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Private Mountain Estate, Ski/Bike Out the Front Door!

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Enjoy this spacious, mountain retreat with friends or family any time of year! Sleeps ten, with four bedrooms and three baths, plus loft and den (both with full size futons). There is an open floor plan with large kitchen and living area, and it is tri-level so rooms have privacy.

This home is kid friendly. There are stairs, as it is a tri-level home, and we have some gates available if needed for stairwells.

Interior furnishings have been recently upgraded and most everything is brand new. Kitchen- new cookware & utensils, silverware, plates, glasses, etc. Beds- 1 Cal King, 2 Queens, 1 Bunk, all brand new mattresses, linens throughout. New livingroom furnishings, including new sectional couch and LCD TV. Also included are many DVD movies, along with children's toys and sleds for outdoor fun!

This is the BEST LOCATION IN ALL OF TRUCKEE! Many people not from Truckee do not know about this hidden gem of a neighborhood- Martiswood Estates.

Our property is at the end of a cul-de-sac and borders Tahoe National Forest... talk about privacy! And no need to pile the kids in the car for a hike or sledding... just open up the front door. Bring your snowmobiles, cross-country skis, or mountain bikes and enjoy miles of trails.

All phone calls and Wi-Fi Internet access are free!

Centrally located to amenities: here are estimated times to the following locations:

*Downtown Truckee = 5 minutes

*Northstar = 15 minutes

*Squaw/Alpine = 20 minutes

*Donner Lake = 13 minutes

*Lake Tahoe = 15 minutes (King's Beach)

*Grocery/shopping = 5 minutes

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More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

Why The Owner chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

Private and serene, we couldn't resist this location! When opening the car door the first time, all I could hear were the trees whispering, and all I could see were the massive trees surrounding the property - pure heaven!!

What makes this chalet unique

You feel like you are home in the middle of the forest, no other tourists or vacationers to bother you, very peaceful setting and you can walk out the front door for your outdoor activities with no need to drive.


Truckee Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) downstairs on basement floor near garage entry, french doors open to outside from den that adjoins room., Queen size Beds (2) one queen room upstairs and one on main floor., Baby Cribs (1) upstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one futon in upstairs loft and one in downstairs den., Bunk Beds (1) located upstairs, in same room with crib.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Ski in/ski out is for crosscountry... this property borders Tahoe National. Forest and trails run for miles, you can also snowmobile, snowshoe, etc. It is a 15 minutes Snowmobile to Northstar!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Private Mountain Estate, Ski/Bike Out the Front Door!
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Sunnyvale, CA


  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home to get away from it all ! Rented it for a long weekend with friends and our kids (ranging from 6months to 7yrs). Everyone had a great time. Pictures don't do it justice, this house is equipped with fine furnishings, kitchen is stocked better than mine at home! The owners have thought of everything that you may need and it's shows that it's not just a vacation rental but a second home to them. kids had a great time playing in the snow behind the house, no need to worry about cars. Very nice neighborhood with very few homes, no houses around you. Even though there were 6 adults and 5 kids, house never felt cramped. Plenty of space for everyone! We cooked dinner every night but if you want to go out, downtown Truckee, with some great spots for food and drinks, is less than 5min away.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Great Tahoe Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is great for families. The location is quiet and secluded, yet close to all the things downtown Truckee has to offer. The living area is spacious, accommodating 8 -10 persons without feeling crowded. The home comes with all the major kitchen appliances and kitchenware necessary to cook for and feed a group of 10. The house is kept extremely clean and tidy. The backyard is great for young children. There is plenty of room for snow tunnels, snow angels, snowmen, and a trail along the side of the house that can be turned into a great snow tube/sled run. The simple fact that you have a great play area with sledding right outside your door means no packing up the kids in a vehicle to go out in the snow. We routinely wake up, head outside play all morning, come in for lunch and are back outside after naps for another round in the snow! Because of the tri-level, you can put the kids to bed on a different level and spend a great evening socializing without waking the little ones. You are also a short hop away from all the North Lake ski resorts, making it ideal for hitting different resorts on different days. My only recommendation is to bring up extra trash bags. While there are trash cans provided, there have been instances where it was necessary to bag our trash as the cans got full. We have been renting this home for years and the owners are great people that provide a great living space and outdoor play land which never disappoints.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since becoming new Owners in March of this year, we have installed a bear bin at the bottom of the driveway - should alleviate some of the garbage issues hopefully!!
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San Ramon, CA

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Came up with a group of friends and we had a great time. The house was in a great location, nice cul de sac, neighborhood was quite and was really close to skiing. Would definately look to renting this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We fell in love with this...

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this beautiful home so much that we had our wedding there during the month of October! We loved the fact that it backed up to forest service property and we even had our ceremony outside in the woods

surrounding the home. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting for our special day! The weather was varied and beautiful our entire visit and the home was spacious and accommodating for all of our family during the festivities. The owners were sincere, kind and helpful and even gave us a gift of champagne

for our special day. We'd love to spend an anniversary here again someday soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We really enjoyed our sta...

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the house. Nice place, very comfortable and well maintained. We had some trouble regulating the temperature - too cold in basement while too hot on third floor, but otherwise, a great stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Note: This temperature issue is common in the mountains during winter for a tri-level home since there is a single thermostat located on main floor. There are several portable floor heaters throughout the home so you can maintain your heating requirements downstairs and not overheat the upstairs! If you keep the wood stove burning, you will only need a portable heater for downstairs, as the fire keeps the main floor and upstairs quite warm.
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Cloverdale, CA

The home was perfect for ...

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for kids with lots of room to play right out the front door. We really enjoyed the house and it was like a home away from home with everything you would need.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Located 5 minutes from downtown old Truckee, but sits on a quiet cul-de-sac on the National Forest edge


Rates & Availability

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Refundable damage deposit $500

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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