About this listing
Private master suite with bath in Incline Village home. Price includes use of our double kayak, 2-SUP Boards (stored at Lake), 4-Mtn Bikes, 2 pairs snow shoes and a sled. You are less than a mile from: beautiful beaches, transit, Rec Center, Science Center, shopping, casinos and 5-star restaurants. And....(wait for it...NO extra fees!)
A spacious private master suite located in a upstairs of a two-story house (where your geotourism host lives also ) in Incline Village. Inspiring hiking and biking trails start right out the door. The property is less than a mile from: the Lake (where a 2-person kayak awaits you), Tunnel Creek Station (gateway to famous hiking and biking), Tahoe Science Center, the Village (for supplies), 3 miles from Sand Harbor state park and 6 from Tahoe's famous wild beaches. Plus, your lodging includes (shared) use of a double kayak, 2 SUP boards, 4 mountain bikes , snow shoes, poles and a sled.
Inside... You will sleep well on the CA King "Embody" latex and memory foam bed. Your spacious private bathroom has a double headed shower.
You have 24 hr use of the shared common area: kitchen, living room, spa, laundry and deck. Want to retreat? Enjoy the tea and coffee station in your room. 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.
Outside: 4 seasons of awesome!
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: When winter sports may still be pumping, along with biking, hiking and kayaking. Wildlife is active, and wild flowers are blooming. Commune with our Chickadees on Mt Rose Meadows, walk the interpretive trail at Sand Harbor, or the view-rich Tunnel Creek Trail to where Mark Twain's first smiled on Tahoe. Wind through the Tahoe Regional Park, bike along the Truckee River or kayak to Hidden Beach. Check out the 3D movie at TERC on how Tahoe came to be. Experience native Washoe Heritage at the Gatekeepers Museum, learn to weave a basket or craft a gathering pouch. Or just sit by the lake gather your peace, reflect your beauty and ponder the gifts of water.
SUMMER: Enjoy kayaking or paddling or hiking 1.5 miles to Hidden Beach. Mountain bike to Tunnel Creek Station to take on the famous Flume Trail (ends 1 mile from house). Enjoy a 2 mile wildlife walk around Spooner Lake, or explore our 'wild' beaches 6 miles down along the east shore: Secret Harbor, Whale or Chimney Beach. Hike into Nevada State Park (the trail head is 1 mile from the house) . Or relax in lounge chairs provided at Incline Resident beaches you will have passes to. 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.
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.
You are walking distance from: Mtn High Deli, Lone Eagle Grill (at Lake), Big Water Grill (view of Lake) Sierra Nevada College, Hyatt Spa, and Incline Recreation Center. This location provides outdoor recreation options that do not require a car!
If you want to bring a dog, please book the downstairs apt, called Big Water Base 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: off-street parking (please use driveway in winter) and shared use of: Spa (Hot tub), 4 Mtn bikes, 2-person kayak, 2 SUP boards (stored at beach) and 2 pairs of snow shoes.
Just to highlight the extra value you get having access to the recreation equipment, here are some local rental prices:
Kayak rentals would be $30 an hour, $80 a day
SUP Board rentals run $20 hr or $75 a day
Mtn Bike rentals are $55 a day
Show Shoes $15 day
Beach Passes $12 per day per person
and Geotourism hosting - Priceless :)
Interaction with guests
Your room has a notebook full of adventures that connect you to the 8 Wonders of Tahoe. And we are always available to answer questions and help customize adventurers with you. Plus if Jacquie is available, ask her about an Earthgym Walk or crafting.
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!
The local TART bus stop is 1/4 mile from the house (ask about passes) and the Diamond Peak Ski shuttle 1 block.
Other things to note
Winter driving: 4WD with snow tires, or 2WD with good tires and carry chains - we have mountains of snow - please drive safe.
Big Water Rentals LLC Tax ID
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, please park closest to my driveway, as the uphill neighbor needs 4 ft street clearance to clear his driveway.
Consideration: While each quest space is private, the house is NOT sound-proof (or child-proof). Quiet time is from 10:00pm to 8am. Please let us know if your peace is disturbed or you require quiet time outside of those hours, so we can accomadate.
FYI: Nevada casinos and bars are open 24 hrs for any late night parties.
Hygiene: Please bathe before using the Hot Tub, as we use minimal Bromine.
Responsibility: We gladly provide kayaks, bikes, SUP Boards, sleds, snow shoes for your use. We may need to assign use times depending on demand, require the signing of a liability waiver and ask you return it in the condition you found it and let us know of any problems that arise.
Jacquie's hosting skills have roots in clothing design, environmental activist and corporate story coach careers. As a Primal Designer, (teaching at SNC and wardrobe on the Nat Geo TV Show "The Legend of Mick Dodge") she has shown guests how to make their own sheepskin slippers (Tahoe Toastums). As co-creator of the 'Earthgym' practice, lead classes and demonstrations at schools, colleges, festivals and with guests on how to stretch or tone with a stick or a stone. As a Corporate Story Coach for 10 years, she helped sales and marketing executives reach revenue goals.
David Colley, co-host, is a skateboard designer, craftsman, welder, electrician and engineer, David uses his creative skills in property upkeep, helping with neighborhood and community needs and supporting guest adventures. His current project includes creating "SmArt Bear Boxes" that keep our bears safe with artful trash receptacles.
Some of our fun and favorite Tahoe activities include:
1. Walking up the forest mountain backyard to say good morning to the lake
2. Swimming, SUP or kayaking anywhere along the east shore
3. Mountain biking the 'Incline Flume' Trail (that ends at the house)
4. SUP at dawn or sunset to lie on the board and feel the pulse of the water
5. X-Country Skiing or Snowshoe on Mt Rose to hand feed the Chickadees
6. Taking Bus w/bikes to Tahoe City and bike along Truckee River and then the Lake
7. Getting on the 'Wet Toes Adventure' boat to stroll along the east shore (and camp at remote beaches)
8. Rest in the backyard hammock watching wildlife
Welcome to our sacred Water!
Jacquie & David