|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Book early and select your preferred unit or bring another family and rent both. Slip back in time and enjoy the simple life of a 1932 one bedroom log cabin or rent the more modern Old Tahoe 'bunk house' with updated features. Our summer only homes are similar to summer 'camping' on the lake...they have all the simple modern amenities needed to enjoy the Lake the way it was circa 1930…they are one of the few remaining cabins in Tahoe that sit just feet off the lake. Plan to spend the majority of your time outdoors, cooking at the BBQ's and eating picnic style on the large decks. Enjoy amazing views of Incline, Rubicon Bay, South Shore, Mt. Tallac...minutes away from Emerald Bay via boat or car. Walk to wonderful Meeks Bay Beach/Resort for sand and sun. Up to two buoys per unit available to rent for your boat(s). Private pier access shared by both units. The log house can sleep four inside between a queen bed and a pull out queen sleeper couch. The separate bunk-house has large bedroom that sleeps six in three queen beds and has a full kitchen and bath down stairs. There is additional room for sleeping in tents and blow-up beds on the large decks that each unit enjoys. This property is ideal for two families that are looking to share the expense of a lakefront home yet want to enjoy the privacy that comes with each having a stand alone unit to retreat to in the evenings. Pets are welcome...
Location: West Shore, Rubicon/Meeks Bay
Type: Log Cabin & Old Tahoe 'Bunk House' - with Shared Pier and 4 Buoys
Walk from road down to cabin along step path
Each unit: Bedrooms (1) Baths (1)
Kitchens with refrigerator/freezer - coolers necessary for beverages for large groups
Majority of cooking is done by BBQ and eating and entertaining is done outside on decks
Max Occupancy: 10 people
No cable TV, but VCR/DVD: Yes
Games, Cards available
Parking: 2 spots for each unit and additional off property street parking available
$2,100 per unit weekly, $150 cleaning per week and $500 refundable damage deposit
**Our cabin is for rent on a weekly basis, Monday to Monday**
Keywords: Lake Tahoe, West Shore, Rubicon, Meeks Bay, Tahoma, Pier, Buoy, Lake Front, Boat, Dock, Fire pit, Deck, BBQ, Lake View, Paddle Boarding, SUP
We just love these little 'Old Tahoe' style homes. Going back in time like you do when you stay at these homes is almost gone in Tahoe.
David Ciapponi purchased this cottage in 2001
We fell in love with the simple life of Tahoe that few homes can still offer. The location is amazing and we love being so close to the water. This is a summer house that was built in the 1930's by the founding editors of Reader's Digest Magazine. Lot 43 was the first lot sold in the subdivision of Meeks Bay and is referred to in the 'Meeks Bay Memories' book. There is a lot of history to our unique cabin and additional bunk house.
By staying at one of our cabins, you'll slow down and relax because that's all there is to do. Enjoy the lake by swimming, kayaking, boating or paddle boarding, go 'crawdading' off the rocks, enjoy a great book in a lounge chair on the deck, BBQ a great meal with family or friends, and maybe enjoy a great bottle of wine in our amazing location. We also have rental boat(s), kayaks and SUP's available at the property to make your stay even more convenient, amazing and memorable.
Beware of this property. It is not what it appears to be.
We arrived on Aug.15, 2016. The "step path" from the road is aproximately 150 feet down a steep dirt trail to the cabin. The bathroom is not located in the sleeping area. It is out the front door, down steep stairs and inside the kitchen /bath area below.( Not very convenient at night.)
We called the owner as soon as we arrived to tell him this set up wouldn't work for us. He would not compromise. We told the owner and the housekeeper we were leaving. He would not refund any money, and even worse, would not even refund our house cleaning fee or the damage deposit . On Sept. 19th he said he "always intended to return our deposits." Today is Oct. 7th and he still hasn't returned the deposits.
Compromise was mentioned by us at least half a dozen times. The owner would not acknowledge that possibility.
Steer clear of this place.
Loved this little cabin! It is cozy and small, and fairly bare bones while keeping many conveniences...just what I like! Upon arrival you need to walk down to the cabin - unlike most other homes which sit closer to the road, which was wonderful because there is really nothing between you and the lake. We spent most of our time outside on the decks, grilled and ate all meals there, and took naps in the "fire pit area" (we never did have a fire though, it was warm out). We were able to bring our paddle boards and put in right at the boulder-y beach.
The area is perfect, many great hiking opportunities close by and also close to restaurants and stores. The view is of course spectacular from every window (even the bathroom that looks out to the wooded area).
David the owner was laid back and easy to talk with about arranging our stay. Thanks! I hope to return again!
Tahoe is great. But this spot on the lake is absolutely PERFECT. We could not imagine a nicer way to relax with our family. We played in the lake, threw rocks from the dock, took out a boat and drove to near-by hiking. The location is ideal. The house is small but has a great deck for reading or playing games. We felt like we were camping but still had nice comfy beds to sleep in, a small kitchen to cook in and a bathroom right there. We squeezed 5 people into the "Bunkhouse" for a great family get-away.
Is that too powerful? Well, that's the feeling we left with after a week... right on Lake Tahoe. The pictures provided do it justice and are a good indication of what to expect. We SUPd, kayaked, enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck, watercolored in the afternoon, read books, barbecued and generally had an extraordinary week.
We stayed in the log cabin which was rustic but cozy. The other cabin which I got to look at while there ...is Very nice too.... The owners are even adding more upgrades to both units. We can't wait to get back next year...
This 1932 Lake front, vintage cabin with adjacent bunk house in a spectacular setting represents a true adventure. The Owner was very helpful and accommodating. We loved it and will return.
I can't write enough good things about this place. We rented at the end of August on the seven days leading up to Labor Day and feel incredibly lucky to have landed here. The cabin and property are as pictured, hovering just feet above lake level. There is a degree of seclusion here that other places in Rubicon Bay probably don't have - most of the other large homes are packed in (one upon another) along the road - with this property, though, you are close to your neighbor, you don't feel it at all. There is a unique blend of modern convenience (USB plugs and LED lighting in the bunkhouse, good water pressure in the shower and lights across the whole property for night time) and rustic qualities (these are real cabins, the main cabin was built in the 1930’s). What really struck us is the way this place is built, with multiple areas where you can spend time (main house, porch, 2nd porch, bunk house, beach / fire pit, dock) - there were 5 of us here and we never felt like we were crowding one another. We also found ourselves spending time together in different places across the week (though probably most on the beach by the fire pit) which contributed to the sense of constant discovery and changing environment that you typically welcome on a week's holiday.
As for activities, we also rented a power boat from the owner - and this brings a dimension to the experience that we would wholeheartedly recommend. The boat is moored right off the dock - we spent almost every day boating to either D.L. Bliss park, Emerald Bay, Chambers, Sunnyside or simply speeding in circles dragging a tube (also rented).
The owner really goes out of his way to be accessible - making our entire experience very user friendly and stress free. My wife and I are fortunate enough to have vacationed in some great places from Thailand, to the Caribbean, to the Mediterranean, and this rates up there with the most memorable - Tahoe is truly a world class summer experience if done right - this cabin / "glamping" experience is absolutely a tremendous way to do it.
Fire pit at water, wood available, rental boat available on buoy, kayak and SUP rental available on property.
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My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Monday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
A cleaning fee of $150 to pay an outside house keeper is required for each rental. This handles the cleaning necessary when you depart.