Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

Luxurious Reno Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe

Luxurious Reno Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe


Property Details

Updated: Dec 17, 2014
Spacious 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mountain House W/Private Outdoor Hot Tub & Dry Sauna

Note: Please send all initial inquiries through the 'Email Owner' link from the main property page. If a response is not received within 24 hours, please send an email directly to or call me at 404-550-4120.

'Absolutely breathtaking' are the only words to describe the experience one typically encounters on the short drive to this beautiful home from the Reno Tahoe International Airport. Situated halfway between downtown Reno and Lake Tahoe at nearly 5,500 feet in elevation within the peaceful and secluded tree line of Mount Rose, the convenient location just off Mt. Rose Highway (Route 431) offers the absolute best in everything the area has to offer from an extremely convenient location.

The home is situated among a beautiful national forest on more than a half-acre of land within the prestigious Galena Forest Estates neighborhood next to two of southwest Reno's most sought after neighborhoods, St. James Village and Montreux. The back of the property offers a large private deck with a hot tub and freestanding dry sauna directly bordering the Toiyabe National Forest and thereby creating an extremely tranquil and peaceful mountain experience from deep within the Sierra Nevadas. The natural landscape features numerous large pines, blue spruces, and other native high desert and mountain vegetation as well as a small man-made pond in the front yard among the lush lawn.

This ranch style home offers approximately 2,009 square feet of indoor living space with 4 distinct bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a nicely laid out floor plan. The master bedroom is located at the back (right) corner of the house with direct access to the back deck through a large sliding glass door. A bedroom at the front (right) corner of the house includes its own private balcony with a queen bed. The interior (right) bedroom includes a set of new twin beds and is perfect for children or singles. The fourth bedroom includes another queen bed and is situated just off the den on the opposite back (left) corner of the home with its own sliding glass doors offering direct access to the back deck as well. This bedroom as well as the den can offer privacy from the remainder of the house via a sliding pocket door conveniently situated between the kitchen and the den which is perfect for a small family or couple wishing to share the home with others while still maintaining some level of privacy within the space as needed. The den is just in front of this bedroom on the left front of the house and includes a large sectional couch with a cozy, wood-burning pellet stove for use during the cooler months as you watch movies on the 50' flat panel television with cable and DVR service.

The main living area consists of the kitchen, dining area, and living room and is perfectly situated in the center of the home. Most of this area is open and features beautiful vaulted ceilings with plenty of natural sunlight entering from the many windows and skylights. A small bar with bar stool seating separates the kitchen from the dining area while still offering plenty of space and openness within the area. The well-appointed kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances perfect for the family chef. High-end stainless steel cookware by Wolfgang Puck include all of the pots and pans and lids you would need to prepare any gourmet meal, even including a wok! Enjoy many of the other small kitchen appliances such as a toaster, coffee/tea maker, deep frier, fondue set, blender, and hand mixer. Dinnerware and glassware is abundant as well so you can enjoy your glass of champagne from a champagne glass, red wine from a red wine glass, or your margarita from a margarita glass. A complete set of plastic dinnerware is also available for use outside on the peaceful deck during a relaxing summer evening barbeque.

The dining room has a large square table with seating up to 8, plus an addition 3-4 at the bar directly behind. Enjoy meals and conversations together as a group, or play any number of games in this convenient setting.

Step down into the living room where the gas fireplace sits within a beautiful river rock setting to create a natural feeling of warmth and coziness. The large 7-piece modular sofa can comfortably accommodate as many of 6-8 people while watching the 50' high definition flat panel TV or playing games around the large 4'x4' marble coffee table.

Each bedroom includes clean, brand-name mattresses (including mattress protectors) all recently purchased from a high-end retailer and used only a very small handful of times. Bed linens and towels are also high quality, name brand 100% cotton varieties. Each bed has its own down (or down alternative) comforter, 100% cotton duvet, comfortable pillows (with pillow protectors), and an optional, extra bed blanket for those colder nights. A Pack-N-Play for infants is also available for use during your stay.

The linen closet contains numerous sets of new, high quality 100% cotton designer towel sets (bath, hand, and wash) as well as extra bed linens for each of the beds, if needed. A portable, queen-size inflatable Aero mattress (along with linens and pillows) is also available from the linen closet.

