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New, Mountain Modern Luxury at Donner Lake, Lake and Tree Views From Every Room

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Truckee Condo Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms- Room 3 is a Kids Loft Bedroom & Play room, 3 Full Baths. Sleeps 8


The complex is just across the street from the lake on Donner Lake. The private beach is a short walk.

Donner Lake is centrally located in the Donner Lake/Truckee section of the greater Lake Tahoe National Recreation Area. It is about 4 miles outside of Truckee’s charming downtown district.

It between the Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Northstar and Sugar Bowl resorts.

Inside The Place:

Luxury hotel-like interior. Lake and tree views from every room. Brand new, Tahoe-modern interior and furnishings. State-of-art electronics. Cable and Wi-Fi throughout. Bosch and Wolf kitchen appliances. Oversized fireplace. Rain showers, two-person jacuzzi-style jet and bubble bathtub. Cable, flat screen TV in every bedroom room. Luxury quality beds, pillows, bed linens and towels. Warm, and luxurious throughout.

Family room:

The family room has an oversized fireplace, large Sony flat screen, cable and internet TV with a coordinating blue tooth compatible sound system, and DVD/Blue-ray player. Lots of comfortable leather seating, games and blankets.

Bedroom Configuration:

Bedroom 1: California King bed, flat screen TV, blue ray speakers

Bedroom 2: Queen bed, flat screen TV

Kids loft room: 4 twin beds. Low ceiling. Games, Flat screen TV and DVD,/Blue-ray player.


Master bath: Integrated into master suite. Rain shower and oversized jet/bubble bath. Separate toilet room.

Second bedroom bath: Deep soaking tub and shower combo. Just across the hall from the bedroom.

Bathroom #3: Rain shower. Custom stone finishes. Serves as the bathroom for the main floor and as a separate bathroom for the kids.


Top of the line appliances, and kitchen tools. New, modern, dinnerware, silverware, serving pieces, pots and pans, dishes, glassware, separate red and white wine glasses, cookware, bake ware, mixing bowls, measuring cups, cheese grater, peeler, cooking utensils, coffee maker and tea pot. Beaters, blender, waffle maker, fondue set, slow and French oven cookers.

Garage and Parking:

Detached garage with space for one car. Parking lot room for additional cars. Limit 2 additional cars. If you are taking a few days break between activities, the garage has room for you to store your gear.

This place is great for you if you want:

-a luxury hotel-like atmosphere, and want to be lakeside. No luxury hotels exist on Donner Lake.

-to avoid the extra expenses such as the daily resort fees, tips, and countless meals, beverages and snacks out

-more space and privacy than a high-end multi-room resort suite at a significantly less expense

-a choice of all of the local outdoor activities and, in winter, ski resorts, instead of being relegated to the one where your hotel is located.

-letting the kids eat dinner in- dressed in their PJs

-drinking your own wine and lounging around in comfortable clothes with family and friends

Note: All lake views are interspersed pine trees.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Rhonda at Starting Gate
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2016

About Rhonda at Starting Gate

The owners love the Tahoe area and all of the fun, healthy family recreation it provides both in the summer and winter.

Rhonda at Starting Gate purchased this condo in 2013

Why Rhonda at Starting Gate chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

This property was purchased and renovated to be state-of-art in energy efficiency, electronics and appliances with dual purpose in mind. We wanted to be able to enjoy Tahoe in hassle-free, luxury like we were staying in a penthouse, timeshare or suite at one of the top local resorts. For years, we stayed at the top hotels in the area and found that staying at a resort limited our options for places to ski, restaurants and activities. In the summertime, we found ourselves wishing for lake views and better access to all of the summertime lake activities. We searched to find just the right house or condo on and near both Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe. A 45 minute shorter commute to the Bay Area, better access to our favorite ski resorts, warmer and more family-friendly waters made Donner Lake our first choice. After three plus years of searching, we found this property and this unit. We envisioned it being brought up to date while also highlighting its really great 1972 post-modern architectural structure. We believe we have done just that are are thrilled to share it with others.

What makes this condo unique

-Everything is new, clean and top of the line.

-Beautiful views

-15-20 minutes to ski resorts. Sugarbowl, 9 miles, Squaw Valley 17 miles, Northstar 16 miles.

-Private Beach with chairs, toys, boat dock, gazebo and charcoal BBQ amenities.

-Walk to lake and boat Launch

-Quick, easy access to Truckee restaurants, grocery stores and shops


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

New, Mountain Modern Luxury at Donner Lake, Lake and Tree Views From Every Room
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
United States

happy kids + pampered moms = huge win!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a perfect weekend at Donner Lake! The condo is a gorgeous renovation—high-quality materials and thoughtful touches throughout. We had two five-year-olds with us, and they loved having their own “clubhouse” in the loft, as well as playing their first ever game of CandyLand. The moms were more enamored with the decadent bathtubs and rain showerheads, as well as the well-appointed kitchen, cozy blankets, and lovely decor. The condo is right across from the lake, and we took advantage of the proximity to water sports, beach, and playgrounds. Truly a perfect home base for a Donner Lake vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Luxurious Interior

