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Tahoe Area Skiing & Mountain Getaway Home with Sierra Views and Family Friendly

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Great Room with sitting area, TV, and pool table

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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Hello there,
We're looking forward to having you spend your vacation with us in our Tahoe home. Our home is very relaxing and situated on a sunny mesa overlooking the Carson Valley and with a view toward the forested foothills and beyond to the Sierra Crest within 30 minutes drive of multiple ski resorts and all that South Lake Tahoe has to offer. Trips to the eastern Sierra and Yosemite National Park are also possible as long day drives with the house as your base. Plenty of hiking, fishing, hot springs, skiing, casino, kayaking, and biking activities are nearby. But...to be honest we always come to the house with big plans and end up spending our time relaxing on the back porch or in the living room admiring the views, making a big meal in the huge kitchen with our friends and heading to bed early for a great, quiet night of sleep to recharge! There are plenty of details about the house below, but if you don't feel like reading, feel free to send us a note and we'll happily reply to answer any questions. I've been going to the Sierra for over 10 years now and am happy to share what I know about it. Mike

PS
Also please note that the house has many amenities (cribs, high chairs, strollers, & changing tables for little ones included that may lighten your packing load for your visit.

HOUSE AMENITIES
We have a nice big flat lawn in the front and back of the house (sometimes it's green depending on our sprinkler system temperament :-)). There's a nice space to lounge/play outside as well as porches on the back and front of the house. This is a desert area and is very dry and windy. The house is also convenient for parents with a separate bunk bedroom with a TV and 2 high chairs, 1 crip, 2 bassinets, and 2 infant swings. **Please note that due to the drought in California this year I can not guarantee that the lawn will be green for your arrival.**

WHAT TO DO/WHERE TO GO
Please note the grocery stores/Walmart/Hardware Stores in Gardnerville (20-30 minutes away) are quite extensive (ex: we've bought silver noodles and crab legs there), so no need to truck stuff up there unless you want to or don't want to drive to the grocery stores. We have 3 different pairs of cross-country skis that anyone is welcome to use. The last sizable grocery store (Safeway) on the way up from the bay area is near Martell Rd. near Jackson. There is also a Lowe's and KMart in Martell as well. You will have even more selection if you drive 30 minutes to Carson City which has just about every store you could ask for.
The house is out in the middle of nowhere, but that's part of what is great about it. Hope Valley is 15 minutes away and beautiful and a great place to start for level hikes. There is a hot springs above Markleeville with some nice short hikes as well. If you want something more adventurous I can recommend those as well and we have all our hiking books up there (Mt. Tallac and Desolation Wilderness are 2 classic hard Lake Tahoe hikes).
The views are pretty nice even outside the house and the roads are very quiet so just a stroll outside on Sunrise Trail is rewarding. We are ~20 minutes from Caples Lake where they rent kayaks, Lake Tahoe is about 30 minutes, and Carson River is just across the road. There is a movie theater in the nearest town of Minden/Gardnerville about 25 minutes away. The Eastern Sierra is ridiculously beautiful and Mono Lake, Yosemite Tioga Pass entrance, Mammoth, Bridgeport, Bodie, Bear Valley, Sonora Pass are all doable as day trips from the house with 1-2 1/2 hours of driving 1-way. The fall colors in October can be striking with snow covering the mountain tops and yellow aspen trees. Northern Lake Tahoe resorts are 1-2 hrs. away.
In Gardnerville, we can recommend Saletti's for a better meal and Woodett's Diner for a traditional diner breakfast.

