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USA California South Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe Listing #1163

California Pines Family Home - South Lake Tahoe, CA

78 Reviews
Max Occupancy: 6 4 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms No Pets  4WD/Traction May Be Required In Winter
2265 California Ave. , South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Relaxing vacation home w/ patio and forest views, close to ski slopes!

All on one level and sleekly designed for relaxing and entertaining, this three-bedroom South Lake Tahoe vacation rental is ready and waiting to be your home-away-from-home in the California mountains. With beautiful hardwood floors, an eye-catching fireplace, and a great location just south of the Tahoe Keys, this California Pines Family Home is sure to be the star of your memorable Tahoe getaway.

Surrounded by tall trees and clean mountain air, your whole group will find peace and relaxation here. Inside, the main living area is bright and open, with pops of color from the decorative throw pillows. Settle back for a night of cable or DVDs on the flat screen TV and Blu-ray player! Or perhaps, just turn off all the electronics and enjoy the ambiance from the gorgeous gas fireplace.

Just behind the wooden dining table is a modern kitchen loaded with charm and all of the stainless appliances and counter space that you'll need during your stay. There's an island for food prep, knives for chopping carrots and onions, a tea kettle, slow cooker, a toaster - there's even a coffee grinder for freshly ground coffee in the morning. Whoever is on chef duty will love preparing meals in this gorgeous space!

Out on the patio, you can enjoy an afternoon glass of wine, enjoy the horseshoe pit, fire up the gas grill for a cookout, and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Back inside, there's a foosball table for kids of all ages and free WiFi to stay connected while enjoying your time at this Lake Tahoe vacation rental. You'll even have a washer and dryer for doing laundry mid-trip if needed.

Two of the bedrooms have single queen beds, while the third bedroom has two queens. All of the rooms have comfortable bedding, bright linens, plush carpeting, and accessories like bedside tables and lamps. In addition, a sleeper sofa provides extra bed space, allowing up to 8 guests to be accommodated here.

Don't feel like making breakfast? There are a number of walkable options right along the main drag of U.S. 50. Stop at Keys Cafe for hearty breakfast burritos or La Baguette for a latte and freshly baked pastries. After you've fueled up for the morning, head to the water for some quality time on Lake Tahoe. Water ski, hit the beach, play some golf at the Bijoux Course, or just spend the afternoon browsing galleries and shops. Outdoor adventurers will want to lace up their hiking boots and set of for one of the area's popular hikes - Lake Aloha is a moderate, all-day 12-mile hike, while Angora Lake's 3.6 miles can be completed in about two hours.

In the winter, the slopes of Heavenly Mountain Resort are only five miles away. Ski and snowboard all morning, then return to your South Lake Tahoe vacation home for some R&R in front of a toasty fire. Or, strap on some snowshoes and venture out on the Eagle Creek Canyon trail. Year-round, casinos like Harrah's, MontBleu, and Harveys are just across the Nevada state line if you're feeling lucky.

Take the time to reconnect with friends and family at this lovely South Lake Tahoe rental. Nestled in the pine trees, you'll enjoy a spacious, modern decor, all the comforts of home, and an unbeatable location 10 minutes from skiing and snowboarding!

ANIMALS: Tahoe is home to many animals. You may experience bears, raccoons, mice, ants, spiders and other animals. Meadows are home to many rodents. When these areas are filled with water or snow, these animals move to homes in the area. You may experience these animals in or near your home.
South Lake Tahoe permit: #007035

Guests staying at a South Lake Tahoe rental must adhere to all City Ordinances. In addition to noise, trash disposal, and parking rules, maximum occupancy cannot be exceeded under any circumstance. Fines of up to $2000 will be imposed by The City of South Lake Tahoe, without warning, for any violations.

