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Donner Lakeview Cabin - 3 BR/2 BA

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Sleeps 8 in beds.

This is a bright 2 story Lakeview home on 1/4 acre with all the amenities (see details). Newly remodeled kitchen and bath - Beautiful granite countertops - Gourmet Kitchen , Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator with Ice Maker. Recently power washed and stained/painted. Front door replaced and is painted red along with garage door.

Three Bedrooms Two Baths...King/Queen/4 single bunks

Plenty of parking for your RV or boat. Garage parks 1, space for up to 4 cars off street on paved driveway. Flat easy access in winter. Snow removal service contract for winter (means you don't have to shovel snow to park!).

Heated tile floor in downstairs bath.

Wireless Cable Internet/Tivo/BluRay 3D player

New 40" flat screen TV in living room.

Beautiful unobstructed view of the lake.

Paver Patio 16' X 16' with pathway in back yard, looking out at lake installed summer of 2015 with benches that convert into

table and bench.

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More Details

Gail Karppinen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Gail Karppinen

I am a fun and energetic person, who enjoys fixing up my vacation rental for my guests to enjoy the many amenities of the Donner Lake area.

Gail Karppinen purchased this house in 1985

Why Gail Karppinen chose Truckee

Access to wonderful Donner Lake. Quick on and off route 80 from San Francisco and Reno areas. Donner Lake is less crowded than Lake Tahoe. Proximity to north shore ski areas and shopping. Love getting up early and seeing the sun rising on the east end of the lake. Also love sitting on the deck swing having a cup of coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening, looking out at the lake.

What makes this house unique

Donner Lake North Shore Ski area's. Purchased property as a ski cabin but found that the summers up at Donner Lake were even more fun with so many activities within close proximity. Plenty of shopping, bike riding, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, water skiing, free music concerts in the parks,white water rafting. There is even a CURVES workout franchise in Truckee. Don't miss the Hospice Thrift Shop in Truckee, Mountain Hardware and all the good restaurants. Sugarbowl, Royal Gorge and Donner Ski Ranch are just up old Route 40 from the west end of the lake. Tahoe Donner, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Alpine, Tahoe Cross Country and Homewood are within 20-30 minutes. Diamond Peak and Mount Rose, a little further. Kayaking at Sand Harbor and touring the Thunderbird Lodge are quite spectacular.


Southside Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Couch in living room opens into a double bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Bunk Room has four single beds in bunk form, Child Beds (1) Portacrib and Play and Go fold up playpen in bunk room. Can be placed in the master bath so baby is close to Master Bedroom. Flannel crib sheets available., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room opens to a double bed., Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Easy to find and flat, easy access in the winter with one car parking in the garage and four cars can be parked in the driveway.Snowblower service to clear the driveway during the winter season. There is a snowblower in the garage if you need it in an emergency.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Donner Lakeview Cabin - 3 BR/2 BA
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
Redwood City, CA

Perfect cozy and comfy cabin for weekend in the snow!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at the Donner Lakeview Cabin -- we love the location and the amenities. Easy access to ski resorts - just minutes from the highway but far enough that you escape the highway noise. It's a beautiful lakeside setting as well. Gail, the owner, is lovely to work with and she takes great care in maintaining the cabin and ensuring you have all the info you need for a comfortable stay. We will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. Glad you had a good stay. This has been a particularly challenging year with the torrential rains and heavy snows and my home being rented every weekend and many of the weekdays. Appreciate the feedback I've received from guests regarding the cleaning service and also the fun things they've done while there. Also appreciate suggestions that might benefit future guests. We try to go by to check things when we can and do any necessary repairs or replacements. Hope you can come back again. Thanks. Gail
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Nice place to stay with your family. Great views of the lake.

  • 4 of 5

We went up to Truckee for a ski weekend. Gail's house was good fit for our family. Lovely views of he lake. The home is warm and inviting with all the comforts you would expect. Ours girls had a great time sledding around the property after a long day of skiing. There were a couple of sleds in the garage for us to use. Good times!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Gail was beyond helpful and accommodating! The house had everything we needed and its location right by the lake is beautiful but the town was super accessible. Will definitely use in the future, possibly in the summer this time.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing and Gail was very helpful and always avalible for any questions.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing cabin with a beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was amazing and just the right size! We woke up every morning to beautiful views of Donner Lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Refresh and relax

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the comforts we needed to relax. Very comfortable, clean, and bright. Gorgeous view of the lake, we walked everywhere! Owner responded quickly with answers to any question we had. Great summer or winter stay, easy access, especially in snow.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Owner supplies renter's beach pass for homeowners' beach in front of house in the summer. Daily fee still required though. West end public beach down the road a little farther also requires a daily fee.


Rates & Availability

Southside Highlands House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

Instead of VRBO charging the security/cleaning deposit, I require you to send me a check for $250 that is refundable after the cleaning fee is taken out and the balance will come back to you by check if there is no damage after your stay. You can send the check for $250 to Gail Karppinen 2170 Dant Blvd Reno, NV 89509, once your reservation is accepted. Cleaning usually runs about $150, depending on how the house is left.

Memorial Weekend minimum of 3 nights. Mid-June through mid-August minimum of a week. Number of nights is negotiable outside of that time period. Contact me as time period may be negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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