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Lovely Updated Condo, Quiet Cul de Sac, Walk to Beach, Bike Path Outside Door

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,408 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Great Location Winter or Summer

This lovely four bedroom and 3 bathroom townhome is located in a beautifully maintained complex of Lake Forest Glen just a short distance from downtown Tahoe City. Although our room sizes are not large, the condo can comfortably fit a mix of 3-5 adults with 2-4 children, with no more than a maximum of 8 guests. The condo complex includes an adult swimming pool with a year round hot tub and sauna, a family pool with a tot lot and four tennis courts. Lake Forest Glen is located on the Lake Tahoe side of the main road and is within walking distance to either the Skylandia or Lake Forest beaches. The Lake Forest public boat ramp is less than 1 mile from our front door. You can bike or walk into town on the paved path that is just around the corner from our private cul de sac. Great hiking is abundant in and around Tahoe City and can be found as close as the meadow that is our backyard or a short drive to the west shore, Squaw or Donner Pass. For winter enthusiasts you are located within a 10 to 20 minute drive from from four major ski resorts including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood and Northstar. Tahoe XC Center is located less than a mile, right up the road or cross country ski in the meadow right out our back door.

Within our lovely updated condo you will find four bedrooms decorated in a cabin/cottage style. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, and en-suite bathroom with shower and a beautiful view of the meadow. The second guest room, 'the pink room' also has a queen bed and shares the main hall bathroom (which includes a bath tub/shower combination) with the third bedroom. The 'cowboy bunk room' has a double mattress bottom bunk and twin size top bunk. The fourth bedroom is located on the main level where there is a full bath with a shower. The fourth bedroom creates the perfect space for any guests that prefer to feel a bit separated from the rest of the group or others not wanting to climb the stairs. All of the upstairs bedrooms have cable TV. The main living area has a beautifully updated galley kitchen that includes a ten foot long granite dining bar, a dishwasher and a stacked washer and dryer on the far end. The kitchen is outfitted with all the small appliances, pots and pan and utensils that a chef would need.

Out the back door we have a large deck with a table that seats six, as well as other seating and a bench that runs the length of the deck. We also have a gas grill that can be used year round.

Tahoe City is such a wonderful, quaint, little town that is really a community. It is the only 'walking' town around the entire lake. Although our little town is less than a mile long, this town has everything a visitor needs. Beside the two grocery stores, a CVS and post office for convenience there are many recreational and ski shops for all your activity needs. You will find ski and snowboard rentals, ski clothing, bike, kayak and paddle board stores.There is a gym that faces out over the lake and several places to drop in on a yoga class, even right on the lake with a rented paddleboard! Others may be glad to find great clothing boutiques, art galleries, jewelry stores and T-shirt/souvenir shops. There are two interesting museums in town and the historic Fanny Bridge to view the dam that releases the lake water into the Truckee river. You will find several great pubs and restaurants located along our main street and right on the lakefront around the Tahoe City Marina and Yacht club. Every Sunday afternoon in the summer, you will hear the sounds of live music coming from the lake front at the free concert on Commons Beach. There is always a fun crowd of local families mixed with visiting tourists and children of all ages. All are enjoying lite fare from local vendors, picnics brought from home or barbecuing right on the beach. If you are not a skier or hiker you still will find endless fun things to do. Sightseeing is abundant in Tahoe City and the entire magnificent Lake Tahoe area!

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Tricia Scarcia
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

About Tricia Scarcia

We are Patricia and Larry Scarcia and we live in Glenwood, Maryland. Yes, that's right, Maryland. We own an excavating company that does small intricate jobs mostly in the middle of Washington, DC. Larry manages the work in the field and I take care of all the paperwork in the office. I also do home organizing and staging for real estate agents and specialize in helping seniors who are downsizing to retirement communities. We have three grown children and one spectacular eight year old grandson.

When our middle son moved out to the north Lake Tahoe area in 1997 we realized a second home in this beautiful area of the world might be a reality for us!

