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Northstar Ski Resort Custom House Nr Village Ritz Carlton Lift

Gordon Kingsley

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Gordon Kingsley

Member since: 2007
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Northstar Ski Resort Custom House Nr Village Ritz Carlton Lift

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Northstar House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

4 bdr/2 bath home with Three Queens and a double twin bed, with room for cribs or air mattress or cots. Perfect for either a shared or just one family vacation. Three decks with seating and tables, plus a patio with a Gas Grill all overlooking Golf Course and Riparian Woodland, and mountains beyond. House situated to minimize veiw of other houses. No Highway 267, Northstar Dr. or Northstar Village noise. On a cul-de-sac for a peaceful vacation. Updated, well-stocked Kitchen (toaster, coffee maker, crock-pot, can opener, utensils for at least 8, etc.). Eat-in meals are a real money saver for families! We provide all sheets, towels, and paper goods as well as soaps. 2 recently remodeled Baths. Baths have vessel sinks, slate, new fixtures. 1 bath has a Double Shower and 1 with a Jetted, Jacuzzi tub. Decorator paint in a soothing green. Leather Couches and Chairs with Ottomans. Nicely decorated, family and pet friendly.

We have hosted hundreds of guests including an Olympic gold medalist, doctors, lawyers, college professors to name a few. Excellent value! Great savings! We know because we monitor the competition. Able to use the Recreation Center next to the (slight fee for guests). It includes 3 outdoor Hot Tubs (two adults only, one child friendly) well equipped Weight Room, year around outdoor Lap Pool (adults only in Summer); huge Family Pool, children's Wading Pool, children's Splash area, New Play Area with Jungle Gym and Swings, outdoor Barbecues with tables next to creek, 10 Tennis Courts, Teen Center with Video Games, and Sports Court. Adult facility that can be reserved for functions.

As you enter our home you will note the high Two Story open Living Area with south facing picture windows, and Gas Fireplace. Downstairs master bedroom has an attached bathroom. Upstairs are three bedrooms (one dual-use serves as a home office with WiFi) and a second bathroom with two showers. Three decks provide views of the 16th fairway and the surrounding mountains. In the winter you will see families building snowmen, cross country skiers, and children sledding on the golf course. In, Summer and Fall, you can watch the golfers go by as you sip your iced drink on the decks or patio. Or, listen to the birds without constant background noise.

The location is Wooded, but Bright. Relaxing, but within walking distance or a short Free Shuttle Ride to Northstar Village with its new Ritz Carlton Hotel, restaurants, shops, skating rink, live music, bungee jumping, and fire pits. Restaurants include sushi, pizza, fine dining, the Chocolate Bar with everything chocolate, a deli, pasta, burritos and build-it-yourself tacos, etc! 10 minutes by car or shuttle to Lake Tahoe Beaches, Shops, Dining. 15 min to Casinos, 10 min to Quaint Downtown Truckee with more Restaurants, Shops and Dining. At least 10 Public/Semi-private Golf Courses within 20 minutes: Northstar, Coyote Moon, Old Greenwood, Gray's Crossing, Ponderosa, Squaw Valley, Incline Village (2 courses), Brockway, and Tahoe City. Tons more golf within an hours or less drive in the Reno, Carson City area, South Lake Tahoe, Greagle, Portola and Clio!

We also continually make changes to make this an Energy Efficient Home. The architect sited the house to take advantage of passive solar long before it was trendy, we haveuse insulated draperies, have energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, have used low VOC paint, renewable bamboo flooring, a programmable thermostat, and, as we replace appliances, we buy energystar-rated items. Just pack your bags and come to Northstar!!

Northstar Resort is committed to building a world-class destination resort and has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the village and ski and snowboard facilities. A new Ritz Carlton opened Dec 19 2009. It is reminiscent of the great ski lodges of Yosemite and Mount Hood. Northstar continues to be ranked among the top family resorts in America by ski magazine and other publications. But Northstar hasn’t forgotten about summer. Northstar has world-class mountain bike terrain. Nearly every summer weekend and thoughout the early fall, they are host to biking related races: the Tour De Nez (June 17-21), GIANT bicycle Demo Days, GIANT for Women Ride and Retreat. Northstar also has numerous Downhill Mountain Bike Races, Cross Country Bike Races and “Super D” Downhill Cross Country Races. Non-professionals can participate in almost all of these races. Northstar offers crafts, golf hiking scenic gondola rides, fly fishing, horseback riding, outdoor movie nights, star gazing tours, live music, skating, and geocaching (finding “treasures” using a GPS). Many of these activities are free or at a nominal price.

