This 1940's Tahoe cabin has vintage charm and boasts one of the most sought-after locations on the lake. Short of lake front, which this cabin is not, this is as good as it gets. Includes access to homeowners' beach, a block down the street.
In 1963, my parents bought this particular cabin because of this huge round table. Originally, it seated 17, but with the wider chairs we are using now, it seats 12.
Location, location, location! You can walk to Sunnyside Lodge (lakefront bar and dining), Firesign Cafe (great breakfasts & lunches) and our Tahoe Park Homeowners' Beach. This private beach is only a block down the street. The homeowners' beach has 3 acres of lake front and lots of amenities, like 2 docks, BBQs, picnic tables, and bathrooms.
You have exclusive access to the entire cabin and the three large lots on which it is built. You have a gate entry card to get you into the private homeowners' beach, just a short walk down the street. There is snow removal service in the winter. We have an annual contract with Tahoe Park Snow Job.
Interaction with Guests
I live and work in Novato, so I will not be present. The housekeeper, Bertha, lives in King's Beach, so she would be the one to help out with any problem.
We love that the cabin's location--close to two awesome restaurants, and not far (2 miles) from Tahoe City, with even more restaurants. World Class ski resorts are close by, too. Homewood is 4 miles down Highway 89, and you can be at Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley in about 15-20 minutes. There is also Northstar, and Mt. Rose, and Incline. Love that the house has a huge outdoor space. It was built on a three lot parcel back in 1940. Love that our private homeowners' beach is just a block down the street, too. Can be in Reno in less than an hour.
There is a bus system TART (Tahoe Area Rapid Transit), but would assume you would have your car. We do not provide bicycles, but you may want to bring them in the summer. There is a beautiful bike path that runs along the lake, and also back to Truckee.
Other Things to Note
There is a short list of things we need you to do when you check out, so that the water pipes don't freeze and break before Bee Tostado and her staff come to clean. Also, over the last couple years, bear break-ins have become a concern. We had our first bear break-in in 50 years of owning the cabin in September 2012, and since then, have had a total of four. Again, there is a short list of things we ask you to do to lessen the chance of any more break-ins. The most important thing is not to leave any food in the refrigerator, freezer or anywhere in the house when you check out, as apparently, they can smell through the walls. The rent includes the 10% Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax. Cleaning is included in the rent. The house will be clean for your arrival, and cleaned after you check out. There is no housekeeping provided during your stay.
Please do not smoke in the house. There is a huge front porch at the front of the house that is fine for smoking. Well behaved pets that are housebroken and do not chew the furniture are welcome. However, the yard is not fenced, and the homeowners' beach will not let dogs in during the summer months. Please take special care to return the Lake Tahoe Homeowner's Association beach "key" to its hook on the laundry room wall. If you lose this key, there is a $100 replacement charge. This key will allow you to enter the beach during the summer months. The beach gate is not locked off season. There is a $110.00 replacement charge if the fireplace remote is damaged by leaving it too close to the fire. Just leave it on the coffee table and this will not happen.
Cindy did a great job of ensuring that my group and I were ready from the get-go. A detailed list of instructions made sure that I knew what to do upon arrival and upon departure. Besides that, the house itself is very homely. Everything is well furnished, and my friends and I had a great time. I would describe it as the perfect balance between size and proximity (a bit contradicting, but true). Big enough that everyone (14 people) has room for themselves, but also "small" enough that everyone is still together.
I highly recommend the cabin. I will comment that if you drive into the backyard, there is plenty of space for three to four cars to park, which is quite convenient. Furthermore, it is close enough to Tahoe City that if you need anything, you only need to drive about 5 minutes.
This was the perfect house for our group. Firstly, Cindy is extremely accomodating and responsive. Ever time I wrote a message I heard back in about 10 minutes. The fireplace, heating and large dining room table made it perfect for a big group. The instructions are good and the house is only 10 minutes from Alpine/Squaw. The furnace does in fact heat the whole house if you leave the doors open but if you get too hot all you have to do is close your bedroom door and it cools right down.
Cindy was very responsive and did everything she could to make our stay as great as it could be. The house was in a perfect location and was very easy to find. The house had plenty of space for our large group and we enjoyed eating dinner around the large table. We had a great stay and look forward to staying at this location again in the future.
Absolutely wonderful cabin! My friends and I had a great weekend staying here. The communication was great, the space clean, and the location amazing. Right next to the lake. Great views of mountains.
Hosts were very welcoming, and we enjoyed our experience very much. Great place!
I just got home from a wonderful weekend at Chez Dumon and already miss the cabin as if it were my own home. The home is big in all the right ways (spacious bedrooms, plenty of seating and sleeping space for our group of 13 adults, a giant round table where we ate all our meals together) and incredibly cozy at the same time. The beds and pillows are warm and comfortable, and the kitchen is stocked to the gills with everything a cook or baker could want. We made pies, brownies, chili, tacos, french toast, etc - and never wanted for a single kitchen utensil. Little touches around the house - like relief maps of Lake Tahoe, drawings of local birds, and the beautifully maintained Victrola - made us feel comfy, cozy, and at home right away. Most impressive to me was the palpable history of the house -- the feeling that decades of families have gathered there to be together in a beautiful place.
And that's just the house! The plot of land where the house sits is much bigger than neighboring plots and peppered with pines. It's just a minute or two walk down to the private beach with stunning views of the lake and mountains. Cindy was also a breeze to work with - very friendly and responsive from my first inquiry to a follow up message sent after out stay. If you get a chance the chance to stay here, do!
Cindy is really nice and respond really fast. She gave us detailed instruction for checking in, which is really clear and helpful. For the place, it is big enough for 13 people, everyone from my group slept on real beds, which makes our trip really comfortable. There are only 2 bathrooms, so it could be little bit tough for big groups, but we managed it well, so it does not bother us much. And location wise, this place is close to the highway 89, and also close to Squaw/Alpine Valley. In general, it is a decent place for large group who are visiting Tahoe for Ski trip.
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Cindy lives and works in Novato, California. Randy also lives in Novato, and works in various places in the San Francisco Bay Area We are listing our three vacation rentals together to make it easier for Cindy to manage them. Cindy has owned the north shore Kauai house and has run it as a vacation rental for 25 years. The Tahoe City cabin has been in Cindy's family for 50 years, and has just recently been made available for vacation rental. Randy bought his Ocean Cove property in October 2012. We met 10 years ago while working together at a surgery center and have been a couple for five years. We love coffee, Crocs, Costco, Home Consignment Stores.