About RICK STRODE
We have been working with vacation rentals in Reno for eleven years starting with our three smaller homes and adding four luxury homes over the years. We have continually asked for input from our guests who have helped us equip our homes with everything you need and some of the most comfortable high end mattresses you've ever slept on. It will be a pleasure having you enjoy your stay with me and our staff. Rick
RICK STRODE purchased this House in 2018
Why RICK STRODE chose Reno
We searched for this property for for months looking for a luxury home with mountain and city views within four miles of the Reno convention center and downtown entertainment district. We believe you will agree this home has everything we were searching for and much more!
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Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The house was very clean and beautiful throughout the property. It has a pool table for entertainment and the property managers were thorough on the walk through and very easy to communicate with. I would without a doubt stay here again
Spacious and inviting
A good situation for my group of eight. The entertainment room with the pool table was used a lot.
The property was perfect for our group. Close to the convention center and restaurants
The area around the house is beautiful and well kept.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SUBMIT A REVIEW FOR OUR WHISTLEWOOD HOME. WE HAVE EIGHT HOMES WE ARE WORKING WITH INCLUDING 3,4, AND 5 BEDROOM HOMES FOR GROUPS OF ALL SIZES AND THE WHISTLEWOOD HOME IS OUR LATEST ACQUISITION HAND PICKED BY ME AS IT HAS AN OPEN LIVING ROOM SURROUNDED WITH PICTURE WINDOWS WITH A GREAT VIEW OF THE CITY AND THE SIERRAS AND THE SAME DESIGN ON THE GAME ROOM/FIFTH BEDROOM DOWNSTAIRS. RENO DOES NOT HAVE MANY LUXURY VACATION HOMES LIKE LAKE TAHOE HAS BUT THE WHISTLEWOOD HOME, DALMATIAN HOME AND DOME CT HOME ARE ALL THE PICTURE OF ELAGANCE!PLEASE KEEP US IN MIND FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP TO RENO. RICK
Whistlewood, Reno NV Property 03/23/2019 through 03/26/2019
The property was in a prime neighborhood and location, just a couple of easy miles from the major Casinos. The house was very comfortable for the 12 of us, especially the large dinning room table and the game room, and beautifully furnished and decorated. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed, including coffee. Bedrooms quite adequate and comfortable.
One disappointment was with the back yard. I specifically asked if it was a wood or gas fired Fire Pit, and got the reply that it was wood fired but that they were going to convert it to gas. I then asked if firewood was provided, and got a negative response. We therefore hauled 3 nights of firewood with us and were very fortunate to have good weather, and looked forward BBQ-ing and dinning out on the patio in front of a roaring fire. Turns out they had just started the gas conversion and the pit was unusable with wood. We were informed that their Maintenance Man would see if either the conversion could be completed, or the gas fixture removed for wood use. Unfortunately we never heard back and were forced to take all our meals inside, and were unable to enjoy the cold nights in the back yard. Just as well maybe, as the BBQ was filthy and I was not interested in cleaning up after someone else.
Our only other disappointment was with the TV's. There were plenty of them, in the bedrooms and exceptionally large ones in the Living room and Game room, but we were never able to get the one in the game room to work. All TV's had 2 to 3 remotes, and with 5 kids we ended up spending a considerable amount of time trying to keep them working, even with 7 adults very familiar, of course, with the issues involved. We suggest getting Universal Remotes, one for each set, to avoid the frustration.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUT, IT HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN UPDATING POLICY. WE HAVE NEVER HAD AN ISSUE WITH PLACEMENT OF GARBAGE CANS IN FRONT OF A NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE UNTIL NOW BUT TO AVOID THIS IN THE FUTURE WE WILL INSTRUCT OUR GUESTS TO PUT TRASH CANS NEAR THE OPEN FIELD WHEN MEETING THEM ON ARRIVAL.
THE CARPET YOU REFER TO IS ONE OF THOSE OPEN WEAVE CARPETS WHICH LOOKS GREAT BUT PIECES OF CARPET WILL COME LOOSE WHEN VACUUMED. I HAVE INSTRUCTED MANDY TO EMPTY THE VACUUM COMPLETELY AFTER CLEANING. WE HAVE NEVER HAD AN ISSUE WITH THIS CARPET UNTIL NOW BUT IF WE HAVE ANOTHER WE WILL REPLACE IT.
AS FAR AS SOAP IS CONCERNED OUR CUSTOMERS PREFER THE SANITIZED BOTTLES AND SO WE WILL KEEP THEM. WE HAVE THEM AT ALL EIGHT HOMES WITHOUT ISSUE.
