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Charming Family Friendly Cabin, 3BR/2BA + loft

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The perfect destination for families (and their dogs!) to experience the numerous adventures available to explore in Tahoe/ Truckee. Our home has a convenient layout enjoyable for both a single family as well as to share with another, sleeping 8. First floor: Open kitchen/dining/living area leading through double sliders to private back deck and wooded flat yard, full bath with jacuzzi tub, bedroom 1 with queen, bedroom 2 with 4 twin bunks. Upstairs: bedroom 3 with king, large bathroom with shower and loft area with flat screen TV (NetFlix, cable, WIFI) and storage shelves stocked with games, legos, art supplies, toys.

All beds have new matresses, linens and down duvets. The couch in the living room is a queen sofa bed. Both baths and kitchen are updated with everything you need to feel at home. The backyard is flat creating a safe area for children and dogs to explore (no scary flights of stairs!) and has a horseshoe pit. Our family has rented using VRBO numerous times and understand what makes a home a fabulous place to vacation. We have done our best to ensure this experience for our guests.

Tahoe Donner is our favorite place for families in the Tahoe area. Please visit TDs wonderful website for daily updates on special events and activities as well as information on the numerous amenities available to our guests for a nominal fee with guest cards. In the summer spend your days hiking, biking or horseback riding on the extensive TD trail system, enjoying the private beach for homeowners at Donner Lake, swimming in 3 pools/ hot tubs, golfing, playing tennis. At Northwoods clubhouse enjoy movie nights, dining at Pizza on the Hill on the fire-pit warmed patios while your kids play on the play structure a few feet away. BBQ and play Bocce Ball or sand volleyball. Your possibilities are endless--plan on good times, fun people, and treasured memories. We keep notes on the various hikes and swimming holes we discover and enjoy sharing the information with guests.

In the winter, teach your kids to ski at Donner's own beginning/ intermediate ski hill. What it lacks in terrain, it makes up for in price! On Tuesdays of this past season, parents and children under six ski FREE! The cross country ski center is one of the most extensive in the area. There is also a fun sledding hill. Our home is approximately 15 miles from Northstar resort as well as proximate to Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowl and Boreal. Snowshoeing right out the backdoor is our dog's choice activity!

Part of the town of Truckee, our home is a short drive to historic downtown complete with restaurants and shopping as well as summer concert series.

Our comfortable cabin is the perfect center from which to explore it all!

More Details

Owner
Erin Robbins
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Erin Robbins

A few years ago our family experienced a surprising bump on our life path when our then 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease alopecia areata. Alopecia areata is a common, non-contagious autoimmune disease where the body confuses the hair follicle as a foreign substance (like a germ), attacks it and causes hair loss. Alopecia progresses differently for each individual and can cause patch hair loss all the way to total baldness. As well, hair can regrow at any time only to be lost again. In our daughter's case, she lost all her hair and is a fabulously beautiful, brave, adventurous and BALD 7-yr-old! Though we all went through an adjustment period, we arrived at a place where we all celebrate how unique our daughter's situation is and concluded that being bald would never limit her life possibilities, rather serve as a reminder of how special she is. Everyday our daughter takes risks and shows courage--just walking into a restaurant with every eye following you and every child (often loudly) asking about the girl with no hair, requires this. In the spirit of our daughter's inspiring bravery and confidence, we all began living life and making choices differently. Our recent purchase of this home is one way in which we follow our daughter's example, take risks, and follow a 'no excuses' philosophy to living our dreams and passions. If a 7-yr-old who faces the world bald and so very different can do it, can't we? Can't you?

Join our family in getting out there, creating adventures and trying new things. Tahoe is the best place in the world for it!

If you would like to learn more about alopecia areata and the amazing children and adults whose lives this disease affects, please visit the National Alopecia Areata Foundation's website.

Thank you for sharing our story,

The Robbins Family

Erin Robbins purchased this house in 2012

Amenities

Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Charming Family Friendly Cabin, 3BR/2BA + loft
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Great place !

  • 5 of 5

Great weekend away!!! Cute place! Will defiantly be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lounge in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful stay at this cabin, which was just the right size. The house was very clean, which I always appreciate. Peaceful, quiet, comfortable breakfasts and afternoon happy hour on the deck. It was an unusually hot weekend in Truckee and it was a real pleasure to use the Trout Creek Rec Center guest passes for the pool. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cozy, comfortable, charming cabin + responsive, wonderful owner = what a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to come back to this cabin the next time we're looking for a place to stay in the Tahoe Donner area! I've been staying at VRBO homes for years and this home stands out as a gem for me. Owner-managed, comfortable and welcoming without being fancy or showy, it feels like you're staying at a friend's cabin instead of an impersonal rental property. It has personality without being kitschy, and all the amenities we needed to have a great family stay.

+ Clean, comfortable and thoughtfully appointed -- you can really cook a meal with the tools on hand in well-stocked kitchen (so often missing from vacation rental homes!)

+ Right balance of updated decor but not precious -- an inviting, family-friendly atmosphere

+ Great common area -- floor-to-ceiling views from the kitchen, dining, living areas and the upstairs play loft

+ Comfortable beds and bedding in each of the three bedrooms -- no polyester blankets and lumpy pillows here!

+ Washer/dryer and plenty of hooks to hang your wet snow gear on!

+ Super-responsive, helpful management by the owner. We were due to arrive during very heavy snowstorms that closed highways and made winter travel challenging-to-almost-impossible. Erin was fantastically helpful and accommodating to help us deal with the obstacles that arose during our scheduled vacation!

We will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great family long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family with t

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family cabin

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this nice cabin. Great for a family, beautiful view from the back windows and very clean. Updated and nice.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy fun snow getaway in a well put together home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days at Heidi house for Thanksgiving. We were very pleased that the kitchen was well stocked for cooking and serving needs. The layout feels perfect, main family room and kitchen right onto the deck and outdoor area. The backyard blends into open space between all the houses, so we just played in the snow there every day. Perfect for kids and grandparents too.

Well maintained, clean, cozy, well outfitted with tools, home comforts, shovels etc.

Nice bedding!!

Notes:

older parents/grandparents might want to stay downstairs..so as to avoid going up n down too much.

Upstairs bed is on the less firm side for those that are particular or have a bad back and need a firmer bed, should sleep downstairs.

Highly recommend Heidi house,

It was all that we hoped for and more!

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  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Located in beautiful Tahoe Donner with numerous amenities including 2 recreational pools, lap pool, hot tubs, state of the art workout facility with group classes, tennis center, golf course, club house, private homeowners' beach at Donner lake, equestrian center as well as both downhill and cross country skiing.

Our home is situated on a flat, wooded lot perfect for children and dogs and surrounded by the many acres of hiking and mountain biking trails in the Tahoe Donner trail system.

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Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular Summer Rate
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$185
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 11 2017 - Nov 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving week 2017
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$175
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Dec 4 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas - New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK weekend 2018
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Jan 16 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Presidents Week 2018
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2018
Feb 26 2018 - Apr 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 12.0%

Holiday Rate: $225/night, extra fees may apply for large groups.

Discounts available for: stays >5 nights, groups of 4 and under , last minute booking. Please ask for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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