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Tahoe Lakefront Estate-Historic Home, Cabins.Hot Tub.Weddings!

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The most unique vacation home on the lake! Historic charm, fabulous setting.

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tahoma house description

Perfect for families or groups or weddings. Enjoy a glorious lakeside setting with 120 feet of lakefront and a big lakeside deck for splendid outdoor living. With spacious private grounds on a beautiful West Shore point, the historic 1910 Tahoma Boathouse offers sunrise to sunset panoramic views over vast Lake Tahoe. A lovely 'early Tahoe' home, it offers a unique experience blending luxury, historic charm and lakeside living. Far from the main road, no traffic noise will intrude. Just steps from the lake a huge hot tub seats 8 people. Buoy available for your boat or swim raft.

Live the early Tahoe glory days! The Boathouse was part of one of Lake Tahoe's earliest estates, constructed beginning in 1906. Authentic antique details and decor embellish the original wood paneling on all walls and ceilings throughout the house, with a tasteful mix of antiques and fresh furnishings. Stone, oak, cherry, and newly carpeted floors; four antique wood stoves. The home has lots of space with several view-filled living areas, a large country kitchen/dining room, and the wrap-around deck on the upper level; and three bedrooms and an attached 1 bedroom apartment on the lower level. Two rustic cabins are included in summer, closed in winter.

Spacious forested grounds with outdoor stone fireplace, patio and ping-pong table, level lakeside lawn, and a sand beach give lots of areas for playing and conversing. Relax on chaises on the lakeside terrace above the beach. Gas and charcoal grills for outdoor cooking are on the lakeside deck. Play badminton and croquet on the large 2000 sq foot upper lawn. Feed the ducks and geese from the historic boat ramp that slants into the water.

Appropriate for discerning guests who will appreciate the historic charm of the home. Completely updated with thermal pane windows, insulation, natural gas baseboard heat, and tasty local well water, the house is fully equipped for gracious entertaining. The property is accessed via a narrow lane a block off the main road. The long paved driveway and grounds offer plenty of parking.

Leave your cars--our guests love the short walk to the country market with its great deli sandwiches, groceries and wine selection. You'll find a pizzeria, coffee bar, post office, video shop, kayak rentals, and restaurants in the neighborhood. Hike and bike on trails leading to Sugar Pine Point and Emerald Bay state parks with beaches, national forest, Desolation Wilderness. A meandering paved bike path makes its way along the shore to Tahoe City, down the Truckee River all the way to Squaw Valley. One mile from Homewood Mountain Ski Resort--for fun family skiing with great lake views. Launch your boats in Homewood, and water ski in the calm waters of the West Shore.

Accommodations:
Lakeside master with cal-king bed opens to shore ten feet away.
Second bedroom has queen bed and window seat.
Children's room has two curtained youth captain's bunks and a bunk bed with two twins.
Upstairs den has queen sleeper sofa that sleeps 2 more.
Attached 'Captain's Quarters' apartment with queen bed, queen sleeper in lakeside den, bathroom, kitchen, own entrance through house or from outside.
Two small rustic summer cabins: one with two bunk beds (sleeps 4 singles), and one with queen bed (1/2 bath). Closed in winter.

All beds have firm mattresses with down pillows and duvets, and fine quality 100% cotton sheets. Robes & towels are provided.
3 bathrooms: full bath with tub & shower upstairs, one with shower in downstairs bedroom wing, one with shower in Captain's Quarters.

Summary of beds: Beds hold up to 10 in winter, 16 in summer when cabins are open, plus 4 in 2 sofa sleepers in two dens.
Main house: 1 cal-king, 1 queen, 4 twins in 3 bedrooms. 1 queen sleeper in den. 2 bathrooms.
Attached apartment: 1 queen in bedroom, 1 queen sleeper in living room. 1 bathroom.
Cabin: Former tack house, the Sentry House has 1 queen bed. 1/2 bath.
Cabin: Former ice house, Adam House has 2 bunk beds with 4 twins.

