About this listing
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 300 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 two 1-day beach passes for the local private beaches (worth $12 each).
We can also get discounted access to stand up paddles. Ask us for details.
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 snow shoes, sleds and other fun Winter supplies. We're close to a number of ski resorts: 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.
Distance to nearest ski resorts is as follows: Diamond Peak - 2 mins, Mt Rose, 15 mins, Northstar 25 mins, Alpine Meadows 35 mins, Heavenly 40 mins, Squaw Valley 45mins,
Even though it's getting cooler, some guests are still enjoying 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 two beach passes worth $12 each for those). 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.
Kitchenette (with full fridge, cutlery, crockery, toaster, hot-plate, kettle, microwave)
Comfy queen bed
Option to add a third person (fold out mattress)
(two night minimum - but last minute one night bookings are a possibility)
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!
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.
Ask us about weekly, and week-day discounts (off season).
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.
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!!
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, 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, Washo style.
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.
New addition: special classes and treatments with essential oils.
Full use of the deck
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.
It's quiet and beautifully dark at night so you get to see the stars! The neighbors are quiet and friendly and being a cul de sac there is virtually no traffic.
There is a bus stop (Tahoe Area Regional Transit - TART) about half a mile from the unit that can take people around much of the lake and to shops etc.
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.
Rachel's (and Benjamin's) place was great! My boyfriend and I were only able to stay for two nights, but it was a great place to wind down after a busy day of swimming and hiking. The place had its own parking spot right next to the apartment which was very convenient for loading/unloading purposes. We also enjoyed watching movies at night on their Dish network and Netflix. Rachel was super sweet and welcoming, like an old friend! All in all, the place was clean and super cozy. Thanks, Rachel!
I was greeted with enthusiasm and given the tour and excellent followup with all the support I would need for my stay!!
I will Definitely stay here AGAIN!!
Rachel & Benjamin were great hosts ! We only got to meet Benjamin but both were very good with communication . Benjamin gave very great info on the area and things to do, places to eat. The room is equipped with informational guides on things to do in the area. We found the informational hiking guides & book to be very useful !The studio was perfect for our needs. We didn't spend too much time here besides to wind down at night . It was a very cozy place for our week stay ! The studio is in a very peaceful neighborhood! We loved being in Incline Village because it was away from the more touristy hustle and bustle of cities in South Lake Tahoe. It was in the perfect location ! Great hiking and biking right near Incline Village. In my opinion the best and prettiest beaches are near Incline . We would definitely stay at Rachel and Benjamins again if we come back to Tahoe !
Rachel and Benjamin were such amazing hosts. They gave us privacy but also were very open and willing to give us as many recommendations as we wanted. Everything they recommended in the area was great including food and activities. It is the perfect getaway in Lake Tahoe because it is a nice place in such a beautiful area. My husband and I loved exploring the secret beaches! We were able to use their bikes and the kayak which was such a great deal considering it would have cost us more to rent. If you are looking for a great vacation on maybe a more limited budget or don't know much about Tahoe and want to get a lot of recommendations, rent this place! When we come back to the lake, we will absolutely be renting this place!
What a great host!!!! Rachel and Benjamin gave us warmed welcome at their property when we arrived. the room was clean and quite, it has everything you need for a quick getaway. they are very helpfull and making our trip 10 times easier with tips and directions. it's like staying with family!
We felt very welcome when we arrived in Incline Village. Benjamin was there to greet us and give us a quick rundown of all things Lake Tahoe. The room was the perfect size for a few night stay. Rachel and Benjamin were both very accessible and we felt very comfortable in the new area. The neighborhood was nice and quiet, and conveniently located to a lot of great spots within Incline Village. We really enjoyed using the provided beach passes and had hoped to use the kayak, but our plans didn't allow for it. Overall, it was a great experience and we would recommend this place to anyone visiting the area.
This lovely studio was perfect for our needs in Lk Tahoe. The space was plenty and the small kitchen was handy. They have made sure you have all the amenities you might need: Shampoo, iron, hair dryer, books on Tahoe. We used the trail book. Rachel and Benjamin were very welcoming and helpful. We made great use of the bikes and kayaks. While in the area we did the Sunset Champagne cruise on the Safari Rose. It was a beautiful evening. We did the Eagle Lake Hike. Beautiful views all the way around. Wine tasting at the Truckee Rivery Winery and Bluestone in Truckee. Ate at Gar Woods. The Ahi was delicious. We took the Heavenly Gondola to the top. While the view was magnificent, it is a lot to pay for what you get. This was our first Tahoe visit and we can't wait to come back.
About the Host, Rachel (And Benjamin)
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.