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Beautiful Home Over Looking Donner Lake in the High Sierra Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2 Baths, apartment (Sleeps 12-16

Comfortable home great for large gatherings. Large front deck over looking Donner Lake, easy access to lake. Children and pets encouraged. A fun house with many games, puzzles, books, and magazines. Private road and parking with easy access. Includes three TV's, DVD, luxurious living area, featuring relaxing deck overlooking Donner Lake with barbecue and dining table with views of the lake, train, mountains, and trees.

Located across the road from beautiful Donner Lake. Public docks available, 1/4 mile easy walk to boat launch, 1/2 mile easy walk to public beach with lifeguard, children’s play ground, tennis courts, snack bar and water sport rentals at nominal fee. Located in the historical town of Truckee California with great fun shopping and dining from fast food to gourmet restaurants.

1/2 hour easy drive to Lake Tahoe and Northshore gambling. 45 minutes to Reno Nevada with it's gaming, nightlife, entertainment and a shopper’s paradise. Donner Lake can be reached from Interstate 80, and Reno/McCarran International Airport from any place in the world. 1 1/2 hour drive from Sacramento California, 3-hour drive from San Francisco California.

Sleeps up to 16.

Located just minutes from many popular outdoor recreation destinations including:

Pacific Crest trail portal and other nearby trail systems providing hikes to small mountain lakes or the summit of a nearby peak and historic train tunnels.

Rock climbing at Donner Summit - Absolutely the best roadside climbing on quality granite in the Tahoe-Donner area. Also a great place to spectate rock climbers.

Fishing in Donner Lake for big Mackinaw or Trophy Browns in the Truckee River.

Cycling of all types - from the popular Donner Lake to Donner Summit road-run, to mountain biking on the Donner Lake Rim Trail.

Pleasure rafting on the idyllic Truckee River - Go on a 5- mile float on the Truckee River from Tahoe city to Alpine Meadows RD. This section of the Truckee River has a paved trail where you can walk, roller-blade, or cycle along this gorgeous section of the river.

Winter Snow-sports of all types at 6 nearby ski resorts or strike out on your own and trek from many great winter starting points in the Donner Summit area.

Contact Max Bailey 530\878-8634 for quick replys to rental & questions.

Keywords: Vacation Rental House

More Details

Max Bailey
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

What makes this house unique

The view of Donner Lake and mountain above Donner Lake. Easy access to Donner Lake.

Open family-friendly floor plan, including pets.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (3)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Family River Rafting the Truckee River from Tahoe City, 3 golf courses, miles of bicycle trails, rock climbing & sight seeing of climbers. Historic Truckee shops & eateries with easy parking. 30 minutes to Reno NV and North Lake Tahoe with gambling & nightlife.


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Beautiful Home Over Looking Donner Lake in the High Sierra Mountains
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Modesto, California

Sandra, from Modesto, CA

  • 5 of 5

Our family a group of 20+ had an awesome time at Max's house. It has the perfect view of the lake. The house had everything we needed, clean, and enough parking for 5 to 6 cars. Max was excellent to work with. Excellent house for the price. My family are looking forward to booking it again!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, Oregon, USA

Overall a great choice for us

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion was at Donner in July. We had 3 houses for all the families, just under 50 people, of all ages. Max's house was the best location and by far the best view, right on the lake. It had all the aminities and served all our needs. It was clean, a nicely upgraded older house, and access was easy from the parking area. The animal themed decore was great entertainment for the grandkids. Max was excellent to work with. Excellent value for the price.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Truckee Tahoe Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Downtown Historic Truckee
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Coyote Moon & Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sugarbowl & Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
In front of house

Prime location to Interstate 80:

30 minutes to Reno Nevada, 30 minutes to Tahoe City California, Kings Beach California, Squaw Valley California. Casinos & nightlife in Reno Nevada & North Lake Tahoe Nevada. Summer outdoor activities are endless. Bike riding and rental, rafting, rock climbing just 1 mile up Donner Pass Road, fabulous public beach with amenities, historic town of Truckee just 2 miles down the road for shopping or lookie loo window shopping, quaint places to eat or just sit and people watch. Truckee is home to several museums including Donner Memorial State Park. There are many nearby trails that offer amazing views, rock climbing, even exploring the old railroad tunnels and ancient Native American petroglyphs! The home has large windows and a deck with a relaxing view of the lake and surrounding mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Winter Ski Lease: Tenants responsible for all utilities and snow removal.
For complete details contact owner Max Bailey 530/878-8634, thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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