Have you ever visited a beautiful location for vacation, and wished that you had four weeks to explore rather than four nights? If you have ever had that realization on a trip to Lake Tahoe, Buckingham has the solution for you! Buckingham Properties handles both short term vacation rentals, and seasonal or monthly rentals. Our guests can stay in one of our homes anywhere from two nights up to a whole year.
Monthly Summer Rentals
Summer in Tahoe is too good to only enjoy for a weekend. The typical summer day is cloudless with temperatures in the mid-seventies with no humidity. It is perfect to go hiking, sit on the beach, play on the lake or enjoy a round of golf. One short weekend is not enough time to get to all your desired activities.
Our typical summer long term rentals are usually around five weeks long, although some are a full three months. If you are flexible with your time off, coming up before the July 4th holiday, or after Labor Day means than you get to enjoy all the best of South Lake Tahoe without the summer crowds.
Monthly Winter Rentals
Although our winter is halfway done, it is never too early to start thinking about next season. We market many homes as Ski Lease Rentals available during the winter months. The average ski lease starts at the beginning of January and terminate mid-April when the mountains typically close.
However, we are extremely flexible with our monthly rentals. As long as the rental is over 30 days, it is considered a long term. So, if you want to come just for thirty days starting mid-February we can help you!
As our homes do typically function as vacation rentals, thus all of our long term rentals come fully furnished (even for homes available for one year). Your rental is treated with the same care all of our vacation rental homes are. Upon your arrival, all the beds will have clean linens and bathrooms stocked with clean towels. Should you want cleaning services during your stay, you can set these up with the office before your rental begins. It will be your home away from home.
Our Monthly Rental Homes
Our availability for long term rentals is very dependent on owner preferences. We have some homes that are only available for long term during the summer, some that are available for the winter only, and a few homes that are available for long term any time during the year. Because of this, the process of finding the perfect long term home for our guests takes some time. All reservations must get approved by our owners before we can move forward and create a lease for our tenants.
To start your search, our seasonal rental page is a good place to start. However, if you want a summer rental and start looking in December, your first step should be contacting a reservation specialist. As our agents know our entire inventory, and owner preferences in rental lengths, they can expedite your search process substantially.
Rent and Fees
Our rental homes range from $1,500 per month up to $10,000 per month with the average rental between $2,500/month and $3,500/month for a three or four bedroom home. The cost will vary depending on the size of the home, location of the home and the time of year. The best way to find out how much your desired rental is going to be, is to call us! Price can also vary depending on the length of stay. Many owners will offer a lower rate for a guaranteed 12 month lease, versus a six month lease.
Each lease has a service fee ($50), damage fee ($100) and a security deposit applied. Homes with a hot tub will have a $75 hot tub service fee (a full drain and fill before your arrival). You will be charged a one-time cleaning fee so that our caretakers can prepare the home for your arrival and post departure. The cleaning fees vary for each home, and are determined based on square footage.
Prior to move in, we will need the first month’s rent, all fees and the security deposit. Rent is due on the first of the month, and is assessed a late fee after the fifth of the month. If you are staying for a stay longer than six months, gas, electric and internet/TV will be put in tenants name. For stays shorter than six months, guests will pay a flat utility fee.
Buckingham’s long term rentals do also book as short term rentals during the same period, so we recommend booking early. This is especially important if your desired dates encompass a holiday. Holidays book up early here in Tahoe, so the earlier you start your search the better. Many of our repeat summer customers book for the following year before they leave Tahoe. Doing this ensures you get the home that best fits what you are looking for. Start your search today!