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Light-filled modern luxury 5BR home, perfect for 3 families! Booking Summer 2018

Truckee, CA, USA
  • House3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 6 nights

5BR (3 King), 4BA, Sleeps 13 - Comfortable house w/large common areas & hot tub


Our sunny, modern, and beautifully decorated five-bedroom Truckee vacation home is located in the popular Tahoe Donner community. Whatever the season there’s tons to do outside, whether hiking, swimming, golfing, playing tennis and paddle-boarding in the summer or enjoying the world-class skiing nearby in the winter. For those days when you don’t feel like heading out, stay in and enjoy the hot tub, the gourmet kitchen or just curling up with a good book in front of the fire.

The house throughout has been tastefully decorated in an eclectic modern style, with attention to detail everywhere you look.

On the main level of the house the open floor plan includes a great room with room for everyone to socialize, a fully-stocked kitchen for the chef in your group and a dining table that seats twelve for your family feasts. Also on this floor is the Master Suite which has a large and sunny bedroom with king-size bed, a walk-in closet and a luxurious stone and granite bathroom with a step-in shower, two vanities and a large jacuzzi tub. Two other bedrooms are on this floor, each with a king-size bed, and together they share a bathroom with twin vanities and a tub with shower.

Downstairs you'll find the two remaining bedrooms. There's a bunk room with four twin beds, and the fifth bedroom with two twin beds, one of which can convert to a queensize bed on a trundle. There are two more bathrooms, one with a luxurious deep tub as well as a step-in shower and the other with a step-in shower. The large recreation room has a widescreen HD TV (with cable), a modern sectional sofa, a DVD player, a stereo, and an iPod dock, a card table, as well as a selection of toys and games.

The beds in our home all have new, comfortable, high-quality mattresses and high thread-count linens. There are laundry facilities on both floors. All bedrooms and the rec room are carpeted while the bathrooms all have heated floors - no cold feet here!

Outside, you will find a big sunny deck off the great room with a large gas grill and seating for twelve for an outdoor feast. Downstairs there is a wide patio with a six-person hot tub where you can enjoy a soak amongst the trees after a day out hiking or on the slopes. We have an ample two car garage and a flat driveway (a huge benefit when there is any snowfall) with space for two more cars.

This beautiful home sleeps up to 12 guests and is especially well-suited to three couples with up to six children. Our home is ideal for year-round getaways, whether you bring your skis or your hiking boots, with family and friends.


Tahoe Donner offers amazing recreational amenities for every season of the year. With provided guest passes for 8 people you can take advantage of the 3 heated pools (lap pool open year-round), dry sauna, wet sauna, tennis center, tennis pro shop, golf course, driving range, golf pro shop, fitness center, winter snow play area, ski area, equestrian center and cross-country ski center. Summer visitors can enjoy all sorts of water sports at the members-only beach club and boat launch on Donner Lake, which features a sandy beach, boat launch, boat, kayak and paddleboard rentals, and cafe. All the standard Tahoe Donner amenities are $8 a day for use of all facilities. Non-standard amenities (equestrian, golf, ski, and fitness classes) cost more.


Our house is conveniently located near the entrance to Tahoe Donner, which makes for a much easier return home after a day of skiing in the winter, and is just a mile away from the Coyote Ranch golf course. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, and Sugar Bowl ski resorts are all less than 30 minutes away, while just a ten minute drive from the house is the Tahoe Donner Ski Resort which is great for young kids learning to ski and has fabulous cross-country and snowshoe trails. Our summer guests will appreciate the numerous hiking trails within walking distance from our home, while beautiful Lake Tahoe is about 15 miles away.

Whether you come for a family reunion, a group retreat, or a multi-family vacation, this Lake Take vacation rental offers deluxe community amenities, luxurious touches throughout, and everything you'll need for a memorable time in Tahoe.

Town of Truckee Registration Certificate #615


Dave Maltz

Member Since 2013
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Apr 18, 2018
About Dave Maltz

3 San Francisco families who love to ski, snowboard, and hike during the day, cook together and share a bottle (or bottles) of wine and delicious meals in the evenings.

