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If you need a large, comfortable home for all your family and friends, where kids can play safely without disturbing the adults, this is it. Buddy up, because this beautifully-appointed, spacious home can easily accommodate 3 families together and sleeps 10 easily. With a hot tub on the deck, super comfy beds, a spacious kitchen, WiFi Internet, and lots of room to spread out and relax, many guests tell us that ours is the NICEST vacation house they've ever stayed in!!!
Our 2560-square foot vacation home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a beautiful slate entryway, and two large great rooms. Located in the Tahoe Donner area of Truckee, we're minutes from all of the major ski resorts in North Lake Tahoe, 40 miles from Reno-Tahoe International Airport and just three hours from the Bay Area. This well-equipped home sleeps 10 in beds, and can accommodate as many as 15 if you use our comfy sofas or bring your own air mattresses and sleeping bags. With 4 showers, everyone can get ready at the same time.
Adults can enjoy the comfortable downstairs living room while kids retreat to the large upstairs great room stocked full of toys--including a train table, wooden tracks, and Thomas trains! Both living rooms have wood-burning stoves, TVs with DVD players (one has VCR, too), and stereos. Tastefully decorated throughout, all furniture is new within the last 4 years, including leather sofas downstairs and faux-suede sofas and recliners upstairs.
Take your pick of sleeping arrangements: A master bedroom with luxurious King-sized bed downstairs, 2 bedrooms with new Queen-sized beds upstairs, and an adorable kids’ room with 2 bunk beds to sleep 4 children. Each equipped with high-end bedding, electric blankets or down comforters, plus all the extra sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, and beach towels you'll need to during your relaxing stay.
Enjoy cooking in the large, fully-stocked kitchen with all the amenities and lots of counter space. The dining room seats 8 comfortably. We have a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, and other appliances for your convenience. Plenty of plates, glasses, utensils, cloth napkins, pots and pans, etc., too. There is a large study with two desks (or room for an air mattress), and the house features WiFi wireless internet access.
Kids will enjoy the large back yard--perfect for sledding or snow play in the winter or exploring the woods in the summer, with a little creek that runs through the property in the spring (and sometimes into the summer), while the adults sit out on the deck and enjoy the tall evergreens. Out on the deck, a hot tub is available for your enjoyment, as is a redwood picnic table with umbrella and lounge chairs.
The house comes with guest passes for access at discounted rates to dozens of amenities in Tahoe Donner: 18-hole golf course, driving range (which becomes a sledding hill in winter), a full weight room, exercise classes, 3 swimming pools, family and adult hot tubs, sauna, massage, horseback riding (cross-country ski area in the winter), and a semi-private beach at Donner Lake with paddle boats, kayaks, swimming, and crawdad fishing for the kids! Other summer options include rafting on the Truckee river, gorgeous hiking and mountain biking trails for all levels, and so much more.
In winter: Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area and Cross Country Center, less than 1 mile away, are perfect for kids and beginners. Sugar Bowl, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and many more slopes, plus ice-skating rinks, sledding and tubing hills, all nearby. Easy access: We are located on one of Tahoe Donner's main roads, which is constantly cleared in winter, and our flat driveway is kept plowed, as well. We've never been stuck, even in the harshest of winters!