Remarks from our guests:

--We love your place! It was our first time in Tahoe and this property really made it a memorable stay. Not only the charm and comfort of your home, but the excellent location and outdoor facilities. We spent many luxurious hours in the hot tub and enjoyed the lakefront and stone fireplace so much! We had some people over that come to Tahoe regularly and they want to stay here the next time they come. Thanks for all of your help with our plans and for the memories!

--We were all so impressed with how thoughtfully the house was stocked with anything that we needed...My daughter's highlight was learning to do the monkey bars (above the captain's beds) all by herself...It was very comfortable and easy to be all together in your beautiful home. You have a spectacular place and we all feel blessed to have experienced being here.

--Another wonderful vacation...It must give you such satisfaction that so many lucky people enjoy this place...It's truly a dream vacation. The highlight of this year was seeing a big beautiful brown bear...Thank you for sharing. (a repeat guest)

--We were here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our mother and father...we all enjoyed the warmth and coziness of this lovely home. We enjoyed the view, we enjoyed the hot tub, we even enjoyed the big bear that walked through the property on the day before we left! How wonderful it was to be in such a beautiful place for such a wonderful week....Your home is part of a memory that will live with all of us forever.

Keywords: Tahoe Lakefront House, Home, Cabin, Estate, Lake Tahoe, Boathouse, Lakeside, Suite, 2 Cabins, Buoy, Beach, Luxury, Hot Tub, Lakefront, Lawn, Lakeside Stone Terraces, West Shore, Tahoe, waterfront, vacation rental,

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Property Owner must give permission for dog only. Pet policy applies. Due to the lack of a fenced yard (bears break through)and proximity to water (wet dogs must not go in house) we must approve the pet....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Monkey bars in kids bedroom, toys, games, books, skittles, bike riding on quiet lane, outdoor ping pong, badminton, croquet....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

          • Captain's Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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          • Upstair's Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Queen sleep sofa...moreless

          • Adam's House: 2 bunk bed

            Stone summer cabin sleeps 4 in bunks. Former ice house....moreless

          • Sentry House: 1 queen

            Summer cabin has 1/2 bathroom. Former tack house....moreless

          • Lakeside Master: 1 king

            Cal-king bed...moreless

          • Windowseat bedroom: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Captain's bedroom: 1 queen

            In separate suite with its own bathroom....moreless

          • Children's room: 2 child bed, 1 bunk bed

            Foot-to-foot captains beds sleep 2 children under 5 ft tall....moreless

          • King size beds (1) California King in lakeside master bedroom, Queen size Beds (3) 1 Queen in window seat bedroom, and 1 Queen in Captain's Quarters bedroom. 1 Queen in Summer cabin., Child Beds (2) Foot to foot captain's beds in children's room, with monkey bars above them and curtains., Baby Cribs (1) 1 Pack 'n Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen sleeper sofa in upstairs den and queen sleeper sofa in Captain's Quarters den, Bunk Beds (3) 1 bunk bed in children's room, and 2 in second summer cabin...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Large Dining table seats up to 10 - 12. Three stools at breakfast bar. Child's table seats 2 or 3 little kids. Outdoor dining tables on deck seat up to 16....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, salt & pepper grinder, tea, paper products, various staples....moreless

          • Stove:

            Five burner gas cook top. Plus gas stove in Captain's Quarters....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Fully equipped to serve a large group....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            2. Plus espresso maker, coffee press....moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Fine cotton sheets, down and down alternative duvets and pillows, bath and hot tub towels, robes...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Panoramic views from living room and sun room, which open to den. ...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            In Captain's Quarters, gas flamed old fashioned black stove....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Nice cotton bath towels, plus cabana towels for the hot tub....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Lots of parking on our property for up to 9 cars....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Grand outdoor stone fireplace with firewood....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            (4) 4 antique wood stoves with firewood...moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking onsite for up to 6 cars....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Grand outdoor stone fireplace....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Boat trailer parking on site....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • 8 foot luxury hot tub on sheltered deck with lake view, Lakefront 120 feet, sandy beach and lake bottom, lakeside terrace with chaises, lakeside lawn, fabulous flower-filled wraparound deck over the lake, 1 buoy for guests, original outdoor stone fireplace and patio, summer ping-pong table and badminton net, large upper lawn, 4 antique wood stoves, firewood provided, antique early Tahoe furnishings, leather sofas and recliners, 2 phone lines with answering/fax machine, 2 satellite TVs, 2 VCR/DVDs, 2 stereo/CDs, wireless DSL, fully equipped big country kitchen/dining room with microwave & dishwasher, china, flatware, glasses & table linens for 18, washer & dryer in laundry room, firm beds, luxury linens (duvets, down comforters, fine cotton sheets, towels) & robes & hairdryers provided, Webber gas grill & charcoal BBQ, Two rustic cabins included in summer rentals, Private 1 bedroom lakeside apartment with gas log iron stove, kitchen, deck, games, Massage therapist will come to house....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Books about Tahoe's history, flora, hiking. Antique books. Novels. Children's books....moreless

