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Relaxing Luxury Family Vacation Home, Gourmet Stocked Kitchen

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tahoe Donner house description

A vacation getaway location that will keep you coming back. The house gets early morning sun and doesn't lose it until late afternoon. Open space design with seperate gathering areas up and downstairs. Leather furniture, newer bedroom furniture and mattresses, awesome kitchen and a location that keeps you away from Northwoods Blvd congestion, will make you glad you chose this location. We do very limited renting, so the house is furnished like a home rather than a rental since we spend most of the winter there.

Year round the rear decks are drenched in sun, making it perfect to picnic, hang out, or tan. Grill (gas grill adjacent to kitchen) or sit and lounge on the back porches in the sun. The large deep outdoor hot tub is loaded with jets, lighting, and a waterfall, accessible from both floors. Smaller covered front deck gives you protection from the sun and is a great place to read and relax. Next to last house in the Tahoe Donner development (so you have use of all the amenities they offer for a guest fee), but keeps you out of the Tahoe/Donner traffic within easy driving to all amenities. Short drive to the Marine and Beach Club at Donner Lake, Equestrian Center is on our street, ski area and cross country, Northwoods Tennis Club, Rec. Center and Fitness Center, (access is part of amenities) 5 minutes away. You can take a hike on the Emigrant Trail (the one the Donner Party took) which crosses the rear of the property. Take Alder Creek Rd to Rt 80 and connecting roads to both sides of Lake Tahoe, direct routes to Northstar, Squaw, and Alpine avoiding the Tahoe Donner and Truckee traffic.

Open space design kitchen, dining, living room with 1/2 bath upstairs. Ample granite counters with large island, vaulted wood ceilings, large rear deck and small front deck on this floor. Leather couches and chairs ensure comfort while watching the flat screen (which elevates out of the cabinet) while you enjoy the fire in the stove with a flick of the remote. Kitchen has own 4 place table and 4 place breakfast bar in addition to the 8 place dining room table. Kitchen has panini and waffle grills, blenders, crock pot, grinders, electric tea pot, Cuisinart and Keurig (k-cup) coffee makers, and more. New stainless steel appliances and granite top island make preparation easy. The two car garage allows you easy access directly into the hall leading to kitchen (keeps you out of the weather), featuring durable stone hallway, kitchen, and bathroom floors, with large entry way front and garage hall closets. Combination front door lock allows easy home access for all guests through stone floor mud room with closet, so no worries about keys. Additional storage cabinets, ski locker, and equipment dryer are located in the garage.

Down the stone stairway you find three large bedrooms and one small bedroom (twin) with warm, soft carpeting. New king bed in master, with connected dual vanity bath, shower, heated floor, and large jet tub (all mattreses are recent replacements - premium quality). You'll find queen beds in other nicely appointed two larger bedrooms (all have luggage stands for your convenience). Windows have insulated retractable coverings to keep the house extra warm at night, and shaded during hot sunny days. Large rec room has adjacent small bedroom which makes a great private area for the kids to hang out and sleep, so the adults can have the open design upstairs to themselves. Rec rooms has a small bar, large LG flat screen, vcr, dvd,and stereo, (with day bed which makes two twins or combine for a king), additional leather couch (which makes into a queen), two bar stools and plush comfort chair. The new large capacity front load washer and dryer (in laundry room adjacent to rec room) keeps laundry time to a minimum. Outside relax in the oversize hot tub on rear deck just a couple of feet from the door (accessible from master bed room or upper deck). .

To locate home on map, find Tahoe Donner campground. House is on west side of camp ground on the outer border. Some GPS are not accurate with this property (shows you arrived 1.2 miles early).

