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Charming And Cozy 3 Bdrm/2 Ba Cottage Near Ski Resorts

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3bdrm/2ba Home-sleeps 8 Affordable For 2 Families To Share-resorts Close By

This charming 3bdrm/2ba home is located on a spacious 1/4 acre lot just 2 miles from famous Camp Richardson beach and resort. Vacation Home Rental Permit #004875. Surrounded by miles of tree lined bike trails and hiking trails. Short drive to Emerald Bay, Fallen Leaf Lake, Heavenly Ski Resort and casinos, Homewood Ski Resort and sierra at tahoe.Great restaurants less than 10 minute walk. It is located on a main road that is snow plowed regularly for easy access and short walk to convenient bus service. It has a 2 car garage w/remote control access. Our vacation getaway was built in the 1950's and has been beautifully renovated with an updated warm, cozy feel. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a queen bed.There is an additional bonus room with a twin bed and a futon bed in the upstairs living room.The cottage has a wood-burning fireplace in the downstairs family room and a romantic electric fireplace in the upstairs living room. There is a large flat-screen hdtv, dvd player and a large deck overlooking the backyard. Our children have enjoyed years of sledding in the backyard on the small hill. It features a separate dining room with double french doors opening to the back deck-perfect for family meals!

The kitchen is well stocked with stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, and almost everything you could need. :)

We have tried our best to create an atmosphere that is relaxing and memorable. Tahoe offers so many options for fun activities! Fall is perfect for hiking,walking on the beach and enjoying the gorgeous lake and mountain views, golfing, horseback riding, etc. Winter and early spring is the perfect time for skiing, snowboarding, sledding, snow-ball fights, comfort food and fantastic restaurants. Summer is wonderful for picnics on the lake, hiking, biking, jet-skis, swimming, boating, and all seasons provide breath taking views of the beautiful mountains and lake tahoe.

This home provides a perfect space for two families to enjoy. Upstair has its own bedroom, sitting room and full bath.

More Details

Lana Richardson
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About Lana Richardson

My husband and I met almost 30 years ago in a beautiful, red, 2 story cottage in South Lake Tahoe, very similar to our vacation home. I had flown to Tahoe to attend a friend's birthday and he was one of her roommates. We fell in love that weekend(I know, still hard for me to believe) and were married less than a year later. 14 years ago we were actively looking for a vacation home and I saw the listing for our vacation home. I called my husband and told him that it was so similar to the home in which we had met,and although at that time it needed a lot of work, we bought it and it became a labor of love. It has been the center of so many happy family memories. Our children are young adults now and our middle son married young and we have four beautiful grandchildren. They have helped us create another generation of wonderful family adventures. We hope to share our home and help other families create happy memories to last a lifetime.

Lana Richardson purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Lana Richardson chose Y Area

My husband and I fell in love almost 30 years ago when I was visiting Lake Tahoe was a romantic choice for our vacation home.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is unique in the 1950's design and architecture. It is different than many of the cabins nearby with its cottage themed decor instead of all wood interior. Interior design is my passion and I am drawn to the eclectic warm and cozy feeling of cheerful colors that seems to take us back to a simple, family based lifestyle. For the knotty pine fan, we still have one room that holds true to that theme. Best of both worlds!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Y Area, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bonus room w/twin bed and additional futon bed? Pack n play available.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming And Cozy 3 Bdrm/2 Ba Cottage Near Ski Resorts
average rating of 4.375 based on 40 reviews
San Francisco, CA

Perfect Winter Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We love, love, love this rental the moment we set foot in it! Lana's cottage had the beautiful characteristics of an older yet updated home with a unique layout. Our 3 daughters (12, 10 & 6) felt the upstairs area was a magical hideaway with plenty of room to play and explore. The surrounding grounds is such a winter wonderland with a large backyard to sled around and build snowmen. This rental was more than we had hoped for. Lana was so helpful, pleasant and quick to reply with any questions. The love and care she puts into her cottage is felt and evident throughout. We truly can't wait to come back:)

  • Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your kind words and for being such a pleasure to work with. I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Old houses can be truly magical, especially for children because they are usually more open with their imagination. It sounds like you and your family are similar to mine in our appreciation of the unique architecture and the history that welcomes you in older homes. We hope that you all will be able to visit again soon. :) Lana
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Great location great property

  • 4 of 5

my family was pretty please with the condition of the house and the location....

we enjoy every single minute at the house cozy real cozy

  • Submitted: 8-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, illinois

Cozy place!

