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Charming Tranquil Home in Squaw Valley, Tahoe

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Last updated: 07/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Short term rentals and winter leases. Please call 415-706-9643. Our home has an excellent location near the ski lifts in SQUAW VALLEY SKI RESORT (Olympic Valley) in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California only five miles from Lake Tahoe. This private home is THREE-QUARTERS OF A MILE from Squaw's ski lifts. (15 minutes walk on quiet back roads) and it is only one house away from the bus shuttle (Squaw Creek Resort's bus) that runs every 20 minutes) to and from lifts.
Parking for 6 autos with easy access.
Our home is five miles from Tahoe City on glorious Lake Tahoe, 10 miles from the quaint town of Truckee, 46 miles to Reno, and 200 miles on Interstate 80 from San Francisco. Our home has ease of access and spacious parking for four autos. There are restaurants, cafes, Starbucks, shops, boutiques, within a couple of minutes drive, or by free shuttle bus, (See list in house folder) located east and west of the house in Squaw Valley.

Our lovingly decorated and carefully maintained home offers all the amenities for a wonderful stay. Renters are comfortable in this redwood home (interior wood walls), exterior is painted. It stands among tall redwoods and aspens with views of Squaw Valley meadow, the golf course and the mountains. It faces the sunny side. The interior layout is ideal for two families or a group as it sleeps 8 in beds, and choices for 2 children of futon, and baby/toddler's crib-playpen.)
We have our own GENERATOR and gas supply in case of electricity failure in the valley. This is a rare happening -- and has been used twice in the past ten years. But it gives a feeling of security.
New WEBER grill is on enlarged deck recently constructied , where hot tub (it's always hot and on) is also located.
Deck chairs and tables. Lovely and tranquil to sit under the aspens growing alongside the deck above a creek.
And also a view of the meadow and mountain from here.
The GROUND FLOOR has two bedrooms (queen bed in one, and two twins or a king in the other), a bathroom and a laundry. Hot tub, has been moved to new, enlarged upper deck)

The MIDDLE FLOOR contains an open kitchen, dining and sitting area with wood burning fireplace. Off the living room, the deck has hot tub, sun and tree-shade or umbrella shade in spring, summer & fall.

The TOP FLOOR: bathroom and two bedrooms (master bedroom with queen, and the smaller bedroom has two twins or can be a king).

Professional cleaning service before arrival and after departure. The parking area has space for at least five autos and is kept professionally plowed. The house is less than a mile to ski lifts and only one house away from the free bus shuttle that runs every 20 minutes.

Keywords: Private home near ski slopes, ideal for one or two families or a group


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    College 'party' groups not accepted. Home can not be rented nor contract signed by person under age 30....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Parents are responsible for safety of kids, monitor use of hot tub, and lock after each use. Otherwise this house is kid friendly since it does not have breakable items in the house. Many games, books and movies for kids, also sleds....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    only after discussion with and agreement of owner and extra charge (no cats allowed)...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom upstairs left: 2 twin/ single

    upstairs on left side...moreless

  • Bedroom master on right: 1 queen

    Master bedroom upstairs on right...moreless

  • Bedroom 3 downstairs on right: 1 queen

    downstairs lower floor on right side...moreless

  • Bedroom 4 downstairs on left: 2 twin/ single

    downstairs on lower floor on lefty side...moreless

  • King size beds (1) one or two king beds are available by using twin beds together, Queen size Beds (2) master bedroom and downstairs bedroom have queen beds, Twin or Single Beds (4) two twins in upstairs bedroom and two in downstairs bedroom, Child Beds (2) one Graco crib/playpen, one futon....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 full bathrooms. The sinks are located outside the bathroom door in the hall that leads to the bathroom that has the bath/shower and toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bed & bath linens, fully equipped kitchen with oven/stove, coffee maker, cuisinart, toaster, e, t, c, pantry, all cooking and dining utensils, spices and condiments, two cable TVs, two DVD/VCRs, CD/tape-stereo, and a large selection of paperbacks for adults and kids are for renters use, Central heating, additional electric baseboard heaters in the two bedrooms on the ground floor, a wood-burning fireplace in living room--wood is supplied, Hot tub on the deck, Pet friendly depending on the description of the petK...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    selections of books for all ages...moreless