Amenities -Extensive Bamboo Flooring -Fully Equipped Granite Slab kitchen with Gas Range, Microwave, Dishwasher, Trash Compactor, Disposal, and Solid Oak cabinets; it is well stocked with paper goods, cooking and eating utensils -Two slate tile bathrooms; one with Jacuzzi spa suitable for two people, state of the art thermal controlled shower, vanity and Euro style sink; the second similarly equipped except a two person shower

-Three bedrooms with pillow-top queen beds, one bedroom with sofa bed and home office (WiFi enabled).

-Living room with gas fireplace, leather couch with ottomans, leather Morris reclining chairs with ottomans, 4 televisions, CD stereo player, games, and books

-Breakfast bar with four stools

-Dish Network Satellite TV

-Dining table seating for six

-Decks (three) and patio area that overlook the golf course.

-Parking for up to four cars

-Use of recreation facilities including 3 year around hot tubs, 1,000 sq. foot weight, exercise, sauna and showers, year around lap pool, games center including video games, billiards, ping pong and various other entertainments. Ten minutes by free shuttle to village, recreation center and ski slopes (stops at house).

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Gordon Kingsley (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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About Gordon Kingsley

I am a professional engineer/inventor with patents related to cleaning up the environment using horizontal boring and sustainable energy using kite shaped blimps. I was a semi-finalist in Cleantech in 2013. Igrew up in Illinois and Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa, and now reside in Reno, Nevada. My wife graduated from Cal (the University of California Berkeley) with a degree in Microbiology and advanced degree in medical technology. We have a son who graduated from U. California Davis, attended Oxford, and has completed course work for a pHD in economics and will be finishing his residency in trauma surgery at University of Chicago. His wife graduated from U. Illinois Chicago and teaches clinical Joga. My daughter graduated from U. CA San Diego, is finishing a phD desertation in literature Northeastern University, Boston while teaching at Menlo College, CA.

We lived at Northstar for 4 years and enjoyed the peace, tranquility, golf, skiing, and experience that is unique to Northstar Resort.

Gordon Kingsley purchased this house in 1978

Why Gordon Kingsley chose Northstar

The choice of Northstar was easy! Both my wife and I love Lake Tahoe. We play golf, hike, swim, fly fish and I ski. Northstar is unique. The new village with over 35 shops and restauants, great snow and mountain bike parks, great views of Lake Tahoe to name a few things we like. No wonder Ritz Carlton Hotel chose Northstar Tahoe Resort as the first West coast four season resort . Oh, did I mention the great location of our house overlooking the 16th fairway of the golf course, not to mention the great furnishings, comfortable pillowtop beds, televisons in every room,completely remodeled full kitchen and bathrooms, WiFi, and leather couch and Morris chairs.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefits we enjoy at Northstar include double whammy golf and ski passes, use of the recreation center owned and operated by NPOA (Northstar Property Owners Association). The recreation center has Olympic, childrens, and year around lap pools, 3 large hot tubs, weight and sauna, video and games arcade, and multipurpose buildings, championship tennis courts, barbeque and picnic facilities, and childrens playground. Someone has to do this!

Guestbook comments from the owner

> Date: Friday, December 12, 2008, 9:59 AM

> Hi Gordon,

> I meant to email to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at

> your vacation home. It was perfect in regards to location.

