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Christmas Valley Beauty-Walk to River, Fun for Adults, Kids, and Dogs!

Christmas Valley Beauty-Walk to River, Fun for Adults, Kids, and Dogs!

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Property Details

Updated: Apr 20, 2015
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Black Bear's Gem - Our meticulously maintained home is perfect for 2 or 3 families. New construction surrounded by views of the Christmas Valley mountains. We are in a wonderful location close to all ski areas, secluded hikesor snow shoeing, and wading or fishing in the river. All this and yet you are so close to the lake and entertainment, just a 12 minute drive to the casinos or the beaches of South Lake Tahoe.

This home provides comfortable sleeping and dining for up to 12 (10 adults max, 8 max if single adults).

Newly constructed, it is well designed with 3 large bedroom and a loft for up to 5 kids. The downstairs game room has a pool table and ping pong tablle. Also downstairs are 2 large bedrooms each with queen-sized bed and a shared full bathroom with shower. You will even find the coolest little dog shower off the garage, so even your pup can have a spa day.

Upstairs is the large, open living area features a cathedral ceiling with lots of windows and places to relax. The rock fireplace is the centerpiece surrounded by a leather couch and chairs. The dining area and kitchen are open to the living room, which makes it great for the cook, who can still participate in the conversation. The fireplace has a gas insert, great for ambiance at the push of a button, and also works to heat the living space.

The large kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counter tops, and lots of space. There are bar stools for chatting with the cook or dining at the counter. The dining table seats 6 comfortably plus there ia high chair for the little one ad four stools at the kitchen island.

Down the hallway from the kitchen is a half-bath, and then the master suite. This expansive suite with king bed has a great view of Echo Peak from the large picture windows. It is fantastic in both winter and summer. The master bath has a separate Jacuzzi tub, and step-in shower. Also in the room is a futon, for a little extra family sleeping space.

The large loft is accessed by the spiral staircase in the living room. The kids love this room! There are 2 twin bunk beds, and a full bed for the older siblings or lucky parents that will be keeping an eye on the kids.

Out back is a fully fenced and landscaped back yard, with patio, grass, and a built-in charcoal BBQ.

In the summer, a highlight is to stroll down to the Upper Truckee River, which is literally out your front door. A short walk along the Forest Service path, and you are at the perfect, secret swimming hole, with shallow slow moving water, a small sandy beach and a few lovely boulders. Even the little ones can play at this shallow spot on the river. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day!

Outdoors, there are paths to walk the dog, ride your bike, snowshoe, or just meander through the woods along the river.

As you venture further from the home, there is easy access to hiking and mountain biking, river rafting and golf. The Tahoe to Yosemite Trail (TYT) and Pacific Crest Trails (PCT) are accessible from the area and are the main Tahoe trailheads for backpacking south to Mount Whitney. The South Upper Truckee Road Trailhead is located at the end of the South Upper Truckee Road in Meyers. It is a paved road to the trailhead and is maintained year-round.

For a beautiful, and easy hike, the Washoe Meadows State Park is a 5 mile drive. The unofficial hub of mountain bike activity in South Shore is nearby. This area has a high density of trails for all ability levels, and will keep almost anyone interested for hours.

During the summer, depending on the water level, there is rafting on the Upper Truckee river that can take you all the way to the lake. Fishing season for the Lake Tahoe tributaries is July 1-September 30.

There are two golf courses within a short distance: Tahoe Paradise golf course is 1.2 mi from the home, and the Lake Tahoe Golf Course is 2.1 mi.

Plus, just 1 mile to the nearest grocery store, gas station, and several great restaurants.

EDC VR Permit: 2007

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Christmas Valley Beauty-Walk to River, Fun for Adults, Kids, and Dogs!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3804018
+1 -530 208-5001
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
United States
5

A wonderful retreat..

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We were blown away by how lovely and most importantly, clean the place was. It felt like a brand new home considering how immaculate it was, but it still had a very homey feel. I had a toddler crawling and running all over the place so I very much appreciated how clean everything was. We also enjoyed how spacious the house was especially the kitchen and backyard space. We loved cooking in the kitchen and the kids loved playing outside in the fenced yard. There was plenty of clean towels, linen and blankets to go around. The only minor thing I would have to point us is the stairs leading to the loft. The kids loved going up there and the space was wonderful but the stairs were a bit scary especially when coming down. In the end, the two 4 year olds ended up sleeping in the regular bedrooms and only 2 people slept in the loft. Older kids would not have a problem sleeping up there. There is a sledding hill nearby called Adventure Mountain that we enjoyed but the rest of the time was spent just hanging out at the house. We were lucky that there was quite a bit of snow in the backyard when we arrived. The pool table/ping pong table kept both young and old entertained and the games in the cabinets kept the other little ones preoccupied as we tried to finish our 1000-piece puzzle in 3 days which we did. =) The neighborhood was very nice, it was quiet and centrally located. I would absolutely stay here again. I highly recommend this place. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home and we look forward to our next stay. =)
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas Valley Beauty-Walk to River, Fun for Adults, Kids, and Dogs!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3804018
+1 -530 208-5001
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
FREMONT, CA
5

Excellent Home to stay at!!!

