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New Craftsman Home on Donner Lake Creek Includes 4 Kayaks

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

This is a new craftsman Tahoe style house on a sunny cul-de-sac lot on the water! When they raise the lake level for the summer Donner lake extends up the creek past our property allowing kayaks and small boats to access the creek. The house is over 3,000 square feet and is perfect for large family gatherings or getting together with friends. It sleeps 14+ people in beds and futons and has 3 1/2 BATHROOMS (that's important)!!! Bring three families and share the expenses.

For downhill skiers, the house is two miles from Sugar Bowl or Donner Ski Ranch and four miles from Boreal. Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows are about 20 minutes away. Soda Springs Mountain Resort is 4 miles away and designed for young kids and families. Royal Gorge, the LARGEST cross country ski resort in North America, is four miles away. In the late spring, summer, and fall, there is boating, hiking, fishing, and lots of biking -- something for everyone. Donner Lake is a short paddle down the creek in one of the FOUR KAYAKS (two doubles and two singles) provided.

The first floor is very rustic and warm with vaulted, open beam trussed ceilings, wood floors and lots of windows with views of the creek. It has a 'great room' style living room with a granite fireplace, a large screen cable TV with surround sound, a Play station 3 with Blueray DVD. The dining area has a table for 10, and fully furnished kitchen with granite bar and TWO refrigerators for those large groups; a master bedroom has a king-size bed, fireplace, TV, Jacuzzi and master bathroom; a den with a queen size futon, and computer desk and printer, WIFI, a mud / laundry room with stainless steel fish cleaning sink, (laundry soap and fabric sheets are provided); and a half bath. Hydronic heat in the floor keeps the house cozy warm.

The second floor overlooks the great room. It has two large bedroom suites with their own bathrooms. The creek view room has a king and queen bed. The mountain view room has a queen bed, and TV. The second floor has a balcony, a recliner and its own stairway exit.

The third floor is a huge loft with clear story windows and views of Donner Peak. Two double bed futons and lots of room for blow up beds provided. Playstation 3.

LINENS ARE INCLUDED for all beds and futons.

We have a sunny front yard and a shady back patio with a gas bar-b-que and two tables and chairs for 12, The double car garage has SLEDS as well as places to store your gear. The house is on a road that is plowed well and often. There is off street parking for five vehicles. A snow service keeps the driveway clear of snow. An emergency generator comes on if power is lost and keeps the heat, hot water, and critical lighting on till power is restored. You may have cold neighbors visiting, for hot coffee, and chocolate.

We love our house and look forward to our own family gatherings. We really enjoy sharing it with other families and absolutely love hearing about their visits. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Keywords: DONNER LAKE,LODGE,CABIN, CREEK,SKI LEASE,ski,kayak, tahoe,lake

More Details

Owner
Rick Harper
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Rick Harper

I am an architect and always wanted to design our dream home on the water for our families to vacation together comfortably. The home has 3 master bedroom / baths.

Rick Harper purchased this house in 2008

Why Rick Harper chose Donner Lake

we have vacationed on Donner Lake for years and have designed our dream home on the creek and sunny level site in a new Donner Lake Woods custom home area.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy barbequing on the back patio overlooking the creek while our grandchildren kayak, fish and play there.

Amenities

Donner Lake Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Lots of room for 2 blow up beds also.
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom has Jetted jaccuzzi tub and fire place.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 queen , 2 beds and full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , has full bathroom
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1),Sleep Sofa or Futons (3 , one queen and two dbl)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4 kayaks: Two tandem kayaks with rudders, two single kayaks, paddels, life vests, tow rope. Great family fun. Short walk to Homeowners beach with access for only $5 per person. (except weekends on national holidays) Winter sledding nearby

Reviews

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New Craftsman Home on Donner Lake Creek Includes 4 Kayaks
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
5

Beautiful home on creek! We enjoyed kayaking to the lake and watching all the birds.

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and is situated nicely on a creek that feeds to Donner lake. The geese, blue jays and other birds love the home as much as we did and we got a kick out of watching them. The home has everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself. There was plenty of room for the seven of us and having two refrigerators was a blessing we didn't realize we'd want or need. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we plan on staying again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a large group. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lafayette, CA
5

Ideal home for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and location, even better than the pictures. We had so much fun using the provided kayaks on the creek directly behind the house. I highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at this beautiful home in Donner Lake. Sitting outside by the creek was simply paradise. The house is very accommodating with ample beds and baths the living room was perfect for our party of seven. The kitchen is very nicely stocked.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Camarillo, CA
4

Very comfortable home!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. It is a spacious, comfortable house in a great location. We would love to come back in the summertime to enjoy Donner Creek.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

A Jewel of a Home, Excellent value!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a beautiful house and you feel at home the second you walk in... post n' beam cathedral ceilings, multi level living, great room with fireplace, large dining table for family meals and large windows for viewing river in the back yard.

We were 3 families with 2 small children and everyone had a wonderful time.

The Owner, Rick is very responsive and supportive. Everything is as the owner documents in the rental brochure, in order and no surprises.. except how beautiful and cozy the house is.

We skied at Sugar Bowl for 4 days.. it's just a couple of miles up Donner pass.

The prize of this house (in winter) is that with being so close to Sugar Bowl we were able to get 2nd chair in the morning after a foot of fresh powder and return home for lunch by the fire!

You will not be disappointed with a stay here.

We will be back next year and possibly this summer for fun on the lake!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Vacation Home
Nearest Point of Interest
Public Beach and Park

Lake level extends to property in summer for launching the 4 kayaks from the back yard.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Donner Lake Woods House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 27 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$333
$2,275
 
 
Winter
Oct 1 2017 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$375
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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