USA Lake Tahoe California South Lake Tahoe Listing #3779

Elwood Whereabouts - South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Max. occupancy: 7 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 1 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 1 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Comfy single-level, dog-friendly home w/ gas fireplace, near Heavenly

Cozy and quaint, centrally located and conveniently single-level, this South Lake Tahoe vacation rental is perfect for your next family getaway! Its enclosed yard, comfortable amenities, and spot in a quiet neighborhood near everything makes this a great rental for those who love exploring. It's pet-friendly too!

Many of the best South Lake Tahoe attractions are only a few miles from you door, like Heavenly Mountain Resort just four and a half miles away. In the other direction the same distance is Camp Richardson Marina where you can launch watercraft or visit the beach. Two and a half miles from your door is Bijou Golf Course for those who travel with their clubs and for a different kind of experience, go to Magic Carpet Mini Golf, less than a mile away.

This simple ranch-style home offers few frills, but will please the family or group of friends seeking a private place to spend time together and rest up, all within a few miles from South Lake Tahoe destinations. A furnished deck and sprawling enclosed yard will be fun for kids to romp around in while parents sit back and admire the towering pines.

Inside, you can cozy up by the stove-style gas fireplace. Entertain yourselves over cable TV or bring your favorite movies on tape to use in the VCR (and show your kids how to operate a VCR like a pro). It doesn't matter what you watch, you'll enjoy being together beside the warm gas fireplace. Free WiFi is available if you want to stay plugged in or find directions to local attractions.

The fully stocked kitchen has all the pots, pans, tools, and appliances needed to fix a fabulous meal or a simple snack. Make popcorn in the microwave or a pancake breakfast to enjoy at the dining table. Sip wine thanks to the stem glasses and corkscrew. And, when you're done just put everything in the dishwasher.

When you're ready to turn in for the night, chose among the three comfy bedrooms. Grandparents might want to take the master, with a king-size bed and access to a full bathroom. The first guest room has a queen for the parents, while the second guest room has a twin and queen bed for the kids. If you bring your dog, there's just a nightly pet fee.

There's another separate bathroom for the rest of the house to easily access. You can even freshen up your vacation wardrobe in with the washer and dryer, so that favorite hoodie will be fresh and warm right out of the dryer after a day on the slopes at Heavenly.

Explore more of Lake Tahoe's biggest region, from family-friendly restaurants to gorgeous trails. Less than eight miles away is Fallen Leaf Lake for a quieter waterside respite, hiking, mountain biking, and bird watching.

To the southeast of Fallen Leaf is Washoe Meadows State Park (about six miles from the home). To the west are many challenging peaks to explore, like Keith's Dome and Mt Tallac. A little under 16 miles south of Elwood Whereabouts is Sierra-at-Tahoe resort for a no frills, but still thrilling, ski experience.

Gather your loved ones for a stay at this Lake Tahoe vacation rental, complete with room for seven and a laid-back atmosphere for all the memories you'll make here year after year.

Note: Limit of 1 dog, with a small nightly fee

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 children of all ages count towards occupancy. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: There are two parking spots in the driveway. There is no street parking allowed for vacation home rentals.

Water Access: Drive 1.4 miles to El Dorado Beach.

Other permit number: 8070

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Internet : Charter


Cable : Charter


Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing



Enclosed yard

63 reviews

Lily A. Jul 2021
No AC so it was very hot. Beds were confy. Had to request Tolet Paper because there was one in each bathroom when we arrived. The siding screen door was bent but that was no big deal. We had to make sure that it would not fall over. Would I rent this house again? There was more positive things than negative things about this house, so I would rent it again. great yard for my 2 young grandboys to play.
Manager response:
Hello Lily, We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We only supply a starter kit of incidentals and suggest that guest bring or purchase additional if needed.
Franny L. Jun 2021
This house is very old and rundown with the exception of the kitchen. I didn’t bring my dogs because they only allow one. I have two. The carpets are stained, the baseboards are dirty, some of the window coverings are broken, the house smells old but you can open the widows and turn on the fans. The patio table is broken, so don’t put anything on it! The only good thing is it has a big yard with a fence if you do bring your ONE dog.
Mohamad S. Jun 2021
This place is as described but the pictures do not do it justice everything is outdated it is old it has an old musty smell to it we didn't last 5 minutes we closed up the house and rented another one.

