The Essence of Tahoe

Luxury Lake View Just Steps to Tahoe Lakefront/Beachfront

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Accommodates up to 12

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The Bigger Essence of Tahoe

Luxury Home with Hot Tub/Pool Near Lakefront/Beachfront and Skiing

6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18

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Tahoe Rental


2 Great Locations, 2 Great homes

Out of about one million vacation homes on TripAdvisor ours was picked as one of the TOP 10 LUXURY homes worldwide. Our Home was FEATURED in an article titled "10 extravagant ski lodges that will bring your vacation to the next level". Here are a couple of quotes from the article "We teamed up with TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals to find 10 of the best high-end rental properties you can take advantage of this winter", and "At The Essence of Tahoe, a home in South Lake Tahoe, California, guests can enjoy two master suites with unobstructed views of the lake. "

Here is what our guests are saying.

"We have never had such a relaxing vacation in the 30 years we have been married! Thank you Hutch for an amazing experience! Summer Dream"

"Stunning home and Stunning Views!!! The photos do not do this house any justice!"


"If you are looking for an amazing property to spend some down time with family or friends, I highly recommend this property."

"The eighth wonder of the world has been discovered this place is AMAZING; it is beyond luxury with high-end everything"

"Tahoe Luxury at its Finest"


"Best Rental We've Ever Stayed At"

"Fantastic Lakeview House"

"If you are visiting Tahoe and don't stay here you will truly be missing out."

"Tahoe luxury at its finest. The house has everything you can possibly need"

"What an amazing house for family/friends/loved ones to celebrate special occasions in luxury and style"

"Absolutely Beautiful!"

"Awesome Beach House"

Amenities – Bigger Essence of Tahoe

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Amenities and Accommodations for The Bigger Essence of Tahoe

Accommodations:  6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths (sleeps 18)

This is our newest home and it is an incomparable family compound of 6800+ sqft of luxury, pampering and entertainment for your whole group cost over THREE MILLION DOLLARS. For shorter summer stays inquire and we will inform you if we can accommodate you for an extra charge. Six bedrooms, sleeps 18, including four private suites for group togetherness yet privacy, 5.5 bathrooms including two steam showers and two Jacuzzi tubs, theater/family room, 1285 square foot game room with pool table ping pong darts, gourmet fully equipped kitchen with 2 dishwashers Miele built in refrigerator Dacor built-in Drawer Microwave and Viking Stove/oven, 9 high definition TVs throughout the estate, a second expansive living area/family room, laundry room with two high-end washers and two high-end dryers, large entertaining outdoor decks with hot tub and BBQ/Grill, three fire places, electric window shades, automated lighting, high tech music/speakers, heated bathroom floors with two steam showers and two Jacuzzi bath tubs to pamper yourself in two suites, 6 car garage, wine cellar, on two thirds of an acre for entertainment and relaxation for all ages year round. Look no further than one of Tahoe’s most exquisite estates.You will be within 2-10 minutes from the casinos, dining, beaches, skiing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, canoeing, paddle boarding, shopping and the world famous absolutely stunning deep blue waters and mountain views Tahoe has to offer. Our home’s location optimizes all the unique attractions Tahoe is world famous for. This luxury estate captures the year round relaxation and recreational aspects of Tahoe conveniently located only minutes away. There is something for everyone here. Please note the furnishings in the photos have changed. Our home can host up to 18 guests, our beds can sleep up to 18 guests.

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Our private luxury home offers you four private suites, two large family rooms plus a 1200+ square foot game room, allowing your group to enjoy each other’s company while staying in the comfort of your own private space. A hot tub, pool table, ping pong, darts, games, 9 TVs and many other amenities ensures entertainment for kids/adults of all ages.

The street level has a dramatic entry, huge family room, living area, large entertaining deck including an outdoor grill, a gourmet kitchen fully stocked for the most discriminating chef/cook with Viking Top of the line stove/oven, two dishwashers for large groups’ cleanups as well as a large built-in refrigerator. The dining room includes an extra built in ice machine. The laundry room includes not one but two high-end washers and two high-end dryers plus another refrigerator.


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For those guests traveling during the summer, Lake Tahoe boasts a variety of nearby beaches. Round Hill Pines: Tahoe Blue Wave, H2O Watersports, Lakeside Bar & Grill, tennis courts, heated pool, picnic tables, live music in the summer. Sand Harbor: Fine white sand and rock formations. Bliss State Park: Stunning views of the lake, rock formations, great spot for camping. Angora Lakes: hike to sandy beach w/ shallow water, rental boats and sailboats. Zephyr Cove: Best volleyball, 500-passenger vessel, 36-passenger catamaran, grassy area for groups, water sports and sunset bar. Pope Beach: Excellent for families, shallow water, picnic tables, grills. Emerald Bay Beach: Great for hiking and boating. Meeks Bay: Great family atmosphere, hiking, general store and snack bar. Other summer activities include biking, golfing, fishing, rafting, and tubing.

