Mammoth Lakes Real Estate

Nightly Rentals vs. Long Term Rentals


A hot topic in many cities are nightly rentals. Almost all buyers ask if properties in Mammoth Lakes can be rented out as a nightly vacation rental. The general rule of thumb is that condos can be rented out on a nightly basis, but single-family homes have to be rented out long term (30 days or longer). There are a few exceptions to this rule in each category, but not too many. The very large custom homes along Little Eagle ski run (Juniper Ridge) were built in a zone which allows nightly rentals, along with another development closer to the Village called Graybear. Both have large single-family homes which can be rented nightly, but they sell between $3-5 million so they are not affordable to many people. On the flipside, there are a couple condo complexes built around 2006 or 2007 that were built for workforce housing which do not allow nightly rentals. They intent was to keep them affordable for full time residents with low HOA’s and few, if any, amenities. Other than that, all other condos can be rented on a nightly basis. Multi-Family properties, like a duplex or fourplex can not be rented out nightly, only long term.

Over the years there has a been a few times the nightly rental rules were challenged. A few years back there was a vote that did not pass which would have allowed single-family homes to become nightly rentals. In the past few months there have been talks of the Mammoth Lakes Town Counsel placing a ...

NextHome Mammoth Lakes Achievement Awards

Buyer’s, Seller’s, and window shopper’s alike can tell you that 2021 was a whirlwind of a year in terms of the real estate market.  If you were lucky enough to purchase a property then congratulations on winning the property.  If you sold a property then congratulations on getting multiple offers and most likely selling above asking price. & If you’re still looking then, you know what they say, the best time to buy real estate was yesterday.

No one could have guessed that the housing market would have changed so drastically as a result of covid-19 but this market is showing to be the new normal.  NextHome Mammoth Lakes had another record-breaking year and we have graciously been presented with 6 awards for the 2021 fiscal year.  As a brokerage we have seen another statistically impressive year and we’d love to share some of our 2021 accomplishments.

  • Locally Ranking #2 Top Producing Brokerage in the area for another year in a row.
  • Transacted 208 sales sides.
  • Produced $129,074,202 in volume sold.
  • Totaling a 27.5% sales volume increase from the previous year.

Once again, it brings us great pleasure to congratulate 5 NextHome Mammoth Lakes agents that have received top producing awards.



Best Time to Buy Real Estate

Best Time To Buy Real Estate in Mammoth Lakes, CA

  • "When is the best time to buy real estate?"
  • "Is Mammoth Mountain a good place to invest in real estate?"
  • "What is the real estate market like right now?"

These are all commonly asked questions I recieve on a daily basis. The answer lies between the mountains in the Eastern Sierras. Since the early 2000's, Mammoth Mountain and surrounding areas have been a getaway for families and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Growing in popularity, Mammoth Lakes has become the number one ski destination in California. Right now, the market is hot with dvelopment reaching new hieghts in the Inyo-Mono area. Despite lots, home and condos being bought up, Mammoth has managed to maintain the old-school ski town feel it is best known for. For Mammoth Mountain, the best time to buy real estate is NOW. Looking at a history of market prices and returns on investments, Mammoth is the best unknown secret in California for investment properties and the perfect getaway. 

If you are interested in purchasing investment properties to list on rental platforms like VRBO or AirBnB, call us now and let us help you find the perfect home or condo. 

Happy skiing, we can't wait to hear from you!


5 Must-Know Tips Before You Power Up The Pressure Washer

5 Must-Know Tips Before You Power Up The Pressure Washer in Mammoth Lakes, CA

5 Must-Know Tips Before You Power Up The Pressure Washer

It’s the time of year when we start fantasizing about backyard picnics and BBQs in gorgeous weather. If your fantasy involves clean patio furniture and a grime-free deck, you’ve probably considered doing some power washing. Before you get started, here are some things you need to know.

1. Power and pressure washing are not the same thing.
Power washing and pressure washing both use streams of high pressure water to clean surfaces. However, power washing uses a heating element and pressure washing does not. Knowing which option to use can help you get a better clean and avoid damaging your property.

Power washing is the heavier duty option. Use it for large areas like extra-large driveways, hard surfaces that can stand up to the heat, and to get rid of extreme mold, moss, grease, and dirt.