The location is great but that's pretty much it I wouldn't recommend it and I would ask the property owners if they're home looks just like that.

I advise that they upgrade the carpet put some nice touches not a huge amount of expense and charge more and I promise you that this place will rent out even more.
Manager response:
Hi, Mohamad. We are sorry the home did not meet your expectations. Thank you for sharing your feedback and for bringing some items to our attention that may need some TLC. We have passed your feedback to our local staff to work on improving the home for future guests. We hope we can host you again for a much more enjoyable stay.
Ronald S. Mar 2021
The home was very cozy and had everything provided. The kitchen was fully stocked with all kinds of cookware, plates, bowls and cups. It was great to have coffee at anytime during our 4 night stay. We enjoyed the fireplace every night while watching TV or movies with the DVD player provided. We felt at home at Elwood Whereabouts and South Lake Tahoe. We would consider doing it again if the opportunity presented itself. "Home Sweet Home".
Mila H. Nov 2020
This house is in a great location and is very quiet. Our only and biggest complaint is that it needs updating in every room. The carpet is filthy and the bathrooms are very outdated. We truly enjoyed the patio and gas fireplace.
Manager response:
Hi, Mila! We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to read you weren't completely happy. We do feel the home is accurately portrayed in the pictures presented online so guests can know exactly what they are renting. Thank you!
Michael G. Sep 2020
This house is just a few minutes drive from most South Lake Tahoe dining, shopping and activities; and walking distance to a number of places for coffee and dining. But it’s in a nice quiet neighborhood. If you choose to cook, the kitchen is well supplied with cooking utensils. It’s a good base place for any Lake Tahoe adventure or activity.
Cindy M. Jul 2020
Not so much...
The furniture is worn and torn.
Carpet is old, probably original from ‘89 and stained.
TV is blurry.
Outdoor “furniture” is rusty and dirty.
Deborah H. Jul 2020
We absolutely loved the location of this vacation rental!! Beds were comfy plenty of space, great WiFi!! There were five of us in total and we stayed for a total of six days and had more then enough room! The gas barbecue on the back deck is a wonderful future that we used multiple times during our stay. Also having washer and dryer on site was a great added amenity.
Honestly our only complaint is that the property could’ve been a little bit cleaner, it’s very clear that the carpets have not been shampooed in years and they could really use a fresh carpet cleaning.
Sonia V. Jul 2020
We loved the spacious corner lot with beautiful trees & outdoor deck with BBQ pit. We were able to sit outside, view nature, & enjoy our time together comfortably. Would definitely stay here again.👍🏼
Loriagresham@Gmail.Com L. Jul 2020
The house was a little out dated, but i loved it! And my mattress was great. Thanks for sharing this home with me and my family. Respectfully, Lori
Tutupu S. Jun 2020
Loved our stay here from the check-in process with Wendy and James until the time we checked out I have nothing but great things to say about our stay her. Thank you Vacasa homes we will DEFINITELY be back.
Delila A. Jan 2020
The home was spacious and had a huge yard. The furniture was comfy and the beds were awesome. The place was clean and had everything we needed. Thank you for opening your home to us. We will definitely be staying here again!
Carrie T. Nov 2019
