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Stunning Panoramic Vistas -- Superb Tahoe/Donner "Skislope" Location

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 2-8, small group discount (no pets permitted)

Significantly reduced pricing when your party is small ! Ideal for winter and summer vacationing! 7300 feet elevation, stunning top-down panoramic vistas. Built in 1998 and subsequently substantially expanded. Beautiful vistas are maximized from every room and large wraparound decks on three levels. 4 bedrooms (two of them master bedrooms), 3 full bathrooms and 1 guest bathroom; approx. 2100-square-foot living area. You simply feel at the top of the world!

Winter and Summer Resort: This home is ideally suited for winter and summer vacations.

Attractions in winter include two famous cross-country skiing resorts close by (Tahoe/Donner - 2 miles, and Royal Gorge -15 miles), a nice family downhill ski area within 2 miles, and famous Tahoe-Area ski resorts nearby (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, North Star, and others).

Attractions in summer include Tahoe/Donner resort facilities (golf, tennis, two open pools, hiking trails, boating on Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, swimming in the lakes, mountain biking on endless trails and various degrees of difficulty, major trail head nearby, etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Klaus Heinemann
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Klaus Heinemann

We had been looking for a place in the mountains that would work well both for summer and winter vacations. Views and privacy were on the wish list. At the end of a showing tour, our agent remarked something like ' ... and there is one more place that came on the market just today, I haven't seen it myself.' Well, already when we drove into the driveway, we both knew instantly that this was the one! The views were out of this world -- and our minds immediately started spinning how one could remodel the house to maximize the views from each room! When we stood in the living room, we were literally taken away by the views. We had our offer in within the hour ...

Klaus Heinemann purchased this house in 2003

Why Klaus Heinemann chose Truckee

We then embarked on a fairly extensive remodeling activity, converting conventional railings to tempered glass railings that would not break up those stunning views; adding another wrap-around deck on the garage level; enlarging the small windows of the two main floor bedrooms to expansive sliding glass doors, leading to the new deck and opening up to the same stunning views from each bed; and converting the dead space underneath to another master bedroom suite, with its own view deck and built-in hot tub (avail. 6/1 - 10/31).

What makes this house unique

attractive low pricing for small groupings; private setting; no power lines intersecting the views; dry sauna with view window; level street access to three garages; free Internet and phone (incl. free LD and international LD).


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If no person in group is under 20 or over 40 y of age, ages of each member of group must be disclosed, or we will automatically decline rental.
  • We request not wearing street shoes inside house.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , large shower with seat
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , large shower with 2 seats, 2 sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large shower, 2-person jacuzzi tub in private view location
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , guest bathroom with sink (no shower)
  • Bathroom 1 belongs to the upper Master-Bedroom and has 2 sinks and a large shower stall; Bathroom 2 belongs to the lower Master-Bedroom and has a 2-person jacuzzi tub in (private) panoramic view setting and a separate large shower stall; Bathroom 3 ( is on the main floor and services the queen and the 2-twin bedrooms; Bathroom 4 is on the upper floor and serves as guest bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , MBR1: Cailf. King
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , MBR2: round 'sultan' bed
  • Although Alta Vista has 4 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 8 people; we do offer significantly reduced rates for smaller groups. For reasons of wear and tear, we do not permit larger groups than 8 people and prefer family groups.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
In the cold season, with a remotely controllable heating system, the home will be cozy upon your arrival.


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Stunning Panoramic Vistas -- Superb Tahoe/Donner "Skislope" Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Alexandria, VA

Wonderful find

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views, very well appointed house

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A-Mazing views, clean house, wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

What an Amazing home, the view from this house is spectacular!!! The owners were so great to work with us on a last minute vacation before my husband headed back to work (thank you again!)! The house is clean, and we had no troubles at all there. Feels like you are way out of town, but only about 5 minutes away. Very quite neighborhood. We will be back again! This is our new favorite vacation rental!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brentwood, CA

Stunning Views!

