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Walk To Heavenly From Luxurious Woods House SAVE $100/NIGHT FOR LAST MINUTE

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths (Sleeps 8-10)


Recently remodeled home in a quiet residential neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe. We rebuilt this place from the studs up in 2012 and were able to customize it with a relaxing mountain holiday in mind. Enjoy the open layout and kids/games room or the two big decks overlooking a forest service land.

Its an amazing house but even better is the location. Just one block from the Heavenly California Base Lodge. Walk to skiing, use the free ski bus to get to and from the casinos and shops, two minute drive or cheap taxi to just about everything.

When you are searching for a home base for your perfect Tahoe vacation a lot of things should be standard. Beautiful clean décor and furniture, a kitchen that is a pleasure to gather and cook in, a hot tub, a grill, internet access and home entertainment options. We wanted to go a step further here are some other things we offer that the others might not:

Complimentary gift basket on arrival

Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms

Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided

Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies

Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues

Walk to Heavenly California base

Take free ski bus to and from casinos and shops

Not over crowded, only two people to a room

Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out

No keys to lose, choose your own code for our digital lock

Enter into a large open plan kitchen and living area. Beautiful slate flooring, a fully equipped gourmet kitchen and HDTV above the gas fireplace. Send the kids upstairs to the large flat screen with Playstation 3, the foozball table or the game area. Cook up dinner on the barbecue or soak in the hot tub from the decks overlooking forest service land.

There are two bedrooms upstairs. A master with a king bed and its own bathroom and huge deck and another bedroom with a queen bed. Down stairs is another bedroom with a separate door to the bathroom and direct access to the deck and hot tub. All your towels and linens are provided

Cooking is a dream here. The kitchen features alder cabinets and concrete counters. There are brand new fridgidaire appliances including a dishwasher and convection/microwave. We have included everything you could need to bake or cook up a storm. There is a waffle iron and blender for whipping up delicious treats. If you prefer to do your cooking outside we have a big natural gas grill just out the door.

Relaxing is easy with a cozy fireplace and game and reading nook. The foozball table is great fun. We are wired for entertainment with 40' and 46' HDTVs, blue ray home theater, playstation 3, ipod dock and netflicks compatible wifi through out the house.

Location is key and this is awesome. Central in town you are close to everything. Heavenly one block walk; Sierra at Tahoe 30min; Kirkwood 45min;Casinos 2min; Beaches 5min; Shopping 2min; Golf 2min. This is a quiet residential area so access is easy and the nights are quiet. The home backs to forest service land. Take it all in from the two big decks.

City of South Lake Tahoe Permit: 005746

More Details

Duggan Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

About Duggan Smith

I came to Tahoe on vacation from Australia in 1998 and was immediately smitten. In fact I moved here permanently ten years ago and have been loving it ever since. I am lucky enough to teach snowboarding at Heavenly each winter and work in construction during the summer. My wife Angela and I feel very lucky to be able to raise our two kids in this amazing outdoor playground.

Duggan Smith purchased this house in 2012

Why Duggan Smith chose Lake Tahoe South Shore

We fell into the vacation rental business in 2010 after buying a house together with my mum, so Granny would have a place to stay when visiting our kids. Its been a great combination of my passions for real estate, construction and customer service. Location is everything for this house, immediate access to skiing, hiking and biking, incredibly quiet but just a couple of minutes to the center of the action. I gutted this house completely and rebuilt it with a new layout optimizing the space.

What makes this house unique

Complimentary gift basket on arrival

Luxurious bath robes in the bedrooms

Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand soap provided

Over stocked kitchen: spices, olive oil, balsamic, coffee, waffle maker, baking supplies

Local (contractor)owners for good advice and quick attention to issues

Walk to Heavenly California base

Take free ski bus to and from casinos and shops

Not over crowded, only two people to a room

Gas fireplace, cozy, still heats in a black out

No keys to lose, choose your own code for our digital lock


South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1) ROLL AWAY BED, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) QUEEN
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(104 traveler reviews)

