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Donner Lakeview Cabin - 3 BR/2 BA

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Sleeps 8 in beds.

This is a bright 2 story Lakeview home on 1/4 acre with all the amenities (see details). Newly remodeled kitchen and bath - Beautiful granite countertops - Gourmet Kitchen , Double Oven, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator with Ice Maker. Recently power washed and stained/painted. Front door replaced and is painted red along with garage door.

Three Bedrooms Two Baths...King/Queen/4 single bunks

Plenty of parking for your RV or boat. Garage parks 1, space for up to 4 cars off street on paved driveway. Flat easy access in winter. Snow removal service contract for winter (means you don't have to shovel snow to park!).

Heated tile floor in downstairs bath.

Wireless Cable Internet/Tivo/BluRay 3D player

New 40" flat screen TV in living room.

Beautiful unobstructed view of the lake.

Paver Patio 16' X 16' with pathway in back yard, looking out at lake installed summer of 2015 with benches that convert into

table and bench.

Please be sure to read "Notes" section under "rates" to understand what is required to make security/cleaning deposit as I don't accept credit cards for money I will be refunding or paying to the cleaning service since I don't mark it up to allow for cc fees.

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Gail Karppinen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Gail Karppinen

I am a fun and energetic person, who enjoys fixing up my vacation rental for my guests to enjoy the many amenities of the Donner Lake area.

Gail Karppinen purchased this house in 1985

Why Gail Karppinen chose Southside Highlands

Access to wonderful Donner Lake. Quick on and off route 80 from San Francisco and Reno areas. Donner Lake is less crowded than Lake Tahoe. Proximity to north shore ski areas and shopping. Love getting up early and seeing the sun rising on the east end of the lake. Also love sitting on the deck swing having a cup of coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening, looking out at the lake.

What makes this house unique

Donner Lake North Shore Ski area's. Purchased property as a ski cabin but found that the summers up at Donner Lake were even more fun with so many activities within close proximity. Plenty of shopping, bike riding, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, water skiing, free music concerts in the parks,white water rafting. There is even a CURVES workout franchise in Truckee. Don't miss the Hospice Thrift Shop in Truckee, Mountain Hardware and all the good restaurants. Sugarbowl, Royal Gorge and Donner Ski Ranch are just up old Route 40 from the west end of the lake. Tahoe Donner, Squaw Valley, Northstar, Alpine, Tahoe Cross Country and Homewood are within 20-30 minutes. Diamond Peak and Mount Rose, a little further. Kayaking at Sand Harbor and touring the Thunderbird Lodge are quite spectacular.


Southside Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Guest Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Couch in living room opens into a double bed, Twin or Single Beds (1) Bunk Room has four single beds in bunk form, Child Beds (1) Portacrib and Play and Go fold up playpen in bunk room. Can be placed in the master bath so baby is close to Master Bedroom. Flannel crib sheets available., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Couch in living room opens to a double bed., Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Easy to find and flat, easy access in the winter and four cars can be parked in the driveway.Snowblower service to clear the driveway during the winter season. There is a snowblower in the garage if you need it in an emergency.


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Donner Lakeview Cabin - 3 BR/2 BA
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
Redwood City, CA

Perfect cozy and comfy cabin for weekend in the snow!

  • 5 of 5

This was the second time we stayed at the Donner Lakeview Cabin -- we love the location and the amenities. Easy access to ski resorts - just minutes from the highway but far enough that you escape the highway noise. It's a beautiful lakeside setting as well. Gail, the owner, is lovely to work with and she takes great care in maintaining the cabin and ensuring you have all the info you need for a comfortable stay. We will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. Glad you had a good stay. This has been a particularly challenging year with the torrential rains and heavy snows and my home being rented every weekend and many of the weekdays. Appreciate the feedback I've received from guests regarding the cleaning service and also the fun things they've done while there. Also appreciate suggestions that might benefit future guests. We try to go by to check things when we can and do any necessary repairs or replacements. Hope you can come back again. Thanks. Gail
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Good location, tidy and clean

  • 5 of 5

The house was 10 minutes from Boreal, where we were skiing. The house was very tidy and clean. The host was very accessible and flexible. The views of the Donner Lake were beautiful. Everything went really well. I imagine it must be a great place to stay in summer too.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocklin, CA

Awesome view, geat location, clean cabin

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin.

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. The owner, Gail, was very friendly and quick to respond to my questions. She is easy to work with and very accommodating.

The kitchen is fully stocked with plates, pots, utensils, etc.

There is a nice view of the lake and an easy walk to the beach.

Donner Lake is a beautiful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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comfortable lakeview cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend break at Gail's cabin which is very comfortable, has a lovely view of Lake Donner from the deck. Gail leaves the pass for the private beach but we used the public one right next door which has kayak and paddleboard hire. Its an easy 15 -20minute drive to Lake Tahoe if you want somewhere with more of a buzz, but Lake Donner is a great place to relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

the property is ideally located in reference to the lake and beach area. Easy access off of I80, has a beautiful view of Donner Lake. The home is well supplied with the necessary items to make a stay very comfortable. We love our time at this home and hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owner supplies renter's beach pass for homeowners' beach in front of house in the summer. Daily fee still required though. West end public beach down the road a little farther also requires a daily fee.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Instead of VRBO charging the security/cleaning deposit, I require you to send me a check for $250 that is refundable after the cleaning fee is taken out and the balance will come back to you by check if there is no damage after your stay. You can send the check for $250 to Gail Karppinen 2170 Dant Blvd Reno, NV 89509, once your reservation is accepted. Cleaning usually runs about $150, depending on how the house is left.

Memorial Weekend minimum of 3 nights. Mid-June through mid-August minimum of a week. Number of nights is negotiable outside of that time period. Contact me as time period may be negotiable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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