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Diane Stevenson

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

Alta Sierra House Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Diane Stevenson (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

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! 4.9/5 -
(70 traveler reviews)
Spa, Log House on Trout Stream, Swimming Hole, Hiking, Wifi
average rating of 4.885714 based on 71 reviews
5

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, spoiled dog and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Diane's Log House! It was the perfect location to stay to visit family and friends in Auburn and Nevada City, but then come "home" to relax afterwards. This home is absolutely beautiful, and Diane has thought of EVERYTHING you could possibly need. Staying here is great for visiting local wineries, shopping in downtown Auburn, Grass Valley and Nevada City. You're close to grocery stores and limitless restaurants. We did many of these things, but also enjoyed being able to just hang out and relax in and outside the home. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very nice place to stay with the constant sound of the creek and it frogs outside

  • 4 of 5

Nice home that could comfortably handle six people. Nice deck, yard and stream. The neighbors are really nearby, but weren't a problem at all. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay at the Log House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in the Grass Valley area and our stay in the log house. We brought 5 adults and one dog and had plenty of room. Diane has the house set up well, very comfortable and clean with everything you need. We used the BBQ, ping pong table, and the hot tub, which is setup in a private location with the cover tilted up and the deck shielding the neighbors. Never got to meet Diane, however, everything was set up just as she said it would be. Very easy comfortable private stay!!! We will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Practically perfect in every way."

  • 5 of 5

As Mary Poppins would say, it was "practically perfect in every way." We booked the log house for a 7 adult family reunion, and were very happy. Diane is a pleasure to work with. It is very clear that she takes great pride in her house and providing a good experience for her guests. The house is very, very clean, well equipped, and comfortable. All descriptions are accurate. The location is lovely. Though much of our time was out and about enjoying all the outdoor activities in the area, when we were home I could not have asked for a better place to hang out with the family. We spent much time on the deck, where we could hear the birds and the brook. The open living, kitchen, dining space allows for everyone to feel they are a part of the group even when engaging in diverse activities; cooking, cards, relaxing in the very comfortable chairs. The ping pong table was a nice bonus. I would highly recommend this house and this area of California. We hiked in the mountains, swam and bouldered in the Yuba River and cooked and grilled some nice meals on the deck. I wish to give a big Thank You to Diane, and I hope we make our way back there some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Grass Valley

  • 5 of 5

This log home in Grass Valley was the very best experience one can imagine. When we walked through the front door, both of us looked at each other and said "wow, are we dreaming?!" We fell in love with the place the second we stepped inside! This beautiful home had everything we expected for our stay and much more! The house is very clean, functional, modern and well stocked. The owner was very nice to us regarding questions we had. We were in the area for a cycling event and we absolutely loved soaking in the hot tub after a long day on our bikes. What really separates this home from others is the backyard access to the stream behind the house where one can hike, swim and enjoy nature! Listening to the stream at night with the windows open made sleeping a dream! Speaking of sleeping, the master bedroom king sized bed is very comfortable with a soft and thick mattress topper. The home was rather large for just the two of us but we didn't mind! We loved the peace and quiet! Everything was operational and worked well in the home, including the gas bbq on the deck. We enjoyed our dinner out on the deck looking out at the woods and the stream. Of all the homes and cabins we have rented through VRBO up and down California, this log house in Grass Valley is number 1 best on our list! We will be back again next year and maybe even before our annual cycling trip next year! Thank you Diane!

Dave and Sharon from Fresno

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Unique Gem

  • 5 of 5

The Grass Valley log home is a very special place to rest and unwind. The home itself was constructed by the owners and it is fine workmanship with amazing details. It has cathedral ceilings with high windows that look out to the surrounding nature. The sound from the stream in the back makes you feel like you are miles from civilization. It is a very well appointed home with all the comforts you need.

Everything about it is clean, comfortable and adorned with love.

It is a lovely getaway home. We will definitely return soon.

Thank you Diane.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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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...

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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
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2106
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$275
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years 2017
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
 
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

Pet Fee $25
Housekeeping $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
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
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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