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Kevin Bierly

Member since: 2013
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High-end, Luxury Reno-Tahoe Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of the Galena Forest Estates vacation house rental

Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mountain House W/Private Outdoor Hot Tub & Dry Sauna


Please note that 2017 rental prices will increase effective January 1, 2017. However, any reservations confirmed no later than December 31, 2016 for stays in 2017 will be honored at the current 2016 published rates. Please call, text, or email for more information or to request a reservation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Unlike similar properties in the area, the homeowner does not reside onsite during your stay and no pets live at the property nor are permitted by guests. This policy helps to ensure the privacy and comfort of all guests as you will not need to be concerned whether someone may be "looking over your shoulder" during your stay. Enjoy your time away with the peace of mind and privacy of a custom home with a very private and comfortable setting. This home can sleep up to 10-12 adults comfortably. See below for additional details and don't forget to review the more than 50 "5-star" independent reviews from prior VRBO guests, and thank you so much for viewing my listing and considering a stay at my property. I absolutely guarantee that you and your guests will not be disappointed!

'Absolutely breathtaking' are the only words to describe what you and your guests will typically experience on the short drive to this beautiful mountain home just minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Located just 15 miles and halfway between downtown Reno and North Lake Tahoe at nearly 5,500 feet in elevation within the peaceful and secluded tree line of Mount Rose, the convenient location just off Mt. Rose Highway (Route 431) offers the absolute best in everything the area has to offer from one central and convenience location.

The home's half-acre plus lot is situated high among a beautiful national forest within the desirable Galena Forest Estates neighborhood, directly next to two of southwest Reno's most sought after neighborhoods, St. James Village and Montreux. The back of the property offers a large private deck with a hot tub and freestanding dry sauna and directly borders the Toiyabe National Forest. The natural setting creates an extremely tranquil and peaceful mountain ambiance from deep within the Sierra Nevadas. The natural high-desert landscape features numerous large pines, blue spruces, and other native desert and mountain vegetation as well as a small man-made pond in the front yard among the lush green lawn.

This ranch style home offers approximately 2,009 square feet of updated and modern indoor living space with 4 distinct bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a nicely laid out floor plan. The master bedroom is located at the back (right) corner of the house with direct access to the back deck through a large sliding glass door. A bedroom at the front (right) corner of the house includes its own private balcony with a queen bed. The interior (right) bedroom in the main hallway includes a set of twin beds and is perfect for children or single adults. The fourth bedroom is semi-private and includes another queen bed situated just off the den on the opposite back (left) corner of the home. This room has its own sliding glass doors as well offering direct and convenient access to the back deck. This bedroom as well as the den can offer privacy from the remainder of the house via a heavy sliding pocket door conveniently situated between the kitchen and the den making it perfect for a small family or couple wishing to share the home with others while still maintaining some level of privacy within the common space. The cozy, semi-private den is just in front of this bedroom on the left front of the house and includes a large sectional couch with a natural wood-burning pellet stove for use during the cooler months as you watch movies on the 50' flat panel television with cable and DVR service.

The fairly open concept main living area consists of the kitchen, dining area, and main living room and is perfectly situated directly in the center of the home with direct access to the back deck. Most of this area is open and features beautiful vaulted ceilings with plenty of natural sunlight entering from the many windows and skylights. A small bar with bar stool seating for three generally separates the kitchen from the dining area while still offering plenty of space and openness within the area. The well-appointed kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances perfect for the chef in the group. High-end stainless steel cookware by Wolfgang Puck include all of the pots and pans you could ever need to prepare any gourmet meal, even including a wok! Enjoy many of the other small kitchen appliances such as a toaster, coffee/tea maker, deep frier, fondue set, blender, and hand mixer. Dinnerware and glassware is abundant as well so you can enjoy your glass of champagne from a champagne glass, red wine from a red wine glass, or your margarita from a margarita glass. A complete set of plastic dinnerware is also available for use outside on the peaceful deck during a relaxing summer evening barbeque.

The dining room has a large square table with seating up to 8, plus an addition 3-4 at the bar directly behind. Enjoy meals and conversations together as a family or large group, and play any number of games or enjoy a bottle of wine from this convenient setting.

Step down into the living room where the gas fireplace sits within a beautiful river rock setting to create a natural feeling of warmth and coziness. The large 7-piece modular sofa can comfortably accommodate as many of 6-8 people while watching the 50' high definition flat panel TV or DVD, or while the "kids" play games around the large 4'x4' marble coffee table.

Each bedroom includes clean, brand-name mattresses (including mattress protectors and mattress liners) all of which were recently purchased from a high-end retailer and used only over a short period of time. Bed linens and towels are plentiful and of high quality, name brand 100% cotton varieties. Each bed has its own down (or down alternative) comforter, 100% cotton duvet, comfortable pillows (with pillow protectors), and an optional, extra bed blanket for every bed for those colder nights. A Pack-N-Play for infants is also available for use during your stay, if needed.

The linen closet contains numerous sets of new, high quality 100% cotton designer towel sets (bath, hand, and wash) as well as extra bed linens for each of the beds, if needed. Two portable, queen-size inflatable Aero mattress (along with linens and pillows) is also available from the linen closet.

Each full bathroom has its own toilet and shower/tub. The master bathroom is 'en suite' to the master bedroom with a double vanity and its own skylight and large soaker tub while the guest bathroom is conveniently situated between the master bedroom and front (right) bedroom near the interior (right) bedroom as well.

