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Northstar's 'Little Gem' - Luxury- Private Hot Tub & Sunsets

Truckee, CA, USA
  • Apartment1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This LUXURY Guest Apartment was designed for family and friends to use when they want to play in Tahoe. It is now available to rent when not in use. A FULLY self-contained, spacious (1500 sq. ft) apartment, with PRIVATE ENTRANCE, spacious deck, private hot tub and all the UPSCALE AMENITIES of a new Village condo while offering a quiet, private get-away with wood-burning fireplace, wi-fi, pool table, ping pong, jute box, hiking trails and door to door shuttle service throughout Northstar.


This unique, comfortable and beautifully furnished vacation rental looks out over the Northstar golf course with mountain views and AMAZING SUNSETS! A COZY, PRIVATE RETREAT for a couple, small family or group of friends. Hiking trails a step out your door!

This 'little gem' is available throughout the year and offers GREAT VALUE and QUIET LUXURY without the cost of similar accommodations in the Village!

Early Arrival/Late Departure when available at NO EXTRA COST!

Northstar is one of the most 'family-friendly' resorts in the country. You can leave your car in its parking place for your entire stay and take the SHUTTLE BUS (5 minute ride door to door) throughout the Northstar property: Ski Mountain, Village w/Music, Shopping, Starbucks, Dining, Galleries and Recreation Center w/Fitness Center, Sauna, Massage, Teen/Game Center, outdoor family size hot tub, etc.

The historic community of Truckee is six short miles out of Northstar, filled with wonderful shops, restaurants, music, galleries and services. Lake Tahoe and all of its related sports & activities is a short five minute drive and offers a large Safeway for grocery shopping.

Northstar-at-Tahoe is located forty-five minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, 120 minutes from the Sacramento Airport and ten minutes from the Truckee-Tahoe Airport.



'We were so happy with our stay in your beautiful apartment.' The M. family

'Thank you so much. Your place is totally awesome!' Jackson W.

'We're sad to leave. We hope to rent again next winter so we can enjoy another year of skiing, skating and relaxing in your beautiful guest apartment.' Scott S.

'What a complete delight it has been staying in your truly lovely guest apartment! We most certainly plan on making this a summer tradition so we look forward to coming back next year . . . or sooner!' Annalyn R.

'This place is so beautiful and well cared for. We always had something to do and it was almost impossible to get up in the morning because the beds were soooo comfortable! Ally W.

'We had a blast here! Pool table and hot tub were our favorites!' The L. Family

'We had a fantastic time and are sad to leave. Just a great feeling place . . . thanks for the memories!' Dara P.

'The kids loved all the toys and the grown ups loved playing pool and then sitting in the hot tub with our Baileys!! We hope to see you again soon . . . maybe in February! Sally & Michael

Keywords: Guest Apartment


Kathleen Semrad

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 bunk bed, Twins over Double beds (2 sets)
      • Queen size Beds (1), Portable infant bed (1), Two bunk beds w/twins over doubles.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            Downtown Truckee about 6 miles from Northstar. Wonderful old Railroad town with lots of shops and restaurants.
          • Golf Course View
            Sits across the street from open space to the golf course -18th hole.
          • Mountain View
            Beautiful mountain views and sunsets!
          • Resort
            Within Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort with access to all it's amenities plus Ritz Carlton on-site hotel!
          • Village
            Northstar Resort Village a short shuttle ride or walk (1/2 mile) with skating, restaurants, shops, access to mountain, Starbucks, theater, massage, etc.


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Nice linens
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Complete workout w/equipment located at Homeowners Rec Center
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Fireplace
                        Wood burning . . . wood provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                        Two car outdoor parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Towels Provided
                        Nice towels
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        DSL Wireless Internet is available.
                      • Wood Fireplace


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                            Electric drip, coffee bean grinder, press pot
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Service for 12 dishes & flatware, steak knives, wine glasses, martini shaker, blender.
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Well furnished - stove, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, refrigerator, counter top oven, coffee makers, crockpot, griddle, blender. Large variety & nice cookware.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            Pots & pans, griddle, crock pot, blender, waffle iron, knives, mixing & serving bowls, etc.
                          • Oven
                            Large toaster oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            Misc. spices, sugar, flour, tea, condiments
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    All ages - young children to adult.
                                  • Games
                                    All ages - young children to adult.
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Pool Table
                                    Pool Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Direct TV
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                    Two televisions
                                  • Toys


                                      • Boat
                                        At Lake Tahoe - six miles from Northstar - lots of water recreation available.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large private deck w/table & benches, hot tub, BBQ and beautiful sunsets!
                                      • Golf
                                        18 holes - apartment located across from 18th hole!
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        At Lake Tahoe - six miles from Northstar - lots of water recreation available.
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Three sets of snow shoes for use on the trails outside your door during your stay!
                                      • Tennis
                                        Located at Homeowners Rec Ctr.

