CHOCOLATE HOUSE: YOUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY LODGING

Catherine Berman

Speaks french, english
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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Catherine Berman

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CHOCOLATE HOUSE: YOUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY, PET-FRIENDLY LODGING

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Canine members of your family are welcome at Chocolate House, our vacation home set amongst the alpine woods of Tahoe Donner. Chocolate House was named for an unfortunate painting choice by prior owners (all brown walls and ceilings.) Newly repainted, and completely refurnished and re-carpeted, the home is bright and airy. We carry on the chocolate tradition by always having chocolate available!

New beds and feather pillows ensure a wonderful night's sleep. Downstairs, one bedroom has a new queen bed and bunk beds, while the second bedroom contains a queen bed. The third downstairs bedroom with its sliding glass doors doubles as a play space; it has a new queen foldout sofa by American Leather. If your group is larger than 12, the airbed in the closet should help!

Upstairs, the master bedroom contains a queen bed, a single bunk, and a love seat sofa-sleeper. The kitchen, living room, and dining room have an open plan, facilitating conversation. Two large leather sofas in the living room provide a comfortable place to gather around the gas stove or the large TV. A large deck extends off the living area where guests can cook on the gas grill when weather permits.

In winter, the greenspace behind our house turns into a wonderful toboggan run. Snow forts, snow men, and snowball fights reign in the open lot next door.

Chocolate House is in Tahoe Donner on Alder Creek Road, which is the main route between Tahoe Donner and Highway 89. In winter, the location is a plus because Alder Creek is one of the first streets in Tahoe Donner plowed in the morning. Our short, level driveway makes it possible to get in and out of the garage as soon as the main road is plowed.

Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Boreal are all within 20-30 minutes drive, weather depending.

In summer, deer, raccoons, and other wildlife inhabit the backyard. Guests may also enjoy the trail along nearby Alder Creek, and numerous other trails throughout the neighborhood. We also provide guest passes to the Tahoe Donner amenities, and the house is near the horse ranch, swimming pools/hot tub/gym, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ski hill, and gold course.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Catherine Berman

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks french, english
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We are a family of three, plus a Grandma who frequently travels with us. Jan works for the local gas and electric company, on energy efficiency, solar power, and electric vehicles. Richard is a computer engineer. Laurel is 11, and loves to travel. Grandma Cathy is a retired high school teacher who speaks French and Spanish, in addition to English.

Catherine Berman purchased this house in 2010

When we went in search of a home in the Tahoe area, we kept thinking 'location, location, location.' We chose the Tahoe-Donner subdivision for three reasons: it is close to several major ski resorts; it is located in Truckee so that we could drop of skis, etc. on our way home; we had easy access to Interstate 80. We love the location. We especially love the fact that our roads are plowed early so that we can be on the slopes for the first powder.

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Travel with confidence
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5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Chocolate House: your family-friendly, pet-friendly lodging
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Chocolate House: your family-friendly, pet-friendly lodging
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3465546
(510) 334-7600
Truckee Lake Tahoe North Shore
Oakland, CA, USA
5

EVERYTHING YOU NEED. AND CHOCOLATE TOO!

  • 5 of 5
We have been fortunate to experience the Chocolate House in the winter and recently this summer and found both experiences highly enjoyable. The house is well-maintained, large, with big open spaces, lots of (really comfortable) beds and the kitchen has everything you need. We shopped at the huge Safeway on Donner Pass Rd and made all our meals at "home". We kept active with the easy access to mountain bike and hiking trails nearby, but we also biked along the Truckee River from Squaw Valley to Lake Tahoe, and rafted down the River on a hot day. We did find time to relax at the Chocolate House, watched World Cup Soccer on the giant TV and BBQ'd salmon then smores on the gas grill while appreciating the beautiful vista from the driveway. We lay on the balcony at night and marveled at the clear sky.

The owners were really easy to reach, were very responsive and accommodating. We hope to be back to enjoy this wonderful house in this glorious location.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Chocolate House: your family-friendly, pet-friendly lodging
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3465546
(510) 334-7600
Truckee Lake Tahoe North Shore
5

ENJOYABLE CHOCOLATE HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
Chocolate House was spacious and accommodating to our family snow weekend! We had several younger children who enjoyed playing behind the cabin making snowmen and sled runs! Driveway was very accessible too. Beautiful views and clean throughout!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Chocolate House: your family-friendly, pet-friendly lodging
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3465546
(510) 334-7600
Truckee Lake Tahoe North Shore
El Dorado Hills
5

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

  • 5 of 5
House was clean. Felt comfortable. No smells. Lots of rooms, lots of space, lots of seats, beautiful view, nice property. Easy to manage and maintain.
My only complaint: There wasn't a guest book to sign.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Truckee House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,750
$2,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.00
Reservation is secured with the deposit of one night's rent. The remaining rent/tax is due two weeks prior to occupancy. I accept Master Card or Visa.
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Holiday rates of $350 per night and a two night minimum stay apply to Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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Amenities

Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - master - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Books
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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