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Village at Squaw Valley, 1 Bed, 1 Bath. Quiet,Cozy,Convenient!

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

WINTER

SKI MORE

The ideal location to ski Squaw is in the village at Squaw. The village has ambience, amenities, is somewhere to shelter you from the elements. Zero driving time means more ski time.

Your ski pass includes Alpine Meadows too. Alpine is more family oriented and is a less intense resort than Squaw. Linked to Squaw with shuttles, but it is easier to drive around (10-15 minutes.

You are living on the slopes. So you can get up the mountains fast. Ahead of people who drive in and have to park. You may get more powder snow if first tracks is your thing.

Squaw has many high speed lifts. Lines are only a problem on holidays. But even then you can start early, rest mid morning and ski again over lunch to avoid the crowds.

REST MORE

You can rest more. I used to be a ski guide in the French alps. Best run is usually second one after a rest in the early afternoon. Snow is soft, sun is out. Long live the fair weathered skier. If the weather gets bad, you are near home to shelter. Cooking for yourself is always healthier than eating out, and the condo is well equipped to do this. I like the Chinese food at Gold Coast. $10 is a deal for a large bowl of stir fry.

There are great jaccuzzis in the building. There is the Trilogy spa if you need a massage.

IN THE MORNING

Carry your skis 100 yards to a ski lift. KT22 express (advanced) , Red Dog (moderate) or aerial tramway (beginners). You can come back for lunch. California has the most spring (fair weather) skiing I have found. After all it is a semi desert. Cold nights watch ice early mornings, start later or get up high where less ice forms. It is often warm late mornings. So layer, take a back pack, or head back to the condo to decoat.

BACK TO THE CONDO

You are paying to use the condo. So use it. Come back and forth a lot. Pop out to the village to people watch or grab a coffee.

I take my skis off in front of Funitel (at the end of Red Dog Run). Carry my skis through the village to main reception, drop them, my boots and helmet in the ski locker, go up one floor and the condo is towards the end of a quiet corridor.

QUIET

Quiet is important to me. It takes good planning to have people living on top of people and maintain it. Fewer people passing the door maintains quiet. Concrete/sound insulated floors also keep it quiet. There is a little noise from water in pipes. There may be noise from snow ploughs in the lot, but this is less than the noise of the snow cats working all night or drunks in the village drag.

APARTMENT DESCRIPTION

See the plan in the apartment pictures.

When you open the front door to the apartment you look past the kitchen on your left to the dining area, into the living room. Please, take off your shoes or boots and place them with coats in the closet facing the door.

BATHROOM

The bathroom is to the right. It is medium sized, has a powerflush toilet, granite topped single sink, bath with shower curtain, and warmed slate floor. Please keep the shower curtain up against the wall to prevent water damage. Thanks. The bath is an oasis. Try an epsom salt bath bath to relieve aching muscles...

BEDROOM

Is private, contains a California King Bed which will soon have a duvet (I don't like heavy blankets). Half the closet is yours. I need space for my ski stuff and cleaning supplies on the other. Has a regular tv hooked to its own dvd. Has an ethernet cable, over the bed fan and window that looks out on the small balcony.

KITCHEN, DINING AND LIVING ROOM

The kitchen has all the plates and pots, pans etc to caters for 6 people. Full size fridge. I plan each meal and get enough food from Safeway in Truckee (turn left after you come off 80).

The dining room table is tight in under an extra granite surface, good for meals and computers. Ethernet cable is there too.

Sofa pulls out to a queen bed. Small for 2 adults, ok for 2 smaller people.

There is an ultra-flat screen 2011 Samsung TV with Blu-ray located in the living room. I am sure some small digital genius will be able to play games on it (bring your own games and controls).

HEATING

Heat the apartment using the gas fireplace, the radiators make it too hot. The air in a ski resort is always too dry, because it is so cold at night. I may bring a humidifier... There can be a cold draft from under the balcony door. I put a towel down there.

SUMMER

HIKING

Squaw has easy access to the Granite Chief Wilderness area, Pacific Crest Trail (PCT): take the Tram from the Village (6200ft) to High Camp (8200ft). There are also loop trail around Donner Lake or Lake Tahoe. Alpine valley is more lush and green. Or 5 lakes trail takes you gently up to beautiful mountain lakes

Rafting down the Little Truckee river or following the river to Tahoe City on foot, bike or rollerblades is fun.

There is a road from Soda Springs (Sugar Bowl turn off of Hwy 80) to Donner Lake that may take your breath away.

CLEANING

I employ a perfectionistic American cleaner. She now uses green/environmental friendly cleaning products! She will only clean the apartment when you have gone. Though for long stay clients she is available to clean during your stay for a small fee. Checkout time is 10am. Cleaning gratuity is appreciated.

Thanks and please send me feedback on your stay, so I can make it even better for you.

I am considering having a list of provisions you check off be in the apartment for your arrival.

Dr Ian van Zyl.

