"We rented the house for three nights in late July. Lake Tahoe in the summertime is awesome, and this house is very well located to enjoy many of the outdoor attractions. We especially enjoyed Sand Harbor beach with the kids, where we rented a paddleboard and spent the entire day in the water. Staying at the house also gives you access to the Incline Village pool and beach. The pool is great for the kids... the beach is not so much a beach as a rocky place to sunbathe and have drinks brought right to you! ;-)
The house itself is, as others have noted, on three levels, and there are stairs, but these weren't at all as big a deal as I believed having read the reviews. Yes, there are stairs, and you do have to walk them, but nothing more than you would expect. I definitely wouldn't let this deter you from renting the house. Most of the action will be on the second floor, anyway, where the living room, kitchen, dining room, largest deck, hot tub, and two bedrooms are both located. The hot tub was an awesome feature, as the kids spent hours out there playing in the water. The kitchen has everything you need to cook full meals, with plenty of pots, pans, dishes, and silverware for everyone. Really great deck area, overlooking the lake below. The living room is great, featuring a huge sectional couch with la-z-boy recliners on either end for great Giants game viewing. It's also nice that's it's integrated with the kitchen and dining area so that everyone feels together all the time. The beds were very comfortable, and the linens were clean and plentiful.
The only con I should mention about the house was the slight-but-noticeable smell of someone who'd been smoking there. Not sure if this was simply the previous renters or something more permanent, but it was definitely something remarked on by several members of our family. If you can't stand the smell of smoke at all, I don't think I would stay here. But you do get used to it after you've been inside for awhile, so if you can handle that, you should by all means rent this house!
The only other thing I would mention is that working with the owner through the rental process was very easy and efficient. Lori responded to all of my questions quickly and was super-thorough in her guidance, key delivery, and return instructions. Really couldn't have asked for a better experience there. Thank you!"
Guest: B.A. S.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 31, 2015