  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    2 DVD players...moreless

  • Games:

    selection of board games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    (2) MP3 music player, but bring your favorite CDs or ipod, second ipod charger in master bedroom...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) TV & DVD/VCR player in the sitting room and another in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) A 50 inch flatscreen in living room and a 37 inch flatscreen in master bedroom upstairs...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Large selection of movies for adults, teens, kids, and toddler...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Many cafes and restaurants are on the shore in Tahoe City, such as Jake's, and several others. Sunnyside (wonderful restaurant with large deck on the lake), Hyatt Hotel in Incline-- elegant dining...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    There are several beaches along Lake Tahoe's shores. We love Sand Harbor (45 minutes drive) in Nevada. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Reno has amazing shopping. It's 45 minutes drive through a magnificent canyon. We love to go there. The Nevada Museum in Reno is great!!...moreless

  • Golf Course View:

    golf course and also meadow views are seen from house. There is only one house between us and the meadow, a marsh, and the golf course....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Many cafes and restaurants are on the shore in Tahoe City, such as Jake's, and several others. Sunnyside (wonderful restaurant with large deck on the lake), Hyatt Hotel in Incline-- elegant dining...moreless

  • Lakefront
  • Monument View:

    ski mountains can be seen from house. the pines and aspens have grown so tall that they now block views of the peaks--which we once could view...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Squaw Mountain is internationally known. Great trails for every ability....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    hills and mountains views from house and deck and property has a large yard with aspens, pines and willows ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Squaw has three levels of skiing. The meadow level has the village with shops and dining. The mid station, by Funitel, has a couple of cafeterias. The top, High Camp, has dining and snacking....moreless

  • Village:

    Squaw Valley Village has several restaurants, cafes and bars. Truckee town has an old main street near the railroad station with numerous eateries. And the same for Tahoe City (actually a town)....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    River Ranch (at junction of Alpine Meadows Road) for drinks and dining....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    wireless and broadband throughout the home...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    in our private home in laundry room (not shared)...moreless

  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    yes all bed and bath linens are provided and on the beds and in the bathrooms...moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    off the street and on our property, spacious asphalt parking for 4 to 5 vehicles, professionally ploughed during snow storms...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    (2) telephones in living/kitchen and in master bedroom...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in our private home in laundry room (not shared)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    wireless high speed internet throughout house...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    in sitting room and wood is provided...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Possible to have food catered...moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full assortment of pots and pans, and all items & appliances needed for cooking, including cuisinart, coffee maker, blender, popcorn maker....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    recently renovated kitchen has all appliances and dishes, glasses, cultlery, crockery, and spices and condiments for renters. dishwasher, microwave, popcorn maker, cuisinart, coffee maker, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    on Lake Tahoe 5 miles south...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    large upstairs deck is accessed from living room and is shaded by aspens in summer hot tub is on deck...moreless

  • Golf:

    across the meadow at the Squaw Creek Resort...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    on Lake Tahoe 5 miles south...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    on deck...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    available in Squaw Valley and Tahoe City ...moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    private hot tub on deck and is surrounded aspens and mountain willows...moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub


Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 8 - Nov 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$339 $359
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,300 $3,900
Nov 13 - May 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$420 $450
Fri, Sat
$2,700 $4,500
4 months winter lease
Jan 4 - May 4, 2016
122 night min stay

flat fee
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $200
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 10%


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Last updated: 07/03/2015
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46 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno --drive takes 45 minutes to an hour
0.08 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Squaw Valley Village-- less than a mile
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tahoe City--5 miles
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Resort at Squaw Creek--just around the meadow
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Truckee--10 miles
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate I 80--at Truckee
0.08 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Squaw Valley Village--less than a mile
0.08 Miles
Nearest Ski
Squaw Valley lifts--less than a mile
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 miles to Lake Tahoe

Car: Necessary

Our house is less than a mile from Squaw Valley Village and the ski lifts. Walk for 15 minutes along our quiet road or on the bike path along meadow. Or drive for a couple of minutes. Lake Tahoe is a five miles scenic drive along the Truckee River. On the Lake's North Shore Tahoe City restaurants overlook the lake, Swim at one of the lake's beaches and stroll along the waterfront, visit shops and galleries in town. Truckee is an historic old western town with good restaurants and boutiques, is only ten miles away.

