Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Property of the Month for December

The Property of the Month for December is the Dale Lake Dale Lake View Vacation Rental Home. The property features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a loft for extra sleeping. The home has been very extensively remodeled including flooring, bathrooms, kitchen, tasteful mountain furniture appointments, and skylights have been added for a bright feel.

The property property features a spacious deck with lake views and is conveniently across the street from Lake Tahoe, Patton Beach and Gar Woods Bar & Grill. The house is also a very short walk to Magic Carpet miniature golf course, standup paddleboard (SUP) rentals, Sierra Boat, 7-11, CB's Pizza, and the Old Post Office Coffee Shop. In the winter, many of the ski buses pick up and drop off directly in front of the property.

Guests can save $60 off the already low season nightly rate, $190 versus $250, from November 30th to December 19th. Guests will see the discount when they put their arrival and departure dates into Dale Lake View Vacation Rental webpage and click "Book Now."

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Property of the Month

The Property of the Month for November is the Harrington Pet Friendly Vacation Rental. The home has 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and features vaulted ceilings, rock fireplace, extra family room downstairs, spacious kitchen and can accommodate up to 11 guests.   The vacation rental is centrally located between Kings Beach and Tahoe City and is close to skiing (10 miles to Northstar, 14 miles to Alpine Meadows, and 16 miles to Squaw Valley).

Guests can save $50 off the low season nightly rate, so $200 versus $250, the whole month of November. Guests will see the discount when they put their arrival and departure dates into Harrington Pet Friendly Vacation Rental webpage and click "Book Now."

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Property of the Month

The property of the month for October is the Glaser Agate Bay rental cabin. You'll fall in love with this newly remodeled vacation cabin. Pine furnishings, hardwood floors, hickory cabinets, remodeled bathrooms, new appliances, island in the kitchen, and a expansive redwood deck with hot tub. There is a gas fireplace, TV & Blueray DVD, and IPOD docking station located in living room and the master bedroom upstairs has a TV as well. There are two bedrooms and one bath downstairs along with the master bedroom, bath and loft upstairs.  The cabin is located roughly 1/3 of a mile from Lake Tahoe and is within walking distance of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Guests save $50 off the normal low season rate, $225 versus $275, for the whole month of October.  View a virtual tour, Google map, and more on this vacation rental cabin.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ski Leases for 2012/2013

We have posted all of our north and west Lake Tahoe ski leases on the website.  Ski leases are 4 to 5 month winter leases (Dec 1 to May 1 or Jan 5 to May 5). By leasing the home or cabin for the entire season guests can leave their equipment, groceries and other conveniences.  Many of the properties have hot tubs, dog friendly, lake views and more. Our rental inventory goes from Kings Beach to Tahoe City and down the west shore. If you are looking to stay for just a weekend or a week in the winter, versus an entire winter season, please go to our north Lake Tahoe vacation rentals.

The rental homes and cabins are centrally located to Kings Beach, Tahoe City, and are close to Ski Resorts, Cross Country Skiing, and Snowshoeing.

For apres skiing and snowboarding, the ski lease cabins and homes are close to restaurants, bars, and casino's .

Ski lease tenants can view terms and conditions of ski leases .

Monday, July 16, 2012

Tallac Lodge Luxury Vacation Rental

Tallac Luxury Lodge Vacation Rental
The Tallac Lodge luxury vacation rental is a luxury home that is very unique because it backs up to U.S. Forest Land while still only being only 1/8 mile from Lake Tahoe and one of the few dog friendly beaches in north Tahoe (Patton Beach). Guests can easily walk to the lake, Carnelian Bay, and multiple restaurants including Old Post Office Coffee Shop, CB`s Pizza, Watermans Landing, and Gar Woods Bar and Grill.

