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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. 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

Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 March, 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 facilities for this holiday cottage in Kings Beach in Placer County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Thermostatic 8' rain hood is a true experience. Enjoy!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Hip Modern Cottage of Amazingness
average rating of 4.9534883 based on 43 reviews
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!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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san ramon, ca

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.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saratoga, CA

Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £86.65
Damage Deposit £361.05

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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