Pressure washing is safer for surfaces. Use it when you have a smaller area like a deck, patio, or driveway to clean or if you need to clean softer surfaces like tile, wood decks, and siding. Pressure washing is also safer on masonry, concrete, and brick.

2. Sometimes you shouldn’t do either.
Power and pressure washing are effective because they’re very strong cleaning options, but they may be too strong for some objects and parts of your home. Anything painted, asphalt roofing, laminar sandstone, stained wood, and anything old will probably be damaged or destroyed if you try to pressure or power wash them.

3. All cleaning solutions are not...

Mammoth Mountain All Season Destination

Mammoth Lakes is the premier destination in California for numerous mountain activities including skiing, hiking, biking and much more. 

Mammoth Lakes

The Mammoth Lakes Basin is located on Lake Mary Rd, just past the Village at Mammoth. This area features 5 main lakes that can be accessed by car in the summer. In the winter these lakes become much more isolated and can only be reached by x-c skis or snowshoes. It is an 8 mile round trip to see all 5 lakes. The groomed side of the trail requires a Mammoth Mountain x-c pass, however you are free to adventure on the ungroomed path adjacent to the ski trail. The main lakes featured on this trail are Twin Lakes, Lake Mary, Lake Mamie, Horseshoe Lake, and Lake George. However, there are several other lakes you can explore into the backcountry, experience required. During the summer time this area is a family friendly campground with summer activities like fishing, boating, sup boarding, and hiking. Be sure to keep your food in bear safe containers. "Don’t Feed Our Bears” “Pack it In Pack it Out”


Mammoth Lakes Starwood Estates

Luxurious Starwood Estates in Mammoth Lakes, CA 

Listed below are all the luxurious homes currently listed in Starwood Estates.  This exclusive community located on the prestigious Sierra Star Championship Golf Course are some of the most desirable homes in Mammoth Lakes ranging from the low $1 million to $3 million plus.  

Although on the Sierra Star Golf Course the Starwood homes are conveniently located close to town on the 2 main cross sections of Minaret and Meridian Boulevard.  Located adjacent to the Starwood Estates is the coveted Bell parcel which is a meadow reserve and a safe haven for wildlife year-round.   Contact Maggie Larson Mammoth toll free at (855) GO-MAGGIE for more details. 

Preview all the listings in Starwood Estates:


Meb Keflezighi who trains in Mammoth Lakes qualified for his 4th Olympic marathon

Meb Keflezighi who trains in Mammoth Lakes , CA qualified this weekend for his 4th Olympic marathon.

Mammoth Lakes, CA is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the world  yet for Meb Keflezighi Mammoth Lakes is home for optimum training conditions in the high elevations.  From San Diego, 40 year old Meb has 1 of the 3 spots for the Olympic Team.  Go Meb~



Excellent conditions in Mammoth Lakes, CA for President's Week 2016

Excellent conditions in Mammoth Lakes, CA for President's Week 2016 means a high of 93% occupancy rate for the town of Mammoth Lakes.

Mammoth Lakes, CA is booming and the conditions are amazing.  There have been so many blue bird perfect skiing days this year it's been incredible.  The snow is spectacular with a 9ft base, and the mountain is staffed and ready for you to come visit our world renown destination The Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort.  

This weeks occupancy rates:

Contact Maggie Larson Mammoth your Mammoth Lakes Residential Specialist for sales and long term luxury rentals toll free (855) GO-MAGGIE


Maggie Larson Mammoth weekly featured listing in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Mammoth Lakes Real Estate - Take an old condo, remodel it head to toe, and you get KVE#220 This complex might not much to look at from the outside, but this fantastic 1-bedroom + loft, 2-bath unit is move-in ready with both a modern kitchen and bathrooms. Partial views of Mammoth Mountain, pool and spa onsite, easy parking, downtown location, plenty of room, tons of storage, and low HOA fees. What are you waiting for?


Mammoth Real Estate for Lovers of Lavishness: Westin Monache Condos

Are you looking for a piece of Mammoth real estate that will put you in the heart of resort-style luxury?

Then you may want to consider filling out a change of address card that includes the words, Westin Monache. It’s a delightful condominium development within reach of the Westin Monache Resort’s finest amenities. And I do mean fine.

