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Top Rated Family Friendly Northstar California near Ritz Carlton & Lifts

Bedrooms 4
Space 1 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

4 bdr/2 bath home with beds for 8 including a Cal-king, two Queens, and two twin beds. 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, 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 !Low cleaning fee provides cleaning with minimal guest participation: please ask for details. 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 have used 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 energy star-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).

Keywords: Northstar, Tahoe Resort, Vacation Home, golf, tennis, swim, Tahoe wedding, ski snowboard, Northstar@Tahoe, Ritz Carlton Hotel, dew tour, xgames, Shaun White,

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Gordon Kingsley
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

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 Truckee

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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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • 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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Top Rated Family Friendly Northstar California near Ritz Carlton & Lifts
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 19 reviews
San Francisco,California

Nice property, great location, bedrooms are loud, lots of cleanup responsibilities asked of guests.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the property, but the bedroom setup is tough for families. You can hear everything happening in the centralized living room.

We also were surprised by how much of the cleanup responsibilities was put on the guests and a laundry list of fees that would be incurred if we didn't do some element of cleanup. Given the price and paying a cleaning fee, we would have expected more of this to be handled by the cleaner/owner.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want our guests to enjoy their stay at our house. We do take seriously the reviews, and will make changes as necessary. The house was designed by a well respected Tahoe architect, and is an open-concept around a central great room. We have changed from carpet to plank bamboo floors. The floors may be contributing to the loudness. We will add more area rugs to absorb and dampen the sound. We do ask guests to do minimal tasks in order for the cleaning fee to remain reasonable. All of the cleaning instructions are sent to guests around the time of booking. If anyone is opposed to doing what is requested, they only have to let us know, and we will cancel the booking and return the money. Or we can arrange to have more cleaning done for that guest at a higher fee. We are only charging $160 for a four bedroom, two bath house and the crew does the vast majority of the cleaning. This is a pass-through cost, and that amount provides a living wage in a expensive area to individuals who have cleaned for us for many years. The fee is typical for homes similar to ours in the Northstar area. We know this because our cleaning service works almost exclusively in Northstar, and we follow their guidelines. The guest is asked to strip the beds, start one load of wash, and place it in the drier; and, if they have used extra sheets (more that one set per bed) to wash and dry that extra load. The guests are to place the dishes in the dishwasher at the end of their stay, and start it. The clean dishes do not have to be put away. We also ask the guest to clean up after themselves if they use the grill. Finally, we ask them to dump their garbage in the dumpsters. For the $160.00 cleaning fee, a cleaning crew does all the laundry (minus one load); folds it; remakes all five beds; vacuums all rooms; and mops the common areas, kitchen, baths, and where there are spills or dirt. The crew dusts all the rooms; cleans, sanitizes and restocks the two bathrooms; cleans the entire kitchen and refrigerator including washing cabinet fronts, and finally puts the last load of dishes away. I asked and according to our cleaning service, to do everything would cost $375 or more depending on how the grill was left. The $375 is $215 more than we charge now, and would add over $70 more per night for the typical 3 night stay. That is insupportable. Those homes that do charge $375 or more per clean also charge two to three times more per night than we do.
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, Colorado

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: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA


  • 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: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northstar Resort Village
Nearest Golf
0.5 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

Located within Northstar California. Walk to Golf Course Pro shop. Shuttle to all Northstar amenities. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $170 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

All rates subject to change without notice

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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