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed great 4 night stay this month. We're big cooks and were thrilled kitchen was well stocked with utensils and equipment. Its clear the condo was remodeled recently; the finish out is luxurious and the loft built for kids was a huge hit for mine. We had small hiccup in the wifi and the owner was completely responsive and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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San Francisco Bay Area

Wonderful space for a family stay

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed condo on at Donner Lake. Very convenient to Truckee, Sugarbowl and Northstar resorts. Nicely remodeled, pet friendly and perfect for family of 5. Kitchen well stocked with everything you need. Owner was responsive and check-in / checkout was incredibly smooth. We very much enjoyed our stay and look forward to a repeat visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful space and location

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed a lovely stay at the Donner Lake condo. It worked well for a two small families (4 adults and 4 children). The beds were super comfy and well appointed. The loft area was a kids delight, they wanted to stay up there all the time. The condo is very high quality, clean and includes all the items you need to enjoy a stay (just bring food). The location is easy to get to many ski resorts and its also close to downtown Truckee. We would love to come in the summer to enjoy the amazing Lake Donner right across the street.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Los Gatos, CA

Stay in "Ritz" like comfort --just steps from the lake!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect Tahoe getaway. This 3 story condo is updated to perfection with all the amenities. The place was emmaculate and is better in person than what the pictures capture. Every detail had been thought of to make sure that our stay was a great mix of family fun and luxurious relaxation. The beds, linens, personal robes and towels were so fabulous --I wish I could have transported them back home with me. Also hard to know who liked the whirlpool tubs better --Mommy or the kiddos! We came up for the week (family of four) and then were joined by another family of 3 for the 4th of July weekend and it was roomy enough for both (kids shared the loft). We swam in the lake at the private beach, fished, took walks, BBQd on the adorable deck with views of the lake, and went into Truckee. The owner was so gracious and accommodating. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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San Francisco, California

Excellent getaway in Donner Lake!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely perfect. The condo is so well-maintained with lots of upgraded features. We had all the kitchen tools we needed and were able to make a wonderful prime rib dinner with yorkshire pudding thanks to the sophisticated equipment. Here are the other things we enjoyed:

- Upgraded appliances: coffee maker, an electric kettle, convection oven, high grade stovetop

- Easily accessible. It was very central, off the highway, so we were able to easily drive to Truckee and Tahoe City for activities

- Right next to Donner Lake-- we went fishing one day and caught two rainbow trout!

- Cozy fireplace that was easy to use

- Comfortable, plushy bedding

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Martha's restaurant just down the street
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Martha's restaurant
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl
Car: necessary

Donner Lake is known for its beautiful setting, lake recreation and central location between the Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Northstar and Sugar Bowl ski resorts. It is about 5 miles to Truckee’s business and restaurants. Truckee is has a wide variety of upscale shops and many restaurants- from family friendly to the most up-to-date, upscale restaurants in the North Tahoe area. Although in the wintertime, skiing/boarding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and hiking are the most popular local activities, the outdoor activity options are unlimited. Hiking, rock climbing, snowmobiling, winter fishing, sleigh rides, dog sled rides, local sightseeing and touring are also popular.

In the summer, Donner Lake is a favorite destination for boating, water skiing, wave runner, fishing, swimming, and much more. Spend your day on the beach, on the water, on a bike ride around the lake or hike the lake and its nearby mountains. The nearby Truckee River provides some great fly-fishing opportunities. From Boats to bikes- Almost everything, for every type of activity can be rented from local businesses once you are here. Guides and lessons can also be sourced so you can finally take that fly-fishing or rock-climbing lesson you have always wanted.


Rates & Availability

Truckee Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Pre-Winter Holiday
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Ski Week
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Renters will be required to sign a rental agreement. Cancelation Policy: Full Refund up to 60 days prior to check in. Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to check in are subject to a 50% forfeiture of rent and taxes, unless or until the dates are rented by Agent to a 3rd party. Cancellations made less than thirty (30) days prior to arrival will result in full forfeiture of rent and taxes, unless or until the dates are rented by Agent to a 3rd party. All Cancellations are subject to a $45 administrative fee unless new dates are rebooked at the time of cancelation.

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Truckee Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1- Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2- Pairs with Queen Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3- Off the Great Room - toilet , shower
  • All new, top brand fixtures, showers, tubs, sinks, toilets. Luxury towels, and toilet paper provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Luxury mattress and linens. Flat screen cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Luxury mattress and linens. Flat screen, cable TV
    Bedroom 3- Kids Loft Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , Flat screen, cable TV and DVD/Blue Ray player
  • All the comforts of a luxury Tahoe retreat inside. Luxury linens, down comforters, a mixture of hypo-allergenic and down pillows provided so guests can select based on preference. Bathrobes and Slippers to wear and enjoy during your stay. On warm nights, fall asleep to the sound of the seasonal stream that runs below the unit, through the complex and into the lake below.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Rental Agent is happy to provide contact information for local nanny service, private chef, spas, resorts, tour guides, rentals and local activities ahead of stay when requested. Contacts for most of these services also provided in guest information book located in the condo.

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