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Lake VIEW STEPS 2 Lakefront & Beachfront Skiing Ski Beach WiFi Luxury

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(102 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 24, 2016
RANKED top 10 LUXURY WORLDWIDE out of almost one Million TripAdvisor Homes

SEE MY OTHER BIGGER HOME'S LISTING HERE https://www.homeaway.com/property/preview/4172243

Out of about one million vacation homes on TripAdvisor ours was picked as one of the TOP 10 LUXURY homes worldwide. Our Home was FEATURED in an article titled "10 extravagant ski lodges that will bring your vacation to the next level". Here are a couple of quotes from the article "We teamed up with TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals to find 10 of the best high-end rental properties you can take advantage of this winter", and "At The Essence of Tahoe, a home in South Lake Tahoe, California, guests can enjoy two master suites with unobstructed views of the lake. "

If that isn't enough please be sure to read our Online REVIEWS.

SALE - Book 5+ non-summer nights AT SALE PRICES (check our calendar, it is always up to date), holidays excluded. Email us for SPECIAL WINTER RATES.

The Essence Of Tahoe's competitive pricing books it solid, well in advance, by discriminating luxury seeking guests, during busy months and holidays. Reserve well in advance via credit card, our policy is first come first serve, holidays and summer always book. So What is The Essence Of Tahoe all about? As our guest enjoy Lake Tahoe unobstructed views just steps from a majestic Sunset Sandy Beach and/or our favorite 1/2 mile long gorgeous sandy beach with unbelievable scenery.

Layout of Home: Our custom built 3-level home was designed by one of Lake Tahoe’s premier builders. The first level is the kids’ bedrooms and 2nd living area w/ futon couch, rocking chair, HDTV, and PlayStation 2, plus a full bathroom and laundry room with full-size washer and dryer. The second level is the main living area with the living room, dining room with seating for 8, kitchen w/ 3 barstools, half bath, 1st master suite, master bathroom and stacked washer and dryer. (You’ll be able to get all your laundry done before you even head home!) This level also has a balcony, just off of the dining area with views of Lake Tahoe. The third level houses the 2nd master suite and connecting bathroom, making it an ultra-private suite. And finally, the rooftop deck off of the 3rd level is perfect for grilling dinner on the BBQ, entertaining guests, or taking in the views of beautiful South Lake Tahoe and nearby mountains.

Nearby Beaches: For those guests traveling during the summer, Lake Tahoe boasts a variety of nearby beaches. Round Hill Pines: Tahoe Blue Wave, H2O Watersports, Lakeside Bar & Grill, tennis courts, heated pool, picnic tables, live music in the summer. Sand Harbor: Fine white sand and rock formations. Bliss State Park: Stunning views of the lake, rock formations, great spot for camping. Angora Lakes: Uphill 1 mile hike to sandy beach w/ shallow water, rental boats and sailboats. Zephyr Cove: Best volleyball, 500-passenger vessel, 36-passenger catamaran, grassy area for groups, water sports and sunset bar. Pope Beach: Excellent for families, shallow water, picnic tables, grills. Emerald Bay Beach: Great for hiking and boating. Meeks Bay: Great family atmosphere, hiking, general store and snack bar. Other summer activities include biking, golfing, fishing, rafting, and tubing.

Nearby Casinos: Another major draw for Lake Tahoe is the gambling. Here is a rundown of the nearby casinos all within just a few miles of the house. MontBleu: Several entertainers, Planet Hollywood Restaurant, and Nero’s Nightclub. Harveys: Recently merged with Harrah’s, Four Diamond Property, a variety of gaming options. Harrah’s: Perhaps the best known of the casinos, several restaurants and lounges and fabulous views of Lake Tahoe. Horizon Casino Resort: Originally the Sierra Tahoe where Elvis Presley performed, hosts many summer events and houses a movie theater. Lakeside Inn & Casino: Friendly staff and favored among locals and tourists alike. On the north shore, you’ll find Cal Neva Resort Spa Casino: A top-rated resort with gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. Hyatt Regency: Located in the High Sierra Mountains, private beach and 16 ski areas. Tahoe Biltmore Lodge and Casino: State-of-the-art slot machines and a variety of other games.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are extremely fortunate to own two phenomenal homes in Tahoe, The Essence Of Tahoe https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p233781 which has had one hundred 5 star reviews and was picked as one of the top ten ski lodge destinations worldwide, out of almost one million homes on TripAdvisor. If you read our feedback you will know we take luxury, quality and your over all experience while our guest very seriously. Our newer second luxury, but much BIGGER home, The BIGGER Essence Of Tahoe, is already attracting discerning guests and is already accumulated its fair share of FIVE STAR Reviews, you can view it here https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4172243

