South Lake Tahoe Castle - Indoor Pool, Billiards, Spa, Steam Rm, Dry Sauna, Fun!
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms House in South Lake Tahoe
from $429 per /nt

Property Details

Note: This couch has been replaced with a lay flat futon sleeper

Property Description

This home has so many fun amenities, unlike any other private home you have ever rented.

There is an indoor pool heated year round to 85 degrees F, a dry sauna, a steam room, a jacuzzi, pool table, foos ball table!!! You'll never leave the house!

Property Details

Built in 2001, The South Lake Tahoe Castle has been among the most highly rented vacation home rentals in South Lake Tahoe. Thousands of people have stayed here over the years. You will have so much fun enjoying the amenities that you may never even go into town!

* Indoor swimming pool heated year round to 87 degrees F
* Separate steam room
* Separate dry sauna
* Jacuzzi right on deck with stars overhead
* BBQ Grill (Propane)
(note all 4 of these amenities are in the same general area, allowing you to pop in and out of all 4 of these amenities until your head is spinning from so much fun, literally)
* This home is among the few homes in South Lake Tahoe with central air conditioning

*** SPECIAL NOTE: This is an older home with many moving parts and very high occupancy levels. All major amenities in the home work great, however due to the age of the home, high occupancy, the high levels of humidity from the pool, extreme snow, expect intermittent outages of things such as fireplaces, ceiling fans, waterfall. Our maintenance teams are always fixing things in this home, however please understand this home requires constant maintenance due to the many moving parts of the home ***

* Master Bedroom 1 - King Bed, with private master bathroom with separate shower and jetted tub
* Bedroom 2 - Queen bed
* Bedroom 3 - Queen bed
* Large Loft (Counts as a legal bedroom) - 2 sets of twin over twin bunk beds (Note: Bunk beds, particularly the top bunks may not be suitable for tall or heavy people), Please note: The loft no longer has a couch, it has a futon sleeper which can lay flat to sleep.

In the loft we also have a pool table and foos ball table.

The home is in a beautiful mountain setting surrounded by tall trees, on a quiet cul de sac. It is on a private, spacious lot with lots of space between the nearest neighbors.

Please look at the photos of the driveway. 4 WHEEL DRIVE vehicles are pretty much mandatory in winter, all 4WD should also carry chains. To enter the driveway, you must navigate through the very narrow driveway entrance, then go up through a curving steep incline. In the winter, there is almost always a layer of snow or ice on the driveway. Most vehicles that get stuck, get stuck in the middle so it is not recommended that you stop in the middle portion of driveway. Either drive to top of driveway, or stay at the bottom of driveway. 2WD cars should not come to this property December 15- April 1. We have shovels, please help yourself if you need help getting into the garage. On top of this difficulty to get up our driveway and garage, it is important to understand that our street is on a cul de sac. It is all uphill to get out, and is among the last streets to get plowed by the county. You may easily get stuck on the street trying to leave if you are not fully prepared with a good 4WD vehicle. During a major storm, it may be next to impossible to leave our street until the snow plows come through our street at least once. Although our maximum allowed parking is 4, it will be very difficult, close to impossible to get more than 3 cars to fit easily on the property in winter. During December 15 to April 1, we are not allowing more than 3 cars on our property due to all the snow that builds up, and the very high snow banks that makes our driveway even more narrow. Our private snow plow service will not plow the driveway unless it is empty. On days of heavy snow, we strongly recommend keep 2 cars in garage, and 0 cars on driveway otherwise you may need to remove driveway snow on your own with our shovels.

It is very illegal to park on the street at all times, especially in the winter due to constant snow plowing. You will receive a very expensive citation and will be towed.

Maximum Occupancy: 10
Maximum Parking: (4 allowed by law, but realistically only 2-3 can easily park in the winter) 3 cars should have 4 wheel drive or chains during winter months. Expect major backups with our snow removal services during heavy snow periods. This is outside our control. Our road may be impassable during heavy snow, and our driveway may go unplowed if cars are on the driveway. 1 in driveway, 2 in garage. Absolutely no street parking is allowed by law.
Guests may not exceed maximum allowed by law for even 5 minutes.

Note on cancellation policy: Please note that booking a visit to Lake Tahoe comes with some risks of guests wishing to cancel and receive a refund due to natural disasters or weather related events. Our cancellation policies are strictly enforced regardless of the reason for cancellation. If you need to reschedule your date, you must be in compliance with cancellation policy first. If there is a blizzard, road closure, fire, smoke, rock slide, avalanche and/or any other natural disasters, our cancellation policy will still be enforced as we cannot expect our property owners to be held accountable for refunds for natural disasters which are expected to occur in the High Sierra Nevada Mountain Range on a constant, regular basis.


