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Lakefront at Donner Lake (on Lake, Lake Dock, Hot Tub)

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Looking for a quiet, yet fun getaway? This is the place to be with tons of activities and possibilities. In the winter you can go to any of the nearby ski resorts such as: Sugar Bowl, Boreal, and Squaw Valley. Have kids? They can play in the snow on the large deck, or even create a sled hill on the side of the house. In the summer, you can bring your boat or jet skis and tie it up to the pier. Have more than one boat? Tie up the boat on our buoy located just out from the pier.

There are many trails nearby where you can take a hike, or even go for a horseback ride. Fishing is great on Donner, you can catch a couple off of the dock each day by just throwing out a line with a worm or some power bait, you can even use a lure from shore. For all who love to gamble, Reno is just a half hour away where there are many casinos. Many golf attractions are nearby as well. For those who are just looking for a quiet getaway, you can make a nice fire in one of the outside chimneys or in the expansive fire place inside. Don't forget about heating up the hot tub and sitting in the snow or in the sun.

You'll love the comfort, area beauty and convenience that this home offers you:

* A small local store is a few minutes walk from the house

* Close to Truckee and Reno for restaurants, groceries, gamblin & other fun

* Rooms are seperated from each other to limit noise

* 4 beautiful sliding doors that open to the wood deck, hot tub and beautiful view of Donner Lake

* See the trains traveling high on the hill across the lake

* Watch Bald Eagles and Ospreys soar and fish

* Star gazing and the Milky Way during the night time

* Fishing directly off the pier

* Sugar Blow, Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows ski resorts all within a 20 minute drive

* Championship golf courses nearby

* Hiking and horseback riding within minutes

The house layout is as follows:

Upstairs - 1 bedroom with Queen bed, 1 bathroom, Family/Living Room dining table, TV, fireplace, and Kitchen. There is a deck at this level that also has stairs down to the lower back deck where the hot tub and dock are located. You access the house at this level from the road.

Downstairs - 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, Bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds, 1 bathroom, 1 laundry room. The 2 bedrooms have sliding doors to access the lower deck with hot tub and access to the dock.


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More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About The Owner

The owners are a husband and wife with family who love the Truckee and Donner Lake area.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Truckee

We bought this wonderful property based upon it being on the lake and on the sunny side of Donner Lake. The sunny side of Donner Lake also provides easier access during the winter months.

What makes this house unique

Sitting out on large deck enjoying the scenery, wildlife, quiet times, boating and swimming in the clear clean lake. There is a professionally cleaned hot tub located in the same large deck that is situated to enjoy the lake while still maintaining privacy.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs main bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs w/sliding door to outside
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs w/sliding door to outside
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk room with 4 beds total in 2 bunk beds
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Located in Living Room upstairs
  • King (1), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2) Sleep Sofa(1) located in the upstairs living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The small garage and certain storage places are not available for tenants.


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Lakefront at Donner Lake (on Lake, Lake Dock, Hot Tub)
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews
Sacramento, CA

Beautiful property with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

I love this cabin. My husband and I, along with family members had a great experience. The view was beautiful esp when sitting out in the balcony with the fire burning, and watching the night sky. We would definitely come back. Thank you for a wonderful weekend vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property. Reliable owner.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A memorable weekend!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a combined family birthday party (3) for the long weekend. A beautiful lakeside home, everything was well laid out with all of the amenities that you could ask for. Thoroughly enjoyed by all. Despite lack of snow, plenty to do....... or not.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek California

You' won't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking views to enjoy from a wonderful cabin. We were pleased the moment we walked in. Both the inside lay out and outdoor decking will accommodated 8-10 people easily. It made our special time - extra special!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Great place to enjoy the lake with family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay right on the lake. We have a tradition of trying new places with our friends over Labor Day weekend and we all said that this place could definitely be a repeat trip! The only downside is it is right next door to a lodge and the people over there were not very friendly! But we didn't let that ruin our stay and this wonderful house. Thanks Dan!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Lakefront Property

  • 4 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here. The location is great and so is the set up of this house. The back yard is wonderful with multiple decks, hot tub, dock, BBQ, everything you would need short of a boat. The back yard is completely fenced in and is great for kids and pets. The water level was much higher than the last time we stayed here two years ago.

If I had to point out any negatives I would say that the deck is old and in need of some repair and the living room furniture is pretty dirty and beat up. Maybe time for an upgrade. But all said I would come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Small Store with Restaurant behind


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning House $220
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $50
Clean Hot tub $130
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holidays - Presidents, Memorial, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, MLK weekends - $400 per night
Nightly rate includes utility costs.
12% of rental rate Truckee Tax (does not include cleaning or refundable security deposit)
From June 1 to Aug 31 - 7 day minimum stay
Check in is 5 PM and check out is 11 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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