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Hip Modern Cottage of Amazingness

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Mikel
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 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.

Amenities

Kings Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Thermostatic 8' rain hood is a true experience. Enjoy!
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

Hip decor, close to beach and bocce right outside...what else would you want.

  • 5 of 5

Mikel's house was phenomenal. The decor was inviting and comfortable inside and out. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to relax by the fire, play bocce or just enjoy the Tahoe air. Loved the walkability to the beach, store and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed three days at this very nice cottage. The spring break ski was perfect and so is this house. From Mikel's quick response and flexibility to the deco of the house and the convenient location, everything is perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I love this little cottage and how close it is to the lake - and also that dogs are welcome : ) Mikel is always super responsive and lovely to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tahoe/Reno Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 80
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Northstar
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.

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Rates & Availability

Kings Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,100
 
 
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
September 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Sep 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Fri,Sat
 
 
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$300
$1,750
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
Christmas/NYE 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
January Holiday
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 6 2018
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
 
 
MLK weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Peak Winter
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
President's Day Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
 
President's Day Week
Feb 19 2018 - Feb 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Late Winter
Feb 23 2018 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,100
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 4 2018 - May 10 2018
1 night minimum stay
$125
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$900
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
Early Summer 2018
May 28 2018 - Jun 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
$200
From
$275
Fri,Sat
$1,500
 
 
Late June 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Jun 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
4th of July Week 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,400
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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