Tricia Scarcia purchased this townhome in 1999

Why Tricia Scarcia chose Lake Forest

In 1999 my husband and I decided to purchase a second home as an investment property in Tahoe City. Since we live in Maryland most of our friends purchased a second home at the beach on Maryland's eastern shore, but not us. As avid skiers we had visited our son in Tahoe and fell in love with the area and decided Tahoe City was a dream place to buy! We could enjoy the best of winter at the local world class ski resorts and the best of summer in this picturesque town located right on Lake Tahoe. We have enjoyed this condo for the last 18 years as we travel back and forth from the east coast. Our son lived in the condo on and off for many years with various roommates. Now that he is married and has a home of his own, we feel like we finally have the place to ourselves (when we are there). Unfortunately we cannot always be here, so we have decided to share our dream place with others who decide to visit the beautiful Lake Tahoe area.

What makes this townhome unique

We were so happy to find a condo with not just three, but four bedrooms and three full bathrooms in our price range (as there were not a lot of listings in the spring of 1999), we bought the condo site unseen on the advice of our real estate agent and our 20 year old son. We were quite trusting, weren't we?!?! As it turned out this was the perfect condo for us. The location in Lake Forest Glen is quiet and private being one of the few condos located right on the meadow with great views of the surrounding mountains. Most of the other condos within our complex do not a have as much privacy as our condo. Many of the units back up to the road or other units. A fourth bedroom on the main level is a plus that gives its guests extra privacy with the benefit of a full bathroom with a shower. There are very few, if any other condos for rent in Lake Forest that have three full baths.

The Lake Forest Glen management does a great job of keeping our pools clean, our grounds beautifully maintained and most importantly the snow cleared from our roads in the winter, so you can get out early to ski! As long distance owners Lake Forest Glen offered all the amenities any visitor or owner would want, without having to worry about any maintenance.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Lake Forest, California

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1408 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This bathroom is on the 1st floor across from a bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is the main hall bath on the 2nd floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This is the private master en-suite bathroom.
  • There are three full bathrooms in the condo.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 the 'pink' room has a queen size bed and TV.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , The bunk is double on the bottom and twin on the top and TV.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , There is a double bed and is located on the ground floor.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom has a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom.
  • There are four bedrooms in which three have cable TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
I have an excellent source for a local private chef. Contact me for information.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect Place for the weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this lovely condo, and it was just perfect! There was a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor by the kitchen and living room. Nice comfy fireplace. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the second floor. Lots of room and comfy beds for the most part. Only thing was that all the beds in the place were full beds, not queens which we didn't expect but for the weekend it wasn't a big deal. Kitchen was well stocked with basically anything you would need to make meals. It has a nice little deck with a grill. The best part was right in front of the deck is a huge open space, which was awesome because it was really easy to play in the snow. And the owner was very communicative, which I really appreciated. Instructions were very clear and easy. Perfect place, we really enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review, but I do have one correction. The master bedroom and the "pink" guest room both have queen size beds as in the condo description.
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family. Great location to get around in Tahoe and walking distance to the Sugar Pine Cakery (great bakery!) It was nicely furnished; kitchen was more than fully stocked. For us, having a first floor bedroom (so my mom didn't need to go up any stairs) was a huge plus. It really felt like a home away from home. The view out to the meadow was peaceful; we also walked to the lake (about 10 min) everyday. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 4-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental with beautiful meadow view

  • 5 of 5

Great rental, good location for exploring the lake by bicycle or car. We loved the patio with a beautuful view of a meadow. Kitchen was very well appointed and nice grill on the deck. My only negative is the Seating in the living space could be improved. We were 6 people and someone had to sit on the floor if we were hanging out. We brought a beach chair in :-). Overall loved the place and would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tahoe Condo

  • 5 of 5

Condo was as advertised. Great place for a small group and great location! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: 2-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and neat.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay with the family. Well maintained and excellent response from the owner.

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable family rental

  • 5 of 5

My Family loved staying at this Rental Home. There was plenty of room to relax and loved the three bathrooms. The condo is walking distance to the Lake which was wonderful. Patricia was great. She gave many suggestions on what to do while visiting. We would definitely recommend this condo to others.

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International

Lake Forest Glen is located just two miles from Tahoe City which is runs along the beautiful shores of Lake Tahoe. Tahoe City has all the conveniences needed during your stay. Restaurants and shops are abundant and always within the magnificent view of Lake Tahoe. The location is perfect summer or winter. Our condo is within walking distance to the lake and only a short drive from four major ski areas.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Lake Forest, California

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2018 - Jul 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$233.05
Damage Deposit C$665.85

We require a signed short term rental agreement as well as a signed confirmation of house and HOA rules.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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