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V & Nancy Altman

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Mountain Postcard! Cozy 3BR/2Bth with Mountain, Meadow And River Views

50 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Warm And Inviting 3BR 2BA W/ Fabulous Views Situated Close To All Amenities

Mountain Postcard is a cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath home that backs up to South Lake Tahoe's most beautiful meadow. In the meadow the Upper Truckee River splits and runs right through the meadow from two different directions making a photo worthy view! To top it off the horizon is dominated by a 180 degree view of snow-capped mountains. Our cozy home comfortably accommodates a maximum of 6 guests.

Situated right in town and secluded for privacy you will find direct southern exposure enabling you to enjoy the changing colors of the day. Relax and curl up in the comfort of our comfortable sofas to read while enjoying the meadow view or hike straight out from the house to breath in the fresh mountain air. Our surrounding trees have numerous species of birds jumping and flying with colors and calls.

Our focus is to provide every comfort for your stay. Our home is outfitted with high quality linens, towels as well as comfortable beds and furniture. Adding to the coziness and warmth, the walls and ceilings are finished with aged clear-heart redwood and knotty pine. You will also find a gas fireplace insert providing the sought after mountain ambiencewithout the work of building a fire.

The kitchen adjoins the dining area and offers the same tremendous views while you prepare breakfast or pack a lunch for the days outing. You will find all the cooking utensils, pots and pans as well as paper goods, herbs and spices and condiments you may need.

We also have a teak table, chairs and gas grill on the back deck overlooking the meadow and river facing south.

There are numerous restaurants from delicious local taquerias to 5-star for dining in or taking out if you want to spend your time away from the stove. Our back deck provides a place to lounge in the summer months and a short walk out the back gate offers a walk along the river.

In the summer, we are close to numerous beaches, biking and hiking trails as well as several golf courses to choose from. In winter you are less than 10 minutes to Heavenly Ski Resort. Additional ski options you will find are Sierra-at Tahoe 15 miles up the pass or Kirkwood a beautiful 45 minute drive over Luther Pass and through Hope Valley.

Visiting in the Spring is beautiful as the wildflowers bloom and the trees show off their light green array. Autumn brings with it a myriad of fall color that makes some hiking trails sincerely glow.

We are located just 10 minutes from the California/Nevada state line where you will find a variety of top-notch entertainment options from restaurants to music and comedy shows, casinos and cinemas. Leaving our home in either direction you will find accessible grocery stores and specialty shops to suit your every need.

Please find our rates posted in an easy to understand rate chart below. Additional info. that may pertain to your stay depending on the dates of your inquiry is contained in the following paragraph.

Cleaning Fee of $75.00 will be applied to each rental period.

S.L. Tahoe Occupancy Tourist Tax: 10% added to Rental Rate.

Martin Luther King, Presidents, Memorial, Labor Days,Thanksgiving Weekends: $225.00 per night (3 night min.), 4th of July Holidays $250.00 per night (3 night min.) Pre-Chriistmas $300.00 per night (3 night minimum), Christmas and New Years $350.00 per night (6 night min.)

Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation must be in writing and received more than 21 days prior to arrival date, (in the case of the Christmas, New Years Holidays the time period is more than 60 days prior to arrival date). We will refund the sums you have paid, less $100.00 cancellation fee. If your notice of cancellation is received less than 21 days or 60 days (as in the case of Winter Holiday), you will forfeit all sums paid, except your security deposit, unless we are able to re-rent the property to someone else, at the same rate, for the same time period.


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
V & Nancy Altman (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

About V & Nancy Altman

Our family of four has enjoyed our mountain home as a get away for decades with many memories as well as romantic weekends for just the two of us. With our children now grown and the balancing of our schedule demands, we have decided we would like to share the joy that we have had at our cozy mountain home with others. Our house is outfitted as our primary home with all creature comforts. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we have and make it a yearly travel/holiday tradition.

V & Nancy Altman purchased this house in 1991

Why V & Nancy Altman chose South Lake Tahoe

It's like walking into a jewel in the woods right within the conveniences of South Lake Tahoe. We looked far and wide for months for a unique home for our family. The day we found this home, we opened the front door to reveal the treasure inside of wood walls, beam ceilings, mountain and meadow views and above all, warmth, character and charm. We looked no further!

