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Like New! Minutes from Lake Tahoe. Clean & sleeps up to 8!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,257 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1274 SqFt Home * 2Car Gar * 3Bdr * 2 Full Baths (25 Min to Lake Tahoe!)

We've completely redone this home. New flooring, cabinetry, window coverings, furnishings and decor. Clean and efficient home in Carson Valley, Nevada - a beautiful valley on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Lake Tahoe is just 25 minutes away. Our home is located in Gardnerville and is a 1257 SF, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Car Garage single family home. There is sleeping for up to eight (8). Laundry room with newer washer & dryer. Kitchen has quartz countertops, all new large and small appliances including microwave. Refrigerator has water filtration system. Dining table seats 6 with adjacent counter seating for 3. We provide Cable TV, Wireless Internet, DVD Library, games for kids and adults. You’ll have everything you need for a quiet, comfortable and affordable stay. This is a No-smoking / No pets property. If you are not familiar with the Carson Valley it is where the west coast meets the wild west and where the high desert meets high alpine. Within a small radius, you’ll experience adventure, world-class entertainment, historical sites, winter and summer sports, galleries, shopping, gaming, crystal beaches, museums, reservation-worthy restaurants and so much more. We are offering our home as a place for you and your family to come “home” to after a big day (or night) out or to simply relax in because you 'just needed to get away and “unwind”. We hope you will consider this property for your next stay in our truly wonderful community.

Donna Hook
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 29, 2016

About Donna Hook

Our family (5 children) moved to the Carson Valley in 1992 from LA. While still in LA we stopped at a 'For Sale by Owner' in the San Fernando Valley to get a feel for what our home's value was. The property owner said she was moving to - Gardnerville, Nevada. We'd never heard of Gardnerville, Nevada. She showed my husband a photo of Gardnerville and he was impressed. I did not see it but later said, 'Really, honey, who wants to live in a town that ends with 'ville'? Short story is we knew we needed to rescue our five children from the LA Unified School District so we came up for a short exploratory visit. That's all it took! We sold our home and bought house in Minden as well as a duplex in Gardnerville. My husband, Bob, is an electrical contractor. I am a real estate broker and property manager. This valley and the community has been very good to our family. We love it here! If you have never experienced the 'Magical Carson Valley' we encourage you to see what this area has to offer.

Donna Hook purchased this house in 2012

Why Donna Hook chose Nevada

Purchasing this property was really a fluke. It had been a rental for many years. When the property owner brought it to my property management company it was very run down. This spring (2012) when the owner decided to sell it rather than fix it up. I suggested to my husband that we purchase it and fix it up ourselves (yikes!). It was a lot of work to be sure, but in the end it turned out really nice. So everything...I mean everything is new. New cabinetry, flooring, fixtures, lighting, furniture and decor. I take that piece of furniture is not new. It is a bunk bed that we bought at Costco when our children were little. It has a twin on top, a double mattress underneath it and a twin trundle that slips below them both. It brings back wonderful memories of a house full of children.

What makes this house unique

This home is in a large development close to everything you may need. Just seconds from US Hwy 395 (which will be your starting point for all of the events and attractions you'll want to see or places you'll want to go). Three grocery stores are very close. This home is not fancy nor elegant. It does not have a fireplace or Jacuzzi tub. It is, however, very functional and clean. The high-pitched ceiling gives it an open feeling. The kitchen has plenty of cabinets and counter space (quartz counter tops). All appliances are new (dishwasher, microwave, stove and refrigerator w/ ice maker and water filtration system). There is a 52' flat screen TV in the living room and a smaller one in the master bedroom. Cable, wireless internet, DVD library are included. Washer and dryer in laundry room are for your use. With so much to do in the area, it will be a quiet and welcoming place to come 'home' to at the end of an adventurous day. SLEEPING: California King in the Master Bedroom. Twin trundle bed in 2nd bedroom (sleeps 2). Triple bunk in 3rd bedroom (sleeps 3-4). The small yard is fenced and safe for children. It is also grassed with a nice shady tree, a BBQ and patio furniture. We look forward to your arrival. Bob and Donna


Gardnerville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1257 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Two full bathrooms both with tub/shower combo. New cabinets, new mirrors, new light fixtures and new flooring.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Three bedrooms: *Master Bedroom has California King with private bathroom. *2nd Bedroom - Triple Bunk with twin on top, double mattress as lower bunk with twin trundle that rolls underneath. *3rd Bedroom has twin daybed with twin trundle that rolls underneath when needed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This is a family home and therefore suitable for all family & guest configuations. Let us know if you need baby equipmnent.


