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Alta Vista Guestbook Entries

"Your home is amazing and we look forward to returning soon."
H.H., July 2017 (Airbnb)

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“If you want peace and quiet with a view to die for in a clean and well cared for environment; AltaVista is the SPOT. Part of my requirement for an excursion with two other business associates, was a mountain retreat that had cell reception and wifi. (Hard to find) Both worked sufficiently for our needs and we were well rewarded with wildlife coming right to our door and beautiful horizons with some SUMMER thundershowers that were spectacular. A prefect name for the Chalet "Alta Vista." Definitely a view from above. IF you have a tough time with strict but common sense rules, then I'm sure there are other locations. I however, found the communications and instructions for EVERY amenity well defined. A split level home with three floors there is plenty of privacy in the various bedrooms, but the use of stairs is required. Klaus and his Wife took a chance on me and my party ( first time ABnB users) and from here on I can see future retreats in well maintained upscale homes rather than always defaulting to those seemingly overpriced Resorts, since we usually don't use all the features of these resorts anyway. - I would have no problem calling up Klaus again for this Mountain Retreat or his other Beach homes.”
P.K., August 2017 (Airbnb)

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Stay at Alta Vista!! You won't be disappointed. Beautiful, welcoming home. Amazing amenities, full kitchen, great bedrooms. The view couldn't have been better- mountains, wildlife, fresh air! Thank you, again!! Looking forward to coming back!”
M.H., August 2017 (Airbnb)

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... “Klaus was a fantastic host and really went above and beyond to make sure my family and I had a wonderful time in Truckee. Weather was an issue just before we travelled to the listing, and Klaus was sending me multiple updates a day to make sure I understood the conditions before driving up. The listing itself was very much as described. My family of 4 found the space very expansive. We went for the snow and it was wonderful because the kids could sled around the property which made it very easy and they loved it. Very roomy yet cozy in its cabin-like furnishings. I would heartily recommend Klaus and his chalet for anyone looking to have a great time in Truckee!”
A.H., January 2017 (Airbnb)

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... "Beautiful and comfortable spacious cabin. The view is amazingly breathtaking! You will sleep like a baby in all the beds and feel extremely comfortable. We enjoyed our Thanksgiving here and highly recommend everyone to check out this amazing cabin! Thank you Klaus!!! "
M.F., November 2016 (Airbnb)

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... "Klaus provided our group with all the information we needed to ensure we had a great stay at Alta Vista. Their home was very welcoming and provided adequate space for everyone. We especially loved the views and sauna. Thank you!"
S.M., October 2016 (Airbnb)

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... "This is a very comfortable house with a fantastic view. We had a group of 7 that fit very nicely in the 3 levels, 4 bedrooms, and 3 full bathrooms. We were able to cook for ourselves in the roomy and fully equipped kitchen. This was very convenient after a full day of hiking and mountain biking, often starting from the front of the house. Klaus provided complete instructions for using the house. We had a great time."
J.K., July 2016 (Airbnb)

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... "We had a very nice visit to Alta Vista Chalet. The house was comfortable, in a great location (steps from Tahoe Donner slopes), and had an unbelievable view. There was even a great sledding hill just out back, as shown in the photos. Klaus was friendly and thorough in his communications before, during and after our stay and was very quick at resolving any issues. It is clear he takes great pride in the house and wants guests to enjoy their stay."
D.R., April 2016 (Airbnb)

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... "The house was clean, beautiful, and had the most amazing view. The host was friendly, and easy accessible. I would recommend the house to a friend, and would stay there again if I ever go back to Truckee. "
L.R., February 2016 (Airbnb)

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... "Couldn't find a place better than Alta Vista for our stay in Truckee-Tahoe. The chalet is perfectly located on top of a mountain which gives you amazing panoramic views. We spent our Christmas at Alta Vista Chalet. Everything was within few miles, cross country skiing, snowboarding, nice restaurants in Truckee less than 20min drive. Klaus was a great host, he provided us with all the details and information before our departure. Thank you Klaus, we will come back again."
S.F., December 2015 (Airbnb)

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... "Klaus and Gundi have a beautiful home that we were very glad to visit. The house is well stocked (hot tub, jacuzzi AND sauna all in one house? definitely heaven), and the notes on how to use different features, like the sauna, were definitely helpful. We, and our friends, had a wonderful time hiking the snowy trails of the mountain, and loved going back inside to sit by the fireplace. The entire trip was a welcome get-away, made all the better by the setting. It was an event I would happily turn into a tradition. Thank you Klaus and Gundi!"
L.T., November 2015 (Airbnb)

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... "The chalet was comfortable and well appointed, and the vistas from the balconies are gorgeous! We greatly enjoyed our stay there! "
A.C., August 2015 (Airbnb)

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... "We had a wonderful time at the Alta Vista Chalet!! The view from the deck is to die for and the location is perfectly located at a comfortable distance from amenities, Lake Tahoe, while giving us the secluded feeling as well. The chalet is very well equipped with anything you can think of. Klaus (the owner) was very responsive and accommodating to all our needs. We couldn’t have found a better place to spend memorial day weekend with our big group! We absolutely loved grilling on the deck with a view of the valley and mountains and clouds. There were plenty of deck chairs/furniture to accommodate all 7 of us and throws to keep us warm and cozy. We hope to be back again soon and will surely be passing on the word to our near ones!."
S.R., May 2015 (Airbnb)