  • 4 of 5

The property was very much as described. Cozy and charming. The beds were indeed very comfortable. The host was very responsive and everything worked well. The interior could use some fresh paint on the walls and ceiling. The only con is the house is right on the main road and the driveway entrance is a bit tricky but once we got the hang of it, it was fine!

  • Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rebekah, Glad that overall you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the feedback on the paint. Reminded me and motivated me to make a trip up to start painting again. I am here now and decided to paint the kitchen a linen color since I got a new sofa, a new area rug and just had new cushions made for the family room and it now has a beach cottage feel. I posted the new family room furniture and am really happy with the look. :) The kitchen is taking me 3 days to paint, so will post pictures when it's done. I will tackle a room at a time thoughout the summer when I have an opening in between reservations.
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Very beautiful

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time here with family very large place plenty rooms with garage aswell if needed only minutes away from stores location is perfect great place to enjoy a weekend.

  • Submitted: 3-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good stay

  • 3 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights. The overall stay was good. Our check in time was 4pm and we arrived at 4:05 and the maid was still there cleaning. Not a huge deal. We just went to the store to get some supplies first. I guess we were the lucky ones that experienced the first warm weather of spring where the critters and bugs started to come out. The first night we saw a couple huge carpenter ants in the master bedroom on first floor. Some were dead in the corner but then we saw some actually crawling on the wood walls and they were also crawling in the bed. That was enough for me to not want to sleep in that bed. We also saw mice droppings under the bed but never saw any mice during our stay. We did notify the contact and owner and she just explained this is what happens every spring. I get it and I was very understanding and didnt request anything. I have stayed in many cabins in the woods in the start of spring and never seen these ants inside the homes. I was a little surprised that I was expected to just deal with it though. If I was the owner, I would have gotten an exterminator out there the same day. I also read they can bite but the owner assured me they do not. Each day more and more ants would venture into the other rooms and then reached the upstairs. We sorta just got used to it. The house in general is cozy and lovely. The house is located on a big busy street and it is difficult to pull out of driveway as there is a blind spot. No front yard, but a big unfenced backyard. However, there is a huge estate home directly behind the house and they can see into backyard and into home which makes it not very private. Overall we had fun but were uncomfortable because of the ants and backyard. Everyone is different so if you don’t mind these things then you will love the home.

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lacey, So sorry that you had that experience with the carpenter ants. As soon as the snow melts each year, we have them exterminated. Unfortunately you arrived right at this time of year, because the guest that left right before your stay did not mention it. You contacted me on Easter Sunday and as soon as our plane had landed for our vacation to celebrate our daughter's Master's Degree, I called you. I apologized for the inconvenience and offered to send my housekeeper out even though it was a holiday to help. We do not spray any chemicals to exterminate while a guest is in the house, but we did address the problem as soon as you checked out. I did give you the 4th night for free and did also offer to refund the cleaning fee. I work very hard to ensure that my guests have a pleasant experience and I'm sorry that yours was not.
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Amazing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing getaway. The house was beautiful and there was a nice blanket of snow throughout the backyard, making for great scenery. The beds were comfortable with plenty of blankets to keep us warm, and the house was supplied with all of the essentials for cooking, cleaning, and bathing we could need on our getaway. Thank you Lana for the amazing experience, we will be happy to come back for more getaways.

Thanks again,

The Zaramskas Family

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tiffany, I am so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. It sounds like it was lovely! Our home has been a constant labor of love and it is really nice to hear the positive feedback. Helps to make all the hard work worth while. :) Lana
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Y Area, California

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$131.45
Pet Fee C$65.73
Refundable Damage Deposit C$262.9

Ask about 4th Night Free in Fall and 5th Night Free in Winter -Non Holiday

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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