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Donner Sun and Ski Family Retreat

Lara WIlliamson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Lara WIlliamson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2015
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Donner Sun and Ski Family Retreat

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Truckee House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 6 Bedroom + Media/Game Rooms. Bright & Sunny/Surrounded by Trees

Luxury retreat with 2 master bedrooms, media room and game room. Spacious and open with approximately 4000 square feet. This bright and sunny home is perfect for multiple family or extended family groups. Sleeps up to 14 and ideal for 2 to 3 families. (8 adults maximum.) Newer furniture, bedding, carpet and more.

Great outdoor spaces. Huge back deck with level yard behind. Open space with walking/hiking trail runs just behind the lot. Hike or run right out the door in Spring/Summer/Fall. In the winter, sled and play in the snow in the yard. Snowshoe, cross country ski or take a snowy walk right behind the house.

Close-in with easy access to Tahoe Donner facilities, Donner Lake, Highway 80, downtown Truckee, ski resorts and more.

Upper Level:

Kitchen: Remodeled and well-stocked kitchen with vaulted ceilings.

Dining area: New custom dining table with seating for 11-12+ (additional seating at counter and game table)

Living Room: Spacious gathering space with vaulted ceilings and large windows with views. Living room includes new leather sectional, gas fireplace, flat screen TV and DVD player plus game table.

Master Bedroom 1: King Bed with spacious en-suite bath with shower. Forest views and opens to the back deck. Ipod clock radio

Master Bedroom 2: King Bed with private deck. Huge, sunny bedroom. En-suite bath with double sinks and shower over tub. Ipod clock radio.

Office/Bedroom #3: Twin bed with trundle (ideal for kids with parents in the master bedrooms)

1/2 bathroom

Lower Level:

Main Entry and mudroom with storage for boots and coats

Bedroom #4: 2 bunk beds - sleeps 4

Bedroom #5: 1 queen Bed

Bedroom #6: 2 twins or 1 king (Please request if you would like the twin setup).

Shared hall bathroom with double sinks and shower over tub.

Laundry Room with new washer and dryer

Bonus Rooms are located through the garage landing.

4th Full Bathroom with shower over tub

Media Room: Surround sound home theater with flat screen TV, cable and Blue Ray disk player plus movies. 2 row theater seating.

Game Room: Pool table with ping pong topper, dart board, Wii, seating area. (Game room is not heated.)

2 car garage plus large and almost level driveway.

The following items are provided for families:

1 pak n' play, 1 high chair, children's dishes, toys, games, books and puzzles and sleds for snow play.

Rental includes guest passes for up to 16 guests to use the fabulous Tahoe Donner facilities (with a small use fee.) Passes are required for children ages 7 and over.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lara WIlliamson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2015

About Lara WIlliamson

We are native Californians with family living in Tahoe Area. Through visiting our family, we have come to appreciate all of the seasons in the Tahoe. We love the lakes and the water sports in the summer, skiing in the winter and spring and hiking in the fall. We live in the Bay Area and it is an easy drive to Tahoe Donner.

Lara WIlliamson purchased this house in 2012

Why Lara WIlliamson chose Truckee

The house gets tons of natural light and in a beautiful wooded setting. The size of the house allows us to enjoy with family and friends. With Greenbelt and open spaces surrounding the house, it feels very private.

What makes this house unique

The vaulted ceilings and remodeled kitchen were big benefits. And we love the huge back deck with yard behind. The house is close-in for Tahoe Donner so it is easy to get in and out.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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

4.8
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Donner Sun and Ski Family Retreat
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews
San Rafael, CA
5

Great house for gatherings!

  • 5 of 5

Several families with kids ranging from 3 to 10 stayed in this house for a snowy weekend. There is plenty of room for everyone to spread out, which kept both adults and kids sane. The owners have a pride of ownership and it shows. Everything is well stocked, from the kitchen to the bathrooms. It's nice to not have to run to the store to buy little items like salt, pepper, TP, because you forgot them at home. The owner is very responsive and accommodating. We would definitely like to come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

I LOVE THIS HOUSE!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough good things about this house and its owners!! We first stayed here three years ago and fell in love with it. Since then, we have been back 6 times and are already looking forward to another visit, hopefully soon! We are typically a party of 12-14 people… although the kids are so excited by the game room and bunk bed room, that we really only see them when it is time for us all to gather around the beautiful dining table. The kitchen is fully stocked and well organized, the sofas are the perfect place to relax after a day of skiing or hiking, the beds are really comfortable and the hiking trail right out the back door is a special treat. I found the owner, Lara, to be extremely helpful. She had good restaurant suggestions and great ideas of what to do while we were up there. She is super responsive and obviously takes great care of and pride in her beautiful house. We have rented several other homes up in Tahoe Donner, but this is ALWAYS the one we check out first. It is amazing!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bay Area
5

Best home in Tahoe Donner!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a long weekend with other families with kids. Such a better house than others I've stayed in the same area that are dated. The house could not have been more perfect! You can tell the owners have real pride of ownership and it was nice to have it well appointed. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a great meal for a group, and everything is labeled so it's easy to cook in an unfamiliar kitchen. The "boys" (big and small!) LOVED the game/billiards room and I loved that we had girl time upstairs!

The owner was super helpful-- very responsive via email with a billion silly questions that I asked her.

Wish there'd been more snow but we still found some great skiing at Alpine and Squaw which are a quick 15-20 minute drive away. We'll be back with or without snow!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
1

Be careful!

  • 1 of 5

The house was spacious with larger common areas. There's a small hill in the back, if there was snow, it would make a nice sledding hill. But while the accommodations are acceptable, their policy on refunding your security deposit is NOT. Blamed us for damages we didn't cause. It took them 2 weeks to "check for damages", and they even had another rental after ours.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We unfortunately did have to hold a small portion of the deposit from these renters. The property is thoroughly checked after every stay and we were able to verify with both the home care company and with the cleaners that the damage occurred during this renter's stay. The 2 week review period is in line with our contract. We do return the deposit more quickly when possible. We do keep our house in very nice condition and will notice any serious damage. We have never had to hold any portion of a deposit for damages prior to this.
5

Beautiful & Fun Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I brought family & friends to this gorgeous house for the weekend. Every one from kids, to friends, to parents absolutely loved it! The house is so spacious that everyone was comfortable to roam around without bumping into each other. The movie room and game room are amazing and were a total hit! The beds are super comfortable, the kitchen is gorgeous, and Lara really has thought of everything to make her guests feel comfortable and at home. She also is a great communicator and responds to all emails very quickly. I would definitely recommend this house and would love to stay here again in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Rafael, California
5

A wonderful choice

  • 5 of 5

We rented several homes in Tahoe Donner for a family reunion and used this home (#447313) as a place for all of us to meet, eat and set out on our adventures. I cannot be more enthusiastic about staying here. We had a wonderful time, and this home had much to do with the success of our reunion. It is perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Coyote Moon
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrack Truckee
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
I-80
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: recommended

Cross country skiing, walking and running trail right out the back door. Additional trails nearby. Minutes to Donner Lake - swim, kayak, fish, paddle board, boat, jet ski. Minutes to nearest ski and snowboard facilities and to sledding hill. Snow play and sledding in the backyard. Perfect family location for all seasons.

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Rates & Availability

From $600 Per night

Truckee House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Holiday Rate: $650/night
5 night minimum Christmas and New Years, 3 night minimum holiday weekend.

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Amenities

Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3592 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bathroom #1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bathroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 1
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Bedroom 2
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Can be King configuration
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , twin with trundle
    Bedroom 6 - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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