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Gas Grill : Private

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78 Reviews

LILIA G. Aug 2018
The house in located in a pretty neighborhood. It is clean and spacious.
Dimas C. Aug 2018
The view was great close to downtown nice clean quiet neighborhood location
Lorna J. Aug 2018
Nice house. Very convenient to everything.
Michelle B. Jul 2018
I had a great time at this home. Its within biking to Pope Beach and was equipped with everything I needed. My daughter loved the foosball and I liked the hammock. Great place!!
Andre B. Mar 2018
House was fully equipped with almost everything we needed, except food! Lots of entertainment for both adults and kids. Everything was cleaned. We will definitely return to the house next time we’re in town
Steven M. Mar 2018
Great quiet neighborhood. Has everything you need.
Kristen G. Jan 2018
Great place - warm and spacious. Plenty of room for all of us and the kitchen was well-stocked.
Shalee S. Jan 2018
Nice open layout for families!
Erinn S. Jan 2018
Erika R. Dec 2017
As soon as you walk into the house it has a warm cozy feel to it. Everything you need is provided for you (minus the groceries of course). Definitely recommend this place.
Dakina B. Nov 2017
The house was amazing. Very clean and very well kept. Will absolutely stay here again!
ANNA J. Oct 2017
This house goes beyond comfort and quietness for a home rental. great prices, lovely decor, will look forward to staying for a winter week in Tahoe
Arturo G. Sep 2017
The home was beautiful! Every thing worked great, kitchen was spacious but if your a coffee drinker don't forget to bring your own coffee. I've rented other homes and they have had a couple of started packets but this one did not. Good thing Starbucks was just down the street.
John A. Sep 2017
We stayed at this location for a quick weekend getaway. We had 3 families, including 3 toddlers. Overall, the house is nice and quiet. It came with everything needed (pots, pans, utensils, etc) and all we needed was groceries. It's a quick drive to the lake and to the shops and casinos. Highly recommended. I'll definitely look to book this house again for our next trip.
Patricia M. Aug 2017
Enjoyed our stay, very comfortable with spacious living.
Kitchen was fully stocked, linens were wonderful, with ample towels supplied.
Easy to work TV, not complicated like some places.
In general the house was great for us & our four guests.
Natasha A. Aug 2017
This place exceeded my expectations! Well furnished place, literally had every utensil, toilet tree you could think of . It was such a great location! Close to a few of the beaches , they have wonderful waterfall hikes in route and they also have grocery stores in proximity (Raileys, Smart & Final, and other local stores ) . Also they have Tj max, Starbucks, Petes Coffee and good diner places in radius . I will definitely be coming back to stay in the future . People deserve to go on vacation and feel at home- this place definitely gives you that warm vibe!
Monica G. Jul 2017
Home was very comfortable and in a great location. Easy walking distance to shops. We were there for a bike event and it was perfect.
Grace W. Jun 2017
Great experienced. The house is comfortable from the cozy living room, the amazing well stocked kitchen, and clean well stocked bathroom. We all loved the beds, very comfortable like brand new. So happy to find a working grill tucked in the garage. So far so good. Two thumbs up.
STEVE & JOAN C. Jun 2017
Very well maintained home with all the amenities you would find at home. Well furnished and stocked. Close to shopping, and restaurants. We found our stay to be very relaxing and quiet. We hope this home will be available on our next trip to South Lake Tahoe. It is the best home we ever have rented in Tahoe and we have been going there with friends and family for over 30 years. California Pines home is a keeper. We appreciated the complimentary early check-in. Thank You!! Also it's the little things provided. The shampoos, soap, all the towels etc. Again thank you.
Abhishek V. Apr 2017
The property is spacious for a family with kids. The kitchen and utensils are in order to cook any food. It is close to most tourist spots in south lake Tahoe. If you have 10 persons in the group please find out about accommodating beds for 2 as there are only 4 beds for 8 persons.
Daniel N. Apr 2017
This house is very spacious and clean. The location is excellent and very close to grocery stores. You will be able to enjoy it in winter and summer. We are a family of 7 and there was plenty space for everyone. We definitely go back to this home in the near future.
Adam R. Feb 2017
It's exactly what it looks like in the pictures. Beautiful, clean and well maintained. Perfect for family and friends. This is my second time staying at this house and I plan on booking it again.
June E. Jan 2017
Great location for a Christmas getaway! The house was well furnished, clean and perfect for the 4 adults in our party. The property manager was easily accessible if needed.
Jennifer Y. Jan 2017
Clean, spacious, comfortable, and cozy home. The owners are very lucky to have such a wonderful winter home and we had a great time. The foosball table was a big hit.

