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Awesome house-Pool Table, Shuffleboard, Sports-bar-like game room!

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Tahoe Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12-14)

Bring your friends! 13 separate beds..Shoot Pool, play foosball, poker, xbox kinect in the large Great Room. Watch TV or read a book in the extra TV room. Bbq and large hot tub right outside the great room door. Sauna for 2. Close to slopes, camp richardson for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, casinos and store's just minutes away. just kick back and relax and enjoy Tahoe with friends!

52' flatscreen with surround sound

Large gourmet kitchen

Iphone Speakers

Pool Table

Ping Pong table top


xbox 360 + kinect

2nd TV room w flatscreen

Fun stuff for snow!


Two pairs of snowshoes

Snow blocks to build igloos

Gas and Charcoal BBQ

Bedroom 1 Queen Bed

Bedroom 2 set of bunkbeds plus twin

Bedroom 3 Queen

Bedroom 4 King Bed and two twins (daybed with trundle)

Bedroom 5 Set of bunkbeds (two twins) and Queen bed, and Queen Sofabed

Bonus room Queen Futon

Keywords: House

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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What makes this house unique

Large backyard w/ volleyball net


Pool Table

Ping Pong table top


Ipod Speakers

Poker set

Foosball room with flatscreen upstairs

Guestbook comments from the owner

thank you for your wonderful hospitality last weekend. everyone had a great time and the house was perfect. thank you for the bbq suggestion. it was delicious! thank you for everything!
Apr 2014
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based on 40 traveler reviews

Awesome house-Pool Table, Shuffleboard, Sports-bar-like game room!
average rating of 4.85 based on 46 reviews

Super fun house!

  • 5 of 5

Had an adult Bachelor Party (over 40 crowd) and the house worked out perfect. Everyone thanked me for getting such a cool pad. Taught some of the guys how to officially play shuffleboard and they were hooked!

(Nice touch by the owner having the official game rules printed out & posted by each game).

I think we managed to play every game available, even horseshoes and badminton in the back yard.

No little hotel style shampoo and soaps, so make sure to bring your own. Minor detail.

No hot water when we got there. Noticed the hot water heater was on low, so we turned up and boom.. All good. (We turned it back to low on checkout day).

House is cozy and clean. Beds everywhere. All the basics supplied, dishes, coffee maker, working bbque.

Couple of guys mentioned it would be perfect place to bring the family cause of all the in house entertainment for the kids.

Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thanks for writing this review! You are most welcome back anytime and we're happy to give you a discount. Love to hear you played all the games, I'm a bit of a game-nut myself, so love to hear that!
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2158 Harvard Ave

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house! There were plenty of beds and the outdoor and indoor games provided a lot of fun for our crew. This place is very close to Pope beach and is also just a 15 minute ride from the casinos...great time, highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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For a wonderful time, stay here....

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay, while enjoying Tahoe South! The hosts provided us with a very warm welcome and were extremely gracious and available if any issues were to arise (no issues). We have nothing but positives to say about the time that we spent. The house was a perfect fit for our family gatherings. When you stay here, the various games and activities in the house and in the backyard make it very hard to leave! Thank you for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 4 kids ages 7 to 15 stayed at Bonnie's cabin for 6 days recently. Our kids absolutely loved it and didn't want to leave! There was so much to do - volleyball, horseshoes, swing set, cornhole bags and fire pit all in the large backyard. When we weren't outside they were playing foosball, pool, shuffleboard or ping pong inside or riding the bikes out front. The cabin had everything we needed and the hot tub and sauna were nice extras for mom and dad! There are plenty of beds and bathrooms for large groups and it is close to everything yet in a quiet neighborhood.

Bonnie was absolutely wonderful and quickly answered any questions we had. My son forgot his blanket when we left and she has even tracked that down and will send it to us, which has saved the day for mom!

On a side note Tahoe is absolutely beautiful. We travel frequently with our kids and they all agree this was the best vacation yet. Make sure to rent a boat for a day, our kids had a blast on the water and the view is unmatched.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review! I agree, this summer especially with all the water finally filling the lake back up, the views are gorgeous. Winter is fun too! We're happy to give you a return renter discount if you make it back this way. :)
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Excellent Choice for Large Family

  • 4 of 5

Our large family of 16 converged on South Lake Tahoe from 3 different states. We all stayed at the Harvard House which we found to have more than enough room for every one of us! Not only was there plenty of room and breathing space, there was plenty of entertainment for the kids ages 1 to 50! Fully fenced large back yard with a play structure for the little ones to enjoy the outdoors and many gaming tables inside for evening fun for the adults. Excellent location as it is a mere mile or so from Pope Beach (our favorite) or Camp Richardson, both which provide rentals for water activity on the lake. Raley's grocery (full service) or mini markets/liquor stores are nearby for last minute grocery run. The owners were very responsive when we had just a couple of items that needed addressed. Quiet neighborhood. The only reason I don't give a full 5 stars is that we would have loved air conditioning (most of us from Pacific NW where we are used to cooler weather), although they did provide fans. And a we had just a couple minor/fixable items during the stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harvard House/BonniesCabin

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend using Bonnie's Cabin to book your stay in South Lake Tahoe. Bonnie was very friendly and helped me out along the whole process. The Harvard house is a great place to stay and I would do it again! The cabin is very centrally located, minutes away from the casinos as well as the beach. Has endless games to play inside as well as out!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno Tahoe International airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Cantina Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Camp richardson Resort


Rates & Availability

Tahoe Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2016 - Dec 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Apr 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
MLK weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Pres Day
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Tahoe Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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