About the property
- House2300 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Spacious 3 bdr, 2.5 bath Mtn views close to ski resorts and downtown
Our Welcoming Home is the perfect balance of feeling right at home yet being on vacation. We have an enormous sunny deck that includes a 6 man hot tub, BBQ and lots of seating/picnic table overlooking Northstar Ski Resort. We have a huge driveway with lots of parking. Our house is sunny and open, 2 bedrooms on the bottom floor, one master that has a queen and a full size daybed and big closets, the other has bunkbeds with a full on the bottom, there is also a full bathroom and laundry room, a wood burning firestove and sunroom, this floor is open to the upper level that contains a big kitchen with all the amenities, we leave spices and cooking essentials for your use, kitchen has a bar that can seat 3 people, lots of pantry and fridge space. Our water is great out of the tap but also have filtered out of the fridge and we have instant hot water. Upstairs contains a master bedroom with a king bed, fireplace, flat screen tv, and large double sink bathroom that also has a granite steam shower. We have a second room upstairs that is used for our baby room and if you need a crib are welcome to it, though it does not have a full size bed (we have not included that in our overall sleep count). There is also an extra halfbath upstairs. Our living room and dining area are open and sunny, the dining table seats 6. We have a 55' flat screen TV and cable. we have over 50 dvds you can choose from, and also an endless amount of snowboard videos! We have high speed WI-FI, and if you're gamers like us, we have lots of board and card games to pick from. If that isn't enough stimulation, we also have darts, ping pong table, horseshoe pit, campfire pit, and a mini pump track around the yard! There is a golf course within walking distance from the house. The garage is stocked with wood and has one garage spot that you can use for your vehicle.
Andy and Amber Finch
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Andy and Amber Finch
Andy and I have been married over 10 years, we now have a new awesome little addition, Amiya Joy who is 4 months young and her older brother Asher Josiah who is 3. We also have a mini aussie, Indy who was our first child and is still dearly loved. We enjoy traveling, some for pleasure, some for work, but we are gone enough to rent out our house, though Truckee will always be our home base. Andy used to compete in snowboarding halfpipe, he went to the 2006 olympics! He now does odds and ends jobs, rental management, construction, commentating at ski and snowboard events, guest coaching, motivational speaking, whatever! I am a full time mom, but also do commissioned artwork, work with a whole foods company, teach some cooking classes and teach spin and yoga classes. We are both very involved in our church and community. Our favorite activities to enjoy together are mountain biking and paddleboarding. Andy also loves surfing, snowmobiling, snowboarding, skateboarding. I love cross country skiing, running, horseback riding, cooking, and road biking. Our little man has already snowboarded, paddleboarded, skateboarded, haha, he is going to be extreme like his parents! We love hosting guests and activities at our house and have the perfect home for it, and that is why we know you will love it too!
Andy and Amber Finch purchased this House in 2003
Why Andy and Amber Finch chose Olympic Heights
As a professional snowboarder Andy had always wanted to live and train in the Lake Tahoe area (he grew up in Fresno, CA). He lived at home in order to save enough to buy this home in Truckee 13 yrs ago. I grew up in Colorado and ended up at school in southern california, i wanted to get back to the mountains and ended up in Truckee, we both love it here and will always have it as our home.
What makes this House unique
Andy loved how open the house is, and the floor plan is an awesome unique layout, with the fire stove running from the bottom floor to the top, so heating is very efficient. There is also a big flat driveway which is pretty essential in the winter time. There are great views and the spacious lot makes it feel like you are truly in the mountains. The location is ideal for Truckee being close to town, the river, Old Greenwood golf course, Ski resorts and getting more sun than any other area in town (we are in the sunbelt).
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great vacation for ski week.
