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Winter at it's Finest in a Great Home for Families

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Truckee

House, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)

Perfect for up to three families!

Located within Northstar at Tahoe Resort! Minutes to the slopes and World Class Ski Village via the exclusive shuttle service. Amenities include the Health Club, Family Game Room and Pool/Spa available only to Northstar Property Owners and their guests!

This home invites you in and accommodates your group in beautiful comfort. Each of the bedrooms is a private retreat, with beautiful bedding, private baths and gorgeous views. The Living Room area provides for great family gatherings of board games, stories of the day, and movies around the wood burning rock fireplace in the evenings. A separate den accommodates children's games, foosball and video games - with two queen size futons, this fifth bedroom is great for kids and teenagers! Dining in for a large gathering is no problem, with adult seating around the great round dining table, with the breakfast table for the kids.

Our home is located on a level lot on the golf course in Northstar Resort. Summer activities are endless, and include the 'members only' tennis courts, swimming complex and fitness center. The village at Northstar offers family activities such as movie night, boutique shopping and restaurants. Hiking trails abound the surroundings outdoors for wildlife viewing and wildflower walks.

In the winter, the golf course provides for a beautiful winter walk and there are miles of trails adjacent to the course for more adventurous winter walks or cross country skiing. You can sled right outside your door. We are located very conveniently on the bus route that operates within the resort, so you really don't have to get in your car at all once you arrive.

We are located minutes from Lake Tahoe for all the nostalgia the lake has to offer, including Tahoe City restaurants and shopping.

The quaint and historic town of Truckee is 10 minutes away, with great restaurants and shopping, live music and sightseeing.

This home will make you feel at home. Enjoy your summer or winter vacation at 'My Private Retreat' in Northstar at Tahoe.

New equipment is available for families with young children: pack-n-play portable crib, high chair, and baby gates for both sets of indoor stairs.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Maria Baldwin
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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About Maria Baldwin

We have enjoyed our home with many friends and family members over the years. Our home is truly a home with all the comforts. We hope our guests will enjoy the many touches that we consider a plus.

Maria Baldwin purchased this house in 2000

Why Maria Baldwin chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We bought this home because it has a wonderful, spacious feeling to it, yet privacy is at a premium. The views are amazing - from the rise of the sun over the Martis Valley, to the shadows of the evening sun through the aspen trees that our home is nestled in. It is a fabulous location on a quiet street, yet close enough to be convenient when you venture out.

What makes this house unique

This home has the SHORTEST bus ride within the village!! When you are ready to hit the slopes, your practically there when you get on the bus, and when you head home from the village in the afternoon, this home is one of the first stops!!!

The great room is a wonderful place to gather around the fireplace and play board games or cards by the fire. The den with foozball or old school nintendo keeps those young at heart occupied. Sledding outside the door on the golf course for the kids is something we have always enjoyed and in the warm months, we take beautiful walks on the many trails that are accessed right from our home.

We are equipped for your stay! Board games, sled, grill, great kitchen and cooking equipment! High chair and Pac n Play as well. Everything you need to move in and have a wonderful vacation.


based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

Winter at it's Finest in a Great Home for Families
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

The Perfect Balance between Relaxation and Activity

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Baldwin house in August, for a summer vacation with three generations of family. Everyone had their own suite with lots of privacy (KEY to a successful vacation!). We all like to cook and the gourmet kitchen had everything we needed for some great meals. So nice to be able to take the shuttle up to the pool/spa or to Northstar Village whenever we wanted to go. The house is close to Truckee and also to Lake Tahoe and we took advantage of both. Commons Beach was a good spot to take the little ones, with grass and shade and a playground. We enjoyed Morgan's Seafood restaurant in Truckee. It was so good that we went twice! We hadn't been to Tahoe in the summer in many years but would definitely come back again with the kids and grandkids. Thank you, Maria!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Stay at Northstar

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of two families (4 adults, 8 kids total) and this home was perfect for our needs. With so many bedrooms and bathrooms, everyone had privacy and was very comfortable. The kitchen was very well stocked, and there were more than enough towels, sheets, blankets, etc. The setting is lovely, and it is a 10 minute drive to either Truckee or Kings Beach at Tahoe. The owner Maria was very attentive and helpful. I would definitely consider staying here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

House on the golf course, surrounded by pine and aspen trees -

House very clean and fully equipped

Community shuttle service perfect - only needed my car to go to the lake - 10 minutes away and to visit Truckee - very cool historic town also 10 minutes away

kids loved stars at night

only negative - lost $$ at stateline casinos !!

