Friends and family will find the Tahoe Villa to be their Lake Tahoe home away from home. This Lake Village resort 4 bedroom town home is set up as a relaxing Tahoe getaway. The Lake Village Resort is set on 56 acres of trees and boulders. There is a seasonally heated pool, spa, sauna and tennis courts for guests to enjoy.
Lake Village Resort is centrally located and is a quick drive to Nevada Beach, Heavenly Ski Resort, hiking trails, Tahoe night life, shopping and dining. You can have a peaceful quiet vacation at the house or get out and play as much as you want in the great outdoors.
As soon as you enter the Tahoe Villa your eyes are drawn to the high vaulted wood ceilings, natural stone walls and beautiful photography adorning the walls. The main level features a large open living room with gas fireplace, comfortable seating, flat screen TV and windows to take in the natural light and views. There is a foosball table in the living room. Adjacent to the living room is a dining area with a table that seats 6, a fully equipped kitchen and a second dining table that seats six. The back porch has a gas (hard lined) BBQ. A half bath is located on the main level.
As your proceed down the stairs the first bedroom which has a queen bed , smart TV and two windows. The second bedroom also features a queen bed and a flat screen TV.
There is a full bath with a shower/tub combo in the hall.
The master bedrooms is highlighted by a gas fireplace and flat screen TV. The master bath has dual sinks and a tub/shower combo.
The 4th bedroom is down the stairs and features two twin bunk beds, comfy bag chairs and a TV and Blue Ray Player, this is great space for the kids to retreat to and enjoy their Tahoe visit.
The hot tub is located in an enclosed space off the garage and is accessed through the interior of the home, no need to go out in the snow to access the tub.
The loft off the dining area is accessible for children over the age of 5, the loft has 4 fold out sleeping mats. The homeowner requires that no one under the age of 5 access the loft for safety reasons.
Bedroom 1 Queen Bed-Smart TV
Bedroom 2 Queen Bed-TV
Bedroom 3 Master King Bed, Private Bath, Gas Fireplace, TV
Bedroom 4 Two Twin Bunk Beds, TV, Blue Ray
Are you looking for a place to kick back and relax and enjoy all that Lake Tahoe has to offer.
This warm and inviting Tahoe home will fit the bill.
This Montgomery Estates home features plenty of room for the family to spread out and make themselves at home. The main level features a living room, separate dining room, kitchen and a family room. The family room has a slider to the sunny back yard, with plenty of room to play in the fenced back yard.
The upstairs features a large master bedroom with private bath and three guest bedrooms with a full bath off the hallway. Each bedroom has a queen bed (linens and towels provided).
The kitchen is well equipped and ready for you to cook a feast, the dining room table will seat 8 people.
Conveniently located in the very quiet Golden Bear neighborhood, this home is just a short drive to all of Lake Tahoe’s amenities, skiing in the winter, beaches and hiking trails in the spring, summer and fall. This home is a year round retreat. Heavenly Mountain Resort is an easy 10 minute drive with year round activities-world class skiing, hiking and zip lines in the summer. Sierra At Tahoe is approximately 25-30 minutes away depending on traffic.
The garage is guest accessible, and will hold two vehicles, the driveway has room for two additional cars.
Pets (1 or 2 dogs ) are allowed with prior notice.
If you already own one home and have cash to spare, you may have been tossing around the idea of buying a Lake Tahoe vacation rental property. After all, South Lake Tahoe real estate is a great investment and the extra cash flow each month is a great way to produce extra income. However, with great reward comes great risk and investing in a Lake Tahoe vacation rental is no different. There are some things to research and figure out before taking the plunge.
Research the Lake Tahoe vacation rental market
Before you jump in, do research on the area. Lake Tahoe Getaways is a full service vacation rental company that provides licensed South Lake Tahoe realtors along with long term property management and relocation services. Let your realtor know that you are thinking of purchasing this South Lake Tahoe real estate with the purpose of turning it into a vacation rental in Lake Tahoe. They can then share with you the permit and inspection process and what type of properties excel and in what areas. If you are specifically looking for a property that can fit a lot of people and be booked all year long, you will likely want to focus on larger homes with more amenities that are conveniently located close to beaches, skiing, dining, trails, nightlife and more. Or you may be looking for a cabin for sale in town that you hope to use half the year and then rent out the other half. By knowing what your goals are for this investment property, you can look out for your financial future.
Figure out your costs and the cash flow
Speaking of the finances, a vacation rental in Lake Tahoe isn’t simply making money and paying the mortgage each month. There is more, much more in fact! Utilities, HOA fees, taxes, maintenance, insurance costs, property management fees, snow removal, cleaning fees and keeping the home completely furnished and stocked with items one would expect in a vacation home in South Lake Tahoe. Also, remember that depending on the time of year, your home may not be occupied all the time.
While the 20% rule is a myth (although recommended!) when buying a year round residence, a majority of banks require that as minimum when it comes to investment properties. Especially if this is not your first vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe. Even if you do manage to score a lower down payment, that isn’t always the best route when it comes to investment properties due to unforeseen repairs, vacancies and other factors. Shop for loans before signing on the dotted line. There is a mortgage perk to look forward to when buying a vacation home for rent in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The bank might consider the potential income stream when calculating how much you can borrow. Since the odds are in your favor for helping foot the bill, you may be able to purchase a nicer home with more square feet which can be very lucrative in a second resort market.
