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Family Friendly Home w/Large Yard Close to Northstar and downtown Truckee

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Family Friendly 3br 2ba. Walk To Restaurants. Close To Ski Resorts

Looking for something clean, modern, updated, and new? This is the mountain retreat for you! All furnishings hand selected by a talented professional interior designer to create a cozy, contemporary, inviting family friendly home. Large windows and multiple sky eye solar tubes flood the home with natural light.

What makes the home family friendly? It is stocked with games, books, puzzles, movies, toys, and sleds. The large flat front yard is great for snow play. Kids love the double bunk beds. Brightly colored plastic dishware, pack 'n play, and a booster seat with high chair tray mean families with little guys have to pack much less. Let's not forget the teens (or dad) with the 60' flat panel TV, xbox 360, cable, and wifi. Moms appreciate the well equipped kitchen including an espresso machine, an ice cream maker, panini press, and a crock pot.

What is the house like? The master bedroom has a king bed and private bath with a shower and a heated tile floor. Across the hall from the master is the kids bedroom with double bunk beds. Just down the hall is a bathroom with a tub/shower and a third bedroom with a queen bed. A large doorway between the family room with the kitchen provides a feeling of connection while still offering enough separation for kids to hang out in one area while the adults enjoy privacy in the other. The laundry room leads to the attached two car garage. No fighting with scraping all the snow off your car in the morning. The driveway is flat, so even on a snowy winter day you can easily get in and out of the home.

What about the outdoor space? The large, private deck off the family room extends your living space into the outdoors. Watch your children play in the large front yard from the large front porch or while seated at the kitchen table.

Our neighborhood is centrally located to all Truckee has to offer.

- 5 min walk to restaurants, including sushi, a brewery and a winery

- Mountain bike to the pump track and Sawtooth trail

- 10 minutes drive to Northstar at Tahoe, downtown Truckee, the new recreational center, the local regional park, ice skating, and the river walk.

- 15 minutes to Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake

- Close to North Shore ski resorts like Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Donner, Donner Ski Ranch, and Soda Springs

- 30 minutes to Reno casinos

- 2 blocks from TART bus stop

- less than 2 miles from Amtrak station

Additionally, all the roads from the freeway to our home are flat, providing easier access on heavy snow days.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Susan

About us? We are an active outdoor family who love skiing, mountain biking, and hiking.

Susan purchased this house in 2012

Why Susan chose Truckee

Our family of four loves to play in Tahoe. After years of driving back and forth every week, we decided to purchase a home in Tahoe and make it family friendly to create a comfortable retreat for building precious family memories. When looking for a house, we first selected this neighborhood because of its fabulous location. Then we patiently waited for a house to come on the market. Very few homes in this area come up for sale. I can see why.

What makes this house unique

When we saw this house, it was love at first sight. The floor plan was perfect for us. The way the living spaces extend into the front and back porches was exactly what we wanted. It doesn't get more picture perfect than a white picket fence with tall trees. The previous owner had put a lot of special touches into the house from closet built ins to heated floor tile in the master bath to sliding shelves in the kitchen cabinets to extra cute sink faucets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Well, let me just say that your house is adorable and we loved every minute of it! Honestly, it felt so warm and inviting. Thank you so much for letting us stay. We hope to return in the summer and I'll be looking to book again.
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Truckee, California

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Kids Bed - 2 bunk bed
    Guest Bed - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • porch/lanai
  • 4 garden chairs
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Family Friendly Home w/Large Yard Close to Northstar and downtown Truckee
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

A wonderful place to stay !!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our Truckee accommodations. Great location in a quiet neighborhood. Close to activities. Neat, clean and comfortable. The accommodations met our every need, hope to stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: 6-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable and well-appointed home in a quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The reservation process went smoothly. Susan made it easy to change the dates when it unexpectedly became necessary. Loved the house itself and the neighborhood was quiet and conveniently located. Lots of assets in the house including a fancier coffee maker than I have at home. Will certainly be back.

  • Submitted: 2-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Clean House

  • 5 of 5

Great house, great location, clean

  • Submitted: 4-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing, close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mountain Muse for a family wedding, easily accommodated 5 adults and two small children. Cozy, beautifully decorated and well equipped with everything we needed. We cooked most meals in and the kitchen had everything we needed. The bunk beds were a big hit with the 3 year old. Walking distance to parks, playgrounds, pubs and restaurants. Beautiful yard. If you want to stay in a centrally located Truckee spot, this is it! Susan is quickly responsive to any communication. Will stay here again!!

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

As pretty as the photos and very clean! I would rent again.

  • Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The house was perfect for us, (clean, well maintained, beautifully designed, lots of guest comforts & amenities). We had a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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