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Magnificent Martis Home, Casual Luxury in The Forest, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 8, great room, den, 2 car garage, laundry

You will feel peaceful luxury in our sunny Northstar at Tahoe home. Renovated from the ground up with love. Our home is fully decorated and furnished boasting 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, granite counters, a great room with magnificent wood burning fireplace and a flat screen TV. The dining room looks out onto a large wood deck and your backyard forest. A laundry/mud room and large 2 car garage add to the amenities of our home as do satellite TV and high speed internet access. An upstairs area with den, flat screen TV, 2 bedrooms, and a large bath make this a perfect family retreat. Recreation center access with workout room, heated pools, hot tubs, picnic areas, game room, playground, and spa services are a short, free shuttle ride away. Located at the base of the Northstar ski mountain, winter sports include downhill and x-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing, sledding, ice skating, and snowshoeing. Spring, summer, fall seasons offer golf, hiking, biking, boating, and water skiing.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2017


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom suite has king bed, downstairs guest room has queen bed, upstairs bedroom #1 has two twin beds, upstairs bedroom #2 has two twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Two story home with 2 bedrooms on the main floor and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Full laundry room off of a fully accommodated kitchen. Access to heated pools, hot tubs, workout facilities, picnic area, game room, playground, spa services, ice skating, roller skating, ski sports, sledding, dining, and shopping within .5 miles of home. Free door to door shuttle service included in our Northstar community.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Magnificent Martis Home, Casual Luxury in The Forest, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great house close to Northstar

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing stay at this wonderful home with easy access to Northstar and all its amenities, Kings Beach as well as Truckee and Donner Lake. The location made it great to explore All Northshore has to offer. Kathi was awesome ensuring we had everything we needed for our stay. The house was very comfortable and we really enjoyed the evenings on the deck. The extra refrigerator/freezer in the garage was awesome. The beds were comfortable and my husband loved the huge garage for all the bikes we brought. Just a lovely home bordering the woods for a morning/evening walk. Thank you again Kathi for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home with my mom and 100 year old grandmother. It was great as they did not have to worry about going up and down stairs and just stayed on the bottom floor while the kids enjoyed the upstairs. We will cherish the memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nancy and Family, It makes me so happy to know that my home was comfortable for you and your family during your stay this month and to know that you made lasting family memories there. Thanks so very much for taking care of my home as if it were your own. I appreciate the games and puzzles you left for my future guests and I know they too will appreciate them too. I hope you will be back to stay again before long! You are welcome anytime😃. Kind Regards, Kathi
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San Francisco

Perfect ski lease for our two families

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend the winter! We always looked forward to coming "home" at the end of our drive from San Francisco or at the end of a day on the slopes. The house offers a warmth that we've rarely found in vacation rentals, with comfortable spaces for friends and family to relax. We had plenty of room for two families of four. The location makes for easy access to the ski village -- easy five minute free shuttle ride -- while truly being on the edge of the forest. Our little girls loved the easy access to nature, building snowmen and sled paths, exploring trails and creeks -- all just steps off the back deck.

Kathi makes sure the house is clean, well maintained, and ready to be home -- the bedrooms have all the right blankets, the kitchen has all the right knives, spices, pots and pans.

We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ron for your excellent review of our home in the forest! I am overjoyed that you found our home to be comfy and well supplied and that you filled it with your family, friends and warmth through this past Winter. Thanks for taking good care of our place while your were appreciate that. I sincerely hope you plan to visit our home another time in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Kathi
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Our second home

  • 5 of 5

This was our third July in this amazing house, and, although each visit has been different, a number of unique characteristics keep reminding us that it is, by far, our favorite house in Northstar.

1. We have access to the garage (with two garage openers). That makes it so easy to store bikes, golf clubs and kayaks in the summer. I'm sure the convenience is even more important in the winter with skis and snowboards.

2. The garage is so tall that the kayaks could stay on the car in the garage.

3. There's a second refrigerator in the garage, which is really helpful when there's a full house.

4. The upstairs is like a separate apartment, so the visiting grandchildren and their parents had some privacy. It made our vacation even better.

5. Some of the newer houses and condos don't have access to the pools and rec center. The adult area is my favorite place. It's quiet and I can sit on a step in the pool and read. For kids, the main pool is just as perfect, with a wading area for younger kids and deeper area for swimming.

6. Unlike most houses in Northstar, this house has a level "yard" off the deck. It makes it easy to go for a walk in the woods.

I could go on and on. Kathi and Mike take pride in making sure their home is as welcoming as they are. As long as I can always return to "my" vacation home, I would be happy to share it with you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ronnie and Jim for taking care of our home as if it were your "second home". You make sharing our home a pure pleasure. We feel so happy that our home is comfortable, welcoming, and provides many amenities that you desire in a vacation home. We hope to have you sharing our home for many years to come. Warm Regards, Kathi and Mike
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Danville, California

Fantastic Northstar home

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at this home in September and I cannot recommend it enough. We stayed with another family and we both have kids. So, the two bedrooms downstairs were perfect for the parents. The two upstairs bedrooms with four single beds and a connecting living room made it so nice for the kids.

