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South Lake Tahoe season rental - Help Pls

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hello. I'm looking for a season rental (ski lease?) or a share in a house (like in Vermont) for two people (non-smokers, 32/27 years old, no pets) for this coming season. I'm going to be new in the Lake Tahoe area so not really sure where to start looking, current prices, what to watch out for, which areas are good/bad, etc.

I did some searching in google, but I only found entire houses for rental, rather than just a small condo.

Any pointers are very much appreciated.

Thank you,

Angel
post #2 of 22
Sorry I just don't know that much about South Tahoe. However here is a link fron the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. Even though they are primaraly the north / West shore paper they see to have alot of listing for South Shore.

http://apps.tahoe.com/classifieds/index.php
BTW what you are looking for does exist fairly common.
As for as neiborhood conditions, there is no dangerous area. It runs from New expencive posh / To older run down (Working class) But its all good.

MTT
If I see more I will pass it along on this thread
post #3 of 22
Ok:
I just tried the link and it did not go where I thought it would. But it does get to the Nevada appeal. So search the classifieds there. You are looking for Zepher cove / State Line / SouthShore / Tahoe Keys. There is one other town in South Shore but it escapes me?? I think the link to the To papers:
http://tb.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage
http://www.nevadaappeal.com/

Should give you a pretty good look @ what is available around the lake

MTT
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
MTT,
Thanks a lot. I really appreciate it. I'll check them out.

Regards,

A.
post #5 of 22
You're best off to show up to Lake Tahoe in early to mid-October for a few days, and look for a lease then. Try the local newspapers (Taboe Tribune???) which have plenty of ads. Keep in mind that you're also finding housing with a bunch of seasonal employees, so the landlords are often willing to do short-ish leases.

I rented a place a few years back in South Lake, on the Nevada side, up around Tramway Drive (Heavenly). Plenty of housing there, and keep your eyes peeled for the big complex known as 'Ewok Village'.

And while you're at it, enjoy the early October fall colors around Tahoe. Nothing compared to the East Coast, but still very beautiful.
post #6 of 22
http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/app....dll/frontpage
This is for the so. lake tahoe daily paper

Bring your snow shovel alot of rentals ie: long term won't shovel your stairs. At least mine won't
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Cool. Thanks for the added info. We'll arrive in Sacramento in late October, so hopefully we'll still be able to find something then.
post #8 of 22
join the member forum - www.skipal.com - it is a local Bay area newsgroup where members mostly discuss sharing rides to tahoe and ski leases.
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 

Thx Marty

I've joined www.skipal.com. Thank you for the link.
post #10 of 22
Does anyone know of a similar web group in Salt Lake?
post #11 of 22
Why south shore? North shore has much better skiing.
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD
Why south shore? North shore has much better skiing.
We're going to live right on Highway 50, so I thought South Lake tahoe was more convenient. Like I said, I'm new to the area. Does the North shore really have better skiing than the south? I was thinking more of Kirkwood than Heavenly in the south shore.

Thx,

Angel
post #13 of 22
veraugan:
I think you are doing the right thing. There are more Ski areas close to HWY 80-North Shore / Than Hwy 50-South Shore.
That Said Kirkwood and Heavenly Valley are all the Skiing anyone should ever need.
Heavenly Valley is a huge kik ass ski area with something for everyone. Anyone that says Haevenly sucks (IS FULL OF SHIT) I rarely go there (Cuz I'm a North Shore person) but every time I have gone to Heavenly I managed to entertain myself.
Look forward to seeing you in the Tahoe Area!!

MTT
post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by verdugan
We're going to live right on Highway 50, so I thought South Lake tahoe was more convenient. Like I said, I'm new to the area. Does the North shore really have better skiing than the south? I was thinking more of Kirkwood than Heavenly in the south shore.
Welcome to the area. I also live OFF Hwy 50. So many bears ski the North shore it will be nice to have some company. For me, it is much farther to travel to Squaw (111 miles) than Sierra (65 miles) or Kirkwood (79 miles) or Heavenly (79 miles). That and the fact I can buy a season pass to all three areas Sierra, Kirkwood and Heavenly ($299 each or about $900 for all 3) for less than the early season pass price at Squaw $1299. I plan on buying the passes for Kirkwood and Sierra this year, and will hopefully have some trips to Squaw, Alpine Meadows and Mt. Rose.

