Real Estate Details
Take the scenic drive down the west shore of Lake Tahoe and allow yourself to slip back in time as the miles gently wash your cares away. You’re back in Tahoe now, home to a simpler way of life. A life where family comes first, the pines stand tall, the granite Boulders from eons past sit stoic, covered in generations of lichen and the waters invite you with their deep blue depths. A life where you wake up to the simple pleasures of sitting in peace and tranquility, feeling the quiet around you, is what’s most important. Enjoying a warming cup of coffee while sitting on the deck, you have unplugged if only for a little while. You’re present, once again.
The appeal of Meeks Bay on the west shore of Lake Tahoe dates back centuries as a summer encampment for the Washoe Indian tribes, well known for its fertile fishing and hunting grounds. By 1878 the Murphy Family established a dairy operation, an idyllic location where their cows could graze the lush meadows while the fresh milk chilled in the snow-melt fed creek. Soon the discovery of silver and gold in the mines of Virginia City spurred the demand for timber; the stately Sugar Pines that covered the landscape were soon harvested and shipped across the lake to the lumber mills in Glenbrook. Around 1910 early settlers chose this location upon which to build their “Fishing Cabin”, a cabin that stands tall and proud to this today, a testament to the craftsman of times gone by. Situated just up from the water’s edge, it overlooks massive granite boulders which cascade into the sparkling deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe. Constructed of logs with a mortared stone foundation, its studio configuration offers a modest kitchen and bath and opens to a large lakeside deck. Imagine yourself here, in the moment, a place where you wake to the simple pleasure of sitting in peace and tranquility, listening to the quiet around you, the morning sun greets you as it rises above the eastern shore.
For the first time offered in nearly 35 years, the entire property embodies a sense of serenity. The Old World lifestyle is not gone; it is here and can be yours. Three cabins stair step up the moderate slope of the nearly 1/3 acre site, affording each their individual lake vistas. Midway is the main cabin, with 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths plus den with a native stone fireplace and spacious lakeside deck. A third cabin is street-side and provides an additional 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths with living room, kitchen, lakeside deck and double garage with plenty of paved off-street parking.
The deep water pier is private to this property and is further improved with a boat lift and boat landing. Its nearly 10 foot wide pier head comfortably accommodates your ”over the water” activities. Two private deep water buoys complete the offering.
This very special property offers an incredible opportunity to become part of Lake Tahoe's exciting history. The Meeks Bay Resort is just a few doors away with hiking and biking trails, winter skiing at the Homewood Resort nearby and all that Lake Tahoe has to offer right is at your doorstep. Welcome home.