Higher Ground

House - Entire home/apt · Runnymeade Lane, Kings Beach, CA 96143, United States
David & Phyllis
Your host, David & Phyllis
17 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Rustic 2 story cedar mountain cabin which backs up to Tahoe National Forest. Located on quiet cul-de-sac lot. Three minute drive to Lake Tahoe at Kings Beach, CA, North Shore. Five minute drive to Nevada state line. Peek view of Lake Tahoe from upstairs front bedroom.

Fully furnished with high quality/threadcount linens. Extra
fluffy pillows, commercial ice machine and unlimited hot water.

Hot tub seats 8. Enjoy Tahoe National Forest in back of
cabin after a day of fun on the slopes or on the beach.

Safeway discount card in kitchen - store only 5 minutes away.

Public transportation available at end of Commonwealth street - about a 5 minute walk from house.

15 ski resorts within 1 hour drive time.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 11
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 8
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $2370 /week
Monthly Price: $9085 /month
Security Deposit: $1000
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • Fantastic house for a weekend break with friends. Very comfortable and close to the lake. Would definitely come again. Thanks!

    June 2014
  • I brought a group of 10 to stay at Higher Ground for Memorial weekend. We absolutely loved the cabin and had a great time! As others mentioned in their reviews, the small details really make the cabin feel like home and shows that David really cares about the guests that stay in his cabin. Everything is labeled, making figuring out light switches or finding things in the kitchen incredibly easy. There are instructions for things that may be hard to figure out (e.g., locking the back door is hard to figure out but there are instructions helpfully taped right above the handle) as well as a binder provided with lots of great information like how to work the hot tub, nearby restaurants and their menus, etc. There are lots of extra amenities provided like fun board games, movie classics, beach towels, beach chairs, tennis rackets, and lots more, which we loved. My group also LOVED the old-fashioned popcorn maker!

    Coordinating my stay with David was extremely easy and streamlined. David always responded to my questions within hours, which I was very imrpessed by. He is very friendly and easy to work with!

    I can't wait to come back to stay here again for my next Tahoe vacation!

    May 2014
  • Higher Ground is an excellent place for a large group. There are plenty of things to do at the house - ping pong, foosball, board games, digital piano, awesome hot tub on a large back porch, and 2 large flat screen TVs. The only thing missing is a sound system to play your favorite music on (bring your own). Everything is labeled making it easy to find things and figure out what wall switch does what. We were even able to take a nice hike into the National Forest from the backyard. I would definitely stay at Higher Ground again!

    April 2014
  • David's response is always very quick, and responsible. The cabin is well maintained and has a few nice items such as boot wamer/pingpang table/fuseball table ... even popcorn machine! It was a nice and easy experience.

    March 2014
  • We stayed over February Ski Week with two families and the unit was clean, comfortable and perfect for entertaining adults and kids alike. David was very responsive in answering all questions and getting us setup with access and information prior to our stay. I would recommend this cabin as it is 10 minutes from ski resorts, lake/beach access, grocery stores and restaurants. We would come back for a repeat stay at "Higher Ground".

    February 2014
  • This cabin was wonderful to stay at. It was clean and had a good offering of high-quality amenities. The hosts were very responsive which made us feel even more welcome. Highly recommended!

    February 2014
  • Incredible place. Great for a group. Conveniently located and David is THE MAN!

    February 2014
  • Me and my friends had amazing time at Higher Ground in kings beach. Place felt like a home. Everything was clean and ready before we arrived. It looks just like the photos on the Airbnb. Location is great and it is close to most of the mountains. David was a great host! He explained everything through email and called me before arriving at the cabin for entry instruction. We really enjoyed the place,we wish we had more time to spend over there. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

    January 2014
  • I went there with a group of friends, and it was great! The location was good, right next to Northstar and not too far away from other mountains. The house was well-stocked with everything we would need for a weekend trip and we loved the ping pong table and foosball table. We would definitely stay there again!

    January 2014
  • 5 stars for the house, amenities & location. The property was easy to find and spacious for our group of 11. However, I have to lower the overall experience to 3 stars because the owner was deceitful.

    The house was not serviced before we arrived so I left a message to inform the owner. He called about an hour later to let me know there was miscommunication with the cleaners, and offered to cover our dinner for the inconvenience. Not sure if the cleaners were at fault or if the owner failed to notify his cleaners that he had guests that weekend. When I got back to the house after grocery shopping, I confirmed that the cleaners were indeed there and asked to have the cleaning fee waved instead of dinner. The owner verbally agreed and we left it at that. When I followed-up with the owner after checking-out, he took his word back, and would not refund any amount because the cleaning was ultimately performed and could not be refunded because it was rolled into the nightly rate. Since we technically did not pay for cleaning, it could not be refunded. The owner should not be passing this burden onto his guests, but rather dispute this with the cleaning service. He did however let us check out 2 hours later so we could stay and watch the 49ers game, but then later used that as part of his argument to compensate for the house not being cleaned when we arrived.

    Lesson learned -- Get everything in writing (or record phone conversations), and file claims with airbnb within 24 hours of check-in. Airbnb graciously compensated us with a $100 credit.

    January 2014
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Phyllis and I (David) own David Realty Company in Shreveport, Louisiana which we started in 1993. We own rental property in the local area - North Louisiana - as well as our recent vacation rental property in Kings Beach, CA. We have 3 grown children and 11 grandchildren which enjoy HIGHER GROUND very much. David is a Louisiana licensed real estate broker. We have done our best to make HIGHER GROUND feel like a home for our guests.
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