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Award Winning Alpine Lodge; Romantic Executive Estate

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,850 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Garnered most votes for BEST DESIGNED HOME IN N. CALIFORNIA, from the American Institute of Building Design, FOR 2009.

This ROMANTIC Award Winning North Lake Tahoe EXECUTIVE RETREAT is for those who desire themselves and their family & friends to be in a palatial and delightfully splendid home both inside and outdoors! Imagine immersing yourself in all of the finest that life has to offer and you'll find yourself in our home. . . .

We are within 2 MINUTES TO A BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN SANDY BEACH that's great for the kids! The shallow water makes it warmer & safer than other areas around the lake.We are WITHIN 20 MINUTES OF virtually EVERYTHING!!! All snow sports - motorized and human powered, restaurants and gaming, and the Truckee-Tahoe Airport (45 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport). NORTHSTAR - THE BEST FAMILY SKI RESORT IN TAHOE - IS LESS THAN 9 MILES AWAY! The REGIONAL PARK is just a few minute's walk away, on a trial through the woods. It's great for kids & adults! Tennis (lighted), Handball, Soccer, Baseball, Mtn. Biking, hiking, par course, disk golf & BBQ's. In the winter, there is cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling & sledding.

SPACIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL! Our *2,850+/- sq. ft. lake-view, 3 bedroom/3 bath and loft home is available FOR THOSE WHO DESIRE ONLY THE BEST FOR THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!

An overview of the home provides 2 master suites (One master has a king bed with a jacuzzi tub having filtered lake views, One master has a queen bed); the 3rd. bedroom has a full size bed, with a claw-foot tub in the bathroom. Each bedroom has its own attached bath. The loft has a reading nook/sleeping area which is very comfortable, extra long & wide. There is another special bed in the loft, as well, which sleeps someone 5'-7' and smaller.

There are 2 touch start beautifully romantic deer-creek green slate fireplaces with full hearths and rock surrounds.

Throughout the home there exists various hand-crafted furniture & a log bed, all designed and built by the owner.

The home's GOURMET KITCHEN is a cook's delight, replete with 6 burner stove-top, spice drawer (with all the spices), oven bank with warming drawer, dedicated wine storage, spalted maple cabinets, granite counter-tops, stainless-steel appliances, pullout pantry and recycle drawers. Our home is WELL STOCKED WITH spices, sweeteners, teas, baking goods & pans, flour, cooking oil, Ziploc bags, etc - VIRTUALLY ALL THE INCIDENTALS!

We know your vacation is precious, so we courteously supply the small things - SAVING YOU TIME - so you can enjoy being with your family and friends, instead of running around doing errands!

Log accents abound throughout the home; most logs are harvested directly from the site, complimenting the vertical grain Doug-Fir and Peach travertine floors.

Wi-Fi, High-Def TV w/DVD, (no cable or satellite).

We offer our home to those who can and will appreciate it, while caring for it in the spirit of how we designed and built it. This is a PET-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, DRUG-FREE & SHOE-FREE HOME, (NO EXCEPTIONS).


Keywords: North Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental, Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental, Tahoe Vista Vacation Rental, Romantic Executive Estate, Award Winning Alpine Lodge

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David Hopp
Member since: 2010
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May 23, 2018

About David Hopp

I am a 2nd. Generation Master Builder, Architect, and a very happy father to Kylie.

I began my career very early under the mentor-ship of my father, Robert Hopp. I started working with my father at an early age, always knowing I would grow up to design and build the best and most beautiful homes, remodels and additions possible.

Bob, as most people called him, had a very strong work ethic. He took a great deal of pride in the work he did for others, always putting forth his best efforts and treating people fairly. Whether it was building a bench or turning out a 100,000+ sq. ft. industrial complex, his “do it right & get it done” attitude built him a reputation that preceded his arrival on the job site that wasn’t measured in minutes, but by miles.

Clients who hired him knew in advance that when he made them a promise, he fulfilled that promise. And what I remember, most of all is that he loved it. Every minute of it! He loved the challenge of “getting it done - on time, and done right.” He was gregarious and hard working, almost to a fault. He loved to entertain. Current events, political commentary, and conversation were probably second only to his love of the written word. And his love for the written word was eclipsed only by the love we saw demonstrated towards Lois, his wife and my mother. He did so much for his family, and friends. Because his parents left this world when he was still very young, he understood, first-hand, how important family is, what it means to have one, and be part of it. As it is said, “The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree,” and I gleaned many wonderful attributes from working with dad.