              • Video Library:

                (2) Videos and DVDs in living room, downstairs den, and also at walk-to rental store...moreless

              • Stereo:

                In living room music cabinet, plus portable stereo/CD player....moreless

              • Television:

                2 T.V.s. 42 inch flat screen in living room....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) Cable TV...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Ping Pong Table
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Huge 8 foot luxury spa, sheltered outdoors near lake with lake views...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (4) Expansive lakeside deck wraps around house with seating areas and dining tables. Hillside deck with sheltered sitting area. Stone patio with huge outdoor stone fireplace. Lawn along lakefront. Lakeside terraces with lounge chairs. Beach....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Lakeside lawn, 2000 sq ft large upper lawn, and gardens throughout property....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas grill on lakeside dining deck outside kitchen. Charcoal grill....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Fine courses in Tahoe City and around the lake....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Homewood Mountain Resort is 1 mile away....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Nearby at Sugar Pine Point State Park....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    Lakeside lawn and stone terraces with chaise lounges. Stone steps into lake and sand beach. Buoy. Boat ramp for walking into lake, loading open-bow boat and pulling up kayaks or other light watercraft...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Wide sand beach when lake level is low. Sandy play area for children. ...moreless

                  • Lake View:

                    Sunrise to sunset views across vast Lake Tahoe....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cycling
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fishing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Rafting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Tennis
                  • Skiing
                  • Museums
                  • Marina
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sledding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sailing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Indian Summer
                  Sep 11 - Oct 30, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $1,750
                  $9,500
                  Fall
                  Oct 31 - Nov 22, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,000
                  $6,000
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $1,000
                  $6,000
                  Christmas Week
                  Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $10,450
                  New Years Week
                  Dec 27 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $10,450
                  Winter/Spring
                  Jan 5 - May 14, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,000
                  $6,000
                  Peak
                  May 15 - Sep 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $10,450

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Exit Clean $650 + tax
                  • Damage Deposit $2,000
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  Exit cleaning fee of $650. 10% California Occupancy Tax is charged on rent and cleaning.

                  Weddings and Events of 120 persons or less, $3,500 with minimum stay booking. Or $10,000 for one day. Plus $300 grounds cleaning fee. $2,000 damage deposit. Event insurance required.

                  Reservation deposit is 50% of rent, paid with reservation. Balance of rent, exit cleaning fee, tax, damage deposit is due 60 days prior to arrival. Payment by check, bank transfer or via Paypal with payment of their 3% fee.


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                  Location

                  Basking in the panoramic views of Lake Tahoe! Swim in the lake and warm up in the hot tub, Enjoy a massage after your soak, rent a kayak or SUP locally or a power boat nearby, wake board and water ski in the calm waters of the West Shore, explore Sugar Pine Point State Park with Tennis Courts and Beach, paved bike trails go south to Sugar Pine Point and north around the lake to Tahoe City and Truckee, get a picnic at the deli--big delicious sandwiches--and take off for a great Tahoe day!

