House, 4 Bedrooms (2 master suites) + 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
About Chris Williams
I have retired to Central Oregon after 25 years of working and raising a family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our adult children and their families are able to use the Sunny View House only occasionally. After a complete upgrading (all new appliances, new carpet and new beds and linen) we began renting it in 2006.
Chris Williams purchased this House in 1977
Why Chris Williams chose Meeks Bay
I had been coming to the Meeks Bay area of Lake Tahoe since childhood. In 1976 I purchased a lot and built the Sunny View House the following summer. My life and family's life has been truly enriched during the times we have shared at Tahoe.
What makes this House unique
We try very hard to make sure our renters have a wonderful vacation while at Lake Tahoe. Upon your arrival you’ll find a sparkling clean house (thanks to Marni); a well stocked pantry including, olive oil, other vegetable oils, several different BBQ rubs and sauces, condiments and all the spices you’ll ever need; complete table ware for 10; quality beds and linens; and, yes a spectacular view. We continue to invest in up grading the Sunny View House; we care and it shows.
Pool / Spa
Pets allowed - Only upon approval by owner.Only upon approval by owner.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 35
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Perfect Meeks Bay location
Everything about this property was perfect for our family of six. Great location for all kinds of activities, and we made a lot of use of the beach at Meeks Bay. The house was exceptionally clean and very well-stocked with everything we needed. Great view of the lake from the deck. Nice quiet lot at the end of the cul de sac. Loved it. Couldn’t recommend it any more highly.
Feels Like Being at Home
The owners are clearly very involved in the care of this house, so one feels immediately at home there. Quality kitchen and bath supplies are left out for guests' use. Cooking utensils are high grade (unlike the scratched Teflon found in most rental homes). The home has been thought-out in a way that reflects the ongoing involvement and care of the owners.
There are beautiful views from most of the windows that create the feeling of being up in the trees. Sitting at the computer table in the living room, you can look across the lake and watch the afternoon storm clouds as they gather above the blue-grey mountains. There are no neighbors on either side of the house, so the feeling of being in the woods is complete. There is also no traffic noise--something that compromises the peacefulness of many houses close to the lake that have views.
There is a big laundry room with two dryers, a convenient entry ("mud") room for removing and storing shoes and boots, and care has been taken to protect lower-story windows with an electric "bear fence"-- an important feature for any Tahoe home, especially one that backs up to the forest.
There was only one thing I would change if it were my house. I would make a couple more of the living room windows open-able and I'd add a couple of ceiling fans. This would be a good precaution for days when it is unusually hot.
The house is perfectly situated to get to Meeks Bay, Bliss and Sugar Pine State Parks, and Emerald Bay-- the best parts of the lake.
I've been renting in Tahoe for about 25 summers, and so far, this has been my favorite house.
Older but very family comfortable house
The house itself was great for our 3 generations. From 72 to 3 years old. Very well stocked with all the basics and very CLEAN. We had a short drive to Meeks Bay and all it has to offer. The house has a lovely view of the lake.
We loved this house, it was clean and well kept and the views were unreal. We were so impressed by all the little things already provided, including all the food items stocked and the games and various things for kids. Brought our own baby gate for the stairs just in case, which we used a lot as the living room is upstairs (typical for a house with such a view). Thank you!
Thanks Karan - We hope to you will return next summer. Chris and Sherrie
At Meeks Bay Resort & Marina, sunbathing, volleyball, beach play, picnics, ski boat, kayak and slip rentals, In Desolation National Wilderness Area, hiking/backpacking, camping, photography and rock climbing, At Emerald Bay, photography, picnics and touring the Vikingsholm, At Sugarpine State Park, flora and fauna, and touring the Erhman Mansion, At South Shore, cinemas and gaming