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Rachel

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Red Dog Cabin - vacation wonder in South Lake Tahoe

32 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Christmas Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8-9)

Enjoy your vacation in the Red Dog Cabin where you can explore Tahoe's wonderland just by stepping out the back door! Located in scenic Christmas Valley of South lake Tahoe, this house is away from tourist town traffic, but close to everything in town: shopping, entertaining, eating out, plus it's only 20 minutes away from the casinos.

The house is roomy and sunny with large windows that allow you to feel that you are surrounded by nature: Upper Truckee River runs through the backyard of this large 2-acre lot and the mountains and the National Forest are in your view from everywhere.

We have set up the house as our home and we love coming here! We know you will enjoy the art on the walls, the furnishing, and the comfortable bedding.

It is a spacious house and it accommodates 8 people comfortably. The floor plan is very well designed providing lots of privacy with the bedrooms being on the apposite ends of the house. The house has: 3 roomy bedrooms, 2 full remodeled bathrooms (done in bright colors in a contemporary style), a fully stocked kitchen, a living room with a fireplace, and a spacious mudroom (charming and extremely convenient for leaving your shoes, jackets, bags, etc before entering the house).

The deck overlooks the river, and again, provides you with a great river, mountain, and forest views. There is a hot tub on the deck, that is professionally serviced always before the guests arrival, and a gas grill.

The upstairs is not available, it's the owners' private quarters, and it will not be occupied during your stay.

And we can assure you that every visited dog believes that our place and our neighborhood are the ultimate dog paradise. So, bring your pets along! But also please be a responsible pet owner.

The house is also available for winter seasonal lease. Please contact me for the pricing.

Amenities include:

- 1 king bed (master bedroom)

- 1 queen bed (2nd bedroom)

- 2 twin beds and 1 bunk bed (3rd bedroom)

- 1 folding bed (in master bedroom closet)

- 1 portable baby Grago crib

- parking space for 4 cars

- our kitchen is fully equipped with all you need: cooking pots, nice dishware, utensils, electrical tea cattle, coffee maker, lots of spices, oils, teas, coffee, etc.

- wood-burning fireplace in the living room

- a very nice Hot Tub and a big Gas Grill on the deck

- DISH network HDTV, DVD

- free wireless internet connection (AT&T provider)

- iPod Sound Tower to station your iPod

- we provide linen and double set of towels for all 8 people.

In the Winter:

- right from the backyard you can snowshoe, go sledding, and do cross-country skiing;

- we are perfectly situated being close to several ski resorts: Heavenly (12 miles), Kirkwood (24 miles), Sierra at Tahoe (13 miles);

- close by, there are many great locations for groomed and marked cross country trails.

Please contact me if you are interested in this winter seasonal rental. Thank you!

In the Summer:

- this beautiful cabin is located just 15 min away from the superb sandy beaches of southern shores of Lake Tahoe;

- for those who love hiking, kayaking or canoeing, we are located very close to the magnificent Echo Lakes;

- you can bike or hike the Tahoe Rim Trails right out of the house (no driving! );

- our cabin is a great place to relax and prepare for your Death Ride in July.

The holiday weekends' reservations require a min of 3 nights stay, regular weekends - 2-night stay.

Cancellation policy: full refund if cancelled 4 weeks prior the arrival date, 50% refund if cancelled 14 days prior to regular weekends; no refunds for holidays unless it's rented.

Important: if you decide to make payments through the HomeAway ReservationManager I will be adding 3% on the top of your total rental (it's what the ReservationManager will charge me for the transaction.

However, I can offer you other secure payment options free of fees for either of us. Your payments can be made via PayPal, personal check, bank funds transfer.

In another words, if any payment involves credit card or other system transaction fee, the guest is responsible for the fee.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rachel (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Rachel

My name is Rachel, my husband and I live the Bay Area, CA.

I love to travel, work in sculpture, garden, bike, hike, love theater, opera, museums, art, and I really enjoy sharing our beautiful home in Tahoe with our friends and guests.

Rachel purchased this house in 2004

Why Rachel chose South Lake Tahoe

We love our house in Tahoe. It is a very spacious home built on a 2 acres lot, surrounded by the mountains and the US National Forest. South Upper Truckee River runs though our property.

The location is wonderful!. It takes only 20 min getting to everything one would love to do in Tahoe: getting to a couple of ski resorts, to Lake Tahoe, to Stateline casinos, to hiking trails (many trails accessible with no driving at all).

This is our second home and we love coming there at least once a month. We recently did lots of major remodeling: completely remodeled the bathrooms, got all new kitchen appliances, painted inside/outside, got new furniture, new mattresses, rebuilt the deck, and got a new spa. All that done within the last 4 years. We made the house very comfortable for ourselves and our guest.

