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Luxury at a Discount - Gorgeous, Family-friendly, Toys, Hot Tub, Games Room

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)

Welcome to Luxury at a Discount! You won't find a more beautiful and fun filled home in all of Tahoe Donner, especially at this price.

Our house has recently been beautifully renovated and redecorated throughout - hickory hardwood floors (carpeting in the bedrooms), 3 kings size beds, 1 queen, and one single over double log style bunk bed, 1 queen size pullout couch, fully equipped kitchen, game room with full size full size air hockey table, fuzzball table, hot tub, garage, double entry flat driveway, front and back decks, designer furnishings, two fireplaces, kid friendly bedroom, and large family room/playroom with tons of toys and costumes. It is an extremely child friendly home with an ideal setup for multiple families and friends. The bedrooms are divided up (three upstairs, two downstairs) to provide a maximum amount of privacy between the two floors.

Our luxurious family vacation home is part of the Tahoe Donner community which includes access to the recreation facilities (gym, pools, Jacuzzis, snow sledding area, children’s play areas, private beach at Donner Lake).

We have made a tremendous effort to keep our fixed costs low and to pass on the savings to our renters. We have invested in eco friendly appliances and have gone GREEN where ever possible, and hope that our renters will participate in our efforts by turning down the heat, using less electricity etc in order for us to maintain our reduced rates.

Our 2015 - 16 rates are range between $450 - $650/night. There is also a $235 cleaning fee and a 12% occupancy tax.

Here is a detailed description of the house and its layout that we have provided for renters that can be helpful for their vacation planning:

The house is an ideal multi-family house and was designed with kids in mind. My sister and I co-own the house and we have 5 children between our two families so the place is equipped from baby age up to teen (Pac n Play, clip on high chair, lots of toys, costumes and kids dvd’s, air hockey table, fuzzball table, snow play area etc). It was also recently redecorated and looks fantastic.

The layout of the house is as follows… outside is semi-circular driveway that fits about 6 – 8 cars depending on snow levels in the winter, two car garage, easiest entry is through garage door into downstairs.

Downstairs level has the playroom with a couch (sleepable), tv with dvd/satellite, toys, costumes, and books, two bedrooms (one king size bed, one queen size bed) and bathroom with shower over tub. The games room with a full sized air hockey table, fuzzball table, dart board, etc is also on this level.

Upstairs level has livingroom/diningroom/kitchen as one big area (65 inch flat-screen tv/satelitte/dvd/receiver/gaming hook ups!!) with large deck off of front with big gas BBQ (kids can play in snow on deck), dining room table that extends and can easily sit 16 or more, three bedrooms (master bedroom with king size bed and bathroom, second bedroom with king size bed, third bedroom with twin over full bunkbed), large guest bathroom with shower over tub and washer/dryer in closeted alcove. Master bedroom and bunk bed bedroom have additional tv’s/dvd/satelitte. Private hot tub is outside in the backyard just behind the house.

The house is heated centrally and also has two gas stoves – one in family room, one in living room and additional individual room heaters for bedrooms as needed. Kitchen is fully equipped and has seen a lot of cooking action. House is furnished with wireless internet, lots of dvd’s, videos, books, toys, and games.

Depending on the age and desired sleeping arrangements for families with children, kids are usually happiest in the bunkbed bedroom. There are also multiple additional mattresses stored underneath beds throughout the house that can be used to sleep kids on the floors – either in the bunkbed bedroom or in their parents’ rooms. Kids can also sleep on the floor of the family room dormitory style (best for older kids). The advantage to having the house divided up onto two floors is that it allows for a greater amount of privacy and noise control.

In the winter there are plenty of snow play areas around the house (depending on snow levels) including the front porch, sides and back of house, and kids can build small sled runs onto the driveway in front. Our kids will event sled down the street with a parent pulling the sled if it's icy enough.

In addition to all of the fun things available at the house you have access to the Tahoe Donner Association amenities (rec center, swimming pools, gym, spas and saunas, equestrian center, private beach at Donner Lake, snow play area with sled/inner tubes, downhill and cross country ski resorts…).

Hopefully this description helps for your planning. We look forward to hearing from you. Please email us through VRBO to receive reservation and payment instructions. We manage our property independently and prefer to accept payment via personal checks. This allows us to hold renters' security deposit checks instead of cashing them (unless needed after the rental) and hopefully saves everybody money on fees in the process. Please feel free to contact us via email or phone if you have any questions or need more information.


