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Michael Grodin

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Peaceful Pines--Spotless, Allergy-Friendly, Hot Tub, WiFi

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 8)

Peaceful Pines offers you the amenities you need and expect to make your vacation perfect. 3 bd, 2 ba, 1,600 ft, two-story home with private hot tub, situated amongst the pine trees in the glorious and abundant Tahoe Donner resort. The home sleeps 8 (2 queen, 1 full, 2 twin beds) comfortably.

Breath easier while on vacation. The home is extremely allergy-friendly. Everything in this home is new, top to bottom. Wood floors throughout.

The main floor has the great room with a gas fireplace, 47” HDTV, dining area, kitchen with gas stove, bathroom with twin sinks and a shower. The master bedroom is also downstairs and has a queen bed, large sitting area, separate work area, and 32” TV.

Upstairs has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, the other with a double bed and twin bunk beds. The bathroom has a bathtub/shower. The loft is home to a queen sofa sleeper, 37” TV, with a Nintendo Wii. The game table seats 8. Use our extensive game/DVD/book library.

Sometimes you play . . .: In the summer enjoy the backyard deck that includes a maintained hot tub and gas BBQ. The deck opens to the grass with room for summer time games. Enjoy the serenity amongst the peaceful pine trees that line the 1/3-acre property. With any luck you may spot a chipmunk, rabbit, or even an occasional brown bear.

In the winter, the large flat yard provides room for some quick romps in the snow, build a snowman, or just relax in the hot tub. If you are ambitious, the side yard is the perfect spot for piling up fresh snow building your own sled run.

Sometimes you work . . .: Vacation is vacation, but sometimes, you just have to check in. Connect your computer up to our complementary hi-speed (8Mb) wireless Internet. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house and backyard deck—connection not always guaranteed. The master bedroom hosts a small work area with printer/copier and a few supplies to finish that last minute report. Free domestic telephone service.

Game Loft: • Enjoy the 37” television.

• Go bowling or play a fast game of tennis on the Nintendo Wii that includes 4 controllers. Bring your favorites, borrow a game from our library, or rent a game in town.

• Play a board game. Games available for all ages.

• Play dice or dominoes.

• Challenge the family to a Texas Hold’em tournament using the 8-person folding game table that includes cards, poker chips, and folding chairs. No smoking at the tables please. Under 21 okay.

• Cuddle up on the comfortable leather sofa that pulls out to a queen sleeper—read a book from our library or bring one from home.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Grodin (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

About Michael Grodin

We live in Silicon Valley, miles from fresh air, towering trees, and elbow room. For over 20 years, our family and extended family have made Truckee and the surrounding area our destination for our annual family vacations. We’ve rented in South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Truckee, Squaw Valley, Tahoe Donner, Donner Lake, Kings Beach, Incline Village, and yes even Reno. Each area brought unique experiences, but the common thread through all those rentals was that it was a vacation with the family.

Michael Grodin purchased this house in 2008

Why Michael Grodin chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

Tahoe Donner has something for everyone, of every age, for every single day of the year. “There’s nothing to do” is never heard when you vacation in Tahoe Donner.

What makes this house unique

Balance. Peaceful Pines is a place to work (if you have to) and a place to play. Finish up the office work—get it off your mind. Fast Wi-fi. iMac. Printer/copier. Domestic phone service. Desk. Shut the door. Done. Go on vacation—at Peaceful Pines you are the center of YOUR vacation. Whether you are here to relax or to do any of a thousand activities, it starts right here.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Peaceful Pines--Spotless, Allergy-Friendly, Hot Tub, WiFi
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Great property and well taken care of!

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described. There were so many nice amenities in the house that we enjoyed. The kitchen was well-stocked with cookware, glasses, and tableware. It was a quiet neighborhood and we had a restful stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great place for two families!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Peaceful Pines very much. With 4 adults and 4 kids, the house was the perfect layout with enough space for all of us to spread out comfortably. The hot tub is nice and was fun to use in the snow. The house was clean and well-appointed, with comfortable beds. The location was perfect as we were going to Tahoe Donner Ski area only a few minutes away. The owner was very responsive to questions. We all wanted to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our home, and thank you for treating our home as if it were your own. There is something magical about sitting in the steaming hot tub during a light snow. Please come visit again.
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They provide best service

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this one. We have two family stayed there 1/23-1/25/2015. The owner gave us VERY detail information from their web site with all local people (he lives in bay area now I believe) suggestion so you don't have to worry about where to go, what to eat, and all possible information you may want to know. There is a big book in the kitchen providing you all useful information. Compare the price, service, and house condition, they are really good. Of course you may have a rental house with luxury furniture and new condition, but if you are considering a vacation and living in a place with nice location (to ski or restaurants), feeling like a house, this is the one. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed there for New Years Eve. The house was the perfect size for our group. We enjoyed using the kitchen to make meals and spending the evenings after snowboarding in the hot tub unwinding. A binder is provided with ALL information ever necessary for your stay.