Would definitely return

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely & Spacious

  • 4 of 5

Sorry this review is late. I did chat with my family about this. Our families enjoyed our stay in this lovely & spacious home. We would have liked to stay longer. Great decorations for that mountain home feel with a fun foosball table too! There was plenty of room for everyone; no waiting for a bathroom. However, no hot showers. It was difficult to get lukewarm water in the showers. Unfortunately, I figured out rather late that they were plumed backwards, (left a note for the next guests). We could not get the TV/movie reception to work. It was ok as there were other things we enjoyed; reading, games, snow play, walking, cooking, we had a computer for movies, & brought a guitar for singing by the big stone fireplace. Older folks had to be careful with the stairs. Very thankful for the two car garage; the front steps were frozen over & very slippery.

There was more clean up expected here than in other homes we have stayed in; leaving took more time & work than we thought. I took down a lot of cobwebs in several spaces after arriving so other family didn't have to deal with it. Some light bulbs needed replacement. We did not use the jacuzzi tub in the master suite due to cold water.

Plenty of great closet space. Lovely corner lot with great views! Noticed a dog door. Transportation service was very good. Owner response was timely. Overall, we liked the location, had a lovely time, & enjoyed the home. We recommend this rental home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing group ski trip weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We just had an awesome time at this great house. We had 3 couples and 4 kids, ages 8 to 13, and there was plenty of space. The house can comfortably accommodate 3 couples and 7 kids! Each of the 5 bedrooms has its own bathroom, plus a common bathroom (toilet, no shower) off the living room. 3 of the bedrooms have king beds, kids' room has bunk with trundle and 2 twins (total of 5 single beds!), and game room has 2 full-size futons. One adult (master) bedroom and kids' room upstairs, and the rest downstairs. The house is very nicely appointed, and is better than looks on the pictures. The views are amazing - beautiful snow-covered valley and birch tree forest. A balcony and a deck where kids could built snowmen because there was plenty of snow, and a large snow-covered field/backyard to roam in. The shuttle picks up right in front of the house to take you to the village. The shuttle comes within a few minutes, and village is 5 min away. Everyone had a blast! The owners were a pleasure to work with - very responsive and easy-going. The only thing that could be improved was that there wasn't enough hot water - after a person took a bath, next one had to wait for a while, but I didn't take off stars for that because we still had an amazing time. Would love to come back next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family gathering

  • 4 of 5

The house was big enough for my family gathering this summer. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, which was wonderful. We had about 15 people in the house. Love the free transportation to various places. I personally would rent again the same facility

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Truckee, Lake Tahoe North Shore

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
17 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Holiday rate
23 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Martin Luther King Holiday
13 Jan 2017 - 17 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
President's Day
10 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £65
Cleaning Fee £184 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Truckee in Lake Tahoe, CA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • Each bedroom has a spacious full private bathroom. Our home offers each family the privacy to relax and enjoy a mountain vacation with friends and family.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom with Jacuzzi Tub and Private Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Beautiful Log Bed with Private Bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Spacious with Iron Bed and Private Bath. Suitable for crib.
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Log Bunk Beds, two twins + trundle - can make up a king bed.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Cozy Den with Futons + private bath. Great for teens!
  • King size beds (2) Master is Tempurapedic, Master #2 is cozy Log Bed., Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Bunk Room upstairs with 5 twin beds (1 set of bunk beds and three addl. twin beds) is perfect for the kids or a family!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 queen size futons in the den, expanding the sleeping capacity.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis

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