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was amazing! We stayed after thanksgiving for a few days to do some hiking and be in the outdoors, and this was the perfect place to come back to. The location was fantastic - right near to stateline and the town, yet quiet and peaceful. It was also right across from the water with a park right in front of the house. The best thing about the house was the quality of the appliances, electronics, and house in general. Often at houses like this things can look nice but be fairly cheap. This was not the case here with a great surround sound system hooked up to the TV, great kitchen appliances, and great bathrooms! I'll definitely try to stay here again when I'm in south lake Tahoe, it can't be beat!
Nov 2013
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Beautiful Home near Heavenly!

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house perfect for 1-2 families! Minutes from Heavenly...across street from lake...great for winter and summer activites!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house and was perfect for our large group. Very spacious! The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you would need and had high end appliances. It was also nice to have 2 washer & dryers.

The property is well maintained and the owner was a pleasure to work with. Very quick to respond to any questions we had. We would definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough about this beautiful home and our experience! We rented "The Eseence of Tahoe" for a week in July and it just wasn't long enough! We were ready to move in and stay indefinitely! The views are amazing and the house is immaculate and laid out well for multi families or intimate families. It is extremely kid friendly (little ones may have to be watched as there are stairs) I was amazed at the layout and the convenience of this beautiful home! It has full baths on each floor and an extra guest bath on the main floor as well. We never had a shortage of bathrooms or showers! TWO washers and dryers which is unbelievable! The decor is inviting and beautiful and yet comfortable enough that you don't have to worry about breaking anything. Very tastefully decorated! They spared nothing when it came to the comforabilty as well as the fine details of this home! Each bedroom has its own unique style and privacy as well as two complete master bedrooms with baths! The pictures you see is what you get!! I was a tad bit worried about crossing the street to go down the the water, however, it is a very quiet street and you are at the water in seconds! We were able to anchor our boat and SeaDoo's in the water where we could easily see them from the house. We have 6 children and 7 grandchildren and they all came up at different times and stayed. But we slept 12 people in this home easily with plenty of room to spare! There are plenty of deck chairs and tables tucked away neatly for the renters convenience as well as a Bar-B-Q on the very top deck which over looks the water as well. And the nights on that deck were incredible! Beautiful views - even at night! I have never met a more accommodating and attentive owner than Hutch! He answered every question we had and promptly! He sent an email to make sure we were settled and to see if we had any questions or concerns. We are already looking at our schedule to come up during ski season. We spent every day down at the water and every night out in the yard or on one of the two beautiful decks. Quiet and friendly neighborhood. This is not a rental - it is a home that you can rent! We have never had such a relaxing vacation in the 30 years we have been married! Thank you Hutch for an amazing experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summer Dream

  • 5 of 5

Upon arriving at this home, we were immediately taken aback by how incredibly beautiful the view was, much more than then the photos reviewed online, and literally across the street from the park/waterline -- oh bonus, there's no home in between this home and the water. Tried as we might, we couldn't take a single photo over a weeks time that captured the essence of the location and view.

We were lucky enough to stay in this gem over the 4th of July holiday. We'd never been to Tahoe during this holiday and it didn't disappoint. Plenty to do within a few minutes drive, from renting bikes, water sports, the casinos, beaches, shopping, and more. The homeowners have thought of every detail.

Many a memory made on this trip and hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't beat the views

  • 5 of 5

We rent this spacious home for our family get-together every year now, which easily accommodates all 10 of us. We end up spending a lot of our time indoors enjoying the lake views from the warmth and comfort of this wonderful home! When we venture outside, we simply walk across the street to the beach and park. Taking a walk on the beach is very convenient! The home is beautifully furnished, very comfortable and well-appointed.

The location is perfect – with the beach, bike/kayak rentals, and shopping close by. We definitely recommend this home, so much that we have made it our annual retreat.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was heartwarming to re-host you and we look forward to your return.
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Great home for winter or summer time in Tahoe!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family vacation. We brought our kids and grand kids there for a week. This home has 3 levels, so if stairs are a problem I wouldn't recommend it.The first floor, which is street level, has a small living room which was nice for the kids to play games or watch movies.