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... "We had an amazing time at your mountain home. We arrived on Monday with a big snow fall. On Tuesday we took advantage of the the backyard slope. The snow was deep. At first we just sank. Once we'd gone down the same run several times, we created a fun sled run accompanied by a stairway for getting back up the hill. On Wednesday and Thursday we taught our kids how to ski at Tahoe/Donner, a perfect slope for beginners. They did great and skied the Green Mile many times. On Friday the snow was perfect for building a snow fort and carving new sledding runs down the hill behind the house. The skies were clear Wednesday - Friday and we saw some beautiful sunrises. The view is spectacular. We headed home early Sunday with the next snow storm. ....."
J.C.,

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... "This was our 2nd year in a row staying at the Alta Vista Chalet. We are extremely satisfied with this beautiful vacation home!! The owner is friendly, and easy to work with---plus, the home is well laid out with plenty of room, and it is fully stocked with everything you want while vacationing at a rental property. The master bedroom & bathroom are very comfortable, and the great room & kitchen are perfectly laid out for our family get togethers. There are three levels in this home--with comfy bedrooms, and nice bathrooms on each floor. There are decks on each level, and the view is one of the best in the Lake Tahoe Region. There is a nice two car garage, and a 3rd garage door for "extras". Plus, there is a sauna right off of the inside of the main garage, and a hot tub on the lower level deck. The bathtub on the lower level is large & it has "jets" in it. Both times we have rented here the home has been clean & well maintained. For guests that enjoy hiking--you can walk about 1/3rd of a mile up the street, and take off from a trailhead. We hiked every day, and really enjoyed that activity. We are so satisfied with the Alta Vista Chalet that we are planning to rent here every year!! This is a great value, and I strongly recommend the facility!!"

Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Sightseeing,  Girls Getaway,  Adventure Seekers,  Age 55+,  Romantic Getaway,  Families with Teenagers

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... "Its hard to explain all the features of this home. The pictures give it no justice whatsoever. My wife and I just wanted to get away, not to a hotel, not to any home, we wanted seclusion, and that is just what we got. On top of the highest peak overlooking the valley is this home. It was snowing when we arrived and the house was warm, that was a definte plus. We were also thankful it had some baby proofing equipment since we had a 15 month old with us. We were easy to please just sitting in the family room gazing out over the deck for 2 days. The owners were fantastic, very easy to communicate with and very quick to return out deposit. I will never stay in a hotel again. Thanks again.

K. Family Martinez, Ca

Recommended for: Families with Young Children,  Sightseeing,  Adventure Seekers,  Age 55+,  Romantic Getaway,  Families with Teenagers "

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... "We had a fabulous time. What a lovely house! Our unanimous assessment was that it was by far the nicest house we've ever stayed at. Clean, beautiful, such thoughtful details. What a view!! ... As we drove away both of our kids were demanding to know when we could stay again at the "snow house". I'm sure we'll be back next year (and no doubt we'll have to book early!) ....."

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... "Thank you for a wonderful time in your beautiful home/cabin. The view was breathtaking. The jacuzzi was hot and bubbling. The living room was warm and inviting. This home has more of a resort feel than a rugged cabin atmosphere. We felt close to everything. It was a perfect mom's retreat. We needed it! Thank you for all of the extra touches like guest passes and snowshoes. We would like to come back to mountain bike since we saw those in the garage....."

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... "We had a wonderful time, and the cabin had every conceivable comfort - it was perfect for our group!! The kitchen was so well equipped, tons of linens, both bedding and towels, comfortable beds, and just overall, we were totally comfortable and happy!! It goes without saying the views up there are spectacular!!! We must have commented on that dozens of times! And, the hill behind the house was so perfect for sledding for the kids - we brought up sleds and saucers and toboggans, but didn't realize they could just walk out the door and go! It was so much fun!"

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... "You folks have a wonderful house there -- it offers everything a person could possibly ask for, and the views were amazing. We were very comfortable."

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... "This was simply the best vacation home we ever stayed in. The views, the space, the furniture, the pots and pans ... the list goes on and on."

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... "We had an absolutely great time. The house was so enjoyable, we will be coming back again."

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... "We enjoyed your cabin so much.... We had lots of opportunity to appreciate how well stocked and well designed your place is. There were so many details that I can’t think of now, but the big ones were the Jacuzzi, the sauna and the best stocked kitchen in all of Tahoe Donner (I think)."

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... "Your house is very beautiful and is extremely well maintained. I don't remember having trouble with anything at all. I will definitely recommend it to all my friends. "

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... "We had a wonderful time, and the weather was soooo great. Every afternoon a summer storm came in and cooled everything off and we saw great lightening and thunder shows. We just sat on the deck and observed it all... It sure was a nice and quiet neighborhood. We loved (the) house. It is so bright and nicely decorated. All the things we needed were right there in the kitchen... And I loved the round bed."

From the dining table of Alta Vista Chalet

From the dining table of Alta Vista Chalet