                  Destination Weddings and Special Events allowed by separate Event Agreement and fee schedule.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1963

                  About the owner: Owners Kristen and Steve Flance love boating at the lake, shown here at the helm of the classic Thunderbird. They live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they share their home with Yogi & Bear, their Bernese Mountain Dogs. Steve, a native of St. Louis, has many years of experience designing communities, and recently completed the Hills and Villas at Bishops Lodge, a lovely resort community above the historic lodge. He has managed the development of major hotel properties in Santa Fe. Kristen has been in advertising sales with the state magazine, New Mexico Magazine, for many years, and she manages both of their vacation rental properties. She is a 5th generation Californian whose son Adam also grew up spending summers at the lake with his grandmother, Carolyn Hecathorn, who bought the Boathouse in 1963. Daughter Hannah was married at the Boathouse in 2006, in a splendid ceremony by the lake. They enjoy sailing vacations, including bare boating in the Caribbean, and love spending time at their Tahoe haven.

                  Why the Owner Chose Tahoma:
                  One of only a few remaining original boathouses at Tahoe, the property was purchased by Kristen's mother in 1963. Kristen grew up helping with its restoration, and Kristen and Steve have continued improving the place with love and great attention to detail. Flower gardens embellish the exquisite lakeside setting, and give us gardening pleasure. We love sailing and boating on the lake, and enjoy barbecuing and dining on our lakeside deck, a lovelier setting than any restaurant on the lake. Fabulous sunsets and starry skies make for romantic evenings listening to the water lapping the shore. Roasting marshmallows in the grand old stone fireplace is a family tradition. Our ancestors began summering at Lake Tahoe in the early 1900's, and Tahoe time continues to be an important part of our lives. Since we have active lives in Santa Fe (and another historic vacation rental there), we enjoy sharing our treasured Tahoe haven with guests who appreciate its unique early Tahoe charm.


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                  • The most unique vacation home on the lake! Historic charm, fabulous setting.

                    The most unique vacation home on the lake! Historic charm, fabulous setting.

                  • Relax! Huge 8 foot hot tub seats up to 8 people. Panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

                    Relax! Huge 8 foot hot tub seats up to 8 people. Panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

                  • Lakeside terraces with chaises and beach chairs. 120 feet of lakefront.  2 buoys

                    Lakeside terraces with chaises and beach chairs. 120 feet of lakefront. 2 buoys

                  • Perfect location on West Shore point gives all day sun all season long.

                    Perfect location on West Shore point gives all day sun all season long.

                  • Play ping pong. 2 summer cabins are great for kids. Forested 1/2 acre to play on

                    Play ping pong. 2 summer cabins are great for kids. Forested 1/2 acre to play on

                  • Queen bed in Captain's Quarters Suite with down duvets and pillows.

                    Queen bed in Captain's Quarters Suite with down duvets and pillows.

                  • Living Room with leather sofas, recliner, antique wood stove.  SatelliteTV

                    Living Room with leather sofas, recliner, antique wood stove. SatelliteTV

                  • Dining table seats 10, breakfast bar seats 3. Lake views, opens to lakeside deck

                    Dining table seats 10, breakfast bar seats 3. Lake views, opens to lakeside deck

                  • Original boat ramp, lakeside lawn, terraces, beach.  Tahoe lakefront weddings!

                    Original boat ramp, lakeside lawn, terraces, beach. Tahoe lakefront weddings!

                  • Panoramic view from big deck with gas grill, 2 dining tables, seating up to 20

                    Panoramic view from big deck with gas grill, 2 dining tables, seating up to 20

                  • Gracious lakeside lawn.  Flower gardens and stone paths throughout the property

                    Gracious lakeside lawn. Flower gardens and stone paths throughout the property

                  • Wonderful outdoor stone fireplace and patio, cedar furniture, lake views too.

                    Wonderful outdoor stone fireplace and patio, cedar furniture, lake views too.

                  • Lakeside bedroom with Cal-King bed, luxurious linens, opens to shore.

                    Lakeside bedroom with Cal-King bed, luxurious linens, opens to shore.

                  • Children's room captain's beds with monkey bars above.

                    Children's room captain's beds with monkey bars above.

                  • Den opens to sunroom and living room.  Queen sleeper sofa.  Free Wifi DSL.

                    Den opens to sunroom and living room. Queen sleeper sofa. Free Wifi DSL.

                  • Big country kitchen and dining room.  Children's table, wood cookstove.

                    Big country kitchen and dining room. Children's table, wood cookstove.

                  VRBO #1946

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 20

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