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Spectacular Smuggler's Cove

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Smuggler's Cove

A Lake Tahoe Landmark. One of a kind, ideal for entertaining,

superb boating, panoramic views of Mt. Tallac and the Sierra

Mountain range.

Brilliantly designed by renowned architect. Richly detailed with decks, patios, outside spa, 2 fireplaces, bar, wine cellar, pool table. All areas lead to gourmet kitchen with room for the whole

party. 2 min stroll to beach. The fourth bedroom/sleeping area is located in the pool table/game room area and is a perfect place to put the kids or

any single guests.

Summer and Holiday rates and requirements vary.

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More Details

Robin Twining
Member since: 2000
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Robin Twining

Robin Twining

Robin Twining purchased this house in 1993


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Tahoe Keys, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum occupancy day or night is 8. If you have visitors or are renting more than one house in the area the max occupancy day and night is STILL 8.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 full baths for each sleeping space plus a powder room on middle level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , 2 Queen Murphy beds
  • HI, There are 3 bedrooms with 3 kings 4th sleeping area on the 1st floor with 2 queen murphy beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fabulous views, 2 kings 3 queens, 41/5 baths, hot tub, 2 fireplaces, wine cellar, bar, 4 sunny decks, short walk to beach, private boat dock, BBQ, Bicycles, 5 TVs


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Spectacular Smuggler's Cove
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Old Times and Adventures

  • 5 of 5

Hi Robin/Rosmarie

My Brother ,Lamar , visited us this past weekend en route to his Colorado property where he is building a cabin. As is the case when family gets together ,we reminisced about "old times " and adventures.

The subject of our Lake Tahoe trips came up and we had a most wonderful time recalling the days/nights spent at Smuggler's Cove and Stonehenge.

The likelihood of our ever returning as a family unit is slim but I just wanted you to know that the times at your amazing homes and your personal warmth and hospitality are among the best our family has ever experienced .

I know it may sound strange,but there is something almost magical or spiritual about our vacations experiences we had there.

Maybe its a combination of the beauty of the place ,the fact that family is "together" with much laughter,relaxation and adventure all melding together.

In any case ,many thanks for you just being who you are and providing the service and caring that you do.

Peace and Blessings,

Geoff M

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2012
  • Stayed: October 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Geoff, It has taken us a little time to respond to your review because, quite honestly, we get teary-eyed every time we read it. Your kind words have touched our hearts and have made us count our blessing for being able to open our homes for folks like you. We sincerely hope you and your family can find your way back someday.
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  • 5 of 5

The open layout is very inviting and brings friends together. Having a private dock for our boat was also very convenient! I have no complaints and would highly recommend Smuggler's Cove!

  • Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

Loved this house, had everything we needed and more! Bikes and Kayaks to use, beautiful spa on the balcony and even a flinstones shower on the top floor :)

It's in a great location, close to Emerald Bay and Pope beach. Would recommend to all.

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southwest, USA

Beautiful property in the Keys!

  • 5 of 5

Lake Tahoe is beautiful and having a place to call home for a week in the Keys was amazing. The views of the mountains and all the boats in the keys made for a picturesque setting and a great vacation. The house was really interesting and unique. Multiple levels and lots of decks meant there was a lot of space for our family of 8 and we never felt like we were on top of each other. We enjoyed using the kayaks and rented a boat for a few days, so the dock came in handy too. We also had a lot of fun playing pool and ping pong! There are lots of TVs throughout the house also, and while we didn't spend very much time watching TV, it was nice to have the option of having the news on or sports on and the kids can still watch cartoons in a different room.

The only suggestions/items that could use some attention- there are a few bikes in the garage which would have been great to use but the rims are bent on every bike. Also, a blowdryer or two would have been appreciated in any of the bathrooms (we didn't bring any as they usually are included in rentals we have stayed at- but no biggie- we went and bought two from kmart.) Overall, we had a great time at Smuggler's Cove and would stay again if we return to the area. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI, Blow dryers are included. Thanks
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Benicia, CA 94510

Amazing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent my wife's birthday weekend with our entire family at this amazing property. There was something for everyone from our 9 year old granddaughter kayaking in the cove to the rest of our crew being entertained with fishing, paddle boarding, lounging on the deck, hitting the casino, or just enjoying the property. Thank you Robin for sharing your unique treasure. We hope to do it again soon.

  • Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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our stay at your home

  • 5 of 5

Robin and Rosemarie, My family and I want to thank you for opening up your home to us for the holidays!

The stay was beyond our expectations....Everything was perfect. The home was stocked with anything and everything we could have asked for and beyond. We went in the hopes of creating family memories, your home afforded us to do that in a warm, inviting comfortable setting. Thank you again for opening your home to our family. Happy New Year to you both Shary

  • Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary



Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 29 2018
6 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$386.34
Damage Deposit C$386.34

Holiday rates vary

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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