The 2nd floor which is the main living area has a open concept. It even feels more open because of the many windows looking out over Lake Tahoe. We especially enjoyed the 2 rocking chairs in front of almost floor to ceiling windows having our coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. This level has a small deck off the main eating area. Wish that was a little bigger but, it is adequate. The kitchen is nicely laid out and has everything you may need to cook, which we did. I brought a few things from home thinking they might not be included and I did not need to. The master bedroom is on this level also and a restroom. The master bathroom is awesome. We used the tub with jets every night and the shower is huge, all 3 grand kids showered together. Fun! All of the beds were very comfortable. The location was perfect. It is close to shopping, the clubs, skiing (Heavenly or Sierra at Tahoe), sledding (Adventure Snow Park). It is right across the street from Reagan Park which was great for us. We just put our snow clothes on and walked across the street. The kids could sled, build snowmen etc. right there.

Parking is a little tight. It states room for 4 cars; 2 in garage, 2 in driveway. That did not work for us because of the size of our trucks. We had 2 trucks and 1 SUV that just fit in the spaces. There is no street parking.

The property is very well maintained and the owner was very pleasant to work with.

We are already trying to figure out a week in the summer to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

You have a choice of where you stay, but if quality, great memories and luxury are three things which you appreciate then we will let our past feedback speak for its self. You can also view our other much bigger home, The BIGGER Essence Of Tahoe at this link or paste it in your browser https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4172243

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lake Tahoe Airport at 8 Miles Nearest Ferry : Tahoe Queen at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : HWY50 at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Heavenly at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Reagan Beach at 100 Metres Car: recommended

You’ll find our home on the California side of South Lake Tahoe, situated just 200 ft. from the beautiful beach of Lake Tahoe across the street from Reagan Park, and 5 minutes to Heavenly Ski Resort, one of the largest ski areas in all of Tahoe. The proximity to parks, beaches, and ski runs make it an ideal year-round location, and Lake Tahoe is never hurting for events. You’ll find something for everyone including concerts, carnivals, comedy shows, and dance lessons. Reagan Park, just across the street, offers plenty of activities for the kids, including volleyball, play areas, and swimming at the nearby sandy beach. If you are arriving by plane, our home is located just about 5 minutes from Lake Tahoe Airport or about 1 hour from Reno Airport. We do recommend renting a car for your stay. If you plan to drive, we are approximately 45 minutes from Carson City, 1.5 hours from Reno, 2 hours from Sacramento, just over 3 hours from San Francisco, and about 4 hours from San Jose.

Other Activities: 200 ft. to lake Tahoe Beach, 5 Min to Heavenly Ski Resort & Across from Reagan Park

Golf: Golfing is another Lake Tahoe activity that can be enjoyed for a good portion of the year. Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course: Site of the annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship, part of Golf Digest's prestigious Top 100, one of the country’s most challenging and beautiful courses. Incline Village Championship Course: Par 72, surrounded by Ponderosa Pines, spectacular lake views. Incline Village Mountain Course: Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., players need more accuracy than distance. Northstar-at-Tahoe: Robert Muir Graves championship course, narrow, tree-lined fairways, 14 water holes and well-placed traps. Resort at Squaw Creek: Par 71 championship, Audubon status as a certified cooperative sanctuary, and one of the 'Top Ten Courses You Can Play' in Golf Magazine. Bijou Municipal Golf Course: historic 9-hole public course set in High Sierra Alpine Meadows with views of Heavenly and Freel Peak. Tahoe Paradise Golf Course: First 18 hole course in South Lake Tahoe, offers private and group lessons, club rentals and power carts. Tahoe City Golf Course: 9-hole course, views of Lake Tahoe and greens that “break towards the lake”.

