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Hemlock Hideaway-Your Escape from 'Real Life'

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,725 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath comfortable mountain home in a quiet and beautiful location.

Create lasting family memories while staying at Hemlock Hideaway, your escape from ‘real life.’ In summer, this beautiful and updated Serene Lakes cabin is close to amazing hiking and mountain biking, or you can take out one of the cabin’s four kayaks for a peaceful paddle around the lake. In winter, you’re minutes away from downhill skiing at Sugar Bowl or cross-country skiing at Royal Gorge. Hemlock Hideaway’s comfort and coziness will enable you and your family and friends to relax and connect after a day of fun outdoor activities. Plus, the big and open lot is ideal for ‘free-range’ kids.


Owner
Dr. Jim Taylor
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Dr. Jim Taylor

The Taylor (Jim, Sarah, Catie, and Gracie) live in Mill Valley, just north of San Francisco. Jim is a consulting psychologist and Sarah works for a Bay Area non-profit foundation. Catie and Gracie are 11 and 9, respectively, as of 2016. We are avid skiers and outdoors people (hiking, road and mountain biking, camping, trail running). We love our escapes to Hemlock Hideaway. The peace and quiet, and the friendly community are our favorite things about the area.

Dr. Jim Taylor purchased this house in 2014

Why Dr. Jim Taylor chose Serene Lakes

We had been leasing during the winter for 5 years as our girls have been members of the nearby Sugar Bowl ski team. We then spent some time in the area during the summer and fell in love with its beauty and tranquility (especially compared to our crazy busy life in Mill Valley). We love winters for the incredible downhill and X-C skiing, but the spring, summer, and fall are magical and so many things do to in Serene Lakes.

What makes this house unique

During the winter, we love settling into the sofa or leather chairs in the living room after a long day in the cold with the stove ablaze. During the summer, we love taking walks around the neighborhood with our Australian Shepherd, Tule. Whatever the season, Hemlock Hideaway is truly our escape from 'real life.'

Amenities

Serene Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1725 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Next to master bedroom
    Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to guest bedroom and bunk room
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On main floor next to kitchen.
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , On top floor next to loft.
    Bunk room - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , Next to guest bedroom off kitchen.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
Create lasting family memories while staying at Hemlock Hideaway, your escape from ‘real life.’ In summer, this beautiful and updated Serene Lakes cabin is close to amazing hiking and mountain biking, or you can take out one of the cabin’s four kayaks for a peaceful paddle around the lake. In winter, you’re minutes away from downhill skiing at Sugar Bowl or cross-country skiing at Royal Gorge. Hemlock Hideaway’s comfort and coziness will enable you and your family and friends to relax and connect after a day of fun outdoor activities. Plus, the big and open lot is ideal for ‘free-range’ kids.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Highest quality vacation rental EVER!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in many, many vacation rentals over the last many years, and I can honestly say that Hemlock Hideaway exceeded all of my expectations!

My husband and I stayed at Hemlock Hideaway for our anniversary in August. I knew from the moment we set foot in the main living area that it was a place I would bring my entire family. The house was clean, the furniture and kitchen tools were in excellent condition, and it was not filled with knick knacks.

We so enjoyed the peaceful sounds of nature and the lack of street lights. We sat out on the deck listening to night birds, catching glimpses of bats, and watching the stars come out. WE SAW STARS! (Something that is missing from the city's night sky.)

We can't wait to book our next trip! Thanks for everything Dr. Jim!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great stay.

  • 5 of 5

This home is very clean and in a good location, walking distance to the lakes and hiking/running/ski trails. We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very pleasant, quiet, clean and well maintained in a great natural setting.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room for 8 (two families). Comfortable interior. Sorry we didn’t get a chance to take the kayaks out! Neighborhood was very quiet aside from some light house maintenance across the street. Very accommodating cabin for relaxing with easy access to Truckee and Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a gorgeous part of the world. The lakes are divine and we used the house's kayaks which was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Property in A Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous home. It was stocked to the hilt with everything imaginable so when we realized we had forgotten something, there it was. The location was perfect and Serene Lakes are wonderful. Our daughter is already planning our next trip.

Jim, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home and being such a wonderful host!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, clean and well maintained. Looking forward to renting again.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Lovely home. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Reno
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Summit
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I-80
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Summit
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $450

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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