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Property Details

Updated: Jan 12, 2015
2 bedrooms/2 bathroom with all amenities! Fabulous decks! Next to 'open space'!

Chateau Skating Bear is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house. Fully remodeled in knotty pine (including ceilings & bar). Tahoe style! However, the bedrooms have a more unique style! One bedroom has a four poster, queen bed & the other bedroom has a designer leather sleigh bed!

Both bathrooms have infra-red heating (for those winter days) and looks out to the pines!....

The house has forced air (thermostat in hallway), but it also has a wonderful gas fireplace that is controlled by a simple switch 'on' & 'off'!

There is a bar within the 'great room' made from pine logs (see pictures). There is also an enclosed bar cabinet, which holds wine & martini glasses!

The kitchen is fully stocked: includes blender, french press, coffee maker & etc.! It also has a filtered watering system! No more bottled water!

The deck, in back, runs the length of the house...all made from teak wood. It has an in-line gas fed Weber barbecue (see pictures). Never to run out of gas!

The outside patio table has a wonderful solar umbrella, which lights up at night, looking like stars in the sky!

The deck has fabulous lighting fixtures that you can control: soft lighting or bright lights! Your choice!

The house is equipped with cable, WiFi, DVD, VCR & connection to music via cable or IPOD, IPAD or smartphone!

This music system is beyond average that you will see in a rental! Surround sound!!

An enclosed garage for 1 car. Parking also available on driveway & on the street-side (summer months). Street parking is Not available during the winter months, due to snow plows....

Chateau Skating Bear is next to open space! A walking, sledding or biking trails directly in a back of the house!

A National Forest is 2 1/2 blocks away! World famous biking & hiking trails....even for the beginner!

4 miles from Heavenly Ski Resort.....

15 minutes from Sierra Ski Resort

5 miles to the Ice Skating Rink

7 miles from Emerald Bay

6 miles to the beaches & all water sports

1/2 mile to play Golf!

Walk to the local store by the forest path! 1/4 mile

6 miles to the Casino's

Coolers are left in the garage for your use...

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I was born in San Francisco & raised in Marin County.

I skated professionally with the Ice Follies and went on to get my lab degree at Langley Porter Hospital in San Francisco. I left the medical field to be with people 'on the happy side', to be a hairdresser! I currently am self-employed in San Rafael, Ca. 94901. I live in San Anselmo, Ca., 94960.

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3 Reviews

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Sunny home in Tahoe, next to National Forest!
Tahoe Paradise South Lake Tahoe
Bay Area

Great Little Place!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife & I and our 1 year old son stayed in Chateau Skating Bear for Memorial Day Weekend. We couldn't have been more pleased. The place is SUPER clean, VERY comfortable and for those coming in from Sac or Bay Area, it's conveniently located with easy in/out as you roll into the basin. No need to deal with the crowds and traffic of town. With that, the town, shopping and recreation are all just a short drive.

There is a great little trail just beneath her house for walking a biking. One direction leads to an easy stroll to the local market, Lira's. The other direction takes you to other trail heads with access to some great hiking and biking!!

Michelle, the owner, was quite accommodating and we felt that she genuinely cared that we enjoyed our stay. We will absolutely stay here again, as Skating Bear was perfect for our needs.

Eric, Jaime & Calvin!!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Sunny home in Tahoe, next to National Forest!
Tahoe Paradise South Lake Tahoe
Novato, CA

Wonderful Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We arrived on a Friday and enjoyed every moment of our stay at Chateau Skating Bear. The location was warm, cozy, and very welcoming. All we brought with us was food and drinks’, so packing for a getaway was easy. Location of the home feels far away but getting to all of our destinations was quick. We all agreed we would be back again soon and we now feel like we have home in Tahoe.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Sunny home in Tahoe, next to National Forest!
Tahoe Paradise South Lake Tahoe
Lancaster, ca

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful cabin. Better than what's listed. It has all the amenities that you need. The back deck was an awesome to eat dinner and hang out. Talking with Michelle was like talking to my sister, very friendly. Great Experience. Will defiantly stay here again.

The Shooks
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

I bought this home in 2002, because they built an ice rink of suitable size! I have always loved South Lake Tahoe, but I wanted to be close, but far enough away from the holiday congestion! I can walk to the grocery store (summer & winter) & hike, bike, snowshoe, cross-country, snow-mobile, all out my front door! No driving! Relax completely if you choose!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : South Lake Tahoe Airport at 4 Miles Nearest Barpub : Meyer's at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Tahoe Queen at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Tahoe Paradise at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrack at 35 Miles Nearest Motorway : 50 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Meyers at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Heavenly Ski Resort at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Pope's Beach, Kiva Beach, Emerald Bay at 5 Miles Car: recommended

Beautiful South Lake Tahoe with it's Emerald Bay, beaches & Fallen Leaf Lake!

There are so many lakes to hike and enjoy! How about Echo Lake?

How about walking out the door to our National Forest? Is is beautiful!

Shopping & Casino's are less than 5 miles away!


From $217 Per night

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500
  • pet fee $10
  • cleaning fee $125
  • Pet Fee $10

View special summer offer! 7 days or more! $145.00/night! Over 7 days, I will add a free day!

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Chateau Skating Bear
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Jan 12, 2015


From the Owner

I chose this property because of it's unique location. Close but far enough away! It is also very sunny...this is unique to Tahoe properties! I then built in all the amenities for a very special place to be....

Property Type

  • house


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


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  • Iron & Board
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  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
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  • Game Room ...
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  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Rural


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1130 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • 1 master bathroom (tub/shower) 1 bathroom with shower & vanity only (see pictures) All bathrooms equipped with infra-red heat and fans Both bathrooms looks out to the pines in the back of house....


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 bedrooms...2 Queen size beds 1 is a Four Poster bed & the other is a leather sleigh bed A double futon in the living room.... (See pictures)


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The wonderful lighting on the deck at night will please you! A solar umbrella lights up the night, like stars in the sky! The Four-Poster Bed & the Leather Sleigh Bed will make you feel like this trip to Tahoe was really worth it!!

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