Yet another life altering sunset photo from the living room window.A windy day, waves at the beach. (good day for boogie boards in shed)
Bunny Dunes w/Hot Tub Tahoe Vista with Lake View
Hosted by Mark
Mark is the host.Mark is a superhost.
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Lovely and comfortable 3 Bdrm 2 Bath 960 Sq Ft main home with Lakeview and brand new Hot Tub. Very sweet neighborhood that backs up to miles of walking trails. 10 minutes to NorthStar, 21 minutes to Squaw/Alpine. Across the street from public beach within walking distance to restaurants and grocery store. Fully equipped kitchen and with all the amenities you need to enjoy your stay in Lake Tahoe! Note: price does not include 10% Placer County Transient Occupancy Tax, charged after reserving.

The space

This is our home away from home. We want you to enjoy this beautiful sand dune overlooking Lake Tahoe with your family and loved ones as much as we do. Our ideal guest will want to return again and again, with their children, family and friends playing on the sandy beach as they grow, playing in the snow, hiking, biking, snowshoeing or skiing the nearby woods year after year.

The house is 3 bedroom 2 bath with kitchen and small laundry room off the master bath with separate mudroom type entry. Large Deck with Bar-B-Que is great in summer with lake view hot tub, lawn and garden areas front and back. Parking for 3 or more cars, though in winter you may need good tires and some winter driving experience depending on conditions. The house has 3 beds, one per bedroom.

Small and cozy, we have hosted several families in both summer and winter, in plenty of comfort.

We installed all new appliances during the summer/winter of 2013/14. Immediate plans up next include new carpet and paint, and furnishings.


An important note about the sand dune:
The Sand Dune is protected and a mixture of private and California preserved land. Please respect it - no bikes, wagons, carts or dragging large floaties on the land. It creates erosion and disturbs the habitat of the bunnies, chipmunks, squirrels and other native species that depend on the dune for their homes. You may walk on it, be aware of the plant life as you walk.

There are beach toys for the summer (floaties, life vests, wetsuits, boogie boards, Umbrella, Bucket and Shovels for sand castles, and a red wagon to carry the stuff to the beach in) and a few snow toys (snow shoes, poles, Saucer sleds) for winter in the storage shed. Please respect that this is our home, and there are some personal items as well. This has never been a problem for us or our guests in the past.

In the summer the sound of children's laughter and play from the beach, waves and birds will soothe your morning coffee from the deck chairs. Many lazy summer days have seen those morning beverages turn to colder drinks and then an evening sunset from the hot tub with little else accomplished. So, be forewarned!

Summer nights with the windows open may reveal the howls of coyotes as well as the ever present hoots of local owls. Surprisingly, the coyotes are often just as vocal on cold winter nights. Be on the lookout for Red Tailed Hawks as well as Peregrine Falcons hunting the dune, with the occasional Great Horned Owl not to mention Bald Eagles. Gray Squirrels, Cotton Tailed Rabbits and Chipmunks all share the property with you.

A word about Bears. YES...they DO! Please be aware that bears live full time, year round in this neighborhood. They are routinely seen on the lawn, and wandering the neighborhood...usually looking for food! Please don't leave your food in your car or trash outside. They WILL come for it. Also, if you hike the neighboring woods, exercise caution during spring and early summer in thick brush as Mother bears have cubs and become protective when their cubs are small.


There are a couple restaurants within a short walk, and several in nearby Kings Beach, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe City and Incline. The North Shore Casinos are under 3 miles to the east.

Shopping is best in (order of distance) Kings Beach, Tahoe City, and Incline. Of course Truckee, Carson City and Reno are nearby but out of the Tahoe Basin. The Safeway in Kings Beach is less than 1 mile and is open 24 hours.

Bunny Dunes is fairly unique for a North Tahoe Vacation rental, because it is an "Easy walk to the Beach". The difference being, in this case it's actually true! And, when you get to the beach which is across the street, it is not private property or a pile of (URL HIDDEN) is an actual public beach with actual Sand!

Additionally, if you are a boater, there is a public boat ramp with outstanding dock about a block from Bunny Dunes. There are Kayak and Paddle Board rentals at this beach as well.

There is a crosswalk at the stoplight near the National Avenue (2 blocks west) intersection. With smaller children or during busy traffic times/season, the crosswalk/stoplight is preferred over playing "frogger" trying to cross the street nearer the house.

In summer, there is a hiking/mountain biking trail just 2 blocks away to the north, and from there the North Tahoe Regional Park has bike trails as well as Groomed Nordic trails in winter! Brockway Golf Course (9 holes with driving range, pro and rentals) is less than a mile, and also a nice place to snowshoe in winter.

