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Sunny Sierra Mountain Vacation Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, sleeps 10, with gameroom (pool table), 2 covered decks.

This sunny mountain home with oak detailing throughout has a quiet serene and comfortable feeling that enhances your vacation rest time. Relax on the hammock or curl up next to the fire after taking part in an endless list of summer and winter playtime activities.

The three level home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a kitchen, dining room, and family room on the upper levels, and a game room, laundry room, and two car garage on the first floor.

With lofted ceilings and four decks, this is the perfect opportunity to soak in the majesty of the sierra sky and pine forests.

Furnished with new hardwood flooring, carpeted bedrooms, new kitchen appliances, marble counters, a large oak dining table, two elevated covered rear decks; one with barbecue and a table, hammock on another.

Hiking and cross country ski trails (accessing Pacific Crest Trail) are minutes from the front door. The Tahoe Donner ski area is a 15 minute walk, and caters to kids and beginner skiers. Tahoe Donner Golf and Coyote Moon Golf are 1.5 and 3 miles away.

The private Trout Creek provides daily access to its recreation center, complete with health club, spa, heated outdoor lap pool, large general pool, tennis, equestrian center, and private beach on Donner Lake. There is summer day camp for kids as well.

More Details

Larry Wichter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Larry Wichter

We purchased this house for winter fun, skiing, and enjoying the snow. We had no idea how amazing the summer at Tahoe Donner was going to be. We love sharing the house with our friends, playing a late game of pool, reading by the fire, dining al fresco, and napping in the hammock. After 15 years of non-stop fun and rest, the kids are grown and our usage is lower, which makes it a good time to share this with others.

Larry Wichter purchased this house in 1997

Why Larry Wichter chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Our Tahoe Dacha (Russian for a vacation home) provides a place to escape, rest, recharge, and play.

The house is bright and sunny, it is never too hot or too cold. It is a great place to just hand out, sleep late, enjoy the mountain air, and walk in the pine forest. Turns out the tap water is one of the purest in the entire country and it tastes great!

What makes this house unique

Tahoe Donner is a premier destination, located in Nevada County's Tahoe Forest, with both winter and summer amenities. Our Dacha is located on a main neighborhood road, which means in winter, significantly easier access, even during snow storms.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2340 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main bathroom with doors to bedroom 1 and to general hallway
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , private bathroom to bedroom 2
    Master bathroom - toilet , shower , Double shower heads
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Quiet room facing back of house
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Master Suite - 1 queen , Vaulted ceiling, picture windows, TV, deck, bathroom
    Gameroom - 1 queen , The game room is large, with pool table
  • The master suite on third level has private bathroom and deck, valulted ceiling, and access to loft over family room. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are on the main level. One has shared access to large bathroom, and the other has a private bathroom. Both have a fold out chair/twin size bed. The Game Room on the lower level has a new, easy fold out sofa sleeper constructed of dense foam. No metal bars - it is comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Sunny Sierra Mountain Vacation Home
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Wonderful house in Donner Hill

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful home last winter break with our 3 kids and friends. We were in total 4 adults, 4 children and 1 baby. We had a wonderful time. The house is very big with ample of rooms for everyone, very clean and comfortable. It has 3 bathrooms including a bath which was great for our baby. It has beautiful large windows, very sunny, a fire place, and great game room that the kids (and adults) loved. We were very close to Donner Hill (5mn drive) where the kids took ski lessons for the first time and loved it. We were also not far from Sugar Bowl and Squaw Valley for ski (25mn). The owner was very responsive to emails and accommodating. Only minus was that the game room has a folding bed which we planned to use for 2 of the kids but the room was too cold when we arrived so the kids slept on mattresses upstairs during the stay. It didn't bother us and we would definitely come back again in winter or summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad Nathanaelle enjoyed our Dacha, The downstairs playroom has an electric heater since it does not get enough heat from the vents. I will make that clear in the instructions. Thanks for letting us know.
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Moraga, California

Comfortable, modern and spacious home from home in beautiful Tahoe

  • 5 of 5

Perfect summer getaway for our family of 5. The house was conveniently located and had everything we needed to keep our teen, tween and six year old happy. We loved the games room with pool table and fusbal and the house was spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Loved having access to truckee and all the donner association amenities and especially the private beach at lake Donner with its ample sunbeds and great watersports. Handy being close to an equestrian center and mountain biking hire place with challenging and gorgeous trails for biking, hiking or riding. An adventure vacation and relaxing haven Combined in one. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, NY

Great time, very reasonable.

  • 4 of 5

We were up in Tahoe for a wedding. 4 couples and 4 single guys. The couples stayed at a house nearby that was a bit better appointed / homey and was more expensive. For the singles, this house was great. Had what we needed, plenty of space, a pool table, etc. Perfect for hanging out in the evening. The wood-burning stove works well. The kitchen is well stocked with glasses, plates and utensils and the home has most basics. Bathrooms are clean and neat.

The owner is very reasonable and easy to communicate. There was no iron / ironing board in the house and he suggested we pick one up (he reimbursed us).

I would stay here again if looking for a home base that is comfortable and easy. I wouldn't stay here with a family intending on spending most of their time at the house. Its comfortable but the TV, etc. are dated.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback. New TV will be installed in September.
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Beautiful Tahoe home

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful home for two families to share. It was clean and spacious and the game room was lots of fun for kids and parents! The kitchen was well stocked. The Trout Creek resort was close by for swimming and golf, and the town of Truckee offered great night life options. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed at this vacation home a couple of times now and we absolutely love it. If you're looking for a great homebase for a family vacation, this is it. It's spacious and comfy and the perfect rental for families. We like the open floor plan leading from kitchen to dining to living room--great for family dinners and socializing. We also like that each bedroom has a bathroom. The wooded neighborhood is lovely and the house is well situated to explore the Tahoe area -- skiing in the winter and hiking and sight seeing in the summer. We look forward to visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Beautiful home in Truckee Donner

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and we felt very comfortable here. There is a full kitchen where we made many group meals, and the layout of the house allows for a large common space to visit with guests and private spaces when you'd want to read or nap. We were two families with toddlers/babies and two couples. The location is in the middle of Tahoe Donner, accessible to all the recreation and we spent an afternoon on Donner Lake - so relaxing and beautiful! The neighborhood is a great place to walk and town is a short drive down the hill (5 min tops). The game room is fully equipped - pool, fooz ball, darts, etc. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Truckee, CA
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Lake Tahoe South Shore Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Truckee, CA Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
CA Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Area
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Private Beach on Donner Lake
Car: necessary

North Tahoe, and Truckee provide access to nearly all winter and summer sports and activities. Six major ski resorts within 40 minutes or less, and all summer activities surrounding Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake make this area a vacation wonderland. Reno and South Lake Tahoe are both 45 minutes away providing access to gambling, shows, and nightlife. The mountain setting has the privacy and beautiful surroundings for both quiet time and play time.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $600

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Do not hesitate to call for questions.

We want you to enjoy your stay and will strive to accommodate you needs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund