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Rays' Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra

Mike Ray

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Mike Ray

Member since: 2009
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Within 12 hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Rays' Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

Christmas Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12) on 1 acre-Riverfront property

Life on the river is truly amazing! Rays Riverfront Retreat is a 2,700 sq ft newly updated home on a large acre lot backing up to the Upper Truckee River. Come enjoy the large private swimming hole directly behind the home. Sit on the deck looking out to the river and enjoy gorgeous mountain, river and meadow views. The home is centrally located between all three major south shore ski areas: Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra at Tahoe and three great golf courses. Just a short drive to the nightlife, gambling and world class entertainment provided at Stateline by Harvey's, MontBleu, Harrah's and the Horizon Casino.

The home features 5 spacious bedrooms; including two master bedrooms with king beds and private baths, two bedrooms with queen beds (one with an additional single bed), one room with single bunk beds and a large loft with a sofa/queen bed. The 3.5 newly remodeled baths include dual head showers, jetted tub and heated floor. The home uses a high efficiency tankless water heater. (Never run out of hot water!) There is a large garage and large driveway for four additional cars. A large deck overlooks the grassy backyard leading to the river.

Come home to a warm log fireplace after a great day of Lake Tahoe recreation. The large dining room table expands to seat 10 and the kitchen includes all the amenities of home. Ray's Riverfront Retreat is the true embodiment of the Lake Tahoe lifestyle.

Keywords: House, Ski cabin, Summer cabin, Quiet getaway, Riverfront Property

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike Ray (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

About Mike Ray

I have been skiing around Tahoe for over 35 years. A couple of years ago, my family and I realized a longtime dream of owning a vacation home in Lake Tahoe. When looking for this home, we wanted a place that felt like a peaceful mountain retreat. Our family loves the outdoors and all the fun recreation that goes with it; and this vacation home let's us enjoy all of it. We have put a lot of love and effort into upgrading the house into a comfortable and welcome place to enjoy. We hope you enjoy it too.

Mike Ray purchased this house in 2009

Why Mike Ray chose Christmas Valley

When we found this property on the Upper Truckee River, we knew we found the right place. It is a beautiful property with a historic ranch on the other side of the river and awesome mountain, river and meadow views. This house is not crammed onto a small lot like so many homes in Tahoe. This home is on an acre with a big deck that overlooks the large grassy area next to the river. We also chose this area because the property is close to Kirkwood, Heavenly and Sierra at Tahoe ski areas. All the amenities of South Lake Tahoe are also nearby.

What makes this house unique

Swimming in the river and just hanging out and enjoying the beautiful scenery without having to drive anywhere. The beautiful beaches of Lake Tahoe are a short drive. Skiing and snowboarding at Kirkwood, Heavenly, and Sierra at Tahoe ski resorts. Backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking (Mr. Toad's Wild Ride mountain bike trail is nearby), golfing, all the recreation a mountain enthusiast could want. Fall colors in Hope Valley are just 10 minutes away.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Rays' Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, great for large families, easy access, quiet neighborhood, unbelievable yard, very responsive owner. Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

The best place for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Ray's places. Kitchen had everything we needs, the deck was fantastic for our BBQ dinners and it was so peaceful. The perfect place for a getaway. Ray's directions and information regarding the property was excellent. Will come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Wonderful vacation home December 2014

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our winter vacation in your home. It was roomy enough for our family of 11 adults, yet very cozy. The neighborhood was nice and the yard was beautiful.

The home was well equipped and very clean. Comfortable beds as well. Good communication from the owner. Highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic Thanksgiving 2014

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful, comfortable home with us for our Thanksgiving trip to Lake Tahoe.

Ray's Riverfront Retreat is beautiful and in a perfect spot! The home is large and perfect for several families. The home has everything you need for a fantastic vacation.

We made smores at the firepit in the back yard. The grandchildren loved the large back yard with the river running through it. We played football in the back yard.

Our Thanksgiving day dinner was awesome.

The home is so beautiful and comfy.

Highly recommend this home for several families because there is lots of room.

Thank you again Ray Family.

We will be back.

Diana

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
South Lake Tahoe, California, USA
5

South Shore Local, South Lake Tahoe, California

  • 5 of 5

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! Beautifully maintained property, exactly as pictured, very clean and well-stocked, and really comfortable. The owner was great - responded immediately and very helpful. We used this rental to accommodate guests for a destination wedding and it was such a great experience that we have already booked it for June 2015! Highly, highly recommend ~

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Vacaville, Ca.
5

Vacation in June

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the house. Beautiful yard and deck. Lots of room and loved all the bedrooms. Glad that the garage was available for use. The available amenities are very convenient. The house is far enough from the highway that no noise is heard. Really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
South Lake Tahoe Airport or Reno/Tahoe Intl-66 mi
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Several nearby restaurants in Meyers or SLT
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Sierra at Tahoe
Nearest Beach
Our backyard or Lake Tahoe (9 miles).

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Rates & Availability

From $275 Per night

Christmas Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
Apr 17 2015 - May 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
Summer 2015
May 29 2015 - Sep 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$390
From
$450
Fri,Sat
$2,400
 
 
4th of July Weekend
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$950
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,450
Flat fee
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 13 2015 - Nov 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$285
From
$330
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Early Winter 2015
Nov 20 2015 - Dec 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$370
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 26 2015
5 night minimum stay
$460
$2,750
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 27 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$510
$3,050
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Fees: $150 Cleaning Fee, $49 Property Protection Fee, 10% Lodging Tax

Holiday rates slightly higher.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Christmas Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Master Bath with dual-head glass shower
    2nd Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , 2nd Master bath with whirlpool tub
    Upstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • All bathrooms are newly remodeled and beautiful.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with bathroom/dual head shower.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2nd Master w/bath-whirlpool tub-can be locked off or shared.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen bedroom overlooking river and mountains.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Large Queen bedroom with extra single bed.
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft with queen sofa-bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
  • All bedrooms are large, spacious and with large windows with great views. Nicely appointed furniture and bedding with plenty of closet space.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large 1 acre property across the river from the historic Celio Ranch. River has swimming hole and beach. Ski Resorts nearby (Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra) or stay and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the backyard. The house has two master bedrooms with king beds. The second master bath can be locked off or shared with others.

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2 - 5 night min stay
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