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'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna

Special Offer! My Final Available June Dates, Great Summer 2 night Deal June 2 - June 4

'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna


Property Details

Updated: May 27, 2015
Sleeps 12 comfortably, 4 Bedrooms (Large Loft: counts as a 4th bedroom)

Check Calendar: ALWAYS shorter stay possible if less than the required minimum is all that remains between two reservations!

Nothing Compares to 'Tahoe Castle'! Enjoy your very own large private Indoor Heated Pool with Waterfall and Fireplace, special lighting and stereo. The Castle has both a Steam Room and Sauna Room and of course a Hot Tub under the stars. Magnificent open beam Log Great Room has another fireplace and the adjoining Gourmet Kitchen is well equipped. The home has 3 bedrooms plus a Large Loft area with two extra beds and a pullout sofa which is officially recognized as a 4th bedroom, and still has room for the Pool Table and Foosball Table. Located just about 5 miles to either the Lake or to the Casinos or Heavenly Ski Resort, on a quiet cul-de-sac with empty wooded lots on either side for optimum privacy. TV in every bedroom plus Living room, plenty of cable stations plus high speed wireless Internet. The kitchen is well equipped for a feast preparation and has a wine cooler. Why stay in just any old house when you can stay in a Castle? THE MOST popular vacation rental in Lake Tahoe! Come see why Nothing Else Compares! Deposit holds dates one year in advance or more, ask me anything at all. All Major Credit Cards Accepted directly with owner. Feel free to ask me anything at all.

Please note: Extreme Demand for this home, I will accept reservation with deposit a year or more in advance, just ask.

[Eldorado County Rental Permit #1034]

Clarify Rates:

You may hold dates if 90 days in advance or more with only a $500 deposit. If within 90 days full payment is due to secure reservation (exception Christmas and New Year Weeks payment due 6 months prior). Cancel prior to 90 days before your dates will only incur a 3% cancellation fee of the deposit amount, so will cost you just $15. Therefore reserving ahead is highly recommended, even a year or so in advance. This not only gets you the dates you want but also locks in the price which as you can tell from my calendar with demand so high, it is very likely rates may go up. There are very few homes with a pool and other comparable amenities for rent in Tahoe and ALL that I have found have rental costs considerably higher then my home.

All details will be emailed to you in my standard contract once you've chosen dates, and will clearly state all policies and fees. You are still under no obligation, nor am I, until you return it signed and complete whatever payment is due. Ask me Anything at all.

House History: Well people ask so here is. House built in 2000 and designed as a luxury vacation rental with amenities like no other. The designer had it right because what sets this house aside from so many other choices are the unique amenities. I bought the house in 2004 and still had guests on the calendar so I gave it a try. The house has always rented more often, far above other houses. When I decided to no longer use a management agency in late 2007 I forwarded the savings on to the guests. The house has since booked much more often than ever despite the economy. Everyone Loves the home, thousands of guests have stayed here! Pricing compares to houses similar in size but without the amenities. So why stay in just any house when you can stay in a 'Castle'? My best deals are if last minute, meaning within 7 days, when if you do not see dates booked then I will discount and make you a great deal! These deals are rare though so if you want your choice of dates plan well ahead. Always just ask me anything.

Availability Calendar: I don't know why but this website chooses to display confusing angle shaded calendar dates that make it difficult to know if some nights are rented or not. Easiest thing to do is simply contact me and I'll always make everything perfectly clear, don't be shy.

All terms stated in rental contract supercede any terms from anything stated elsewhere. Websites limit my input.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I'm semi-retired and manage this home all myself. I'm devoted to my guests and pay attention to detail. I understand your vacation time is valuable and memories made with family and friends are precious. I'm happy and proud to have enabled many hundreds of folks to enjoy 'The Castle' for years now and look forward to many more.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything was wonderful, We enjoyed our relaxing getaway, at the Castle. It's a beautiful home, it was so quiet around the neighborhood, ;) The kids were playing in the snow, building forts to having snowball fights lol, my husband included :)We didn't want to leave, sadly we did but want to return soon, I have to ck the schedule ! lol will recommend to our family and friends

thank you so much , Barbara R.& family
Jan 2011
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22 Reviews

based on 22 traveler reviews

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'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
-+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe
San Francisco CA USA

Favorite Vacation Home Ever !!

