3 Bedrooms & 3- Full Baths. Room 3 is a Kids Loft Bedroom & Play room.
Rhonda at Starting Gate
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 Truckee
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
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything was perfect about our stay. Rhonda had everything taken care of. The residence was immaculate and there was plenty of room for the family. Thank you!
Great place for kid and family!
This condo is very clean and easy to find as Rhonda was very details with the instructions for checking in and out of the property. Our families enjoyed the stay there and the access to the private beach area. Will definitely consider this again for our next trip here.
High Quality Condo
This was a very nice condo for our ski weekend. Great communication, directions, opening/closing instructions. The quality is top-notch, everything worked just as it should, and it was very cozy and comfortable. Kitchen was fully stocked, plenty of blankets, super comfortable beds, good instructions for heating the place quickly. I'm guessing this place really stands out from the rest of the condos in the complex. It's a lovingly done remodel from top to bottom. We were especially impressed with the "candles" on the dining table that lighted magically when it got dark and then were off on their own by morning!
We just happened to come during a time when the snowfall was non-stop and the freeways/roads/parking lots hard to navigate which did make parking access tricky (we don't have 4-wheel drive), but it was clear that the amount of snow over a multi-day period was definitely unusual. The condo is very easy to access from the garage area (but it would not be that easy if you needed to walk items up from the lake-facing road), so 4-wheel drive definitely recommended if lots of snow predicted during your stay.
When it comes to the loft, the manager was very clear beforehand in making sure that we understood the layout which we had looked at closely. We had six people total. Four of us were very comfortable in the 2 bedrooms downstairs. And, our two youngest did fine in the loft, but would be best for young children who do fine in small spaces. The windows to the loft really help to open it up, but the ceilings are very low (just as pictured), so it's important to understand the space if you plan to utilize it.
All in all, this place is a cut above. It is a wonderful condo! We hope to return.
Great Christmas Vacation!
Our family really enjoyed our stay at this Donner Lake condo. It was so warm and cozy. Great memories of a wonderful holiday skiing, relaxing, playing games and exploring the beautiful landscape. The Christmas tree and amenities were wonderful! Look forward to visiting another time.
Beautiful interior with upscale appliances, decor and furnishings! Great view!!!
Our stay was perfect! Our Host was so prepared and everything was explained very clearly. The condo was roomy, clean, and very upscale. It’s comfortable for 4 adults to have beds. The loft is definitely for little people but very cozy for max of 3. The house has a heating system and no air conditioning but it stayed pretty cool with the windows open at night!
Loved the beach front and the ice cream shop down the street so close. Would surely rent it again!!!
The place was clean and had all the luxuries from home
Our family enjoyed our stay and made good use of the private beach access. The place has been beautifully updated and was very comfortable and clean. Rhonda at Starting Gate was easily accessible to answer questions. We would definitely stay again.
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.