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Hale Mauka - Family-friendly 3BD/2BA House With Modern Furnishings

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,416 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Welcome to Hale Mauka, our 'home in the mountains'. Our three bedroom, two bath house is truly our second home in Tahoe Donner. We are proud to be able to share it with you throughout the year.

Hale Mauka can comfortably sleep eight guests. A downstairs master suite with a 42in TV is down the hall from the full kitchen. Upstairs, the 'kid's room' contains two sets of bunk beds and a pair of fat boy bean bag stools for lounging. The other upstairs room has a 42in TV and queen bed. A full living room and dining room combine to give lots of room for families to stretch out and relax after a full day enjoying the Tahoe surroundings. There is a wood stove in the living room that can heat the entire home; baseboard heaters and humidifiers are also in each room to further control the temperature.

Don't want to totally unplug while you're away? No worries -- high speed internet is included along with free WiFi for guests. Three LCD Smart TVs (55in in the living room, 42in in two bedrooms) have built-in Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime connections so you can stream videos to your heart's content. The living room TV also includes an HD cable feed so you can watch the major sports games in real time. A Mac Mini is in the loft along with an Airprint-capable printer, so you can surf the web or even get some work done if needed.

Located on Alder Creek Road, it is one of the first thoroughfares in Tahoe Donner to get plowed, providing clear access to your snow sport destinations. The Tahoe Donner Downhill ski area is 5 minutes away, as is the Alder Creek Adventure (Cross Country/Equestrian) Center. An easy jaunt down 89 takes you to Northstar, Squaw and other Tahoe destinations.

Great views of Alder Creek can be seen from the front deck. The rear deck leads to a wonderful backyard play area where kids can go downhill with the provided sleds or just roll around in the snow. You can even play horseshoes in the horseshoe pitch in the front yard.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cookware, utensils, and dinnerware. There is also a full size washer and dryer so you can pack lightly.

Guests (for a nominal fee) have access to all Tahoe Donner amenities, including downhill and cross country skiing, snow play, equestrian center, mountain biking, orienteering (geocaching), tennis courts, pools, Trout Creek Recreation Center, and Tahoe Donner Golf Course.

High thread-count sheets, down comforters and memory foam mattresses on all beds, along with soft towels ensure that you can relax in luxury after a full day of fun.

NOTE: We strongly prefer to rent to family groups. Parties of 6 or more must include children in order for your booking request to be accepted.

Town of Truckee TOT Registration Certificate No. 548

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1416 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs kids bedroom - 2 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Hale Mauka - Family-friendly 3BD/2BA House With Modern Furnishings
average rating of 4.9142857 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful accommodations! Great for families!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for providing a wonderful place for us to make vacation memories! Everything was terrific. Very well stocked kitchen, great assortment of games and puzzles for all ages. Cozy blankets and comfortable beds. Thank you for the clear instructions and detailed information!! Very helpful and made for a great trip! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and welcoming...

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very responsive and accommodating. The house was immaculate and fully stocked with all necessities for a comfortable stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hale Mauka and highly recommend this property, especially to families with children.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redding, CA.

Delightful mountain home

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the accommodations. THe kitchen was nice, the dining room and living areas were great. Loved the windows!!! The beds were comfortable. It was nice to see all the supplies in the house..e.g. basic necessities. We would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We quite enjoyed our stay at this property, and recommend it for families.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this conveniently located house with a flat driveway (although you do have to walk outside from garage to the house but it worked for us!) The owner/manager is very accommodating with checkin and checkouts and very responsive. We didn't need any help during the stay as everything is so well prepared for us. The house itself is a little dated, but they have new modern bedroom furniture and kitchen is very well-stocked. We loved that their TV is connected to an existing netflix account which makes it so convenient. A few items on our wish-list for a possible next visit: new sleds (2 of 3 saucers in the garage were broken) and some snow toys would be helpful for the little kids to play in the big backyard. Shampoo and body wash would also come in handy as we don't usually travel with them. But all in all wonderful stay and would recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rona, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Hale Mauka, and thank you for your review. Thank you for letting us know about the broken sleds -- we will replace them as soon as possible. We had more snow toys available as well (snowball maker, igloo block maker, etc.), but it's possible they have gotten lost along the way. We will look for everything once the snow melts and restock as needed. As we mentioned in our e-mail exchanges before your visit, we provide hand soap and dish soap (and even laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets), but not shampoo nor bath soap. There are too many options for personal hygiene, so it's easier to have guests bring their own shampoo and bath soap. We look forward to having you return, be it for a summer visit or next winter for more snow activities. Best Regards.
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Mill Valley, CA

Second time here and there will be more!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, comfortable home, great hosts. My family and I once again enjoyed this house (came same time last year) and will likely come again.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner/ Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Owner/ Property Manager

We love being able to get away from the bustling city to enjoy the outdoors.

Owner/ Property Manager purchased this house in 2012

Why Owner/ Property Manager chose Truckee

We chose this house because of its proximity to all of the Tahoe Donner amenities, including downhill and cross country skiing, the equestrian center, and all the trails for hiking and biking. Its location on a main Tahoe Donner thoroughfare greatly reduces the chances of getting snowed in or out.

What makes this house unique

Even though this is our vacation get-away, it's still nice to be connected when we want to be. Free WiFi and multiple large screen TVs ensure we have plenty of entertainment. The slope in the backyard is great fun all year round; it's great for sledding in the winter.


Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Reno Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Truckee Train Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Lodge
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59

Taxes: 10% Transient Occupancy Tax + 2% TTBID Assessment

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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