|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This wonderfully appointed 3000 square-foot, tri-level mountain home is complete with all new furnishings and a fully-equipped kitchen. Professionally decorated with a cozy mountain elegance, this beautiful upscale home is located just outside the historic Sierra Town of Truckee, California.
The home offers two master suites, forested views of the Tahoe Donner Golf Course (on the 17th hole), an equipped office, a spacious, furnished redwood deck with a gas barbecue, and Jacuzzi. Guest passes offer access to swimming, tennis, golf, the fitness center and saunas, and equestrian trails.
There's plenty of summer hiking and biking or winter skiing to be done at any of six major downhill ski resorts, located within 15 minutes. There are over 90 kilometers of cross-country ski trails too. Truckee, North Lake Tahoe cities, and Reno offer great nightlife, restaurants, and shopping.
This vacation home is recommended for two families of up to five each, or perhaps a relaxed couples' getaway.
Absolutely gorgeous, very clean and comfortable home. Fully equipped is an understatement - this house is VERY well appointed (dishes, pots & pans, basic staples, sheets, towels, etc). You could host Thanksgiving dinner here! Nice attention to privacy in the room setup -- good for two families or several couples traveling together. LOTS of stairs, make sure everyone traveling with you is in good physical condition (challenging with toddlers)! We were there in winter so didn't use the lake facilities, but easy access to Truckee and the ski resorts, and lovely view from the back deck and hot tub.
The cabin is beautiful but has many things that are not functioning properly.
When I gave a list of problems to the owner he just made excuses and said that the property is "functioning well". I feel that we differ on opinion of functioning well, and functioning poorly.
The Den pull out bed is not an option for sleeping, it IS broken. The bed is a fight to open, then when it is open the mattress is so thin that the bars are in your back all night making for a horrific night of painful sleep. Not acceptable to anyone's standards. No one should get stuck on that bed so please don't count that one as a bed for a person.
The bedroom on the second floor has very old mattresses and was described as a "crater" by my elderly parents. I told the owner, and he said it was a functional mattress.
The TV in the master bedroom did not work for us, the owner said that the TV needs the remote to work but the remote was hidden from us, we looked for it for two days.
The master bedroom door would not shut or lock, so do not expect to have any privacy. When I told the owner he said he knew about the problem but had not had a chance to fix it yet. I wish I had been warned us about this known problem. He also blamed it on the altitude, however none of the other doors had that problem.
Be aware of the refrigerator, it froze all of our food even on the lowest setting. The owner said he knew about that problem as well, but did not fix it and neglected to tell us about it before our arrival. We lost a lot of money on food that was too frozen to eat and then more money on an unexpected trip to a restaurant. The owner said he would return a small amount of money for loss of food, but that check never came.
The dryer takes three hours to dry towels, I’ve been up in altitude before so I believe this is just an old dryer not properly maintained.
There was food left in the refrigerator and cupboards that smelled bad, so I’m not sure the cleaning service is efficient.
As for the cleaning service, do not expect to get much of your deposit back. We had 6 adults and 2 older children, we left the house very clean with no spills. Normal vacuuming, cleaning surfaces, and linen washing was all that was necessary as we were exceptionally clean, but the owner charged us a large cleaning fee. Be aware of this if you are bringing small children that make messes, you probably will not get your deposit back.
In my opinion, keep looking.
This home is a beautiful family retreat. Every amenity is available. All 12 of us enjoyed comfortable beds each night. The kitchen is well-stocked for your cooking/baking needs. We enjoyed several morning visits from a doe and her fawn on the back side of the golf course! There were so many things to do in the area.....rafting, hiking, jet skiing, swimming, fishing, tennis & lazing by the pool - we did it all. We would definitely return for another visit.
Big house with lots of space for the 2 families we had up for a ski trip. Kitchen was very well equipped, dining area large and living room very comfortable. We never figured out how to access the hot tub, but it was a a great weekend get away.
'Swiss Lane at Tahoe Donner' is located in the Sierra Mountain town of Truckee CA. It's in close proximity to both Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe and offers all the surrounding amenities and activities you would expect to find in the Tahoe region. This includes skiing, golf, equestrian, hiking and biking, great dining, Truckee River rafting, power/sail boating and visiting area points of interest. The Tahoe Donner community has a complete array of recreational activities. It's facilities include heated swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, tennis and golf, an archery center, the Donner Lake marina and beach facility, and a top-notch fitness center. Dine at the Trout Creek Center and brand new TD Golf Clubhouse. SLTD is also within easy reach of Reno and it's Casino night life, shopping and restaurants. Swiss Lane at Tahoe Donner is a great mountain home in a great area for both family activity and adult vacationing.
Other Activities: Access to Tahoe Donner recreation facilities and Marina
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Win/Spr 2014/15 (See Notes)
Dec 1 2014 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
|Average Cleaning Charge||$180|
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Maximum occupancy is 10 persons. No smoking/No pets policy.
Cleaning costs vary with property condition at departure and are deducted from deposit settlement. Cleaning fee indicated above is an average cost based on typical service company charges. Inquire with owner.
We're a bit old fashioned. CC payments add cost and complication to the transaction. We work with you personally to make sure the property fits your needs and if it seems like a good fit we send a Short Term Rental Agreement with complete payment terms and instructions. Nothing too complicated...remembering always that this is all supposed to be fun!
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.