House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8 Adult + 2 kids)
About Brian Martin
We have three adult children enjoying the San Francisco life as we are spending more time at the Lake. We enjoy every season as each has unique offerings. Winter: peace and beauty of the falling snow, grooming our sled run, skiing at Homewood, cross country at Sugar Pine Park; Spring: snow run off with spontaneous streams and waterfalls, blooming wild flowers; Summer: spectacular weather for hiking, biking and water fun, evening meals on the deck; Autumn: the fall colors and salmon run up Taylor Creek
Brian Martin purchased this House in 2002
Why Brian Martin chose Tahoma
Growing up, my family had a cabin in South Tahoe. I am forever grateful for my parent’s hard work and efforts to support a vacation home. From that cabin we would typically drive 20-40 minutes to spend a summer’s day at a desirable beach. As an adult, my wife and three children did the same routine in summer and made the 40 minute drive to ski Kirkwood in winter as it was more kid friendly than Heavenly just blocks away from our cabin. When the opportunity came to purchase our own vacation home, we wanted a location that was less crowded than South Shore, would place us near a wonderful beach and an intimate ski resort. We found it in Tahoma. With Meeks Bay beach and Homewood Ski resort just 3 miles from the house, bike and hiking trails accessible without using the car, we couldn’t be happier with the location and the house is fantastic. We wish to share our experience and hope you come to call our house your vacation home.
What makes this House unique
Our house has a wonderful feeling the moment you walk through the door. The great room with 360° natural light and tree views. Quality furnishings, bedding and amenities create the comfort expected at your own home. A Weber Genesis natural gas BBQ for quality summer meals to enjoy on the comfortable deck table. We have easy access to both ski and beach, hiking and biking trails. We are the only rental property in Tahoma boasting an on-property sled run.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Nice, newer house.
Very nice house with lots of open space. Nice second story deck to enjoy eating outside during the summer.
Pleasant stay in June 2019
Great house and great neighborhood.
Great house. Well stocked, clean and location terrific.
Beautiful home, conveniently located
Beautiful home, very spacious and a lot of natural light.
Nicely decorated, great kitchen with everything you'll need.
The host is very attentive and responsive.
Great Cabin, great host
We rented this cabin the first week of the new year. The cabin is super clean, cozy and Brian was a great host. Having a garage was a huge benefit during the winter. We could get in and out of the car without getting snowed on. There is room on the property to make a small sled hill and build a snowman. We really enjoyed the property and would definitely go back.
Great family retreat, comfortable space, central Tahoe west shore
The only negative thing I have to say (to get it out of the way and I feel like it's misleading) is that there really isn't a "sledding hill" next to the house. There is a little slope in the ground on one side that someone could ride a sled down if they could avoid the tree and porch posts.... That said, you can go out and play in the snow when it snows, just don't plan on making a day of sledding without leaving the house and don't make that part of your decision to stay here. Everything else was as advertised and expected, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, bunk beds in one downstairs room, washer and dryer and the "drying room" closet were pluses for us. Great big tub for our little one to "swim" in.... wonderful open kitchen and living space. Some odd things like taking pillow shams off before using pillows- just don't put them on if they are not to be used?? Both thermostats are upstairs and you have to kind of play a game with the fireplace and furnace temp settings to use the fireplace without making the downstairs FREEZING. The garage was large enough to fit our rental 4wd Suburban, so that was a huge plus.
Thanks for your feedback Rhiannon. When we have average or better snow fall, the plow from the street and our driveway blows and piles snow adjacent to the Quaking Aspen giving a 6-8’ high launch pad to head along the left side of the house (you can see the photo on the site showing the snow level in the front, well above the porch height) After some grooming compacts the snow which we usually run all the way to the back lot line. We’ve even had guests create turning banks on the adjacent lot for more verity. It appears due to the below-average snow levels during your stay end of 2018, the availability to create the sled run was limited. Fortunately, Mother Nature has been kind as I’m writing this 1/6/19 with 2+ feet of fresh snow expected from the current storm and more to come.
Regarding the pillow shams (covers), my wife really like them so I have no power over that.
We do try to inform guests of using the fireplace, but this is the condition in most rentals with gas fireplace that produce heat and not just pretty fire effect. Perhaps I should edit our House Instructions to be more clear.
1. Fireplace is operated by thermostat to the left. This produces significant heat. Do not place clothing or boots to dry, they will be singed. Turn off the fireplace at bed time. HINT: The fireplace keeps up stairs warm but also reduces the amount of heat from the central heating system. This causes down stairs to get a little chilly. Turn off fireplace one hour before bed time if the lower level is being used to allow the central heat to kick in.
Thanks again for your stay and glad you and your family had a wonderful stay.
It's Lake Tahoe, what more do you need!