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Family Friendly Lakefront Home with Pier and Buoy

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This family-friendly lakefront home has scenic views, dock and mooring buoy

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Rubicon Bay house description

Four generations of our family have enjoyed this spacious, lake-front home dramatically nestled on Lake Tahoe's West Shore. Designed to be family friendly, the cabin meanders over 4 levels down the gently sloping shoreline. Three floors of large windows and sliding glass doors give you gorgeous views of the lake from all around the home.

The home's main level contains the kitchen, dining area with large table for 8, living room with a wood burning fireplace, 46 inch HD Satellite/DVD/VCR TV, stereo and piano, guitars, library and access to the spacious main deck with lounge chairs, dining tables and a gas barbeque for outdoor entertaining. The library nook has several chairs, copies of the Marshall Holler Along Songbook, some select books on Tahoe history as well as novels to while away a snowy day. The library has some guidebooks which can help you plan your activities, and you can cross check the guide book's map against the floor-to-ceiling Lake Tahoe topographical map on one wall in the living room. The library also features a cupboard stocked with a wide variety of games and playing cards. In the library also stands a small table with computer and printer/scanner/copier with wireless internet access with up to 50 GB free per week, access speeds up to 5 mbps, and often around 2 mbps. Note, the wireless connection to the internet service provider may be disrupted during heavy rain and snow storms, at sunrise and sunset, and is subject to peak period congestion. Internet access is broadcast to all rooms in the house and from the parking lot down to the lakeside dock via private wifi 802.11b/g home network with wireless access point in the library nook attached to the computer. People with AT&T and Verizon 3G mobile devices will get service at the home, as well as Verizon 4G LTE devices, which provide the fastest download speeds available at the home. In the back of the kitchen is a washer, dryer and half bath. A functional kitchen with pair of sinks, side-by-side ovens, under-cabinet microwave oven, refrigerator, electric range and a large complement of cookware/dishware/utensils allows you to comfortably feed lots of people.

The downstairs houses the spacious master suite with a loveseat, 32 inch TV, private bathroom with bidet, toilet, and shower, and it's own porch for maximum privacy.

Separated from the master suite by a stairway, the large carpeted basement Playroom with games, puzzles and a 61 inch HDTV with VCR/DVD/Satellite gives the kids the perfect place to have their own party and sleeping area for 5 or so friends. Two padded benches and 3 twin matresses on the raised carpeted sleeping level give them a sleepover-style experience. Extra sheets and blankets are available for the benches, or you may prefer to bring sleeping bags for these. The kids should bring their own x-box or other gaming equipment for the TV. The Playroom also features a bathroom with toilet, jetted tub/shower. An extra full size refrigerator/freezer in the Playroom complements the kitchen's refrigerator/freezer when the home is fully occupied. Note that the playroom is converted from a basement, so some 'basement' features are still visible, such as pipes, air ducts, and cement. The Playroom can also be a bit noisy as the home's heater is located in a Playroom closet. The minimum overhead clearance to exposed pipes is 6 feet 5 inches. Because the playroom has beds in it, it is counted as one of 5 bedrooms in this listing. However, because of the low ceiling clearance and unfinished elements, we prefer to describe it as a kid's playroom that people can sleep in if they want.

The upstairs has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a hallway linen closet. The King room has a King size bed, and bathroom with private bathtub/shower/toilet. The Queen room and Twin room share a bathroom with shower and toilet. The Queen room and Twin room with bathroom can together be made into a private family suite by pulling out a pocket door in the hallway. The Queen room has a small desk for a private place to work, and the Twin room has two twin beds. The King and Queen rooms share a private shaded deck to enjoy the afternoon breezes and view.

In between the upstairs and main level there is the home's entryway with coat rack, and bench. Also off the entryway is a door to the small shop, which has a variety of tools, supplies and a work bench for those who need to fix something.

Outdoors the pathways from the street and to the pier at lake level are reinforced with built in steps and sturdy handrails. On the pier are two kayaks and a dinghy (small rowboat) for water fun, with plenty of lifejackets for water safety. A storage bin holds the life jackets, deck chairs, boogie boards, and other pier supplies. The pier has a ladder at the end and a steel stairway on the side leading to the water. There is also a hand-cranked winch (davitt) with boom, rope and pulley to make launching and retrieving the dinghy easy for adults and teenagers. The metal stairway doubles as a ramp to slide a kayak in or out of the water.

