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4BR/3BA Luxurious Tahoe Donner Retreat with Private Spa

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to our beautiful 4-bedroom Tahoe Donner vacation retreat. With the luxurious amenities, it will be truly your home away from home. Built in 2005, it is a short walk from the Tahoe Donner Recreation Center. Bedding includes 1 Queen in each of 4 bedrooms and 2 Daybeds in the Family Room.

This is truly a connected home. While surrounded by the beauty and serenity of the Lake Tahoe area, you will have all the amenities, conveniences and connectivity you enjoy at home. The house features high speed Wi-Fi with internet speeds of 75 Mbps, a networked LaserJet printer (and fax) with remote printing capabilities, an HD DVR to record your favorite shows, a Roku 3 entertainment system, a Microsoft Display Adapter for mirroring your computer on the 60" LED HDTV, an Ooma VOIP phone system with unlimited nationwide calling, and a Verizon network extender for the best wireless coverage anywhere in the Tahoe Donner area.

On the upper level are the master bedroom suite with Jacuzzi tub, second bedroom and bathroom, and great room with vaulted ceiling. The open floor plan great room features an incredible fully equipped chef's kitchen, a large granite-top island with 4 bar stools, a dinning table that seats 12, a game table, a gas fireplace and a 60 inch LED HDTV/DVR with HD Cable. The deck off the great room has a gas barbecue as well as patio furniture.

Downstairs are 2 bedrooms and a family room with a pool table. In addition the family room has a TV, a gas fireplace and 2 daybeds with cushions. The deck off the FR has a spa protected from snow and rain by the master bedroom deck above.

The lot is flat, great for play and easy parking. There is an attached 2 car garage and driveway parking. A few blocks away are the Recreation Center, Golf Course and driving range/sledding hill.

The Recreation Center offers hot tubs, a large swimming pool, a separate adult only lap pool heated in winter, saunas, fitness center, classes and health spa.

Tahoe Donner also has an outstanding tennis center, cross country/equestrian center and a small downhill ski area. There is a private beach for swimming and boating at Donner Lake 3 miles away. The rental includes 2 access cards for 4 guests each to access most amenities for $8 per person a day. These cards are also good for significant discounts at the golf course, TD Cross country and downhill and equestrian center. See the tahoedonner web site for more information.

Major ski areas within 30 minutes include Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sugar Bowl and Alpine Meadows. The town of Truckee has unique shops, pubs and dining. Tahoe Donner has its own excellent restaurant at the Golf Course.

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Bauback Safa
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Bauback Safa

We are the Ruskins/Safas, a large family on both coasts with 8 children and 11 grandchildren, so we enjoy the mountains a lot year round. The home is rented for stays up to 2 weeks when not being used by family. We hope you will enjoy and care for our house as much as we do.

Bauback Safa purchased this house in 2005

Why Bauback Safa chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We chose Tahoe Donner because of its proximity to several ski areas, Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe. Our location near the rec center is important in that we can walk to it. The large tennis center and golf course are nearby and we are avid about both. The private beach at Donner Lake is great for swimming, water play and has a boat launch and rental boats of various type.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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4BR/3BA Luxurious Tahoe Donner Retreat with Private Spa
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 39 reviews

Really great location and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time will most definitely be going back had lots of fun

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Amazing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I am so grateful that we found this cabin. It was so comfortable and roomy enough for our family trip. I was able to prepare each meal ( Including an early Thanksgiving Dinner) and had plenty of room and counter space to do so. The kitchen was almost completely stocked with everything that we needed for prep and the only thing we had to provide were the serving platters. The oven is a bit tricky and made me say a few choice colorful words a couple of times, but once I got the hang of it, all went smoothly. They were missing a knife sharpener for their knife set, so I left mine there for the next visitor :)

The bathrooms were fully stocked with toiletries, shampoo, body wash and towels and we were able to wash the towels as needed during the stay.

Let me just tell you how wonderful it is to sit in the hot tub with snow all around you!

The beds were very comfortable and aside from a few spiders who wanted to snuggle with us , which is expected as you're in the forest, it couldn't have been better.

There are portable cribs, safety gates and a high chair for the little ones which was GREAT and extremely convenient!

Snow shovels in the winter might be a good idea though as we had to dig ourselves out of the driveway, but it gave us time for a snowball fight. So can't complain.

The upper level having the majority of the accommodations and the master room was a life saver as we had parents in walkers that were able to have a comfortable stay because they could stay on the same level the whole visit. Getting them up the stairs was a little more difficult and so once they went up, they stayed upstairs for the remainder of the visit.

All in all, this place was amazing. Beautiful. Comfortable. And it felt like home while we were there. This is the perfect cabin for any family. You'll love it and I can't thank this family enough for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to make your headquarters for a Tahoe Donner visit

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and grandson stayed for a weekend to attend a wedding. Plenty of room, well appointed, clean, centrally located, and the owner is very accommodating and responsive. The spa was wonderful, beds are comfortable, and our stay was enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Luxurious and full of amenities

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home that is accommodating and comfortable. Great entertainment options at home if you'd like to have a lazy day at the house. Pool table that doubles as a ping pong table provided hours of fun. We appreciated the Verizon extender as it provided perfect service. Each bedroom is connected to a bathroom which is ideal if you have multiple adult couples in your group. There weren't any instructions regarding the use of the fire pit so we didn't utilize it. Kitchen is well equipped for family meals. Hot tub was great after a long day of fun. Only item missing was a can opener. Ping pong equipment was on it's last leg and sparse. Overall we loved our stay and look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great! Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

It was a beautiful home, thanks for sharing! Only a couple concerns, When we got here there were wet towels in washer and the trash bin was already completely full. But other than those two things, our family enjoyed the home and our vacation.



  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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great property! beautiful home, two floors so separate areas for everyone. do not cram extra beds i

  • 5 of 5

Perfect house! Each room is private, 2 separate floors for privacy and roomy areas for everyone to have relaxing space. Unlike other properties no extra beds shoved in everywhere. Even the daybeds are by themselves. Deck is great for morning coffee or evening bbque. Everything our family needed!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
9.7 Miles
Truckee Tahoe Airport
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $210 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4) One in each bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) daybeds in game room., Child Beds (1) Pack and play
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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