Tahoe will never be in short supply of tourists. And for some reason, the more snow there is, or the hotter the sun shines down, the more excited the crowds get. Now that we’re in the full steam of summertime, Lake Tahoe is as packed with people as its beaches are with sand. Our solution for you? Claim your own waterfront spot and enjoy the peace and quiet of private property for as long as you want it. That’s right, this month we’re talking houses on the water (one quite literally). Not just Tahoe water either — there’s more to Tahoe than Tahoe, people! Check out these three different spots for sale and enjoy Mother Nature sans the crowds. And then invite us to join you.

Photo courtesy Lineage Properties

It’s a Shore Thing

You know that age-old question, would you rather have a beach house or mountain cabin? This home basically satisfies both. The wonder of a forest plus the beauty of water combine in this Donner Lake-front home off South Shore Drive. Our favorite part? The gorgeous A-frame full of large windows offering a view of your lake domain. You can even get up close and personal with your own private dock jutting out over the lake. And when the lake water is too nippy during the winter season, there’s a spa with just as wonderful a view. Info: $1,910,000, 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,300 square feet, 14642 South Shore Dr., Truckee, Lineage Properties

Photo courtesy Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

The Newspaper Next Door

That’s right, buying this home means you’ll be neighbors with Moonshine Ink! Talk about having a relationship with your newspaper, amirite? While we can’t promise a hot cup of coffee or a fresh serving of gossip each morning, we can promise that Riverside Drive is the place to be. You’re in downtown historic Truckee, but the sound waking you up at midnight is the sound of the Truckee River flowing through your backyard — no, really. You get your own 65 feet of front row access to our favorite river around. This property is a duplex, each side home to two bedrooms and one bathroom (side A includes a bonus room downstairs). Live in one side, rent the other or live in both and enjoy your life — we don’t care! Just prepare to be best friends with a Moonshiner or two. Info: $898,000, 4 bed, 2 bath, 1,633 square feet, 10153 Riverside Dr., Truckee, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty


Photo courtesy Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty

Lake Tahoe as Your Waterbed

Waterfront property takes on a whole new meaning with this one — a 28-foot by 9.5-foot boat slip at the Tahoe City Marina! We’re talking a gated harbor with fuel, pump out, chandlery, and onsite mechanics. Enjoy the best waterfront property money can buy on one of the world’s most iconic lakes. Wake up with the sun and take your boat out for a spin past Emerald Bay or Sand Harbor. It’s Lake Tahoe, for crying out loud, and you’re living on it! Plus, for you landlubbers, any food or entertainment you could want is nearby, including grocery stores, restaurants, and a golf course. Info: $410,000, 266 square feet, 700 North Lake Blvd. #E-30, Tahoe City, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty


  • Alex Hoeft

    Alex Hoeft joined Moonshine staff in May 2019, happy to return to the world of journalism after a few years in community outreach. She has both her bachelor's and Master's in journalism, from Brigham Young University and University of Nevada, Reno, respectively. When she's not journalism-ing, she's wrangling her toddler or reading a book — or doing both at the same time.

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