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Walking Distance to Ski Hill

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 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:
February 15, 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.
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

Walking Distance to Ski Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Very nice, well equipped, comfortable. Enjoyed every minute! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, well equipped, perfectly located mountain home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin has everything we needed. It's a perfect location for both cross country and downhill skiers. The owners were very helpful before, during and after our stay. We would definitely recommend this home to friends, family as well as return ourselves. The kitchen was spacious and very well equipped; there is a large dining table which easily accommodated everyone in our family. There are great games, lovely artwork from this part of the Sierras; a big garage to park in which is helpful during the winter. You'll love this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real gem

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our ski weekend at your lovely cabin. The layout was great for our 2 families and the cabin is well appointed and decorated. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much for your comments and we're very pleased to hear the home met your needs both in terms of layout and amenities. Hope to have you back again!
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Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

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President's Day Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Feb 27 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $180
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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