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Michael Wischmeyer

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

Walk To Heavenly From Secluded Needle Peak House

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Lake Tahoe South Shore House Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathrooms Walking Distance From Heavenly

When you are searching for a home base for your perfect Tahoe vacation a lot of things should be standard… This Needle Peak property is customized with a relaxing mountain holiday in mind. A recently remodeled beautiful home in a quiet residential neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe has two large decks overlooking Tahoe’s forest service land and is just 2 blocks away from Heavenly’s California Base Lodge.

Relax with the open layout, clean décor, and a kitchen that has a warm comfortable vibe to gather and cook in. Enjoy the impressive artwork produced and displayed by Michael Wischmeyer, adventure traveler and photographer, whose inspiration came from the 87 countries he visited – it reflects on every wall and shelf. After a day on the lake or mountain, delight in the outdoor hot tub and/or fire pit. Also for your convenience are a grill, internet access and home entertainment options for kids and adults.

It’s an amazing house but even better is the location. Take free the shuttle or walk to skiing/snowboarding or take the shuttle to and from the Casinos and shops. Everything is minutes away, .025 miles to Heavenly Ca. Base Lodge, 1.2 miles to Ski Run Marina/Beach, 1.7 Miles to Casinos and shops.

There are 12 resorts in the area, Heavenly Valley Ski Resort with 3,500 Ft of vertical, 30 chair lifts, snowboarding terrain park and over a 100 trails covering over 4,800 acres. Kirkwood is 25 minutes away and has some 2,000 Vertical, 12 chairs, snowboarding terrain park and 65 trails. Sierra at Tahoe is 20 minutes away and has 2,212 ft of Vertical, 13 chair lifts, Terrain Park and 46 trails. Other resorts within 45 minutes are: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Mount Rose, Diamond Peak, and Homewood.

Other Nearby Attractions include Emerald Bay, Cave Rock, Fallen Leaf Lake, world famous mountain biking trails (one out of the front door), 2 miles from Edgewood golf course. And, of course, Beautiful Lake Tahoe which hosts every water activity possible (just 1.2 miles away).

Permit number: 006886

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michael Wischmeyer (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michael Wischmeyer

Adventurer, Traveler, Photographer.

Michael Wischmeyer purchased this house in 2011

Why Michael Wischmeyer chose Lake Tahoe South Shore

A great location at the most beautiful place on earth. 'The fairest picture the whole earth affords….” Mark Twain.


based on 36 traveler reviews

Walk To Heavenly From Secluded Needle Peak House
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 36 reviews

Weekend get away in January

  • 5 of 5

The house was amazing! Within walking distance to Heavenly Resort! We had a girls weekend get away and the house was a perfect match. Michael was easy to get ahold of. We had one little glitch where the pilot light went out, but we called him and he came over within 30mins to fix it. I would definitely stay here again and have recommended this house to many of my friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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First time Experience

  • 4 of 5

This was my first time renting through a website like this. Renting the house was a smooth and easy process. The owner responded timely, although never gave me a straight answer when I asked if I could “check in” early. The house was warm and beautiful, beds comfortable, clean, extra linens and towels, great yard (loved the fire pit!) and pretty much everything we needed was available. The kitchen was wonderful and the center of activity—although the knives need to be sharpened and the range hood light needs to be replaced (they went out in the middle of cooking). The location was near perfect to Heavenly, to town and Stateline.

A few things I do want to mention is that when I needed to call to get an updated door code, he mentioned that someone had been there earlier “to fix a few things.” Well I found the list of things that needed to be done on the kitchen counter—“hot tub water low,” “blinds broken,” etc. Turns out, most of the items on the list still needed to be done. Hot tub water was still low which caused the jets to not work properly. The blinds (dining room slider) being broken scared me a little, because I didn’t want to get blamed for them and not get my deposit back. Fireplace vent/grate had fallen off, but that was an easy fix I did myself. When checking out, I felt the cleaning fee of $xxx.xx was a bit steep figuring all that was left to do was sheets and towels—and take the garbage out Mondays. Other than that, I would probably stay there again now that I know what to expect. I had a great time over the weekend. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry Sierra that my response didn't give you an answer to an early check-in, you had a few questions on your email and I must of overlooked one, you are given my phone number and I encourage all calls especially if there is confusion.The list was mine that i put together for follow up. The vertical blinds are not made for vigorous use and sometimes snap at the top, its an easy fix but I need to call the manufacture and have them send a special medal clip that re-attachs it. I was waiting on those to be delivered. It was the busiest time of the year and I only have 5 hours to re-set the house which all time is needed, the house is a 2200 sq foot house, with fire pits, gardens, driveways need to be shoveled, hot-tub needs constant attention, not to mention all the inside cleaning, The cleaning price is lower then most services, and I assure you the cleaning lady just doesn't come in and change the linen and wash the towels. I added water to the hot-tub, and it seemed to be fine. The water usually looks a little low when you first look at it but it is a 6 person hot-tub and with 6 people in it, it rises quite a bit. I'll keep my eye on it and be sure to replace the range lights now i know there out. hope you come back soon.
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Great house and location!

  • 4 of 5

Our Thanksgiving was perfect and the house played a big part in that. The kitchen had basically everything I needed, which I I was very grateful for. The house was spacious enough that everyone could spread out. The range was phenomenonal for such a feast! The downfall was that we ran out of toilet paper. Also, it snowed the whole time we were there and we did not have access to a shovel. We used a dustpan. The driveway was plowed once but it wasn't enough.

I loved the house and plan to (hopefully) rent it again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this property

  • 5 of 5

My family and I went up to Tahoe this past weekend and it was absolutely amazing. I loved this property and Michael was very helpful with any concerns. I will definitely be coming back

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chill Place with Plenty of Space

  • 5 of 5

I went to this house with seven friends and we had plenty of space to sleep and relax. Very easy to organize with Michael and everything was as advertised.

Great fall weekend which combined healthy activities (hiking, running) with some not so healthy activities (gambling, clubbing). The house was perfect including hot tub and fire pit to chill at the end of a long run.

Thanks Michael,


  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Location...

  • 3 of 5

The Good:

-Nice location, 10 min car ride to most hot spots in Tahoe

-nice backyard, fire pit, hot tub

-nice size kitchen and couch area

The bad:

-house sits on a hill, at night the cars rev their engines loudly to accelerate up the hill and this noise comes in house and sounds like they are driving in your room. must keep windows open as there is no AC in house, only heat.

-spiders, killed about 10 plus a few roaches, spider webs throughout kitchen and other areas.

-4 light bulbs out, nothing is labeled in house (light switches etc)

-fire place in house does not work

-housekeeping at $xxx.xx cleaning fee was steep considering all they probably did was wash sheets and towels (I hope)

-stairs, constantly going up/down stairs

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your out of the City and into the mountains, yes there are Spiders, and yes there are hills here in Lake Tahoe. I do spray the house a couple times a year but come fall they are out. Didn't Know about the light bulbs considering I check the house in the day and do random checks but sometimes if guests don't notify me I simply don't know. Fireplace has an "On" switch on the bottom. Thanks for the heads up and I'll do a better job on labeling things.
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Himmel House
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Edgewood Golf Course
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Heavenly Valley House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 19 2016 - May 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jun 16 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2016 - Sep 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Lake Tahoe South Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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