SPA, LOG HOUSE ON TROUT STREAM, SWIMMING HOLE, HIKING, WIFI

Diane Stevenson

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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SPA, LOG HOUSE ON TROUT STREAM, SWIMMING HOLE, HIKING, WIFI

Grass Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Come out of the city and stay in this beautiful custom log home in a gorgeous, park-like, 10 acre setting. Relax on either of the two veranda-like porches or nap in one of the hammocks as you listen to the stream in the background. After a day of site-seeing,

shopping, hiking, golfing, skiing, sledding, biking or just relaxing, soak in either the extra deep antique tub or enjoy the jets of the jacuzzi bathtub. Enjoy the new Sundance SPA in the back yard as you listen to the creek, watch the moon rise over the ridge or just bask in beautiful expanse of the country starlit night.

Hop on your bike for ride into the hills or along the paved country roads. Hike through the trails that you can access right behind the house.

Close to the snow -- an easy drive to any of the the nearby ski resorts (Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Donner Ski Ranch, Royal Gorge) snow parks (Yuba Gap, Kingvale and Soda Springs).

In Summer, watch your kids play in the swimming hole, jumping off the rope swing, or just gently soak your feet in the stream while quietly reading a book.

There are trout in the stream, trails to hike, wildflowers to enjoy. You'll feel as if you've come into a whole new world when you walk into this comfortable and beautiful log home.

Enjoy the local flavor of Grass Valley and Nevada City -- music festivals, street fairs, Farmer's Market, Bike races, Blue Grass Festival, World Festival, Celtic Festival, Wineries, Antiques, Golf, Historical center, Mountain biking, Kayaking, Fishing.

Contact the owner or check the calendar for availability. (A second home is available with the same amenities, if this one is not available. Please contact the owner for details or click on 'click here to see all my rental listings'.)

Keywords: Log House, Spa, year-round creek, Swimming Hole, WiFi, Retreats, Family Reunions

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Hi...I'm the owner and I have just had the pleasure of having my first guests this last weekend. I only recently listed my house on vrbo and I look forward to having many guests who enjoy their stay as much as the first ones have.

Sincerely,

Diane Stevenson
Aug 2007
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Diane Stevenson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english
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I am a Cath Lab and ICU RN. Due to life circumstance, began vacation renting 2 of my homes a few years ago and find that I love it. It is a pleasure to share my unique homes. Thanks to all that come to them. I hope that all my guests enjoy them as much as I have.

Diane Stevenson purchased this house in 1989

This was our family home. My husband and I built it. It is not a 'kit'. He designed it and with a good bit of blood, sweat and tears, it was built with the care of the quality craftsman that he is. We raised our son here. He grew up playing in the creek and hiking in the woods. He is now 25 and with the economy the way it is, renting this home to nice folks helps us finance his education. It is a lovely home in a lovely location. We hope you enjoy staying in it as much as we enjoyed living in it for all those years. Diane Foley Stevenson (OWNER)

I love the creek and hiking in the woods. Follow the trail across the creek and up to the top of the property where you will enjoy a spectacular sunset. Walking into the house is like something magical. It really is a unique and special place to spend some well-deserved downtime.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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4.9
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Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews
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Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p140245vb
(530) 613-7350 (California, USA)
Grass Valley Gold Country / High Sierra
4

OVERALL IT WAS GOOD

  • 4 of 5
The house is large and comfortable, however, having only two bathrooms for such a large number of people was a challenge as the upstairs bathroom ensuite did not have a separate door, anyone using it would have to make sure the bedroom was not being used. Also the owner called us to complain as we had guests over and a neighbor had phoned her to say there were extra cars there and they interrupted our evening with our friends making it uncomfortable for our visitors. Also the owner had arranged for a fridge to be delivered while we were there after she had told me she would make sure it was delivered after we had left. The house was clean and tidy but a bit tired, the kitchen drawers just about fell out when we opened them and there was no available cupboards for our food, so we left it on the counters as all the cupboards were full of dishes etc. Overall it was a nice place to stay and very convenient as we were attending a family wedding on the same street. The main bathroom was not great, could use some investment in fixing it up, and the upstairs toilet was not secured properly so it moved when you sat on it - also - there is no insulation between the floors so the guests in the main floor bedroom can hear the upstairs guests using the washroom, no privacy at all. You might as well have them in the room with you. Not great when you are using the bathroom at night.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate guest comments as they allow me the opportunity to see my property through someone else's eyes.

These guests came for a family wedding - a much larger group than I generally allow at this house (13 instead of 8). I can see how they may have appreciated another bathroom. I will, however, place a door on the master bathroom as this is a good suggestion. The main floor bathroom was recently remodeled but I think I will replace the antique oak commode with something more modern - another good suggestion.

The phone call was a result of a large gathering at the house without my knowledge. My home is in a country neighborhood and I respect my neighbor's by knowing the purpose for which my home is being used. Large parties are not appropriate nor are they allowed (without my permission). I do have another vacation rental home where I do allow parties. I did not ask the visitors to leave.

I had arranged for the fridge to be delivered after the guests left. The delivery man made a mistake and delivered it too early. He was sent away and rescheduled. I apologized to the guests for this interruption.

I will look at and repair the drawer. There are many cupboards in the kitchen and I will clean out more of them so there is even more space for guests to place their food. I will also check and repair the toilet.

This is useful information for me, as it allows me to improve my vacation home. It is and always has been my intention to provide a comfortable and enjoyable get-away for my guests.

