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Gorgeous Custom Craftsman

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Elegant 2,600+ sq. ft. home located on lower Northwoods Boulevard, the most heavily plowed road in Tahoe Donner, which you'll appreciate on those snowy days! Our home features antique, recycled wood floors and a beautiful, custom kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Granite and slate are featured throughout the house which has a huge laundry room, downstairs and upstairs bathrooms, and a double see-through gas fireplace downstairs. At our house you will find everything tucked into a relaxing, warm environment to make you feel right at home! Down comforters on all the beds should help you snuggle in for the night. The Master Bathroom has a large, jetted tub encased in slate, a convenient walk-in closet, dual sinks and custom travertine shower. The Bunk Room is perfect for kids and features two twin-over full bunk beds. The woods behind the house are great for exploring and sledding. The office/den area has WI-FI, another TV and fireplace.

Just minutes to Historic Downtown Truckee, market and restaurants. Five minutes to Donner Lake and Tahoe Donner Ski Area. Only 15-20 minutes to Squaw, Northstar, Alpine Meadows and Sugar Bowl ski areas. About a 5-minute drive takes you to the Tahoe Donner Alpine Ski Hill or the Tahoe Donner X-country ski area The three-car garage offers lots of storage and allows for an easy, snow-free entrance to the house during storms. Just a one minute drive to the Tahoe Donner snow play area and Trout Creek Rec. Center!

Rental includes guest passes for up to eight people to access private Tahoe Donner amenities. (Day use fees are additional and usually $8 per person- children 6 and under are free).The Trout Creek Recreation Center has a fully equipped work-out facility, a year-round pool, daily classes including yoga and Zumba, hot tubs and sauna, recreation events and day camps. Seasonal amenities include the Tahoe Donner Ski Area, X-Country Ski Center, private beach at Donner Lake, golf, tennis, hiking/biking trails, equestrian center, and more!

In late spring, summer and autumn the seasonal amenities are open - specifically this includes the golf course, driving range, tennis courts, equestrian center, swimming pools, archery, and more. Your guests passes also allow access to the Donner Lake Private Beach and Marina with all its water activities for terrific family fun! 
Check out Tahoe Donner's website for weekly activities and more information.

Keywords: house, Lake Tahoe, Truckee, ski, snow, Tahoe, Donner, golf, lake, beach, gym, snowboard, sled, snowplay, pool, hike

More Details

Gayle Slade
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2018

About Gayle Slade

Gayle and son out for a sunny day of riding.

Gayle Slade purchased this house in 2010

Why Gayle Slade chose Truckee

The reason we chose this location is I love how close everything is! Markets and restaurants are just minutes away. Donner Lake is gorgeous and only a five-minute drive from our home. Several ski resorts are within a 20 minute drive or less. I lived in the Eastern Sierra for eight years and I am not crazy about driving around during snow storms. I looked at property closer to Lake Tahoe, but when I thought about all the extra driving and traffic, I decided I would rather spend less time on the road. I love the amenities at Tahoe Donner. And a big plus is how many ski resorts are easy to get to without having the nightmare of driving around Lake Tahoe traffic just to get to a resort.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • jetted tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Wood Burning Fireplace Available (when Not Covered in Snow) Whole house humidifier helps keep you from drying out in the mountain air!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

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Gorgeous Custom Craftsman
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews
Petaluma, CA

Beautiful, large home I would recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this home justice. It's beautiful, well-maintained, most everything looks brand new! There are beds for 10 (no sofa beds-yay!); we had 4 adults & 2 children in our party and had more space than we knew what to do with! The location is convenient for some time at the beach at Donner Lake (which is the best place for swimming, according to locals; but get there early to get the best sandy spots) and we love eating at Bridgetenders. We enjoyed exploring the area as well as just hanging out at the house. We would definitely recommend this home to our friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location, great for kids!

  • 5 of 5

This house looks awesome in the pictures and looks even better in person. It fit our party of 8 (including 4 children) really well and the kids enjoyed watching movies and playing games in the den - this was a huge bonus as the den could be closed off with its french doors and this was great separation for the adults trying to get in some quiet reading time. The other bonus is this house's location - right off Northwoods which was plowed during the storm while we were there. Some reviews mention the driveway being steep, but this was not an issue for us. We had no bumper scrapes and one of our cars was even a Subaru sedan. Overall the house was well-appointed, classy, cozy, and clean. Gayle, the owner, was very attentive and easy to reach as we had random questions about the TV. We would love to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in Tahoe Donner

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this wonderful home. The layout worked well with young kids - all bedrooms are on the second floor, so easy to hang out downstairs post bedtime and convenient for middle of the night wake ups. Great backyard and access to nature walking, and privacy from neighbors. We look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad you had a lovely stay!
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My favorite house ever!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect and we enjoyed our visit SO much!

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful oasis!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home!

  • 5 of 5

I love this house; everything was perfect and I can't wait to visit again :)

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda, California

Luxurious and spacious Tahoe retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for two families of four. We had more than enough space and enjoyed all the high-end touches. The house is modern, clean, and boasts every amenity. It is conveniently located near Truckee in a residential area. The kids loved the bunk beds, board games, and playing in the snow in the woods behind the house. The adults loved the well-appointed kitchen, gas fireplace, comfy leather sofas, and plush beds. The one drawback is the steep driveway--which was covered in snow and ice when we arrived and impossible to get up without chains. You also have to pull into the driveway from a heavily trafficked road and on a curve, so it was pretty dangerous at night in winter conditions. The owner discloses this detail so I wouldn't knock a star off for it, but something to be aware of when renting this house. Even knowing that, we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Many amenities are within a half mile of us! The house is situated between the Trout Creek Recreation Center and the Northwoods Club House. The Rec. Center has a year-round pool, full gym, fitness classes, sauna and spa and much more! A half of a mile from the house there is also a driving range and a 16-hole golf course, a mini-market featuring up-scale items, a snow-ply area in winter, and playgrounds in the warmer months.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $600

All Truckee and Tahoe-Donner rules and regulations must be followed. Gross violation of such could result in security deposit being withheld.
International credit card users must pay the international transaction fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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