The 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath house is designed and outfitted differently so it is not your typical "rental" property. Four bedrooms are suites, with queen or king beds fitted with imported Italian linens made of high thread-count Egyptian cotton, and en-suite bathrooms. These bedrooms are nicely spaced apart for comfort and privacy, with one suite on the main floor, two suites on the second floor, and one large suite with a peek lake views in an apartment-like setting over the garage (accessible from the interior of the house). All of these suites have flat-screen, high definition televisions, internet connected Blu-Ray DVD players, and iPhone/iPad connectors. The remaining bedroom on the first floor has two twin beds, and close and easy access to a large bathroom with giant stall shower that also serves as the ground floor guest bath.

Main Level: There is a gourmet kitchen, outfitted with stainless steel appliances including a 5-burner range with twin ovens, one electric wall oven and one wall-mounted microwave, flat screen tv, and a giant granite-topped center island enables breakfasts and dinner buffets to be served for the entire crowd, along with a dining table that seats 12. There is a full bath between the kitchen and living room. The living room features 30 foot cathedral ceilings, rock fireplace, large sectional micro-suede sofa, 50` flat screen tv with surround sound, Apple TV, and Ipod docking station. The large redwood deck is just off the living room with a fenced yard, 8 person hot tub, patio furniture, and propane BBQ. Further down the hallway from the living room is a bedroom with a queen bed with flat screen tv, a bedroom with 2 twin beds, and another full bathroom.

Second Level: Upstairs is the gabled-ceiling media room, with two couches, a full audio-visual system with Dolby 5.1 surround sound, giant LED HDTV with Sony Xbox, and internet connected Blu-Ray player and foos ball table. Just off the media room is a half-bath and laundry with washer and dryer, and down the hall are two bedroom suites with queen beds and each with their tub and shower.

Third Level: A master suite with hardwood floors, sitting area, Flat Screen TV, King Bed, Japanese soaking tub, walk in slate shower, and great views of the forest.

Bedroom Above the Garage: This suite is accessed either by the main house near the kitchen or through the garage. The spacious bedroom includes an attached bath, tv, and some lake views from the bedroom windows.

*For larger groups including family reunions and weddings, this luxury rental is 100 yards from both the Beadle Vacation Cottage and the Dale Lake View Vacation Rental.

Dog owners, get more Lake Tahoe Pet Friendly Information and Dog Friendly Restaurants.

All Agate Bay Realty Tahoe vacation rental properties are fully equipped with free high speed wireless internet, linens, bath towels (equal to the maximum occupancy of the house), pots/pans, dishes, microwave, coffee pot, blender, toaster, TV & DVD, washer & dryer and barbecue (many are only usable in the summer). The house will also provide a starter set of toilet paper, soap, and paper towels.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Agate Bay 4 Bedroom Cabin Listing

Looking for a cabin to start family memories in Tahoe? This four bedroom/two bath Agate Bay listing is a great fit. The cabin has been nicely remodeled with slate flooring, features tasteful furniture appointments, large deck for entertaining, and has an open floor plan for easy conversations. The cabin is centrally located in Agate Bay (between Kings Beach and Tahoe City) and is within walking distance of the lake, Patton Beach, Carnelian Bay, and the Agate Bay pool facility. In the winter, the buyer will appreciate being close to Northstar, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.

The cabin is listed mostly furnished for $448,500 and membership to the pool and tennis courts are included in the sale.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Property of the Month for July - O'Rourke Tahoe Vacation Rental

The O'Rourke vacation rental is the Property of the Month for July and has been discounted from $1900 a week to $1600 a week.  This 4 bedroom/2 bath Agate Bay vacation rental home features a very open floor plan with the kitchen, living room and dining room open to one another, woodstove, and remodeled kitchen. The home has two bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs and two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. In the summer, guests can enjoy and front and back yard areas to relax and the property is within walking distance of the Agate Bay Pool, Tahoe Rim Trail, and Carnelian Bay beaches. In the winter, the house is very close, 100 yards, from a great sledding hill.

Take a Virtual Tour of this Agate Bay Vacation Rental Home
Tour the Agate Bay Pier, Pool, and Tennis Courts. The Agate Bay Pool & Pier facilities are open from the Saturday before Fathers Day to the Sunday of Labor Day.

