Incline Village, Nevada 89451
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Baths
- 1670 Square Feet
Unparalleled luxury & detail. Remodeled in 2001. End of project location w/ exceptional privacy & lake views from all levels. Shows like a model home extensive use of hardwood floors, stone countertops & fireplaces plus open beamed ceilings. This property feels like a mountain cabin in a lake front setting. Living room has a towering river rock wood burning fireplace + granite f/p master. Master & office on separate floor. 5 star gated complex w/beach, pier, boat slips, gas dock, pool & restaurant. What I love about the home It is very, very private and secluded. End unit at the north end of the project with no units between this one and the water. Stillwater Cove has 24 hour gated access and security. Housekeeping, airport pickup and grocery shopping also available. If you want the ultimate seclusion, privacy and world class water front amenities with a Nevada tax friendly address this is it!
Great news for Incline Village residents. The beaches will remain private, not become public.
According to News 4, based out of Reno, Nevada, the report covering this topic reads:
“RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a longtime Lake Tahoe lawyer who’s been trying for a decade to gain public access to private beaches on the lake’s north shore.” Please click here for the full article:
The article stated that Crystal Bay resident/lawyer, Steven Kroll, filed a lawsuit in 2008 indicating that due to the merger of Crystal Bay and Incline Village in 1995, he felt it fair that the Crystal Bay residents get the same beach privileges as Incline Village residents. However, the Nevada Supreme Court upheld Washoe District Courts initial ruling that Incline Village General Improvement District, also known as IVGID, has the right to restrict access to the exclusive/private beaches. This property was purchased by IVGID in 1968 with the intention of always remaining private for residents of Incline Village.
Mr. Kroll’s argument was that Crystal Bay residents are entitled to the beaches as they pay IVGID fees and should be treated equally. However, while Crystal Bay residents do pay into the IVGID fees, they pay $100.00 less than Incline Village residents, who’s fees are higher to accommodate the beach access. According to IVGID, Incline Village residents pay an estimated $830.00 yearly whereas Crystal Bay residents pay an estimated at $730.00 yearly. When IVGID was created on June 1st, 1961, the plan was to ensure the safety, welfare, and health of the community. There was never any intention of opening up the beaches to anyone, but residents of Incline Village.
According to Susan Herron, an Executive Assistant/Clerk to the Board at IVGID, when the initial merge took place in 1995, the Crystal Bay president openly acknowledged in a testimony that the residents did not care about having beach access.
As a resident of Incline Village myself, I understand the importance of having these exclusive amenities. Of all of the beautiful places to live in Lake Tahoe, my main reason for specifically choosing Incline Village, NV is for the exclusive/private beaches. Our beaches are beautifully maintained, clean, and respected by our residents as there is pride of ownership. I fear this would not be the case if the beaches became public.
When helping our clients/customers buy and sell real estate around Lake Tahoe, this exclusivity plays a major role in the decision making for buyers when choosing where to buy at Lake Tahoe. Likewise, this also plays a major role for our sellers when determining the appropriate list price for the sale of their home, and highlighting these exclusive amenities that come with the sale of their property. The amenities are an important part of the buying or selling process.
Historically, prices of homes in Crystal Bay have been less expensive compared to the prices of homes in Incline Village. This is why so many individuals choose to pay more for a home in Incline Village to enjoy these exclusive amenities. If the beaches were public, it would diminish the value of properties in Incline Village.
Crystal Bay is absolutely beautiful. I do not believe there is a bad spot to live an the lake. Every day here feels like a vacation……the crystal blue water, the gorgeous pine trees, the wildlife, the year round outdoor activities, the fresh clean air, and most importantly, the amazing people we meet here who share these commonalities. We are so lucky to call this place home.
My advise to those considering purchasing property in Crystal Bay versus Incline Village is to weigh out how important those exclusive amenities are. If having access to the exclusive/private beaches is important, consider focusing your sights on Incline Village. However, if those exclusive/private beaches do not make the radar in the deciding factor for living at the lake, Crystal Bay is a great place to consider.
Please note, there are public beaches all over the lake. The two north shore public beaches that are closest to Crystal Bay are Sand Harbor and Kings Beach; therefore, there is access to other beaches.
I am happy that the Nevada Supreme Court upheld Washoe District Court’s decision to rule in favor of the general improvement district to keep the beaches private. This maintains the health of our community as well as keep the value in our home. In addition, it reinforces the integrity of any kind of improvement district or HOA throughout Nevada and the United States.
What are your thoughts? How do you feel about the federal judge’s ruling in this case?
Amy Baker, Realtor
Smith Team Real Estate