About this listing
Fully-loaded private master bedroom and bath in shared house, walking distance (1 block to 1 mile) to: the Lake, trails, ski resort, bus stop, stores, spas, Sierra Nevada College, Tahoe Science Center, golf courses, casinos and the Lake!
This is a private room in a shared space, with quick and easy access to Tahoe's Northeast wonder of water, boulders, wilderness and peace....this is it!
Your private master suite inside a house with other people is located in a upstairs of a two-story house, less than a mile: below Diamond Peak Ski Resort, up from the Lake, from Tunnel Creek Cafe, the center of the Village and only 3 miles from Sand Harbor state park. Awesome hiking and biking trails start right out the door!
Our friendly neighborhood of working families and students is one of the few where over 70% of the homes are occupied all year round :)
Inside: You will sleep well on the CA King "Embody" latex and memory foam bed. The tri-fold futon couch provides a 2nd sleeping space. Your spacious private bath has a w/double headed shower. You have 24 hr use of the shared common area: kitchen, living room, hot tub, laundry and deck. You are welcome to cook your meals in, using a fully loaded kitchen, or enjoy 5 Star to $5 meals within a mile of the house.
You are walking distance from: Lone Eagle Grill (at Lake), Big Water Grill (view of Lake) Sierra Nevada College, Hyatt Spa, and Incline Recreation Center.
Note: There are NO extra charges, deposits or additional fees over the day rate, plus you get free use of 2 mtn bikes, 2 kayaks, 2 SUP Boards, 2 pair snowshoes, 2 sleds, and 2 comp passes to local private beaches ($25 value!). And the location provides the outdoor recreation options that do not require a car!
Outside - 4 seasons of awesome:
FALL: Most blissful time of quiet and color. Biking, hiking, kayaking, SUP all still amazing. Wildlife, especially Bears and Wild Mustangs are most active in the Fall. Watch bears feed on salmon at Taylor Creek, or track unique and migrating birds, as you walk the 2-mile loop around Spooner Lake, which also is the best place to enjoy the Aspens incredible full fall color display. Great time to take mountain hikes for color and coolness, or enjoy local cultural, heritage and artistic events and happenings throughout the watershed.
WINTER: You will be at the doorstep to some of Tahoe's best back country activities!
Mt Rose back country is 6 miles from the house; snow shoe the meadows and smile when the Chickadee bird lands on your outstretched hand...or head right out the door up the hill or east to Hidden Beach. X-Country ski at Spooner (12 miles southeast), Tahoe Vista Regional Park (7 miles west), Tahoe City (10 miles west).
SKI RESORTS: You will be located right below Diamond Peak Ski area - free shuttles leave 2 blocks from your door.
Free ski shuttles leave Hyatt Resort starting 7am (about 1 mile away) to:
Northstar, Alpine and Squaw Valley.
Mt Rose - 6-7 miles (20 min drive)
Northstar - 12 miles (about 15 to 30 min depending on traffic)
Heavenly - 24 miles (45 min drive) to South Shore
Alpine or Squaw - 18 miles (30 to 90 minutes depending on traffic)
Homewood - 20 miles (50 min + depending on traffic). The TART bus will also take you to Homewood.
SPRING: Hike to Hidden Beach! See the wildflowers, spring birds at Mt Rose Meadows, walk the interpretive trail at Sand Harbor, or Tahoe Regional Park, bike along the Truckee River and maybe kayak (depending on weather), see the 3D movie at TERC, or the basket collection at the Gatekeepers Museum, weave a basket or craft a gathering pouch.
SUMMER: Free use of our 2 person Kayak, or Hike around the corner to Hidden Beach! Mountain bike Tunnel Creek and the famous Flume Trail (ends 1 mile from house), or hike the 2 mile loop around Spooner Lake and see the wildlife, or enjoy the local wild beaches along the east shore. Hike to Secret Harbor or up the backyard. Hike into Nevada State Park (the trail head is 1 mile from the house) . The wild (free) beaches are about mile from the house and I can provide access to the exclusive 'resident beaches'. Bus w/ bikes to Tahoe City and bike along the Truckee River and/or bike-friendly west shore full of native plants and wildlife. Summer outdoor concerts, theater, special events and spontaneous happenings add to summer evening ambiance.
There are 2 cats on the property. If you want to bring a dog, please book the downstairs apt, called Big Water Bas Camp, or there is a dog sitter who takes dogs overnight 2 doors up (Toree Warfield - she even has a airbnb posting for dogs only)
Guests have access to: the driveway, hot tub, and shared use of: 3 bikes, double kayak at beach (limit 3 Hours on busy Weekends & Holidays), SUP boards, snow shoes, sleds and other equipment made available upon request.
Interaction with Guests
Ruth (the manager) is usually on hand to field questions and available by cell (phone number hidden) or house ph(phone number hidden)
The neighborhood has walking access to some of the most incredible trails in the basin!
It is less than 1 mile from Tunnel Creek Trailhead which leads to the famous Flume Trail! It is on the edge of town and at the beginning of the NV State Parks and all the wild beaches of the east shore. It is right below a local ski resort which creates awesome uphill hikes and right up the street from the lake, the Tahoe Environmental Center and Sierra Nevada College!
Please do not bother, or use the driveway to turn around, at 1050 (the next house up the hill)
The local TART bus stop is 1/4 mile from the house and the ski shuttle 1 block. You can easily bike to anything in the town
Other Things to Note
PLEASE! Do NOT bother the uphill neighbor. If you can't find the house - call me, or knock on the duplex doors 1047 across the street (they are friendly)
No smoking anywhere on the property. The Tahoe forest is very dry and vulnerable to the slightest spark.
