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ELEGANT TAHOE WATERFRONT-Huge spa-Private dock-Ten minutes to Heavenly Ski/Clubs


Property Details

Updated: Jul 21, 2016
Contemporary 4BR/3BA Tahoe Keys home, VIEWS, Dock, Snowshoes, Bikes, Kayaks, SUP

Tahoe Waterfront Rental has spectacular views of the waterway and Mt. Tallac from the expansive great room windows; see Heavenly Ski Area from the upstairs master suite. Large fenced yard opens to new Private Boat Dock with direct Lake Tahoe access. Luxurious outdoor 8-person hot tub with views of the waterway and mountains, protected from snow by large upstairs deck. High Speed Broadband Internet, WiFi. Great room has 55'' flatscreen 3D-HDTV with Internet and Premium Sports tier, home theatre surround sound, 3D BluRay DVD player. 46'' flatscreen HDTV and keyboard downstairs. Toys include Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP), kayaks, bikes, snowshoes... Bright entertainer's kitchen and dining room have hardwood floors, with seating and VIEWS for 14. Watch the sunset and boats from the balcony or over-water deck. 4-burner Turbo natural gas BBQ. We use electronic door locks so there are NO KEYS to sorry about. Close to World-class skiing: Heavenly Ski Area (10 minutes), Sierra-at-Tahoe (20 minutes), Kirkwood (40 minutes). Access to Tahoe Keys HOA Tennis courts, pools, playground and beach available to guests for a small fee.

TAHOE'S AWESOME MAJESTY: Seasonal flower beds and expansive lawn greet you when you arrive at this meticulously maintained home. Entering the front door you are met with light flowing through a beautiful glass-block wall. A gentle set of stairs leads up to the great room, boasting soaring ceilings and light shining in through the skylights and massive view windows. You will be drawn to the generous deck overlooking the waterway, with a backdrop of majestic mountain peaks. Mt. Tallac, with its trademark cross of snow will pull your vision as you take in the grandeur of the glacier-made Tahoe basin.

You may decide to sit awhile in the golden teak chairs as you breathe in the freshness of the mountain air: or you may not be able to resist exploring the rest of the property. Re-entering the great room you will notice the huge round solid maple dining table with seating for 8, making note of the beautiful lazy-susan, as you imagine the family memories to be made around this table.

THE GREAT ROOM: The grand kitchen, with granite countertops and additional island seating for six more, will delight the serious chef in you. The Thermador gas range, walk-in pantry, and generously outfitted cupboards allow you to entertain in high style.

Turning to the professionally decorated living room, sporting black leather furniture with ample seating for all, imagine sitting by the blazing gas-log fireplace, or watching a movie in sharp 3D with theatre-quality surround sound on the 55'' flatscreen HDTV. Plug in your iPod (or create your favorite station on Pandora) for music throughout the house.

Explore the master suite, decorated in unique ironwork and numerous built-in cabinets. Luxuriate in the king-size pillow top bed with high-quality linens, or relax in the softly lit spa-like bathroom. You will find a deep jetted-tub, his and hers sinks and showers , and a special winter treat, the steam shower. Check out the view of Heavenly from the MBR windows or private deck.

HAVE SOME FUN: Downstairs, gather around the 46'' HDTV for TV or a movie. You'll also find a keyboard for making music and a wet bar with a small refrigerator.

There are 3 elegant guest rooms downstairs; two with pillow-top queen beds and views across the water. The 4th bedroom has 2 twins beds. All bedrooms are spacious, with large mirrored closets. Additional sleeping arrangements consist of a Q sofa bed in the upstairs living room, and a comfortable Q futon in the den.

Take a peek in the garage to find built-in ski and boot racks, snow toys, 3 sets of snowshoes, 2 kayaks, 4 Mongoose mountain bikes, and our newest addition, a ten-foot Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP). All to be used at your own risk!