*For larger groups, this vacation rental home is 4 to 5 doors away from the Petronave North Tahoe Dog Friendly Rental, and the Glaser Agate Bay Vacation Cabin.

All Agate Bay Realty vacation rental properties are fully equipped with free high speed wireless internet, linens, bath towels (equal to the maximum occupancy of the house), pots/pans, dishes, microwave, coffee pot, blender, toaster, TV & DVD, washer & dryer and barbecue (many are only usable in the summer). The house will also provide a starter set of toilet paper, soap, and paper towels.

There are a lot of events/concerts and more going in Lake Tahoe during the year and guests can View North Lake Tahoe Event Schedule, Restaurants and Historical Tours.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Carnelian Bay Luxury Home

This Carnelian Bay luxury home is situated on a beautifully landscaped parcel. The Sandbox Studio designed home has 4 bedrooms/3.5 baths and over-sized two car garage. Offering the best of craftsmanship and location the home features luxury finishings including granite counter tops, slate, cherry hardwood flooring, and a hot tub on one of the two Alaskan cedar decks. The property backs up to forest land providing excellent seclusion and is an easy walk (less 1/4 mi) to Patton Beach, Gar Woods, and downtown Carnelian Bay. Property is being sold with the buildable 1/4 acre parcel adjacent to the home.

Buyers can view a virtual tour and the property is listed for $1,249,000.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tahoe Serenity Vacation Rental - Property of the Month for June

The property of the month for June is the Tahoe Serenity Vacation Rental.  This four bedroom/three bath has wonderful ambiance with cedar floors, numerous skylights, and an open floor plan. Equipped with nice mountain furniture appointments, island in the kitchen and a commercial Wolf range, this home makes it easy to slip into vacation mode. The living room has a TV & DVD and stereo along with a sectional couch. Between the living room and kitchen there is a woodstove that can heat the entire home. The upstairs bath has a deep claw foot bathtub and shower and double vanity. There is a large secluded deck with a propane BBQ, patio furniture including lounge chairs that connects the main home to the in-law unit. In the summer, guests can easily walk, only 400 yards, to the Agate Bay Pool facility.  The home is also centrally located to Sandy Beach in Tahoe Vista, Spindleshanks Restaurant, and Carnelian Bay.

The two story in-law unit is another great feature of this home. The main level of the in-law unit has a queen bed and bathroom and the downstairs contains a couch plus a futon, TV and DVD, stereo, small refrigerator, and a small woodstove.

The property is available for a special rate of $200 night, normally $300, for the month of June.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kingswood Estates 3 Bedroom Home (Backs to Forest)

Kingswood Estates 3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath
Located in Kingswood Estates on a quiet cul-de-sac street and backing to forest service land, this 3 bedroom/2.5 bath offers wonderful seclusion. The home features 2400 square feet of living space, attached two car garage, extra family room to accommodate different activities at the same time, along with newer improvements including a kitchen remodel, dual pane windows, composition roof, gas fireplace and pellet stove. 

In the winter, cross country ski or snowshoe right out your back door while still being close to Northstar (6 miles). For summer, the house is only 1 mile from Kings Beach, other beaches including the North Tahoe Beach Center, and other great summer activities. 

The property is listed for $474,000.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Residential Lot in Agate Bay For Sale

5669 Rhodesia Rd.
This spacious lot in Agate Bay is a unique opportunity in north Lake Tahoe because you can easily walk to both the forest and to the lake. The parcel is has a good building allowance and is located on a quiet street and features great cedar and pine trees. The neighborhood is conveniently accessible to Kings Beach and Tahoe City and is within walking distance of Carnelian Bay.

The lot is 12,460 square feet or .287 of an acre.  The coverage allowance or footprint available of the property is 23% of the total square footage.  The property is listed for $198,500 and contact Brett Williams for more information at 530-546-4256 or

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Kingswood Village Condo Listing

This three bedroom/two bath plus loft Kingswood Village Condo has been nicely remodeled including kitchen, baths, and flooring. The condo features vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, wood burning fireplace, and is an end unit for additional privacy and sun exposure. 

