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Karen Medalen

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

'Heavenly' Hi Tech Retreat, Minutes to Slopes!

19 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Glenbrook Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Duplex, 3 Bed, 2 Bath with Garage, Remodeled

Welcome to our Cabin in the Sky!

Just minutes to the ski slopes of Heavenly.

Thank You for considering our home for your vacation. Some more info:

Our home was completely remodeled in 2012 with that Tahoe 'feel' that everyone should experience!

KEY FEATURES:

* Beautiful Knotty Alder wood throughout - vaulted ceiling, window frames, custom doors, and cabinets

* All new stainless appliances and granite counter tops

* Completely remodeled bathrooms and kitchen

* Gas Fireplace

* Large Flatscreen TVs

* Stacked front load washer/dryer

* Two large Balconies with gas grill

* Two car garage and driveway offer great parking and ground-level ski equipment storage

HI TECH FEATURES:

* Very high speed WIFI

* Keyless coded entry; codes newly reset for each vacation rental session

* 55' Flatscreen TV with bluetooth soundbar for streaming music from bluetooth enabled tablets and smartphones

* Playstation 3 with DVD/Blueray; Netflix-capable

* 37' Flatscreen TV in Master Bedroom

* Chromecast on both flatscreen TVs.

* Phone with free local and long distance (continental US)

* Cable TV with premium channels

* Gas Fireplace with heater controlled by remote

* Keyless coded entry into garage

LOCATION:

* The heart of Heavenly Ski Resort Nevada side- just minutes from the lifts.

* Walk across the street to catch the free shuttle to the lifts or drive a few minutes (free parking)

* Shuttle also goes down to town and Casinos- park your car in the garage and leave it there!

FIRST FLOOR (above garage) DETAILS

* Master Bedroom Suite - Located on the first floor, this spacious 400+ sq ft master suite has a remodeled bathroom, king bed, futon, desk, balcony and flatscreen TV. Separated from upstairs and like your own mini suite.

TOP FLOOR DETAILS

* Upscale Kitchen - New Knotty Alder cabinetry, granite countertops, new stainless steel appliances, coffee machine, panini grill, spice rack, toaster, and large dining table with additional leaves.

* Great room with balcony, couch & loveseat, gas burning fireplace (additional room heat), 55' Flatscreen TV with soundbar, cable with HBO, Playstation 3 with Blueray/Netflix.

* Bedroom 2 features Queen bed, two closets, two dressers, nightstand

* Bedroom 3 features Queen bed, closet, dresser and nightstand

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Medalen (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Karen Medalen

Hello. My husband and I moved to Northern CA many years ago and Lake Tahoe has always been our special place. We are so proud and excited to finally own a place of our own here.

I grew up outside of Chicago and the mountains and lake simply fascinate me. I love the serenity and beauty that is all around in Lake Tahoe.

My husband grew up in Denver area so loves to ski and also cycle. He rides up and down the Kingsbury Grade 'for fun' when we are there in non winter months. He's just taken up mountain biking because of all the trails and sights available outside our door. If you are here in the warmer time- the Flume Trail and Lake Marlette are absolutely amazing. You can cross country ski to Lake Marlette from Spooner in the winter.

We use our home as often as we can but welcome to opportunity to share it with others with hope that it will be as appreciated and enjoyed by those renting it. We are a bit nervous about this venture but hope that if you choose to stay in our property that you will appreciate the quality and craftmanship and will take care of it as you would want your home taken care of.

We are happy to answer any questions and address any concerns that you may have. Just call or email us!

Karen Medalen purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Karen Medalen chose Lake Tahoe Area

We have a timeshare at 'the Ridge' at the top of Kingsbury Grade so we come to Tahoe many times every year. We love it up here and have been looking for years for the right property to buy.

It was challenging finding all the features we wanted - the cozy Tahoe woodsy look and feel but also a garage and parking and a building that is well maintained. We found this duplex (our neighbor is awesome and has the identical unit as us and lives there year round) that had most of the features we wanted but was in great need up updating.

So we contacted our family in Utah that does custom woodworking and they put in all custom cabinets, wood trim, hand made doors, that put the charm and Tahoe feel that we were looking for into our home. The quality and craftmanship or our home is spectacular..we still can't believe it's ours!

What makes this townhome unique

All the woodwork is custom and unique of the highest quality that you will not find elsewhere. The location to the ski lifts is so convenient. The garage and driveway make parking and storage ideal. It is on a main road so streets are well plowed and access is easy in the winter months.

Reviews

5
based on 19 traveler reviews

'Heavenly' Hi Tech Retreat, Minutes to Slopes!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

Beautiful Condo and Views in South Lake Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally clean, roomy, well furnished, updated, with the owners providing detailed information and contact info. Many amenities including a washer and dryer. We absolutely loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely stay in South Lake Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely and well-tended home in Stateline! The unit is well furnished with lots of wonderful amenities. It's clear that a real family uses this place regularly, as it really is very well stocked with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The kitchen had plenty of cookware, utensils, dishes, etc for us to prepare meals. The beds were all incredibly comfortable with clean, quality linens. The wi-fi was very fast and reliable as promised. We did have a plumbing problem occur during our stay, which was caused unfortunately by Mother Nature. But the owner responded immediately after I reported it to her, and she quickly had a plumber out to have it fixed before we returned home after a day of skiing. That was really fantastic and very much appreciated. The unit's neighbor even helped clean up the mess the plumber left behind, so we never even knew anything went wrong. We loved our stay, and were particularly impressed with the customer service from the owner on the bathroom issue. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us, and we'd gladly recommend this place and stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make our home perfect for all our guest stays but sometimes things happen our of our control (can't help those tree roots growing!). So we really appreciate your communication and giving us a chance to address the issue immediately so it does not impact your stay (or as little impact as possible). We thank you again for being wonderful guests and for the communication and understanding. We hope that you come back again! Best to you and your family - Karen and Richard
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5

A wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

The townhouse is extremely well-equipped, especially the kitchen (really feels like home) and the kids games (huge variety). The place was recently renovated and it shows, everything was new and up to date. It was very clean. The interior decor was very warm and cozy. The linens and towels were of very good quality. We felt like the owners thought about everything! It was our first time to the area and the house covered about anything we could think of or needed. The location is great, it is in a very quiet neighborhood, but still very close to Heavenly and South Lake Tahoe. It was snowing while we were there and we had no trouble to drive out thanks to the continuous snow removal. We would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a wonderful time in Tahoe! Thank you so much for your review and feedback and for enjoying and taking care of our home. We definitely look forward to your return! Take Care.
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5

Winter wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Lake Tahoe & the first time our kids were in the snow. It was wonderful to drive up to the house, which was nestled in a mountain with gorgeous trees surrounding it... With all the fresh snow that had fallen, it looked like a storybook. The kids loved, I mean loved, the entertainment. They played board games, watched movies, and spent a lot of time with video games too. I found the master bedroom to be my retreat. It had everything I needed, including a lovely patio and view to the amazing outdoors. My husband spent most of his time in the fully stocked kitchen, cooking & eating to his hearts content. The kitchen was fully stocked and there was nothing we needed. It was so memorable to have the kids walk outside and have their first snow fight right outside the house. Definitely many, many happy memories at this place. Overall the hi tech treat was Heavenly, as it says... We would absolutely go back again and again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, thank you. We are so happy you enjoyed your trip to Tahoe and stayed at our home. It is families like yours that make us want to share our home and be part of your experience of the beauty and fun of Tahoe. Thank you so much for the review, and we hope that you'll come back again soon! Take Care. Karen and Richard.
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5

Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

My family had so much fun staying in this lovely rental over the Thanksgiving holiday. The owners have thought of everything to ensure your stay is wonderful. We played the games provided, watched movies, had fired in the fireplace, and even went sledding right across the street!

The location is great as well. We went snow mobiling 5 minutes down the road and to Heavenly for the kids ski lessons!

I highly recommend this rental to all who like to have fun!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The town house is pretty awesome. Ample space for 8. Kitchen was a joy, pots, pans, utensils, oven, range, microwave , all very modern. So easy to cook in. Spacious and airy living room that leads to a deck with gas bbq. The dining room meshes with the living room but has a big table for 8. It was cozy yet roomy. 3 bedrooms, one HUGE, and two smallers. Some stairs to climb but worth it. They had a lot of entertainment, video games, movies, cable, big tv. We enjoyed our stay there.

Located only 3 to 4 miles from Harrahs and Zephyr Cove. That was so convenient.

Karen is so easy to work with. Responsive, communicative, and made sure everything was in order. She texts or emails back within hours. She is the easiest Homestay/VRBO person I have ever worked with. Depending on the rental schedule, she allowed us to check in early and check out late. Her flexibility was much much appreciated.

I will be back. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Just fyi: we were a group of 20s and 30s. We enjoyed the place.

Ben

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Reno
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Heavenly Valley - Boulder and StageCoach lifts
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Tahoe :)
Car: recommended

Our home is on top of the mountain with the Boulder Lodge Ski lift at the end of the road less than 1/2 mile away. There is a shuttle that will pick you up and drop you off right by the house or you can drive less than 5 minutes with free parking at either Boulder or Stagecoach lifts. In the winter enjoy a variety of activities from downhill skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and simply playing in the snow building snowmen! There is a shuttle that runs to the ski resort and also down to the lake for fine dining, gambling, shopping.

SUMMER ANd FALL:

Enjoy hiking and cycling (road and mountain) with unmatched views and beauty. Golfing, swimming, sight-seeing, all close by.

FOOD:

The Chart House restaurant is on Kingsbury Grade (about a mile away) for awesome steaks and food and views of lake tahoe and the sunset. The Fox and Hound has great breakfast and sandwiches - located a few blocks away.

HIKING AND BIKING:

There is the Tahoe Rim Trail just down the street for amazing hiking and mountain biking.

There is Brautovich Park, less than a mile down the road for more hiking and mountain biking.. from beginner short paths to advanced/challenging areas.

There are numerous locations withing walking distance from the house to view the lake and sunset from the mountaintop.

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Rates & Availability

Glenbrook Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$360
$2,400
 
 
NEW YEARS
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 
 
President's Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 13.0%

Security/Damage deposit is typically refunded electronically back to your account within 3 days of departure.
Vacation Permit for our home only allows a maximum of 8 people. Please do not exceed this.
Payment is due in full upon booking unless booking is greater than 90 days away. If greater than 90 days, 50% due to confirm and 50% at the 90 day date.

8 PERSONS MAXIMUM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Glenbrook Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full baths. One master bedroom first level and one upstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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