Thank you so much.
Barbara L M. Oct 2016
Nice place to stay with my daughters and grandchildre
Raymond M. Sep 2016
This place brought so much joy in our family's history we've decided to make the trip every year and spend the time in this place every time. We hope to spend another memorable time here next year.
Anne H. Sep 2016
Nice house and good location.
Angie B. Aug 2016
Great location, great property. Plenty of towels and linens for large group. Love the front porch and backyard with horse shoes and corn hole, and of course the hammock! I would definitely stay here again!
Edward S. Aug 2016
Best rental we have had so far. Looks just like the pictures - clean, nice and comfortable. Will be our go-to house whenever we visit South Lake Tahoe. Thank you for letting us stay!
Ayde B. Aug 2016
We enjoyed our stay here. We like renting boats and the drive to the nearest boat rental was 6 min away. The inside was updated with a lovely kitchen. The backyard wasn't fancy but there was a gas grill. We will most likely rent here again.
Iris Z. Aug 2016
Too many issues during stay and never got a call back after trying to reach customer service line. Thermostat could not be changed due to permanent override. The house was 86 degrees, on average. Way too hot for a late July stay. Only one portable fan throughout the house made it impossible to sleep comfortably. Grill was out of propane, was told we could get a replacement but customer service line was too busy and no call back.
Manager Response:
We apologize for the discomforts and inconveniences this guest experienced. The thermostat has been reprogrammed so guests can lower the temperature during the summer months, and another portable fan has been provided as well. The Property Manager has made sure the propane is refilled for guest use.
Silvia L. Jul 2016
This place is amazing! My family and I loved staying here. It has everything you need for your stay. I will recommend it!
Kim S. Jul 2016
This is our second year of staying at the California Pines home. It has a great layout and is perfectly located for our needs. The decor is homey and comfortable. Really do enjoy staying here. Although we had a couple of minor hiccups with the can opener, we enjoyed our family reunion and time together.
Virgil I. Jul 2016
We always go on vacation, and this is the 1st time we rented a house, and what a great experience compare to staying in a hotel. We will do this more often.
Juana D. Jun 2016
We had a lot of fun and tve home is very nice and cozy
Sharon C. Apr 2016
Our party consisted of three families of young kids. This house was perfect- ample beds, clean, well-stocked kitchen (even things like large electric griddle and slow cooker and toddler dishes/cups), lots of extra linens, gorgeous fireplace that we used every day, and large dining table that seated our whole party. Only downside was that backyard wasn't very inviting (plain dirt lot with lots of downed branches and cinder blocks. Granted, we did see a patio set, might be nicer in summertime and I've read good things about the yard from other reviews).
Cathy M. Mar 2016
Great location, clean house, and plenty to keep everyone entertained. Although the house is great and the beds in the rooms are amazing, the couch bed mattress is not comfortable. I would not plan on counting it as a place for an adult to sleep.
Samiline N. Mar 2016
The house we stayed at for the weekend was great! There were 6 adults and 4 kids on this trip, and everyone of them enjoyed it. The house is well stocked with silver ware, pots, pans, serving dishes, plates and bowls. There is also plastic kids plates, bowls and cups in different colors. It's really close to the grocery store so you don't have to pack much. The house is located in the middle of everything so you don't really have to travel far. This will definitely be our go to house. Can't wait to plan for summer!
Edward L. Feb 2016
Our family had a great time and we were very happy with the accommodations. The home is ideally located, very spacious ,we did not feel cramped at all and very well stocked , it had everything we needed.
Leizle S. Jan 2016
everything is ok, the property is close to grocery, bar and restaurant. We enjojed our stay
Salman K. Jan 2016
This was our second stay at this property and we love it! We had such a great experience the first time that we had to book for our second visit. The place is very comfortable and homey. Out family loves this place. It's also conviently located near it all in south Lake Tahoe near ski run Blvd. I defintely would recommend this property to friends and family and would request them to reserve this property when they're visiting Tahoe and if it's cost effient for them. Once again, you will not be let down by the property.
Roman O. Jan 2016
It only needs a little better housekeeping.
Barbara K. Sep 2015
We have traveled the world and stayed in many hotels 4-5 stars, rentals around Europe and the US. This property was very comfortable, clean and everything mentioned on the site is true. You will love coming to Lake Tahoe for this reason. Thank you for providing such a nice home that felt like home.
Jackie W. Aug 2015
House was great & exactly as pictuted. Very comfortable , roomy and quiet. Well stocked kitchen was great and fun to cook meals in. Beds and bedding super comfy. Everyone was extremely happy and we can't wait to come back.
Gerik D. Aug 2015
This rental was awesome! The second we walked in it smelled like a new home. It was very clean! It accommodated five adults and five kids ranging from 1-16 years old. The kitchen was very nice and fully stocked with dishes, utensils, and appliances. Plenty of seating outside in the front and outback. The only thing I did not see was the outdoor grill but it could have been in the garage or back shed. The beds were clean and comfy. The bathrooms were also very clean. I would definitely recommend this home for your stay in Tahoe. My family really enjoyed it and we will definitely be back!
Ronald H. Aug 2015
First I would like to thank Vacasa for making all arrangments and keeping me informed through out the rental. The price was reasonable and you got more house for the money. The property was excellent. We were there for my grandsons baseball tournament and the house was near both fields that he played on for the week. The home was laid out excellent and was like new inside with a 2 car garage. Beds were confortable with cable TV in the master and 2nd bedroom. The home was well prepared with linens, dishes and all that you need to cook with. Quiet neighborhood with nice neighbors. If this is the type of homes that Vacasa represents then I will be using them the next time I rent a home. Thanks Ron Harrison
Thu H. Jul 2015
The house is very clean ,the area is quiet and the kitchen is fully equipment and supplies
Mai N. May 2015
We had fun staying there. It was pretty well stocked.
Bolormaa T. Apr 2015
Our stay were wonderful.We would stay here again.
Very clean,exactly same as picture.
Thank tou very much :)
Lori A. Mar 2015
We had a great time hanging out and playing games at the large table that sat 8. The kitchen was very well stocked with dishes, serving pieces, pots, etc. Our point was to relax and spend most of the time indoors relaxing. The gas fireplace was really nice too. The location is very close to 50 and a short drive to Safeway and the Casinos. We had a wonderful time. Thank you!
N S. Mar 2015
Pictures were exactly how the place looked!
Terry C. Feb 2015
The home was exceptionally clean, very well laid out, and very comfortable in all respects while we're there.
James C. Feb 2015
Great place. Very comfortable furnishings. Beautiful home. Fireplace was very nice as well.

