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Steps to Lake, Pier, Pool/Private Beach/Gym, CALL FOR OPENINGS * SALE* Dog OK

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Truckee House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

CALL FOR OPENINGS: (408) 269-2330.




**Lake Views & Easy Lake Access! Discounts Apply!**


Truckee, California. Three-bedroom, two-bath, Donner Lake, vacation rental home just steps from the lake and pier. Great Donner Lake access and outstanding views! Located at Donner Lake, in the town of Truckee, California, this upscale family home offers convenient access to restaurants and shops in downtown Truckee.

The private beach is approximately 0.2 miles (about 3 minute walk) from the house. More pictures of this lovely Donner Lake house can be seen on our private web site. Please call or email for more pictures and information about the house and area.

This outstanding house is located on the sunny side of the lake, close to the Donner Memorial State Park. It located across from the Lake with a vacant lot next door. The views from the master bedroom and deck are great, and the lake access is right across the road. Many couples and families prefer this location as it is quieter than being right on the road (too much car noise), and it has the lot next door where kids can play.

Our Guest enjoy full access to the Tahoe Donner Homeowner facilities, including the private beach, pool, tennis and golf. Boats, canoes, hobie waves, stand up paddle boards, wind surfers, and pedal boats are available for rent.

The house itself is also very comfortable and exceptionally well equipped with high speed internet, gas BBQ, outdoor patio furnishings, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, family board games, beach towels, baby equipment, and much more. Please feel free to call me anytime for details.

World-famous ski resorts nearby include Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Homewood, Boreal, Sugar Bowl, and Kirkwood. River rafting, hiking and biking trails, South Shore casinos, and more.

Extensively remodeled with new hardwood flooring, granite, and highest quality amenities throughout. The modern and compete kitchen makes cooking a pleasure, while the spacious family room will comfortably seat everyone for drinks, movies, games, or relaxation time by the wood-burning fireplace after a day on the slopes or at the beach. With numerous amenities and comforts at your disposal including highest quality linens, TV and DVD player, stereo and CD player, VCR, game library, and gas barbecue for summer barbecues. HOUSE IS COMPLETE WITH HIGH SPEED CABLE INTERNET ACCESS.

This Donner Lake home in beautiful Truckee, California, is the perfect accommodation for couples, families, and friends. Extended stay options available. Personal Chef services available by prior arrangement. Dog friendly by prior arrangement only. Accommodates one to four; six by prior agreement only.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect for our family of 5. Clean and well done. Easy access to town of Truckee, skiing at Sugar Bowl or Squaw/Alpine or NorthStar, and nice views of the Lake. Would stay again and recommend.
Jan 2015
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Steps to Lake, Pier, Pool/Private Beach/Gym, CALL FOR OPENINGS * SALE* Dog OK
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews

Barbara B

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd year we stayed at this property, and we plan on coming here every summer forever. This home feels like our home away from home. The perfect location to Donner lake - right across the street. It has a wonderful view from both the front porch and back deck. And it's pet friendly. Our son even proposed to his girlfriend on the dock - she said YES. We plan on making many more family memories here on the lake. Thank you Betty for such a wonderful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great Place @ Donner Lake, Truckee

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, well located. Would recommend as a ski cabin, or as a summer cabin. We stayed to ski and sled, and enjoyed the house and Truckee-Tahoe area. Appreciated all the extras from the owner. Washer and dryer was awesome. Everything was in good condition. We would return.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location, great for winter too.

  • 4 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our time at this reasonably-priced Donner Lake home. We stayed over the MLK weekend and played in the open field next to the house where we got some great snow-play in. We built a big snowman and fort and even made a tiny ramp to sled down. The house suited our party of 6 people nicely and the kitchen was well stocked with a waffle iron and a rice cooker. The only small let-down was that there was no WIFI at the house. Coming from the Bay Area, I was expecting better internet access. That said, we managed with our smart phones and appreciated the reasonable cost of being able to stay in Truckee, being only 15-20 minutes from some of the ski resorts.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have WiFi internet access at the house! It seems it was not working when you were there - I am so sorry to hear this, and wish we would have known. Next time, please call us right away. After reading your post, I verified it is working. We use local provider, Suddenlink, as we were told it was most reliable in the area; but perhaps we should look around a bit. Thank you for alerting us to your experience, and for your nice comments about the house. We have tried to keep the house as an affordable option for couples and families. We have not raised the rates in many years, and continually try to make improvements for the benefit of guests. We've hosted many nice people over the years, most who return often. Please let us know when you are ready to come back.
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Mountain View, CA

Love Donner Lake!

