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Ormsby House

Address: 1494 Ormsby Drive South Lake Tahoe, 96150
Square footage: 4200 square feet
Bedrooms: 8, Bathrooms: 4
Maximum # of guests: 18, Parking: 6 cars
Check in time: 4 pm, Check out time: 11 am

Distance to:
Heavenly Ski Resort: about 2 miles, The Casinos: about 3 miles
Closest grocery store: about 1 mile, The Lake: about 2 miles
Hiking/jogging/cross country skiing trails: just out the back


#1 Master Bedroom, main level, TV, DVD player, bathroom with shower
#2 King Bedroom, main level
#3 Queen Bedroom, main level
#4 Queen Bedroom, views of mountain and meadow, entrance from garage or deck
#5 Queen Bedroom, lower level
#6 Queen Bedroom, lower level
#7 Queen Bedroom, lower level
#8 Two full beds, lower level
Additional sleeping: sofabed in upstairs living room, sleeping mattresses

#1 Master bathroom, main level, shower
#2 Main level hallway, bathtub/shower
#3 Bathroom off of bedroom #4
#4 Lower level, shower


  • Double oven
  • toaster, coffee maker, microwave, blender, instant hot water
  • dishwasher,
  • large gas BBQ on 55 foot deck, deck furniture, dining room seating for 18 people
  • fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes, cups, mugs, high quality silverware, etc.
  • granite counters

Handicap Access
This home is fairly accessible for those with limited mobility since there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main level. The main entrance has 2 steps to enter the home. Once you are on the main level, there is a living room, TV, kitchen, dining area, BBQ, and 55 foot deck with amazing views.


You walk in the front door and straight ahead is the large living room with lots of comfy couches, table seating for 6 and a TV with DirecTV, DVD player. Next to the TV is a wood burning stove and we provide the wood. It is very rare to find homes in Tahoe with real wood burning stoves and fireplaces since a rule came out over 6 years ago that fireplaces must be removed when a home is sold. I bought this house before that rule so I am able to keep the wood stove and fireplace. There are large double paned windows facing the mountain and meadows in this room. The sliding glass door leads you out to the large 55 foot deck with picnic table seating for 18 and a high quality BBQ. The views of the mountains and meadow are amazing and you can see coyotes, birds, chipmunks and sometimes a beaver running around.

On the right side of the deck is a door that leads into the master suite with a queen bed, seating, and ensuite bathroom. You can also enter this private master suite through the garage. Off of the upstairs living room is a hallway which leads you to a bathroom with a shower/tub on the left, a queen bedroom on the right, a king bedroom on the right and then a second master bedroom on the left with a king bed, TV, DirecTV service, and a private bathroom with shower.

Off of the upstairs living room is the open kitchen and dining seating for 12. The kitchen was recently remodeled with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and new sink. Continue through the kitchen and walk down the stairs to the lower level. You will enter the billiards room with a large pool table. On the right are three bedrooms with queen beds. After you pass the billiards room, there is a large bathroom on the left with a shower. Continue down the hallway and you will enter the great room with a large TV with DirecTV, DVD player, DVD library, wet bar, bar stools, shuffleboard table, large cozy fireplace and I provide the wood.

Pass this room and you will enter the sunroom. There is a foosball table, ping pong table, couches and great views. To the right is a large bedroom with 2 full beds. There is a sliding glass door that leads outside to the hot tub. This hot tub was recently purchased and has lots of jets. Around the corner from the hot tub is the wood room. The driveway can fit 4 cars and 2 cars can fit in the garage. In the garage is a storage room for skis, boards, poles, boots, etc.

I love when guests are able to stop by and view the home. I live in San Francisco but I drive up to Tahoe once a week to bring supplies, fix things, monitor construction projects in the home, etc. You can call me on my cell phone and arrange a time to view the home. I am only able to give tours when the homes are empty as I am sure you would not want guests viewing the home when you are occupying the house.

Snow Removal
I have a company that plows the driveway when there is more than 5 inches of snow. Remember to bring chains when traveling in the Sierras and bring extra food and water in your car.

Vacation Rental by Owner

My name is Charles Seidel and I am the owner of this vacation rental home in South Lake Tahoe. If you are looking to rent a home in Tahoe, I recommend finding a private owner instead of using one of the agencies. Private owners take care of their homes much better than the large rental agencies since they care more. I live in San Francisco but I drive up to Tahoe about 3-4 times per month to check on my homes, fix any problems, buy new furniture, and bring up supplies.

house rental amenities

Hot tub outside, ping pong table, shuffleboard table, foosball table, pool table, board games, DVD library, iPod speakers, wet bar

High Speed Wireless internet, 2 car garage, views of mountain and meadows, high quality linens and towels provided, central heating, 55 foot deck with picnic tables and furniture, large fireplace, wood burning stove, washer & dyrer

Downstairs living room: 36 inch TV, DirecTV, DVD player
Master bedroom:  27 inch TV, DirecTV, DVD player
Upstairs living room: 36 inch TV, DVD
Bedroom #8: 19 inch TV, VCR and tapes

Roku Player by NetFlix Now featuring Roku player on the main television. This movie box from NetFlix has over 17,000 recently released movies, foreign movies, children's movies, comedies, documentaries, and TV shows. There are also over one hundred DVD's to choose from.

activities and attractions in South Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe Area

Skiing and Snow Boarding at Heavely



Casions and Nightlife

Restaurants and Shopping


vacation rental rates

Vacation Rental Homes in South Lake Tahoe have many different prices depending upon holidays, high season, low season, number of nights, etc. Please see the prices below or call or email me if you have any questions.

2-3 nights: $900 per night

4-6 nights: $800 per night

7-10 nights: $750 per night

11 nights +: please inquire

Cleaning fee: $250 (one time charge)

Hot tub cleaning: $45 (one time charge)

El Dorado Occupancy Tax: 10% on the above

Holiday Rates
$1100 a night (3 night minimum)
MLK, Super Bowl, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving

Christmas Rates per night

7 nights: $900, 6 nights: $1000, 5 nights: $1100, 4 nights: $1200

New Years Rates per night
7 nights: $1400, 6 nights: $1500, 5 nights: $1600, 4 nights: $1700

Off Season Special Discounts:
May & October: $700 per night (conditions apply)

Weddings/Receptions at the house
Wedding receptions or large gatherings are allowed at the Pioneer House or Black Bart House but not at the Ormsby House. There is a 3 night minimum stay and there is a $500 surcharge to allow a wedding or reception at the house. No more than 40 people are allowed at the home day or night and festivities have to stop by 10 pm (per South Lake Tahoe Vacation Home ordinance).

Pet Policy
There is a one time charge of $100 to bring your pets to the Tahoe house. Some people are allergic so you can ask when the last time a guest was at the house with a pet. This only happens about once a year since most of my guests are flying in from overseas or from the other side of the country.

A few weeks before your arrival, I will email you the access code for the lockbox.

When is payment due?

Payment is due two months before your arrival (3 months prior for holidays or special events)

How do I make a reservation?
Fill out the reservation form on this website.

Cancellation policy?
You can cancel giving one month’s notice or more and receive a full refund. After one month there is no refund.

Is there a security deposit?

Yes. The security deposit of $800 is required about 2 weeks before your arrival. It will be returned to you about 2 weeks after your check out.  

When is my reservation confirmed?
If your rental is within two months, you are not confirmed until I receive the rental payment and the rental agreement. If your rental is over two months in the future, you are not confirmed until I receive the two page rental agreement. It is possible that I email you back to let you know that the house is available and the next day it could get booked by another guest. That is why after you receive the rental agreement, I recommend sending it back soon to secure your reservation. It is very common for me to have 2 or 3 rental agreements sent out for the same time and whoever returns it to me first will receive the booking.

These homes are very famous and very popular and I sell out quickly. I understand it takes some time to confirm the booking with your group, buy airline tickets, etc. and by the time you confirm everyone, the house could get booked by another group. But you can make a tentative reservation to hold the date. All you have to do is fill out the reservation form on the website and then I will send you the rental agreement. Most vacation rental companies demand half payment upon booking and the balance due two months before arrival. However, I do not like that policy since some of my guests make bookings far in advance and I don’t think it is fair taking someone’s money a year in advance. No payment is due until 2 month before arrival.

What form of payments are accepted?
I accept checks, Paypal, debit cards or credit cards.

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