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Charming Family Friendly Cabin, 3BR/2BA + Loft

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Heidi House in the snow


Last updated: 08/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The perfect destination for families (and their dogs!) to experience the numerous adventures available to explore in Tahoe/ Truckee. Our home has a convenient layout enjoyable for both a single family as well as to share with another, sleeping 8. First floor: Open kitchen/dining/living area leading through double sliders to private back deck and wooded flat yard, full bath with jacuzzi tub, bedroom 1 with queen, bedroom 2 with 4 twin bunks. Upstairs: bedroom 3 with king, large bathroom with shower and loft area with flat screen TV (NetFlix, cable, WIFI) and storage shelves stocked with games, legos, art supplies, toys.

All beds have new matresses, linens and down duvets. The couch in the living room is a queen sofa bed. Both baths and kitchen are updated with everything you need to feel at home. The backyard is flat creating a safe area for children and dogs to explore (no scary flights of stairs!) and has a horseshoe pit. Our family has rented using VRBO numerous times and understand what makes a home a fabulous place to vacation. We have done our best to ensure this experience for our guests.

Tahoe Donner is our favorite place for families in the Tahoe area. Please visit TDs wonderful website for daily updates on special events and activities as well as information on the numerous amenities available to our guests for a nominal fee with guest cards. In the summer spend your days hiking, biking or horseback riding on the extensive TD trail system, enjoying the private beach for homeowners at Donner Lake, swimming in 3 pools/ hot tubs, golfing, playing tennis. At Northwoods clubhouse enjoy movie nights, dining at Pizza on the Hill on the fire-pit warmed patios while your kids play on the play structure a few feet away. BBQ and play Bocce Ball or sand volleyball. Your possibilities are endless--plan on good times, fun people, and treasured memories. We keep notes on the various hikes and swimming holes we discover and enjoy sharing the information with guests.

In the winter, teach your kids to ski at Donner's own beginning/ intermediate ski hill. What it lacks in terrain, it makes up for in price! On Tuesdays of this past season, parents and children under six ski FREE! The cross country ski center is one of the most extensive in the area. There is also a fun sledding hill. Our home is approximately 15 miles from Northstar resort as well as proximate to Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowl and Boreal. Snowshoeing right out the backdoor is our dog's choice activity!

Part of the town of Truckee, our home is a short drive to historic downtown complete with restaurants and shopping as well as summer concert series.

Our comfortable cabin is the perfect center from which to explore it all!


Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs allowed. Please do not leave dogs unattended for long periods. Even the best behaved dogs are anxious in new environments. Please, no dogs on furniture. NO cats due to owner allergy....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas fire place...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    high speed ...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Regular Summer Rate
Jul 6 - Sep 3, 2015
2 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
Sep 8 - Nov 22, 2015
2 night min stay
$150 $150
Fri, Sat
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
Regular Winter Rate
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$175 $200
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $350
  • Cleaning $150
  • Tax Rate 10%


Holiday Rate: $225/night, extra fees may apply for large groups.

Discounts available for: stays >5 nights, groups of 4 and under , last minute booking. Please ask for details.

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Last updated: 08/23/2015
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Located in beautiful Tahoe Donner with numerous amenities including 2 recreational pools, lap pool, hot tubs, state of the art workout facility with group classes, tennis center, golf course, club house, private homeowners' beach at Donner lake, equestrian center as well as both downhill and cross country skiing.

Our home is situated on a flat, wooded lot perfect for children and dogs and surrounded by the many acres of hiking and mountain biking trails in the Tahoe Donner trail system.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: A few years ago our family experienced a surprising bump on our life path when our then 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is a common, non-contagious autoimmune disease where the body confuses the hair follicle as a foreign substance (like a germ), attacks it and causes hair loss. Alopecia progresses differently for each individual and can cause patch hair loss all the way to total baldness. As well, hair can regrow at any time only to be lost again. In our daughter's case, she lost all her hair and is a fabulously beautiful, brave, adventurous and BALD 7-yr-old! Though we all went through an adjustment period, we arrived at a place where we all celebrate how unique our daughter's situation is and concluded that being bald would never limit her life possibilities, rather serve as a reminder of how special she is. Everyday our daughter takes risks and shows courage--just walking into a restaurant with every eye following you and every child (often loudly) asking about the girl with no hair, requires this. In the spirit of our daughter's inspiring bravery and confidence, we all began living life and making choices differently. Our recent purchase of this home is one way in which we follow our daughter's example, take risks, and follow a 'no excuses' philosophy to living our dreams and passions. If a 7-yr-old who faces the world bald and so very different can do it, can't we? Can't you? Join our family in getting out there, creating adventures and trying new things. Tahoe is the best place in the world for it! If you would like to learn more about alopecia areata and the amazing children and adults whose lives this disease affects, please visit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation's website. Thank you for sharing our story, The Robbins Family

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  • Heidi House in the snow

    Heidi House in the snow

  • double sliders to back deck

    double sliders to back deck

  • updated kitchen

    updated kitchen

  • downstairs bedroom with queen bed

    downstairs bedroom with queen bed

  • upstairs bedroom with king bed

    upstairs bedroom with king bed

  • bedroom with 4 twin bunks

    bedroom with 4 twin bunks

  • kyaking Donner Lake.

    kyaking Donner Lake.

  • living area with gas fire place

    living area with gas fire place

  • Dining table extends from 6-8 people

    Dining table extends from 6-8 people

  • floor to ceiling windows--very light and bright

    floor to ceiling windows--very light and bright

  • downstairs bathroom with jacuzzi tub

    downstairs bathroom with jacuzzi tub

  • upstairs bathroom

    upstairs bathroom

  • TV/ play loft

    TV/ play loft

  • A favorite hike.

    A favorite hike.

VRBO #427494

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