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Challet Masterpiece, in private forest

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Great location on 11 acre lot, inside Tahoe Donner.

This architectural masterpiece was designed by RWR with large living area and accommodations for 30+. Property is located on private 11 acre lot in Tahoe Donner. Located close to Trout Creek Rec. Center and Tahoe Donner golf corse, the property is set-up with a total of 3 king size beds (76' x 80' accommodates 2 adults), 12 full size beds (60' x 80' accommodates 2 adults), and 3 Full size pull out beds (60' x 80' accommodates an adult). This property is located close to Trout Creek Rec. Center and Tahoe Donner golf corse.

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Vladimir

This property is professionally managed.

Vladimir purchased this house in 2010

Why Vladimir chose Lake Tahoe North Shore

Spectacular retreat with your own private 11 acre forest, yet right next to all services and facilities.

What makes this house unique

This property offers privacy and design like no other. Relax in your own private forest yet minutes from Trout Creek recreation center, downtown Truckee and Northstar and Squaw Valley.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We held a one-year memorial “angelversary” for my teenage son at this fantastic retreat. We had friends and family join us for several days leading up to a big barbeque on the 4th of July. It was the perfect location for us to get together and share laughs and memories, as well as a few tears.

When looking on-line, the pictures made it appear as if the house was secluded, so I was a bit surprised when my GPS led me through a residential neighborhood. I almost missed the driveway. The long driveway leads you to the house that sits a good distance from the road, which does in fact make it feel like you are secluded. The house is breath taking as soon as you pull up. The long driveway is excellent for parking and you can even park three cars in the oversized garage. We left the big open area of the driveway in front of the house empty. There, we set up a corn hole game, a yard ladder game and a washers game. The kids were also able to play basketball with the portable hoop provided. We also set up a horseshoe are in the dirt alongside the basketball area. We brought a lot of camp chairs that we sat around the driveway and spent much time there, playing games and chatting, while enjoying the forest around us.

The house was exceptionally clean and well stocked. We did bring extra casserole dishes, cookie sheets, crock pots and some large pots because we knew we were going to be cooking for a large group, and we are glad we did. There are plenty of dishes, glasses and silverware, although we preferred to use paper and plastic for easy clean up. We brought up our own spices (based on another review). I wish we would have brought measuring cups and spoons because we couldn’t find any of those and had to wing it. The professional grade coffee maker was a huge hit. The fridge seemed a little small for a house that sleeps so many people and we had to resort to using coolers with ice to store our extra food. An extra fridge in the garage would have been appreciated.

The sleeping accommodations were wonderful. I’ve never seen a house that could sleep so many people in actual beds and in comfortable beds at that. The pull-out beds mentioned are not sofa sleepers, but rather full sized trundle beds that slide out from under the bunk beds in the upstairs loft. With 3 full-sized bunk beds and the trundles, that loft can sleep 18 people alone! With all the other beds in the home, 36 people can sleep in beds. Amazing.
Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
RNO, TRK 8 miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lake Tahoe
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Car: recommended

Minutes to world class resorts such as Northstar, Squaw Valley, alpine Meadows, Boreal. Next to golf at Tahoe Donner, Cayote Moon, Northstar, Old Greenwood and others.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 6:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Max. adults: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • We do not allow outside party rental vendors.
  • Amplified sound or music is not allowed outside.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Large Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    North Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    South Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • South Master - 1 king
    Loft - 6 double , Each bunk bed is Full over Full. The pull-out bed are Full
    Large Master - 1 king , 4 double , The bunk bed is Full over Full.
    North Master - 1 king , 2 double , each bunk bed is Full over Full. The pull-out bed is Full
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We can recommend a private chef service to cook an intimate meal for your group.


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Challet Masterpiece, in private forest
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 25 reviews
College Place, WA

Good property for large groups, check ahead about events

  • 4 of 5

The home is good for sleeping lots of people, though the comments about the bathroom setup are correct. Three bedrooms have their own baths, but the upstairs loft with 3 triple bunks has only the smallest of the three bathrooms to use without going through someone else's bedroom. If you slept 2/bed as advertised that would be 20 people using that one bathroom.

There was also a misunderstanding during our stay about being able to hold events. Check ahead, as apparently there is a maximum of 50 people allowed at any "event", permits are needed, and there is a $2500 charge for events. The property manager was as helpful as could be expected when a neighbor turned us in to the homeowner's association as we were setting up, but we had to do a swift change of venue last minute to a public park. We should have checked more carefully ahead instead of assuming anything apparently. Worked out in the end, but could have been quite disastrous if it had been something more then a large family dinner.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The property has 3 master bedrooms, each with en-suite full bathroom. The loft, that has 3 full size bunk beds and does not have it's own bathroom. It can however use the bathroom entrance that is accessible out of the great room. Saying that one has to go through a bedroom to access a bathroom is not correct. This guest made reservations and indicated that they will have 12 adults occupying the home. It's a little bit ridiculous for anyone to assume that it somehow entitles them to host a 100+ guest event at the property. We do have events at this venue and other locations in the area, and have round banquet tables and chairs we provide. Events must be arranged ahead of time and number of guests is also limited to a reasonable amount that is appropriate for the size of the property where the event is held.
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Amazing place!! Very comfortable, spacious and great location.

  • 5 of 5

The house has top notch appliance, comfortable beds. It is very spacious. Owner had great communication. Owner was very responsive. The location is great.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hayward, CA

What A Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us who stayed here for my bachelorette weekend getaway and it was AMAZING! Plenty of linens and dishware, lots of space, and a gorgeous house. We were all sad to leave.

We did have trouble figuring out how to light the outside fire and the BBQ pit, as well as opening up the outside dumpster we're instructed to use for garbage, and the hot tub was way too hot to get in at first - so we ended up calling the owner several time to figure this stuff out.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for multiple families/kids

  • 4 of 5

My family had a spectacular time in this very spacious property. We are 6 adults and three kids and had plenty of room and privacy. The kitchen could use a few more supplies, but was overall pretty great.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting for large group

  • 4 of 5

I am taking away 1 star because the bathrooms were rather tiny and there are no locks on doors. Other than that, it was perfect for large group gathering.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is one bathroom that is much smaller then the others and is one I would consider standard size for most homes. It has a shower over tub and toilet in a separate compartment with a locking door and a 72" double sink vanity in the other. The other two bathrooms are very large. One has an oversized jacuzzi jetted tub, large walk-in shower (so large that it doesn't even need a glass enclosure or door), separate compartment for a toilet, a double sink vanity that measures 72" long as well as a walk-in closet. The third bathroom is similar size, with a separate tub, walk in shower, walk-in closet, two separate vanities and a separate compartment for a toilet. Both of these bathrooms measure 25 x 16 feet, so I am not sure how they can possibly be considered "tiny". All of the bathrooms have locks on the toilet compartments.
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The place was amazing. Good price and the hospitality was great!!!

  • 5 of 5

There was 21 of us here at this place and this place may only have 4 bedroom but its enough for all of us. The bunk beds in the picture are actually really big. Enough for two people to sleep on. It snowed when we went there and it was amazing. The hot tub was good too. They had it on already and hot for us when we first got there. This is the first time i rented a place or cabin like this and this owner has been the best at helping me out through all the paperworks. I would recommend this place for others. In honesty, we might even come back next year again for winter break. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Damage Insurance $99
Damage Deposit $100

Pets must be approved and will require a $200 pet deposit.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund