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

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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!

More Details

Tod and Carrie Knudsen
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Truckee

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.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 12
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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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Beautiful Truckee Home with Amazing Decks and Yard. Minutes to Skiing!
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
Santa Rosa

Well loved home

  • 5 of 5

You can tell that this home is well loved. The owners obviously put a lot of the heart into the home. Kitchen is well stocked. Layout was great for our large group. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a getaway with a large group.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin for a fall Tahoe trip!

  • 5 of 5

Tod and Carrie's cabin worked super well for my group of 15 friends. The space was comfortable and accommodating; everyone had a place to sleep, cook, eat, and hang out. The hot tub was delightful. The location also put us ~30 mins away from some good hiking and bouldering spots. We were originally supposed to rent this cabin in June for Tough Mudder, but the event location was changed last minute; Tod and Carrie were super cooperative and helped us work out an "exchange weekend".

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We were three families and really enjoyed the spacious cabin. The place is updated and nicely arranged. Beautiful furniture and the kitchen was probably the most well stocked of all the cabins we stayed at. There were 2 crock pots, skewers for s'mores and anything you can think of. The back yard was gigantic. We really enjoyed the fire pit. Tod and Carrie were super responsive. The loft area is in its own separate area above the kitchen so almost like a separate room. We could have fit another family with plenty of space. The cabin is also really close to everything. 15 min to Northstar and 20min to Kings Beach. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

The house met and exceeded our expectations, group had a great time. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Spacious, modern, light-filled home perfect for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Was the perfect summer house for our group of 10. From the gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, multiple patios, fire pit and modern kitchen, we could not have been happier with our stay. The house was also conveniently located 20 minutes away from Kings Beach and a local Safeway.

Tod and Carrie were very responsive and easy to work with. We look forward to staying again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This house worked out great for our yearly Tahoe family gathering! There is tons of space for everyone to spread out! The kitchen is fully loaded with plenty of dishes and silverware for a large group. Thanks for providing your wonderful house for us to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Brian. We always appreciate the feedback, and are glad you enjoyed your stay in Truckee and our home! We appreciate you taking such good care of the house. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Tod and Carrie Knudsen
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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