Kathy

Advertiser since 2005
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Kathy

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DONNER LAKE LAKESIDE COTTAGE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Frog Lake House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Donner Lake is the place to be in the Summer! It is warm, beautiful and peaceful. Wake up and hear the mountain chickadees singing their song. Have your morning coffee on our deck overlooking the lake, or walk across the street and enjoy the sun on the docks. Paddle your board right from the dock or put your boat in the water and park it across the street from the house. Docks are perfect for early morning fishing, or water skiing/wakeboarding and paddleboarding when the water is calm and glassy. The house is close to the Public Beach, Truckee, Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Tahoe City for other summer recreation. Or just relax in a quiet and private place.

In the winter our house is warm and cozy with fantastic views of Donner Lake and the snow covered mountains. We are closest to Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch and Boreal. Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows are only 15 minutes away. Our parking area is plowed. Walkways and stairs are shoveled before your arrival. We are on a main road that is plowed consistently.

This house is ideal for a couple or family...very convenient to any activity you want to do. Private and peaceful with beautiful views of Donner Lake and surrounding Mountains.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathy (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Kathy

We are a small family of three and one dog. We love Donner Lake and also live here. I am a stay at home Mom and manage our rental and help my husband, Ben, with his General Contracting business. Ben was born and raised at Donner Lake and I have lived up here for 30 years! We love skiing in winter and boating in the summer.

Kathy purchased this house in 2005

Why Kathy chose Frog Lake

The great location across the street from Donner Lake!

What makes this house unique

It is so peaceful and relaxing. We love looking at the lake and walking across the street to have our morning coffee on one of the docks!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kathy, I just wanted to thank you for renting the Donner cabin to us for our vacation! We all had a very nice time and found the accommodations to be just perfect for our family. The setting was just lovely and we all were able to relax which is just what we needed. Please feel free to use us as a reference any time.
Aug 2006
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Donner Lake Lakeside Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews
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Donner Lake Lakeside Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67310vb
-(530) 913-8145
Frog Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
3

Donner Lake cabin

  • 3 of 5
The cabin was very clean with a nice view of the lake. The mattress on the sleeper sofa was not very comfortable.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Hi Mark, I'm sorry to hear the mattress was not comfortable. No one has ever mentioned that so I appreciate you telling me. I will definitely replace it as soon as I can! Thanks, Kathy
business
Donner Lake Lakeside Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67310vb
-(530) 913-8145
Frog Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
Walnut Creek, CA
4

Had a great time!

  • 4 of 5
Great location, lake across the street (could park right there and keep the fishing equipment right in the car so we didn't have to drag it in and out of the house). Beautiful views. More steps than I counted on so I was glad we decided at the last minute not to bring the dogs (one is nearly 17 and would not have been able to climb all those stairs). Cottage was cozy; kitchen had everything you needed to make meals, although we didn't cook and opted to go out (we were only there for the weekend). Washer and dryer in the unit. Just a few minutes away from downtown Truckee. Neighbors were very nice!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Donner Lake Lakeside Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67310vb
-(530) 913-8145
Frog Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
5

Great little lake side cabin

  • 5 of 5
There were 3 in our group so this place was perfect for us. Loft are upstairs had plenty of room so that is where my wife and I stayed. My sister used the pull out bed. We did not use the downstairs room but this room had bunk beds perfect for kids. The deck has great views. The lake is litterally steps away from the deck. This is a fantastic deal for a family or smaller group.

The owners are great. Very friendly and helpful. Cabin is fully furnished so bring your clothes and go.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Donner Lake Lakeside Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67310vb
-(530) 913-8145
Frog Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
5

Good times

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time and loved the Lakeside Cottage. The view of the lake was great and we enjoyed grilling out on the deck. It was close to everything we wanted to do, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and watersports. The owners were very helpful and quick to respond to email.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Donner Lake Lakeside Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67310vb
-(530) 913-8145
Frog Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
5

