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Spectacular Lake View Home with large Deck

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Bedroom(4 kids) + den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

Our spectacular vacation home is ideally located. Donner lake is serene and welcoming. The cabin is located with lake views and is just across the street from public piers, fishing dock and small boat launch. Ski boat Marina is just 2 minutes from the cabin.

The DLPOA private beach on West Side is only 4 minutes away(1.5 miles) and we have a guest pass for up to 8 guests that is INCLUDED in your rental(minimal chg at the entrance). Ping Pong, playground and beach.

NEW for 2015 - We are just finishing a BRAND new LARGE deck off of the great area which has room for lounging, eating meals and hanging out around the gas fire-pit and roasting schmores....

For snow season, we are located only 10 minutes from Sugar Bowl and 20 minutes from Squaw Valley and Northstar. Cross Country, Downhill, Snow shoe, tubing and sledding all nearby.

Note: we are NOT interested in renting out for Ski Lease or longer than a week.

Beach access is also just minutes away. The Beach has swimming, BBQ areas, playground, Tennis and more. Access to Donner Lake private beach on West End is included.

Downtown Truckee with unique shops and restaurants is located 5 minutes away. Donner State Park and museum is 1 mile away.

This property is perfect for your family or large groups. The Great Room has 2 beautiful seating areas. Enjoy a book in front of the fire or the couches for relaxing and watching TV. The large gourmet kitchen overlooks the view and great room. Dining Table will seat up to 10-12 guest. Your kids will love the Bunk Bed Room downstairs which has 4 bunk beds and a pull out couch(sleeps 6).

Enjoy the Deck off the hallway with a great outdoor Hot Tub and 'Green Egg BBQ'.

Feel free to use one of the bikes in the garage for a ride around Donner Lake! OR, use the 2 kayaks and go for a paddle. Small boat launch is right across the street.

Keywords: Home, upscale, lake view, ski, mountains, lake, hiking, beach, fishing

More Details

David Van Beek
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful home. We had such a great time

at the beach, hiking and of course BBQ'ing on the Egg (we have one as

well). Everything far surpassed our hopes of our vacation. The kids loved

the deck!

Thanks again,

Aug 2015
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Close By
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Truckee Train Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Pizza, Pasta, Mexican and more
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Donner Lake Public Beach


Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • 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
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),2 bunk beds(4 beds), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Spectacular Lake View Home with large Deck
average rating of 4.6875 based on 19 reviews

Beautiful property! Ideal location.

  • 4 of 5

Home was beautiful, comfortable and fabulous views. Great location on center of lake. Owner was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nice house, bad host

  • 1 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at David's house. The location was very convenient, the house itself is huge and lovely. The den bunkbed room was great for the kids. We enjoyed cooking in the specious and well-equipped kitchen, and spent much time lounging by the fire. The worst part was the driveway, which got treacherous in the snow. Fine with AWD, but the Prius got stuck and the whole driveway had to be shoveled (there was no snow melt available at the house; bring your own if conditions warrant).

I paid a deposit along with the cost of the reservation. Afterwards, the host accused me of locating a hidden key that opens his pantry, eating his food, drinking his liquor, and also breaking a window and a faucet. He claimed the costs of these "violations" were more than the cost of the security deposit, but he was going to give me back some of my security deposit anyway because he's such a nice guy. He promised not to leave me a negative review on VRBO.

Suffice it to say, we did none of the things the host accused us of. In fact, we took extra special care to leave the house in great shape after we left. This interaction has left a sour taste in my mouth. I would not stay here again, and don't recommend that you do, either.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Paradise on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time here! We were two families with two kids each, 3 to 5, and both the house and the location were perfect. The place is very luxurious and spacious, and the closeness you get with the lake from sunrise to sunset is what this kind of vacation is all about! We spent the mornings lounging around the house and taking turns biking kayaking and paddle-boarding, thanks to all the toys at the house. After exploring during the days we cooked some awesome meals in the stocked kitchen and also at the picnic area right across the street - which has boat dock, tables, and grills. After the trip I was really missing drinking coffee on the porch watching paddleboarders and kayakers move across the lake in the early light. Hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We went on our first joint family vacation here with 4 kids ranging 14 months to 5 years old and it was fantastic! The home was very family friendly and included all the things we needed. Great location to beach and to town. We cooked in every night and used the Green Egg and finished with s'mores on the deck. Would definitely come back! No complaints about the gorgeous view and great home.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modesto, CA

What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

This location was awesome! It seemed like we were in our own alpine paradise far away from anything but 4 miles away is the old town of Truckee. Everything is there that you could ever need or want.

I took my wife here for a surprise 26th honeymoon getaway :) The owner David was very easy to work with and obviously cared that we enjoyed our stay at his own personal family lake house. VERY nicely furnished - none of the typical rental garage sale furnishings here!

It's almost like being on Kauai... you start thinking about moving in! We relaxed by the fire... plugged in Pandora to the stereo system and played our favorite 80s music...

This is the note I sent David after our trip...

"Everything was very nice. Your lake house is absolutely beautiful! My wife had an idea we were going to the Truckee area but didn't know for sure... I just told her to bring warm clothes and pack for 3 nights. We went to Pianeta's Italian for dinner, went to see the gorgeous views from Rainbow Bridge and the top of the pass on old route 40, checked out the amazing Ritz Resort at Northstar, walked and shopped old main street Truckee and had lunch at Burger Me. We spent an hour in Ace Hardware... what fun - they have EVERYTHING! That is the most awesome hardware store ever!

I'm an early riser and it was great to get up while it was still dark and watch the changes on the lake through sunrise and after. The weather was cold but dry and felt much warmer than it was. On Tuesday afternoon in Truckee it was jeans and t-shirts - almost 70F and warmer in the sun.

We had a great time enjoying each other and being together... your lake house just made everything better! We were sad to leave but glad to have the memories."

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun!! House was great size for our large family... Plenty of room to spread out if we wanted to. Views were so beautiful. Love, love , loved it! We are looking at going back this summer to enjoy the lake and surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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