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Magical Westshore Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Pet Friendly Guest Quarters above our detached garage with private entrance is a 900 sq ft One Bedroom with Queen size Bed plus loft with 2 twin beds/ ladder slides out for easy access to Loft/vaulted ceilings/views of trees/lots of sun/fenced pet friendly yard/walk to Chambers Landing Beach/one block to bike path and trolley bus stop/2 miles to Sugar Pine Point State Park/3 miles to Meeks Bay Resort/40 minutes to South Shore and casinos.

We live on site in the main house and are very considerate of our guests privacy however we are available for any questions or special needs.

This is a pet friendly property upon approval - we have 4 dogs of our own - 2 - 7 yr old labs and 2 smaller terrier mixes 7 and 8 yr old - our dogs use the fenced area behind the garage/apt a few times a day plus walks they are never left in the yard without one of us out there with them.

Winter months we may need to come up to shovel upper deck unless you are up for a work out - we will coordinate as needed (snow falls).

More Details

Sarina Kriston
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Sarina Kriston

RE Broker/Property Manager/MOM managing property in Tahoe since 1988 in between raising my 2 boys and my nephew love taking hikes with our dogs and walks to the beach, gardening , skiing, snow shoe, cross country skiing, boating, biking and more and we do it all right here.

Sarina Kriston purchased this house in 1988

What makes this house unique

Open great room with vaulted ceilings views of trees gives you feeling of being in a eagle nest. Dog Friendly fenced play yard, quiet lighted garden with fountain, sunny upper deck with table and gas BBQ. Walk to bike path, trolley/bus stop or historic Chambers Landing Beach. Numerous hiking trails close by.


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(5 traveler reviews)

Magical Westshore Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at the Magical Westshore Retreat for four nights. Very cozy and it has everything you need. We brought our dog and she just loved the big fenced backyard. There was a lot of snow in the backyard and our dog had a blast playing back there.

The Retreat is located close to Homewood, Alpine and Squaw Valley Ski Resorts which was perfect for us, as we wanted to go skiing.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy West shore gem!

  • 5 of 5

I, my wife, and my son spent a wonderful three days here at this beautiful loft style town home on Tahoe's west shore ("the best shore")! It was more relaxing than we had expected with the large, spacious windows, and tall ceilings. It was quiet and peaceful yet so close to everything. We enjoyed snowshoeing only 5 minutes away at Sugar Pine Point State Park. We were able to enjoy great food in Tahoe City only 10 minutes down the road. The owner, Sarina, was very friendly and accommodating. We will be back next year and hopefully the snow will be too!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san jose, ca

Two night Last minute getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I decided last minute that we wanted a trip to Tahoe. We had never stayed on the West shore so our search was narrowed. We found this place mostly for location to homewood and the fact it accepted dogs. What a wonderful place, a one bedroom loft over a garage with a huge gated backyard. Very spacious yet cozy. Fully stocked house with all the amenities. Beautiful tree in the backyard. Yard was covered in 2 feet of snow and our dogs had a blast. We loved our last minute Tahoe snowy get away

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our six night stay was extremely relaxed and comfortable. The accommodation is perfect and well equipped with everything you need. The area is quiet but central for access to all areas of Lake Tahoe and beyond.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you we are so glad you enjoyed your time here and hope you will visit again in the future...
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Sacramento, CA

Wonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Magical Westshore Retreat for a month and found the experience like living in a second home. The house has everything you need for a short or longer stay. We especially enjoyed BBQ-ing on the porch. Sarina is a terrific host who is there when you need her. She gave us great advice on hiking and other activities. The house is very dog friendly and includes an outside fenced in dog run. Tahoma is a quiet little town with a few good restaurants and bars nearby and serves as a great jumping off point for additional Tahoe adventuring. You can also easily walk to some nice trails if you don't feel like driving.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
West Shore Cafe
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Homewood Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Chambers Landing
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

McKinney Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
pres week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 27 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are negotiable depending on how many guests, pets, length of stay so please don't hesitate to ask so we may accommodate your unique needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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McKinney Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bath with full tub and shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen Size Bed plus loft with 2 twin beds above bedroom access to loft is with ladder that pulls out
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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