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Hip Modern Cottage of Amazingness

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Newly rehabbed 2 bedroom cottage one block from the beach

This recently renovated cottage is located one block from the lake in Kings Beach. The home has fun amenities such as a firepit, a bocce ball court and an outdoor dining area with BBQ.

Karen was a designer on TV. The other owner, Mikel, was her producer. They wanted a place in Tahoe that reflected the fun of SF and LA so they bought a cinder block bunker and completely rehabbed it.

The private fenced-in yard has a wonderful firepit for year-round campfires, a bocce ball court, hammock (in the summer) and an outdoor dining table and BBQ. Inside, there's a Nest digital thermostat to regulate the temperature, a 47' HDTV in the living room with Roku and Apple TV to play music or watch your favorite streaming shows (Free Netflix, Hulu and HBOgo) and Nintendo Wii. There's also a 32' HDTV in the queen sized bedroom. (Only streaming TV, no local channels or cable). If you're still bored, plenty of parlor games await you and in the winter, there's two toboggans at your disposal.

Down pillows, organic cotton bath towels and a Thermostatic 8' rain hood in the shower were all chosen to recreate a luxury hotel experience. The interior doors are salvage doors from SF Victorians, the coffee is from Blue Bottle, the floors are black bamboo and the walls are crisp new bead board.

This is a true getaway. You will have a house manager and handyman nearby if you need anything, but otherwise, we want you to make yourselves at home.

Besides being a block from the actual lake and Kings Beach State Park, you are a short drive to Northstar, Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose and Diamond Peak ski resorts as well as the casinos in Incline Village.

You are steps away from plenty of shops and restaurants in downtown Kings Beach and a 24 hour Safeway is a two minute drive or 8 minute walk.

There are beds for 4, maximum occupancy 6. We'll provide one Frontgate queen size air bed for additional guests and although the couch isn't a fold out, I'm 6' 0' and have slept on it comfortably. Pets are also welcome and the yard is completely fenced in.

We are a one night minimum stay, but do ask for two nights if it includes Saturday. We will, however, waive this requirement if you're booking week of.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Mikel

Mikel is a reality tv development producer who seeks out people, places and things that are broken, weird, ridiculous and fancy.

Karen is a San Francisco designer who loves four star hotels and her son Jack. Oh, and she used to have a couple shows on HGTV.

We both love to travel and don't believe nice has to be expensive.

Mikel purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Mikel chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We wanted to create our dream cottage that was bright, cozy, modern and interesting -- perfect for urban creatives or the coolest family on the block. Our attempt was to think of everything for you to have the ultimate getaway, with the perfect bedding, thick pads under the carpets and perfectly mismatched dishes that feel as if everything was collected over time. The yard is a playland for kids and adults. We encourage you to use the outside just as much as the inside, because after all, you're in one of the most beautiful places in California.


Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tahoe/Reno Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 80
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kings Beach State Park
Car: recommended

Located steps away from the restaurants and bars in downtown kings beach and a block from the beach in Lake Tahoe. We're situated on a quiet street and a short drive to the casinos in Incline Village.


Kings Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Thermostatic 8' rain hood is a true experience. Enjoy!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are two bedrooms in the home. One has two twin beds, the other has a queen. If you have more guests, we do provide a Frontgate queen size air mattress.
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Hip Modern Cottage of Amazingness
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

I want to move in!!

  • 5 of 5

Cutest ever!! Great location!! We loved it!! We'll be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, Australia

Perfectly thought out....a true gem!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay at this Kings Beach cottage. From the minute you walk through the door you know this place is special. Everything is so perfectly thought out and every need is catered for. Special ‘nice touch’ comforts throughout meant we instantly felt at home- a very trendy and designer home!! Amazing outdoor space was just the icing on the cake. Mikel was super responsive and incredible to deal with. If we weren’t from the other side of the world, we would definitely be back soon, but hopefully one day we will visit again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Worth, Texas

Cute & Cozy in Tahoe!

  • 5 of 5

Visited for work/girls trip. My 2 friends and I loved the cottage. It was beautifuly decorated, warm, everything you need in the kitchen and the beds were soft and cozy. We all slept great! The outside areas was so fun although we didn't spend much time out there. Walking distance to places to eat and Kings Beach. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I'd like to scare everyone away, but I can't....

  • 5 of 5

For one selfish moment I considered giving this home only one star. My thought was that if I brought down the reviews, then it would be available more often for me. But I can't tell a lie. This is one of the most genuinely five star homes I've ever come across. The house itself, the garden, the amenities, how well it's stocked with everything you need from beach towels and chairs to all the pots and pans one could need to bowls for your dog, the location, the responsiveness of the owners, everything. We will stay here every opportunity we get in the future. Thank you for making your wonderful place available.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect little cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and comfortable- a short walk to the beach and had a great backyard!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Beautiful comfortable home in a perfect location to enjoy everything Lake Tahoe has to offer.

  • 5 of 5

Our stay could not have been better at this lovely, comfortable, hidden little gem of a cottage. My husband, two teenage daughters and myself stayed here five nights while we relaxed in Kings Beach/Lake Tahoe. The house was beautifully put together and had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. It's just as good as the photos. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well appointed, so it made it easy to cook in a few nights. If for some reason you want to watch TV while there, there are two. One is large with a Roku, so you'll have many options. And the lovely yard makes for a hidden oasis. The flowers and trees in the yard stand out as unique among the other guest cottages we saw. And the fire pit and hammock make it a place you want to hang out.

Kings Beach is a nice little beach town with music on the beach on Friday nights, a few nice shops, and a good little organic market. It's located close to all the outdoor activities you'd want and close to Truckee if you need more shopping and restaurant choices one day. I would certainly return to Kings Beach and this lovely cottage again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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