About this listing
Two story high wood beam ceilings, gas fireplace, and minutes from the lake, Heavenly ski resort, and casinos. Bijou park and meadow trails are next door - no need to drive! Bike trails go everywhere and strolls through the meadow are great for all. The house is in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by woods, meadow and a park with bike trail right behind the house that lead all over the area.
Its a master suite with California King bed on the top floor with a loft that has a very comfortable futon and a large living area with two bedrooms downstairs and laundry room You can use the washer/dryer and we leave some biodegradable non-perfume detergent you can use. There is table and four chairs in the back yard and lounge chairs and side tables for the front deck to enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun set on the mountains. Please do not leave them out at night as they get sticky with pine. There is one large flat screen TV in the living area with stereo, books, games and puzzles for all ages. The kitchen is fully stocked with basics (dishes, spices, large coffee maker and filters, etc) but there is no dishwasher until we renovate. Owner has three locked closets for our personal items and housekeeping supplies- one in master suite, one in the downstairs hall, and other in laundry room. Everything else is open with linens, cleaning products, towels (not beach towels, bring your own please), are for the guests to use and enjoy. Each bedroom has an extra old electric blanket in the closet - these are "dog" blankets so if your dogs get on furniture, please use them so the dogs don't dirty sofas and bedding. The house has wireless internet and the code is in the guest book on the kitchen table. Dining table seats eight with the two leaves in and there are four more stools for the island so 10 can eat inside. Gas bar-b-que on side deck just outside kitchen.
There is a lockbox on the front door and we will give you the code and then you have two housekeys and a key to the side gate to get into the back yard. We have three owner closets - one in the master bedroom, one in the laundry room, and the downstairs hall where we lock our personal items when you are there. Everything else is open and for you to use.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to take texts and calls during the stay should you have any questions about the house and operating the appliances. If something is not working let us know as soon as possible and do not try to fix it yourself please.
This neighborhood was built in 1968-72 and has basically two styles of homes, and is surrounded by protected land. About half the neighborhood is owner occupants and the other half second homes that are rented part-time like ours. We and the neighborhood work very hard to keep it quiet and livable. We must protect the wildlife and neighbors by not providing bears and other wildlife with food so trash management is an important responsibility all renters must abide by for everyone's safety especially the bears, as they may be put down if coming for trash that people leave out. We have a recycling blue can and black can for trash under the kitchen sink and in each bathroom. Recyclables go in the blue garbage can in the bear box next to the driveway and the trash all goes in the brown can. Please make sure the key is not left in the hole - the bears are smart and can open it when the key is left in it!
You do need a vehicle to get around but the bicycle trail is literally just behind the house on Al Tahoe Boulevard and takes you straight to the lake or downtown. Make sure to bring a vehicle with four wheel drive and/or appropriate snow tires and chains in winter!
Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) operates frequent bus routes on Lake Tahoe's northern and western shores between Tahoma and Incline Village as well as five daily shuttles to Truckee from Tahoe City. Buses run every 30 minutes to an hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., depending on the route. There are no night buses, so you have to keep a close eye on the time if you're out on the slopes or the trails. One-way fares cost $1.75, or if you're planning to rely on public transit throughout your trip, you can save money by purchasing a day pass ($3.50), a 10-ride pass ($14) or a 14-day pass ($30).Many of the casinos, motels and ski areas in South Lake Tahoe are connected by a few tour shuttles operated by companies such as BlueGo Services and Discover Lake Tahoe (fares depend on the company and the destination). However, there is a more cost-effective way to travel: Three of the ski areas (the Heavenly Ski Resort, the Kirkwood Mountain Resort and the Sierra-at-Tahoe) also run free shuttles between the slopes and hotels in South Lake Tahoe.
Other things to note
South Lake Tahoe Rental Permit #008103 Expires August 31, 2017. This is required to post. We have very strict rules about trash and noise to protect bears and our neighborhood. Three cars per rental and all must be parked on paved driveway. NO SMOKING. Any evidence of smoking will pay an extra cleaning charge.
This house is for fun but the fun must go inside unless voices and music are low after 9pm. We do allow dogs that are licensed, chipped, collared and have their shots and must be on leash when outside. They can be left outside in the fenced backyard while you are gone (temperature appropriate and with cover) as long as they do not disturb the neighbors with crying/barking/howling. If not, please take them with you or put in a crate inside if you are not to be gone very long. Please use dog towels and blankets to protect furniture. Renter that books reservation must be 25 years or age or older and have at least one great airbnb reference to use instant book. Weekends are 2 night minimum in low season and three nights on holiday (URL HIDDEN) parking on the street during snow or you will be ticketed $205 or hit by snow plow! We can hold one car in the carport, and two more on paved driveway. There is NO SMOKING allowed on the property.
Brad and I have been married 22 years and have no children. We love dogs and provide foster care for the Sacramento City Animal Shelter. Brad is in real estate and I run a non-profit promoting recycling and waste reduction. We love to travel and love people so this seemed like a match for us to host travelers with or without dogs. We know how hard it is to find a great place to stay with your dog! We live and let live, are easy going, fun loving people who love natures and want to share the amazing Lake Tahoe with others as well as a little of the 1970's when we grew up and have fond memories of that decade!