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Largest on mountain residence near The Ritz at Northstar

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Space 3,980 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

4,000 Sq. Ft. With 5 Bedroom & 4.5 Bathroom (including A Bunk Room)

**Please note that Holiday Rates and Seasonal Rates are in effect. Check Rate Details below for current rates**

This is the largest ski-in/ski-out residence on Northstar mountain with direct access (weather permitting) to the main ski area. The unique mid-mountain location provides direct ski access without the noise and congestion of the Village. At nearly 4,000 sq.ft., the residence can accommodate up to 12 comfortably.

When considering which mountain in Lake Tahoe, Northstar provides the most luxurious setting with a newly developed village and the Ritz Carlton. The mountain is incredibly well groomed with vast amounts of tree skiing. Northstar's location is also sheltered from heavy winds and cold frequent at nearby resorts like Squaw and Heavenly. Northstar is the perfect choice for luxury and family skiing. Squaw is just 30 minutes away for the more adventurous.

Main level:

1 - master bedroom with king bed / bathroom

Lower level:

1 - master bedroom w/ king bed / bathroom

1 - guest bedroom w/ queen bed / bathroom

1 - guest bedroom w/ 2 twin beds / bathroom

1 - large bunk room w/ four beds (including entertainment area)

Upper level:

1- game area with computer and printer

The luxury ski residence is located on northstar at mid-mountain among the ski runs 500 ft. above the village. Be the first to ski in the morning before the lifts run by skiing down Homerun ski trail just steps from the front door. At the bottom of Homerun is the village with a Starbucks, shops, restaurants, and entertainment including an ice rink and movie theater.

With a short gondola ride back up to mid-mountain from the Village, there is the Ritz Carlton and the main ski area with over 3,000 acres, 97 runs and 2,280 ft. Of vertical. There are four lodges with food service on mountain including; Big Springs, Shaffer's Camp (private access), Zephyr Lodge and the Ritz Carlton.

Entertain friends and family in the most comfortable, spacious setting at Northstar with direct access to skiing and the Village.

* nearly 4,000 square feet

* ski-in/ski-out

* ski room

* hot tub (weather permitting - may be covered in snow)

* fire pit

* gourmet kitchen with modern appliances:

- sub-zero fridge/freezer

- thermador ovens and warming drawer

- wolf gas stove and full electric oven

- wine fridge

* living room:

- down-cushioned sofas

- gas fireplace

- hdtv

- wet bar

* wireless internet

* 2 car garage

* access to village at northstar hoa amenities - lap pool, hot tub, fitness center w/lockers

* short walk to Ritz-Carlton Highlands:

- Manzanita restaurant

- Ritz Wine Bar

- Ritz Spa / Lake Tahoe's premier spa experience

* the Village at Northstar

- 9,000 sq. ft. skating rink

- outdoor stage, seating and firepits

- restaurants:

Mikuni Sushi

Rubicon Pizza

Baxter's Bistro & Lounge

North of the Boarder Burritos

The Chocolate Bar

TC's Pub


- convenience store and groceries

Earthly Delights

Olivier Napa Valley Gourmet Foods

More Details

Amanda Nguyen
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Amanda Nguyen

We're the first owners of the residence and one of the founder members of the resort. We live nearby on Lake Tahoe with our two boys who both ski race.

Amanda Nguyen purchased this house in 2005

Why Amanda Nguyen chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

This residence provides the best in ski-in/ski-out for a family looking to enjoy the comfort and luxuries of Northstar without the noise and congestion of the Village.

What makes this house unique

The greatest luxury is being able to ski, enjoy a gourmet lunch at either the Ritz Carlton or Shaffer's Camp on the mountain, and ski back to a home that's quiet and spacious without ever getting in a car.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Truckee in Nevada County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3980 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom #1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , with Master Suite #1
    Master Bathroom #2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , with with Master Suite #2
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , with Guest Bedroom
    Master Bathroom #3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with Master Suite #3
    Powder Bath - Toilet , Conveniently on the main level.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Suite #1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Sitting nook, HDTV, and iAccessories on main floor.
    Master Suite #2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , On lower level with access to outside hot tub and fire pit.
    Master Suite #3 - 1 Large Double Bed , On lower level with HDTV and reading chair.
    Guest Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , On lower level with a full bath with tub and shower.
    Bunk Room - 4 Bunk Bed , On lower level with sofa, HDTV, small fridge and sink.
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Largest on mountain residence near The Ritz at Northstar
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

A Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was absolutely lovely -- a great place to stay! It was very well appointed -- fantastic kitchen, well supplied -- and SUPER CLEAN! The size of the house is incredible. There was an amazing amount of room to spread out or come together in. It was a wonderful location - in Northstar -- near Truckee -- as well as many other ski resorts. We would definately choose this place again! We didn't mind watching the snow from within at all!! Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

