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Magical Westshore Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 - 8 yr old labs and 2 smaller terrier mixes 8 and 9 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:
December 6, 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.


McKinney Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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 ...
  • 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


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Magical Westshore Retreat
average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

West shore retreat

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was very clean and comfortable. It got pretty warm in the afternoon but the fans made it much more comfortable. The kitchen was stocked with more than anybody would need. There were more bath towels than we needed. The owners were very nice. The only downside were the stairs which were fine for me but not so good for my husband who has two bad knees. I would highly recommend this place to anybody who has no problem with stairs.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Retreat near the best beach at Meeks Bay

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is located in a quiet area away from the hustle of town. Meeks Bay is very close and a real gem. It's a nice clean sandy white beach with turquoise water. The place is well stocked, the owners are helpful and out going.

They have an area for pets with a fence.

The upstairs twins are accessed via a ladder, and some what steep. The couches downstairs are fine for sleeping.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for my family

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable place. The host was kind enough to leave the lights on for us, making it much easier to find the place when we arrived after midnight.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin for a cozy weekend in the snow

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was overall very nice. Plenty of room for everyone and very cozy. Dogs were allowed which was very nice. The play area in the back was perfect to hang out and play in the snow. Close to sledding hills, the lake, and a ski area. Sarina was an awesome host and responded to my texts promptly. She let us use the sleds and shovels and accepted my request for late check out. It made for a really nice weekend. The only thing I would change is the internet situation, the WIFI only worked if your device was basically touching the router. Other than that it was an awesome stay. Thanks Sarina for everything. You have a lovely cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Comfortable stay

  • 4 of 5

We stayed just for the weekend, but found the place comfortable, cozy and dog friendly with all amenities necessary for cooking. Had easy access to Homewood and sno-shoeing in the Blackwood canyon.

Only feedback is that the wireless connection was very slow in the cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 2016
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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