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May The Forest Be With You! Lovely Pine Views - HotTub! 5 TV's &WiFi!

Bedrooms 4
Space 185 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2000SF House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This fabulous west shore location in Pineland/Sunnyside is ideal for your summer vacation as well as a great winter retreat! Trailheads for Tahoe Rim, Ward Creek and other great trails are right here on your street. Add to this Sunnyside Resort, Firesign Cafe, Spoons, Kilner Park and Kent Beach and you have a winning indoor/outdoor combination! This home backs to forested greenbelt for lovely views through the French doors and from the rear deck.

The path to the Hot Tub is illuminated with rope lights along the covered walkway at night - enchanting! Enjoy private forest views while relaxing in steamy comfort.

The home sleeps and seats 8-10 people comfortably. For your entertainment and comfort, this house includes: a wood-burning river rock fireplace; a TV in every room to accommodate your viewing diversity; Netflix; Wireless Internet; a fully equipped kitchen with SS appliances; a laundry area with full-sized washer and dryer; and programmable Wi-Fi F/A heat. Two extra large upstairs bedrooms have desks, tables and extra seating; land line is provided to fill in the mobile phone reception gaps.

Tahoe is full of wildlife, which is fascinating to look at but maybe not so great up close and personal. For your peace of mind, the house is equipped with an unobtrusive and easily operated Zareba Animal Repellant electrical fencing system. With Zareba on the job, you can relax! There is also a bear-proof garbage building for your use.

Check out our Rates and Reviews; you'll be so glad you chose Ward Creek for your Vacation Destination at the Lake!

For more information: a very detailed inventory list; sample applications and leases; rules and tips; and instructions for the bear repellant fence.

Keywords: Sunnyside, Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Hot Tub, Spa, WiFi, ski lease, west shore, vacation rental, cabin, vacation home, vacation house, Tahoe rental, Pineland

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Sandy Matarazzo
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Sandy Matarazzo

Hello from Rick and Sandy Matarazzo! We've been coming to Lake Tahoe since the 70's and chose it as our full time home in 1987. We enjoyed summer and winter sports for many years, but in 1995 we left the snow behind to travel in the colder months and made our home available for skiers. We explored the country in our Beaver motorhome and in 2000 we settled in Arizona's Happy Trails Resort as our winter homebase. Rick plays Pickleball and Billiards and I enjoy working with Stained Glass. In 2011, we added Sunriver, Oregon to our summer itinerary. Now that we're no longer staying at Ward Creek full time, we'd love to share the house both summer and winter with folks who enjoy the Tahoe lifestyle!

Sandy Matarazzo purchased this house in 1987

Why Sandy Matarazzo chose Talmont

We love the entire Tahoe area, but we especially enjoy the Westshore. It's got the Old Tahoe feel to it, with small neighborhood grocery stores and more open space to enjoy. You can hear Ward Creek right across the street from the house. The home backs to conservancy greenbelt so you can walk out either the front and back doors to skiing and hiking trails. The home's on a nice wide street, walking distance to Sunnyside Resort, Spoons or the Firesign Cafe. You're only 5 minutes from town by car. This location combines the great outdoors with all the conveniences!

What makes this house unique

The Hot Tub has a roof over it to keep the snow off and can be accessed via a covered walkway in the wintertime; your view from the Hot Tub and the back door is unspoiled forest....there is plenty of open space to snowshoe or dish.....the attached two-car Garage makes it so easy to get into the house when the snow starts piling up.....and you have peace of mind that the bears won't invade your personal space because the house is protected by Zareba's Predator Repellant Electrical Fence.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Talmont, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Read entire Proposed Rental Agreement and "Codes, Tips and Tricks" for all terms and conditions.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Linen closet in bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Linens in bathroom
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa sleeper is a queen bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The house is equipped with a Predator (Bear) Repellant electrical system for your safety. The Hot Tub sits under its own roof - you can jump right in - no snow to shovel off! The Spa has a security lock for safety and to protect it for your personal use. The property backs to greenbelt, so you'll have a great forest view while you relax. Check our website at for complete information about amenities and a complete inventory list.