I would gladly recommend this place to anyone I know in a heartbeat. The owners are responsible, responsive, and they have a lovely home that they've clearly put a lot of love into. Close to the slopes and to grocery stores - this was exactly what we were looking for and more! Thank you for the wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place has everything!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed here a few times and I keep coming back because I know it will be clean, easy and have everything I could need: FULL kitchen, hot tub, plenty of space for everyone. No shortcomings to speak of, definitely recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Perfect Stay For any Season!

  • 5 of 5

I love staying at Peaceful Pines because its amenities are fabulous for any season. I have stayed at Peaceful Pines in the summer and winter and have enjoyed the home and locale more each and every time I stay. The home is located in nestled in the woods of a quiet Tahoe Donner neighborhood, which is great for a peaceful stay with friends and/or family. Peaceful Pines is a short distance to the great dining and recreation Tahoe Donner has to offer for all ages, all-year round. And if you're not sure of what to do, the owners of Peaceful Pines have a great resource binder to lead you straight to both food and fun! But if you choose to stay in, the Peaceful Pines home has luxurious amenities to keep you entertained in comfort: a gas fireplace, huge HDTV with cable and a DVD library, Nintendo Wii, cards and boardgames, high-speed wireless internet (with a apple desktop computer in the master bedroom) and hot tub. I also enjoy the ability to have a "home away from home" with a full kitchen and washer/dryer available in the home. Peaceful Pines also makes me feel at home because it has nearly everything provided for you - from linens and towels to soap and shampoo/conditioner, they thought of everything! But perhaps the most amazing thing about Peaceful Pines is that it is 100% allergy friendly - I never have to worry about my severe allergies when I stay. I encourage families, couples or any luxury-minded traveler to stay at Peaceful Pines any time of year because the home and the locale has so much to offer.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Car: necessary

Located on Tyrol Road near Glacer View Drive.

Other Activities: Golf and Tennis Lessons, private beach and marina

Golf: Tahoe Donner offers 18-holes of championship golf only minutes from the front door. Driving range, pro shop, lessons, and rentals are available. Several other courses are located within a 30 minute drive.

Ski: Just up the street you will find cross country and downhill skiing. There is also a snow play area that includes the equipment and fun. The area to the right of our house is flat, and with a little effort, you can make your own sled runs.


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sun Season
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Snow Season
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years Break
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Snow Season
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
ML King Break
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Snow Season
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2017 - Mar 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Snow Season
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Ski
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Cool Season
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sun Season
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sun Season
Jul 6 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

For rentals that include November 18, 2016 to January 2, 2017, the cleaning fee is $225 plus 12% tax. For rentals that include December 16, 2016 to January 2, 2017, Damage Protection will also be added to the rent. Truckee Transient Tax (12%) is always charged on all rental and cleaning fees.

If the reservation is cancelled more then 30-days from date of occupancy, Homeowner will refund all fees and
deposits paid less a $50 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The downstairs bathroom has a large shower and double sinks. The upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower combination. We provide towels, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and hair-dryers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Sitting and Work Areas
    Upstairs Left - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Right - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Loft--Queen - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The loft is home to a queen sofa sleeper, 37” TV, with a Nintendo Wii. The game table seats 8 for cards or board games. Borrow from our extensive library of games, DVD's, and books. Washer/dryer is located upstairs. Linens and towels are provided.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • 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
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Other amenities include cordless telephone, WIRELESS 15 Mb CABLE INTERNET, cable TV, Blu-Ray player, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, coffee grinder, toaster, blender, mixer, gas BBQ (in the summer), cookware, dishes, glasses, linens, blankets, pillows, towels, washer, dryer, driveway holds 3 cars, 2 car garage, Nintendo Wii and controllers, Family and children’s board games, DVD library, book library, private hot tub, No Smoking, No Pets. The Tahoe Donner resort provides endless winter and summertime activities. Also included are 2 Tahoe Donner Homeowners Association amenity guest passes good for up to 8 people to enjoy all the activities the resort has to offer. Discounted fees apply.

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