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
This home had everything. Well furnished, clean, had entertainment for all, nicely located, etc... We would stay here again. Was very happy with the rental process and home.
  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas Valley Beauty-Walk to River, Fun for Adults, Kids, and Dogs!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3804018
+1 -530 208-5001
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
San Mateo, CA
5

spacious but homey

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
Loved this vacation home. Super clean. Quiet location. Comfortable beds. Very well stocked and great amenities. The home is large but still felt comfy. Nice backyard for my pooches too. We all enjoyed it and would definitely come back.
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: RnR Vacation Rentals
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Christmas Valley Beauty-Walk to River, Fun for Adults, Kids, and Dogs!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3804018
+1 -530 208-5001
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
Sacramento, CA
5

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was very happy with the location.
I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
This was, by far, one of the nicest vacation rentals we have stayed in, and we rent at least two every year! We planned a last-minute trip (we called at 5pm to book and were on our way there within 3 hours!), so we had to bring our three dogs with us. This home was perfect! The accommodations made us want for nothing: an amazing loft with spiral staircase access for the kids on the top floor (they thought that was the coolest thing, ever), a gorgeous over-sized master bedroom and bath on the middle level near the kitchen and family room, and two quiet bedrooms on the lower level for the grandparents. We couldn't ask for anything more! They even had a pet shower, food and water bowls, and a pet waste scooper for us to use for the dogs, which made us truly feel welcomed, having brought our fur babies. This home definitely exceeded our expectations! In addition, the gorgeous, fenced-in backyard made us feel confident having our dogs there. And did they ever love running around back there! On our second day there, we walked to the river, which was less than a quarter mile from the home. Beautiful views, and very private: We were the only ones out there! I would also like to thank the property management company for working so quickly to make this trip possible. They made the process fast, convenient, and stress-free. We will surely stay at Black Bears Gem again! It was perfect!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: RnR Vacation Rentals
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Christmas Valley Beauty-Walk to River, Fun for Adults, Kids, and Dogs!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3804018
+1 -530 208-5001
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
Walnut Creek, CA
5

Beautiful home in a convenient location

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
The property manager was very helpful.
The vacation rental was spotless.
I was more than happy with the location.
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We rented this house last minute to celebrate our anniversary. It's large, well furnished, and well equipped. It was just the two of us, but it would be an awesome place for a large skiing family. We did a lot if hiking, and life's getting back to the house to read, nap, and cook a great dinner. Our only suggestion is to add a gas grill, or at least supply matches!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Christmas Valley Beauty-Walk to River, Fun for Adults, Kids, and Dogs!
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p3804018
+1 -530 208-5001
Christmas Valley South Lake Tahoe
5

Beautiful home! Great vacation get-away!

  • 5 of 5
The house was exactly as advertised. The home is beautiful, large, and open. Lots of windows/natural light. Sleeps 8 +. The kitchen is well stocked. Enjoyed the "game room" on the 3rd floor. Used the doggie bath but better for a larger dog. The backyard is beautifully landscaped.

The rental company (Stu and Diana) were extremely responsive and helpful. Purchased a crock pot before we came which we used extensively! Also brought over a table for the back yard.

Before we arrived, TV was added. I cannot imagine renting a house (especially for a full week) without TV. We were surprised to learn that this feature had just been added. Need step-by-step directions on how to operate the TV. Took two days plus individual help from rental company to get TV to work. Once we got it working - beautiful TV and excellent reception. Includes a DVD player so can watch movies as well.

Lots of great hiking trails minutes from the house plus a creek/river.

Neighbors friendly.

Suggestions: (1) add blinds to all windows (include top windows) in living room. Sun in morning was blinding. (2) add fan to master bathroom (home gets very warm quickly). (3) rearrange kitchen supplies to leave at least one cupboard to store groceries (had to leave groceries out on side table).

OVERALL - we LOVED our time at this beautiful and comfortable house. We would go back in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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  • Dogs Welcome. Approval required. A $75 Pet fee will be added. Additional minimal nights and increased rates may apply to holidays.
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Amenities

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Attractions

  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing

Floor Area

  • 2752 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Bunk beds, 1 Full bed

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

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