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Cedar House Retreat: Great for Entertaining - Amazing Rock Pool and Spa

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Numerous waterfalls, a jump-off point, waterslide, and beautiful plants

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Last updated: 07/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Grass Valley house description

You won't want to leave! Cedar House Retreat has something special for everybody in the family, and even though you are close to Lake Tahoe, world class ski resorts, renowned vineyards, Rollins Lake, the Bear River, beautiful gold country historical areas and a 2.5 hour trip to San Francisco, the ocean, and Napa - you will find yourself inventing reasons to just relax and stay put. Full moon nights are especially nice to camp out under the stars! Sparkling pool and spa are powered by remote, and pool is maintained weekly.

Big enough for a family reunion or business retreat, but intimate enough to feel just right for your small family. Tastefully furnished, 5,000 sqft cedar home with A-Frame vaulted ceilings - rustic yet modern. A beautiful rock fireplace flanked by bookcases filled with wonderful books for you to read and games to play. Great room is open to gourmet custom kitchen with huge island, 6 burner stove, warming oven, Bosch double ovens, enormous side-by-side fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and trash compactor. Dining table seats 8 (portable dining can be set up as well, and there is copious outdoor dining). Keurig and coffee maker provided. Hot kettle for tea. Every amenity the gourmet cook could want.

3 level home with very unique floor-plan:

Main floor has kitchen, great room, dining area, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, laundry room, and office/possible 4th bedroom. Bedroom 1 has a full size bed, Bedroom 2 has a queen, and Bedroom 3 is popular with the kids because it contains a play cubby and amazing custom-built loft bed with stairs and playhouse. The twin beds in this room are sturdy enough to fit adults, as well.

Upper floor is dedicated to the sprawling master suite. California king bed, small child's bed (air mattress available). Remote skylights, vaulted cedar ceilings, and private deck. Master bath has remote skylight, soaking tub, separate shower, dual sinks, and toilet room.

Office/sitting room adjoins the master, overlooks the great room and has locking door for privacy if you want to use it as a 7th private room. Queen air mattress.

Lowest story has walkout that looks onto the pool. There is a cavernous walk-in shower in the updated bathroom and it is furnished with a king size bed, a leather sectional couch with full-size pull-out, foosball table, and television.

Step out the front door or sliding doors from the great room onto the custom wrap-around deck. Cook something tasty on the 6 burner gas grill and chat with your guests while you take in the amazing views of the cedars and an incredible, one of a kind, outdoor entertaining space. Olympic size natural-rock pool with walk-in area, kiddie pool, spa, waterfalls, water slide, and many rock dining/sitting areas. Beautiful trees and flowers abound. Wild strawberries grow everywhere. Large flat turf yard adjacent for football games or frisbee.

Boathouse on property available for your use - bring your lake toys! Beautiful Rollins Lake is 1/4 mile down the road with a beach, dock, and easy launch access. Kayak, paddle board, canoe, or jet ski!

Property is very private on 3 wooded acres.Two access points, both gated, for security. Paved drive and plenty of parking for guests.

Beautiful trail at the end of the driveway takes you through an enormous cedar forest with stream, ponds, and abundant wildlife, and then down to Rollins Lake.

Experience the vibrant local communities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, 6 miles away, with abundant music, festivals, evening farmers markets, local art, and delicious restaurants. Two wineries are within 1 mile of the property, both of which have wonderful tastings on weekends. Go gold panning at the Bear River (we have pans for you to borrow), or visit the beautiful Empire Mine State Park 3 miles away.

Go 6 miles in the other direction and your find yourself on I80 and only 45 minutes to Truckee, 1 hour to Lake Tahoe and all of the world class ski resorts. 2-3 hours to Napa/Sonoma, San Francisco, and Muir Woods.

There is always something to do - rain, sun, or snow!

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only:

                We have an ash/butt receptacle outside, and ask that it is used at all times to avoid debris on the ground for bare feet to step on. ...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                We have a fenced in dog run and dog door, but it will depend on the season and I'll need info on your pet. ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                It's great for adults too, but it's a paradise for children. ...moreless