What makes this house unique

In the winter, sledding and snowshoeing can be done in the back of the house. Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Kirkwood are the closest ski resorts.

The Winter season lease is also available.

In the summer, if you like hiking, you can go on either short or very long hikes right out of the house (no driving). It is the same when it comes to biking. The beautiful Lake Tahoe Southern shore beaches are within a short 20-min drive.

Reviews

5
based on 32 traveler reviews

Red Dog Cabin - vacation wonder in South Lake Tahoe
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
5

Perfect place to chill and the extra bonus was being able to bring our dog!

  • 5 of 5

RDC is a great place to chill, day or night. Beautiful peaceful view out the back and really quiet but just 10-15 minutes from most things South shore. Just bring your food. We had zero glitches and Rachel is super helpful. Will stay there again. Great hiking, biking, SUPing, golf nearby or right out the door.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sunnyvale
5

Relaxing and spacious family cabin

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the red dog cabin with my family, some family friends, and 2 dogs. The whole house has a very comfortable + home-y vibe to it- you can tell that the owner put a lot of care into furnishing and decorating the home. The 2 bathrooms and the master bedroom are beautifully remodeled, and the two other bedrooms are very comfortable. The kitchen had gas stoves, which were awesome, and all sorts of appliances and gadgets one could need (even a microplaner!). We had a lovely weekend relaxing and enjoying each others company. The cabin is also not too far away from south lake tahoe (about 20min). Our favorite part of the cabin was the large hot tub, where we spent a night soaking and stargazing. In all, the place was large, clean, and well furnished. Thanks for the hospitality Rachel!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Red Dog Cabin was an excellent choice for our family getaway! The house is spacious and well-equipped, with lovely views from the windows, and the deck is a great place to relax. We loved grilling and looking at the stars. We enjoyed the Hawley Grade walk right from the house, as well as the local bar The Divided Sky, just a short drive away. It felt far enough away from the congestion of the Lake Tahoe area, yet close enough to enjoy the beaches, restaurants and casinos there. Echo Lake and the Desolation Wilderness trails are also a short drive away. Rachel was very easy to work with and provided a lot of useful information about hikes, restaurants, etc. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Secluded Home in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable, reasonably priced place to stay in Tahoe I would highly recommend Red Dog Cabin. (Although I`m a little reluctant to do so as I would rather keep the place a secret!) The house is situated on a huge 2 acre lot with the Truckee River running through the backyard, surrounded by Aspen trees and wildflowers. It`s only a short drive to the lake, but we found ourselves perfectly happy either relaxing on the deck, or walking the nearby trails. Rachel is great, very accommodating and easy to work with, and RDC had everything we needed. And the biggest plus is the fact that it is dog friendly, so our Jack Russell Terrier was able to stay with us. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Trina B

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Red Dog Cabin and it didn't disappoint. I loved that it had a stream running through the front and the river running in back. It was quiet, peaceful, and a short walk to trails. The cabin was turn key. All we needed was food. The deck was a super place to relax and read or soak your tired muscles in the hot tub. This cabin is great for people seeking solitude yet is just a quick car trip to more 'happening' activities on south shore.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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las vegas nevada
5

The perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was absolutely perfect for me, my 5 favorite teenagers and our Chihuahua. We had everything we needed, plenty of room, and didn't have to worry about breaking anything. The décor is cozy and simple, and the back patio is absolutely sublime! Hearing the river, the smell of the pines, rustle of the aspens and the wonderful bird songs was an absolute salve to our souls. The hikes to the waterfall and lakes and proximity to South Lake Tahoe met every one of our needs. Rachel and her support crew were wonderful. Yes, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Reno
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Divided Sky
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
hw 89
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Get Away Cafe
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Heavenly
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Camp Richardson beach
Car: necessary

Located in scenic Christmas Valley, this house is away from tourist town traffic, but at the same time it is close to everything in town: shopping, entertaining, eating out, etc. and it’s just a 20 minute drive to the casinos or the southern shores of Lake Tahoe.

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Rates & Availability

Christmas Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
off-season
Sep 21 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$230
$1,380
 
 
Tahnksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$270
$1,500
 
 
regular winter
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$280
$1,680
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$335
$2,010
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
Memorial weekend
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,600
 
 
off-season-summer
May 31 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$240
$1,440
 
 
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$280
$1,600
 
 
Death Ride
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$270
$1,600
 
 
summer regular
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,440
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Christmas Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • installed shower grab bars for your safety
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , one folding bed stored in the bedroom's closet
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1) full size folding bed, Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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