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Steps away from the lake! Clean & kid friendly :) Apply now for ski lease!!

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.

*now taking winter ski lease applicants*

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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Please inquire regarding our 2018/19 ski lease if interested.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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Steps away from the lake! Clean & kid friendly :) Apply now for ski lease!!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
San Clemente, CA

Very tranquil and clean !

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Sitting on the deck with my morning cup of coffee watching the boaters and SUPs was my favorite part.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

A Gem

  • 5 of 5

This place is lovely for a summer stay. Great to be right on the lake and the views are spectacular. Well appointed/furnished. Owners great to work with. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Novato, CA


  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the guest house. Perfect four our family of 5. Beautiful views and close to lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable ,well equipped and close to beach and eats ... Hosts, very attentive for your needs ..

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA, USA

Excellent stay.

  • 5 of 5

We, two of us, stayed at beginning of July. We had a very restful and pleasant stay. Views are perfect. Public pier available for fishing, swimming just down the driveway. The deck is relaxing, sunny, but has a big umbrella if you need shade. The house is immaculate. We have stayed in many places, and this was stellar. User friendly kitchen, nice eating area outside, gas BBQ. Laura & Eric we’re very friendly & helpful if you had a question. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, comfy and has everything you need!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: 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

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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