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Tor McLean

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

Truckee-Tahoe Donner, 6 bdrm, 4 ba, Sleeps 30, ping pong table

Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Truckee House Rental Photos and Description

6 bdrm/4 full baths, loft, ping pong, huge deck, great yard

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

House is a 6 bdrm, 4 full baths and a 2nd family room.

We welcome large groups. We also have another 3 bdrm, 2 bath house in the neighborhood. see at HomeAway ID# 256714

Large groups rent both houses together. (1 mi apart)

Located in Tahoe Donner Resort. Lots of amenities for you to use. See them at:

ACCOMMODATIONS for this house: 6 bdrm, 4 full baths, sleeps 20 in beds. We allow up to 30 people using couches & floors too. The huge main great room has a fireplace on a huge stone hearth. 50' HDTV w/DVD player. 2nd family rm also has a HDTV. Huge comfy 15ft sectional. Log game table. Beautiful wall coverings throughout and a bear skin. Large fully stocked kitchen with granite counters. Huge dining table for 15 or more. Additional counter space w/stools. Parking: room for 10 vehicles. Workbench in the garage for sports gear tune-up's and a Ping Pong table.

Tahoe Donner Resort & Truckee: Tahoe Donner resort is a very popular place in Tahoe. We have so many amenities ie, pools, hot tubs, beach, horseback riding, small ski resort too. Check them out at:

Truckee has 2 regions. One has the original historic, rustic look with the wooden plank walkways and charming shops from the days of the old west gone by, while the other end of town is contemporary. Both have shops, restaurants, taverns galore. This town has become the #1 hotspot of Tahoe and Tahoe Donner Resort is now famous, google it.

I try hard to give you the absolute best all around deal. Please do not compare houses to other smaller houses or a condos located in less desirable areas like South Shore or Kings Beach or on some busy street like Northwoods in Tahoe Donner. There is no comparison, you would not be comparing apples to apples.

EMAILING - is preferred, but you can reach me daily by phone from 9am-7pm PST at 925-297-7778

WIFI - we have wireless internet connection


This house is 3 stories. The 2nd story is the main floor. It has the main family room, kitchen, laundry room and 1 master with bathroom. The 3rd story has the 2nd master bedroom & bath, 2 additional bunk rooms and another full bathroom. The first floor has the optional extra 2 bdrms & 1 bath with a 2nd family room (making it 6 bdrms & 4 ba + a 2nd family room- total house)


Beautiful oak 'mission' style cabinets, and brand new granite counters. Big and open with lots of counter space with stainless appliances. It has most everything for all your kitchen needs, including pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker, microwave, etc. Stocked with service for 30.


Huge deck with built in benches that runs the entire perimeter of the deck, seats about 30. Great for summer gatherings. Weber Gas BBQ available on the deck from Spring through Fall. Stored during the winter months.


Large light and bright, with huge pine trees and aspens with views from every window. You will see, feel and smell the beauty of the Tahoe National Forest.


There are 2 master suites with Queen sized beds (one of those master bedrooms has a 'sleep number' mattress so you can adjust the firmness to suit you). The other master on the 3rd floor, has vaulted ceilings and it's own balcony. 3rd floor also has 2 bunk rooms with a queen over queen custom bunk beds to accommodate up to 4 adults per room. There is a loft area which has a comfortable 'full size' futon that can accommodate 2 more adults. Altogether the house sleeps 20 adults in beds.


Are available for a fee of 15/person or save your $ and bring your own sheets and towels. Totally up to you to decide what is best for you. The beds are queen sized (or king size will work) and standard pillowcases. Futon is a 'full size'. Sleeping bags are fine as well, especially for kids. 2 blankets and 2 pillows per bed, bath mats & dish towels are provided. Only linens are optional. There's a total of 9 queen beds and 1 full futon.

LAUNDRY - extra large washer and dryer.

PETS - allowed but NOT on any furniture. If that's unacceptable to you, please rent a different house.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Tor McLean (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tor McLean

I have owned and operated a 3 bedroom/2 bath house since 2002. It too is located in Tahoe Donner VRBO#25245.

I try very hard to give my quests the best value and it shows because web are booked.

We enjoy the Northshore Tahoe beauty with excellent skiing and Donner Lake, casino's close by among many other activities available in the surrounding area. It is a wonderful place to bring family & friends. We can accommodate family reunions, retreats, company getaways.

Tor McLean purchased this house in 2009

Why Tor McLean chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We chose Tahoe Donner Resort in Truckee because of it's absolute pristine beauty. A strong homeowners association sees that things in the neighborhood are always kept up to par. The amount of amenities are numerous and you must check them out on the webat: The location is so close to so many activities in and around the North Tahoe Nat'l Forest region. A 2.5 hour drive from SF Bay Area makes it quick and easy vacation get away.