Summer enthusiasts will appreciate being only 1 mile to Lake Tahoe and Kings Beach, close by hiking and biking trails including the Tahoe Rim Trail, and having access to the wonderful pool & tennis facilities on-site. 

The winter person will enjoy being near Northstar (only 5 miles away), along with convenient snowshoe, snowmobile, and cross country skiing opportunities. Listed for $348,500.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Opening Day at the Lake

West Shore Association presents Opening Day at the Lake Memorial Day 05/25-28, 2012.

Friday, 05/25:  8:00 AM West Shore Clean Up Day.  Meet at Homewood Mountain Resort
                             North Lodge for assignments and collection materials.  Continental breakfast                                 provided by Tahoe House Bakery  

                            11 AM Gatekeepers Museum open for the Season: gateway to the Magical West 

                            11 AM - 5 PM Captain Kirby's Boat Sales Homewood Marina ( Event daily 
                            05/25-28) Unveiling new 2012 Chris Crafts; refreshments; give aways!
                            11:30 AM Sunnyside Restaurant 25th Annual Deck Opening: Celebrate!
                            Live music with Ike and Martin, silent auction, and 

                           12:00 PM Bridgetender Restaurant's riverside patio opens for the season.
                           Celebrating 35 years at Fanny Bridge!   

                            4:00 PM Chambers Landing Bar & Grill, Homewood
                           Opening Party! Chambers Punch specials.

Saturday, 05/26: 10:00 AM Sugar Pine Point Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and Emerald Bay  
                            Vikingsholm open for the Season.
                            Meeks Bay to Emerald Bay scenic parks and attractions.  Ed 
                            Z'berg State Park
                            12 PM: West Shore Cafe lakeside dining opens for the season; Homewood
                             Live Music 2 - 5.

                           12 PM - 5 PM Home Improvement & Contractor's Fair @ Granlibakken
                            725 Granlibakken Road at Convention Center

                           5:00 PM Swiss Lakewood Restaurant, Homewood
                           Open for cocktails and specialty cuisine; a Homewood landmark for 45 plus 

Sunday, 05/27   10:00 AM - 5 PM Tahoe Maritime Museum, Homewood opens for the season
                           "Tahoe Twenties" opening exhibit; family fun and activities for all ages! 

Monday, 05/28   8 AM - 2 PM Mike Brown Memorial Splash In!
                           Vintage and modern seaplanes land at Obexer's Marina, Homewood
                           8 AM - 10 AM Breakfast available for purchase at Obexer's General      
                          11 AM - 3 PM Obexer's General Store Bar-B-Q   
                          9 AM - 5 PM Open House Rideout Community Center Complimentary "Try Out 
                          Rideout" 740 Timberland Lane 



Saturday, May 12, 2012

Adventure Sports Week (June 15-24, 2012)

Escape the daily grind this June 15th through the 24th in one of the world’s top outdoor playgrounds. Adventure Sports Week Tahoe was created for those who appreciate clean air, clear water, scenic single track, and an elevated heart rate. This isn't just for adrenaline junky but there are a lot of recreation and family events as well.

Come challenge yourself during the day in one of the many competitive events including trail running, mountain biking, triathlon, stand up paddle boarding, and swimming. There are less strenuous activities including Disc golf tournament and classic car stroll.  Then relax in the evening while exploring North Lake Tahoe’s communities and mountain villages. Catch a free live concert by the lake, one of the great festivals, or bring the whole family out for a movie on the beach.

Adventure Sports Week Tahoe is a 10 day event featuring human powered sports, music, film, and fun for all.  Come join us and celebrate our adventure lifestyle here in the heart of the Sierra.
Trail Running, Triathlon, Mountain Biking, Standup Paddle Boarding and other competitive events to choose from.  Concerts, film, clinics, gear demos, and more. These ten days in June have events for everyone. Come challenge yourself during the day in one of the many competitive events, and relax during the afternoon with the Summer Concerts at Commons Beach or the Tahoe City Wine Walk. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to visit Lake Tahoe.

