|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
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
San Francisco, California
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
The house was clean, but the thermostats were a bit broken and we couldn't really tell what temperature the heater was set to. The refrigerator stopped working. We had to put all our food outside... luckily it was still cold out! When Mike finally called me back about it, he told me there was a refrigerator in the garage so then we had to back up all the cars so we could open it and move all our food again. Kind of annoying. Also there was so much chlorine in the hot tub that my husband got some mild chemical burns. The pool table is crooked so the balls just all roll to one part of the table. Not conducive to an actual game, but my 3 year old had fun rolling the balls into the pockets with his hands! Nice location too, very close to a lot of activities.
Top Thing to do in City:
* fine dinning.
Top Thing to do in Budget:
Top Thing to do in Family:
* 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
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.