"We had a wonderful two-week stay at this property in July/August and found the house to be very comfortable for 8 sleepers. The upstairs living room, kitchen, and dining room are terrific open spaces for a group to socialize in. The bedrooms had a good amount of space and all had comfortable, sturdy, pine furniture with nice bedding. The windows upstairs have all been replaced and were very easy to open/close with new screens (the front door could use a screen for airflow). It was nice to have a garage to park 2 cars in. The wireless access was good & useful for those who had to check in to work. Great to have a washer and dryer too. We highly recommend this property, with a few small reservations.
It is an older residence that seems to be a work in progress in some areas in terms of remodeling. A deck runs along the north/west sides of the house with amazing views of the desolation wilderness that we thoroughly enjoyed for dining, hanging out, & remarkable stargazing, but it needs repairs/replacement. We had a "no bare feet rule" since nails were sticking up and splinters lurked--an issue since we had both elderly and young kids staying, ranging in age from 3-91 (only a few stairs in helped with the latter). The afternoon and evening got pretty hot out on the deck and we found that closing the blinds at that time of day kept the house cooler. The wind blows off the mountains, so keeping shade umbrellas up out there is a tricky option. The downstairs seemed to be a later addition & tricky to get to from the spiral staircase, but a broader staircase outside provided access too. The shower head and stall in the downstairs bathroom were old and could use replacing. The sliding door in the downstairs master bedroom had a broken lock (though twisting hand lock was provided) and could use a better screen to keep the bugs out (the other door could use a screen too).
Small things. One member of the party arrived first to tip us off that there were not that many towels, few closet hangers, a kitchen that could be better equipped (leaky drain under the sink too), and no broom, mop, or vacuum, to keep the floors clean. Easily remedied things, we could bring along or buy. The owners are very nice, responsive, and took care of business when we found some high ceiling lights out and that the neighbors had completely filled the outdoor trash cans on the day of our arrival. Thank you for everything & a really nice stay on the gorgeous west shore of Tahoe!"
Guest: Kathleen B.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 22, 2016