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Member since: 1998
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Awesome views, firehouse decor, ski Heavenly

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Lake Tahoe Area Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4 adults)


The Fire Place is nestled among tall pines and grand boulders and sits on top of Heavenly with breathtaking views of the lake.

Charming 1250 sqft townhome, decorated in FIREHOUSE THEME and minutes away from lifts, BOULDER and STAGECOACH at Heavenly. Put the kids in ski school and ski across to the CA side.

7 minute drive down to lake level, casinos, restaurants and entertainment.

IDEAL for one or two families plus kids. Sleeps 4 in beds, kids in sleeping bags/air mattresses.

UPSTAIRS: two bedrooms, a queen bed in each bedroom, a small loft in one bedroom fits 3-4 kids in sleeping bags, a full bath between, and a washer/dryer.

DOWNSTAIRS: well equipped kitchen, breakfast bar, half bath, living room, a beautiful new porcelein enamel simulated wood-burning stove, new sofa, 2 leather recliners, fire-patch collection, BBQ, table/chairs on deck

DAVE and SUE WRITE, 'I just wanted to let you know how much we loved staying at The Fire Place. The view was absolutely beautiful. Even though Dave's not a fireman's we thought the decor was so neat and creative. It really adds to the condo. We appreciated all of the instructions and little signs throughout the condo, too. You've anticipated any questions that anyone might have. Everything was great; we wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for letting some non-firefighters use and enjoy your vacation home. Sincerely, Sue and Dave.'

Quiet, secluded and private while a short drive away from other venues of entertainment. Around the corner is our favorite sports pub, THE FOX & HOUND (great pizza and beer!) and small convenience store. Reno Airport one hour away and other good skiing areas 30-60 minutes away. DAVID WALLY'S HOT SPRINGS SPA, a five star resort built around natural hotspring pools, steam baths, sauna, message and a fabulous restaurant in Genoa, 20 minutes.

KITCHEN AMENITITES: dishwasher, microwave, crockpot, blender, glassware, dishes, cookware and utensils. Food is served on a kitchen bar or TV trays. A bird feeder right outside the kitchen window lets you watch little and sometimes big critters, first hand. We have seen bears, racoons, squirrels and birds. Bring birdseed and a sense of adventure.

NORA WRITES, 'We enjoyed staying at The Fire Place so much! It's beautiful - just exactly the way it's described on the web-site. I am a travel agent and we've seen many places where that is not the case, so we were pleasantly surprised.'

PULL UP A CHAIR and KICK OFF YOUR SHOES next to the hearth at.... THE FIRE PLACE.

Keywords: Townhouse, condo, cabin, mountain getaway, winter ski place, FAMILY FRIENDLY

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
BARBIE (Owner)
Member since: 1998
Call Owner
Speaks: english


Barbie and Jim Nellesen have owned this cabin since 1991. Jim is a retired Fire Captain from Anaheim Fire Dept. We raised our family vacationing in Tahoe and the kids have great memories. Jim's 33 year fire career inspired us to create the fire house theme. The best part is meeting all you folks and being a part of your good times at The Fire House.

BARBIE purchased this townhome in 1993

Why BARBIE chose Lake Tahoe Area

Barbie says, 'When I saw the view, I told the Captain that this was the place for us.'

The views are brreathtaking and they always thrill us no matter how many times we see them. We fall in love with the place every time we come. Watching from our deck is a panorama of seasons, days & nights, sunsets & sunrises. It's really awesome. You actually can feel the tension leaving your body by the 3rd day.

What makes this townhome unique

Secluded is the word. Away from busy highways, hustle and bustle of downtown, commercial venus. All that is down by the lake and casinos.

Real privacy. No one can see into your place from any other place around. It is totally supplied with everything that you will need to be comfortable.

The terrain around is very rugged and natural. The views took our breath away.


based on 4 traveler reviews

Awesome views, firehouse decor, ski Heavenly
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a absolutely charming townhome. Well furnished and beautifully decorated. Spacious but cozy with a great view of the mountains. Kitchen is well equipped and all the drawers and cabinets are labeled for your convenience. Warm and comfortable, perfect place to relax after a day of snowboarding on the slopes.The owners were an absolute pleasure to deal with and very understanding when we needed a little help to find the house arriving late at night.

The only hiccup to our otherwise great weekend was that the power went out on the second morning so we woke up a little chilly. But that's not the fault of the owners or the townhouse.

Would not hesitate to book this place again.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View, Comfy/Cozy place, and nice owners all at an affordable price

  • 5 of 5

The place was great, had all the amenities we could need along with a gorgeous view of the lake. Located within 10 minutes of most places in South Tahoe and 30-40 minutes from great hiking. It was also the most affordable accommodation in the area and the owners were VERY easy to work with

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Your home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Part of our family (3 adults, 2 children) spent a mini vacation and had a wonderful time! Took my nieces, age 6 and 9, to nearby Carson River and Blue Lake. They would later ask when we would be going back to the "house". They loved playing/sleeping in the loft. Perfect size for us, and the entire townhome had everything we needed (well-equipped kitchen, bedrooms, etc). We sat out on the deck enjoying the view of the lake, then took a short walk around the neighborhood. I thank Barbie for making the reservation process/check-out process so seamless. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ethel, for a wonderful review. How kind you are and how much I appreciate having wonderful guests like you. Barbie
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Reno, NV

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home! The pictures don't do justice to the incredible view, not only of the lake, but of the Gardnerville area to the East. We had a glorious time in your cozy, well equiped home! The reservation process and personal contact were also very nice and appreciated. We will definitely be back and hopefully get to stay longer than 2 nights. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michela, Thank you so much for your kind review. It warms our hearts to know how much people like you appreciate the accomodations. Barbie
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"Famous old restaurant. Good food. Expensive!"
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"Good cheaper food for family dining."
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"Casinos for gambling and eating."
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Reno Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Fox & Hound
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hyw 50
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Kingsbury Grade
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fox & Hound - pizza, sandwiches, beer
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Heavenly Boulder and Heavenly Stagecoach
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
South Lake Tahoe CA
Car: recommended

Casinos; gambling, shopping, restaurants, live shows & comedy, antiquing and Wally's Hot Springs Spa.


Rates & Availability

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Jan 4 2016 - May 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
May 16 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $150

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Lake Tahoe Area Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen-size beds/1 in each bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our cabin is a little rustic and a lot charming, a perfect place to relax, refresh and regroup, a complete kitchen, complimentary bottle of wine, DirectTV with DVD player, new simulated woodburning stove, 2 queen beds, new 7 foot sofa, towels & bed linens, deck with gas BBQ, table/chairs, the great outdoors and unbelievable views.

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