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Tahoe Lakefront Estate-Historic Home, Cabins, Spacious Grounds, 8 Ft Hot Tub.

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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:20
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Lakefront House & 2 Cabins: 6 bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, sleeps up to 20

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 loudly.

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.

Accommodations:
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.
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.

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,
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Owner

Member since: 1999

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Monkey bars in kids bedroom, toys, games, books, skittles, bike riding on quiet lane, outdoor ping pong, badminton, croquet....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    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

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

  • Windowseat bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Captain's bedroom: 1 queen

    In separate suite with its own bathroom....moreless

  • Children's room: 2 child bed, 1 bunk bed

    Foot-to-foot captains beds sleep 2 children under 5 ft tall....moreless

  • Adam's House: 2 bunk bed

    Stone cabin sleeps 4 in bunks. Former ice house....moreless

  • Sentry House: 1 queen

    Cabin has 1/2 bathroom. Former tack house....moreless

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sleep sofa, new and firm. Two closets with dresser....moreless

  • Captain's Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sofabed...moreless

  • Lakeside Master: 1 king

    California-king bed. Glass doors open to lake side patio....moreless

  • King size bed (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 Sentry 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 stone cabin...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Eight-foot luxury hot tub on sheltered deck with lake view. Lakefront is 120 feet, with a sandy beach and lake bottom, lakeside terrace with chaises, lakeside lawn, fabulous flower-filled wrap-around deck over the lake, 1 buoy for guests, original outdoor stone fireplace and patio, outdoor 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, Included two rustic cabins and private 1 bedroom lakeside apartment with gas log iron stove, kitchen, deck....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Books about Tahoe's history, flora, hiking. Antique books. Novels. Children's books....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Two DVD players, Blu-ray player...moreless

  • Games:

    Games and puzzles, skittles game....moreless

  • Music Library:

    (2) CDs, videos, DVDs...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Cable TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    In living room music cabinet, plus portable stereo/CD player....moreless

  • Television:

    2 T.V.s. 42 inch flat screen in living room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys in children's room...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    (2) Videos and DVDs in living room, downstairs den, and also at walk-to rental store...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Wide sand beach when lake level is low. Sandy play area for children. ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Sunrise to sunset views across vast Lake Tahoe....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Lakeside lawn and stone terraces with chaise lounges. Sandy beach. Buoy. Boat ramp for walking into lake, loading open-bow boat and pulling up kayaks or other light watercraft. Large upper lawn....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large Dining table seats up to 10 - 12. Three stools at breakfast bar. Child's table seats 2 or 3 little kids. Outdoor dining tables on deck seat up to 16....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 13 people

General

  • Internet:

    wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious bedding. Fine cotton sheets, down and down alternative duvets and pillows, bath and hot tub towels, robes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Panoramic views from throughout the house. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking onsite for up to 10 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Lots of parking on our property for up to 10 cars....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat trailer parking on site....moreless

  • Telephone:

    (6). Free long distance....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Nice cotton bath towels, plus cabana towels for the hot tub....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Hi-efficiency 4.5 cu ft, washer, dryer, detergents supplied....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Grand outdoor stone fireplace with firewood....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    (4) 4 antique wood stoves with firewood...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Referrals to private chefs...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    2. Plus espresso maker, coffee press....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped to serve a large group....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, salt & pepper grinder, tea, paper products, various staples....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2)...moreless

  • Stove:

    Five burner gas cook top. Plus gas stove in Captain's Quarters....moreless

  • Toaster:

    2...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    (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

  • Golf:

    Good golf courses in Tahoe City and around the lake....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lakeside lawn, 2500 sq ft large upper lawn, and gardens throughout property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on lakeside dining deck outside kitchen. Charcoal grill....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Homewood Mountain Resort is 1 mile away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Nearby at Sugar Pine Point State Park....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Huge 8 foot luxury spa, sheltered outdoors near lake with lake views...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas Week
Dec 16 - Dec 26, 2016
7 night min stay

$12,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

New Years Week
Dec 27 - Jan 5, 2017
7 night min stay

$12,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Winter 2017
Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,000
$6,000

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,900
$11,000

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Peak 2017
Jun 1 - Sep 13, 2017
7 night min stay

$12,500

Changeover Day: Thursday


Rates are based on 15 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest

Indian Summer
Sep 21 - Nov 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,950
$11,000

Rates are based on 15 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Exit Clean $650
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000

Notes:

Exit cleaning fee of $650. 10% California Occupancy Tax is charged on rent and cleaning.

Peak Weeks run from Thursday afternoon arrivals to Thursday morning departures to avoid Friday traffic to the lake.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

Bask in the panoramic views of Lake Tahoe! Swim in the lake along our 120 feet of lakefront and warm up in the huge hot tub. Rent a kayak or SUP locally or a power boat nearby, wake board and 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 to Tahoe City and Squaw Valley, get a picnic at the deli--big delicious sandwiches--and take off for a great Tahoe day!

 

Owner info

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 winter in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they share their home with Yogi & Bear, their Bernese Mountain Dogs, and summer at Lake Tahoe. 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 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. They enjoy sailing vacations, including bare boating in the Caribbean, and love spending time at their Tahoe haven.

Why the Owner Chose Tahoma, CA, USA:
One of only a few remaining original boathouses at Tahoe, the property was purchased by Kristen's mother in 1963. Kristen grew up helping her with its remodeling, and Kristen and Steve have continued improving the place with love and great attention to detail. Flower gardens and lawns embellish the exquisite lakeside setting. 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. We have active lives in Santa Fe (and another historic vacation rental there), and we enjoy sharing our treasured Tahoe haven with guests who appreciate its unique early Tahoe charm.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • The most unique vacation home on the lake! Historic charm, fabulous setting.

    The most unique vacation home on the lake! Historic charm, fabulous setting.

  • Lakeside terraces with chaises and beach chairs. 120 feet of lakefront.  2 buoys

    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.

    Perfect location on West Shore point gives all day sun all season long.

  • Relax! Huge 8 foot hot tub seats up to 8 people. Panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

    Relax! Huge 8 foot hot tub seats up to 8 people. Panoramic views of Lake Tahoe.

  • Queen bed in Captain's Quarters Suite with down duvets and pillows.

    Queen bed in Captain's Quarters Suite with down duvets and pillows.

  • Dining table seats 10, breakfast bar seats 3. Lake views, opens to lakeside deck

    Dining table seats 10, breakfast bar seats 3. Lake views, opens to lakeside deck

  • Large upper lawn

    Large upper lawn

  • Living room with panoramic views

    Living room with panoramic views

  • Living room and sunroom open to den

    Living room and sunroom open to den

  • Captain's suite living room

    Captain's suite living room

  • Huge old outdoor fireplace.

    Huge old outdoor fireplace.

  • Panoramic view from big deck with gas grill, 2 dining tables, seating up to 20

    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

    Gracious lakeside lawn. Flower gardens and stone paths throughout the property

  • Lakeside bedroom with Cal-King bed, luxurious linens, opens to shore.

    Lakeside bedroom with Cal-King bed, luxurious linens, opens to shore.

  • Children's room captain's beds with monkey bars above.

    Children's room captain's beds with monkey bars above.

  • Big country kitchen and dining room.  Children's table, wood cookstove.

    Big country kitchen and dining room. Children's table, wood cookstove.

  • Stone patio and fireplace

    Stone patio and fireplace

  • Living room opens to sunroom

    Living room opens to sunroom

  • Den opens to living room on left, sunroom on right.

    Den opens to living room on left, sunroom on right.

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This listing was first published here in 1999.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

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