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Stunning Panoramic Top-Down Vistas

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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Dramatically reduced pricing when your party is small! Ideal for winter and summer vacationing! 7300 feet elevation, stunning top-down panoramic vistas. Built in 1998 and subsequently substantially expanded. Beautiful vistas are maximized from every room and large wraparound decks on three levels. 4 bedrooms (two of them master bedrooms), 3 full bathrooms and 1 guest bathroom; approx. 2100-square-foot living area. You simply feel at the top of the world!

Winter and Summer Resort: This home is ideally suited for winter and summer vacations.

Attractions in winter include two famous cross-country skiing resorts close by (Tahoe/Donner - 2 miles, and Royal Gorge -15 miles), a nice family downhill ski area within 2 miles, and famous Tahoe-Area ski resorts nearby (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, North Star, and others).

Attractions in summer include Tahoe/Donner resort facilities (golf, tennis, two open pools, hiking trails, boating on Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, swimming in the lakes, mountain biking on endless trails and various degrees of difficulty, major trail head nearby, etc.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are permitted but, if over 6 months of age, are counted in the number of occupants. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking permitted anywhere on the property ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This is a pet-free home. Sorry -- absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS; no pets in garage....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    MBR1: Cailf. King...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    MBR2: round 'sultan' bed...moreless

  • Although Alta Vista has 4 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 8 people; we do offer significantly reduced rates for smaller groups. For reasons of wear and tear, we do not permit larger groups than 8 people and prefer family groups. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    large shower with seat...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    large shower with 2 seats, 2 sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    large shower, 2-person jacuzzi tub in private view location ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    guest bathroom with sink (no shower)...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 belongs to the upper Master-Bedroom and has 2 sinks and a large shower stall Bathroom 2 belongs to the lower Master-Bedroom and has a 2-person jacuzzi tub in (private) panoramic view setting and a separate large shower stall...moreless

Other Amenities

  • In the cold season, with a remotely controllable heating system, the home will be cozy upon your arrival. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    in LR; VCR-cassette player in BR#3...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    classical CDs...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Service by DirecTV; two satellite receivers; two flat-screen TVs...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    one 40' flat screen TV in LR one 37' flat screen TV in upstairs MBR ...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    very few items...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    majestic top-down panoramic vistas over endless mountain ranges ...moreless

  • Resort:

    part of Tahoe/Donner resort; renters receive reduced-fee entry to all TD recreational facilities...moreless

  • Ski-In:

    horizontal traverse (about 300 yds) to top of Tahoe/Donner quad lift...moreless

  • Ski-Out

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning is not available and necessary or customary at this 7400-ft elevation location...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    A Broadband system with wireless router is available free of charge. There is also a laser printer (HP Laserjet IV)....moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Two: one in upstairs utility room and one in garage....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free on distance and international long distance calling (for 'reasonable'-duration calls)...moreless

  • Garage:

    3-car garage; easy, level street access...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    one in living room, one in lower Master bedroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced-air conventional space heating system; house will be heated upon guest arrival by remotely controllable thermostat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    House is fully stocked with linen and towels; however, bringing your own linen and towels, or washing ours before you leave, is rewarded with reduced cleaning fee....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Garage for 3 vehicles available to renters; portable garage door openers available....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Spacious private parking area; Contracted, personalized snow removal in winter...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Depending on size, parking is OK on street in front of house or in driveway (not in winter). ...moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    phone in several rooms; free use including long distance and international calling; all major cell phone providers have excellent reception...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    We provide one set of towels per person. House is stocked with more -- renters must wash and dry those before departure to avoid extra cleaning charges....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in utility room on upper level...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    no charge for use...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    rich assortment of utensils, equipment (blender, frother, microwave, coffee maker, etc.) and china ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    plenty ......moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    recently upgraded to silent Bosch dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    all-electric gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    large unit with freezer and ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    The house has two large wrap-around view decks with glass railings for unobstructed views, plus a hot tub deck below....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    off lower master bedroom, includes built-in hot tub...moreless

  • Golf:

    Tahoe-Donner Golf Course available to renters (fees apply)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    nearby Tahoe-Donner facilities, available to renters at nominal fee...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Tahoe Donner resort has two outdoor swim centers that are accessible to renters at a nominal fee....moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    2-person lounger built into deck off downstairs MBR -- privacy and views! Available year-round (but due to unforeseen accidental circumstances not 'guaranteed' during winter) months)...moreless

  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna:

    Dry sauna (with view window)...moreless

  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    large 2-people jacuzzi in downstairs master-bath, triangular corner unit, two large view windows - privacy and views!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May22-May30
May 22 - May 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $250
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

May31-Jun30
May 31 - Jun 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $230
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jul1-4
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2015
3 night min stay
$320

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jul5-Aug29
Jul 5 - Aug 29, 2015
2 night min stay
$220 $270
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Aug30-31
Aug 30 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$270

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Sep1-Nov24
Sep 1 - Nov 24, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nov25-29
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$260

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Nov30-Dec17
Nov 30 - Dec 17, 2015
2 night min stay
$200 $220
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Dec18-31
Dec 18 - Dec 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$360

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

jan1-3
Jan 1 - Jan 3, 2016
3 night min stay
$340

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jan4-7
Jan 4 - Jan 7, 2016
2 night min stay
$220

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jan8-16
Jan 8 - Jan 16, 2016
3 night min stay
$340

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Jan17-Feb11
Jan 17 - Feb 11, 2016
2 night min stay
$220 $300
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Feb12-20
Feb 12 - Feb 20, 2016
3 night min stay
$350

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Feb21-Mar19
Feb 21 - Mar 19, 2016
2 night min stay
$220 $320
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Mar20-26
Mar 20 - Mar 26, 2016
3 night min stay
$290 $310
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Mar27-Apr9
Mar 27 - Apr 9, 2016
2 night min stay
$210

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Hot tub (optional use) $30 + tax
  • Cleaning charge (Notes) $90
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

Our DISCOUNT FOR 1 week and longer rentals (12% for 7-13 nights, 17% for more than 14 nights) cannot be handled by the Homeaway "Quotable Rates" system and is NOT INCLUDED in the instant quote obtained with this site. We will automatically include it in our overriding quote.

