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

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 30, 2016
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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Speaks: english

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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35 Reviews

5
based on 35 traveler reviews

San Francisco CA USA
5

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
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!
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5

The Tahoe Castle was perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 that were the ages from 23 to 73 they all enjoyed the house it was nice being away from busy South Tahoe but was easy access and not far from all the activities

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Super thanks and always welcome back so keep in touch!
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5

Great place for a family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time here. Loved going in the hot tub every morning and ending the day with a swim in the pool. Lots of room for everyone. Enjoyed the big kitchen/family room. Will definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad all was great and welcome back any time! -Dan
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a multi-generational family vacation here and everyone was happy. The kids loved staying in the loft and were playing pool and Foosball all the time with parents and grandparents. Dan was extremely organized and I think that led to everything going great - kitchen was completely stocked with cooking implements, plenty of seating everywhere (decks, living room, dining), immediate responses to any inquiries both before and during stay. The wifi reception was excellent. There was plenty of parking. The pool area was easy to securely lock for safety. Everything was just excellent.

(Do bring toiletries. We enjoyed having our own beach towels. Despite there being a coffee maker, we brought our own mini Keurig just for convenience.)

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do try to treat everyone like family and it truly is always very important to me that my guests have wonderful memories from their vacation be it with family or friends. Getting on in my years now, I realize how extremely important these memories are and I always appreciate the feedback letting me know all is going as it should! Thank you SO much!
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5

Stop looking, you've found what you're looking for, just book it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here so much that besides one day out we spent pretty much our whole visit swimming and play games in this cozy "Castle".

All of our family and friends had a blast and Dan is so great to work with!

Funny, i've been working on what to say but honesty can only say this truly is the great vacation spot you've been looking for. Cozy and comfortable.

Just book it and you'll instantly fall in love!!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello again and thanks! Funny, lots of guests do the same thing...having other plans initially but mostly staying "home" at The Castle, but then there is a lot to enjoy. Always great if the weather doesn't cooperate too. Either way I'm happy that you were happy and keep in touch!
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San Mateo California
5

Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vacation spots ever !!

Family and I enjoyed the entire four nights only wish that we could have stayed longer.

The owner Dan was absolutely fabulous .

We are for sure coming back .

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again, you were exceptional guests and I'd love to have you back anytime!
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Location

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!!

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER 2016
May 26 2016 - Aug 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
$3,465
 
 
Special 2 Night Summer Getaway
Aug 17 2016 - Aug 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Remaining Summer Dates
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Autumn Stay, 2 nights OK
Sep 5 2016 - Sep 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Special 2 Night Sept
Sep 9 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
AUTUMN 2016
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
WINTER 2016
Nov 25 2016 - Dec 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
WINTER 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
$495
$3,465
 
 
SPRING 2017
Apr 11 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
SUMMER 2017 (July 4th + $200)
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$495
$3,465
 
 
AUTUMN 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
ThanksGiving Week
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
EARLY WINTER 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
WINTER 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Apr 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$495
$3,465
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check out time is 10:00 a.m. on your day of departure. Check in time is 3:00PM on day of arrival.
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. Any FUTURE rates that have not yet been posted contact me for a quote. Simply ask me anything, any time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Amenities

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 going...you'll KNOW you're on vacation!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

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

General

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 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

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • 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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Mountain

Attractions

  • 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
  • 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.

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • 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

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

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

Notes:

  • 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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