Family Friendly Lakefront Home with Pier and Buoy
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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. This topographical map is spliced together from 12 separate maps published by the United States Geological Service. 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 in the Playroom complements the kitchen's refrigerator 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
- 3 story
- 2526 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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....morecollapse
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 11-12
- King Room
- 1 king
- has lakeview, shared porch, private bathroom
- Queen Room
- 1 queen
- Writing desk, lakeview, shared porch, shared bathroom
- Twin Room
- 2 twin/ single
- Shares bathroom with Queen room. See notes below.
- 3 twin/ single
- See additional notes below
- Master Suite
- 1 queen
- Lkvw, privt porch, bth, lvst, lrg clst, prvt htr, stov fridg
The kid's bed/playroom also 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....morecollapse
- 4.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- King Room's Bathroom
- toilet, combination tub/shower
- Master Suite Bathroom
- toilet, shower, bidet
- Kitchen Bathroom
- Queen/Twin Rooms' Bathroom
- toilet, shower
- Bathroom is in hallway outside Queen and Twin rooms
- Playroom Bathroom
- toilet, shower, jetted tub
- Shower and jetted tub are separate
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 9
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Game Room:
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
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...morecollapse
- Wireless Internet:
- Computer Available:
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....morecollapse
Deck / Patio:
The spacious Main Deck off the Living and Dining Rooms has two tables, chairs, chaise lounges, gas barbecue. Its a wonderful place to socialize, enjoy the view, read a good book, and dine....morecollapse
- Porch / Veranda:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Jet Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Cross Country Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
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Wonderful Tahoe Home
Wonderful Tahoe Home
Our group of 11 and 2 dogs stayed in this home for a week during Christmas 2012 and enjoyed it immensely. The house is charming and beautiful. It is also fully stocked -- we found everything that we needed for cooking great meals in kitchen (sharp knives yippee!) and serving at the long dining table facing the lake. Dry wood is supplied for making roaring fires in the stone fireplace, and a closet contains every conceivable tool that one might need whilst away from home. A big hit with all was the manual (complete with index!) compiled by the owners and which gave detailed "how-to's" for every item in the home (heat, electricity, gadgets, internet, etc.) as well as helpful suggestions for nearby activities (sledding, skiing, hiking, etc.) The manual suggested a nearby sledding hill a short walk away which we were able to enjoy using sleds found in the playroom as a foot of snow blanketed the area. Homewood ski area is a short drive away, with Squaw and Alpine a bit further up the road. It was nice staying away from the crazy traffic lines in Tahoe City -- no traffic down this way, especially as the pass heading toward South Lake Tahoe was closed due to the snow. We loved our stay in this home and we all remarked that we'd love to come again during the summer and enjoy the outdoor decks and pier. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
- Guest Carrie35
- Date of stay 12/22/12
- Review Submitted 01/03/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
My husband and I spent the weekend with wonderful friends in this awesome, spacious, super clean, beautiful and totally comfortable place. There were 8 of us total and it was so cool to be able to sit at the table comfortably with plenty of room for us and the food too. The kitchen comes very well stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal and all the cups, dishes, bowls and utensils for all. A piano, guitars and a fun song book was only small tidbit of the many activities we got to enjoy. Kayaking right off the deck in the gorgeous lake and hiking without having to use the car. We spent most of our time in the family room and kitchen so if I explored the rest of the home I would probably have gotten lost. We got to enjoy the kid's room with our own bathroom and a great view of the lake from the bathroom!!!!! Such a great place to stay and the owners are way too cool too!!!!!
- Guest Tennis Nuts
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/24/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway, people with disabilities.
Great Place, Great Views, Great Location
Great Place, Great Views, Great Location
This vacation rental is ideal for the group and/or family that is looking to stay where you have a semi private location. Located in Meeks Bay and nearby Emerald Bay you are able to play in the picturesque west shore of Lake Tahoe. The accommodations are fantastic and ideal for a larger group! There is much to do at the home as well just a short drive from the cabin. Great place to share time with your family and/or friends!
- Guest Red Shoes
- Date of stay 10/19/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers.
This was the perfect cabin for our family vacation. We have adult children and teens. The pier was large enough for us all to relax in the sun. It was great to have the paddle boat, kayak, boogie boards, and life jackets. The cabin had large spaces to gather in to play games and eat. We are a musical family as well so we thoroughly enjoyed the piano and guitars. Out of our many visits to Lake Tahoe this was our favorite stay by far. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cabin!
- Guest Gators
- Date of stay 08/20/12
- Review Submitted 09/08/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children.
Spectacular location and view.
Spectacular location and view.
Home offers everything you need to stay put and enjoy the million dollar view from all decks, or in the summer take in the lake itself by boat or refreshing swim. The house is easy to navigate, comfortable and clean. Spacious for multiple families or gathering of friends. I loved the location. Short drive to Tahoe City and terrific restaurants or day activities if you can pull yourself away from the house itself! I will stay there again and would recommend it to first time visitors to Tahoe or oldtimers as well.
- Guest patty
- Date of stay 06/28/10
- Review Submitted 07/19/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
3 nights with friends
3 nights with friends
Spent 3 nights in this great home in mid-June 2010. Spectacular views from the deck and pier---and from the bedroom as well. Easy kitchen for meal prep, great places to sit and chat or to play games, read, relax. Lots of wonderful places for dinner out. Will return!
- Guest AJP
- Date of stay 06/21/10
- Review Submitted 07/19/10
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.
My wife and I stayed here during one very winter-y February. There was lots of fresh snow, but parking and getting to the house was not a problem. The house was warm and toasty and had a great winter view of the lake. It was a short drive to grab some food and a beer in town. Overall, the place was comfortable, cozy, and exactly the winter get-away we were looking for. Would love to rent it again.
- Guest Air Chris
- Date of stay 02/05/10
- Review Submitted 07/16/10
Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, adventure seekers, girls getaway.
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3 night min stay
Jun 7 - Aug 31
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
For the summer season 2013, 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.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Reservation/Security/Damages Deposit: $750
Cleaning fee: $300
County Bed Tax: 10% on rental plus cleaning fee
Before paying contact the owner to confirm payment details.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
- Nearest Airport: Reno Tahoe International Airport at 61 Miles
- Nearest Train: Amtrak Station, Truckee, CA at 26 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 89 at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Meeks Bay at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Chambers Landing Bar and Grill at 3.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Homewood Mountain Resort at 5.6 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Tahoe City at 13 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Westside Pizza at 2.8 Miles
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 - 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 (www.skihomewood.com) 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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Majestic evening views are the perfect backdrop to dining or outdoor relaxation.
Looking out over the main deck, pier, and Lake Tahoe from the upstairs porch.
Three generations of family can relax, reconnect, and enjoy themselves here.
Several guitars are available for playing.
The dining room table doubles as a home office with wifi internet service.
Floor-to-ceiling spliced USGS topo maps let you preview almost any local trip.
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 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
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
This family-friendly lakefront home has scenic views, dock and mooring buoy
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
A "rustic" old piano adds to evenings together.
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 King room upstairs has its own bathroom with tub, shower and toilet.
The twin room upstairs shares a bathroom with the Queen room.
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.
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.
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