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TAHOE LUXURY PROPERTIES IS HIRING

Friday, April 11th, 2014

TLUXP is a real estate and vacation rental company with 20 years experience in Tahoe’s finest luxury homes. Specializing in the utmost amenities and lakefront views, we deliver customized choice and the highest standards to our homeowner partners and guests. Current open positions include:

Concierge Manager

The main purpose of the Concierge Manager is to craft unique experiences for our guests that will add value to their stay and help to create lasting memories. Tahoe Luxury Properties prides itself in providing the highest level of client customer service, which you will be expected to uphold.  In order to be successful in this position, you will need to garner extensive local knowledge of the area, activities, restaurants, trails, resorts, services, vendor offerings, etc.  This position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to deliver accurate information to our guests. You will need to be resourceful and capable of procuring mutually beneficial vendor relationships. You will be expected to track and invoice guest charges in a timely and accurate manner.  This part of the job will rely heavily on time management, spreadsheet skills, and knowledge of basic bookkeeping principals.  You must be diligent and detailed in your recordkeeping, the specific methods of which can be discussed with our Financial Controller upon your hire.  Due to the service component of this position weekends are required.  Please submit inquiries to shelly@tluxp.com.

Operations Staff

Duties include:  Working closely with other members of the operations department to address and resolve any issues with the homes on our program.  You will be working in-house and in the field as needed under the direction of the Operations Manager. Please submit inquiries to shelly@tluxp.com.

Assistant to the Operations Manager

Assist the Operations Manager in daily duties including scheduling, overseeing, and communicating home services and general maintenance for the vacation rental program, which includes over 150 luxury vacation rental properties. Excellent communication skills are required. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in an assistant role. This is a fast-paced environment and requires strong organization skills and attention to detail. You will be working in-house and in the field as needed under the direction of the Operations Manager.  Positive attitude is a must! Please submit inquiries to shelly@tluxp.com.

Television Show Currently Being Filmed in Tahoe

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Tahoe Luxury Properties is proud to host television Producer & Director Colin West, and the WINERAM Productions crew as they visit the Tahoe area to film the travel based documentary tv-series, WINERAM USA.  With the goal of making the world of wine more approachable and fun, the series, now in its third season, infuses winemaking with adventure travel and local culture.

The show’s outreach is to an overall audience of 55.5 million international viewers through various different platforms including the web, IPTV platforms, TV and even premiering in independent cinema this May 2014.

After two seasons highlighting Australia and New Zealand wines, Season Three starts in Washington and heads down the coast exploring American wines. The Northern California episode includes a visit to Hartford Family Winery in the Russian River Valley, exploring the science of blending, the importance of tastings, and how vineyards and wineries operate in the winter season. The crew then heads to nearby Lake Tahoe for outdoor adventure and to explore the activities around the region. The crew plans to participate in SnowFest activities, try snow biking at Sugar Bowl Resort, and highlight the natural beauty of the area.

 The season is expected to air online and with network partners in the Fall of 2014.  

 To view web length segments from previous seasons, visit the WINERAM website.  

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Tahoe Weekend Line-Up

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Soak up the perfect corn skiing while we still have blue skies, we have weather on the way! With two storm systems moving in, we’re looking at the potential for a big snowy weekend!!  Between the snow and activities lined up, there’s no reason NOT to be here this weekend.

SnowFest kicks off! Between the uniquely Tahoe events and all of the parties, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Friday night the festivities launch with fireworks and a torchlight parade at Squaw Valley.  Saturday’s line-up includes a pancake breakfast, the SnowFest parade through Tahoe City, and the 25th annual Polar Bear Swim. Water temperature is forecasted at around 57 degrees. If you can’t face the swim, the spectating is pretty entertaining. Saturday’s activities include way too many parties and music to mention, but visit the event schedule to find something to suit you and your family!

