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Hip Modern Cottage of Amazingness

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


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 (6 really only works with kids). The couch folds down into a full/queen which is comfortable for one adult or two children. 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

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Thermostatic 8' rain hood is a true experience. Enjoy!
  • 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.
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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


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Hip Modern Cottage of Amazingness
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews

stayingat the King's Beach hip modern Cottage

  • 5 of 5

All the wonderful reviews from earlier dates are right on. The small cottage has everything you could need on your vacation. Especially loved the shower and the beds. Having back problems, I had absolutely no pain while sleeping on these beds. The owner is very friendly and helpful.An added plus was that we could take our older dog with us.The location of the house is central and many businesses can be reached by foot.I highly recommend this place and we plan to return a.s.a,p.

  • Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute small cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very cute small cottage. Very comfortable, with nice back yard for evening fires. Mikel is very responsive if there are any issues. Enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous cottage! Perfect size for my husband and I and our dog. We loved the cute decor and high end finish in the bathroom and our dog loved the fully fenced yard. Mikel was super easy to communicate with and there were no issues during our stay! Definitely will book again!

  • Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cute and cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying here for a snowy weekend getaway. Was also fun to be brought back to childhood playing Mario Kart on the Wii. Beds were comfy and overall the home was well done!

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and beautiful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My partner, 8 yo son and I loved our stay at this cottage. Everything you'd need and more were attended to. The space was very clean, and the decor was hip, cozy and comfortable. The owner responded to any queries right away and I appreciated his warm and attentive replies. We especially enjoyed the games, the yard, and above all, the easy access to the lake, restaurants, stores and the adorable library down the road (all walking distance)! We definitely hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairfield, CA USA

Tiny but Mighty!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you need is here! The home is well organized with smart and fun design qualities. There is plenty of useful information on things to do in the area in the welcome packet. We have a toddler who is still in a crib and we were worried we wouldn't have a space to set up a pack 'n play, but a full size pack 'n play fit perfectly between the two twin beds in the front bedroom. The house is clean, fun, and very charming. Mikel was very responsive and friendly to questions. We hope to revisit in the summer and take advantage of the yard! It was a bit cold and drafty in the house with lower temps outside, but we found the duvet comforters to be very warm and we closed the doors to the bedroom to trap in the heat and that worked perfectly. Mikel did inform me he has a plan in place to keep the house warmer on those cold days! This is my third HomeAway property to visit and by far my favorite!

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Tahoe/Reno Airport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 80
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late June 2018
Jun 15 2018 - Jun 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
4th of July Week 2018
Jun 29 2018 - Jul 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 8 2018 - Aug 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
September 2018
Sep 3 2018 - Sep 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 30 2018 - Nov 15 2018
1 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Dec 7 2018 - Dec 20 2018
1 night minimum stay
Christmas/NYE 2018
Dec 28 2018 - Jan 1 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$159.23
Damage Deposit C$663.45

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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