Thanks to Andy and Amber for the wonderful week off of school. The house is beautiful and the hot tub on the deck is the icing on the cake after a long day out in the snow. House is very clean and kitchen is well stocked. Great for kids as there are toys, puzzles, and books already there. Like previous reviews, the attentiveness of Andy is above and beyond; he even texted to ask us if we needed snow removal after a storm came through but luckily, we didn't. House is close to downtown Truckee and Donner Skihill (which is great for kids) and 25 minutes from Squaw Valley. Would definitely stay here again!
sandie and her family were the perfect guests! Great communicators and they left the house super clean, could barely tell anyone was there! We would Gladly host them again!
Exceptional All Around Experience!
Home is beautiful, very close to downtown Truckee and a easy drive to any of the local ski resorts. Andy could not have been easier to work with and would highly recommend for any season.
The perfect place for Christmas in Tahoe
Thanks to Andy and Amber Finch, we had a wonderful Christmas. They had set up a Christmas tree, and the blue bear outside welcomed us. Thank you for the bottle of wine, the steam shower AND the hot tub! We had a great time.
Comfortable and relaxing.
Wonderful house in a very quiet area. Hot tub was strong enough to stay hot in sub-zero weather, towels & utensils well-stocked, and the beds were very comfy.
amazing comfortable home in perfect location!
We had a great long weekend at the home af Amber and Andy. The house was super clean, very comfortable, and one of the most well stocked rental kitchens we have found.
The best part of our stay was the incredibly "host" quality that Andy had. He was available to answer any questions, from the moment we were interested in renting. He also wanted us to LOVE to stay there, and was happy to accommodate any needs we had. We did LOVE it!
The location is right outside of Truckee with easy access to the town, and the highway. Extremely quiet neighborhood!
Thank you Andy and Amber for letting us stay in your lovely house!
Excellent house and host!
We couldn't be more pleased with our stay at Andy's house. Not only was he a gracious host, but the house was as good as advertised. Among the many highlights:
- Great wood stove to heat the whole house. Actually pretty fun to operate.
- Kitchen was well stocked and had everything we could have wanted.
- The master bedroom bed was extremely comfortable. Memory foam!
- All the electronics were very up to date and the sound system was awesome.
- Great neighborhood. People were extremely friendly out on the street.
- Living room furniture was very cozy and comfortable.
- Plenty of natural light in the apartment made staying inside on cold days very pleasant.
But probably the best part of the stay was Andy's responsiveness to all our concerns. I never waited more than one minute for him to respond to a request. In short, I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a comfortable vacation home in Tahoe.
This is an adventure and activity mecca, if you are looking for activities to enjoy while on your stay, you will not be disappointed. In the winter months, you can choose from 7 ski resorts within 1/2 hr (2 within 15 min.) You can go on snowmobile tours, dogsledding tours, cross country ski and snowshoe out the back door, or choose from multiple groomed trails. Royal Gorge is 30 min away and is North Americas largest xski center. Northstar Village and downtown Truckee both offer ice skating. Warmer weather activities include fly fishing in the Truckee River, tons of great mountain biking trails, including the famous FLUME trail 35 min away. Spectacular Lake Tahoe is a must see with many activities to enjoy (jetskis, paragliding, beaches, boating, paddleboarding, sightseeing) There are stables that offer horseback rides nearby. Road biking up the famous Old 40 Donner Hwy. Donner lake offers all lake activities and has museums to learn about the 'Donner Party.' If you so desire, there are casinos on Lake Tahoe 20 min away, or Reno NV 40 min away. Downtown Truckee has great shopping and historical sights. It offers tons of great restaurants and coffeeshops. We have 2 major grocery stores and one health food store. In the summer there are farmers markets, Truckee Thursdays (craft/farmers market), And free Wed night concerts in the Park. The truckee River is down the street from us and has great inner tubing, and world renown fly fishing. Hiking trails are in abundance and the Pacific Crest Trail runs through areas of Truckee.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Snowboards and bindings are up for rent during the winter and a kayak and paddle board in the summer.