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Unique and Grand Getaway by the Lake/Mountains

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The Great Room with fireplace


Last updated: 03/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Luxury awaits you! Our perfect vacation property is three blocks to the beach at Donner Lake. There is access to public piers so you can sit on sunny days and soak in the stunning views of Donner Lake. The ceilings are soaring with tree views from every window. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with your every need and offers stainless steel appliances and a wonderful griddle which is great for the aspiring chef...make pancakes in the morning to steaks at night. Our home is comfortably furnished. We keep it very clean and everything is up to date. There is no carpeting.

Please note that **WE DO NOT OFFER A SKI LEASE OPTION.** The house will be fully occupied after January 1st.

There are 4 bedrooms. One with a king bed and another with a queen. The other 2 rooms are by a sitting room with flat screen tv. Those rooms each have bunk beds and both can sleep 3. One has a twin bunk bed set and a separate twin bed. The other has a full bed below and a twin bunk above.

We have a two car garage and parking spaces in front of our home. Snow plowing in the winter is included. We are located within five minutes from Sugar Bowl Ski Resort and Donner Summit, and approximately 20 minutes to Squaw Valley, Alpine, and Northstar Ski Resorts plus thirteen miles to Lake Tahoe! Squaw Valley and North Star Resorts also have pools, ice skating, and spa facilities.

In the summer enjoy the public West End beach, just a 10 minute walk away or short drive. There are picnic tables, playground areas, and a beach volleyball court. There are also numerous public docks where you can try your hand at fishing or just be lazy and catch some sun.

Slightly closer, a 5 to 10 minute walk away (0.3 miles), is the private homeowners beach. Unfortunately, this beach is no longer available to our renters.

If you are more adventurous, there are numerous places all over Tahoe to hike, rent boats, kayaks, jet skis, and bikes. A fun activity to try also is tubing down Truckee River.

The closest supermarket is Safeway in Truckee. It is 5.4 miles from the house. There is also a small local market if you don't want to leave the lake area. It is about 3 miles from the house on main road along the north side of the lake, at 13710 Donner Pass Rd.

We are located within five minutes to downtown Truckee, where you can enjoy shopping and dining in the quaint historic town. Or venture further to Tahoe City, or even at the newly opened Ritz Carlton at North Star. Add the Reno nightlife and entertainment, and International Airport are just thirty five minutes away...What more could you need? Come and enjoy our beautiful home. Your home away from home.

Keywords: Mountain Home, Donner Lake
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Plus griddle, Nespresso cappucino machine and Arrowhead water dispenser...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas stove with 4 burners....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna


Write a review 4.6
from 11 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 03/16/2017
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Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: After a 2 year hiatus, we are bringing Conifer House back to the rental market. We have enjoyed it ourselves and done some renovations, and are ready to share it again with you.

Why the Owner Chose Donner Lake Woods, Truckee, CA, USA:
We wanted a place to go back to, year after year, that was family friendly and about simple relaxation. This reminds us of the classic Lake Tahoe, before commercialization and crowds. Donner Lake offers all the typical activities of a lake, yet on a more intimate scale. It is also easier to access since it is closer to San Francisco and the major freeways. We have discovered our year round destination, where gorgeous beauty awaits in all seasons. The snow is pristine and stunning in the winter, with easy access to numerous ski resorts and sledding opportunities. And the sun and lake offer wonderful nature hikes, canoeing, and beach activities in the summer. Truckee, Calif. on Donner Lake Here is an excerpt from an article entitled 8 Perfect Summer Lake Towns in Yahoo Travel by Beth Collins: This year, skip Lake Tahoe and head 16 miles south to Donner Lake's warmer water temperatures and small-town atmosphere. Originally an Old West town (you can still visit the original 1875 jailhouse), Truckee is a great base for exploring the lake's many outdoor activities—lately, stand-up paddleboarding is the sport of choice. Truckee also has a growing local art scene—a slew of new galleries has opened recently, including Riverside Studios, which sells pottery, jewelry, and clothing made by a collective of area artists, and Carmel Gallery, home to Olof and Elizabeth Carmel's impressionistic prints and photographs. Whatever your plans, carb up first with the All Day Addiction, a concoction of hash browns, avocado, Canadian bacon, and two eggs, at 1940s-style diner Jax at the Tracks. Later, you can relive your adventures over a Base Camp Golden Ale at Fifty Fifty Brewing Co., where all the beers are brewed in-house, and watch the sun set over the water from the redwood deck at Loch Leven Lodge.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Backcountry trail from Sugar Bowl ends at our house. Our girls use it as a sledding run and our black lab gets tons of exercise back there! Inside, we have a dry sauna - wonderful and relaxing after a long day on the slopes!

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Calendar last updated: 03/16/2017

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  • The Great Room with fireplace

    The Great Room with fireplace

  • Fabulous kitchen with gas stove and built in griddle

    Fabulous kitchen with gas stove and built in griddle

  • Master bath (tub also has showerhead installed now), dry sauna is adjacent

    Master bath (tub also has showerhead installed now), dry sauna is adjacent

  • Great room, another view

    Great room, another view

  • front deck with dining table

    front deck with dining table

  • Donner Lake beach area

    Donner Lake beach area

  • Dining area with open floor plan to updated kitchen

    Dining area with open floor plan to updated kitchen

  • sitting area / TV room with flat screen HD-DVR

    sitting area / TV room with flat screen HD-DVR

  • Large entry area / mudroom

    Large entry area / mudroom

  • bedroom with vintage red bunkbed set and additional free standing twin bed

    bedroom with vintage red bunkbed set and additional free standing twin bed

VRBO #290521

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 16, 2017

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