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Recently remodeled Tahoe Donner Family Get-Away + Huge Hot Tub

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,485 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

A great place for families with kids, this beautiful four bedroom/three bathroom home is in the exclusive Tahoe Donner development, remodeled November 2017, and situated on a large wooded lot. The house has an open floor plan, comfortable living room with vaulted ceilings, a huge gourmet granite kitchen with bar seating for 6 and an additional dining area that seats 8. There is a gentle sloping back yard with a path that runs to Alder Creek where the kids can play in the Summer and offers wonderful sledding in the Winter. Owned by families with young children, our house is fully equipped with everything that a family will need for a relaxing vacation without having to pack up your house - Pack n Plays, high chairs, kids books, toy boxes, strollers, swing, DVDs, etc

(see list below). Perfectly suited for an extended family gathering or for two or three families, complete with wireless internet.

We have a private 7 person hot tub on the deck overlooking Alder Creek and the surrounding woodland. The same private deck also contains an outdoor barbecue. There is a 46' High Definition Plasma TV with Cable and Blu-Ray in the loft lounge area and a beautiful stone fireplace in the living room. The master bedroom suite is on the main floor just a few steps away from a spacious bedroom with a California king bed, a twin bed, crib and changing table for small children or babies.

Downstairs is a large kids play area and bunk room as well as two comfortably furnished bedrooms (Cal King & Queen beds). The entire downstairs area was newly re-carpeted spring of 2017

Street-level garage with room for 2 cars (level driveway with parking for 4 more cars). Fully furnished kitchen equipped with upscale appliances, five burner stove, two ovens, microwave, toaster, as well as traditional coffee pot and Keurig coffee makers. The cabinets and refrigerator are stocked with most condiments. Bar seating seats 6 + dining table seats ten more.

House has all new furnishings - Calvin Klein down comforter/duvets, high thread count linens, great new beds. Mountain style decor, including granite, tile & travertine accents throughout the house.

Access to all of the community amenities such as swimming pools, hot tubs, a large gym, golf driving range, a sledding park, playground, tennis courts, equestrian center (with great pony rides for kids) and much more. Donner Lake is less than 10 minutes away with a fabulous private beach and Club House with snack bar, beach chairs, barbecue pits, as well as boating and water sports equipment rentals. You are also just minutes away from the Tahoe Donner Golf Course and the Coyote Moon Golf Course.

20 minutes from Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar at Tahoe, and Sugar Bowl Ski resorts.

Main Level Sleeping Accommodations:

Master Bedroom - Cal King bed, en-suite bath

Children’s/Twin room – Twin bed and two available pack n’ play cribs and changing table with adjoining full bath.

Lower level Sleeping Accomodations:

King Room – Cal King Bed with slider access to backyard.

Queen Room - Queen bed with wonderful views.

Bunkroom – 2 sets of Bunk Beds and one pullout Queen sofa - room has door to lower deck and backyard.

There is a full bath downstairs.

Kids play area has 32” High Def Plasma TV with Cable & DVD player.

Our home also has the following items:

2 Pack N Plays

Snap N Go Stroller

Jogging Stroller

Kelty Backpack to carry kids hiking/skiing

2 sets strap on kids training skis

XC Ski Sled for child 40 pounds

Assortment of snow clothing & boots for kids

2 High Chairs

Changing Table

Wipe Warmer

Outlet covers throughout House

Lower cabinet locks where necessary

Baby monitor

Bunk Beds

DVD and VHS players

Satellite TV

Outdoor baby/toddler airplane swing

Path to creek in backyard

TONS of books & toys for all ages

Bicycle (for 3-5 year old)

Helmets (for biking or sledding)

TONS of games (Clue, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Battle of the Sexes, Monopoly, Scrabble)

Kid’s placemats and dishes


Keywords: House, Cabin, Ski house, Retreat

More Details

Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About The Owner

We are an active family with 2 young boys, and enjoy quality time together with our extended family. We spend as much time as we can enjoying our mountain home while taking advantage of all of the local hiking, biking and skiing!

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose Truckee

Tahoe Donner is fabulous for families!

What makes this house unique

Our backyard is phenomenal, with great sledding in the winter and the gorgeous Alder Creek is at the foot of our backyard. It's a great place for the kids to play, build forts, fish and explore. There are incredible hiking trails that leave right from our yard!


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2485 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen pull-out sofa, Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Recently remodeled Tahoe Donner Family Get-Away + Huge Hot Tub
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

I wish I could give this property (and the amazing owners) 6 stars!

  • 5 of 5

This is an INCREDIBLE property (esp. if your party includes children!). We stayed here during Thanksgiving with another family, and our party included 2 toddlers and a 7 year old. A few things stood out for us:

a) The property has an absolutely amazing location. Its very accessible (proximity to Safeway etc) yet its away from all the hustle and bustle that we were trying to avoid. The views from the balcony are breathtaking. There is a beautiful creak that you can easily access from the backyard (we loved our little hike!)

b) The house itself is beautiful, homey, incredibly roomy and just all around gorgeous. It really felt like home. The owners have done a wonderful job of decorating the property. Every little detail adds to the character of the property

c) I loved that we didn't have to carry a lot of stuff to the house despite having kids. If you have small babies/toddlers etc, the house has almost every thing you will need (high chair, changing station, TONS of games, books, pack & play, and wipe warmers too :P)

d) We LOVED spending time in the hot tub and admiring the starry night sky! The hot tub was super spacious with beautiful ambient lighting (we called it the baller hot tub!). I highly recommend it

e) The kitchen is fully equipped, we really only needed to buy our own groceries. I cooked tons of meals for the kids and grown ups, and didn't find anything missing

Most importantly, Charlene and Vaughn were incredible hosts. They were VERY responsive, and replied to our queries very quickly.

Charlene & Vaughn - Thank you for letting us make some wonderful memories in your beautiful home! We hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you loved your vacation and our home! Thank you for choosing our home and for your glowing review. It was a pleasure sharing our home with you & we hope you can visit again!
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San Francisco

Another great Christmas stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the 2nd time (last time was 2 years ago) and it was just as great this time - except the lack of snow! Even so, we were able to make a little sled run out back with the small amount of snow there was, we hiked down by the creek, and spent a lot of time relaxing. For those unfamiliar with Tahoe, I recommend Boreal for skiing when snow conditions are good, and Mt Rose always has good conditions since it is so high. We also shopped in Truckee and went tubing at Squaw and skating at Northstar. The week was full of action for those that wanted it, and the house was excellent and well equipped for the old folks and injured folks (me!) who stayed at home. A great time with family, Chalene was great with communication. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you were able to come visit again & found some Truckee charm in spite of no snow. We appreciate great renters like you!
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Sacramento, Ca

Beautiful home, great location and perfect for families with kids!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our time at hillside haven. The home is beautiful, well kept and very clean. The kitchen was stocked with everything you would need and then some. The rooms and beds were very comfortable and the bunk beds perfect for our kids. The trails behind the home were great even for kids and the Tahoe dinner amenities were very nice. Our hosts Charlene and Vaughn were very responsive and gracious. We travel here often for a quick family getaway and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your gracious review. We love seeing families build memories at our Hillside home, and we are very glad our home fulfilled your expectations!
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Beautiful home and a wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this home and all the surrounding amenities! Lots of stuff to do for kids and we enjoyed the creek and trails out back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family enjoyed our home!
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Hillside Haven

  • 5 of 5

For a full week in July our family consisting of two grandparents, two adult sons and their wives and three

grandchildren ages 5, 8 & 11 enjoyed the welcoming comfort of this top-line house that is fully equipped to more than meet the needs of our family vacation. The layout of the house provided us grandparents with a MBR where we could listen to the little brook that runs through the backyard, a private area for parents and their daughter in her own sleeping area and a private area for the other parents next to a bunkroom where the grandsons slept. The house is literally minutes from the equestrian center where pony and horseback riding was enjoyed, and it is close to the two different pool/activity areas which the HOA keeps in excellent condition. The HOA also has a very nice private beach equipped with chairs, tables, umbrellas, etc, and all amenities are staffed with friendly associates. I guess you can tell we really enjoyed the house, the amenities and the thoughtfulness of the owners. Enjoy! Steve U

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad our house suited your family so well, and that your were able to enjoy quality time with your family in beautiful Truckee. Thank you for your thoughtful review!
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Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

Very lovely vacation home, perfect for multiple families. The kitchen is well stocked and the beds are comfortable.The only thing I would have liked is better outdoor furniture to enjoy the great deck that has a view of the creek - although certainly not a deterrent for coming back again next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you & your family enjoyed your stay at our home. Thank you for your review!
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Guest access to the great amenities of Tahoe Donner - ski hill, XC ski center, 3 pools, tennis, horseback riding, golf and private beach club on Donner Lake.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $325 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday pricing is $550/night, please call owner for dates.
3 night minimum for holidays, 7 night minimum Christmas and New Year's
10% cancellation fee for all cancellations

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.