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Spectacularly Cozy Northstar Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Very cozy cabin-type house, 3 Bedrooms , 2 bath sleeps 6

Perfect all-season family vacation accommodation.

Keywords: Beautifully appointed single story cottage-type house with level entry and a 2 car attached garage. The large private back deck is adjacent to a forested open space. Family room has a new gas insert fireplace.

wood burning fireplace. The Northstar shuttle buses stop less than 50 yds from front door. Distance from cabin to Northstar Village and recreation center is only 1 mile. Distance to downtown Truckee and Lake Tahoe's Kings Beach is 6 miles.

Paul & Sue Derby
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

What makes this house unique

Skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking in the summer and fall. Golfing when the snow and frost are gone. Year-round flyfishing on segments of the Truckee river. Extremely comfortable and completely stocked, you'll only need your own food, clothing and toys.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Paul. We arrived safety this evening. The cabin is lovely and my daughter and nephews are very happy with their rooms.
Feb 2013
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located in hallway accross from Grizzly bedroom
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , New tile floor
  • New tile floors in both bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , with private bathroom
    Twin bedroom - 2 twin/ single , shared bathroom with 'Grizzly'
    Guest Bedroom...The 'Grizzly' bedroom - 1 queen , Shared bathroom with Twin bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Spectacularly Cozy Northstar Home
average rating of 4.892857 based on 30 reviews

Cozy and Convenient!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is awesome for a Northstar vacation! It's super close to the Northstar village. The free shuttle can pick you up right across the street from the cabin and will drop you off at the village- so convenient!! We loved the wood burning fireplace here and felt very cozy warming up next to it after a long day of skiing. The heat is primarily in the back bedrooms, so it helped to have the fireplace to heat up the living room. Some of our group didn't got skiing and instead hung out at the nearby NPOA Recreation Center and they loved it. They had fun relaxing in the hot tub and playing arcade games while the rest of us were on the slopes.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful ski cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home over MLK weekend. The snow was amazing so it certainly made the ski trip outstanding. But I must say, it was a pleasure dealing with the Derby's. They were considerate and even called before we arrived to make sure we were clear on everything. We couldn't get the oven to work and they called us twice to help us out. Just wonderful owners and it made the whole trip even better. The house is nicely adorned and has everything you need for a ski cabin. We weren't there most of the day, but the nights were very comfy. Good sized kitchen and so convenient to Northstar. We took the shuttle everyday to the resort and it made life so easy.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay

  • 4 of 5

Three bedroom, two bath, 1450sf home with small, well-equipped kitchen, family room and adjoining dining room - perfect for a family of 6. Family room has a couch that seats 3, two leather side chairs, and rocking chair (no recliners). Master bedroom has an EXTRA firm queen mattress, 2nd bedroom has a queen mattress, and 3rd bedroom has two twin beds. Inside laundry room with new washer and dryer. There is a two car garage that does not have direct access to the house but is attached.

The house is clean, very nicely decorated, and very well maintained. The backyard has a nice large deck with beautiful view of pines. The Northstar shuttle stops in front of the house if needed and is close to the village. Communication with the owner is excellent, Paul is very nice and accommodating. The only things you need to bring are your clothes, food/drinks, and any games you like to play. It's a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Northstar House!

  • 5 of 5

This is our third time here and I love this house. Close to the pool and far enough away to feel the Tahoe high! All you need to bring is your bathing suit, hiking shoes and pajamas!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Home away from home at Northstar cabin.

  • 5 of 5

My family of five (grandparents, adult kids and 4 year old grandson) thoroughly enjoyed a comfortable stay in this thoughtfully stocked and beautifully maintained home. Every amenity was provided. The cozy, familial feeling of the furnishings and decor was so inviting that we were able to entertain the others in our vacationing group as if we were in our own home. Hats off to owners Sue and Paul Derby, not only for providing such a terrific environment, but for checking in with us before, during and after our stay to insure that we had a problem-free respite. We will definitely be returning.


Leanna Scdoris

San Francisco.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as advertised, cozy, well-equipped house close to Northstar facilities

  • 4 of 5

Doesn't feel like a rental house which we like. Some furnishings/appliances are a bit well-worn but very comfortable, good (real) fireplace, kitchen was well equipped for almost anything ( 2 waffle irons!), very nice forest views out the back of house. We enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northstar Village
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Northstar Village
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Kings Beach, Lake Tahoe

Renter guest cards are available to access to the Northstar property owner's recreation center. Each card is good for 5 guests.


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cleaning fee is $150.
Excludes 10% Placer County tax.
Excludes refundable damage and security deposit of $250.
Rates subject to change prior to acceptance of booking.
Cancellation policy is full refund with minimum 30 day notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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