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Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Come out of the city and stay in this beautiful custom log home in a gorgeous, park-like, 10 acre setting. Relax on either of the two veranda-like porches or nap in one of the hammocks as you listen to the stream in the background. After a day of site-seeing,

shopping, hiking, golfing, skiing, sledding, biking or just relaxing, soak in either the extra deep antique tub or enjoy the jets of the jacuzzi bathtub. Enjoy the new Sundance SPA in the back yard as you listen to the creek, watch the moon rise over the ridge or just bask in beautiful expanse of the country starlit night.

Hop on your bike for ride into the hills or along the paved country roads. Hike through the trails that you can access right behind the house.

Close to the snow -- an easy drive to any of the the nearby ski resorts (Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Donner Ski Ranch, Royal Gorge) snow parks (Yuba Gap, Kingvale and Soda Springs).

In Summer, watch your kids play in the swimming hole, jumping off the rope swing, or just gently soak your feet in the stream while quietly reading a book.

There are trout in the stream, trails to hike, wildflowers to enjoy. You'll feel as if you've come into a whole new world when you walk into this comfortable and beautiful log home.

Enjoy the local flavor of Grass Valley and Nevada City -- music festivals, street fairs, Farmer's Market, Bike races, Blue Grass Festival, World Festival, Celtic Festival, Wineries, Antiques, Golf, Historical center, Mountain biking, Kayaking, Fishing.

Contact the owner or check the calendar for availability. (A second home is available with the same amenities, if this one is not available. Please contact the owner for details or click on 'click here to see all my rental listings'.)

Keywords: Log House, Spa, year-round creek, Swimming Hole, WiFi, Retreats, Family Reunions

More Details

Owner
Diane Stevenson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

About Diane Stevenson

I am a Cath Lab and ICU RN. Due to life circumstance, began vacation renting 2 of my homes a few years ago and find that I love it. It is a pleasure to share my unique homes. Thanks to all that come to them. I hope that all my guests enjoy them as much as I have.

Diane Stevenson purchased this house in 1989

Why Diane Stevenson chose California

This was our family home. My husband and I built it. It is not a 'kit'. He designed it and with a good bit of blood, sweat and tears, it was built with the care of the quality craftsman that he is. We raised our son here. He grew up playing in the creek and hiking in the woods. He is now 25 and with the economy the way it is, renting this home to nice folks helps us finance his education. It is a lovely home in a lovely location. We hope you enjoy staying in it as much as we enjoyed living in it for all those years. Diane Foley Stevenson (OWNER)

What makes this house unique

I love the creek and hiking in the woods. Follow the trail across the creek and up to the top of the property where you will enjoy a spectacular sunset. Walking into the house is like something magical. It really is a unique and special place to spend some well-deserved downtime.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi...I'm the owner and I have just had the pleasure of having my first guests this last weekend. I only recently listed my house on vrbo and I look forward to having many guests who enjoy their stay as much as the first ones have.

Sincerely,

Diane Stevenson
Aug 2007
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
average rating of 4.8375 based on 81 reviews
Long Beach, CA
5

Peaceful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at Diane's house! The creek was very full when we were visiting and the view and sound was so relaxing. I went with my parents and brothers and they all loved the property. Perfect for a family getaway...loved the open floor plan and the fire in the evenings!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner is very specific

  • 2 of 5

The property was so nice, I was already planning a trip in the summer- until the owner called me upset because we chose to sleep on the comforters instead of inside the sheets causing her to have too much laundry. Mind you we were a group of 9. And she was very much aware. I was also charged an extra cleaning fee because of the extra laundry? To avoid this issue maybe a group of 4 would be better.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate all reviews as they give me a chance to improve and enhance the quality of our guests' experience. If I have a question about the condition of the house at checkout, I call the guest. Our check out instructions are to strip sheets and pillowcases from beds used as we want each guest to have the experience of nice clean fresh linen. It is very unusual for someone to sleep on top of all the bedspreads and comforters. If this occurs, I wash all of the bedspreads and all of the comforters. My goal is a clean and comfortable home for each guest.
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5

LogHouse in GrassValley

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at Diane's Log House. The house was fully stocked with everything we needed from towels to spices. The backyard was large with plenty of space to run around. In addition, there was a small river that flowed to the lake. It was peaceful to sit in the hot tub and listen to the flow of the river. The bedrooms were very spacious and clean. They also had a game room downstairs with a pingpong table.