> We would love to stay there again. I will keep your email

> address for the future.
Dec 2008
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Northstar Ski Resort Custom House Nr Village Ritz Carlton Lift
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 12 reviews
pleasant Hill, CA

Remodelled, clean, comfortable, great value

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house several times. we enjoyed it before, but really like the new look! the new granite is stylish. We enjoyed sitting on the new patio and deck watching the golfers . We have always found the house clean and comfortable. the bedspreads and furniture are continually updated. no throwbacks to the 80s! The kitchen is well stocked.We love the fact we can jump on the shuttle and be at the rec center or the village within minutes. We also brought our dog and took her for walks on the extensive trail system in and around Northstar. The pricing is very good (we procrastinated, but were lucky and the house was available and were able to qualify for a last minute stay) and the owners are great to work with! We would definitely recommend the house. We love Northstar in the summer and enjoy coming back to this property. for restaurants we like Stella, Cottonwood, and PJs (I think that was the name of the restaurant at Grays Landing Golf Course).

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Unclean and utilities not fully functional

  • 2 of 5

I rented this house for my family July 4th celebration. It was dirty! The cabin was so dusty the poor newborn baby we had with us sneezed again and again every time we put him on the floor in the baby bouncer. The microwave didn't work. What an inconvenience!! It lost power and then when the power came back, it didn't heat anything. The kitchen lights flicker off and on, the kitchen cabinets were sticky/dirty to the touch and the house was full of spiders and cobwebs. It was really disgusting. It was clear that no one had been in the cabin for months because there were still flannel sheets on the beds during the warmest month of the year. I was embarrassed that I rented this property for my family. The owners took no responsibility for the inconveniences we experienced on our vacation. We've rented much cleaner and nicer places than this place in Northstar. Spare yourself from this one and have a trouble-free vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take every comment from a guest very seriously.  Fortunately, we get very few complaints especially when considered in proportion to the number of rentals we have.  Furthermore, we do make adjustments and corrections as necessary. But every once in a while, we receive what we feel are spurious complaints. Exclusively, these unwarranted ones come with demands for unjust refunds. We refused to give in to a demand for money in return for not giving a bad review. This guest had already received a discount from our normal rate.  The house was cleaned thoroughly the week before after the last guests left.  We then had it inspected and touched up again less that 24 hours before these guests' arrived.  The main complaint forwarded to me initially was the existence of a spider, its web, and dust.  I do not believe that much dust could have accumulated within that 24 hour period. However, this is a house in the woods and small insects on occasion do come into the house.  But we do not employ staff to stand-by awaiting calls to remove spiders. To do so would put the cost of renting the house out of reach of most people.  The guest next complained she was not able to use the built-in microwave to pop popcorn.  She was upset when we refused to call an electrician.   We did so for two reasons: one, to call out an electrician on a holiday would have cost more that a new built-in microwave, and two, the part would have had to be ordered and would not have arrived until after her departure.  She was only there for four nights. Had this been a furnace, the stove or a water heater, for instance, there would have been no question of sending for a tradesman, but popcorn can be popped on the stove or bought pre-popped. In an attempt to trouble shoot the problem over the phone, I asked her to check to make sure it was plugged in.  She balked at doing that simple task.  At the end of her stay, she demanded compensation disproportionate to the problem: an amount almost 2/3 the cost of the nearly new microwave plus an amount for dusting and taking care of the spider.  She also had listed several other items she had never mentioned before.  When she wrote her review, she embellished it even further.  If progressively worsening comments weren’t so malicious, they would be laughable. The guests following her were extremely complimentary in their praise of the house when they encountered our cleaning service upon departure as did the vast majority of VRBO & HomeAway previous guests!
San Francisco, CA

excellent rental - clean, comfy and well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

this was my 3rd rental in the Northstar area - easily the best; owners were great to work with, everything was exactly as described on the website - bedrooms were awesome (flat-screens above the beds!) - kitchen had everything we needed + more (blender, food processor, mixer) to cook some family-style meals; you get access to an awesome HOA facility/pool/gym (NOPA rec center) - 3 minutes from the mountain and right on the golf course - we will rent here again when we return to Northstar in the winter

  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

wedding week-end

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. The house is very comfortable and the 3 decks look out on a pretty view. Kitchen has everything you need to cook. It was quite warm out but the house stayed cool and even at night there was good ventilation. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Benicia, CA

Lovely Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We hosted 8 people for a ski vacation and had a wonderful time. The home is comfortable, the beds are good, the great room is lovely with views of pine trees and on the golf course. The size of the home is just right for that many guests. I was surprised at how well it was supplied with tools for cooking. We enjoyed all of our meals there.

