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Stunning 3+ BR Mountain Home In The Best Location Of Tahoe Donner

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Enjoy all that Tahoe Donner has to offer in this exceptionally comfortable and inviting mountain retreat. This 3+ bedroom, 2.5 bath mountain home is uniquely well-configured and well-constructed. Spend days on end relaxing in the home or use it as base camp for the dozens of activities that Lake Tahoe -- and Tahoe Donner -- have to offer.

You will immediately be struck by the home's vaulted ceilings and open floor plan, which are ideal for entertaining and large family gatherings. The great room and first floor master both have easy access to the outdoor living space, which makes the home feel even more spacious. Relax in front of the fireplace and stunning river-rock hearth or soak up the sun on the large south-facing deck great for outdoor grilling and dining.

All the bedrooms boast queen beds. The main floor master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom including a jetted bathtub. A large walk-in closet can serve as sleeping quarters for an infant or toddler. Upstairs there are two bedrooms that share a bathroom right outside their doors. The loft has a queen-sized futon bed so the home comfortably sleeps eight. We also provide a crib and highchair as we welcome families with children. The kitchen features high-end appliances, granite counter tops, a center island with seating, and is fully stocked! The dining table seats 8 and is perfect for long, lingering meals.

Our home is located in a uniquely special setting on one of the most desired streets in the entire Tahoe Donner community and overlooks the Tahoe Donner meadow, a 50+ acre wildlife habitat. It is the ideal setting for kids of all ages to explore the outdoors within sight of the house. In the winter you can even set out snowshoeing or cross-country skiing directly from the back yard!

It is a 10 minute walk to the Northwoods Clubhouse which includes a tennis complex, outdoor pool, playground, and kids rec center / pizza restaurant. The home appeals to an outdoors-loving, active family, two families, or three to four couples. Guests have access to all Tahoe Donner amenities at significantly discounted rates. See website for a complete list.

Our home is near the entrance of Tahoe Donner and only 5 minutes from downtown shopping and restaurants, 10+ minutes to ski area resorts including Tahoe Donner, Sugar Bowl, Squaw, Alpine Meadows and Northstar at Tahoe.

Keyless entry and high-speed internet make this home even more convenient. It is sunny, handsome, and welcoming. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

More Details

Lissa Sturdevant
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Lissa Sturdevant

We live in San Francisco where Lissa works as an Oncology Nurse Practitioner and Chad works in a software start-up. While neither of us are native Californians, we moved here as soon as we could! We enjoy just about everything outdoors and have been die-hard weekend warriors in North Lake Tahoe for the last decade.

Now with a toddler, we are enjoying Tahoe from an entirely different vantage point. More sledding and sand castles, less skiing and mountain biking. We still get up to our home 1-2x most months and love being there just as much.

Lissa Sturdevant purchased this house in 2013

Why Lissa Sturdevant chose Truckee

After two years of looking and touring over 100 properties, the moment we walked into this house we knew it was the one. It's location is remarkable as it backs up to Tahoe Donner meadow. The home's design takes full advantage of this setting with fluid indoor/outdoor living space, vaulted windows, and an open floor plan.

Of course, it goes without saying, that Tahoe Donner offers the complete Lake Tahoe experience. It has all the necessary amenities and activities to make it a great year-round family vacation destination.

What makes this house unique

10 minute walk to the Northwoods Clubhouse which includes the tennis center, outdoor pool, kids' camps, playground, and pizza pub.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Ensuite
    Powder room - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed , photos don't yet show bunk beds
  • There is a loft with a queen futon, so the home comfortably sleeps 8. There is also a large walk-in closet attached to the Master Bedroom which could serve as a sleeping room for infants or young children.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • marina
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Stunning 3+ BR Mountain Home In The Best Location Of Tahoe Donner
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Great option for winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Last year I stayed on Lake Tahoe, this year wanted to try something different. Donner Pass is a great option, close to truckee for dinner/shopping, and still close to Northstar as well as cheaper options such as Donner Ranch and Sugar bowl. Only negative comment was the master bedroom got very hot/dry. There is a humidifier in closest that helps. GREAT STAY!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Light and airy with meadow view and close to truckee

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as presented. Nice location, warm and cozy cabin with meadow view. Well stocked with linens and kitchen supplies. Bedroom over garage has windows without blinds so there was some ambient light. Eyeshades solved the problem! Very peaceful and quiet. My 98 year old father with limited mobility did very well with the layout. There are just a couple of stairs at the entry or from garage to deal with. Would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Ski House!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights during ski week. The house is beautifully situated right on the Bennett Flat 50 Acre Meadow. A South West exposure with great sun during the day and fantastic sunsets. Such a peaceful and tranquil setting ideal for great sleep. Super convenient location, only 5 min to Truckee & freeway, 10 min to Tahoe Donner Ski & 20 min to Northstar. It snowed over 55 plus inches during our stay but we were never stuck thanks to the reliable snow removal service provided. The owners take great care of the home - it was clean and the kitchen is well stocked with all the essentials to make a good meal. We definitely look forward to our next stay here Winter or Summer! Thanks Chad & Lissa.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Christmas in your beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 5 nights over Christmas and had a fabulous time. The house is perfect! With the 2 bedrooms and loft upstairs and master downstairs it was a great layout for a family with teens. All of the mattresses and furniture were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook a Christmas dinner. The views through the snow covered trees to the meadow beyond were beautiful. We look forward to coming back when the weather is warm and enjoying the huge deck.

The homeowners were very responsive, friendly and a joy to work with. We cant wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, awesome vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vacation with our 6 month old and I could not have asked for a better house to stay in with our two other couple friends and their small children. The house is extremely well stocked with everything from a barely used pack n play to a full kitchen. The master bedroom had a large empty walk in closet that we used as a nursery as suggested. It worked our great. Overall the house was new, clean, kid friendly and comfortable. It was also well located to trails and downtown. There's a Safeway a few minutes away that we frequented. I got the best massage of my life at Truckee Massage. The only complaint was not related to the house at all. The community pool cost $8 per person to access and wasnt even that big. I wish we could've used a nearby pool more often for the kids. Other than that, we loved the house and would definitely consider coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the home over the Fourth of July. The house worked great for three families with small kids. Very safe area to walk with the kids. The accommodations were excellent.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pizza on the Hill
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Area
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Tahoe Donner Marina
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy: Rental fees are generally non-refundable. For cancellations more than 30 days prior to start date, any rental fee paid in excess of 50% reservation deposit is refundable upon cancellation. Other payments including security deposit, occupany tax, and cleaning fee are refundable upon cancellation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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