There is parking for up to 3 cars at street level. When parking three cars, it is very tight, and the car on the right should avoid scraping the small boulders that line the right edge of the parking lot. When parking 3 cars, no more than 1 should be a large wide car like a suburban. All other parking on the street is private and limited.

Keywords: Lake Tahoe lakefront home, Meeks Bay, Rubicon Bay, pier, buoy, 12 people

Property Type

  • House
  • 2526 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are welcome, keep dogs on leash outside the house and don't let them wander onto the neighbors' properties. Please remove your dog's waste. Pet owners are responsible for damage their pets cause, and should leave pets in a secure kennel they bring along if the pet is left alone unsupervised....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renters need to have at least one responsible person at least 25 years old in the house as a part of the renting group....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • King Room: 1 king

            has lakeview, shared porch, private bathroom ...moreless

          • Queen Room: 1 queen

            Writing desk, lakeview, shared porch, shared bathroom...moreless

          • Master Suite: 1 queen

            Lkvw, privt porch, bth, lvst, lrg clst, prvt htr, stov fridg...moreless

          • Meditation Room: 2 twin/ single

            Shares bathroom with Queen room. See note below...moreless

          • Playroom: 2 twin/ single

            See additional notes below...moreless

          • The kid's bed/playroom has two padded benches which can be used for sleeping in a pinch. The playroom was converted from a basement and still has some feel of a basement, such as exposed concrete on a wall, visible overhead pipes, and visible heater ducting. Headroom to the lowest pipe is 6'5' - people 6'5' and taller in their shoes will need to duck. The playroom can be a bit noisy in fall/winter/spring when the heater is running at night. The heater is in a closet in the playroom. The Twin Room, Queen Room, and shared bath room can be blocked off into a separate living area by pulling out a pocket door in the hallway. This might be useful for a family with small children that wants to make a combined living space separate from other guests. The Meditation Room is a former sewing room and can sleep two adults on twin beds....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • King Room's Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Master Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

            ...moreless

          • Kitchen Bathroom: toilet

            ...moreless

          • Queen/Twin Rooms' Bathroom: toilet, shower

            Bathroom is in hallway outside Queen and Twin rooms...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Main kitchen has the first refrigerator. Master suite kitchenette has two electric burners, sink, and small refrigerator....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Second large refrigerator is in the Playroom, third mini refrigerator is in the Master Suite....moreless

          • Dining:

            Three tables with chairs and overhead awnings are also available on main deck for dining....moreless

          • Oven:

            Two ovens are below the stove top. One is very narrow, the other normal sized....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Two cars comfortably, a squeeze for 3. If 3, only 1 can be wide like a suburban, and it is tight. For 3 cars, car on right should be careful not to scrape rocks. Telephone pole is limit at left....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room seats 9
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Towels Provided

          Entertainment

          • Game Room:

            Playroom and library both double as game rooms. cards, poker chips, puzzles, numerous board games. No pool table....moreless

          • Stereo:

            There is an AM/FM stereo with CD player and auxiliary music input for attaching an iPod or other output device....moreless

          • Television:

            HDTVs are 46 inch and 61 inch. There is also a 32 inch SDTV in the Master Suite...moreless

          • Music Library:

            Guitars, piano and songbooks available in the living room....moreless

          • Books:

            Books in library. Novels, Tahoe history, guidebooks....moreless

          • Toys:

            In library and kid's playroom....moreless

          • Games:

            Games in library cupboards....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            DirecTV satellite service....moreless

          • DVD Player
          • VCR

          Communications

          • Broadband Access:

            Wifi and 100BT Ethernet in library. Wifi reaches parking lot, pier. Subject to congestion, storm/sunset/sunrise fade. Good for email, surfing, radio, Skype. Typ speeds 0.7 to 3 Mbps, 50 free GB per wk...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            People with mobile 3G and Verizon 4G devices can also receive service. Your Verizon 4G device offers the fastest available internet connection....moreless

