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BOOK JULY 4 NOW! TAHOE! HEAVENLY VALLEY sleeps 10, hike, backs to forest

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,300 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Exquisite custom 5bd, 3 ba home! Hot Tub, privacy, views, backs to forest

Enjoy our beautiful, newly remodeled luxury home 3 miles away from Heavenly Valley. Located off Upper Kingsbury, our home backs up to the lush woods of the Toiyabe National Forest and Kingsbury North Trailhead. Breathtaking mountain and woodland views out all of our 41 windows and glass doors.

HUGE magestic dining table easily seats 12 people. 2 fully equipped kitchens (one on each level). Only 5 steps for Grandpa or Grandma to enter from the garage - and then no steps at all on main level (3bds, 2 baths, kitchen, laundry, dining, sitting room, living room - deck, hot tub). Downstairs are an additional 2 bedrms, bathroom, theater, kitchen, ping pong table, mud room, and 2nd laundry room.

For prices (from $600 to $900/night season and holiday dependent) and minimum stay (from 2 to 5 nights) scroll down all the way- past the reviews from people who have enjoyed our home. This home is PERFECT for multi-generational family vacation.

Out-the-door access to the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Stage Coach lift to Heavenly’s Nevada side only three miles away makes our home an excellent choice for summer or winter fun, whether it is hiking, mountain biking, off-roading, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, skiing, or boarding.

Our home is beautifully appointed and we take great pride in creating a warm, comfortable environment for discriminating guests, with thoughtful details such as beautiful hardwood floors, Tibetan area rugs, granite and stone counter tops, and art work throughout. Ours is most definitely not your typical rental home and we would love to think of you as a return guest who treats our place with the utmost care.

Beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished in “sophisticated rustic” style, our home is 3200 sq. ft. and sleeps 10 comfortably. We have a heated 2-car garage with additional parking in the driveway and street. Our place has 5 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a sitting room, 2 fully stocked kitchens, 3 bathrooms, 2 laundry rooms, a mud room, a dining room with a spectacular chandelier and beautiful hardwood table for 12, a central fireplace, a game room with Ping-Pong table, a 70-in. theater-style HD TV with DVD and THX surround sound, and a deck with hot tub, gas grill, patio furniture, and picturesque surroundings.

The master bedroom has a king size bed, in-suite bathroom and a 46-inflat screen HD TV with DVD. Three other bedrooms have queen size beds. The fifth bedroom has two twin beds (also large flat screen at the end of the bed!) . There is wireless, high-speed internet throughout, with the internet connected to the 70-inch and 46-inch TVs for streaming video downloads. The built-in sound system has an iPod dock and provides multiple zones, including the back deck, that allows different entertainment for different rooms.

The wooded lot has 10 ft. boulders and nearly fifty trees, nicely spaced to provide both privacy and beautiful views.

We are in an ideal location. Looking out our back windows, you would think you are in the middle of the wilderness. We are connected to miles of hiking trails with spectacular, panoramic views of the mountains and Lake Tahoe. Yet you have all the modern appliances and conveniences expected by discriminating guests and you are only 3 miles from the ski slopes and 5 miles from the casinos, night clubs, theaters, concerts, restaurants, stores, and beaches of South Lake Tahoe. Beach communities surround Lake Tahoe on both the Nevada and California sides. Nevada’s capital of Carson City is only 30 miles away and the international airport, hotels and casinos of Reno are only 60 miles away.

Keywords: ski lodge, chalet, Heavenly Valley, Stateline, Zephyr cove, Heavenly, South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, Kingsbury, Hiking, Ski, hot tub, sleep 10, custom home, table tennis, forest views

More Details

Shari Malone and Bob Kozma
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2018

About Shari Malone and Bob Kozma

We are Bob and Shari, a young retired couple who live in San Francisco. We are both well-educated and were accomplished professionals in our careers. We are international travelers who enjoy the world's premier cities and cultural sites, as well as multi-sport experiences in mountains, forests, and deserts. So we are equally comfortable in a tuxedo and gown as jeans and hiking boots. The Tahoe property is our second home and we would love to share it with you.

Shari Malone and Bob Kozma purchased this chateau / country house in 2011

Why Shari Malone and Bob Kozma chose Upper Kingsbury

Lake Tahoe and the surrounding mountains are among the gems of the world, offering beautiful vistas and challenging physical experiences. We love being 3 miles from the ski slopes and walking out our back door to the Tahoe Rim Trail and endless forest. Shari particularly loves waking up to the magnificent beauty out our 5 windows in the master bedroom. We also love the tranquility and privacy.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

After a challenging day of skiing through the trees off of Heavenly's slopes, we love sitting on our deck or steeping in our hot tub while sipping wine and watching the sun set behind the wooded mountain in our back yard. We think you will, too. In warmer months, we love our morning aerobic challenge of hiking to the top of the mountain in our back yard and returning for breakfast within an hour.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The quality, appointments, detail, location, attention - was all fabulous.

