Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

West End Donner Lake, Lake Side, Dog Friendly, Beach Club!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

The cabin sits where Lakeview Creek enters Donner Lake. Listen to the babbling creek and unwind on our deck as you look out over the lake. Or use our membership and make the short walk, or bike ride on our cruiser bikes, to the 'private' beach club. The deck area is the prime entertainment spot. It's a sunny little spot. Perfect for afternoon BBQ's and entertaining. Inside the pine log walls take you back in time, but there are modern finishes. The kitchen has all new stainless appliances. The living room has a 'smart' TV with internet capability. In fact the entire cabin has wifi, and two of the three bedrooms have TV's as well. For longer stays you will appreciate the laundry room. And there is plenty of parking 'off street'. It's a level driveway that is plowed all winter, and there's a covered walkway, so no snow shoveling to access the cabin! Soooo close to Sugar Bowl :)

Keywords: Renovated Log Cabin, Modern Conveniences, Private Beach Club, Dog Friendly

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018

About The Owner

Our family of five love this place. We have a Collie and Aussie that love running around the property and going to the lake. We ski at Sugar Bowl, and boat and paddle board on the lake in the summer. We road and mtn bike as well. There are terrific mtn bike trails right down the street. And the hiking in the area is truly amazing.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2011

Why The Owner chose Southside Highlands

The fact that the mtn bike riding is so superb right from the property was a huge surprise. And Donner Lake is just our style of relaxation. We like Tahoe, but Donner has a mellower vibe, less hectic, and more alpine.

What makes this cabin unique

This is a cabin. Its fully renovated with modern conveniences, but the pine logs make it feel rustic and alpine. This is a great family spot. You can park the car and never use it again once you arrive. Everything is close by. Take the canoe for paddle, or if you brought your boat hit the lake. Morning pulls are the best, but evenings are awesome with the sun setting over Donner Peak. And the fishing around Lakeview Creek is the best on Donner Lake. Just don't tell anyone.


Southside Highlands Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Observe private property signs Park only in our driveway Use beach club for Lake access
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King Size bed (1) in master, Queen size beds (2), one room with a Twin bed (1).
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 5 bicycles
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cabin is on Lakeview Creek. There is a private beach club within walking distance.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

92% Complete
5% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
2% Complete
West End Donner Lake, Lake Side, Dog Friendly, Beach Club!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews

Wonderful spot, great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. The house had exactly what my family of five (husband, 12 and 14-year-old kids, and dog) needed to have a fun, relaxing four days. The deck overlooks a small river, so I basically just sat there for hours and read in the forest with the white noise surrounding me. I'm sure we would've had fun at the private beach -- it was easy to get to, and it looked like there was a lot to do -- but we had our dog, so we opted to find other hikes and ways onto the lake.

Jim is extremely accommodating and so welcoming. I never had any trouble getting in touch with him, and he sort of bent over backward to help me when I left one of my bags up at the house. Can't say anything bad about the entire experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tammy, glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting your family again.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time. We really enjoyed the cabin and the location. Being next to the stream was very relaxing.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Cozy Home Among Nature

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy home overlooking Donner Lake. We loved the big deck from which to enjoy nature, have a glass of wine, and just relax.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 1 of 5

The outside was very nice, the inside was filthy. The oven looked like it hadn't been cleaned in years, the floors & the carpet were dirty. We will not be going back. The owner seemed really nice, we told about him about the issues and he said he would look into it.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob & Deb- Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am very sorry about your recent experience at our cabin. In 6 years of operation we've never had a bad review, and guest satisfaction is our #1 priority. I am taking this up with our cleaning company to ensure that future guests wont have similar concerns. It's a "wake up" call, and I appreciate your candor. Sincerely, Jim Roberts
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Concord, CA

Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a wonderful summer getaway at this cabin in 2017. Easy access to the private beach on the west end - hours of fun on the beach and in the water, barbecue on the beach and at the cabin, and it was a bonus to use their canoe to explore up the creek! Fishing was great and only a couple minutes away...we even caught a couple fish from the beach and crawfish in the rocks. We'll definitely return so the kids can have great memories of beautiful Donner Lake just as I did growing up!

Thank you Jim for letting us enjoy your awesome cabin.


  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Calabasas, CA

VRBO wants me to rate my own stay...what can I say? "It's great".

  • 5 of 5

Fun to enjoy my own cabin...

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
Donner Private Beach
Car: recommended

Backcountry skiing to cabin for 'expert' skiers. Two miles from Historic Donner Museum. Three miles to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $300

Full payment is due 90 days prior to arrival. See rental agreement for cancellation policy. There are restrictions on beach club access for 4th of July and Labor Day weekends.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

You might like these similar properties