Squirrel's NestJust after the snow melted
"Squirrel's Nest" cute, cozy private loft @ Tahoe!
"Squirrel's Nest" cute, cozy private loft @ Tahoe!
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
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Adorable studio apartment over detached garage w/private entry, skylights, french doors to balcony & electric fireplace. Full kitchen w/basic items: Keurig coffee maker, mini fridge, gas stove top, oven, microwave, toaster & condiments. Cable TV & Wifi. Bathroom w/shower, 2 full towel sets, hair dryer, soap/shampoo & iron. Large desk area to work. Queen bed w/down blanket, pillows & sheets. One private parking space. A 10% Lodging tax based on reservation total will be collected upon arrival.

The space

This loft sleeps two adults comfortably. We might consider an infant who isn't yet crawling as it is not baby proofed and there are steep stairs. Please contact us in advance if you plan to bring an infant. This space is not appropriate for a toddler, sorry. We will consider 2 adults and one child who would have space on a sleeping pad. Please note that your child must be supervised at all times while staying on our property. There is no extra charge for a third child guest under 12. Please let us know if you are bringing a third person so that we can arrange for bedding. This will be a tight squeeze but doable for a child.

Guest access

You have the entire detached apartment with private lite entry and balcony along with your own personal parking space for one car which is plowed during the winter when there is more than 6" of snow. The county plows the street at no particular time... we cannot promise access to connecting roads during snow storms.
The apartment will have a snow shovel for you to use if needed.
During summer months (once the snow melts) you will have your own private balcony with settee, private garden patio with private propane BBQ, and use of our family horse shoe pit.

Interaction with guests

This is a separate apartment, so you have your own private space with key left on kitchen counter and door unlocked, with a backup lock box. We do live in the main home, keep quiet and to ourselves when we are not traveling. However, if we are home we will certainly make a point to say hello and will be happy to give you recommendations and answer any questions you may have. We enjoy making new travel friends and look forward to meeting you. Enjoy! Please note that when we are away we are only a text message away and will always be available to offer you recommendations or assist you with the apartment.

Other things to note

We prefer no Saturday arrivals or departures during winter or summer months as it blocks the opportunity for desirable weekend stays. During low seasons we may make exceptions.

Cleaning fee is $75.00 and this is for the basic bedding, towels and vacuuming. We keep the cleaning supplies inside kitchen sink cabinet and expect you to do everything else to leave the loft as clean as you found it, including appliances, stove and oven if used. If you prefer to pay an additional cleaning charge to take care of everything than that will be added onto your reservation after departure for an additional fee to be determined by the house cleaner. We prefer a cooperative cleaning effort.

We pride ourselves on the cleanliness and well appointed living space that we have thoughtfully equipped for your pleasure.

Please park in your personal & plowed space to the right as you pull into our driveway. Please do not park in front of the garage as we enter and exit from it.

Placer County requires us to collect a 10% Transient Occupancy Tax from you directly upon arrival. This amount is based on your total reservation cost.
-COUNTY OF PLACER Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate
-Certificate No.: 10258

We supply a modest amount of coffee, tea, sugars, honey, condiments and cold drinks. This is a pay it forward offering, meaning, you arrive to snacks and drinks and you replenish with like items for the next person. This is how we roll at the Squirrel's nest.

Paper towels, toliet paper, shampoo/conditioner, soap are provided.

Business travel
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Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee $98 CAD
Security Deposit $130 CAD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $163 CAD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox and doorman

- Parking for one car
- Quiet hours from 10 PM to 8 AM
- Cleaning fee is $75.00 for sheets, towels & vacuuming. We expect you to clean up after yourself using our products. If you prefer a full clean than they're will be additional charges added on after your departure.
- Security Deposit to be $100.00
- We collect a 10% Occupancy Tax (TOT) based on the total cost of stay
upon arrival. We will send you that amount upon booking and leave an
envelope for remittance on the counter for your stay. If you do not find an envelope than please leave that amount on counter.
- If you prefer to prepay this fee through the Airbnb site just let us know.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

55 Reviews

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Marie User Profile
October 2017
The loft is spectacular. The views and accommodations are above and beyond. Don't hesitate with this location. Beautiful. The hosts are friendly and quick responding.
Russ & Genie User ProfileRuss & Genie is a superhost.
Response from Russ & Genie:
You were an amazing guest! I found the loft even cleaner than I left. We hope you will visit us again, any time. Thank you for being such an awesome guest!
October 2017

