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Completely Private Retreat Minutes from Town

(33 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

Rocky Top is a beautiful gated estate property consisting of eight acres of forested splendor. Just six minutes from town and yet no other homes are visible from the property. The views are of distant mountains, magnificent trees and wild life. It is a retreat you may find hard to leave other than to enjoy the restaurants, shopping and nightlife of magical Nevada City just down one gentle road.

The 2800 sq.ft. home is designed in Tahoe lodge style. The large mountain view terrace has a hot tub nestled in giant boulders. The forest and mountain view deck is enormous. You can hike for 1/2 hour and never leave the property.

At Rocky Top you will be reminded of a favorite setting in France or Italy. The views, the flora and the animal life are very similar to the lower Alps. The magnificent swimming ponds of the Yuba river are only 15 minutes down the road. Lake Tahoe is an easy and beautiful hour and fifteen minute drive away.

Rocky Top is not your typical rental. This is our home and we make it available for others to enjoy when we are gone. We have a home in Mexico and we spend a good deal of time visiting friends and family around the county during the summer months.

You will find the things that one would expect in a real home including a full spice cabinet, all appliances large and small and many items that you will not need to bring or shop for.

All the amenities you could hope for are included. The home has high speed w-fi and cellular data at the home is LTE (4G). The media room is equipped with a large HDTV, surround sound and a nice collection of DVDs. The gardener will show up every Thursday to keep things looking good. On longer stays maid service will be provided once every two weeks. If one of you plays the guitar there will be one for your use. We want you to enjoy Rocky Top as your own. We think you will love it. Please scroll down page to just below 'View Calendar' for a link to our slideshow.

We accept credit cards, PayPal and cashier's checks. There is a $150 cleaning fee and a security deposit required. Some dogs allowed by advance arrangement only.

Keywords: Lodge,private,gated,sunny,hiking trails,naturist


Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/08/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 'Rocky Top Retreat' is a unique and wonderful eight acre property that is truly a hidden enclave sitting on a sunny knoll above a forest. The property is gated and completely private. ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (2) 2 new large flat screen TVs with BluRay player and Dish Network channels; media room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine:

    Deluxe and brand new....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes. ...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All that could be desired...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All that could be desired...moreless


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Bring your own boat, kayak or SUP for use on three lakes in the area....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Beautiful Alta Sierra course 25 minutes away...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful professionally maintained grounds and lawns...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber gas grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Fabulous skiing at Sugarbowl only 45 minutes of easy driving away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    at Pioneer Park and Ridge Racquet Club...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Secluded outdoor hot tub with views of the Sierras...moreless



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from 33 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $10
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/08/2017
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Yuba river sunning and swimming, Empire mine tours, Sierra biking and hiking, Unique and fun shopping in both Nevada City and Grass Valley, Great nightlife and restaurants, Many wineries and tasting rooms, Easy drive to Lake Tahoie


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are retired professionals who travel a great deal and have a second home in Mexico. Jeanne was an educator for 32 years and Kevin was a real estate broker for 25 years. We think that travel is one of the great gifts we give ourselves and we know that Rocky Top will be a memorable destination for our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Nevada City, CA, USA:
We looked for five years to find our dream property. We had lived in Incline Village at Lake Tahoe so we were not easy to please. The property had to be 'magical' and the home would have to be in a comfortable lodge style. That took some doing but a year later we had the house the way we had hoped and more. As much as we love Rocky Top, we love sharing it just as much. We hope you will feel the same way.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy the complete freedom and privacy of our property along with it's close-in location to town. It is the best of both worlds.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/08/2017

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  • Abundant parking

    Abundant parking

  • Lower Lawn and Patio

    Lower Lawn and Patio

  • Gourmet Kitchen (partial)

    Gourmet Kitchen (partial)

  • Evenings in the master suite

    Evenings in the master suite

  • Master vanity and tub

    Master vanity and tub

  • 2nd vanity in master suite

    2nd vanity in master suite

  • Mountain View Room

    Mountain View Room

  • Media Room

    Media Room

  • Forest view deck dining - wonderful morning sun

    Forest view deck dining - wonderful morning sun

  • OK to unwind

    OK to unwind

  • One of many Yuba River swimming holes nearby distance from our home

    One of many Yuba River swimming holes nearby distance from our home

  • Great room wall of glass

    Great room wall of glass

  • Dinner for eight and the 'band of light' at dusk

    Dinner for eight and the 'band of light' at dusk

  • Welcome Home!

    Welcome Home!

  • Master Suite

    Master Suite

  • Master Bedroom Sitting Area

    Master Bedroom Sitting Area

  • Master Shower

    Master Shower

  • Forest View Room

    Forest View Room

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • Mountain and Forest View Deck

    Mountain and Forest View Deck

  • Secluded Hot Tub

    Secluded Hot Tub

  • 'Molly' - a frequent visitor -  deer food on hand

    'Molly' - a frequent visitor - deer food on hand

  • This Is The Life!

    This Is The Life!

VRBO #383460

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 19, 2017

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