Conservancy land on three sides offers great privacy for you to experience the cedar-scented air, starry skies and lake views in the heart of Tahoe's magical West Shore.
On the main floor, in the living room, enjoy a crackling fire from the window seats with forest and lake views. The kitchen is fully equipped with an easy-to-clean range, microwave, everything you need to make memorable meals served on a complete set of beautiful dishes. On the main floor you also will find a powder room, a dining table that easily seats eight, a 42" smart TV--no cable, but you can watch movies and TV shows on Youtube or from your Amazon Prime, Netflix or Hulu account-- a Chickering piano, and floor-to-ceiling cathedral windows.
The house has three levels--the main living area with kitchen, dining room and living room, the upper loft level and the lower level with four bedrooms.
You'll have five bedrooms all together, one of which is a large loft above the living area with a gorgeous view of the lake. Please use caution with young children in the loft, where you will find a full bath and a single day bed separated by a closet area from a queen-size (new Beauty-Sleep hotel quality mattress in 2015) bed. My favorite comment from a previous guest about waking up in the loft is that the view is-- "unreal!"
Downstairs is a full-sized bathroom, a laundry room and four bedrooms. One downstairs bedroom has a two twins with 10" thick mattresses new in the summer of 2016. The second bedroom has a double-bed and with a sliding glass door onto a peek-of-the-lake-view deck. The third bedroom also has a double bed (new mattress in 2016), and a door to the deck. The forth and largest bedroom downstairs has a queen-sized bed (new in 2015 Beauty-Sleep hotel quality mattress) and views of the lake. All beds are made up in professionally laundered bedding, a variety of down and non-down pillows, cotton and fleece blankets and down-filled comforters.
The house is located 2.5 miles south of charming Tahoe City and 5 miles north of Homewood ski area. Other ski resorts, including Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are an easy drive. Two miles away is family-friendly Granlibakken which not only has skiing, but also sledding and a ropes course. The house comes with a key to the private, gated Tahoe Park beach which offers three acres of amenities including piers, playground equipment, lakeside picnic tables with BBQs and 750 feet of homeowner's-access-only beachfront. You can walk to the beach from the house, or drive there in five minutes. One mile up the street, you'll find the trailhead to Paige Meadows. Here, depending on the season, world-class hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing lie at your feet. A paved bike path right down the street leads to Tahoe City--for a leisurely bike ride through the pines. Back at the house, enjoy a BBQ on the deck.
Sunnyside restaurant, Firesign cafe, Tahoe Bakery, Sunnyside Market and a paddle-board and bike rental shop are part of the neighborhood charm. The central location of the house makes it easy to enjoy everything Tahoe has to offer, without an electrical wire or more than one neighbor to spoil the view!
The code to the high-speed internet is found as soon as you walk in the door.
We speak French, mais pas tres bien, and pretty good Russian. We'll be in contact as much or as little as you like--just an email away.
$500 security deposit.
$100 pet fee, per stay.
$355 cleaning fee per stay. Our housekeepers are legally paid and therefore they receive all the benefits of regular employment. You can enjoy a spotless house knowing that no one was taken advantage of to get it that way. The house is set up with professional linens on all the beds, ample towels, soap and toilet paper in the bathrooms, and towels, dishwasher soap, trash bags and paper towels in the kitchen.
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Included with your stay is the key to the Tahoe Park Association-- 750 feet of private lake front shared by homeowners beach just a few minutes from the house.
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I love talking Tahoe! Guests tell me they find the information I send about the house and the area helpful. We employ a housekeeping service that serves as emergency back up in case you have any serious issues (which have never happened.) I travel a lot and live overseas most of the time, but I'm always just an email away.
Otros aspectos destacables
The wild animals we share this area with include chipmunks, rabbits and black bears. Please leave no trash on the property (except in the locked metal bin) to tempt bears. There is wood for the fireplace, but we tend to run out of kindling. You can pick some up for around $5 at Savemart in Tahoe City.
This is our home, we hope you love it as much as we do. Please treat it as though you do.
Dogs considered on an individual basis. If you would like to bring your dog, let me know and I will send you a special booking offer that includes a $100 pet fee, which covers your entire stay. There is no additional security deposit.
Please only smoke outside, and leave no cigarette butts on the deck or forest floor. We are adamant about this. Any traces of cigarettes means the loss of your entire deposit. If you need to smoke indoors, please rent another house. Thank you for your understanding for our family, friends and other guests.