See the complete schedule and find great lodging specials.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Property of the Month - May

The Marques dog friendly vacation rental is the Property of the Month for May. The home features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and has been nicely remodeled with new carpet, tile floors, bathrooms, gas fireplace, couches and other furniture appointments (imported French pine furniture). The large master bedroom has a small patio, bathroom, and a small office area. The downstairs is where the living room, kitchen and dining room are located and they are all open to one another for easy conversations. Located upstairs there are two spacious bedrooms and one bath. The garage has a ping pong table for at home activities. The home is centrally located between Kings Beach and Tahoe City on the north shore of Tahoe.  In the summer, the house is within walking distance of the Agate Bay Pool and Tahoe Rim Trail and is roughly 1 mile away from a dog friendly beach, Gar Woods Restaurant, Carnelian Bay. 

The rate for the month of May is only $190 per night plus tax and cleaning. Guests can get more Tahoe Dog Friendly Information along with Event and Beach Information.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Agate Bay Real Estate Listing

This 4 bedroom/2.5 bath home is located in Agate Bay within easy walking distance to Patton Beach in Carnelian Bay on North Shore Lake Tahoe, California. There are great nearby hiking and biking trails including the Tahoe Rim Trail, a dog friendly beach (Patton Beach), Gar Woods Restaurant. Many world-class ski resorts are nearby, including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar to enjoy winter fun.

The home features vaulted ceilings with skylights for a nice, bright feeling in the open living room/dining room with an additional cozy family room.  The interior design is traditional hand-hewn "Old Tahoe" pickwick knotty pine.  The hand-hewn walnut hardwood floors are accented by native slate floors in the entry and dining room.  The floor to ceiling stone hearth is made of local Tahoe stone.  The many custom light fixtures reflect the Sierra with acorns, pinecones and and soft alabaster.

The custom pinewood kitchen has granite counter-tops with a commercial range built for a professional chef.  The kitchen cabinetry has hand-forged wrought iron strap hinges and draw pulls. The upstairs has the Master Suite with the charming pewter remote-controlled gas stove with Victorian-era antique walnut surround and matching dresser with a roomy walk in closet. Each unique and spacious bedroom is accented with knotty pine. There is a built-in desk in one bedroom, another has a walk-in closet with windows on two walls for a bright, airy feel, and another has an additional linen closet.  The wide hallway has a built-in lighted book case.

There is a newly installed heating system, hot water heater, washer and dryer in the separate laundry room. The large secluded back deck is adjacent to a vacant lot for added privacy. There is a rock-lined fire pit for summer evening marshmallow roasts. The natural landscaping is nearly maintenance-free. The driveway snow removal is easily contracted out and the street is priority-cleared by Placer County for easy access. The level entrance walkway is covered and there is an attached two-car garage for easy wintertime access. This is a great primary home consideration or a second home opportunity. Listed for $749,000Find additional information on Agate Bay real estate listings.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Property of the Month for April

The Balla vacation rental with hot tub has been discounted $50 off the low season nightly rate so guests can stay in the home during the month of April for $200 versus $250.

The mountain styled three bedrooms/two baths and a loft and can accommodate up to 8 people. The rental home has recently been remodeled including the kitchen, bathrooms, decks, cedar siding, and more. It has two new redwood decks including one with a new hot tub and one with nice patio furniture (summer). The kitchen, living room, and dining room are open to one another with vaulted ceilings and rock fireplace for a spacious feeling. The loft area provides some additional space as a separate living area.

In the winter, the home is centrally located to Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak and Squaw Valley. Our office also sells discount lift tickets for all of these ski areas.

Guests can view a virtual tour, availability calendar, and book the home on-line.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

SnowFest in March

Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe comes alive with ten fun-filled days and nights, jam packed with events and activities for all ages. This year, the annual favorites will be back, along with a host of great new ones! This year SnowFest runs from March 1-11, 2012.

