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Beautiful 4BR Luxury Home Backing to National Forest - Hot Tub, Game Room, Wi-fi

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,427 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms/ 3 Bathrooms/ Sleeps 12

It doesn't get much better than this! If you are headed up to Tahoe to relax and unwind this might be just the place..

Location:

* Backs to national forest and N Upper Truckee river

* Large lot to the right is also undeveloped/forest area

* Quiet, high-end neighborhood

* Easy access, level road, cul-de-sac privacy w/limited traffic

* Situated mid-way between Sierra and Heavenly ski resorts (10-15 mins to either)

* About a mile to grocery, restaurants, gas stations, ski rental, golf

* 15 minutes to downtown and casinos

* Hiking and biking from your front door

Avoid the crowds and congestion of downtown Lake Tahoe while being within 10-15 minutes of most local attractions. Reduce your commute time from Bay Area or Sacramento and cut off some of the heavy Friday/Sunday traffic in and out of the city.

Home:

* Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2500 sq foot home with upstairs living

* Great room design with open kitchen/dining/family room area

* New 55" Samsung "smart" TV w/ Vizio surround sound in upstairs family room

* 2 beautiful wood burning river rock fireplaces

* Game room with bumper pool, card table and PS3 station

* Well equipped kitchen, well stocked pantry

* Nicely furnished, extra bedding/blankets/pillows

* Large, private upper deck with propane BBQ and nice patio furniture

* New carpet throughout (summer 2014)

It's a very nice, very comfortable home that we've done our best to outfit with everything a guest might need to enjoy their stay.

Amenities:

* Private Hot Tub

* Charter cable TV and wi-fi

* Char-Broil Propane BBQ w/ extra tanks

* Ski racks, boot and glove drying station

* Much more...

Entertainment:

* Bumper pool table

* Card table with cards

* PS3 station with games, including RockBand

* Nice selection of regular and children's DVD's

* Board games (Clue, Life, Monopoly, RISK, Jenga)

* Active games (Twister, Operation, Pictionary)

* Outdoor games (Horseshoes, Cornhole set, Football, Volleyball)

* Books, including Harry Potter series

* Sleds (winter)

* Hiking books, binoculars and trail recommendations

Other:

* Owner operated and managed - personalized attention and pride of ownership

If you like hiking, biking, snowshoeing or just relaxing on the deck or in the shaded hammock, we think you'll really enjoy your stay. We own and manage the property ourselves and will do our best to ensure you and your family/friends have a great visit.

More Details

Owner
Bob Hill
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

About Bob Hill

My wife and I are outdoor enthusiasts and active hikers, bikers, and skiers. We enjoy spending time with friends and family and plan to organize some great vacations in Tahoe. Our 10 year plan is to retire and live in the home.

Bob Hill purchased this house in 2014

Why Bob Hill chose South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe is one of our favorite places, besides being the place we got engaged it also offers an incredible variety of area attractions, from the natural beauty of Emerald Bay to the nightlife and shows at the casinos, all within a 15 minute drive. We bought this home as a future place to retire, so a quiet setting in a great neighborhood was very important to us. The home itself is located towards the end of a cul-de-sac on a lightly traveled street, with many of the lots under protection from the California conservancy (basically undeveloped/natural areas). The home also backs directly to the national forest and is a short 5 minute walk through the trees to the Upper Truckee river, which is absolutely beautiful and has great hiking/biking trails just alongside. The neighborhood is on virtually flat land, which becomes more important after a heavy snowfall , and both front and back yards are only slightly sloped and offer a great place for relaxing and outdoor entertainment. We love this place and we hope you will too.

What makes this house unique

We saw a lot of very nice properties during our search but there were probably 3 or 4 things that really made this one stand out for us. Probably the biggest single factor was the location. Having a home that backed to national forest where we could walk out the back door, through the back yard and forest to the river in just a few minutes was really amazing. We know it's not our land..but it sure feels like it when we're back there hiking around. Privacy was another important factor. We like having neighbors, but don't want to stand on the back deck and look into their back yard, or worse. This home sits back from the street further than the home to our right, to our left is a conservancy lot, and behind is the forest, so when you're out on the deck or in the hot tub, the view is forest and sky. Very relaxing. And finally the home itself, we wanted an open style home with lots of windows and second floor living. This quality home was built by an excellent area builder and has a master bedroom/bath, 2nd bedroom, laundry room and guest bath (w/shower) all on the main floor in addition to a large and inviting living/dining/kitchen great room with a beautiful river rock fireplace, a back wall full of windows, and a huge upper deck.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in North Upper Truckee in South Lake Tahoe