Nicole and Andrea

Nicole cell 415 823 62121

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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Luxury at a Discount - Gorgeous, Family-friendly, Toys, Hot Tub, Games Room
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Spacious, fun filled, family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The online description does not even begin to describe how wonderful this home was for a bunch of kids (age 1-10) and their parents. The upstairs kitchen space is a great room so we moms could cook and see the kids when they were upstairs and serve them quickly at the huge dining table. Then the kids could descend to the lower floor and play for hours with the endless toys. There's a room off one of the downstairs bedrooms with an air hockey table and foosball table. Even grandma played with the kids there! So fun! We didn't even get around to using the hot tub and ping pong table. There's even sleds for use. After we had a snowfall the kids played for hours just around the woods of the house so we didn't even have to leave. Downtown Truckee is a quick five minute drive down the hill with great shops and THE best organic grocery store (New Moon) is also five minutes away. There's also a Safeway nearby. The house is very local, some of the things we did: Donner Summit sno-park - AMAZING - about 20 minutes away; Northstar - 25 minutes by local roads, Squaw and Alpine are also closeby, the lake at Tahoe City at Commons Park was amazingly fun on a sunny, cold day. If you need a house for a big group and a bunch of kids this is the place.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost want to keep this place a secret! Perfect for multi-family getaway.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this house for a couple of nights this summer with some close family friends. We had a total of four families, with a dozen kids in between us all, ranging from 9 months to 12 years of age. Not once did any of us feel crowded - living areas are perfectly situated to divide up the adults and the kids, but we never felt like the two groups were too far away from each other. Look inside the kitchen drawers and cabinets and you will find ample plates, utensils, serving platters, wooden spoons - everything you may need to prepare meals at home. There are even hard plastic kid-friendly dishware and utensils. The house is located very close to downtown Truckee, and the guest passes to the Tahoe Donner Association amenities allowed for access to the Tahoe Donner Marina and Beach Club as well as the Trout Creek Recreation Center, which was very convenient and made for a wonderful weekend. I would definitely recommend this rental to others, though I would love to keep this place a secret so no one else knows about it! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Livermore, CA

Great place for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

This house is great for families with kids. The sepaerate living room and game room down stairs gave a place for the kids to play while the adults socialized upstairs. Babies were safe updates with a secure gate at the top of the stairs. Entrance in the house through the large garage was nice. The driveway, being a semi circle, was also really great. Our three cars could get in and out easily.

The house isn't modern, but it was comfortable. The beds were all large. In addition to the beds photographed, there were two twin mattresses that could be moved around the house and a fold up mattress pad and a baby pack n play. The gas stoves heat up the house super well...we didn't even use the additional space heaters provided. The blankets on the beds are super warm and cozy. We had 15 people (adults and kids). We put 2 adults per bedroom and divided the girls and boys with the boys in the bunk bed room and the girls sleeping on the extra mattresses and couches on the downstairs living area floor.

The owner was very helpful and responsive. I don't really have any complaints except it would have been nice to have some racks to hang the snow gear on. However they dried out nicely by just spreading it out in front of the gas stove downstairs.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family reunion rental

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and our families loved this house for a ski-week family reunion. There was plenty of room for family dinners and everyone to sleep. The heaters really worked to keep us cozy. The owners were immediately responsive to a question and very friendly. The house was clean upon arrival. The hot water was great.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House and a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed at this house this past weekend. There were 3 families (6 adults and 6 kids) and we had plenty of room, there's a great area for the kids in the basement, ping pong, pool, a hot tub, and conveniently located in Tahoe Donner right off of 80 and very close to Truckee. Had a great time and would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denise, CA

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for a long weekend with 4 families with kids ranging from 2-8. The owners were very helpful and answered all sorts of questions we had about the house, area, recommendations on places to go, etc.

When we first walked through the house before unloading, my 8 yr old kept on saying how "awesome" this house is and he was right. It was VERY spacious, with 3 bedrooms on the main floor near the kitchen and family room and two bathrooms. Downstairs, there is another big family room with MANY toys that all of the kids loved playing with, two bedrooms, one bathroom and a game room. We were impressed with how "kid" friendly the house is - the owners thought of everything, even a gate at the top of the stairs. The guys loved the huge flat screen TV in the upstairs family room and enjoyed watching the big football game that weekend.

There was a big storm the weekend we were there, so there was a lot of fresh snow. The kids had fun playing in the snow on the deck and we made a sledding run in the yard. The weekend went by way too fast and are thinking we need to make this an annual trip. My 3 yr old daughter keeps asking when we can go back to the "fun" house! We are looking forward to making a return trip in the future!!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 21 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $235 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Multiple additional twin sized mattresses are available (stored under most of the beds) for children to sleep on the floors in their parents bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size pullout in living room with large sectional couch capable of comfortably sleeping an additional 2 people. Couch in downstairs family room sleeps 1 person. Downstairs family room can be used for additional floor sleeping. , Bunk Beds (1) Single over double log style bunk bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Horse shoe pit in the backyard. Game room with full sized air hockey and fuzzball tables and bar area. Tahoe Donner Association amenities - beach access on private home owners beach, multiple swimming pools, jacuzzis, saunas, newly expanded fitness/rec center, golf courses, horseback riding, downhill and cross country ski areas, miles of hiking trails and back country skiing.

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