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Lakefront at Donner Lake (on Lake, Lake Dock, Hot Tub)

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Looking for a quiet, yet fun getaway? This is the place to be with tons of activities and possibilities. In the winter you can go to any of the nearby ski resorts such as: Sugar Bowl, Boreal, and Squaw Valley. Have kids? They can play in the snow on the large deck, or even create a sled hill on the side of the house. In the summer, you can bring your boat or jet skis and tie it up to the pier. Have more than one boat? Tie up the boat on our buoy located just out from the pier.

There are many trails nearby where you can take a hike, or even go for a horseback ride. Fishing is great on Donner, you can catch a couple off of the dock each day by just throwing out a line with a worm or some power bait, you can even use a lure from shore. For all who love to gamble, Reno is just a half hour away where there are many casinos. Many golf attractions are nearby as well. For those who are just looking for a quiet getaway, you can make a nice fire in one of the outside chimneys or in the expansive fire place inside. Don't forget about heating up the hot tub and sitting in the snow or in the sun.

You'll love the comfort, area beauty and convenience that this home offers you:

* A small local store is a few minutes walk from the house

* Close to Truckee and Reno for restaurants, groceries, gamblin & other fun

* Rooms are seperated from each other to limit noise

* 4 beautiful sliding doors that open to the wood deck, hot tub and beautiful view of Donner Lake

* See the trains traveling high on the hill across the lake

* Watch Bald Eagles and Ospreys soar and fish

* Star gazing and the Milky Way during the night time

* Fishing directly off the pier

* Sugar Blow, Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows ski resorts all within a 20 minute drive

* Championship golf courses nearby

* Hiking and horseback riding within minutes

The house layout is as follows:

Upstairs - 1 bedroom with Queen bed, 1 bathroom, Family/Living Room dining table, TV, fireplace, and Kitchen. There is a deck at this level that also has stairs down to the lower back deck where the hot tub and dock are located. You access the house at this level from the road.

Downstairs - 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, Bunk room with 2 sets of bunk beds, 1 bathroom, 1 laundry room. The 2 bedrooms have sliding doors to access the lower deck with hot tub and access to the dock.


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More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About The Owner

The owners are a husband and wife with family who love the Truckee and Donner Lake area.

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We bought this wonderful property based upon it being on the lake and on the sunny side of Donner Lake. The sunny side of Donner Lake also provides easier access during the winter months.

What makes this house unique

Sitting out on large deck enjoying the scenery, wildlife, quiet times, boating and swimming in the clear clean lake. There is a professionally cleaned hot tub located in the same large deck that is situated to enjoy the lake while still maintaining privacy.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs main bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs w/sliding door to outside
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Downstairs w/sliding door to outside
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Bunk room with 4 beds total in 2 bunk beds
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Located in Living Room upstairs
  • King (1), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2) Sleep Sofa(1) located in the upstairs living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
The small garage and certain storage places are not available for tenants.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lakefront at Donner Lake (on Lake, Lake Dock, Hot Tub)
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Perfect Annual Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I come from a huge family-11 brothers and five sisters. For over 25+ years we have planned our Annual Dads & sons camping trip. My Dad is getting up there in age now and we were seeking a new site that could provide a bit of luxury while still offering plenty for the brothers who value the outdoors (fishing, bonding over the fire pit, close to the water and of course, spectacular views). This lakefront property had it all! What I enjoyed a great deal as well was the attention and effort to furnish the house in a way that provides comfort but still maintain a genuine down-to-earth feel. There are many other vacation homes available along this lake but the others were either too "posh" or lost the cabin-home-like feel to the point you'd be nervous living in it. This cabin offered everything from consistent wifi access, personal dock to tie the boat, a couple of decks with gorgeous views, plenty of outdoors chairs, benches and umbrellas, and a welcoming hot tub to sooth the bones after a long day on the lake. The cabin sits directly off the main street but this had no negative effect on our visit because we spent the majority of time on the lake or secluded in our back deck areas with no need to bother with the front (except to head to town or another nearby stream/lake which then made it convenient for easy access). Absolutely loved this cabin and Dan, the owner, was just as down-to-earth. It was obvious he has a love for the beautiful environment and offered a cabin that truly captures the fabulous beauty and peace on this lake. Dan was easy and dependable when securing the desired week . Even offered a refund when a part on the hot tub unexpectedly failed. Not only this, but he sent over a maintenance person that fixed it within a day. Great place, great owner and will absolutely return!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing views!! Excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfectly set up for a couple of families to enjoy together. It's clean, and comfortable. They have everything you need for a nice getaway. Just pack your clothes and run to town for food; excellent views from the BBQ on the deck, and that deck has a gate so toddlers cannot escape downstairs. We had a great time, will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb. Or as my daughter would say "Amazing"

  • 4 of 5

This property has everything to support an ideal getaway vacation. We hope we can secure another vacation here.... we took care of it like it was our own. Real special... I will add a Fifth "star" after we receive our deposit next week. (-:

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We'll be back!

  • 5 of 5

My family rented the property for our Thanksgiving holiday and absolutely loved the view! The place has everything you need to have a relaxing vacation. We're already thinking of coming back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place!

  • 5 of 5

The lakehouse is awesome. The views can't be beat. I think the decks were the best part of the house with a grill and hot tub. Fishing was nonexistent from the dock or a boat so that was a disappointment. The beds were a little hard but the kitchen was filled with spices and essentials which was nice. It was lovely to just hang out with our kids for the week. So much to do!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time here for our annual family gathering. The dock on the lake enabled water sports, and lake fishing. Out the front door and we could be on a bike path. There were numerous options nearby including golf and fly fishing. Also visited shops and beer pubs in Truckee and Tahoe City. The numerous options allowed each of us to "do our own thing" while gathering for the evening together. Greatly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Small Store with Restaurant behind


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Deposit $500

Holidays - Christmas, Presidents, Memorial, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, MLK weekends - $400 per night
Nightly rate includes utility costs.
12% of rental rate Truckee Tax (does not include cleaning or refundable security deposit)
From June 1 to Aug 31 - 7 day minimum stay
Check in is 5 PM and check out is 11 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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