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.
Interaction with Guests
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.
Other Things to Note
Want to bring your pet? Sure! Just ask please. We charge $55 per stay (not per night!)... which if you think about it is a bargain next to our human fee. 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 (visiting pets included) are welcome with additional $55/stay fee. 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.
This was our second time booking this spot and we loved it just as much as the first time. We brought my parents and they too loved it. We will all definitely be back! Mikel is the most amazing, super responsive and accommodating host. Thank you again!
LOVED this house!! Every detail was thought through- and the space was not only incredibly adorable- but perfect for our little family (19 month old and dog included). We all had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back and enjoy the yard in the warmer weather! Mikel was super speedy responding to questions- and a very gracious host! Can't wait to go back!
We had the most amazing time! Mikel and Karen think of EVERYTHING! Even had an adorable water and food bowl for our dog and fresh cut flowers in our bedroom..The most adorable slippers warmed our feet after a long day of skiing..All the furniture was super functional and comfortable..We can't wait to go back! : )
This place is exactly as pictured: super cute and clean! The yard is spacious, and the cabin can easily fit 4-5 people. There are lots of towels and even washable slippers (boots) left out! Very homey!
Mikel's place was very nice - modern kitchen and bathroom, working central heating, and stylish furniture and cool colorful plates and bowls. We had a great time.
Mikel was also very attentive and answered our questions asap
The only thing to be aware of is to space out showers to avoid running out of got water.
We had a great stay! The cottage is in a great location and is very comfortable. Very smart use of the space! Mikel was very helpful and always quick to respond. Would stay here again!
Amazing stay at a hip and fresh cottage at Lake Tahoe. We loved the charm and quirkiness and even took some notes since we're considering building our own mini-home. We had plans to go out and have a nice dinner each night and immediately squashed those plans just to spend more time at the cottage. This place is technology rich with amenities but also inviting in the most comfy, cozy, and relaxed way. Looking forward to coming back!
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 don't believe nice has to be expensive.