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2427 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs hall - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest and 2nd bedroom bath, good sized shower
    Downstairs shared - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared bath for 2 lower bedrooms and game room
    Master - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large, inviting master bath with forest view.
  • Clean, well appointed baths with plenty of bath and beach towels. Extras like shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hair dryers are provided for your comfort and convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upstairs bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Twin over Full rustic log bunk bed, situated next to master
    Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Spacious master with jetted tub, TV, deck and forest view
    Downstairs Twin - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Very nice room, new carpet, forest views from both windows.
    Downstairs King - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Walk in closet, new carpet, forest views. Clean and warm.
  • A good sleep is an important part of your vacation. New beds, clean cotton linens, and an assortment of pillows ensure a good nights sleep. New carpet throughout the home and freshly painted walls ensure a clean and comfortable experience. Plenty of extra blankets, fans and humidifiers provide that extra touch of comfort for all seasons.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Mid-week housekeeping is available on request for an additional charge.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

Beautiful 4BR Luxury Home Backing to National Forest - Hot Tub, Game Room, Wi-fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
5

Exceptional property and service!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property in early March 2017 for a ski trip. It was an amazing experience; the best VRBO rental we have had to date! Zero issues or complaints. The house is very clean and well organized. The owners clearly take pride in this property have thought of everything in terms of supplies and amenities. They are very responsive, friendly, and provided numerous helpful suggestions/info that allowed us to maximize our time. The communication was great. The kitchen layout is open, inviting, and very functional. Often rental kitchens are lacking in terms of supplies; especially knives. Not here! Olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper, other spices, numerous pots and pans, Tupperware/storage, and real knives that are sharp! The list goes on. It was a pleasure to hang out as a group and cook in this kitchen. The beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms are nice and clean. The hot tub seems to be brand new and is one of the best we have seen at a rental property. The views out of the back of the house into the national forest were amazing. This was the perfect place to stay during our ski trip. Five stars for visit for sure. We would be happy to stay here again next time we travel to Tahoe, regardless of the season. Great house and great people. Thanks again Bob for helping us have a fantastic vacation!.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Todd, for the great review! We're glad you guys enjoyed the house and we look forward to having you back soon.
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5

Amazing! Everything we had hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a home from someone and our wish list was long!

We wanted a home that would have a big yard for the children to play in, enough space for all of us to relax inside and be comfortable. We were hoping for clean and well stocked with all the comforts of home. And we wanted snow!!

I don't know how Bob pulled it off, but we had all of our wishes met...even the snow!

The house was immaculate, stocked with every convenience possible, modern, comfortable, large and open. There are actually two living spaces with two fireplaces! It was wonderful for our two families, because we could each have our private space and yet come together as a family to play bumper pool (our new family game!)

The hot tub was pristine and the decks and surrounding property amazing. There was plenty of every thing you would need in the kitchen, living, bathrooms and garage to make it a memorable weekend get away for our grandchildren's first time in the snow. Because we could play right outside the house (it backs up to a forest!) the little ones could play till they were wet and cold and then just walk right into the house for hot chocolate.

Again, we had never rented a house before so we didn't know what to expect. Bob was very communicative, giving us every detail of how to make our stay the best and he was easy to get a hold of. He even called us our last day there to make sure we had had a good time.

We want to come back in the summer and see the river that runs through the property and we've decided to make a new tradition to come to Bob's house next winter for a family vacation...as long as he can make it snow like he did this time! Thanks Bob for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mary Beth, for the great review. We're glad you guys had such a wonderful time. I think you'll like a summer visit up here just as much...the river behind the house calms down a lot and is perfect for kids to splash around in down by the little beach behind our yard. And the hiking/biking can't be beat. Not to mention all the great (free) music downtown. We're actually up at the cabin today...and amazingly it's snowing yet again. Last day of the season to ski at Sierra so we will head over there for a few hours. Kind regards, Bob and Jun
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5

Wonderful Snowy Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 traveled from Virginia for spring break. Bob went above and beyond to make sure that we were able to get into the house early due to a snow storm in the area. Everything was beautiful! The house had every amenity we could need, plenty of room for the kids, games, sleds and an amazing backyard to play in. It is far enough away from town to be relaxing, spacious and quiet, yet plenty close to make a quick trip in for food or supplies, or visit the lake. Due to the several feet of snow, we didn't get to walk as much of the trails as we had hoped, but we still enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Teneca, Thanks for the great review! Glad you guys had a wonderful, snowy vacation and we look forward to hosting you again if your plans bring you back to Tahoe. Kind regards, Bob
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5

Spring break...

  • 5 of 5

We were not disappointed at all with the home/cabin and all the amenities that came with it. There was plenty of room and lots of things to do.....It was beautiful to see all the snow, but now I would love to see it in the summer with all the hiking trails and lakes. Thank you Bob for your hospitality and beautiful home....We would definitely rent it again....Great memories.