A Vacation to Remember thanks to Lakeside Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at the Lakeside Cottage was in the Spring from March 9th, through March 16th, 2011. My family of five had a great time from our arrival with fresh fallen snow and entering the clean and cozy Cottage with a full panoramic view of the beautiful lake and mountains. It was a sight that took our breath away, especially coming from Hawaii with Sun & Surf, it was amazing!!! Kathy & Ben Owners of the property were very accommodating and if we needed any assistance they were available on a call. We went Snowboarding every day, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, North Star all of the ski resorts are within 15 to 30 minutes away which made the Cottage a perfect location. Ben the Owner suggested Smokey's the restaurant was a few minutes away from the Cottage to eat. My family and I dined there and the food was great, the kids loved the garlic fries. Our family vacation was extraordinary with the help of Kathy and Ben allowing us to stay at their home at Lakeside Cottage, thank you for helping us create a memory !!! A great place to visit for any vacation!!! We''ll be back, Mahalo and Aloha from the Hawaiian Snowboarders.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Donner Lake Lakeside Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p67310vb
-(530) 913-8145
Frog Lake Lake Tahoe North Shore
San Francisco
5

Great family rental

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here at the end of the summer and loved both the house and the location. Great for the price. The lake is across the street, where there are skinny public docks (claim early). But the best spot is a park at the west end of the lake, about 1/2 walk (or drive), where there's a sandy, kid-friendly beach and playground(s) where you can rent paddleboats and kayaks.

The house was clean and well stocked. In the sleep loft, there's a queen sized bed and a futon. At least one of the couches on the main floor is a pull out. There's a bunk room in basement which is a bit of a challenge to climb down to (duck!), but great for kids of I'd say six and up (provided door is fixed, see below), though my 39 yo, 6ft brother managed. The deck has a barbecue and awesome views--including of trains in hills across the lake. There's a fireplace, and some games and books on site. One suitable bathroom and laundry. A highchair in storage closet next to front door. There's parking both on the street above the back of the house (dedicated) and below along the lake (public). Both require stair negotiations. Also, they're building a house behind this house, and how that will affect things unclear.

There's not a ton of privacy, so chose accordingly. Not the place for, say, two romantic couples.

One caveat: we had five in our party, including a toddler and a 5 year old, which presented somewhat of safety issue. There's a circular staircase to the loft above, which of course the toddler wants to scale. Kathy provided gates that helped fence that off. However the hatch to the bunk room in basement (one bunk bed, and chilly) was extremely precarious to both open and keep propped open safely. The door was being held on by literally one screw of one hinge and were it to slam shut on someone's head or fingers.... I brought this to Kathy's attention and she said she'd have it fixed immediately. If that's so, and if there are older kids or adults in the bunk room, all should be fine. Would prefer if they had wireless rather than Ethernet.

Martha's Kitchen mexican joint on lake very good. Nearby Truckee has some good restaurants and train viewings/museum, a good coffee shop, grocery stores. And a old-time jail museum, which was never open :). Short drive to Tahoe and resorts.

We'll be back.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review Clara! I am so glad your family enjoyed Truckee. Just to clarify for those who may read the review. The bunk room has two bunk beds, and an electric heater on the wall. Also, there is a couch upstairs in the Loft, not a futon on which to sleep. In response to "privacy" I appreciate a different view. There are no full time neighbors, the windows on the house face south (lakeview) and north and all have blinds. We have had many couples stay at the house who have loved their experience and have returned. We love going to the house and enjoying the peace and quiet and taking advantage of the proximity to the lake.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno Tahoe
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Truckee
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Truckee
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Truckee
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Donner Lake and Truckee
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
West End Beach
Car: necessary

Truckee is a year round historic tourist town. There are 7 ski areas within 10 to 20 minutes of the house many with year round activities, including Squaw Valley the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and Northstar California which is one of the Vail Resort Properties. Sugar Bowl is one of the oldest ski areas in the United States and the closest ski area to the house. Sugar Bowl offers a unique modern ski area experience while retaining the old Lodge and classic ski area feeling. Boreal is also very close and offers night skiing and a Woodward Training Complex. Lake Tahoe is 25 minutes away and a spectacular destination. We have great restaurants, shopping and easy access to all types of adventures!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Frog 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 Years
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,302
 
 
Winter High Season
Jan 5 2015 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$975
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change.
Cancellation Policy. You may cancel 30 days or more before the date of your arrival and receive a full refund less $50. After 30 days no refund will be given unless I can rent the house for the same time period and at the same rate.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Frog Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed in living room, Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
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