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Mar/Apr Special - 10% off / Winter Vacation at the Lake!!! / Easy Access!!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,228 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms – 2 ½ Bathrooms – Loft – Sleeps 8 – Meeks Bay VRBO #694722

The House - Welcome to our "Meeks Bay Lake House." Two large decks and a complete wall of glass give you panoramic vistas day and night of beautiful Lake Tahoe. Location! Location! Location! Only a five minute walk gets you to the pristine and sandy Meeks Bay beach during the summer and a 10 minute drive to the Homewood Mountain Resort for skiing/snowboarding in the winter. This house is thoughtfully and meticulously stocked with everything you and your family need to experience an effortless and memorable vacation.

From the carport, walk down 10 steps to one of three entrances to this updated split level home. The main level is designed as a "great room" which allows visibility throughout the dining area, kitchen and living areas. The dining area has a rich mahogany table that can seat 8 people comfortably and is at one end of the great room. Located off the dining area is a full bathroom with a large shower. On the other end is the living area complete with gas fireplace, flat screen TV and the wall of glass that allows you to be outside, even if you're in. the expertly equipped and vacation easy kitchen is centrally located adjacent to a game table, which doubles as another eating area. Step outside to one of the two ample decks, where unobstructed and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe immediately soothe and rejuvenate.

Downstairs are three bedrooms, laundry area and a full bath with double sinks and a tub/shower combination. Each of the bedrooms has a queen size bed, two of which have double French doors that open to the second spacious and private deck. Keep the doors open during the summer to enjoy the gentle breeze off the lake and a view that is "out of this world!"

The great room is connected by a spiral staircase to a half bath and loft, which is used for a playroom, sleeping area and/or office. The loft will sleep two people, one on a day bed and the other on an electronic inflatable airbed.

A very short drive from Highway 89, the A-frame house sits on a sloped 1/3 of an acre which also has a flat area to one side, used as a barbecue patio and play area.

Summer at the “Lake House” - Want to get out of the house and off property? It’s a 5 minute walk to Meeks Bay beach and marina (rental boats, kayaks & paddleboards), a 10 minute ride to Emerald Bay, the Vikingsholm and the trail-head to Eagle Lake, 15 minutes to Kilner Park with tennis courts and climbing structures, 20 minutes to Tahoe City, 30 minutes to Squaw Valley and 40 minutes to Truckee. Bikes are available to rent at Meeks Bay, Homewood, Sunnyside and Tahoe City and there are paved bike trails from Meeks Bay all the way to Squaw Valley. Other exciting adventures include river rafting down the Truckee River and visiting the Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park at Granlibakken for zip-lining. The peace and serenity of our "Meeks Bay Lake House" is matched by the vast array of fun outside activities nearby.

Winter at the “Lake House” - Whether the sun is shining or the snow is falling, Lake Tahoe is beautiful all year round. Come to the “Meeks Bay Lake House” for winter sports, but still enjoy the picturesque views that Lake Tahoe offers. Caltrans and El Dorado County plowed roads and daily clearing of the parking deck make access to the house during winter very easy. The Homewood Mountain Resort, a family friendly ski resort, is a mere 10 minute drive away. Drive 30 minutes and you’re at the base of either Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley. Want even more variety? Northstar is a 45 minute drive and both Sugarbowl and Diamond Peak are less than an hour away. If you’re a cross country skier, ski trails are located at both Sugar Pine Point State Park (12 minute drive) and Tahoe City. Now that’s a lot of skiing! Sledding is available at Homewood, Granlibakken and Squaw Valley. We are open to a ski lease for the “Meeks Bay Lake House” during the 2015-2016 ski season.

More Details

Property Manager
Will Cogswell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Will Cogswell

Lake Tahoe has always been special to our family. As children, this is where we spent our family vacations. Now it has been our children's turn to live their summers and ski vacations at Tahoe. Our hope is that while staying here you will feel that sense of home and tranquility that our family has enjoyed at our "Meeks Bay Lake House" for so many years.

Will Cogswell purchased this house in 1975

Why Will Cogswell chose Lake Tahoe West Shore CA

The west shore of Lake Tahoe is a special place. It's friendlier, less crowded and the pace is slower than other areas on the lake. The proximity to all that Tahoe has to offer is just a short distance away: Walk to Meeks Bay Beach, drive mere minutes to our favorite ski resort of some of the best hiking in Lake Tahoe or 11 miles to Tahoe City for excellent restaurants and shopping.

The family-centric layout of the "great room" and connecting deck facilitates easy communication, visibility and entertaining. Once here, it will be immediately apparent that it's all about the lake. It is what caused our family to buy this lot with it's majestic view, build our beautiful home, and keeps Tahoe in our hearts wherever we are.