Lynn

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynn, Thanks for the great review! I'm glad you guys had a good time up at the cabin. I love the winter up in Tahoe, but have to agree with you, Tahoe is best for me in the summer. I love the long warm days and great hiking and outdoor activities. Thanks again for being great guests and we look forward to seeing you up in Tahoe again soon. Kind regards, Bob
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5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! I had nearly every person staying there tell me that it was perfect for our group. We had 11 people staying there and everyone felt comfortable. The day was spent walking around in the nature out back where there is a nice amount of woods and streams, in the hot tub, just playing around the house. Everyone had a comfortable place to sleep, and Bob was very helpful in the whole process.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Louis, for the great review! We're glad you guys had a nice stay and good weather to enjoy the forest and hiking trails. We hope to see you back in Tahoe again soon!
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5

Perfect family rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

Your first impression of this amazing rental begins with the introduction to it's owner, Bob Hill. He was excellent about helping us feel welcome in his home and provided more then enough information on his home and surrounding area. We were in constant contact leading up to and during our rental. It felt like I was renting from a friend.

Their home was perfectly laid out for a rental property. They say the devil is in the details and this home fits the bill with simple (yet convenient) things like labeled drawers, stocked pantry, instructions for their electronics, plenty of board games, boot and glove warmers, towel hooks next to the hot tub, etc. I could go on and on!

Our family will definitely be on his growing list of return renters and we look forward to staying there again.

We highly recommend this house to larger families or 2 families (of 8-9) people as it's layout gives you plenty of space per floor.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, JC, for the great review. We're glad you guys had fun up at the house and look forward to your next visit.
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Location

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Divided Sky and Downtown Cafe
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Tahoe Queen Lake Cruises
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Tahoe Paradise Golf Course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Capitol Corridor Amtrak to Stateline Casinos
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 50
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Meyers Downtown Cafe
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
midway between Sierra and Heavenly
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
El Dorado Beach
Car: necessary

Skiing and fishing. Bike trails and baccarat. Ice skating and fine dining. Whatever your passion South Lake Tahoe is a great place to vacation.

Welcome to a place with enough around-the-clock awesomeness to keep you playing all day and partying all night, all on the shore of the largest alpine lake in North America - Lake Tahoe. With its clear water surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada, jaw-dropping vistas, stately groves of pines, and gorgeous sunsets, Lake Tahoe is an alpine paradise.

Home Proximity to area attractions:

Heavenly Ski Resort (California Base) 8 miles

Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort 7 miles

Lake Tahoe 8 miles

Stateline Casinos 10 miles

The property itself is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood away from the crowds but within a 10-15 minute drive of area attractions (skiing, lake, golf, casinos, shopping + restaurants). The home backs directly to the national forest and one of the first things we'd recommend is a short 5 minute hike down to the river. It's absolutely beautiful and the trails alongside stretch for miles and miles into Washoe State Park. Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as martens, coyotes and the occasional black bear (no grizzlies in the area).

We'd also recommend checking out Emerald Bay and D.L. Bliss State Parks. Eagle Falls at Emerald Bay is a great easy hike and offers the opportunity to continue hiking up to Eagle Lake and even beyond into Desolation Wilderness for the more adventurous. Keep an eye out for soaring Ospreys and Bald Eagles during winter months at Emerald Bay. For those that like fly fishing, the Truckee river offers some fun practice but the really good fishing is nearby on the Carson river.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£620
for 2 nights
From
£170
From
£213
Fri,Sat
£1,470
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,236
for 3 nights
From
£319
£1,980
 
 
Summer 2017
30 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£705
for 2 nights
From
£213
From
£319
Fri,Sat
£1,895
 
 
Week of July 4th
30 Jun 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,405
for 5 nights
From
£425
£2,830
 
 
Summer 2017
10 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£705
for 2 nights
From
£213
From
£319
Fri,Sat
£1,895
 
 
Labor Day Weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,172
for 3 nights
From
£298
£1,980
 
 
Fall 2017
6 Sep 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£620
for 2 nights
From
£170
From
£213
Fri,Sat
£1,470
 
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,172
for 3 nights
From
£298
£1,640
 
 
Winter
27 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£705
for 2 nights
From
£213
From
£319
Fri,Sat
£1,895
 
 
Xmas 2017
18 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,618
for 5 nights
From
£468
£3,256
 
 
New Year's
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,830
for 5 nights
From
£510
£3,681
 
 
January 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£705
for 2 nights
From
£213
From
£319
Fri,Sat
£1,895
 
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
12 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,300
for 3 nights
From
£340
£1,980
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £579.77
Cleaning/reset £212.58 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 10.0%

Standard check-in is 4pm, check-out is 11am.
Rates subject to revision prior to booking.

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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