USA California South Lake Tahoe Tahoe Paradise Listing #10018

Lazy Bear Retreat - South Lake Tahoe, CA

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36 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Upgraded, Family-Friendly Alpine Retreat Close to Golf, Skiing, & Lakeside Fun

Fill your days with long hikes through tree-lined paths, shredding fresh powder on the mountain, or diving into the crystal blue waters of the lake when you book this South Lake Tahoe home. With upgrades throughout and enough room for everyone, this home is perfect for your next family retreat. Seven miles from both the shores of Lake Tahoe as well as the downhill runs at Heavenly Mountain Resort, this home gives you easy access to all the best of Lake Tahoe. During the winter months, we recommend using a 4x4 vehicle to access the home safely. Open and bright, everyone will be able to gather in the main living area to take advantage of the gas fireplace, DVD library, Netflix streaming, and free WiFi. Featuring convenience amenities like a private washer/dryer, family games, and a deck to enjoy your forest views, this home will let you unwind in style while being close to all the fun. No matter what time of year you visit, this Lake Tahoe home is waiting to host your next mountain getaway!

Nearby Services and Dining Options
Cafe within 3 miles. Casual dining within 7 miles. Dine-in restaurant within 6 miles. Gas station within 8 miles. Supermarket within 2 miles.

Places to Visit During Your Stay

AttractionDistance From Home
Bijou Community Park6.0 Miles
Thomas F Regan Memorial City Beach7.5 Miles
Taylor Creek Visitor Center: Salmon Run7.5 Miles
Tallac Historic Site7.6 Miles
Emerald Bay State Park12.9 Miles
Heavenly Ski Resort7.0 Miles
Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort11.4 Miles
Kirkwood Mountain Resort29.4 Miles
Magic Carpet Golf5.3 Miles

Things to Know
Free WiFi and cable
Full kitchen with a dishwasher
Age-appropriate games are available for younger guests
WiFi and cable may be spotty in the mountains
*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 the home
*It is recommended that guests read the city ordinances regarding vacation rentals before booking
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.
*Please note that there are two active exterior security cameras on-site
**Children five years of age and under do not count towards occupancy

County permit number: VHR21-0926

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter

DVD player

Gaming system

VHS library

Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming



Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private





Enclosed yard

Safety & accessibility

Limited mobility access

Accessible bath/shower

36 reviews

Pamela O. May 2022
This was our 5th stay here, and we just keep coming back. Main reason? The living area has a beautiful full view of the quiet forest behind the house. It’s so pleasant for early morning coffee, and the deck with the same view for afternoon cocktails. This is a house for total relaxation.
JOHN W. Apr 2022
Main deck needs to be brought up to code. Accident waiting to happen
Manager response:
Hi, John! We're sorry to read the deck made you nervous. Maintenance is checking to see if any work needs to be done for the safety of our guests. Thank you!
Paula A. Mar 2022
The cabin was well maintained. All kitchen utensils were there. Plenty of room. I loved the bear room!
Jason B. Mar 2022
The cabin was perfect for our family. Had everything we needed. The front yard provided plenty of place for the kids to play in the snow. However while we were there the snow started melting and revealed trash and lots of cigarettes left by previous renters I am assuming. Overall a very quiet and clean place to enjoy with the family.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Jason. We are pleased that you enjoyed this family-friendly home and all it has to offer and we appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We will work with our local team to ensure the yard is cleaned up, and we hope to have another chance to impress you!
Onder O. Feb 2022
Spacious clean nice back yard only negative was durinh our stay dishwasher did not work they probably newd to replace it
Kerry R. Jan 2022
Cute, comfortable and spacious enough for six adults.
Pamela O. Jul 2021
Love this place. This was our 3rd stay at Lazy Bear, and it never disappoints. It says something when there are just the 2 of us and we rent a 3-bedroom house. Why? Because it just has everything we need: great view, peace and quiet, and comfort galore. Wouldn’t stay anywhere else!
Lauren S. May 2021
Dirty dishes, kitchen supplies were extremely old and most unusable, cleaning supplies weren’t available, left one roll of paper towels for a week for 7 people, towels were sparse, sink sprays you if you try to use the hose, and the toiletries were minimal. We went in the off season so the price was discounted. If I paid the going rate of $450 a night I would not be okay with the stay.
Manager response:
Lauren, we are sorry to have been unable to provide you with a pleasant and relaxing vacation experience. We strive to maintain a standard of excellence in home cleanliness and upkeep for the comfort of our guests, in addition to being readily available to assist in addressing any questions or concerns that might arise. We appreciate the opportunity to address any outlying concerns with our local team to ensure our service standards are thoroughly met. We truly hope for the opportunity to impress you in the future!
Emily R. May 2021
Very beautiful, clean and comfortable. We had problems connecting to DVD player and turning on fireplaces. Someone came to help a few hours later and got us all set up. We would have liked to have the couches plugged into the power source so they could recline.