              • Events Allowed

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

              • Main Floor Bed 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

                Bunk is loft with one twin bed, also queen air mattress...moreless

              • Main Floor Bed 3: 1 bunk bed

                Twin loft bed with optional twin mattress underneath...moreless

              • Main Floor Bed 1: 1 double

                Bedroom with Full Bed...moreless

              • Main Floor Bed 4: 1 queen

                Queen bed in private office/bedroom...moreless

              • Bed 5: Walkout Level : 1 king, 1 queen

                King bed, cable television, queen air mattress, foosball ...moreless

              • Master Suite Bedroom 6: 1 king, 1 queen, 1 child bed

                King bed with available queen air mattress...moreless

              • Optional Bedroom 7: Loft room accessed through master: 1 queen

                Loft room open to great room, but not viewable from below...moreless

              Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

              • Main Floor 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

                ...moreless

              • Main Floor Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                There is also a small urinal in this bathroom for the boys!...moreless

              • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

                ...moreless

              • Walkout Bath: toilet, shower

                Huge custom tile shower 'cave' ...moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining:

                Extra foldout table available for large indoor gatherings - also several outdoor eating areas....moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full set of pots/pans, all bake wear, mixing bowls, measuring utensils.......moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                There will be spices and most 'normal' pantry items. ...moreless

              • Stove:

                6 burner gas range with warming drawer...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Dishwasher
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 12 people

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided:

                All house towels provided and 10 beach towels...moreless

              • Heating:

                Central heat, Forced air propane...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                All beds have own linens...moreless

              • Parking:

                Plenty of onsite parking...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central AC, dual zone...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                One wood, one propane...moreless

              • Babysitter
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Living Room
              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Pool is serviced weekly; also we can work with you on special requests for your stay. Smoking is strictly not allowed in the home....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

                    1 television in great room, 1 in Walk-out room...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Dish Network...moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Stereo
                  • Games
                  • Books
                  • Toys
                  • Foosball

                  Communications

                  • Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Private Pool:

                    It is 14 feet deep in the lagoon and has a walk-in feature with shallow water for smaller children. ...moreless

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Spa is connected to pool, but heated separately and powered by remote. ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Huge multi-level wrap-around deck; also 3 separate patio areas around the pool. Plenty of seating....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Multiple flat grassy areas, as well as ornamental rock gardens....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    6 burner gas grill plus small Weber charcoal grill as well...moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    Private balcony off the master...moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    Beauty of a rural area with close proximity to all amenities...moreless

                  • Water View
                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Churches
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Golf
                  • Tennis
                  • Rafting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Hiking
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer 2014
                  May 22 - Sep 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $550
                  $3,500

                  Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Labor Day Weekend
                  Aug 28 - Aug 31, 2014
                  4 night min stay

                  $2,600
                  flat fee
                  Fall
                  Oct 1 - Dec 15, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $475
                  $3,100

                  Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Thanksgiving Holiday
                  Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2014
                  5 night min stay

                  $3,000
                  flat fee
                  Winter
                  Dec 16 - Feb 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $450

                  Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Christmas 2014
                  Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2014
                  6 night min stay

                  $3,500
                  flat fee
                  New Year 2015
                  Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2015
                  4 night min stay

                  $2,400
                  flat fee
                  Spring 2015
                  Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $500

                  Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Summer 2015
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $550

                  Rates are based on 12 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                  Memorial Day 2015
                  May 21 - May 24, 2015
                  4 night min stay

                  $2,600
                  flat fee
                  July 4th Holiday 2015
                  Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2015
                  4 night min stay

                  $2,800
                  flat fee
                  Labor Day 2015
                  Sep 3 - Sep 6, 2015
                  4 night min stay

                  $2,800
                  flat fee
                  Fall 2015
                  Oct 1 - Dec 13, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $500
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $400
                  $2,700

                  Rates are based on 12 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
                  • Pet Fee $150
                  • Cleaning Fee $225
                  • Taxes Included

                  Notes:

                  3% Fee added for PayPal transactions

                  Please discuss with owner if non-staying guests will be hosted (events, etc...) - extra fees apply.

                  4 night minimum for Labor Day and Memorial Day.

                  Liability waiver required for pool/spa use.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 07/22/2014
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                  Owner info

                  About the owner: After living in many places all over the country (our second favorite to this place was Denver), we decided to make a second home base here. This property was too good to pass up. I love entertaining, cooking, and decorating - we have had some amazing events here. We can still travel quite a bit since I home school my girls, and rather than having it vacant so often we have decided to let others enjoy it as a vacation destination!