          • Computer Available:

            A computer is available in the library with a bluetooth printer/scanner/copier....moreless

          • Telephone
          • Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Boat:

            Although the property doesn't come with a boat, you can dock your large boat at the pier, and moor your large boat on the buoy. You can get back and forth to your buoyed boat with the dinghy....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            The spacious Main Deck off the Living and Dining Rooms has three tables, chairs, chaise lounges, gas barbecue. Its a wonderful place to socialize, enjoy the view, read a good book, and dine....moreless

          • Porch / Veranda:

            The King and Queen rooms share the upstairs porch. The lower porch opens off the Master Suite. Both porches offer magnificent views and chairs....moreless

          • Bicycles:

            Although the property doesn't come with a bicycle, there is great riding available in the area. Refer to the guests' reference guide...moreless

          • Tennis:

            A public tennis court is available a few miles north. See directions in the guests' reference guide....moreless

          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Skiing and snowboarding available at Homewood Mountain Resort, Alpine Meadows, and Squaw Valley....moreless

          • Golf:

            Golf courses in Tahoe City, South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, and Squaw Valley...moreless

          • Water Sports Gear:

            A storage bin on the dock holds life jackets, boogie boards, and deck chairs....moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Two kayaks and a dinghy are available on the dock. ...moreless

          • Balcony:

            See explanations for Deck/Patio and Porch/Veranda...moreless

          • Beach Chairs:

            4...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Theme

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

          Location & View

          • Lakefront:

            The property has a pier on 50' of lakefront with good depth for power boats to approach, dock, and depart even in low water. The shore is rocky with boulders....moreless

          • Mountain View

          Activities

          • Marina
          • Snowboarding
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Rock Climbing
          • Snorkeling
          • Whitewater Rafting
          • Rafting
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Skiing
          • Golf
          • Water Skiing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Hiking
          • Medical Services
          • Hospital
          • Museums
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Restaurants
          • Scenic Drives
          • Boating
          • Shopping
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Eco Tourism
          • Paddle Boating
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Walking
          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Jet Skiing
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Summer 2013
          Jun 7 - Aug 31
          3 night min stay
          $650
          $3,850 $16,500
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $500
          $2,800 $12,000
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          For the summer season 2014 and beyond, reservations will only be accepted with a 6 day minimum stay until 45 days before the first day of the rental period. At that point, the minimum stay will drop to 3 days.

          Your reservation deposit and completed paperwork secure your rental at the time of booking. Later, an additional payment equal to the full rental amount plus taxes plus cleaning fee is due at least 1 week before first day of rental period. The reservation/security/damages deposit will be returned after cleaning less any amount for extraordinary cleaning or damage that occurred during stay.


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          Last updated: 09/16/2014
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          Location

          61 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Reno Tahoe International Airport
          26 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Amtrak Station, Truckee, CA
          0.2 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          89
          0.5 Miles
          Nearest Beach
          Meeks Bay
          3.5 Miles
          Nearest Barpub
          Chambers Landing Bar and Grill
          5.6 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Homewood Mountain Resort
          13 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Tahoe City
          2.8 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Westside Pizza

          Car: Necessary

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1967

          About the owner: Passed down to the five children of the original owners Andy and Mary Beth Marshall, we enjoy, maintain and protect this wonderful home. We are scattered all over California from San Diego to the San Francisco Bay Area, to the Central Valley.

          Why the Owner Chose Rubicon Bay:
          There are many reasons to choose this property for your vacation including: - Private pier on private lake front (not shared with a homeowner's association) - Close-in buoy makes it easy to get to your boat - deep water at dock (pier) is relatively hazard free and easy to navigate to for power boats, especially at low lake levels. - Uncrowded section of Lake Tahoe compared with Tahoe city and South Shore - Many living spaces in the home for a relaxed, comfortable stay for small and large families - Roomy, spacious decks and pier - Sparklingly clear waters with beautiful sand/rock lake bottom (property shoreline is bouldered with no sand) - Swimming off the dock - Off-shore summer prevailing winds provide best water at Tahoe for water skiing and wake boarding - Family can watch skiers and wake boarders from the main deck - Lots of day excursions available year round - 20 minutes walk to Meeks Bay Beach - Boat to Meeks Bay, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Bliss State Park, Emerald Bay Vikingsholm and Tea House, Pope beach, Baldwin beach - Fine dining recommendations: West Shore Cafe, Sunnyside Resort, Chamber's Landing, Jake's on the Lake - Snow skiers: Homewood Mountain Resort 6 miles; Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows 20 miles. Sledding nearby across the highway. - Cross Country skiers: Meeks Creek 1.5 mi, General Creek 2.5 mi, Sugar Pine Point / Ehrman Mansion 2.5 mi, Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area 15.5 mi


