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Charming Tranquil Home Right in the Valley--Short Rentals & Leases

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Last updated: 01/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley) house description

short term rentals and leases. 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 up to 10 (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-constructied this summer, where hot tub (it's always hot and on) is also located.

The GROUND FLOOR has two bedrooms (queen bed in one, and two twins or 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. The sitting area has a queen sofa bed. Off the living room, the deck has hot tub, sun and tree-shade in summer.

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 four to 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

  • 3 story
  • 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, Baby Cribs (1) Graco playpen/crib for infant and a futon for a child, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed is queen size...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


              • Games:

                selection of board games...moreless

              • Music Library:

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

              • 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


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Festivals
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • 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

              • 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

              • Monument View:

                ski mountains can be seen from house. we used to see all SV peaks, but pines and aspens now block those views...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                hills and mountains views from house and deck and property has a large yard with aspens, pines and willows ...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
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing


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


              • Broadband Access:

                wireless and broadband throughout the home...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

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

              • Linens Provided:

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

              • 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
              • Telephone:

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

              • 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


              • Catering Available:

                Possible to have food catered...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

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

              • Dishwasher
              • 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
              • Refrigerator


              • 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

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

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



              Write a review 4.7
              from 3 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Nov 16 - Apr 30, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $3,020 $6,900
              4 months winter lease
              Jan 4 - May 4, 2015
              121 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
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • security/refundable dep $500
              • Pet Fee $200
              • Tax Rate 10%


              Rental is guaranteed upon payment (or half payment if reservation is done more than three months in advance) and Security deposit and signed contract are required.

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              Last updated: 01/26/2015
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              47 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Reno --drive takes 45 minutes to an hour
              1 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
              12 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate I 80--at Truckee
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Squaw Valley Village--less than a mile
              1 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Squaw Valley lifts--less than a mile
              35 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Sand harbor--about 45 minutes drive

              Car: Recommended

              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 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. Why am I in Italy? Just doing my job as a travel journalist. You can google me with my name 'Patricia Woeber' and don't forget the quotes. Google and yahoo have lots of my articles. The LA Times article on shopping in three countries in one day is amusing. I hope you enjoy it. I am writing my first book (on my personal travel adventures as a journalist) and looking for an agent. France is my favorite country and so I write mostly about art, culture and scenics.

              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 particlarly 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

              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

              • 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

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