                  Why the Owner Chose Grass Valley:
                  Grass Valley and Nevada City (as 'Gold Country' and 'High Sierra' as you can get) both have vibrant, thriving cultural and community aspects, but they also still have an 'untouched' feel to them. The wilderness is definitely still around you, but all of the modern conveniences and amenities are within reach. Also, this elevation is generally about 5-10 degrees cooler than the Auburn area, and 15 degrees cooler than Sacramento, in the summer. And if you love food, farmers markets, and festivals as much as we do, you will definitely appreciate the culinary offerings only 8 minutes away from the front door! Ike's Quarter Cafe in Nevada City, or Diego's in Grass Valley, are a few of our favorites - but there are good restaurants in just about every category. We love Christmas at the Empire Mine (the highest producing gold mine in the US, and home to the most beautiful rock 'cottage') with the docents providing a 'living history' for young and old to enjoy. The Bear River and gold panning (we have pans for you!) or rock jumping are minutes away, although you can get rock jumping into the pool here (14 feet at its deepest point). And of course, the ski resorts at Tahoe, the local wineries and those in Napa/Sonoma, and proximity to the ocean are wonderful.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We love hearing the wind in the trees, viewing the unreal brightness of a full moon night on the deck, relaxing in the spa while snowflakes fall, reading a book in front of a blazing fire in the winter, and letting the kids camp in the yard below. The enormous cedar and pine trees, the beautiful home, the amazing pool and acreage to enjoy, the wildlife (my husband saw a rare wolverine a few months back!) - all of it is special and unique. The lake is right down the road, there is a beautiful trail off the property to hike, and one great winery (Solune) is literally less than a mile away. Really for us it boils down to being near all kinds of amenities and wonderful destinations, but if you wake up lazy one morning and decide to stay put, you are not missing ANYTHING. It's ALL here - everything you need to create a memorable vacation. Enjoy!!!


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                  Photos

                  • Numerous waterfalls, a jump-off point, waterslide, and beautiful plants

                    Numerous waterfalls, a jump-off point, waterslide, and beautiful plants

                  • Spa, kiddie pool, jump-off point, and deep end. Slide is behind jump off.

                    Spa, kiddie pool, jump-off point, and deep end. Slide is behind jump off.

                  • The natural beauty is everywhere - plum trees at the front entryway

                    The natural beauty is everywhere - plum trees at the front entryway

                  • Large deck for entertaining  or relaxing overlooks the pool area

                    Large deck for entertaining or relaxing overlooks the pool area

                  • From the kitchen looking onto the front door, dining area, and baby grand piano

                    From the kitchen looking onto the front door, dining area, and baby grand piano

                  • Living area in the great room; complete with books, movies, and games

                    Living area in the great room; complete with books, movies, and games

                  • Main floor bathroom #2

                    Main floor bathroom #2

                  • Main floor Bedroom 2: twin loft and queen bed. Next to Bed 3 at end of hall.

                    Main floor Bedroom 2: twin loft and queen bed. Next to Bed 3 at end of hall.

                  • Main Floor Bedroom 4: Queen bed

                    Main Floor Bedroom 4: Queen bed

                  • Walkout level bathroom - great for guests at the pool to use!

                    Walkout level bathroom - great for guests at the pool to use!

                  • Private deck and remote, rain-sensitive skylights in master suite.

                    Private deck and remote, rain-sensitive skylights in master suite.

                  • Hallway in master, looking into optional loft bedroom #7

                    Hallway in master, looking into optional loft bedroom #7

                  • The ultimate property for entertaining large groups and not feeling crowded!

                    The ultimate property for entertaining large groups and not feeling crowded!

                  • Just as beautiful in the winter.

                    Just as beautiful in the winter.

                  • From the front entry looking into the great room. Remote blinds up top.

                    From the front entry looking into the great room. Remote blinds up top.

                  • The kitchen and dining areas.

                    The kitchen and dining areas.

                  • Main floor bathroom #1

                    Main floor bathroom #1

                  • Main Floor Bedroom #1, Full bed

                    Main Floor Bedroom #1, Full bed

                  • Main floor Bedroom 3: twin loft bed with available child size mattress below

                    Main floor Bedroom 3: twin loft bed with available child size mattress below

                  • Walkout level Bedroom 5: king bed and queen pullout bed or air mattress

                    Walkout level Bedroom 5: king bed and queen pullout bed or air mattress

                  • Master Bedroom 6: Lofted ceilings and giant suite. Leads into private loft room.

                    Master Bedroom 6: Lofted ceilings and giant suite. Leads into private loft room.

                  • Master Bath: Soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual sinks. Skylight is remote.

                    Master Bath: Soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual sinks. Skylight is remote.

                  • Rollins Lake is 1/4 mile down the road. Boathouse available for your use.

                    Rollins Lake is 1/4 mile down the road. Boathouse available for your use.

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