This home was about 1.5 hour drive to West of NorthStar resort! Also, if you have the chance, travel to the Animal Place to hang out with farm animals or go into Grass Valley town and enjoy the nostalgic architecture.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA
5

Lovely cabin for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family (two adults, one toddler) stayed here for a fall weekend retreat. The cabin was comfortable and well appointed with everything you would need, including a handy little back pack that we look on a wonderful hike in the area. The creek is beautiful and accessible thanks to a little beach, our toddler had a blast. When we first arrived I was surprised to see how close the neighbors are - it didn't seem as private as I had hoped/imagined - but after a little while I didn't even notice them and was enjoying the trees and sound of the creek. I highly recommend for a relaxing retreat and great for families. Diane was very helpful-we accidentally left behind a couple of items and she kindly shipped them to our home.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful charming family cabin

  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect family weekend get away! The cabin has everything you need for all ages and interest. Located in a beautiful wooded forest of Oak and Pine trees, private but not off in the middle of no where. Easy to get to but once your there you feel far from the hustle and bustle. Playing ping pong, hiking, games, exploring the creek and relaxing at night in the hot tub it had everything for a rustic cabin retreat without roughing it. The fire stove warmed the entire cabin never had to use the heater. The host is very accommodating and a great communicator. She is very organized and has thought of every detail so you can just relax and enjoy. Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Clarita, CA
4

Nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Overall we had a great time staying at this cute Log Cabin. It was a bit further off the main road than we would have liked (because we had to drive daily to visit family), but it wasn't the end of the world. Diane has thought of many "extras" to throw in, like making sure there were shampoo, conditioner, soaps, etc. The kitchen was fully stocked with all we would need. I have to say the freezer makes a horrible noise, but again, not the end of the world.

We had a wonderful time enjoying the stream and hiking trails. The stream was on the low side when we visited it, but it was still beautiful. We didn't get a chance to get in the spa, but it was warm the entire time we were there, just wanting us to come in. Maybe next time.

The beds were comfortable enough. There was enough sitting area for us to gather around and talk. You could tell everything in there is old, so maybe not the most comfortable seating. My mom and I both have bad backs so better chairs would have been nice. But I guess that's expected in a rental.

Would I come back? Sure. Because of the windy roads and the distance from the main highway I probably won't come in the winter. I don't have a 4x and wouldn't want to use chains. But come springtime I'd love to explore the area some more.

Thanks, Diane, for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always happy to receive guest comments as it allows me the opportunity to improve the property. It is my intention that my guests have a comfortable and enjoyable time in my vacation rental homes. I take feedback very seriously. The noisy refrigerator has been replaced. (We had a repairman come who told us the noise had been fixed prior to this guest.) We've always provided solidly built furniture that most folks find very comfortable. The furniture covers are easily removed so we can keep them laundered on a regular basis keeping them fresh and clean for each guest. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to improve our property. Diane Stevenson Owner: Stevenson Vacation Rentals
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Empire Mine State Historic Park
"I love to visit the Empire Mine. The tour is interesting and the grounds are spectacular. ..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Sacramento
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Grass Valley
Nearest Ferry
90 Miles
San Francisco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Alta Sierra Country Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Colfax, Ca.
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Alta Sierra Drive and Hwy 49
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Point of Interest
Beautiful Custom Log house on Trout Stream
Nearest Point of Interest
Bridgeport State Park on the Yuba River
Nearest Point of Interest
The Independence Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Edwards Crossing to Perdan Crossing
Car: necessary

Local Wine Trail, Alta Sierra Country Club, Grass Valley, Nevada City, World Fest, Celtic Festival, Nevada County Fair, Bridgeport, South Yuba River, American River, Bear River, Rollins Lake, the Empire Mine, the Independence Trail, Perdan Crossing, Edwards Crossing, All Outdoors River Rafting...Victorian Christmas, Cornish Christmas

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Rates & Availability

Alta Sierra House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
President's Day weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Mother's Day weekend
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Father's Day weekend
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th Holiday
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Veteran's Day Holiday
Nov 10 2017 - Nov 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25
Housekeeping $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Fees begin at $175/night (weeknights/non-holiday) for 2 adults and increase depending on size of your group, length of stay, holiday or season and whether or not you will be bringing a pet. The pet fee is $20/pet/night. Housekeeping fee increases to $250 if your group size is 7 or greater. Check out my other vacation rental home with the same amenities. To get the BEST rate, please call me. Diane Stevenson (owner: Stevenson Vacation Rentals) (530)613-7350

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Amenities

Alta Sierra House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , This bathroom is on the main floor.
    Bathroom 2 - Master Bath
  • Full bathroom on both first and second floors.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a sofa.
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 6 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1) King-sized bed in the spacious Master Bedroom Suite., Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Queen-sized with memory foam topper for comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Custom log home, close local golf course, country club, numerous local wineries, miles of local hiking, year round creek with swimming hole right out the back door, hammock in the back yard, road bike or mountain biking locally. Close to shopping, sightseeing in historic Grass Valley/Nevada City. Close to local ski resorts and snow parks and the local rivers. My other home is #140231 with most of the same amenities. Check with owner for details.

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