This is a nice little house with a great fenced yard for a dog. The neighborhood seems nice and was very close to where my wife was working, being centrally located in South Lake. The home does have some deferred maintenance but nothing really detracted from our stay. The gas fireplace was great, having a washer and dryer was awesome and definitely PLENTY of room for just 2 people and 1 dog. We didn't even go into 2 of the bedrooms - we just used the master and both bathrooms. All in all a nice stay. Nothing AMAZING but definitely not horrible. If the owners are going to keep it as a vacation rental, it could definitely benefit from some simple upgrades that would make the stay much nicer.
Manager response:
Hi Carrie, thank you for staying in our home. We've passed your feedback along to our property manager, and we'll be looking into making updates to our home. We hope to host you again soon!
Graig S. Oct 2019
House was perfect in a quiet neighborhood and a large yard for our dog with comfortable beds and a well-stocked kitchen. My only complaint is the kitchen lacked “adult” sized forks and spoons.
We will be back.
Evan J. Aug 2019
Perfectly fine home for our needs. Photos and description accurate. Our visit was in the summer so I would have preferred a nicer patio with some kind of table and shade, but the photo was accurate. Everything else was a-okay! Good location!
Arcelia S. Jul 2019
We had a very nice experience, every thing was clean , I really liked the special hand soap that each room had , appreciated that
Thank you
michelle s. Jun 2019
The home is clean and cozy! We really enjoyed our stay here.
Vishesh V. Feb 2019
Nice and warm spacious house for Winters! Everything was organized. Very happy with the stay in this house.
John G. Jan 2019
This was a fantastic property. Very comfortable and quiet. We brought our dog and were very happy with the large fenced in yard. If you are looking for a quiet location close to all of the action this is it. I highly recommend this property.
John M. Dec 2018
Vintage 70s house like staying at mom and dads. Huge yard!! Really enjoyed our stay.
Pamela M. Dec 2018
Casa cómoda,muy buena ubicación
Anastaia M. Sep 2018
We stayed here in September 2018 and absolutely loved it. Cozy, clean house zdx lots of light, big backyard, the house has dishes, games, towels and so much more. Absolutely recommend!
Cecilia B. Aug 2018
Located in a very nice area close to everything
Brittany L. Sep 2017
This home was very cozy, felt like I was right at home as soon as we arrived and was able to relax ! Very close to activities and shopping in South Lake would definitely stay here again !
Terri C. Sep 2017
Very comfortable home in a quiet area near shopping, food and pretty close to stateline. Had a nice visit to Lake Tahoe and Virginia City. Loved being able to bring my dog, he had a good time too.
Cecilia B. Aug 2017
This is our second time booking with Vacasa at South Lake Tahoe, and we will do it again next year... thank you so much, houses are incredibles, beautifull areas, everything excelent!
Robert L. Aug 2017
Our family of six really enjoyed our stay! Very relaxing and quiet location close to everything!
Brendan M. Jul 2017
The house is nice and is in a great location, but the beds are completely outdated and need to be addressed for future guests. The other bad side of the house was that there was no AC or swamp cooler. Being Lake Tahoe I can see that really isn't needed but it was hot in the house and to top it off with sleeeping on lousy beds it made the stay uncomfortable.
Leland K. May 2017
The house is very clean and neat. All the amenities was fully stocked. The house has a new TV, DVD player, and Wi-Fi is available. Very close to grocery stores, restaurants, shops, and Casinos. Close to Hwy 89 to Emerald Bay and Glen Pine Falls. Fairly quiet neighborhood and fresh air. Big yard with lots of pine trees.
Bridget S. Apr 2017
Great place closevto everything could be a little cleaner
Sabrina R. Mar 2017
