"This was not our first time staying in Gold Bend, but it was the first time staying in this unit. The unit was clean and comfortable but dated. It easily accommodated our family of 5. It had a large laundry room, which is unusual for these units with a full sized washer dryer and room for storage. The kitchen was usual size and well stocked for essentials (dishes, cooking equipment), but bring your own spices, condiments etc. Some units we've stayed in had spices, this unit had salt, pepper, cooking oil. Not a big deal, just nice to know ahead of time as the closest true grocery store is several miles away. Also, bring your own hair dryer, soap, shampoos, etc. Towels and linens were provided. The unit comes with guest passes for the recreation area, which then only costs $2.00/pp for the whole day and the facilities are wonderful. Huge pool, adult swim area, and 3 separate hot tubs based on age. Play structures, and gaming area kept the kids busy all day. The village and recreation area are a short shuttle ride away, and the kids were very comfortable calling the shuttle and getting around on their own. At night we took advantage of the Village fire pits and would roast marshmallows and play soccer in the area that is used for ice skating in the winter. Although not on the Lake, it's a quick trip down the road, and we went several times during our stay. Sand Harbor is our favorite beach where the kids could jump off rocks, swim and stand up paddle. The unit is also close to downtown Truckee. If you're looking for luxury, this isn't it. It's a great family unit for active people who want to enjoy all Tahoe/Truckee has to offer. With a few up grades, this would be a 5 star. For those not familiar with Gold Bend units, they are usually 2-3 floors, with the kitchen upstairs. The stairways themselves tend to be narrow, so it might be difficult for individuals who have trouble with stairs. The other wonderful thing about this property is how communicative the owner is. Any questions, my emails were always returned promptly. The rental experience itself was smooth. We will definitely come back."
Guest: Dana W.
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 12, 2015