What makes this house unique

10 beds (sleeps 20 adults) with 6 bedrooms and 4 full baths plus a second house a mile away, so for those large groups over 30 can rent both houses. Medium size groups can rent this one with 6 bedrooms and smaller groups can rent our other 3 bedroom house. Between both houses we can accomidate any size group up to 40 people. Pets welcome.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)
Truckee-Tahoe Donner, 6 bdrm, 4 ba, Sleeps 30, ping pong table
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
Fairfield, CA

Fantastic scenary off the deck - spectacular lakes

  • 5 of 5

My group really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Plenty of room for all 22 of us. Since we wanted to enjoy activities together we included many great meals and the fantastic scenery off the kitchen. The kitchen was well equipped and we all enjoyed cooking meals and hanging out in the kitchen. Several lakes are a few minutes away. One in particular was one of the most spectacular we had seen anywhere in our travels.The accommodations and the setup of the house really helped us to be at ease.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA, USA

Best Vacation Rental Ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Every year my boyfriend and I go away with a group of 6 other couples for a vacation get away. This year we were looking for a place in the mountains, and we needed a place big enough to accommodate all of us where we could really spread out. We were so lucky to find this place. Every couple had their own bed and there are 4 full bathrooms which pleases women greatly. The family room and kitchen area were spacious as well as the big party deck off the back of the house. This was by far the best vacation spot we found yet. We had many great meals at the big kitchen table and relaxed with cocktails in front of the TV and lots of card games at the game table. Thanks Tor for the great time. You'll be hearing from us next year when we book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice time of year you visit North Shore Tahoe. I hope you also got out of the house and visited our private beach on the lake, Trout Creek Rec Ctr and other things to do and see in the area. I'm glad things went smoothly for you and our house worked out well for your and your friends. You're all and your welcome back anytime.
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Fabulous Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a big house to rent in Truckee with 2 other families for our summer vacation. This house exceeded our expectations! Not only was it big enough to accommodate our group of 6 adults and 9 children it was very comfortable, nicely decorated and equipped with everything we could possibly need. The master bedrooms were large and the other bedrooms had awesome queen sized bunk beds that the kids loved. The kitchen is big with plenty of counter space and prep area for cooking the meals and a nice big table for dining. Nothing fussy about this place, very family friendly so us grown ups didn't have to worry about the kids breaking anything. Plenty of unbreakable dinnerware, glasses, and cups for everyone and nice stainless steel appliances. All the cooking utensils, bakeware, pots and pans that we needed too. There is a big deck off the kitchen with a BBQ and we enjoyed that immensely. The house is set back from the street so it is nice and quiet and the back yard is big with lots of pine trees, the kids loved running around there. The owner, Tor was a delight to work with and answered any questions I had. He gave us a thorough rundown of all the amenities at Tahoe Donner, the beach access, lodge restaurant, tennis, horseback riding, etc...and he returned my many phone calls promptly. I highly recommend this place to anyone who wants a big family friendly vacation place in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx for the great review. So glad you and your friends could all enjoy it. We get a lot of large groups and it's nice to have it go smoothly without incident or damage. We appreciate it. Tor
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great place - disappointing ending

  • 2 of 5

“We are a group of international friends with their families, who meet for reunions since more than 25 years in various countries. We rented both houses of this owner for one week last summer and accommodated 27 people. Everybody liked the houses and the place served our purpose. We had a lot of fun on the lakes with rented boats, tubing, hiking and the Automobile Museum in Reno, to name a few.

The kitchen had a full pantry of spices etc., the beds were very comfortable and the living room cozy. But then again the dish washer is inadequate for large parties, there are only 16 opaque plastic glasses and cheap plastic dishes–if you drink wine, bring your own glasses. Fat dripped from the kitchen hood and there were old cob webs and dust on and under the bunk beds.

We give two stars for this rental, mainly because the owner filed a damage claim about a couple of hundred $ on our behalf to the insurance company. It was about two small missing items of the kitchen, some missing blind vanes, a defective lamp and two torn bed sheets. We declined the claim, as we simply “didn’t do it”. For example, the lamp we had reported defective on arrival, the blind vanes we saw the cleaning lady carrying out of the building when we arrived! Three weeks after our check- out day the owner still charged my credit card with the money he was expecting to get from the insurance company. On our inquiry, he wrote back that a big group is difficult to monitor and people most probably wouldn’t admit that they broke things, putting the seed of dissent among our group and that anyway that is how he keeps prices low!

The 6 pages rental agreement was full of rules, reminders, horrendous penalties, do’s and don’ts which seemed very punitive and unprofessional to us. If we had had more choices for our big group, I would have trusted my guts and stayed away from this kind of contract. Read it before you decide and you’ll see that the faintest notion of hospitality is missing. And as far as business is concerned, the ethics at least are questionable.”