I would recommend this place and ai would stay again.
Nicole W. Apr 2021
We enjoyed our stay! It was a beautiful home!
Charlie B. Nov 2020
Everything is good very short distance to all grocery and casinos, Very nice and huge living room we very satisfied for our family vacation. 100% Happy for everything.
Veronica B. Nov 2020
I love this house ,it has everything on it and it is close to all the lake
Ajesh R. Aug 2020
This was a great place for the family. Honestly the pictures are deceiving the place is smaller then it looks...I will go back...a few complaints all the nights we spent there were VERY uncomfortable do to no AC and it beening warm at night...they do supply fans for all the rooms but its no help...believe me when I stress the word uncomfortable......also I had asked at the check in desk if the place had fire and carbon detector and the were extremely sure they did ..Which it did not...that was a bad experience for me...
Judith C. Aug 2020
From the moment we walked into this lovely house we noticed how clean and organized it was. They thought of everything that we might need even the sandwich boxes for my grandchildren. There was nothing we went without. I would without a doubt pick this venue again. I rate it 5 out of 5. Thank you for making our family get together awesome.
Amy V. Jul 2020
But the living room and kitchen are nice and clean, open spaces.
Pamela O. Jun 2020
We were very excited to stay here because of all the positive reviews and the beautiful pictures. They don't do it justice. This home is sparkling clean, and they had replaced the blue couches with a beautiful wrap around leather unit. Much more practical, and super comfortable. Everything worked within the house, and the fire pit was so nice to sit around in the afternoon and have cocktails there among the trees. The beds were very comfortable, and the master shower was huge with 2 shower heads and lots of water pressure. The kitchen was well stocked; we were in need of nothing. The views from the living room were beautiful and peaceful, and the neighborhood was super quiet. Plus we were within 10 minutes of the Y, so there was every type of shopping you would ever need close by.
We were the first visitors since everything had been closed down with COVID, and there were 2 minor issues to be dealt with. A simple phone call brought both Roberta and Emily from Vacasa to the property to make them right. They were there within the hour, even though they were absolutely swamped with it being the first day of rentals. A HUGE shout out to these two lovely ladies! Vacasa was so polite and patient with all my questions about the opening, etc., and from beginning to end they were right there in very uncertain and difficult times. In fact, I plan to go out of my way to use Vacasa for future vacation planning.
The Lazy Bear Retreat is a keeper, and we will definitely stay here again!

