To Compare Vacation Homes in Tahoe Keys
Here is a list
of questions you may wish to ask yourself when selecting a Tahoe
Keys property to rent:
it have upstairs living?
A. Upstairs living in a modern Tahoe
Keys vacation home has the great room and kitchen on the second
floor. This means raised or vaulted ceilings which provides an open,
airy living area with lots of light. It isn't cramped and dark like
some older properties.
the back yard face south?
A. When a home's back garden faces south,
you're assured of a lot of light throughout the day. This is especially
important in the mountains where it can get cool in the shade. Also,
homes that face north tend to have a lot of mosquitoes...
I get a good night's sleep on the beds?
A. Some vacation homes have old mattresses
and lumpy pillows that were no longer wanted in the owner's own
home. Sleeping on them won't give you a good nights sleep. At this
home, the mattresses are Serta Posturepedic - a quality, premium
hotel type of mattress typically found at Marriott or Hilton.
quality are the home furnishings?
A. Some vacation homes have all the
second hand furnishings from the owner's main property. At this
home all the furnishings have been purchased new - just for the
rental. In addition, you should check the quality of the furnishings.
the home have a hot tub large enough for you?
A. There are hot tubs and there are
- does your
vacation home have a large 6 person hot tub?
- does it
have two soothing Eurojets?
- can you
reach the hot tub in the winter without shoveling snow?
the home allow wood burning fires?
beats having a wood burning fire in the winter. Gas is great but
the crackle of the fire, and soothing glow of the embers adds magic
to any evening.
Q. Can the
BBQ actually be used to cook food?
A. Make sure the home has a gas BBQ
that is big enough to cook for everyone in your group. A double
level, 45k BTU BBQ with a side burner really is the bare minimum.
Q. Is there
any balcony and lawn furniture?
A. Believe it or not, some homes don't
even have any deck chairs! I recommend that there should be:
- a balcony
table for morning coffee and a minimum of four chairs
- two lawn reclining chaise-longues
- a bench
by the lagoon to watch the geese and odd yacht putter by
Q. Is the
balcony big enough?
A. Some balconies are only 4ft wide
by 12 ft long. There's no room for balcony furniture and a BBQ,
especially if someone wants to walk past. Make sure the home you
are looking for has a balcony that is at least 8 ft by 15ft
Q. Can the
kids play somewhere other than the great room?
This home has both a great room and a family room on two
separate floors each with a kitchen. The kid's play area has a fridge,
freezer, stove, sink, microwave, TV, DVD and air
Q. Can more
than two cars be parked at the property during the winter?
A. During the snow season, cars can
not be parked on the road as they will be ticketed and towed due
to the snow clearing. This home has room for two cars in the garage,
and two further vehicles on the driveway that are far enough away
from the road not to be eaten or buried by the plow.
the home have any 'energy' or is it dull and lifeless?
A. Many older vacation homes have been
'abandoned' by their owners to property management firms. The interiors
can become worn and somewhat 'tired'. Mt. SWILD has been decorated
with a pretty wild safari theme
throughout. Every bedroom has a theme as does the great room—ideal
for fun weekend getaways or weeklong vacations.
Q. Are the
vacation home web sites well laid out and detailed?
A. Hopefully you'll find this web site
helpful. May I suggest that the breadth of the web site reflects
the quality of the vacation you'll get when you rent the vacation
I hope you'll
consider Mt. SWILD for your vacation of vacations. It may not be
the cheapest place (it's not the most expensive), but I think
you'll have a great time and hopefully will reserve it again for