The renowned, Mammoth Lakes resort is recognized by world travelers for its signature Heavenly Beds® and Heavenly Baths®. If you haven’t traveled in style for awhile, please allow us to explain. Initially introduced in the late 1990s, the luxurious beds are manufactured by the well respected firm, Simmons. They feature thick, lush, pillow top mattresses with reinforced edges. And they come with a choice of either low or standard profile box springs.

As for the otherworldly baths, they feature therapeutic, spa-like, dual shower heads that offer phenomenal water pressure and a handful of powerful jets per head. They were custom manufactured for the hospitality chain in the early 2000s by the esteemed, centuries old, American firm,  Speakman® Company. And the good news is both the beds and shower heads are often included in Westin Monache condos.

In addition, Mammoth real estate owners that choose to make Westin Monache their homes have access to other, highly coveted, onsite amenities too. The long list includes a heated swimming pool, serene spa, workout room, concierge services and a restaurant. Known as the Whitebark, it serves breakfast and dinner daily. Plus, there is a fabulous lounge menu available too. Food you’re likely to encounter there are thick, all-natural...

Mammoth Lakes 'Propportunity' Vol 152

"Propportunity™" / prah-per-tue-ni-tee (noun):  A property priced well in today's market, offered by a motivated seller.

Ski In Ski out location in Mammoth Lakes

422 John Muir Road


Mono County’s Crowley Lake: An Ideal Spot for Equestrians

Mono County Crowley Lake, CA Equestrian Perfection

Are you looking for a place where you can stretch your legs, do a little fishing and maybe raise a few horses? If so, Mono County's Crowley Lake area may be the perfect spot for you. Some of the properties are equestrian zoned and others offer easy access to the water, a BLM run campground and a fish camp.

One of our many favorite Mono County properties is located on Aspen Springs Ranch Road. Built in 1997, it is the ideal spot to do many of the activities mentioned above and more. There is even a wine cellar, steam shower, indoor spa, fireplaces and heated floors included in the home’s layout. Plus, it was once featured in the magazine, Log Home Illustrated.

If you are enamored with the idea of having your own pond and running creek too, the beautiful home on Hilton Creek Drive may be of interest as well. Built in 1989, it sits on a spacious, 1.01-acre tract of land that shares a border with the Inyo National Forest. So you won’t have to worry about feeling fenced in or under the constant, watchful eyes of neighbors. In addition, the forest is home to horse trails that are open to the public.

Of course they are not the only places in Mono County that offer tempting conveniences and...

Great Reasons to Call a Residential Specialist for Mammoth Lakes Real Estate & Mammoth Lakes Long Term Rentals

Contact Maggie Larson Mammoth for all your residential real estate needs including Mammoth Lakes long term rentals. 

Before you start scrolling through Eastern Sierra and Mammoth Lakes Real Estate listings or placing that For Sale or Rent sign on your home, stop a moment and remember one thing. Buying, selling and renting a home are three of the most important decisions that a person can make in his or her lifetime. So shouldn’t you select a Residential Specialist for Real Estate & Rentals to help you through the process?

Residential Specialists for Mammoth Lakes Real Estate & Long Term Rentals are unlike other real estate agents. That’s because they have extensive experience, education, connections and familiarity with residential markets in their area. Take me for example. I’m a mother of five who’s spent 13 years living and working in the Eastern Sierras and Mammoth Lakes. I have first-hand knowledge about the area and its many services.

In addition, my life’s work and education history have been focused on residential real estate and property management. There are also plenty of Eastern Sierra client’s that can vouch for my integrity and business skills. So locals and out-of-town clients alike can feel confident with my professionalism.

Furthermore, as a Residential Specialist for Real Estate sales & Rentals, I have access to a wide variety of Eastern Sierra properties. Geographical areas that I tend to work with are Mono and Inyo Counties including Mammoth Lakes, CA and Bishop, CA. Within them, would-be buyers and renters are apt to find the following and much more:

  • Residential Homes for sale
  • Condos for sale
  • ...

