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Cabin Essence - Awesome Northstar Tahoe Getaway! 3 BR/2.5 BA Sleeps 10

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Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Northstar house description

Located less than a mile from the lifts on Oxen Run Road, Cabin Essence is a stylish, woodsy and well-appointed 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home inside the Northstar California Resort. The main living area features an open floor plan with a big and cozy great room, cathedral ceilings, river-rock wood-burning fireplace, and new slate floors throughout the upper level. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows with forest views open out onto a huge deck with outdoor seating and gas+charcoal BBQ.

Other amenities include a large flat screen TV, a great DVD library and player, and modern tech including Wii, stereo with Squeezebox digital music system and wired speakers throughout house, plus cable in all rooms with HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax. The house is surrounded by peaceful forest on all sides and feels secluded within the wooded, open Northstar neighborhood.

The large dining room table seats 8, and the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, including microwave, dishwasher, toaster oven, and coffee maker. The master bedroom has a king size bed and en suite bath with shower and a small private deck opening to the woods behind the house. There is also a guest half bathroom on the upper floor near the great room. The lower level of the home has two additional bedrooms - one with a king size bed and TV and the other with two twin-over-full bunk beds to sleep 6, with its own TV and DVD player. Also on the lower level is a laundry room with washer/dryer and iron and ironing board. Lots of recent remodeling and new furnishings including a new heating system and central air conditioning.

Cabin Essence is located snuggly inside the serene woods of the Northstar resort, less than a mile from the Village at Northstar and the world-class Northstar California ski area, part of the Vail Resorts/EpicMix family. The rental comes with all the amazing perks that Northstar has to offer, including the free shuttle service that will pick you up at the house and take you anywhere in the resort you want to go. Awesome for boarders and skiers - no parking to deal with and just minutes from the lifts. Also included are guest access cards for the Northstar Property Owners Association Recreation Center a huge compound with a year round gym with pool, three hot tubs and sauna, picnic areas and boche courts, pool tables and arcades, and a great deal on massages; just $2 per person entry fee with guest cards, up to 16 guests. In summer there's a world class golf course and tons of tennis courts if that's your thing, and the best mountain biking, on and off the mountain, that Tahoe has to offer. The Village at Northstar offers ice skating in winter and roller skating in summer with outdoor couch seating and fire pits, plus a great variety of shops, tasty restaurants and bars, as well as a movie theater.

Beyond Northstar, Lake Tahoe and the North Lake casinos are just 6 miles down the road, or historic Truckee with its diverse restaurants and bars is 10 minutes away. Reno and its myriad temptations are just 20 minutes farther on, or head down around the lake to South Lake Tahoe's many attractions and resorts. And if you need even more skiing and boarding variety, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak and several other resorts are less than 20 miles away.

'Light the lamp and fire mellow,
Cabin essence timely hello,
Welcomes the time for a change.'
-The Beach Boys

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Well-behaved house-trained dogs welcome. Extra $250 pet deposit required. Must be kept on leash and cleaned up after outside, and not left home alone. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Primary renters must be at least 25....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 1 king


          • Bedroom 3: 2 double, 2 twin/ single


          • Master and 2nd Bedroom both have California King beds. The 3rd large bedroom now has two twin over full bunk beds to sleep six. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, condiments and other basics on site, please replace if you use a lot. ...moreless

          • Dining:

            Large dining table seats eight. Two extra seats at kitchen counter. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Brew by the pot or single cup dripper, grinder on site. ...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Well equipped kitchen with retro 80's appliances. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Freezer
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Heating:

            Forced-air heat with Nest thermostat controller plus baseboard heating system. We'll warm it up before you arrive! ...moreless

          • Fireplace:

            River rock fireplace with gas starter and plenty of wood. ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Room for up to four cars....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided


          • Stereo:

            Immense stereo system with three zones throughout the house powering 18 (!) speakers wired into most every room plus outside on the decks. ...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            HD cable in living and master with HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax, standard cable in other two bedrooms. ...moreless

          • Television:

            HD flat screens in living and master, SD tvs in other two rooms with DVD player in bedroom 3. ...moreless

          • Music Library:

            Squeezebox digital music system with access to Pandora and other digital music services. ...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Great selection of modern classics and music titles on DVD. Netflix on the Wii. ...moreless

