COME FIND PEACE AND SOLITUDE IN A HIGH SIERRA SUMMER WONDERLAND

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Susan Korngold

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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COME FIND PEACE AND SOLITUDE IN A HIGH SIERRA SUMMER WONDERLAND

Markleeville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Single Beds in Reading Nook, Sleeps 6

We both have lived in this unique and peaceful part of the Sierras near Lake Tahoe for over 35 years, and when we met 20 years ago and were searching for a piece of property on which to build our dream home, friends would ask us where our favorite location was. It was always Alpine County, and more specifically, a stretch of the West Fork of the Carson River which meanders through the famous old Ace Hereford Ranch. Miraculously, in 2001 a small 20-acre section of the ranch became available, complete with an old rambling Cliff May ranch house badly in need of repair.

After purchasing our dream-come-true, concurrently with the restoration process, we began building a cottage near the main house for our retired parents.

The property is resplendent with willow and wild rose thickets providing a protective home for quite literally hundreds of California Quail as well as the occasional Mt. Quail and elusive Chukkar. It wasn't long before the site became affectionally known as Quail Hollow.

The cozy cottage was built in the Arts and Crafts style by local friends and craftsman, utilizing green materials and local stone. The numerous windows in every room welcome the rising sun in the East and take full advantage of the awe-inspiring view of the Carson River and the stunning volcanic basalt cliffs beyond. The kitchen, living room, dining nook and reading nook are all part of a spacious yet comforting great room which invites conversation and comraderie. The sleeping areas are quiet and comforting, the patios soothing and restful. The local wildlife which may include bobcat, raccoon, beaver and muskrat often saunter past the dining nook window, and of course the ever-present quail and hummingbirds appreciate an occasional handout, the former showing off their adorable families of tiny 'quailets' throughout the summer months. Bald and Golden Eagle soar overhead, Jays nest in the nearby pines and Cliff Swallows build their mud colonies on the cliffs.

A peaceful presence can always be found here, whether the Fall colors have begun to dazzle, a dusting of fresh snow is on the ground or when the summer-blooming lavender is ahum with bees, as the sounds of the city and the pressures of everyday life are left far behind. Come rest your spirit here, explore the area, paint a landscape, work on the story you started to write, bring several favorite books to read, and return home rejuvenated

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Susan Korngold

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

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Come Find Peace and Solitude in a High Sierra Summer Wonderland
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Come Find Peace and Solitude in a High Sierra Summer Wonderland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269419
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Markleeville Gold Country / High Sierra
4

Good Privacy for a Get-A-Way

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We visited this property for a family holiday. Best for 2 couples and a couple of kids, but it could sleep 3 couples in separate rooms, plus 3 singles if you utilize the sofas in the living room. It was comfortable, but expect more house-feel as opposed to a quaint cabin in the woods. Through no fault of the owners, some localized junk on nearby reservation land detracts somewhat from an otherwise pristine drive to the property. The small dining room table can only handle 4-5, with an additional 4 at the counter. The back patio/yard area is the greatest asset, having a nice view of the river just a few feet away. It is secluded enough to afford good privacy, but still within 5 min of a small store or 20 min to Minden, NV for major things. The owner is very nice and makes a point of checking in. Bring a DVD player, as it only has a VHS deck and a CD player. The non-holiday price seems fair, but we would suggest updating pots & pans, linens and some furniture, such as the main sofa, dining table and bedroom mattresses over the next couple of seasons as part of regular maintenance. Overall we thought it was good.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Come Find Peace and Solitude in a High Sierra Summer Wonderland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269419
+1 530 694-1155
Markleeville Gold Country / High Sierra
Walnut Creek, California
5

Serenity Pesonified

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We had such a great experience in the Spring that we looked forward to our visit in the Fall. It did not disappoint. We love Quail Hollow. The fireplace and lay-out of the home is perfect. The sound of the stream and the glorious colors of the trees were heavenly. Susan & Roger are perfect hosts. Hopefully, we shall return when we need a quiet retreat.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Come Find Peace and Solitude in a High Sierra Summer Wonderland
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+1 530 694-1155
Markleeville Gold Country / High Sierra
Ann Arbor
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We've been to dozens of VRBOs and other vacation rentals and this has been the best: The setting, the house, the location are perfect. Everything is top-of-the-line, clean and welcoming. I have trouble finding eco-friendly rentals that don't set off my allergies to chemicals and strong fragrances but Quail Hollow was perfect in this way also. Finally, Susan, the owner, was wonderful.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Janet you are so sweet to write such a lovely review, I thank you and Jeff immensely for your kindness and consideration and look forward to having you return. susan
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Come Find Peace and Solitude in a High Sierra Summer Wonderland
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Markleeville Gold Country / High Sierra
Northern California and South West Ohio
5

Ladies Hiking week

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
This was the most beautiful cottage and we were thrilled to be there both setting and quality of the lodging. Fantastic kitchen and rooms. We even had trouble getting going in the morning because we just wanted to stay on the deck with our coffee!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Come Find Peace and Solitude in a High Sierra Summer Wonderland
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p269419
+1 530 694-1155
Markleeville Gold Country / High Sierra
Sparks NV
5

Wonderful Location to Relax and Enjoy Nature

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
The cottage is every bit as beautiful as shown on the website, and very comfortable. The best part is the patio, visible thru the dining area window, that is only a few yards from the Carson River. It's so relaxing to sit on the lounges on the patio, watching the river and listening to the sound of the water as it courses over the rocks. The trees are full of birds, including hummingbirds that constantly visit the feeder right next to the lounges.

In addition to the large couch, there are two comfortable reading nooks with an excellent view of the secluded back yard. The kitchen is very functional, and we prepared meals at the cottage all but one night. We drove a short distance to Genoa, NV for an excellent dinner at La Ferme, as suggested on the website.

We took advantage of some of the nearby hiking trails each day, and our son-in-law added a 50 mile bike ride and several long runs out of the many options available.

We are definitely planning to return to the cottage in the future, and I would absolutely recommend this to anyone - it was a wonderful family weekend that we certainly hope to repeat again!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Kirkwood
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Genoa Lakes
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Sorensens
Car: recommended

Other Activities: snow shoeing

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Availability & Rates

Markleeville Cottage Rental Rates

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Amenities

Markleeville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • French Doors leading out onto private patios
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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