Each full bathroom has its own toilet and shower/tub. The master bathroom is 'en suite' to the master bedroom while the guest bathroom is conveniently situated between the master bedroom and front (right) bedroom near the interior (right) bedroom as well.

The home was recently renovated in Spring 2013 with the installation of all new, recessed lighting throughout, a new designer dining room light fixture, new sleek modern ceiling fans in each of the bedrooms, 12 new interior doors (including hardware), and fresh paint throughout. Create any mood in the house using the electronic, dimmable control panels located throughout.

The home is heated from a new, high-efficiency furnace (propane) supplemented as much as possible by a wood-burning pellet stove located in the den. Wood pellets are provided for guests and are easily loaded into the stove to instantly create a natural fireplace setting. The automatic blower provides a comforting blanket of warmth and coziness on those cold nights in the mountains.

This home and the surrounding area is a unique paradise enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Year-round activities include world-famous snow skiing and snowboarding, hiking and backpacking, camping, mountain biking, and rafting and kayaking. The high desert region offers four distinct seasons. The summer season is best to enjoy the many breathtaking beaches around Lake Tahoe where temperatures typically reach high into the 70s and 80s with lows down to the 50s and 60s with constant mountain breezes and no humidity. The winter season offers world-class skiing and snowboarding at more than a dozen world-class resorts as well as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is the area's favorite ski resort for many locals and easily accessible by a very quick 10-15 minute drive up Mount Rose.

After a long day, come home and relax with a nice glass of wine while soaking in the outdoor hot tub or hop in the dry sauna as the snow falls peacefully around you. Even though the outside temperatures can reach well into the 80s and low 90s during the summer afternoons, the hot tub and sauna can be enjoyed year round (usually in the mornings and evenings) when temperatures typically drop into the high 40s, 50s, and low 60s. Due to the home's higher elevation, temperatures can drop as much as 10 degrees from downtown Reno as you climb in elevation and since Reno is located in a high desert environment, there is virtually no humidity during the summertime making an afternoon or evening out on the private deck taking in the natural beauty of the mountain surroundings both memorable and extremely enjoyable.

Lake Tahoe Facts:

Lake Tahoe runs 22 miles long by 12 miles wide and offers 72 miles of shoreline. The sun shines at Lake Tahoe during 75% of the year, or 274 days. At lake level, annual snowfall averages 125 inches, however at alpine skiing elevations, the snowfall averages 300 to 500 inches each year. Lake Tahoe never freezes and is the highest lake of its size in the United States and the largest alpine lake in North America. Lake Tahoe’s water is 99.9% pure, and the water is so clear that a 10 inch white dinner plate would be visible at 75 feet below the surface.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks:: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2014

22 Reviews

Luxurious Reno Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe
- 4045504120
Reno Nevada
Williston, North Dakota

Family Thanksgiving Getaway.

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I live in North Dakota and our kids live in California. We chose to stay in Reno for Thanksgiving to meet with them and our family. My son and his girlfriend along with my daughter and her friend stayed together at the Joy Lake Road house. Its was beautiful. Open floor plan with allot of room to cook and enjoy each others company. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated. Very comfortable beds, living room and family room with pellet stove for warmth on cold winter nights. Our kids had fun in the hot tub at night. There is a hiking trail nearby that we all enjoyed. I especially love the pine trees surrounding the house. I could not have asked for a more wonderful home or host. Thank You Kevin for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Luxurious Reno Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe
- 4045504120
Reno Nevada
Wasilla, AK

A+ Location, A+ Service, A+ Attention to Detail!

  • 5 of 5
We could not have asked for a better location - very close to groceries, restaurants, the freeway, even an outdoor mall with an Apple Store, yet set up in the tranquility of the pine trees. Amazing walking/hiking paths literally right out the back door. Very convenient to Lake Tahoe. Perfect location. We also could not have asked for a better owner. His service was impeccable; he bent over backwards to make sure we had everything we needed for our stay with three young boys. His attention to detail was amazing, including a welcome card with a bottle of wine and beer in the refrigerator. Even the Internet connection and satellite TV service were the best we've ever experienced. The sauna and hot tub were great. This is where we'll stay next time we're in the Reno area!
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Luxurious Reno Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe
- 4045504120
Reno Nevada

