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Great for Groups and Families - Sauna & Steam Rm. Hot Tub. Views. Decks & Yard

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Full Baths, 3 Living Rooms, 2 Fireplaces, Sauna, Steam Rm, Hot Tub

Lovely home in South Lake Tahoe (Tahoe Paradise) available for short and long term rental. 5 minutes from Heavenly Valley, 40 minutes to Squaw Valley and Kirkwood, in a peaceful residential neighborhood. 10 minute drive to the lake and beaches and 10 minutes to the casinos.

The house borders national forest land with 400 miles of hiking, biking and snowmobile tails… You could even stop out the back door and walk all the way to Los Angles through this forest without ever seeing a city!)

This spacious, peaceful, and well appointed 5,800 sq. ft. home is spread out over 3 floors and can accommodate up to 14.

The house has 5 bedrooms - one bedroom with a great office area as well, 5 full baths, 3 living rooms, lounge room, 2 fireplaces, large kitchen with dining table, granite counters, dishwasher, expansive decks and outdoor area, formal dining room, large sauna and large steam room (both with view to the back yard), Swedish shower, Hot Tub, laundry room with washer and dryer, and 2 car heated garage--all set on a 1 acre lot with a huge lawn, view of the forest--and a great tree house to boot.

This house offers privacy, green, green vistas, tons of natural light, and the comforts of a spa in house. Floors are a mix of hardwood and carpet, and all have radiant/floor heat. The house comes with Wi-Fi and cable TV on any of the 5 40” flat screen TVs. It is a great place to vacation, to relax, and simply to be.

**While most houses in Tahoe don't have them, here the bedrooms have high quality black-out roller curtains, for those who like to sleep in!

Beds in Bedrooms are as follows:

Bedroom #1= 1 King & 1 Queen

Bedroom #2= 1 Double

Bedroom #3= 1 Queen with a twin bunk above

Bedroom #4= 1 Queen & 1 Twin

Bedroom #5= 1 Queen

There is a reason they call this area "Tahoe Paradise". (This house, with its amenities and location, just may be it!)

*To see virtual tours, please look for link by scrolling down to the 'WEB LINKS' section, which is just after MANAGER INFO at the bottom.

**If you are looking for Medium or Long term rates, please inquire.

*This home has a County Vacation Rental Permit --#1972


* We generally have a 3 night minimum, but if needed will approve 2 night rentals on a case to case basis with an additional "short-stay" surcharge. Also certain Holiday weekends may have minimums.

*We love pets, but I am sorry to say that after a couple of bad experiences we can no longer accept them as guests.

*Check-in is at 4pm, and check-out is at noon--but let us know your ideal time and we'll accommodate it if we can.

-A few of the 'Dont's' and 'No's': No smoking. And no loud parties or events in this rental, as the house is in a residential neighborhood where people really value the quiet of the woods and their homes. But this rule is a win-win: Good for the peace of our neighbors and good for renters too!


The county, the sherifs department and the neighbors in Tahoe are all vigilant regarding three things:


Renters must respect the laws regarding these issues, or citations will be issued directly to them, and also (potentially) to the property owner. Please know and respect the following:

1. PARKING: No street parking is allowed during snow removal conditions or between Nov. 1 and May 1. When street parking is allowed, it is only allowed directly in front of the curb closet to the house. The house has a garage that can house 2 cars and space for 4 medium size cars in the drive way. Parking is limited to 5 cars in total.

2. DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE: All garbage must be properly disposed of in the property's locked 'bear boxs' and no food or food items are to be left in the yard, on decks, or in vehicles. It's really dangerous for the people and bad for the bears!

3. NOISE: Renters must keep noise to a level that does not intrude on the peace of neighbors. Or as the county likes to say,renters 'must not create unreasonable noise or disturbances, engage in disorderly conduct, or violate provisions of, the El Dorado County Code or any State law pertaining to noise or disorderly conduct.' (Please help all enjoy this special place!)

--Cost to repair any damage to the house (repairs or cleaning) caused by any pets (or people) brought to or staying in the house are (of course) the responsibility of the renter.

***Please note:

--A signed rental contract is required for all rentals, as is a security deposit.

More Details

Property Manager
Kate Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Why Kate Jones chose Pioneer Trail

This house was purchased after looking at many (many!) others. Our family (5 kids included!) lived here for years. It was our dream house, and we have always treated it that way. We love having the full expanse of woods behind the house, having a great tree house that the kids (and even the adults!) often enjoy, the huge yard with the privacy the fencing gives. A large sauna and stream room to use after skiing. And most of all--being so close to all the outdoor activities we so enjoy here. We no longer live here full time, but still enjoy the house when we can. We hope those who stay here will enjoy and value it as we do!

What makes this house unique

Perfectly located in a peaceful area of Tahoe, but also just minutes from Heavenly Valley, the lake, and also the Casinos. This unique property also Boarders National Forest land with 400 miles of trails. With a wonderful home spa (including steam room, Sauna and Hot Tub) and amazing views of the forest, you just may find you don't want to leave the house at all!


Pioneer Trail House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Lower Level Spa Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large Sauna. Large Steam room. Swedish Shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground Floor
    Master Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Large, luxurious bathroom in Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath is in bedroom #4
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bath is in bedroom #5
  • The lower level bathroom is an in-house spa. Large Sauna. Large Steam room. Swedish Shower. Fabulous after a long hike or day at the ski resort!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom #1 - 1 king , 1 queen , Ensuit Bathroom, Carpet, views
    Bedroom #2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 Double and 1 Twin bed, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom #4 - Queen bed. Carpeting. Window to the Front.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Queen Bed, office, connects to the spa, views to back yard
    Bedroom #3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen Bed with Twin Bunk, Ensuite Bathroom.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
*Housekeeping is provided for 1 hour a day, for light cleaning at no charge. There is a charge of $400 to clean the house after your stay.


