South Lake Tahoe’s Zalanta offering high-end condominiums near Heavenly, state line |

South Lake Tahoe’s Zalanta offering high-end condominiums near Heavenly, state line

Adam Jensen
A rendering shows the lobby at the under-construction Zalanta Resort at the Village.
Courtesy / Zalanta Resort at the Village |

If the old real estate saw “location, location, location” is true, South Lake Tahoe’s Zalanta Resort at the Village development will fulfill all three caveats.

The whole-ownership luxury condominium project on the California side of the state line broke ground in fall 2015 and is set to provide a full slate of amenities within short reach of the South Shore’s recreation and entertainment offerings.

Zalanta’s location is less than a quarter-mile from Stateline’s casinos, allows for a short walk to Heavenly Village and the Heavenly Gondola, and provides quick access to nearby Lakeside Beach. The property is designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts who want to be at the center of activity at South Shore, and Zalanta’s location is key to its identity.

“If Zalanta wasn’t exactly where it is, it wouldn’t be what it is,” said Mike Dunn, Chase International’s sales and listing agent for the property.

“This will be the best place to stay in South Lake Tahoe.”Mike DunnChase International

The 30-unit property includes two-, three- and four-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,185 to 2,331 square feet. Units start at $895,000 and go up to $2.125 million. Construction on the first phase is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2017.

“This will be the best place to stay in South Lake Tahoe,” Dunn said.

Zalanta features a “mountain modern” design selective in its use of wood elements, and very clean, open and airy, Dunn said. The response to the offering has “far exceeded the expectations.”

“We are the first whole-ownership luxury development in 30 years,” Dunn said.

Zalanta will allow prospective second-home owners to forego the hassles of second-home ownership, like maintenance and snow removal, and provide for a truly carefree experience, said Lew Feldman, who represents Zalanta Resort LLC. The development is also unique in that so few new condominiums are available in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

“If you want something other than an interval-ownership product and want to be in the heart of South Lake, it can’t get any better than this,” Feldman said.

Being able to park your car and not need it during your stay while still having access to a wide variety of dining, entertainment and recreation, is increasingly among the demands of travel-savvy visitors, said Carol Chaplin, executive director of Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. South Shore largely delivers a mid-market product, and Zalanta will add to the high-end options available, she added.

“It’s going to be gorgeous,” Chaplin said. “It’s a different product, it’s a completely different product. It just widens the range of potential visitor we can appeal to.”

Reservations are currently being accepted to purchase units. A second phase, including 60 additional units on the lakeside of the first phase of development, is planned and is tentatively schedule to break ground on May 1, 2017.

“The feedback is ‘finally, Tahoe is doing this,’” Dunn said.

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