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Serene Lakes Lakefront Cabin - Waldhäusel

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Last updated: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Soda Springs cabin description

Thank you for visiting our Serene Lakes cabin listing. The Waldhäusel (German for 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.

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

              • Lakefront
              • Mountain 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


              • Parking:

                Offroad parking...moreless

              • Telephone
              • 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


              Write a review 5
              from 6 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2014
              2 night min stay
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              4 night min stay
              MLK Weekend
              Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2015
              3 night min stay
              President's Holiday
              Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2015
              3 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay

              Additional information about rental rates


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


              Linens provided.

              Cancellation policy:

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

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              Last updated: 09/16/2014
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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

              • Winter-time view of Castle Peak

                Winter-time view of Castle Peak

              • 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

              • Frozen lake

                Frozen lake

              VRBO #503347

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Monday, September 29, 2014

              $275 - $375 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

              View calendar: Updated 09/16/14
              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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              Member since: 2013
              Speaks: english, german
              • Calendar last updated 09/16/2014
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              Serene Lakes Lakefront Cabin - Waldhäusel

              Soda Springs #503347

              3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 9

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