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Spacious Family Friendly Home in Reno/Tahoe Area

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Large three bedroom, two bathroom vacation getaway in park-like setting on an acre of land surrounded by 18 Oak trees. Includes game room with ping pong table and pinball machine.

Our home has a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor barbecue, televisions with DVD player and a selection of older and contemporary films. With an acre of grass and trees, it's peaceful and quiet here.

We are just 40 minutes from Lake Tahoe and Sierra Nevada ski resorts and 10 minutes from downtown Reno.

There's trout fishing and summer swimming in the Truckee River just a mile walk or drive from the house. And nestled near the foot of the Sierra's, it's a gateway to summer fun either in the mountains or to the east in the high desert. It's a great home base for the Reno/Tahoe area.


More Details

Doug Oakley
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Doug Oakley

I am a writer and photojournalist. I grew up in the area and attended the university here. Now I have a family of my own and live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Doug Oakley purchased this house in 1976

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits to this house are its rural setting, but it is also close to town. The acre of grass and trees give it a quiet, outdoorsy feel. And the game room with a ping pong table and pinball machine are nice additions.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Reno in Washoe County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Spacious Family Friendly Home in Reno/Tahoe Area
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Comfortable, well-kept, huge yard, great for kids!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place. I've stayed here twice and would stay again next time I go to Reno. The house is clean, well-kept and comfortable. Huge yard and play room is great for kids!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice and was in a great location no more than 15 minutes from the airport yet very quiet. I would highly recommend this property. It had a ton of amenities with the only drawback being a lack of TV cable and WiFi which I personally was fine with but the others felt they would have enjoyed. The owner was great to work with. Thanks again for a great time.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and spacious place to stay, great for a family with young kids

  • 5 of 5

My husband and my 3 kids spent 4 days here for a family reunion. My sister lives in town but we decided to get a place where we could all get a good night's sleep. The house was spacious and really clean. It was perfectly set up for kids and while we weren't there a lot, when we were, the kids had a great time playing ping pong and all the games in the rec room. All the amenities were attended to and the kitchen had pretty much everything we needed to make breakfast and lunch. The neighborhood is quiet and you can get a good run in right out the front door. It is also close to any shopping you may need. I would definitely stay here again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting Reno for a family event and traveling with our two children (11 year old boy, 14 year old girl). Rather than get 2 hotel rooms for 2 nights, we decided to book this home for a similar price. It couldn't have worked out better!

We arrived Friday afternoon and the home was just as described - dated but very clean. The ping-pong table was fun for our whole family, and our son really enjoyed the pinball machine. There is even an old record player. I did not find any board games for older kids or adults, but there were certainly toys for smaller children. My husband had to get up early the next morning for an early round of golf, and having the home, instead of a hotel room, allowed the rest of us to sleep in while he got ready. We visited in late July and the yard was not green like the photos show. I suspect there are water restrictions so the lawn could not be watered as much as it needed, anyway we did not spend much time in the yard because it was so hot and dry.

Doug, the owner, was easy to communicate with by text or phone. I would certainly stay at this home again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house (four adults and two kids) to attend a local family wedding. It was perfect. The house was clean and bright and on a single level (very important for my dad who has difficulty with stairs). We were able to relax between the various functions of the weekend with out rushing and without the smoke and noise that usually comes from staying in a casino or hotel.

Rooms / beds were comfortable, kitchen was well appointed and the game room was a find for the kids. Pinball machine, toys and the ping pong table were a plus. (Kids always find other peoples toys more fun and ours definitely did). The yard is huge and beautiful, but we did not have time or weather to enjoy it.

All in all, it gave all three generations, a quiet place to chill.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, convenient, clean. Great place for kids!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wondeful stay. Doug and his family were very responsive to needs like plowing the driveway after snow storm. The house is comfortable, clean, quiet and well laid out for quiet sleeping while others are still up. Fantastic place for kids! Toys, games and ping pong. Also horses in back neighbor's lot love being fed carrots! No internet is not a problem if you hace cell phone hot spot. Would stay here again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Walden's Coffee House, Bueno Grill
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Squaw Valley USA
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Sand Harbor State Beach
Car: recommended

Our home is just outside of Reno, at the base of the Sierra Nevada's and about 5 minutes from the Truckee River. Lake Tahoe and all the world famous ski resorts are just a 40 minute drive away. Reno also has casinos and numerous year round events. Sorry but WE DO NOT ALLOW PETS OR PARTIES, RECEPTIONS, WEDDINGS OR OTHER EVENTS.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Reno, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £96.63
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51

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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