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Beautiful Donner Chalet, West End, 5 min walk to beach, 5 bdrm 3.5 bath, Hot Tub

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Truckee House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom / 3.5 baths Mountain Views, close to Ski Resorts and Private Beach

This is a Large “Swiss Style” Chalet that sits at the West End of Donner Lake in the popular Donner Woods. Located off a quiet, low traffic street, on a beautiful lot that backs up to a forested greenbelt with a seasonal creek and waterfall in the spring. You’ll enjoy great views of Donner Summit and Schallenberger Ridge, or a very short walk, 0.3 mile, will take you to the beach. The Chalet is 2800 square feet with two levels featuring central heat, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a bonus family room.

The main upper level has a large fully equipped kitchen with granite counters; a spacious Great Room with vaulted pine ceilings and gas wood stove; beautiful mountain decor and a large covered wrap around balcony that is awesome in both summer and winter, rain or snow. The upper level has a large master suite and bath, two guest bedrooms and a second full bathroom.

The lower level features a bonus family room, two more bedrooms and a Jack-and-Jill bath combo. A hideabed couch and futon are available in the bonus family room. This set-up is perfect for a little bit of separation of living space and privacy. Enjoy the great outdoors from the upper deck or hike right out the back door through the woods and up Shallenberger Ridge. A great open and relaxed feeling, while offering plenty of space and quiet privacy for everyone!

The Truckee and Donner lake area is great for fishing, boating, mountain biking, golf, skiing and everything else Truckee area has to offer. Boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and bikes are all available to rent from nearby venders, For snow skiers, Sugar Bowl is only 10 minutes away and Royal Gorge is only 15 minutes away for cross country skiing. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar can be reached in 20-25 minutes for year round activities and entertainment. Tahoe and Reno are both within an EZ 35-40 minute drive. Shopping and great restaurants are available in historic downtown Truckee, just 10-15 minutes away. Donner Lake is a year round paradise!


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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
owner/ property manager (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


based on 17 traveler reviews

Beautiful Donner Chalet, West End, 5 min walk to beach, 5 bdrm 3.5 bath, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Sacramento, CA

Wonderful Experience for the family!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious, yet cozy, home near the west end of Donner. Very clean, very well maintained, has all the modern amenities, including a BBQ, a spa, several TV's, etc. Beds are large, and very comfortable! We love the great room where we all congregate and play games, watch movies together, and just enjoy some good family time. My family has been here several times and we've loved each and every visit....this last time, it SNOWED for the last 36 hours we were there, making this house and the entire street into a beautiful winter wonderland. It was truly something my family will remember forever.....The house backs up to a lovely creek and a tree-filled mountainside...We all can't wait to go again!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house and great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in David Sinclair Donner Chalet was great. The house was beautiful and everything was as David said it would be. It was nice having two floors as we had two families so both had there own floor to sleep in and everyone used the upstairs kitchen and front room to socialize. Having the BBQ on the outside deck was awesome and we enjoyed a couple of great meals. David set up the outside fire pit and we also enjoyed that very much. Thanks so much for the great stay David!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, California

An Absolutely Beautiful Mountain Cabin, Our Year Round Favorite!!

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family has enjoyed both summer and winter here! It's just impeccable...everything about it! It has the perfect open layout with a great room, open kitchen, and it all flows out to an awesome surrounding balcony. The owner keeps this cabin very clean, beautifully decorated in mountain décor and well maintained! The spa is really a nice bonus, very clean with great mountain views, soooo relaxing. The bedrooms are all nice size and very quiet, the beds were very comfortable, and you’ll sleep great. Dave, thank you again for sharing your awesome vacation home and providing us with such a wonderful relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jan 15th-18th 2016 Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic. Home is very clean and comfortable. Lots of room for everyone. We are looking forward to our next stay. Thank you Dave for the use of your cabin. One of the BEST places we have rented by far.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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A Mountain Chalet

  • 5 of 5

This Mountain Ski Chalet was a comfy home away from home. Christmas decor and a beautiful tree with lights greeted us as we walked in. This was indeed a selling point with my husband. We found the chalet spacious, well appointed with comfortable room arrangements that made it easy to share with our family. We found a well outfitted kitchen that also had empty shelves for our staples and plenty of counter space.

Our skiers and snowboarders loved the proximity to Sugar Bowl.

The owner had thought of everything that a renter needs to make a vacation away from home pleasant. i would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Home

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was the perfect home for our girls weekend get-a-way!! The beds were comfy, there were plenty of linens, towels, etc. The open floor plan (kitchen and living room) upstairs was also great for entertaining. The hot tub was the perfect temperature and the neighborhood was quiet. We had a wonderful, relaxing time!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2016
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning and Maintenance $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

All Holiday Weekends - three (3) night minimum

Spring Break 4/8/2017 to 4/16/2017 - three (3) night minimum

Additional Damage Deposit and Cleaning Fees may apply for NEW YEARS

July 4th and Thanksgiving Holidays - four (4) night minimum

Summer 2017: Six (6) night minimum @ $ 395 per night.

Required Taxes: Town of Truckee Tax (TOT) 10% ; Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District (TTBID) 2%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , master bath, large vanity, two sinks and large soaking tub.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs guest bathroom and shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , 1.5 bath Jack and Jill. Separate sinks/vanities in bedrooms.
  • Hair dryers are in each bathroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master suite with California King, TV and outside Hot tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen size bed, large closet, dresser and cable TV,
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Queen size bed, large closet and dresser
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen size bed, large closet, and attached bathroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Bunkbed: Queen and twin bed, closet, attached bathroom.
    Bonus family room - 4 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs family room, TV, futon and a hideabed.
  • All bedrooms are good size and nicely furnished with comfortable newer mattresses: 1 California King; 4 Queens; 1 twin in bunk bed combination.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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