Amenities

Meeks Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2228 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Loft Bathroom - toilet
  • All bathrooms were recently remodeled with new surfaces, fixtures and wall coverings.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom #3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A single day bed and an electronic inflatable queen bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , A flat screen TV sits on the dresser for private viewing
  • Not only are the bedrooms tastefully decorated but the master and #2 bedroom have double french doors that open to a large deck and unobstructed view of Lake Tahoe.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have purchased a summer pass for the Meeks Bay Beach allowing entrance into Meeks Bay Resort and use of their beautiful sandy beach for your family.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Mar/Apr Special - 10% off / Winter Vacation at the Lake!!! / Easy Access!!!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
5

Beautiful charming house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed few days in this lovely home with my in laws and kids. The view is so nice, the area is calm and house is confortable. We enjoyed the deck and hope come back one day. We recommend it!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we enjoyed hosting you at the "Lake House." We get asked all the time if the house is quiet. Your experience is a testament to the peace and solitude you feel while staying there. Please come back!
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5

A wonderful house looking at the lake

  • 5 of 5

The Meeks Bay house is a great place to go relax and enjoy the wonderful view of the lake. The house is very comfortable with nice furnishings.

It was very quiet. It was great to have Homewood ski resort ten minutes away. Cant wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For wintertime being so close to a family ski resort is definitely a plus. Come back during summer when you will be able to take advantage of all of the summer activities Meeks Bay has to offer. Thanks for staying and the review!
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5

So nice and cozy... and that view!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The house is super neat and very well appointed. We loved it so much we want to come back next Summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We strive to stock the house with everything our guests need to make their stay most enjoyable. We hope you come back during the summer to take advantage of all the nearby activities.
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5

Lovely Home; Wonderful View -- Perfect Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed in the Meeks Bay home for a few days in September, primarily to catch up on some much-needed sleep and relaxation. Boy, did we get our wish! We loved the amazing view, cozy bedrooms, and two balconies. Frankly, we didn't do a whole lot in the area except eat (Christy Hill, Thai Kitchen, New Moon Natural Foods, etc. -- all delicious), sleep in the perfectly comfy and quiet bedrooms, and sit on the house deck with our coffee, gazing out at the gorgeous water and listening to the gentle waves. Thank you to Will for thorough communication and follow-ups. We had no concerns or issues at all, which is what a vacation home should offer. We hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The #1 activity at the "Lake House" has always been relaxation! We're glad the house helped accomplish that goal for you. Your kind words are appreciated and we look forward to you coming back next year.
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5

Great vacation home and location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our visit over Labor Day weekend. Great location and views. The house was perfect for our needs. Hopefully we can come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Looks like you are coming back! You just made a reservation for December. Winter vacations at the "Lake House" are a different beauty than in the Summer/Fall. The blue of the lake contrasted with the white snow and snow covered pines make quite a picture. Proximity to sledding hills and ski resorts give you plenty to do to keep your days full. We welcome you back!!!!
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4

Amazing View -- complete with a very comfortable home!

  • 4 of 5

We have been renting homes at Tahoe for over 40 years but have never stayed at a lakeside home. There is something magical to be so close to the water and to have unobstructed views that we enjoyed from both the upper and lower decks of this charming home that is well located near both Meeks Bay and DL Bliss beaches. Star gazing was amazing! The house had all the amenities we needed for preparing meals, the beds and bedding were really nice, and it was great to have 2.5 updated baths. Will was so helpful to work with -- we will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The two beaches you mentioned are both wonderful sand beaches, regardless of the depth of Lake Tahoe, which has suffered a significant drought in the last few years. We appreciate the compliments and would welcome you back to the "Lake House" anytime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Reno, NV
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
West Shore Cafe, Homewood, CA
Nearest Ferry
12.3 Miles
Tahoe City, CA
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Tahoe City Golf Course
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Truckee, CA
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Highway 89
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
West Shore Cafe, Homewood, CA
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Homewood Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Meeks Bay, CA
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Meeks Bay House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
Spring
May 26 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,400
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 23 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
4th of July Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Summer Peak
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,400
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
$2,000
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 17 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,200
 
 
Christmas Vacation
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

3-day minimum rental for President's Weekend, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving
Rates quoted do not include a cleaning fee ($175), El Dorado County Tax (10%) and a refundable security deposit ($500).
Personal checks are preferred to avoid transaction fees - VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Paypal are accepted.
Contact owner for information about a ski lease for the 2017-2018 season.

*** March/April Special - 10% off Rental Cost

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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