4 Bedrooms + 3.5 Baths - (Sleeps 12)
- english, spanish
About Danny McNamara
My family has had a vacation home in South Lake Tahoe since I was 10 years old. 20 years ago, my father moved there permanently. For the past 10 years, my father and I have been building homes in Tahoe and selling them. But this one I built for myself and my family (that's my wife and new daughter in the photo). I work in Advertising in San Francisco and manage other family vacation homes for many years.
Danny McNamara purchased this House in 2008
Why Danny McNamara chose Rancho Bijou
Location, location, location! We decided two years ago to build a house for ourselves. After months of searching we found the perfect lot. It's near Heavenly Ski Resort (where I've had season passes for many years and from where I can ski from the mountain to the house) and off Pioneer Trail (providing quick and direct access to the Bay Area, the mountains, the lake and the Casinos while avoiding Hwy 50). It also has miles and miles of hiking and biking trails right from the front door. Which was very important to our family. After all, what's a vacation home if it's in the city?
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
The place was just as advertised and a great location! Would stay again. Only issue we had was the grill may need a line from the gas tank replaced as the flame would not get very warm and thus took longer for grilling. But really would not call this an inconvenience.
Thanks David for you terrific review. We will have our handyman check out the BBQ ASAP.
Lovely Vacation Spot
Beautiful house, good location, had everything we needed for our stay!
Great property for staying in Tahoe.
Great house, great location, very attentive and responsive owner
This is a perfect house for a family or couples. There is a ton of space. The bedrooms are comfortable and roomy, Kitchen has everything you need. We truly enjoyed our stay and will book here again next time we are in South Lake Tahoe.
Thank you! We really appreciate great guests like you. We'd love to host you again.
Great place for a snowy weekend
This was my second time staying at this property. It has a nice open and inviting common area on the second floor. The kitchen is great for cooking meals while socializing with everyone. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. I highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a nice place to relax after a day of skiing or boarding.
Beautiful cabin, great location, super roomy and comfortable.
We enjoyed the layout and three master bedroom suites. The price was well worth it! The info on the hot tub was conflicting in the book than on the refrigerator so we were unable to access for two nights as the we were using the book’s info. We used it the last night, but it wasn’t hot enough. The stove was a little finicky as was the garage door controls. These were picky little things because it was overall well stocked and super accommodating. I would highly recommend this place!
Thank you! We really appreciate great guests like you. Next time you can always call/email/text us so we can straighten things out. The website also has the most up-to-date info as we are constantly upgrading things (guests are hard on vacation homes!). e.g. We now have a brand new hot tub and completely replaced all the components on the stove. Thanks again!
The house is 3471 April Drive (not 3491 - I can't fix it on the map and Homeaway says they can't either!) The house is 1-2 miles from EVERYTHING (but everything is in different directions)
• Casinos: 2 miles
• Beach/Awesome Sledding Hill: 2 miles
• Grocery Store: 2 miles
• Heavenly Ski Resort: 1 mile
• Ski Run Blvd Restaurants: 1 mile
• Hiking & Biking Trails: Out Front Door
All beaches are public. Pope & Reagan beach are the best day beaches with BBQs and whatnot. Also Camp Richardson / The Beacon has a great hang out restaurant on the beach usually with Live music + the old Pope estate to check out. This is on the way to Emerald Bay (a great day trip) - stop at the ice cream shop on the corner - it's cheap! The end of Ski Run Blvd there is a long pier and a nice restaurant called the Riva Grill. The Red Hut has great breakfasts (two locations one on the 50, the other on Kingsbury Grade). Rude Brothers Coffee (on the 50 near Al Tahoe) has great coffee and treats. Cork and More has great picnic supplies and wine selection (Al Tahoe near 50).