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BOAT INSPECTIONS AND LAUNCHING – KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Your boat must be inspected prior to launching in Lake Tahoe. Plan ahead!

Invasive species have devastating environmental and economic impacts on industries, communities, and native species populations. Most invasive species do not have predators to keep their populations in balance and, once introduced, are difficult if not impossible to eradicate. Mandatory inspections will stop aquatic invasive species, such as quagga mussels, BEFORE they enter the water.

Prepare

Clean, Drain, and Dry your watercraft. Drain your bilge, ballast tanks, live wells, sea strainer and any storage compartments. Dispose of any plants or critters away from lakes or rivers – and above the high water line. If you have an outboard or sterndrive engine, lower the outdrive on the engine to release any residual water. Inspections only occur during daylight hours and take only a few minutes if you arrive prepared! If you flush your engine at home and have special flushing adapters please bring those with you.

Inspection Locations – Plan for this to take time. Expect a line.

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, CA Off of Hwy 89 (River Rd) on Alpine Meadows Rd in the Deer Park parking lot across from the Transfer Station. 8:30am-5:30pm

Northstar at Tahoe Resort, CA Off of Hwy 267 on Northstar Drive. Take the 1st Right in the round-about into the Castle Peak parking lot. Thu-Sun only: 8:30am-5:30pm

Spooner Summit, NV Near the intersection of Hwy 28 and US 50, off of HWY 28 in the Snow Park area. Larger vessels over 30′ should call 1-888-824-6267 for options. 8:30am-5:30pm  Note: Closed July 19 and 21

Homewood Ski Resort Inspection Station is CLOSED for the season

Launching Your Boat:

Sand Harbor (NV St. Parks):  After-hours haul outs are available but trailered vessels will not receive a Lake Tahoe Inspection Seal and will be required to have an inspection prior to launching into Lake Tahoe again.  6am-8pm Wed-Sun ONLY

Due to low lake level and reduced staffing, beginning July 28,  2014, the Sand Harbor boat ramp will be CLOSED for the remainder of the season. 

Lake Forest (TCPUD):  After-hours haul outs are available but trailered vessels will not receive a Lake Tahoe Inspection Seal and will be required to have an inspection prior to launching into Lake Tahoe again.  5am-7pm daily  6am-4pm daily

Ski Beach/ Incline Village (IVGID): 7am-8pm Reservations only

Coon Street (Kings Beach) (NTPUD): CLOSED

Tahoe Vista (National Ave) (NTPUD): 7am-7pm

Private Launch Facilities do exist and may charge additional inspection service fees. You should contact the following facilities directly for information on launching and hours of operation:

North Tahoe Marina - (530) 546-8248

Sierra Boat Company - (530) 546-2551

Tahoe City Marina – (530) 583-1039

Sunnyside Marina – (530) 583-7201

Homewood Marina – (530)525-5966

Obexer’s Marina – (530)525-7962

Meeks Bay Marina – (530)525-6946

Camp Richardson Marina – (530)542-6570

For more information, visit TahoeBoatInspections.com.

 

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

We know you are busy boating, beaching, floating, paddleboarding, kayaking, barbecuing, hiking, biking, and generally enjoying the area, but we thought you might want to set some time aside to enjoy these local events! Happy holidays!!

July 3rd

Fireworks at Kings Beach. A beach party begins at 4pm. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30pm.

Truckee Thursdays. Weekly street fair with artisans, live music, a farmer’s market, beer garden, and kids’ entertainment. 5pm-9pm.

Free Outdoor Movie at the Village at Squaw Valley. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starts at 8:30pm.

July 4th

Truckee Parade. 10am.  This is a traditional hometown parade that draws the town out! The parade starts at the west end of Donner Pass Road and goes through historic downtown Truckee.

Tahoe City Street Fair. From the Boatworks Mall to the Cobblestone Center to Gatekeeper’s Museum and all points in between, Tahoe City offers visitors and residents a summer day like no other. Tahoe City’s July Fourth Fun Zone, located in Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.’s parking lot at 315 North Lake Boulevard, will included a dunk tank, bean bag toss, putting green and additional games. Penney the Clown will be on site, face painting and there will be live music performed by Kip Yager from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tahoe City Fireworks. Begin at dark.

Incline Village Fireworks.  Begin at dark.

Wine and Dine in the Grove. 5pm-7:30pm in Aspen Grove, Incline Village.  Savor extraordinary hors d’oeuvres presented by Chef Chris Daniel of the Big Water Grille, paired with award-winning wines from across the world and complemented with live classical music. It’s an extra special night, with all the extra special touches that you deserve. This is an adult 21+ only event.

Reno Philharmonic. 8pm-10pm. Watch the fireworks set to a live performance by the Reno Philharmonic, presenting a spectacular salute to the 200th Anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner. Then the show concludes with a synchronized outdoor show to one of the Nation’s top fireworks displays. Get your tickets online through July 4th at 3pm. Tickets also available at the door.

