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Bitter Brush Retreat at Northstar

Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Northstar
Max Occupancy: 10
Master BR - King Bed (Ground Floor)
BR 2 - Two Full Beds (Ground Floor)
BR 3 - Two Full Beds (Ground Floor)
BR 4 - King Bed with Ensuite Bath (2nd Floor)

Description

This Northstar vacation rental on Bitter Brush is ideally located on a quiet side street, with sprawling golf course views making it the perfect gathering place for your next family adventure in the mountains. Beautifully situated on a grassy lot in the heart of Northstar California Resort, this two-level lodge is just blocks from the golf course and two miles from the Village and ski lifts.

Inside, the floor plan is warm and inviting and the upstairs living area takes full advantage of the sweeping views beyond while the wrap-around sofa surrounding the toasty wood fireplace is the ideal spot to keep you cozy and warm during those cool High Sierra evenings. Perfect for multiple families, this luxury vacation rental offers a spacious and open area for congregating or preparing gourmet meals in the fully equipped kitchen offering top of the line Viking appliances as well as a formal dining area for the entire family to gather.

Downstairs, your guests will love their entertainment options including a pool table, full bar area with seating for 3, a large flat-screen TV, perfect for watching the game while entertaining your guests! Three guest bedrooms surround the downstairs entertaining area, including the master suite which includes a king bed, flat-screen TV, and ensuite bath. A junior master suite is located at the entry level (between the ground and 1st floors) and includes a king bed and ensuite bath as well.

Convenience, comfort, and value make this property a great home base for ski trips and spring/fall/summer mountain getaways. And staying at Northstar means you don't have to worry about driving anywhere once you get here. The resort provides a free on-site shuttle service during resort operating days, making it easy for guests to be on the slopes or shopping in the Village, playing golf, or thrill seeking in the downhill mountain bike park.

GOLD LEVEL PROPERTY

• 3163 Square Feet
• Hot Tub
• Golf Course Views
• Well-traveled Dogs Welcome (Fee applies)
• Door -to-Door Ski Shuttle
• Wood Fireplace
• Entertainment Room with Flatscreen TV and Pool Table
• Loft above main living area

ABOUT THE AREA

For the modern family seeking a mountain escape complete with unmatched amenities, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury. Halfway between Truckee, one of North America's coolest mountain towns, and the gorgeous North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Northstar is a destination on the rise, having poured nearly a billion dollars into creating Lake Tahoe's premier luxury snow sports experience.

A true four seasons resort, summer in Northstar is not to be missed. Play the 18 hole championship golf course, brave the bungee trampoline, or access one of the countless biking or hiking trails right outside your door. When you’re ready for a day at the lake, sandy beaches await, only ten minutes from your door.
Included with your rental are guest cards providing access to the Northstar Property Owners Association amenities. Guest access fees are currently $3 per person per day (cash only).

AMENITIES INCLUDE:
• Door to door shuttle (no charge)
• Rec center with work-out facility
• Junior Olympic size (6 lanes) chlorine pool with shallow and deep ends (summer only)
• Heated Lap Pool open year-round
• Covered Shaped outdoor Adult Spa
• 26' diameter outdoor Family Spa
• 10' x 15' outdoor Adult Spa (families okay when Family Spa closed)
• Gated Kiddie Wadding Pool for children up to 5 years old (summer only)
• Splash Pad zero depth water play area (summer only)
• Tennis Courts (Summer Only) - Certified instructors teach an array of classes and clinics for all ages.
• Game Room - air-hockey, foosball, ping pong, video games, pool tables, TV room

POLICIES & DISCLOSURES:

* All of our homes feature a full kitchen, washer and dryer, outdoor grill, and wireless internet (any exceptions will be noted above).

Amenities

Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Gas Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware

Indoor Living

  • Internet Access
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Linens
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • NON SMOKING
  • Luxury

Outdoor Living

  • Gas Grill (Seasonal)
  • Outdoor Seating (Seasonal)
  • Outdoor Dining Table (Seasonal)

Entertainment

  • Pool Table

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Geographic

  • Ski Area
  • Mountain View

HOA Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center
  • Tennis Courts (Seasonal)
  • Ski Shuttle Service
  • HOA Amenities

Pet Policy

  • Pet-Friendly

Parking

  • 2 Car Garage
  • Driveway Parking for 4

Rates

DatesNightlyWeekly
09/06/18 - 11/21/18$455$2,707
11/22/18 - 12/18/18$629 - $807$4,403 - $4,603
12/19/18 - 12/25/18$843$5,898
12/26/18 - 01/02/19$1,314$9,450
01/03/19 - 02/13/19$629 - $851$4,403 - $4,625
02/14/19 - 02/18/19$900
02/19/19 - 03/31/19$629 - $844$4,403 - $5,439
04/01/19 - 06/27/19$506$3,008
06/28/19 - 09/02/19$459 - $715$3,213 - $4,536
09/04/19 - 09/30/19$455$2,707

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Reviews

Spacious, but very hot in the summer.