Norma G. Jun 2020
I loved everything about this cabin, it was really comfortable, private, no noisy neighbors, just really enjoyed the stay! I will definitely be staying with you guys next time.
Stephen S. Jun 2020
We booked lazy bear for our weekend in Tahoe for our daughters wedding. It was our first time at Tahoe so I didn’t really know where to stay. I loved Lazy Bear the minute I saw it. I knew this was the place for us. We enjoyed cool mornings and evenings outside on the deck talking and enjoying the relaxing beauty of the scenic home. The trees made a beautiful setting for photos before the wedding and the fireplace a wonderful backdrop as she put her dress on and her dad saw her in it the first time. It was so relaxing at Lazy Bear. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of room with 3 bedrooms for us and our family. It was extremely difficult to reach anyone with questions which was somewhat a negative since the air never worked while we we there and I waited on hold for over an hour and finally gave up. The cool nights made it comfortable but it did get pretty warm during the day. Be mindful of bears, one walked right by the front sliding window which was open to cool things off but it was really cool to see one up close. Overall we loved the Lazy Bear retreat and highly recommend it.
Tina P. Mar 2020
What a treat before the covid-19 shelter in place. A perfect place for our family. So comfortable and very clean. A wonderful place to relax and close enough to Heavenly and downtown south lake. Would definitely rent again. It was perfect. Just remember to bring slippers as shoes are to be left by the entryway.
Aleh N. Jan 2020
Gonna come back to you guys next year - you are amazing!
Rohin S. Aug 2019
This house is located in a quieter neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe and it is good for up to 7 people. It has two nice balconies and a good size kitchen. The master bedroom is great, the kids room also good but the 3rd bedroom with a queen bed is kind of small and a bit dark. I recommend it for a single family with children but not two couples with kids
Gayle F. Jul 2019
This was actually our second choice when looking for a vacation property, but the other didn't have our dates. Well to our wonderful surprise, this is now our first choice for property. It is clean, nice neighborhood, updated, fully stocked with anything you would need. The fire pit on the deck was so nice on a cool summer evening and the new couch is very comfortable and several naps were taken on it during the week! 2 other items that I don't consider a reason to change the good rating - the master bedroom bed is VERY high. I learned a not very graceful way of getting on the bed, and once on it, it was very comfortable The other is the shower in the master bedroom is very weak. I get the reason as I also live in CA and know water conservation, but it took awhile to rinse out my hair. The only thing that I put a 4 instead of a 5 is that I don't like having to drive somewhere to check in, but it was pretty close by. I will look forward in the future to renting this property again. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your property!
Eileen G. Apr 2019
It was a very spacious place and nearby a lot of things to do. Also, a very comfortable place to stay
Weblat K. Feb 2019
This home well designed, updates and was far away from the Y and state line to be quiet but close enough to enjoy it.

Internet was quick and communication was quicker. We couldn’t be happier with the service and amenities!
pamela k h. Feb 2019
Cozy cabin home. Big enough for large family.
Kathryn L. Oct 2018
We rented this particular home because of its location away from the bustle closer to Lake Tahoe proper. It was easy to get to the magnificent fall color in Hope Valley from here. The home was spacious & quiet. Be aware that the master bedroom bed requires some climbing skill as it is very tall! The master bath has been nicely updated. But the kitchen needs better lighting for evening cooking.
Roman K. Aug 2018
The rest was unforgettable! Good for family holidays, or for relaxing with friends. I would definitely like to come back here again!
Joseph P. Aug 2018
Very clean nice place.
Emily K. Jul 2018
We enjoyed our week’s stay at the Lazy Bear Retreat! The decor is done so well and makes it feel very cozy and homey. We felt things were clean, tidy, and well organized. The back deck with the twinkling lights and gas fireplace were my favorite! Great place for a glass of wine and card games with family! The place could use a little maintenance attention, but nothing that hindered our stay. We rent a different cabin almost every year and overall this place was great! Very cute!
Jorge E. Jul 2018
Loved this place. Only thing is it was HOT and no AC. You cant even leave the windows open at night to let the house cool down for fear of bears breaking in. That is what I was told by the rental agency. So we slept in 85 degree weather. Other than that. It was not far from stateline and lake tahoe. Maybe 20 minutes.
Manager response:
We are sorry to see this guest was uncomfortable due to mother nature. Guests can leave the bedroom windows open for a cool breeze since they are on the second level. We also provide fans during higher heat days. Thanks!
Pepa N. Dec 2017
It is a very nice house in a quite neighborhood, very cozy and well decorated. However it needs a few improvements in the maintenance.