About this listing
This recently renovated cottage is located one block from the lake in Kings Beach with fun amenities such as a firepit, bocce ball court and outdoor dining area.
Karen is a former HGTV designer. Mikel was her television producer. They wanted a place in Tahoe that reflected the fun of SF and LA so they bought a piece of sh** cinder block bunker and completely rehabbed it.
The fenced-in yard has a wonderful firepit for year-round campfires outdoors, as well as an outdoor dining table, bocce ball court, a gas BBQ and a hammock (in the summer months). Inside, you have a Nest digital thermostat, a 47" HDTV in the living room with Apple TV and Roku to play music or watch your favorite streaming shows (Free Netflix, Hulu and HBOgo) and a Nintendo Wii. There's also a 32" HDTV in the queen sized bedroom. (Only streaming TV, no local channels or cable). If you're still bored, plenty of parlor games await you and in the winter, we have two toboggans at your disposal. Down pillows, organic cotton bath towels, and a Thermostatic 8" rain hood in the shower were all chosen to recreate our favorite four star hotel experiences. The interior doors are salvage doors from SF Victorians, the coffee is Blue Bottle, the floors are black bamboo and the walls are brand new bead board.
Want to go to the lake? You are one block from the best beach in all of Lake Tahoe.
This is a true getaway. You will have a house manager and handyman nearby if you need anything, but otherwise, we want you to make yourselves at home.
Besides being a block from the actual lake and downtown Kings Beach, you are a short drive to Northstar, Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose and Diamond Peak ski resorts as well as the casinos in Crystal Bay and Incline Village.
You are steps away from plenty of shops and restaurants. A 24 hour Safeway is a two minute drive.
Pets are welcome and the yard is completely fenced in. We've also included the county's 10% hotel tax in the overall price.
We're a one night minimum. The only night of the week that we require a two night booking is Saturday (or holidays), unless it's the week of and available.
There are beds for 4, maximum occupancy 6. We'll provide one Frontgate queen size air bed for additional guests (the fancy kind) and although the couch doesn't fold out, at 6' 0", I've slept on it before and it's quite comfy!
You'll have the run of the place, we simply ask you treat it like you would your own. (Unless your place is a sh**hole, then treat it like you're in a store full of fancy stuff with a "you break it you buy it policy").
No smoking of any kind inside ($200 will be taken out of your deposit if we catch you doing it) and please remove wet/dirty shoes before walking around the house. Pets are welcome, just please clean up after them. Parking is easy. You can fit 3 cars in the driveway and along the fence out front.
NO ginormous parties please (weddings, raves, et al). We're new to the neighborhood and the last thing we need is to piss off the neighbors with a giant rager. Because of that, we ask for quiet hours outdoors from 10pm-7am. Wine and shit talking totally cool, loud music and screaming tickle fights, not so much.
This property is privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
That means if you injure yourself, I’m sorry, but you assume any and all risks by stepping foot in our adorable little home.
Mikel thought of everything in the cottage. We had such a lovely stay and everything was so cozy and cute. We truly fell in love with the place and can't wait to go back.
Our family had an excellent stay here. The place is well decorated and clean. We enjoyed doing s'mores over the camp fire and walking down to such a nice beach each day. We ended up extended our stay an additional day and would certainly stay here again.
The house is 2 minutes walk to everything - beach, restaurants, Safeway, central market, Java Hut, you name it. Very convenient location if you are traveling with kids.
Coming from San Francisco, we LOVED the huge backyard and the fully-stocked kitchen. Had great time barbecue and prepare baby food. Mikel has also provided access to Netflix, HBO and board games, good way to wind down in the evenings.
Oh, Mikel is the most responsive host I've seen! We'll come back for sure!
Mikkel was awesome - anytime we had a question (and I had a lot!) he answered within minutes. The place was exactly as described and our family of five fit nicely in it. The yard space was amazing (and what we needed for our family!) We walked to the beach each day (about a quarter of a mile - the place will be even better when they finish the construction on that side of the highway. That's my only complaint! Well, that and maybe a few screens for the doors (the kids enjoyed playing outside, and we like having lots of fresh air which means lots of flies!) My kids are already asking when we can go back to their Tahoe House!
This house is so amazing! In a great location, only two blocks to the beach and within walking distance of tons of restaurants and shops, just as described. The house itself is tastefully decorated and makes you feel at home instantly. I would move in if I could... The yard has got to be the highlight of the property. We had the chance to use the grill and the fire pit. All worked well. Mikel is super friendly and helpful, even when I had a question later at night. I will absolutely stay here again when we come back next year.
Such a great home! We had a great stay. Everything has been thought of from the soft, organic towels, to the back room full of games for rainy days. The freezer was even stocked full of tons of different ice cream! The home is beautifully upgraded and cozy. The yard is large and is a great space for kids and/or dogs. Mikel was always available by text and super responsive. We had a great time and hope to come back soon.
We had a great time at this Hip Modern Cottage. Walking distance to the beach- amazing outdoor space and very cool furniture/decor.
About the Host, Mikel
I am a reality television development producer who seeks out people, places and things that are broken, weird, ridiculous and fancy.
The other owner of the house is Karen, a San Francisco designer who loves four star hotels, questioning authority and her son Jack. Oh, and she used to have a couple shows on HGTV.
We both love to travel and believe good design shouldn't be all that serious.