July 5th

Billy Ray Cyrus Performs. 7pm-9pm  at the Village Green, Incline Village. Don’t miss your chance to see one of country music’s greats!  Get your tickets online through July 5th at 3pm. Tickets also available at the door.

Happy 4th of July!

TLUXP WELCOMES KEVIN MORRISSEY, CONCIERGE MANAGER

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

We are excited to announce the hire of  Kevin Morrissey as our new Concierge Manager. Previously the Concierge Supervisor at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Kevin brings years of experience to the role, ensuring guests at luxury properties receive a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience.

Kevin’s experience at the Ritz-Carlton directly aligns with our ongoing initiative to provide high-level service synonymous with upscale boutique resort properties. We base our business model on the hotel-like principle that guests can expect consistent luxury standards and services no matter which property you book.

Our concierge services differentiate us from other vacation rental programs, where guests may spend a lot of time researching options and in the end, book services from providers they know little about. Our goal at Tahoe Luxury Properties is to save you time, share our knowledge of the area, and recommend vendors who provide the highest quality products and services, so that your Tahoe experience is exceptional.

From spa services, personal chefs, pre-arrival grocery shopping, and baby gear rental to boat rentals, sailing charters, paddleboards, and family photography, TLUXP concierge services span a vast range. “As a Tahoe resident passionate about our area’s offerings, I am always excited to share my knowledge of the region to enhance guests’ experiences. The transition to Tahoe Luxury Properties allows me to work more intimately with visitors staying around the Lake’s west and north shores and in Truckee, Northstar, and Olympic Valley,” says Kevin. “It is a unique opportunity to be more involved and aware of the offerings of the entire community.”

Welcome, Kevin!

Kevin can be reached directly at kevin@tluxp.com or 530.584.5780.

Kevin-Morrissey-TLUXP

Television Show Opportunities for Log Home Owners in California

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Stiletto Television, a Los Angeles-based production company, producers of “Treehouse Masters” on Animal Planet, is currently producing series that features a team of amazing builders constructing log homes from scratch for different families around the US.

Each of these episodes will also feature a shorter segment that showcases an incredible existing log home – and this is where you come in. They are seeking log home owners who will want to tell the story of their home and highlight unique features. The homeowners will also want to have their team (Heim Log Homes based in Bemidji, MN know for their hand crafted work) build either a small structure on the property (gazebo, furniture, a swing, etc.) or show them tweaking/fixing something on the property. They are very open to different ideas!

Please note, homeowners will incur the cost of the repair/build, however the project will be completed by experts and typically (due to trade with the program) come at a lower cost than if you were to pursue this project independently. So, this is a unique opportunity to combine any level of  home repair/build with national television exposure.

Please contact Tahoe Luxury Properties if you are interested to pursue this opportunity, and we will submit your home to the production company. The casting team will follow up with homeowners directly and schedule Skype interviews with homeowners of log homes they are interested in using.

The show is scheduled to air this fall. A timeline for the shoot has not yet been developed.

This is a wonderful opportunity, and will be a very family-friendly, educational series!

LAKE TAHOE MUST-DO SUMMER EVENTS

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

TWELVE TAHOE EVENTS WORTH PLANNING FOR

Tahoe is known for gorgeous summers with perfectly moderate temperatures and all the outdoor activities you could hope for. From the seemingly infinite hiking and biking trails to lake activities like stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and boating to family days on sandy beaches, the options are endless.  Now, add in a long list of events you’ll want to take note of, and you’ll see why it makes sense to plan in advance.

Here are our favorite summer events (and a few fall events for good measure) that are worth planning your travels around.

1. July 3-4 – Fourth of July Celebrations – Around the Lake

Everyone knows Fourth of July in Tahoe can’t be beat, with two nights of fireworks (Kings Beach celebrates on July 3rd) and locations around the lake viewable from boats, beaches, or your favorite restaurant deck. From the water, you may even catch multiple shows on the 4th since Tahoe City, Incline Village, and South Lake Tahoe each have their own celebration. Truckee fireworks display over Donner Lake, so you’ll have options based on where you are staying or where you want to be. This year though, things are really getting exciting in Incline Village, with, for the first time ever, the fireworks set to a live performance by the Reno Philharmonic! Under the baton of Music Director Laura Jackson, the orchestra will present a concert on the Village Green in tandem with the fireworks, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.  View nearby vacation rentals.

2. July 12-13 – Art, Wine & Music Festival – Squaw Valley

Fine art, crafts, performers and musicians come out to participate in this two-day annual event. Two stages of music and sidewalks lined with artists’ booths make for a fun day of strolling the village and stocking up on local style. Oh, and for $25 you get unlimited wine tastings (benefitting Disabled Sports USA Far West). Not a bad way to spend the day! View nearby vacation rentals.