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Property is on a hill which levels out in the campground behind it. Paved areas in campground and paths behind house are good for hiking and safe biking....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Property has never been smoked in. Please keep it this way for allergies and summer fire protection....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years or older to rent this property...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Allergy friendly...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • King size beds (1) Master bed room has a new eastern King, new mattress. Rec room has a new twin day bed which can be converted (with the additional bed under it)into a king. King sheets are in the laundry closet,king blankets in room closet., Queen size Beds (1) Two additional guest rooms have comfortable queen beds, new mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (1) Small fourth bed room has pull out twin. Foam topper for additional comfort are behind the rec room bar (unless bed is already made up). Quiet room for reading and sleeping., Sleep Sofa or Futons (3) Rec room couch makes into a queen. Additional thick temperpedic topper pad, sheets, blankets are in bedroom closet. Day bed/couch is a twin with another twin under which can be also be set to make sleeping for 4 in the rec room. Small bedroom with twin enters into the room, so makes a seperate area for kids to hang out together away from the adults....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            May be the best equiped kitchen in Tahoe. We have grilling and kitchen seasonings, olive oil and additional cooking sauces. Two 12 serving sets of dishes (round and square), complete cookware for family cooking. Granite counters, stainless convection/microwave oven, gas stove & oven, refrigerator and dishwasher, waffle maker, blender, toaster, electric tea pot, coffee pot & grinder, panini maker, electric and stove grills, and more. Foil, bags, wraps, etc... provided....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything you will need for yourself and guests to cook and bake like home. All quality cookware for your enjoyment....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            New stainless with bottom freezer...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            New high velocity stainless unit...moreless

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Flannel sheets for winter, premium summer sheets, plenty of pillows and extra blankets, hand and body towels, facecloths....moreless

          • Garage:

            two car, electric door opener, extra cabinet space, ski tuning bench, ski locker...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Driveway accomodates additional 3 vehicles...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New large capacity front load washer...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Glass front stove in living room...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New large capacity dryer...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Cable box and LG HD flat screen with surround sound in living room, cable access in all rooms, small cable tv in master and first guest room, additional LG HD flat screen and stereo in rec room....moreless

          • Video Library:

            Blue ray and DVD films for all ages. Blue ray and dvd upstairs, dvd in rec room....moreless

          • VCR
          • CD Player
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet:

            Easy access, just search for wifi, click on the one listed as 'Truckee'...moreless

          • Broadband Access:

            Lightning fast from any room....moreless

          Pool & Spa

          • Hot Tub:

            450+ gallon tub located on the rear deck just feet from the master exit, with nice views of the forest and surrounding hills. Tub is loaded with jets, waterfall, and lights. Water and filters changed weekly....moreless

          • Communal Pool:

            Year round outside pool and hot tub at the Tahoe Donner center, summer additional pools, tennis court, and golf course. Fully equipped exercise room at the rec center....moreless

          • Jetted Tub:

            Master bath room has raised oversized jet tub....moreless

          Outdoor Features

          • Balcony:

            Large upper porch with grill, (table, chairs, and umbrella in summer), porch off the master bedroom has hot tub. Cement pad great for lounge chairs below these decks - ground level....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Deck on the front of the house adjacent to the dining room...moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                Location is on the outer edge of the Tahoe Donner campground, so there are no close visible homes behind the house, Alder Creek runs few hundred feet behind the house. View of surrounding ridgeline and woods. ...moreless

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Golf
              • Jet Skiing
              • Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Snowmobiling
              • Rock Climbing
              • Snowboarding
              • Fitness Center
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Shopping
              • Water Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Spring, Summer, Fall
              May 3 - Dec 22, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $250 $300
              Fri, Sat
              $1,700
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 24 - Dec 31, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $500
              Winter
              Jan 1 - Jan 15, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $325 $425
              Fri, Sat
              $2,100
              MLK weekend
              Jan 16 - Jan 18, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $500
              Winter
              Jan 19 - Feb 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $325 $425
              Fri, Sat
              $2,100
              Presidents
              Feb 13 - Feb 15, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $500
              Winter
              Feb 16 - Apr 12, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $325 $425
              Fri, Sat
              $2,100
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $250 $300
              Fri, Sat
              $1,700

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
              • Spa service $50 + tax
              • Cleaning $150 + tax
              • Tax Rate 10%

