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RHAPSODY at the BLUE - Classic Decor & Modern Conveniences - 2 blocks from Lake!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths. Outdoor Hot Tub. Mountain Decor. Well appointed.

"Rhapsody Lodge" is an outstanding mountain home (with WiFi & 3 DVRs) in a great location, half-way between Incline Village and Tahoe City, near recreational facilities and rental equipment in Tahoe Vista as well as Kings Beach. Nestled into a lovely alpine neighborhood, the large property is just 2 blocks above the lake with a sandy, shallow beach and small boat launch & kayak rentals in the summer. Six major ski resorts are within 15-25 minutes. Close to many good restaurants, Old Brockway golf course, and a large Safeway supermarket. North Tahoe Regional Park is several blocks away with 5 miles of hiking, public tennis courts, groomed cross-country ski trail and a sledding hill in the winter. Huge old growth cedars and pines are just up the trail from Rhapsody Lodge. Flat access to house in winter; no hills! Snow removal provided. Less than ten minutes to CalNeva, Crystal Bay & Tahoe Biltmore casinos. Driveway and garage are easy access from street.

The house is beautifully maintained and appointed with all the comforts of home. Upstairs are 2 queen bedrooms and 1 large bathroom with a shower and Jacuzzi bathtub. NEW HOT TUB for 3 is also downstairs on the back deck. Downstairs are 2 queen bedrooms and large family bathroom. Semi-private room with full-bed and powder room is also on the first floor. Laundry room is adjacent to the cheery, spacious, fully equipped kitchen. Dining Table will handle up to ten guests. Living room has 46' flat screen TV (with DVR) and BluRay DVD player. Three other TVs in house, some with DVR, DVD players, along with iPod docks. Special TV alcove for kids or young adults upstairs! All bed linens and towels are provided.

The 2-car garage is available, along with driveway, for your cars and small equipment. In the summer, the gazebo is comfortable to watch birds and squirrels, read or just enjoy a beverage. Fenced yard is great for kids and parties, with gas barbecue, umbrella tables, deck and the newly-installed, professionally-maintained 3-person Hot Tub.

Beautiful new gas-log fireplace in Living Room is operated by remote control, providing mountain ambiance and warmth that adds to the home's forced air heating. Sorry, no wood to chop, haul & burn!

Please note that over 70% of our renters are repeat clients!

Keywords: Outstanding Mountain Home in Moon Dune area! (Terrific Locale!) Within 2 blocks into an old-growth forest and 12-25 min. to 6 ski areas. Lovely & large 'cabin' that is very well appointed with the comforts and conveniences of home. Perfect for two families or three generations!

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Member since: 2010
Speaks english, Some Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 4, 2018

About The Owner

Gary & Marti Barmore discovered Tahoe Vista when Marti's brother and his family moved there over 30 years ago. It wasn't long before Gary & Marti fell in love with a Tahoe style home of their own on the North Shore! Gary liked the large garage and Marti liked the spacious kitchen. They added a second story in 1999 and have added other rooms and many amenities to provide comfort for their family and guests. While they still live in southern California, they visit their beloved second home regularly to enjoy and maintain its pristine condition. As for renting it to guests, Gary likes to tell people, "It's like we're running a Bed-and-Breakfast, but we're just not there to fix breakfast!"

The Owner purchased this house in 1989

Why The Owner chose Tahoe Vista

Classic Tahoe home, fabulous location, wonderful recreation and restaurants, wilderness and amenities nearby, easy access ... a no-brainer!

Walking distance to beaches and restaurants, quite neighborhood, flat access in snow, relaxing backyard in spring, summer and fall. New outdoor jacuzzi for 3-4 people.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As always, we had a fabulous time. Looking forward to next year already!
Jul 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Tahoe Vista, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , with sink off room with double bed & living room.
  • 3 bathrooms. (2 with tub & shower)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Bed (1) Two bedrooms upstairs and 3 downstairs.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Great location! Just blocks away to Lake Tahoe beaches, boat launch, 3-5 min. to Regional Park with public tennis courts, Old Brockway Golf Course, large Safeway supermarket, restaurants, casinos and more!


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RHAPSODY at the BLUE - Classic Decor & Modern Conveniences - 2 blocks from Lake!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Super hosts, super house , super location

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 4 adults and 4 kids enjoyed 3 nights here while skiing at Northstar! The house is very well set up and the hosts attention is exemplary! We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Rhapsody at the Blue was a perfect house to rent for our long weekend in Tahoe. The property was unique and the perfect size for the 8 of us staying there. It is in a great location, close to the beach and some of north lake's best restaurants. Marti and Gary were very helpful and have everything well organized in the home. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Have resided in Costa Mesa, California for over 40 years.

We will return!

  • 5 of 5

House was cleaning, well equipped and great location.

Owners were helpful and responsive to questions.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, Beautiful & Fun Week in Tahoe Vista

  • 5 of 5

Our family calls this the Winchester Mystery house of Tahoe Vista! We stayed here with another family and it had plenty of room for everyone. Had a great spot mid-stairs for kids to play games or read a book. So much outdoor entertaining area it never felt crowded. Close walking distance to beach and restaurants. Didn't want to leave :)...

  • Submitted: 6-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Neat, clean, welcoming and as advertised...close to all that we needed, especially the beach!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful location to relax the beautiful Tahoe Vista area!

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My party of 10 had a wonderful time here this weekend. The house was spacious and well-equipped, the beds were comfortable, and the owners were extremely helpful. We managed to fit all 10 of us in the kitchen making several dishes at once, which I was very much impressed by, and it was so easy to get into Tahoe Vista for groceries. We discovered the first night that the central heating did leave a few cold spots in the house, but sleeping with the bedroom doors a little bit open seemed to clear that up fine. Would love to return some time!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Brockway, at Hwy. 267, less than 1/2 a mile
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ranch House and Lanza's Itallian Rest. - 3 blocks
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
6 ski places within 15-25 minutes.
Nearest Point of Interest
"Rhapsody at the Blue" in Tahoe Vista, CA
Nearest Point of Interest
Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

There are several good restaurants and eateries nearby, along with a Regional Park with tennis courts, softball field, and nature trail. Bike Trails, sled hill, sandy beaches, ski resorts, and small casinos are all in close proximity too! Large Safeway grocery store, Golf Course and Rite Aid are also very nearby.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Tahoe Vista, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 17 2018 - Jun 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$223.6
Property Damage Protection C$100.94

Cancelation policy = Moderate. (30 days before = full refund; 15 days before = 50% refund; inside 15 days = no refund)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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