Tahoe City House Rental Photos and Description
Home: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath (sleeps 8)
True mountain cabin, A-frame style home in OPTIMAL LOCATION for all summer and winter activities. Location benefits include access to “everything” in 15 minutes or less:
o 150 feet from lake bike path
o 1 block from the renowned Sunnyside Lodge & Restaurant, Fire Sign Café, and boat harbor
o 1 block from bus stop for all Tahoe buses (TART), Tahoe Trolley, and free ski resort
shuttle buses, for easy transport around the lake and to HomeWood, Squaw Valley and Alpine
Meadows Ski Resorts
o 5 minute drive from Homewood Ski Resort, 15 minute drive from Squaw and Alpine Meadows
o 5 minute drive from downtown Tahoe City with shops, restaurants, movie theaters, coffee
shops, grocery and drug stores, banks, and more.
o 5 minute drive from Truckee River rafting and riverside restaurants
o 5 minute walk from Ward Creek, with entrance to National Park trails into forests, mountains, and the Tahoe “Rim Trail”.
o 5 minute walk to the forested Ward Creek public park with volleyball and lighted tennis courts,
swings, sandbox, jungle gym, and slides.
Fully furnished home offers comfort and entertainment for small or large groups, friends and families:
o 650 square foot living/dining room area with adjoining kitchen, breakfast bar, and large dining
o room table (seating for 8). Living room features 46” LED SMART TV with DVD Blu-Ray player and Direct TV including HBO.Two double-sliding glass doors open to deck and forest.
o 770 square foot, elevated 2-tiered outdoor deck with outdoor table and seating for 6, lounge chairs and BBQ
o Private, 4-person hot tub on deck surrounded by 100-foot pine trees and open sky
o Second story home with wide bay windows gives beautiful views of pine trees and lush fern grove below
o Charming natural landscaping and large lawn surrounding front and sides of home
o Wireless internet throughout the house
o Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances
o Newly remodeled upstairs bathroom includes spacious, double-sized glass shower
With its easy location to everything the Lake Tahoe West Shore has to offer, set off just enough from the main road (Hwy 89) in a quiet neighborhood, this home will give you the perfect blend of entertainment, convenience and cozy hide-away. Experience all the excitement of skiing, hiking, boating, rafting and local dining, then come back in just minutes to our beautiful, comfortable home. If you just want some quiet time, enjoy a relaxing afternoon gazing out at the surrounding 100-foot pine trees in the back yard, or take a peaceful walk two blocks down to the lovely Ward Creek.
Charming touches to the home like antique doorknobs and hand-blown, amber glass lighting inside and out add a warm ambience that brings the feeling of Tahoe inside, in an elegant and unique way.
On our deck, surrounded by gorgeous forest and beautiful landscaping, you will look over a gently sloping hill which leads down to lush fern groves in the summer. Barbecue and enjoy the outdoor ambience while seated in our comfortable lawn furniture or in our 4-person hot tub, looking up to the trees and sky.
See “About the Owners—The Unique Benefits at this House” for more details!
- Events Allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Thomas Fairbanks
We are local business owners who have been enjoying life in Tahoe for 14 years.
Thomas Fairbanks purchased this house in 2005
Why Thomas Fairbanks chose Tahoe City
The West Shore is our favorite part of Tahoe—there is no better location! The views of the lake from this side are beautiful, and so close to some of our favorites areas of Tahoe—Truckee, Squaw Valley and Emerald Bay. We can be hiking, mountain biking, or cross-country skiing through ten national forest regions with less than five minutes walking or driving.
The location itself is just so perfect… just five houses up from the main road and minutes from Tahoe City, it’s close to everything yet stays so quiet and comfortably secluded. When we don’t feel like making the 5-minute “trek” into town, the Natural Moon health food store and café, Tahoe House Bakery and Farmer’s Market (on Thursdays) are even closer and more fun for high-quality natural and organic grocery shopping. Obexer’s cute little market and café in Homewood is also a good place for staples and many organic health-food options.
For restaurants, there are so many wonderful places to eat while looking out over the river or the lake—all so close—but nothing is more wonderful than meandering just one block down, on the bike path across from the lake, to the local Fire Sign Café and endlessly popular Sunnyside restaurant.
What makes this house unique
On a warm spring or summer day, it’s a beautiful experience to mosey one block down the bike path along the lake, smelling the pine trees and enjoying the local flowers, to the Sunnyside Restaurant and Firesign Cafe. In the winter, the same walk is just as much fun—being just one block away, the brisk weather feels invigorating, and provides a dramatic backdrop to the cozy, warm restaurants once you’re inside.
Everyone loves Sunnyside, with their deck and vast expanse of windows looking out over the lake—a wonderful place to relax and watch the sun set. (Their chocolate lava cake is also to die for.) But for breakfast and lunch, we just adore the Fire Sign Café. Their restaurant and annex are both built in the charming, classic Tahoe woodsy style. In the warm weather you can also eat on their deck, looking over a lovely, small lot filled with grass, trees and flowers. The Fire Sign makes the best coffee, their portions are generous, and their food is delicious. Even waiting for a table there is fun—on busy weekends, we enjoy a coffee while we wait in the delightful restaurant annex, playing the board games or reading the books provided.
Our home was designed to bring the feeling of Tahoe inside, in an elegant and unique way. The two double-sided glass doors out to the deck and yard downstairs, and the bay windows upstairs, all give an open, beautiful view to the surrounding, 100-foot pine trees. Inside, we’ve kept the colors warm and natural, with lots of honey- and amber-shaded wood, natural hand-blown glass lights, rustic antique doorknobs, and accents and tiling in rich shades of green, wine, and browns. We hope you’ll enjoy all the special touches that we’ve added for an elegant, modern, yet organic feeling. Of course, the house is fun, too! Our spacious outdoor deck, hot tub, large LED Smart TV, and generous living/dining room area all offer lots of entertainment for gatherings of friends and family, large and small.