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Lovely Home in quiet area with Forest and Mountain Views


Property Details

Updated: Aug 7, 2016
Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Game Room, 3.5 Baths (Sleeps 12)

Bear Villa is fully-furnished including all linens (sheets, blankets, pillows, towels) and features 3 large decks, a professional grade 9-ft. regulation Pool Table, Pro-air hockey table, 2 HDTVs 55” & 50” surround sound systems one on the 1st floor and the other in the Game room on the 3rd floor.

The kitchen has full amenities such as a microwave, dishwasher, blender, Keurig Platinum Coffee Brewer, toaster, small oven toaster, JennAir 4 gas burner stove, dual ovens, utensils, dishware, pots & pans, griddle, etc... The adjacent dining room has seating for eight and a breakfast bar with nook for seating of six. During summer evenings, you’ll enjoy barbecuing on the large deck with the serenity of the National Forest around you.

Beach toys in the garage for fun in the sand or at the lake. Private snowhill on the side of the house with saucers and sleds for our guests to use. Backyard opens to forest for snow playtime and hiking in the Spring, Summer and Fall.

A large master bedroom suite with a private master bath, jetted tub with dual shower heads. The MB has large walk-in closets and access to the rear deck thru a private entrance. You will be able to hear Cold Creek as it flows through the National Forest especially in the springtime when the flow rates are tremendous.

For the best in home entertainment, retreat to the huge 1100 square foot game room with a 9-ft. Pro Pool Table, Pro Air Hockey Table and a 55” HDTV with a surround sound Bose stereo system sporting dual subwoofers. A VHS-DVD station, a ROKU high speed internet link for Netflix entertainment in addition to Cable TV provided by Charter.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

South Lake Tahoe is one of our favorite vacation spots. Tahoe has something for everyone; hiking, biking, boating, shopping, gambling, dancing, building sun castles, water and snow skiing, snowshoeing, ...

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9 Reviews

based on 9 traveler reviews


Wonderful Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our group of our group of 8 adults and 2 toddlers who travel annually to a new spot to sample the Mountain Biking as our primary activity and the driver of our location choices. 2016 was South Lake Tahoe and while the the areas around the Lake were crazy with traffic and people but just a few minutes drive up to the house and that hustle and bustle was a distant memory, plus we could ride to (or more often from) great trails just across the neighborhood! The house had everything we needed (including a 12 cup coffee maker not listed for you non-K-cup folks out there) for a great week on the trails, on the deck, and on the beach. The Sharps have done a better job with setting the house up for short term rentals than any of the others I've used, they've put some thought and effort into it and it shows. You'll love your vacation based out of Bear Villa!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect layout for a family vacation. Lots of room and separate entertainment areas. Since it is off the main roads, it was very quiet - as oppose to the main roads which were insanely crowded. But guess that is to be expected in the summer.

The home was spotless and well anointed with everything you need. We had all our dinners in and the kitchen had most of the cooking tools we needed.

If we return for another baseball tournament, this is the place we will return to.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you had many memorable moments and thank you for taking such great care of Bear Villa!
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Great for our family.

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd VRB in South Lake Tahoe, but our first stay at Bear Villa. This was definitely our favorite home. Diane has put a lot of thought into making this home comfortable and inviting. It had everything that we needed from kitchen supplies to bathroom supplies to videos/dvds for kids and family. There was plenty of space for all of us. Because the home is on three levels, the kids were able to play in the game room, but it was still quiet upstairs where the adults were interacting. I would recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the kind words and are happy you had a wonderful time at Bear Villa!
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week with family here and it was perfect! We brought in our adult children and granddaughter to have some family time and this house did not disappoint. Hiking trail out back that leads to miles of other hiking options. Close proximity to town for all our needs and wants, but far enough away that it was very peaceful. I would highly recommend this home for anyone looking for both outdoor fun and a little shopping and dining fun.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommended and perfect for kids