Ski: Heavenly Ski Resort: 10,040 feet, highest elevation in the Tahoe Basin, 81 trails, 26 lifts, 250” of annual snowfall. Kirkwood Ski Resort: Peak elevation of 9800 feet, early season opening and late close, offers several clinics for skiers of all levels. Sierra-at-Tahoe: Includes one of Tahoe’s longest runs, Sugar-n-Spice, at 2.5 miles long, 3 express quad chairlifts, terrain for both skiers and snowboarders. Alpine Meadows: 13 lifts, average 300 days of sunshine each year, one of the country’s top winter resorts according to Ski and Skiing Magazine. Homewood: Spectacular views, new Mid-Mountain Pavilion, 59 runs. Sugar Bowl: 1st chairlift in California, 1st gondola in the country, over 500” of snow each year, 84 runs. Northstar: Free Vertical Improvement clinics, Polaris Park offers tubing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling, 70 runs total. Diamond Peak: Family-friendly ski resort, 30 runs, several dining options.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 10 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$599
 
 
Summer 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$599
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
 
 
Christmas / New Year 2016/2017
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$999
$5,600
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
$400
From
$495
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$599
 
 
4th Of July 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$599
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $395 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 10.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Incomparable views and luxury, pampering and entertainment for your whole group just feet from the beautiful sands of lake Tahoe. Four bedrooms, accommodate 12, including two private suites for group togetherness yet privacy, 3.5 bathrooms including a Jacuzzi tub, a second family room, roof top lake view deck where you can grill and eat , gourmet fully equipped kitchen, high definition TVs, 2 sets of cloths washers and dryers, a nice entertaining outdoor deck, fire place, heated bathroom floor, where you can create memories and relax. Look no further than one of Tahoe's most exquisite estates.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • jetted tub

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2574 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, Master Bath#1 w/ Heated Floors
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Master Bath #2 on Private 3rd Level
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, tub, shower, Full Bath Shared by Bedrooms 3 & 4
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, Half Bath on 2nd Level
  • Half Bathroom
  • The 1st level of the home includes a full bath, shared by the 3rd and 4th bedrooms. This bathroom includes a double sink and shower/tub combo. The 2nd level has a ½ bath for the living area with a vessel sink and travertine tile. The 2nd level is also home to our 1st Master Bathroom, complete with Heated Floor, honed rock tile, 2 vessel sinks, a makeup mirror, hair dryer, Jetted Spa Tub, separate toilet area, and unique shower with 6 shower heads including 4 body jets. Finally, the connecting bathroom for our 2nd Master Suite, done in travertine tile, includes a pedestal sink, shower, toilet area, and hair dryer. All bathrooms have Egyptian Cotton Towels.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite 1 - 1 king, Master Suite with Connecting Bath
  • Master Suite 2 - 1 queen, Master Suite with Connecting Bath
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, Queen Size Bed with Lake Views
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 queen, Full Size Bunks Beds & Lake Views
  • Enjoy a comfortable stay in Master Bedroom 1 with its King Size log bed, 400-count Sheets, Ceiling Fan, Flat Screen TV, Satellite channels, and Connecting Bathroom. Whether you’re catching up on your favorite show or soaking in the large Jetted Spa Tub, this master suite is the epitome of relaxation. The 2nd Master Bedroom features many amenities as well, including a Queen Size log Bed, down comforter, Cotton Sheets, Ceiling Fan, Recessed Lighting and a Connecting Bathroom. If you’re traveling with another couple, they’ll enjoy the privacy of Master Suite 2, which is the only room on the 3rd level of the home. The 3rd bedroom with Full Size Bunk Beds, and 4th bedroom, with Queen Size oak bed and Cotton Sheets, both enjoy Lake Views. Just outside these bedrooms is our 2nd living area with Flat Screen TV, Satellite, PS2 Video Game System and Lake Views.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • Our home, built w/ classic Lake Tahoe architecture, features several family-friendly upgrades. The living room, w/ Hudson Bay Leather Couch, love seat, chair w/ ottoman, stone Fireplace, 50” HDTV, Satellite, Surround Sound, and Copper & Cedar Ceilings is the perfect gathering place for adults and children. Prepare meals in our fully-equipped kitchen with High-End Appliances, Custom Granite Countertops, Center Island, Gas Range, and even a Wine Refrigerator. The openness of the living and dining area allows for maximum views of Lake Tahoe, with our Balcony just steps from the dining table. The home also features 2 Master Suites with Connecting Bathrooms. The 3rd & 4th bedrooms share another living area, which includes a Flat Screen TV w/ Satellite and a PS2 Video Game System and several games for the kids to choose from. We also provide WiFi for our guests. When you’re not taking advantage of the indoor amenities, step outside to cook on our BBQ grill or entertain on our Rooftop Deck.

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