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Walking Distance to Ski Hill

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This 18-year old Vacation Home is two stories, 1950 square feet, with three bedrooms, two and a half baths. Our home is on a quiet street within walking distance of the Tahoe Donner Ski Hill parking lot and shuttle and has a large, flat yard surrounded by trees that makes for excellent snow play in the winter and volleyball or croquet in the summer.

The home is very clean, well-maintained and decorated with newer furnishings, art and antiques; yet it is child safe. Those who cook will enjoy the large, well-equipped kitchen and adjoining dining area that seats ten. The covered deck off the dining room is a great place to leisurely enjoy the outdoors during the spring, summer and fall or stay dry during the winter. The living room comes equipped with a stereo, 27' TV, VCR, DVD/CD player (and videos) and board games. There is a woodburning stove with an ample firewood supply.

The home sleeps up to eight. The large Master Suite has a king-size bed, comfortable recliner, 27' television/VCR, jacuzzi bath, and private balcony with great views. The second bedroom has a single/double bunkbed (and views of the ski hill!) The third bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed. There is an attached two-car garage with kitchen access and a mudroom at the front entrance. Pets are NOT allowed, No Smoking please.

During the winter you are only a short drive from Tahoe Donner's terrific cross county skiing. North Lake Tahoe ski resorts (incl Northstar and Squaw Valley) are all within a 20-minute drive.

In the summer enjoy access to Tahoe Donner member facilities including the TD Golf Course, Tennis Center, Equestrian Center, Donner Lake private beach and marina, and Trout Creek Recreation Center and pools. See link below for more information on Tahoe Donner activities, amentities, and access fees.

Tahoe Donner is about 10 minutes from the mountain town of Truckee, which offers all major conveniences plus great restaurants and shops.

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About The Owner

We reside in the SF Bay Area (Sonoma County). Mark is in the local wine business and Kathie works for a large Biotech firm. We've owned and enjoyed our Tahoe Donner property for several years and have successfully rented it over this time as well.

We made a decision some time ago that we don't expect rental income to cover the costs and therefore don't keep it rented all the time. We'd prefer to keep wear and tear to a minimum and therefore tend to shy away from very large groups, last minute deep discounts, etc. We always check to ensure our rates remain reasonable and amenities are competitive.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We had stayed in various rentals around Tahoe Donner for many years. We love the area and wanted a home that would provide family time and memories. A place that was enjoyable in winter AND summer.

We wanted a home that was clean, comfortable, and not full of second hand furnishings. Lots of snow (house is at 6700' elevation), but without the wind of the homes on the hills or steep, winding, icy driveways.

Not only has this house has fit the bill for us in the above ways, we love the layout. Nice sized bedrooms, open kitchen to the large dining table, easy garage access, great covered deck off the back to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

An additional bonus is the Tahoe Donner location. Close to Truckee, Lake Tahoe and the big resorts, yet located off the 1st exit coming into Truckee. Saves us 30 minutes both in and out (and that's without weekend traffic!!) On a Friday night or Sunday afternoon this is a non-trivial benefit..

What makes this house unique

We have several favorite Tahoe Donner amenities. During the winter, the local ski and sled hills are fun and convenient.

In the summer, we enjoy walking and hiking the awesome trials, going to both pools, boating on Donner Lake at Tahoe Donner's private beach and Marina. While not golfers, this is one reason many owners buy and live here. Having a local Bar and Grill and a pizzaria is terrific as well.

We often go into Truckee for shopping and restaurants (favorite Mexican restaurant in N Cal is El Toro Bravo), drive around Lake Tahoe, or ski Northstar, Squaw or Sugar Bowl.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , ensuite full vanity and bathroom, TV/VCR
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Double/twin bunk bed, twin futon bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , portable crib in closet
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Natural gas central heating, Wide/Flat Driveway


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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San Francisco

Great house, location, amenities. Several upgrades since last season. Keeps getting nicer every year

  • 5 of 5

This is my 6th season staying at Kathie and Mark's property in Tahoe Donner. That should speak for itself.

The house is in a perfect location on a lovely quiet street close to Tahoe Donner ski lodge. That's where my daughter first learned to ski. Now we go to Boreal, but still stay at their house because it's such a comfortable place to stay the week. It's only 5 minutes drive to downtown Truckee; close to Safeway, stores and restaurants.

In addition to the amenities you'd expect in a rental house (appliances, wifi, cable, laundry, kitchen supplies...), they've upgraded the TV to an amazing large, HD, curved screen in the living which is next to wood burning stove/fireplace. So the evenings are relaxing watching Netflix, TV or a DVD with our microwave popcorn.

The 2-car garage is stocked with snow equipment which we used alot this year - shovels, sleighs, snowboard and snowball makers. There's also a supply of firewood and kindling.

If that's not enough, Kathie and Mark are great hosts. Extremely responsive and overall nice people.

I can't wait to go back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable, and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

This turned out to be one of our favorite places to stay in the Sierras. The home lived up to our expectations and was cozy, comfortable and well appointed. We were concerned at first that we wouldn't have enough snow but as it turned out we had too much...31" in 36 hours. The beds are very comfortable, the master suite was spacious and warm. We loved to cook and the kitchen had everything one could wish for and the large open space was a great gathering place. Mark and Kathie were very responsive and helpful. House instructions were clear and detailed. There was a new Smart, curved screen TV with a good stereo and lots of choices for entertainment. If I have one small recommendation it would be to have more information on the TV operation. We hope to return in the not too distant future. Many thanks to our hosts.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Paul MN USA

cozy snowy retreat

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of 7, toddler to grandparents, who endured an awful drive to Tahoe Donner, due to I-80 closures and detours, which took twice the usual time. So our initial impression was made in cranky, late night moods, trying to shovel our way in - but the rest of the time made up for that entrance. Very comfy beds, plenty of towels and blankets and pillows. Amply stocked kitchen with plates, glasses, mugs, all the pots and pans we needed. Well-working toaster and coffee maker, along with a coffee grinder. Responsive hosts. It is located perfectly to take advantage of the cross-country skiing we wanted (and some in the group easily drove off to Northstar for downhill skiing). If you want the latest in home furnishings or remodeled kitchen or baths, this is not the place for you - but if you want to feel at ease, in a place where its evident that many families have enjoyed holiday times together, then this is for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in the deep snow!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at this Tahoe Donner property. The house was well-equipped and had everything we needed for a great weekend of skiing. We loved the convenience to Tahoe Donner ski resort.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Christmas in Tahoe Donner

  • 5 of 5

My sons and I shared a wonderful Christmas in Tahoe at this lovely home. We are cross country skiers, and the proximity to the Tahoe Donner center was excellent. The house was warm and comfortable with plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen was large and well equipped. The dining area was enormous! It snowed quite a lot during our stay so having access to the two car garage was very convenient. A lovely stay all in all.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We were in Tahoe Donner for a wedding and this was a great place to stay! There are so many choices in the area but this one won out! Although it was just 4 adults there was plenty of extra room for more! The kitchen was fully stocked, furnishings were very comfortable and the proximity to activities close.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ice Skating (at Squaw Valley's Olympic Ice Rink),


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High season 2017
Dec 8 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Xmas/New Years2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
MLK weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 15 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
President's Day wek 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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