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Perfect family getaway - open floor plan, fresh snow!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom + 2.5 baths

Our home sleeps 8-10 people. 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 making for easy access in the winter.

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

Ilene Tucker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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 Truckee

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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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 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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(18 traveler reviews)

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Perfect family getaway - open floor plan, fresh snow!
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews

Cozy, well-appointed mountain home.

  • 5 of 5

The home was very comfortable and the kitchen well-appointed. The master bedroom is gorgeous and the kids loved playing the games by the fireplace. We all had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! The snow is definitely plentiful right now and the fireplace a welcomed spot for family time.
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Great place for a family and pet friendly too!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a family or even two small families. Clean and well equipped. Also pet friendly which is a plus. Definitely will be staying there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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carmel, ca

Truckee TuckAway

  • 4 of 5

This house was ideal for our two families! We had a great time in Truckee this past weekend. The amenities were just as stated in the description. When we were there the weather was about 85 during the day so unfortunately we had to keep the windows open most of the night and the cars on Northwoods Blvd can get pretty noisy. Maybe a suggestion would be to have some fans during the summer months? Ilene was very responsive! I would recommend the TuckAway!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, everything was clean with lots of amenities provided.

  • 5 of 5

One of the best rentals we have lived in, well stocked, toileteries in all bathrooms. The location is very close to Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe. Easy access to groceries and restaurants close by.

Absolutely loved it, will definitely recommend to friends, might come back in winter :)

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco

Spacious and clean, perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Tuckaway over the holidays and had a wonderful time. The layout of the house is awesome and was perfect for our two families. The kids loved the downstairs double bunk room with the TV. The whole house was very clean including the spacious garage, and a very well stocked kitchen with good quality dishes, silverware, barware, and utensils. The large dining table could fit all nine of us (we brought a portable high-chair to strap to a barchair). Beds were comfortable with nice sheets and linens. The yard around the house had a nice area for us to sled with the kids, too. The house had many amenities that made it very accommodating such as humidifiers for each bedroom, bathrooms stocked with new soap and shampoos, and a pack-n-play. It was a quick <5 minute drive to the Tahoe Donner sled park or the Pizza-on-the-Hill. The owners were great with communication and replied to questions within the day. We highly recommend this wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: February 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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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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