  • 5 of 5

Everybody loved the house. There was space for everybody. What really impressed us though were the extras:

1.) Plenty of towels for everybody

2.) Kids plates/cutlery/etc provided

3.) Tea and coffee provided (so thoughtful!) Also a Keurig provided

4.) Lots of supplies also provided

5.) Snow toys and/or beach toys provided

We couldn't ask for more. The house was beautifully maintained as well. We will definitely consider coming back here again! Diane was also extremely helpful and very friendly and responded in a timely manner. Thanks again, we made lots of memories this trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you had a wonderful time and we would love for you and your family and friends to visit visit Bear Villa again in the future. Thanks for taking such great care of our home away from home!
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with this home! It was large and spacious, very clean, and updated. Two families stayed and the adults and kids were very happy to be in this home especially having the game room. The location was great being in the forest area and not far from the lake. We all had an amazing time and will be back again! Thanks Diane for sharing this home with our family!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. South Lake Tahoe is a special place and we are happy that everyone had a memorable time. We look forward to your next visit to Bear Villa.
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From the Owner

Beautiful location and close to all of South Lake Tahoe's amenities. Most importantly you can get away from the crowds when you visit Bear Villa. Play in the snow and come inside for a cup of hot chocolate, coffee or tea. Retreat to the 1000 sq. ft. game room for a game of pool, air hockey, surround sound movie watching, board game playing, etc.. Short driving distance to the lake for fun in the sun.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : South Lake Tahoe Airport at 6 Miles Nearest Golf : Lake Tahoe Golf Course at 4.6 Miles Nearest Motorway : Highway 50 West at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Samurai (Sushi), Villa Roma (Italian), Ernie's at 2.6 Miles Nearest Ski : Heavenly Ski Resort at 3.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Regan Memorial City Beach at 4 Miles

The property is ideally located for access to South Lake Tahoe’s three major ski resorts. Heavenly Ski Resort is a short 10 minute drive (3.5 miles) from the house, while Sierra at Tahoe is ~30 minutes and Kirkwood is ~45 minutes away. Stateline and the Casinos are only 5 miles away, enjoy dinner at one of South Lake Tahoe’s many fine restaurants or a night out on the town. Walk out the back door into the National Forest where you can hike, bike, cross country ski, play on the snow hill or just relax on the back deck and listen to Cold Creek as it flows within a few hundred yards.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

We love pets however pets are not allowed at Bear Villa since some of our guests have allergies.

Security deposit of $500.00 (refundable per agreement) is required to reserve the property. Payment in full is due 21 days prior to Check-In Date. Before paying please contact the owner to confirm payment details. If a Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows: 100% if cancelled 15 days (more for holiday periods) prior to the Check-in Date.

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From the Owner

Secluded area in a private location. Backs up to the National Forest, views from the dining room and breakfast nook, bedrooms and game room. Step outside and take a hike in the forest and experience nature. Enjoy the sound of Cold Creek from the tiered back decks and master bedroom. In the winter months bring or rent cross-country skis or snowshoes and enjoy the snow. There is a snow hill on the side of the house and snow toys for your enjoyment.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Ski-Out


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 3400 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, First Floor
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, Master Bathroom in Suite
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower, Kitchenette: Microwave, fridge, sink w/garbage disposal.
  • Ample amount of towels for your use. Soap, shampoo and conditioner provided. Hairdryers in master bathroom, hall bathroom and game room bathroom.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom Suite - 1 king, Views of forest, large jacuzzi tub, dual closets, ...
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Large Custom cherrywood dresser and dual mirrored closets.
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed, 4 Twin beds (2 bunk beds) with forest view.
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, Comfortable Queen size bed with forest view.
  • Large Game Room (3rd floor) - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen-size sofa bed w/Memory Foam Mattress. Kitchenette/Bath
  • All bedrooms include sheets, extra pillows and blankets. We also have luggage racks for your use.


  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

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

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