Room for Rent in North Reno / Sparks Nevada


Contact info:
Justin Boucher | Sierra Home Rentals | 775-453-0650 |

$425/mo | Furnished

Year Built: 2007
Sq Footage: 2881 sqft.
Bedrooms: 3 Beds
Bathrooms: 2.5 Baths
Parking: Garage
Lease Duration: 1 Year (See Details Below)
Deposit: $425
Pets Policy: No Pets Allowed
Laundry: In Unit
Property Type: Single Family House


1 person wanted to live in large 3 bedroom home 3 miles from UNR. Home has a great room, den, 2 1/2 baths, washer, dryer, and recreation room with pool table. 2 dogs live here as well. Must be OK with sharing a bathroom with a guy.


  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Family room
  • Office
  • Range / Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Garbage disposal
  • Freezer
  • Trash compactor
  • Yard
  • Fenced yard
  • Lawn
  • Sprinkler system
  • Heat: forced air
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
  • Double pane / Storm windows
  • Cable-ready
  • High-speed internet
  • Wired
  • Hardwood floor
  • High / Vaulted ceiling


  • Near transportation
  • Barbecue
  • Garage – Attached


Utilities not included


Contact info:
Justin Boucher
Sierra Home Rentals

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Day 2 with the Bro on Boreal







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Snowboarding at Diamond Peak with the Bro







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My new bedroom








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I’m back

Well, since taking Personal Branding in the MBA program at UNR I have come to realize even more than I had previously how important it is to maintain a personal brand as well as a substantial online presence. I am still active on Twitter although it is primarily just funny things that I retweet. I also keep my LinkedIn profile up-to-date. Since the class though I have neglected possibly the most important part of maintaining a brand online which is having your own website/blog. I have decided that I am going to maintain my domain and blog. I pretty much going to disregard the vague theme of a blog I had before and pretty much post whatever I feel like. I figured it is better than nothing and gives me an excuse to continue paying for my domain

I leave you with this:

no-clutch-manningGo Niners!


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Metal at Knuckleheads

knuckleheads reno nevada shuffle boardLast weekend my roommate and I went down to Knuckleheads Bar & Grill to watch a band I used to play for called “Half a Tusk” as well as a couple of other bands. The show was supposed to start at 8:00, but like most local shows I figured it would be late so we got there at 8:30.

When we walked in I was happy to find that they weren’t charging a cover. I then walked over to catch up with my old band mates a bit. After a little chit-chatting I walked over to the bar get a round of beers. While walking up to the bar I saw a sign for a bucket of 5 Rolling Rocks for $8.75 (Can’t beat that). I went ahead and got a bucket and proceeded to doll them out.

It still didn’t look like anybody was getting on stage soon, but I didn’t have a problem with that, because they have free shuffle board. The table might not be quite as nice as The Blind Onion, but who cares. We ended up getting our fare share of shuffle board in, because the first band “Hell Pig” didn’t come on until 9:30.

half a tusk knuckle heads reno nevadaHell Pig was a little gimmicky with the front man wearing a slaughter pig mask and playing various sound clips between songs. They did put on a good show though. After Hell Pig was Half a Tusk. These guys just love to shred. Both guitar players are very talented. If you enjoy good guitar playing regardless of your predisposition to metal I recommend giving these guys a listen. After Half a Tusk I said good bye to my old band mates as the were breaking down and went home with my roommate.

The bar

Knuckleheads would most likely be filed under a dive bar. I tend to enjoy dive bars and Knuckleheads is no exception. The staff for the most part has always been friendly and the place is kept clean.

One thing I really like about Knuckleheads is that they offer no shortage of things to do. In addition to the shuffle board table they have two pool table, dart boards, pinball machines, and a ping-pong table.

The menu

If you are just coming in for a drink they usually have some sort of deal going on. Last time I cam to Knuckleheads they were offering $3 Third-Shift and you got to keep the glass. Other than that they have a full bar with beer wine and liquor.

The food probably doesn’t rank well through Weight Watchers, but if you want some greasy bar food then Knuckleheads is the place to go. Like their drinks the food is quite reasonably priced. Knuckleheads offers burgers, jalapeno poppers, chicken wings, and even a couple of different pasta dishes.

The bottom line

If you don’t mind or even enjoy a bit of a dive atmosphere, then I highly recommend checking out Knuckleheads. They offer a fun atmosphere with affordable food and drinks. If you prefer a more mellow experience then go on a weeknight. If you enjoy the local music scene and especially metal, Knuckleheads usually has shows every weekend.

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A Nice Breakfast at Sparks Coffee Shop

This morning a few friends and I were calling each other back and forth trying to figure out what we wanted to do for breakfast. I decided to jump on Foursquare and see if I could find some place new to try. I ended up stumbling on Sparks Coffee Shop. The pictures and tips on Foursquare showed Sparks Coffee Shop to be a full service breakfast and lunch restaurant as opposed to just being a coffee shop.

sparks coffee shopMy friends all came over to my house were we got in one care and drove down to Sparks Coffee Shop. We pulled up to the restaurant which looks like a bland red house far removed from any other business on Oddie and El Rancho. We walked into the restaurant and were promptly seated in a booth.  As I looked around I was surprised at the amount of decor especially compared to the outside of the restaurant. It was pretty clear by the decorations that Sparks Coffee Shop is owner by a mexican family.

As I looked through the menu I noticed that Sparks Coffee Shop has a pretty extensive menu for both breakfast and lunch. While they offered a number of Mexican dishes like Huevos Rancheros, the menu was very “American” with omelets, hamburgers, etc…  The first thing that caught my eye and what I ended up ordering was the crab cake benedict with a side of fruit.

All the plates that came out looked delicious and were in large portions. My crab cake benedict was very tasty. The crab cakes themselves tasted like good crab meat and the hollandaise complimented them well. The fruit was fresh and juicy.

The bottom line

Despite the name, Sparks Coffee Shop is much more than a coffee shop. I think they may have some issues their branding. They have great food, great service, and reasonable prices. I recommend giving it a try. What are some of your favorite breakfast spots in Sparks?

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