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Family Friendly Home w/Large Yard Close to Northstar and downtown Truckee

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Family Friendly 3br 2ba. Walk To Restaurants. Close To Ski Resorts

Looking for something clean, modern, updated, and new? This is the mountain retreat for you! All furnishings hand selected by a talented professional interior designer to create a cozy, contemporary, inviting family friendly home. Large windows and multiple sky eye solar tubes flood the home with natural light.

What makes the home family friendly? It is stocked with games, books, puzzles, movies, toys, and sleds. The large flat front yard is great for snow play. Kids love the double bunk beds. Brightly colored plastic dishware, pack 'n play, and a booster seat with high chair tray mean families with little guys have to pack much less. Let's not forget the teens (or dad) with the 60' flat panel TV, xbox 360, cable, and wifi. Moms appreciate the well equipped kitchen including an espresso machine, an ice cream maker, panini press, and a crock pot.

What is the house like? The master bedroom has a king bed and private bath with a shower and a heated tile floor. Across the hall from the master is the kids bedroom with double bunk beds. Just down the hall is a bathroom with a tub/shower and a third bedroom with a queen bed. A large doorway between the family room with the kitchen provides a feeling of connection while still offering enough separation for kids to hang out in one area while the adults enjoy privacy in the other. The laundry room leads to the attached two car garage. No fighting with scraping all the snow off your car in the morning. The driveway is flat, so even on a snowy winter day you can easily get in and out of the home.

What about the outdoor space? The large, private deck off the family room extends your living space into the outdoors. Watch your children play in the large front yard from the large front porch or while seated at the kitchen table.

Our neighborhood is centrally located to all Truckee has to offer.

- 5 min walk to restaurants, including sushi, a brewery and a winery

- Mountain bike to the pump track and Sawtooth trail

- 10 minutes drive to Northstar at Tahoe, downtown Truckee, the new recreational center, the local regional park, ice skating, and the river walk.

- 15 minutes to Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake

- Close to North Shore ski resorts like Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Donner, Donner Ski Ranch, and Soda Springs

- 30 minutes to Reno casinos

- 2 blocks from TART bus stop

- less than 2 miles from Amtrak station

Additionally, all the roads from the freeway to our home are flat, providing easier access on heavy snow days.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Susan

About us? We are an active outdoor family who love skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.

Susan purchased this house in 2012

Why Susan chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Our family of four loves to play in Tahoe. After years of driving back and forth every week, we decided to purchase a home in Tahoe and make it family friendly to create a comfortable retreat for building precious family memories. When looking for a house, we first selected this neighborhood because of its fabulous location. Then we patiently waited for a house to come on the market. Very few homes in this area come up for sale. I can see why.

What makes this house unique

When we saw this house, it was love at first sight. The floor plan was perfect for us. The way the living spaces extend into the front and back porches was exactly what we wanted. It doesn't get more picture perfect than a white picket fence with tall trees. The previous owner had put a lot of special touches into the house from closet built ins to heated floor tile in the master bath to sliding shelves in the kitchen cabinets to extra cute sink faucets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, let me just say that your house is adorable and we loved every minute of it! Honestly, it felt so warm and inviting. Thank you so much for letting us stay. We hope to return in the summer and I'll be looking to book again.
Dec 2012
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Kids Bed - 2 bunk bed
    Guest Bed - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Family Friendly Home w/Large Yard Close to Northstar and downtown Truckee
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Nice Clean House

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location, clean

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mountain Muse for a family wedding, easily accommodated 5 adults and two small children. Cozy, beautifully decorated and well equipped with everything we needed. We cooked most meals in and the kitchen had everything we needed. The bunk beds were a big hit with the 3 year old. Walking distance to parks, playgrounds, pubs and restaurants. Beautiful yard. If you want to stay in a centrally located Truckee spot, this is it! Susan is quickly responsive to any communication. Will stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

As pretty as the photos and very clean! I would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect for us, (clean, well maintained, beautifully designed, lots of guest comforts & amenities). We had a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

Comfy, well stocked, beautifully decorated property. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This home was lovely and perfect for our family of four (two small children, 4yrs and 1 yr). The beds were comfortable, the house was clean, the location was awesome. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. We had a wonderful time and Susan was absolutely wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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