WEATHER
During the winter it may get as cold as 0-10 degrees at night. We generally don't get pounded by 3+ feet of snow like Tahoe itself during the winter, but you may wake up to a 1 or 2 foot snowstorm during the bad storm weekends. Plowing of the roads is intermittent, but hopefully once the sun comes out you'll be able to drive the 500 feet to the main road and be fine. A local guy plows the roads when he can if the county doesn't get to it.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    We have 2 high chairs in the house and some yard games and toys in the garage...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sorry no smoking allowed anywhere on premises or outside. This is a high fire danger area....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry no pets allowed...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Junior Suite: 1 queen

    Private Attached bathroom with shower...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Private attached master bathroom and bay window...moreless

  • Queen Bedroom: 1 queen

    Shared Bathroom...moreless

  • Kids/Bunk Room: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    Includes a TV as well...moreless

  • Each room has a humidifier, warming blankets, and pillows. During the summer it gets hot (very sunny and 90+ degrees sometimes) but the house has plenty of windows so there shouldn't be a need for air conditioning. This is a desert so even during the middle of summer it will cool down considerably during the night. Even during the warm times, there is usually a breeze so it won't be too hot although the sun is strong and unrelenting. The queen bedroom also has a crib in the closet....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Wired for sound...moreless

  • Shared Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Kitchen Half Bathroom: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Junior Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Heated Floors...moreless

Other Amenities

  • SUPPLIES/STOCKS The house is well-stocked. There shouldn't be a need to bring much extra stuff. The kitchen has pots, pans, mixing bowls, blender, mixer, waffle maker, rice cooker, coffee maker, spice rack, olive oil, cereal, vinegar, dressing, dishes, glasses, serving plates, etc. If there's something more exotic you need or a very critical basic ingredient you need bring it as it's difficult to predict what exact food/supplies there is at the house at the moment. We have 1-hair dryer, an outdoor gas BBQ grill, toaster oven, microwave convection oven, regular oven with warming tray, 5 burner gas stove, washer and dryer, board games, Dish TV with some movie channels and an extensive recording of movies, Amazon and Netflix capable TV, wireless internet, and a USB charging hub and a battery charger. The refrigerator dispenses filtered water and the faucet has a dispenser of automatic hot water. We have sealable containers for recyclables next to the door into the house in the garage...moreless

Entertainment

  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DishTV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Many rooms in the house are wired for sound controlled from stereo in speaker room and slider controls in wired rooms and outdoor porches....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    In the eastern side foothills of the Sierra with views south toward the Sierra Crest...moreless

  • Rural:

    Views down into the Carson Valley Region...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    2 additional chairs in dining room and table can sit 8 in a pinch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    1-zone for entire house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    2 Propane fireplaces (living room and master bedroom). The only thing you'll need to do when you arrive is turn up the hot water heater to the pink arrow. I'll get the house up to 65 for your arrival...moreless

  • Garage:

    Holds 2 cars...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air with 1-zone for entire house...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi on DSL with decent speeds. We'll give you the code to the garage and front door as well and to the WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Additional bed sheets can be found in the closets (feel free to open any unused package if need). If needed feel free to put sheets in the washer (detergent is in the in the cabinet above the washer....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Includes full size pool table large-screen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large cement driveway with plenty of room for parking (including an RV)...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line service...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full stocked dish and utensil set...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen with 2 sinks, 2 refrigerators, breakfast bar, and chairs plus a desk with monitor, wifi enabled printer, and ergonomic keyboard tray and mouse...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Combination convection+microwave oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Oven with separate warming tray...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Likely will have a fair amount of supplies but difficult to predict exact contents....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new in 2014 w/ ice maker and filtered water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Large 5 burner stove top using propane...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Regular Toaster and Toaster Oven...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    May require pumping up the tires...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Cement back and front porch. Some lawn furniture in the garage....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large front and rear real grass lawn. The lawn is irrigated, but the water should only turn on in the middle of the night....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane grill on the back porch. There's also porch furniture in the garage if you want to lounge on the back porch....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Weekend
May 28 - Jun 2, 2015
3 night min stay
$319
$1,550 $5,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

July 4th Weekend
Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2015
3 night min stay
$309
$1,600 $6,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Death Ride Weekend
Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2015
3 night min stay
$309
$1,600 $6,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 3 - Sep 8, 2015
3 night min stay
$309
$1,550 $5,500

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$299
$1,400 $4,000

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning $300
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

House heating is by propane ($$$) & usage of >17 gallons/day (3%/day) may result a deposit deduction. A house temp of <=70 during waking hours should be ~12 gallons/day usage. Well is new from 2013 & in rare cases you may need to restart the well pump. The area is rural with 5 acres+wildlife with a good chance of mice in the traps on arrival that you will need to throw away.