              Notes:

              $500 is deposit, and is due with reservation. This is a new pricing system VRBO has installed, and can be confusing. Please contact me and I'll get a quote out to you.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 07/23/2014
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              Location

              Train station downtown goes directly to Sacramento and San Francisco. Scenic and easy way to visit the city or rent a car there to visit wine country.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2008

              About the owner: Hello, My wife and I live in Raymond, Maine (west of Portland) and purchased this home so we can ski soft western snow and get away from the northeast ice and cold. We love the outdoors and adventure. With free time I snow ski and play hockey winters, mountain bike, motor cycle, and barefoot waterski summers. My wife left her position as Maine Commissioner of Education and now has time to enjoy the home as much as I do. She has decorated and equipped the home so it has everything you will ever require. You already figured out I'm on the left (with Travis Pastrana).

              Why the Owner Chose Tahoe Donner:
              First requirement was a large relatively new high end home, open design kitchen/living rooms with a direct route to the ski slopes. An added bonus unknown to us when we purchased the home, Alder Creek road is one of the first plowed, and enables us to avoid downtown Truckee and take River Street to Squaw and Alpine, or the even more direct route to Northstar. Second was some privacy, and there are no homes behind our property, so complete privacy during the winter. We are on the outer border of Tahoe-Donner camping area. Last was availability to mountain bike trails, golf course, horse back riding, and club house. All are within 6-7 minutes.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Privacy in spacious modern home with three outside decks and seperate areas for guest to congregate. Large drying booth for wet clothes and boots. Large cabinets in garage for skis, totes, bags, etc... Walking path just outside the back door. Home is built on an incline, sliding saucers available for the kids.


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              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • Street view of house

                Street view of house

              • Short driveway onto early plowed road, drive into garage, enter into back hall

                Short driveway onto early plowed road, drive into garage, enter into back hall

              • Multi jet oversized hot tub two feet from master bed room door.

                Multi jet oversized hot tub two feet from master bed room door.

              • Kitchen area seats 8, island, counters, awesome for a home cooking experience.

                Kitchen area seats 8, island, counters, awesome for a home cooking experience.

              • Well stocked kitchen, stone floors, gas stove, every small appliance.

                Well stocked kitchen, stone floors, gas stove, every small appliance.

              • Rec room bar & stools, guest bedroom (twin) attached, washer/dryer behind doors

                Rec room bar & stools, guest bedroom (twin) attached, washer/dryer behind doors

              • Master bath with whirlpool bath, shower, twin sinks, heated floor

                Master bath with whirlpool bath, shower, twin sinks, heated floor

              • Another guest bedroom, queen with full closet

                Another guest bedroom, queen with full closet

              • South facing decks have sun from early morning to sunset, woods & mtn views

                South facing decks have sun from early morning to sunset, woods & mtn views

              • View from back door.  Historic emigrant trail crosses the back of the property.

                View from back door. Historic emigrant trail crosses the back of the property.

              • Large open design upstairs w/ dining area, breakfast table and bar, stone floors

                Large open design upstairs w/ dining area, breakfast table and bar, stone floors

              • Elevator big screen TV in cabinet, CD/DVD, surround sound, table next to kitchen

                Elevator big screen TV in cabinet, CD/DVD, surround sound, table next to kitchen

              • Rec room has pull out queen, day bed/couch (makes 2 twins), gives kids own area

                Rec room has pull out queen, day bed/couch (makes 2 twins), gives kids own area

              • Huge master bedroom with king, sitting area, own bath, hot tub on adjacent deck

                Huge master bedroom with king, sitting area, own bath, hot tub on adjacent deck

              • Small sleep/reading room with twin pull out, enters into rec room.

                Small sleep/reading room with twin pull out, enters into rec room.

              • Large guest bedroom with plush queen mattress and closet

                Large guest bedroom with plush queen mattress and closet

              VRBO #278556

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

              $250 - $500 per night (USD)
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              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

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