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


Property Details

Updated: Oct 7, 2016
RANKED top 10 LUXURY WORLDWIDE out of almost one Million TripAdvisor Homes


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.

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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 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

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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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108 Reviews

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walnut creek, ca

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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The view!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful ! We knew we would be in the house often with the grand babies, so part of our decision was the great view and it was better than I had hoped. We are already talking about returning but I don't want to speak too highly of our experience in this review as we don't want your lovely home reserved so often that we can't return ! The 3 levels of the house allowed parents and two married children the space to have separate time (especially from the babies age 1 and 2). The kitchen was well equipped. The location could not have been better. Thank you for sharing your home - where we made lasting family memories.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and Convenience!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a wonderful location. We loved being directly across from a park and the lake and yet close to all amenities. Awesome updated kitchen and comfortable beds made this the perfect place for us

We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and stunning unobstructed view of the lake

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at this truly magnificent home. It has everything one could possibly want for a family vacation. The kitchen was equipped with everything needed to provide a gourmet meal. The home is spacious and room for large groups to scatter throughout the residence. Our grandchildren loved the grassy area in front of the home and the beach and playground across the street were an added bonus.

The home is beautifully maintained and the furnishings are lovely.

We hope to come back again next year for another truly enjoyable week with our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for Family

  • 5 of 5

Location and views are great. Home is has all your needs. Layout provides the living and cooking area when you want to be to together but also has the space when you want to be apart. All the outdoor activities are right there - beach, swimming, boating, kids park and more. The owner is super responsive.

It is a great place to make family memories together. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carson City, Nevada

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We came up from Carson City, NV for

our many August celebrations. Hutch was quick to respond to our emails with quick results. All in all this place met or exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing gives us more pleasure than hearing about the memories you created while we hosted you as our guests. Thank you for sharing and we look forward to your return.
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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

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.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year 2016/2017
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 23 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
4th Of July 2017
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay

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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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


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


  • 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


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


  • Dining Room


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals

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


  • 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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