This house was my family home and I take great pride in it. Any opportunity for improvement is good. Thank you!
business
Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p140245vb
(530) 613-7350 (California, USA)
Grass Valley Gold Country / High Sierra
Alameda
5

OUTSTANDING GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The Log House is wonderful. It had lots of room, was very clean and well stocked. Enjoyed the hot tub. Had a great time playing ping pong and listening to the stream. Was not far to Grass Valley for groceries and dinner the first night. We really enjoyed the openness of the house. Our dog had a great time, too. Plan to make this a regular getaway spot.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway
business
Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p140245vb
(530) 613-7350 (California, USA)
Grass Valley Gold Country / High Sierra
3

LOG HOUSE IN GRASS VALLEY

  • 3 of 5
The Log House was very clean and is on a small stream. We were disappointed that the house did not provide any outside privacy. The neighbors to the right and left are very close and there are no natural barriers between them and the log house. The property is on a long and narrow lot. Great internet at the house for those needing to be plugged in and the owner is extremely responsive.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p140245vb
(530) 613-7350 (California, USA)
Grass Valley Gold Country / High Sierra
5

FABULOUS CABIN

  • 5 of 5
We had a fabulous time during our week-long stay at the cabin. We had a blast playing ping pong, relaxing in the hammocks in the backyard and panning for a little gold in the creek. The house was clean and well stocked with everything.
The only very minor cons that I have are:
1.) It is a bit of a non-direct route from the main highway. We got a bit confused/turned around a few times. But it's not too bad.
2.) Neighbors are very nearby. No problems with them though. If you're looking for privacy in the backyard, though, it's not there.
2.) The hot tub is small and only fits about three people.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
business
Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p140245vb
(530) 613-7350 (California, USA)
Grass Valley Gold Country / High Sierra
5

LOVED IT; PERFECT FOR MY TWO KIDS AND ME

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time staying at the log house. It was a nice, quiet, comfortable turnkey place for my two young daughters and me to explore gold country. What I liked:
- just bring your groceries and personals, and the house has everything else. Comfortable kitchen, TV and wifi, plenty of sheets and towels. they even thoughtfully have the wood stove stocked. my kids were comfortable right away and i was cooking dinner within an hour of walking in.
- the place is really quiet. the road outside is sort of a highway, but there's not a lot of traffic, and either way, somehow the place is quiet and feels very private.
- the backyard and down by the river is fun for the kids. would be more fun in the summer, because i think you could dip into the water.
- The owner is very responsive. I had some trouble switching on the dvd player, and she called me within minutes of getting my email.
- the layout of the house is perfect for a family. big open family room, but with quiet and private bedrooms. we live in an apartment in san francisco so it felt huge to us.

It's basically a nice, cozy, fully functional house right when you walk in. There's literally nothing I can think of that I wish was different. I'd definitely stay there again or recommend it to someone else.
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p140245vb
(530) 613-7350 (California, USA)
Grass Valley Gold Country / High Sierra
Los Angeles
5

PERFECT CHOICE FOR 8 ADULTS

  • 5 of 5
I am currently laying on the couch at Diane's log cabin on the last morning of our rental, and I agree with all the other reviewers glowing reviews.

One thing I would add is that the interior of the cabin feels massive because of the high ceilings and the dormers. The photos don't really do it justice. The chairs and the couch in the family room are big and comfortable, perfect for 8 adults to sit around the large game table and play apples to apples. In the basement game room, there is also a futon couch and a large wrap around couch next to the ping pong table. Either of these rooms can easily and comfortably accommodate your whole family. This place could have easily accommodated 12 people. For our group of 8 it was awesome

The kitchen is also spacious and comes equipped with pots and pans, several full sets of glasses and dishes, utensils, virtually everything you would need except the food.

The back yard is very large, and borders a small creek. On the other side of the creek the woods seem to go on forever. There are no other homes in sight behind the back yard (there are neighbors to the left and right of the house).
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Empire Mine State Historic Park
"I love to visit the Empire Mine. The tour is interesting and the grounds are spectacular. ..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Sacramento
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Colfax, Ca.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 49
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Grass Valley
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Alta Sierra Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Alta Sierra Drive and Hwy 49
Nearest Point of Interest
Beautiful Custom Log house on Trout Stream
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridgeport State Park on the Yuba River
Nearest Point of Interest
The Independence Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Edwards Crossing to Perdan Crossing
Car: necessary

Local Wine Trail, Alta Sierra Country Club, Grass Valley, Nevada City, World Fest, Celtic Festival, Nevada County Fair, Bridgeport, South Yuba River, American River, Bear River, Rollins Lake, the Empire Mine, the Independence Trail, Perdan Crossing, Edwards Crossing, All Outdoors River Rafting...

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Availability & Rates

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Grass Valley House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$175
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150
Pet Fee $25
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Fee Range between $175 - $400/night depending on size of your group, length of stay, holiday or season and whether or not you will be bringing a pet. To get the BEST rate, please call me. Diane (owner) (530)613-7350
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Amenities

Grass Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Spa
  • Family
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Backpack
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Telephone
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , This bathroom is on the main floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Master Bath
  • Full bathroom on both first and second floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a sofa.
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) King-sized bed in the spacious Master Bedroom Suite., Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Queen-sized with memory foam topper for comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Child's Swing
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • synagogues
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • jet skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Custom log home, close local golf course, country club, numerous local wineries, miles of local hiking, year round creek with swimming hole right out the back door, hammock in the back yard, road bike or mountain biking locally. Close to shopping, sightseeing in historic Grass Valley/Nevada City. Close to local ski resorts and snow parks and the local rivers. My other home is #140231 with most of the same amenities. Check with owner for details.
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