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a very unpleasant guest from the get go. It was extremely difficult to work with her, meet her rude demands and try to satisfy her. If she had acted like this early on we could have cancelled the reservation and prevented this unpleasant scenario for both of us. Now over a year later she is still again complaining. Luckily this is very rare and quite suspect as you can tell by our numerous, positive 5 star reviews at both our houses. This woman and her group were the most destructive guests we have ever experienced in 13 years of our two rentals. Specifically, the blind blades carried out were replaced with new, prior to her group. On her departure housekeeping found newly broken blades which were then replaced again. Two sets of expensive micro fiber sheet sets were somehow torn to shreds and one had candle wax that had been spilled all over it. A broken lamp was also found by housekeeping. Housekeeping did find several items from the kitchen strewn out and about the surrounding yard other items were never found. When kitchen items are missing then the next incoming group can't use them obviously, which is unfair to them. Housekeeping does a complete inventory and check of the house before each new group arrives and leaves therefore there is no mistake as to which rental group is responsible for new damages. The dishwasher is as large as they come. Dishes are made by Corelle and are not plastic. Because we often host groups of up to 30, there is service for 30 in the kitchen not 15 as she stated.
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great vacation cabin rental

  • 5 of 5

To start this is a real review by a real person !

This cabin was above what we expected , don't underestimate my 4 out of 5 stars review

We started our cabin hunt months before , planning our wedding which would eventually happen at this cabin, out of all the cabins we found we feel in love with this one , it was affordable for a working class family from So California and had the open floor plan we wanted , a huge back deck that leads to a very open kitchen with a huge dinner table , that opens up to a huge living room ! We wanted our family to be all together and this floor plan worked great !! It was full of everything we needed, plates , silverware, pans , cups a working dryer and washing machine which was great because the kids played in the snow all the time ! Tor the homeowner was very direct with instructions and a lot of items are labeled which made our stay 10x easier , we had 22 guests with children and everyone understood the rules of the cabin and everyone slept comfortably, Tor the homeowner was always easy to get ahold of and helpful about the community and suggestions of places to go. This was the perfect location for our wedding and family to stay and would recommend it to anyone looking to rent a cabin ! I

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, roomy, comfortable for our Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Celebrated my brother's 50th birthday with my brothers and sisters and their families. There was plenty of room for every single person to be happy and comfortable and beds for all to sleep. The listing is accurate and pictures don't do it justice. We were all more than content staying on the premises and no need to go out for entertainment- running room for kids in the backyard, ping pong tournaments for the adults, board games at the table and an awesome kitchen to cook for our families without tripping on each other! Tor was incredibly helpful and responsive to say the least and we will surely be staying here again very soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, I am so glad everyone enjoyed our house. All 22 of you as I recall. Let me know when you're ready to book a stay again and we'll make it as pleasurable and as easy as was this one. Thx for the great review. Until then, Tor.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
tahoe donner lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
tahoe donner & coyote moon
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
tahoe donner
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
tahoe donner
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
donner lake
Car: not necessary

Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, North Shore, Tahoe Donner, CA, USA (30 min from Lake Tahoe or Reno).

Other Activities: Kayaking, Snowboarding, Wildlife viewing, Health/beauty spa, Snowmobiling, Rock climbing, Boating, Shopping, Horseback riding, River Rafting, Sailing,

Golf: Two golf courses near by. Tahoe Donner & Coyote Moon. Several more around town like Old Greenwood, Martis Valley, Northstar.

Ski: The 4 top rated ski resorts in the area are all 10-20 min. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, North Star and Sugar Bowl. Smaller one is Boreal Ridge & a very small one right up the street is our very own private Tahoe Donner Ski Resort. Great for beginners and a great price too. So close you can come home for lunch or just to take a break for a quick nap!


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall (see notes)
Aug 22 2016 - Dec 8 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Xmas & N.Y.'s (see notes)
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (normal job) $249 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 12.0%

When in doubt, it doesn't hurt to ask! Are rates always include up to 12 people except during the last two weeks of December; Christmas - New Years Holidays and summer, when our rate includes up to 16 people, FROM $650/nt. during Xmas & NY's. Addl people (all ages) are 20/nt ea. Rest of the year addl people are 15/each. Summer is generally Sat to Sat but in April or May where I've got a gap you're welcome to take it. SPECIAL: For the first summer week in mid June and the last summer week in mid August, you get an 8th night totally FREE of charge. Details of this special deal when you send me an inquiry. Pets welcome: 30/nt ea. Optional linens (sheets & towels) are 15/person. Want to save some money? Bring your own. It's totally up to you, you decide. We also have a 3 bdrm house 1.5 mile away. Large groups (>30) rent both. View it at: Homeaway #256714 or VRBO #25245 You're welcome to call me at 925-297-777 daily, from 9 am - 7 pm PST

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 large, bright & light, two with skylights. All 4 are full baths which sure helps with large groups. We also have 2 water heaters which makes it much better for many hot showers!
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , bunk beds
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 'full size' futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , custom queen bunks
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen , custom queen bunks
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Adjustable Sleep Number Bed
  • HOUSE: is 6 bedrooms/4 baths, 2 fm rm's, sleeps 20 adults in beds. (during spring and fall or last minute any season, you may rent just a portion of our house, ie 4 bdrms/3 baths, 1 fm rm. which will sleep 14 adults in beds. BEDROOMS: Two of the bedrooms are master suites with Queen sized beds in each (one master has a 'sleep number' mattress so you can adjust the firmness to suit you). The other 2 bedrooms have queen over queen custom bunk beds to accommodate up to 4 adults per room. There is also the loft area which has a comfortable 'full size' futon that can accommodate 2 more adults.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 30 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • 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
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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

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