|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This unique mountainside home is set up perfectly to accommodate 2 to 3 families, was totally renovated in 2010, and has lovely views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding high mountains from all three decks. On the large front deck,a great view of the stars or Lake Tahoe is provided from the hot tub (an 8x8 Bullfrog Spa with 6 different Jet Paks, which will accommodate up to 6 adults) or relaxing in the outdoor furniture. There is an electric barbecue to use on the front deck. Two other decks offer great views of Lake Tahoe and the adjacent 11,000 foot mountain ridge. The home is located on a very quiet, one block long, street with no highway noise, and is about 7,400 feet in elevation (1,000 feet in elevation above Lake Tahoe) resulting in less noise/traffic but more snow (yes, scenic, and we do provide driveway plow service and the County keeps the access roads passable).
The interior features cedar walls and fir cathedral ceilings throughout, two gas fireplaces, granite kitchen counters with alder cabinets, and warm carpeting/tile flooring. The kitchen is fully equipped, including microwave/convection oven and an indoor grill, plus first-quality dishes and cooking utensils. A set of spices and teas (and popcorn!) are left for your use. The heavy oak dining room table will expand to seat 10 comfortably. Each of the living room and upstairs family room has a large screen LCD-HD TV with blue-ray player and surround sound system, plus a gas fireplace. TV service is through Direct TV and internet connections are available throughout the home through the wireless router. You can even use our Netflix account to directly stream free movies to the TV. The large family room has a game table, lots of family games and puzzles, and an interactive telescope to view and learn about the incredible starry sky (most nights) from our deck. The living room has a variety of books and an antique upright piano, so bring your favorite music to play. There is a ping pong table in the very large 2-car garage. Also in the garage, you will find beach chairs and play equipment (sand toys, boggy board, small inflatable boat - plus life vests - and inner tube) to take for the 1 to 2 mile drive to Incline beaches (access pass provided) or 4 miles to beautiful Sand Harbor State Park (Nevada). The Incline Burnt Cedar Beach has an outdoor heated pool plus play yard. We have snow play saucers and sleds in the garage to use in the front yard or on the public sled hill about 3 miles away. Incline has two golf courses, 11 tennis courts and the recreational and fitness center (with an indoor pool). Hiking in the immediate area is incredible with the Tahoe Rim Trail easily accessible! If gaming is your thing, the home is in Nevada, and the Hyatt Casino is only one mile away.
The two largest bedrooms have a king (master suite) and a queen (upstairs) bed, and each of the other two bedrooms can be configured as either two twins or a king as you desire. In addition to the beds for 8, there are two Aero (inflatable) beds which younger children can use.
The grounds are landscaped with native plants and timed irrigation. Several yards from the deck off the master bedroom is a year-round spring fed creek which lulls you to sleep in the summer. Immediate adjacent National Forest lots help screen off neighbors, and the large pines and firs add to the mountain environment. One block from the house is a trail that immediately leads into the National Forest - the trails go for miles. We have maps on the walls inside the house. The Tahoe Rim Trail is only a one mile drive away. We have lots of suggestions on hiking these unique areas.
Come enjoy a thoroughly relaxing and invigorating experience at our mountain home at Lake Tahoe.
Our family of four just stayed in this home for 4 days. The house was clean, well-stocked and in a great location for skiing at Diamond Peak. Everything we needed was at the house, including snow toys in the garage that our girls loved playing with. The fireplace in the living room created a cozy environment after coming in from the cold snow. Chris was easy to work with and very responsive. We hope to stay here again soon.
We stayed with our two teenagers the week before Christmas and loved the home. There is plenty of room in the house for each person to have their own space. The neighborhood is very quiet and has great views of the lake and mountains. Mr. McClain is very helpful and easy to communicate with.
As I discussed with the owner of this property, the view of Lake Tahoe would be better described as "seasonal" as we did not see a whole lot of the Lake. This was compounded by the California forest fire that cause reduced visability. The property itself is very nice albiet probably not for someone who has mobility issues as the drive way is very steep and as well as the stairs into the house. The owner is very punctual and clear with his communication and the house is very well stocked! All of the sleeping areas provide a certain amount of privacy all with private baths.
We just stayed in this house for eight days with our two daughters and their husbands. The pictures do not do it justice! It is beautiful and comfortable, and outfitted with everything you might need at your fingertips. The owner is so friendly, and easy to work with. All the details were coordinated through a couple of emails. Loved falling asleep to the sounds of a babbling brook outside of the master bedroom. Whether you have forgotten shampoo, a blow dryer or need some olive oil to sauté your favorite dish; it is all there! Texans pride themselves on southern hospitality, but we sure felt in the heart of Lake Tahoe!
Thanks, Chris for sharing your home with us. Would love to stay again sometime!
Before we even arrived I felt that I knew North Lake Tahoe from Mr McClains detailed letters. We had 6 adults and felt very comfortable in the house. The house was nicely furnished with every item you would need stocked. The hot tub was used nightly and felt great with the cool evenings. The hiking was great, I would recommend MT Rose. The beach at sand harbour was beautiful but go early on weekends or park closes around 10:30 am due to being full. Great time and would stay here again!
My family lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and we usually spend Christmas week at Lake Tahoe. It's a nice time to get together and enjoy skiing and showshoeing! We've stayed in Incline Village for the past 4 years and this house is, by far, the nicest one we've rented. It is spotless, beautifully finished, tastefully decorated and very very comfortable. From the lovely bedding and towels, to the well appointed kitchen -- it all exceeded expectations. I cooked a complete turkey dinner on Christmas Eve and everything I needed was there. The owner is very responsive and fantastic to work with. He was very accommodating when we had to change our originally contracted arrival and departure dates, and provided a multi-page document with directions and instructions. My children usually ski at Mount Rose or Diamond Peak and although there was not much snow this year, both are close by and easy to get to. I'd give this property more than 5 stars if I could and would absolutely positively recommend it to relatives or friends -- it's absolutely fantastic!!! We will definitely be back.
National forest starts one block from house and continues for 25 miles, providing numerous hiking and walking experiences from the front door.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes||Summer (June - Aug) are $400/night ($2,500/week);full week preferred; July 4 week is $3,000 (6/29 - 7/6/13); low season (Sept - Nov and Apr - May) are $200/night ($1,200/week); winter (Dec - Mar) are $250/night ($1,500/week); holiday periods are generally $50/night more ($3,000/week for Christmas and New Years); no taxes nor security deposit (we trust our guests)|
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