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Completely Private Retreat Minutes from Town

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Nevada City House Rental Photos and Description

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only

Owner
Kevin Shipman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016

About Kevin Shipman

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.

Kevin Shipman purchased this house in 2009

Why Kevin Shipman chose Gold Country & High Sierra

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Completely Private Retreat Minutes from Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews
Providence, RI
5

Lovely Rocky Top

  • 5 of 5

We recently had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday at Rocky Top and the place could not have been better. Clean, spacious, interesting with wonderful grounds to hike around. Kevin and his wife were very helpful and everything worked flawlessly. I look forward to staying at Rocky Top in the future when visiting with family in the Nevada City area and would reccomnd this rental to anyone. A 5 star venue!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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California
5

Impeccable home, no detail left out.

  • 5 of 5

We love this home; it's clean, beautiful, impeccably crafted with full amenities.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berkeley, CA
5

5 star all the way

  • 5 of 5

Long overdue review. This place was my favorite vacation rental yet. Lovely owners, and the place was immaculate, luxurious, and kid friendly. Very comfortable beds and well stocked kitchen. Secluded with beautiful landscaping and plenty of parking. Hot tub had beautiful view. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ahhhmazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible experience at this beautiful home in Nevada City. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. The kitchen was very well-appointed, all of the beds were very comfortable, it was very clean, so inviting, cozy, and beautiful. This home is so private and the forest was alive with birds, lizards, coyotes (!), and various critters rustling around in the leaves. The patio area was gorgeous with views of the tree tops and rolling mountains. There was plenty of clean bedding, towels, etc... Thank you for making this place such a comfortable place for our ladies weekend getaway. We all left happy and refreshed.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, so happy. Thank you Cary!
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5

Great House in Nevada City

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this beautiful house. Everything is top of the line...bedding, furniture, appliances, decor. Booking was easy, payment was easy, checkin and arrival were seem less. The owners have created a beatiful place to relax and enjoy Gods masterpiece. Only 5-10 minutes to town for groceries, and all kinds of restaurants. I would suggest that you check in to the house, unplug, relax and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erin and family. You are always wonderful guests. We hope to host you next year!
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5

Spacious, gorgeous home for relaxation and reguevenation

  • 5 of 5

I love, love this house! It is large and airy with beautiful views of the forest and surrounding madrone trees. There is a beautiful terrace for outdoor entertainment and the hot tub is divine! This was the perfect home base and retreat for planning our son's wedding at Harmony Ridge Lodge and entertaining our family. After the wedding we spent the whole next day there not wanting to leave the peace and beauty of this retreat. I would go back in a minute!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca! We are so happy that Rocky Top suited you so well. We feel the same way! Please return for another great stay!
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Rocky Top Retreat

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

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Rates & Availability

Nevada City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$485
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

Nevada City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in media room.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
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
Notes:
'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.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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