Located within the idyllic Serene Lakes community nestled around the pristine mountain lakes, Serena & Dulzura, atop Donner Summit. 3 blocks from Lake Serena on a sunny corner lot surrounded by trees, our vacation home is bright, spacious, beautifully crafted and warmly welcoming. It features cathedral ceilings, new hardwood maple flooring, a huge loft/family room, 2 decks, central heating plus wood stove in LR, fully equipped kitchen with all amenities. Beautifully decorated with artistic touches . Perfect for large or small family gatherings or group of friends to share. Comfortable and very child-friendly. A 5 minute drive to Sugar Bowl, Donner & Royal Gorge ski resorts.
Sleeps 12: Master BR has Queen bed, sitting area with TV, dressing area and adjacent to large main bathroom. Downstairs bedrooms (2): larger has double, smaller has twin trundle (sleeps 2) plus single foam futon. Loft accommodates 4-6: twin captain's bed, 2 single futons, an inflatable double aerobed and a single couch. Living Room has Queen sleeper sofa and single daybed.
Portacrib (pac-n-play)also available, as needed. Other baby/toddler items (high chair, booster seat, etc.) available on request.
Washer/dryer; spacious loft equipped with games, toys, puzzles, books, TV. (Great for kids!) WiFi, Satellite TV (3), DVD, DVR, VCR, CD, STEREO.
Gas & charcoal BBQs on decks. Kitchen has gas range/convection & standard oven, microwave, Bosch dishwasher, disposal. 1 car garage.
Summer: rafting, boating, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, sailing, fishing, private beach with amenities. 10 minute drive to Donner Lake and park.
Winter: snowboarding, downhill/alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, sledding/tubing, snow 'play'.
All year: Enjoying nature in all forms, eating out (great restaurants in nearby Historic Truckee), shopping, gambling and nightlife (40 minute drive to Reno or the shores of Lake Tahoe). RELAXING!
Bill & I (Shira) live and work in San Francisco. Bill is a family physician and professor at UCSF. I'm a marriage & family therapist in private practice. We have 3 grown married children and 7 young grandchildren. We delight in spending time at Serene Lakes where we enjoy kayaking, swimming, biking, rafting, hiking, painting, sculpting, playing scrabble, etc. and thoroughly relaxing in the hammock and other places within our mountain home. In winter, the area is transformed into a winter wonderland (10-12 feet of snow!) and we enjoy skiing and snowshoeing, sledding, etc.
In 2003, one of our children decided to get married at Ice Lakes Lodge, at Serene Lakes. We fell in love with the area and fantasized about owning a place there, 'one day'. We were finally able to fulfill that dream and found the perfect home for us; a place to accommodate all 12 of us when we are lucky enough to arrange to be together. Since 'Something shared is twice enjoyed', we also enjoy sharing our home with others who appreciate and lovingly care for it, as well.
Quiet, tranquil, park-like setting. Very spacious, comfortable, solidly built. Great for entertaining. Perfect for family reunions and get-togethers.