Keywords: Tahoe Donner, Lake Tahoe North Shore, CA, Truckee, vacation house, vacation home, ski cabin, Tahoe vacation
We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent....moreless
Train table with tons of trains and tracks, huge assortment of Rescue Heroes, stuffed animals, children's books, kids' videos, board games, puzzles, and more!...moreless
Non Smoking Only
$50 pet fee. Small-medium dogs ok, limit 2. Housebroken only, please. No cats. Note that there are no fences in the yards up here, so other dogs do occasionally stop by to visit. Neighbor's dog is friendly, but stays in her own yard with electronic fence. Please be responsible with your pets during your stay....moreless
4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 10-15
Master Bedroom Downstairs : 1 king
Master bedroom with in suite bathroom and deck access....moreless
King size beds (1) One comfy king in master suite downstairs, with it's own private bath., Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen size beds in upstairs BR's with two bathrooms, Bunk Beds (2) Bunk beds for 4 kids are in the 4th BR upstairs. Kids love them!...moreless
4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Bathroom 2: toilet, shower
Private bathroom for Queen bedroom #1 upstairs....moreless
Master in suite bathroom w two sinks in King bdrm dwnstrs.....moreless
Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower
Easy rinse off before/after hot tub. No sink, use kitchen....moreless
The home has two large Living Rooms--one downstairs (usually for adults to gather, near the kitchen) and one upstairs (usually for the kids to gather). Both have TV's, both have wood burning stoves. Both are nicely carpeted. Upstairs LR is stocked with tons of toys for kids of all ages, plus board games, puzzles, DVDs, and more. Large open lot in the back with play set and creek running through the property in the spring time, great for kids to play....moreless
Satellite / Cable
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Local Services & Businesses
Woodsy backyard full of trees and a creek that runs in the springtime! ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Golf Privileges Optional
Hot Air Ballooning
Pull in the two office chairs and you can seat 10 at the dining table. Also 5 around the coffee table. ...moreless
Seating for 8 people
One in the living room downstairs and another in upstairs living room. ...moreless
Spring Standard Apr 20 - May 21, 2015 2 night min stay
Memorial Day Holiday May 22 - May 25, 2015 3 night min stay
June Standard May 26 - Jun 25, 2015 2 night min stay
July 4 Holiday Jun 26 - Jul 12, 2015 6 night min stay
Summer Standard Jul 13 - Sep 3, 2015 2 night min stay
Labor Day Holiday Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall Standard Sep 8 - Nov 19, 2015 2 night min stay
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 20 - Nov 29, 2015 6 night min stay
December Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015 2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Hot tub fee (optional)$50
Pet fee$50 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$350
A damage/reservation deposit of $350 ($500 when booking for a holiday stay) must be received upon booking the reservation and will be forfeited in the event of a cancellation. The deposit converts to a security/damage deposit upon arrival. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable within fourteen (14) days of departure, provided all provisions are met.
FIRST PAYMENT equal to 50% of the rental rate plus fees & taxes is required thirty (30) days before arrival (60 days for holiday stays). Please make payments through Pay Pal (an invoice will be sent to you via email). BALANCE OF RENT is due 14 days (30 days for holiday stays) before check-in date.
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Don't forget ice skating downtown, rafting on the Truckee River, fireworks show at Donner Lake and July 4 parade downtown, fishing for crawdads at Tahoe Donner's private beach marina, hay rides and Western campfires at TD Equestrian Center, plus lots of other theme nights and movie and game nights for the kids (check TD website for details), and enjoy dinner outdoors at Pizza on the Hill at Northwoods Pool while kids run around on the playground or explore the year-round creek.
Year Purchased: 2007
About: We are the Walker family (father, two daughters and their families, including five grandchildren). We live in the Bay Area and come as often as we can. We take care of it as if it is our own primary home. We have a local property management service to handle anything you need during your stay.
Why Tahoe Donner: We've been skiing all over North Lake Tahoe for nearly 40 years. We love this location, because it's convenient to all the ski resorts and Tahoe Donner is such a great place for little ones to learn, roads are well maintained, short distance to groceries and restaurants, and Tahoe Donner Association has many amenities you can also use as a renter--exercise gym, swimming pools (3), cross country skiing, horseback riding, hay rides, BBQs, golf, hiking, holiday events, babysitting, and on and on!
The Unique Benefits at this House: We love the ability for all of us to spread out in the lovely house, sometimes do things together, sometimes each finds a spot to do his or her own thing--a nap, read a book, while others are watching tv without disturbing you. Kids have the woods and creek to explore in the open back yard (no fences!) or play with our myriad of toys upstairs. We like the tall evergreens in the forest surrounding us. It's just so comfortable here!