8, including children, and is perfect families, adults, ski vacations and corporate retreats. ***Bookings made over four months in advance please contact owner for payment schedule. From the moment you enter this clean like new home, you will know you’re in a special place. Characterized by breathtaking charm, attention to detail, and meticulous craftsmanship, you will be surrounded by luxury, warmth, comfort and elegance, truly the best Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Set among towering pines, this beautiful vacation home offers lake views and romantic sunsets. The open floor plan flows from the new gourmet kitchen, through the dining room, to the huge Great Room with its soaring vaulted ceilings and granite rock gas fireplace. New Flat screen TV with Blue Ray DVD. Of course wireless internet HIGH SPEED throughout the house. The room’s natural light creates a cheerful family atmosphere.

The home's layout provides 4 large bedrooms, two and a half baths, large view deck, all new furnishings, and off street parking for two + vehicles. There is one 2 king bed in the master bedroom, 1 queen bed in two of the guest bedrooms, and 2 single beds in the fourth guest bedroom. Kids of all ages will enjoy the sandy beaches,board games.

This extraordinary house blends 'Old Tahoe' Mountain Charm with a bold contemporary design. Located in the private, exclusive waterfront community of Marla Bay, established in the 1920's, this stunning home offers you an unforgettable Lake Tahoe experience. (Please note we do not allow weddings, large parties and Marla Bay does not allow guests to have large group gatherings on their beach. Weddings are not allowed!) We do not allow guests to sub let or use air hub b&b on the property. We do not allow the sale or cultivation of marijuana on the property

Our second spectacular custom built filtered lake view home on Tallac vrbo #42559 is also four bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and located in Marla Bay. Come enjoy romantic sunsets in the summer and beautiful snowcapped mountains in the winter.

Our Amenities Include:

Filtered Lake Views and Romantic Sunsets

Minutes to Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, The Casinos and

Edgewood Celebrity Top 100 Golf Course, The Rim Trail

Short walk less than 500' to Private Beach Homeowners' beach on the pristine shores of Lake Tahoe

Hiking and biking trails at your doorstep!

Great Room with Vaulted Ceiling and Immense Stone Gas Fireplace, Flat screen TV with Blue Ray DVD

Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with breakfast bar

Formal Dining area with seating for six to eight

Expansive View Deck with Gas Barbecue Grill

Elegant Master Suite

Deluxe Bathroom with Jacuzzi and Separate Enclosed Glass Shower with personal shower

Full Laundry Room

Fine linens and towels provided

Short walk to private sandy beach

Of course high speed internet!

And much more!!!....

Also available: 2 Bedroom/2 Bath (Sleeps 4-5) in

Elks Point vrbo#22827 and THE other 4 BEDROOM TWO

& half bath sleeps 8 in Marla Bay #42559

Please note we cannot rent to anyone under 25 years of age. These properties are not child proof

Please use" INQUIRY" when seeking information so vrbo/homeaway will not cancel the reservation when you have checked reserve with credit card and we have not communicated within the 24hrs they provide. This will also alleviate an automatic charge on your credit card. Thanks

Keywords: Luxury Vacation Home!

More Details

Judi Ahern ( VHRP09517)(VhRP 07411, VHRP 05006)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The Dollbergs-from the Bay Area and the Cotes from New Jersey have spent delightful days enjoying your beautiful home. The late summer weather has been warm and sunny after foggy few months in the Bay Area...Thank you for providing a home away from home." Susan Dollberg

We even took a di[ in Marla Bay!!! What a beautiful section of the lake to stay at!It was wonderful coming back to your beautiful, comfortable home. Wish we could have stayed longer.....Next time we will! Thanks again.

Al Dollberg"
Aug 2010
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Zephyr Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Powder Room located in upstairs living area
  • 2.5 Two full bathrooms. One in master suite one for guest bedrooms Powder Room in living area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1 in the master bedroom), Queen size Beds (2) in two of the guest bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
No Smoking!


