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

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Last updated: 11/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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


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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1850 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • 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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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


  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player:

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

  • Games:

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

  • Music Library:

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo:

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

  • Television:

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

  • Video Games:

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

  • Video Library:

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


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Secluded setting surrounded by pine forest. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Room for up to four cars....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

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

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

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

  • Outdoor Grill:

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

  • Ski & Snowboard:

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

  • Tennis:

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

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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

  • Heated Pool


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2015
4 night min stay

flat fee
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
Winter 2016
Jan 4 - Feb 11, 2016
3 night min stay
$350 $500
Fri, Sat
MLK Jr. Weekend 2016
Jan 15 - Jan 17, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
Ski Week 2016
Feb 12 - Feb 21, 2016
4 night min stay
Winter 2016 2
Feb 22 - Apr 16, 2016
2 night min stay
$350 $500
Fri, Sat
Spring Low Season 2016
May 1 - Jun 9, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $350
Fri, Sat
Memorial Day 2016
May 27 - May 29, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
Tough Mudder 2016
Jun 10 - Jun 11, 2016
2 night min stay

flat fee
Summer Rates 2015
Jun 13 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$300 $400
Fri, Sat
Fourth of July 2016
Jul 1 - Jul 3, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day 2015
Sep 2 - Sep 4, 2016
3 night min stay

flat fee
Standard pricing
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: 11/18/2015
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
TC's Pub, Mikuni, Petra, Tavern 6330'
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Northstar At Tahoe Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Truckee Amtrack
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many options in The Village at Northstar
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Northstar California Resort
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
King's Beach, Lake Tahoe

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.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 21, 2015

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