Trout Stocking and Opening fishing day in Mammoth Lakes

Time for the opening fishing day in the Eastern Sierra and in Mammoth Lakes, CA

Visit Reagan's Sporting goods in Bishop, CA 

Desert Springs Trout Farm to Stock Trout in Mammoth Lakes this Year

Fish farm to ensure another great fishing season in the Mammoth Lakes Basin

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (March 26, 2014) — As fishing opener nears, the latest angling news in the Eastern Sierra is that the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Lakes Tourism are working with Desert Springs Trout Farm for fish stocking in the Mammoth Lakes Basin for 2014.


“Conway Ranch’s water issues are very unfortunate, but luckily we have found a solution for this year with Desert Springs,” explained Mammoth Lakes Tourism Executive Director, John Urdi.


Desert Springs will provide at least 11,000 pounds of fish compared to the 7,600 pounds (nearly a 45 percent increase year over year) the Lakes Basin received last year, which means anglers will have an even greater opportunity to land a big one this summer.


“The fish that will be stocked in the Lakes Basin would be the same types of trout that Eastern Sierra anglers have caught in the past, from browns to rainbows, etc.,” said David Mcfarland, partner of Desert Springs Trout Farm. The trout will also be the trophy-sized, 3-5 pounders to which Eastern Sierra anglers are accustomed.


“Not only will we continue to have frequent fish stocking, but in the Mammoth Lakes Basin we will have even more fish,” Urdi continued....

Mammoth Lakes, CA: The Perfect Getaway for Resort Living

Do you want to live in a place where you don't have to travel away from your home just to see a forest, a lake, or a mountain peak? 

Sometimes living in an area where cars, buildings, and the other overwhelming aspects that come with living in a city become too much, thoughts often turn to living in an area where you can be more in tune with nature and start doing the things that you love. Do you miss hiking, biking, skiing, and other activities without having to drive miles and miles out of your way? Do you want to live in a place where you don't have to travel away from your home just to see a forest, a lake, or a mountain peak? Or do you just want to live away from the city? Fortunately, there are areas all over California that fit this description. 

  One area where you can just get away and enjoy nature (permanently or just to get away) would be Mammoth Lakes. There are many different condominiums, homes, and even lots for sale or lease that the professionals at Sierra Resort Property Management can introduce you to. 

  Mammoth Lakes is an absolutely beautiful area for those looking to get away. This area is surrounded by the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, and is bordered by the Ansel Adams and John Muir Wilderness areas. It is within a lush, beautiful forest. A mere thirty-two miles from Mammoth Lakes is the entrance to Yosemite National Park. Because of its ideal and stunning location, it is a great location for nature lovers and people who just want to get away from all of the noise, pollution, and congestion that come with living in a larger city.

  There are many different areas for its residents to go hiking. One example of a hiking spot is the...

Mammoth Lakes Long Term Rentals are Going Fast, So Act Now

Have you always wanted to spend a season living in the Eastern Sierra Mountains? If so, now is the time to secure your Mammoth Lakes long term rentals. Otherwise, you may end up missing out on some of the best, summer and winter vacation rental homes in California.

At Sierra Resort Property Management, we currently have several stunning, Mammoth Lakes long term rentals available. Two of our favorites are located on Meridian Boulevard. One is nestled in the St. Moritz Subdivision and the other is in the Central Subdivision. Collectively, they each feature fabulous, highly sought after amenities like pools and furnishings. In addition, both are within easy access of the area’s shopping malls and attractions. Seasonal, public transportation is also well within reach of these two Mammoth Lakes long term rentals.

At the moment, there are also Mammoth Lakes long term rentals available on Lee Road, Old Mammoth Road, Canyon Boulevard and Grindewald. The Lee Road rental is located within the Central Subdivision whereas the Old Mammoth Road rental property is in the Discovery IV Subdivision. As for the other two rental properties, they are located in the Canyon Lodge Subdivision and the Mammoth Knolls Subdivision, respectively. Mammoth Lakes Rental Listings

The Canyon Boulevard property is exceptionally...

Seven Financial Benefits of home ownership this tax season in Mammoth Lakes

There is still more snow on the way in Mammoth Lakes, CA

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Mammoth Lakes, CA: A Reason to Look Forward to Spring Vacation

While being nationally known as a winter ski resort and getaway, Mammoth Mountain is also a superb and one of a kind location to spend a spring and/or summer getaway. 

