bred from the classic cliche' "necessity is the
mother of invention"
Mike Sommer - Founder, and a Tahoe rental cabin owner
himself was frustrated with the various selections of
vacation rental websites available. Most sites were clunky,
difficult to navigate, very expensive to list a rental
property (some vacation rental sites charging OVER $300 per
year per listing!!) Most importantly Mike felt that these sites lacked the most
critical aspect: Focus! None were Lake Tahoe specific. Until
"It just didn't make sense to me that my cabin
listing should get lost amidst bungalow rentals in Jamaica [and
thousands of other world wide rentals]... not that there is
anything wrong with renting a bungalo in Jamaica, it's just that
these sites lacked specific geographic focus..."
Catering specifically to privately owned cabins, condos,
houses and townhouses, TahoeCabinRentals.com puts the
vacation renter in direct contact with the property owner.
The beauty of dealing direct with the owners is
eliminating excess fees charged by travel and rental
agencies. Some rentals here are roughly half the cost if you
were to go through an agency.
So TahoeCabinRentals.com was born. From humble beginnings
back in 1997, the "site" built of a static web
page listing Mike's Tahoe rental plus a few acquaintances'
South Tahoe rental properties, burgeoned into a cleanly
designed, user friendly "meat and potatoes
navigation" website, with properties sorted by region
around and near Lake Tahoe. "Point, click, rent a
Mike has a laid back approach to things... "go
ahead and list your property free for 30 days. Try it and
see what happens... if you get just one booking you've paid
for a year of listing your property here, and then some! ...
if you don't want to continue your listing, let us know.
we'll remove it. No charge. no questions, no hard sell" Mike goes on to
remind us that for the cost of a couple classified ads in
the Sunday paper, (which gets you only a few days of exposure to
a very limited local audience) you can get a years worth of
worldwide exposure on the TahoeCabinRentals.com website,
with over 250,000 visitors for the year 2007. "And growing!" Mike adds.
Annual subscriptions run just $99.95 per year per
property, and for an extra $25 you can have your property
added into the 'Feature Property' rotation directly on the
front page! Wow!
"Pretty fair dinkum if you ask me..."