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Rejuvenate Your Soul At This Quaint, Peaceful, Tranquil Lake Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 101 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cozy, quaint stone traditional Tahoe cottage. . .the lake only steps away!

Rockwood Cottage will provide you with all of the solitude your heart desires. . .yet you are only 10 minutes from any activity of your choice! Two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms provide ultimate privacy for guests. Enjoy the mountain air, your beautiful protected cove on the Lake, kayaks, boogie boards for the little ones, the front deck for family fun. The cozy living area includes the kitchen with a bar area opening to the living room and dining room ~ allowing families and friends to gather and enjoy good company, good food and great togetherness!

Rebecca Jennings
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, german, spanish
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Rebecca Jennings

My husband, Aaron and I, dreamt for years of owning a cottage at Lake Tahoe. On Father's Day 2014, we were tooling around the Lake with our Zillow apps working overtime on our phones. We saw the listing for the Rockwood Cottage and had to see it! We drove immediately to Zephyr Cove and peeked in the windows. . .and it was love at first sight. This was our dream Tahoe Cottage.

A little about us. . .my husband hails from Seattle, Washington, and works in the technology industry. I was born and raised in Alabama and moved to Nevada in 1988 to attend the University of Nevada. I then pursued a legal career and retired on August 31, 2014, from the mining industry where I served as Vice-President of Human Resources and General Counsel to a publicly traded gold mining company. I am now (happily) a full time mom to our Sweet Caroline!

Rebecca Jennings purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Rebecca Jennings chose Zephyr Cove

My husband is an avid (and accomplished) skier - and, yes, our 2 year old started skiing at 17 months old! I, on the other hand, well....I can't ski very well. But. . .I can lay on the beach until there's no tomorrow. . .so, Rockwood Cottage was a perfect vacation home for us: 10 minutes from Heavenly Ski Resort and 75 feet from a private beach/cove!

We love Lake Tahoe - the air, the mountains, the trees, the crystal clear water, the seasons, the nearby attractions!

We are grateful for our blessings and the opportunity to own Rockwood Cottage and hope to carry on the legacy that Rosmarie so lovingly built over the last 20+ years.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with Rockwood Cottage because of the beautiful stone and rock work. . .the original structure was a sheepherder's one room cabin. It remains as the master bedroom to this day. When we peeked in the windows when we were looking for the right and perfect place - I first looked into the master bedroom and saw the stone floors. It was PERFECT! We then walked down the little path to the beach and just stood there in awe - imagining Caroline growing up on that beach and in that Cottage. It was simply perfect for us and we would love to share it with you and your family!

Our first family photo as owners of Rockwood is depicted above - we toasted on the beach! Please join us! We would love to have you and your family as our guests at Rockwood!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Zephyr Cove, Nevada

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 101 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note this is a NO SMOKING, NO PET vacation rental! Please also take note of the cancellation policy! Thank you!
  • Do not book if you have more than 4 guests. If you do, your reservation payment will not be refunded.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bedroom Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom With Fireplace - 1 large double bed
    Guest Bedroom - 1 large double bed
  • Master ~ A cozy, quaint master bedroom has your own private gas fireplace and an en suite bathroom. Lake views from the bed are very peaceful. A small closet, too! Guest Bedroom - on the opposite side of the Cottage from the master bedroom is a guest bedroom also with an en suite bathroom. This allows for ultimate privacy for guests.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming


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Rejuvenate Your Soul At This Quaint, Peaceful, Tranquil Lake Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Cozy and nicely equipped house

  • 5 of 5

Charming and cozy place, nicely equipped and very clean with good separation of space between the two master bedrooms. Nice peek view of the lake from the living room and bedrooms. All of the houses in this neighborhood are very close up to one another but, once you're inside, you wouldn't know it. We didn't see or hear anyone other than ourselves. The only thing I thought was missing was a 'house guide' of some sort to answer what must be common questions about all the techno-gadgetry (multiple tv remotes, multiple blind remotes, multiple thermostat settings, remotes for sound systems, etc.) All in all, a lovely stay -- would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place! Very nice owners!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fantastic. Matt did a great job getting us in the place. Everything was better than expected.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We couldn't believe the attention to detail. Even the plush towels were wrapped with twine! Rebecca left tons of delicious snacks and even a bottle of Veuve Clicquot for us. She also had special little gifts for celebrating the New Year.

The location is perfect too. There is a great hike right across the highway to go watch the sunset over the lake. The lake is just steps from the house. It's a great place to stay any time of year.

We didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 14/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 3 spent the week of Christmas in this great place. Rebecca ( the owner) went WAY above and beyond to prepare the property for our stay. The entire place was decorated for Christmas with extreme attention to detail. LED candles lit all around the place were beautiful. She made sure to find out what we liked to drink and had it waiting for us as well as an assortment of snacks. We have stayed in many VRBO places but have never experienced an owner putting so much effort into making sure we enjoyed our stay. If 2 bedrooms works for you (there is also a large sectional you can sleep on) you cannot find a better place to stay while in Tahoe. Place is easily accessible, has tons of character, and extremely comfortable to simply hang out in. Cannot recommend strongly enough!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pure Magic!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is "wow"! We stayed at Rockwood Cottage for a "pre-holiday" Christmas vacation and could not have been happier with our choice. From the moment we entered the cottage, we were just blown away. The pictures on VRBO don't do the place justice. Every square inch is expertly decorated, the finish-out and appliances are top drawer, and the hosts have excellent taste. The real stunner, though, is how thoughtful the hosts are. They literally think of everything and go out of their way to make sure that your stay is extra special; so many wonderful treats and surprises! We were very moved by their heartfelt hospitality. Our stay was absolutely perfect! A note on location: it's the best. You are about 15 minutes from the Village at Stateline (Heavenly), yet the area is completely serene and quiet. There are walkways down to a private beach. Grand! Whether you are a family/group of 4, a couple looking for a romantic getaway, or a singleton looking for a great escape, this is the place!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic, historic cabin with TONs of character

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lakeside cabin in Tahoe to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The core/original structure was, I believe, over 85 years old (made from local wood and stone). It has had an addition put on which stayed true to the original character of the cabin to make it a very comfortable place for two couples or a family of four.

From inside, the exposed stone and original wood as well as recently added solid wood beams made it an extremely unique and inviting environment. The owner (knowing the occasion) filled the cabin with LED faux candles and rose petals! Who does that, right??!! It was a fantastic and thoughtful touch to a one of a kind cabin.

As it was right at the lake on the Nevada side, we actually walked out and sat on the small beach to watch a sunset in our pajamas. The weather was also perfect that week.

No matter what, this cabin will be a quaint and unique setting. For a special occasion for two, it is absolutely remarkable!

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Edgewood Golf
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Heavenly Ski
Nearest Beach
. . .a cove in the front of the cottage


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$203.89
Damage Insurance AU$100.67

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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