Grab one of the fishing rods and try your luck on the dock or one of the local streams. Choose a game of croquet, bocce, volleyball or badminton on the level back lawn. Enjoy a jet massage in the hot tub or hang the hammock for a siesta.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Our Philosophy on Renting Directly from Owner:

We have rented lovely vacation homes and condos directly from owners for many years. The original idea was to eliminate the mark-up of a middle man or property manager. This concept still works! Because you work directly with us, the owners; unlike many other properties which are actually managed by a rental company for a hefty commission; we are able to offer a discounted rate for a top-notch property!

We have owned and enjoyed our second home in Tahoe for 17 years. Our children, family and friends have built lasting memories there as you will see when you read our journal/guest book. We hope that you will continue that tradition.

We are excited by the prospect of sharing our home with you. We will be more than happy to share local area information and knowledge with you to enhance your time at Lake Tahoe. We welcome your questions, ideas and suggestions.

Jane and Roger

Speaks: english, french, spanish, French & Spanish emails/calls returned w/in 24hrs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Excellent communication with Janie from the moment I booked, continuing on after my stay. The photos do not do the house justice! Home is very clean, well stocked with kitchen and laundry items, with clear instructions on how to operate equipment (SUP, hot tub, tv, etc.). It was perfect for three families (6 adults and 6 kids between the ages of 1.5 and 6). Would love to make this an annual summer stay!"
Aug 2015
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106 Reviews

based on 106 traveler reviews


We'll be back, no question

  • 5 of 5

We are Seasonally 'local' in Key's area and I cannot emphasize enough what a wonderful extended weekend we get out of staying in this home. The ad claims riding bikes, swimming with available water Rec toys, relaxing in the hot tub & mooring your boat on the personal dock... Absolutely all of it emaculate & met or beat the listed description. We've watched sunrises on the balcony in Peace and quiet on a Saturday morning & cheered our kids on with friends as they jumped off the dock for night swims on a Friday night. It's a magical place to anchor up & a hard spot to leave. Thank-you Janie for sharing this place. If we were you, we aren't sure we could! We'll be back. ~Stella

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our repeat renters. Thanks for staying with us again!
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Awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house in Tahoe Keys was amazing. It was clean and spacious and had beautiful views. Everything was in great shape in the house and there were many extras available for our use (hot tub, inside and outside games, bike helmets etc). The caretaker and contact folks were always readily available to answer any questions.

Perfect stay. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA/United States

Expectations Exceeded

  • 5 of 5

We arrived with 4 rather discerning guys in our party and had high hopes with mid-level expectations. We were blown away! Great location, beautiful property and very nicely appointed. Everything was super clean and the owner's attention to detail through all of the literature, explanations, directions, etc. were spot on. This was a VERY positive and easy experience for us. So much so that we are considering a twice annual rental of this house...summer and winter!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in lots of rental homes and this one is by FAR the best one I have ever stayed in. The owners are super responsive and helpful. Janie even confirmed that there were hair dryers for us females so we didn't have to bring them! The place was SPOTLESS and well supplied! Every single thing worked, no leaks, issues, problems, and the house has all the best stuff. Well outfitted kitchen, even legit knives and serving pieces, awesome sound system, board games and washer dryer! We had an absolute blast and want to come back in the summer! It is also very spacious so even at capacity, you don't feel crammed in. Its about 10 min to the California lodge at Heavenly and close to grocery stores etc. It feels like you are staying at friend's house rather than an anonymous rental!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Enjoyable Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Once again, we spent a week at this wonderful house in Tahoe Keys, Very spacious and clean. All amenities required to make a week vacation enjoyable. This is our second time renting this home for the Holidays.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful White Christmas

