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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
Christmas Week 2014 Dec 19 - Dec 28, 2014 4 night min stay
MLK Jr. Weekend 2015 Jan 16 - Jan 18, 2015 3 night min stay
$1,800 flat fee
Ski Week 2015 Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2015 4 night min stay
Spring Low Season 2015 May 1 - Jun 14, 2015 2 night min stay
$350 Fri, Sat
Memorial Day 2015 May 22 - May 24, 2015 3 night min stay
$1,500 flat fee
Fourth of July 2015 Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2015 3 night min stay
$1,500 flat fee
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
$450 Fri, Sat
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$500
$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.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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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.
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.