Anyway, with the areas reasonably close, I have always just driven up and back the same day 1.5 to 2-hours each way. I'm curious how a seasonal rental will pencil out in comparison to driving and an occasional hotel stay. What part of town are you going to be settling in?
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks Matt and Cirquerider. We are probably going to get a place off 50 near the Sunrise and/or Hazel exits in Sacramento. We are moving w/o jobs, so that area should get us close to downtown/Folsom. Figure 6 months there, and once we have real jobs, we can decide on a more permanent place.

We are thinking of buying season passes def. at Kirkwood (my g/f wants to try XC) and most likely Sierra too. Of course, we'll be trying all the other ones too.

I rather not drive back and forth. We are moving from CT, and going to VT was such a pain, that we rather avoid driving as much as possible. And I've heard the mountain passes can get tricky with all the snow.

Cirquerider, I'm also interested in seeing how much a season rental is. Online I've only found 3/4 bedrooms for rent, which is more than we need. If we find a 1 bedroom or even a studio for the right amount, we'll take it. Otherwise, we'll do the drive/occasional hotel.

Look forward to meeting all the Bears in the area.

Thx,
Angel
post #16 of 22
Wow.

Sunrise and Hazel exist both SUCK ASS for driving. Seriously. Think 30 minutes to get off the freeway and to your pad off the road.

Don't know what your budget is, but you may want to consider el dorado hills or cameron park up 50, or Auburn up 80.

Altenatively, I'd prefer East Sacramento or Land Park.
post #17 of 22
Jed, the Citrus Hts, Fair Oaks and Gold River areas do suffer some congestion. Here is my advice. Look at Empire Ranch off the Hwy 50 Bidwell Street exit in Folsom (at the county line). It has abundant nearby shopping, fast access to the mountains. Our real estate market has been run up tremendously by investors. As a result, a typical 3 bedroom 2700 sf home can easily cost $650 to $800 K. That same home can be rented for under $2000, and there are lots of them. We just listed ours for $899K with the idea of riding out the housing bubble from the sidelines. See ya soon in Folsom.
post #18 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirquerider
As a result, a typical 3 bedroom 2700 sf home can easily cost $650 to $800 K.
: : : Damn, and I thought CT was bad.

Thanks for the tips guys. We'll def. check out that area. Our main cocern is that we're moving w/o jobs, so we don't want to be too far away from downtown-ish area in case we end up working down there. We figured the area we were looking at was kind of in the middle of everything, but traffic is def. a concern.

How far way is Empire Ranch from downtown? Our plan is to rent a good 2BR apt for 6 months. After that, we'll have jobs (knock on wood) and know the city better. Then we can rent/buy a permanent place.

Once again, thanks for all the tips. See you out there.

Cirquerider, best of luck w. the house. Our thinking was similar to yours. We recently sold in CT, and are moving to Sacramento. We will rent for a while until sanity returns to the real estate market.

Angel
post #19 of 22
Lots of rentals in the Folsom Area. I really like folsom.

Rent a house though. You can get a house for around 1200 rental a month, wherein a nice apartment is around the same price. Seriously.

But all in all, folsom you're closer to mountain biking, tahoe, skiing, better road riding, better fishing, etc. I really like the folsom/el dorado hills area.

Oh, and you're looking at only about 2 exits from sunrise for folsom (one from Hazel) and the traffic is WAY better.
post #20 of 22
just signed new lease with new landlord who bought the place i live in, $750. a month for a two bedroom at the top of Kingsbury. 5 min from Boulder Lodge
post #21 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thx Jed and Cirquerider. We will def. be looking to get something in the Folsom area. I just hope I don't end up working in West Sacramento
post #22 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tahoetr
just signed new lease with new landlord who bought the place i live in, $750. a month for a two bedroom at the top of Kingsbury. 5 min from Boulder Lodge
Just curious, is that a year-long lease?

Thx,

A.
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