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family (Grandparents, Aunt, Mom, Dad, kids 8 and 3) had a wonderful white Christmas at this beautiful Tahoe Keys home. First, Janie is an absolute pleasure to work with, she is very responsive and informative. Second, the view from the open living area is breathtaking. We could have sat by the fire and gazed out the window all day! The hot tub is great, especially after playing in the snow. We went skiing, snowshoeing, on a sleigh ride, and built a snowman. The house is spacious and comfortable. Plenty of towels, paper products, soap, and even shampoo/conditioner. We are already planning to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The access to Lake Tahoe from the backyard dock, and the view across the wide expanse of waterway to Mt. Tallac are unparalleled.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Reno Intl 60 mi; SAC 90 mi; Lake Tahoe Airport TVL at 3.5 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Cantina, The Beacon, live music, rum runners at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club, Lake Tahoe Golf Course at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Link-South Lake Tahoe (SLT) station at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 89 at Hwy 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Evan's Fine Dining, Fresh Ketch, Beacon at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Sierra-at-Tahoe 14 mi, Kirkwood 32 mi, Heavenly 6 at 6 Miles Nearest Beach : Pope Beach, Tahoe Keys Beach at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Private boat dock in backyard with direct access to Lake Tahoe and Emerald Bay...

Bike from the driveway .8 mile to meet up with the level bike trail running 4.5 miles toward Emerald Bay, passing through Camp Richardson, Pope Beach, Valhalla, Tallac Historic Site, Kiva Beach, Baldwin Beach and Taylor Creek. Connects with Fallen Leaf Lake Road...

Within Tahoe Keys resort community, featuring 7 tennis courts, lakefront outdoor pool and pavilion, private beach, playground, sand volleyball, basketball, putting green, and year-round heated Olympic size indoor pool. Available to guests for a small fee...

Heavenly SKI Area, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood nearby... Stateline, Nevada casinos and nightlife, Horizon Summer Concert Series...

Hiking, biking, fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing at Lake Tahoe, Desolation Wilderness, Tahoe National Forest and Carson River/Hope Valley...


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2016 - Sep 4 2016
6 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 5 2016 - Nov 17 2016
6 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Dec 16 2016
6 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holiday weekends, $600/night, 3-night min.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

VHR Permit #005137 We are permitted for a maximum of 12 people.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

This is THE CLEANEST house, with the most WELL-MAINTAINED yard in Tahoe Keys! Also renters may use Tahoe Keys HOA amenities, tennis courts, pools, playground, beach, sand volleyball, basketball for a small fee.

Property Type

  • house


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2487 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Downstairs tiled full bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, Upstairs guest bath off great room
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, MBR, steam shower, dual heads, twin sinks, deep jetted tub


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sofa Bed in Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen sofa bed in upstairs great room.
  • Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen futon in downstairs den
  • *MBR Suite includes built-in desk and storage, 32'' WiFi-enabled HDTV, custom ceiling and window treatments, seating area, and private balcony with Heavenly mountain view. *Both downstairs Queen bedrooms have water/mountain views, and large mirrored closets. One room is elegant, the other more casual with desk and seating. *Twin bedroom in crisp nautical navy and white has large mirrored closet and garden view. *Pack 'N Play crib *Queen sofa bed in great room. *Queen futon in den.


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Tahoe Keys community amenities are available to our vacation rental guests for a small daily fee. The Heated Indoor Olympic-sized Swimming Pool and large outdoor spa are open year-round. Take your pick of activities including Lakefront Outdoor Pool and Pavilion, Private Beach, Children's Playground, Sand Volleyball, Basketball, Putting Green, and 7 Tennis Courts. There are also pay-per-use Health Clubs and massage/spas nearby. Across the back lawn, the private boat dock is yours to use. Tahoe Keys Marina provides the nearest launch. They rent boats, jet-skis, tubes and more. The Tahoe Keys waterway directly accesses Lake Tahoe, with Emerald Bay just a short cruise away. In addition to the above-listed items, we have for your enjoyment and at your own risk: a 10-foot Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP), 2 kayaks, fishing rods, reels and tackle, 2 teak chaise lounges with 4'' cushions, 4 bicycles, snow toys and 3 pairs of snowshoes.

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