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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,230 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


LUXURY GETAWAY & SKI - 15 MINUTES TO MAJOR AREAS: (SQUAW, ALPINE, NORTHSTAR, SUGAR BOW). COMES With SNOW PLOWING, FIREWOOD, HIGH-SPEED INTERNET & ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE, AND TAHOE-DONNER RECREATION PRIVILEGES (Recreation center, Tennis Center, Ski Area, Cross Country Center, trails, and more). Donner Crest, is Adjacent to Tahoe-Donner and more Convenient to:Truckee shopping & Old town.

One enters the large-beamed home into a 2 1/2 story living area with a large stone fireplace,

On the first floor: the large living area opens to a dining and bar area and a well-equipped gourmet kitchen. There is a well-stocked pantry, and beyond a wine room.There is a half-bath.

A stone and log banister stairway takes you up to the second story and a cross-over balcony. There is a large master bedroom (ca king) overlooking Northstar and an ensuite bathroom (separate jacuzzi tub, shower, private toilet and large walk-in closet). There are two more bedrooms (queen beds), and a loft (full bed), a second full bathroom, and an upstairs laundry room.

The beds all have Simmons 'plushtop' mattresses.

The garage is a two-door, 2 1/2 bay with an automatic garage door opener and security access.

The home is equipped with 2 HDTVs (living room & master bedroom), high-speed wireless internet, stereo sound system, DVD, and a music collection.

The private backyard overlooks firs and a creek off of a slate patio, rock wall, a natural boulder with a seat, gas barbecue and wrought iron furniture (2 tables, umbrellas, & 10 chairs).

it is PET FREE.

Owners, Pete & Debbie Henry, can answer your questions regarding the home and area, 650-269-1987.

More Details

Peter & Debbie Henry
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Peter & Debbie Henry

We live in Palo Alto, Both of us grew up Back east and are glad to be out on the West Coast.

I am retired from executive technology positions. Owner of Vacations-Away, Vacation Rental Company (2 in Tahoe, 1 in Sea Ranch all advertised on VRBO), I am an author, "Hard Chargers from the Sky", and working on my 2nd novel.

Spouse is a Librarian with Palo Alto School System.

Peter & Debbie Henry purchased this house in 2007

Why Peter & Debbie Henry chose Truckee

We love the mountains, especially the Tahoe Area and the Old Town of Truckee. We purchased a home in Tahoe-Donner and decided to expand and bought this upscale 2 story home on December 2007 from the builder. It is close to everything, is private, woodsy and has the Tahoe feel we were looking for.

What makes this house unique

The home is well-appointed for our relaxed mountain lifestyle, with Asian carpets, copious original art, views, mountain look and feel. It is so well located close to every thing, yet private and quiet.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2230 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Separate Jaczzi, Tub, Shower & Water Closet; Double Vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd Floor Convenient to Bedrm 2, 3, Loft
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Sink & Toilet located on First Floor
  • 2 1/2 Bathrooms: Master: (Separate jacuzzi Tub, Shower, Water Closet) 2nd: Full Bath Tub & Shower (2nd floor) Half Bath: Toilet and Sink (1st Floor)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , CA King Simmons Plushtop, En Suite Bath
    Loft - 1 double , Simmons Plushtop Mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Simmons Plushtop Mattress, next to 2nd bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , CA King Simmons Plushtop Mattress, next to 2nd Bath
  • Master Bedroom CA King with Simmons Pillowtop Mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Pass to the Tahoe-Donner Amenities; Discount to Coyote Moon Golf Course. Close to Old Truckee and within 15 minutes of 5 major ski areas, Private Beach on Donner Lake


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
san francisco ca

Well appointed, comfortable house in Donner!

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure dealing with the owners. The house has everything you might need, including a well stocked bar. We plan to return!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this property

  • 5 of 5

The property is extremely clean. It’s convenience for us to ski at Boreal. Quiet at night to sleep. It’s a pleasant stay. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Churn & Jill Glad you had a good stay. Thanks for coming. Pete
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Really nice place. Lots of space and we’ll laid out.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for chilling by the fire or using as basecamp for Tahoe adventures. Well setup with thoughtful hosts.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We recommend this lovely home. It is well designed, with garage parking, a large comfortable family room, a well appointed kitchen and very comfortable beds. It was perfect for a ski week for our family of 5, including 3 teenagers. We cooked most meals in and the kitchen was better stocked than our own kitchen. The road was ploughed after a heavy snow fall and the driveway was also ploughed. The home is closer to the ski resorts and town, and has all the amenities of Tahoe Donner.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, Califrornia

A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was ideal for our family gathering over the Thanksgiving holiday. It was clean, comfortable, well maintained, and met all our needs. Though we numbered six adults and three young children, this large and lovely home accommodated all of us very comfortably. The living room's vaulted, two-story-high ceiling gives the entire house an open and spacious ambiance; and the second-floor hallway that overlooks the living room charmed the children.

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the kitchen was a busy place; so we were pleased to find all the appliances and utensils we needed. In fact, it is the most well-stocked kitchen of any among the homes we have rented. The master bedroom is spacious and includes a king-size bed and flat-panel television. Its very large bathroom has a double sink, a glassed-in shower and a Jacuzzi tub.

Needless to say, we enjoyed watching the Thanksgiving Day parade and football games on the living room's flat-panel television while a fire crackled in the fireplace. Playing board games with the children and taking daily walks in the woods were additional favorite pastimes. We would recommend this wonderfully inviting home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Reno International
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Many Downtown & Close By
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
2 Champion 18-Hole: Tahoe-Donner, Coyote Moon
Nearest Train
3 Miles
AMTRAK in Old Truckee
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Route 80 Interstate
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Many Downtown & Close By
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
5 Majors (Northstar, Squaw, Alpine, Sugarbowl)
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Donner Lake- Private Tahoe-Donner Beach
Car: necessary

Pass available for the Tahoe-Donner Recreation facilities: swimming pools, saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, gym, showers, private beach on Donner Lake (showers, boats, snack bar); Tennis Center. Equestrian Center, Cross Country Center, Golf, Restaurants, Hiking Trails


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

A Returnable Damage Deposit will be required 0f $300 (Returned upon a successful inspection by my housekeeper)
Pet Free (No pets allowed)
Housekeeper Available
**Ski Lease and longer term rentals are encouraged and own will provide deeper discounts!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.