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Sunny, Quiet, Immaculate Family Retreat in Tahoe Donner with FLAT DRIVEWAY

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)


Our sunny, warm and immaculate Tahoe Donner home has a completely level driveway (crucial in winter). It is flooded with natural light, and convenient to all Tahoe Donner amenities including the ski hill, Trout Creek Rec. Center, the pools, tennis courts and golf course. Our home has hardwood flooring throughout the kitchen, dining and family room, and newer/very clean berber carpeting in the bedrooms. It is a place where you can relax and create wonderful memories any season of the year.

The House:

The home offers an open floor plan including a two-story tall great room with a soaring pine ceiling and hardwood flooring. Huge windows and prime southern exposure flood the great room with natural light all year round. A large, comfy leather sectional sofa offers ample room for all. Relax while watching the flat screen HDTV, warm yourself by the gas fireplace, or gaze out back at the tall pine forest. The home backs to a greenbelt affording great privacy. Prepare meals with ease in our fully-stocked kitchen. From the great room, you can enjoy the rear deck which has a propane grill and dining table/chairs in the non-winter seasons.

The layout of the home is very convenient. Off the great room is a hallway leading to two bedrooms and a full bathroom. One of these bedrooms has a queen-size bed, and the other has two extra-long twin beds. Both have large closets. The full bathroom has a bathtub with a shower. Also in this hallway is a convenient laundry room with Fisher & Paykel washer and dryer. Upstairs, there is a loft/office and the master bedroom suite. The master features a California king bed, a large walk-in closet, and a large bathroom with dual sinks and a huge shower. The owners have allergies, and so insist on keeping everything as allergen-free as possible. No pets or smoking allowed.

The Driveway:

Extremely important in the winter months, the house has a large, level driveway, and the road in front of the house is flat also.

Other Important Features:

Other features of the house: Office desk and chair, computer printer, wireless internet, DVD library, local guide books, high-quality linens, extra blankets, pillows, bath towels, beach towels, beach chairs, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, basic household supplies (trash bags, soap, shampoo/conditioner, TP, paper towel, coffee filters, etc.), and oversized one-car garage with ski storage rack.

Tahoe Donner Activities:

Tahoe Donner is a members-only resort community that offers year-round sports and fun for its members and guests (for a nominal fee using the Guest Passes that are provided with the house).

In the winter, the Tahoe Donner Ski Hill is just a 3-minute drive from the house and is the best place in the area for children to learn. For advanced skiers and riders, you are just 15-20 minutes from world-class ski resorts like Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, and Alpine Meadows. For cross-country skiers, Tahoe Donner has one of the largest facilities in the Tahoe area. Little ones will enjoy the sledding area at Tahoe Donner's Trout Creek Center. After a day on the slopes, stop by the Trout Creek Center to relax those muscles in the hot tub. Year-round, the Trout Creek fitness center offers a huge variety of cardio and weight equipment, as well as yoga and other fitness classes.

In the summer, you can walk out the door and onto the expansive network of hiking trails in the Tahoe Donner community. Golfers will enjoy the Championship 18-hole Tahoe Donner course, as well as the beautiful driving range, and the chip/putt practice area. Tahoe Donner offers a top-notch 11-court tennis complex, multiple swimming pools, two clubhouses (play bocce or try archery), and several play structures for the little ones. Spend a day at the beautiful private sandy beach at Donner Lake where you can enjoy paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, swimming to the private dock, fishing, and fun in the sun. The equestrian center offers trail rides, hayrides, and pony rides. From June to August, Tahoe Donner offers exciting and fun day camps for preschoolers to pre-teens at prices far below what you would pay in the city.

See links below for further information on all the wonderful Tahoe Donner amenities and the map of hiking trails within the TD community.


Tahoe Donner is conveniently located just off Interstate 80 in Truckee. It is just 4 miles to charming old-town Truckee, which offers fine restaurants, wine-tasting, galleries, and boutiques. Lake Tahoe is just 15 miles away, and Reno is just 30 miles away.


