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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,360 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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. We offer short term rental bookings throughout the winter season and consider longer term bookings during the Spring, Summer and Fall.

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

V & Nancy Altman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2017

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.


Sierra Tract House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Mountain Postcard! Cozy 3BR/2Bth with Mountain, Meadow And River Views
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 58 reviews


  • 5 of 5

From reservation to departure was excellent, no issues at all. Had few questions for the owner, they responded very quickly and was very courteous. Would always recommend this place to anyone. Also will come back ourselves in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house and location are great. Very cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The views of the meadow are fun to enjoy, especially seeing the wildlife. Overall house was comfortable and cozy for our family of four. Access to local stores was very easy. The house was stocked reasonably well with basics. During the summer, hanging on the deck looks to be a lot of fun along with nearby bike trails. We would definitely consider staying here again

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing View!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The house was well stocked and had a beautiful view with a nice outdoor area to enjoy it. We would definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and cozy.

  • 5 of 5

We had not been to Tahoe in a few years and we were long overdue. We stayed here with our two teenage kids and it was the perfect place for us. It was clean, comfortable and stocked with just about everything we needed. Eating meals and cooking in kitchen was a wonderful experience with the beautiful meadow and mountain views surrounding us outside the back window and a big deck to sit and take in all the beauty. We would definitely come back to this lovely home again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad the house provided the kind of environment you wanted for a break, that's our goal. Thank you for staying, please do come back again!
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Great House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 3 days/2 nights with three other friends. The house was well maintained, the kitchen was stocked with nearly everything you would need to cook with (only thing I can think of really lacking were tongs, unless I overlooked it), and most importantly, the house was exceptionally CLEAN!

Location was excellent; about 15 minutes from the Nevada border and 5 minutes away from the lake and establishments where you can rent boats/jet skis/etc. 5-10 minutes east on Lake Tahoe Boulevard, you'll find grocery and plenty of restaurants.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience at beautiful site

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at this vacation rental. Communication was great, property was clean and quiet, and it was clean and well stocked. Would recommend for families looking for a relaxing, quiet vacation home to stay in Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Rate
Apr 9 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Rates
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Rates 2
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Season Rates
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.
We make our home available for short term rentals only at this time, we do not accept any long term rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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