This property has
  • Bedroom #1: King Bed (1)
  • Bedroom #2: Queen Bed (1)
  • Bedroom #3: Queen Bed (1)
  • Bedroom #4: Couch (1), Bunk Bed (4)


  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Game Room
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet - Hi Speed
  • Internet - Wifi
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Crib
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Boating
  • Gambling
  • Paddle Boat
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Water Sports
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck/Patio
  • Garden
  • Gas Grill
  • Kayak
  • Snow Sports Gear
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Biking
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Freshwater
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scuba or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Guest Reviews

Airbnb Review #759583908676827616 #178077 by Review from Airbnb Guest #178077 11/14/2022
Great place!! Tips**
Airbnb Review #754493443615822632 #177313 by Review from Airbnb Guest #177313 11/08/2022
Place was just as advertised, great to have all the extra amenities! Would definitely recommend!
Airbnb Review #749409720271575575 #176065 by Review from Airbnb Guest #176065 10/31/2022
Thank you!
Airbnb Review #732655296746915089 #173465 by Review from Airbnb Guest #173465 10/07/2022
Great stay, loved the pool and other accommodations! Host was Very helpful and communicative!
Airbnb Review #729013713369801290 #172242 by Review from Airbnb Guest #172242 10/02/2022
Spacious house with amazing amenities! The kids loved the indoor pool and adults enjoyed the stars under the night sky.
Airbnb Review #721850604756964545 #171499 by Review from Airbnb Guest #171499 09/26/2022
Place was very very nice …. Great amenities!!!!! Worth the stay !
Airbnb Review #689895540388238073 #165969 by Review from Airbnb Guest #165969 08/13/2022
One of if not the best Airbnb’s I’ve stayed in. Cleanliness, location, amenities everything was perfect. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family.
Airbnb Review #686319380414591169 #164231 by Review from Airbnb Guest #164231 08/04/2022
This place is a great place to have fun. Everything was clean and functional. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a nice, fun place to come back to after a day out in Tahoe!
Airbnb Review #617432651439344252 #150699 by Review from Airbnb Guest #150699 05/01/2022
Fun house, great amenities
Airbnb Review #597099879717258999 #148442 by Review from Airbnb Guest #148442 04/12/2022
This was a beautiful home, the Lux Villa VR team was very easy to work with. We loved our stay here!
Airbnb Review #577651184997977396 #145342 by Review from Airbnb Guest #145342 03/20/2022
This beautiful property lived up to its listing in every way. Very nice to come back from snow sports to a warm hot tub, sauna and steam room. Great place to stay with family and friends!
Airbnb Review #572583842649795419 #144625 by Review from Airbnb Guest #144625 03/13/2022
Such a fantastic vacation house. Looks exactly how it’s shown in the pictures, and is so close to all the fun activities in town. I saw some of the reviews with complaints about the pool waterfall not working and please….. give me a break. This house is perfection and I can’t wait to book it again!
Airbnb Review #570392597137415689 #143654 by Review from Airbnb Guest #143654 02/26/2022
Good location
Airbnb Review #558009500520909812 #141467 by Review from Airbnb Guest #141467 02/11/2022
Avoid this Airbnb. The pool isn’t all that great.

Here’s a list as to what went wrong:
- The oven did not work and did not have a thermostat

- The grill area and hot tub area were not plowed out. Making it EXTREMELY hazardous to go outside. Two people from my group slipped on the ice.

- The steam room smelled absolutely terrible, wasn’t able to use it due to the smell.

- The pool was covered with no instructions on how to remove the cover and where to keep it

- The heater was very fickle, the thermostat couldn’t read the living room temp so the heater wouldn’t turn on and if it did it would stay on for far too long

- The driveway was EXTREMELY hazardous. I have an AWD car and nearly hit the dumpster driving out

