Charming Riverfront Tahoe Cottage

House - Entire home/apt · River Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, United States
Your host, Windy
9 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

This 3+BR/3BA house is centrally located and backs up to the Truckee River. The bedrooms (2 w/queen beds, and 1 w/2 fulls) are well-spaced for privacy (no common walls), 2 have en suite bathrooms.

There is a bonus sitting room upstairs for extra crash space, with a daybed sofa and a twin rollaway bed.

Access trails to National Forest and to Lake Tahoe directly from the backyard or less than 10 minute drive to Stateline casinos and Heavenly Ski Area, 30 miles to Kirkwood. Relax on the back deck and enjoy views of the meadow, river and Mt. Tallac. Critters spotted in the yard to date: chipmunks, squirrels, jays, woodpecker, bunnies and a small red-chested bird.

Walking distance to grocery stores and cafés. Mini golf across the street.

Kitchen goodies include waffle iron, crock pot, french press. All new appliances.

In the spring and early summer, float down the Truckee River from Meyers ( 7 miles away) in your kayak or raft and land at the house!

Other Things to Note

South Lake Tahoe Vacation Rental Permit #007055

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 8
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $3200 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • My friends and I visited Windy's cottage for a weekend writing retreat. We truly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend!

    (1) Great location. You're close to the main road and minutes from everything you need, but the inside of the cottage is so quiet, you can't even tell.

    (2) Unbeatable view from the dining room table. The photos don't even do it justice. If you're a city dweller like me, you might get lost looking out the window at the meadow, the river, the mountains...

    (3) Plenty of space. We were a group of nine, and some of us write better in solitude. Fortunately - between the bedrooms, upstairs common room, deck, and living room - the cottage had ample room for personal writing time.

    (4) Windy is a stellar host. Her house instructions were thoroughly helpful, and everything from check in to check out was clear and convenient. We even had an issue at the very end of our stay that required Windy's attention (one guest accidentally backed into the garage door!) and the way Windy responded said it all. She met us at the cottage within 30 minutes and was both professional and empathetic.

    My friends and I are hoping to make this little writing retreat a biannual event, and if we return to Tahoe, we hope that it's to Windy's.

    June 2014
  • Windy was easy to communicate with and her house was clean, spacious, and unbelievably picturesque with the river in the backyard. The house comfortably sleeps many people. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you Windy!

    June 2014
  • Windy was super nice and always replied quickly to all our emails. The house is wonderful - comfortable, well decorated, clean and with great views! The location is very convenient too. There you'll find everything you need and the instructions are really clear and detailed. We really recommend this house if you are going to Tahoe. Thanks, Windy!

    May 2014
  • Windy was a very accommodating host, and we really appreciated her professionalism and responsiveness. The house was charming and we loved the view of the river out back from the deck and dining area.

    May 2014
  • Great space for everyone to rest. Close by to highway and it's not too loud. Nice view from the patio. Very quick reply. There was a down time with the wifi. Overall, good place to stay. Thank you Windy...

    February 2014
  • Windy was a great host and made the booking process easy and accommodating. Her home was pleasantly spacious and the view was amazing. I would highly recommend booking especially because her home is in a prime location and lends itself to be a great vacation home with the amount of activities offered nearby. For the price and location, you won't find anything like it.

    November 2013
  • The River house is exactly what we needed for our family gathering in the South Lake Tahoe area. It was easy to find, and in a great location with a beautiful view of the river and meadow beyond from the back of the house, but conveniently located near the main road outside the front of the house. The house is walking distance from bike rentals, hiking and biking trails, and grocery shopping. It is well kept and well stocked with linens and towels. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and serving. We really appreciated the preparations that Windy had in place for us. Overall, it was a great 5 days. We highly recommend the River House!

    September 2013
    Response from Windy:

    Thank you, Linda. I hope you can come again soon!

    September 2013
  • We had a wonderful experience at Windy's cottage. The location is great, the view is amazing, and the hospitality is top notch. We felt like we were staying in a five star hotel. In addition, Windy was very responsive to all communications, always responding within a short period of time.

    August 2013
  • The place is clean and convenient to everything. the little creek behind the house is fun to explore with kids.

    It was well stocked for the most part. Would have been nice to have handwash soap in all bathrooms and perhaps some kleenex. We had a great time though! Thanks.

    June 2013
    Response from Windy:

    Thank you for the feedback--I will make sure to have those stocked in the future!

    June 2013
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Born in Oregon, raised in Colorado, and have lived in California most of my adult life, I love the outdoors, cycling and good food.
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