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Great for Groups and Families - Sauna & Steam Rm. Hot Tub. Views. Decks & Yard
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Awesome Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a 3 day weekend at this home. We had kids and grand kids - 9 in total. More than enough room. Very clean and nice. Would love to stay again - winter or summer. Kate was very responsive both before we arrived and when we had a question.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised, on a beautiful piece of property, with plenty of room for family and friends. The owner was also very flexible on check in and check out. Great home!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house, great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

The house is spacious yet very cozy. This house was clearly built for the enjoyment of the owners as everything is top quality. Really nice choice!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Happy New Year

  • 4 of 5

As the title reflects we stayed 5 days over the New Year holidays. Very busy time in Tahoe, took a while to get into town because of the backup on the highway.

But it was worth the wait once we arrived at the house. We have lived in Japan for a few years so were used to removing our shoes when we enter a home. What surprised us was the floor was heated, quite a treat I must say.

Other features of the house we really enjoyed were the two fireplaces on the first floor, plenty of seating and TV'S.

The kitchen became a gathering place for all, games were played at the large table, and the cooking was not a chore but a pleasure because of space available.

We had nine adults in our group, if you consider adult grand children adults. All had bedrooms that were spacious and comfortable.

We didn't get a chance to use the Sauna or Steamroom, seems like there was never enough time to get everything in a days time.

We left early at 7am due to the snow coming in, and yes it did! If you chose a winter stay pay close attention to the weather man, we drove through 5 inches of snow and we were lucky heading back to Oakland. I believe the highway became Impassable later in the week. Highly recommend four wheel drive vehicles if your staying in the winter.

Overall the house provided us with a comfortable New Years vacation, Ceasar checked in on use to make sure all was ok, minor issues that were taken care of. A very nice home that we enjoyed during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

House was very spacious and clean, with everything you need. Sauna and steam room were a huge plus, in addition to the spa-style bathroom. Hot tub is a few steps off the lot in the backyard, but very nice. Kate was very nice to work with. Our family loved it and expect to be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family Reunion/Gathering

  • 4 of 5

5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms vacation with great amenities! We have 8 adults and 5 childrens (youngest is 7 months and oldest is 4 years old).

Areas we like:

1. Huge places, enough beds to sleep 14 people. Most of the rooms attached with a bathroom.

2. Hot tub is clean and easy to access, will be nice to have some hook or shelf to put stuffs aside.

3. Sauna and steam rooms are much larger than expected, easily fit more than 4 people.

4. Lots of china and utensils and pots for cooking

5. There's lots of toys - the kids found them all by themselves and really enjoy them.

6. Lots of books - even children's one.

7. Towels are clean - regular and spa towels are included.

8. few minutes drive to Grocery stores - closet one is Raily's.

9. 30 -45 minutes drives to beach, hiking point, etc.

10. There's a little loft room in one of the bedrooms, which the kids like them a lot - they have their own little hiding places to play

Areas we would like to have:

1. Include a full set of toiletries - even travel size will be nice. (One huge shampoo and one travel size mouth wash provided only)

2. Laundry detergent - it will be nice knowing we can do laundry without buying a huge bottle of detergent ourselves, which possibility only use a little of it.

3. Extra blankets, pillows - Most of your beds are high... For kids who turn a lot while sleeping, we turn out put blankets on the floor and let the kids sleep on the floor. (Extra blankets are available contacting the manager, and his response is nice and turnaround time is decent. However, it will be nicer and more thoughtful if it's already available)

Note: there's no baby/toddlers gears available in the house - we need to bring our own booster, highchair, pack 'N Play play yard for our younger children.

All in all, we love the places. The check-in and check out process are easy. The deposit refund is quick. We definitely recommend and will come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed the house, and thanks for the feedback. So you know for next time, there is great hiking right out the back door—no need to drive. And wonderful beaches within 5 miles (10 minutes) of the house. Here are just a few options for both beaches and hiking: BEACHES: 1) Baldwin Beach —9.1 miles / 16 min. drive from the house. 2) Beach near Riva Grill —5.7 miles / 9min. drive from the house. 3) Lakeland Village —5.1 miles / 8 min. drive from the house. 4) Camp Rich Beaches —6.3 miles / 9.5 min. drive from the house. HIKING: 1) Corral loop —1/5 miles from house. 2) Armstrong Pass —connects to coral loop —5.8 miles from house. 3) Toads: also accessible via coral loop—4.9 miles from house. Also, we now have extra blankets stocked in bedroom closets. Thanks for that suggestion!
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Nearest Airport
62 Miles
Reno, NV
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Heavenly Valley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Emerald Beach
Car: recommended

Great area for all outdoor activities! Beaches, ski resorts, hiking, biking, and more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning (end of stay) $400 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Signed rental contract and security deposit required.
Please note: light housekeeping (1 hour per day in the mooring) is included in the rental. Rates listed are for groups of up to 14.
2 Night rentals are approved on a case to case basis and include a "Short-Stay" surcharge.
The county, the sherifs department, and the neighbors in Tahoe are all vigilant regarding obeying laws on
1. PARKNG 2. NOISE and 3. GARBAGE. See info.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.