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STUNNING LOG HOUSE & A COOK'S PARADISE!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled in the trees on the top of Ski Slope, our stunning log home sits on two acres, giving it a parklike setting with privacy and elegance. Designed to evoke the feel of your own private lodge, exquisite attention was given to craftsmanship, finishes and decor. Each log was lovingly hand picked in Montana. A large bank of windows brings the outdoors in no matter the season. The spacious great room with its stone fireplace is the perfect spot to track winter snowdrifts or watch deer and birds.

Two professional bakers designed the kitchen. With prep and kitchen sinks, large Viking range and indoor grill, it is easy to prepare an intimate dinner for two or a family Thanksgiving feast. The spacious open floor plan easily meets the needs of a busy family.

Designed for ease of living, there are three bedrooms: one bedroom (queen-size bed) and bathroom on the main floor for those who prefer not to use stairs. Upstairs are the master bedroom (queen-size bed), and the 3rd bedroom (full-size bed). The loft, with two twin-size daybeds, provides perfect away space for reading or watching a movie. A mudroom minimizes after ski hassles, and forced air heating warms the house quickly - there is a lovely woodburning fireplace to further enhance the lodge-feeling.

In summer you'll find golf courses, tennis courts, a full equestrian center, swimming pools, archery, a recreation center with a fully equipped work-out facility, hot tubs and sauna, recreation events, day camps, spectacular biking and hiking (ask me about great hikes organized by the Tahoe Donner Hiking Club!),and of course access to the Donner Lake Private Beach and Marina with all its water activities for endless terrific family fun, plus year around heated outdoor pools, spas and sauna, great rock climbing and much more.

Check Tahoe Donner's website for more information.

Truckee has premium shopping and outlet stores.

Reno's international airport is only 30 minutes away. If you have a private plane you can fly into Truckee Airport.

In winter ski in/ski out from the back of our property to the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort! And a mere 20-30 minutes away are the world class downhill and cross country ski resorts of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge to name just a few. Minutes away are the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort, Cross Country area, downhill sledding and ice skating rink. And you will appreciate the level driveway to get to the house!

No shortage of things to do to be sure. But if what you want to do is to do nothing at all, then we invite you to our home. Its tranquil beauty is guaranteed to hold you captive making it difficult to ever think of leaving!

On a final note, this home was a labor of love. We trust that those who rent it will keep this in mind and will treat it well. It sleeps six to eight people comfortably. It is not a home for large parties or groups. Kids/teenagers must be accompanied by adults.

Keywords: Tahoe Donner, stunning log house in a private setting on two acres backing up to the Tahoe Donner Ski Area. Ski in, Ski out - come home for lunch!

More Details

Owner
Woutje Swets
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Woutje Swets

This house was love at first sight for us. We love the starry nights, the snow topped trees, the huge logs that were used to make the house - it just fits like a glove any time of the year!

Why Woutje Swets chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Summers are fabulous! There are endless water sports, a private beach and marina at Donner lake, biking and hiking, tennis, golf, horseback riding, archery - we love it all!

And we love the winter! We go skiing at Squaw, Northstar, Alpine, Sugar Bowl, and Tahoe Donner (just to name a few resorts). And then there is Royal Gorge and Tahoe Donner itself for great cross country skiing or snow shoeing. Plus ice skating in Truckee, Northstar and Squaw Valley, and we go snowshoeing right by our house!

What makes this house unique

The house is very private. It sits on almost two acres and backs up to the Open Space that is the Tahoe Donne Ski Resort so we can ski in and ski out. The Tahoe Donner recreation facilities are fabulous with swimming pools, a gym, restaurants, a private beach at Donner Lake, a wonderful golf course, horseback riding, nice restaurants in old town Truckee, or we drive over the border to Nevada to check out the Casinos. So much to do, but also so wonderful to stay home and cook up fabulous meals in the kitchen designed by two professional bakers!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time. Your home is so beautiful!

My sisters say that you designed the house yourself. I recently did a significant remodel, but have not decorated yet. Where do you find all of the individual rustic pieces?

Also, I really enjoyed looking at the detail of the different beams in the house. The beam that divides the family from the dining area is so captivating!



I hope we can come again!
Mar 2011
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Amenities

Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) two twin/day beds in loft, Baby Cribs (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

STUNNING LOG HOUSE & A COOK'S PARADISE!
average rating of 4.9850745 based on 81 reviews
5

Beautiful property, great owner

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, and top notch communication from the owner. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awersome home and location. Well stocked with all the amenities of home. Would highly recommend,

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the experience of this elegant log house nestled on the mountain side so close to nature. House shows pride of ownership and was clean and well stocked to make visit great. Would love to return here on our next visit to Lake Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cabin, great owner

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend here! The cabin is beautiful and comfortable, exceptionally well stocked and as great as all the reviews state. We went with our young children and the grandparents and all ages loved it. Woutje is wonderful to interact with and very quick to reply to any questions. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cozy cabin with wonderful woodwork

  • 5 of 5

Cabin has a great vibe. There're nice spaces for dining together, for hanging out by the fire, and for comfortable sleep. Now there're three full bathrooms after a remodel. Two car garage is nice too in a snowy winter.

The owner is friendly, responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

One of the more beautiful place to stay at through HomeAway at this price. Woutje is great to work with, very up front and straight forward, and quick to respond to your quesiton. The house is very clean and organized and kitchen is very well stocked. House can be hard to find during winter time and the driveway is hard to access especially if there is an abundance of snow. Some of the light switches are finicky and particular to the house, but not a deal breaker. We did show up during a time where there is an abundance of snow, so half of the house is buried, and the ski out option through the back yard is not accessible. Overall, it's relaxing to be there because of how secluded it is. Thank Woutje for a great few days off for us.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments. I am happy to know that you had a good time in spite of this epic snow winter. You are right, these walls of snow have pretty much hidden the driveway, and I have hired a special crew to clear the snow away from the house and from the roof. So much snow... The ski resorts are staying open through June, I hear, that's how much snow there is in Tahoe! I hope you will return!
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February 2017 - Winter wonderland

  • 4 of 5

Shared with two other couples, all in the 50-60 age range. Beautiful house with all of our needs handled. Only downside was only one hair dryer to share by all. If we'd known in advance we could have brought our own.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Barry, You will be happy to know that we have taken your advice and all three bathrooms now have a hairdryer. Thank you for your suggestion!
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort
Nearest Point of Interest
Tahoe Donner XC area
Nearest Point of Interest
Squaw Valley
Nearest Point of Interest
Northstar
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Gorge CX Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Alpine
Nearest Point of Interest
Ice Skating
Nearest Point of Interest
Donner Lake Private Beach
Car: necessary

Tahoe Donner is a members-only resort community which provides excellent amenities for its members and guests for a nominal fee using passes provided, including: Private beach club with boat launch, boat, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, Snack bar, Championship golf course and driving range, Tennis Center with 11 courts, Recreation center with three heated swimming pools (one open year-around), Gym with hot tubs, steam room and sauna, Archery range, Equestrian Center with horse and pony rides, Archery Range, Downhill and Cross country ski areas, Sledding and snow play area, Ice skating. All this plus extensive hiking trails.

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Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter excluding Holidays
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
1 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
 
Christmas/New Year 12/22 - 1/1
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
$450
From
$500
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
2018 winter
Jan 4 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $175
Tax Rate 12.0%

Credit cards for last minute bookings only, please.
No pets.
No smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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