Splurge vs. Steal Resort Edition: Lake Tahoe

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Our Steal: 524 Spencer Way, Incline Village, Nevada, is currently listed by Todd Disbrow of Engel & Volkers Lake Tahoe for $998,000. 

It’s natural to want it all — mountains and lakes. Snow and beaches. Prime nightlife and tranquil sweet seclusion. They say you can’t have your cake and eat it, too, but Lake Tahoe begs to differ. That’s right, for today’s battle of the ultra-high-end second shelters we’re taking you to the place that will never make you settle for one or the other.

From water-skiing and kayaking to shredding fresh powder on the mountain, this week’s Splurge vs. Steal Resort offers the epitome of entertainment and luxury, but with prices that are miles apart! Which Lake Tahoe home would you choose, the lakeside contemporary splurge or the sophisticated cabin steal?

Splurge: Mountain Contemporary Estate Sitting On Over 100-Feet of Water Frontage For $2.65M

Our Splurge: 2030 Marconi Way, South Lake Tahoe, California, 96150 is currently listed by Fawn Hayes of Chase International for $2,650,000. 

With plenty of room for watercrafts plus tranquil lake and mountain views, our splurge is tough to beat. Situated on the water in coveted South Lake Tahoe, it comes with five bedrooms, five-and-one-half bathrooms, and 3,044 square feet of gorgeous space to entertain.

After a long day playing in the water, come home to relax in front of the sleek concrete fireplace or enjoy a homecooked meal from the gourmet kitchen, outfitted with ample custom built-ins, expansive island, and high-end stainless steel appliances.

The upper level includes four spacious bedrooms with the master suite offering a deck to enjoy sweeping mountain and water views. Indulge in the spa-quality bath, complete with natural stone accents, elongated dual-sink vanity, and giant walk-in super shower.

The first-floor terrace leads to a party deck, which has room for multiple boats. Entertain guests with all manner of watersports or lounge on any one of the home’s decks while watching a stunning sunset over the water.

With popular Lake Tahoe only a few minutes away, this luxury retreat has no shortage of options and will never make you choose between water, snow, nightlife, or nature. Luxury meets adventure in this ideal waterfront splurge!

2030 Marconi Way, South Lake Tahoe, California, 96150 is currently listed by Fawn Hayes of Chase International for $2,650,000.

Steal: Sophisticated Tahoe Cabin With Lake And Mountain Views For Under $1M

Our Steal: 524 Spencer Way, Incline Village, Nevada, is currently listed by Todd Disbrow of Engel & Volkers Lake Tahoe for $998,000.

A slice of sophistication, the steal is equally luxurious but for a fraction of the price. Located in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, the home is situated only ten minutes from Diamond Peak Ski Resort and endless entertainment options. We love the walls of windows, vaulted and beamed ceilings in the main living area!

It comes complete with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and 2,182 square feet of newly remodeled interiors, perfect for anyone looking for an upscale designer retreat in Lake Tahoe. Just look at that fabulous kitchen with bright green custom cabinets, and expansive counters and island with breakfast bar and wine fridge. The floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace steals the show and adds a touch of drama to the room.

Offering a cozy home away from home, you’ll enjoy a number of living spaces built to entertain with solid hardwood floors, custom tiles, corona marble, and modern light fixtures throughout. The headboard ceiling, built-in bookshelves and secondary stone fireplace are perfection!

Gracious beds and baths ensure a tranquil space to return after countless adventures.


And just imagine the gatherings you could have on the forested deck, perfect for grilling out or unwinding in the hot tub.

With Southwest exposure, plus mountain and water views—all for under $1M—this steal is definitely worth a look.

524 Spencer Way, Incline Village, Nevada is currently listed by Todd Disbrow of Engel & Volkers Lake Tahoe for $998,000.