The screen on the front door was broken, wouldn't close. The front door itself- the lock sticks making it very hard to get in or out of- hopefully no one gets stuck in a fire. The master bedroom bed was lopsided and more than likely has a broken frame. There was a mouse trap in the garage with a rotting mouse on it! GROSS!! The kitchen is not at all 'Fully Stocked" with supplies, lots of little pots and pans but only one "bigger pot" to cook in. No blender. and the ONLY spice in the cabinet was Salt. Bring towels with you as there are NO extra towels only the couple they have hanging on the towel racks. Having extra sheets was nice, not that we used them, but there are NO extra blankets. It was so cold out and we didn't want to run the heater all night, ended up having to. The pillows are a joke! Bring your own. My 5 year olds arm is thinker than the pillows. Water pressure in the showers is GREAT! The appliances are very old and outdated, the whole house smelt of gas after turning on the oven. The fireplace is great but there where no instructions as to how to turn it off/on, finally found a piece of tape on the side of the fireplace that explains that the thermostat for it is on the wall. Check in time is at 4pm. We showed up around 4:45-5:00 and the house keeper was still there cleaning. She was there for a good hour before she left with a bag of sheets and the house key! Needing to take kids to the store and get dinner having no key was a huge inconvenience. Thankfully Vacasa keeps a back-up key. Overall the house was ok but defiantly not worth what was paid.
Manager response:
We appreciate this guest’s honest feedback regarding the opportunities within the home. The property manager will address all their claims towards a quick resolution. Once all items have been resolved, an update will be posted for this review.
Zack S. Feb 2017
Nice and roomy place close to the center of SLT. Don't think to cook anything with the oven because it does not work.
Michelle A. Jan 2017
Make sure if you go in the winter to check if the drive way isn't snowed in. If so be prepared to possibly do it yourself. Also make sure not to park or block the neighbors house across the street. He isn't too nice!
Bridget S. Jan 2017
My family stayed for 2 nights. It was great!!! Close to everything. The house had more than we needed. Will definitely stay there again.
Joseph D. Jan 2017
This place was just perfect! We felt right at home as soon as we arrived. The family room was so cozy and where we spent most of our time with the fireplace on. Loved the location and how close it was to Heavenly...just a 15 minute drive! I highly recommend this property and my boys already expressed wanting to stay there next time we stay in Tahoe.
Varinder S. Dec 2016
Everything was organized clean. Heater was working good in 4 degrees temperature lot of room had little issues to fill up air in the air mattress which was extra though there was lot of room 12-15 people there was no disturbance from any side I wouldn't hesitate to book this place again
Jeannette N. Nov 2016
This house is very clean. No smells and very warm and comfortable. Near all the major stores and attractions.
Would stay hear as long as price stays reasonable.
VICKY S. Sep 2016
The house is a perfect size for 3 couples and a couple of kids. Liked that all 3 bedrooms had queen or larger beds. Very convenient location.
Josika K. Sep 2016
loved the house & location.
Salena R. Aug 2016
Loved everything about this place I didn't want to leave and wish I could have stayed their forever!!
Bryan G. Jul 2016
Close to beach and casino. Nice location
Ryan N. Jul 2016
My wife and I and one other couple stayed here while we were in town for a wedding. The house is very dated but comparing the price to others in the area it was a bargain.