These are the cornerstones, from which I fashion my life, the business, and fatherhood.

Outdoor mountain sports, woodworking, and poetry are my avocations.

For more info regarding the professional side, on the web, go to: david design and development. com

David Hopp purchased this lodge in 2004

Why David Hopp chose Tahoe Vista

This is our home, in North Lake Tahoe, and after 30 years of living in Tahoe, it was the ambiance of this community that captured our hearts, and its proximity to ALL the activities in which we like to participate.

What makes this lodge unique

A unique connection to ALL of life through the unparallel home's finishes, artwork, hand-crafted furniture, and poetry created by the owner, and what lies beyond the doors of this home and its superb location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"I can't imagine anyone wanting to leave all this."
Feb 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Tahoe Vista, California

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Bring slippers. NO SHOES ALLOWED.
  • Cancellations receive a refund of the security deposit, and the cleaning fee - provided we haven't cleaned the home prior to your arrival.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub has a filtered lakeview; steam shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Oversize tiled walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Claw-foot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , upper master, fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , lower master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , upper bedroom
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Timeless Architecture. This is how a Mountain Home is supposed to feel: not too big, not too small - just, aaahhhh....


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Award Winning Alpine Lodge; Romantic Executive Estate
average rating of 4.769231 based on 27 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA

A perfect home for our snowy getaway

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the snow awesome, but so was this home! The home is cozy, but spacious. We enjoyed the fireplace with the perfect view of the snow outdoors, as well as the lake. We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen, but were close to many other eateries if cooking isn't your thing. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 26-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga, California

Very well maintained house

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice views and very comfortable stay. The kitchen is well stocked, great amities and Dave is super helpful !!

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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No Shoe Rule Taints a Good Time

  • 1 of 5

Let me begin by saying I & family have stayed in numerous VRBO / HomeAway / other vacation properties, have experienced an array of owners & their particulars. We've had all positive experiences in our stays, never lost deposits & always left on good terms.

David owns a nice property and we were excited to spend some quality, family time in the property. My first impression of the 'high' (in excess of four figures) deposit & no-shoe rule should have deterred me from booking with this owner. My wife & I also have a no shoe rule in our home; as did our other guests. We all believe this is best way to easily maintain one's home & avoid damage & tracking-in unwanted debris into our homes. Essentially, we all easily complied with the no shoe rule...for 99% of our stay. Our 20 month-old had pushed a plastic LEGO box (provided by the owner) on the floor & scuffed the finish in a few places. These are scuff marks to the finish & not scratches to the finish or wood. The owner's reaction is to withhold our entire 'four-figure' deposit. This is an EXTREME reaction to some scuff marks which can easily be buffed-out of a small area of a 2850 sq foot property. The owner is stating the ENTIRE floors need refinished due to these scuff marks and 4 sets shoe prints...REALLY!? Further, while the floors are nice they are far from perfect! Lastly, are these floors even appropriate for a vacation rental?

The owner also doesn't appropriately / sufficiently supply the property. For example, there was no shampoo / conditioners in bathrooms, few linens & we ran out of dishwashing detergent on our 2nd day. Sticky notes on drawers directed us not to use certain drawers. We had no access to the garage, which would have been 'nice' for a winter rental given snow & unpacking one's vehicles. Especially given the no shoe rule.

This property is advertised as a 'premier' lodge and the price is reflective. However, mattresses, linens, bedding, glassware, flatware etc., were reflective of much inferior lodging.

The owner isn't forthcoming about the property either; he doesn't clearly state you have no access to the garage. Further, he didn't advise, until arrival, that he'd be staying on-site in adjoining area.

In summary, we won't be staying at this property in the future & won't refer to friends / family. I don't believe this owner should have this property in the vacation rental pool nor the owner because of unrealistic expectations, strange habits & tired facilities.

