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Kid- & Dog-Friendly Large Luxury Tahoe Donner Home in Truckee

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Upstairs living room for the kids with toys, TV, movies, and room to spread out!

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Last updated: 07/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tahoe Donner house description

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

Property Type

  • House
  • 2576 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            $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

          • Children Welcome:

            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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 10-15

          • Master Bedroom Downstairs : 1 king

            Master bedroom with in suite bathroom and deck access....moreless

          • Queen Bedroom #1 Upstairs : 1 queen

            Private Queen bedroom....moreless

          • Queen Bedroom #2 Upstairs: 1 queen

            Queen bedroom adjacent to Bunk bedroom....moreless

          • Bunk Bedroom Upstairs: 2 bunk bed

            Adjacent to Jack-n-Jill bathroom & Queen Bedroom #2...moreless

          • Office Downstairs

            Two desks. Can accommodate air mattress. ...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

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Private bathroom for Queen bedroom #1 upstairs....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Jack & Jill bathroom bw Bunk bdrm & Queen bdrm #2 upstairs....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Plenty of dishes, glasses, new pots and pans, cooking tools, large counter space, also toaster and coffee maker provided....moreless

          • Dining:

            Pull in the two office chairs and you can seat 10 at the dining table. Also 5 around the coffee table. ...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Driveway has a carve-out for 2 other cars, plus room for 4-6 more cars on driveway. Our street and driveway are plowed regularly in snow season; driveway is flat and easily accessible....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            One in the living room downstairs and another in upstairs living room. ...moreless

          • Garage:

            Room for 1 car and tons of firewood for the two wood burning stoves. ...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Carve-out of driveway for 2 other cars or RV/boat/trailer...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Plenty of towels and an extra set of sheets for all beds...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Large capacity washer and dryer in separate laundry room...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            Two wood burning stoves and tons of firewood provided....moreless

          • Living Room:

            One downstairs for adults, one upstairs for kids! ...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Heating
          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • 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

              Entertainment

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

              Communications

              • Mobile Phone:

                Service spotty in Tahoe Donner, but Verizon works at the house. ...moreless

              • Telephone:

                (4) 4 cordless handsets available. ...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Within continental US (48 states)...moreless

              • Internet
              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Hot tub installed on the deck allows enjoyment of the outdoors, while experiencing the healing waters! For unlimited usage during your stay, $50 fee applies....moreless

              • Communal Pool:

                At Trout Creek Recreation Center. Guest passes available at the house. Nominal day fee applies. ...moreless

              • Sauna:

                At Trout Creek Recreation Center. Guest passes available at the house. Nominal day fee applies. ...moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Ski & Snowboard:

                At Tahoe Donner Ski Resort and many other areas in Tahoe/Truckee. ...moreless

              • Tennis:

                At Tahoe Donner Recreation Center. ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                At Donner Lake. ...moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    Woodsy backyard full of trees and a creek that runs in the springtime! ...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Live Theater
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Rafting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Hunting
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Hiking
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Paragliding
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Parasailing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Walking
                  • Sledding
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Skiing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer Standard
                  Jul 7 - Aug 27, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $325
                  $1,950
                  Labor Day Holiday
                  Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $350
                  Fall Standard
                  Sep 2 - Nov 20, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,500
                  Thanksgiving Holiday
                  Nov 21 - Nov 30, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100
                  December
                  Dec 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $350
                  $2,100
                  Winter Break Holiday
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $425
                  $2,550
                  Winter Standard
                  Jan 5 - Jan 15, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $375
                  $2,250
                  MLK Weekend Holiday
                  Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $425
                  Winter Standard
                  Jan 20 - Feb 12, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $375
                  $2,250
                  Ski Week Holiday
                  Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $425
                  $2,550
                  Winter Standard
                  Feb 23 - Mar 29, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $375
                  $2,250
                  Spring Break Holiday
                  Mar 30 - Apr 12, 2015
                  6 night min stay
                  $425
                  $2,550

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Hot tub fee (optional) $50
                  • Pet fee $50 + tax
                  • Cleaning fee $250
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  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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                  Last updated: 07/07/2014
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Truckee
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Truckee Amtrak
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-80
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Donner Lake
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Tahoe Donner Lodge
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Tahoe Donner Ski Resort
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Tahoe Donner Golf Course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Tahoe Donner Lodge

                  Car: Necessary

                  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.

                   

                  Manager info

                  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 there!


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                  Speaks: mandarin, english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Upstairs living room for the kids with toys, TV, movies, and room to spread out!

                    Upstairs living room for the kids with toys, TV, movies, and room to spread out!

                  • Back of the house.

                    Back of the house.

                  • Spacious kitchen, fully stocked.

                    Spacious kitchen, fully stocked.

                  • Master bedroom #1 with super comfy King-size bed.

                    Master bedroom #1 with super comfy King-size bed.

                  • Queen bedroom #2.

                    Queen bedroom #2.

                  • Queen bedroom #3 has room for a pack-and-play.

                    Queen bedroom #3 has room for a pack-and-play.

                  • Jack-n-Jill bathroom for Queen bedroom #3 and Bunk room #4.

                    Jack-n-Jill bathroom for Queen bedroom #3 and Bunk room #4.

                  • Train table, Rescue Heroes, and more in the upstairs living room.

                    Train table, Rescue Heroes, and more in the upstairs living room.

                  • View from the living room...aahhh!

                    View from the living room...aahhh!

                  • Feel free to borrow our kids' old snow boots, ski pants, mittens, and hats. :)

                    Feel free to borrow our kids' old snow boots, ski pants, mittens, and hats. :)

                  • Games! Can't promise these titles will be here, but it's always well stocked.

                    Games! Can't promise these titles will be here, but it's always well stocked.

                  • Play set with slide, swings, climbing wall.

                    Play set with slide, swings, climbing wall.

                  • Downstairs living room for adults with wood stove and view of the backyard.

                    Downstairs living room for adults with wood stove and view of the backyard.

                  • Living room and dining room.

                    Living room and dining room.

                  • Dining room seats 8-10.

                    Dining room seats 8-10.

                  • Adjoining master bathroom.

                    Adjoining master bathroom.

                  • Private bathroom for Queen bedroom #2.

                    Private bathroom for Queen bedroom #2.

                  • Bunk bedroom sleeps 4.

                    Bunk bedroom sleeps 4.

                  • Comfy, extra-wide couches in upstairs living room.

                    Comfy, extra-wide couches in upstairs living room.

                  • Back view of the house in snow.

                    Back view of the house in snow.

                  • Hot tub seats 4-6 comfortably. Optional fee for unlimited use during your stay.

                    Hot tub seats 4-6 comfortably. Optional fee for unlimited use during your stay.

                  • View from the top of Tahoe Donner ski resort, overlooking Donner Lake.

                    View from the top of Tahoe Donner ski resort, overlooking Donner Lake.

                  • Brand new washer/dryer in laundry room.

                    Brand new washer/dryer in laundry room.

                  • Trout Creek has 2 pools (lap and rec) and 3 hot tubs (adults and family).

                    Trout Creek has 2 pools (lap and rec) and 3 hot tubs (adults and family).

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                  4 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 15

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