House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 14-36)
About Mike Junemann
I enjoy finding destination properties, and tailoring them to the specific needs of a vacation rental. I try to anticipate anything a vacationer may desire for their trip. I welcome input, and almost always add to my houses whenever tenants make suggestions.
Mike Junemann purchased this House in 2011
Why Mike Junemann chose Dutch Flat
Having acreage at rental property is certainly not necessary. However, it has been well liked by many. Although the cultivated yard is of reasonable size for entertaining, tenants have enjoyed the large flattened areas for playing football, frisbee, etc.
What makes this House unique
There is no other way to say it, this property is UNIQUE! There is no other rental property in the greater tahoe are which is this secluded, and still so accessible. (It's less than a mile to hwy 80). I love how close it is to skiing, and sledding, as well as lakes, and summer activities. Yet, it is less than a half hour from Auburn for shopping, etc.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The house was exactly what we needed as it housed 15 of us with room to spare. Everyone had their own space. Everyone agreed the place was more beautiful then the pictures display. Kitchen has recently been upgraded and was perfect. Mike the owner was very easy to work with and accommodated us very well. I will be back! Thank you Mike - It truly was a great week in NoCal thanks to your house.
Costly but spacious
Booking was kind of confusing, even though there was a $ amount refundable deposit, it was not the case. We got an extra day with that money instead. Very spacious and lots of beds. Minor issues like, only 3 burners worked for the cooktop; no toaster; not enough cooking vessels or containers. The house is very secluded so we could party till midnight. We loved the stay.
We always appreciate feedback, even if it's not entirely positive. All I ask is that you try to make sure your comments are accurate. In this case, the tenant clearly forgot that they requested additional amenities, and authorized the deposit to be paid towards them. There is a refundable deposit that is refunded as long as you do not apply that money towards something else.
There is actually a toaster and a separate toaster oven. I'm not sure how the tenants missed that. I did notice that they had not opened the brand new box of pots and pans and utensils that were left for them. It's nice when tenants call to ask if they find anything lacking. I usually have a solution, but I can't fix a problem if you don't tell me it exists.
As for the stove burner malfunctioning, I have no answer for that. When I returned to the house all the burners were working fine. All I can think is that they didn't know the stove had a cycling feature that keeps the over powered burner at the right temperature. To this day, all the burners are still working. I've never been able to duplicate the problem.
Again, we're happy to hear your comments, positive and negative. But if you're going to leave statements about problems on a public reviews, please at least give me the opportunity to deal with the problems before claiming that I had not dealt with them.
This property is a casual, relaxed place with lots of beds and 3 baths.
This is the fifth year we have rented this house for our annual non profit business meeting and retreat. It has enough separate beds to accommodate 7 adults sleeping alone and twice that for couples. We're a dog breed rescue and always have a few to bring along. The back yard fencing has a wide opening which we close by using exercise pens and bungee cords. The kitchen is big enough for 2-3 cooks not to bump into each other. The appliances were all in working order. The owner was easy to work with and wants to provide a satisfactory customer service experience. If you're not looking for fancy, this place may suit you! We always enjoy the nearby "Monte Vista Inn" for Saturday dinner. Always delicious. We're planning on coming back again in 2017 due to this place meeting our needs.
Awesome Secluded House!
I stayed here during June 2015 with about 15 other friends. The house was absolutely perfect for us! It had plenty of room, was nice and secluded (which for us was necessary because we got a bit roudy!), and had a beautiful outdoor area. I highly recommend this house to anyone with a big group!
I also want to thank Michael for being so friendly and accommodating! Overall a great experience!
Dutch Flat - Great site for Extended Family Reunion
We just completed a wonderful summer Family Reunion vacation at Hundred Acre
Wood in Dutch Flat.
Kudos to Mike for putting together a wonderful, beautiful, functional and
enjoyable property for us to stay at.
The property is in the woods, well removed from other homes and people. There is
a rail line close by the property. You could hear trains frequently during the day. This
was not an issue for my group. Dutch Flat is roughly halfway between Sacramento
and Truckee. The home is very easy to find. and access to I-80 is less than 5
minutes away. Truckee, Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe are 45-75 minutes away
(depending on traffic). Colfax is 15 minutes "down hill" with a reasonable market
and a number of fast food dining options.
We found little to see in Dutch Flat itself, but probably did not give it a fair amount
of exploration. Colfax had more to see. Auburn (15 miles past Colfax) has even
Bear River Campground is along the Bear River, outside of town. This was our place
to try gold panning. (Day use area, with parking, just past the Campground).
No, we didn't find any nuggets, but the river location itself is very scenic, quiet
and peaceful. Go to Mountain Man Mining in downtown Colfax for panning eqpt.
HUNDREAD ACRE WOOD
Five different family groups came together at Dutch Flat, Ages 8 to 80+. And, a
great time was had by all.
Great sleeping arrangements. Just about every bed had a pullout trundle bed
mattress for extra sleeping room. And the living room couches all easily converted
to futon mattresses.
Kitchen arrangements were excellent. Comfortable for two cooks to operate in at a
time. Well stocked. We used the BBQ several times. The Hot Tub was also used
several times, and just sitting outside on a warm summer evening was very nice.
It is obvious that Mike is investing time, money and energy to make Dutch Flat into a
wonderful extended family or group retreat. We know from experience that this is
hard work. Mike gets it, and we are happy to give him, and Dutch Flat our strongest
We look forward to planning next year's family reunion. Dutch Flat, and
Hundred Acre Wood, we hope to see you again in Summer 2015!
Family friendly getaway
Great property with abundant room for 12 adults and 10 kids. The kids enjoyed biking around the driveway, the rope swing, hiking around the property. Very relaxing, and Mike was friendly and easy to work with. Highly recommended.
Lots of sledding in the yards. Close to skiing, plenty of snow to play. However, this is the last area that can be reached when the roads are closed.