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Hip Modern Cottage of Amazingness

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 74 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Newly rehabbed 2 bedroom cottage one block from the beach

This recently renovated cottage is located one block from the lake in Kings Beach. The home has fun amenities such as a firepit, a bocce ball court and an outdoor dining area with BBQ.

Karen was a designer on TV. The other owner, Mikel, was her producer. They wanted a place in Tahoe that reflected the fun of SF and LA so they bought a cinder block bunker and completely rehabbed it.

The private fenced-in yard has a wonderful firepit for year-round campfires, a bocce ball court, hammock (in the summer) and an outdoor dining table and BBQ. Inside, there's a Nest digital thermostat to regulate the temperature, a 47' HDTV in the living room with Roku and Apple TV to play music or watch your favorite streaming shows (Free Netflix, Hulu and HBOgo) and Nintendo Wii. There's also a 32' HDTV in the queen sized bedroom. (Only streaming TV, no local channels or cable). If you're still bored, plenty of parlor games await you and in the winter, there's two toboggans at your disposal.

Down pillows, organic cotton bath towels and a Thermostatic 8' rain hood in the shower were all chosen to recreate a luxury hotel experience. The interior doors are salvage doors from SF Victorians, the coffee is from Blue Bottle, the floors are black bamboo and the walls are crisp new bead board.

This is a true getaway. You will have a house manager and handyman nearby if you need anything, but otherwise, we want you to make yourselves at home.

Besides being a block from the actual lake and Kings Beach State Park, you are a short drive to Northstar, Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose and Diamond Peak ski resorts as well as the casinos in Incline Village.

You are steps away from plenty of shops and restaurants in downtown Kings Beach and a 24 hour Safeway is a two minute drive or 8 minute walk.

There are beds for 4, maximum occupancy 6. We'll provide one Frontgate queen size air bed for additional guests and although the couch isn't a fold out, I'm 6' 0' and have slept on it comfortably. Pets are also welcome and the yard is completely fenced in.

We are a one night minimum stay, but do ask for two nights if it includes Saturday. We will, however, waive this requirement if you're booking week of.

More Details

Owner
Mikel
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Mikel

Mikel is a reality tv development producer who seeks out people, places and things that are broken, weird, ridiculous and fancy.

Karen is a San Francisco designer who loves four star hotels and her son Jack. Oh, and she used to have a couple shows on HGTV.

We both love to travel and don't believe nice has to be expensive.

Mikel purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Mikel chose Kings Beach

We wanted to create our dream cottage that was bright, cozy, modern and interesting -- perfect for urban creatives or the coolest family on the block. Our attempt was to think of everything for you to have the ultimate getaway, with the perfect bedding, thick pads under the carpets and perfectly mismatched dishes that feel as if everything was collected over time. The yard is a playland for kids and adults. We encourage you to use the outside just as much as the inside, because after all, you're in one of the most beautiful places in California.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No commercial use, commercial photography or commercial filming without our prior consent. We're film friendly for a reasonable fee.
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Thermostatic 8' rain hood is a true experience. Enjoy!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are two bedrooms in the home. One has two twin beds, the other has a queen. If you have more guests, we do provide a Frontgate queen size air mattress.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Hip Modern Cottage of Amazingness
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
san ramon, ca
5

Amazing little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time at this cottage! Had everything we needed and more. The owner is also very attentive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga, CA
5

Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cute cottage. Well stocked with all the essentials. Location is close to lake. Owner is extremely responsive.

  • Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellent location and cozy atmosphere

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place for a couple of nights off season. We enjoyed being a block away from the beach and close to some hiking with fabulous views. I can only imagine how fun this place would be in the summer with the nice back yard space. The owners have done some clever things to maximize the space.

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

Title says it all - it legit is a hip modern cottage of amazingness! The second we opened the gate to the yard, I was plotting when I could come back. In the entire weekend, I think we only went off the property for an hour or so to the beach. It was great!

Mikel made everything easy and he's super responsive and helpful (even when the power went out in the area for an hour late at night). Thanks again, Mikel! Looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Too cute!! Can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

The decore is well thought out, the property is immaculate. This is certainly a gem in Kings Beach.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The cottage has everything you need and the pictures don't exaggerate, it is super cute inside. Inside you get so much natural light and the beds are very comfortable. Walking distance to the beach, downtown Kings Beach and the grocery store. A great central location to North Tahoe, we visited Sand Harbor and Tahoe City in less than 30 minutes. We had a great stay.

  • Submitted: 6-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tahoe/Reno Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 80
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Northstar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kings Beach State Park
Car: recommended

Located steps away from the restaurants and bars in downtown kings beach and a block from the beach in Lake Tahoe. We're situated on a quiet street and a short drive to the casinos in Incline Village.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
President's Day Week
Feb 19 2018 - Feb 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$251
 
 
Late Winter
Feb 23 2018 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$189
From
C$314
Fri,Sat
C$1,382
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 4 2018 - May 10 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$157
From
C$251
Fri,Sat
C$1,131
 
 
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$408
 
 
Early Summer 2018
May 28 2018 - Jun 14 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$251
From
C$346
Fri,Sat
C$1,885
 
 
Late June 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Jun 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$314
From
C$377
Fri,Sat
C$2,011
 
 
4th of July Week 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$471
C$3,016
 
 
Summer 2018
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$408
From
C$471
Fri,Sat
C$2,765
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$471
 
 
September 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$251
From
C$346
Fri,Sat
C$1,885
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 30 2018 - Nov 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$157
From
C$251
Fri,Sat
C$1,131
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$408
C$2,262
 
 
Early Winter
Dec 7 2018 - Dec 20 2018
1 night minimum stay
C$189
From
C$314
Fri,Sat
C$1,382
 
 
Christmas/NYE 2018
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 1 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$408
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
C$189
From
C$251
Fri,Sat
C$1,257
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$150.82
Damage Deposit C$628.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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