Sightseeing beautiful Lake Tahoe, water-skiing kayaking & ferry, rafting on Trukee River, Resort at Squaw Creek has iceskating, spa, & swimming pool, High Camp at 8, 200 elevation has iceskating, swimming pool, tennis courts and restaurants. Mountains, hills, and river paths are great for summer hikes.Hike up Shirley Canyon, or to Five Lakes. A favorite drive is to Kings Beach, a funky authentic old Western town-- along the lake, and many restaurants all along there.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Here I am, owner and manager of this Squaw property, but in the photo I'm standing in the beautiful grounds of an ancient villa in Ravello Italy and the photo was taken some years ago. I am writing my first book (on my personal travel adventures) and looking for an agent. France is my favorite country and so I write mostly about art, culture and scenics there.

Why the Owner Chose Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley):
We bought the home at squaw because it's the best ski mountain in Northern California. Beginners can go in the tram to the top where there are lovely easy slopes. Intermediates enjoy an amazing selection of terrain all over the mountain. For experts this mountain is heaven. We enjoy all four seasons here. Spring is beautiful, summer is perfect and there's lots of outdoor activities to do. Fall is beautiful with the aspens turning gold. Many locals, who originally moved here for the ski season, say they find the other seasons just as wonderful as they love mountain biking, hiking, rafting, cycling, and other outdoor activities. Including swmming in Lake Tahoe particularly Sand Harbour beach.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love all seasons here. Winter for skiing of course. Spring, summer and fall are the most tranquil. We sit on the deck in the shade of our aspens and read novels. Actually, I read novels and rewrite chapters of my book, while my husband reads mysteries and thrillers We don't do all the activities around the lake that we used to do when the kids were with us--like swimming in the lake (Sand Harbor in Nevada), rafting down the Truckee River, riding horses (rented for trail rides at stable in Squaw's meadow), or hiking down the mountain from High Camp. We enjoy eating and shopping in the Squaw village, North Shore and Truckee. Take daily walks around Squaw and along the Truckee River from near River Ranch Lodge to Tahoe City. About 6 miles round trip. The house is so tranquil that spring, summer and fall, it's totally relaxing, although we like walking around the neighborhood and along the paved footpath all the way along the Truckee River to Tahoe City. And dining in the valley. I love it here and stay here more and more. The house's decor is 'clean' for renters so that no personal stuff clutters the rooms. The house's tranquility makes it an ideal place for reading and writing.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Downstairs queen bedroom now has two enlarged windows

    Downstairs queen bedroom now has two enlarged windows

  • downstairs twin beds

    downstairs twin beds

  • view to the west

    view to the west

  • aspens outside upstairs queen bedroom and living room

    aspens outside upstairs queen bedroom and living room

  • Lake Tahoe covered with morning mist seen from Squaw

    Lake Tahoe covered with morning mist seen from Squaw

  • The meadow in the fall, Squaw Valley

    The meadow in the fall, Squaw Valley

  • Rocks and Trees, Lake Tahoe

    Rocks and Trees, Lake Tahoe

  • Lake Tahoe clear waters warm in July and August

    Lake Tahoe clear waters warm in July and August

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • downstairs queen bedroom has new decor, new bedding

    downstairs queen bedroom has new decor, new bedding

  • view to the west of house

    view to the west of house

  • view south to meadow and hills

    view south to meadow and hills

  • Spring along the garden path

    Spring along the garden path

  • Garden path in spring

    Garden path in spring

  • Truckee River at dusk

    Truckee River at dusk

  • Beach, Lake Tahoe

    Beach, Lake Tahoe

  • Lake Tahoe's got the clearest deepest waters

    Lake Tahoe's got the clearest deepest waters

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