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Top Rated Family Friendly Northstar Tahoe Resort near Ritz Carlton Hotel & Lifts

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

4 bdr/2 bath home with a Cal-king, two Queens, and two twin beds, with room for cribs or air mattress or cots. Perfect for either a shared or just one family vacation. Three decks with seating and tables, plus a patio with a Gas Grill all overlooking Golf Course and Riparian Woodland, and mountains beyond. House situated to minimize view of other houses. No Highway 267, Northstar Dr. or Northstar Village noise. On a cul-de-sac for a peaceful vacation. Updated, well-stocked Kitchen (toaster, coffee maker, crock-pot, can opener, utensils for at least 8, etc.). Eat-in meals are a real money saver for families! We provide all sheets, towels, and paper goods as well as soaps. 2 recently remodeled Baths. Baths have vessel sinks, slate, new fixtures. 1 bath has a Double Shower and 1 with a Jetted, Jacuzzi tub. Decorator paint in a soothing green. Leather Couches and Chairs with Ottomans. Nicely decorated, family and pet friendly.

We have hosted hundreds of guests including an Olympic gold medalist, doctors, lawyers, college professors to name a few. Excellent value! Great savings! We know because we monitor the competition. Able to use the Recreation Center next to the (slight fee for guests). It includes 3 outdoor Hot Tubs (two adults only, one child friendly) well equipped Weight Room, year around outdoor Lap Pool (adults only in Summer); huge Family Pool, children's Wading Pool, children's Splash area, New Play Area with Jungle Gym and Swings, outdoor Barbecues with tables next to creek, 10 Tennis Courts, Teen Center with Video Games, and Sports Court. Adult facility that can be reserved for functions.

As you enter our home you will note the high Two Story open Living Area with south facing picture windows, and Gas Fireplace. Downstairs master bedroom has an attached bathroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms (one dual-use serves as a home office with WiFi) and a second bathroom with two showers. Three decks provide views of the 16th fairway and the surrounding mountains. In the winter you will see families building snowmen, cross country skiers, and children sledding on the golf course. In, Summer and Fall, you can watch the golfers go by as you sip your iced drink on the decks or patio. Or, listen to the birds without constant background noise.

The location is Wooded, but Bright. Relaxing, but within walking distance or a short Free Shuttle Ride to Northstar Village with its new Ritz Carlton Hotel, restaurants, shops, skating rink, live music, bungee jumping, and fire pits. Restaurants include sushi, pizza, fine dining, the Chocolate Bar with everything chocolate, a deli, pasta, burritos and build-it-yourself tacos, etc! 10 minutes by car or shuttle to Lake Tahoe Beaches, Shops, Dining. 15 min to Casinos, 10 min to Quaint Downtown Truckee with more Restaurants, Shops and Dining. At least 10 Public/Semi-private Golf Courses within 20 minutes: Northstar, Coyote Moon, Old Greenwood, Gray's Crossing, Ponderosa, Squaw Valley, Incline Village (2 courses), Brockway, and Tahoe City. Tons more golf within an hours or less drive in the Reno, Carson City area, South Lake Tahoe, Greagle, Portola and Clio!

We also continually make changes to make this an Energy Efficient Home. The architect sited the house to take advantage of passive solar long before it was trendy, we haveuse insulated draperies, have energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, have used low VOC paint, renewable bamboo flooring, a programmable thermostat, and, as we replace appliances, we buy energystar-rated items. Just pack your bags and come to Northstar!!

Northstar Resort is committed to building a world-class destination resort and has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the village and ski and snowboard facilities. A new Ritz Carlton opened Dec 19 2009. It is reminiscent of the great ski lodges of Yosemite and Mount Hood. Northstar continues to be ranked among the top family resorts in America by ski magazine and other publications. But Northstar hasn’t forgotten about summer. Northstar has world-class mountain bike terrain. Nearly every summer weekend and thoughout the early fall, they are host to biking related races: the Tour De Nez (June 17-21), GIANT bicycle Demo Days, GIANT for Women Ride and Retreat. Northstar also has numerous Downhill Mountain Bike Races, Cross Country Bike Races and “Super D” Downhill Cross Country Races. Non-professionals can participate in almost all of these races. Northstar offers crafts, golf hiking scenic gondola rides, fly fishing, horseback riding, outdoor movie nights, star gazing tours, live music, skating, and geocaching (finding “treasures” using a GPS). Many of these activities are free or at a nominal price.

Amenities -Extensive Bamboo Flooring -Fully Equipped Granite Slab kitchen with Gas Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Trash Compactor, Disposal, and Solid Oak cabinets; it is well stocked with paper goods, cooking and eating utensils -Two slate tile bathrooms; one with Jacuzzi spa suitable for two people, state of the art thermal controlled shower, vanity and Euro style sink; the second similarly equipped except a two person shower

-Three bedrooms with pillow-top queen beds, one bedroom with sofa bed and home office (WiFi enabled).

-Living room with gas fireplace, leather couch with ottomans, leather Morris reclining chairs with ottomans, 4 televisions, CD stereo player, games, and books

-Breakfast bar with four stools

-Dish Network Satellite TV

-Dining table seating for six

-Decks (three) and patio area that overlook the golf course.

-Parking for up to four cars

-Use of recreation facilities including 3 year around hot tubs, 1,000 sq. foot weight, exercise, sauna and showers, year around lap pool, games center including video games, billiards, ping pong and various other entertainments. Ten minutes by free shuttle to village, recreation center and ski slopes (stops at house).

