Perfect for families! Charming historic 'early Tahoe' home on spacious grounds offers a unique experience blending luxury, historic charm and private lakeside living. Enjoy a glorious setting with 120 feet of lakefront and a big lakeside deck for splendid outdoor living. On a beautiful West Shore point, the historic Tahoma Boathouse offers sunrise to sunset panoramic views over vast Lake Tahoe. Sunlight warms the house, deck and beach until sunset--the latest sun on the West Shore. Far from the main road, it is quiet and peaceful, and no traffic noise intrudes. Just steps from the lake, a huge hot tub seats 8 people. One buoy is provided for your boat.
Live the early Tahoe glory days! The Boathouse was part of one of Lake Tahoe's earliest estates which was constructed beginning in 1906. Authentic antique details and decor embellish the original pine plank paneling on all walls and ceilings throughout the house, with a tasteful mix of antiques and fresh furnishings. Stone, oak, cherry floors with soft oriental rugs; four antique wood stoves. The home offers several view-filled living areas, a large country kitchen/dining room, a wrap-around deck connecting them, three bedrooms and an attached 1 bedroom apartment on the lower level. The house is completely updated with thermal pane windows, insulation, natural gas baseboard heat, and tasty local well water. Two rustic cabins are included in the rental.
Spacious forested grounds with historic, huge outdoor stone fireplace and patio furnished with cedar log furniture, an outdoor ping-pong table, level lakeside lawn, expansive 2,500 sq ft. upper lawn with badminton net and lawn games, and a sand beach along the 120 foot of lakefront give lots of areas for playing and relaxing. Relax on chaises on the lakeside terrace above the beach. Rocking chairs, dining tables and chairs, sofa, and grill are on the lakeside deck overlooking the water. Feed the ducks and geese from the historic boat ramp that slopes into the water.
Appropriate for discerning guests who love early Tahoe and who will appreciate the historic authenticity of the home, the house is fully equipped for gracious entertaining. We are sorry to announce that we no longer are accepting weddings. This is due to a wedding that refused to cooperate in lowering sound volumes to the moderate level we require. The home, property, and neighborhood are inappropriate for groups who wish to party, and we must respect our neighbors.
The property is accessed via a narrow lane a block off the main road. The long paved driveway and gravel turnouts grounds offer plenty of parking for up to 10 cars.
Leave your cars parked--our guests love the short stroll to the country market with its great deli sandwiches, groceries and wine selection. You'll find a pizzeria, coffee bar, gelateria, and post office 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 lakeshore ten feet away.
Second bedroom has queen bed and window seat.
Children's room has two curtained 5 ft. youth captain's bunks and a bunk bed with two twins.
Den has new firm queen sleeper sofa.
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).
All beds have firm mattresses with down pillows and duvets, and luxurious 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. 1/2 bath in cabin.
Summary: Beds hold up to 16 people, plus 4 in 2 sofa sleepers in two dens. However, our maximum is 15.
Main house: 1 cal-king, 1 queen, 2 twins, 2 5 ft. Captains beds, 1 queen sleeper. 2 bathrooms.
Attached apartment: 1 queen in bedroom, 1 queen sleeper in living room. 1 bathroom.
Cabin 1: Queen bed. 1/2 bath.
Cabin 2: 2 bunk beds = 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.
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