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Spacious, Luxurious, Celebrity Retreat Perched atop the Woods of Tahoe Donner

Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Owner/Property Manager

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Spacious, Luxurious, Celebrity Retreat Perched atop the Woods of Tahoe Donner

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


Tahoe Donner House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-13)

Falcon's Nest is perched atop the woods in the serene Hillside district of Tahoe Donner. Set back in a private forest setting, this luxury cabin is tastefully appointed and decorated by its most recent celebrity owner...and it shows!

With a spacious and family-friendly floor plan, the layout ensures privacy and practicality. The split (3) level has sleeping quarters upstairs with the living space, kitchen, entertaining deck and one of two master suites on the ground floor. The Game Room (Basement) is a cool retreat for kids and entertainers and doubles as a 5th bedroom with its full bath and pullout sofa.

More details:

4 Bedroom, 4.5 bath. Sleeps 9 (Dual master) in beds and one pullout couch downstairs. Additional bedding (air mattresses can accomodate an additional 4 people)

Upper Wing (Top floor, level 3)

The upper sleeping quarters are set above the hubub of the main living quarters to provide for peace and quiet while the party cruises into the later hours. Enjoy solitude and comfort. Central heating provides warmth and efficiency. Since the house is 3 years new, everything is tight, efficient and warm. No freezing old-school cabin here!

1. Upper Master Bed Room features brand new Cal King pillow top dream mattress, Down Duvet/Comforter hanging closet, beautiful rod iron and wood bed/night stands, private bath with radiant heat floors and slate rock floor, permanent tartan wool rug and window treatments.

2. Jack n Jill Guest Bedroom features plushly appointed oversized twin beds with heavy down bedding, hanging closet with built in drawers, permanent tartan wool rug and window treatments.

3. Mother's Guest Bedroom features high queen bed with elegant fabrics, hanging closet, permanent tartan wool rug and window treatments.

4. Guest Bath features eclectic stone and colored glass work, tub, shower and stone vanity, slate rock floor.

5. Reading Room: Overlooking the living room and kitchen, and enjoying the perch above the panoramic forest view this quiet corner is a place to read and relax. The loveseat couch folds out to a very comfortable premium mattress pad.

Main Floor (Street level entry, level 2)

1. Mud room: Entering in from the garage you have a special place to de-boot and come home. Furnished with a modern high-efficiency front-loading washer and dryer duo as well as a utility sink.

2. The only powder room: (the only half-bath) single toilet with eclectic stone and glass work. Appointed with a very rich slate rock tile floor and travertine vanity. Very art deco.

3. Living room: features Sharp LCD High Definition HDTV television complete with HDTV DirecTVservice featuring DVR. Blu Ray player with Netflix and Pandora included too! Lots of board and card games in the bar along with glasses for wine. Plush appointments include down seating areas with wool and chambray slip-cover swivel chaises.

4. WiFi or plug in internet connection is high speed via DSL connection. iPhone/iPod docking station/charger/cradle/alarm clock in kitchen, Huge rear view cedar wood deck overlooks Mountain bike trail and forest. Brand new 3 part stainless steel bbq (with side burners, gas hookup, and rotisserie...high temperature model)

5. Ground floor Master Bath features barkwood canopy Eastern King bed (basically its wider than a cal king, but slightly shorter), Sharp LCD flat screen television with Directv High Def service. High ceilings, wool plaid rug and drapes set the scene for a rustic backdrop. Master bath features a Jacuzzi brand jetted tub, separately enclosed shower, and walk in closet for two. Private toilet room also. Floors are travertine marble with radiant heated floors.

Game Room (Basement, level 1)

Check our photos for this entertainers delight! Fall into our plush sectional leather sofa and kick up your heels to a home theater with surround sound. Flip on a dvd or play a game on our Wii entertainment system that comes stocked with a library of games including a full Rockband set.

Recently added in Fall of 2013 is a brand new American Heritage full size slate pool table (see pictures) to heat up the competition.

Step outside to the backyard forest and get lost on a hike or bike ride.


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner/Property Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

About Owner/Property Manager

I am a busy executive who loves to get out of the Bay area for a little rest and relaxation.

We love the peace and quiet in Tahoe Donner along with the miles of trails, swimming and convenience of the pools, workout facilities, equestrian center and definitely our HOA-owned beach and marina at Donner Lake.

My wife and I fell in love with this place that was previously owned by a wildly-successful and famous internet tycoon.

Though it is our second home, we hope that this wonderful cabin/house will be yours too. We looked at over 50 properties from Tahoe City, Old Greenwood, Sunnyside, and all around Lake Donner and were fortunate to strike a deal here.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2009

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Tahoe Donner

The privacy is incredible at this place. Stars come out at night. Lavishly appointed home by a very tasteful owner, spared NO expense. The split level floor plan offers 3 levels and provides for exceptional privacy.

What makes this house unique

Serenity, oozing luxury and cabin-like feel. Modern conveniences like radiant heated floors and top of the line appliances make this home a step up from a typical 20 year old cabin.

Guestbook comments from the manager

My husband and I stayed at this home to kick off our summer vacation. Our 3 year old enjoyed the extra space to run around and the house is very kid friendly. Our infant took naps in the provided pack n play in one of the master bedrooms and the cool breezes and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

The house has a cabin-like charm, with the modern conveniences of a newer home. The setting was very private, like our own little sanctuary from the concrete jungle we live in.

