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Luxury at its Best: 3-Level Dream Home W/ Sauna, Hot Tub, 3 Decks & Lake Views!

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Last updated: 05/18/2015

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Luxury, Designer & Classic Tahoe at its Best

This unique 1950s three-story converted water tower was lovingly remodeled in 2013 and is the best Truckee has to offer! With views of pristine Donner Lake from every level, the house is 12 sided, allowing sun to filter in all day long. It has cozy knotty pine ceilings, broad ceiling beams , knotty alder doors, and wide plank floors. Attention to detail has been paid to every inch and it is updated to ensure comfort, style and luxury.

FIRST FLOOR -The first floor of the home is a two bedroom apartment! This level includes a cozy living room with a granite mantle gas fireplace, full kitchen, full bath including two person, river rock shower and two bedrooms. Sleeps up to five people, in four beds. (Room 1 = Queen + Twin; Room 2 = Twin + Twin)

SECOND LEVEL- On the second level of the home are the main house sleeping quarters. There are three bedrooms and two full baths. Master = Queen; Second Bedroom = Queen, both have Lake Views! Third Bedroom = Twin + Twin. Two full, remodeled baths are on this level. The hall bath has heated floors and a shower over a claw foot slate tub. The second bath includes heated floors, an infrared sauna, Japanese soaking tub and a slate rain shower. There is a laundry room on this level and a deck to an all-season 6 person Hot Tub!

TOP FLOOR - The main gathering place is centered around the Great Room that includes a living area with Ralph Lauren fabrics antique couches and chairs poised around a state-of-the-art modern slab and boulder granite, wood burning fireplace. The big screen TV with CD/DVD player has surround sound. The newly felted pool table adds to the fun. The dining area seats 10 and has views of the lake. The kitchen is large enough for three busy cooks and is far from rustic.

LOFT - Above the living room, the kids delight: look down into the living room from the “tree house.” It is an open loft that sleeps four (Queen / Twin / Twin).

Donner Lake is a focal point for many activities including snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, golf or a glider ride in the summer. Being at the center of some of the best resorts in the Sierra’s, makes Donner Lake a very popular place. It is less than a half hour from: Squaw Valley, North Star, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Boreal, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City, Emerald Bay, Nevada and Soda Springs are just a short ride away.

The house is located one mile from the historic city of Truckee, established in 1893. Truckee boasts many trendy shops and cutting edge restaurants, housed in brick and timber Victorian buildings. Truckee is 'old mountain charm' at its finest.

NOTE: There are high-end finishes throughout the house & we expect all guests to treat the home with respect: no wild parties please! There is parking for five cars and a bear box for all garbage. YOU MUST BE 25 YEARS OR OLDER TO RENT. $750/NIGHT FOR HOLIDAYS

*Please note that entry to this house is from an outside staircase and is NOT handicapped accessible.

Keywords: House, Cabin, Three-level, Decks, Donner Lake, Lake view, Dog-Friendly


Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs are welcome. No dogs on furniture....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


  • Loft: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Open loft over living room...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    One bunk bed, with two singles....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • LOWER LEVEL The lower level is essentially it’s own two bedroom apartment with full bath, full kitchen & living room with fireplace! 1. Queen plus Twin 2. Two Twins MAIN LEVEL 3. Queen 4. Queen 5. Bunk Bed (two twins) LOFT ABOVE LIVING AREA ON THIRD FLOOR Double & Two Twins...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    First Floor, River rock two-person shower....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Shower over Clawfoot Tub. Metro & Hex Tile....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, tub, shower

    Infared Sauna, Soaking Tub, Two-person Slate Shower....moreless

  • All three bathrooms, newly remodeled in 2012/2013.

Other Amenities

  • A short walk to the historic Donner State Park with a beach, picnic tables, the Donner Museum and miles of walking trails....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful View of Donner Lake and surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning fireplace in main living room...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace on first level...moreless

  • Heating:

    Forced air furnace...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    fireplace and pool table!...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    NEW infared sauna in master bathroom...moreless



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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Flat Rate Cleaning Fee $350
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Tax Rate 10%


10% tax on rental amount

$350 Cleaning Fee; $600 Refundable Security Deposit

$750 Holidays

Cancellation 30 days prior to stay, all money refunded except Deposit

3-night minimum

We now have gift certificates available! Give the gift of luxury and relaxation with a stay at the Water Tower House on beautiful Donner Lake.

Rental deposit (first night + security deposit) due at time of booking, remainder due two weeks prior to check-in.

Cancellation 30 days prior to stay, all money refunded except deposit. RENTER MUST BE 25 YEARS OR OLDER. $750/NIGHT FOR HOLIDAYS

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12 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
Truckee, CA
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Donner State Park

Car: Necessary

The house is close to some of the best skiing, snowboarding, hiking and water sports destinations in the Sierras, is only a short drive to casinos at the Nevada border, and is near plenty of active nightlife in the town center, such as live music.


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Year Purchased: 2004

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  • Bunk Bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, October 02, 2015

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LUXURY AT ITS BEST: 3-Level Dream Home w/ Sauna, Hot Tub, 3 Decks & Lake Views!

Truckee #151791

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