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Mark Young

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

The Chalet de Celeste

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Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay nights

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Lake Tahoe South Shore Chalet Rental Photos and Description

3BR+ Loft, Hot Tub, Pool Table, Floating Staircase, Sleeps 8


Discover an architectural gem just a short walk from the beach, Heavenly Ski Gondola (just voted #1 Ski Destination by USA Today) and Heavenly Village. Nestled behind a private meadow and a pair of twin pine trees is our 'Chalet de Celeste'. Our contemporary mountain home was just completed in 2012 emphasizing natural materials with an artful combination of Italian marble and travertine, tumbled river rocks, Brazilian mahogany, glass railings, floating staircases, hand scraped hickory floors, Miele appliances and Grohe finishes throughout.

Surrounded by protected pine forest, the Chalet contrasts rustic elements with a distinctive contemporary design. Although inspired by the Swiss mountains and traditional elements, no modern luxury has been spared. Traditional and vernacular materials, such as wood, stone and glass, create the modern accents of 'Alpine chic'. The exterior is reminiscent of traditional Wood-Strickbau Chalet styles of the Gomsertal Valley in Switzerland.

The entry terrace to the Chalet has a stone barbecue grill to prepare light meals outdoors while enjoying refreshments. Surrounded by pine trees, it is also a good spot for bird watching. During summer, the outdoors are a serene setting for guests to relax in the hammock. Summertime sunsets are particularly beautiful, at this time of day the treetops are bathed in hues of gold and rose. In wintertime, the idyllic meadow directly across the Chalet transforms into a snow covered area for fun sledding with children.

Entering the Chalet through a slate warming room, the heart of the custom home is the great room. This encompasses the open kitchen, the dining area and the living room. The gourmet kitchen has walnut Studio Becker cabinets, Miele stainless steel appliances, a built-in wine fridge, under and above cabinet lighting, and ample cookware. The white Calacatta marble island seats three. The open-plan kitchen combines a contemporary style of living with authentic mountain atmosphere. The combination of wood, stone and glass reinforce the traditional Chalet feel.

The dining table and benches are made from reclaimed Indonesian teak wood with seating for 10. The living area has ample seating on the brompton cocoa leather sofa and club chair. The 60' flat screen can be seen from all areas of the great room. There is also an iPod integrated in-wall home theater system. The vaulted floor-to-ceiling windows soar to 30 feet high and automatically lead the eyes out to the picturesque pine tree valley and mountain views. This is the perfect place for entertaining, shooting a game of pool, and relaxing after a long day of skiing next to the glass enclosed gas fireplace.

An elegant custom floating wood and glass staircase beneath angled skylights leads from the living area to the master suite. This is truly a retreat with a spa-like master bath with his and her vanities, Italian travertine walls and floors, a walk in multi-head steam shower and granite bench, heated floors and towel racks, and Toto washlet. The steam shower offers a relaxing and rejuvenating therapy for weary muscles from skiing or outdoor activities. The master bedroom has 20 foot high vaulted ceilings and windows, queen sleigh bed, and full pine tree views.

The other two bedrooms are on the first floor. The first has a queen sleigh bed. The second bedroom has two twin sleigh beds. There is a bathroom next to the lower bedrooms with a dual head shower and soaking tub, glass blocks, linen closet, dual vanities, heated floors and towel racks, and Italian ceramic walls and floors. The washer and dryer are on this level as well.

There is a spacious light filled Library loft above the living room, offering a wide selection of coffee table books along with travel guides, novels, board games and reference materials. The open Library loft has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the pine forest meadow in front of the Chalet. This part of the home is perfect as a second living area for the kids or as a private sleeping retreat for the in-laws. The leather sofa in the living room can also be converted into a queen sized bed.

The home is adorned through out with custom artwork and furniture of which many pieces are designed by members of our family.

