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Spa, Log House on year-round Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Come out of the city and stay in this beautiful custom log home in a gorgeous, park-like, 10 acre setting. Relax on either of the two veranda-like porches or nap in one of the hammocks as you listen to the stream in the background. After a day of site-seeing, shopping, hiking, golfing, skiing, sledding, biking or just relaxing, soak in either the extra deep antique tub or enjoy the jets of the jacuzzi bathtub. Enjoy the Sundance SPA in the back yard as you listen to the creek, watch the moon rise over the ridge or just bask in beautiful expanse of the country starlit night. You will love the comfort of this property.

Hop on your bike for ride into the hills or along the paved country roads. Hike through the trails that you can access right behind the house.

Close to the snow -- an easy drive to any of the the nearby ski resorts (Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Donner Ski Ranch, Royal Gorge) snow parks (Yuba Gap, Kingvale and Soda Springs).

In Summer, watch your kids play in the swimming hole, jumping off the rope swing, or just gently soak your feet in the stream while quietly reading a book.

There are trout in the stream, trails to hike, wildflowers to enjoy. You'll feel as if you've come into a whole new world when you walk into this comfortable and beautiful log home.

Enjoy the local flavor of Grass Valley and Nevada City -- music festivals, street fairs, Farmer's Market, Bike races, Blue Grass Festival, World Festival, Celtic Festival, Wineries, Antiques, Golf, Historical center, Mountain biking, Kayaking, Fishing.

Contact the owner or check the calendar for availability. (A second home is available with the same amenities, if this one is not available. Please contact the owner for details or click on 'click here to see all my rental listings'.)

Keywords: Log House, Spa, year-round creek, Swimming Hole, WiFi, Retreats, Family Reunions

More Details

Owner
Diane Stevenson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Diane Stevenson

I am a Cath Lab and ICU RN. Due to life circumstance, began vacation renting 2 of my homes a few years ago and find that I love it. It is a pleasure to share my unique homes. Thanks to all that come to them. I hope that all my guests enjoy them as much as I have.

Diane Stevenson purchased this house in 1989

Why Diane Stevenson chose California

This was our family home. My husband and I built it. It is not a 'kit'. He designed it and with a good bit of blood, sweat and tears, it was built with the care of the quality craftsman that he is. We raised our son here. He grew up playing in the creek and hiking in the woods. He is now 28 and with the economy the way it is, renting this home to nice folks helps us finance his education. It is a lovely home in a lovely location. We hope you enjoy staying in it as much as we enjoyed living in it for all those years. Diane Foley Stevenson (OWNER)

What makes this house unique

I love the creek and hiking in the woods. Follow the trail across the creek and up to the top of the property where you will enjoy a spectacular sunset. Walking into the house is like something magical. It really is a unique and special place to spend some well-deserved downtime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi...I'm the owner and I have just had the pleasure of having my first guests this last weekend. I only recently listed my house on vrbo and I look forward to having many guests who enjoy their stay as much as the first ones have.

Sincerely,

Diane Stevenson
Aug 2007
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Map

Empire Mine State Historic Park
"I love to visit the Empire Mine. The tour is interesting and the grounds are spectacular. ..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Sacramento
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Grass Valley
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Alta Sierra Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Colfax, Ca.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Alta Sierra Drive and Hwy 49
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Point of Interest
Beautiful Custom Log house on Trout Stream
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridgeport State Park on the Yuba River
Nearest Point of Interest
The Independence Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Edwards Crossing to Perdan Crossing
Car: necessary

Local Wine Trail, Alta Sierra Country Club, Grass Valley, Nevada City, World Fest, Celtic Festival, Nevada County Fair, Bridgeport, South Yuba River, American River, Bear River, Rollins Lake, the Empire Mine, the Independence Trail, Perdan Crossing, Edwards Crossing, All Outdoors River Rafting...Victorian Christmas, Cornish Christmas

Amenities

Alta Sierra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Possession and discharge of fireworks or firearms on this property is prohibited.
  • No fires on the property except in the BBQ.
  • No "trimming"!
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , This bathroom is on the main floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Master Bath
  • Full bathroom with both tub and shower on both first and second floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a sofa.
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) King-sized bed in the spacious Master Bedroom Suite., Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Queen-sized with memory foam topper for comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Custom log home, close local golf course, country club, numerous local wineries, miles of local hiking, year round, creek with swimming hole right out the back door, hammocks in the back yard, road bike or mountain biking locally. Close to shopping, sightseeing in historic Grass Valley/Nevada City. Close to local ski resorts and snow parks and the local rivers. My other home is #140231 with most of the same amenities. Check with owner for details.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Spa, Log House on year-round Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
average rating of 4.8315787 based on 96 reviews
Petaluma, California
5

Another wonderful weekend at the Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We 4 couples had a great time! The stream was perfect and we spent all day there with our feet in the water, talking, laughing, skipping stones and splashing around. Everything was perfect and we wanted for nothing, except maybe more time. Next time, we'll do 3 nights! Thanks Diane!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always great to have repeat customers and especially happy ones! So pleased that these guests had a great time! We really try to make our home a comfortable and enjoyable spot for a get-away. The year-round Creek in the backyard with a swimming hole and hammocks in the backyard make it extra fun!
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5

Great and relaxing getaway find!

  • 5 of 5

My cousins and I had a wonderful stay in Diane's Log House. A Lovely wooded setting, perfect for our purposes and time there. So nice to have a hot tub to soak in, a deck for outdoor meals and conversation or a night under the stars and a front porch for reading and relaxing and waiting for folks to arrive! I love the layout of the house with its wide open dining, living room and kitchen space and high ceilings. The beds and couches and arm chairs are comfortable and the linens and blankets and towels, plenty. We are already talking of the next reunion... oh, another plus, a friendly and helpful neighbor.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect retreat away

  • 5 of 5

Great house peaceful, away from everything, my fiancé and I enjoyed our time and would come back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

terrific and very family friendly

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and very comfortable, so hot (great) outside but the house remained cool and fresh. there was a hammock for everyone. Always a challenge to find a place for grandparents AND kids, but this worked on all levels and my kids could plunge, swim and explore the creek, and lots of other things for them to do as well. Thank you Diane we loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek
3

Cute House House on nice Stream.

  • 3 of 5

Nice Log House, but close to neighbors. Open floor plan and cozy. Some things didn't work great CD player, Refrigerator. Over all stay pleasant. Kitchen well equipped.Clean on arrival. Nice yard for kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our intention that our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable time in our vacation rental homes. I am pleased that this group had a nice stay. We take all reviews very seriously. On the morning of check out, I usually contact the guest to see if there was any issue. If there is, I address it immediately to make sure the house is ready for the next guest. When I contacted this group, I was told that there was no issue and that everything was great. This house does not have a CD player. The fridge has been checked and is in good working order. Please know that if the fridge is packed full upon your arrival, it does not have an "instant cool" setting. Diane Stevenson - Owner
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5

Great house. Fun trip.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Diane, it was a great trip to grass valley. We appreciated your hospitality and your clean home. We had so much fun swimming at the yuba river. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Fees begin at $175/night (weeknights/non-holiday) for 2 adults and increase depending on size of your group, length of stay, holiday or season and whether or not you will be bringing a pet. The pet fee is $20/pet/night. Housekeeping fee increases to $250 if your group size is 7 or greater. Check out my other vacation rental home with the same amenities. To get the BEST rate, please call me. Diane Stevenson (owner: Stevenson Vacation Rentals) (530)613-7350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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