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Donner Lake Lakeside Cottage

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Last updated: 12/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Truckee house description

In the winter our house is warm and cozy with fantastic views of Donner Lake and the snow covered mountains. We are closest to Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch and Boreal. Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows are only 15 minutes away. Our parking area is plowed. Walkways and stairs are shoveled before your arrival. We are on a main road that is plowed consistently.

This house is ideal for a couple or family...very convenient to any activity you want to do. Private and peaceful with beautiful views of Donner Lake and surrounding Mountains.

Donner Lake is the place to be in the Summer! It is warm, beautiful and peaceful. Wake up and hear the mountain chickadees singing their song. Have your morning coffee on our deck overlooking the lake, or walk across the street and enjoy the sun on the docks. Paddle your board right from the dock or put your boat in the water and park it across the street from the house. Docks are perfect for early morning fishing, or water skiing/wakeboarding and paddleboarding when the water is calm and glassy. The house is close to the Public Beach, Truckee, Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Tahoe City for other summer recreation. Or just relax in a quiet and private place.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games


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


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Lake View:

                Our house is right across the street from Donner Lake. There are no houses on the lake side. There are public docks. Great lake views....moreless

              • Lakefront
              • Mountain View
              • Resort:

                7 ski resorts close by. Town is resort town with lots of restaurants and shopping....moreless

              • Rural
              • Water View:

                Right out the front windows. Lake is right across the street....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                Public piers are right across the street...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hunting
              • Ice Skating
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Paragliding
              • Parasailing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Skiing
              • Snowboarding
              • Snowmobiling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing
              • Water Tubing
              • Whitewater Rafting
              • Wind-Surfing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people


              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace:

                Gas stove...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet:

                secure wifi...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine


              • Catering Available
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                Small kitchenette, BBQ available during summer and fall...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio:

                Overlooking Donner Lake, Patio Table with Umbrella. Spring, summer and fall months only....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                spring, summer and fall months only...moreless



              Write a review 4.8
              from 12 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Christmas/New Years
              Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
              2 night min stay
              Winter High Season
              Jan 5 - Apr 5, 2015
              2 night min stay
              $175 $225
              Fri, Sat
              $995 $4,000
              4th of July
              Jul 3 - Jul 5, 2015
              3 night min stay
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $175 $200
              Fri, Sat
              $975 $3,500
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Cleaning Fee $75
              • Pet Fee $35
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • Tax Rate 10%


              During Holiday periods and high season there are no "check-ins or outs" on Saturday. 2 night minimum is required.

              Rates are subject to change.

              Cancellation Policy. You may cancel 30 days or more before the date of your arrival and receive a full refund less $50. After 30 days no refund will be given unless I can rent the house for the same time period and at the same rate.

              Cancellation policy:

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

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              Last updated: 12/10/2014
              Check availability
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              21 Unavailable
              22 Today
              23 Selected dates


              40 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Reno Tahoe
              2 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              2 Miles
              Nearest Train
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Donner Lake and Truckee
              2 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Sugar Bowl
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              West End Beach

              Car: Necessary

              Truckee is a year round historic tourist town. There are 7 ski areas within 10 to 20 minutes of the house many with year round activities, including Squaw Valley the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics and Northstar California which is one of the Vail Resort Properties. Sugar Bowl is one of the oldest ski areas in the United States and the closest ski area to the house. Sugar Bowl offers a unique modern ski area experience while retaining the old Lodge and classic ski area feeling. Boreal is also very close and offers night skiing and a Woodward Training Complex. Lake Tahoe is 25 minutes away and a spectacular destination. We have great restaurants, shopping and easy access to all types of adventures!


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About the owner: We are a small family of three. We love Donner Lake and also live here. I am a REALTOR and manage our rental as well as helping my husband, Ben, with his General Contracting business. Ben was born and raised at Donner Lake and I have lived up here for 30 years! We love skiing in winter and boating in the summer.

              Why the Owner Chose Truckee:
              The great location across the street from Donner Lake!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              It is so peaceful and relaxing. We love looking at the lake and walking across the street to have our morning coffee on one of the docks!

              Contact us

              Speaks: english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • Fun in the Front Yard

                Fun in the Front Yard

              • 'Sunny' playing in the front yard

                'Sunny' playing in the front yard

              • Kitchen and Dining Room

                Kitchen and Dining Room

              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Bunk Room

                Bunk Room

              • Summer Deck View

                Summer Deck View

              • Looking at house from Donner Pass Road

                Looking at house from Donner Pass Road

              • Lakeview from front Deck

                Lakeview from front Deck

              • Winter Deck View

                Winter Deck View

              • Living Room

                Living Room

              • Staircase


              • Master Bedroom

                Master Bedroom

              • Summer Deck View

                Summer Deck View

              • Donner Lake - across the street from the house

                Donner Lake - across the street from the house

              • One of many beautiful landscapes from Donner Lake

                One of many beautiful landscapes from Donner Lake

              VRBO #67310

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              This listing was first published here in 2005.

              Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

              $175 - $225 per night (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 12/10/14
              Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
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              Member since: 2005
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within a few hours
              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 12/10/2014
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