PLEASE do NOT use the (uphill) neighbors driveway to turn around (use the street). And if you park on the street (because your car is to low to make my driveway, or both spaces are taken) then please park closest to my driveway, as the uphill neighbor needs 4-5 ft street clearance to clear his driveway.
Consideration: While each quest space is private, the house is not sound-proof (or child-proof), so being quiet after 10:00 pm is appreciated and important :). (Nevada casinos and bars are open 24 hrs for the late night crowd)
Please bathe before using the Hot Tub, as we use minimal Bromine.
Responsibility: We gladly provide kayaks, bikes, sleds, snow shoes and any other equipment for your use, we only ask you return it in the condition you found it and let us know of any problems that arise.
Spacious kitchen, cookware and spices are part of shared common area you have 24/7 access to use
I'm not sure there's much more to add to the already stellar reviews!
I felt completely at home and enjoyed the views from the suite, the amazing shower, the hot tub, and use of a gourmet kitchen. I happened to be wandering to the beach the same time Jacquie and her partner Mick were going, along with some neighbors. Got to use the kayak right then and learned a lot about sustainable tourism efforts in Tahoe too. (Oh, and be sure to ask about Mick's reality show! Apparently it's on the National Geographic channel, and there are several articles about the show at the house.) I think the price is an amazing value given access to all the flotation devices available -- the next day, I took a boogie board and flippers and enjoyed just floating in the lake. No time for SUP, but I have to save something for another trip :)
Also had fun conversations with Ruth and appreciated having so many people onsite to be of service, yet still have all the privacy I desired. I have stayed at a timeshare at Incline a few times before, but never got to know the town and many of the locals in the way I did on this trip. I hope to visit again soon, since there's so much to do!
Jacquie and Ruth were great hosts! What can I say, they met all expectations and then some. Very nice, and accommodating. The room was wonderful. Bed and shower in the upstairs Master Suite was divine! I didn't want to leave! With another couple plus Jacquie and Ruth in the house, the house is very quiet, but warm and inviting. Fresh fruit was set out for us, anything we needed, we got on a moments notice. We loved our stay and will be back to take advantage of some mountain biking in the area.
This is a beautiful room - more a suite, actually - in a fabulous house in a high-class neighbourhood in North Tahoe. The kitchen is amazing, and we only ate out once in the four nights we were there (Bite in Incline Village - highly recommended!) Jacquie is a fascinating person and she introduced us to her friends, helped us to find interesting byways in roaming the locality, and provided us with two guest passes for the local beaches. And do make an outing in the kayak, if you get a chance.
My wife and I had a lovely stay with Jacquie - their place was cozy, tidy and really clean. Its in Incline village which is super close to the Tunnel trail - lovely views of the lake and not far from Hidden beach. We did a 3 day trip and stayed 2 nights with Jacquie - we got a ton of hikes in!
Jacquie was a wonderful host. Everything about the experience was excellent. Looking forward to staying here again in the future.
I stayed only two nights at Jacquie / Ruth's place in Incline Village. This was easily the best Airbnb experience I have ever had. The master suite was large, extremely comfortable, and had everything you need (private bath, soap, all the extras you would find in a hotel). The shared space were extremely easy to use and share with Jacquie, and are exactly as described.
As for Jacquie, she was one of the most wonderful individuals i've come across. She constantly made sure I had everything I needed, always had something to do, gave GREAT advice on what to do in the area, made introductions to the neighbors and friends, who I spent 95% of my time in North Tahoe with, and made it extremely easy to see the neighborhood and meet all the locals.
Would recommend this to ANYONE looking at Tahoe (stay in the North!), and will be back at my new "home" in Incline Village.
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About the Host, Jacquie
What do a leather fashion designer (from Santa Barbara), A Corporate Story Coach, Geotourism Guide and co-founder of Sustainable Tahoe have to do with hosting? Everything...
As an AirBnB Superhost, I have combined my ability to design and serve, by hosting visitors into a Tahoe story of fun, meaningful, low-carbon geotourism* adventures that enrich memories while ensuring Lake Tahoe's beauty endures.
Having now hosted over 3000 guests from over 44 countries, since 2010, prove visitors prefer activities that sustain or enhance the beauty they experience here. It is fulfilling to know the mission of Sustainable Tahoe appreciated by visitors.
I am also the co-creator of The Earthgym with Mick Dodge. We share an earth-landing practice for remembering the forest and crafting an Earthgym wardrobe (seen on Nat Geo TV show "The Legend of Mick Dodge.")
My favorite activities in Tahoe include:
1. Walking the 'lower loop' in my backyard forest
2. Earthgym training at the beach
3. Running in the Lake
4. Mtn bike 'Incline Flume' Trail
5. Biking or Kayaking to Hidden Beach
6. SUP at dawn or sunset
7. Dancing to live music at CBC
8. Taking Bus w/bikes to Tahoe City and bike along Truckee River
9. Sunset dining at Sand Harbor (3 mile drive south)
10. Resting in the backyard hammock watching wildlife play
* geotourism; is tourism that sustains or enhances the unique geographical, aesthetic, cultural, historical, environmental and local well-being of a destination. Created in National Geographic in 1997 to help world destinations retain their unique assets, through educating locals to Identify, Develop, Promote and Sustain what is special while preserving the uniqueness. It's an Art and a Science of destination stewardship.
may the forest be with you!