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Truckee River Bike House

SuperhostTruckee, California, United States
Entire guest suite hosted by Christine
4 guestsStudio3 beds1 bath
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ON THE TRUCKEE RIVER right in the historic downtown area, our little studio is a 2 block walk to restaurants AND shopping. You’ll love our place because you can sit inside or in bed and watch the river flow by. It's peaceful place, new and modern, private and the middle of it all. It's not just a place to stay, it's a destination. QUIET people only please.
We have a high end sofa sleeper on the main floor + 2 twin beds in the loft up a ladder. It's a tight fit for 4 but doable if you're close.

The space
Our space is unique because it's right on the river in downtown Truckee. Please take not of our new cleaning efforts. By Memorial Day weekend, we are replacing the little bit of carpet in the loft area with hardwood flooring so all floors will be hard surfaces that we can wipe and disinfect. There are new slip covers on all upholstered furniture (the couch and 2 cushioned chairs). This way every surface that you come in contact with will be able to be laundered or wiped/disinfected in between guests. We will launder all bedding and all furniture coverings in between all guest stays. Paul and I are the only cleaners and we wear masks and gloves while cleaning. We built this home in 2016 so it's super clean, modern, light and bright and energy efficient. We try our best to make it the most welcoming and comfortable place you can stay in town. We appreciate QUIET peaceful guests as it's sort of a little sanctuary here. It's more of a tranquil getaway and don't want to encourage parties or loud get togethers. Please settle down by 9:30 or 10pm. There is extra sound insulation between the apartment and the house but if people are outside or loud inside some noises do travel and we want to keep a relaxing more quiet residence here. The queen sofa sleeper is in the main room and made by "American Leather" although it's not leather at all. It's a dense foam mattress and does not have springs. Most people think it's very comfortable and a few think it is not so comfortable because it's quite firm. Let us know before your arrival if you would like it made up into a bed for your arrival or left as a couch. Since the apartment is pretty small, once the bed is made up there's less hang out room. The bedding for it is inside the coffee table/trunk and the hall closet if you want to make it up later yourself to. There are 2 twin beds up the ladder in the loft. It's all pretty small so there really isn't privacy between the loft and the downstairs.
We have a small kitchen with a refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, drip coffee cones and filters, electric burner with pots and pans, BBQ outside and sort of miniature everything. Make sure to look inside the kitchen drawers and cabinets to find these items. We supply a bit of coffee, tea, sugar and cream.
The heating is hydronic. It's tubes of hot water in the floor. The place is usually very warm and comfortable. The floor is concrete.
Northstar is about a 10-15 min drive when there isn't any traffic. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are about 20-25 min away. Lake Tahoe is about 20 minutes away by car.
Warning: We have a couple Bee Hives on the property. The apartment is attached to the west side of our house. The Bee Hives are in the back yard on the east side of the house. Please do not go near them. You probably won't even see them but if this makes you nervous you may want to stay somewhere else.
The apartment is it's own place with it's own entrance but it is attached to our house.
Remember this is a mellow neighborhood so we try to attract more mellow, low volume guests, no parties please.
We will try to make the place as clean as possible and that's why we have raised our cleaning fees because of the rigorous cleaning efforts we will be going through.
No humans under 12 please, sorry.

Guest access
You will have access to the river right out the back door. Great for fishing or just hanging out in a couple of chairs we have down there. Private entrance and a small somewhat private back patio. The apartment is connected to our home. We have put in extra sound insulation so it's pretty quiet against normal indoor sounds. We hope to attract only mellow guests that keep the volume down so it's just more peaceful for everyone. It's a family neighborhood so we really encourage peaceful guests that are quiet especially after 9pm. Please don't book if you want to be loud or party.

The back patio has a little table out there and a few chairs. It's somewhat private but not totally because the house is in a neighborhood.

The parking is next to the road and pretty level. That being said, in the winter time, it can be snowy. The road is usually plowed pretty well but this is still the mountains. You are best off with a 4-Wheel Drive or All-Wheel Drive vehicle. Some people use chains. Sometimes even when you don't need 4-Wheel Drive in town, you may still need it to get to the Ski Areas.