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5
My group had a great time during our stay. Kevin was wonderful to work with and the property is very well maintained. We enjoyed the sauna and hot tub each evening as well as the walking trails during the day. Next time you're headed to Reno and need a place to stay, I recommend giving Kevin a call.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Luxurious Reno Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe
- 4045504120
Reno Nevada
San Francisco


  • 5 of 5
Had everything we needed for our families to enjoy some time away from the city. Beautiful home. Very comfortable beds. Kids loved the hot tube. Easy kitchen to cook in. Ample space for all of us. I'm telling me friends about it.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Luxurious Reno Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe
- 4045504120
Reno Nevada
jensen beach fla

family get together excellent!

  • 5 of 5
the listing description was very accurate , it was clean, owner was helpful, We shared the house for a wedding in the area and were really happy to be able to share more time together than in a conventional hotel setting. The access to lake Tahoe an adjoining area was ideal
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Luxurious Reno Mountain Home On Mt. Rose Close To Lake Tahoe
- 4045504120
Reno Nevada

2nd Stay

  • 5 of 5
Second time staying at Kevin's house. Just as good as the first time.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) at 16 Miles Nearest Barpub : BJ's Restaurant, 18601 Wedge Pkwy at 5 Miles Nearest Golf : Montreux Golf & Country Club at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : State Route 431, Mt. Rose Highway at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : BJ's Restaurant, 18601 Wedge Pkwy at 5 Miles Nearest Ski : Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe at 7 Miles Nearest Beach : King's Beach, Lake Tahoe North Shore at 22 Miles Car: necessary

Common Area Attractions:

- Montreux Golf & Country Club, Reno, NV (1 Mile)

- Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Reno, NV (7 Miles)

- Summit of Mt. Rose, Washoe, NV (10 Miles)

- Tahoe Rim Trail, Reno, NV (12 Miles)

- Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV (16 Miles)

- Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, NV (16 Miles)

- North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, NV (19 Miles)

- Downtown Reno, NV (19 Miles)

- Virginia City, NV (20 Miles)

- Kings Beach - Lake Tahoe North Shore, Kings Beach, CA (22 Miles)

- Northstar at Tahoe, Truckee, CA (29 Miles)

- Squaw Valley, Olympic Valley, CA (38 Miles)

- Heavenly Ski Resort, South Lake Tahoe, CA (45 Miles)

- Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Norden, CA (46 Miles)

- Pyramid Lake, Washoe, NV (53 Miles)

- Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood, CA (77 Miles)

- Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley, CA (147 Miles)

- Mammoth Mountain, Mammoth Lakes, CA (168 Miles)

- Napa Valley, Napa, CA (Sonoma, CA) (220 Miles)

- San Francisco, CA (237 Miles)


Enter dates to see total
Updated: Dec 17, 2014

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall '14
Sep 14 2014 - Dec 18 2014
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year Holiday '14
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
Winter '15
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Spring '15
Apr 20 2015 - Jun 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer '15
Jun 15 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $400
  • Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

Reservations during holiday periods may be subject to an increase in the standard 3-night minimum stay requirement. Effective August 1, 2014, all individual homeowners in the cities of Reno and Sparks that rent out their homes to transient guests on a short term basis and are required to collect a 13% transient lodging tax payable to the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA).

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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

  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2009 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Double Vanity 'En Suite' to Master Bedroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Guest Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - Master Bedroom - 1 king, Direct access to the back deck via sliding glass doors.
  • Bedroom 2 - Den Bedroom - 1 queen, Direct access to the back deck via sliding glass doors.
  • Bedroom 3 - Front Bedroom - 1 queen, Direct access to a private deck via sliding glass doors.
  • Bedroom 4 - Interior Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Also Included: 2 Queen-sized Aero Inflatable Beds 1 Pack-N-Play Portable Crib 2 Large Sectional Sofas (Den & Living Room)


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • As the homeowner and manager of my vacation rental, I absolutely strive to provide the highest level of customer service possible so that each and every guest truly enjoys their stay. Please read all of the recent reviews as a testament to the overall quality and comfort you can expect during a stay at my home. If you book with me, I guarantee you and your guests will not be disappointed.
Email Owner Contact Me Email Owner Contact Me

Get an Instant Quote

Enter dates to calculate a quote

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.