place is nice and cozy perfect for me and my siblings. we had a great times. it's real close to the lake and best of all Heavenly is real close if to wanna snow board or skiing. Safeway is rite there open all night long if you need at minutes item or run out of alcohol.
We celebrated my husbands 60th birthday at this cozy and comfortable home which is a short block from the lake. There was more than enough room for my children and their families. Even our dogs enjoyed the vacation since they were able to spend time at the dog park at the beach. John, the owner, was very responsive and accommodating. I emailed with a question regarding the WiFi and he responded quickly. He also assisted us by removing the block to the pay per view so that we could order the UFC fight and pay for it after the fact. We also recently discovered that we left a couple items behind, I contacted John and he is mailing the items free of charge. We found this home to be the perfect location for our large family and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend it.
I stayed at this place with my spouse and two young adult daughters. Our stay at this place was cozy, cute, and spacious. We felt at home. The furniture was cozy and the master room was huge - with a fire place and space to dance. The bathroom are remodel and everything was clean. We had the pots and plates needed and made amazing dinners and breakfast. My daughter wanted to watch on demand movies and the owner was very accommodating. (Actually it was part of her homework, but we all enjoyed the movies).
There were snow plates available for our use. I recommend this place. It was walking distance from the lake and everything close by. We felt at HOME!
My family and I have stayed in many vacation rentals, and we even own one, so I know of what I speak.
The owner appears to want to get as much money out of this place while doing the absolute minimum to keep it maintained. For example, several of the cook pans were absolutely disgusting. Another example, the electricity wasn't working in the dining room area. After many calls, and several nights eating in the dark, the owner finally sent over some extension cords for us to rig up a light near the dining room table. (The outlets still did not work.) When these cords were brought to us the excuse was, "he's got another house that has a hot water heater out." Really? So he will NEVER fix our electrical problem?? Nope, he never did. He did give us $100 for our not being able to enjoy meals at the dining room table as a family. Woo hoo.
The furnace in the main bedroom is screwed up and makes a horrible noise. That bedroom's closet is also filled with all kinds of junk, so it's basically unuseable. There were several other problems. Telling the owner about them wouldn't matter, as he refused to fix the electrical problem.
For us to pay thousands of dollars to stay at a vacation rental and to have to live in those conditions is reprehensible. I am sure that the owner is getting the going rate -- and good for him if he is -- but then to be so damn cheap as to not want to fix broken things is abhorrent. He can afford to do so he is just trying to squeeze every dime possible out of the tenants.
For our rentals we have people on stand- by, 24/7 to fix things that break. Our pots and pans, etc., are clean and new. If they get scraped up, we replace them. We don't force our tenants to cook with pans that have the non-stick coating flaking off and going into our food, as this guy did to us.
Shame on him. And shame on you if you rent this place for ANY reason at ANY price.
BTW, I took lots of pictures and am happy to share them with you, the prospective tenant, if you are interested. (But you should not want to be interested, based on what I am telling you.)
Trust me, I do not have the time to write this. I am far too busy. But I HAD to say something. The owner of this place should be ASHAMED of such a poorly maintained residence.
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The house is very welcoming and has the perfect homey feel. It is in a great location which made it easy to travel around Tahoe. The house came with pots, towels and extra blankets which made our stay even better. The owners John and Mandy are very clear with instructions and very helpful during our stay. The neighbors were so friendly and helpful as well. Will definitely book again and recommend it to anybody with a large group.
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