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Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Speaks: english
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3000SF 4BR+ SKI-IN SKI-OUT W/VIEWS

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Donner Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Large (3,000 sqft) home which backs onto the Tahoe Donner ski hill. Forget packing the car and gearing up at the ski slope, simply change at home, go out the back door, strap your on skiis and and within 2 minutes you can be on the ski slope. The ski area is very small but is a great place for beginners and when lift lines at the bigger resorts are 30+ minutes the longest lines at Tahoe Donner tend to be about 5 to 10 minutes.

This home is at just over 7,000 feet in elevation and is not one of the 'lower' Tahoe Donner homes. There are few trees around it and this enables the expansive views. In addition, sometimes on clear nights we lie down on the back deck for awesome views of the night sky.

Tahoe Donner is a year-round resort located in the historic town of Truckee, California. In addition to being able access the Tahoe Donner ski area from the backyard, there are many recreational opportunities of the Lake Tahoe region.

Tahoe Donner is the perfect place for family vacations all year round. The Tahoe Donner Association provides downhill and cross country skiing, golf, hiking, tennis, an equestrian center, a fitness center complete with fitness classes and an adult lap pool, massage, hot tubs, and two pool areas with play areas for the children. There is even a private beach and marina on Donner Lake where you can rent paddle boards, kayaks, and sail boats. All Tahoe Donner amenities can be accessed with provided guest passes and $8/person/day usage fee (children under 7 are free). Be sure to visit the Tahoe Donner clubhouse, as the Association holds special events for families every week in the summer like Bingo, beach parties, archery, and outdoor Movie Fridays during the warmer months.

Walk just a quarter mile up the street while treating yourself to the amazing views from Skislope Way and you will arrive at Tahoe Donner's 35 miles of hiking trails. The extensive network of trails provides fantastic views and a great cardio workout.

Golfers be sure to check out the Tahoe Donner golf course--the highest elevation course in Tahoe, known for having the best greens in the region.

Within Tahoe Donner you will find The Pub, The Lodge, and Pizza on the Hill. In Truckee, you will find amazing dining and shopping in a historic setting.

Located on the ground floor of our mountain home is our 'dorm' room with three bunkbeds and a game room with foosball and a large-screen TV. There is also a separate washer and a dryer. On the main floor are three bedrooms--one eastern king, one queen and one with two twin beds. There is a wide open, family style great room with open kitchen and dining area. The great room opens to the back deck perfect for BBQing, relaxing, and eating. Upstairs is a loft with a trundle bed and a computer desk. The home also is equipped with Wi-Fi.

This home is 5 homes away from the Kodiak Lodge (VRBO listing #40794), a smaller (about 1,800sqft) but absolutely gorgeous ski-in ski-out log cabin if your space needs are not as great. Also, if you are on more of a budget there is a well-situated small (about 1,350sqft) but cozy ski-in ski-out cabin 4 homes away (VRBO #262853).

Please note this house is at about 7,000 feet in elevation. If it snows you will need to have AWD or 4WD to get to it and (as with many of the homes at the higher elevations in Tahoe Donner) during snowstorms it is possible for the road and/or driveway to become temporarily impassible until they are cleared. Also, this home does not have air conditioning so it can get very warm in summer.

Keywords: ski-in, ski-out, ski in, ski out, mountain, cabin, skislope, tahoe, donner, ski slope, views

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

We are a family with four younger children, all of whom learned to ski at Tahoe Donner. By their 3rd day of skiing they were able to make it back to the cabin on skis.

We love the clean mountain air, the amazing views, and, on clear nights, the view of the arm of our Milky Way Galaxy stretching across the sky!

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Donner Lake

We chose Tahoe Donner because it is a year-round resort with activities such as skiing, cross country skiing, camping, fishing, horseback riding, watersports, hiking, and more close by.

What makes this house unique

Tahoe Donner offers a wealth of year-round activities but what really sealed the deal for us was being able to have our kids ski off in the morning while we lounge around the house. With walkie talkies we can communicate with them pretty much wherever they are on the ski hill.

