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Skylight Mountain Home-SPECIAL-Stay 2 spring/fall weekend nights, get a 3rd free

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 4 bathroom + Loft with Gourmet Kitchen, Pools, Hot Tub, Dogs Welcome!

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This spacious, bright and comfortable mountain home is ready to be enjoyed! Perfect for families and groups, this home offers a gourmet kitchen overlooking a large open living/dining space located on the main floor. Skylights and ample windows bathe the room in light during the day and allow for beautiful forest views as the sun sets in the evening. On the lower floor and mezzanine levels, five well-appointed bedrooms offer comfortable privacy for a good night’s sleep. An upper loft level (with X-Box 360) provides an additional area for socializing and sleeping. Downstairs recreation room includes pool table, additional seating and access to the outdoor hottub. All of this with access to Tahoe Donner’s many amenities, lakefront beaches, hundreds of miles of hiking trails and world class skiing, golf, mountain biking and bicycling.

This 4200 square foot home sleeps up to 16 people in beds and works well for as many as four families. Bedrooms include:

**Master Bedroom on Lower Level (King bed, extra single foam mattress with linens stored under bed, private bath with shower)

** Two Bedrooms on Lower Level with shared bath with shower (one with queen bed and one with king bed)

** Kids bunk room off of Rec Room on Lower Level (twin bunk over queen)

** Master Bedroom on Mezzanine Level (King bed, private bath with shower, extra single foam mattress with linens stored in closet)

** The loft, which is open to the living room below, also offers additional sleeping space for up to 4 persons (one twin bed, one queen bed, one full-sized futon)

In addition to the three bathrooms listed above, there is fourth bathroom off of the living room offering a spacious Jacuzzi tub.

Other Features Include:

flat screen TV in living room with DVD and BluRay player and IPod Dock*

IPod Docks* in four bedrooms

(*NOTE: Ipod docks are compatible with Iphone 4 or older)

Loft sleeping/socializing area has an XBox 360 with Connect and 47'LEDTV (and at least a dozen games)

Downstairs recreation room with pool table, additional seating and access to Hotsprings Grandee Hottub.

Wireless internet access (just bring your laptop)

Board Games to enjoy while you’re our guest

Book and Magazine Exchange Library – Leave one, Take one!

Fully-equipped gourmet kitchen featuring:

granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, wine refrigerator, Two sets of Caphalon pans (nonstick and stainless), kitchenaid mixer, hand mixer, cuisinart food processer, blender, keurig and conventional coffee makers, coffee grinder and more!

Counter seating for 6 (bar chairs)

Large dining room table with seating for 10

Outdoor dining table with seating for 10 (summer only)

Family-Friendly Features Include:

Three high chairs (two free-standing and one clips to counter)

Two Pack-N-Play portable cribs (BYO linens)

Baby gates restrict child access to loft and lower levels and guards stairs on upper deck

Baby toys, blocks and other toys to entertain your littlest ones

Outdoor Space Includes:

Small covered deck off of the kitchen overlooking driveway

Medium Deck with Forest View (accessed from Living Room), featuring table seating for eight and lounge seating for four (summer only) and two gas grills.

Expansive Deck with Forest View (accessed from lower level bedrooms and rec room) with ample bench seating, 2 lounge chairs, rock garden and hot tub.

Stairs connect the back two decks and lead out to sloping forested area that backs onto a small green belt, adding to your privacy. Ideal for sledding (with helmets!) and snowshoeing in the winter and collecting pine cones and building fairy houses in the summer!

The Hotsprings Grandee HOT TUB seats 7 and functions year round.

Towels, linens, pillows and mattresses were purchased with comfort in mind. Bedrooms offer ample closet and dresser space. There is a washer, dryer, clothing rack and ironing board in the laundry room for your use. This is a SMOKE FREE HOME.

Our house conveniently located in Tahoe Donner Access to all Tahoe Donner Amenities for daily Guest Fees.

Tahoe Donner has excellent amenities such as a Beach, Recreation pools, workout facility with childcare, lap pool and a hot tub, Equestrian Center, GOLF, Tennis and Restaurants all within a few minute drive from the house. Visit the tahoedonner website for an overview of all amenities.