They are fussy who stays at their home, and I don't blame them. Worth the extra effort - Our family has never found a better VRBO.

Wonderful for family gathering. Walk out the back door and you are on wilderness trails.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Upper Kingsbury

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 full bathrooms. Master bath has separate shower and tub, double sinks. Guest bath has shower and tub combination, and two grooming areas. Downstairs bathroom has separate toilet room, huge shower with dual shower heads, very large grooming area and mirror. 2 complete laundry room near the bathrooms.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) King bed in master bedroom., Queen size Beds (3) Queen bed in each of three other bedrooms., Bunk Beds (1) Set of twin bunk beds in 5th bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
46' HD TV in master bedroom and 70' theater HD TV with THX surround sound in 2nd living room both connected to DVD and internet for streaming video; all lights on dimmers for maximum mood lighting; exquisitely decorated with top of the line custom furnishings and hand woven area rugs from Tibet and India over hardwood floors; all new double pane windows; separate climate control for each floor; 2 kitchens; 2 laundry rooms; mud room; 3 bathrooms (3 showers and 2 tubs); extraordinary forest views from every window; private and traquil: all finishings and furnishings done to the highest quality.


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(12 traveller reviews)

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BOOK JULY 4 NOW! TAHOE! HEAVENLY VALLEY sleeps 10, hike, backs to forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
El Granada, CA, USA

Lovely home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had in Shari and Bob's vacation home! They obviously put a lot of thought and detail into the amazing remodel. The house is cozy yet also bright and spacious. There are great areas for everyone to gather (dining table, living room) but also plenty of space to spread out (which is needed with four teenage girls!). The downstairs area was fun with the ping-pong table and massive tv. The hot tub was enjoyed as well. We loved the location as it was close (a mile or so) to the Stagecoach Lodge and lift and also a short jaunt to town for shopping, dinner, etc.. A short walk out the back brings you to spectacular hiking trails! Shari and Bob were very pleasant to work with. Overall, we had a wonderful vacationing I highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: 13/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Years 2016 Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

So, I am back on VRBO to find a next destination for this coming Xmas & NY eve getaway and realized I had not reviewed this incredible property that was shared with us last year(my apologies to Shari & Bob). First off I'd like to mention that Shari and Bob are amazing homeowners who have put so much love, attention and detail into everything they had put into their vacation home. Everything from large dining room table, living room and bedroom was very comfortable. in addition there is basically a second home w/ full kithcen downstairs with playroom that was very convenient. Outdoor Hot tub & Grill perfect compliment to our getaway. Very well maintained and cared for! Close enough for getting into town and anywhere else you would like to go.

Photos do no justice to the beauty of the home and where it sits up on the mountain with incredible views in all directions. I would 100% stay at this property again, wish we were going back to Tahoe again so I could.

A big Thank you to Shari & Bob!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This home is not your typical vacation rental. It's apparent that the owners love and use this home and because of this it's very well stocked and extremely comfortable. The location can't be beat, right at the end of the neighborhood and close to the best hiking trails! It was so quiet and beautiful, we wished we could have stayed longer. Everything works as it should, great hot tub on the back patio, nice TV's, well stocked kitchen, comfy chairs, beds and sofas, high end linens, etc. We would definitely come back!

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family destination Christmas 2015

  • 5 of 5

Our family decided to embark upon our first destination Christmas in 2015. I began searching for our home away from home in March of 2015 and was so very pleased to find this beautiful home in Lake Tahoe. To say the least it was a very magical Christmas with the beauty of the home, the wonderful snow and being with Family. I would highly recommend this property to anyone searching. The owners were a joy to work with and I can not express how beautiful and comfortable it was to be there for 5 days and nights.

  • Review Submitted: 10/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Friends getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great time up in the woods!

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our family just loved this spacious and well appointed home for our annual gathering!!

The wonderful hiking trails just out the front door, the abundant natural light, ping pong area, open deck and hot tub, well appointed kitchen areas and convenient access to downtown were all there.

Don't miss the evening outdoor Shakespearean plays at Sand Harbor!!! Best Ever!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Downhill skiing, jogging trails, Off-road trails.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Upper Kingsbury

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
15 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Low Season Fall
1 Oct 2018 - 19 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
20 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter
26 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday Season
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
Ski Season 2018
3 Jan 2019 - 17 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$67.37
Refundable cleaning fee AU$404.19
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,212.57

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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