Another major draw for Lake Tahoe is the gambling. Here is a rundown of the nearby casinos all within just a few miles of the house. MontBlue: Several entertainers, Planet Hollywood Restaurant, and Nero’s Nightclub. Harveys: Recently merged with Harrah’s, Four Diamond Property, a variety of gaming options. Harrah’s: Perhaps the best known of the casinos, several restaurants and lounges and fabulous views of Lake Tahoe. Hard Rock Casino Resort: Originally the Sierra Tahoe where Elvis Presley performed, hosts many summer events and houses a movie theater. Lakeside Inn & Casino: Friendly staff and favored among locals and tourists alike. On the north shore, you’ll find Cal Neva Resort Spa Casino: A top-rated resort with gorgeous views of the lake and mountains. Hyatt Regency: Located in the High Sierra Mountains, private beach and 16 ski areas. Tahoe Biltmore Lodge and Casino: State-of-the-art slot machines and a variety of other games.

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Our Vacation Rental Features

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 18 people


  • 5 Bathrooms,
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Suite Bathroom 1 – toilet , shower , jetted tub , Steam Multi-head Shower, heated floors
  • Master Suite 2 Bathroom – toilet , shower , jetted tub , Steam Multi-head Shower, heated floors
  • Bathroom 3 – toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 4 – toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 5 – toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 6 – toilet , One of a kind faucet and sink


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Master Suite #1 – 1 king , Fireplace and electric blinds
  • Master Suite #2 – 1 king
  • Master Suite #3 – 1 queen , 1 sleeper sofa , Includes Living Area with TV, bathroom and Fridge
  • Master Suite #4 – 1 queen , 1 sleeper sofa , Includes living area with TV, Fridge and bathroom
  • Bedroom 5 – 2 king beds , Includes TV
  • Bedroom 6 – 2 king beds , Includes TV


  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Arcade Machine


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Pool / Spa:

  • Hot Tub

Nearby Attractions:

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Shopping
  • Casinos
  • Sightseeing
  • Restaurants
  • Kayaking/Conoeing
  • Marina
  • Sailing
  • Boating
  • Waterskiing
  • Parasailing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Biking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Downhill/Alpine Skiing
  • Ballooning
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sledding/Tubing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Cinemas/Movie Theaters
  • Live Theatre
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Ponds
  • Recreation Center
  • Miniature golf

Leisure Activities:

  • Antiquing
  • Bird watching
  • Eco tourism
  • Gambling casinos
  • Horseback riding
  • Outlet shopping
  • Paddle boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic drives
  • Sight seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Local Services & Businesses:

  • ATM/bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical services

Nearby Sports & Adventure Activities:

  • Basketball court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice skating
  • Jet skiing
  • Mountain biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water skiing
  • Water tubing
  • Whitewater rafting






5 Star Reviews

5-star-rating Very Luxurious, Elegant and Comfortable
I had stayed at luxury rentals before, but this place is AMAZING; it is beyond luxury with high-end everything. It comes with beautiful furniture, luxury carpets, interactive media, gorgeous dining room table/chairs set, and many, many more. Our family really enjoyed the luxurious, clean and fun “castle”, as the kids called it. The property includes the main house, two in-law unites and two HUGE garages. Amenities include hot tub, pool table, eleven, count’em, eleven TVs, awesome kitchen with a huge Wolf stove, amazing cabinets and exotic countertops, large grass backyard, massage chair, Ping Pong table (I dominated at the ping pong table) and many others, including the club room downstairs. Did I say club room? Indeed. The club room Is just that, a fancy gathering play area with automatic color lights, dance floor, pool table, full wall bar with granite countertops, dart board, massage chair, modern arcade video council that has over 2,000 classic arcade games and, yes, a dancing pole!! We spent a lot of our time in this room playing games or just hanging out on the custom leather couches. I played my old-time favorite arcade game, Defender again for the first time. I didn’t do as well as I did in the 80’s 🙁

The location of the rental is sweet – it is near beach/shops/skiing and about 10-minute drive to the Stateline (we timed it), but no view of the lake. It is nestled in the forest with beautiful tall trees.