  • 5 of 5

While I don’t normally submit reviews, I feel the need to acknowledge how responsive and accommodating the owner of this house was. Even before we arrived, she sent an extensive arrival package containing all the information about the house, the area including local establishments, calendar of current events in downtown Truckee and all around Lake Tahoe, and detailed information about ski areas and other snow activities we had inquired about before booking. Upon arrival, we had a few questions about the internet, and the owner was again very responsive. It was clear to us that she genuinely cared about our experience.

The house was as described. The kitchen is large and well stocked with items. We arrived in the snow, and the garage and covered walkway was especially convenient. I also liked being in a single-story house without stairs. I tried to think of some area for improvement, but nothing the owner had control over came to mind (like the internet which was only off for short time and was a problem with cable - this was really minor compared to everything else). I would return and recommend this property and this owner to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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SF Bay Area

Nice Cabin @ Donner Lake- Great Views. Super Clean, Well Appointed & Cared for... We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed this cabin at Donner Lake. The location is perfect for skiing anywhere around Tahoe, especially convenient to North Star, Sugar Bowl, Squaw and Alpine (driving against Tahoe City traffic to and from the resorts was fabulous!). We loved walking the neighborhood, around the Lake, and eating at the restaurants in downtown Truckee. The fenced lot adjoining the house is great - like a huge backyard covered in snow and with great views of Donner Lake. Kids enjoyed throwing snowballs, sledding, and building a snowman with a little help from the dog. The house was perfect for our family of 5. Super clean, comfortable, and well stocked with books, games, movies, quality linens, high speed internet, and good quality cookware. Also, the over-sized two car garage was great for our cars and all of our ski and snow play equipment. The service cleared snow from the driveway, so we did not have to shovel snow like we have in other homes. On this note, the neighborhood roads were also well plowed, and the location (being closest to the Truckee town side of the lake) made it super easy to drive in and out each day (we didn't have to drive around the whole lake, or even down the entire side which would have added considerable time). We would love to return to this property again this winter for another weekend, or even this spring break or summer for a longer stay. It would be great to try the private club facilities and further explore the Tahoe, and use this house as a home base.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Great Ski Cabin, Super Clean, Well Equipped, and Close to all the best Tahoe Resorts

  • 5 of 5

What a great ski cabin! Close to Truckee Town and only steps from Donner Lake and piers on North side of the Lake. Great skiing at Squaw, Alpine, NorthStar, Sugar Bowl and Boreal. We enjoyed the vacant lot next door for sledding and snow play too. Great for kids and adults alike. Kitchen and entire house was very well equipped, and we enjoyed some great family time playing board games and watching movies in the evening. Access to Tahoe Donner facilities were a nice surprise for all. The owner was very considerate, easy to work with, and super accommodating. She provided a lot of area information in advance of our stay, including a calendar of events, which we found particularly useful. The house was warm and cozy, and we spent a lot of time both inside and outside the house. Thank you for an excellent stay. We will definitely return this season.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Northstar at Tahoe
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
N. Star, Boreal, Sugar Bowl, Squaw Vallley, Alpine
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary

Lake and Beach just steps from the house, Fish or Sunbathe from the Pier, Launch 'your boat' from the nearby Launch, Water Sports of All Kinds, Easy Access to Snow Skiing and Snow Boarding at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Boreal, Sugar Bowl, Shopping and Dining in Downtown Truckee or nearby Tahoe City, River Rafting, More!


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 9 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Holiday: Christmas & New Years
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter II
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter Break
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Feb 23 2017 - Apr 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring Breeak
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Spring II
Apr 18 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please note rates are based on occupancy (number of people) and length of stay. Please call or email if you are unsure of the rate. We DO NOT charge additional rent or cleaning fee for the family dog. We do ask for a fully-refundable security deposit for all reservations.

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Queen Air Mattress (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Outdoor Deck with Fantastic Donner Lake Views, Large Master Suite with Lake Views, Exceptionally Clean and Well-maintained Home at the Lake, Wood-burning Stove (fireplace), Central Heat, Enhanced Cable TV, High-speed DSL Internet Connection, All Cooking Utensils provided, Highest Quality Linens provided, Attached Two-car Garage, Book, Video and Game Libraries, Additional Services available, Smoking Outside ONLY please

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