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West End Donner Lake, Lake Side, Dog Friendly, Beach Club!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

The cabin sits where Lakeview Creek enters Donner Lake. Listen to the babbling creek and unwind on our deck as you look out over the lake. Or use our membership and make the short walk, or bike ride on our cruiser bikes, to the 'private' beach club. The deck area is the prime entertainment spot. It's a sunny little spot. Perfect for afternoon BBQ's and entertaining. Inside the pine log walls take you back in time, but there are modern finishes. The kitchen has all new stainless appliances. The living room has a 'smart' TV with internet capability. In fact the entire cabin has wifi, and two of the three bedrooms have TV's as well. For longer stays you will appreciate the laundry room. And there is plenty of parking 'off street'. It's a level driveway that is plowed all winter, and there's a covered walkway, so no snow shoveling to access the cabin! Soooo close to Sugar Bowl :)

Keywords: Renovated Log Cabin, Modern Conveniences, Private Beach Club, Dog Friendly

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 28, 2017

About The Owner

Our family of five love this place. We have a Collie and Aussie that love running around the property and going to the lake. We ski at Sugar Bowl, and boat and paddle board on the lake in the summer. We road and mtn bike as well. There are terrific mtn bike trails right down the street. And the hiking in the area is truly amazing.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2011

Why The Owner chose Truckee

The fact that the mtn bike riding is so superb right from the property was a huge surprise. And Donner Lake is just our style of relaxation. We like Tahoe, but Donner has a mellower vibe, less hectic, and more alpine.

What makes this cabin unique

This is a cabin. Its fully renovated with modern conveniences, but the pine logs make it feel rustic and alpine. This is a great family spot. You can park the car and never use it again once you arrive. Everything is close by. Take the canoe for paddle, or if you brought your boat hit the lake. Morning pulls are the best, but evenings are awesome with the sun setting over Donner Peak. And the fishing around Lakeview Creek is the best on Donner Lake. Just don't tell anyone.


Southside Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Observe private property signs Park only in our driveway Use beach club for Lake access
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room
  • King Size bed (1) in master, Queen size beds (2), one room with a Twin bed (1).
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cabin is on Lakeview Creek. There is a private beach club within walking distance.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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West End Donner Lake, Lake Side, Dog Friendly, Beach Club!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful spot, great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The house had exactly what my family of five (husband, 12 and 14-year-old kids, and dog) needed to have a fun, relaxing four days. The deck overlooks a small river, so I basically just sat there for hours and read in the forest with the white noise surrounding me. I'm sure we would've had fun at the private beach -- it was easy to get to, and it looked like there was a lot to do -- but we had our dog, so we opted to find other hikes and ways onto the lake.

Jim is extremely accommodating and so welcoming. I never had any trouble getting in touch with him, and he sort of bent over backward to help me when I left one of my bags up at the house. Can't say anything bad about the entire experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tammy, glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting your family again.
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Walnut Creek

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a wonderful summer getaway at this cabin in 2017. Easy access to the private beach on the west end - hours of fun on the beach and in the water, barbecue on the beach and at the cabin, and it was a bonus to use their canoe to explore up the creek! Fishing was great and only a couple minutes away...we even caught a couple fish from the beach and crawfish in the rocks. We'll definitely return so the kids can have great memories of beautiful Donner Lake just as I did growing up!

Thank you Jim for letting us enjoy your awesome cabin.


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calabasas, CA

VRBO wants me to rate my own stay...what can I say? "It's great".

  • 5 of 5

Fun to enjoy my own cabin...

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Winter Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this amazing cabin in February 2017 for an extended weekend. What a great weekend it was! The cabin was plenty big for our group of 6 (plus dog), and the bathrooms were clean and updated. A big perk was that it was dog friendly - as mentioned by a previous review the deck is completely enclosed allowing a great space to wipe paws, etc. before coming in. Having one of the bedrooms on the main floor was a perk for us as my mom uses a walker and she had plenty of room to get around and did not have to navigate stairs. The best part, however, was the amazing view and great location. The cabin is right on the lake and stream - and also on the main road which means it was plowed frequently. Although there was a ton of snow we had no issues at all getting in. The location is close to Sugar Bowl (especially if the 40 is open) and not far at all from Truckee. One other plus was that the communication with the owner prior to, during, and after the stay was great. Overall an amazing time! I highly recommend this place. We will definitely stay again if we get back up that way.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review, and please come stay with us again!
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New Year's in the Snow

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an awesome stay at The Roberts Roost! The owners were very accommodating, the house was clean, and even better than the description and photos. Highly recommend this place for any Tahoe trip. Will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dog owners perspective ;-)

  • 5 of 5

We are owners of 2 large dogs (>70 lbs). Knowing this would make any rental owner wary/bulk, we made sure we were honest about our dogs and what we expected. Jim, the owner appreciated our honesty and worked with us, allowing us to have a great stay. This cabin has a gated, enclosed deck. This was PRICELESS - the railings/fencing come up about 4ft, enough to secure our dogs - a perfect spot to clean up before going inside, and a good spot to get the dogs leashed up before leaving. It was also a nice outdoor space for the dogs to nap or stare down chipmunks. The cabin is cozy, comfy and unpretentious. Everything was easy to clean. The floors are tile (?), but there were enough rugs put down so our dogs didn't slip walking around. We were able to take our dogs on beautiful forest trails that were close by (w/in 5-10 mins). These trails were easy to get to and easy to hike. Our one senior arthritic dog had no problems keeping up. One caveat - There were a few neighboring dogs that wandered unleashed - they seemed friendly, but avoided them to be safe. Our dogs were always leashed when in the neighborhood.

Having stayed a full week at this property, we can say all the glowing reviews are well deserved. We feel fortunate to have found a place that the WHOLE family enjoyed. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
Donner Private Beach
Car: recommended

Backcountry skiing to cabin for 'expert' skiers. Two miles from Historic Donner Museum. Three miles to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.


Rates & Availability

Southside Highlands Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday Weekend
Dec 22 2017 - Mar 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 25 2018 - Sep 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $300

Full payment is due 90 days prior to arrival. See rental agreement for cancellation policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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