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Family Vacation Hike Bike Winter Ski Heavenly

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Beautiful spacious warm mountain home in a forest setting, the only home on a cul de sac. Step out the front door to hiking, mountain biking, creek trails and winter sledding and cross country. This property is newly remodeled inside, and features high ceilings and windows, great room with gas fireplace, dining room, and open kitchen with bar seating for five and table seating for eight. There is a sleeping loft, a finished attic with tv/video/games and sleeping space. The attached guest house features a second kitchen, family room, bedroom with queen sized bed and full bathroom.

The deck with forest views is wonderful for outdoor meals and other social gatherings. Relax in the large hot tub looking out to the sledding hill behind the property. Wildlife can often be seen while relaxing on the deck or in the hot tub. Lake views will be seen while hiking behind the house or in the neighborhood.

We welcome you for vacations, family reunions, retreats, off-site meetings, we've done it all with much memory making. South Lake Tahoe offers endless opportunities for entertainment; boating, skiing, sailing, beaches, casino nightlife, biking, hiking, sledding all a few minutes away if not out the door.

Keywords: Mountain Home,Forest Setting, Sleeps 8, Ski Resort, Summer Fun

More Details

Kathy and Karl Winkelman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Kathy and Karl Winkelman

South Lake Tahoe is a wonder of the world. From the Emerald Green waters of the Lake on a warm summer day to the snow capped peaks and world renowned Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, we feel we have it all to offer you for an excellent vacation rental. We have made millions of family/friend memories. We love the Lake Tahoe basin and we never tire of vacationing here with endless beaches to visit, ski resorts to visit, historical sites, casino events.

Kathy and Karl Winkelman purchased this house in 1994

Why Kathy and Karl Winkelman chose Al Tahoe

Our family is connected to South Lake Tahoe as Karl was raised here, attended South Lake Tahoe High School. We began bringing our three young sons here to visit the relatives and it has become our 'second home' and we extend this home to you for vacation, offsite, retreat, family reunions.

What makes this house unique

Our Mountain Home is situated in a forest setting in Montgomery Estates. The walking trail along Cold Creek offers beautiful views and exercise opportunities. There is access out the door to Powerline Mountain Bike Trail and Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, Beaches, Casinos, are all within a ten minute drive. We have a guest house complete with a second kitchen, hot tub overlooking the forest, sledding hill right behind the house, deck with picnic tables and bear and coyote viewing.


Al Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Two with showers and one with shower/tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) each in a private bedroom, Double Beds (2) plus Single Bed (1) all in one bedroom as bunk beds, (3) Futon double beds in finished attic.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is a beautiful A framed family mountain home. There are toys, books, games to enjoy. There are several sets of stairs when considering babies and elder family members. You may want to bring baby gates. Locks for cupboards. The finished attic is enjoyed by young and old alike, pleasure supervise your children for safety.


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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Lovely stay in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Tahoe, and enjoyed this beautiful cabin. The kitchen was easy to use , and had everything we needed in terms of supplies, pots and pans etc. We enjoyed the hot tub, and slept 9 comfortably. Thank you for the lovely stay :)

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to share our home with you for your special event. Thanks for being such good visitors! Glad you enjoyed.
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Hollister California

Loved it !!

  • 5 of 5

Nice quiet place to stay. Hiking trail right out the front door. Highly recommend this place for your next stay in South Tahoe

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the location of our home and enjoy offering you the type of setting that you liked. Glad you explored the hiking trails. Kathy
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Weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time a this property. close to everything and very cozy.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Randy very happy you enjoyed and thank you sincerely for supporting the charity by purchasing our donation!! We hope to have your family visit again. Kathy
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Redwood City California

Peaceful and relaxing in a wonderful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed our stay! The cabin was warm and cozy with a beautiful gas fireplace and a wonder spa on the deck. There is plenty of room with a very open feel to the. Cabin. We would love to return with our children and grandchild in the near future!


The Campbell's

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Our home is family oriented and we would love to welcome you back with the family. Kathy
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Terrific place and great landlords

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the first week of January, 2017. Unlike some of the other

reviewers, our dilemma was not too little snow, but too much. There

were times that we were snowbound, a rare occurence that other renters

of any house this time of year might need consider. That said, the

house itself was terrific, the views of several feet of fresh fallen

snow were fantastic and ``magical'', our own hill behind the house to sled

on, a functioning hot tub, lots of room, a blazing fast internet,

pleasant neighbors, clean, well lit, and warm. A private service came

and removed snow when it got too deep on the stairs (though we

shoveled too). The house was immaculate when we arrived and Christmas

lights were burning. Kathy Winkelman was a terrific (remote) host

and answered all our questions and gave advice by e-mail on a daily

basis. We strongly advise anyone visiting Lake Tahoe to stay here if

they can.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your encouragement. Mother Nature has a schedule of her own and because we raised our family of three sons here the house is pretty equipped for these types of days and why we love the location. But I commend you and your family for being adventurous and meeting the challenge. Please come again and enjoy the sun and the beautiful Lake. You can adventure on the stand up paddle boards.
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A cozy cabin in a great location

  • 4 of 5

The property was quaint, comfortable, and well outfitted. The owners were very helpful and always responded within a few minutes of us reaching out to them. The cabin is in a great location backed up against a nature preserve with plenty of surrounding wilderness yet only a few minutes drive to great amenities in South Lake Tahoe. We would highly recommend to anyone looking for a mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris, we spend much time here as a family. We have a large family and most of the time it is family and friends that will book. We appreciate your kind recommendation. We welcome you to make a return visit. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Heavenly Valley California Ski
Nearest Point of Interest
High Meadows Forest Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Cold Creek Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
The Beacon Restaurant, beach, and Historic Sites
Nearest Point of Interest
Round Hill Pines Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Heavenly Valley California Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Heavenly Valley Gondola
Nearest Point of Interest
Heavenly Valley Nevada Ski Snowboard

Sledding Hill in the back yard. Out the door access to Powerline Trail Mountain Bike Riding. Out the door Hiking Cold Creek, High Meadows Trail and Powerline Trail.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning $165

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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