Reviewed on 2018-09-10 by Unknown of Larkspur, CA United States
Updated on 2018-09-20
Review of stay from 2018-08-09 to 2018-08-18
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The home is clean, very spacious. Perfect for a large family or two families. Lovely kitchen and bathrooms, super comfy couch, awesome smart TV, beautiful location with gorgeous views. Very convenient to the amenities at Northstar, Truckee and the lake.

It would've been a perfect summer vacation had it not been for how insanely hot the house gets between 10am and 7pm. It was, on average, 90-92 inside the house nearly every day we were there, which was 10 days. We would've been okay with 80s, but 90s...too hot.

Five recommendations for the owner:
1. The metal blinds throughout the house don't insulate from the heat (or cold) well enough. They're heavy with too many moving parts that easily break. Switch those out for double honeycomb shades. They'll stand up better over time and keep the house much cooler in the summer.
2. Put a screen in on the living room slider.
3. Recommend making at least the middle window of each bank of 3 in the living room operable for air flow. Casement windows. That would make a big difference in keeping the house cool.
4. Install a sunshade for the deck. Perhaps a sail shade that can be removed for winter. Since the deck is large and painted black, it's a magnet for heat and unusable during daylight hours for most of the summer.
5. Add shades to the skylights that can be put on during the summer and taken off for the winter.

These changes would make the house comfortable during the summer. We won't be staying here for the summer again after our difficult experience.
Manager response on 2018-09-20 - Response from Tahoe Getaways
Thanks for your thorough review. We did have a bit of a heat wave while your group was in Tahoe so I apologize if this affected your enjoyment of this great home! The days can get a bit warm, but luckily the nights cool off considerably. Future guests shouldn't hesitate to reach out as we can provide tips to allow for the best airflow at night and keep the cool air in the home during the heat of the day! We are glad you enjoyed the rest of the items this home offers.

Beautiful and Spacious Tahoe Getaway

Reviewed on 2018-08-28 by Shannon M. of Danville, CA United States
Updated on 2018-08-30
Review of stay from 2018-08-19 to 2018-08-26
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This is a beautiful home with a ton of great space and a good layout for a big family (we had 8 adults and 2 kids). We especially loved the open floor plan on the main floor and the big deck overlooking the golf course. Outside, plenty of outdoor furniture, had many good times around the low round table. Inside, the sectional sofa is large, which we loved, and very comfy. Also nice loft area for the kids to play. The only things we did not like were that the beds were not very comfortable - kings much too hard, queens sagging, and having to haul our trash up to the dumpster area by car every day (gross), but otherwise, very happy here and would recommend it!
Manager response on 2018-08-30 - Response from Tahoe Getaways
Thanks for your detailed review. We are so glad to hear that this home suited your group so well! Mattresses are a really difficult item to pick for a vacation rental, so we are sorry they weren't to you liking. Because they are such a personal preference it's hard to know exactly what to buy to suit everyone. Future renters should know that we do ensure everything in the home is of quality!

Great House

Reviewed on 2018-08-02 by Unknown of Tacoma, WA United States
Updated on 2018-08-16
Review of stay from 2018-07-21 to 2018-07-28
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Almost perfect, house way too hot withou air conditioning!

family fun in the pines

Reviewed on 2018-08-11 by Paul V. of MORRO BAY, CA United States
Updated on 2018-08-11
Review of stay from 2018-08-05 to 2018-08-09
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our family of 10 stayed at Bitter Brush for four nights and we really enjoyed our time there. We really liked the location with views of the golf course and Martis valley. The house was clean and well appointed. The proximity to Lake Tahoe and the ability to use North Star resort facility with the pool was a plus! It was quite warm and the large fan we found in the laundry room was not working. Other then that we loved our time there and plan to return next summer!

BItter Brush

Reviewed on 2018-07-16 by Cathe M. of Danville, CA United States
Updated on 2018-07-16
Review of stay from 2018-07-07 to 2018-07-14
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We loved the house, and Jen from Tahoe Getaways was wonderful and responsive. We will definitely rent this house again!

3 suggestions: Install air conditioning. It was uncomfortably hot in the house. Repair sliding glass doors. Put the lock box on the side of the entrance out of the sun, the sun hit the front door, and the lock box was so hot it was hard to touch.

Great for Groups!

Reviewed on 2018-06-28 by Tara E B. of Oakland, CA United States
Updated on 2018-06-28
Review of stay from 2018-06-08 to 2018-06-10
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This place is very spacious and has lots of extras. The kitchen is full of all the essentials and more. The hot tub and view are amazing, and the pool table is a nice addition. The free shuttle is easy to use. Trash was a little issue, as it is a drive to take it out, but that is our ONLY complaint :D

The perfect Spring break!

