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Ponderosa House Large family vacation rental

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 20

Our Pnderosa House, located in South Lake Tahoe is the ideal vacation home rental

for all sized group or large family gathering and is great for holiday rentals.

This lodging home sleeps up to 20 in 8 rooms with plenty to do in the area

close to everything that Tahoe has to offer ,from skiing Snow mobiling ,hiking water sports,

fishing site seeing to gambling and the night live .This home is especially warm & cozy with easy access to the slopes. The attached garage and level driveway is essential in Tahoe. Unlike most Tahoe homes, there are no frozen steps to walk or big slippery hills to drive on snowy days. Your group will love the super-easy access in and out combined with our fast, reliable snow removal service. We make getting to the slopes hassle-free -- all less than 10 Minutes to Heavenly ski Resort

and less than 5 mile from one the best golf courses Tahoe has to offer

Lake Tahoe Golf Course

2500 Emerald Bay Road

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

More Details

Mike Allan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


San Francisco, California

Group Get-Away

Left on Sep 29, 2015 for a stay in Sep 2015

The Ponderosa house is definitely a great place to stay if you have at least 12 or more people staying. There is plenty of space and rooms to accommodate everyone. It has all the amenities that you need for a short or long stay. It is within a 15 min drive from the Casinos, 5 min from the lake and shopping is even closer, yet it is secluded enough to enjoy some piece and quiet. Any rule or requirements were posted in plain site as to not cause any confusion during check-out. The only thing I would recommend if you're traveling with a large group is to car pool, as there is a restriction to the number of cars the rental can occupy only six cars. This is definitely a place I would consider staying at in the future.
Sep 2015
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South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Amenities include a large living room with stone wood burning fireplace, come with free firewood, a 55 inch HD flat screen TV with surround sound, and 32 inch TV in 3 of the bedrooms.. Other amenities for this home rental include a woodsy open living room and dining room. The kitchen is flexible for your group activities. And a private hot tub in the back yard.a pool table forn indoor activities This house is great for large family get-together or groups looking for Holiday rentals go on facebook to see more pix


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Ponderosa House Large family vacation rental
average rating of 4.0833335 based on 16 reviews
Fremont CA

safe and comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

Large house with a couple of parking spots out front, and the instructions to get there were clear and precise. The place was everything we were expecting, price was reasonable, place was clean, lots of beds, futons; we slept comfortably. We had towels and bed linens for everyone and everything was clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Due to home construction next door to our rental property our experience was less than pleasurable.

  • 1 of 5

We arrived at our rental on Saturday June 18, totally unaware that major home construction was scheduled for Monday through Friday of our Stay. The weekend started out enjoyable. Beginning Monday we were woken up daily at 6:30am to the sounds of hammering, sawing, power tools and even a cement truck. This became progressively louder as the day went on. Wednesday and Thursday where more tolerable.

Monday morning I texted Mike Allan the home owner, about 8:30am and informed him that we hadn’t expected construction next door and asked if this was going to continue for the rest of our stay. Mike returned my text later that day about 3:00pm. He texted me that he was having trouble finding the right people to determine what was going on. He asked me forward the name of the construction firm that was posted on the property which I did. I texted him Wednesday morning reminding him that I had not heard from him and that construction was still ongoing. I did not receive a follow up from Mike until Friday morning, the day of our departure. (In all fairness there appears to be a response on Wednesday but not reflected on my phone until Friday, but the damage had been done). While waiting for Mike’s response I was able to contact the City of South Lake Tahoe building permits department and found that permits had been filed and that construction had been ongoing since February. The construction supervisor confirmed that construction had been ongoing.

I thought Mike’s response slow and reflected a lack of concern. I don’t understand how Mike could be unaware of the construction next door when both the permits department and construction supervisor confirmed that construction began in February. Mike could have extended me the courtesy of a heads up. Twenty members of our family drove over 500 miles with high expectations to spend time together on Mr. Allan’s property. We had children with us and had to return to the property often. But because of noise and construction we had to close all the windows and keep the children indoors. We found it difficult to take full advantage of the advertised benefits.

A little communication and follow up would have gone a long way to make us feel like we mattered. I performed my due diligence and read previous reviews regarding the property and was convinced that we selected the right property and owner. But this experience has left us with a bitter taste toward the vacation rental experience. Never again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a nice vacation at all

  • 2 of 5

The bad experience started from day 1. I booked our vacation from 12/19~12/24. Two days later the owner called me back and said 12/24 has been booked (something is wrong with the computer system). When we got there, found that two of the showers could not be used because of leaking. The bed sheets have stains even though they have been washed. Roof leaking in the master bedroom. The leaking is the garage is ridiculous. very limited parking spaces in winter (garage could not park a mini-van, you are not allowed to park car besides the street because of snow cleaning). The refund is not returned until 3 weeks later after I called the owner. I booked this property because of its high rating. I am wondering how the previous guests got such good luck while I experienced a lot of bad things. Overall, the property needs major maintainance and it is not recommended. I gave a 2 star because the owner is nice enough to reply all my questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

No complaints. Loved the property. We will rent it again when we return to Tahoe next September for sure. Very good deal for the price. The owner was very easy to work with & very flexible!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ponderosa House

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for large groups. It has everything you need for short to long stays. Hot tub is a plus. Close to grocery stores. 5 min from lake, 10 min from Casinos. I would only recommend car pooling as parking is limited to 7 vehicles if you're going with a larger group.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fits all our huge family

  • 4 of 5

My family had our anual fathers day gathering and we ususally get two small houses but this house fit everyone comfortably and the owner was very responsive to our emails. The only thing I did not like was that the back yard was a little dry and had bed time restrictions of 10 pm. Other wise, its close to everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Tahoe Marina
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* skiing.

* gambling.

* fine dinning.

* golfing..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* hicking.

* fishing.

* skiing.

* swimming.

* sleding.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* skiing.

* site seeing.

* snow mobiling.

* playing games /pool..

The house is 3500 sf 2 stories has a master bedroom with a full bath upstairs and 3 other bedrooms with a queen size bed in each room and one with 2 queen size beds

down stairs there are 4 more rooms with a Queen size beds in 3 of them ,the 4th has futon and a pool table there is a futon in 3 of the 4 BR upstairs

four sofas in the spacious living room hot tub in the private fenced backyard .large kitchen full stocked with utensils and dishes ,stove ,microwave freg. and coffee makers

Large flat screen in living room, with 3 more TV s in the bedrooms Cable services provided Hot tub in fenced back yard WiFi is also provided the neighborhood is very quite and provide plenty of privacy and loaded with large trees and lots of snow


Rates & Availability

South Lake Tahoe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy
Reservation that are cancelled 3 days after booking will be charges the Deposit
Cancellation that made less than 30 days before check in will be charged 50% of the rental amount
Cancellation that made less that 3 days of check in date will be charged 75% of the rental amount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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