On the back side of the property awaits a jetted wooden clad hot tub awaits sunken into it's own private outdoor terrace, featuring a dressing area surrounded by the Sierra Nevada pines. This is a great place to lounge around, soak, and enjoy time with friends and family. Here one also finds a sun umbrella set between two teak loungers.

There is private parking for up to 2 vehicles on the property.

We designed this Chalet to take full advantage of the natural light and Heavenly Valley mountain views, and hope you enjoy the stunning combination of natural materials and exquisite product selections that truly set our dream home apart.

-- 10 minute walk from the Village at Heavenly Valley with ice rink, restaurants, movie theaters, galleries, shops, and direct access to the ski lifts.

-- Unique custom home

-- Heavenly Valley open meadow and pine forest views, perfect place for a toboggan ride in winter

-- 43 custom designed windows and skylights

-- Vaulted ceilings with 25 foot tall front windows

-- The only floating staircase in all of South Lake Tahoe

-- Custom furniture and artwork

-- Rustic modern design

-- Double vanities, underfloor heating, and heated towel racks in all bathrooms

-- 8 foot slate Brunswick solid wood pool table

-- Wine fridge

-- Ceiling fan

-- Dining table seats minimum 10 people

-- Slate entrance warming room

-- Queen sleigh bed in large master

-- Mr, Steam steam shower with bench in master bath

-- Toto washlet

-- Telephone

-- Free high-speed Internet and Gigabit wifi

-- Glass front Jotul gas fireplace

-- 60' plasma TV with HD cable, wall-mounted TV's in all bedrooms

-- iPod integrated in-wall speaker and entertainment system

-- Washer and dryer

-- Fenced-in for privacy

-- Large outdoor bear box

-- Built-in stacked stone outdoor gas barbecue grill

-- 1000 feet of outdoor patio and deck areas with hammock, sun loungers and umbrella

-- Sunken outdoor hot tub

-- Ski-in access for advanced skiers

Sleeping Configurations-- All 3+ bedrooms offer high-end sheets, linens and towels

Bedroom #1 Upstairs Master: 1 Queen

Bedroom #2 Downstairs: 1 Queen

Bedroom #3 Downstairs : 2 Twin

Library Loft #4: 1 Queen / 2 Twin Convertible Bed(s)

Living Room #5: 1 Queen Convertible Bed

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the entire property during their stay.

Interaction with Guests

In case guests encounter any problems during their stay, our 24 hour local concierge is only a phone call away.

Guests will be provided with a list of our host's favorite local places.

The Neighborhood

Modern Lake Tahoe was shaped and landscaped by scouring glaciers during the Ice Ages, which began over a million years ago. To this day, it remains an exclusive destination for year round fun and relaxation.

The Sierra Nevada mountains are a spectacular backdrop in summer as well as winter when snowfall attracts skiers. In summer, guests can enjoy beach picnics along the 71 miles of shoreline along the lake with breathtaking views and clarity or explore the myriad of hiking trails tucked into the foothills. Year round activities include skiing, horseback riding, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, water sports, and golf and tennis.

Getting around

A short walk to the village center itself offers a plethora of attractions off the largest alpine Lake in North America. Stroll the village for a spot of shopping and enjoy it's convivial après-ski atmosphere by day or night.

The sunny slopes of Heavenly Mountain Resort, the largest ski area in California and Nevada, conveniently located 5 minutes drive from the Chalet with 4,800 skiable acres, are attractive for families, pleasure and ambitious skiers alike.

The Edgewood golf course, home to the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament held each July, is located one and half miles away and also offers scenic views of the surrounding region.