Skiing at Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, North star, and Alpine Meadows all within 15-20 minutes.

The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center with its gorgeous and extensive trail system and the Tahoe Donner Ski Area are only five minutes away.

There is a 2 car garage as well as driveway space for up to 4 additional cars. The garage has direct access into the house.

RATE DETAILS (including weekly rates and multi-week discount)

2016/2017 Winter (12/2-4/16): Fri/Sat $700/night, Sun-Thurs $450/night 3 night min, $3300 wk (Save $350!)

2017 Spring (4/16-5/25): Fri/Sat $600/night, Sun-Thurs $350/night 2 night min, $2600 wk (Save $350!)

2017 Summer (5/26-9/9): Fri/Sat $700/night, Sun-Thurs $450/night 3 night min, $3300 wk (Save $350!)

2017 Fall (9/10-12/14): Fri/Sat $600/night, Sun-Thurs $350/night 2 night min, $2600 wk (Save $350!)

2017/18 Winter (12/5-4/14): Fri/Sat $700/night, Sun-Thurs $450/night 3 night min, $3300 wk (Save $350!)

Special Rates for Holiday Periods:

(5 night minimum required for all holiday periods.)

2017 President’s Day Week (2/17 - 2/24) $750 per night or $4650 for 7 nights (save $600!)

2016 4th July (6/30--7/7) Fri/Sat $750/night weekend and weekdays

2016 Thanksgiving (11/19-11/25) $600 per night or $3,600 per week (Save $600!)

2017/2018 Winter Holiday (12/22-1/6) $750 per night weekend and weekdays

Also required: $350 cleaning fee, $79 security protection, $75 pet fee (per pet), 10% Transient Occupancy tax and 2% TTBID Assessment

50% deposit to hold rental dates, full refund (minus bank charges and $50 cancellation fee) with 30 days notice. Refund for cancellation within 30 days depends on our ability to rent the property to another party and is subject to bank charges and $50 cancellation fee.


ASK ABOUT OUR SPRING/FALL SPECIALS! Stay 2 weekend nights, get a weekday night free!

At any time before, during, or after your stay, your information may be shared with guestchecker.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

"This house has everything!"

As posted by guest on Flipkey: We stayed here with four other families with a total of 6 kids, and there was plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen was immaculate and had everything you needed to prepare great meals every night. The loft has it's own TV with xbox, and there were plenty of games to keep the kids happy. The house is close to a small ski resort which is perfect for children learning to ski and snow board or just go tubing.
Jan 2013
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Lower Master - toilet , shower , heated floors, double sinks with privacy door for shower
    Lower Shared Bath - toilet , shower , Shared by lower king and lower queen bedrooms
    Mezzanine Master - toilet , shower , Just down a half-flight of stairs from bedroom
    Main floor - toilet , jetted tub , Tub is oversized
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Kid's bunkroom - 1 bunk bed , twin over queen bunkbed -- sleeps 3
    Lower Floor King - 1 king
    Lower Floor Queen - 1 queen
    Lower Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , child bed is twin sized trundle bed with foam mattress
    Mezzanine Master - 1 king , 1 child bed , Child Bed is twin foam mattress with linens stored in closet
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft is open to the living room below
  • 2 packnplay cribs also available
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Skylight Mountain Home-SPECIAL-Stay 2 spring/fall weekend nights, get a 3rd free
average rating of 4.866667 based on 31 reviews

Great Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for everyone to spread out. Convenient to ski areas and Reno. Beautiful location and very comfortable. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Novato, California

BIG family had a good time!

  • 4 of 5

The 4 days/5 nites were fine... Our 1st time @ Donner Lk. (for 40 years before it was No. Shore Tahoe annually). The house for 8 adults & 5 kids (5 yr. to 9yr) was great, lots of room(s).

A good idea would be to move your 2 BBQ's out on the deck with the eating table.... more "social" for the cook, still close to the kitchen. Instructions for the Kurig coffee maker would help.... my son has one at home, but he couldn't get yours to work. Also the house was a little short of bath-towels for showers, & baths for kids. etc.