It is a great house for hosting extended family get togethers. The owner is very helpful and the house is ready to go with lots of nice extras. The shuttle drivers are very friendly and easily accessible. The outdoor pool and gym is a nice extra to have. The only negative is the ski on aspect of the house is weak verses other mountains were the ski on/off is more easily accessible.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and review. We had an epic ski season in Tahoe with 636" at Northstar and 10' piled up along the buildings at the Ritz. They had to divert some foot traffic that made skiing out more work this season than usual.
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Beautiful Place for a family get-together!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and very clean. The bedrooms were spacious with mostly attached bathrooms. Couldn't be happier with the accommodations. Loved the fridge, and 2 extra beer fridge drawers!! Lots of commonly used spices to cook with were supplied. In fact, the kitchen was so well supplied with every appliance imaginable that we opted to cook dinners at the condo instead of fighting the traffic and the crowds to get back into Truckee. (However, a few more directions on how to work everything would of been helpful! The lights were a pain. Never used the Master Jacuzzi because we couldn't stop up the drain, etc. Also, we could never get the fire pit to work, so we didn't get to use our s'more supplies.)

We were determined to get a ski-in and ski out house because of the different level of skiers/snowboarders with us. But, when we were there, they had just had 8 FEET of snow. I know what rats in a maze feel like now, because getting to the front door was like walking through a snow maze with 8 foot walls!! So, I couldn't really tell you if the house was truly ski in, ski-out because all the trails and cutoffs were covered in snow drifts. There were no maps or clues in the house as to WHERE those cut-offs would be...other than a trail map of the mountain. But, drove my skiiers up to the Gondola at the Ritz and dropped the skiers off there. It wasn't crowded at all and I my skiers just called when they were ready tobe picked up. I would tell you what the names of the roads were, but all of the road signs were buried...except for the Ritz Hotel sign.

Amazingly, the driveway was completely cleared of snow and they even had people on the roof knocking down the extra snow!

I had just had knee surgery a few weeks before and was excited about the outdoor pool that was available at the Tree House. (Note, this is in the opposite direction of the the Ritz.) They did provide a decent map of how to get there, but not what the key code was if no one was there to let you in. They had some passcards that were outdated. It was marvelous to swim laps in a warm outdoor pool while waving at the people going by in the Gondola!! Unfortunately, the pool heater quit overnight and I only got to use it the first day.

Overall, it is a great place!. Other condos in the same area have a far better view. Ours just had a view of the trees and LOTS of snow. The condos that were on the next tier down had a view of the ski run

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA, USA

Absolutely love this home!

  • 5 of 5

Our second year in a row to stay at this lovely home! We loved it so much, we had to come back!! It was perfect for our three families (6 adults, 5 kids age 9-13) - there was plenty of room to sleep, relax, cook, and enjoy visiting. The kids took over the loft office space, playing board games and using their electronics. The adults took over the great room, with the wonderfully toasty fireplace, spacious kitchen, and dining room. I love to cook, so the well appointed kitchen was fantastic. It had everything we needed, wanted, and more! The beds were super comfy, the towels were soft, and the amenities in the bathroom a nice touch. Overall, a wonderful stay and we can't wait to do it again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay

  • 5 of 5

The home is spectacular and was perfect for our group of three families. We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dana Point, Californa

Stunning, Comfortable Mountain Home

  • 4 of 5

First off, our whole experience booking the property with HomeAway and our rental agent Amanda Nguyen was smooth and easy - from start to finish. The property lived up to its billing: very comfortable, extremely well appointed, bathrooms and bedrooms were spacious and stunning, kitchen and living area(s) top notch. You're literally a 3-5 min walk from the Ritz - take a left out the front door, then a right and you're almost there. And the same for the great health club - take a right and stroll down the hiking path for a couple of hundred yards; enjoy!

A couple of not so perfect items worth noting: the house has a stunning large deck off the living area but there's no outdoor furniture to sit and enjoy the space; not even a single chair. If you want to lounge you'll need to pull the dinning room chairs out; not the most comfortable. Ladies (per my wife) - the bathroom lighting above the sinks is horrible...I'm sure you know what this means. And lastly, you'll need to download the Sonos App to enable connectivity of your phone, tablet, etc. to the music system, a fact that's not stated in the house information. Hope this helps.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.3 Miles
Truckee Airport or RNO (45 minutes away)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Ritz Carlton or the Village at Northstar
Nearest Golf
2.3 Miles
Northstar Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Manzanita at the Ritz Carlton
Nearest Ski
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
8.9 Miles
Kings Beach
Car: recommended

The home is located on Northstar at mid-mountain for the best in ski-in/ski-out with the Ritz Carlton just a five minute walk away or the Village at Northstar just a short ski or snowboard ride away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Truckee, 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
Nightly Rate
26 Aug 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
7 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Early Ski Season
27 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Nightly Rate
3 Jan 2018 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Ski season
4 Jan 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £76.9

Rates are subject to change until reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.