About This Listing
The ideal Tahoe spot summer or winter, our adorable 2 bedroom / 1.5 bathroom chalet is just blocks from Lake Tahoe and beautiful meadows yet you are still under 3 miles to Stateline and Heavenly Mountain Resort.
The ideal Tahoe spot summer or winter, our adorable 2 bedroom / 1.5 bathroom chalet is just blocks from Lake Tahoe and beautiful meadows yet you are still under 3 miles to Stateline and Heavenly Mountain Resort. There is a queen bed in each room and a full Jennifer Convertible sleeper sofa in the living room.
We gave the chalet a mini face-lift in 2013 - complete with 2 large flat screen HDTVs, cable, wifi, rain forest shower-head, brand new memory foam mattresses, and down comforters. For outdoor fun we have a new grill, loads of outdoor seating, a corn hole set, and 2 bikes.
The kitchen is stocked with all the essentials and there is even a washer and dryer. There is a carport and mud room for storing your gear. There is no AC (standard for Tahoe) but there is ceiling a fan in each room and one in the main living area.
*Please note the half bath is actually a "water closet". It has a toilet and small sink. It is mini but totally functional.*
Our neighborhood, Al Tahoe, is rare in that it is on the lake side of Hwy 50 / Lake Tahoe Blvd. You will wake up feeling like you are worlds away, but you are just walking distance to Regan Beach, El Dorado Beach, the Upper Truckee Marsh, Paddle Board rentals, and some great cafes and sandwich shops.
Also, thought I would mention a few of the items we try to keep stocked so you don't buy or bring anything extra.
We are well stocked on linens and pillows. In the room with the purple curtains you will find an extra down comforter, extra blankets, and few extra sets of sheets (they are marked "full" for the sofa bed and "queen" for the bedrooms).
Under the bathroom sink are extra towels and wash cloths. For the beach and boating there are extra towels in the bin in the mudroom. Please do not use the bath towels.
In the cabinets above the stove you will find:
Sugar, coffee filters, powder creamer, tea. 90% of the time there is actual coffee. There is also olive oil, salt and pepper and various random spices and hot sauces.
In the fridge there is a new Brita pitcher (no need for water bottles) and various condiments. Our cleaning lady tosses anything that looks suspect but usually you will find butter, mustard, ketchup, oil and vinegar . . .
In the living room you will find an iPod / iPhone docking station for some tunes, a dvd player along with an assortment of dvds and cds, and playing cards, uno, chess, jinga, dice ....
In the bathroom drawer there are various toiletries from shampoo to toothpaste to qtips in case you forget anything. The hair dryer is under the sink in the small bathroom and there is a steamer in the bedroom closet.
My favorite part - In the shed you will find a corn hole set, a hammock, and 2 bikes and various other supplies. Bikes are Men's 18" trek mtn bikes - great for cruising in the meadow. There are helmets (safety first) and a bike lock. There is also a grill on the deck and extra chairs for lounging.
Bath Towels, Extra Sheets and Comforter, Grill, Bikes, Yard Games, Beach Chairs, Coolers.
Kitchen has basic spices and some breakfast snacks.
Interaction with Guests
We are available via airbnb and cell phone as much or as little as needed.
Please NO smoking and NO pets.
Please be AWARE Bears have recently been sighted in our neighborhood!
Entry + Keys:
- We will send you codes for the lock box and alarm prior to your arrival.
It is very important you leave one full set of guest keys in the lock box when you leave.
- For your convenience there is an extra set of keys hanging by the washer and dryer. The purple key is the side door the small key is for the shed.
- Pretty please use this door as much as possible to cut down on tracking sand and snow through the house.
- Enter your 4 digit code and "off" when you arrive.
- Enter your 4 digit code and "away" when you leave.
- If you set off the alarm on accident and cannot get it shut off please immediately call us.
- There is a huge bear box in the driveway. Please put all trash and recycling in the box. No need to sort they do that at the dump.
- Please do not leave any trash outside the bear box or outside the house the animals will get it and make a mess.
We had a wonderful stay. The place kept warm, was a plus that we could use the washer and dryer. It was close to everything. We loved the meadow nearby. I would definitely visit again.
The house is as described, very comfortable and in a prime location. Our stay was great, we have spent a very nice time inside and outside the house. The host Colleen was very attentive and responsive, called us on the house phone to make sure we were ok and could use the fireplace.
Colleen and Alton's South Lake Chalet was the perfect cabin for our weekend retreat. We were 2 couples and the space was great for socializing, cooking, separate rooms for sleeping and a nice deck. The meadow is gorgeous and the lake is very close. The cabin is in a very nice neighborhood in South Lake Tahoe and I look forward to coming back in winter and summer!
Coleen and Alton were good to deal with, the cabin is in a great spot, easy to get around and close to the lake, everything was as described. The front and back decks are perfect to sit and relax.
The meadow nearby is beautiful and the short walk to secret beach was lovely, and away from the summer crowds.
We would like to stay again, thanks.
About the Host, Colleen + Alton
I'm a Georgia girl gone Californian. And my husband is a New Yorker rounding out his edges on the West Coast. We love San Francisco and Tahoe and have charming homes in both. We feel very blessed to have small pieces of paradise in the city and mountains and are excited to share them with others.
We've tried our best to make our homes comfortable for guests. They are by no means extravagant, but we've found little things like - lots of hooks for coats and towels, warm cozy blankets, nightstands with lamps, and some basic spices and olive oil in cabinet - can make a big difference after a day of adventure.
Welcome + Enjoy!
Colleen + Alton
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