Mammoth Lakes

For several months now most of country has been in a deep freeze, which has left people up to their knees in snow and up to their eyes in frustration. If you are tired of the cold weather and are ready to start experiencing your favorite warm weather activities, do not fear, as spring weather will arrive in a matter of weeks. In the meantime, use your time trapped inside to plan your first warm weather outing, and consider the fun adventures you could have in Mammoth Lakes, CA. While being nationally known as a winter ski resort and getaway, Mammoth Mountain is also a superb and one of a kind location to spend a spring and/or summer getaway. With spring and summer activities scheduled to resume as early as in April you are mere weeks from being able to experience the joy once again of spending time outside in nature. Here are just a few of the many activities in which you can take part in Mammoth Lakes that shoul d give you a reason to spend your next vacation there.


Numerous Sightseeing Opportunities

While being a unique and diverse environment in itself, Mammoth Lakes also acts as the perfect central location from which one can travel to various natural wonders that are in close vicinity to Mammoth. While the hiking trails, scenery, and lakes in Mammoth offer some of the most spectacular sightseeing in the world, which attracts thousands of visitors to the area each year, when staying in mammoth there are other awe-inspiring locations you can easily visit. In mammoth, one is a short drive away from both Yosemite National Park and Devils Postpile national...

Does Your Mammoth Real Estate Look Warm Enough to Rent?

As we approach the transitional long term rental prime season in Mammoth Lakes here are some tips when staging your rental.  

As long as your Mammoth Real Estate is priced correctly, then it should rent quickly, right? Except, what if you're competing with other rentals at the same price point? How do you make your property stand out? Deciding on a place can be an emotional choice as much as a budgetary one. If you make your interiors look warm, inviting, and cozy, then you can tip the rental decision in your favor. The following are some staging tips.

  • Fill your spaces. Bare floors, minimal accessories, and sparse furniture make rooms look cooler and are perfect for the summer. Go the opposite way to add warmth in the winter. Layer furry furniture throws and patterned pillows on your upholstered pieces so potential tenants look like they can wrap themselves in something warm. Add shag or Oriental rugs to the floors. Replace smooth, metallic accessories with ones made of rough natural materials, such as wood or stone.
  • Include Mother Nature. There is not a more beautiful place in the Eastern Sierra than Mammoth Lakes and nothing denotes the warmer spring and summer months like nature, so add container plants. Include winter-blooming plants both indoors and out for touches of color. Some examples include red poinsettias, yellow winter jasmine, pink snap dragons, and white cyclamens. The sound of water, such as from a tabletop fountain, also reminds renters of outdoor spaces.
  • Keep it bright. Lots of light can easily dispel winter gloom so turn on all your lights whenever potential renters come to inspect your place. You can always use timers to keep your spaces bright even when you're not there. Put lamps in dark corners and keep your porch...

Things To Look Forward To At Mammoth Lakes, CA In The Coming Summer Months

We all know that Mammoth is primarily known for its wonderful skiing and snowboarding during the Winter months.  

This has provided visitors with fun and exciting experiences for years and years.  Did you know that the Summer can be just as fun, though?  With plenty of fishing, hiking and golfing available, you will be able to spend the Summer months having a great time in Mammoth Lakes, CA.


Just because the snow is gone does not mean that you have to stop exploring the mountain.  With plenty of hiking trails openly available, you will be able to explore all parts of Mammoth with just your two feet.  The mountain is beautiful during the Summer, so why not go out and see what it has to offer?


For those of us that just want to kick back and have a relaxing time, maybe fishing is right up your alley.  You will be able to just hang out and talk with your group of friends while, hopefully, catching yourself a nice and tasty dinner.


If you are not up for the intensity of hiking but do not want to stay stagnant like you will be while fishing, going for a fun golf trip could be for you.  You will be able to stay relatively active but not so much to where you need to mentally prepare for it. 

When it all comes down to it, going up to Mammoth for the Summer can be just as fun as during the Winter.  No matter how active you want to be, with hiking, fishing and golfing available, you will also be able to stay in your comfort zone.  If you would like to learn more about Mammoth and all they have to offer, please contact us....