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Truckee-Tahoe Donner, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, loft, sleeps 15 max, 2017-18 Ski Lease

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Nicely decorated - 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 12 adults in beds

***Click on "availability" (above) to view our calendar for our current availability***.

Ski Lease for 2017/18 season now available, 4-5 mo's. Email or call me for quote.

The house is set up with custom queen bunk beds in each of the three bedrooms, so there are beds for 12 adults with two adults to a bed. There are also three love seat couches in the great room for 3 kids to sleep or space on the floor on the upstairs landing/loft, at the far right hand end of the landing. 2 - 4 people in bags can fit there. Max occupancy is 15 people.

Our house is rustic with antique wall décor like skis, snowshoes, fishing gear, and mountain art. It is light and bright and open, with lots of windows, and a sunny, private location WITHOUT the traffic noise of busy streets like NORTHWOODS. Very quiet and private yet only about a mile from town. All new flooring throughout the house in the fall of 2013.

The kitchen is covered in knotty pine and looks great, made to look old Tahoe. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, flatware, pots/ pans etc. and has all the modern equipment for your cooking needs. Fridge, dishwasher, stove/oven, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, Crock pot and a front load washer & dryer.

For dining we have a huge, 10' long log table that can seat 12 adults plus two stools at the kitchen counter.

The great room has three love seat couches in front of a beautiful rock hearth and fireplace to enjoy. Also have a furnace.

2 TVs with DVD and Video, 1 in the great room and another in a bedroom upstairs. Also a CD/radio stereo in the great room. Out back is a large deck with furniture for basking in the sun.

Our house is located in Tahoe Donner Resort which has many amenities that as our quests, you are entitled to enjoy. They charge $8/per adult/per day for the use of the recreation centers with 3 pools, 3 hot tubs, 2 steam rooms, 2 sauna's and an professional exercise gym with classes, ping pong table and the private beach with dock and boat launch on Donner Lake where you can lay in the sun on the lounges provided, swim, play in the sand, rent a boat or kayak and visit the snack bar. BBQ your lunch or dinner there in their BBQ pit's and picnic tables. We also have our own private golf course, tennis courts, horseback riding , campground, a small ski resort and sledding at the Lodge during winter. Most of which is $8/day for all the amenities all day. Please check it all out at

A nicely decorated house with mountain theme and rustic at the best rates. I appreciate your business and I want your repeat business. More details of the house, further down the page.

If you want a larger 6 bedroom house then check out our other house in the same neighborhood, HomeAway ID # 269735 or VRBO ID # 273183

Emailing is best but if you're in a me at 925-297-7778 Available from 9am- 7pm, daily, PDT

General info.: Please check my calendar first before you contact me. I keep it 'up to date. It is by night's, NOT days.

We have wireless wifi throughout the house.

Pets are allowed at the cabin but NOT ON ANY FURNITURE, ie: beds, couches, etc. Floor only. If this is not acceptable to you then please find another house. There is a pet bed on the floor there for your pets use.

Gently sloped yard great for sledding during the winter and playing in the summer.

More Details

Tor McLean
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Tor McLean

We've owned and operated this vacation house since 2003. My wife and I are semi retired and live in the San Francisco East Bay, Lafayette and love vacationing in beautiful North Shore Tahoe. We love the awesome skiing in the winter and biking and hiking in the summer. We both grew up in the bay area and have been coming to Tahoe most of our lives.

Tor McLean purchased this cabin in 2002

Why Tor McLean chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We chose Tahoe Donner due to it's beauty and easy access to everything ie, skiing, lake, fishing and golf and all Tahoe Donner's amenities. It's only a mile to Hwy 80 and Reno is 40 min and only a 2.5 hour drive from the SF bay area. We loved it so much we now have another house in Tahoe Donner. It has 6 bdrm's and 4 bath's. It can sleep up to 30 people.

See it at: VRBO # 273183

What makes this cabin unique

Summer and winter spectacular activities. So close to San Francisco.


Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets not allowed on any furniture. Floor only.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Full Bathrooms, one upstairs between the two bedrooms and one downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • All 3 Bedrooms have a custom queen size bunkbed (2 queens, 1 over another) sleeps four adults per room, house sleeps 12 total in beds. So that's 6 queen size beds and room for 3 kids on the 3 couches or the loft, totaling 15 max.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sailboat
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
This home is located at Tahoe Donner Resort, as my guests, you are entitled to use the amenities. They charge $8/per adult all day use of the recreation centers with 3 pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, gym and ping pong table. We also have a private beach with lounge chairs, dock and boat launch on Donner Lake where you can swim, play in the sand, rent a boat and visit the snack bar or BBQ your lunch or dinner there at the BBQ pit's during the summer. Excellent golf course, tennis courts, horseback riding, a campground and small ski resort plus sledding at the Lodge. There is a fully equipped kitchen for your cooking needs. Fridge, dishwasher, stove/oven, toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, large crockpot, as well as a full size front load washer and dryer.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Truckee-Tahoe Donner, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, loft, sleeps 15 max, 2017-18 Ski Lease
average rating of 4.714286 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful, cozy mountain home for 2 weeks in September. It was simply wonderful. It is now just the two of us as the kids are raised and we are recently retired - so we took a peak at the lovely bedrooms and bath upstairs that this house has - then made the lower level our relaxing vacation home which had all we needed. We loved the "just flip a switch" fireplace - and the large lovely private deck which looked into the private forest was simply the best where we enjoyed the local deer too - they came visiting often! Of course, a nice TV is most important - and it was just wonderful. We have rented several homes in the area before on some more busy streets - this street was so quiet yet so close to everything. A trip down to the store to pick up groceries took just a few minutes. It was a wonderful time and we hope to go back. The owner, Tor, was very nice to work with and made things very easy too. To sum it up, a great place to stay in a simply wonderful place to vacation any time of the year.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill & Donna from Burlingame, CA What a great informative review that will give potential guests an idea of the layout of our house. Thx for taking the time to write. Hope you'll stay with us again. Tor
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Los Angeles

Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and my sisters family shared this cozy and comfortable cabin. It had everything we need for our stay. The cabin is accessible to down town Trucke and the lake. We had a great time and we're thinking of going back soon, we hope. The owner was very easy to work with. I definite recommend this property to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Grace from Los Angeles, CA for your nice review and so glad you enjoyed our cabin in Truckee. I'm happy to hear you went to our private beach on the lake. Nice place to hang out and enjoy the beauty of North Shore Tahoe. I hope to hear from your interested friends on FaceBook as you mentioned earlier on the phone today. Thx, Tor
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White Christmas

  • 5 of 5

My whole family and there kids shared this cozy comfortable cabin for a week in December for Christmas. we cooked Christmas dinner here and had every cooking utensil and pan that we needed as if we were home. The cabin is very accessible to downtown Trukee and the major ski resorts. We spent Christmas Eve ice skating at Northstar. The owner also had sleds for us to use. The beds are very comfortable and the layout of the cabin makes it easy to have your own space. I plan on coming back again in the summer. Love this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Fawn from Sant Rosa, CA for the nice review. Next time we've got to get you over to the amenities throughout the resort. Being the larges development in the US we have quite a lot of amenities for your family to enjoy. Summer is beginning to heat up so let me know asap if you want to book a week there. Tor
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Walnut Creek, CA/USA

Great Little Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 3 kids really enjoyed this place. It was cozy, clean, and very well priced! The kitchen was fully equipped with everything I needed to make my family home cooked meals and we settled in for a very comfortable stay. This cabin has a great "mountain vibe" as it is decorated with a rustic cabin look, perfect for a Tahoe getaway. One of the great bonuses to our stay was all the amenities that Tahoe Donner has. We went to the Trout Creek recreation center which is only a half mile away and used the heated swimming pool, hot tubs, steam room, sauna, and gym. We consider this place a great find and plan on coming up again this summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect location for us and 3 other families. We needed a place to stay for a soccer tournament in Truckee during labor day weekend. This cabin was very comfortable and clean. Th owner was very easy to work with and promptly responded to any questions we had. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a getaway in the the north Tahoe area.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Brian from Fair Oaks, CA. I am happy to hear you enjoyed our 3 bedroom house. We try hard to stay on top of things and make it comfortable for our guests like you. We replace and repair as needed but it's a constant job as in any house. You didn't see the old flooring but I think the new flooring looks great. I wonder if your group checked out the amenities nearby in our Tahoe Donner Resort?? If ever you need a huge house we'll set you up in our 6 bedroom house nearby. Thanks so much for your rental and review. Tor McLean
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Perfect cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is very clean and comfortable, me and my family felt right at home. The cabin had pretty much everything and we didn't have any problems. We had a wonderful time and we hope to come back to stay again. I will definitely recommend this property to my family and friends!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jennifer. Great to hear that. It is sometimes difficult managing my house from afar, so it's nice when things run smoothly and our guests can thoroughly enjoy their vacation. Thanks for being a great guest and Happy New Year. Tor
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
tahoe donner resort
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
tahoe donner resort & cyote moon too
Nearest Train
4 Miles
old town truckee
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
3 in tahoe donner resort
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
tahoe donner resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
donner lake with our private beach
Car: recommended

World, USA, California, Lake Tahoe area, Truckee, North Tahoe area, Tahoe Donner.

Snow skiing, swimming, boating, hiking, camping,

Other Activities: Kayaking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, rock climbing, basketball, shopping, boating, snowboarding, wildlife viewing.

Golf: My home is within 5 minutes to three top rated golf courses in Truckee. Considered some of the best golf courses in Tahoe.

Ski: Snow skiing is just 5-20 minutes away. The 4 best in all Tahoe are Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, North Star and Sugar Bowl. We have quick access to all 4. Or we have our own small private resort just up the street, five minutes away, perfect for beginners and great rates. Several children's snow parks around as well and one right up the street. Summer mountain biking at nearby ski resorts is awesome.


Rates & Availability

Truckee Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 16 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer (see notes)
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Fall (see notes)
Aug 20 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Xmas & New Years (see notes)
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $124 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

When in doubt, just ask me! Addl people (all ages) are 10/nt. except during Xmas holidays, they're 15/nt. 6 people are included in our rates except for the Xmas Holidays when our rate includes 9 people. Optional linens (sheets & towels) are 15/person unless you want to save some money and bring your own. It's totally up to you. You decide. Pets welcome: 15/nt ea. Summer is Sat to Sat but around May 1st e'll accept shorter stays to fill any gaps.

We also have a 6 bdrm house 1.5 mile away. Large groups rent both. View it at: Homeaway #269735 or VRBO #273183
You're welcome to call me at 925-297-777 daily, 9 am - 7 pm PST

Owner'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.
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