The house is very nicely decorated and well stocked. We cooked in every night and really just enjoyed being in the home.

The neighborhood is great and the shuttle service to take you to the Village was very convenient.

We hope to stay at this house again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeff, Thanks so much for your positive review of my home! It makes me so happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in our home and that it provided a comfortable place for you and your family to stay. I so appreciate you taking care of our home as if it were your own during your stay. I look forward to your return visit in the near future! Best Regards, Kathi
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family's recent stay at this lovely Northstar home turned out to be the perfect family vacation. This home was ideal for eight adults and three toddlers. After hours of searching various vacation rental sites, I knew immediately when I came across this home that it was just what I was looking for. My family has been visiting Northstar for over 20 years, cramming ourselves into small condos. It was finally time to upgrade to a spacious house. The entire house has been recently remodeled with beautiful granite countertops, lovely tile, new flooring,, and excellent lighting. The kitchen is a delight to be in with modern appliances and a fabulous view of the pines from the window over the sink. All of the bathrooms have amazing new tile and designer touches. Both the upstairs den and downstairs livingroom are tastefully decorated with very comfortable furnishings. There is a big flat screen tv in both living areas. Our favorite part of this home was the large deck among the pines off the rear of the home. We enjoyed relaxing and dining on the deck and spent most of our time out there. My grandsons loved running around in the outdoor area beyond the deck hunting for pine cones and chipmunks. Another nice feature is the large, attached garage. There was room for two of our cars in the garage, plus ample parking on the driveway. I cannot say enough positive things about this home. Just look at the online pictures, and you will see what I am talking about. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer.

Not only is this home a great value, but the access to the Northstar recreation center is a huge bonus. We love the pools, hot tubs, baby pool, tennis courts, game room, and gym. This year they have even added two bocce ball courts. The rec center and Northstar Village are a short drive or a pleasant walk down the road. It also only takes a few minutes to drive to Lake Tahoe.

My transaction with the owner, Kathi, was smooth and professioinal. She is very organized, and her correspondence is always timely. Thanks again, Kathy, for renting your Northstar home to me and my family. We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mindy for your complete and complimentary review! I am so happy that you found our home in the forest to suit the needs of your family so perfectly. I have to agree that it is a lovely, comfortable and peaceful place. Thanks for caring for it as if it were your own home. I so appreciate that. I hope you will return again before long. Kind Regards, Kathi
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A beautiful home for a Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family have been spending summers at Northstar for over 20 years. Throughout this time we have progressed from 2 bedroom condos to small houses and now to this home. For two adults with three grown kids it proved ideal for our needs and could easily accommodate a larger group. With two master bedrooms downstairs and a private extra living room upstairs along with two more bedrooms it would be perfect for two families. Our daughter who loves to cook found the fully equipped kitchen perfect, and the large deck allowed us all to comfortably dine outside with the lovely ambiance of the woods. I've not always been comfortable booking rental properties thru homeowner sites but in this case all went well and Kathi (owner) provided a completely profession and friendly service easily the equal of any hotel I've used, and certainly better value than using Northstar's own rental service. Plus this home offers access to the recreation center. In summary, highly recommended, great service from the owner and we will be back. The Danvers Family.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughtful review of our home. I know you have numerous choices for lodging in the Northstar area and I feel complimented that you chose our home for your stay there. I am glad that it suited the needs of your family so well. I will look forward to your return stay with us, hopefully in the not too distant future. Kind Regards, Kathi
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Northstar Village
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Northstar Village
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Northstar Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Car: recommended

The forest is your backyard! Our luxury home is located in the Northstar Ski Resort Residential Community, in the mountains of the Northern Sierra Nevada of California. Our unique area offers downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding and nearby snowmobiling in the winter months. Golfing, hiking, biking, and nearby boating and water skiing are favorite activities in the spring, summer and fall seasons. The Northstar Village, at the base of our mountain, is within walking distance of our home and offers fine and casual dining, shopping, roller or ice skating, and a homeowners recreation center with workout room, heated pools, hot tubs, picnic areas, playground, game room, and spa services. A free shuttle system will transport you where ever you desire within our community. A short drive will take you to magnificent Lake Tahoe and it's lovely surrounding communities. Nearby historic Truckee California offers dining and shopping opportunities.

Other Activities: ice skating, snowboarding, river rafting, tubing, snowshoeing, boating, xcountry skiing, shopping, dining, gambling casinos, stargazing


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee is included in rental rate. Please contact for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year rates since they are not reflected above. Our home is strictly non-smoking and no pets are permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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