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Riaz Finnemore

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Truckee River House - Beautiful Views, Riverfront Fly Fishing Retreat, Skiing

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, River & Mountain Views (Sleeps 8-12)

The Truckee River House is a riverfront retreat on the Truckee River, a blue ribbon fishery, and there are several other great fisheries nearby. The house is about 5 miles from Historic downtown Truckee, close to the best ski resorts, and many beautiful natural places including Lake Tahoe. Reno Tahoe International Airport is just 30 minutes away.


NOTE: Rates quoted are for the whole house which is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2600 square feet, and sleeps up to 12 people on beds. If you have a smaller group please inquire about renting the upstairs only. NOTE - the upstairs option is only available during the off season, holidays excluded. The upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8 maximum, and is approximately 1600 square feet. Fees for renting the upstairs only are at the bottom of this section. If you would like a quote which includes all the fees please inquire. Please note, priority will be given to inquiries for the whole house.


Cozy river front home with beautiful sweeping views of the Truckee River and mountains. A hidden gem in a secluded and serene neighborhood. The house has recently been remodeled with modern mountain style finishes and furnishings, and is fully equipped with everything you should need to relax and enjoy the mountains. Some of the best fly fishing water that the Truckee River has to offer is right in our backyard, and the river can now be fished year round. There are several other good fisheries nearby including the Little Truckee River, Boca Reservoir, Stampede Reservoir, Prosser Reservoir, Donner Lake, and Pyramid Lake for large Lahontan Cutthroat. Fly fishing, Skiing, Paddling, Swimming, Biking, Hiking, and more, all right outside our door.

UPSTAIRS BEDROOMS: sleeps 8 people. 3 Bedrooms: one king and two queens, plus bunk beds. 2 Bathrooms: whirlpool bath and shower in master bedroom, shower in guest bathroom. This level is perfect for 3 couples, a romantic spacious getaway for two, ideal for families with kids, and group retreats.

UPSTAIRS KITCHEN: Full gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, all new stainless steel appliances including: gas 5 burner stove top with griddle, dishwasher, side by side refrigerator, oven, and microwave. Lots of pots and pans, cooking utensils, and small appliances such as toaster, coffee maker, coffee grinder, mixer, blender, slow cooker, and more...

UPSTAIRS LIVING ROOM: 40” flat screen TV, deluxe cable package with DVR, Stereo CD player, leather sofa and recliner plus a sectional sofa for lounging in front of the fire (2 day beds). AMAZING VIEWS of the Truckee River and mountains.

UPSTAIRS DINING AREA: connected and open to the living room and kitchen, large rustic table with benches seats eight comfortably, views of the Truckee River and mountains.

UPSTAIRS DEN: original rock fireplace from the 1890's with a daybed, rocking chair, and work desk with chair.

UPSTAIRS DECK: a large wood deck added in 2005, with amazing views of the river and mountains. There is a dining table with umbrella with seating for 6, plus 4 lounge chairs. The deck is gated - good for keeping small children and dogs contained. Because the house is built into the hillside, the back deck is on the 2nd story with stairs down to the back yard.

FRONT ENTRY: Remodel completed in March 2013, heated concrete steps from the driveway to the front door so you don't have to shovel snow. Covered metal grate bridge, and covered patio with seating and firewood storage. Moss covered granite boulders and native plants are spread through the natural landscape. Chunky wood post and beam construction with concrete and metal work update this attractive new addition.

DOWNSTAIRS LEVEL - RENOVATION COMPLETED MARCH 2013. New amenities downstairs include 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, with beds for 4 people (2 on a king bed in the bedroom, and 2 on twin XL day beds in the living room). The bathroom is all new with a 2 person shower and heated concrete floor. There is a big open living room with views of the river and mountains, a new fireplace, bar / kitchenette with seating for 4, a sectional sofa in front of a rock fireplace with a 46” flat screen TV, deluxe cable package and DVR. A very nice new full size pool table completes this large open living room. All new furnishings throughout!!!

OTHER AMENITIES: New forced air heat, and endless hot water supply (tankless) so everyone can have a hot shower or soak in the whirlpool bath after a day of skiing. Washer and dryer, local phone service, and high-speed wireless internet.

ADDITIONAL INFO: Nearby amenities in Truckee 5 miles away. Ski areas Northstar 15 miles away, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows 20 miles away. Nevada State line is 10 miles, downtown Reno is 20 miles, Reno International Airport 25 miles.



Note - this is a special offer for Spring & Fall, and for SKI LEASE Jan-April, holidays are excluded.

225/nt weekdays

275/nt weekends



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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Riaz Finnemore (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Riaz Finnemore

We are avid skiers, hikers, bikers, paddlers, and fly fishers. We love escaping from the city to our home in the mountains to enjoy some peace and quiet and the great outdoors. We invite you to stay at our place and we will try and provide you with everything you need to have a great vacation!

Riaz Finnemore purchased this house in 2002

Why Riaz Finnemore chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We spotted this hidden gem of a house while fly fishing the Truckee river. It's in a great location with easy access from the bay area or the Reno airport. The neighborhood is small, secluded and quiet, and right outside the door we enjoy nature and all of our favorite activities - no car required!

