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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,089 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 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:
  • 1089 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 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
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 54 reviews

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful experience. We loved everything about it. Truly a memory making weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 23/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property/Best equipped cottage ever!

  • 5 of 5

Hard to find, but once you are there it's totally awesome--a historic building, patio from which you can watch the sun set over Lake Tahoe and everything you could ask for, the property is a real find.

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, immaculate, welcoming, fully stocked (with high quality wares etc). The owners have thought of EVERYTHING.

A peaceful nest to recharge ones spirit. Will definitely be back.

Thank you for sharing this piece of Heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy, charming, rustic but well maintained and clean cottage. Very nice location next to the lake.

  • 5 of 5

We were met on arrival by Matt, who manages the property, and shown around the cottage, the property and the adjacent lakefront. He was very friendly and helpful. The owner, Barbara also kept in touch on a regular basis, before and during our stay, to make sure we had everything we needed.

Very comfortable place. Both master suits were very clean and well stocked with towels, bedding, bath/shower supplies, and even a silver platter (literally) of goodies and surprises sitting on our bed when we arrived! There were tasty treats and wine/beer in the fridge, and fresh goodies on the counter- such a welcomed surprise after a long day of travel from the east coast. The cottage could not be more charming. Aged and rustic in all the right ways, modern only in the ways you would want. The kitchen is nicely appointed and well stocked with cookware, cutlery, dishes and spices, sugar, napkins, foil, etc so you do not have to buy most of "the small stuff." The outdoor grill and fire pit worked perfectly and were clean. The lighting is soft, with plenty of windows but have easy to use automatic shades for when you do not want the sun. Gas fireplaces in every room, each with their own temperature control. Plenty of seating, both inside and out, all of it very clean and comfortable.

New kayaks, paddles, life jackets were right outside the door. You do have to walk about 150 feet to the shore to get a good view of the lake, but the cottage has nice partial views and and nice wooded setting. I would definitely come here again!

  • Review Submitted: 22/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical Property! Amazing hosts who made Rockwood Cottage feel like our own!

  • 5 of 5

Rockwood cottage is a magical property!! Our hosts made us feel welcome and set up a Easter Egg hunt for our boys since we were staying Easter weekend. We can’t stop talking about this place and we are planning on booking again over the summer. This definitely an annual winter/early spring trip for us. Great property, great hosts, and great time!!

  • Review Submitted: 22/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very impressed!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment I stepped through the door I knew this place wasn't like anywhere I've stayed before. The amount of charm and detail was all thought out to make the stay away from home for any visitor an exceptional one. The pictures of the place are amazing but definitely don't do the place the justice once you see it in person. Absolutely charming and the best place I've ever stayed in Tahoe. We were welcomed with great instructions on how to use everything available to us during our stay and had wine and fun little treats waiting for us once we walked in the doors. I highly recommend this home to anyone who enjoys the cabin setting with a modern feel. I for one don't want to stay anywhere else when I visit again. Thank you for the wonderful experience. Five stars

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: 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$215.68
Property Damage Insurance AU$106.49

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.