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9009 Forest View Drive

Rubicon Bay, CA
1,840 sqft ±
2F 1H Baths
3 Beds
3 Beds
2F 1H Baths
1,840 sqft ±


3D Tour


Green shutters and green pine trees, this property is surrounded by views and forest alike. Lake Tahoe is visible in the background with the mountains as a blue haze in the distance. This 1840 sq ft +/- home has been tastefully updated. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, den, and bonus room home is surrounded by conservancy and national forest lots and located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac with hiking trail.  This home invites you in with its homey exterior and spacious treated Trex decking perfect for entertainment. This outdoor experience is then added upon when you enter through the front door to see a modest interior that beckons you to explore more. One will find a series of bedrooms and a welcoming den with access to the mechanical area and plenty of space for the workshop, ski tuning, storage, and more. on the journey up to the great room.


Continuing up the stairs you are welcomed with expansive windows and exposed beams holding the ceiling up as well as pine paneling which feels as if the home has become a part of the forest and lake views surrounding you. The sleek, open-concept kitchen in this space features alder cabinets, updated appliances, a single bowl sink and a black granite leathered countertop that is open to the living room, and dining area.  Attention to detail was of paramount importance in the creation of this home, from the knotty alder doors and trim to the walnut breakfast bar top anchored at one end by a wine bar.  New dual pane windows are throughout the home keeping in the heat even in the coldest of Tahoe winters. The living room even features a newer natural wood burning stove with hand placed stone framing it in.  The bedrooms are comfy and cozy ready to be used for late nights and sleeping in. The primary bedroom has a queen sized bed and a walk-in closet with shelves for storage and attached bathroom. The second guest bedroom is located adjacent to the primary suite.  Laundry on the upper floor with a half bath.  There is also a guest bedroom on the main floor with a stylish full bath with updated fixtures, large storage closet and a surprise room referred to by the Sellers as the "bunk house" (not a legal bedroom).  To top this all off this home provides you with the opportunity to be a member of the RTO (Rubicon Tahoe Owners HOA). This membership gives you access to two Tahoe beaches; each beach has a pier, roped off swim area, and a swim float. The South Beach has limited Kayak and SUP storage slots for rent, and a sand volleyball court. During the summer, Beach Attendants are on duty at both beaches to check-in RTO Homeowner Members and their Cabin Renters and to help reinforce beach safety. (No Lifeguards on duty.)  The RTO also operates two buoy fields (north and south) under a lease with the California State Lands Commission. Under the terms of the lease, RTO is allowed only 87 buoys in the south field (12 are designated & maintained by lakeshore owners) and 26 in the north field. The HOA covers buoy costs through a separate fee structure that pays for the lease and buoy field maintenance. Buoys are allocated to applicants at random.



2016 Remodel:

  •   New electric panel
  •   New elements replaced in water heater
  •   New flooring/carpet throughout
  •   New drywall finish and paint
  •   New walnut bannister and stair sides
  •   New shower, and toilet downstairs
  •   Expanded kitchen and added new appliances 
  •   Undercabinet lighting in Kitchen by Tresco
  •   New counter, sink and toilet upstairs
  •   New light fixtures throughout
  •   New Trex decking and railing
  •   New wood stove and stone hearth
  •   New low-e Milgard windows-alum. clad on exterior and wood on the interior
  •   New knotty alder doors and jambs
  •   New alder baseboard 
  •   New front door
  •   Exterior shingle siding added on upper story


Work Completed in 2012:

  • The old insulation in attic was removed, and replaced with 10" blown-in rodent resistant insulation
  • Replaced old fiberglass tub upstairs with tile walk-in shower 
  • Created a tool room underneath of home, insulated, and added an exit door
  • Removed cold plunge in downstairs bunk room - added sleeping area with pine clad walls with custom made twin beds.  Room does not have egress and is not considered a bedroom
  • Sauna removed and replaced with a storage closet in the downstairs bathroom
  • Installed 2 French drains to mitigate water run-off from slope behind home.  One interior, one exterior
  • Added stone steps around the house
  • Removed hazardous trees
  • Rebuilt stone terraces
  • Repaved driveway
  • Replaced the front door landing with Trex decking
  • Installed native landscaping
  • Stained the exterior
  • Covered exterior foundation with stucco stone
  • Made custom shutters



About The Agent

Sally Gardner

CA: DRE01154939 | NV: BS.1002227


Sally Gardner Real Estate Broker Associate in California and Nevada

An Experienced Professional for All Seasons and Investments

Sally Gardner, licensed in California and Nevada led the successful expansion of San-Francisco-based Pacific Union International, the Bay area’s premier luxury brand and #1 independent brokerage in California (acquired by Compass in 2018) into the Lake Tahoe and Truckee area beginning in 2012. Under Gardner’s leadership, the Pacific Union brand established a strong presence in the Tahoe luxury market. Today there are multiple Compass’ locations in Truckee, Tahoe City, the Village at Squaw Valley, Incline Village, Nevada, and South Lake Tahoe. 

Before working as Regional Executive – President, Tahoe Region with Pacific Union Gardner handled all phases of residential real estate development at DMG Developments. Her expertise including site selection consulting, planning, zoning, financing, profit & loss, management, construction, and new home sales has proven a valued asset to Gardner’s diverse client base. This fundamental development expertise in today’s competitive market ensures a smooth and seamless transaction when working with Gardner.

Lake Tahoe real estate brokers appreciate Gardner’s real-world expertise resulting in strong long-term relationships. This often makes a key difference in why Gardner’s client’s purchase offers become the accepted one in a sea of many. Fellow brokers, buyers, and sellers find collaborating with Gardner a professional experience from beginning to end.

From digging deep into data and understanding the nuances of luxury and regional trends to skilled negotiations Gardner’s broad-based knowledge is respected by her HNW clients. Gardner is a member of The Private Client Network operating in 40 markets nationwide. Founded by Kevin Sneddon this is an elite network of client-driven results-orientated luxury residential brokerage professionals. In addition, Gardner is a member of REALM, the first globally collaborative real estate collective and curated luxury lifestyle platform. Through REALM Gardner collaborates with other members matching qualified buyers to luxury and ultra-luxury homes and estates. As a result of Gardner’s affiliations with these exclusive membership networks, sellers can expect the broadest reach to the right buyers. 

The inherent due diligence Gardner performs on all transactions from weekend ski condominiums to multi-generational lakefront estates begins with understanding her client’s needs and wants. Then exploring the key reasons behind their decision to buy a Lake Tahoe property helps Gardner determine the direction to best serve her clients.

As a successful entrepreneur living in the Bay Area’s peninsula before relocating to Lake Tahoe, Gardner relates to her client’s busy lifestyle resulting in symbiotic relationships.  Her understanding of estates, trusts, and philanthropic foundations is why Gardner often partners with Family Offices and Attorney’s on transactions.

Raising three sons in Lake Tahoe Gardner is deeply involved and committed to many aspects of her community. These have included Board positions at the Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation, Squaw Valley Institute, Endowment Fund of the Junior League of Menlo Park*Palo Alto, and Founder of the Tahoe Mother’s Club.   She is particularly interested in workforce housing for the Tahoe Truckee area given the high cost of living, coupled with local businesses struggling to find and retain employees.

Always putting the client’s best interest above her own defines Sally and remains the core value of her highly successful real estate career spanning two decades.