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Gordon Kingsley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Gordon Kingsley

I am a professional engineer/inventor with patents related to cleaning up the environment using horizontal boring and sustainable energy using kite shaped blimps. I was a semi-finalist in Cleantech in 2013. Igrew up in Illinois and Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa, and now reside in Reno, Nevada. My wife graduated from Cal (the University of California Berkeley) with a degree in Microbiology and advanced degree in medical technology. We have a son who graduated from U. California Davis, attended Oxford, and has completed course work for a pHD in economics and will be finishing his residency in trauma surgery at University of Chicago. His wife graduated from U. Illinois Chicago and teaches clinical Joga. My daughter graduated from U. CA San Diego, is finishing a phD desertation in literature Northeastern University, Boston while teaching at Menlo College, CA.

We lived at Northstar for 4 years and enjoyed the peace, tranquility, golf, skiing, and experience that is unique to Northstar Resort.

Gordon Kingsley purchased this house in 1978

Why Gordon Kingsley chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

The choice of Northstar was easy! Both my wife and I love Lake Tahoe. We play golf, hike, swim, fly fish and I ski. Northstar is unique. The new village with over 35 shops and restauants, great snow and mountain bike parks, great views of Lake Tahoe to name a few things we like. No wonder Ritz Carlton Hotel chose Northstar Tahoe Resort as the first West coast four season resort . Oh, did I mention the great location of our house overlooking the 16th fairway of the golf course, not to mention the great furnishings, comfortable pillowtop beds, televisons in every room,completely remodeled full kitchen and bathrooms, WiFi, and leather couch and Morris chairs.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits we enjoy at Northstar include double whammy golf and ski passes, use of the recreation center owned and operated by NPOA (Northstar Property Owners Association). The recreation center has Olympic, childrens, and year around lap pools, 3 large hot tubs, weight and sauna, video and games arcade, and multipurpose buildings, championship tennis courts, barbeque and picnic facilities, and childrens playground. Someone has to do this!

Guestbook comments from the owner

> Date: Friday, December 12, 2008, 9:59 AM

> Hi Gordon,

> I meant to email to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at

> your vacation home. It was perfect in regards to location.

> We would love to stay there again. I will keep your email

> address for the future.
Dec 2008
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Top Rated Family Friendly Northstar Tahoe Resort near Ritz Carlton Hotel & Lifts
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 18 reviews

Very nice house. Kitchen beautifully stocked. Beds really comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

Shuttle to Northstar really convenient and never more than a 5 min wait either way. We truly enjoyed our stay. We were allowed to check in early which was very nice. The only wish we would make is for more lights in the bedrooms. But otherwise it was a perfect stay. We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Kingsley Northstar Property #162036

  • 5 of 5

We could not be more impressed with Gordon and Dee's home at Northstar. Every bedroom had a comfortable mattress and clean sheets. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking including iced beer steins in the freezer upon arrival! There is a dog runner in the huge back yard that our puppy St. Bernard loved! Plenty of room for the kids and dog to run around. We highly recommend a visit to the Kingsley property.


  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Wonderful Location & Great for Socializing!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this wonderful home for 3 days as a get together spot for 7 friends- the layout of the house is great for socializing between the great room, the kitchen and dining room areas! The shuttle to the slopes is beyond convenient and makes it nearly as good as Ski-In-Ski-Out- except without the hassle of dealing with parking and crowds!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this property and the owners were very fast with getting back to our emails and accomodating our request for late checkout. The house was perfect for our party. Would definitely consider renting here again for our next trip to Northstar!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Pleasanton, CA

Very comfortable golf or ski lodging!

  • 4 of 5

The house is very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped, no issues at all. The outdoor grill is great. The beds are very comfortable and each bedroom has a nice flat screen TV. The amenities at Northstar are first class both summer and winter. The owners were very accommodating and responsive, even helped us with our early arrival request. Hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Long Overdue Review--My Favorite Family Stay at Northstar

  • 5 of 5

I have needed to write this review for awhile. My wife and I really love this home. We come here once a year for the past few years, usually with another family. It is a wonderful house to spend time as a group. The house was renovated in the past year with a great new deck and dining area. We are usually here in the summer and/or the fall and enjoy grilling and eating outside, watching the golfers from the deck, and enjoying all the nature around us. Around Northstar, the kids head to the resort area pool (Northstar has a huge game room!!), and the adults enjoy the gym and the year round pool and hot tub. The house itself is very comfortable and very easy to settle into. It is a home away from home for us. The renters are easy to work with and are helpful with any advice or tips for what to do or where to go up in Tahoe/Reno. Last time, they suggested a family trip to Virginia City...and we absolutely loved it! What a funny, old-timey town. I highly suggest this home if you are looking for a family rental. We will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northstar Resort Village
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Northstar Resort Championship Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 267
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Northstar Resort Village
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Northstar Ski Resort Lifts
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Championship Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Tahoe North Shore
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Truckee Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing Reservoirs
Nearest Point of Interest
Reno Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Ritz Carlton
Car: not necessary

Guests are provided access to recreation facilities ($2/guest/day apply) located next to Village including olympic, kids and year around lap pools, three hot tubs, weight and exercise facilities, sauna and showers, video, billards, ping pong and other games center. Northstar is a family oriented resort. Hundreds of millions dollars has been invested in the new village, Ritz Carlton (under construction), ski and snowboard slopes and parks, and recreation center to make your vacation the most enjoyable of a lifetime.


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Martin Luther King
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2
Jan 18 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 3
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 1
May 26 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

All rates subject to change without notice

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double Showers, Indian Slate Tile, Euro Plumbing
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Indian Slate Tile, Euro Plumbing
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3) Pillow top mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle wood framed (not popout spring type), Baby Cribs (1) room for crib
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Three decks overlooking 16th Fairway of Championship Golf Course; Sledding, snow shoeing during winter on golf course and extensive trails and sledding areas;

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