Managing the vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe
You may consider managing this property yourself if you only intend on renting it out part time. However, if your goal is to keep the home occupied all year around, you should consider a company like Lake Tahoe Getaways to manage your property for you. We handle all the paperwork, the maintenance, the cleaning, the bookings, the money, the evictions and more. It truly is a full time job that requires knowledge of a lot of nuances. After all, do you really want a 2 am phone call from tenants that are upset because the hot tub all of a sudden quit working? Here at Lake Tahoe Getaways, we are a one stop shop that handles every little detail.
Whether you are looking for more information on purchasing a vacation rental or interested in renting your home out, give us a call. We would be happy to walk you through the process.
If you are thinking of buying a vacation rental in Lake Tahoe, there are a few different factors you will need to take into account. Most people think you simply buy a home, put it on sites like Airbnb and VRBO and the South Lake Tahoe vacation rental will start bringing in the extra income you have always dreamed about. Before you get distracted by dollar signs, you will need to take a few things into account.
First thing is first, figure out what you can afford. When it comes to owning multiple properties, it goes beyond having multiple mortgage payments. There is home insurance, unexpected repairs and the cleaners that must come in and switch the house over for new guests. Don’t base what you can afford on the ideal number you’d like to make each month. After all, depending on the season, it may not be booked solid throughout the year. Factor in all those costs and then figure out what you can truly afford when purchasing a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental.
Second, pick the right kind of property. Not every South Lake Tahoe vacation rental is going to appeal to everyone. Some people specifically want a luxurious mountain style lodge at the base of Heavenly. Other’s would like a quaint little cabin that allows for easy access to beaches. Do you want low maintenance? Do you want a large property that requires more time and attention with a higher cash flow? Do you want a property that is perfect for your family that you can use half the year and then rent out the other half? By identifying what your primary goal is, you will be able to narrow down the type of property you want.
Next, understand your liabilities as a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental owner. You will need to be in the know on local laws and codes. Your insurance will also need to have the adequate coverage to make sure that you are not held responsible for any tenant injuries. There are insurance policies (like landlord liability and landlord property insurance) that differ from regular home insurance.
Speaking of liabilities, let’s move on to responsibilities. When purchasing a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental, you need to know what you are responsible for. You are legally required to make repairs to the property so that it is habitable. You also have to screen the tenants, coordinate letting them into the property, coordinate contracts and handle money.
If you have your budget and South Lake Tahoe vacation rental all picked out but the words “liabilities” and “responsibilities” stopped you in your tracks, there is an alternative. When owning a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe, you have two options: Manage it yourself or hire a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental company to manage it for you. As a company that manages vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe, we are a one stop shop. We list and market the property, we handle all the bookings, the paperwork, collecting the money, maintenance, repairs, cleaning and all the 911’s that pop up when you have a home other people are paying to occupy. When guests have a good experience start to finish, they make it a habit of choosing your property to stay in when they come to Lake Tahoe. If you are thinking of buying a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe, or you currently have one and want to rent it out, give us a call. We can help you with both scenarios!
If you are planning a trip to Lake Tahoe and are looking for a Lake Tahoe vacation rental for the entire family, you are in luck. Not only do we have plenty of different vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe, but we have them located in close proximity to great family friendly activities. Regardless of season and age, we have something for everyone.
With the weather changing, so are the leaves. Plenty of our vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe are situated next to trails and forest lots, allowing you to enjoy the foliage from the living room or back deck. However, there is nothing like grabbing a hot chocolate or coffee from a local coffee shop and taking a nice cruise through Hope Valley. With all the changing colors in one gorgeous location, you will feel as though you stepped into a painting. Pull over and let the kids stretch their legs and the adults snap pictures.
Seeing as Lake Tahoe is a destination ski spot that people travel to each year from around the globe, this seems like an obvious choice. However, not everyone is up to strap themselves into a plank (or two) and head full speed down a cold mountain. Thankfully, vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe allow people to snowshoe right outside their back door as well as go sledding or inter-tubing.
A great year round activity for the entire group is heading to Markleeville to enjoy the hot springs. Whether you have spent all day on the slopes and want to unwind or you simply want to feel like you spent all day at the spa, the hot springs are a local favorite. The best part? They are located close to most of our Lake Tahoe vacation rentals.
Soar Above The Sky
Taking in the views from your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental is one thing, but taking a heli tour is another. Based out of the Lake Tahoe airport, these tours run year round so long as conditions are not stormy. The 360 degree view of the snow capped mountains surrounding the Jewel Of The Sierra is a breathtakingly memorable experience.
Make Some Magic
For year round live entertainment that is appropriate for the entire group, be sure to check out Magic Fusion at The Loft Theatre & Lounge. Eat dinner and enjoy the hysterical magic show. Locals tip: Kid’s get in free during the Sunday matinee with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Located in the heart of downtown, the Heavenly Village features a host of activities for the entire family. There is a theater, ice skating (or mini golf depending on the time of year), tons of great restaurants with live music, the gondola, a candy store and so much more.
For more information on activities located close to our vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe, be sure to ask at the time of booking. We would be happy to help.