                                        Pool / Spa

                                          • Communal Pool
                                            Three outdoor pools available during the summer at the Homeowners Recreation Center: Adult lap pool, family pool, kiddy pool. OUTDOOR ADULT LAP POOL AVAILABLE FALL/WINTER/SPRING.
                                          • Heated Pool
                                          • Hot Tub
                                            Hot Springs HOT TUB on the deck outside your door! Private, sits 5, great sunsets!
                                          • Sauna
                                            Located at Recreation/Fitness Center.

                                            Onsite Services

                                              • Massage


                                                  • marina
                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • paragliding
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • rock climbing
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • whitewater rafting
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • Juke box, pool table, ping pong, games, cards & puzzles provided, Early Arrival/Late Departure available at no extra cost.

                                                                    9 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Great spot, thoughtful owner

                                                                    MattMenlo Park

                                                                    My family of 4 had a wonderful stay at this home. The Northstar location was great, as the shuttle never took more than 5 minutes to arrive, and it was an easy 5-minute ride to the village/ski lifts. We left our skis at the gondola, and found this just as easy overall as staying in the "in-village" locations, only half the price (phew!).

                                                                    The house itself is lovely. Overall, you can see thought was put to how people would use it, vs. just looking nice in photos. For instance, there is a Capresso coffee machine. Itself an expensive piece - $189 last check on Amazon - but more importantly, one that I own at home after doing an obscene amount of research into what makes the best coffee. Not something I expected to see at a vacation rental. The kitchen was generally in good shape, and I didn't have to take out the pans or knives I travel with ("just in case"), which was a nice change. Beyond that, the fireplace comes fully stocked with wood and is easy (and a pleasure) to use, the place has ample games for the family (many different board games, Jenga, etc.) and the juke box and pool table were both wonderful fun. As was the open space/common area character, which meant the whole family could spend time together, and the private hot tub overlooking the trees cascading down the hill.

                                                                    Great spot, and one we'll return to again. Thanks so much Kathleen!

                                                                    Great space, very comfortable and well stocked.

                                                                    Jason E.

                                                                    Location and hot tub were great!

                                                                    Great vacation get away at Northstar!

                                                                    Our family of 4 had a terrific time at the "Little Gem". We loved the wood burning fireplace and relaxing in the outdoor hot tub after a day of skiing. Getting to and from the mountain by the resort bus (which is requested using a mobile app and picks you up at your door) was easy and convenient. Kathleen, the owner, was welcoming and accommodating. We would definitely come back!

                                                                    Great Place!

                                                                    Brian W.

                                                                    Loved the location and convenience of the shuttle service! The kids loved the pool table and juke box! The front porch and hot tub has amazing views and is perfect for relaxing after a day of snowboarding or skiing. The only downsides were the fact that the DVD player didn’t work and there is not a lot of counter space in the kitchenette, but we managed to make it work! Would definitely recommend for a ski vacation!

                                                                    Great space for a family vacation

                                                                    Andrew T.

                                                                    My family and I had a great stay at the 'Little Gem'. The description and photos are accurate so I'm just going to list our highlights. For our kids, it was definitely the pool table. For the adults, it was having a large space to spread out in where the kids could play at one end, and we could have our own time at the other end. Door to door shuttle service made it easy to get to the slopes. The owners were also very responsive and great to work with.

                                                                    The only word of caution I'd like to share is the queen bed is a Murphy bed. For most it doesn't make a difference but I do want to highlight it for those who care.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Just to clarify on the Murphy Bed reference - all the mattresses in the 'Little Gem' including the one on the Murphy bed are very good mattresses - turned and rotated regularly. In all the years it has been slept on I have never had a complaint.

                                                                    Wonderful time in Northstar

                                                                    Nicholas G.

                                                                    We loved our time here. Location was perfect as were all the wonderful amenities. Everyone in our family has asked when we can visit again.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you! I’m glad everyone had a good time! Come back soon!



                                                                    Truckee, CA, USA

                                                                    On-call SHUTTLE BUS throughout Northstar property from your doorstep and back, Live music & movies in the Northstar Village, ice skating (winter), roller skating (summer), ten miles to Casino's, see NorthstarAtTahoe for seasonal onsite and offsite activities.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Damage Deposit
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    $150 Cleaning Fee $500 Refundable Security Deposit Return renter discounts

                                                                    9 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.9/5
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