Reviewed on 2017-04-08 by Mindy R. of Livermore, CA United States
Updated on 2017-04-08
Review of stay from 2017-04-02 to 2017-04-05
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All things discribed are accurate. Located in a court and backs onto the golf course, so it's very quiet The house/kitchen is clean and amazing! Great location to Northstar Village and the shuttle service is fantastic!

It worked!

Reviewed on 2018-01-26 by Jacque Y. of Kew, VIC United States
Updated on 2018-01-26
Review of stay from 2017-12-29 to 2018-01-05
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We really enjoyed our stay here as the house really worked for us as a family and also because my eldest daughter was in a full leg brace from a ski accident a week before! The service from the managing agents was amazing, they were very helpful especially when the dishwasher died.

Christmas at Northstar

Reviewed on 2017-12-29 by Jack D. of Escondido, CA United States
Updated on 2017-12-29
Review of stay from 2017-12-21 to 2017-12-27
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Nice property - great location - Needed more snow

Beautiful home for a family vacation

Reviewed on 2017-11-28 by Unknown of San Francisco, CA United States
Updated on 2017-11-28
Review of stay from 2017-11-22 to 2017-11-26
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We have stayed here twice and it is by far our favorite North Star home. Very clean and nicely furnished with everything you could need to entertain and relax! The location has beautiful views over the golf course and is an easy shuttle ride to the village. We loved staying here and hope to come again.

Convenient Ski House

Reviewed on 2017-12-31 by Claire B. of , United States
Updated on 2017-12-31
Review of stay from 2017-12-27 to 2017-12-29
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Overall, the experience was good. The shuttle that runs frequently to Northstar was handy for our group.

a beautiful lodge in convenient location

Reviewed on 2018-03-12 by Unknown of Lavenham, SFK United States
Updated on 2018-04-21
Review of stay from 2018-03-05 to 2018-03-10
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We really enjoyed this rental although there were a couple of issues at the beginning. We did not feel the bedrooms had been cleaned properly or that the beds had been made with clean sheets. However, after telling Tahoe Getaways, they sent a team of cleaners who made a huge difference. The kitchen was very well equipped for self-catering. The TV in the main sitting room was rather old and we could not attach our Apple TV to watch films. Also, the beautiful big windows were not so beautiful in the early hours when the sun came streaming through waking us all up. Additional blackout blinds would have been welcome. For this reason alone we would not rent this home again.
Manager response on 2018-03-15 - Response from Tahoe Getaways
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. Again, we are so sorry you did not feel the bedrooms were satisfactory upon arrival. I'm glad we were able to get this taken care of quickly. As for the rest of your feedback, the owner has heard you loud and clear and is in the process of replacing the TV with a new flat screen and installing new shades.

Spring Brake 2018

Reviewed on 2018-03-31 by Unknown of San Francsico, CA United States
Updated on 2018-03-31
Review of stay from 2018-03-26 to 2018-03-29
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It was a very nice house with a few things that could have been better.

Warm home on the golf course

Reviewed on 2018-04-25 by Steve S. of Carmel, CA United States
Updated on 2018-04-25
Review of stay from 2018-04-20 to 2018-04-23
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This home is nicely built and situated on the golf course. However, it was too far away from the Northstar village for us (had grandkids in tow). Outside back deck would be a nice place to rest but no furniture was there! BBQ worked well, but now cleaning tools available.
Manager response on 2018-04-25 - Response from Tahoe Getaways
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the peaceful golf course location. We definitely recommend using the on demand shuttle service to access the Village. During the summer months, patio furniture will be available, but we do get snow in April, so it isn't quite patio season yet!

Holy Snow

Reviewed on 2017-01-26 by Owner M. of , United States
Updated on 2017-01-26
Review of stay from 2017-01-20 to 2017-01-24
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Biggest snow storm in 45 years! Tahoe Getaways was great in backing us off the ledge during the power outage. I called their office at 8PM and they were still there in the dark.

Skip Trip

Reviewed on 2017-01-12 by Carrie T. of Dublin, CA United States
Updated on 2017-01-12
Review of stay from 2016-12-23 to 2016-12-27
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good family gathering

Wonderful Tahoe Retreat

Reviewed on 2017-02-14 by Jennifer S. of San Francisco, CA United States
Updated on 2017-02-14
Review of stay from 2017-01-26 to 2017-01-29
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We had a wonderful time staying at Bitter Brush Cabin. This cabin is spectacular. The kitchen is well stocked. The whole cabin is beautifully decorated and appointed. This is one if the nicest cabins we've stayed in the Northstar area.

Bitter brush

Reviewed on 2017-04-02 by Denise M. of SAN JOSE, CA United States
Updated on 2017-04-02
Review of stay from 2017-03-25 to 2017-03-31
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Wonderful well equipped

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