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About this listing

This is a lovely home away from home in a quiet cut de sac, backing onto forest land. We have lived in the area for 10 years, and love crisp seasons, the breathtaking beauty of the lake, and the majesty of the mountains.

We love to host, and to date have welcomed hundreds of happy guests to this quiet little haven. It's our joy to share this special place, and help our visitors enjoy the little known secrets that so many tourists don't get to see.

The space

Situated in Incline Village in a quiet cul de sac near Lake Tahoe, (one mile from the Hyatt and the lake) this cosy studio apartment has all the amenities you need for a perfect vacation.

Enjoy the the filtered lake view from the large, sunny wrap-around deck (you have exclusive use of it) or take a stroll on the many forest trails that lead directly from your front door.

Size of studio is 250 Sq.ft. (it's cosy and priced for the size it is - and there's no cleaning fee!) It fits two people comfortably, but we can also add an extra twin futon for a third person (additional $10 per night).

For Spring, Summer and Fall:
We offer free access to a double kayak so you can enjoy some of the extraordinary beaches nearby.

Your accommodation fee includes a 1-day beach pass per person (for up to two people) for the local private beaches (worth $12 each).

And we have mountain bikes (with helmets) for you to borrow and enjoy exploring the trails right behind the house, or further afield.

We're happy to help you orient yourselves and discover some of Tahoe's hidden secrets. We can get you discounts at the local spa too, and can recommend the best restaurants for your budget.

And the large deck above the unit is all yours. You have exclusive use which includes BBQ, a teak table set with four chairs, plus two comfy rocking chairs so you can enjoy a rest while taking in the view (you can see glimpses of the lake from there). Smoking is allowed on the deck.

For the winter:
We provide free use of snow shoes for hiking, and also winter coats, gloves and boots if you don't have all the winter gear you need.

We also supply sleds and other fun Winter supplies if you have kids or are a kid at heart! We're close to a number of ski resorts:

Ski resorts:
Distance to nearest ski resorts is as follows: Diamond Peak (2 mins), Mt. Rose (15 mins), Northstar (25 mins) Alpine Meadows (35 mins) Squaw Valley (45 mins) Heavenly (40 mins) - so lots to choose from! And we can advise about how to get discounts on your ski passes.

Even in late Fall or early Spring when it's getting cooler, some guests still enjoy free use of a double kayak for frolicking in the water as well as beach chairs, etc.

The nearest private beach is a mile away (we provide 1 beach pass per person - up to two people, worth $12 each). There are other lovely public beaches a little further away too. We're happy to help you get oriented and we'll tell you how to get to some of the lovely coves that are still not well-known.

Features:
Wireless internet
Covered parking
Dish TV
Full bathroom
Kitchenette (with full fridge, silverware, bowls and plates, broiler, toaster, hot-plate, kettle, microwave)
Comfy queen bed
Option to add a third person (fold out mattress)
(two night minimum - but last minute single night bookings are a possibility)
Towels and sheets included

Dining and Nightlife:
The apartment is just mile from the lake and a mile from Incline Village shops and restaurants. It's an easy mile walk to the Lake, Lone Eagle Grill (at Lake), Big Water Grill (fabulous view of Lake) Sierra Nevada College, Hyatt Spa, Recreation Center. And the famous Calneva resort is just 10 minutes drive away (setting for all sorts of delicious stories about Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and gangsters). Lots to enjoy! Also now that summer's here there is live outdoor music at King's Beach (15 mins away) and Tahoe City (30 min away). We'll help you find out more about what's going on so you can have a fabulous stay!

Pets:
We are animal lovers and welcome well-behaved furry guests. The apartment is at the end of a forest-surrounded a cul de sac and very safe - dogs can run off the lead. Very quiet too.

We're happy to advise you about local restaurants and activities. And some great hikes. Lots of great restaurants within a mile and a big Raley's too to get your supplies. Also, in the studio, we provide a comprehensive local printed guide, with suggested hikes and local information.

There's a bus stop within half a mile for TART (Tahoe Area Regional Transit) if you need public transport.

Spa and Massage Access:
We have special prices also for massage/body work/spa treatments (on site massage also available on request). And we have introduced special classes on essential oils for those interested!!

Additional Activities:
And we also have some additional activities and packages for you with reduced pricing because of the relationship we've built with local businesses - including Earthgym training programs, personal retreats, numerology readings, and also our dear neighbor will show you how to custom-make moccasins and other leather creations and how to make a pine needle basket, Washoe style.

Personalized Retreats:
We can also customize a retreat for you if you wish with spa treatments, essential oils, guided hikes, and personal and business enrichment programs. Ask us for more details.

Outdoor gym:
Behind the unit is a small lawn with access to free weights, jungle gym and bar bells (stored when wet or snowy, but available for free, on demand)

New addition: special classes and treatments with essential oils and numerology readings, on request.

Guest access

Full use of the deck and BBQ
Own private entrance to the unit (on the left next to car port parking spot)
If we are not onsite at time of arrival we will leave key inside and the door unlocked. The deck above the unit is exclusively for guest use. Enjoy!

Interaction with guests

We are generally onsite (our home is above the unit) and are happy to talk about restaurants, hikes, etc on request. But we also make sure guests have their space and privacy (we have a separate entrance) so we only interact on request.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Weekly Discount: 4%
Weekend Price: 106 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

This is a quiet neighborhood so please be respectful of the neighbors.
No smoking in unit, but it is fine to smoke outside or on the deck.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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United StatesJoined in December 2009
Rachel (And Benjamin) User ProfileRachel (And Benjamin) is a superhost.

I'm so grateful to be living in such a beautiful place... and to be able to share it with the wonderful guests we have coming through. I am a author/speaker/facilitator and also lead retreats in Tahoe and Maui.

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