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          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • This family-friendly lakefront home has scenic views, dock and mooring buoy

            This family-friendly lakefront home has scenic views, dock and mooring buoy

          • Majestic evening views are the perfect backdrop to dining or outdoor relaxation.

            Majestic evening views are the perfect backdrop to dining or outdoor relaxation.

          • Three generations of family can relax, reconnect, and enjoy themselves here.

            Three generations of family can relax, reconnect, and enjoy themselves here.

          • Several guitars are available for playing.

            Several guitars are available for playing.

          • The dining room table doubles as a home office with wifi internet service.

            The dining room table doubles as a home office with wifi internet service.

          • Floor-to-ceiling topo maps let you preview almost any local trip.

            Floor-to-ceiling topo maps let you preview almost any local trip.

          • The dwnstrs Master Suite has a walk-in closet, porch, bathroom, kitchenette, TV.

            The dwnstrs Master Suite has a walk-in closet, porch, bathroom, kitchenette, TV.

          • The Queen room upstairs shares a porch with the King room.

            The Queen room upstairs shares a porch with the King room.

          • The playroom has a 61' HDTV, two padded benches, 3 sleeping mattresses, bathroom

            The playroom has a 61' HDTV, two padded benches, 3 sleeping mattresses, bathroom

          • Swimming in the brisk clear water - Jump in or use the dock's ladder or stairway

            Swimming in the brisk clear water - Jump in or use the dock's ladder or stairway

          • You can water ski or wakeboard in full view of the family on the deck or dock.

            You can water ski or wakeboard in full view of the family on the deck or dock.

          • Its 6 miles to Homewood - family fun on 1260 acres, 1650' vertical, 8 lifts

            Its 6 miles to Homewood - family fun on 1260 acres, 1650' vertical, 8 lifts

          • Looking out over the main deck, pier, and Lake Tahoe from the upstairs porch.

            Looking out over the main deck, pier, and Lake Tahoe from the upstairs porch.

          • Boats bob idly on their buoys as your view moves to the north from the main deck

            Boats bob idly on their buoys as your view moves to the north from the main deck

          • The living room is in the foreground, library behind the stairs, dining at right

            The living room is in the foreground, library behind the stairs, dining at right

          • A 'rustic' old piano adds to evenings together.

            A 'rustic' old piano adds to evenings together.

          • The library features novels, books on Lake Tahoe, games, computer, printer.

            The library features novels, books on Lake Tahoe, games, computer, printer.

          • The kitchen is the fourth space on the main floor, seen from the dining room.

            The kitchen is the fourth space on the main floor, seen from the dining room.

          • The King room upstairs has its own bathroom with tub, shower and toilet.

            The King room upstairs has its own bathroom with tub, shower and toilet.

          • The twin room upstairs shares a bathroom with the Queen room.

            The twin room upstairs shares a bathroom with the Queen room.

          • For honeymooners taking the leap, family, or good friends, an enjoyable vacation

            For honeymooners taking the leap, family, or good friends, an enjoyable vacation

          • 2 2-man kayaks let you explore. A dinghy takes you to your buoyed large boat.

            2 2-man kayaks let you explore. A dinghy takes you to your buoyed large boat.

          • A sledding hill is a short walk away across the highway. Dogs like sledding too!

            A sledding hill is a short walk away across the highway. Dogs like sledding too!

          • Powder skiing after a storm. Exc grooming. Beginning to advanced terrain, trees.

            Powder skiing after a storm. Exc grooming. Beginning to advanced terrain, trees.

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          3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 10

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