Dave Maltz purchased this House in 2013

Why Dave Maltz chose Truckee

We use this house for ourselves for the bulk of the ski season, with all three families hanging out together and enjoying our regular Saturday night feasts for 12. With that in mind, we picked this house because the location is not very deep into the Tahoe Donner development, so we can get to the slopes quickly. The driveway is totally flat, which is essential in wintry conditions. In the summertime, it's just over 5 minutes from the pool or Donner Lake, and the driveway is great for the pogo stick :-)

What makes this House unique

Unlike many houses in the area, we chose to create a modern, clean space that forgoes the typical Tahoe cliches. You won't find old skis, wooden reindeer, or rustic log furniture in this house :-). The house looks great and feels right. The things you need are at hand. Kids run around downstairs in the rec room or explore the woods out the back while you chill in the hot tub. Or - seat 12 for a feast in the great room upstairs. People universally settle in & have a great time - you will too.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Master bedroom
        1 king, Master bedroom with private bathroom & small desk
      • Adult bedroom 1
        1 king, Private closet, shared bathroom w/other adult bedroom
      • Adult bedroom 2
        1 king, Private closet, shared bathroom w/other adult bedroom
      • Kids bunk room
        4 twin/ single, Custom built bunk room with free standing clothes storage
      • Kids bedroom
        2 twin/ single, Kids bedroom with closets, trundle can make one queen bed
      • All beds have high quality mattresses and high thread count linens. King mattresses are Keetsa Cloud.


      • 4 Bathrooms
      • Master bathroom
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Jacuzzi tub, shower, toilet & dual vanities
      • Adults shared bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Double vanities
      • Kids bunk room bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Kids bedroom bathroom
        toilet, tub, shower
      • All bathrooms are new & updated with high end fixtures.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          A 5 minute drive away, there's a Tahoe Donner private beach on Donner lake with snack bar & bbq area. Rent various watercraft or go jump off the dock. Beautiful sunset location.
        • Downtown
          Historic downtown Truckee is a 10 minute drive away and is a beautiful place to stroll along, ducking into the shops or enjoying the fine dining. See http://www.historictruckee.com for details.
        • Mountain View
          Western Sierra peekaboo views through trees.
        • Resort
          Tahoe Donner has shared swimming pools, tennis courts, golf course, and more. Check out http://www.tahoedonner.com for details.
        • Rural
          Although you can see the next door neighbors, kids can run out the back door and play on the stone patio, among the boulders, or in the fir trees. It's really not rural, but there's a taste of nature.


            • Family
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      High speed AT&T Uverse
                    • Air Conditioning
                      No air conditioning but 2 ceiling fans for warm summer days
                    • Fireplace
                      Built in gas fireplace
                    • Garage
                      2 cars internal
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Forced air heating plus heated floors in most bathrooms.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      1 upstairs, 1 downstairs (2 total)
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Huge great room / dining room / kitchen
                    • Parking
                      2-3 cars in flat driveway
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels as well as beach/hot tub towels
                    • Washing Machine
                      1 upstairs, 1 downstairs (2 total)


                        • Coffee Maker
                          14 cup cone filter coffee maker plus additional backup 10 cup coffee maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Full sets for 12+
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Beautiful new kitchen with nice appliances
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Generally stocked with simple items (oil, salt, pepper)
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Gas burners, stainless finish.
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              Expandable table seats 12+
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                  Kids and adult books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                  Downstairs rec area with toys and games
                                • Games
                                  Many board games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  AT&T Uverse
                                • Stereo
                                  Stereo system in living room has headphone jack line-in for use with any portable music device.
                                • Television
                                  Large flat screen downstairs in family room which is internet enabled with ability to watch Netflix, Amazon, other (with guest's own account info)
                                • Toys
                                  Lego, train set, many toys appropriate to 4-10
                                • Video Library
                                  Mostly children's DVDs and nature videos. Limited movies


