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Private Mountain Estate, Ski/Bike Out the Front Door!

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Enjoy this spacious, mountain retreat with friends or family any time of year! Sleeps 10-12, with four bedrooms and three baths, plus loft with full futon and den twin day bed and trundle. There is an open floor plan with large kitchen and living area, and it is tri-level so rooms have privacy.

This home is kid friendly. There are stairs, as it is a tri-level home, and we have some gates available if needed for stairwells.

Interior furnishings have been recently upgraded and most everything is brand new. Kitchen- new cookware & utensils, silverware, plates, glasses, etc. Beds- 1 Cal King, 2 Queens, 1 Bunk, all brand new mattresses, linens throughout. New livingroom furnishings, including new sectional couch and LCD TV. Also included are many DVD movies, along with children's toys and sleds for outdoor fun!

This is the BEST LOCATION IN ALL OF TRUCKEE! Many people not from Truckee do not know about this hidden gem of a neighborhood- Martiswood Estates.

Our property is at the end of a cul-de-sac and borders Tahoe National Forest... talk about privacy! And no need to pile the kids in the car for a hike or sledding... just open up the front door. Bring your snowmobiles, cross-country skis, or mountain bikes and enjoy miles of trails.

Wi-Fi Internet access are free!

Centrally located to amenities: here are estimated times to the following locations:

*Downtown Truckee = 5 minutes

*Northstar = 15 minutes

*Squaw/Alpine = 20 minutes

*Donner Lake = 13 minutes

*Lake Tahoe = 15 minutes (King's Beach)

*Grocery/shopping = 5 minutes

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Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2018

Why The Owner chose Truckee

Private and serene, we couldn't resist this location! When opening the car door the first time, all I could hear were the trees whispering, and all I could see were the massive trees surrounding the property - pure heaven!!

What makes this chalet unique

You feel like you are home in the middle of the forest, no other tourists or vacationers to bother you, very peaceful setting and you can walk out the front door for your outdoor activities with no need to drive.


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

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On upper level
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size bed (1) downstairs on ground floor with adjoining bathroom, french doors open to outside from den that adjoins room; Den has a twin day bed with a twin trundle underneath, TV in the den; Queen size Beds (2) one queen room upstairs and one on main floor; Baby Cribs (1) upstairs in the same room as a twin over a full bunk bed; Loft has a queen futon sofa bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ski in/ski out is for crosscountry... this property borders Tahoe National. Forest and trails run for miles, you can also snowmobile, snowshoe, etc. It is a 15 minutes Snowmobile to Northstar!


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Private Mountain Estate, Ski/Bike Out the Front Door!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Sunnyvale, CA


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home to get away from it all ! Rented it for a long weekend with friends and our kids (ranging from 6months to 7yrs). Everyone had a great time. Pictures don't do it justice, this house is equipped with fine furnishings, kitchen is stocked better than mine at home! The owners have thought of everything that you may need and it's shows that it's not just a vacation rental but a second home to them. kids had a great time playing in the snow behind the house, no need to worry about cars. Very nice neighborhood with very few homes, no houses around you. Even though there were 6 adults and 5 kids, house never felt cramped. Plenty of space for everyone! We cooked dinner every night but if you want to go out, downtown Truckee, with some great spots for food and drinks, is less than 5min away.

  • Submitted: 3-Feb-2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Great Tahoe Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is great for families. The location is quiet and secluded, yet close to all the things downtown Truckee has to offer. The living area is spacious, accommodating 8 -10 persons without feeling crowded. The home comes with all the major kitchen appliances and kitchenware necessary to cook for and feed a group of 10. The house is kept extremely clean and tidy. The backyard is great for young children. There is plenty of room for snow tunnels, snow angels, snowmen, and a trail along the side of the house that can be turned into a great snow tube/sled run. The simple fact that you have a great play area with sledding right outside your door means no packing up the kids in a vehicle to go out in the snow. We routinely wake up, head outside play all morning, come in for lunch and are back outside after naps for another round in the snow! Because of the tri-level, you can put the kids to bed on a different level and spend a great evening socializing without waking the little ones. You are also a short hop away from all the North Lake ski resorts, making it ideal for hitting different resorts on different days. My only recommendation is to bring up extra trash bags. While there are trash cans provided, there have been instances where it was necessary to bag our trash as the cans got full. We have been renting this home for years and the owners are great people that provide a great living space and outdoor play land which never disappoints.

  • Submitted: 12-Oct-2010
  • Stayed: February 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since becoming new Owners in March of this year, we have installed a bear bin at the bottom of the driveway - should alleviate some of the garbage issues hopefully!!
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San Ramon, CA

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Came up with a group of friends and we had a great time. The house was in a great location, nice cul de sac, neighborhood was quite and was really close to skiing. Would definately look to renting this cabin again.

  • Submitted: 3-Apr-2010
  • Stayed: February 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, NV

We fell in love with this...

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this beautiful home so much that we had our wedding there during the month of October! We loved the fact that it backed up to forest service property and we even had our ceremony outside in the woods

surrounding the home. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting for our special day! The weather was varied and beautiful our entire visit and the home was spacious and accommodating for all of our family during the festivities. The owners were sincere, kind and helpful and even gave us a gift of champagne

for our special day. We'd love to spend an anniversary here again someday soon!

  • Submitted: 16-Dec-2009
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inverness, CA

We really enjoyed our sta...

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the house. Nice place, very comfortable and well maintained. We had some trouble regulating the temperature - too cold in basement while too hot on third floor, but otherwise, a great stay!

  • Submitted: 15-Mar-2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Note: This temperature issue is common in the mountains during winter for a tri-level home since there is a single thermostat located on main floor. There are several portable floor heaters throughout the home so you can maintain your heating requirements downstairs and not overheat the upstairs! If you keep the wood stove burning, you will only need a portable heater for downstairs, as the fire keeps the main floor and upstairs quite warm.
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Cloverdale, CA

The home was perfect for ...

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for kids with lots of room to play right out the front door. We really enjoyed the house and it was like a home away from home with everything you would need.

  • Submitted: 1-Mar-2009
  • Stayed: February 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blue Coyote
Nearest Train
2.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Located 5 minutes from downtown old Truckee, but sits on a quiet cul-de-sac on the National Forest edge


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation chalet rental in Truckee, California

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$225.49
Damage Deposit C$644.25

Please be specific about the number of adults and the number of children (for instance, 12 adults is too many);
Please do not make a reservation request for the same party and the same dates, under different reservations;

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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