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Kid Friendly Home Close to Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-12)

Our extended family bought this charming 3 bedroom, 3 bath home (sleeps 12) so that our parents could enjoy time with all their grandchildren (ages 4-13)! We designed a kid-friendly home that would grow as our kids grow, but always be a fun, safe environment for infants, toddlers, and young children.

Primarily reserved for family and friends, we rent our second home on a limited basis only, and treat the house as our second home, because that’s what it truly is! In Fall 2010 we replaced all the carpet, gave the home a new coat of paint, remodeled the existing bathrooms. In Fall 2011 we added a brand new 3rd bathroom. In Winter 2012 we remodeled the bedrooms. In Spring 2014 we remodeled the kitchen. The house is like new!

Set in the exclusive Tahoe Donner neighborhood, access to our home away from home includes all the amenities (seasonal and subject to closure without prior notice) of the Tahoe Donner Association, which includes:

Quarter mile from Tahoe Donner Downhill ski slopes. Considered a kid-friendly ski hill and “The Best Place to Begin”.

Central access to the best ski slopes in the North Lake Tahoe area such as Northstar, Squaw Valley USA, Alpine, Sugarbowl, and Boreal.

Enjoy all the amenities of the Tahoe Donner Association, including access to:

¨ Two Pools & Spas

¨ Golf Course & Tennis Center

¨ Private Beach at Donner Lake

¨ Equestrian Center

¨ Cross Country Center

¨ Alder Creek Campground

¨ Day Camps for Children

¨ Hiking Trails

¨ Minutes from Historic Truckee, outlet shopping, and fine dining.

¨ Convenient on/off access to I-80 freeway. Don’t fight the traffic coming up from Lake Tahoe!

30 minutes from Lake Tahoe's North Shore.

Details: The unit includes 2 car garage, washer/dryer, full kitchen with dishwasher, gas burning stove, electric range & oven, microwave, cable TV, DVD/VCR, stereo, and wi-fi access.

Sorry, no smoking and no pets. You bring your own sheets & towels please.

Keywords: Kid, Home, Ski,

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About The Owner

Family of five from the Bay Area in Northern California. We bought our home in Truckee to create lasting memories with our kids and friends!

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Truckee

TahoeDonner is the perfect place to have fun with your families. So many things to do, and our house is right in the center of the action!

What makes this house unique

Our home is truly our HOME. We are not a professional property management company, so when you stay at our home, you get the feel of a real home. Please note, if you are looking for a five-star experience, look somewhere else. But if you are looking for a home that is used and loved, look no further!


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Third bathroom added in 2011.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 / Downstairs - 1 queen , Sleeps 2 in bed and 2 on floor (no air mattresses)
    Bedroom 1 / Master Bedroom / Downstairs - 1 king , Sleeps 2 in bed and 2 on floor (no air mattresses)
    Loft & Sleeping Nook / Upstairs - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 1 in futon, 1 in sleeping nook. No privacy
    Bedroom 3 / Upstairs - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Upstairs bedroom. Sleeps 5 in 3 beds. Private TV
  • Master bedroom -1 king bed., Second bedroom - 1 Queen, Third bedroom - 1 Queen, 1 Bunk Bed with double lower and twin upper. Loft - 2 twins, 2 twin foldaway mats (stored in closet)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(18 traveler reviews)

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Kid Friendly Home Close to Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area!
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Good community, convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. House layout, with 2 bedrooms downstairs, and 1 upstairs with a play area and extra beds for kids worked out great for us. The owner is very responsive and nice. Our stay included guest access to community amenities - pool, wading pool for our little one, hot tub and a nice restaurant. Good times :)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Appropriately priced

  • 3 of 5

This was the lowest priced unit available at the time we made the booking so I was being budget conscious and didn't expect much. I was quite pleasantly surprised to see how well appointed the unit was. Had minor issues but held well considering the record snowfall this season (the deck was buried under 7 feet of snow and the snow "trench" between the garage and the door was about 11 feet high! Although the owner did mention it on the instructions, I was still baffled that we were supposed to bring our own sheets and towels, from Florida! Will read more carefully next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family cabin in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

This is my favorite place to stay in Tahoe! The house is a perfect for families - it's close to Donner skiing and close enough to Northstar if you want to go there. The house has everything you need!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin with great value!

  • 5 of 5

The owner is so kind to let us only rent two days during the Christmas hot season (even we did want to stay longer but need to go back for work). The location is good - close to restaurants and Safeway and house has everything you need to feel at home. Love it and hope to rent again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time up in the Donner/Truckee area. We were celebrating a birthday and the cabin was perfect for our needs. Warm, cozy and welcoming! Kitchen was very well stocked and the cabin was very clean. Lot's of "homey" touches throughout and the location was super easy to fine. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect kid friendly house convienently located!

  • 5 of 5

We went to a wedding in the Tahoe/Truckee area and this house was perfect for three couples and four kids. The pictures do not do the bedrooms and layout justice. The beds and pillows were very comfortable, the rooms were all bigger than we expected and the layout really worked for everyone to have quiet areas to nap, or play, or hang out outside. It has a great amount of space, had almost everything we needed to cook meals (bring spices and oils if using) and worked out really well to relax and enjoy our mini-vacation. It was very helpful to have hooks, tables, and mantels everywhere so that there was always a place to put things. The dining room table was awesome to be able to expand easily, there were plenty of dishes and utensils so that we did not have to worry about cleaning things right away. It was so nice to have plastic dishware for the kids and plenty of pots and pans to cook with. The deck was great, and having extra chairs to sit outside. It was helpful to have multiple entrances to the house and easy access to everything you need. The park down the street was awesome for the kids, the golf course had a great lunch and overall the area that the house was located in was perfect to be able to access everything we needed. (The reception we went to at Alder Creek Nature Center was a two minute drive.) Even for being a busier street, we could not hear anything and the house it set back far enough that you can still play in the front and have plenty of room to run around. We would definitely stay again if we are in the area! Thank you for letting us stay at your house, we certainly enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Ski Hill
Nearest Point of Interest
Recreation Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Bowl Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Boreal Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Prop Fee (Nonrefundable) $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates subject to change without notice.

By law, we are required to assess a 12% tax on all short-term rentals:

The Town of Truckee requires that a transit occupancy tax of 10% be assessed on rental and cleaning fees to all rentals of 30 days or less. We must charge you directly and are not allowed to absorb the cost for you or include it as part of our rent. (Truckee Municipal Code 3.24.050). Truckee TOT Reg. No. 443.

The Town of Truckee also assesses a 2% tax for the benefit of the Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District (TTBID), which is used to enhance the experience of visitors to the Town of Truckee.

If you are renting a unit in Truckee that does NOT charge you this tax, they are out of compliance with the law.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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