What makes this house unique

Aside from the obvious benefit of having the Truckee River right in our back yard, there is a really nice fire road just 100 yards from our front door which you can walk, run, bike, and sometimes even cross country ski! It goes along the river for a few miles and provides access to different spots on the river as well as some great views! We also have Boca Reservoir just a couple miles up the road which has boating, fishing, swimming, camping, biking, etc. If you are into biking, there are lots of good roads and mountain bike trails right outside the door. Paddlers tend to put in near our house because a couple miles down stream are the best rapids on the Truckee. Fishing is also best on our section of the river as we benefit from additional water from Boca Reservoir and other feeder rivers. If you want to be the first one or last one on the river, nothing beats staying on the river! If you enjoy skiing then you will enjoy missing all the traffic going to the Lake as we have the reverse commute, and we are also closer to I80 when you want to head home! If you enjoy quiet and nature then this is the place, there is plenty of wildlife just outside the door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at your Truckee River House was great. Very different from our usual family vacation (we usually go to a lake). There is more than enough

to keep any family entertained. The pool table was a big success and the large area to play family games was also great. Lots of walks, watching

deer and other little creatures. We also did the river rafting and a tour of the Tahoe area. The house was more than accommodating for 12 people and we enjoyed the patio and outside area. Would be a great place in the winter also. Thanks again for the use for your home.
Jul 2013
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Truckee River House - Beautiful Views, Riverfront Fly Fishing Retreat, Skiing
average rating of 4.931818 based on 45 reviews

Absulutely perfect in the summer!

  • 5 of 5

A large back patio and home with river access, we ate every meal outside! Beautiful summer evening meals! So many windows bringing natural light into the home and an open kitchen with six burners conducive to cooking large meals. Quiet and away from busy touristy areas in Tahoe. Some of us spent afternoons floating down the river or mornings hiking the beautiful trails in the Tahoe area. We'll definitely be planing a return trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Terrific place!

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful place to spend a few days relaxing and enjoying the views. It was quiet and beautiful. Very comfortable with special amenities and attention to detail. Nice places to walk. Short ride toTahoe area. We loved it and would go back in a minute!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family tries to get away every winter just to relax and spend some time together. Our weekend in this home was nothing short of amazing. First, Riaz was a pleasure to work with, answering all the questions promptly. Upon arrival the home was clean, stocked with many pots, pans, utensils, etc. We didn't have to go out and buy kitchen items like we have had in the past for other rentals.

The view from the backyard was amazing! You can see snow capped mountains, hear the Truckee River. We had two toddlers with us and the house was stocked with toys, high chair and baby gates. TVs had Netflix which we enjoyed. Home is pet friendly as well which is a plus for us. If I had to pick one negative, is that you can hear the train go by, but it wasn't loud enough to wake you up at night. I wish we could've stayed longer! Thanks again for allowing our family into your home.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Gorgeous views, lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights in the snow at the Truckee River House. The house is quite large and would be great to share with more than one family as there is ample room to have fun and not get into anyone's hair. There are three fire places in total, heating is good, place was well appointed and kept. The windows all look out onto the Truckee River in the back. The train passes in the distance for another picturesque view. The house is less than 15 minutes from Truckee itself, easy to get to, yet in a super quiet neighborhood. We did enjoy ourselves immensely building snowmen, watching television (which for us is a luxury) and playing games of pool downstairs. Would love to return to fish the river in the summer. We rent homes and apartments all over from Brazil to Holland and found the owner of this property has excellent communication skills and is quite responsive. Glad to have had the get away. It made our holiday special this year.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I recommend returning for the fishing, the stretch of river right in back of the house fishes very well.
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Fantastic House!

  • 5 of 5

Well kept house. It has everything you could possibly need including extra blankets, pillows and towels. It was very clean and we all felt very comfortable staying in the house. Pool table downstairs was a huge hit! Proximity to Central Truckee and Reno is good. Overall fantastic house.

Only Con is the trash bins are small and got really full (we even compacted the trash), considering we had 9 people over 3 days.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the positive review! I provide 4 trash cans which are generally enough for a week. Extra trash and recycling can be put in bags which are also provided.
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Clean, spacious and right on the river!

  • 5 of 5

Me and 5 friends wanted to get away to enjoy the outdoors and relax for a couple of days.

This place was perfect. Has everything you need plus more. The owner takes great care of the cabin and property and was very nice to do business with.

Exceeded my expectations!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is really nice to hear, thanks for the review. October is a great time visit!
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"less expensive than Squaw and Northstar, not as luxurious but has good terrain"
"a great family resort with year round activities, dining, and shops"
Glenshire General Store
"small grocery & deli"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Reno / Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bar of America
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Old Greenwood
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Truckee Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
old town Truckee
Nearest Ski
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Truckee River
Car: recommended

Fly fishing, Kayaking & Rafting, Mountain & Road Biking, Snowshoeing, Hiking all right outside the door!


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
Fall Discount
Oct 3 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Xmas Week
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years week 2015
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
MLK weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
President's Day Weekend
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Discount
Apr 3 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $240
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $40 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates above are for the whole house (as are automated quotes). If you are interested in the upstairs only (fall & spring) the fees are $50 less per night, your quote will be adjusted. Pet fees are $20 per night up to a max of $100, this will be adjusted on your quote. The security deposit is refunded 7 days after departure if no damage is reported, it will post back to your account 3-5 days after refund. Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner. Thanks!

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Remodelled 2013, 2 person shower, heated floor
    Upstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 full bathrooms, endless hot water from our tankless system
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Front Geust Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed
    Rear Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 king
    lower living room - 2 twin/ single , this is a common area without a door
    upper living room - 2 twin/ single , this is a common area without a door
    Den - 1 twin/ single , this is a common area without a door
  • Sleeps 10 in bedrooms: 2 rooms have King size beds, 2 rooms have Queen size Beds, one queen room also has Twin size bunk beds. Sleeps 2 more in your choice of the 5 day beds in common areas: 2 in upper living room, 2 in lower living room, 1 in den. 2 Baby Cribs: 2 folding pack and play cribs for infant / toddler (please bring your own bedding)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
New Lower Level Remodel 2013, Forced air heating, Endless Hot Water, Infant/Toddler/Kids Gear - pack n play, high chair, BOB off road jogger, sleds, toys; books

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