On and off the mountain, at North Tahoe's numerous resorts and vibrant lakeside neighborhoods, there's something for everyone. Enjoy on-snow events at resorts like Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Diamond Peak, and Northstar-at-Tahoe; Participate in special events, parades, races, parties, concerts, theater; and of course, there's plenty of wining and dining to be had at North Lake Tahoe's fine restaurants and lively establishments.

Join in and celebrate the fun! There's no better time to be in North Lake Tahoe. Snow conditions in early March are some of the best of the season.

Agate Bay Realty has some great winter vacation rentals and pet friendly rentals available for these weeks in March. We are offering a SnowFest special if you stay 3 or more nights from March 1-17, 2012 you will receive a free ticket to Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley or Diamond Peak or guests can chose to stay a 4th night for free. Not valid with any other offers, promotions or existing stays.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Black Tie & Tails Gala

The 4th Annual Black Tie & Tails Gala celebrating community, canines and compassion is taking place on Saturday, February 18th at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe puts on this fundraiser to help cats and dogs in the area.

This is a one-of-a-kind, black-tie optional event, over 300 guests will be greeted by a Hollywood-style red carpet entry, immediately followed by the swankiest of champagne and hors d'oeuvre receptions complete with passed appetizers for your dogs, an elegant dining experience that only the The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe could provide, music, dancing and unexpected entertainment!

We have many dog friendly vacation rentals that are close to the event.

Even if you can not attend the event you can contribute to help:

Help Orphaned Kittens

Every spring, we are inundated with loads of kittens. The litters sometimes come to us without their mothers or, in some cases, the mother cat isn’t healthy enough to provide enough milk for her babies.

The cost of milk replacement for a needy litter of kittens runs about $16.00/day for an average sized litter needing to be fed every 2-3 hours. A kittens' growth and development needs require extra protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals to get the right start in life.

Make a contribution

Help Homeless Puppies

Yes, even puppies can find themselves without a home. It’s hard to believe, but every year the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe rescues multiple puppies. Baby dogs have different nutritional needs than adult dogs, so we need to invest in their future health by feeding them good quality puppy food.

The cost of high-calcium, vitamin-rich food with essential nutrients is approximately $8.50/day for an average sized litter of growing puppies.

Make a contribution

Make a Dog Healthier

A long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health for both cats and dogs. Spaying females prior to their first heat cycle nearly eliminates the risk of breast cancer and totally prevents uterine infections and uterine cancer. Neutering males prevents testicular cancer and enlargement of the prostate gland, and greatly reduces their risk for perianal tumors.

Because of these health factors, not to mention pet overpopulation, the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe spays/neuters every pet we re-home. Please help us continue improving the health of pets in our community by choosing this item.

The average cost of one dog spay/neuter is $150.00.

Make a contribution

Stop Cat Overpopulation

The rate at which animals multiply is astounding. For example, a cat can produce 3 litters in one year, with an average of 5 kittens per litter. If each of these 15 new cats goes on to have more kittens, the problem can get out of control very quickly.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe sterilizes every pet we adopt out, thereby decreasing animal relinquishment, negative animal behavior (roaming and biting) and our local homeless pet population. Spaying and neutering our areas’ pet population is important to the overall health of our community in so many ways. Please choose to help.

The average cost of one cat spay/neuter is $100.00.

Make a contribution

Cat Toys & Dog Treats

Homeless cats and dogs need to play, enjoy delicious treats and generally be spoiled too! The environment at the shelter can sometimes be very stressful for our reluctant tenants but we try to comfort them in any way possible. Cats love to play with fuzzy mice, puppies love to chew squeaky toys, older dogs find comfort in a stuffed animal and they all love to have special treats. Please help us care for them in the best way possible and ease their sorrow while staying in the shelter. You can make their wait for a forever family a better one with this option.

The cost for some treats and toys for one month is $50.00.

Make a contribution