Shari User Profile
October 2017
Very charming cabin! Had anything and everything we could possibly need, plus some extra touches! Fresh picked wild flowers and a basket of goodies. Just the right size, very clean, extremely cozy, wonderful hosts!! Would highly recommend!
Russ & Genie User ProfileRuss & Genie is a superhost.
Response from Russ & Genie:
We loved having you! We’d love to see some of the photos you took. Hope everything goes well with your stay in Reno. Hope you’ll visit us again!
October 2017

Jie Hyun Kristine User Profile
October 2017
Cozy, cute and great place to stay in Lake Tahoe. Everything was there from beach towels, board games to cooking wares. One thing to note is that there can be a quite number of Dos and Dont's to follow (don't use oil based lotion on bed sheet, don't use teeth whitening product with towels...) So if you are a laid back person, you might need to reconsider.
Russ & Genie User ProfileRuss & Genie is a superhost.
Response from Russ & Genie:
Thank you for choosing our loft. We pride ourselves on having fine linens and towels of the highest quality. It’s our goal to host guests who appreciate the finer appointments we offer.
October 2017

Christopher User Profile
October 2017
I had a great time at the Nest. Russ and Genie were great hosts. I would definitely stay again.
Russ & Genie User ProfileRuss & Genie is a superhost.
Response from Russ & Genie:
You were a great guest! Although we didn’t get to meet, you communicated clearly and left our loft as clean as you found it which was very much appreciated. We hope you return!
October 2017

David User Profile
September 2017
This loft is cute, serene, and a great place for a couple to stay. Although it is small, it is very nicely furnished, and has most everything you would desire in a place to stay for a few days in Tahoe. It is great for couples, although I would not suggest it for families or any more than two people due to it being a smaller space with one queen-sized bed. Situated above a two-car garage, it is accessed via a narrow indoor stairway on one end, so you must be capable of climbing stairs. It had a few extra goodies too, such as the guitar in the corner to play. The small kitchenette, having a mini-fridge, microwave, sink, and range, is convenient for simple meals and snacks. The skylights really add a nice ambiance, especially in the morning, almost making you feel like you are in the trees. I did wish the shower was larger in size, however the water was hot and there was plenty of hot water tank capacity for two successive nice hot showers. The main heater on the thermostat unfortunately caused annoying metallic popping sounds clatter while on, however the additional smaller floor heater unit proved to be a good solution in keeping things quite (and warm) during late September when we visited. As with any place, you may want to bring your own preferred pillow. As it is small, there are no EZ chairs or couches, but there is a nice table with chairs and also barstools at the small counter space, as well as a comfy padded wicker chair. This "Squirrel's Nest" loft is a serene place to stay and get away from it all and was well suited to our goals of rest and relaxation.
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Response from Russ & Genie:
We are happy you enjoyed your stay at our little Nest. I am also thankful that you found the guitar which belonged to my mom who passed away 2 years to the day of your stay, goosebumps! We hope you will return the next time you visit Lake Tahoe. On a different note, the heater has been repaired and hopefully much quieter.
September 2017

Cathy User Profile
September 2017
Very welcoming -- both the apartment and the hosts. Clean, comfortable, really friendly hosts.
Russ & Genie User ProfileRuss & Genie is a superhost.
Response from Russ & Genie:
Thank you for taking such great care of our loft. Hope you will return someday.
September 2017

Angie User Profile
September 2017
Russ & Genie have created such a lovely and welcoming space at the Squirrel's Nest. It is cozy, clean, inviting, and has everything you could want for. Just perfect for a little Tahoe getaway! And Genie and Russ are both lovely people. I hope to come back soon!
Russ & Genie User ProfileRuss & Genie is a superhost.
Response from Russ & Genie:
Please come back again!
September 2017

Carnelian Bay, California, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Russ & Genie User ProfileRuss & Genie is a superhost.

We are Russ & Genie, a married couple living and working at Lake Tahoe to the left of our charming apartment which has it's own private entry over our two car garage.

We are an avid ski family that loves both downhill and cross country skiing with knowledge of the local ski resorts and back country trials, hiking trails, mountain bike trails and the best restaurants to dine.

We have a beautifully landscaped yard with grass lawns in front and back, edged with perennial flower beds which is our joy. A two person settee on your own private balcony, perfect for coffee, & dining.

During the summer months you will enjoy your own private gas BBQ, horse shoe pit, patio furniture & secret garden beautifully landscaped secret garden.

We have one child still at home, a teenage son who is very quiet and adorable, and brings friends to our main home so quietly you will never know they were here.

We enjoy entertaining our friends and family at our home on a quiet wholesome basis.

My husband is a well established real estate broker here at Lake Tahoe and has been a full time resident for over 40 years while raising family here. If you have ever thought about buying a Tahoe getaway, then talk to us.

We have no pets. There are neighborhood dogs that bark in the morning. They are sweet and harmless, but love to communicate with one another.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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