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Ponderosa House Large family vacation rental

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 7 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 20

Our Pnderosa House, located in South Lake Tahoe is the ideal vacation home rental

for all sized group or large family gathering and is great for holiday rentals.

This lodging home sleeps up to 20 in 8 rooms with plenty to do in the area

close to everything that Tahoe has to offer ,from skiing Snow mobiling ,hiking water sports,

fishing site seeing to gambling and the night live .This home is especially warm & cozy with easy access to the slopes. The attached garage and level driveway is essential in Tahoe. Unlike most Tahoe homes, there are no frozen steps to walk or big slippery hills to drive on snowy days. Your group will love the super-easy access in and out combined with our fast, reliable snow removal service. We make getting to the slopes hassle-free -- all less than 10 Minutes to Heavenly ski Resort

and less than 5 mile from one the best golf courses Tahoe has to offer

Lake Tahoe Golf Course

2500 Emerald Bay Road

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

More Details

Mike Allan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Description and pictures are pretty accurate. Lots of bedding and bathroom options. Very spacious, nice game room.
Dec 2017
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South Lake Tahoe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Animals in the house at all No pets or service animals No Outside noise after 9:30 pm ,the neighborhood is very quite
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , downstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , upstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Amenities include a large living room with stone wood burning fireplace, come with free firewood, a 55 inch HD flat screen TV with surround sound, and 32 inch TV in 3 of the bedrooms.. Other amenities for this home rental include a woodsy open living room and dining room. The kitchen is flexible for your group activities. And a private hot tub in the back yard.a pool table forn indoor activities This house is great for large family get-together or groups looking for Holiday rentals go on facebook to see more pix


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Ponderosa House Large family vacation rental
average rating of 4.133333 based on 25 reviews
san jose


  • 5 of 5

Had a really nice time the cabin is really big and roomy has enough space and everything you need definitely would like to stay there again

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It could use some work.

  • 3 of 5

The property needs some maintenance. But it was just the right size and close to local attractions and shopping. The pool table is basically broken, the cue rolls and falls into the side pocket all by itself. We made up a new game to play and had a lot of fun with it. It would be such a nice place to stay with some work.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, nice parking, quick response to texts. Thank you Mike!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fremont CA

safe and comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

Large house with a couple of parking spots out front, and the instructions to get there were clear and precise. The place was everything we were expecting, price was reasonable, place was clean, lots of beds, futons; we slept comfortably. We had towels and bed linens for everyone and everything was clean.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Due to home construction next door to our rental property our experience was less than pleasurable.

  • 1 of 5

We arrived at our rental on Saturday June 18, totally unaware that major home construction was scheduled for Monday through Friday of our Stay. The weekend started out enjoyable. Beginning Monday we were woken up daily at 6:30am to the sounds of hammering, sawing, power tools and even a cement truck. This became progressively louder as the day went on. Wednesday and Thursday where more tolerable.

Monday morning I texted Mike Allan the home owner, about 8:30am and informed him that we hadn’t expected construction next door and asked if this was going to continue for the rest of our stay. Mike returned my text later that day about 3:00pm. He texted me that he was having trouble finding the right people to determine what was going on. He asked me forward the name of the construction firm that was posted on the property which I did. I texted him Wednesday morning reminding him that I had not heard from him and that construction was still ongoing. I did not receive a follow up from Mike until Friday morning, the day of our departure. (In all fairness there appears to be a response on Wednesday but not reflected on my phone until Friday, but the damage had been done). While waiting for Mike’s response I was able to contact the City of South Lake Tahoe building permits department and found that permits had been filed and that construction had been ongoing since February. The construction supervisor confirmed that construction had been ongoing.

I thought Mike’s response slow and reflected a lack of concern. I don’t understand how Mike could be unaware of the construction next door when both the permits department and construction supervisor confirmed that construction began in February. Mike could have extended me the courtesy of a heads up. Twenty members of our family drove over 500 miles with high expectations to spend time together on Mr. Allan’s property. We had children with us and had to return to the property often. But because of noise and construction we had to close all the windows and keep the children indoors. We found it difficult to take full advantage of the advertised benefits.