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May The Forest Be With You! Lovely Pine Views - HotTub! 5 TV's &WiFi!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Relaxing, Beautiful Home-Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, well stocked and cared for- spent 4 nights here with our family for Thanksgiving. Plenty of room to move around, quiet peaceful neighborhood. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the praise! We're always pleased when we can meet your expectations.
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing long weekend here. Walking distance to Ward Creek which was beautiful to visit and just relax to the sound of water over rocks. Just over a mile from the Lake. We walked down to rent boats twice! The neighborhood is super quiet and everyone waves at you as they drive by.

The rooms in the house are larger than what you think from the pictures. The backyard ambiance was perfect for BBQing and hanging out over dinner and drinks. We even caught the Perseid shower from the back deck. It was beautiful.

We had 10 people total and everyone absolutely LOVED the house.

My only complaint is that we didn't see ANY BEARS!! :)

  • Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that the house was everything you wanted! It sounds like you took full advantage of the Things to Do on the Westshore. Sorry about no BEARS...they're pretty smart and it only took a couple of zaps with the Predator Fence to take the house off the bear buffet route...sometimes we go driving around in the dead of night and find a few young bears near the creek. Thanks again for the kind words, come back again soon!
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san jose, California

Summer Getaway Haven

  • 5 of 5

We always love staying at this house. There is plenty of room for our large family. The bear fence gives us security and is easy to understand. The house is well equipped and cozy, especially when we have the sudden thunderstorm come through! We like the location close to restaurants, stores and the beach.

Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us again!

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the best praise of all: liking our property so much that you do a repeat performance! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and that the house met your needs and expectations. We always love to have you. Cheers!
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Los Gatos/Monte Sereno

Wonderful family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a three-generation family group of ten +dog, and this property fit perfectly for us. The house is impressively beautiful. The setting is very woodsy with what feels like infinity views of the forest from the back deck. Since my husband and I were providing this getaway, each adult sibling was responsible for preparation of one dinner, and what impressed everyone was how well appointed the kitchen is! Even baggies for your leftovers! Sandy has thought of everything! There is a doggy bag dispenser, and each room includes covers for the furniture so you can be worry-free about your furry family members. The bear barrier system is quite straightforward to manage, and provided added peace of mind. Our getaway was so lovely that everyone in our family was asking us, "Can we stay here again next year?"

  • Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always does my heart good to hear my guests have enjoyed the house and their vacation. You folks were particularly wonderful with your timely communications and positive attitude. Thank you so much for taking such good great care of property while you were there. We would love to host you again! Cheers, Sandy
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Perfect weekend getaway for Kids and Grandkids!

  • 5 of 5

This weekend getaway house was everything we could have hoped for and more! Clean, bear fence made it feel more secure, spacious, and very well stocked. We had everything we needed for meal preparations. And it was especially nice that my dog was able to join our kids and grandkids as well. Only suggestion to owners is screen doors would have been a big plus! It was warm weather and the bugs were out so we either left doors open and bugs allowed in or we kept doors shut and it got warmer in house. Overall a great weekend and we'll try to do again!

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City, CA

Family vacation in August,2015

  • 4 of 5

Well situated cabin with nice back yard and landscaping. We enjoyed the hot tub and gas BBQ as well as the large backyard deck. There is ample parking for 4 cars/boats. House is well equipped with utensils,chairs and good beds. House is dark and would be improved with better lighting for reading. Close to hiking trails and Ward Creek.

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Reno International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sunnyside Resort
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Amtrak Truckee
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 89
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Sunnyside Resort/Firesign Cafe
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

You can pick up The Weekly, the local guide to North Lake events and activities, for extensive information on what to do and where to do it.

Golf, boating and skiing are the major activities at the Lake. Some of these activities and sports will be dependent on weather conditions.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Talmont, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$301.08
Pet Fee C$96.09
Damage Insurance C$101.21
Damage Deposit C$384.36

Pets are considered on a case-by-case basis; if accepted, there is a pet fee, which is determined based on pet-specific information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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