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Beautiful Truckee Home with Amazing Decks and Yard. Minutes to Skiing!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

About the property

5 Bedrooms Plus Loft, 4 Full Baths - Minutes To Skiing, Boating, Or Downtown.

This custom luxury home is one of a kind. Southfacing backyard with gorgeous decks and private setting behind. Beautiful high ceilings on the main floor with a stainless kitchen, and granite countertops. Private office downstairs, with a separate living area and 60'' TV for the kids. Open floor plan upstairs with a huge master suite, and woodburning fireplace.

All beds have 600 plus threadcount sheets, and comfortable pillows and mattresses. The master suite has a wood burning stove, and a deck overlooking the backyard. 1 king bed in master, queens in guest bedrooms one and two, one twin over queen bunk in guest bedroom three, two twin beds in the loft, a trundle bed in the spacious office which would also accommodate another queen aerobed (not included). The trundle bed can be two separate twin beds, or convert into a king-size bed. Four decks overlook amazing property. Gourmet kitchen with separate beverage refrigerator, gas bbq on dining room deck. Kitchen, family room, master and guest bedroom one are on the main living area on the second floor. Office, living room, laundry, and guest bedrooms two and three are on lower entry level. There are two bathrooms on each level. Sunny decks off master, family room, living room, dining room, and office. Beautiful backyard with lawn and fence backs up to greenbelt. Property sits on approximately a third of an acre. Two car garage. Seven person hot tub arrived October 2013!

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Tod and Carrie Knudsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Tod and Carrie Knudsen

We love our Tahoe/Truckee weekends both summer and winter. Minutes away from Northstar, Squaw, and Alpine makes this an ideal location for those who love the snow like we do. The warm summer days, and cool nights make sitting out on the deck, or around the firepit with friends and family in the backyard, our favorite time of day. If you love summer watersports like we do, you will enjoy the nearby reservoirs at Boca and Stampede. If you would rather be on Lake Tahoe, it is just a short 20 minute drive. If you are not opposed to a little further drive, Bullards Bar Reservoir is a great place to spend a summer day too.

Tod and Carrie Knudsen purchased this house in 2013

Why Tod and Carrie Knudsen chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We choose Truckee because of the great location. Just three hours from the Bay Area, and minutes to our favorite ski resorts, make this an ideal place. There are a multitude of golf courses just minutes away, as well as a lively downtown area with great restaurants, shops, and an art gallery. During the summer there are concerts in the park, and a street fair on Wednesday and Thursday nights, respectively. We have found it to be a great place for a quick get-away, or a longer stay.

What makes this house unique

We spend a lot of time at the home, and our goal was to make it an inviting, comfortable place to get away from our busy lives in the Bay Area. We wanted it to be bright, open, warm and inviting which was not what we had found in many of the Tahoe rentals we had stayed in. We have furnished it with high quality and very comfortable furniture and beds. The home was custom built and recently remodeled. The minute we saw it, we knew it was the right place and something we would never be able to find again. We know you will enjoy the home as much as we do.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Truckee Home with Amazing Decks and Yard. Minutes to Skiing!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews
Rohnert Park, CA

Cozy Cabin in Ponderosa Palisades

  • 5 of 5

We had three families (13 total) shared this cabin over New Year's and had plenty of space. The cabin floor plan is great for multiple families and nicely decorated with 2 bedrooms upstairs and three downstairs. It was nice to send the kids downstairs for them to have their own space while the adults enjoyed the upstairs living room. The owners were quick to respond to initial inquiry and all requests following. The house was very clean and well maintained. The kids enjoyed sledding in the backyard and very close to some hiking trails. It's a very cozy cabin with great natural light from many windows in the family room. We especially enjoyed sitting by the fire watching the snow fall in the backyard.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your awesome review. We take pride in our vacation home and are delighted that your group enjoyed many of the great features of the home that we cherish ourselves. It gives us great satisfaction to know our presentation of the home provides satisfaction to our guests. Thank you for taking great care of the property while you were there.
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  • 5 of 5

The stay was extraordinary. The house is beautiful and comfortable. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property was beyond amazing. We walked in and wanted to cry it was so beautiful.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

The whole family loved this house.

Five kids ages 5 yo, 3 yo, 34 mo, 17 mo, and 6 mo. I think the parents would like to have had "kid gates" to block off the stairs from the ground level to the main (middle) level but we made do.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knudsen House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home 9 August through 15 August 2017. Our family of nine had a wonderful stay. This home is clean, neat and very well equipped. The kitchen has everything you might need. The beds were great and towels were superb. There were plenty of towels. There is more than ample parking. I would highly recommend this home!

The Kane family

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home and furnishings very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Working with Tod and Carrie on the rental process was easy, profession, and very straight-forward. The house was beautiful and very nicely appointed. All members of our golf group remarked on the quality of the home and furnishings. I would definitely recommend this property to any large group and will consider this home again when in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always glad to hear that our vacation home presentation is appreciated as we truly enjoy providing a positive and memorable guest experience. Thank you for the feedback Rick.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reno International
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Golf
0.8 Miles
Ponderosa Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Northstar (nearby Squaw, Alpine, and Boreal)
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
President's Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 25 2017
6 night minimum stay
New Years Week
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Winter/Summer (excl holidays below): $495/night weekends (Fri thru Sun), $475/nt weekdays (Mon thru Thurs).
Spring/Fall: $475/nt on the wknds, $450/night weekdays.
Christmas week: $4,550/wk or $650/nt (5 nts)
New Years week: $4,550/wk or $650/nt (5 nts)
MLK & President's wknds $575/night (3 nt min)
Security deposit: $500
Cleaning fee: $300
City of Truckee Tax: 10% of rent & cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest bathroom one - toilet , shower
    Guest bathroom two - toilet , shower
    Guest bathroom three - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King bed with wood burning fireplace in the suite
    Guest bedroom one - 1 queen
    Guest bedroom two - 1 queen
    Guest bedroom three - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin over queen bunkbed
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    2nd Master/office - 1 king , Trundle bed (two twins or converts to a king size bed)
  • Each bed has a comfortable mattress and pillows. 600 plus threadcount sheets for each bed.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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