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Like New! Minutes from Lake Tahoe. Clean & sleeps up to 8!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful Rental Home

  • 5 of 5

My daughter got married nearby and this was the perfect location to take care of all the last-minute errands and tasks that go along with a destination wedding. It's a lovely neighborhood and small town/rural area, but groceries and Walmart are nearby and Target/Costco/Trader Joe's are just about 20 minutes away on the way to Carson City. Genoa is another lovely spot to visit, also about 15 minutes from this home. The owner is very easy to work with and the home is lovely with plenty of room for the 5 adults who stayed here. So much nicer than a hotel! I will definitely stay here again next time I come to the Lake Tahoe area to play tourist. The lake is just about a 20 minute lovely scenic drive and the views of the mountains from the master window and back yard as well as the surrounding valley area are lovely. The town is extremely charming and the local residents and businesses owners were so very nice and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate to get to stay in this lovely home while attending a local high school graduation. Everything about the property looked new. It was beautifully decorated, well appointed, and the owners were great to work with. The house is tucked away in a very nice residential community conveniently close to a number of restaurants, grocery stores, and even Wal-Mart. It is a great value, and I would highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Very Well Maintained

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest vacation rentals that we have seen. It was ideal for our family of 6 while visiting relatives in the area for Christmas. Everything that we needed was provided and in excellent condition - kitchen appliances, linens, etc. It was also great to be able to park our vehicle in the garage. I recommend this rental for anyone looking for a quiet place to stay while visiting the Carson City/Tahoe area.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

I cannot express enough how happy we were with this home. Our family of 6 needed a home base for a few days while visiting friends and enjoying nearby sights. The neighborhood is quiet and has easy access to town. Donna has put so much thought into this home to provide for guests. It's the perfect place for a family when staying in Gardnerville/Minden. I highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this place ...

  • 5 of 5

Wow...what a wonderful place to stay! This home was clean, quiet and so very comfortable. The photos and descriptions are accurate, but they do not do justice to the care and thought owners, Bob and Donna, have put into this place. Every square inch of the home is tastefully decorated and extremely well maintained. The owners have not skimped on anything that would make their guests feel welcomed, and even spoiled! From the high quality beds, the luxurious linens, plush carpets and well stocked kitchen, upgrades are everywere you look. We feel so fortunate that we found this lovely home on the VRBO website. Bob and Donna were great to work with. They are friendly, professional and showed a great desire to provide an enjoyable stay for their guests. If you are looking for accommodations in the Carson Valley or Tahoe area, I encourage you to book this home immediately. You will not be disapointed!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Soaring & private aviation at Minden/Tahoe airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
JT Basque Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
MS Dixie at Lake Tahoe (Zephyr Cove)
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Carson Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
48 Miles
Reno Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
U.S. Highway 395
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Multiple Restaurants
Nearest Ski
19.2 Miles
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Multiple Beaches at Lake Tahoe
Car: necessary

We will have booklets and maps for you at the house or we can send them to you ahead of time. There is far more to do in our area than we can possibly list for you here - but here's a start. AVIATION: Minden, Nevada has the world’s best soaring! Our oldest son became a glider pilot at the Minden-Tahoe airport. Thermals regularly climb to 18,000’. Don't miss this opportunity. You'll have to travel to New Zealand to find a similar soaring opportunity. ADVENTURE & FUN, FUN, FUN: ATV Tours, dog sledding, fly fishing, rafting, hiking, biking and equestrian trails and more. SKIING & SNOWBOARDINGGOLF: Simply stated…the best in the world. GOLF: Within close proximity are what's called the 'Divine Nine' - 9 golf courses with 70,000 yards and 171 championship holes for beginners and pros. Edgewood Tahoe is a stunningly gorgeous course at Lake Tahoe. RESTAURANTS: Wide variety...from fast food to reservation-worthy dining. LOCAL HIKING & TRAILS: Multiple trails in the Carson Valley and Tahoe region. Enjoy panoramic views, nature, and our wide open spaces. VIRGINIA CITY: 45 minutes from Gardnerville allows you to step back in time. Visit Virginia City's popular historic venues and attractions including stagecoach rides, Chollar Mine tour, V&T Railroad, Trolley Tours, Museums, Opera House & Wild West Show with Virginia City Outlaws. ENTERTAINMENT: Casinos at Tahoe and in Reno offer world-class entertainment. TAHOE BOAT CRUISES & TOURS: My husband I really enjoy the dinner cruise on the MS Dixie paddle boat but there are other boat cruises at the lake. CARSON CITYSTATE MUSEUM & MINT: Explore Nevada’s history, including a mine, and view the dazzling beauty of the USS Nevada Silver Service. See the original Coin Press No. 1, which stamped millions of gold and silver coins from the rich ores of the Comstock Lode. See the 'links' page for more comprehensive listing of what there is to see and do in our area.


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Gardnerville House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more: $135 Nightly; 15 nights or more: $125 Nightly

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Property Damage Protection $59

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