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Wonderful Winter Getaway- open and cozy floor plan surrounded by trees

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Truckee House Rental Photos and Description

3 + 2.5 Open floor plan + Family friendly space

Our 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home sleeps up to 10 people, perfect for one or two families It is located in the Tahoe Donner community of Truckee, CA, near Lake Tahoe. Mostly enjoyed by family and friends, the home is like new. It is fully furnished with all the amenities: nicely-stocked kitchen with all the utensils, cooking items and serving dishes you’ll need; the dining room table seats 8. The kitchen island also accommodates seating. The Great Room (living room, dining room and kitchen) is a nice open and comfortable area with a flat screen TV, inviting gas fireplace, plenty of sitting space, surrounded by views of the trees. The home is Wi-FI enabled throughout and has 3 TVs with cable TV. There is an oversized two-car garage with a flat driveway entrance.

The Master bedroom is upstairs, on the same level as the kitchen and living room area, and has private Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and walk in closet. Downstairs are two bedrooms, a full bath and washer/dryer. One bedroom has a king bed and the other has two full/twin bunks.

You will have guest access to all Tahoe Donner amenities making for fun year-round. There is a ski area at Tahoe Donner, snow sled/tubing hill for winter fun and 8 ski resorts (including Alpine, Squaw, Northstar, Sugar Bowl and others) within 15 minutes of our home. During the spring, summer and fall you'll have guest access to 3 swimming pools, tennis, golf, fitness center, equestrian center, hiking/walking trails and a private marina at Donner Lake.

Historic downtown Truckee is only a few minutes away with shops and great restaurants. The Truckee community park has a skate park, disc golf course and amphitheater with summer concerts.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ilene Tucker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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About Ilene Tucker

We live in Silicon Valley, miles from fresh air, nature, towering trees, and space to unplug from the day to day chaos. For years our family has visited the Tahoe area for annual ski and summer vacations. We’ve rented in the North Lake and South Lake areas and regardless of where we were, we loved the Tahoe area and how it brought our family together with each visit.

Ilene Tucker purchased this house in 2011

Why Ilene Tucker chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Tahoe Donner is a great neighborhood. It offers the space of individual homes with plenty of nature surrounding each one. We love sitting in the great room looking out the windows into the trees, watching the snow fall or sitting on the deck enjoying the cool summer breeze.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you and your family for opening up your beautiful home for us to spend the holiday week in. The pictures don't do the home justice.

The home has a great layout and feels much bigger then 1700+ sqft. Very comfortable for everyone here.

We travel all over the country and usually rent vacation homes. We don't come across many we would like to rent more than once. This home we would definitely like to rent again. It felt like home to us.

Thanks again for providing such a place for people to come and enjoy.
Dec 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Wonderful Winter Getaway- open and cozy floor plan surrounded by trees
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews

We loved Tuck Away !!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved spending time at the cabin. We have had a tough 17 months. And with me having surgery soon it was a much needed vacation for my husband & kids. It is a wonderful layout. My kids enjoyed their time in the bunk bed room. And the kitchen was well stoked with all the cooking/baking items one would neeed. It was Alo nice to be able to go to the snow park, back to the cabin for lunch, then back out to the park. Our kids also enjoyed playing in the back yard amongst the trees!! Can't wait for our next visit!! Thanks again Tucka Away!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the TuckAway and at Tahoe Donner. The snow park is a ton of fun with the kids and super convenient. Perhaps next time you visit they'll be ready for a ski lesson just up the road as well. Thanks again!
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Marin, CA

Awesome family time!

  • 5 of 5

outstanding cabin! Well appointed! Well stocked and great layout!

We had an awesome time and will come back to the Tuck Away for sure!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay! The open floor plan with living room, dining room and open kitchen area is what we fell in love with in this home as well. It's just perfect for good quality time with family + friends. We look forward to having you back.
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Brentwood, CA

Tuckaway is a great getaway cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

Tuckaway Cabin is truly a great place nestled close to Northstar and Donner Lake. We have rented this cabin two years in a row for Tough Mudder. My husband loves the open architect- making the living room, dining room and kitchen inviting. He also loves the huge garage that had room for his Chevy full size truck. There was a total 10 adults, and we never once felt crammed. The balcony that led to the front or back of the cabin is such a great place to hang out and enjoy the scenery.

The place is fully stocked. We liked the fact that if we did forget simple things like sugar and spices, or hygiene essentials, it was provided. Instructions and guide was all organized in a folder, making it easy for use of facility. Overall, 5 stars. We highly recommend for family or adult get away!!! We will definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay again and thank you for your return visit. Congrats on TOUGH Mudder!
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Redwood City

Great House

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for two families. A room for each couple and the 5 kids in the bunk room. The house was really nice and cozy. Great open floor plan. A flat driveway compared to other steep ones. Makes for easy in and out in the snow.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Though it's been a dry winter, The flat driveway is a big plus when the ice and snow comes along.
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Lovely - feels new, clean, so well cared for!

  • 4 of 5

The Tuckaway was perfect for our two mother/daughter combo getaway weekend. The cabin is refreshingly updated, nicely furnished and well-stocked. How great to have real pots and pans to cook with, and good lotion in the bathrooms to combat that dry Tahoe air! Ilene was great to deal with, she made everything easy, and the house instructions are easy to follow. Only downsides were that I don't love being right on the main road as there is some traffic noise, and the heat intake fan is very loud if you are sleeping in one of the downstairs bedrooms - so best to keep heat off overnight if you're a light sleeper -- there's lots of blankets to keep you cozy.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and glad you enjoyed the little touches that make this our home away from home as well. The location has its benefits during the winter as the road is always plowed ensuring access in and out of Tahoe Donner. We will take a look at the heat intake right away and see what's going on there.
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Lovely home for Tahoe Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family and our friends stayed at this lovely and nicely appointed home earlier this fall over a beautiful long weekend in the mountains. The location is terrific - right in the Tahoe Donner development with excellent hikes right in the neighborhood (also close to great skiing in the winter months.) The house itself was extremely comfortable- clean and homey, with luxurious touches like a jacuzzi tub and large shower in the master bath. It worked very well for two families with kids. We hope to be back in winter or summer. Many thanks for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Jan 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
MLK Holiday
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
President's Week
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 28 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Taxes: 10% Transient Occupancy Tax + 2% TTBID Assessment

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub/Shower and toilet are separated from the sink area
    Upstairs Powder Room - toilet
    Upstairs Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Separate toilet room and large walk in closet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Guest Room #1 - 1 king
    Downstairs Guest Room #2 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , The room has two bunk beds, each has a double below the twin
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

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