Tahoe Lakefront Estate-Historic Home, Cabins.Hot Tub.Weddings!
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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 of the teens and twenties! 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 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.
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,
- 3200 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20
- 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
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- 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
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(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
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Location & View
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
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Climbing
- Fly Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Massage Therapist
- Wildlife Viewing
- 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 locally or a power boat nearby, 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, Get a picnic at the deli--big delicious sandwiches--and take off for a great Tahoe day! ...moreless
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Our Wedding Week! July 22-27th 2010
Our Wedding Week! July 22-27th 2010
The Boat House was Amazing! We had our entire wedding party stay at the house starting on the 22nd until our wedding day on the 26th. We woke up every morning to beautiful lake Tahoe. A typical day would include kayaking or paddle boarding for a few hours, lounging in the sun to dry off. Making a simple breakfast and all eating together on the huge deck. Playing lawn games (boys) and leisurely working on wedding details (girls). Most of our family and friends made a long weekend of the event and stayed at the Tahoma lodge, right across the street, so throughout the day family and friends would come over to enjoy the lake, lawn games, wedding details, or cocktails! If we needed a snack before dinner we walked up to the PDQ market for fabulous homemade sandwiches. By the evening we would start preparing the cocktails for the night and making dinner. The deck is perfect for large group dinning, and the kitchen and dinning area inside worked perfectly for serving yourself. We ate as a big family every night! Each night ended with a relaxing dip in the spa. The wedding day.... well it was perfect. There is not many places in Tahoe that you can marry on the lake with the privacy of just your friends and family. We took pictures on the neighbors dock (need to have permission) which turned out so pretty. I cannot say enough about this location for a wedding or any event for that matter. We would have paid double, triple, quadruple the price for staying in such a beautiful place. Lorene, the care taker, is super nice. She even came the day of the wedding and directed guests down to the house and parking (nominal fee). Kristan Flance was so nice, and helpful. She even made note of our wedding colors and planted flowers around the property to coordinate!! How amazing!! There is no other place on the lake like this!
- Guest Shavawn (Truckee, Ca)
- Date of stay 07/22/10
- Review Submitted 01/25/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Iconic Lake Tahoe summer fun!! The outside deck overlooks a pano shot of the lake and your private beach. Kids and adults had an amazing time that we will never forget. Fire pit was a hit for after dinner activities. No need to go anywhere when it's all there for you!!!
- Guest Barb (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 08/14/10
- Review Submitted 10/25/10
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers.
A wonderful Old Tahoe experience in a one-of-a-kind lakefront home with exceptional care and attention by thoughtful owners to ensure your complete satisfaction. We have enjoyed many fantastic summer vacations at the Boathouse as well as the most memorable wedding for our daughter. This home easily accomodates large groups of family and friends whether you are casually relaxing or formally entertaining.
- Guest Tooch (Fremont, California)
- Date of stay 07/27/10
- Review Submitted 10/21/10
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
My family had its Reunion at Lake Tahoe and the Boat House was the perfect location for many of the activities! We had many meals on the deck and a fabulous "dance" party on the upper patio. The views of the lake can't be matched anywhere. Thanks for a wonderful Family Reunion.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/25/09
- Review Submitted 09/25/09
The Matteucci Family has been vacationing at Lake Tahoe for the past 27 years and we rate the Boathouse as the best on the lake! It is wonderfully spacious for our large family gathering but very private and peaceful for those who come to relax and enjoy the best view on the lake. Thank you for sharing this special place!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/01/03
- Review Submitted 06/21/03
This is truly a magical spot, from the magnificent view across the lake to the exquisitely tasteful interior, cozy dining area with lake view, romantic master bedroom and fabulous separate apartment, pot-belly stoves, neat hot tub, and a well-equipped kitchen that would please any gourmet cook. Our family, including our adult children, spent a very special Christmas here: tree and owner's childhood ornaments decked out for our arrival, even Christmas candies (for Santa). Fabulous downhill and cross-country skiing and great mom-and-pop grocery within minutes of the house made our stay even more carefree, as did the attentive caretakers. To top it off, nature obliged on our last morning with a full double rainbow spanning the lake. Can't recommend the spot highly enough for any occassion or in any season. We look forward to returning.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/01/03
- Review Submitted 06/21/03
Spring/Summer/Fall: Sleeps 16 in beds. 4/16-5/14 $1,200 nt. 3 nt. min. $8,000 week 5/15-5/30 $1,500 nt. 4 nt min. $9,000 week 5/31-9/15: $9,500 wk, 1 week min. 9/16-10/31: $1,500 nt. 4 nt min. $9500 week Weddings/Events: add $3,000, $300 grounds clean, $2,000 deposit, see policies Winter: Sleeps 10 in beds/Max 12. 11/1-12/16, 1/2-4/15, 3 nt min:$1000/n, $5000 wk Holiday weeks: $1,000 night.7 night min Christmas, New Years.5 nt min Thanksgiving Exit cleaning $650. 10% CA Tax. Damage Deposit $2000.
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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.
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
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
Queen bed in Captain's Quarters Suite with down duvets and pillows.
Living Room with leather sofas, recliner, antique wood stove. SatelliteTV
Dining table seats 10, breakfast bar seats 3. Lake views, opens to lakeside deck
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
Gracious lakeside lawn. Flower gardens and stone paths throughout the property
Wonderful outdoor stone fireplace and patio, cedar furniture, lake views too.
Lakeside bedroom with Cal-King bed, luxurious linens, opens to shore.
Children's room captain's beds with monkey bars above.
Den opens to sunroom and living room. Queen sleeper sofa. Free Wifi DSL.
Big country kitchen and dining room. Children's table, wood cookstove.
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