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STUNNING LOG HOUSE & A COOK'S PARADISE!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled in the trees on the top of Ski Slope, our stunning log home sits on two acres, giving it a parklike setting with privacy and elegance. Designed to evoke the feel of your own private lodge, exquisite attention was given to craftsmanship, finishes and decor. Each log was lovingly hand picked in Montana. A large bank of windows brings the outdoors in no matter the season. The spacious great room with its stone fireplace is the perfect spot to track winter snowdrifts or watch deer and birds.

Two professional bakers designed the kitchen. With prep and kitchen sinks, large Viking range and indoor grill, it is easy to prepare an intimate dinner for two or a family Thanksgiving feast. The spacious open floor plan easily meets the needs of a busy family.

Designed for ease of living, there are three bedrooms: one bedroom (queen-size bed) and bathroom on the main floor for those who prefer not to use stairs. Upstairs are the master bedroom (queen-size bed), and the 3rd bedroom (full-size bed). The loft, with two twin-size daybeds, provides perfect away space for reading or watching a movie. A mudroom minimizes after ski hassles, and forced air heating warms the house quickly - there is a lovely woodburning fireplace to further enhance the lodge-feeling.

In summer you'll find golf courses, tennis courts, a full equestrian center, swimming pools, archery, a recreation center with a fully equipped work-out facility, hot tubs and sauna, recreation events, day camps, spectacular biking and hiking (ask me about great hikes organized by the Tahoe Donner Hiking Club!),and of course access to the Donner Lake Private Beach and Marina with all its water activities for endless terrific family fun, plus year around heated outdoor pools, spas and sauna, great rock climbing and much more.

Check Tahoe Donner's website for more information.

Truckee has premium shopping and outlet stores.

Reno's international airport is only 30 minutes away. If you have a private plane you can fly into Truckee Airport.

In winter ski in/ski out from the back of our property to the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort! And a mere 20-30 minutes away are the world class downhill and cross country ski resorts of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge to name just a few. Minutes away are the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort, Cross Country area, downhill sledding and ice skating rink. And you will appreciate the level driveway to get to the house!

No shortage of things to do to be sure. But if what you want to do is to do nothing at all, then we invite you to our home. Its tranquil beauty is guaranteed to hold you captive making it difficult to ever think of leaving!

On a final note, this home was a labor of love. We trust that those who rent it will keep this in mind and will treat it well. It sleeps six to eight people comfortably. It is not a home for large parties or groups. Kids/teenagers must be accompanied by adults.

Keywords: Tahoe Donner, stunning log house in a private setting on two acres backing up to the Tahoe Donner Ski Area. Ski in, Ski out - come home for lunch!

More Details

Owner
Woutje Swets
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Woutje Swets

This house was love at first sight for us. We love the starry nights, the snow topped trees, the huge logs that were used to make the house - it just fits like a glove any time of the year!

Why Woutje Swets chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

Summers are fabulous! There are endless water sports, a private beach and marina at Donner lake, biking and hiking, tennis, golf, horseback riding, archery - we love it all!

And we love the winter! We go skiing at Squaw, Northstar, Alpine, Sugar Bowl, and Tahoe Donner (just to name a few resorts). And then there is Royal Gorge and Tahoe Donner itself for great cross country skiing or snow shoeing. Plus ice skating in Truckee, Northstar and Squaw Valley, and we go snowshoeing right by our house!

What makes this house unique

The house is very private. It sits on almost two acres and backs up to the Open Space that is the Tahoe Donne Ski Resort so we can ski in and ski out. The Tahoe Donner recreation facilities are fabulous with swimming pools, a gym, restaurants, a private beach at Donner Lake, a wonderful golf course, horseback riding, nice restaurants in old town Truckee, or we drive over the border to Nevada to check out the Casinos. So much to do, but also so wonderful to stay home and cook up fabulous meals in the kitchen designed by two professional bakers!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time. Your home is so beautiful!

My sisters say that you designed the house yourself. I recently did a significant remodel, but have not decorated yet. Where do you find all of the individual rustic pieces?

Also, I really enjoyed looking at the detail of the different beams in the house. The beam that divides the family from the dining area is so captivating!



I hope we can come again!
Mar 2011
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Amenities

Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) two twin/day beds in loft, Baby Cribs (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

STUNNING LOG HOUSE & A COOK'S PARADISE!
average rating of 4.984127 based on 77 reviews
5

Very beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

One of the more beautiful place to stay at through HomeAway at this price. Woutje is great to work with, very up front and straight forward, and quick to respond to your quesiton. The house is very clean and organized and kitchen is very well stocked. House can be hard to find during winter time and the driveway is hard to access especially if there is an abundance of snow. Some of the light switches are finicky and particular to the house, but not a deal breaker. We did show up during a time where there is an abundance of snow, so half of the house is buried, and the ski out option through the back yard is not accessible. Overall, it's relaxing to be there because of how secluded it is. Thank Woutje for a great few days off for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments. I am happy to know that you had a good time in spite of this epic snow winter. You are right, these walls of snow have pretty much hidden the driveway, and I have hired a special crew to clear the snow away from the house and from the roof. So much snow... The ski resorts are staying open through June, I hear, that's how much snow there is in Tahoe! I hope you will return!
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Bainbridge Island WA USA
4

February 2017 - Winter wonderland

  • 4 of 5

Shared with two other couples, all in the 50-60 age range. Beautiful house with all of our needs handled. Only downside was only one hair dryer to share by all. If we'd known in advance we could have brought our own.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, United States
5

Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family of 5. Within hours of being there, we felt like we were home. It's got a great layout and that Viking range is awesome. While there was very little snow in the town of Truckee, there was plenty at the house for sledding down the hill on the side of the house. We spent hours doing that, made a huge snowman and generally enjoyed ourselves admiring the beauty of the area, playing board games and relaxing. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation home. Thanks Woutje!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Salinas, California
5

Would like to return

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful reunion at this "homey" "cabin". It was the perfect place to bring young children. My husband hiked twice a day. Our daughter said it was the best run she's had on the trail nearby. The beds were so comfortable. The kitchen was the most well appointed one that I've ever seen in a rental. I can envision renting this home during any season. It's perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous and Immaculate Home

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely breathtaking. Every detail is perfect. The kitchen is stunning and fully stocked and would be great for people who love to cook. The beds were comfortable, everything was perfectly clean. The setting was beautiful. A group of 5 women stayed for one night, in summer and it was perfect because we just wanted to hang out and didn't want to go anywhere. The house was quiet and it was fun to sit on the deck and talk. I would definitely return here, and would love to see it in the winter!

One note you should know before booking is that there is hardly any cell service. Our party had Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon and we were unable to call or text, except for a minute here or there we'd get 1 bar on extended service. The wifi is shared with other homes, so there is no streaming and the wifi is slow and mostly unusable (at least it was when we were there). This was not a problem for us, and it is told to you ahead of time in the documents the owner sends, but just know before you rent that this is not the place for a business retreat where you need internet access.

Overall, I cannot wait to return to her home!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so glad that you love the house, and I hope you will return again soon. T-Mobile just finished building a cell tower at the top of the ski area and we heard that ATT and Verizon will join that tower in the near future. Meanwhile, we include in the information about our house that cell phones should be forwarded to the house phone so that there is no interruption for receiving and calling.
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Capitola, CA
5

Wonderful home, amazing location, super family fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 3 nights at Woutje's home in Tahoe Donner. The house is lovely, very well appointed for cooking, and spacious and comfortable for relaxing. The space is also kid-friendly and our children had a great time both inside and outside. Our favorite part of the trip was being able to sled right out the back door to the Tahoe Donner ski resort. We had tons of fun on the slopes even though the ski resort was closed for the season. We used the guest passes to enjoy the pool and spa at the nearby rec center, and we also rode bikes down in the Crystal Bay area along Lake Tahoe. Each night we had a lovely fire. We would love to come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Lake Tahoe
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner XC area
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Gorge CX Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice Skating
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Lake Private Beach
Car: necessary

Tahoe Donner is a members-only resort community which provides excellent amenities for its members and guests for a nominal fee using passes provided, including: Private beach club with boat launch, boat, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, Snack bar, Championship golf course and driving range, Tennis Center with 11 courts, Recreation center with three heated swimming pools (one open year-around), Gym with hot tubs, steam room and sauna, Archery range, Equestrian Center with horse and pony rides, Archery Range, Downhill and Cross country ski areas, Sledding and snow play area, Ice skating. All this plus extensive hiking trails.

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Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter after Holidays
Jan 5 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$375
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter excluding Holidays
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year 12/22 - 1/1
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
2018 winter
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,200
$8,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

Credit cards for last minute bookings only, please.
No pets.
No smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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