          • Games:

            Huge selection of board games in the game chest plus cards and poker chips. ...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            In living room, master, and bedroom 3, plus Netflix in the living room. ...moreless

          • Books:

            Lots of books and magazine reading options. ...moreless

          • Video Games:

            Plenty of games for the Wii plus Wii Fit. ...moreless


              • Internet:

                Fast WiFi cable internet with 30Mbps max speed. ...moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Communal Pool:

                (2) Two pools at the NPOA Recreation Center, with heated lap pool in winter. ...moreless

              • Hot Tub:

                Three hot tubs at the Rec Center....moreless

              • Sauna:

                In the gym at the Rec Center....moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                (3) Large deck off living/dining room with second deck downstairs below and a third off the master bedroom in back. ...moreless

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                Free shuttle from the door to the lifts at Northstar Village. Snow sleds for the hill behind the house. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                Char-Griller Duo combination three-burner gas plus charcoal grill. ...moreless

              • Golf:

                Northstar at Tahoe Golf Course just down the road. ...moreless

              • Bicycles:

                Mountain bike rentals at Northstar during summer. ...moreless

              • Tennis:

                Many courts available at the Rec Center. ...moreless


              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Secluded setting surrounded by pine forest. ...moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Hunting
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Tennis


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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer Rates 2014
                  Jul 6 - Aug 28, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $300 $400
                  Fri, Sat
                  Tough Mudder 2014
                  Aug 15 - Aug 16, 2014
                  2 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  Labor Day Weekend 2014
                  Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2014
                  3 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  Fall Low Season 2014
                  Sep 1 - Nov 25, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $250 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  Thanksgiving 2014
                  Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2014
                  4 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  Christmas Week 2014
                  Dec 19 - Dec 28, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  MLK Jr. Weekend 2015
                  Jan 16 - Jan 18, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  Ski Week 2015
                  Mar 13 - Mar 22, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  Spring Break 2015
                  Mar 27 - Apr 12, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  Spring Low Season 2015
                  May 1 - Jun 14, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250 $350
                  Fri, Sat
                  Memorial Day 2015
                  May 22 - May 24, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  Fourth of July 2015
                  Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay

                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $350 $450
                  Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pet Fee $250
                  • Cleaning Fee $175
                  • Tax Rate 10%


                  $500 refundable reservation security deposit ($1000 for weekly rentals). Additional $250 deposit for pets.

                  Please email with any questions on rates. May be flexible on date limits depending on availability and season.

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                  Last updated: 07/19/2014
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                  40 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Reno-Tahoe International Airport
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Truckee Amtrack
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  King's Beach, Lake Tahoe
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  TC's Pub, Mikuni, Petra, Tavern 6330'
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Northstar California Resort
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Northstar At Tahoe Golf Course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Many options in The Village at Northstar

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar Resort is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast's paradise, Northstar Resort offers 95 ski trails spread across 3,000 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and more.

                  House guests have full access to the NPOA Recreation Center with access to pools, spas, saunas, tennis courts (summer only), fitness center, game room, volleyball & basketball, nature trail, kids playground, and summer activities.

                  Plus, there's a free shuttle that will pick you up in minutes from the front door and take you to and from the lifts, golf course, Village, or Recreation Center, all less than a mile away.

                  If you want to get out and explore beyond the Northstar resort, Lake Tahoe and all it has to offer is just six miles to the South, Nevada's casinos are two miles farther, the mountain town of Truckee is six miles North, and Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and several other world-class ski areas are all within 30 minutes drive.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: We're a family with kids from the Bay Area, excited about our new Tahoe home and sharing it with friends and possibly you!

                  Why the Owner Chose Northstar:
                  Northstar's the best! We've been coming for years and love it, the mountain is huge and between it, the Village, and and Rec Center there's something for everyone. We looked a long time in the area and finally found the perfect house for us: spacious and cozy, rustic yet modern, in a serene and peaceful forest setting.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Once you arrive and settle in everything the area has to offer is at your doorstep. You can leave your car parked and explore all of Northstar with the free shuttle service just a phone call away.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english


                  VRBO #447260

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, January 01, 2014

                  $250 - $850 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 07/19/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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