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Stunning Panoramic Top-Down Vistas

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

Tahoe Donner house 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.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Pets Not Allowed:

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

              • Non Smoking Only:

                No smoking permitted anywhere on the property ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

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

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


              • 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


                  • Video Library:

                    very few items...moreless

                  • Television:

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

                  • DVD Player:

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

                  • Music Library:

                    classical CDs...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

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

                  • VCR
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio


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


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

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • 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

                  • Mountain View:

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

                  • Mountain
                  • Ski-Out

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


                      • Dining Area
                      • Child's Highchair
                      • Dining:

                        oval dining table...moreless

                      • Seating for 8 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card


                          • Telephone:

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

                          • 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

                          • Parking Off Street:

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

                          • Internet
                          • Washing Machine:

                            in utility room on upper level...moreless

                          • Fireplace
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            no charge for use...moreless

                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • 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

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Garage:

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

                          • Living Room
                          • Broadband Access:

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

                          • Air Conditioning:

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

                          • Heating:

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

                          • Clothes Dryer:

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

                          • Parking:

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

                          • Gas Fireplace:

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

                          • Free Long Distance:

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

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Blender
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Oven
                              • Cooking Utensils:

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

                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Refrigerator:

                                large unit with freezer and ice maker...moreless

                              • Microwave
                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                plenty ......moreless

                              • Dishwasher:

                                recently upgraded to silent Bosch dishwasher...moreless

                              • Stove
                              • Catering Available
                              • Kitchen:

                                all-electric gourmet kitchen...moreless


                              • Wood Deck
                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                gas grill...moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Terrace
                              • Balcony:

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

                              • Barbecue
                              • Tennis:

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

                              • Golf:

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

                              • Deck / Patio:

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

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Whirlpool
                              • Sauna:

                                Dry sauna (with view window)...moreless

                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Jacuzzi
                              • Communal Pool:

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

                              • Jetted Tub:

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



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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Sep 5 - Dec 19, 2014
                              2 night min stay

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

                              Winter holidays
                              Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                              4 night min stay

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

                              Winter 2015
                              Jan 6 - Apr 15, 2015
                              2 night min stay

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

                              Additional information about rental rates


                              • Cleaning charge (Notes) $90
                              • Tax Rate 10%


                              Rates for Winter: $290/nt

                              Rates for Spring and Fall: $195/nt

                              Rates for Summer: $220/nt

                              Thanksgiving week: $260/nt; Winter holiday rate: $330/nt; Summer holiday rate: $260/nt

                              Above rates are for 4-person occupancy. Add $25/nt for each addl. person in group; ask or further discounts if your party has only two people.

                              Above pricing is for 4 people; $25/person/night for addl. people.

                              $600 Deposit required to hold reservation until Rental Balance (due 30 days prior to rental date) is received; Deposit then becomes a "Refundable Security Deposit" (usually refunded within 24 hours after departure).

                              Deposit required via PayPal, owner pays fees. Balance by check or PayPal.

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                              Last updated: 09/09/2014
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                              40 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Reno, NV
                              6 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              5 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Interstate 80
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Tahoe-Donnet Lodge
                              2 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
                              Tahoe-Donner Ski Area
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Tahoe-Donner Golf Course
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Tahoe-Donner Lodge

                              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



                              • Alta Vista Chlet

                                Alta Vista Chlet

                              • View from dining table

                                View from dining table

                              • Festive event at Alta Vista

                                Festive event at Alta Vista

                              • Jacuzzi in lower master bath

                                Jacuzzi in lower master bath

                              • Kitchen


                              • Alta Vista lower MBR with gas fireplace

                                Alta Vista lower MBR with gas fireplace

                              • Alta Vista, upper view deck

                                Alta Vista, upper view deck

                              • 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

                              • 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

                              • Alta Vista

                                Alta Vista

                              • 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, upper MBR

                                Alta Vista, upper MBR

                              • Alta Vista Chalet

                                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

                              VRBO #91507

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                              This listing was first published here in 2006.

                              Date last modified - Saturday, July 26, 2014

                              $195 - $330 per night (USD)

                              4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 8

                              View calendar: Updated 09/09/14
                              Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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