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New Craftsman Home on Donner Lake Creek Includes 4 Kayaks

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New Craftsman Style Home at Donner Lake


Last updated: 08/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is a new craftsman Tahoe style house on a sunny cul-de-sac lot on the water! When they raise the lake level for the summer Donner lake extends up the creek past our property allowing kayaks and small boats to access the creek. The house is over 3,000 square feet and is perfect for large family gatherings or getting together with friends. It sleeps 14+ people in beds and futons and has 3 1/2 BATHROOMS (that's important)!!! Bring three families and share the expenses.

For downhill skiers, the house is two miles from Sugar Bowl or Donner Ski Ranch and four miles from Boreal. Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows are about 20 minutes away. Soda Springs Mountain Resort is 4 miles away and designed for young kids and families. Royal Gorge, the LARGEST cross country ski resort in North America, is four miles away. In the late spring, summer, and fall, there is boating, hiking, fishing, and lots of biking -- something for everyone. Donner Lake is a short paddle down the creek in one of the FOUR KAYAKS (two doubles and two singles) provided.

The first floor is very rustic and warm with vaulted, open beam trussed ceilings, wood floors and lots of windows with views of the creek. It has a 'great room' style living room with a granite fireplace, a large screen cable TV with surround sound, a Play station 3 with Blueray DVD. The dining area has a table for 10, and fully furnished kitchen with granite bar and TWO refrigerators for those large groups; a master bedroom has a king-size bed, fireplace, TV, Jacuzzi and master bathroom; a den with a queen size futon, and computer desk and printer, WIFI, a mud / laundry room with stainless steel fish cleaning sink, (laundry soap and fabric sheets are provided); and a half bath. Hydronic heat in the floor keeps the house cozy warm.

The second floor overlooks the great room. It has two large bedroom suites with their own bathrooms. The creek view room has a king and queen bed. The mountain view room has a queen bed, and TV. The second floor has a balcony, a recliner and its own stairway exit.

The third floor is a huge loft with clear story windows and views of Donner Peak. Two double bed futons and lots of room for blow up beds provided. Playstation 3.

LINENS ARE INCLUDED for all beds and futons.

We have a sunny front yard and a shady back patio with a gas bar-b-que and two tables and chairs for 12, The double car garage has SLEDS as well as places to store your gear. The house is on a road that is plowed well and often. There is off street parking for five vehicles. A snow service keeps the driveway clear of snow. An emergency generator comes on if power is lost and keeps the heat, hot water, and critical lighting on till power is restored. You may have cold neighbors visiting, for hot coffee, and chocolate.

We love our house and look forward to our own family gatherings. We really enjoy sharing it with other families and absolutely love hearing about their visits. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Keywords: DONNER LAKE,LODGE,CABIN, CREEK,SKI LEASE,ski,kayak, tahoe,lake


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 12-16

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 4 kayaks: Two tandem kayaks with rudders, two single kayaks, paddels, life vests, tow rope. Great family fun....moreless


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo


  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront:

    Creek is at lake level in summer...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace:


  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    5 cars maximum off street Snow removal requires off street parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2) Great for large groups....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Double 2 Single...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski LEase
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2016
90 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Cleaning & bedding $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 08/22/2015
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Lake level extends to property in summer for launching the 4 kayaks from the back yard.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I am an architect and always wanted to design our dream home on the water for our families to vacation together comfortably. The home has 3 master bedroom / baths.

Why the Owner Chose Donner Lake:
we have vacationed on Donner Lake for years and have designed our dream home on the creek and sunny level site in a new Donner Lake Woods custom home area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy barbequing on the back patio overlooking the creek while our grandchildren kayak, fish and play there.

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  • New Craftsman Style Home at Donner Lake

    New Craftsman Style Home at Donner Lake

  • Greatroom from second floor balcony

    Greatroom from second floor balcony

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Mountain suite with full bath

    Mountain suite with full bath

  • Creek to lake at back yard

    Creek to lake at back yard

  • Kayaks going to Donner Lake

    Kayaks going to Donner Lake

  • Greatroom from main entry

    Greatroom from main entry

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Creek Suite with full bath

    Creek Suite with full bath

  • Third story loft

    Third story loft

  • Double kayaks included with rental

    Double kayaks included with rental

  • Winterview from Creek Suite

    Winterview from Creek Suite

VRBO #291867

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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