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“5 Star Luxury Resort - Personalized in a home”
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Grand Estate 4 Master Suites, plus 3 other bedrooms, 1280 sqft game room, and two Family Rooms
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Grand Estate
4 Master Suites, plus 3 other bedrooms, 1280 sqft game room, and two Family Rooms
Private, beautiful and large back yard for entartaining
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6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe (California), California

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2 reviews
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“5 Star Luxury Resort - Personalized in a home”
Reviewed April 1, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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Our family LOVES to vacation and being owners at Marriott Time Share we are accustomed to a certain level of expectation/service. Since our traveling party for this trip had grown to 3 families - we rolled the dice and picked out this location. Past experience has made me skeptical of property pictures, however the property pictures for this location was ON POINT and only began to describe the experience we would have. As soon as we arrived and explored the home we fully appreciated how IMMACULATELY CLEAN it was (which is extremely important to us). The home was massive and had ample ​living spaces/bathrooms/Kitchens (yes plural) at the house. Utilizing the steam shower, hot tub, and massage chair were thoroughly enjoyed after skiing the the slopes all day or snowmobiling. The house had two family rooms with built in surround sound and massive TV's where we finished off the night watching family movies! The property is big enough that you can fully enjoy being together as a family in one room and then retreating to your own space for some quiet time to recharge your batteries. We also loved the fact that we were ​centrally located/ within 5-10 minutes to everything (shopping around heavenly for the wives, ice skating/movie theaters for kids, & poker tournaments at Harvey's Casino for the gentlemen). Hutch (property owner) was also available to us within minutes when we had trouble navigating the surround sound/satellite TV (with HBO, Cinemax, Showtime ect). I would absolutely recommend this property to friends/family and will definitely be coming back!!

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Keri R
2 reviews
“Stunning home, w/ ample room for large groups”
Reviewed February 26, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We had an amazing time during our stay. Hutch was easy to work with and quick to respond to any needs we had.

We stayed with 2 other families with young children and needed a place with ample room for different sleeping schedules & activities. We had 3 sets of parents, 1 grandparent, and 6 children ages 2-7. We could all eat/play/hang out in the same room if we wanted, or we could each find our own space to find solitude if need be. One parent was studying for exams and needed quiet time occasionally, and that was easily obtained.

The kitchen was a dream come true. The Master bed was the most luxurious bed I've ever had the pleasure of sleeping on, with heavenly linens and the mattress was unbelievably comfortable. Everyone took turns melting away into the massage chair, which was the most thorough massage I've received without the use of human hands. From watching movies, to playing video games, billiards, darts, there was never a child who said those dreaded words... "I'm bored".

We wanted to have a place where the little kids could be outside to play in the snow, and that is what they did, building snowmen, snow balls, and even sledding nearby. But even more importantly, building fabulous memories.

A few things that we learned regarding staying with young children that might be helpful to others is that the top level of the bunk beds has an open side, so it wont prevent someone from rolling off. Also, the 3rd and 4th Suites are only accessibly by going outside and up a flight of exterior stairs. One suite is above the secondary detached garage, and the other, above the main floor. In the winter, these stairs can get a lot of snow, and icicles hanging overhead. Also, you wouldn't be able to put a baby down for a nap/sleep and have the parents join the rest of the group in the main house. We ended up not using those suites at all since it didn't quite fit our needs based on them being separated. Thankfully there was plenty of space elsewhere to accommodate our whole group in the main house.

Everyone had an amazing time and would absolutely consider staying here again on our next trip to Tahoe. Maybe next time, in the summer!

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rcbs4
Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful Home! Wonderful Stay!”
Reviewed December 18, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

We were very impressed with the quality and comfort of this home! We came as a family of four groups and really enjoyed every aspect of our vacation time there. From cooking meals (which I might say has high quality cooking appliances), to fun in the rec room (with even a massage chair) that I spent a lot of time on, to playing games together as a family! We enjoyed outdoor sports as well as casino time! Fun vacation! We had great owner customer service with response back within 24 hours and I would definitely recommend this property! Thank you

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johnmorse...
Mill Valley, California
1 review
“Holiday Kick Off”
Reviewed November 30, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

The Bigger Essence of Tahoe certainly had the WOW factor upon arrival into the decorated main entrance with high ceilings. The heating system was extremely efficient. We showed up with extended family as a group of 20. The place had practicality and luxury. The bar/dance room downstairs was a good extension for a large group. Two "in-law" style units were great for families with young ones. A full maintenance crew was provided when it snowed; owner and management were accommodating and informative, a pleasure to work with through the booking process.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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sheredavi...
Napa Valley, California
2 reviews
“Beautiful home with all the amenities you could possibly need.”
Reviewed November 29, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

There are almost too many things to highlight in such a short review for The Bigger Essence of Tahoe. The most important thing to our family was to have a space where we could all gather, but still have areas where we could spend some alone time as well. This multi-generation home allowed us to all go off and do our own thing, and still be able to gather around the table for a family meal at the end of the day. The well equipped kitchen, plus all of high-end fixtures and finishes throughout the home made it so we never had to leave the home once we arrived. Everything was designed perfectly to allow for many different activities. The awesome basement features a pool table, wetbar, surround sound stereo, game consoles, and the most popular feature, a dance floor with lighted entertainment pole! From 21 to 56 that dance floor was a big hit! The multiple sleeping areas were also perfect for us, as some like to sleep in while others rise a bit earlier. We got some snowfall the final night we were there, and the home was so warm and cozy that we forgot about how cold it was outside. A stunning home all around, plus a great location, made for the absolute perfect weekend for our family. Definitely recommended, and we will most likely return again in the future.

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Liked best: This home has it all. No need to leave, except for groceries.
Liked least: There is nothing about this home or our experience to dislike.
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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jandjzezi...
Granite Bay, California
1 review
“Best house I've ever rented!!!!”
Reviewed October 31, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

I rented this house for my 40th birthday with friends. This house was all you could ever want!! The location is perfect, the house is perfect, and the party room is perfect!! We will defiantly be back!!

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Liked best: House furnishings, hot tub, fireplaces, party room!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bush9349
Pleasant Hill, California
2 reviews
“Resort like Tahoe vacation”
Reviewed August 3, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We just had the pleasure of staying at this absolutely beautiful clean & well maintained Tahoe retreat. It is beautifully furnished & decorated, with top notch appliances, nicely flowing layout & room for a very large group. It has fabulous views & forest like setting & is centrally located with close proximity to lakefront, restaurants, & shops. Hiking trails are also close by & this really couldn't be any easier for a large group to hang out together, split up while some shop others hike & or go to lake & 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 & 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.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Aug 3, 2016
Thank you for sharing your great feedback about The BIGGER Essence Of Tahoe with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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