W e spent an afternoon @ the Donner Memorial, all other afternoons swimming, one day @ a near-by pool & remainder @ the Lake. Nice beach, with no rocks, life guards available & swimming area roped off..... a couple of my guests went kayaking. Also the hot tub was great, tho instructions in French! Our short time there was very relaxing over-all! (That's what we wanted...)

Thanks much Rebecca for all your attention! Nice time for all! Abigail

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We encourage guests to call us if they are unsure how to operate an appliance, the hot tub etc. No question is too small! We supply 16 sets of bath/hand/face towels and 12 hot tub towels; But even with that, guests staying more than a few days do end up needing to use our onsite laundry -- thus the free laundry soap :) Overall, it sounds like you and your family had a great time. We are so glad!
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San Francisco

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a reunion at Rebecca's home over the New Year week. This house was EVERYTHING, it's the most organized placed we've ever stayed and and we had everything we needed. We cooked dinner every night except the first and that's no easy feat at home let alone at a vacation rental. I fed my family spaghetti, prime rib, crab legs, etc and we had all we needed. The pool table was great fun for the old and young alike. Those who wanted more privacy appreciated the room above the loft (which was also the warmest room in the house). We had a nice fire every night, things we could not do in our own home. Just like the house, Rebecca was very organized, she was quick to respond and renting was very straight forward. We had older family members, kids from 6 months to 18 yrs old and a bull terrier and we all still had plenty of space. We definitely would like to come again this year once we figure out which week we have off!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. We are thrilled you had such a great time. We love hosting extended family groups, so please come back anytime!
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Family friendly getaway in Tahoe Donner

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this lovely home with three families with kids ( ages 3-8) and two small dogs. There was lots of space for everyone and the home was well equipped to meet all of our needs. The gourmet kitchen surpassed our expectations and made meal planning and preparation for our large group enjoyable. Rebecca was responsive in answering all of our questions and sending us information about the home. We look forward to staying there in the future! The sled run we created in the backyard and hot tub were highlights!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truckee Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Family reunion at this beautiful vacation home. There is always something to do and definitely looks better in person! The house felt really comfortable,spacious,and relaxing. Very family friendly and included everything from baby high chairs to gaming systems and kitchen appliances . Very great experience,would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A good home away from home......with extras!

  • 4 of 5

A true home away from home. The house was great very big.; great natural lighting; great kitchen with everything you need to cook not just meals but large meals for many people. Amazing job making this home kid friendly and safe while at the same time giving adults and older kids places to escape to have fun or relax away for little ones.

The area is very nice and quite. There are beautiful walking, hiking and biking trails within 10 minutes drive. Truckee had lots to do (by the way the grocery store went settled on was SaveMart vs Safeway. The prices seemed a little better and quality of fruits and vegetables was good).

We spent a lot of time at Squaw Valley which was about 20 minutes away. We also drove to Stateline (casinos) and Tahoe City which were all a comfortable (and beautiful) drive from the house.

To summarize a great place to get away with lots of options once you get there. The house is beautiful with kid friendly features I needed that don't get in the way if you don't have kids.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno/Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
HWY 80
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Area (Downhill & X-Country)
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary

Tahoe Donner is located in the upper region of Truckee, California, within 5 miles of Donner Lake and less than 20 miles from Lake Tahoe. This private 6,000 acre association features two ski areas including the Tahoe Donner Ski Bowl (a great family downhill ski area) and the world class X-Country Ski Center, a championship 18 hole golf course and clubhouse with pub and fine dining, tennis center, equestrian center, a private fitness center and spa with lap pool (open year round), two recreation pools, Donner Lake beach club marina with boat launch, campground and miles of hiking and biking trails. All of this is surrounded by the gorgeous Sierra Mountains, including quick access to 5 Squaw Valley, North star-at-Tahoe and 3 other major ski areas. There is easy access to interstate 80, the Reno International Airport (45 minute drive), and Sacramento (90 minute drive).


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Discounted Rates
Apr 16 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
4th of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Discounted Rates
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 15 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

SPRING/FALL SPECIAL -- Stay 2 weekend nights, get a 3rd night free!


50% deposit to hold rental dates, full refund (minus bank charges) with 30 days notice. Refund for cancellation within 30 days depends on our ability to rent the property to another party and is subject to bank charges and $50 cancellation fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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