- The fridge didn’t have any side trays

- The bedroom window is missing a screen

- The steam room door doesn’t close

- no instructions how the steam room or the sauna work

- the fountain was dirty, filled with dirt and spider webs, and it also DIDNT WORK
Airbnb Review #553012485903061825 #140481 by Review from Airbnb Guest #140481 02/02/2022
Not happy at all for the money they want. Alot of things don't work old and broken. Access to hot tub was dangerous and driveway as well. All garbage cans were full. Poor pre clean. Too bad could be a nice place needs a lot of work.
Airbnb Review #541330818029474503 #140156 by Review from Airbnb Guest #140156 01/17/2022
Great location with beautiful views of all the snow! Located about 10-15 mins from snow parks and downtown!
Airbnb Review #520317331686916592 #136222 by Review from Airbnb Guest #136222 12/19/2021
Nice location , needs some Improvements ,
It’s kinda outdated ,
Airbnb Review #511668037931908628 #134781 by Review from Airbnb Guest #134781 12/08/2021
Airbnb Review #490643265317879587 #132622 by Review from Airbnb Guest #132622 11/15/2021
Some of the previous reviews were correct, a lot of things are worn down in the house. The rug is curling, which if you aren't paying attention, you could trip on. The seats at the dining table are completely worn down and you're basically sitting on the ring of wood that the seat cushion is placed on. A lot of the outside porch and patio lights don't work. The oven knob was on the ground when we arrived, so we couldn't get the oven to turn on till we could find the sweet spot of finding out where the knob was in the off position, and then from there getting the oven on, and to the desired temp for our food. But there was a lot of good at this place too, like the pool area and the game room. The living room was a nice size so we could all hang out together.
Airbnb Review #470341880035675471 #128844 by Review from Airbnb Guest #128844 10/11/2021
Just wanted to thank you for letting us stay there. It was very nice. We did find a few small things that didnt effect our stay much but i did want to bring them to your attention. Below is a list of things we found wrong. Like i said the stay was great and we loved the house.

Stand up fan in bedroom doesnt osculate.

Pool table pockets broken. Doesnt hold balls in.

Foosball table has missing handles.

Waterfall for pool doesnt work.

Black side of foosball table has one thats doesnt spin freely.

Pool table has many obstructions (wall, pole, stair rail) would recommend a couple shorter cues.

Trashcan in kitchen foot pedal broken.

Pool table seats very worn (no cushion)

Dining table seats very worn (no cushion)

Living room rug was a tripping hazard (very worn)

Floor of pool very rough.

Bedroom end of hall has lights out.

Dining room lights out.

Suana and steam room speakers not working.
Airbnb Review #463761240879193227 #129307 by Review from Airbnb Guest #129307 10/05/2021
Very nice property for the entire family. Property management and its repair crew communicate and respond in timely manner before and during our stay. The condition of the house does have rooms for improvement. ( most of them are minor) Since I am only paying half (off season and week days !!!) of what this type of property would normally costs, I am not complaining !! We had a great time and memory of this trip!!
Airbnb Review #424653481379530030 #120834 by Review from Airbnb Guest #120834 08/13/2021
Thanks for the great stay, the house was wonderful and everything that was promised. Lux Villa was very communicative and timely to respond.
Airbnb Review #408022166186546896 #118319 by Review from Airbnb Guest #118319 07/28/2021
Fun place to stay with a large group. We enjoyedthe pool and hottub!! Beautiful trees out every window.
Airbnb Review #405870628798828112 #116956 by Review from Airbnb Guest #116956 07/18/2021
No AC.
Airbnb Review #765185150 #109601 by Review from Airbnb Guest #109601 06/01/2021
Great house, had an amazing trip. Thanks!
Airbnb Review #748961312 #104417 by Review from Airbnb Guest #104417 04/20/2021
Above-average South Lake Tahoe house with a lovely indoor pool and well heated outdoor hot tub. The Sauna and Steam Room went unused during our stay, but nice to know it was there if we wanted it.

Beds and bedding felt clean and comfortable. There's a handy space heater that kept the great room warm during the chilly spring nights.
Airbnb Review #746890079 #103316 by Review from Airbnb Guest #103316 04/09/2021
Amazing place! Gorgeous pool and unbelievable amenities! Was almost better than a day on the slopes:). House is large and everything was great.
Airbnb Review #742741066 #103255 by Review from Airbnb Guest #103255 04/08/2021
Love this place!
Airbnb Review #745702013 #104138 by Review from Airbnb Guest #104138 04/04/2021
Amazing weekend. The house is perfect
Airbnb Review #744417740 #102667 by Review from Airbnb Guest #102667 04/01/2021
Great place...would stay here again.
Airbnb Review #740634905 #101424 by Review from Airbnb Guest #101424 03/21/2021
Absolutely love this house! My family and I will definitely be coming back.
Airbnb Review #737979576 #100375 by Review from Airbnb Guest #100375 03/11/2021
Beautiful home with breathtaking scenery and great amenities! Loved it!


Daily Rate: $429 - $1549 per night
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Availability & Booking Calendar


El Dorado County TOT Tax2 - 14.00%
$1000 Accidental Damage Protection Fee - $69.00
Cleaning, Spa, Supplies Fee - $679.00
Cancellation Policy
100% refund 60 days prior to arrival
50% refund 30 days prior to arrival
Last updated 12/07/2022
Deposit Policy
50% deposit required to secure booking. Remaining balance to be paid 30 days prior to arrival.
Last updated 12/07/2022

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