A little communication and follow up would have gone a long way to make us feel like we mattered. I performed my due diligence and read previous reviews regarding the property and was convinced that we selected the right property and owner. But this experience has left us with a bitter taste toward the vacation rental experience. Never again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: unfortunately there was a construction next door on the fence on the other side of our house ,I had no prior knowledge of the repairs since I don't live in the house all year ,and since no one ever complaint prior to this guest so I had no idea ,I guess most people go to the beautiful Lake Tahoe , Don't hang around the house During the day The other thing is that I did respond immediately after every text but he did not get it because of poor wireless coverage in the area where the house is We always go the extra mile to take care of our guest needs and concerns ,the only time anyone EVER had a complaint it was about something beyond my control or ability to change like Neighbor's repairs during the day Mike
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Not a nice vacation at all

  • 2 of 5

The bad experience started from day 1. I booked our vacation from 12/19~12/24. Two days later the owner called me back and said 12/24 has been booked (something is wrong with the computer system). When we got there, found that two of the showers could not be used because of leaking. The bed sheets have stains even though they have been washed. Roof leaking in the master bedroom. The leaking is the garage is ridiculous. very limited parking spaces in winter (garage could not park a mini-van, you are not allowed to park car besides the street because of snow cleaning). The refund is not returned until 3 weeks later after I called the owner. I booked this property because of its high rating. I am wondering how the previous guests got such good luck while I experienced a lot of bad things. Overall, the property needs major maintainance and it is not recommended. I gave a 2 star because the owner is nice enough to reply all my questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group had the worst of luck ,any bad thing that can happen did happen to them ,add to that some animosity between the group themselves and the result is " Not a nice Vacation at all" Looking at the bright side All leaks were taking care of right away , All of the bed sheets have been changed as well as the cleaning company But as far as the parking situation , there is enough space for six cars only two small ones in the garage and four big cars/trucks in the driveway,and that is enough for most groups, we do mention that in the information so guest are not surprised as for the refund we also mention in the information that it may take up to 3 weeks ,depending on method of payment and holidays,in this case it took little over 2 weeks because the Christmas Holiday and the Changes to the reservation but normally it takes an average of 10 days and i don't control that ,the booking company hold the deposit and then after checking out and everything is OK they release it back to guests I know this house is not brand new ,while it has its own personality and Charm that can only come with time thing might break or stop working from time to time,which does not happen often ,since there are maintenance crew that inspect the house after each time the guest check out and look for thees minor problems,but for those other that do happen during guest stay I always will go the extra mile to ensure the comfort of my guests,i will response to you problem right away and offer the best way to resolve it or repair it in a timely manner without causing the guest any added inconvenience
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
South Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Tahoe Marina
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* skiing.

* gambling.

* fine dinning.

* golfing..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* hicking.

* fishing.

* skiing.

* swimming.

* sleding.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* skiing.

* site seeing.

* snow mobiling.

* playing games /pool..

The house is 3500 sf 2 stories has a master bedroom with a full bath upstairs and 3 other bedrooms with a queen size bed in each room and one with 2 queen size beds

down stairs there are 4 more rooms with a Queen size beds in 3 of them ,the 4th has futon and a pool table there is a futon in 3 of the 4 BR upstairs

four sofas in the spacious living room hot tub in the private fenced backyard .large kitchen full stocked with utensils and dishes ,stove ,microwave freg. and coffee makers

Large flat screen in living room, with 3 more TV s in the bedrooms Cable services provided Hot tub in fenced back yard WiFi is also provided the neighborhood is very quite and provide plenty of privacy and loaded with large trees and lots of snow


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $500

Cancellation Policy
Reservation that are cancelled 3 days after booking will be charges the Deposit
Cancellation that made less than 30 days before check in will be charged 50% of the rental amount
Cancellation that made less that 3 days of check in date will be charged 75% of the rental amount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.