  • Submitted: 30-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, while the damages caused weren’t created with malicious intent, the way you're resolving it feels like it is. Virtually everyone’s provided 5 star reviews and now our home deteriorates to a "tired" facility of 1 star from the previous guest's stay to yours? Some statements in your review are False & Slanderous: 1. We did not refinish the entire 2,850 sq.ft. of flooring, nor even the entire wood floor areas of the home. 2. We did not withhold your entire deposit. 3.a. Our rental agreement, which you accepted, clearly states that "The Garage, Office (4th. bedroom) and Art Studio (Separate Space, sometimes occupied occasionally) are not included as part of the rental property, or the aforementioned sq. ft. calculations of the home." b. You were informed there was no access to the garage. c. You were informed the Art Studio was/could be occupied. d. I stayed the first night and awoke early to clear the driveway and brush the snow off your vehicles, so you could drive away at your leisure, without having to do anything whatsoever. Since it wasn't supposed to snow any subsequent nights, I left for the remainder of your stay. Is this what you refer to when you say I have "strange habits?" Yes, I guess it's strange to receive service like that these days...isn't it? Check the other reviews, you'll see you're not the only one for which we performed that service. 4. "The owner supplied the box of Legos." Also state that it was the adults, in your group, that picked that box up, carried it downstairs and placed it on the great room floor where your 20 month old was at liberty to push it around the floors, which created the damages in the first place. 5. About the sticky notes - mention that is was only in the one master bathroom and that you had two other drawers available for your use, as well as the two areas below the sinks. 6. We asked you to "find another place to stay for any of your future visits to Tahoe because of the damages your party created.” That is why you’ll never stay here again. Your inattentiveness to abiding by simple rules and common sense tainted your good time. Is abiding by the rules and having common sense an "unrealistic expectation?" After being informed of the damages, your email response carried veiled threats, (about getting more of your deposit back than the repairs cost or you'd write a bad review). Lying about our agreement, and speaking poorly of our home, in your review, speaks volumes about your intent.
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A great week in Tahoe

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on the North shore of Lake Tahoe. The home was clean and well appointed for our week there. The owner, David gave us a detailed tour of the home so there were no surprises. The kitchen was amazing with all of the appliances working and required pots and pans to satisfy any chef. The only reason we did not rank it a 5 star score was because the there was no cable or satellite TV so we missed enjoying our morning news. We also wish there were some beach towels and chairs to use as well. David was a life saver in helping us jump start our battery on the rental car too. Definitely a great guy to rent from.

  • Submitted: 5-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pete, I'm glad I was there to help you with your car and charge your battery overnight, so you didn't have to spend 1/2 a day driving back and forth to exchange your car for another one. It is dismaying to be docked a star for not having cable, when it is specifically stated, up front, in the rental agreement for your review before making and paying for a reservation. We purposefully have no cable for the TV (only DVD's) so our guests can focus their time on being with family and friends. We're glad you enjoyed your stay here and that you took such good care of our home.
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Wonderful home, great for kids!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in David's wonderful property for two nights with four adults, two toddlers and a baby. We loved it. In particular, it was great to be able to use some of the extended collection of toys that David has (books, games, puzzles, little kitchen, even a small slide). The staircases are a little dangerous for the kids, but ok under adult supervision - and David made sure to warn us about them. There is also a hill for sledding in walking distance of the house. Would definitely recommend this for families with small kids!

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway home!

  • 5 of 5

Well our experience in Lake Tahoe was fabulous. David's home was everything as advertised and more. We really felt like we were in a vacation home, inside and outdoors. Perfect layout for spending time with your family. In a great location in Tahoe Vista, close to numerous restaurants, a supermarket, quiet neighborhood and just a few blocks from the beach and great hikes. Location was better than I imagined.The attention to detailing of the entire property was evident the moment we arrived. The property is clearly well maintained and ready for us to enjoy immediately. We were greeted by the homeowner and he gave us a great tour of the house and amenities. Simply a beautiful mountain home I'm sure you would enjoy as much as we did!

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Rustic Lounge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Rustic Lounge
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sandy Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
North Lake Tahoe Regional Park
Nearest Point of Interest
North lake Tahoe Fire Lookout
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Speedboat Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Crystal Bay Boulders
Nearest Point of Interest
Martis Peak Lookout
Nearest Point of Interest
Sandy Beach

A BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN SANDY BEACH IS 2 MINUTES AWAY. It is VERY KID FRIENDLY! They can wade out quite a ways before it becomes deep. Our daughter (now 11) LOVES it, and has since she was a toddler! Awesome Hiking, Mountain Biking, Snowmobiling & Dirt Bike Trail Rides (Motorcycle) from the doorstep of this North Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental!

NORTHSTAR is only 9 miles away.

Climbing: indoor, outdoor, rock & ice.


Rates & Availability

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

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$379.9
Damage Deposit C$1,931.7

We do not offer last minute discounts, so please don't ask.
Do not ask if you can bring pets, or smoke.
Cleaning $295
No Refunds, except for Security deposit. Cleaning fee will be refunded provided we haven't already cleaned the home prior to your arrival.
Please call me @ 530.320.7797, if you would like clarification.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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