                                    • Boat
                                      Rental boats (small ones) available at Tahoe Donner private beach on Donner lake
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Upper deck, lower patio. Can seat up to 12 on upper deck on nice days
                                    • Golf
                                      Access to Tahoe Donner golf course
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Rental kayaks/canoes (small ones) available at Tahoe Donner private beach on Donner lake
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      On upper deck off great room, runs on house natural gas supply (no propane tanks required)
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Ski at Tahoe Donner area, just 10 min, or 30-45 min to Squaw Valley, Northstar, Alpine, and Sugar Bowl.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Access to Tahoe Donner tennis courts

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Communal Pool
                                          Access to Tahoe Donner pools
                                        • Heated Pool
                                        • Hot Tub
                                          Private 6 person hot tub on lower patio, plus access to communal hot tubs at Tahoe Donner fitness center
                                        • Sauna
                                          Access to communal sauna at Tahoe Donner fitness Center


                                            • churches
                                            • festivals
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • photography
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseshoes
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • rafting
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • ski privileges optional
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • The flat driveway is essential for winter stays - no worries about sliding down an icy slope!

                                                              21 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Elizabeth G.

                                                              Another perfect stay at this terrific house. The owners have thought of every detail, the beds are very comfortable and all linens are cozy and clean. The kitchen is very well equipped and the garage has a lot of handy touches for post-skiing gear. This house is in a great location, very convenient to many things - stores, ski slopes, restaurants, etc. Looking forward to going back!

                                                              Well appointed, gracious home in a lovely community.

                                                              Barbara L.Hanover, NH

                                                              This home is Tahoe Donner is a delight. It is equipped very well, with quality linens and kitchen equipment. Our family stayed for 8 days and we loved the location also. It was easy to get to Truckee, as a trailhead for a nice paved walking trail was nearby. Truckee itself has a great rec center and ice rink, which was handy because the natural snow was in short supply during our holiday visit. The lower level worked so well for the family with young children, especially the play area. All in all, we had a terrific time and if we traveled to Tahoe again we would love to rent the same place!

                                                              Lovely, spacious home

                                                              abbie O.

                                                              We had a fantastic time celebrating Thanksgiving at this Truckee home. Great location and the home is the most well stocked vacation rental we have ever stayed in. Everything you would ever need! Great for a couple of families! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us.

                                                              Excellent property for family & friends!

                                                              Sue A.San Jose, CA

                                                              I looked at hundreds of properties in the Tahoe-Donner area when trying to find a home that could comfortably accommodate our party of 4 couples and children. This home really stood out and am so grateful that we ended up booking a week in July. It was perfect in so many ways. The layout was awesome with 5 bedrooms (3 king bedrooms, another flexible 4th bedroom and a kids bunk room). No one ever had to wait to use a bathroom because there are 4 beautifully appointed ones. The kids could play downstairs while the adults could socialize upstairs. The table seating for 12 inside AND outside as well as the kitchen bar made meals very enjoyable. The home was clean and well-appointed with plenty of towels and supplies. We also loved the hot tub and 2 washer/dryers. The home was also centrally located making it easy to drive to Donner Lake, Northstar, Squaw Valley and King's Beach. After a full day of activities we always looked forward to returning in the evening. Would absolutely recommend this home!

                                                              awesome house

                                                              Drusilla T.

                                                              It was a nice, big house and plenty of room for 4 families with 6 kids. We especially loved the bunk room for the kids along the downstairs game room. Close to amenities and overall just a great place to spend a family vacation. Thanks and will definitely stay here again if the house is available.

                                                              Excellent house for a fantastic Christmas!

                                                              Amy W.

                                                              This house is just GREAT! We had a very memorable Christmas there! From the kids playroom downstairs with plenty of toys and books to the well--equipped kitchen, you can see the thoughtfulness and care from the owners. They are also very responsive and helpful, as well as have a great taste for the design and furniture. Kids had such a great time playing sleds and making snow Baymax turtle ninja on the porch!! Highly recommended!


                                                              Truckee, CA, USA

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                                                              Cancellation policy: + 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. + If cancelled with less than 30 days notice, a 75% refund will be given only if house can be re-rented.

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