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Magnificent Winter or Summer Rental

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16)


#1 King Master Suite with single bed.

#2 King Master Suite.

#3 Queen MasterSuite.

#4 Queen with Single bed pass through to

#5 2 bunk beds with doubles on top and Queens below. 1 bunk bed with double on top and pull out futon below. Plus 1 single bed.

13 beds in all plus pull out sofa in living room and crib in front closet.

7 of the beds can sleep 2 people.

3/01/16 at Cornerstone. For your added pleasure with movies and sound in the main room we now have A Surround Sound Bar with the TV and an APPLE TV is hooked up also for you convenience. It works really well. We now have TIVO in the main room along with two additional receivers in the Master bedroom and the Kids room.

Comment just in:

Hi Pat,

Now that I have finally had a moment to catch my breath, I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful trip we had to Tahoe last week. Your VRBO site certainly doesn't do the house justice and I will be sure to write some positive comments there. Everything was great and it was definitely one of the nicest houses we have stayed in (especially the kitchen).

NEW! TIVO DVR with unlimited Long Distance. NEW 55' LCD in Living room. With all that said, 'Welcome to our home in Tahoe Donner'. This beautiful home has a lot of special features, it was built by the developer to be his own. It is approximately 3500 square feet and has 5 bedrooms with 4.5 bathrooms, sleeps 16 with the sleeper sofa in the living room, and has approximately 1000 square feet of decks with a private hot tub. The Driveway is Level and the entrance into the house has no steps. Our home is within 20 minutes of all of the major ski resorts, including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl & Boreal Ridge. It backs up to an open space meadow with many trails including a trail that is a seven-minute walk to the Trout Creek Recreation Center with swimming pools, hot tubs, hot and dry saunas, a large gym, golf driving range, sledding park, playground, tennis, a New Clubhouse Restaurant, and much more.

It is just five minutes from Highway 80 and 30 minutes from the Reno Airport. Golf is a four-minute drive to either Tahoe Donner Golf Course, or Coyote Moon Golf Course. We have 5 Bdrms 4.5 Bathrooms equaling 4 Masters made up of 2 Kings and 2 Queens. One of the Queen rooms is a walk through to kids attached Bdrm(s)combined with an entertainment room and a Very Fun & Brand New Foosball Table. Ping Pong in the Garage. All bdrms have a flat screen TVs with internet capabilities and most have Blu-ray dvd players.

Handicapped? Because our house has no steps to get in and we have a sleeper sofa on the main floor with a 1/2 bath, there is a possibility for a stay with someone that can't do stairs. However, we are not promoting this house as equipped for a handicapped person. Our floor plan is also not very conducive for wheelchair use. Therefore any consideration of use by a handicapped person would need to be discussed before booking our home.

This is NOT a party house! The amount of people staying at the house should always be the maximum amount of people in the house. No smoking, No Pets, No exceptions. 3 Night Minimum.


Caution! In the Winter time if you cross over the trail behind the house there are icy ponds and streams under the snow. Please watch your children and stay on the trail!

Children are NOT allowed on the deck unattended, they must have an adult with them.

Make it the perfect vacation and consider my other home in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is perfect for a Wine County tour combined with San Francisco VRBO # 827811

Keywords: Luxury Home

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , In King Master # 2
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , King Master #1 Double sink with extremely deep soaker tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , #3 Queen Master
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , #4 Queen rm and #5 kids room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Also has sink. On top floor by Kitchen and entry way.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 queen , 3 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 3 bunk bed , 3 bunks w/dbles on top. 2 w/queen bottoms. 1 w/futon & 1 Dbl
    Bedroom 7 - 1 baby crib , In front closet
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in livingroom
  • King size beds (1) There are two King Suites with their own complete Bathrooms including showers and specialty tubs., Queen size Beds (2) 1 of the Queen rooms is a suite with it's own Corian shower and tub. 1 of the Queen rooms has a Double Bed in it also., Double Beds (1) This is in the Queen room mentioned above., Twin or Single Beds (1) These 3 Beds are Trundle Beds and the bottom pops out to make either 3 Kings or 6 singles. They are all in the Kids room., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two Fireplaces, Phones, Seven Cable TVs, DVR with HBO, sports and the Music Channels. NEW!!!WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION!!! FREE Long distance, VCRs, Blue Ray/internet DVD Player(s) in most rooms, CD Players, Stereos, Full Gourmet Kitchen with Cooking Utensils provided, Large Garage, Gas Grill(BBQ), Bathrooms are not only Corian counters but the showers are roomy and they also have floor to ceiling Corian, NO PETS, At the Club house, DRY & WET Sauna (shared), full gym with equipment (shared)Adult pool and Hot Tubs/Family Pool with Hot Tubs.


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Magnificent Winter or Summer Rental
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 33 reviews
San Jose, CA

Great Family House

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend with our grown kids and grandkids at this house. The interior layout worked well for several couples as all bedrooms, except the bunk room, have their own bath. The kitchen was well stocked with everything needed for cooking. The owners were very receptive to any communication, and were very welcoming. Great property for several couples or a large family!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin, the perfect setup for multiple families

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is set up perfectly for families. The bunk bed room was a huge hit with the kids and teenagers. The multiple levels of the house allows for privacy when needed for sleeping. The kitchen and living room area is spacious and opens to a deck. The kitchen is well stocked and has everything you need to cook a meal. This is a quick review, but the bottom line is, this is a great property and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. We do love our home in the Sierras. Yes, having three master suites makes for lots of private space. I'm sure the walk thru room and the kids room was a hit and I can only imagine the fun they had in their own space. Lots of kid bonding comes out of that room. So I must say, I think that the communication between you and your group and me, well it does not get any better. That was spontaneity at its finest. Within a weeks time we talked, we agreed, you stayed at our home/cabin and everybody is happy! Maybe a Winter ski trip? :-) Thanks. Arriverdeci, Bill
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5 star house but 1 star service

  • 4 of 5

House is amazing and fit my entire family with room to spare. We had 4 couples, 6 kids and an infant. The bunk room for the kids was a hit. They loved being able to have a room just for them. Kitchen was outfitted with everything you needed for cooking. Hot tub was very fun and we all enjoyed it. Plenty of bathrooms and beds.

