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Erika F.

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Hot Tub - Prime Tahoe Donner Location - Huge Greenbelt Beautiful - Pet-Friendly

18 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Lake Tahoe North Shore House Rental Photos and Description

Hot Tub, 3 BR, 2 BA, loft, sleeps 12, 1-car garage, huge flat driveway

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Wake up in a beautiful wooded location, with sunshine streaming through the trees. Quiet and peaceful, nearly half acre lot set back from the low-traffic street among the pines. We are on Roundhill Drive, within walking distance of the Trout Creek Rec Center. Our street is very quiet, and the lot backs to a large greenbelt. You will really feel like you really got away from it all!

Private Hot Tub for 6 right behind the house. Soak under the stars and among the trees! NEW CARPET throughout the house as of April 2015. :)

Gorgeous 3 bedroom home plus loft, 2 bathrooms (master suite has a big jacuzzi tub). 1 king, 1 queen, 4 twins + 2 sleeper sofas. Bedrooms have blackout shades so you can sleep! :)

Beautifully furnished, fabulous location close to convenience store + Rec Center, where you can use pools, hot tubs, golf course + other Tahoe Donner amenities for a small fee. Spacious great room with wood cathedral ceilings and lots of natural light. We have a beautiful piano, which is conveniently tucked away out of the main thoroughfares in the loft. Awesome wood stove, firewood is currently available in the garage. Laundry downstairs, tucked under the staircase with easy access to the garage. Garage space for one car and huge flat driveway can accommodate additional cars.

Two large flat-screen TVs with DVD/Cable. One Smart TV is in the upstairs master bedroom. Non-Smart TV in the great room. High-speed WiFi Internet access.

Nice deck perfect for BBQ, gas grill brand new as of summer 2014. Patio dining table available during the non-winter months, also new as of summer 2014.

We supply linens and basic kitchen stuff like pots, pans, dishes, flatware. Guests must bring their own additional supplies as listed in the rental instructions. Please do read the instructions carefully. With 12 years of successful rental experience, we do our best to strike a good balance between keeping fees reasonable and making sure everyone has a great visit to the house. We can customize your stay with added services if you let me know ahead of time.

Nearby attractions include Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, historic downtown Truckee, casinos, Reno, bike paths, hiking trails, x-country skiing, etc. No smoking. Pet friendly, please inquire. We look forward to your visit to our lovely home. :)

We are pet friendly and charge a modest fee to help cover the inevitable extra costs of having pets here. Please inquire.

NOTE: There is an additional downstairs master bedroom that is now rented as a separate unit and is not included with your rental. It most likely will be occupied by the owner and so she will be available to help you with questions during your stay. At some times of the year, the downstairs master may be available during your stay for an additional fee. The two units share access to the laundry, garage, driveway, trash enclosure, and back deck/hot tub. If owner is occupying downstairs, she will make every effort not to interfere with your quiet enjoyment of the house. Please inquire with any questions.

I invest a lot of money in keeping this house nice. In 2015, we invested $12K in brand new luxury carpet. It feels so good and soft under the feet and freshened up the look of the cabin :) In 2014, we invested a similar amount of money upgrading the back deck to Trex, giving you plenty of space to enjoy the hot tub and the lovely woods behind the house. Unfortunately, costs caused by renters in recent years have been very high. We so appreciate you treating the house with tender loving care so we can keep it wonderful for everyone who visits.

Ski Lease Applicants: Generally, we have such high popularity for short-term rentals that this house is NOT available for ski lease. I would consider a ski lease if the price is right.

"This is the nicest house we've ever rented in Tahoe!" December 2014, just got off the phone with my latest rental party, and that's what she said verbatim. It feels great hearing that because I spend time at this house during the off season keeping it BEAUTIFUL. I want my renters to have a wonderful experience.

All rentals are subject to 12% tax. This includes both the 10% Transient Occupancy Tax and the new 2% Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District assessment.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Erika F. (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Erika F.

I love skiing and the outdoors, and I love sharing this beautiful house with my renters. :) We love creating a beautiful place for people to stay, we love when people have great experiences with us, we always strive to keep things running smoothly ... and we also appreciate when our guests recognize we are human too and work with us compassionately on anything that arises. Cheers.

Erika F. purchased this house in 2004

Why Erika F. chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

As soon as I saw this house, I knew this was THE ONE. I could see its potential. Due to its prime Tahoe Donner location, there was a bidding war so I put in a bid well over asking price and got the house! Since then we have lovingly updated, remodeled, and improved every single year - and we love it! You will too :)

What makes this house unique

One of the most beautiful lots in Tahoe Donner. Set back from the road in a very quiet neighborhood. Nearly half an acre. Serene and peaceful with tremendous privacy and access to a large greenbelt behind the house.

Note about allergies: Please note this is a PET-FRIENDLY house in a wilderness area! Dogs, cats, and other animals may have been in the house recently. We cannot guarantee that people with allergies will not have reaction either due to pets or the heavy pollen we get in Tahoe. Sometimes there is also smoke in the air from wildfires. The air also gets very dry up here at high altitude, especially during the winter. We recommend alerting your guests to this issue and bringing a humidifier and/or air purifier if this will be more comfortable for you. :)

Reviews

4.6
based on 18 traveler reviews

Hot Tub - Prime Tahoe Donner Location - Huge Greenbelt Beautiful - Pet-Friendly
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews
5

Perfect 4th of July getaway

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing time at this beautiful Tahoe Donner home. Close to Lake Donner, secluded and big enough for a group, we could not have picked a better place. The front deck and back porch were get places to hangout, and the house was in great condition. Erika gave easy to understand and detailed instruction about the home so there were no questions about how anything worked or where items were. Can't wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This spacious cabin in the Tahoe-Donner area of Truckee is beautiful inside and out. Morning sun streams through the east-facing upper and lower windows in the great room. The forest views are lovely. I really enjoyed seeing the quaking aspen interspersed with the conifers from the kitchen and dining room windows. The bed in the queen room on the main floor was very comfortable. I was able to make pies and do other cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. The area is quiet and peaceful. Beautiful views of woods and sky while soaking in the hot tub. The decks on both the front and back of the cabin are great places for a barbeque, picnic or just enjoying the outdoors.

Donner Lake is a few miles down the hill. West End beach has a wonderful view of Donner Lake and the mountains. It’s a great place to walk, swim, boat, have barbeques or picnics, or just relax. There’s a sandy beach and a roped-off swim area for kids with life guards on duty 9am – 5pm, June through August, and on weekends in May and September.

We tried out several restaurants in Old Town Truckee. All good. King’s Beach on the north shore of Lake Tahoe is about 30 minutes away. Nice small beach with awesome views. There are other beaches in the area.

We made a trip to Sierraville Hot Springs, about 30 minutes north of this cabin. Great views from the deck by the pool and wonderful hot springs soaking.

The owner, Erika, was easy to work with and answered questions promptly

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Beautiful, clean and quiet home with great amenities! Great vacation house in Tahoe Donner.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and dogs spent a week at the beautiful and very well maintained home. This is our second time here and we will definitely be back. The house is lovely with a gorgeous deck, fabulous hot tub, huge TV and all the amenities of your own home. Both master bedrooms are spacious and the gas fireplace in the downstairs master bedroom is awesome. The home is in a very quiet neighborhood and off the road for extra peace and solitude. Highly recommended!! And the owner is absolutely a delight to work with-great customer service.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Tahoe Ski Vacation

  • 4 of 5

What do you get when you take two families from NH and drop them into Tahoe Donner for a ski vacation? Maximum fun and eight tired individuals!

This Tahoe Donner property has it all for a group such as ours (four adults and four kids ages 10-16). Comfortable bedrooms for the adults, a bunk room for the boys, and a queen for our little lady. The kitchen can be a little tight in the morning when everyone needs something from the fridge but there is plenty of room to spread out and a dinning room table large enough for family style dinners. Crank up the wood stove, hang with the family after a sweet day on the slopes, and enjoy the hot tub if you have enough gas left in the tank.

Tahoe Donner and the town of Truckee gives you easy access to multiple ski areas, grocery stores, restaurants, and pretty much everything you need.

Everyone had a blast and Erika is always a text message or email away to answer questions. Enjoy and have fun.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

The perfect escape in the snow

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this cabin was a wonderful experience. Two adults and 4 kids - had enough space where we should have invited some friends or kids friends to come. The cabin is obviously well cared for and was a blast to build snowmen and go hot tubbin' and had better snow than the snowplay area. We let the kids sled right next to the cabin. Cant say enough good about the owner. Erika was really responsive and seemed like a genuinely good person. Thank you. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Owner's Response: Hi Anonymous, Thank you so much for your gracious review. I was delighted to host you at the cabin and so happy you had a great snow weekend with the kids. Thanks for clear communication, too. We look forward to your next visit :) Cheers, Erika
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4

Lovely comfy and homey!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, very comfortable beds, spacious and cozy. Thank you Erika, we had a great trip!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Car: necessary

House is near awesome ski resorts such as Northstar, Sugarbowl, and Squaw Valley. Historic Truckee is fun and charming. Rec Center is about 1/2 mile away, along with a deli and convenience store. This is an awesome, awesome house in a fabulous location, just off I-80.

Other Activities: snowboarding, all snow sports

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Rates & Availability

Tahoe Donner House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016 - 3 BR/2 BA
Jul 8 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$297
From
$397
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$297
From
$397
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,597
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Ski Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$297
From
$397
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Xmas Weekend
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 29 2016
4 night minimum stay
$497
From
$697
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
$697
$3,997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season 1
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$297
From
$497
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,197
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$497
$1,797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season 2
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$297
From
$497
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$597
$2,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Week
Feb 20 2017 - Feb 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$397
From
$497
Fri,Sat
$2,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season 3
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$397
From
$497
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season 4
Apr 9 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$397
$1,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$397
From
$697
Fri,Sat
$1,797
$3,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fourth of July 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
$497
From
$797
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,797
$9,997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$297
From
$397
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,197
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 12.0%

This house is kept in excellent condition with ongoing upgrades such as recent brand new deck around hot tub and brand new carpet as of April 2015. Payments are NON-refundable regardless of cancellation. Email me for a detailed quote. I provide detailed info to help you get your deposit back - please review our terms before booking. If additional guests or pets are not disclosed and paid prior to arrival, deposit will be forfeited. We charge a fee to cover credit card costs, this fee is WAIVED when you pay by check, money order, or wire transfer. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Lake Tahoe North Shore House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1870 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Upstairs master was upgraded around 2009 with beautiful windows and blue diamond granite.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom - Master - 1 king , pretty forest view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , pretty forest view
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , bunks & trundle - great for kids
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full-size fold-out couch
    Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen-size fold-out couch
  • Upstairs Master bedroom with king bed and large flat screen TV. , Two smaller bedrooms on the main floor (1 room with queen bed and 1 room with 4 twin beds), 1 fold-out couch in the loft, and 1 fold-out couch in the great room. All three bedrooms have lovely forest views. Hot tub can be accessed from main floor or upstairs master bedroom. There is an additional master suite downstairs that is NOT part of this listing and is rented separately. It may be available during your stay for an additional charge. Please inquire if interested.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In the garage, there is an umbrella that can be used on the deck during the summer. All patio furniture is stored during winter to avoid weather damage. We have a piano which is tucked away in the loft, out of the main thoroughfares. House has access to all Tahoe Donner amenities for nominal fees using guest passes included with rental. Community amenities include outdoor pools, hot tubs, equestrian center, golf course, lake access, and more.

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