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


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Last updated: 04/23/2015
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Location

54 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno International Airport
27 Miles
Nearest Ferry
South Lake Tahoe
11 Miles
Nearest Golf
www.carsonvalleygolf.com
58 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80
18 Miles
Nearest Ski
Heavenly Ski Resort
27 Miles
Nearest Beach
South Lake Tahoe

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

Why the Owner Chose Woodfords:
I drove by this location in the desert foothills on the back side of the Eastern Sierra for years looking at the houses up on the hill from 88 and 395. Now that we have a home hear we often come with big plans for the weekend of being active in the nearby ski resorts or hiking trails, but the house is so big and inviting and the yard and porches can be relaxing that we often spend our time lounging and soaking up the sun. Kirkwood is only 30 minutes away, Heavenly 25 minutes, plenty of high Sierra hiking, fishing in Carson River, and even Mammoth and Mono Lake and the backside of Yosemite within a long day's drive means you can definitely keep busy outdoors with this place as your home base, but you may not want to. :-)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have a large front and back yard for playing and relaxing. Great for families with small children to let them outside but not worry about them...too much. **Please note that due to the drought in California this year I can not guarantee that the lawn will be green for your arrival.**


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, Minimal German and Italian

 

Photos

  • Great Room with sitting area, TV, and pool table

    Great Room with sitting area, TV, and pool table

  • Great Room with pool table, fireplace, and view to the Sierra

    Great Room with pool table, fireplace, and view to the Sierra

  • Large kitchen with all wood floors and granite counter tops with breakfast bar

    Large kitchen with all wood floors and granite counter tops with breakfast bar

  • Iron bedroom w/ queen bed & private sitting bench overlooking the Carson Valley

    Iron bedroom w/ queen bed & private sitting bench overlooking the Carson Valley

  • Bunk bedroom and full bed with second TV w/ sattelite

    Bunk bedroom and full bed with second TV w/ sattelite

  • Huge, comfortable, and private master bedroom with king bed

    Huge, comfortable, and private master bedroom with king bed

  • Ensuite Bathroom with shower

    Ensuite Bathroom with shower

  • Winter sunrise

    Winter sunrise

  • View from the stairs in the back yard toward the back yard

    View from the stairs in the back yard toward the back yard

  • View from the Front Porch

    View from the Front Porch

  • Great Room at Christmas

    Great Room at Christmas

  • Back yard in winter looking toward Hope Valley and the Sierra

    Back yard in winter looking toward Hope Valley and the Sierra

  • Sitting area and fireplace in the great room

    Sitting area and fireplace in the great room

  • Sitting room and dining room

    Sitting room and dining room

  • Master bedroom and private sitting area and fireplace

    Master bedroom and private sitting area and fireplace

  • Ensuite bedroom with attached bathroom

    Ensuite bedroom with attached bathroom

  • Ensuite Bedroom with queen bed and views to Sierra

    Ensuite Bedroom with queen bed and views to Sierra

  • Private sitting area, fireplace, crib, and changing table.

    Private sitting area, fireplace, crib, and changing table.

  • Shared guest bathroom with full shower and bathtub

    Shared guest bathroom with full shower and bathtub

  • Our home with the Sierra Crest in the background

    Our home with the Sierra Crest in the background

  • View from the back porch

    View from the back porch

  • Sunset fall view in the backyard

    Sunset fall view in the backyard

  • Front yard at sunrise

    Front yard at sunrise

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english, spanish, Minimal German and Italian
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