Welcome to Sunnyside
Where upscale living meets breathtaking natural beauty
Nestled in the heart of Tahoe City, the Sunnyside - Tahoe Park neighborhood promises an unparalleled blend of family fun within a few short and level blocks. Its walkable streets and paved bike path to Tahoe City and down the west shore beckon residents and visitors to explore a myriad of fun activities, making every day feel like a vacation. With a bevy of restaurants there is an option in the Sunnyside area sure to satiate the desires of the youngest visitors to a discerning foodie. The nearby subdivisions each have their own name though the area is collectively known as “Sunnyside.” Tahoe Park and Talmont neighborhoods offer homes with access to an enviable private HOA beach with piers and a mooring field for your boat. Nearby Pineland has public beach access only but offers homes and spacious lots of around a third of an acre. With Ward Creek and acres of forest land surrounding Pineland, it is an ideal location for those looking for a larger home or more space between their neighbors. Love to be outside and explore in the mountains? The Ward Canyon area, up behind Sunnyside offers an amazing location for year round outdoor adventures and homes with access to tennis courts and a parking area by Sherwood Chairlift at Palisades.
What to Love
- Access to the exclusive Tahoe Park Beach Association’s amenities
- Easy winter access to Sherwood Chairlift via Ward Canyon
- Just minutes from Tahoe City, ensuring year-round connectivity
- Engage in water sports or relish the evening alpenglow at local bars
- Proximity to leisure spots for biking, paddleboarding, and more
- Park & Walk Lifestyle
In Tahoe Park, life is all about savoring the moment with family and friends. Residents immerse themselves in the area’s treasures including Tahoe Park Beach’s three acres of lake fontage, complete with two piers, boat moorings, bocce courts, lakeside lawns, playground, picnic tables for barbecues, and more.
Homeowners in Pineland and Ward Creek enjoy a strategic location with direct access to the back of the Palisades. This area is known for heavy snows and irregular snow removal and is ideal for the more adventurous visitors and those that don’t mind snow shoveling. A mellow but winding 2 mile road to the ski area rewards you with avoiding the traffic and drive up Alpine Meadows Road in the winter. Parking is limited to Ward Canyon homeowners only, so for a stress-free skiing experience, simply have your non-skiing friend drop you off at the Sherwood Chairlift at the end of Ward Canyon.
Whether you're in the mood to rent a bike for a scenic ride, learn wakeboarding, or simply lounge by the beach with a cocktail in hand, these neighborhoods ensure every day feels like a serene getaway. As the sun sets, the alpenglow paints the horizon, creating the perfect backdrop for an evening at a waterfront bar.
Dining and Entertainment
A beloved fixture in Lake Tahoe, Fire Sign Cafe
stands as a testament to gourmet breakfasts and friendly vibes in a cozy setting. Their offerings are as hearty as they are delicious.
At Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge
, lakeside dining is redefined. Enjoy the lively deck with bar food in the summer months, apres ski by the roaring river rock fireplace in the winter, or enjoy a refined dining experience in the stately dining room. The resort offers something for everyone, from the panoramic lake views to the sumptuous guest accommodations. What better way to arrive to dinner than by boat and tie up at a complimentary spot on the dock or see if a buoy is available from the friendly pier staff. Don’t own a boat but want to get on the water? Boat rental facilities, a staff to hone your skills with lessons in wakesurfing or boarding, and a full service marina cater to your on water vacation whims.
A hub of freshness and local delights, West Shore Market
is where quality meets variety. Its commitment to delicious local produce and products makes it a culinary haven. With delicious sandwiches and baked goods, and a small but impressive wine and spirits space, their gourmet to go offerings will provision your cooler nicely. Adjacent sister restaurant, Shadyside is sure to be the new favorite haunt. This moody Mexican restaurant and bar with lots of seating offers all the staples and an enviable tequila selection for a night cap.
Experience the epitome of laidback dining at Spoon
across the street. Comfort food with a twist is their moniker. Each offering features locally sourced products and organic ingredients for an elevated take on homemade classics. Open in the afternoons through dinner, the homemade brownies and ice cream are sure to keep kids happy on the walk home.
Things to Do
Adventure awaits at Kilner Park
, which boasts the area's tallest slide and a respite for little ones on windier days at lakefront parks. Tennis and pickleball enthusiasts will also find their haven here, with well-maintained courts promising endless hours of fun. A local team practices regularly in the summer months for those looking for fellow players and camraderie. Kilner Park also has a sand pit volleyball court, restrooms and picnic tables. This is a great spot to relax or enjoy a snack for those exploring the west shore on the paved bike path that winds through Kilner Park between Tahoe City and Homewood.
For water sports aficionados, Sunnyside Marina
is the place to be. Whether you're keen on renting a SUP, a boat, or a jet ski, or are eager to learn water skiing, wakeboarding, or wake surfing, the marina provides staff and crafts for adrenaline-packed days by the lake. Cruising the lake? Boaters can fuel up at the dock, or ask for a buoy to tie up while dining at Sunnyside.
Give back while you you skate. Join the community in the "Skate the Lake'' fundraiser for breast cancer, a noble cause that brings everyone together. One of the event's stage stops is the West Shore Market to fuel up before you head into Tahoe City and Squaw Valley. Putting the “fun” in fundraiser, this pink-clad event is held every summer and brings participants who have been touched by someone with this disease. Ride your skateboard, skates or bike and trek alongside skate board legends, roller derby queens, moms, dads and kids as you raise money for this once humble grass roots venture that has joined a national fundraising event for those touched by breast cancer.