We stayed in the master bedroom with the amazing bathroom; heated floor kept our toes warm when walking on the beautiful stone floor. The sauna-shower combination has fully-enclosed glass wall with a steam nozzle to fill it with steam – a must after a full day of skiing. The shower nozzles are full-body with rain feature!! The wall-to-wall carpet in the master bedroom is custom made with floral pattern, silk inlay and very soft and luxurious weave. Two of the bedrooms have king size bunk beds!! Yup – custom built bunk beds in king size. Need I say more?
WOW!! We look forward to returning to this place, particularly during the ski season – it is by far the best and most luxurious we’ve ever seen. Our interactions with the owner were very courteous and pleasant – he was accommodating and understanding of our needs. We look forward to coming back for a longer stay like one week with a larger group of several families.

All in all, I highly recommend this rental, particularly for larger groups of families, family reunions, etc.

5-star-rating The eighth wonder of the world has been discovered
If you are visiting Tahoe and don’t stay here you will truly be missing out. The house is enormous and gorgeous throughout. They must have hired a professional decorator. We spent a lot of time in the game room. There was never a dull moment. Its location is close to the beautiful Tahoe beaches and other surrounding lakes and a plethora of hiking trails. I will definitely be coming back.

5-star-rating Great place to stay
My family and I stayed at this amazing house the last week of July and had a great time, the description and pictures do not do it justice. I was extremely impressed with how well equipped the kitchen was, we ate most of our meals there. The house was close to the beach, which was nice because we had 2 small children with us. I would recommend this property to anyone who wants to spend time together with family or friends in a beautiful home.

5-star-rating Tahoe Luxury at its Finest
Tahoe luxury at its finest. The house has everything you can possibly need, which is wonderful when traveling with babies and kids. Close to the beaches, trails and casinos – but my favorite part was just lounging at the beautiful house with the ones we love! The setup is ideal for those with multiple families/kids because of the separate units, as well as the huge grass area for the kids to play on. The kitchen was also a dream to cook in, and the multiple fridges/sinks/dishwashers throughout the house was convenient. Booking and communicating with the Hutch was a breeze, and he is very hospitable and organized – looking forward to future stays here!

5-star-rating Perfection!!!!!!!
This house has it all! Luxury, convenience and beauty!!!! Can’t get better than this!
Modern luxury mixed in with the rustic feel of Tahoe. Top of the line features throughout the house. Immaculate as well!!!! Both the kids and adults in our group enjoyed this house. The kids especially loved the entertainment room.
Conveniently located to many beautiful beaches, shops and restaurants. It is also a short drive to beautiful Emerald Bay.
The house is surrounded by beautiful trees and the woodsy feel of Tahoe. Not to mention the beautifully landscaped grounds.
The owner clearly takes pride in his home and it shows. He was very pleasant and helpful to work with.
We will most definitely be back to stay here!!!!

5-star-rating What an amazing retreat – unforegettable memories
What an amazing house for family/friends/loved ones to celebrate special occasions in luxury and style, but a house is an understatement, it is a true estate/compound of rooms, living and dining areas, each being special and inviting. The main and central living/dining/entertainment areas are spacious, open, and pleasing to the eye. It is multilevel, and on each level a different space to socialize, entertain, and indulge with family and friends, both young and old. In addition, there are two other units equipped with a spacious bedroom, bathroom and living areas for smaller, cozier groups. The house and rooms are equipped with top of the line furnishings, appliances and amenities, hot tub, pool, TVs, massage chair, Ping Pong .

The house is located in a tranquil forest, very quiet and peaceful backyard, many areas to hike and explore, with rabbits, wood peckers, and chipmunks roaming among the trees. It is conveniently located near many attractions, like the breathtaking Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm Castle (tours available every hour in the summer), Camp Richardson (great place for family adventures on Lake Tahoe), The Beacon Bar and Grill (a great restaurant with the view of the Lake). Also is a short drive to Heavenly Ski Resort, The Gondola at Heavenly village shops and the Casinos.

We had an amazing time and look forward to returning there for the next special event.

5-star-rating A beautiful home, very conveniently located
A beautiful home and a lovely location. Well maintained and comfortable. Close to the lake, Heavenly Ski resort and many restaurants. We enjoyed a boat ride on the lake, riding the Gondola at Heavenly, bike riding and hiking.

5-star-rating Wow, The Bigger Essence Of Tahoe Is AMAZING
We just had the pleasure of staying at this absolutely beautiful clean & well maintained Tahoe retreat. It is beautifully furnished and decorated, with top notch appliances, nicely flowing layout and room for a very large group. It has fabulous views and forest setting and is centrally located with close proximity to lakefront, restaurants, and shops. Hiking trails are also close by and this really couldn’t be any easier for a large group to hang out together, split up while some shop others hike and or go to lake and then meet up for dinner either eat in or go out. There is a hot tub for relaxing as well or just sit on the deck and take it all in. Or for those who want to watch a movie its all there! Look forward to returning to this resort like accommodation.