The home was recently renovated in Spring 2013 with the installation of all new, 3" recessed lighting throughout, a new designer dining room light fixture, new sleek modern ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms, 12 new interior door (including beautiful polished chrome hardware), and fresh paint throughout. Create any mood in the house using the electronic, dimmable control panels for all of the lighting throughout the home.

The home is heated using a new, high-efficiency furnace (propane) supplemented by the wood-burning pellet stove located in the den, as appropriate. An abundance of wood pellets are provided for guests to use during their stay and are easily loaded into the stove to instantly create a natural fireplace setting. The automatic blower provides a comforting blanket of warmth and coziness on those cold nights in the mountains.

This home and the surrounding area is a truly unique paradise enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, and families of all types. Year-round activities include world-famous snow skiing and snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and rafting and kayaking. The high desert region offers four distinct seasons. The summer season is best to enjoy the many breathtaking beaches around Lake Tahoe where temperatures typically reach high into the 70s and 80s with lows into the 50s and 60s with constant mountain breezes and no humidity (or bugs!). The winter season offers world-class skiing and snowboarding at more than a dozen world-class resorts as well as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is the area's favorite ski resort for many locals and easily accessible by a very quick 10-15 minute drive up Mount Rose.

After a long day, come home and relax with a nice glass of wine while soaking in the outdoor hot tub or unwind in the dry sauna as the snow falls peacefully around you. Even though the outside temperatures can reach well into the 80s and low 90s during the summer afternoons, the hot tub and sauna can be enjoyed year round when temperatures typically drop into the 50s and 60s at night given the higher elevation. Temperatures can drop as much as 10-15 degrees in minutes traveling from downtown Reno as you climb in elevation. And since Reno is located in a high desert environment, there is virtually no humidity during the summertime making an afternoon or evening out on the private deck under the umbrella or napping in the sun on one of the lounge chairs while taking in the natural beauty of the mountain surroundings both memorable and extremely enjoyable.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my home for your upcoming holiday. I take great pride in my home and offering all of my guests the very best in quality, comfort, and convenience in a well-maintained, clean and modern home. Please read the 50+ '5-star' reviews from prior guests as a demonstration of my commitment to customer service and what you may expect during a stay at my home. Travel safe and please don't hesitate to email or call me via the links on this site if I can be of service.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kevin Bierly (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
BJ's Restaurant, 18601 Wedge Pkwy
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Montreux Golf & Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
State Route 431, Mt. Rose Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
BJ's Restaurant, 18601 Wedge Pkwy
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
King's Beach, Lake Tahoe North Shore
Car: necessary

See my YouTube video for a complete overview of the property:

Common Area Attractions:

- Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, NV (1 Mile)

- Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Reno, NV (7 Miles)

- Summit of Mt. Rose, Washoe, NV (10 Miles)

- Tahoe Rim Trail, Reno, NV (12 Miles)

- Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV (16 Miles)

- Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, NV (16 Miles)

- North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, NV (19 Miles)

- Downtown Reno, NV (19 Miles)

- Virginia City, NV (20 Miles)

- Kings Beach - Lake Tahoe North Shore, Kings Beach, CA (22 Miles)

- Northstar at Tahoe, Truckee, CA (29 Miles)

- Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, CA (38 Miles)

- Heavenly Ski Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA (45 Miles)

- Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Norden, CA (46 Miles)

- Pyramid Lake, Washoe, NV (53 Miles)

- Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood, CA (77 Miles)

- Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley, CA (147 Miles)

- Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA (168 Miles)

- Napa Valley, Napa, CA (Sonoma, CA) (220 Miles)

- San Francisco, CA (237 Miles)


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Galena Forest Estates, Nevada

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Standard Rates *See Notes
Jul 7 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday '16
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
2016 Standard Rates *See Notes
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year Holiday '16
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$536
Cleaning Fee C$234 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

* Reservations during peak holiday periods *may* require a 4 or 5-night minimum stay or longer. Peak holiday periods include the following weeks: July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The peak holiday rental rate is $425.00 per night (based on an occupancy of 8 people plus $15.00 per extra person per night up to 12 people total) plus the standard $175.00 cleaning fee and 13% local taxes. Weekly rentals of 7 nights or more are eligible for a discounted weekly rental rate equivalent to one free night (i.e., stay 7 nights for the prices of a 6 night stay). Contact the homeowner with questions or to inquire about long-term pricing options.

Effective August 1, 2014, all individual homeowners in the cities of Reno and Sparks renting homes to transient guests on a short-term basis are required to collect a 13% transient lodging tax payable to the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA).

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Galena Forest Estates, Nevada

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2009 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double Vanity 'En Suite' to Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king , Direct access to the back deck via sliding glass doors.
    Bedroom 2 - Den Bedroom - 1 queen , Direct access to the back deck via sliding glass doors.
    Bedroom 3 - Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Direct access to a private deck via sliding glass doors.
    Bedroom 4 - Interior Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Also Included: 2 Queen-sized Aero Inflatable Beds 1 Pack-N-Play Portable Crib 2 Large Sectional Sofas (Den & Living Room)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
As the homeowner and manager of my vacation rental, I absolutely strive to provide the highest level of customer service possible so that each and every guest truly enjoys their stay. Please read all of the recent reviews as a testament to the overall quality and comfort you can expect during a stay at my home. If you book with me, I guarantee you and your guests will not be disappointed.