Walk To Heavenly From Luxurious Woods House SAVE $100/NIGHT FOR LAST MINUTE
average rating of 4.894231 based on 104 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This property is so awesome! The inside is warm and cozy, plenty of space for everyone. I love that there were 3 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms, fully furnished and totally updated. The outside is awesome too with the games and we really enjoyed the hottub!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good home located in the heart of the city

  • 3 of 5

This is a good home for a small group of 6 to 7 people + kids. The kitchen was well stocked with all utensils, etc. and there was laundry stuff as well. One thing that all of us hated was the fact that the owners had "no noise after 10 p.m." signs in almost every corner of the home and almost on every large window and even in the bathroom! It felt like a military camp after a few hours of bumping into those signs again and again. I even got an alarming email 2 weeks prior to my arrival where the first line read "you will be evicted for noise". This was even before I had started planning for the trip, let alone get there.

This one thing kind off erased almost all the plus points of this house. The thermostat was so so so complex to figure out and we couldn't get the bluetooth aux adapter to work for the life of us. Either it would get too hot or we had to turn it off completely. Eventually the home got so hot inside that we had to keep the window ajar a bit at night while sleeping. The TV remote was extremely difficult to navigate and we gave up after a while.

On to the good part - excellent location. Step outside and you can see the heavenly ski slopes. The house was in a very good condition and the beds were comfortable. The hot tub was good but we could not get the jets to turn off and the force of the water from the jets was like water flowing out of a tap slowly. I am not sure if we would rent this property again for the price that they charge.

The host was gracious enough to give us an additional "two" hours of check out time, even though I have never seen a 10 a.m. check out for any hotel or rental property. The standard is 11 a.m. as most people understand that folks are on a vacation and they get up a bit later than usual.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Im sorry this was a less than perfect experience for you. We do go over board on making sure people understand the behavior expectation at our (and all City of South Lake Tahoe permitted) vacation rental in Tahoe. There has been a strong enforcement effort on behalf of the city and some disgruntled neighbors (so far none of our neighbors), and large fines can be issued without warning. I prefer to err on the side of over informing our guests than risk a misunderstanding that ruins a neighbor relationship, a big fine for me and the guest and potentially losing our permit to operate. Im sorry it had an effect on your enjoyment of the house. Home entertainment remotes and procedures are the bane of my existence. We currently have a smart remote, that should start any activity with the push of a single button and also has a digital help function on the screen to follow. I also have detailed instructions in the house. We are always happy to help if you are having difficulty though. If the difficulty with the remote was getting the house to cool down, the simple explanation is that there is no AC. The thermostat is only for heating. In Tahoe practically no houses have AC. We provide fans and instructions on how to best cool the house when it gets too warm. We are always flexible on check in and out times where we can be just ask. Thanks for bringing the hot tub to our attention. The controller was not activating the strong jet setting, I have ordered a new on.
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Burlingame, CA

Fantastic property with a responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

This property is as wonderful as advertised/shown in the pictures. However, what really makes it special is the owner, Duggan. We came up here with another family and we had a minor problem with the heating in one of the bedrooms. He was responsive over email, and made sure to come by when he said he would. He quickly fixed the problem himself - he's a contractor by trade and therefore we didn't have to work with a property management company, or another 3rd party.

Thanks for another wonderful stay, Duggan!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All you need for family trip to Heavenly

  • 5 of 5

Super cool house for a family trip. Good location, close to California lifts. And Himmel House restaurant nearby. RECOMMEND!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and prepared nicely for every thing you would need as a rental

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the overall condition and size of this beautiful home.Very near to heavenly mountain ski resort and very affordable for 6 to eight people.Close to down town and the lake,you can't go wrong in renting property #440131.


  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thornton, PA


  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location to the California base lodge and on top of that a beautiful home. Completely enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Reno Tahoe RNO
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Himmel Haus
Nearest Ferry
1.7 Miles
Tahoe Queen Paddle Steamer Tours
Nearest Golf
2.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Himmel Haus
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3.3 Miles
Regan Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

South Lake Tahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Last Minute
Dec 30 2016 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 24 2018
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Reset Fee $180 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed.
Holiday weekends have a three night minimum that must include Friday and Saturday.
Saturday to Saturday bookings have a $400 up charge
60 day cancellation policy on holiday bookings

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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