Magnificent Multi-Million Dollar Home - Enjoy Luxury in Tahoe!
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Tahoe Donner house description
Welcome. If you are looking at our home it's because you want luxury while you are vacationing in the Mountains. This is perhaps one of the most beautiful homes in Tahoe Donner, one of only two with a circular driveway to make it really easy to get the kids and family in and out after a long day of skiing. Enjoy a beautiful, open floor plan w/ vaulted Douglas fir ceilings. Gourmet kitchen with 2 ovens, 2 dishwashers, 2 disposals in sinks, wine fridge, warming drawer, Thermador cook top. Great dining room w/ awesome wet bar! You really will not want to leave! People passing by will slow down and look. You’ll have plenty of space at 3,700 sqft.
This is the first time our family has put the home up for a ski lease, and we hope to find a few families that will make coming up to the house a yearly tradition in the Summer, Spring, Fall, or Winter. This home has been fully furnished by a local Bay Area interior designer to express the Mountain Motif throughout the home, so while you are in the mountains you can still enjoy the comfort and relaxing in luxury. Our 3,700 + square foot, Non-Smoking home features a majestic sitting room upstairs with a beautiful stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, leather sofas, and hardwood floors.
Upstairs – Gourmet kitchen, sitting area - enjoy a perfect floor plan that makes it very easy to enjoy dinners, talking, and socializing. Kitchen overlooks sitting room with fireplace and beautiful view, adjacent is the bar to enjoy cocktails, and a formal dining area to gather around for a great dinner. If you are going to entertain, or simply have multiple families you’ll fully enjoy and appreciate having two dishwashers, stoves, and a warming drawer. There is bar seating and all appliances are stainless steel.
Master Suite. The upstairs master suite with a new luxurious King bed, custom comforter and pillows, has a private bathroom with an oversized jetted tub, separate dual shower, and a vanity. Enjoy a ’42 inch plasma television flat screen in the master bedroom, surround sound system, & computer. Walk-in-closet. Enjoying the master bedroom also enables you to get away from it all, as it’s the only room upstairs.
Downstairs is family room, guest master suite, and two additional rooms. Children’s room. Children’s room has two bunk beds, trundle bed, and single, this is the perfect room to put the kids in. No.2 Guest room offers two double beds (parents with two small children for family #3). You'll enjoy easy access to private hot-tub located downstairs. The family room leads out to a sunny full-length deck facing the forest. Family room has card/poker table, library of movies, and a large fireplace. Guest Master Suite. The third bedroom is a lovely private room, appointed with a cozy and comfortable queen bed and has a full bathroom, with a great Jacuzzi tube to enjoy for after skiing.
Our house is the perfect location for skiing, with Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Northstar, and Alpine Meadows all within 15-20 minutes. The drive into Reno to enjoy the casinos and shows is about a 45 minute drive. The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center with its gorgeous and extensive trail system and the Tahoe Donner Ski Area are also only minutes away.
Additionally, our home has a CIRCULAR DRIVEWAY AND is located in a well PLOWED ROAD! There's room for 6 cars (2 car garage) in the garage and driveway combined. Circular driveway makes it incredibly easy to jump in the car and just drive away.
Don't forget you'll also have Tahoe Donner guest passes for the gym and other snow activities (discounts) such as snow play for kids 3 -12 years of age. If you are the outdoors type, right out our back door there is a hiking trail leading to miles of forest and to Alder Creek. Fly fishing is located nearby, and there are plenty of mountain biking trails. Additionally, you have access to the wonderful amenities of Tahoe Donner - the private Marina and Beach Club at Donner Lake, the exclusive Trout Creek Recreation Center with fitness center and two swimming pools (THE FITNESS CENTER, SLEDDING HILL AND ONE POOL AS WELL AS SAUNA AND OUTDOOR HOT TUB ALL STAY OPEN IN THE WINTER!), the Northwoods outdoor tennis center with pool and Northwoods Grill, the newly upgraded Tahoe Donner Golf Course (in beautiful shape the summer of 2006), and private Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center that offers lessons and rides with over 40 horses - at guest fee rates.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Gas Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Two Stoves, Two Dishwashers, (Miele) Appliances, Wet Bar,
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Computer Available
- Broadband Access
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
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Great House, But Revise Expectations
Great House, But Revise Expectations
This IS a beautiful house, and it IS well-equipped. However, there were a number of valued, promoted amenities either not working, or not adequate, and the house did not appear to be pristinely clean. For example, the fancy espresso machine: broken (but we were not advised until we checked in with the owner, who said it was being repaired); linens: did not appear to be freshly laid, but also were quite ratty and torn and hole-y. Same with a number of towels, some of which were left in the dryer. Entertainment system: so "sophisticated" and "simple" we couldn't operate it. Not once (TV in master had sound but no picture that we could figure out). Remote controls to garage nowhere to be found, but again, not advised until we asked owner (shouldn't property manager make sure house is in working order before turning over?). The kitchen had no dishwasher detergent for the TWO dishwashers), and some of the drawers in the rooms were too broken to use. I think the HOUSE is great. I think the property is probably not managed well-enough. Also, it looks as though the house may be for sale, in which case the owners may want to minimize further investment. If you modify expectations vis-a-vis value for a luxury home in top notch condition, I think you'll enjoy the house very much.