  • 5 of 5

What great views! Truly a great home for the price with plenty of amenities. Our only regret was not staying at the home longer to be able to take advantage of the decks/BBQ, Sauna and Hot Tub. We'll definitely be renting the home again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburg, California

2nd time renters are very satisified with our time at the Alta Vista Chalet

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year in a row staying at the Alta Vista Chalet. We are extremely satisfied with this beautiful vacation home!! The owner is friendly, and easy to work with---plus, the home is well laid out with plenty of room, and it is fully stocked with everything you want while vacationing at a rental property. The master bedroom & bathroom are very comfortable, and the great room & kitchen are perfectly laid out for our family get togethers. There are three levels in this home--with comfy bedrooms, and nice bathrooms on each floor. There are decks on each level, and the view is one of the best in the Lake Tahoe Region. There is a nice two car garage, and a 3rd garage door for "extras". Plus, there is a sauna right off of the inside of the main garage, and a hot tub on the lower level deck. The bathtub on the lower level is large & it has "jets" in it. Both times we have rented here the home has been clean & well maintained. For guests that enjoy hiking--you can walk about 1/3rd of a mile up the street, and take off from a trailhead. We hiked every day, and really enjoyed that activity. We are so satisfied with the Alta Vista Chalet that we are planning to rent here every year!! This is a great value, and I strongly recommend the facility!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Tahoe, this home was beautiful...just like the photos show! Comfortable, and with everything you would need!! Views are stunning! The owners a very nice to work with and we would love to vacation here again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Martinez, Ca

What a fantastic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Its hard to explain all the features of this home. The pictures give it no justice whatsoever. My wife and I just wanted to get away, not to a hotel, not to any home, we wanted seclusion, and that is just what we got. On top of the highest peak overlooking the valley is this home. It was snowing when we arrived and the house was warm, that was a definte plus. We were also thankful it had some baby proofing equipment since we had a 15 month old with us. We were easy to please just sitting in the family room gazing out over the deck for 2 days. The owners were fantastic, very easy to communicate with and very quick to return out deposit. I will never stay in a hotel again. Thanks again.

Kangas Family

Martinez, Ca

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: April 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno, NV
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Tahoe-Donnet Lodge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Tahoe-Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Tahoe-Donner Lodge
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe-Donner Ski Area
Car: necessary

The Alta Vista chalet is located 40 miles from Reno at 7300 feet elevation and has stunning vistas from every room and deck. The Northstar ski slopes are prominent in your southeastern views. You are close to the famous Tahoe-Donner cross-country ski facility. Less than a half-hour drive will take you to the world-class Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, and Sugar Bowl downhill ski resorts. During the summer season, desirable Donner Lake with its numerous recreational facilities is available. There are many spectacular hiking and biking trails and rock climbing possibilities nearby - leave your car in the garage of 'Alta Vista' and walk 400 yards to the trail head of the Donner Ridge trail system (great for mountain biking)! In winter, put on your cross country skis or snow shoes in the garage of Alta Vista, set your GPS, and discover miles and miles of high Sierra trails.

Other Activities: Snowmobiling, snowboarding, kayaking, lake and pool swimming, biking, shopping, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, boating

Golf: Guests of Alta Vista have access to the Tahoe/Donner Golf Course and other Tahoe/Donner recreational facilities, including tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness center, Downhill and Cross-Country ski areas, deeded beach and boat ramp at Donner Lake, for nominal fees.

Ski: Alta Vista is located in the Tahoe/Donner resort which has a world-famous cross-country ski area and a family oriented, inexpensive downhill ski area (one quad, one regular lift, two rope tows)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning charge (Notes) $160 + Tax
Hot tub (avail 6/1-11/1) $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

If you stay 6 or more nights, we offer a 10% discount on rents. Ask in your inquiry for this discount. You can also book through our dedicated acviews site, in which case we will directly respond with the applicable discounts, and you will save the HomeAway booking fee.

Our dedicated website for Alta Vista Chalet also gives you much more information about this excellent vacation rental property than the listing at Homeaway or their affiliates could ever convey.

This Rental home is registered at the Town of Truckee with TOT Certificate No. 23
Rent is subject to 10% TOT and 2% TTBID .

Ask or further discounts if only two people.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.