Rustic three-bedroom one bath home built in the 1920's, with detached Master Suite/ Boathouse and detached Bunkhouse renovated to original beauty.
Centrally located in South Lake Tahoe, one block to beautiful Lake Tahoe waters edge with great beaches. One and a half miles to Heavenly's new gondola and casino's night life. Great for cozy winter getaway, or a warm summer lake vacation house. Hardwood floors, down comforters and a warm gas and wood stoves make this historic getaway unforgettable.
Three bedroom unit, master bedroom has queen bed, two upstairs bedrooms, one has double bed and the other has two twin beds, living room also has a fold out couch. We reccommend a MAXIMUM OF EIGHT ADULTS due to size of cabin, kitchen, and bathrooms. Come enjoy a day of beach cruising or powder skiing and return to this relaxing cabin to hot tub with a sunset over looking the lake.
Keywords: Classic Old Tahoe Cabin across street from Lake Tahoe, enjoy beautiful views and sunsets, with lake access and central location in town
This cabin is full of creative touches that are fun to enjoy and appreciate. The owner has done a terrific job of blending rustic, quaint, and charming all together. When choosing to stay here, you get the best of both worlds… a feeling of camping with the comforts of home (bed, bathroom and kitchen). If you have children, they will love the ability to (a) have their own space, (b) be free range, and (c) feel like they are camping, and you don’t have to pitch a tent. Our kids each brought a friend with them on our end of summer get away. The younger ones stayed upstairs in the main house and the older ones stayed in the bunkhouse. The older two felt like they were on their own, but the bunkhouse was close enough and fenced in, so we felt fine having them sleep there. The Master suite (converted boathouse) is very nicely done, and was a perfect place for our friends to stay when they arrived. While there is a kitchen in both the main house and the boathouse, we preferred to cook, eat, and hang out in the outdoor open space between the cabins. Mike has provided a BBQ, outdoor stove, and fire pit that is perfect for making breakfast, dinner and even S’mores. The cabin is very close to the lake as well as only a couple of blocks (easy walking distance) away from two different lake front parks. We could watch sunrise and sunset from the cabin or walk one block straight down to the stairs for lake access. The kids loved this easy access to the water, and spent a lot of time digging in the sand and scrambling on the rocks. Then we could go left a couple of blocks to a grassy lake park with a play ground or right to a brand new beach and lakefront park area with access to paddle boards and kayaks. The main cabin, bunkhouse and boathouse were very clean and home with unique touches throughout. Mike was a gracious host, providing guidance on where to hike, mountain bike, paddle board, as well as other great local tips.
There are three distinct sleeping areas at this property. The boat house has been recently renovated and is completely charming and cozy with a fantastic slate slab tub. The kitchen and bathroom in the main cabin are compact but functional. There are original historic details abounding at this property. It was so much fun to sit out at the fire pit and imagine ourselves having the same experience as visitors of yesteryear from the 1920s through the present.
This is truly a charming, historic cabin that takes you back to a simpler way of life. We loved it for our long fall weekend here with our teenaged children and dog - it really feels like getting away from it all, while being real close to the lake and all that the Tahoe area has to offer. The house is well equipped and had everything we needed. We also appreciated that Mike, the owner, had prepared wood in the fire pit and charcoal in the grill for us, and that there were plenty of paper towels, tp etc. We only stayed in the main cabin, but we also checked out the boathouse, which is very nicely redone. We thought it would be really fun to come back in the summer with a larger group of people (friends, family) and really make use of the compound set-up and the outdoor space, and eat, cook and live outside, while being able to retreat inside when it gets chilly. However, I personally wouldn't want to max out the number of beds in the winter, since it would get quite crowded in the main cabin.
I don't think it's clear from the pictures, but you can actually see the lake from the kitchen and living room, and you are there in one minute walking. There is a nice path along the water, and I guess if the water levels weren't so high, there would be a beach right there as well.
I would recommend this place to people who appreciate a sense of place, a simpler way of life and who like to be in touch with nature and history. I certainly don't think this cabin is for everyone, though - if you want amenities like dishwasher, washer/dryer and internet, there are plenty of other homes in Tahoe to choose from. I would also recommend this place for families with all but the youngest children. Since the property is not fenced in, you'd always have to keep a close eye on your toddler or wandering youngster (or squirrel chasing dog, for that matter). Somewhat older kids would have a lot of fun and a sense of freedom here, though. We certainly hope to be back!