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Romantic Gingerbread Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Romantic Getaway or a Quaint Stay for a small family in Kings Beach (where the days are longer on this side of the Lake).

“The Gingerbread Cottage”

Just four blocks from the beach, you can bring your helmets and ride the PROVIDED BIKES on the level streets into town to enjoy the sandy beaches of Kings Beach, restaurants, shops, movie theater, seasonal farmer’s market and free Friday night music concerts on the beach. Or take the two PROVIDED KAYAKS for an early morning paddle on the crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe.

Staying in this “new to the market” vacation rental you can have access to hiking and biking trails just blocks away, Fourth of July fireworks, enjoy Shakespeare on the Lake during the months of July and August, spend a day floating down the Truckee River, golf the alpine courses, fly fish the high sierra lakes and rivers…and just think this is only a few suggestions to all the outdoor fun Tahoe has to offer, plus just 10 minutes away from Northstar skiing, hiking, and mountain biking, roller skating rink in the summer or the ice skating rink in the winter. Or better yet, do absolutely nothing and feel good about it!

Enjoy morning sun on the front and back porch, mid-day sun on the upstairs deck just outside the master suite, and late day sun on the back patio. Prepare your meals in the cozy country kitchen or BBQ on the back deck while enjoying the large landscaped backyard. Once the sun sets you can start a fire amidst the chimney (wood provided) for those cooler nights.

SNUGGLE IN THE queen-sized sleigh bed with the comforts of memory foam and quality linens UNDER the CUSTOM 20 FOOT OPEN BEAMED, CATHEDRAL CEILING in the large master suite. And enjoy the bright, NEWLY REMODELED MASTER BATH with HEATED PORCELAIN TILE FLOORS.

The intimate family room on the main floor has TV and a Blu-Ray with Wi-Fi DVD player with surround sound. Bring your Iphone or Ipod to hook up to stereo speakers with your USB cord. Stay warm on those cool nights with the convenience of the freestanding gas stove. This room can also function as a second separate sleeping area. The main floor bathroom has a SLATE WALK-IN SHOWER with a gentle rain shower head. Additional note this toilet area is tightly built like being on a boat, so may not be best for larger individuals.

Pictures are worth a thousand words, but so many more with a stay at our loving little cottage, come relax and enjoy.

For those looking for nightlife, the casinos, live music, and weekly comedy shows are just a $6 cab ride.

Keywords: Romantic Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Rosemary

We have been active VRBO renters for over a decade. This is our first home we have ever offered as a vacation rental. From our own experiences we know what we prefer on our little getaways and have done our best to provide those little things that can make a difference in your precious vacation time. We welcome you to enjoy the pleasures of the beautiful Sierras in our precious “Gingerbread Cottage”.

Rosemary purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Rosemary chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We are California natives with homes overlooking the beautiful Russian River Valley and another in the midst of the lush Napa Valley; but there is nothing like smelling the crisp mountain air while skiing these world reknown slopes in the winter and spring or gliding on the cool waters of Lake Tahoe on a hot day. There is nothing like the relaxing feeling that the fresh Sierra mountain air does for you.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy paddling on the lake in our kayaks. Relaxing in the afternoon sun on the upper deck. And cruising around town and the beach park on our bikes. And after a full day of outdoor fun getting a good nights sleep in a cozy bed under our unique 20 foot catheral ceilings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your delightfully well-provisioned cottage. We've been all over the world, but your cottage is a highlight. I was so grateful for the fully stocked kitchen, down to seasonings and coffee filters. The area, of course, is so very beautiful! We highly recommend Capt. Mike and Tahoe Sailing Charters or Tahoe, a top notch experience! Also, go to Christy Hill's Sand bar next door to Tahoe City Marina, great spot. We would love to come back...who knows! Thank you for providing such a unique and comfortable "home base". We will shout your praises!
Aug 2013
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Kings Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Newly Remodeled Upstairs Bathroom with, heated porcelian floor. Downstairs Bathroom has walk in slate shower with gentle rain shower head. Note toilet area is tight like on a boat and may not be comfortable for larger individual
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfy Queen Sleigh Bed, Twin Bed (1) across the room in upstairs bedroom, (1) Comfort Sofa Pull Out Sleeper, the most comfortable full queen size on the market, see at
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Romantic Gingerbread Cottage
average rating of 4.85 based on 60 reviews

Great house, wonderful amenities!

  • 5 of 5

The Gingerbread Cottage was just perfect for our stay. The amenities, including kayaks and bikes, were an added bonus and made our stay that much more enjoyable. We hope to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you back to our loving little cottage. We are happy to provide the added amenities of the kayaks and accessories along with the cruiser bikes to help you enjoy some of the fun in the sun activities that Kings Beach has to offer without the added cost of $60. a day at most rental locations.
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the gingerbread cottage. Everything we needed was provided and helped make the stay a great time for our family. Quick walk down to town and the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, clean, cottage with everything you need and more.

  • 5 of 5

Everthing you could possibly need and more are available at the cottage. We chose this cottage over others because it included extra immenities such as bikes and kayaks. The kitchen has everything you need and the outdoor space is awesome. Rosemary is very accomodating and helpful. We will be back and others we know are interested in renting the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Your perfect Retreat

  • 5 of 5

I've been wanting to stay at the beautiful Gingerbread Cottage for years. I finally found opportunity with my two young children. Everything about the cottage was perfect for daddy and his two little loves. We had all the space we needed. It snowed! We were warm and fed. I can't wait to go back. The kids love the Gingerbread Cottage. As do I!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cosy comfortable and very clean. Great location. We very much enjoyed our stay. Will be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at the Gingerbread house last week. Kings Beach area is a nice place w everything reachable by (provided) bikes or easy walks. We enjoyed using the Dbl Kayak every morning before the rentals opened up w easy close by launch area. This house is perfect for one couple .Rosemary provides lots of local information in The Book . Will def stay here again .

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Reno Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.04 Miles
Jason's Beachside Grill and SandBar (walk to)
Nearest Ferry
9.4 Miles
Tahoe City Tahoe Gal Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.7 Miles
Brockway Golf Course Public
Nearest Train
12.2 Miles
Truckee Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.04 Miles
Jason's Beachside Grill (walk to on beach)
Nearest Ski
7.9 Miles
Northstar Skiing
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Kings Beach


Rates & Availability

Kings Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $130 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is an additional $10. per person fee on more than 2 guests per night
There is a 3 Night Minimum over Christmas
* Please Note, we can not accept a Refundable Damage Security Deposit, because we are not set up to be able to refund it to you (long story). Please only select the Damage Insurance Fee of $59. or call me directly (707) 484-9608 for another possible option.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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