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Overlooks Donner Lake

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful location, family friendly cabin in the heart of Sierra ski country.

Enjoy the views of beautiful Donner Lake and Schallenberger Ridge in the Central Sierra Nevada Range from our cozy cabin's large deck or front windows. Our cabin is located in the middle of snow country. Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Donner Ski Ranch, Sugar Bowl, Royal Gorge and Tahoe Donner are all within 15-20 minutes from our door. Ice fishing up the hill at Prosser Lake. Donner State Park, which is just a mile and a half from us at the end of the lake, has trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing.

As our cabin has direct access to the lake; in summer, fish or swim off the dock in front of us, enjoy the many water sports possible on the lake, or take a 20 minute ride over to North Tahoe to enjoy the 'big lake' on the mountain. There are 7 golf courses within 15-18 minute drive, historic Truckee and the Transcontinental Railroad to explore. Rock climbing, hiking, shopping, live music /concerts, mountain biking in the area, are all possibilities. Gambling/Casinos in Reno about 30 minutes up Interstate 80.

Our cabin is approximately 1400 square feet in size with space for two cars to park right by the back door. The main entrance to the cabin is from the back. As you enter, you have the kitchen on your right and a door into the main level bedroom and bathroom on your left. This bedroom has a queen bed and the bathroom has a tub/shower combination. Beyond the eating bar is the living area with an 8 foot dining table on one side and a couch and loveseat facing the fireplace on the other. Downstairs there are two bedrooms and a small bath. One bedroom has two twins and the other bedroom has a queen bed. From the downstairs hallway , you can go into another hallway that has a washer and dryer, a wood room that houses the wood for the fireplace and a door to the outside to take steps down to the road and lake. The loft is open to the main level and has 4 twin beds. Three of these beds are very close to each other (best for kids). There is another parking pad at lake level for one car.

THIS IS A NO SMOKING PROPERTY.

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More Details

Owner
Norma and Bill Markley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Norma and Bill Markley

We built this cabin as a young couple in 1977. It is our 'first child' and has continued to be updated throughout the years. Our two sons grew up knowing this place as an extension of home and now our grandkids do. When we first built this, we thought we would enjoy it mostly in winter but find we actually, like the summers even better.

Why Norma and Bill Markley chose Truckee

Being skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, we fell in love with the area. Our goal was to build a cabin with a view and easy access to skiing, hiking, and water play. We were able to purchase the small piece of ground with the view of Donner Lake and direct access to the water and plowed roads in the winter. We then, 4 years later, built a cabin on it.

What makes this cabin unique

Location! Lake right below us where we can actual see our family on the dock. Northstar, Sugar Bowl and Squaw Valley just 15 minutes away. Historical Truckee and the major ski resorts have many scheduled events throughout the year.

Amenities

Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Closet contains a PacknPlay and highchair
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeping loft - 4 twin/ single , Open to the main level - beds are very close together.
  • Note: Clean linens and towels will be placed on top of the beds. Guests will need to make their own beds. This saves our guests the cost of an extra hour of cleaning/set-up fee.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)

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Overlooks Donner Lake
average rating of 4.923077 based on 52 reviews
San Fransico East Bay, CA
5

Gorgeous, relaxing lakeview home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the cabin so much. The home provided everything we needed to make meals and spend time together and was the perfect location to walk down to Donner Lake to enjoy some nature. Great location - we'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We don’t want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

It exceeded expectations. Driveway was plowed, lots of snow and beautiful view. I can feel the family traditions in this home. We made some of our own.

Great extras like a coffee grinder, blender, mixer. Everything was clean and in working order. We brought ingredients and made oatmeal cookies.

The only thing I could have packed were ziploc bags and/or something to wrap food in. Oh, and thick moisturizers and lip balm. I always forget how dry it is up here, year-round.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the kind remarks. Yes, it is true, lots of family traditions have and are still happening at the cabin. So glad you were able to enjoy it as we do. It gives great joy to have guests appreciate the beauty of the area. Hope to have you back as our guests. Norma & Bill
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5

very quaint and cozy. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Superb communication from the owners. This is their family cabin and it's obvious that a lot of love has gone into it. Perfectly clean and well stocked with anything you could need. 1/2 mile from a terrific cafe.

We and our guests were blown away and our 4 year old had a great first snow experience. Can imagine it's equally lovely in the warmer months but we came for the snow.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view, very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Markley cabin. The cabin layout is open and great for gathering family and friends together. The view is fantastic, beds are comfortable and kitchen is well-stocked. We would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sweet home away from home! đź’•đź’•

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Norma's cabin was great down to the smallest detail. There was nothing we needed that it wasn't there. I could feel how the owners went to great lenghts to ensure a complete guest satisfaction. The rustic feel, the great view and the walking distance from the water edge was the cherry on top of the cake!;)))

Bill and Norma, we hope to be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Our cabin is an extension of our home; so, we do appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your stay. Norma
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East Bay, California
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Markley cabin. The cabin is very comfortable and cozy with a great view of Donner Lake and a super convenient location. Thank you for another wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to have you as our guests again! We truely appreciate you.
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Map

Lake Tahoe - north shore is 20 minutes away

Reno - for gambling and shows is 30 minutes away.

Costco - in Reno

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cleaning/security fee is based on a normal usage. Carpet stains, dirty dishes, food spills/grease etc. cost to do the added cleaning will be charged against the security fee.
Damage to property both structurally or for example, to bedpreads, furniture, etc. will be deducted from the security fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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