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Beautiful and unique 'dwell' style mountain retreat

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Truckee House Rental Photos and Description

Family Friendly, Sleeps 11, 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths, Loft, 3 car garage

Our vacation home is a unique mountain home design that is conveniently located to all Tahoe Donner amenities. Built by an architect to be his own home, the house is ideally situated on a landscaped lot to take advantage of the natural light, views, and outdoor living in the mountains. The floor plan accommodates large parties featuring a common great room, dining and kitchen area that flows for easy entertaining. The house is light-filled with lots of windows, soaring ceilings, beautiful woodwork, slate, and travertine tile throughout.

Ideally suited for 3 families with kids or a large group, the house features a master suite with a cal king bed, 2 queen bedrooms with a common bathroom and loft area on the second floor. There is also a first floor 'bunk' room featuring a twin over full and twin over twin bunk bed with a seating area and mini-refrigerator. A great place for the kids or teenagers to hang out.

The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. It is a cook's kitchen fully outfitted with everything needed to prepare and present fare for a large group. 2 sinks, 1 on the island for food prep, large pantry for food storage and a mini-bar with refrigerator for beer, wine and libations.

The backyard is beautifully landscaped with natural rocks, lawn and courtyard area. The outdoor layout allows you to take advantage of Tahoe's warm summer days and evenings for outdoor entertaining and recreating.

There is a large 3 car garage with plenty of off street parking to accommodate your large party.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Colleen Wanty
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 23, 2015
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About Colleen Wanty

We are a family of 4, husband, wife and two boys 8 and 10.

Colleen Wanty purchased this house in 2012

Why Colleen Wanty chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

We love the outdoors. Mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and water sports...all that Tahoe has to offer. We purchased this property because of all the places we have visited this is the place we keep coming back to enjoy.

What makes this house unique

We had rented many properties in and around Tahoe Donner. We love all of the amenities and family friendly atmosphere of Tahoe Donner. We fell in love with the rustic yet modern design of this house. The floorplan design, soaring ceilings, extensive use of wood, natural light and unique architectural touches throughout the house make it a great house to entertain family and friends in Tahoe.


2 traveler reviews

Beautiful and unique 'dwell' style mountain retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
San Francisco

Lovely Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with two other families for 3 nights in early January. The owner was very responsive to our last-minute booking inquiry and was also very accommodating in working with the cleaning crew to make sure the house would be ready for us as another group was leaving on the same day we arrived. The house has a large kitchen with plenty of space so that we weren't constantly getting in each others way. The bunk room also worked great for the 5 kids. The three-car garage was also nice so that everyone had an indoor parking spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home for our extended family gathering for Christmas. There were enough rooms so that each adult could have a room and the kids from all the families could bunk together in the bunk room. The living space was all connected so there was room for everyone to be together to play games or watch tv. It was a great (and clean) kitchen to cook for a large group. We would definitely book this place again. Colleen was very responsive to our booking request and very organized in the instructions for the house. Plus the large 3 car garage and plenty of driveway space was nice to have.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Truckee Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HWY 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Area
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: recommended

Our vacation home is located in Tahoe Donner, a residential community located in Truckee, CA. Tahoe Donner offers a wide range of amenities local to the Tahoe Area.

If your a skier or boarder, Tahoe Donner is conveniently located to many of Tahoe's ski areas, offering an unparalleled range of terrain for all abilities. Tahoe Donner has its own ski area that is a great place for kids and beginner skiers. If you are looking for more advanced terrain or like to shred in the terrain park, Tahoe Donner is also conveniently located to a range of ski areas to suit your needs including Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley Resort. Cross country or skate skier? Tahoe Donner has a cross country ski center with an extensive network of trails offering world class skate and cross country skiing.

If you are a hiker or mountain biker, the trails in the immediate vicinity of Tahoe Donner offer terrain for all levels including the Euer Valley, Emigrant, Western States pacific Crest, and Donner Lake Rim trail.

If you like water sports, Tahoe Donner has a private beach where you can relax and read a book while the kids play, rent kayaks, paddle-boards, sailboats or launch your powerboat for tubing or skiing on Donner Lake.

Can't take a vacation from your workout? Tahoe Donner has a beautiful fitness center offering child care, free and machine weights, lap pool, sauna, classes and a full range of aerobic equipment.

Golfer? Located in the heart of Tahoe Donner is one of the premier golf courses in the Sierra's. If you need variety, there are three more courses to choose from within 20 minutes of Tahoe Donner.

Just want to sit by the pool and relax? Tahoe Donner has two pools with lifeguards. Kids want to hit the playground, there are two playgrounds, one next to a creek that keeps the kids busy for hours.

Want to do a little shopping? Truckee is a charming mountain town with a wide range of shops in restaurants in the downtown area. Truckee Thursdays is a don't miss event of activities, food, art, and music throughout the summer.

Foodie? Located in the heart of Tahoe Donner is the Lodge restaurant and bar featuring great food and cocktails. Just minutes away are a variety of restaurants for every taste and budget. Locavore? Truckee has a farmers market on Tuesday's offering a wide array of local produce, food, and crafts.

Want to send the kids to camp? Tahoe Donner offers great kids camps as well as camps offered by the Truckee recreation department which has a wide range of camps for kids of all ages and interests.

The list of all there is to do in Tahoe Donner? downhill and cross country skiing; hot tubs; sledding hill; golf course; private beach, clubhouse, and boat launch on Donner Lake; driving range; playgrounds; hiking trails; mountain bike trails; basketball court; equestrian center; tennis courts; fine and casual dining.


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

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Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. If Ski Lease, lease also includes utilities, snow clearing in addition to monthly rental.

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master suite: double sink, jetted tub, separate shower, Powder room on main level Loft bathroom serves two queen bedrooms Bunk room has it's own bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite with double sink, jetted tub, separate shower
  • King size beds (1) A california King is located in master suite, Queen size Beds (2) 2 queen bedrooms are located upstairs off the loft, Double Beds (1) Downstairs 'bunk' room contains a twin over full and twin bunk bed, Twin or Single Beds (3) Downstairs 'bunk' room contains a twin over full and twin bunk bed, Baby Cribs (1) Graco Pack and Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper in living area, Bunk Beds (1) Downstairs 'bunk' room contains a twin over full and twin bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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