  • 5 of 5
Kids loved it, grandparents loved it, husband and I loved it. We travel often and I've been all over the globe and have never found any home so filled with amenities. You float in the pool at night with waterfall on and fireplace and your favorite music, plus they have some special fiber lighting. It was absolute heaven! My only comment was his ad needs better pictures and Dan said he's working on that.
We will be back for certain.
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I treat all my guests like family and it always seems to pay off. Never had an unhappy guest in all these years, and that's hundreds of people!
'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
-+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe

Stay Here, Live Longer

  • 5 of 5
I felt inspired to review this home even as I am still here enjoying it. My intention was to get out of town just for a couple days to relax. No skiing or hiking or shopping, just RELAX. So I found this gem on Homeaway and here I am. I haven't slept this well in years! Super quiet. I enjoyed the pool and spa where I star gazed and unplugged myself from what I normally call my life. Revelations came to me. I need to get away more often and this is one beautiful place. I think this relaxation has added years to my life. I read another review someone saying they want to live here. I agree with that plus other reviews I read that said the owner is a very professional type guy and makes it all easy. With all this house has to offer, "Frankly" what more would someone want?
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Frank,
Glad to know all is working out for you, I know you mentioned you just planned to stay home there and I can't agree more a quick trip to "The Castle" is rejuvenating and quite possibly could add years to one's life. I got to get up there myself sometime!
'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
-+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe

We want to live here!

  • 5 of 5
What an awesome place, we totally could just live here when we retire. The weather was great for hiking so we hiked trails and along the lake all day till we ached when we got back and wow that's whats so cool about this home, a swim in the pool, jacuzzi, steam and sauna, if that doesn't cure what ails you then you have serious issues. Well that was what is was long all week, hiking and seeing the sites then back to the castle to relax. I've been coming to tahoe since 1975, I've owned two homes in the past and stayed at many friends and rented homes and Hotels and this is just the best ever. Very fair pricing, the owner is great to work with. I don't usually write reviews but this home is just that cool so i had to. I'm reserving next year again.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always good to hear when people enjoy the Castle, let me know when you plan to retire and maybe I'll sell. Thanks for taking time to do the review, Dan
'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
-+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
I was very careful to choose something very special for my family reunion and was so impressed with the pictures and reviews that we unanimously voted for this home. When we arrived we were very impressed. The layout of the home was perfect for our group. Everyone found somewhere to enjoy, the kids in the pool, teenagers in the loft playing games, the ladies in the living room and the men out back on the deck. I might add that October was a great time to get away to Lake Tahoe. We rented bikes and had made great memories. Also the owner was very helpful and professional. We do plan to come back.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Miranda and of course you very welcome to return anytime.
'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
-+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe
San Jose, California

Super Comfortable, relaxing and absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5
We recently had a very pleasant stay at the Tahoe Castle, and couldn't have found a more comfortable property that offered so much! Our group consisted of my parents, our family of three and a couple of friends who visited for two nights (we had up to eight people staying at one point), and the house accommodated all of us very nicely due to expansive layout of the home. Although Tahoe is absolutely gorgeous during the fall (and we had perfect, sunny weather), there were days in which we didn't leave the house because of all the comforts and amenities the Tahoe Castle has to offer. We traveled with family and invited a few friends to visit for a night or two (the ages of guests ranged from 10 to 75), and everyone agreed that we couldn't have chosen a better property. While our 10-year-old preferred to swim in the home's indoor pool or play pool or Foosball, other guests sunned themselves on the decks, read by the gorgeous stone fireplace or visited in the main living area while appreciating the expansive window that showcased a lovely tree-filled Tahoe view. My husband and other guest used the steam room and outdoor hot tub daily. The kitchen was equipped with everything we could have asked for and more. Lastly and very importantly, the owner, Dan, was an absolute pleasure work with - his customer service skills are outstanding. He was very thorough with his communications and made sure to check in with us during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. We'd love to return to the Tahoe Castle!
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again and thank you so very much for the great review. I still have many upgrades planned so good to know the home is appreciated as it currently is. You are so wonderful and so very welcome back any time!
'Tahoe Castle' Extreme Luxury, Indoor Pool, Waterfall, Steam, Sauna
-+1 4083904572
Pioneer Trail South Lake Tahoe

Great Price, lots to enjoy, highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5
We took advantage of the great spring pricing on this home after watching the calendar now and then for the last year and we finally took the "plunge" which turned out to be quite literal! What a joy to have an indoor pool, wish we had one installed when we built our home now. The home is well equiped and we found all we needed to make some nice dinners including an outdoor barbeque. We had an issue with the sink but it was fixed immediately while we were out enjoying the town. I also do suggest to anyone to get out and hike in the spring. Amazing scenery and waterfalls and lakeviews...all that and then enjoy the pool and hot tub to sooth your weary bones! We will try to return and experience a different season, maybe enjoy the snow.
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