We didn't hang out at the house much as we were on the lake or at the wedding and it was a place to shower and sleep. It was perfect for what we wanted. Quiet street, street parking in the summer for the boat, and everything worked as it should.

We were happy and would stay here again for a trip.
Pam P. Jul 2016
Good stay
Gail K. Jun 2016
We stayed here for 3 nights and it was quiet and relaxing. We did not encounter any problems. In the tree next to the front door was a blue bird nest with three eggs that the mommy bird was protecting, the daddy bird showed up too! The house needs a little updating but nothing major.
Julie C. Jun 2016
Overall a great basic house. Nothing fancy but very comfortable and conveniently located. The neighborhood is very quiet and neighbors very friendly.
Susan A. May 2016
Property was a great size, lots of room inside and out. Very outdated decide which was not a problem, not looking for high end accomodations.
Every where you want in the property was grubby. Had to was all of the dishes before use. Didn't look at the bed the first night, just too tired. The following morning when I looked around, found the bedspread soiled, Had to wash it. And then had to wash every dish and utensil before use. 1/2 rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom and no spares! Ran out in 3 says and we spent little time there. The grill was a table too rusty charcoal grill, charcoal but no lighter fluid. The yard was full of fog feces and had to follow my grandson around as he played to make sure he didn't step in it. The bed frame in the master bedroom was broken and propped up with boards.
Worst of all was when I stripped the bed on the last day and saw the condition of the mattress. Yuck!!! Soiled and Gross. Plan to ask for my cleaning depisit back when i get back from my vacation for the cleaning I had to do
Manager response:
We are very sorry to see that housekeeping was so lacking for this reservation. We do have high cleanliness standards and will follow-up with the housekeeping team on our expectations.
Vadim D. Feb 2016
Overall it was an enjoyable stay, the location is very convenient. But there were a few issues with the cleanliness of the property and responsiveness of the host.
Erica B. Feb 2016
Having a washer and dryer and a garage was nice. Be carful with the front door because it jams and in case of an emergency it's better to use the garage door.
Manager response:
We apologize that the front door was sticking and will be sure to address this right away!
Thomas B. Feb 2016
If you are looking for a roof over your head with a heater and a large yard for the kids to play in, then this place might work for you. Beware -- many of the amenities are pretty dated and some are not functioning properly. Also, the cleaners didn't do the best job getting this place ready for us -- we found evidence of a large beer-pong party all over the house, used medicine containers, broken glass, an open pocket knife in the sofa. Also, the place has cable and VHS only (no DVD or blue-ray). And the cable package is limited so there isn't all that much to watch. Also, the TVs are old and have color/tint issues, and no internet access is provided. The one thing that we loved about this rental was that it had a large fenced in yard that was like a mini-snow park for our kids.
Manager response:
Thank you for sharing your review. We apologize that housekeeping did not clean the home to our standards; we will follow-up with the housekeepers regarding the matter. We hope you had a great time enjoying the area!
Patricia R. Jan 2016
Very cosy home!
Janelle E. Jan 2016
Our family stayed at this location in December, 2015. There were five adults total (three adult children). It is a charming three-bedroom, two-bath house in a very quiet neighborhood. The roads were plowed regularly for snow. The home had a nice gas fireplace with a thermostat. The kitchen was adequately stocked for cooking and had a dishwasher. It also had a separate dining area, living area, garage for two vehicles, which was nice due to snowfall while we stayed there. There were snow-shovels in the garage so we were able to clear the driveway easily. There were plenty of additional blankets for the beds, however the home stayed nice and warm and we did not need to use them. The washer and dryer were a nice amenity. The home has been very well kept. We had cable TV, there were some decks of cards and poker chips for evening fun. We would bring some games to play the next time we stay, but overall we were 110+% satisfied! The staff was professional, booking the home was very easy, and everything was well explained. The staff member that helped with the booking was so friendly. It almost seemed to good to be true! They have staff available after-hours in the event of an emergency. They had a notebook of the virtual guestbook on the coffee table that provided nearby activities, eateries, grocery stores, and much more. It was very helpful. We had printed this virtual guestbook which was provided in our confirmation e-mail, however, it was nice to have it available upon arrival. We would definitely stay at this location again and do plan to visit again this summer. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed this home very much. We can't wait to go back!
Shelly D. Dec 2015
Great house, great location. Loved the fireplace. LOVED the huge yard. Great for kids and pets. Tons of snow in the yard! My kids loved the bunk beds. They supplied tons of blankets and towels. The kitchen equipment needs some help. All the supplies were on the strange side. I would suggest bringing a large pot if you plan on boiling a lot of water. Bring a masher if you make potatoes. There were no coffee filters, but we left ours behind for the next guy. Also, there were no spices what-so-ever, not even salt. Again, we left ours but don't count on it still being there. Also, bring extra TP and papertowels.
Over-all a really great place, I would go back for sure.
Paul A. Dec 2015
We heard there was to be snow up in Tahoe and wanted to be there. Booked this beautiful home and great location. We enjoyed our stay and would love to come back on another Tahoe vacation! Thanks for letting us stay at your home.