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PANORAMIC Donner Lake views! Steps away from the lake. Clean & kid friendly :)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Panoramic Donner Lake views! Easy quick access to beach, activities & downtown.

We welcome you to our charming home which is just across the street from Donner Lake. There are no homes on the water side, so you get unobstructive views of Donner Lake! Walk across the street to any of the public docks and jump in the water.

There is one flight of stairs to get up to the level home. There is a master bedroom with a queen bed, bunk room with four built-in bunks, and a loft with one queen and one king bed. It has one full bathroom with a separate door to the toilet and an extra curtain to separate the shower area for even more privacy. The kitchen is fully stocked, including dishes, silverware, pots/pans and dishwasher. There is a washer and dryer in the garage. We supply everything you'd expect - fresh linens and towels, toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, bar soap, dishwasher soap, laundry soap.

The home was built in 2004 and up until now, was only used by family, so it's in great condition. At the beginning of the driveway is the "main" home where we live. That means we are nearby to answer any questions, but will also let you know if it is too loud. Relax, enjoy yourself, and BBQ on the deck with the best views of Donner Lake. :-)

We ask that you leave your pets at home. We love furry animals but unfortunately can't allow them. We also ask that there is no smoking in the home or on the property.

We look forward to hosting you! :-)

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Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Laura

We are in our mid-30s with two little kids. My husband went to high school nearby and we love Truckee due to the endless outdoor options, including skiing in the winter and the beach, hiking, boating and paddle boarding in the summer.

Laura purchased this house in 2004

Why Laura chose Truckee

This is the first time we've opened our home to renters, so it is in pristine condition and tenderly taken care. The property is one-of-a-kind in that it has unobstructive views of the water (you feel like you are on the water). Peacefully watch the boats and kayaks go by. The property is 1 mile walking distance to the public beach and has plenty of free piers right across the street to jump in the water or launch your own canoe.

We live in the main home at the beginning of the driveway so we are nearby to be a reference for hiking trails, restaurants or wherever you'd like to go. Our guest home is great for families since there's a built in bunk room, space for kids on the spacious deck, an extra Pak N Play and high chair, and both lake/mountain views to relax.

What makes this house unique

1. The views! See Donner Lake from EVERY room in the home.

2. Access: plenty of free piers across the street, walk/bike to the beach, easy access from both freeway exits, bike up Donner Pass to breathtaking Vista Point, or run around the entire 7 mile lake!

3. Plenty of amenities: washer/dryer in the garage, dishwasher, bathtub for bathing kids, and NEW grill.

4. Relatively new: built in 2004, it is in pristine condition.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Park in 2 designated parking spots next to the home. Additional cars must park on Donner Pass Road.
  • There is a $100 processing fee for cancellations.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate door to toilet. Curtain sections off shower area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bunk Room - 4 twin/ single , Small bunk room with four built-in bunks.
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , The small master has a queen bed.
    Loft - 1 king , 1 queen , Built in ladder up to the loft
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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PANORAMIC Donner Lake views! Steps away from the lake. Clean & kid friendly :)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Better than advertised. Views are really great + a (very) good bottle of wine left for us to celebrate the Holiday with. All 7 beds and the couch are extremely comfortable; the house has a great kitchen, too.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay with a great view

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean and the perfect size for our family of 4. The owners are very respectful of your privacy. The deck had ample space and a fantastic view of donner lake. They had all the amenities we needed and more; couldn’t have asked for a better vrbo and we will utilize it again on our next trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picture perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Laura and Erik’s place is a perfect getaway. The windows of the house have unobstructed views of the lake. The house itself is well stocked and perfectly maintained. It was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday. I would definitely stay here again. :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in an amazing house on the lake

  • 5 of 5

Laura and Erik were wonderful hosts and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable and seamless. The house is amazing. Unobstructed views of the lake, plenty of space for our family of four, and it was well equipped. We plugged right in and felt like we were in our own home. Couldn’t ask for anything more!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

There are some rentals where the pictures look better than the place, but, for this property, the place outdoes the pictures! They put so much thought into every detail in the cabin, not simply the layout, the amazing deck, the gorgeous windows that let the view seep in, but also the simple things that make a stay comfortable, like extra towels, a Brita pitcher, and so much more. Maybe I'm easy to please; maybe I've stayed places where toilet paper was treated like a luxury item.

A kayaking spot was just a short walk away, and at night, the stars were breathtaking.

Laura was responsive to questions I had and polite about the fact that most of those questions were already answered in the paperwork she sent; she even recommended a family activity since she knew we were travelling with kids and left a kind present since we were celebrating my wife's birthday.

The only hesitation I have in recommending this place is that I want to keep their calendar open for us!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view and cozy guest house.

  • 4 of 5

Laura and Erik were very gracious and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Donner Lake Kitchen
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Donner Lake Public Beach
Car: recommended

Please inquire and we can recommend activities and babysitting services if needed.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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