Please park on the gravel (unless it's snowy then on the snow) right in front of the apartment. Make sure to leave the paved space to the right for our neighbor.

Other things to note
Please note it's a small studio apartment. The main bed is a sofa sleeper but a very high quality one, no springs. Slip covers over the couch and 2 chairs will be washed and replaced after each guest. Up the ladder in the loft there's 2 twin beds. Most people think the sofa sleeper is quite comfortable, a few think it's not as comfortable, it's on the firmer side. The twin mattresses up in the loft are very comfortable according to reviews. The loft has a low ceiling and you probably won't be able to stand up there. It's a little more for the flexible person. It's funny because a guest said people over 50 should be warned it's not a full room. I'm 62 and my husband is 67, we are fine going up and down there but I guess it just depends on how comfortable with a ladder you are. It's not private from one room to the next but it's all so cool and light and bright. It's a little tight for 4 people and no real privacy from each other but it certainly can be done.
You will hear the river and train sounds and more so in the summer because you will want to have the windows open. Most people like the sound but some people say it interrupts their sleep. Not a lot of storage areas but there are 2 small closets and one other area for belongings.
We would like our guests to be pretty quiet on the property, and in the evening to quiet down by 9pm. The apartment is attached to our home and the neighboring home is not far away so if you could please be mellow and keep the volume down that would be greatly appreciated. The good news about that is that if you want to go and party it up, the restaurants and bars are just a couple of blocks away and then you could come back to your little sanctuary on the river. Since our house is attached we try to respect each others audio privacy. The sound insulation between living areas is pretty good. We don't really want to book people under 12, sorry. We just don't want any rough housing in the loft and ladder. Also we like having a mellow scene and not kids running around as there's tools and stuff around the sides of the house, sorry.

In Truckee there's a 10% Transient Occupancy Tax plus a 2% Tourist Business Improvement Tax that we pay. We have calculated these into the amount we charge you so you won't have to pay that on top of the Airbnb Invoice. Our registration number is #833 with the Town of Truckee.
I'm also a realtor with Sotheby's so if you are interested in talking about buying a property, I would be happy to help you.
ON THE TRUCKEE RIVER right in the historic downtown area, our little studio is a 2 block walk to restaurants AND shopping. You’ll love our place because you can sit inside or in bed and watch the river flow by. It's peaceful place, new and modern, private and the middle of it all. It's not just a place to stay, it's a destination. QUIET people only please.
We have a high end sofa sleeper on the main floor + 2 t…

Sleeping arrangements

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2 single beds, 1 sofa bed, 2 floor mattresses

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Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Pay TV
Free parking on premises
Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
TV
Hair dryer
Heating
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No stairs or steps to enter

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Truckee, California, United States

Our neighborhood is so unique because it's just a couple level blocks to town, restaurants, shops and the train station yet out the back door it looks like we are in the wilderness with the river right out the back door. This really is a space for quieter mellow people. No parties please.
Our neighborhood is so unique because it's just a couple level blocks to town, restaurants, shops and the train station yet out the back door it looks like we are in the wilderness with the river right out the…
Getting around
52
Walk Score®
Some errands can be accomplished on foot.
72
Bike Score®
Biking is convenient for most trips.

Hosted by Christine

Joined in June 2016
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I'm a realtor with Sotheby's International Realty and I've lived in the Tahoe/Truckee area for 40+ years. My dad built a cabin here when I was just a kid and I fell in love with the area. After a career of river guiding in California and the Grand Canyon I settled back down here. My husband Paul is a contractor and has built many homes in the area including this one on the Truckee River. Our daughter Amory loves it so much she moved back after college. We love skiing, mainly at Alpine Meadows, Mt Biking, all sorts of our door adventures and the community here. Come and be our guests. We would love to share this area with you.
I'm a realtor with Sotheby's International Realty and I've lived in the Tahoe/Truckee area for 40+ years. My dad built a cabin here when I was just a kid and I fell in love with th…
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We are usually pretty reachable if you need anything or want help on planning your fun day in Truckee/Tahoe. Remember this is a mellow neighborhood so we try to attract more mellow, low volume guests, no parties please.
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House rules
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $303