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Pool Table, Game Room, Loft, Lovely Mountain Retreat!!!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Charming mountain retreat on 1/2 acre, nestled among the trees of beautiful Tahoe Donner.

Tri-level cabin with pool table & loft. Main level includes 2 bedrooms (1 queen/2 twins), kitchen, living/dining area (with cable t.v./VCR/DVD, video game console, mini-stereo, sleeper sofa & woodstove), & full bath. Upstairs loft includes sitting area, 1 twin bed & full bath. Large master bedroom (1 queen/1 twin) located upstairs also includes cable t.v./VCR/DVD, and WIFI. Pool table is located in recreation room downstairs which also offers cable t.v, a dartboard, stereo (with LPs), woodstove, & 1/2 bath. Large wraparound deck ,patio table/umbrella, & ~BBQ~ are perfect for Summer & Fall dining.

Games, movies, books, & video games are available for your use. Linens and wood are provided. Cabin is fully furnished & kitchen is equipped for daily cooking needs.

Long, flat driveway makes for easy winter access. Snow removal service plows driveway during ski season. Tahoe Donner plows streets.

Tahoe Donner offers a variety of amenities, including a downhill ski resort; world-class cross country ski center; championship golf course; equestrian center, including pony and trail rides, ~BBQ~ trail/wagon rides, riding lessons, and horsemanship camps; hiking and nature trails; children’s summer camps; swimming pools (including a children's pool) and spas; Donner Lake (about 1.5 miles away) beach and marina access with boat rentals; fitness center; playground; tennis courts; and snowplay area. Other recreational activities include snowshoeing, snowmobiling, Donner State Park and Museum, historic downtown Truckee, and Squaw Valley, Northstar, and Alpine Meadows Ski Resorts (about 10-15 miles away). Truckee offers shopping, restaurants, iceskating, and much more.

Keywords: Mountain Home

More Details

Lisa Matocq
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

About Lisa Matocq

We grew up in the Lake Tahoe area but later moved away to attend college, get married, and raise a family. We missed the area so much - the beautiful lakes, bright blue skies, fresh smell of pine trees, the snow, the slower pace - and wanted our children to experience what we had enjoyed growing up. So, we bought a home in Tahoe Donner and absolutely love it!

Lisa Matocq purchased this house in 2005

Why Lisa Matocq chose Truckee

We chose this mountain home for many reasons -

- it has a fun family gameroom with a pool table

- it's surrounded by towering pine trees

- it's situated on a large lot with lots of space and backs to

a greenbelt

- it has lovely vaulted ceilings with picture windows

- it's the perfect size for a family or two

- with three floors, there are lots of different spaces for

guests to do different things, like read a book, play

games, play pool, listen to music, sit on the patio with a

glass of wine, or take a nap

- it has a long flat driveway which is easy to access in the

snowy winter

- it is located in Tahoe Donner which offers many amenities

for homeowners and guests

- it is centrally located - close to many ski resorts,

shopping, restaurants, tourist attractions, the lake, and

so on but still away from the hustle and bustle of the city

What makes this house unique

Gameroom with pool table

Three floors

Tahoe Donner guest passes to access amenities

Long, flat driveway

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay was fantastic. We hope to be back.
Aug 2017
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Gameroom bathroom downstairs - toilet
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main floor bedroom #2 - 2 twin/ single
    Main floor bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , private bathroom off loft area outside bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-crib, Loveseat sleeper (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Pool table and game room


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Pool Table, Game Room, Loft, Lovely Mountain Retreat!!!
average rating of 4.826923 based on 131 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This home is a great place to stay very warm and cozy! Kid friendly,lots of movies,games, etc for the kids and young adults! Pool room was a big plus! Would love to come back in the summer!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was good with a lot of facilities.

  • 4 of 5

The only thing that was a bit strange was the lack of comfortable seating in the lounge area. Considering the property sleeps up to ten people having one sofa facing the TV seemed a little lacking. It was great that there were basic ingredients in the cupboards and fridge so that we could cook without having to buy a load of ingredients that you only use a bit of and then have to throw away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also wish there was more space in the lounge area to accomodate a second couch, but there just isn't. Because it's a great room, with the dining area, kitchen bar counter, and living area all open, we tried to maximize the space and seating as much as possible, with the laz-y-boy chair and ottoman in the lounge area, dining benches and chairs, bar stools, and pouf seats under the cocktail tables. All of these can be moved around to any place in the great room. Thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our mountain home and hope you come back and stay with us again!
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Beautiful and fun home!

  • 5 of 5

We went with some friends and really liked the house! It is 3-stories with an awesome gameroom and a pool table. The house was very clean and had lots of movies, games, and a beautiful deck, patio table, and bbq. We played tennis at the courts down the street, swam at the fitness clubs and at the beach, and hiked all over. The owners were great and provided all kinds of information about things to do in the area. Great fun! We will definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family reunion! The home is lovely and had everything we needed. We loved that there was space for everyone and that we could be doing different things yet still be together. The game room is a real treat and we spent many hours there playing pool and listening to music. The surroundings were beautiful as well and the kids enjoyed searching for pinecones and building a twig tent. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property - good value

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two nights with four people. Property was very comfortable, good location and nice area. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, Oregon

We went to be together with family and this place was perfect for that!

  • 4 of 5

A comfortable, quiet place with lots of games, books, and fun things to do. The wrap around deck was beautiful and where we spent most of our evenings. Loved the pool table for some adult time as well! A few small maintenance glitches at the beginning that we reported right away. The owner responded within 15 minutes and was gracious and apologetic...nothing that required anyone to come right away but we were heard and compensated. The weather was HOT so we really appreciated the fans in every room and the air conditioner in the master bedroom! The basement where the pool table is stays nice and cool as well. The place is older and the windows and slider door are not easy to open and close but those were really the only negative things. The 5 year old could be a kid, the teens could be teens and we all had our space and a wonderful time together. Lake Tahoe is fairly close, as is Virginia City, Reno and Donner Lake. The pool was great for the girls and my husband and I loved biking around Tahoe City on the paved bike paths. We made a lot of family memories here and we would definitely go back to this property again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Truckee (5 miles), Reno (30 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Championship Golf Course, Coyote Moon
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner, many restaurants in tow
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner, Boreal, Squaw, Sugar Bowl, Northstar
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Donner Lake (2 miles) Lake Tahoe (12 miles)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Basic Cleaning Fee $149 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

HOLIDAY RATES: We charge holiday rates of $250 per night for holiday weekends and weeks including MLK, President's Day, Lincoln's Bday, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Week, Spring Break, Easter, Labor Day, Memorial Day. Christmas/New Year's vacations are priced at $275/nt. per the above rate structure.

A signed rental agreement is required to complete a reservation. The rental agreement will be emailed to you separately at the time of booking. You must complete and return it to us via scan/email. Once it is received, along with your payment, your reservation will be complete. Basic Cleaning Fee is $149; basic cleaning fee during holiday periods is $175.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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