I would recommend this property highly to any friend and plan to come back again in the winter.
Jun 2013
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Spacious, Luxurious, Celebrity Retreat Perched atop the Woods of Tahoe Donner
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews

We love Falcon's Nest!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our most recent stay at Falcon's Nest in Tahoe Donner. It's comfortable, spacious and luxurious, as the description says, but it also has a warm and welcoming ambiance that can't be beat. The surroundings are amazing and it is close to many of our favorite Tahoe destinations and activities. We have always found this property to be clean and well maintained and is always stocked with everything we need to just walk in, relax, and enjoy, including a wireless internet connection so we can stay up on communications while we are away. We have enjoyed Falcon's Nest with friends and family or just the two of us, and we have never been disappointed. It is the perfect vacation get-away, whether for just a couple of days or extended stay -- it's our favorite!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Cozy bonding

  • of 5

This house was beautiful. The layout is spacious and the kitchen my favorite. All the pictures look just as the house in person. Enough space for the 7 adults we came with extra to spare. We couldn't get the television in the family room nor the game room to work. Not sure if wiring wasn't correct or if any of the 4 men who've worked for Sears, att and dish just missed something. So we were forced to actually play games and bond. Which wasn't a big deal since we mesh well. The kitchen was well stocked with condiments and other kitchen needs. We didn't even need to open some of the stuff we brought. The owner was easy to contact and replied pretty efficiently.

Only real complaint was the Clean up part being a clean up fee is already applied in the rental. Seems like there shouldn't be a clean up fee applied if renters are instructed to clean before they leave.

Other than that. The house is awesome the location is convenient and having those fireplaces make the whole thing relaxing.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chaulzy, Thank you for choosing our home for your family vacation and for taking time to post feedback on your experience. I am glad that your expectations were met and hope that you will cherish the good times for years to come. Please will return soon!

Great winter get away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time in this masterfully appointed winter home nestled in family friendly Tahoe Donner. Convenient, yet private and secluded enough to ensure relaxation from our busy lives in the city. The kids were relegated to the basement and adults upstairs, both enjoyed heat via a cozy gas fireplace. A beautiful master with enormous en suite bath and plenty of room for all. Kitchen was well equipped. Then cons--linens limited, the room over the garage was quite cold--that was it. The pros--kitchen, fireplaces, movie selection, all AV equipment, the master bedroom, location and great sledding to be had in the back yard!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, Thanks for making our home yours for a sliver of time away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I am glad your experience was positive and that your expectations were met. We appreciate your feedback and have addressed the concerns you have raised about the linens and will provide instructions on how to operate the radiant heat floors for future guests staying in the upper master above the garage. We hope that you will come again!

The property was beautiful!

  • 3 of 5

The inside of the home was exactly like the pictures showed. There were plenty of bathrooms and the bedrooms were wonderful. My only complaints were that we had 2 door handles come off while opening doors, we could figure out how to use the tv in the game room or the radio in the living room or game room. Im 40 but my boys are 15 and 17 and they couldnt figure it out. The pool table slanted left very badly as well. The experience was very good though and my family and I enjoyed our 4 day stay. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Napa, CA

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED staying at the Falcon's Nest! It was like staying in your own 5 star resort. We had two families with children and we were incredibly comfortable and had plenty of space so we were not on top of each other. Great location and owners were a pleasure to work with. Would highly recommend. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lindsey, thanks for calling Falcon's Nest home again! We appreciate your feedback and your excitement reminds me of the first time we stayed there. We hope you will come back soon!

Beautifully appointed yet child friendly

  • 5 of 5

Had me with the asymmetrical exterior and the expansive kitchen/dining/living room where my large family could be themselves together. Loved the Viking stove, granite counters, cabinet faced refrigerator, unique dining table, gas BBQ, pool table that even the toddlers played without cue sticks, all the hiding places for hide and seek, jacuzzi tub for girls to feel like a princess, quiet neighborhood for restful nights, what is not to like. Will definitely consider renting again!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Reno International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
TahoeDonner Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary

5 Minute Walk to Trout Creek Recreation Center (Year Round) Which Has Cardio, Free Weights and Cybex Machines, 6 Swimming Pools and 4 Jacuzzis (Heated), Locker Rooms, Mountain Bike and Hiking Trails Are Plentiful.


Rates & Availability

From $315 Per night

Tahoe Donner House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2015
May 1 2015 - Jun 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 9 2015
4 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2015 - Nov 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
CLEANING $215 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.13%
Notes Got a question or want to inquire about a Ski or Summer Lease? Please Call homeowner at 916-742-3001

Cancellation Policy

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Tahoe Donner House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Upper Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , Features Heated Slate Floors, Granite and Marble Counters
    Ground Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sink, heated floors, JACUZZI tub 2, separate shower
    Downstairs Game Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Slate floors and Granite/Countertops
    Main Floor Powder Room (Half bath) - toilet , shower , Gorgeous trophy bath w/extensive granite, glass and slate
    Guest bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , For upper twin and queen bedrooms, artistic slate & granite
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Ground Floor Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib , EASTERN King Canopy Bed, fireplace &heated bathroom floor
    Upper Floor Master - 1 king , Features luxury master bathroom with heated slate floors.
    Upper Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Gorgeous appointments and luxurious linens and bedding
    Upper Twin Bedroom - 2 double , Rustic appointments and real log bedframes and tartan plaids
    Game Room (bottom floor) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Four more adults can 'camp' out on provided air mattresses
  • *pull out single couch bed in gameroom downstairs has premium mattress. (2) *There are two thick foam futon like pads and a queen premium Aero bed (1) *Pack and Play (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Radiant Heated Floors, Large Flat Screen (LCD) High Definition Televisions (48'+), HDTV with DVR and Movies, Wii and PlayStation in Den/Gameroom, Dual Master Bedrooms and Baths. 2 Car garage.

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