Dog lovers unite for Sunday’s dog pull event. Always entertaining this fun community event shows us which dogs can tow kegs and which pups have trouble with directions! The Mountain Man contest guarantees some giggles as we watch men take on quintessential Tahoe challenges like shoveling, putting on chains, and climbing a giant berm – all while wearing ski boots.

Also on tap for this weekend is the Rahlves Banzai Tour’s second stop at Squaw Valley. If you haven’t seen this race before, there’s nothing quite like it. It’s a race to the bottom over natural terrain. Call it extreme skiing meets boarder cross.  There are gates to make, but that’s about the only rule!  This is a 4 race series that culminates with the top skiers and riders racing off against Olympians Daron Rahlves and Nate Holland for a huge prize purse, so you are guaranteed to be witnessing some of our area’s boldest athletes charging the mountain.

Events may be affected by the weather, but hey, if things are getting cancelled by storm weather, it means you are here for the storm!!!

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Is It Time To Build Your Ultimate Man Cave?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Have you ever dreamed of your ultimate man cave? Now could be the time! The producers of the hit series “Treehouse Masters” on Animal Planet are developing a new show featuring the most epic man caves and specialty rooms.

The show will be a family friendly show on the Discovery Channel and will follow you from start to finish as you work with a nationally renowned team of expert builders to create the man cave of your dreams.

Whether it’s a home shooting range, a high-end wine bar, poker room, or a hot rod car garage, they will make it a reality. We’re talking built-in hydraulic lifts, drop down TV screens, soundproof music studio, bowling alley, a state-of-the-art micro distillery, the sky is truly the limit!

Here is a link to the casting application. Be sure to let your personality shine! And don’t hold back, they are looking for dreamers who will have a fun television personality.

View the application.

Or email: mancaves@stilettotelevision.com

It is important to note that homeowners will be required to cover the cost of the build, but will receive huge perks. For more information on the production company, visit the Stiletto Television website

Make your man cave fantasy come true.

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California Luxury Home Sales Are Booming

Friday, February 14th, 2014
  • According to DataQuick, the number of homes sold at $1 million and above last year was up 45.1% to 39,175. This is the MOST since 2007.  At the $2 million and up level, records were set in 2013. Interestingly, we saw similar trends with Tahoe Lakefront sales, with the median home sale price being the highest since 2007. View the data.
  • Reasons the market is booming: lucrative investing, gains in home equity, foreign money coming in, and high-end home flipping
  • The most expensive sale last year was in an off-market deal in Malibu. Oaktree Capital Management Chairman, Howard Marks, sold his 9.5 acre estate for … wait for it… $74.5 million.
  • Runner up – Karate Kid producer, Jerry Weintraub sold his LA County bluff-top, 7 acre compound for $41 million.

Read the full article.

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The Wovoka Estate in Zephyr Cove sold for $20,900,000 in 2013.

 

Fun and Unique February Events around the Lake

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Olympic Viewing Parties – Squaw Valley – Feb 8-18 & 21

What better way to get into the spirit of the games than to watch the events at a former Olympic location?!

Squaw Valley will be hosting free Winter Olympic viewing parties daily at Rocker@Squaw with big raffle prizes like GoPros, lift tickets, Oakley gear, and tons of accessories.  Plus, Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows are giving away one pair of HEAD skis everyday during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games. For more information, visit their website.

The Art of the Cocktail – Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe – Feb 8,15,22

Learning and drinking go hand in hand.

Sundays are educational at the Ritz. Lounge in the living room and enjoy this entertaining, educational experience. The evening features three bourbon, whiskey, vodka and gin cocktails paired with appetizers. Call in advance, reservations are recommended.

Hap Klopp, founder of The North Face, Speaks on the Spirit of Entrepreneurship – Resort at Squaw Creek – Feb 13

Soak up advice from a brilliant mind.