Personally, I ski Squaw Valley, and it takes me 21-25 minutes on a normal winter day to drive. Alpine Meadows, Homewood and Diamond peak are all within the 20(+-) minute drive (website hidden). Rose is not much further. Northstar is probably closest at about 10-15 minutes.

Also, please ask about dining deals as we are working on discounts/package deals with some North Shore Restaurants, some of which are owned by friends of ours.

Guest access

We have some personal items in the house, and have chosen not to lock it up, as is the case with some homes. We find this has worked and don't feel the need. The bottom drawer in the master bath, under the sink, as well as some clothing in the closet and dresser. The clothing in the front bedroom dresser is for emergency use, should you need a sweatshirt, board shorts, etc. The drawers on the left under the captain's bed are also personal items. We also have some computer gear in the middle bedroom. Please enjoy our home and thank you for respecting our items.

Interaction with guests

We are available through the AirBnb app, via text or phone. Do not hesitate to contact us - we appreciate good communication!

Other things to note

There is a First Aid kit on the wall in the laundry room.

For Larger Groups please book early to get both Bunny Dunes and Moonwalk with more space for larger families/groups, (total of 9 beds, 3 Baths 2 houses), less than one block apart.

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Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee $244 NZD
Security Deposit $518 NZD
Weekend Price $333 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

This is a Residential Neighborhood and our home. Please observe all state and local laws and treat our neighbors and community members with respect and kindness.

Bunny Dunes is located adjacent to nature conservancy land. Please enjoy the dune by walking on it only and respecting our animal neighbors the cottontail bunnies, coyotes, bears, hawks, blue jays, woodpeckers, chipmunks and squirrels.

Be Bear Aware, and Bear Safe. There is a pamphlet on the refrigerator for your reference.

No Smoking indoors-No Smoking on Dune, properly dispose of your butts.
This is a high fire season! Be Fire Safe!

Check-out is 11am.


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

2 nights minimum stay

119 Reviews

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Nathan User Profile
May 2014
Marks place at Lake Tahoe is from out of a movie! The view through the trees of the lake is amazing from the sizeable deck and having the hot tub with the same view is amazing! The house is very well-appointed, comfortable, literally like a home-away-from-home! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mark & Bunny Dunes to anyone travelling through or even near to Lake Tahoe, and at any time of year. There is no doubt that the next time I am back in the area, I will not need to look anywhere else! Mark was also very friendly and helpful with tips for not only around Lake Tahoe but also for our next leg of the trip down to Las Vegas (which was fantastic fun too, thanks Mark!).

Amanda User Profile
October 2017
Hot Tub on the deck and laundry in the house made all the difference!

Sarah User Profile
September 2017
We stayed at Bunnydunes for two nights as part of a longer road trip around California but we easily could have stayed longer! The lodge was in a perfect location, a short walk from the lake, beaches, restaurants, kayak-hire. Two minute drive to a large supermarket. The accommodation itself was great - clean, really well-equipped and the view from the deck was gorgeous. The hot tub was an amazing bonus and very much enjoyed!! We never met our hosts however check-in was super easy and they were on the end of an email with quick answers and tips when we needed them. A perfect airbnb experience :-)
Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.
Response from Mark:
Sarah, thank you for choosing Bunny Dunes! You were great guests and we'd happily have you back anytime.
September 2017

Beth User Profile
September 2017
Bunny Dunes is perfect place for a Tahoe get away. It's private and quiet but also very close to many fun activities and places to eat and shop. It has a large beautiful deck and a very well-stocked and useful kitchen. It's great for both families with children or adults want peace and quiet. We have stayed here twice and hope to return many more times.

Zara User Profile
September 2017
This place is incredible! Great terrace and view of the lake, lovely big lounge and well stocked kitchen . Loads of helpful instructions and facilities like camping chairs and things to use on the lake. A lovely hidden gem that I would highly recommend :)

Joan User Profile
August 2017
The house is the perfect location in North Lake Tahoe. Beaches, hikes, grocery stores, and restaurants are all a short driving distance away from the home. It is clean, includes lots of amenities, and convenient for anyone staying in the area!

Frances User Profile
August 2017
The home was well appointed and comfortable. The view was lovely and proximity to great beaches was fantastic. We loved the hot tub! We highly recommend this home for family friendly vacations.
Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.
Response from Mark:
Thank you, Frances. It was great to host you, we'd be happy to have you back!
August 2017

Nevada City, California, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.

From North Lake Tahoe, and Nevada City, CA. Snowsports, mountaineering, mountain biking, Snowmobiling, Computer systems Engineer, also do Lighting Design/Concert lighting, Inventor, entrepreneur, US Air Force veteran, and a writer. Lots of kids in a blended family.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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