What makes this house unique

The house is conveniently located in town and feels like a private cabin in the woods. When closing the front door behind you, you will be in the forest among the meadows, mountains views and Upper Truckee River at the back door. We have suited our house with quality furniture to make comfort the top priority for our guests stay. The kitchen is fully stocked with ample utensils and a nice big dining table viewing the meadow for beautiful sunrises and especially, sunsets.


based on 50 traveler reviews

Mountain Postcard! Cozy 3BR/2Bth with Mountain, Meadow And River Views
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for a family weekend to celebrate a birthday. The home was very comfortable, well appointed and an excellent value for the price, especially compared to hotels in the area. The kitchen was fully stocked if you want to cook, and close to restaurants if you don't. The view from the back of the house was incredible!

We were close to all the fun things to do, (parasailing, dinner cruise, adventure pass to heavenly ski area, zephyr cove) but the home was quiet, private, comfortable and relaxing for the times we wanted to just kick back.

The owners, V and Nancy were great about communicating with us throughout the entire process, and everything was as the descriptions said it would be. They were incredibly prompt about refunding the cleaning deposit. I'd highly recommend this place and we will plan to stay here again if we find ourselves in Tahoe again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We throughly enjoyed staying at this cabin. The view alone would make it worthwhile!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is situated in a great location, close to everything we were interested in. It was extremely clean, had great beds and a wonderful deck overlooking the meadow. It is well appointed (good quality kitchenware, plenty of towels, etc.) with everything we needed. The next time I am in Tahoe I hope to be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House with the VIEW!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our family time at this house! The view overlooking the beautiful meadow each morning with our coffee and the same spectacular view each night as the sun set while we cooked dinner was amazing! Whether we were out skiing, eating, sightseeing, shopping, exploring or relaxing at the house we were constantly reminded that we were on vacation! This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home with a beautiful view of the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

This house provided my family and I the relaxing weekend we were all looking forward to having. We started our mornings with a cup of coffee out on the deck that provided us with a beautiful view of a meadow and the snow covered mountains. So peaceful & relaxing! Our favorite spot inside the house and where we spent the majority of our time, was in the dining/living room areas. The house is centrally located, was clean, roomy, and the kitchen was fully stocked for us. Thanks to Mr. Altman for allowing my family and I to stay at your home, we had a wonderful time and we hope to return sometime later this year!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! We love to get this kind of response from our guests. The southern exposure, meadow, river and mountain view in the distance will make anyone's vacation great, coffee or not. We love it when people enjoy the house as much as we do! Thank you!
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South Lake Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This home has such a great feel, beautiful view, fully equipped with all your needs. Lovely floor plan, leading out to a wonderful deck & yard down to the river, nice barbeque. Great neighborhood, close to hiking, biking and skiing. Restaurants and Casino's near by.

We are planning to come back again soon.

Thank you so much.


  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home with a great view of the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to V and Nancy for allowing us to rent their lovely home for a weekend.

The house is fabulous, very charming got all we need plus a BBQ grill and a great view of the mountains. View of the sunset is awesome either inside the house looking through the big open windows or outside sitting in the balcony with a glass of wine.

The house is very clean, and the beds and linens are luxury hotel quality.

My wife and I, and two other couples had a relaxing time away from the busy life. Everything is in close proximity, the Lake, Ski, restaurants, night life, and casino. It was a great weekend!

We hope to come back in the summer, do some hiking, explore the trails right outside the backyard with the river.

Thanks again.

Chris Y.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
South Lake Tahoe Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
South Tahoe Municipal
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Heavenly Ski Area
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Pope Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Sierra Tract House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rates 2
Jul 5 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Season Rates
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rate
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
6 night minimum stay
Winter Rate 2
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rate 2
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rate 3
Feb 20 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Rate
Apr 9 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cleaning Fee of $75.00 will be applied to each rental period. $300.00 deposit due within 7 days of booking.
MLK, Presidents, Memorial, Labor Days: $200.00 per night (3 night min.) Thanksgiving, 4th of July $225.00 per night (4 night min.) Christmas and New Years $275.00-300.00 per night (5 night min.)
*See Cancellation Policy at the end of the property description.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Newly remodeled on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Second level with a view of the meadow
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • Maximum Occupancy 6 persons.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This home is a great place to go for MAJOR relaxation, ski adventure in the winter, hiking and biking and in the summer. Everything but your personal slippers and pillows are at the house ready to welcome you for your stay.

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