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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

More Details

Owner/ Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

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 Lake Tahoe North Shore

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.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1416 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Hale Mauka - Family-friendly 3BD/2BA House With Modern Furnishings
average rating of 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

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: Mar 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: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

-Great clean house.

-Instructions clear on house rules etc

-Sleds available and downhill slopes in backyard for kids to sled on in winter.

-Lots of games/ books /TVs to entertain everyone

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Comfortable vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay! Just the right space for two families with children. Very well-equipped with appliances, kitchenware, TVs, wood stove, snow shovels, games and Wi-Fi. The beds were comfortable. The place was clean and very clear details were provided for the stay, including check-in and check-out procedures. The owner even provided wood for the stove! Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Hale Mauka! The home is very comfortable including comfy beds and sheets, plenty of firewood for heat and that cozy mountain feeling, board games for the kids, etc. Thank you Ed and Bernadette for letting us share your home!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As described in ads

  • 5 of 5

The propane tank was empty. We would have liked some patio furniture. There was plenty of paper products clean and comfortable. Could use a meat fork in kitchen. Owner promptly called back with a question I had

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Winter/Spring 2017
Feb 27 2017 - May 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
President's Day/Ski Week
Feb 17 2018 - Feb 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Winter/Sprint 2018
Feb 26 2018 - May 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

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