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Lake Tahoe And Carson Valley

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2 Bath With Mountain Views

Sleeps 7 (Serta Perfect king bed, twin bed, and twin trundle, plus living room sofa bed), washer and dryer, TV, air conditioning, quiet and safe neighborhood, private back yard, BBQ, full kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, etc., centrally located to many resort destinations.

Judy Ostrem
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Judy Ostrem

We have been in the Carson Valley sine 1986. We have traveled a lot and would not move anywhere but here.

The beauty and serenity of the Valley is awesome. There are double rainbows, beautiful winters, moderate summers. Within 2 hours there is plenty of recreation: boating, hiking, snowmobiling, quad running, sailing, restaurants, casinos, historical towns, shopping, antique stores, on and on are things to do.

Judy Ostrem purchased this cottage in 1986

Why Judy Ostrem chose Gardnerville Ranchos

The cottage is out back with a private entrance. Gated, small yard, barbecue upon request.

What makes this cottage unique

We are in an old established neighborhood, shaded, safe and quiet.


Gardnerville Ranchos Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Trundle bed sleeps 2
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ceiling Fan
  • Master bedroom plus two small bedrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Lake Tahoe And Carson Valley
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
Anaheim Hills, CA

Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We appreciated our stay in this clean, well-stocked backyard cottage on a quiet street in the beautiful and historic Carson Valley, and just minutes from Heavenly in Lake Tahoe. It was large enough for our family of four adults to spread out and yet come together for meals. The hosts were helpful and unobtrusive. Everything we needed was included: good wifi, washer and dryer, full kitchen, two bathrooms, covered off-street parking and comfortable beds--even a jacuzzi tub, which is awfully nice after a day of skiing!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were excellent guests.Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean.We hope to see you next year.Judy
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Wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

My family recently stayed at this sweet property for my daughtwr''s wedding. It was a perfect retreat from a busy weekend. Everyone was comfortable and commented on how much they enjoyed the cotrage. Thanks Judy for the delicious banana bread!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were excellent guests.Thank you for the flowers and leaving it so clean. The beautiful fall colors are here.Glad the weather was so pleasant for your family.Thanks Judy and Gary
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely hosts. Lovely place. Really great for the situation we were in. Thanks, Judy!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending your time with us. Visiting the valley and visiting friends for special occasions is the wonderful part of life. So glad you enjoyed it here, we are looking forward to your next visit.You were excellent guests, didn't even know you were there. You left it very clean and tidy and we appreciate that. Thanks Judy
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Great Cottage, Great Location, Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very spacious, and the outdoor patio is huge. Just look at the photos and it is apparent. Spent two weeks here using this place as a Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe hub. The neighborhood was nice and quiet, and provides quick access to the 395 corridor, with everything you need for supplies. The owners are very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We plan to return again next year. There is no place like... Nevada

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is an amazing valley.Keep the secret so we can have it small town a long time.So close to hubs of activity if you choose,or enjoy The serenity of the valley and absorb the quiet. See you next year.Thanks Gary and Judy
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Elk Grove

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay. Everything is "homey". I love that the kitchen/dining area is big enough for everyone to gather round the table and visit or play games, etc. Kitchen is furnished with everything you could possibly need. BBQ was also nice. Location was perfect for the activities we had in mind. Quiet location. Close to stores, restaurants, etc. Hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. It is surprising that the neighborhood can be so beautiful and quiet. The location is such that when you go anywhere you have to travel through open country, wildlife, beautiful mountain views . We especially enjoy the horses, llamas, sheep , cows and so much bird life. You were excellent guests, looking forward to your visit next year. Thanks Judy and Gary
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Perfect and Charming!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Judy & Gary were wonderful, friendly and hospitable. The cottage was immaculate. This was definitely a home away from home.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your boys were perfect guests.We are glad we had a large area for them to ride their bikes .The private patio gave you privacy ,your own space.It was fun to have you here. Thanks Judy
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
JT Basque Bar and Dining Room
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
MS Dixie at Zephyr Cove - Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Carson Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Reno Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Highway 395
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many restaurants in the Carson Valley
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Heavenly Mountain Resort at Lake Tahoe
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Many different beaches at Lake Tahoe
Car: necessary

Lake Tahoe offers jet skiing, boating, paddle boats and boards, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, skiing and bicycling. Throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range there are many hiking trails, waterfalls, sledding during winter and white water rafting in summer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non Refundable Cleaning $150

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Talk with owner for extended stays rate. Room rate is for 4 guests. An additional charge of $10.00 is added per person per night.
In the case of cancellation, owner excludes 5% from refund to cover cancellation fees charged to home owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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