Nearby Attractions--

--Lakeside Beach on Beach Road-- 0.8mi / 4min

--Heavenly Ski Resort Gondola-- 0.8mi / 4min

--Harrah's Lake Tahoe-- 1.0mi / 5min

--Cafe Fiore-- 1.0mi / 3min

--Tahoe Queen Boat Cruise-- 1.0mi / 4min

--Lakeside Beach and Marina-- 1.1mi / 5min

--The Naked Fish Restaurant-- 0.5mi / 2min

--Heavenly Village

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mark Young (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Mark Young

I am an avid traveler and have visited more than 30 international cities and countries in the States, Europe, North, Central and South America, and Asia. This unique custom chalet was designed to provide indoor and outdoor areas to enjoy, along with every amenity and convenience to other frequent travelers like myself, and nearby access to all the year round attractions Lake Tahoe offers.

Why Mark Young chose Lake Tahoe South Shore

We designed this Chalet to take full advantage of the natural light and Heavenly Valley mountain views, and hope you enjoy the stunning combination of natural materials and exquisite product selections that truly set our dream home apart.

What makes this chalet unique

-- 10 minute walk from the Village at Heavenly Valley with ice rink, restaurants, movie theaters, galleries, shops, and direct access to the ski lifts.


1 traveler review

The Chalet de Celeste
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Melbourne, Australia

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Chalet de Celeste for 4 nights. The house is beautiful and exactly as it appears in the pictures. It is within walking distance (about 10mins) of Heavenly Village and the Stateline casinos. The house was comfortably able to accommodate all 8 of us.



Steam shower

Hot tub

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Prompt replies from the owner

Stereo system


The cable was out for the whole time we were there which was disappointing as we wanted to watch the football without having to go to one of the casinos. Upon investigation and a phone call we found out the cable box needed to be updated to digital but the new box hadn't been picked up. A little disappointing but certainly didn't spoil our weekend.

Overall a great place to stay in Lake Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Reno International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Tahoe Queen Boat Cruise
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Edgewood Tahoe
Nearest Motorway
3.8 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Naked Fish
Nearest Ski
0.8 Miles
Heavenly Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
1.1 Miles
Lakeside Beach
Car: not necessary

-- 10 minute walk from the Village at Heavenly Valley with ice rink, restaurants, movie theatres, galleries, shops, and direct access to the ski lifts.

--The Naked Fish Restaurant-- 0.5mi / 2min

--Heavenly Village Cinemas-- 0.5mi / 2min

--Raley's Supermarket-- 0.5mi / 2min

--Beach at Beach Road-- 0.8mi / 4min

--Heavenly Ski Resort Gondola-- 0.8mi / 4min

--Harrah's Lake Tahoe-- 1.0mi / 5min

--Cafe Fiore-- 1.0mi / 3min

--Tahoe Queen Boat Cruise-- 1.0mi / 4min

--Lakeside Beach and Marina-- 1.1mi / 5min

--Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course-- 1.6mi / 5min

--Zephyr Cove-- 4.8mi / 13min


Rates & Availability

Bijou Park Chalet Rental Rates


  • $350 - $650
  • USD
  • Sept 04-Nov 27, Dec 1-Dec 19, Apr 1-May 31: Weeknight: $350, Weekend Night: $375
  • Nov 27-Nov 30: Weeknight: $525, Weekend Night: $525, minimum 3 nights
  • Dec 20-Dec 26, Jul 3-Jul 7: Weeknight: $550, Weekend Night: $550, minimum 5 nights
  • Dec 27-Jan 04: Weeknight: $650, Weekend Night: $650, minimum 5 nights
  • Jan 05-Feb 14, Feb 19-Mar 31: Weeknight: $375, Weekend Night: $475
  • Jan 17-20, Feb 14-17, May 23-26, July 15-20, Aug 29-Sept 2: $500, minimum 3 nights
  • Jun 1-Jul 02, Jul 8-14, Jul 21-Aug 31: Weeknight: $350, Weekend Night: $400
  • Cleaning Fee: $160, TOT Tax: 10% of total rent + cleaning fee
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Lake Tahoe South Shore Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Steam shower, Toto bidet, heated towel racks, dual vanities, radiant heated floors.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Library loft with convertible Queen bed or 2 single beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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