- Guest SJF (Marin County, CA)
- Date of stay 03/08/13
- Review Submitted 03/14/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: Hi Shelley, I am sorry about your stay with us. We have just hired a property manager and all necessary repairs will be taking place as well as upgrading all necessities in the place (i.e sheets, towels, making sure supplies are stocked, etc.) Hopefully you will visit our cabin again so you can see the changes!
Great house. Plenty room for 8 of us. Great porch and living areas. Would stay there again.
- Guest brenda (Florida)
- Date of stay 07/24/12
- Review Submitted 08/02/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
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2 night min stay
|May 1-Sept. 30
May 1 - Sep 30
3 night min stay
|Oct. 1-Oct. 31
Oct 1 - Oct 31
2 night min stay
|Nov. 1-Apr. 30
Nov 1 - Apr 30
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
HOLIDAY I RATES: $600/NIGHT (4 NIGHT MIN.)
*Memorial, Labor, Columbus, Veterans, St, Patrick's Day
HOLIDAYS II RATES: $650/NIGHT (1 WEEK MIN)
*Easter, President/Ski Week, 4th of July, MLK, Thanksgiving
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S RATES: $700/NIGHT (1 WEEK MIN.)
Dec. 14-Jan 2
- Pet Fee: $0
- Tax Rate 10%
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Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: My name is Margot, my husbands name is Mike and we have an 8 year old boxer named Duke. We are life-long residents of the Bay Area and have always been attracted to the outdoors and the fun of skiing. We began going to Tahoe as part of our getaways from the city life. We have four children as part of our second marriage, this perhaps was one of the main reasons to get to Tahoe - the kids! They love it. You can't beat a 2.5 hour drive up into the woods with a little break at in-out-burger.
Why the Owner Chose Tahoe Donner:
Second marriages can be tough sometimes...this one was. As a result we tried to find a great place to take the kids and start a fresh new life, the kids had always wanted to go to Tahoe, and we had found skiing a great way to distract ourselves from the pressures of work and city life. In the summer it was a great way to spend it outdoors, enjoying hiking, swimming at the Lakes, dinners outdoors...on and on... We were with our youngest daughter when we purchased the house, at the time she was only 11 years old. When we came across this home that had been built for a local trucker woman that owned an antique shop downtown we fell in love with it. Since then there have been wonderful memories with all the kids, friends and family. BUT the kids have grown up and left. With all three kids away at school its time to allow somebody else to enjoy the home.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Where to start. Jazz at Moody's. Legend says that Paul McCartney played at the bistro, which serves a great burger and has good wines. Or dinner at Cottonwoods with a blanket overlooking downtown Truckee. The Lodge in Tahoe Donner! The choices are endless. Concerts, great shopping. If you are into Yoga, we love Bigram Yoga about 15 minutes away...
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Imported Belgium Hood - Gourmet Kitchen.
Easy place for entertaining.
Enjoy large fireplace, light candles, set mood lighting.
wet bar to enjoy cocktails after skiing.
Downstairs family room/media room
Master Guest Suite. Comforable queen, luxury bedding & mattress.
Master Bedroom, king size bed, luxury bedding, mattress
View from 1 of 3 decks. Step out from family or dinning room for fresh air.
Meile Espresso Maker/kitchen.
kitchen overlooks family room
Dining room adjacent to the bar - table for 8.
Play bartendar to your guests.
guest room. 2 double beds. downstairs.
Kids room, bunk beds, trundle bed, singel. Accomodates 4 kids. Large TV.
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