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Northstar's 'Little Gem' - Luxury- Private Hot Tub & Sunsets

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This LUXURY Guest Apartment was designed for family and friends to use when they want to play in Tahoe. It is now available to rent when not in use. A FULLY self-contained, spacious (1500 sq. ft) apartment, with PRIVATE ENTRANCE, spacious deck, private hot tub and all the UPSCALE AMENITIES of a new Village condo while offering a quiet, private get-away with wood-burning fireplace, wi-fi, pool table, ping pong, jute box, hiking trails and door to door shuttle service throughout Northstar.


This unique, comfortable and beautifully furnished vacation rental looks out over the Northstar golf course with mountain views and AMAZING SUNSETS! A COZY, PRIVATE RETREAT for a couple, small family or group of friends. Hiking trails a step out your door!

This 'little gem' is available throughout the year and offers GREAT VALUE and QUIET LUXURY without the cost of similar accommodations in the Village!

Early Arrival/Late Departure when available at NO EXTRA COST!

Northstar is one of the most 'family-friendly' resorts in the country. You can leave your car in its parking place for your entire stay and take the SHUTTLE BUS (5 minute ride door to door) throughout the Northstar property: Ski Mountain, Village w/Music, Shopping, Starbucks, Dining, Galleries and Recreation Center w/Fitness Center, Sauna, Massage, Teen/Game Center, outdoor family size hot tub, etc.

The historic community of Truckee is six short miles out of Northstar, filled with wonderful shops, restaurants, music, galleries and services. Lake Tahoe and all of its related sports & activities is a short five minute drive and offers a large Safeway for grocery shopping.

Northstar-at-Tahoe is located forty-five minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, 120 minutes from the Sacramento Airport and ten minutes from the Truckee-Tahoe Airport.



'We were so happy with our stay in your beautiful apartment.' The M. family

'Thank you so much. Your place is totally awesome!' Jackson W.

'We're sad to leave. We hope to rent again next winter so we can enjoy another year of skiing, skating and relaxing in your beautiful guest apartment.' Scott S.

'What a complete delight it has been staying in your truly lovely guest apartment! We most certainly plan on making this a summer tradition so we look forward to coming back next year . . . or sooner!' Annalyn R.

'This place is so beautiful and well cared for. We always had something to do and it was almost impossible to get up in the morning because the beds were soooo comfortable! Ally W.

'We had a blast here! Pool table and hot tub were our favorites!' The L. Family

'We had a fantastic time and are sad to leave. Just a great feeling place . . . thanks for the memories!' Dara P.

'The kids loved all the toys and the grown ups loved playing pool and then sitting in the hot tub with our Baileys!! We hope to see you again soon . . . maybe in February! Sally & Michael

Keywords: Guest Apartment

More Details

Kathleen Semrad
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Truckee, California

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Twins over Double beds (2 sets)
  • Queen size Beds (1), Portable infant bed (1), Two bunk beds w/twins over doubles.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Juke box, pool table, ping pong, games, cards & puzzles provided, Early Arrival/Late Departure available at no extra cost.


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Northstar's 'Little Gem' - Luxury- Private Hot Tub & Sunsets
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Menlo Park

Great spot, thoughtful owner

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 had a wonderful stay at this home. The Northstar location was great, as the shuttle never took more than 5 minutes to arrive, and it was an easy 5-minute ride to the village/ski lifts. We left our skis at the gondola, and found this just as easy overall as staying in the "in-village" locations, only half the price (phew!).

The house itself is lovely. Overall, you can see thought was put to how people would use it, vs. just looking nice in photos. For instance, there is a Capresso coffee machine. Itself an expensive piece - $189 last check on Amazon - but more importantly, one that I own at home after doing an obscene amount of research into what makes the best coffee. Not something I expected to see at a vacation rental. The kitchen was generally in good shape, and I didn't have to take out the pans or knives I travel with ("just in case"), which was a nice change. Beyond that, the fireplace comes fully stocked with wood and is easy (and a pleasure) to use, the place has ample games for the family (many different board games, Jenga, etc.) and the juke box and pool table were both wonderful fun. As was the open space/common area character, which meant the whole family could spend time together, and the private hot tub overlooking the trees cascading down the hill.

Great spot, and one we'll return to again. Thanks so much Kathleen!

  • Submitted: 10-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stanford, CA

Great vacation get away at Northstar!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had a terrific time at the "Little Gem". We loved the wood burning fireplace and relaxing in the outdoor hot tub after a day of skiing. Getting to and from the mountain by the resort bus (which is requested using a mobile app and picks you up at your door) was easy and convenient. Kathleen, the owner, was welcoming and accommodating. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space, very comfortable and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

Location and hot tub were great!

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location and convenience of the shuttle service! The kids loved the pool table and juke box! The front porch and hot tub has amazing views and is perfect for relaxing after a day of snowboarding or skiing. The only downsides were the fact that the DVD player didn’t work and there is not a lot of counter space in the kitchenette, but we managed to make it work! Would definitely recommend for a ski vacation!

  • Submitted: 8-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great stay at the 'Little Gem'. The description and photos are accurate so I'm just going to list our highlights. For our kids, it was definitely the pool table. For the adults, it was having a large space to spread out in where the kids could play at one end, and we could have our own time at the other end. Door to door shuttle service made it easy to get to the slopes. The owners were also very responsive and great to work with.

The only word of caution I'd like to share is the queen bed is a Murphy bed. For most it doesn't make a difference but I do want to highlight it for those who care.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to clarify on the Murphy Bed reference - all the mattresses in the 'Little Gem' including the one on the Murphy bed are very good mattresses - turned and rotated regularly. In all the years it has been slept on I have never had a complaint.
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Wonderful time in Northstar

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. Location was perfect as were all the wonderful amenities. Everyone in our family has asked when we can visit again.

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I’m glad everyone had a good time! Come back soon! Kathleen
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Northstar Village
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lake Tahoe

On-call SHUTTLE BUS throughout Northstar property from your doorstep and back, Live music & movies in the Northstar Village, ice skating (winter), roller skating (summer),

ten miles to Casino's, see NorthstarAtTahoe for seasonal onsite and offsite activities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Truckee, California

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$192.39
Damage Deposit C$641.3

$150 Cleaning Fee
$500 Refundable Security Deposit
Return renter discounts

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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