WE DO HAVE ONE TV REMOTE PROGRAMMED FOR EACH TV AND GERNERALLY TURN EACH ON UPON CUSTOMER ARRIVAL AND LET OUR GUESTS KNOW THIS PARTICULAR REMOTE IS PROGRAMMED FOR THIS PARTICULAR TV. WE ARE PLANNING TO PUT STICKERS ON EACH TO DESIGNATE THE TV EACH IS PROGRAMMED TO.
IN THE BACK YARD WE HAVE A GAS BARBECUE GRILL AND DINING FOR EIGHT WHICH WORK JUST FINE. WE ARE CONVERTING THE FIRE PIT TO GAS TO REDUCE THE MESS AND THE GAS LINE IS RUN BUT WE ARE AWAITING PARTS. THE FIREPLACE UPSTAIRS WORKS ON A PUSH BUTTON BUT ARE AWAITING PARTS FOR THE ONE DOWNSTAIRS.
YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT IS COLLECTED AND RETURNED BY VRBO WITHIN SEVEN TO TEN WORKING DAYS UNLESS THE OWNER FILES FOR DAMAGE. IN TEN YEARS IN THE BUSINESS WE HAVE NEVER FILED WITH VRBO FOR DAMAGE.
KEEP US IN MIND FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP TO RENO. RICK
This house has amazing views. The beds were very comfortable. We the layout of the house is great, there is room for everyone to have privacy. Rick Strode was very easy to work with, and really accommodated our schedule. We would definitely book again.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW FOR OUR WHISTLEWOOD HOME. WE HAVE SEVERAL HOMES THAT WE ARE WORKING WITH AND OUR WHISTLEWOOD HOME IS ONE OF THE FEW LUXURY HOMES AVAILABLE IN RENO.
ALL OF OUR HOMES ARE EQUIPPED WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A GREAT VACATION AND SOME OF THE MOST COMFORTABLE BEDS YOU'VE EVER SLEPT ON. WHAT DISTINGUISHES OUR WHISTLEWOOD HOME FURTHER IS THE DESIGN HAS A SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE CITY AND THE SIERRAS FROM AN ARRAY OW WINDOWS ALONG THE LIVING ROOM AND THAT SAME VIEW FROM THE SECOND FLOOR GAME ROOM/FIFTH BEDROOM. THIS HOME IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED WITHIN FOUR MILES OF THE DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT AND THE RENO/SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER WHERE SO MANY OF OUR TOURNAMENTS AND EVENTS ARE HELD. WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR RETURN! RICK
The best Reno has to offer!!!
There are so many wonderful reasons why this should be your first and only consideration for a vacation rental in Reno. Rick and Mandy are an absolute dream to work with during the whole process. Many vacation rentals have a firm set of rules and cleaning that needs to be taken care during your stay. Our check-in and check-out was a breeze and they were accommodating and flexible. The house was absolutely gorgeous. Usually, in mountain towns, you get stuck on a hard spring mattress from 20 years ago but all the beds in the house had upgraded memory foam making all your guests feel rested and comfortable. Aside from the luxury within the house, you get breathtaking views of the mountains and you are a short uber/lyft to downtown areas. The raley's nearby has all the yummy snacks and food you could possibly need for your stay as well. We would love to come back and visit with any of our friends for a relaxing weekend getaway in the future. I highly recommend staying at any one of Rick's amazing properties. When it comes to hospitality and customer service you can tell how serious they take there guests. Enjoy your future stay!
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE SUCH A THOUGHTFUL REVIEW NOT ONLY OF OUR HOME BUT OF OUR BUSINESS IN GENERAL. WE HAVE SEVERAL HOMES WE ARE WORKING WITH AND HAVE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS FOR OVER TEN YEARS. MANDY AND HER FAMILY HAVE STAFFED TWO COMPLETE TEAMS TO SERVICE OUR HOMES, GREET OUR GUESTS, AND TO TAKE CARE OF ANY NEEDS OUR GUESTS MAY HAVE DURING THEIR STAY. THIS HOME IS OUR NEWEST ACQUISITION AND THE DESIGN IS PERFECT FOR MULTI FAMILY VISITORS AS THE TOP FLOOR AND BOTTOM FLOOR CAN ACCOMODATE DIFFERENT FAMILYIES AND THE VIEW OF THE CITY AND THE SIERRAS IS SPECTACULAR! AS FOR THE BEDS, I USED TO SELL FURNITURE FOR A LIVING AND SO WE PUT $2000 IN ALL OF OUR HOMES FROM OUR LUXURY FIVE BEDROOM HOMES LIKE THE WHISTLEWOOD HOME YOU STAYED AT DOWN TO OUR LEAST EXPENSIVE THREE BEDROOM HOME. WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN OUR BUSINESS AND OBVIOUSLY ENJOY OUR GUESTS. YOUR REVIEW CONFIRMS THAT WE ARE DOING OUR BUSINESS IN THE RIGHT WAY, WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR RETURN! RICK