The home is well maintained in an upscale neighborhood. The location would be excellent for a golfing vacation or ski holiday. The shuttle service to the lifts, village and recreation center is prompt and made it easy for us to get to the mountain without the hassle of driving. The owner was helpful in making this a memorable stay for our family. I would recommend this home to friends who are looking for a great house, in a beautiful setting with wonderful amenities.

We love Northstar and would love to rent the home again.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Los Gatos

Nice owners, property needs some TLC, cute decor, great location

  • 3 of 5

Dee and Gordon are very nice people and responsive when we called.

Good: The home is in a nice area of Northstar. The snow blowers and equipment come by regularly to clear the roads after it snows. SHuttle to the resort. Cute CA cabin style decor on the walls. Comfortable place to stay. We left the house very clean and they refunded our security deposit very quickly. A good price for the location and number of bedrooms.

Bad: Kitchen cabs are almost falling apart, lots of junk in the drawers and it seems like almost every drawer in the house is a junk drawer, we had some plumbing issues during our stay. The cleaners do not do a great job cleaning and we had to clean up a lot of dust bunnies and sticky cereal on the kids' comforters. But we're very clean people who take our shoes off. If you wear your shoes in your house you probably will think it's a clean house. If you have kids you'll be very busy watching them 24/7 since the loft railing has a big space where a kid could fall out. The owners told me about this but I neglected to bring any netting to cover the space so it was stressful constantly having to watch the two year old. You also have to be careful not to trip when you round the corner by the top of the stairs; I could see how a less than careful person could trip and maybe fall down the stairs.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree with the Good - great location, affordable, comfortable and cute house, great value and very attentive owners. We respectively disagree with the Bad regarding cabinets, cleanliness, and most of all a 3 star rating. Immediately upon these guests departure, the house was professionally cleaned by the same service that cleaned before they arrived. The same service we have had for five years with no complaints. Later that day new guests arrived. Upon their departure they told us that they had a very enjoyable vacation and thoroughly enjoyed Norhstar and the accommodations. Their was no mention of any issues with cabinets, junk, plumbing or cleanliness. Their comments are consistent with past guest reviews (a sampling of which is shown under our previous reviews). We also personally visited the property to investigate. We inspected the cabinets, checked the cleanliness and other issues mentioned. None was found consistent with the negative comments posted. As a future guest, you need to draw your own conclusions. We can personally assure you that you will be delighted if you choose our home for your Norhstar Resort vacation and look forward to having you as guests.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northstar Resort Village
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Northstar Resort Championship Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 267
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Northstar Resort Village
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Northstar Ski Resort Lifts
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar Championship Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Tahoe North Shore
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Truckee Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Fishing Reservoirs
Nearest Point of Interest
Reno Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Ritz Carlton
Car: not necessary

Guests are provided access to recreation facilities ($2/guest/day apply) located next to Village including olympic, kids and year around lap pools, three hot tubs, weight and exercise facilities, sauna and showers, video, billards, ping pong and other games center. Northstar is a family oriented resort. Hundreds of millions dollars has been invested in the new village, Ritz Carlton (under construction), ski and snowboard slopes and parks, and recreation center to make your vacation the most enjoyable of a lifetime.


Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Northstar House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 18 - May 29
2 night minimum stay
memorial day weekend
May 30 - Jun 26
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day July 4 week
Jun 28 - Jul 6
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Aug 30 - Sep 9
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 22 - Dec 2
3 night minimum stay
Christmas week
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
New years week
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King
Jan 17 - Jan 20
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Week Feb 14 - 21
Feb 14 - Feb 21
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning fee $160 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes All rates subject to change without notice

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Northstar House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
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  • Ski-In ...
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  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
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  • Tourist Attractions
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  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , jetted tub , Indian Slate Tile, Euro Plumbing
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Double Showers, Indian Slate Tile, Euro Plumbing
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3) Pillow top mattresses, Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle wood framed (not popout spring type), Baby Cribs (1) room for crib
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
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  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
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  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • 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
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Three decks overlooking 16th Fairway of Championship Golf Course; Sledding, snow shoeing during winter on golf course and extensive trails and sledding areas;

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