For the outdoor enthusiast on a budget this two bedroom condo is the answer. With a queen bed in the master, two twins in the second bedroom and a fold out couch this condo can easily sleep 6. Centrally located close to the village and recreation center the basics are all here, fully equipped updated kitchen, flat screen tv, ipod/CD player, washer and dryer, even a woodburning fireplace to warm your hands by. Upgraded kitchen and bathroom with jacuzzi tub. Small dogs less than 20 pounds allowed.Northstar-at-Tahoe is the most complete summer and winter destination resort located in the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains. Winter activities a...t Northstar include the new Lookout Mountain offering acres of new terrain for skiers and snowboarders including a Terrain Park and Super Pipe. There is a cross-country center, snow tubing park, ice skating, restaurants, bars, retail shops, equipment rental shops, and licensed day care. In the winter the recreation center offers the spa, Jacuzzi, game room, gym, lap pool, and library.Summer activities include a champion 18-hole golf course and golf pro, tennis day and night, tennis pro available for lessons, rolling skating, mountain bike trails including chair lift to take you to the top, and equestrian center with great trails for horse back riding. Lap pool and junior Olympic-size swimming pool, kids camp, play area, gym, and game room all within the recreation center. You are only six miles from Lake Tahoe where you can find boating, jet skiing, parasailing, kayaking, shopping, and sightseeing activities.Read more
Left on 07/22/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | acesEPIC
We stayed in the Gold Bend condos for 2 consecutive weekend outdoor endurance challenges. The 1st was Tough Mudder Tahoe, while the 2nd was Leadville's Tahoe Trail 100K MTB race. Part of our TM team stayed in house in Dutch Flat for $200/person times 8 people??? Our condo on the Northstar property was a steal at the same price and for 1 more day.
The condo was clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen was modernly equiped, with beautiful tile floors and countertops.
The MTB required me to wash the race bike since Northstar was dry and very dusty. Boy it was very difficult to find a hose bib and hose to wash a bike. However, 2 remodelers helped me out and told me where a working hose bib was. I known that seems unimportant to most, a clean bike just goes faster - at least at the start.
Staying at Northstar for Leadville Tahoe Trail 100 has become a family vacation, the Northstar staff are always great, very friendly and helpful. Restaurants are pricey in the village, but we stock up in Truckee and plan out our daily fueling meals.
There's plenty of mountain bike trails just around Northstar, I couldnt imagine what's here during the winter. Our daughter loves the roller rink in the middle of the village.
Sierra vacations was easy to book rental and were very friendly/polite. I would probably book through them again. However, the condo it self wasn't that great for the cost per night.. $230.. Ouch. For $70 more u can stay at the Northstar Ritz. We chose this condo as dogs are allowed. Service was not too good as when we arrived at 1am the water wasn't turned on. We found the main valve after 30min and able to turn on. Dead ants were on bedroom floors and in bathtub. Location was good as it was only a 10 min walk to the village, but not too great if you have a lot of stuff to carry back and forth to the condo as parking lot is a little walk up from the condo. I rate 2.5 out of 5 stars.
Left on 02/29/2012 for a stay in February 2012 | Blue Squares
We stayed here to ski over President's Day weekend. The location is great - super short walk to shuttle stop and less than 5 minute shuttle ride to get to the village. It was also the only dog-friendly rental we could find within Northstar. We loved the wood burning fireplace. The condo is clean, though there are a few small things that could be fixed to make it more comfortable (hot water faucet in the bathroom needs some adjustment, it was difficult to control the heat so overnight we were either too hot or too cold). Reservations, check in and check out were very easy. Our only service complaint was that only 1 (almost all used) roll of toilet paper was provided (for a condo that is supposed to sleep 6), so we had to go out and get our own. Overall, the unit could use some updating, but it's a reasonable compromise given the great location.
Left on 04/22/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Family of Four
It is about a five-minute walk from 5030 Gold Bend to the Northstar Village. The shuttle service is outstanding. Just call and the driver are ready & waiting - great when family members want to hit the slopes at different times. No need for a car once you arrive, but a permit is required to park in the condo lot (which we never received). The two-story unit is a walk from the parking lot, so be prepared to haul your luggage and equipment. I called the office to request the wifi password and was told it was not available in this unit. We did find an Ethernet cable, which allowed us to work from the road. The master bedroom bed was awful - soft, squishy and uncomfortable. There were dishes, cookware and coffee filters in the kitchen, but it was missing little things most condos provide such as sugar. The bathroom had hand soap, but no bar/body soap for shower. The downstairs sliding glass door was unlocked when we arrived. A sign on the fridge said there would be an extra charge if we did not run the dishwasher, start a load of towels and take out all trash before departure. I would not stay here again.
I had an internship with a friend at Lake Tahoe, so we decided to rent this unit out. Sierra was very helpful throughout the whole process. Our condo was very clean, and was perfect for the two of us. It's a 10 minute walk to the village and there are bike trails behind the condo. Overall, I had an awesome experience while staying here...nothing but good things to say.
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