We ran into some issues and did not get any service from the owner. Just a bunch of excuses. Refrigerator was not working when we got there and took over 12 hours to finally get cold. The lower oven did not work. The BBQ does not get hot enough to cook in when it's really cold outside (28 F). Hot tub cover is extremely hard to get back on and required two people. We worked around all these issues but was not expecting to spend time for these things. Be prepared to shovel snow if you want to get out early for skiing during a snow storm. Snow removal did not show up until 3PM and make sure to bring a snow shovel. Took 2 hours to shovel the driveway with 3 guys. Ran out of kitchen trash bags.

One note about the sleeping arrangements. The kids bunk room access is through one of the queen size bedrooms. So if you need the 4th large bed for the adults in your party, you have to make sure they are OK with the kids running through their room.

Even with all the issues we still had a great time. I just think they need to have a little more attention to detail with some sort of pre-checkin punch list that is done before you arrive to make sure everything is in working order. And if not, getting someone there to fix it immediately. Would have been nice to have a snow blower to move the snow or have the owner show up with some day laborers to shovel the driveway.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for big groups

  • 4 of 5

Bill and Joe were very helpful, house was great and nicely furnished. Only comment would be one of the rooms slept about 8 people and it was a little cramped with all those bodies in one room. Otherwise excellent

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob, thanks again for coming and having a stay in our home. I'm glad you had a great time. I know the rental was very last minute and I apologize if we somehow missed an explanation of the rooms. Our home is not really great for 14+ adults simply because the Kid's room is just that. With only 5 bedrooms including a walk through room 10-12 adults would be more comfortable. Please come back and visit again we would love to have you.
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Awesome place for a family!

  • 5 of 5

This is my families 2nd winter trip to this house in Truckee and we love it. It is roomy, well maintained and set up for socializing and sleeping. The owners are great about communicating, they are accommodating and they have taken care of the details that make it a wonderful place to spend a few days or a week. We are hoping to visit again in the summer and see what the area is like then!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house for a big group

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for 4 nights in February, shared among 4 families. The house was roomy, and the kids (ages 3-9) loved the bunk bed room and foosball table. The separate dining room, kitchen counter, and raised breakfast table provided plenty of room for everyone to sit, eat and chat. There were tvs in all the rooms, so we could hang out together or enjoy some quiet time in our rooms. The house was clean, updated, and overall, perfect for a big group. The only thing to note is the room leading into the bunk bed room was not usable for us. It might be fine for older kids or as a kid-overflow room, but it did not offer enough privacy for adults because of the traffic in and out of the kids room. Note the house is three-levels so you get a lot of exercise going up and down the stairs!

The owners were friendly and easy to work with. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bill Hamm
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Bill Hamm

My name is Bill and when my sister Pat and her husband Joe said they wanted to own a place that would be perfect for a vacation spot, I said count me in. We could not be happier.

Bill Hamm purchased this house in 2004

Why Bill Hamm chose Truckee

The best skiing resorts in Tahoe are all within 20 minutes and the summer activities surround you.

What makes this house unique

When staying in our home we can guarantee that you will have several moments that will create those special memories for your family that will be talked about for years to come.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Pat & Joe ~

Just wanted to drop a note to you saying we had a WONDERFUL TIME staying in your home. The kids went nuts when they saw the room they were staying in...with the popular air hockey game...and the fact that it was *sans* parents. The named it the *game room*.

We had a great time ...and pretty much right outside the door...which is what we did! We ended up making pretty much a luge (sp???) run down the left side of the house. We left a couple of snow toys there in the inner tube and a flexible boogie board. Ron, show snow boards, made a trail/track for the boys along side the open meadow area to let them get the hang of it...which we have photos of and will send to you. We had snpowball fights, there is a wonderful snowman built on your deck (your neighbors...quite delightful) really liked it, and the well as adults...had a blast going down our *luge* run. FYI...the inner tubes work better than the sleds because they bank better.

The bear in the corner was adorable, but I kept thinking it was a kid standing there, so I finally had to turn it around to face the wall! At least that looked more natural!!

We left ice in the freezer, and a few items in the fridge and cupboards.

I'll send you photos as soon as we get them all together. We would love to do this again sometime...and maybe while there is still snow. Do you have any clue when the snow starts to really vanish??

Thank you again for allowing us a wonderful family opportunity. The kids will remember this forever as will the adults. It was more than memorable in SO many ways. As a result of this trip, we all have bonded in a very unique way. OH...and Jack had a very memorable 7th birthday, too!

Thanks again...and I'll be in touch soon. Take care ~

Patti, Bill, Maria, Lis, Ron, Regina, Chris, Cassie, Nikki, Anthony, Davida, Roland, & Birthday Boy Jack...
Feb 2008
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Other Activities: Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Basketball, Gym, Horseshoes, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Boating, Parasailing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $325 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 12.0%

Ask about our 5% Discount for cash. Additional fees for any and all holidays. Our lease may be terminated at any time by either party hereto by giving the other party not less than 4 weeks prior notice in writing.At that time you will receive all but $150 of your deposit.If you cancel after that time, the full deposit will be refunded.

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.