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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-13 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Adventure and serenity in the Sierras! Meticulously and lovingly maintained, our home features vaulted ceilings, slate foyer, travertine marble baths, granite counter tops, gourmet equipped kitchen, luxurious leather furniture, outdoor patio furnishings during summer months, laundry facilities, high chair and port-a-crib.

Our mountain retreat is a thirty-five minute drive from Reno airport and a three hour drive from the San Francisco/Bay Area. It is located just 5 minutes from historic downtown Truckee where you will have a unique shopping experience and many restaurants to enjoy.

Tahoe Donner is 10-30 minutes to five major ski resorts including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Boreal Ridge, and Sugar Bowl, Soda Springs, Donner Ski Ranch, and Royal Gorge Cross Country Center. The Tahoe Ski Area and Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center is only 5 minutes away! Fishing, river rafting, hiking and biking trails are also nearby.

Our Guests enjoy full access to the Tahoe Donner Homeowner facilities, including:
• the private Marina and Beach Club at Donner Lake, ideal for water sports, BBQ's, kids activities, lounging in the sun! Kayaks, sailboats, paddle boats all available for rent.
• the exclusive Trout Creek Recreation Center with fitness center and two swimming pools (THE FITNESS CENTER, SLEDDING HILL AND ONE POOL AS WELL AS SAUNA AND OUTDOOR HOT TUB ARE OPEN ALL WINTER),
• the Northwoods outdoor tennis center with pool and Northwoods Grill,
• the Tahoe Donner Golf Course and driving range,
• the private Tahoe Donner Equestrian Center that offers lessons and trail rides at guest fee rates.

Our home is located on a quiet, well plowed street, has driveway plow service in the winter months and features the following amenities:

Pool Table
Flat Screen TV
Ping Pong Table
Full bath
Wet Bar with counter seating
Mini Refrigerator
Horseshoe Pit
Covered deck off game room
Patio furniture

The main floor game room is a spacious second location for a group to play pool, board games, watch TV, or play ping pong while enjoying a cocktail at the wet bar. The refrigerator is just right for that late night snack. Note: the piano has been removed from the home.

Upstairs: Great Room/3 Bedrooms/Laundry facilities

At the top of the staircase, you will enter the great room with a gas fire place, flat screen TV/DVD/cable/stereo. Beautiful leather furniture and hardwood floors complete the room.

Within the great room is a dining area with fully equipped gourmet kitchen for the most discriminating of chefs. In addition to the extra prep sink, it has a breakfast counter with bar stools offering a great place to hang out and chat over coffee or a hot chocolate. Also, you will find a basket filled with brochures about local information and services. We offer games, puzzles and a selection of movies and music (CD’s).

In the non-winter months, the deck off the great room transforms itself into the perfect outdoor living space to sit peacefully under the shade of the pine trees to enjoy your coffee, tea or wine, or enjoy a BBQ dinner with family and friends.

Past the kitchen are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and laundry facilities w/ironing board/iron. All beds have luxury linens. Hair dryers are included in each bathroom. Beach towels are provided.

Bedroom No. 1 – Queen bed/TV/master bath
Bedroom No. 2 – Queen bed/TV/shared bath
Bedroom No. 3 – Twin beds/shared bath


Keywords: Mountain Home


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum Age Requirement: 25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage:

    Garage not available....moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Beach towels provided. Hair dryers in each bathroom....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Insta Hot and additional prep sink....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) Horseshoe Pit...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 19 - Dec 31, 2016
13 night min stay

flat fee
Apr 13 - Apr 15, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
July 4th
Jun 30 - Jul 2, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,500 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500



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Last updated: 12/04/2016
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Lodge
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Coyote Moon
3 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy. 80
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Lodge
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Donner Lake/Lake Tahoe

Car: Necessary

Gondola Rides - Ice Skating

Gondola Rides - Ice Skating


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Our custom built Tahoe Donner home was completed in 2002 and has proven to be a blessing for us, our children, grandchildren & friends! We savor our peace and quiet, but enjoy participating in the variety of year-round activities available in the immediate area. We want you to live the comfort, excitement and joy we've experienced over the years in our home away from home. Our belief is that once you've spent time at Hansel Mountain Home, you will want to return.

Why the Owner Chose Truckee, CA, USA:
Tahoe is as good as it gets for outdoor family fun with all the mountain and lake activities – spring, summer, fall and winter! Tahoe Donner is centrally located, easy to get to, and, having a great time is a given! Yes, Tahoe Donner is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The moment this custom built home was completed and furnished I knew we had created the relaxed atmosphere we had hoped for and felt our home would provide a great place to decompress. We have a hard time leaving every time we spend time in this fantastic house! In the Spring, Summer and Fall we love sitting on the deck looking at the beautiful pines and taking in the fresh mountain air! Our place is in a mountain wonderland and is only a few minutes from swimming/water sports, golf, tennis, shopping, a local wine bar and/or fine dining. In the Winter we love the ease and convenience of a short 20 minute drive to any of the five large ski resorts.

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 12/04/2016

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  • Hansel Mountain Home

    Hansel Mountain Home

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  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Game Room

    Game Room

  • Game Room

    Game Room

  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

  • Hansel Mountain Home

    Hansel Mountain Home

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Game Room

    Game Room

  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

VRBO #309616

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016

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