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Dog-friendly retreat w/ private hot tub, deck, and large yard - plenty of charm!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,604 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1 Half Baths, Sleeps 8

Plan your next California adventure in this four-bedroom South Lake Tahoe vacation rental with a large enclosed yard, and all the comforts of home for up eight guests! The home is perfect for your next winter break vacation for the whole family, or even a lazy days summer reunion!

The location is ideal, just five miles to boating and floating on Lake Tahoe, three miles to boutiques, adventure sports stores, and fine dining in town, and four miles to shredding the slopes by snowboard or skis at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

The living room is inviting and spacious with vaulted ceilings, antique claw-foot furniture, and a window seat. Curl up on the couch and warm yourself by the gas fireplace, or break out the boardgames! Just off the living room is a large, formal dining room with a vintage wooden curio cabinet and oval dining table for six. The fully-equipped kitchen offers plenty of counter space and cabinets to serve a special turkey and cranberry feast, and the breakfast nook for two in the kitchen is perfect for families on the go!

Just off the kitchen is a second dining table with room for four, which serves as an informal meeting spot for planning the day's activities, or the setting for an after-dinner card game! Adjacent to the table is the family room with two cozy love seats, a flatscreen cable TV, DVD player, and CD Player and stereo with surround-sound capabilities. Snuggle up by the cozy fireplace or host a family movie night! Sliding glass doors off the family room lead to the patio.

This two-story home has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half bath sleep eight guests comfortably. Bedrooms are upstairs, including a master suite with a queen-size bed and private bathroom. The second bedroom is very spacious with a full-size bed and cable TV, while the third bedroom has a queen-size bed, and the fourth bedroom has another full bed. Extra amenities include WiFi to keep you plugged in and up-to-date with current affairs, and a washer and dryer to keep everyone comfortable and clean while exploring the outdoors!

Outside, enjoy an enormous enclosed back yard with a wooden deck, gas grill for barbecues, and patio furniture and plan the next day's adventures. And there's plenty of room for Fido to play, though a nightly fee per dog and a minimum fee per stay will apply. Don't forget about the private hot tub!

The peaceful Pinewood Retreat includes one adult bike and two children's bikes to explore the neighborhoods of South Lake Tahoe. Rent a boat just minutes away at Tahoe Keys Marina Yacht Club, or tee off 10-minutes from home at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course. Head into town for a brew and a slice at Base Camp Pizza, enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, and any winter activity you can think of at Heavenly Mountain Resort just 10-minutes away!

Whether you're planning a family vacation in the great outdoors or a couples getaway with skiing and adventure, this South Lake Tahoe home provides a comfortable home base in the heart of Lake Tahoe's world-class outdoor attractions!

*Please note, outdoor amenities like the gas grill, patio furniture, and other summer amenities may not be available in the winter.

South Lake Tahoe permit #006368.

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Lake Tahoe Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Vacasa, CA - Lake Tahoe Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife��s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!



Highland Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2604 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub


Good! 3.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

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Dog-friendly retreat w/ private hot tub, deck, and large yard - plenty of charm!
average rating of 3.9444444 based on 36 reviews


  • 1 of 5

We have been renting from Vacasa for past five years and this house was the biggest disappointment. Either the other houses went above and beyond or the Vacasa bar has dropped. The following pros and cons are in comparison to the past houses rented from Vacasa.

Pinewood Retreat Pros:

- Spacious house

- Kitchen was stocked with clean serving wear

- Good location

- Water pressure and heater were good

- central heating worked good

- Hot tub was decent once you got the super heavy cover off

- Did not have to do "check out chores" except for running the dishwasher.

Pinewood Retreat Cons:

- Comforters were OLD - either dirty or torn or both. BRING YOUR OWN!

- Pillows were flattened and had stains (gross!)

- Toilets don't flush normal - you have to hold the lever down until it's all gone.

- No recycle bin (Keep Tahoe blue?) - we ended up bringing a lot of recyclable trash back with us

- You can feel the wooden frame of the couch when you sit on it because the pillows are flat

- Cookwear - Pots/pans were greasy and rusty

- Pantry was empty (was expecting basics like salt, pepper, sugar, coffee etc)

- The fence is broken in many places, the side gate doesn't serve the purpose either.

- The deck is a trip hazard - not leveled due to a ghetto attempt at fixing it

- House rules do not allow dogs on furniture or bed

- There were dust bunnies, kibble and pet hair bunnies under and behind furniture - so much for pet fees

In addition to the pros and cons listed above, this house just needs an overall upgrade (furniture, paint, kitchen appliances, Tube TVs). We read the guestbook at the house and found similar reviews from previous guests. The maintenance is poor for a house that has been a rental since 2010. Everything is circa 70s and it is not Mad Men quality! With the current condition of the house, $1000 for 3 nights (6 adults, 2 kids, 3 medium/small dogs) was a bit much. We ended up purchasing a queen set and pillows the first day in Tahoe, and the trash was not the souvenir we had planned to bring back!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Dog friendly, clean home

  • 5 of 5

We have booked this home 5 times so far. We will not book any other home in the South Tahoe area. Extra large backyard for our big dogs. Fence does need some work, our dogs found 2 spots to escape out of. Last time we stayed we brought boards to patch the fence. It looks like some efforts have been made to repair. Keep up the good work because we are looking forward to staying again. The house was spotless. Missing was a blender, there was one the last time we were there. I missed making my morning fruit smoothie. 1 glass in the cupboard was cracked. Other than that our stay was absolutely one of the best relaxing visits. Looking forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for families and dogs

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. Great yard for your dogs. We will be back! This was stay number 5 at this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying at this property. I fell in love with it :) I think we will always book that specific property when we come to visit Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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The house has not been lived in. There's no character.

  • 2 of 5

Location was great, house below average

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Furnishing are old, uncomfortable, outdated and appear to be broken. If you like the 70/80's look well. The deck is a joke. It's not a deck is pieces of wood that looks like a deck. Pieced together with plywood, fencing and whatever scrap wood they could find. They should use some of the fencing on the deck and actually use it on the fence, which needs Major repair. Bring your own "Deck Chairs" because the ones provided are terrible. They can't even fix a latch on a gate. Come on. Numerous lights out throughout the home. Some hanging by wires. A headboard not connected to the bed was a pain. Dog friendly true but be careful. The scrap marks on the "Master Bedroom" are a clue that dogs had been there before. The house in one word. STALE. I've renting in Spain, England, Scotland and Lake Tahoe numerous times. Will never rent from a VACASA Home again. Overpriced for what you get. If I could get my money back I would.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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