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Romantic Gingerbread Cottage, sleep in octagon bedroom w/ 20' teepee ceiling

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 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 chiminea for those cooler nights and roast your marshmallows

SNUGGLE IN THE queen-sized sleigh bed with the comforts of memory foam and quality linens UNDER the one of a kind 16 beams coming together into a 20 foot teepee CEILING in the octagon shaped large master suite. And enjoy the bright, NEWLY REMODELED MASTER BATH with HEATED PORCELAIN TILE FLOORS.

The intimate octagon family room on the main floor has TV and a Blu-Ray with Wi-Fi DVD player with surround sound to stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon etc. 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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

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 Kings Beach

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, 16 beam, teepee ceiling in a large octagon shaped bedroom.

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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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Kings Beach, California

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • 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 ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • 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


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Romantic Gingerbread Cottage, sleep in octagon bedroom w/ 20' teepee ceiling
average rating of 4.88 based on 70 reviews
Tarzana, CA

Charming comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for my daughter and myself- lots of nice touches and comfortable beds! Perfect location for us.

  • Submitted: 23-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Gingerbread Cottage for Christmas vacation and our son's 18th birthday. We found the cottage warm and welcoming. The location is great; just a few blocks from shopping, restaurants, and Lake Tahoe. The neighborhood is quiet and it's easy to navigate. The kitchen was well stocked, we were able to find the roasting pan so we could cook our Christmas dinner. The gas fireplaces kept the cottage warm, but since it wasn't a very cold winter a couple times we opened the doors and let the cool air in. We brought along some DVDs from the library to watch, but it was also nice having Netflix for the few times we watched tv. Heated floors in the upstairs bathroom is also a definite plus! Thank you so much for your wonderful cottage, you helped make Christmas/18th birthday a special event. PS-Rosemary- If you need or want any game suggestions to add to your collection, let me know. We're a family of board game geeks. I did leave a few listed in the sign-in book at the cottage! :-D

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Cozy romantic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Gingerbread Cottage. It was perfect accomadations for two people. The space was very cozy, easy to warm up on the cold nights. Rosemary was really quick to respond to if you have any questions, she was very helpful throughout our experience. The food in the area is decent, there's alot of great PUB/Bar Grills to choose from. Or if your up to cooking yourself the house is well equipped and there's a 24 hour Safeway that's a 5 min drive from. The beach is super close walking distance and a great place to hang out at and enjoy the view and the weather. Overall it was a great expereince and would love to stay again!!!

  • Submitted: 14-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5

The place is actually nicer than the pics can show, especially the outdoor area. While it's conveniently located near the beach, you have to go elsewhere for decent food.

  • Submitted: 6-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Gingerbread House is sweet!

  • 5 of 5

The house and yard were comfortable and charming. The location is excellent!

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week for our honeymoon. We thought the kayaks would be our go-to, but turned out we were on the bikes daily. So fun to ride to a cafe for breakfast or to the beach to splash in the water or to a local park. We explored as much of Tahoe as we could via bike. Easiest way to get around for sure.

And the house has everything you could need. The outside grill quickly became our favorite way to make dinner. The smart DVD players gives you access to any movie you want for a night in. With a washer and dryer in house, you can return with luggage filled with clean clothes. We really had to drag ourselves out of there. We didn't want to leave! We are already planning a return trip!

Oh and I shouldn't forget to mention how quickly Rosemary responded when we had internet issues. All around it was a great experience.

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • 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

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Kings Beach, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 4 2018 - Jun 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 20 2018 - Sep 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$74.5
Cleaning Fee C$164.15 + 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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