Ask or further discounts if only two people.

See our "acviews.com" dedicated website for rates specific by calendar date.

12% discount on rents for rental of 7-13 nights, 17% for 14 and more nights.

$600 Deposit required to hold reservation until Rental Balance is received (due 30 days prior to rental date); Deposit then becomes a "Refundable Security Deposit."

Deposit payment required via PayPal, no PayPal account required.


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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reno, NV
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tahoe-Donnet Lodge
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Tahoe-Donner Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Truckee
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 80
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tahoe-Donner Lodge
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
Tahoe-Donner Ski Area

Car: Necessary

The Alta Vista chalet is located 40 miles from Reno at 7300 feet elevation and has stunning vistas from every room and deck. The Northstar ski slopes are prominent in your southeastern views. You are close to the famous Tahoe-Donner cross-country ski facility. Less than a half-hour drive will take you to the world-class Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, and Sugar Bowl downhill ski resorts. During the summer season, desirable Donner Lake with its numerous recreational facilities is available. There are many spectacular hiking and biking trails and rock climbing possibilities nearby - leave your car in the garage of 'Alta Vista' and walk 400 yards to the trail head of the Donner Ridge trail system (great for mountain biking)! In winter, put on your cross country skis or snow shoes in the garage of Alta Vista, set your GPS, and discover miles and miles of high Sierra trails.

Other Activities: Snowmobiling, snowboarding, kayaking, lake and pool swimming, biking, shopping, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, boating

Golf: Guests of Alta Vista have access to the Tahoe/Donner Golf Course and other Tahoe/Donner recreational facilities, including tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness center, Downhill and Cross-Country ski areas, deeded beach and boat ramp at Donner Lake, for nominal fees.

Ski: Alta Vista is located in the Tahoe/Donner resort which has a world-famous cross-country ski area and a family oriented, inexpensive downhill ski area (one quad, one regular lift, two rope tows)

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: We had been looking for a place in the mountains that would work well both for summer and winter vacations. Views and privacy were on the wish list. At the end of a showing tour, our agent remarked something like ' ... and there is one more place that came on the market just today, I haven't seen it myself.' Well, already when we drove into the driveway, we both knew instantly that this was the one! The views were out of this world -- and our minds immediately started spinning how one could remodel the house to maximize the views from each room! When we stood in the living room, we were literally taken away by the views. We had our offer in within the hour ...

Why Tahoe Donner:
We then embarked on a fairly extensive remodeling activity, converting conventional railings to tempered glass railings that would not break up those stunning views; adding another wrap-around deck on the garage level; enlarging the small windows of the two main floor bedrooms to expansive sliding glass doors, leading to the new deck and opening up to the same stunning views from each bed; and converting the dead space underneath to another master bedroom suite, with its own view deck and built-in hot tub.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
attractive low pricing for small groupings; private setting; no power lines intersecting the views; dry sauna with view window; level street access to three garages; free Internet and phone (incl. free LD and international LD).


Contact us

Speaks: english, german

 

Photos

  • Alta Vista, upper view deck

    Alta Vista, upper view deck

  • Alta Vista Chlet

    Alta Vista Chlet

  • Festive event at Alta Vista

    Festive event at Alta Vista

  • Jacuzzi in lower master bath

    Jacuzzi in lower master bath

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Alta Vista lower MBR with gas fireplace

    Alta Vista lower MBR with gas fireplace

  • Alta Vista, upper MBR

    Alta Vista, upper MBR

  • Alta Vista Chalet

    Alta Vista Chalet

  • Alta Vista

    Alta Vista

  • Alta Vista, upper deck

    Alta Vista, upper deck

  • Alta Vista Chalet, drive way

    Alta Vista Chalet, drive way

  • Alta Vista -- BR #3, waking up to a light dusting of snow

    Alta Vista -- BR #3, waking up to a light dusting of snow

  • View from dining table

    View from dining table

  • Alta Vista - guestroom

    Alta Vista - guestroom

  • Alta Vista floor plan

    Alta Vista floor plan

  • Hot tub in deck, off lower master bedroom

    Hot tub in deck, off lower master bedroom

  • Alta Vista upper MBR

    Alta Vista upper MBR

  • Alta Vista, lower MBR

    Alta Vista, lower MBR

  • Alta Vista

    Alta Vista

  • Donner Lake, viewed from trail 15 min walk from Alta Vista Chalet

    Donner Lake, viewed from trail 15 min walk from Alta Vista Chalet

  • In front of Alta Vista Chalet

    In front of Alta Vista Chalet

  • Donner Lake, near Alta Vista Chalet

    Donner Lake, near Alta Vista Chalet

  • in front of Alta Vista Chalet

    in front of Alta Vista Chalet

  • Alta Vista -- BR #4

    Alta Vista -- BR #4

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  • Bathrooms
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