From the Owner

Well the only other homes I have found with an indoor private pool and comparable amenities have been priced quite a bit higher. I know that management expense adds to the price. Since I do it all I keep the prices at a very fair value. One can expect to pay the same for a lot of homes of similar size...but without a pool, steam and sauna. So why stay in a regular house when you can enjoy a Castle?!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Reno (Nevada) Airport at 59 Miles Nearest Golf : at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 4 Miles Nearest Ski : at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : at 5 Miles Car: recommended

This home is close to the Lake and all local activities. About a 5 mile drive will get you to Lake or Casinos or Heavenly Ski Resort. There is so much to do year round, hiking biking skiing, boating, kayaking, snow shoeing, sledding. There is so many links online to endless things to do and so many things you can rent if you don't have it, makes it an easy place to fly in and out. The mountain air is so fresh and the scenery is spectacular. Of course if you just want to relax at the home you couldn't have chosen a better equipped paradise! The pool is heated of course, steam, sauna, hot tub, play some pool or foosball, or enjoy a feast with friends and family. I manage my home myself and eliminate the management company fees so the cost now is very comparable to plenty of houses here or even less expensive and yet nothing compares! Thousands of guests have stayed here since 2001. I've yet to have anyone who was not impressed. I'm always told how photos don't do it justice.

Other Activities: Floating in the Pool

Golf: See why Tiger Woods chose to have a home here in Tahoe. (edited: well, one reason anyhow). The thin air allows the ball to really take off. There are plenty of nice golf courses here and a driving range and course are only about 2 miles from this home.

Ski: This home is only about 5 miles to Heavenly Ski Resort which offers great slopes and the best views of the Lake below. Of course you can drive to several other resorts but what is REALLY noce is after a long day on the slopes you can rejuvinate in the steam or sauna rooms, swimming pool or hot tub. Another benefit...after a big snow fall many people are 'snowed in' to a rental for a day. This is one home you won't have to sit around and watch TV all day. The Castle is a paradise within a Paradise!!


From $300 Per night

Special Offer! My Final Available June Dates, Great Summer 2 night Deal

Special Offer From:
Dates Jun 2, 2015 to Jun 4, 2015

Final June Dates remaining: June 2nd and 3rd now discounted to $300 per night plus clean ($200) and tax (10%). Enjoy Extreme Luxury: Indoor private heated Pool with Waterfall, Fireplaces, Steam and Sauna rooms, Pool Table and Foosball table, Hot Tub Under the Stars and more. Less crowds, Hike, Bike, or enjoy a private swim in your own indoor pool. You need a break! Be spontaneous.

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 2 2015 - Jun 3 2015
2 night minimum stay
Jun 8 2015 - Sep 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 7 2015 - Sep 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
Sep 18 2015 - Oct 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2 Night Deal
Oct 19 2015 - Oct 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
Oct 22 2015 - Nov 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 21 2015
5 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Year 2015
Dec 22 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2016 - Apr 4 2016
5 night minimum stay
Apr 5 2016 - May 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2016 - Sep 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $250.00 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 10.0%

Exception always to minimum nights is when fewer nights remain between two reservations. If 2, 3, or 4 nights are available you must take all that remain in that case. Any Legal Holiday Period may have premium pricing , just ask for quote. For example I add $200 to total rent for stay which includes July 4th. If rates are not posted ask first, I do not control the quote system completely here and it may be inaccurate, especially if rates are not posted that far in advance. The quote may return at the lowest yearly rate and not be accurate. Send me an email regarding Pets so I may consider. For Christmas and New Year please contact me for special contract terms and premium demand pricing applies. Simply ask me anything, any time.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Updated: May 27, 2015


From the Owner

I know packing and organizing and traveling isn't always that fun. But when you find yourself floating around, listening to your favorite music, waterfall and fireplace'll KNOW you're on vacation!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool


  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Mountain


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3500 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Master
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Large Loft
  • The Loft is considered a bedroom area per vacation permit agency.


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 14 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Dining area sits Six, plus counter seats four, other tables and seating as well including seasonally lots of seating outside on either the front balcony or rear deck area. As far as elderly there are steps and of course can be slippery in Winter so if someone can assist than you judge accordingly. Pets are considered on case by case so let me know what you have before renting the home. Please smoke outside ONLY and always be extremely careful to put out butts in water. Email me for all bed sizes and sleeping arrangements. Always feel free to just email me with any questions.

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