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Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

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Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

4 to 5 families (we're all related) plan to converge on South Lake Tahoe this summer (in August) for a mini 5 day family reunion. We'd like to find a few houses that can fit us all, with access to a pool for the kids and to the beach as well.

Could be a total of about 15 of us in 3-4 houses.

Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

One other possibility would be to rent condos instead at Marriott Timberlodge

marriott.com/hotels/…

They have very nice swimming pools and spas there; they specialize in having family activities all day long for both children as well as activities for adults; the condos there are very nice; and 5 minutes or so from Lake Tahoe Shore. It is also easy walk to movies, casinos for the adults who want to do that one night, shopping, restaurants, and a grocery store.

If that is not your thing, Cedar Pines Resorts has up to 8 cabins that you can rent that are together

www.choice1.com/Cedar_Pines.htm?CID=26326

Problem there is no pool and not directly on the lake.

Just wanted to mention the above - yeah, i know - it does not have all the things you are looking for - but they are in South Lake and together.

If you are up to a rustic setting on the beach (and can give up the pool) consider also Zephyr Cove (close to SLT)....

zephyrcove.com/accommodations/zephyr-cove-ca…

http://www.zephyrcove.com/beach-water.aspx

Hopefully someone knows of the optimum site for 5 homes together on beach with pool - have a good reunion.

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2. Re: Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

Thank you very much for the suggestions, all very good. I will research them and we may actually end up staying at one of these.

Meanwhile, if anyone knows of any other options, please let me know.

Thank you.

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3. Re: Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

I don't know how close you all need to be together but you may be able to find what you need in the Tahoe Keys. It will probably be easier to find 3 homes together than 4 homes.

You would have access to the lake and to a pool. I was looking at the site for a 5 day visit in mid August and it looked like some housese slept 10 so you may even be able to get away with fewer houses depednding on personalites. Looksl ike the 5 day cost for a house holding 10 is about $1600. You can check out what's available here:

tahoevacationguide.com/TKR/tahoekeysresort.h…

I also think the Marriott Grand Residence would be a great choice. It's a fabulous property with a nice pool and access to a private beach down Park Ave - you could walk down. On the beach is a grill so you can have lunch there as well. All units have kitchens. We've stayed in various sized units - one big 2 story that had 2 master suites and a huge loft where lots of kids could throw down sleeping bags in case you have kids like ours who want to spend the night with each other on vacation. SInce the Grand is an ownership property rather than the typical timeshare some owners advertise their units cheaper on vrbo, so check that in addition to the regular marriott site.

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4. Re: Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

I have the same issue. I am coming with 5 families meeting. We are going crazy trying to find a place. VRBO is a great site but it is so hard to look through everything and then try to figure out what is actually nice and to find spots together. what a hassle. We are currently even considering the Embassy Suites hotel since it looks to be a great location and breakfast and evening cocktails are taken care of.

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5. Re: Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

For August, your families might like the Ferrari Crown Resort on the lake on the north shore. Units have kitchens, BBQ, decks with Hot tubs. Water activity desk right on the sand in front of unit. Wonderful location, away from the busy SLT.

http://www.tahoecrown.com/lake-front-lodging

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6. Re: Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

I would suggest you contact one of the larger Vacation rental companies to see if they have any bigger homes for rent. Also they might be able to see if they have some vacation homes close to each other.

I would start by contacting a few of the local companies.

http://www.tahoeaccommodations.com

http://www.tahoekeysresort.com

Good luck,

Brandon Yee

www.yeehedleygroup.com

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9. Re: Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

I would also call one of the rental companies. They are very helpful in finding what you need. We've been using Nan at Tahoe Management Co. for years. We just call her up, tell her what we're looking for and she tells us what's available. Here's the website.

http://www.tahoevacations.com/

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10. Re: Family gathering in several rental homes in South Lake

My advice to all, is to ask lots of specific questions. If the ad says private, ask what they mean by that. If they say luxury, study the photos, look for consistency. If the home says it sleeps 20, but there are 7 beds, you need to move on. VRBO is a good site, sort by bedrooms. Again, trust what you see in photos, only look very careful at each one of them.

If you are looking for something really special, here's a website you should check-out. Useful info, good photos.

http://www.tahoewoods.com/