Living room sufficed for 8 adults and a kid to gather. Each of the 4 beds was very comfortable. There were also 2 foam pads, a baby crib, and lots of extra bedding that was not advertised, but was there in the closets if needed.

Even had a sled and some toboggans that were not advertised, but were fun to have.

Anyway, long story short, we loved the place!
Manager Response:
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation! Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
Salman K. Jan 2015
Our family fell in love with this place. The house is very comfortable. We visited Tahoe end of January and we're expecting lots of snow but unfortunately there was a snow drought so we saw no snow at the property but we were able to find snow at Echo summit and heavenly which made the kids happy. Other then the lack of snow out family loved the place and our stay. We will defintely be back! Thanks again!
Jeremy H. Jan 2015
A group of about 8 of us came up for MLK weekend hoping to see some snow. Unfortunately it was a sunny weekend. However, the house was better than we had expected from just the pictures. The space is quite large. 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / laundry room. A foosball table in it's own room. Big backyard with a hammock and horseshoe. Seperate garage not attached to house that can fit up to 2 cars. We had an awesome experience. Would definitely keep this place in mind for future weekends.
Mario G. Dec 2014
Had a great time here with the family, the rental looks exactly like the pictures. Cozy fireplace in the living room, surrounding area was peaceful and the kids loved the foosball table.
Holly T. Nov 2014
We've used VRBO many times in the past and this place was JUST like the photos. Had a great open room and kitchen. It was uber clean and can't beat the fooseball table for the kids. High recommend!
Crystal T. Aug 2014
The house is exactly as the pictures show. Clean, beautiful and spacious. Used the fireplace to take off the morning and evening chill and it was beautiful to look at. Played some horse shoes and Bbqed. There are two bikes in the garage we took them out for a 10 mile ride it was wonderful the bike route starts about two streets down (Washington). Emerald Bay is just up and around the corner. It is a must see. The location of this house is perfect. Heavenly ski resort is just down the 50 for great winter fun. I can't imagine you could ever find yourself bored. One thing there were no kichen trash bags and I think those should be provide but I did not call anyone about it not really a big deal and we could not get the ps3 to play a DVD but we just used the player from one of the rooms. The washer and dryer work great and the water in the house gets hot. I like it that way but little ones need to be careful. We didn't bring any little ones this trip. Loved this house and you get to use the garage, it was perfect.
Manager Response:
Thank you for this review. I want to mention that we do provide trash bags as well as other things like soap, paper towels and so on. I apologize that the trash bags were not left for you. had you called our company we surely would have sent someone to the home to rectify the situation. Albeit, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in this home and had a great vacation. We hope to see you again soon!
Sandy M. Aug 2014
We liked the cabin so much that we don't plan to look for any other cabin next year, unless this one is already booked.
Manager Response:
This is great feedback. We're so glad that your experience with us was such a positive one and look forward to seeing you again!
Douglas H. Jul 2014
LOVED: The house was beautiful inside with nearly everything updated and easy to use. Open and spacious floor plan made it easy for our large group to be together but not on top of each other. Plenty of seating for all too. All of this and central to the best of South Lake Tahoe.
WISHED: the hide a bed sleeper had a better mattress and the AC cooled/worked. It was the hottest week of the year and still cooled off later.
Joseph D. Jul 2014
Really great house. Perfect location, and a short cab ride down to stateline!
Bridget K. Jun 2014
The house was beautiful modern and a great location I definitely want to stay here again I love everything about it the decorations are cute the staff is so helpful and nice! There are only two things to watch out for this house please check the dishes before use them we had a bit of a problem that's nothing a bit of washing and drying can't fit also your trashcan is a bear box it wasn't specifically explained but it was really easy to find lol. It was in front of my face the whole time. Other then that everything was prefect.