RAY'S RIVERFRONT RETREAT; CLOSE TO KIRKWOOD, HEAVENLY, SIERRA

Mike Ray

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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RAY'S RIVERFRONT RETREAT; CLOSE TO KIRKWOOD, HEAVENLY, SIERRA

Christmas Valley House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 13) 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 a single 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 2 car garage and large driveway for extra parking. 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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike Ray (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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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.

Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Ray's Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
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Ray's Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p274323vb
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
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
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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Ray's Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra
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Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
5

Great experience, great memories!

  • 5 of 5
Dear Claudia and Mike,
We had a wonderful time at your house. It is comfortable, well divided and perfectly organized. Spacious but cozy at the same time. All of us agreed that we had a positive experience being together for the long time for that reason. The beds were all comfortable and the bathroom beautifully remodeled. The jacuzzi: even for our muscles after a day of skiing!! The two boys had a great time playing in the game room. The garden is amazing and we hope there will be another time to come during the summer to appreciate it even more!
On behalf of all of us, thanks for the good memories!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ray's Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra
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Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
Stockton, CA
5

Beautiful Property!

  • 5 of 5
Although it is in a neighborhood, the way the house is set back from the street and the size of the property, you feel like you're all alone in your world. Outdoors is gorgeous and great for the kids to go exploring. Would really like to return in the Summer to enjoy the other seasons. The house is nice and roomy, with 5 bedrooms and the loft - and plenty of bathrooms! Lots of games and activities for the young and old. Wish the one bedroom had a double instead of a single. That my only complaint -oh and more dish towels! We are definitely going back!
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Ray's Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra
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Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
Sonoma County, CA
5

Great house for friends to gather!

  • 5 of 5
This house nicely fit all of us (about 7 adults and 5 kids) for a long weekend. There was about a foot of snow in the back yard which was a beautiful and safe place for kids to play. The pictures of the house are spot on. The layout makes it perfect for everyone to be indoors but not on top of each other. The neighborhood is quite and safe and the roads are perfect to go for a run or walk. We went to Adventureland up the road that is a great place for sledding. Inexpensive and fun! The house was very clean and is well maintained. It's well stocked with extra linens, lots of firewood, and plenty of kitchen necessities. There is a gas station and grocery store right down the road and South Lake Tahoe is just a short drive away.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Ray's Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra
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Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
5

Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5
I want to thank the owner for the excellent accommodations. We did not get a lot of snow while here on vacation but we had a wonderfull time in the house. The kitchen table was always full of games and laughter. The house was a perfect size for our large family.

Location is was great. Just far enough away from South Lake to be away from all the traffic but close enough to get to anything quickly.

The backyard was a bonus for us. It gave a great place for the kids to play without much worry about the street.

We defiantly will be back.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Ray's Riverfront Retreat; Close to Kirkwood, Heavenly, Sierra
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p274323vb
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
4

Excellent house and surroundings! minor drawbacks

  • 4 of 5
The house and surroundings are just as beautiful the pictures here! The house is nice and clean, spacious rooms easy for 10+ people. Huge backyard by a creek, lots of firewood and sitting area for bonfire.

Only problem we had was, the AC was set to 62 degree at night... a bit cold for us. And garbage can was full before we came.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive comments. We try to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible. We always encourage our guests to contact us before or during their stay (by either email or phone) if they have any questions or issues. It is unfortunate that this guest did not contact us regarding the late night heat settings or the full bear enclosure outside. Both would have been simple adjustments and fixes that would have been solved immediately without inconveniencing the guest. (The programmed temperature settings are adjusted with the seasons but can be remotely overridden if the guest requests. And there is another area to place garbage if the bear enclosure is full.)
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Christmas Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Nov 13 2014
2 night minimum stay
$275
From
$325
Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
Early Winter
Nov 14 2014 - Dec 20 2014
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$370
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 27 2014 - Nov 27 2014
1 night minimum stay
$400
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 21 2014 - Dec 27 2014
5 night minimum stay
$450
$2,700
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 28 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Winter
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 9 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$390
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 16 2015 - Jan 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,275
Flat fee
 
 
President's Weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,275
Flat fee
 
 
Spring
Apr 10 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
$375
From
$425
Fri,Sat
$2,300
 
 
4th of July
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 4 2015
1 night minimum stay
$500
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2015
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,350
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Contact us to check for special rates and discounts. Holiday rates slightly higher.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

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
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
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 13
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • cross country skiing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water skiing
  • basketball court
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • golf
  • racquetball
  • snorkeling/diving
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • hot air ballooning
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
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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