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3 bedroom - Family Friendly, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

Winter is here...Snow is on the way, right?? keep praying for it. ...

come on up!

Our downstairs 3-bedroom condo is one of the closest to the community spa, it is easy access from the front door.

Our place is a prime location for all of your mountain and lake activities and has many of the things you want while escaping the daily grind. We offer:

-Hot tub just steps from the front door.

- an open area outside the front door where kids can play.

-a quick drive to stateline/casinos (one mile away from the casinos.)

- the condo complex has a very family friendly environment.

- peaceful atmosphere where you may rejuvenate.

- a 10 minute walk to the Lake

Friends, we are going into our 8th year of self management and like it that way. It allows us to have more control over things like being as green as possible, we believe in doing our part to help keep the environment in balance. We are doing small things like using biodegradable cleaning products on all the linens and using refillable dispensers throughout the place. We love using the awesome products by EO and we hope to make a small contribution to mother earth and inspire others to do the same.

By managing our own place, we also enjoy personal connection with our renters and pride ourselves on excellent customer service. We want you to feel like you've arrived home when you get to our place!

We purchased our place in 2010, and we couldn't be happier to share our little retreat spot with folks that are looking to restore themselves a bit. We brought in some color and accents that reflect the beauty & peace of the mountains to help settle your soul.

Because it's an older building, and we have kept the kitty feel - by doing so, we are able to keep our rates low and provide a retreat spot at affordable prices.

In addition - it is truly solid building so when the kids are in the back bedroom laughing and playing, you can enjoy the peace and quiet in the kitchen or dining room.

Our downstairs condo has a full kitchen - everything you need to make a delicious meal or perfect cup of joe. The openness of the kitchen, living room and dining room appeals to sense of community and family/friends hanging out and enjoying one another.

The master bedroom has a bath that sports a 60’s retro-tiled shower. The hall bath has a bathtub.

We have a small library of books for leisure reading and games for kids - big and small.

All the bedding & linens are included.

The lake is just a 10-minute walk from our front door and City Bus/Shuttle service is right down the street. You may walk to several different restaurants - including the best bakery in town - The Suger Pine Bakery.

There is plenty of parking out front.

More Details

Jnana (prounounced Gyana)
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Jnana (prounounced Gyana)

We love the mountains. It has long been a dream of my husband's to have a place in the mountains - and a few years ago, he managed to talk me into learning how to ski. Once I found myself in and on the mountain in a whole new way, his dream became mine and we decided to find a place that we could go to as a family and a place to share with our friends. In our excitement of having this new place we’ve infused it with our appreciation of the surroundings of the astoundingly beauty of the Sierra’s and now, we are throwing out a net, in hopes of finding like-minded folks that want what we want: A sweet mountain refuge. We hope you will relax, rejuvenate and be inspired when you stay at our place.

Jnana (prounounced Gyana) purchased this condo in 2010

Why Jnana (prounounced Gyana) chose Bijou 1

Our place, 'Bavarian Village,' really does feel like a little village. Built in the 60's, the design of the complex alternates the exteriors structure so they are not identical creating a bit of character, setting it apart from so many cookie cutter condo complexes.

We enjoy the town of South Lake and find the people are incredibly nice and lacking the city hussle-bussle that, sadly, we are accustomed to. We like it's laid back vibe and the kindness of the locals. The South Lake area has something for everybody whether you are looking for outdoor adventure, seasonal festivals, concerts, or gaming. It is close to the picturesque Emerald Bay and at least a dozen other lakes for hiking. And for winter sports, it is within 35 minutes of three ski areas and the Heavenly gondola comes right into town. Heavenly Cal-Side is only a mile away.

What makes this condo unique

Our downstairs unit is convenient to get in and out of. We like that we can keep an eye on our kids and our older guests don't have to hike up any stairs. It is quiet and spacious with an open floor plan so you can be in the kitchen, dining room, or the living room and not miss out on the action. Just as easily, those looking for some space can retire to one of the bedrooms in the back of the unit and get some quiet.

The gas fireplace can't be beat when it is chilly outside...sitting at the hearth, looking out the living room window at the pines just can't be beat.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Bijou 1, California

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has tile shower. Hall bath has vanity & bath tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) (has twin trundle below), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) (memory foam roll-away...cozy!)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
40' HD TV, great sound system for the TV + iPod cable to connect to system - so bring your iPod/phone


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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3 bedroom - Family Friendly, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.767857 based on 56 reviews

Comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Four friends and I rented this unit for a little time away. Although there was no snow, our lodgings were convenient to hiking, groceries, and everything else we needed. The hot tub is just steps from the unit. Inside are comfortable beds, a lovely gas fireplace, and thoughtful touches left by the owners.

I look forward to renting here again!

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay!

  • 5 of 5

The place was clean and spacious. It definitely gave homey feeling. Also, it was the closest unit to the hot tub so we got to enjoy it a lot during the cold winter nights. We would definitely stay at this place again when we come to the area.

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat and convenient location

  • 3 of 5

In general it is a nice stay. Location is good, 3 minutes drive to safeway. Two points: wish the indoor lights could be brighter; the anti-slippery pad in bathtub is very old and moldy.

  • Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calm and pleasurable stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at your home. We so appreciate you opening your doors to us.

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Jnana and her family for providing such a warm and well appointed space. My girlfriends and I enjoyed days and nights of cooking and laughing -- the concrete walls were great sound insulation too (though they gave cell phones a challenge). The property is located very conveniently, about half a mile from the lake and even closer to restaurants and some shops.

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for families!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here! The condo was wonderful and we had plenty of room for our family of 8. The pool was a hit with our kids and we were only a short walk to a great local bakery.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your family had a good time - please come back and see us again. The heated pool is fantastic under those tall pines - can't be beat.
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV 89502
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
The Brewery At Lake Tahoe, 3542 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Bijou Municipal Golf Course, 3464 Fairway Ave
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
The Brewery At Lake Tahoe, 3542 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Heavenly Ski Resort- Cal side
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Thomas F Regan Memorial City Beach
Car: recommended

The Bavarian Village Condo Complex is on a cul de sac, so there is not through traffic. Things are pretty quiet - yet from the front door, you may walk to the beach (10 minutes) or to a Brewery/restaurant in just a few minutes. Only a mile away is the hustle and bustle of Stateline - with live music, gambling, shows and lots of places to eat.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Bijou 1, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 16 2018 - Jun 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jun 4 2018 - Jul 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2018 - Sep 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$153.13
Damage Deposit C$204.18

$160 damage deposit returned after positive review from our cleaning crew.
PLEASE NOTE, holiday rates vary. Holidays include:
Christmas break, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
New Year's Eve & New Year's Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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