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

Bedrooms 2
Space 101 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 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 few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Rebecca Jennings

My husband, Aaron and I, dreamt for years of owning a cottage at Lake Tahoe. Well, this past Father's Day, 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. The former owner Rosmarie, is as charming as her Rockwood Cottage. We struck a deal and closed on July 30, 2014. The Cottage has a long history of repeat guests and we fully intend to welcome all of the Rockwood guests year after year. We do plan to do some updating of the kitchen and bathrooms. . .but it is perfect the way it is!

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, who just turned 2!

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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • 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!
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
  • 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 43 reviews
Roswell, GA

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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Very Nice People + Comfy Home

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed personally and were provided drinks that we liked. The house's history was fun to learn about. The gadgets and controls were nice, but it took us some time to figure them out. We were told about them on arrival, but we soon forgot. Stay here. It is a nice location. It is comfortable. The lake is three minutes walk, if you are slow like me. Nice fireplaces. Nice fridge and washer/dryer. Thanks for the snacks. Five stars. Thank you for suggesting the boat ride on the Dixie. It was very worthwhile.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Overall, wonderful stay. Great property and location.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything Was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The very friendly owner, greeted us at our check in to the cottage. The ambiance was so welcoming ... music, candles, cheese, chocolate, choice of drinks (that she had inquired about ahead of time, as to our preferences). The cottage itself was updated chic with the rustic cabin feel that you want to experience in a stay at Lake Tahoe. Loved how an old sheepherder's cabin was incorporated into the cottage addition/renovation. Lots of interior texture ... stone walls and floor, wood ceilings, faux fur, etc. Loved the cozy atmosphere. We cooked our own breakfasts and dinners in and found the kitchen to be stocked with very nice dishes, utensils, pots and pans ... everything we needed. The cottage was very clean, which is a high priority for us and our friends that we shared the cottage with. It's a short walk down to the water's shore, although there was no beach because of the high water this year with all of the rain and snow. All in all, a perfect place for a perfect little vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 16/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richardson, Texas

A Little Gem

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this place! First of all, it is a beautiful getaway with everything you need, except meals. Just show up and relax! The beds are very comfy, the showers are wonderful, and there is even a washer and dryer. We were supplied with wine and bottled water, and some yummy snacks. The building itself is a marvel. As a rockhound, I was thrilled to discover that jasper and turquoise could be used as building materials! There are inventive and comfortable! little seats made of rocks built into the patio wall. I am still smiling.

One can see the lake hear the lake from the back deck and from the open windows in the house. It's a 2 minute slow walk to the shore if anyone should want to feel the lake. Take along the kayaks and have a great time.

If that were not enough, the owners are kind and quickly responsive from afar to immediate surprises and needs. Rebecca above and beyond the call of duty to help with our unexpected difficulties.

I am sure we will be returning, and I think anyone would feel the same way!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Woodlands, Texas

Amazing Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have used VRBO for our vacation rentals for years. This cottage is our all time favorite. We shared the place with another couple and were pleasantly surprised that both bedrooms were "masters". Everything in the cabin is top quality from the bed and bath linens to the kitchen appliances and outdoor grill. The location of the cabin - on the east side of the lake - was one of our favorite things. We could drive to busier areas but the hiking, kayaking and beaches were right out our door. We used the kayaks that came with the cabin every day as well as the private beach. The hosts - Rebecca & Aaron - could not have been nicer. They were easy to reach and always available to answer a quick question. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 25/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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$208.74
Damage Insurance AU$129.16

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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