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Lake Views & Romantic Sunsets! Private Homeowners' Beach at Marla Bay (see#42559
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 42 reviews

A spacious and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

We found a boat docking path just in 50 feet away from the property that there is a good view of Tahoe. The house is very clean, beds are clean, bathroom are clean and water is good. I also like the floor plan, masters bedroom is at the 2nd floor, another 3 bedrooms at downstairs. This is good for 2 families. Hope to come back again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

My family spent the Thanksgiving Holiday at the "Freel" house in Zephyr Cove. What a wonderful neighborhood. It was very quiet and a great place to take morning and evening walks. The house is just a block away from the beach with many access points. Our 3 year old grandson loved riding his bike through the neighborhood and neighbors that were out walking always greeted us with kindness. The house suited our accommodations well. The bottom floor was the perfect place for our adult children to stay with a lovely bathroom. The upstairs master bedroom was greater than I anticipated. We loved the oversized master bath. The gourmet kitchen was perfect for putting together our Thanksgiving meal. The living room had plenty of seating for all of us to sit and enjoy the fireplace and look out the lovely living room windows. I plan on returning to the Zephyr Cove neighborhood come summer time so we can enjoy the lake. Judy also let us add another night at the last minute. Thank you so much for accommodating us! Regards, the Smith Family

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marla Bay bliss

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the Freel house. Very well furnished and comfortable. Loved the short walk to the beach and Marla Bay is awesome. In 2016 we stayed in the Tallac house which is a stone's throw away and just as nice. Judith is a pleasure to work with and everything from reservation to check out went smoothly. We plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Location on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at this property and we love it! The house has 4 large bedrooms and a very spacious common area. The layout is open and very bright. The back deck can't be overlooked as we enjoy spending a lot of time out there relaxing and enjoying views of the lake.

The location can't get any better. It is just outside the hustle and bustle of the main strip in South Lake but allows you to get there in under 10 minutes. The neighborhood itself is very quiet and safe. We have three small kids and never worry about their safety when playing outside. I would say one of the best things about staying here is having access to the private beach at Marla Bay. If you've ever been to South Lake Tahoe in the summer, you know how crazy the public beaches can be. This provides a truly tranquil experience in one of the most breath taking parts of the lake.

I highly recommend staying here and will be back with my family in the following years! Thank you to Judi- she is a wonderful hostess!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

We walked in the door and were amazed at the spaciousness of this beautiful home! The pictures are good but the real thing is so much better! We brought our son, daughter and 3 grandchildren for a vacation in Lake Tahoe and had an amazing time! John left a couple of sleds for the kids (who had never seen snow) and they had the time of their life. From the gourmet kitchen with everything you could possibly need to the beds and bedrooms, roomy beautiful bathrooms, games in the closet, views and a quick walk to the lake everything is just perfect! We have discovered a wonderful yearly retreat with our children. Judith and John are amazing hosts who attended to the smallest need. We highly recommend this perfect home!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home, fantastic owner

  • 5 of 5

As advertised, beautiful home right on the lake and easily fit our group. Judi, the owner was incredibly responsive and worked with my party to make our stay easy despite weather delays on the way in. The open layout was perfect for a large family or group of friends to cook and hang out. I definitely plan to stay here on future trips to Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Village
Heavenly Gondola at Lake Tahoe
Heavenly Village Ice Rink
Angora Lake
Lake Tahoe Historical Society
South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Department
Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
Tahoe Rim Trail Association: Kingsbury South Trailhead
Tahoe Sports Ltd
Alpen Sierra Coffee Company -- CLOSED
The UPS Store
M.S. Dixie II
Car: recommended

Every aspect of the outdoors are minutes away or just out the front door. The shores of Lake Tahoe are five houses away, skiing/golf/casinos 5 minutes away. Biking (trails near by), mountain biking, hiking (The Rim Trail,), boating, shopping, scenic drives, golf, tennis, recreation center, library, skiing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, (Heavenly Valley, Northstar, Diamond Peak, Sierra at Tahoe, Kirkwood, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows)pee wee golf, public library, water sports with rentals, hot springs short scenic drive, white water rafting on the Truckee River, Virginia City and numerous other adventures await you.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $750

Call for special rates for TWO PEOPLE!!!! The posted rate of $275 is for not more then four people in the off season. ***Summer is normally only a weekly rental unless there are overlapping days from someone is renting for longer then a week. Always call for availability and rates! Monthly rentals considered. ****Please check "INQUIRY" on Homeway / VRBO. As I prefer to talk with guests and make sure all questions are answered before booking. (the reservation deposit varies with the booking time. Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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