3. July 17–20 – Wanderlust – Squaw Valley

This is most certainly a one-of-a-kind festival, bringing together the world’s leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, and much, much more – all in the breathtaking setting of our own Squaw Valley.  We’re talking about fun in the sun and dancing under the stars, and as much yoga as you can handle. Mix in sipping poolside cocktails with your friends, tasty farm-to-table dinner with views of the surrounding mountain peaks, and hiking the peaceful trails, and you have what is Wanderlust. Early morning meditations and all-night chakra spinning musical performances — it’s an all-out ecstatic celebration. View nearby vacation rentals.

4. August 8-9 -  42nd Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’ Elegance – Homewood

This famed classic events for boat lovers hosts a compilation of the best vintage boats from North America competing in 13 specialized classes for top honors and bragging rights in what is considered to be the premier judged wooden boat show in the nation. If you enjoy the art of restoration to “as delivered from the factory standards” and classic beauty on the water, then this is an event you’ll want to attend.  Even if you are not a wooden boat connoisseur, you will surely appreciate the beauty of these spectacular boats. Tahoe Yacht Club Foundation hosts the annual boat show again at Obexer’s Boat Company in Homewood, CA on Tahoe’s scenic west shore. As one of the most highly acclaimed wooden boat celebrations in the United States, Tahoe Luxury Properties is thrilled to be returning as the presenting sponsor. And we most certainly look forward to seeing you there! View nearby vacation rentals.

5. August 15-19 Ta-Hoe Nalu Paddleboard Festival – Kings Beach

Take the most beautiful Lake in the world, gather the best SUP athletes on the planet, mix in a little Aloha, and you have the perfect recipe known as the Ta-Hoe Nalu. With races to spectate, food trucks and shopping booths lining the beach, and tons of paddleboards to demo, this is most certainly a way to spend a day at the beach. There will even be an attempt at breaking the world record for most people doing paddleboard yoga, so be sure to come out and participate. View nearby vacation rentals.

6. August 30 – 25th Annual Foam Fest – Squaw Valley

Who doesn’t love a craft brew festival? Ad some blues and you get one of the most highly anticipated festivals in the Tahoe area, with more than 50 craft beers available for tasting. View nearby vacation rentals.

7. August 31- September 7 – 29th Annual Autumn Food and Wine Festival – Northstar Village

Enjoy A week-long celebration of winemaker dinners, food and wine pairing dinners, wine walks, grape stomp, annual fundraisers, restaurant specials, luncheons, and special speaker events. Participate in cooking seminars and demonstrations, culinary competitions, and of course, wine tastings at the Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, recognized as the premier food, wine, brew and spirits festival in Northern California and the Sierra Nevada. View nearby vacation rentals.

8. September 21 – Iron Man – North Lake Tahoe

One of the newest North American events on the IRONMAN race circuit, Lake Tahoe is a can’t-miss destination for triathletes. With over 8,000 feet of climbing on the bike course, added to the normal challenges of 2.4-mile swim and marathon run, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe is arguably the world’s toughest course. Combine our elevation at 6,000 feet, and you have an IRONMAN that attracts the best of the best triathletes and makes for absolutely inspiring spectating. And this year, for the first time in the US, the half IRONMAN will be taking place simultaneously. In summary, athletes everywhere. View nearby vacation rentals.

Not everything fun is short-lived. Here are a few ongoing summer events you won’t want to miss:

9. Truckee Thursdays –  June 12-August 21

Most neighborhoods have an annual street fair, Truckee, however, celebrates weekly. Every Thursday from mid-June through August, the street closes down and Truckee sets up with a farmers market, food vendors, artists booths, a stage for a rocking band and a beer garden, and children’s activities. Historic downtown Truckee literally turns into an all ages street party highlighting almost all of our local businesses. This is truly a community event, enjoyable for locals and visitors alike. View nearby vacation rentals.

10. Concerts at Commons Beach –  June 22-September 7  

Free weekly concerts on the beach in the heart of Tahoe City…yes please! Now in its 10th anniversary year, this 12 week series brings Sunday afternoon concerts to commons beach. Bring chairs and set up to picnic, or head over in your boat and watch from the water. Local food and drink vendors sell beer, wine, soft drinks, ice cream, sushi, barbeque, salads and more. View nearby vacation rentals.

11. Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival – July 11-August 24

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal in hand and first-class entertainment with your friends and family before you…all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park. The 2014 season features Shaekespeare’s enchanting romantic comedy, As You Like ItView nearby vacation rentals.

12. Tahoe SummerFest – August 1-17

Tahoe SummerFest is fast becoming one of Tahoe’s must-do events, as an inimate musical experience under the Pines on the Sierra Nevada campus. Under the mastery of Maestro Joel Revzen, top players from the nations best symphonies gather to create the magic of SummerFest. This season features Metropolitan Opera Star Matthew Polenzani and U.S. Billboard Classical Chart best-selling pianist Simone Dinnerstein. View nearby vacation rentals.

 

 

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 – FILLED

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 – FILLED

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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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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