Beautiful, cozy home with 4 bed, 3 bath and hot tub.
Home has 3 levels:
Bottom level has queen size bed, 2 sofa-chairs plus satellite TV, en-suite bathroom. This room has 3 small windows and 3 doors (one door to outside (house-side entrance), one door that leads to the stairs to go upstairs, and one door to the bathroom).
Main level has an open plan living/dining/kitchen area with cathedral ceilings and opens onto a large deck with Lake Views and BBQ area. The deck has a stairwell that leads to the front of the house-(front access). Living room offers a 40 in flat panel TV with satellite, fireplace, I-pod Sound-dock, and wireless Internet. The kitchen has been updated with a Wolf stove, stainless steel French doors fridge, and a beautiful black granite counter. The original wood kitchen cabinet were kept in order to maintain the rustic "Tahoe cabin" look that we love!
Also off the main floor are 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed, a large window and a glass door that leads onto a private deck overlooking the forest. Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed, and 2 large windows. There is plenty of closet space in both bedrooms. Additional linens, towels and blankets are stored in these closets.
Mezzanine has a loft, one master bedroom and one bathroom. The loft has amazing lake views, 2 futons, a table and chairs. Master bedroom has queen size bed, twin size bed, a toddler bed, and a glass door that opens onto a private deck, which overlooks the forest.
Hot tub is located outside and is independently accessible from all 3 levels.
There are 2 doors to access the house: the front door that connects the front deck to the living room, and the side-door on the bottom floor.
The house is centrally located in Kings Beach with a 2 min drive to the lake and Safeway, 5 min drive to Northstar, 20 min drive to Squaw Valley, and 5 min drive to the casinos in Nevada.
Paola's place is roomy and well kept. The pictures don't do it justice!
Paola's cabin is incredible! The photos do not do the cabin justice; the common area is spacious and light, there was lots of private space for multiple couples staying in the cabin, and the cabin was very clean. Our group spent multiple nights cooking dinner together and enjoying the cozy fire, and were able to take advantage of the large deck during the unusual sunny and warm days in January. The location was great, and there was ample parking. Paola was incredibly responsive to all inquiries, made sure we were well prepared with an itinerary ahead of time, and left us a wonderful welcome gift. We will definitely be returning!
Overall, our stay was good. The kitchen and living room were very comfortable and we enjoyed our time cooking and relaxing in front of the fireplace.
Hiking was available directly from the house, you can jog to Lake Tahoe and the grocery store is close.
We paid a very high price since we rented during peak season. The place could use the services of a handyman to fix small things/replace lightbulbs/etc which would give the place a more polished appearance. A more polished appearance is more in line with what we expected due to the amount we paid but all major items were in working order.
+ The kitchen is outstanding. Our group planned on cooking most of our meals and we were easily able to do this.
- The fourth bedroom was not usable in the winter. It was musty and cold. We had 8 people and 4 of us decided to share the loft instead of asking anyone to sleep there.
-Pulling in and out of the driveway was very difficult. We did not have any snow but it seems like it would be very tricky if there was a decent amount of accumulation.
We loved our time here. Very cozy environment, Safeway is so close and so is northstar. There's a Bluetooth iPhone speaker we really enjoyed as well, but to accommodate 10 people, it would've Ben nice to have a bit more plates/glasses/silverware. New fridge was nice too.
We had a great weekend staying at this house. Its a wonderful place with views of the lake, hikes in walking distance, tons of space, and a great hot tub. We stayed with a group of friends and it was a perfect house to share with folks. Paola was very helpful and communicative.
Paola was great to work with and the space is just as pictured. A bit rustic but all new kitchen appliances and a great price. We enjoyed our long weekend there. Paola was responsive by phone and email. Clean up was also very easy compared to other houses I've rented.
The deck is great to eat on in the summer!! Benches all-around for tanning and hanging out.
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(-) We only had 5 people staying at the house, so the space was not a problem, but would recommend against having more than 3 couples - the bedroom on the first floor has very little privacy (it's a converted space with no doors and small windows). You need to walk through it using the front door every time. The bathroom is also pretty small (though definitely renovated). There are futons on the loft but again no privacy and not the most luxurious futons. This space is ideal for 3 couples + 3-5 single people.
(-) Though functional, would be great to see some updating to the kitchen cabinets and brown carpeting.
(+) there's a sauna! and Paola left us a bottle of wine, which was very sweet of her. Everything else in the house works well, there's ample towels and sheets. Windows and balconies everywhere (except for the bottom bedroom which we did not use).
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