Check-in 5 pm; Check-out 11 am


10% Discount to returning renters

Truckee RCN#419


Keywords: Lodge, Chalet, Ski House, Mountain Home

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of four from the Bay Area who loves to escape to the mountains. In the winter, we ski and snowboard. In the summer, we enjoy hiking, swimming, golfing, and tennis. Mostly, we enjoy just being away from the stress of school, work, and routines. Tahoe Donner is like another world! We hope you will feel the same.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

After renting in different parts of the Tahoe area, we found Tahoe Donner. It is the best-located resort community in the area. In the winter, you have access to all the major ski resorts, and you are not at the mercy of the unpredictable road conditions of Highways 89 and 267. In the summer, Tahoe Donner offers wonderful activities for the kids, relaxation for mom and dad, and tons of fun things to do together as a family.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , On second floor; two sinks and large walk-in shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Two Extra-Long Twin beds. On first floor of cabin.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On first floor of cabin.
    Master bedroom - 1 king , On second floor; en suite bathroom.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Clean, Cozy & Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Spent a few days with my wife & 4-year old son here in early February. There have been historic amounts of snow this winter in the Tahoe area, we live in San Diego, so getting away to play in the snow is a real treat for us. While we didnt get to use the sled hill in the backyard due to the sheer amount of snow, this was our homebase while we ventured out to local parks/hills to get some sledding in. We had such a blast, and this house has everything you would ever need. It was immaculate, comfy beds, plenty of pillows and sheets. We cooked dinner each night, loved the open feel, we could keep watch on our little one. Maria was incredibly helpful the entire time, so happy we found this place, we will happily be going back again next winter.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Amazingly clean, well-run property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my 3 and 6 year old girls and some other family members a few weeks ago so that we could ski at Tahoe Donner and Squaw Valley. The location was perfect for hitting the northern Tahoe ski slopes. The house itself was updated, extremely clean and well-maintained. When we first arrived at almost 1am due to snowy conditions, we were happy to see that the house was lit and warm and extremely inviting for us weary travelers! The furniture was updated and the decor was nice and minimal enough so that the space was roomy and uncluttered. They had a huge comfortable sectional couch with flannel blankets, which was a nice touch.

The backyard is located next to a peaceful and serene wooded path with huge pine trees and when we arrived there was beautiful, freshly-fallen snow. Our girls had a magical time playing in the snow around the house. While we were there, we hardly saw any of the neighbors.

There were clear directions for taking care of the house and also plenty of information for anything you need around the area. The owners were great and also very responsive. They emailed me immediately when I asked about the ski slopes and what lessons were good for beginner kids. We were extremely happy with our stay and would be happy to stay here again in the future!!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Ski HQ

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a comfortable and fun stay at this place in Tahoe Donner. The house is easy to access, clean, and well maintained. The big central living room and kitchen were a natural gathering place for family. Appliances are in great shape. The bedrooms were comfortable and well appointed. The street and driveway were plowed every morning. Garage parking was a plus (no scraping windows in the morning and no need to take equipment off the car). We'll definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Terrific Home and Fun Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

House was as described/pictured. The home/neighborhood is very quiet and what a beautiful, picturesque setting. If you walk around the block (on Skislope), you will get good exercise and amazing views of the mountains and valley. The beds were comfortable. Nice linens, bath towels and beach/pool towels provided. Small kitchen, but fine for our family of four. Owners provide lots of pantry items like foil wrap, plastic baggies, spices, condiments, coffee filters & sugar. Plus there were all the pots, pans and utensils you could need. Great having the option of spending time at one of the private pools or going to the private beach at Donner Lake.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bay Area

Perfect for Our Family of Five

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this home over the Fourth of July week. The home was well-maintained and very clean. Quiet, peaceful location, but just a short drive to all Tahoe Donner amenities. Appreciated that there is a hiking trailhead at the end of the block so we didn't have to worry about driving and parking.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent... Great stay and fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

Our family truly enjoyed our time at this house. The owners were very helpful in all aspects. The house is well maintained. My wife is a bit of a "neat freak", and she could not believe how immaculate this house was maintained.

We enjoyed the easy access to hiking and skiing. The house’s flat driveway was a big plus during the winter!!!!

This house is ideal for a small family. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer - Peak
Jul 11 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Break
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 17 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Week
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Feb 26 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 24 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee (regular) $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

5% Discount off listed pricing if you contact me directly and pay by check (versus using "Book It" feature).
10% Discount for returning renters who took good care of our home.
Cleaning fee may be higher during holidays or for stays of longer than 7 days.
No other discounts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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