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Completely Private Retreat Minutes from Town

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Patio - intimate setting with dining for four


Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Nevada City house description

Rocky Top is a beautiful gated estate property consisting of eight acres of forested splendor. Just six minutes from town and yet no other homes are visible from the property. The views are of distant mountains, magnificent trees and wild life. It is a retreat you may find hard to leave other than to enjoy the restaurants, shopping and nightlife of magical Nevada City just down one gentle road.

The 2800 sq.ft. home is designed in Tahoe lodge style. The large mountain view terrace has a hot tub nestled in giant boulders. The forest and mountain view deck is enormous. You can hike for 1/2 hour and never leave the property.

At Rocky Top you will be reminded of a favorite setting in France or Italy. The views, the flora and the animal life are very similar to the lower Alps. The magnificent swimming ponds of the Yuba river are only 15 minutes down the road. Lake Tahoe is an easy and beautiful hour and fifteen minute drive away.

Rocky Top is not your typical rental. This is our home and we make it available for others to enjoy when we are gone. We have a home in Mexico and we spend a good deal of time visiting friends and family around the county during the summer months.

You will find the things that one would expect in a real home including a full spice cabinet, all appliances large and small and many items that you will not need to bring or shop for.

All the amenities you could hope for are included. You will use our Netflix account for movie downloads. The home has high speed w-fi and cellular data at the home is LTE (4G). The gardener will show up every Thursday to keep things looking good. On longer stays maid service will be provided once every two weeks. If one of you plays the guitar there will be one for your use. We want you to enjoy Rocky Top as your own. We think you will love it. Please scroll down page to just below 'View Calendar' for a link to our slideshow.

We accept credit cards, PayPal and cashier's checks. There is a $150 cleaning fee and a security deposit required. Some dogs allowed by advance arrangement only.

Keywords: Lodge,private,gated,sunny,hiking trails,naturist

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Nude Beach
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Catering Available
          • Ice Maker


          • Fireplace:

            Yes. Beautiful natural looking gas fireplace. ...moreless

          • Heating:

            Yes. Very quiet and evenly distributed....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Yes. Very quiet and evenly distributed...moreless

          • Garage:

            Not available to guests....moreless

          • Towels Provided:


          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 'Rocky Top Retreat' is a unique and wonderful eight acre property that is truly a hidden enclave sitting on a sunny knoll above a forest. The property is gated and completely private. ...moreless


              • Television:

                (2) 2 new large flat screen TVs with BluRay player and Dish Network channels; media room and master bedroom...moreless

              • Shared Hot Tub:

                secluded outdoor hot tub with views of the Sierras...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player
              • Video Library


              • Internet:

                Free wifi - no security code needed...moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View


                      • Live Theater
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Swimming
                      • Rafting
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Parasailing
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Skiing
                      • Hunting
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sledding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Mountain Biking


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                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $10
                      • Cleaning Fee $150
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 5%

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                      Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                      Yuba river sunning and swimming, Empire mine tours, Sierra biking and hiking, Unique and fun shopping in both Nevada City and Grass Valley, Great nightlife and restaurants, Many wineries and tasting rooms, Easy drive to Lake Tahoie


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2009

                      About the owner: We are retired professionals who travel a great deal and have a second home in Mexico. Jeanne was an educator for 32 years and Kevin was a real estate broker for 25 years. We think that travel is one of the great gifts we give ourselves and we know that Rocky Top will be a memorable destination for our guests.

                      Why the Owner Chose Nevada City:
                      We looked for five years to find our dream property. We had lived in Incline Village at Lake Tahoe so we were not easy to please. The property had to be 'magical' and the home would have to be in a comfortable lodge style. That took some doing but a year later we had the house the way we had hoped and more. As much as we love Rocky Top, we love sharing it just as much. We hope you will feel the same way.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      We enjoy the complete freedom and privacy of our property along with it's close-in location to town. It is the best of both worlds.

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                      Speaks: french, english


                      • Patio - intimate setting with dining for four

                        Patio - intimate setting with dining for four

                      • Lower Lawn and Patio

                        Lower Lawn and Patio

                      • Great Room

                        Great Room

                      • Kitchen - another view

                        Kitchen - another view

                      • Evenings in the master suite.

                        Evenings in the master suite.

                      • Master Vanity and Tub

                        Master Vanity and Tub

                      • Forest View Room

                        Forest View Room

                      • Bath


                      • Mountain and Forest View Deck

                        Mountain and Forest View Deck

                      • This Is The Life!

                        This Is The Life!

                      • Another Rocky Top view.

                        Another Rocky Top view.

                      • Sunset clouds from Rocky Top patio.

                        Sunset clouds from Rocky Top patio.

                      • Patio with dining for 7-8

                        Patio with dining for 7-8

                      • Welcome Home!

                        Welcome Home!

                      • Gourmet Kitchen (partial)

                        Gourmet Kitchen (partial)

                      • Master Suite

                        Master Suite

                      • Master Bedroom Sitting Area

                        Master Bedroom Sitting Area

                      • Master Shower

                        Master Shower

                      • Mountain View Room

                        Mountain View Room

                      • Media Room

                        Media Room

                      • Secluded Hot Tub

                        Secluded Hot Tub

                      • Views from all sides of the home.

                        Views from all sides of the home.

                      • 'Molly' - a frequent visitor.  Deer food on hand.

                        'Molly' - a frequent visitor. Deer food on hand.

                      • One of many Yuba River swimming holes a short distance from our home

                        One of many Yuba River swimming holes a short distance from our home

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

                      $485 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 7

                      View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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