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3 Bedroom Gorgeous Lake View Home / Two Decks / Unbelievable Views!!!!!

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
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 -
(35 traveler reviews)

3 Bedroom Gorgeous Lake View Home / Two Decks / Unbelievable Views!!!!!
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
5

Spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

The view from the family room and decks was so spectacular-we never tired of it! The beautiful house and prime location lived up to our expectations. From snow on the first day, to a day at the beach on our last, all 6 of us had an amazing trip. Thanks to the owners who graciously shared their home with vacation renters. Will was super easy to work with, very kind, and had wonderful suggestions of restaurants and activities.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great comments! We don't feel it's just the Lake Tahoe views that make a total guest experience at the "Lake House." It's also about what you do. We pride ourselves on our ability to personalize each guest's Lake Tahoe stay, so they want to return. We can't wait for your return!
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Oswego, Illinois
5

Perfect for our group of 6! Gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

We were staying with our two children ages 5 and 9, and our parents. This house was so cozy and comfortable, with absolutely breathtaking views from two different balconies. The kids loved playing with toys up in the loft. We had everything we needed and Will was very helpful in providing some excellent suggestions of what to do and where to eat while in the area. Would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of your stay at the "Lake House." So glad your children enjoyed the toys in the loft. That's why they're there. We will welcome you back any time!!!!
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5

Unique Tahoe experience

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at the Meeks Bay cabin. I'll admit, it was just before the summer rush begins, so it was super quiet in the neighborhood and the beach. We love it like that, so it was perfect. Waking up to the beautiful lake view every morning is outstanding and there were enough bathrooms for everyone (7 of us).Wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nothing like decks, views and bathrooms to make a great Tahoe stay! So glad you enjoyed our home and we look forward to your return.
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5

We have fallen in love with Meeks Bay and Lake Tahoe!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our needs. We loved the views and spent hours on the decks. Even though it is chilly in May, the sun kept us amazingly warm. We grilled out every night and hiked almost every day. We had 7 people initially and there was plenty of room. The west side of Lake Tahoe is quiet and beautiful. Please note that although this house is on the lake, there is no lake access from it. That was my only disappointment. But the beach is just a 5-10 minute walk. We spent time in Truckee, Tahoe City, and South Lake Tahoe. It has been a great stay/ vacation. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you fell in love with Meeks Bay and the "Lake House" was the cause. We would welcome you back anytime!!!!
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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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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 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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