In 1968, Klopp founded The North Face with partner Douglas Tompkins in San Francisco. Their company established the Mountaineering and backpacking industry that we know today.  In addition to Klopp’s work with The North Face, he started an international management consulting firm called HK Consulting, serves as Chairman of the Board for ScotteVest and TEC, and has authored Conquering The North Face, An Adventure in Leadership. Klopp’s focus for the evening will be the spirit of entrepreneurship and adventurous leadership techniques. $15 goes to supporting the Squaw Valley Institute which aims to inspire uncommon conversations.  Find details here.

US Airbag Tour at Homewood Mountain Resort – Feb 28-Mar 2

Haven’t you always wanted to hit a 14-foot kicker overlooking Lake Tahoe with a safe landing into a 50′x50′ giant airbag?

The airbag is open to anyone willing to try, so embrace this opportunity to go huge, or at least get some amazing pictures. You can even crop the airbag out! $10 gets you three jumps. And you’ll need a ticket or a pass to get on the hill for the day. Get the details here. 

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Snow storm photos of Lake Tahoe – Oct. 28, 2013

Monday, October 28th, 2013

One of the most amazing transformations to witness is a snow storm moving across Lake Tahoe. Clouds become caught over the high peaks of Desolation Wilderness as if the earth-trapped granite reaches up to catch ethereal life-giving sails that remain far too elusive during summer. After some time, storm clouds break free of the mountains’ grasp and surge over the lake toward the east shore’s massive towers before dissipating over The Great Basin. This tumultuous journey is a beautiful one to watch.:

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Snow storm traveling across Lake Tahoe

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Also ~ Horses love frolicking around in fresh snow, too!

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One of Tahoe Luxury Properties’ Favorite Private Chefs on the Food Network!

Friday, October 11th, 2013

One of Tahoe Luxury Properties’ most popular and requested private chefs will be featured on The Food Network!  KellansKitchen1

Owner of Kellan’s Kitchen and personal chef extraordinaire, Kellan Hori, was invited to appear and compete on The Food Network’s newest show, Cutthroat Kitchen this summer; and the episode featuring Kellan will air Sunday, October 13 at 10 p.m.

Kellan said via email, “I can’t give away any results, but I guarantee you will be entertained.”

…and if you miss the show, you can always taste a bit of his incredible menu by requesting Kellan during your next vacation with Tahoe Luxury Properties.   Just have a look at his sample menu!

 

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IRONMAN Lake Tahoe is Sunday, September 22

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
IRONMAN Lake Tahoe | Sunday, Sept. 22

Perfect training at the pier of “Slice of Heaven” lakefront vacation rental

Get ready for one of Lake Tahoe’s premier events! IRONMAN Lake Tahoe is set for September 22.

Many competitors are dreaming of finishing their first IRONMAN; and some are vying for a piece of the $75,000 prize purse.

Stay in vacation rentals located at some of the best spots for spectating.

With luxury vacation rental homes located throughout the entire IRONMAN Lake Tahoe course, choose to stay close to the swim, bike, and run.

 

IRONMAN Lake Tahoe guides, maps, and schedules:

 

Stay in a vacation rental close to the action:

The swim – 2.4 miles

The bike – 112 miles

The run – 26.2 miles

The entire IRONMAN Lake Tahoe schedule includes fun activities starting Thursday, Sept. 19 which lead up to the big event on Sunday, Sept. 22.

 

 

Clear Skies in Tahoe Today = Carpe Diem

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Today brings clear skies in Tahoe; and National Weather Service is hinting that our part of the Sierra Nevada might experience a couple of clear days this weekend.

The past week has reminded us of how fortunate we are.  In Tahoe, there have been days with smoke; but then, we’ve not had to evacuate.  We’ve not had the Herculean task of combating flames for days on end.  And, when we have a day of clear skies, we go for it.  For reasons too numerous to list, we are indeed fortunate.

With today’s clear skies, we are reminded to enjoy and appreciate Tahoe’s beauty and endless outdoor activities.

So get out there!  Wherever you may be!  We bumped into lots of people embracing the Carpe Diem attitude today.  What will you do with your clear-sky day?

 

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