Keywords: The Village at Squaw, heated underground parking(1 space), newest village construction (concrete), quality finish, green/environmental safe cleaning products used,573 square feet, architect designed, well appointed, well sized for two people, 4 can squeeze in, 1 king bed, convertible queen sofabed, gourmet kitchen, breakfast/dinner area, mid-size bathroom with tub/shower and warmed slate floor, flat screen/blueray in living room, dvd/conventional screen tv in bedroom, living room area with a gas log fireplace, balcony faces north mountains and parking lot, large screen media room, kids play room, ski locker next to reception, near small gym, sauna and two jacuzzis outside.

More Details

Owner
Kerri
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Polish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
5 October, 2017

About Kerri

British and American doctors who live in the Wine Country north of Calistoga, CA. She is currently back in school, becoming a specialist (Periodontist/Dental Implant Surgeon). He is a Specialist (Prosthodontist). We ski in the winter and often travel to Europe in the summer. I hike in the Sierras in the summer as it boosts our energy. Our two dogs Frodo and Chloe ski and hike with us.

Kerri purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Kerri chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

For the past 12 years, we skied out of the back of our car. It was primitive, and we got tired of it. Now we enjoy skiing, resting and being able to cook at the bottom of the slopes. Location, location location. And our dogs like the apartment too.

What makes this apartment unique

Quiet, safe, covered heated parking. Near the gym, sauna and powerful jet jacuzzi, easy access skiing, easy access mountain hiking.

Location

Rafting down Truckee river, roller blading and cycling down footpath of little Truckee river, cable car access near (8200ft) Granite Chief Wilderness area.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Olympic Valley in Placer County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Dominates the bedroom. Please don't let young skiers bounce on it. They may break the glass lamp shade on the fan over the bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pulls out of the sofa bed. Not big enough for two adults.
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Heated underground parking, ski locker next to reception, kids play room, multimedia large screen room, Trilogy spa 50 yards away.

Reviews

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Village at Squaw Valley, 1 Bed, 1 Bath. Quiet,Cozy,Convenient!
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay!! Had all of the amenities we needed. Price was right, and flexible with check in and check out. Will definitely rent from them again! And to top it off, you are at Squaw Valley!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
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4

Great Location with all the essentials

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary at our wedding venue and thoroughly enjoyed a much more relaxing and schedule free weekend :-). The condo has all the essentials and owners also provided some of the basics like shampoo/conditioner, soap, coffee/tea/hot cocoa, etc. We only utilized the kitchen some-storing and heating leftovers, though it would have everything you need to cook a meal. The condo is conveniently a door or 2 down from the spa/sauna/fitness center entrance of this building (which also has the best spa area in my opinion of all the buildings). Condo is also located opposite of the inner village which helps keep it more quiet from village activities but convenient enough to enjoy activities and restaurants in the village (you may here more parking lot activity as people leave in the evening or late night, but you're in the village so you're bound to get some noise anywhere, with windows closed, it's very minimal). The bed was not the most comfortable to us, though the linens and bath towels were nice and soft. We did hit a relatively hot weekend in Tahoe but the condo has an overhead fan in the bedroom and box fan available as well which helped keep it cooler. Price was very reasonable as well! Overall a great stay close to village activities, high camp, and short drive or bike ride away from Tahoe City/lake.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Location, price and property manager - all perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was great - very nice, clean and right in the Village! Some reviews said it was away from all the action - its not! We were within walking distance of everything, the restaurants, the bars and even the tram!

However, we did encounter some nice surprises.

Our door was directly across the hall from the fitness center, pool and hot tub, which we relaxed in most nights! Having a parking pass for the garage was awesome! And not a surprise but an added bonus was that the cleaning fee was included in the price.

It was also wonderful working with Kerri - always available if needed. I looked at three units in the village and price, convenience and Kerri were the reasons I chose this one!

I highly recommend this property

Thanks,

Kathy F

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding condo

  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful accommodations. Owner very responsive. Would definitely rent this condo again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great little condo in Squaw Village

  • 4 of 5

Steps from village amenities and all Squaw has to offer. Space is nice and clean with fitness, sauna and outdoor spa across the hall. We enjoyed the summer stay but great option for winter right next to slopes.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for our needs as we worked a festival right in the village.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had everything we needed. The hot tub and sauna were steps away which was a big bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Olympic Valley, Lake Tahoe, CA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer/Fall
25 Jul 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£250
for 2 nights
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£125
 
 
Winter 1
1 Dec 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
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£208
From
£292
Fri,Sat
 
 
Holiday 1
15 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,681
for 4 nights
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£420
 
 
Winter 2
2 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
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£208
From
£292
Fri,Sat
 
 
Holiday 2
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,001
for 3 nights
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£334
 
 
Winter 3
16 Jan 2018 - 15 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
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£208
From
£292
Fri,Sat
 
 
Holiday 3
16 Feb 2018 - 20 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,001
for 3 nights
From
£334
 
 
Winter 4
21 Feb 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
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£208
From
£292
Fri,Sat
 
 
Holiday 4
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£876
for 3 nights
From
£292
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £189.53
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy: 30 day cancellation policy/ Guests must cancel at least 30 days prior to their check in date to receive a full refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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