Amazing location! Great dual family home!!!. I couldn't have been happier that we found this property and chose it for our family getaway! For starters - location, location, location!!! This house is a minute walk to an incredible beach that is dog-friendly, and easy access for small children as you access the beach down a well-built staircase and not through a steep dirt trail. If you forgot anything, or needed a restroom - no problem, just a quick walk back to get whatever you need. Being able to get to the beach and back without getting into a car was amazing! When was the last time a beach vacation didn't require a thorough interior car detailing when you got home? Then there is the house. So many plusses. For starters, we were a dual family group - my husband myself, my husbands brother, my sister, her husband and their three children ages 4, 2 and infant. Oh, plus two dogs. The layout of the house was perfect. The security of the property for small children and pets is unbeatable. The driveway is completely gated, then additionally the yard is fenced to the front of the house, so there is a double barrier kids and pets would have to get through to access the street. It was really peaceful knowing kids and pets could play in the backyard without worry that they could get to the street. Although - side note - there is a very picky neighbor somewhere nearby that complained to the property manager when we left the dogs in the backyard during our trip to The Mystery Spot (the only time we left the dogs home without us) stating that dogs could be heard barking "for hours on end". First off this was during the middle of the day, and secondly we were gone for two hours, so "hours on end" is a stretch at best. Besides we heard other dogs in the neighborhood occasionally, not to mention could hear the sea lions "barking" from the water (which was amazing). Plus, being a dog-friendly beach and open to the public there are people and their dogs walking to and from the beach all day and night. But just a word to the wise consider leaving pets in the house rather than in the backyard, as I fear the "negative nellie" in the neighborhood is trying to get the owners vacation permit revoked, which would be a complete travesty to those of us who could in no way experience such an amazing beach vacation without people like Jean who share these amazing properties!
- Michelle M. and family, North Lake Tahoe 11/21/2013