We also love the panoramic views which extend from the Carson Range to Northstar.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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3000sf 4BR+ Ski-in Ski-Out w/Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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3000sf 4BR+ Ski-in Ski-Out w/Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405185vb
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Donner Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
Fremont/Newark, CA
5

wonderful

  • 5 of 5
We had a great experience! This home was extremely comfortable, even with 13 people! We had adults, teens and a one year old with absolutely no problems. The homeowner checked on us, via phone, and was very helpful and available. There were plenty of places to go and things to see. We visited two Donner Lake beaches and went on a hike on a nearby trail.
The deer were very fun to watch every morning and evening. The views from each window were spectacular. The jetted tub was on high demand after a day in the sun. Bring some bubble bath!
Many of the adults in our party talked about how great it would be to come back during the snowy season!
I can't say enough about what a wonderful stay we had. Defiantly worth the drive up the mountain. Only negative part of the trip was going to the local Safeway during the holiday weekend.. Very crowded and they didn't have all the check stands open.
The house was great! The owner had everything very well organized and made the whole trip as easy as could be. This was the first time I rented a house and I was very impressed with the whole experience!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
3000sf 4BR+ Ski-in Ski-Out w/Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405185vb
-4084064074
Donner Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
5

Perfect for a family or a large gathering of friends

  • 5 of 5
Lovely, spacious home which comfortably sleeps 14 people, one room of just bunk beds for putting a bunch of kids into. Two entertainment centers, one on the lower level where the bunk beds are located so that kids can watch movies and leave the grownups on the top level.

This home is warm and inviting, a pleasure to spend the weekend at and we will definitely be renting this again for future visits to the area. The homeowner called us the day of our arrival to ask us if everything was to our satisfaction and told us not to hesitate to contact him if he we needed assistant with anything.

The house has a large kitchen with everything you could possibly need in it to cook in terms of utensils and spices. Safeway is a short drive nearby for grocery shopping so that you can comfortably do all your cooking in this rental.

Washer and dryer included so you don't have to lug back any dirty clothes.

Spacious front, back and side area outside of the home where children can safely play in the snow.

Zero traffic noise and neighbors aren't close enough to be heard so you can definitely have some fun and not worry that your children will be loud and aggravating anyone.
  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
3000sf 4BR+ Ski-in Ski-Out w/Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405185vb
-4084064074
Donner Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
Sunnyvale, CA
5

Very good house

  • 5 of 5
The house is very specious and comfortable. There is a nice hiking trail nearby. The view is relaxing. The owner has very good collection of books and videos.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
3000sf 4BR+ Ski-in Ski-Out w/Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405185vb
-4084064074
Donner Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
5

Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5
We rented this cabin for our summer family reunion for 7 adults and 5 kids. It was perfect for all our needs. Everyone was exclaiming how gorgeous the views were and so convenient to Tahoe activities. Mr. Billiwala has really gone out of his way to make everything clean, organized, and welcoming. The kids (of all ages) loved playing hide and seek in a three level house. The kitchen is so organized and many a delicious meal was had all together. We felt very much at home and all in all it was a perfect space for our family to hang out and enjoy being together. Would highly recommend this cabin and wish we could come back in winter to ski!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
3000sf 4BR+ Ski-in Ski-Out w/Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405185vb
-4084064074
Donner Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
Patterson
5

Nesting Place

  • 5 of 5
Our stay here was excellent. Everything we needed to accommodate 9 large kids and 3 adults was available to us. The house was beautiful, clean and inviting. I completely appreciate the time and effort that Mr. Billawala put into the process. He was available when we needed him and him and his family thought of and provided many needed things.
Thank you Billawala Family!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
3000sf 4BR+ Ski-in Ski-Out w/Views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p405185vb
-4084064074
Donner Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
Cupertino, CA, United States
5

Fantastic cabin in the snow!

  • 5 of 5
We've rented a number of cabins in Tahoe Donner area now, and this is definitely the best one we have ever stayed in! We visited with another family, so 4 adults and a total of 6 kids. The bunk room downstairs was perfect for the kids, adults could relax upstairs after bedtime. The cabin itself is huge, lots of space for all of us, and very well equipped and documented. Location was great too, we were the first on the snow in the mornings, snowboarding from the back terrace.

All in all, a fantastic week and I hope we have a chance to visit again!
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Truckee Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Ski
Tahoe Donner Ski Hill
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Tahoe Donner Beach Club & Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Cross Country Skiing and Equestrian Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Trout Creek Recreational Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Lodge and Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Z Marketplace
Nearest Point of Interest
Northwoods Clubhouse and Tennis Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahe Donner Private Beach and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Shopping
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Donner Lake House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Break
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 22 2015
4 night minimum stay
$600
$3,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Transition Summer Season
Apr 20 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,375
$5,080
 
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
From
$375
Fri,Sat
$2,125
$8,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 13 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes 2.5% fee when paying with credit card

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Donner Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Room - 3 bunk bed
    Loft - 1 twin/ single , Trundle bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (3) On the bottom floor is a bunk room which has three bunk beds--2 full/twin bunks and 1 twin/twin bunk.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are sleds in the garage for guests to use.

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