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Spacious Private Tahoe Studio, with Miles of Trails At Your Door + Hot Tub!

Truckee, CA, USA
  • Cottage500 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Studio apartment next to extensive trails. Great access to Donner, Squaw,Tahoe

You may wish to simply relax and enjoy our detached spacious studio apartment and hot tub, while getting 'away from it all', or use it as a launching pad for enjoying a multitude of Reno/Tahoe adventures. Located on the edge of Truckee's 'Glenshire' subdivision, our property is adjacent to thousands of acres of open land, with a multitude of local trails for mountain biking, hiking and running. Stunning views of the back side of Mount Rose, and a wild flower filled meadow with seasonal brook, are just a two minute walk from your front door!

Our Sweet Truckee Apartment, is a large (500+ square feet=46.5 sq meters) second story studio (CAUTION: there are 15 stairs) above our garage (used only for storage) which is detached and separated from the main house by about 50 feet. The apartment is equipped with a full kitchen including a three burner stove with oven, full size refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and a full complement of cooking equipment (pots, pans, coffee maker, blender, basic spices, and so on). Relax after a long day of Tahoe travels in a brand new hot tub with a filtered view of Mount Rose or enjoy the typically outstanding night time sky (the stars really DO shine brighter in Truckee!).

The apartment is furnished with a brand new super-comfortable king sized bed, plus a large couch that can double as a twin bed. A comfortable queen sized air bed, or small twin-size folding beds, are available for children or other additional guests. The apartment is equipped with Wi-Fi, a desk for your computer, a 40" flat screen TV with a DVD player and Sudden Link cable service including HBO & Pandora.

Located just a ten minute drive from downtown Truckee, we are within a half hour drive of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, the North Shore of Lake Tahoe (Tahoe City, Kings Beach, etc), Royal Gorge X-C, Tahoe Donner X-C, and the world class rock climbing crags of Donner Summit and Big Chief. The brand new Truckee River/Glenshire Legacy bike path was just completed summer of 2014, and now connects our neighborhood to downtown Truckee and Northstar via a paved limited access bike path that runs on the opposite side of the Truckee River from the main road. A beautiful catch-and-release trophy fly fishing zone on the Truckee River is just minutes away, as are boating and fishing on Boca and Stampede reservoirs, where each spring you can watch adult bald eagles teaching their young to fly. With the Hirschdale/Boca/Stampede exit of Hwy 80 just three miles from our home, it is only a 30 minute drive to the exciting night life of downtown Reno, and just 35 minutes to the Reno International Airport.

We are located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac at the edge of the subdivision. Just perfect for a quiet stroll through the neighborhood, or a jaunt through the nearly endless network of trails that extend from our back yard all the way to Lake Tahoe. The subdivision clubhouse is several blocks away, and has a pool and tennis courts during the summer season, as well as a year round trail around the Glenshire pond with intermittent ice skating in the winter months. In the summer months we set up an outdoor patio with barbeque and grill alongside a beautiful wildflower garden and field of sage and bitterbrush, which attracts lots of mule deer and bunny rabbits, almost daily hawk visits, and we once saw a large bobcat staring at us from less than 50 feet away.


Matthew Stein or Mary Beedle

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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Matthew Stein or Mary Beedle

Owner Mat Stein was born and raised in Burlington Vermont and is a best selling author, product designer, and occasional green builder. His parents started him walking on skis at age three, hiking at age 5, backpacking at age seven, hunting at age 10, rock climbing and extreme skiing at age 11. The Green mountains of Vermont, White mountains of New Hampshire, and the Adirondack’s of upstate New York were his four-season childhood play grounds. A National Merit Scholar and graduate of MIT, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering, in 1978 the lure of the “real mountains” of the west drew Mat across the country to California. Mat's partner, Mary Beedle, is a nurse practitioner and for more than a decade had her own school of therapeutic massage. Mary came from a large Irish Catholic family on the south side of Chicago, has lived for several years in a tree house in Hawaii, studied massage and Hawaiian healing methods with renowned native Hawaiian healer Margaret Michado, and has sailed from Hawaii to Seattle.

