Serene Lakes Lakefront Cabin - Waldhäusel

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Last updated: 11/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Thank you for visiting our Serene Lakes cabin listing. The Waldhäusel (German for 'little house in the woods') sits on the shore of Lake Dulzura, one of the two lakes which are part of Serene Lakes.

Serene Lakes is the perfect vacation spot for every season. The cabin is located just west of Donner Summit with easy access from the San Francisco Bay area and Sacramento. During the winter, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Royal Gorge and historic Soda Springs ski area are only minutes away. The cabin is within easy driving distance to Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, and other Tahoe ski areas.

Summer, spring and fall activities includes swimming, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, sailing, nature viewing and rockclimbing. A two-person kayak and life jackets are provided for renter’s use. Swim from the property or walk to the homeowner’s located 5 houses away. The area touts the best of hiking and mountain biking trails just minutes away. The cabin is within easy driving distance of Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe for other summer activities such as water sports, whitewater rafting, and golf, and nearby Truckee and/or Reno for dining and shopping.

Entering the cabin through the sliding doors on the deck brings you into the open floor plan which includes the kitchen, dining area and sitting area around the gas fireplace. The room looks out to the lake and wonderful view of Castle Peak. Also on the ground floor are the two bedrooms each with a queen bed. One of the downstairs bedrooms also has a single bed for additional sleeping. One of the house’s two bathrooms is located adjacent to the two bedrooms.

Upstairs is a small loft for relaxing and tv watching as well as a large bedroom with a queen bed and two single beds. A bathroom serves both the loft area and the bedroom. All bedrooms have ample closet space.

The cabin is equipped with a gas grill, full range of appliances including a microwave, coffeemaker, washer, dryer, Direct TV and wi-fi.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Children's books, games, puzzles and movies available...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 9 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    gas fireplace...moreless

  • Heating
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen, recently updated with new appliances -dishwasher, gas range, coffee maker, microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:



  • Deck / Patio


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from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 15 - Jan 18, 2016
3 night min stay
President's Weekend
Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2016
3 night min stay
July 4
Jul 1 - Jul 5, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning fee $150
  • Tax Rate 10%


Linens provided.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 11/09/2015
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13 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 80, Old Hwy 40
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
Royal Gorge, Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs,
0.02 Miles
Nearest Beach
Serene Lakes Property Owner's Beach

Car: Necessary

Our cabin is located in Serene Lakes, CA on the Donner Summit. This is one of the most historically significant areas in CA and a great place to enjoy activities year-round. An easy drive from the San Francisco Bay, Sacramento and Reno areas and close access to 10 Tahoe ski resorts, this location is perfect for your winter and summer get-aways.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1970

About the owner: This is a family cabin and I manage the rentals for our family. When we spend time in the mountains, we love exploring the richness that the Donner Summit has to offer. Recently, we've loved exploring all of the historical aspects of the Summit with our kids. We also enjoy skiing, sledding, hiking, swimming, sailing, fishing, mountain biking and speding time relaxing with friends at the beach.

Why the Owner Chose Soda Springs:
This cabin has been enjoyed by 3 generations of our family since 1970. We consider Serene Lakes our home away from home and want to share the cabin with families who appreciate and love it as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Lakefront, swimming lake, beautiful view, open floor plan, great location, cozy, comfortable and fully equipped

Contact us

Speaks: english, german



  • Lakefront facing

    Lakefront facing

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Downstairs bedroom #1

    Downstairs bedroom #1

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Lake in the summer

    Lake in the summer

  • Lake Dulzura

    Lake Dulzura

  • Frozen lake

    Frozen lake

  • Open floor plan - downstairs

    Open floor plan - downstairs

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Open floor plan - view from upstairs looking down

    Open floor plan - view from upstairs looking down

  • Downstairs bedroom # 2

    Downstairs bedroom # 2

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • View of Castle Peak from deck

    View of Castle Peak from deck

  • Homeowners beach - 5 houses from the cabin

    Homeowners beach - 5 houses from the cabin

  • Winter-time view of Castle Peak

    Winter-time view of Castle Peak

VRBO #503347

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Monday, November 09, 2015

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Serene Lakes Lakefront Cabin - Waldhäusel

Soda Springs #503347

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