Matthew Stein or Mary Beedle purchased this Cottage in 1988

Why Matthew Stein or Mary Beedle chose Truckee

We loved Tahoe from the moment we saw it. We first lived off Lake Tahoe's West Shore drive in 1980/81, and totally fell in love with the area, but grew tired of the tourist season traffic jams that in peak seasons often made it faster to walk to the grocery store than to drive. When we were going to move from Tahoe to Hawaii, friends invited us to a going away dinner at their home in Glenshire. When we saw Glenshire (our subdivision on the outskirts of Truckee), my wife and I looked at each other and said how much we liked it, and that perhaps we shouldn't be moving? Well, we moved to Hawaii anyways, but returned to Glenshire in1986 and bought our home here in the spring of 1989.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Spacious studio apartment with super comfortable king sized bed.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Full bath with tub/shower.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Limited mountain view with a killer view of Mount Rose a two minute walk to back meadow. Direct access right out your door to miles of beautiful local trails for hike/run/and mtn biking.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Natural gas heating.
                        • Internet
                          High speed cable Internet (75 MBps) with WiFi
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Access to washer and dryer available for rentals of one week or more.
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Access to washer and dryer available for rentals of one week or more.
                        • Wood Stove
                          Free standing wood stove with glass door. Wood not provided.


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Well stocked with utensils and pots for cooking.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully stocked kitchen.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full size refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              Three burner stove with oven
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      Significant reading library including local mountain biking and hiking guidebooks plus three books authored by the owner (Matthew Stein), two of which have been Amazon top 100 overall bestsellers.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable TV with HBO and Pandora
                                    • Stereo
                                      Surround sound stereo system hooked to TV/Video/DVD players. Set up for optional USB input from phone/iPod.
                                    • Television
                                      40" flat screen TV
                                    • Video Library
                                      Pretty extensive video library with many award winning movies.


                                        • Bicycles
                                          Great mountain biking and access to paved bike trail network. No bikes provided. A trail starts ten feet from the studio door, connecting to many miles of beautiful trails and fire roads.
                                        • Boat
                                          Close to Donner Lake, Boca & Stampede reservoirs, Truckee River tubing, rafting & whitewater. About 30 minutes from the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Nice outside covered lanai by wildflower garden, summer months and fall only.
                                        • Golf
                                          Many golf courses nearby
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Close to Donner Lake, Boca & Stampede reservoirs, Truckee River tubing, rafting & whitewater. About 30 minutes from the north shore of Lake Tahoe.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          Beautiful outdoor lanai set up with shade structure, June through November (as long as no danger of snowfall).
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Beautiful wildflower garden in summer months, attracting lots of deer.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Large gas fired Weber on outdoor lanai, spring through fall.
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          30 minutes or less to Squaw, Alpine, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Royal Gorge X-C, Tahoe Donner X-C and Tahoe City Nordic. 40 minutes from Homewood, and about one hour in to South Lake Tahoe/Heavenly Valley
                                        • Tennis
                                          Courts at neighborhood clubhouse 3/4 mile away.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible
                                              Second floor above detached garage, with stairway access.

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Super nice hot tub with quiet peaceful location, perfect for famous Truckee star gazing. Looks out on back meadow and forest area.


                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • 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

                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hot air ballooning
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • snowmobiling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  59 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Small but complete

                                                                  Spencer M.

                                                                  Not a large property, but had everything we needed. Great hosts. Near to skiing

                                                                  Great area

                                                                  Bill O.

                                                                  Satisfied returning renter

                                                                  Returning satisfied customers

                                                                  Bill O.

                                                                  Matt and Mary a great host and the place is beautiful tucked away on a cul-de-sac we're coming back again in February

                                                                  Loved It!

                                                                  Bill O.

                                                                  super friendly owners!!

                                                                  Very cozy!

                                                                  shawna h.

                                                                  We loved it! Spacious comfortable and had great hiking trails just behind the garage!

                                                                  Small a quaint just what we wanted

                                                                  William D.

                                                                  Place was awesome and clean when we got there with the heat running to keep us warm in the 30 degree weather! Matt was an amazing host and even sent our dog home with some awesome treats! Thanks matt


                                                                  Truckee, CA, USA

                                                                  I have lived in the area for over 30 years, and having been a world class extreme skier and rock climber, and an avid hiker, runner, X-C skier, and mountain biker, I can help direct you to the hot spots for outdoor activities in the Tahoe area.

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                                                                  59 Reviews
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