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Light-filled house, perfect for 3 families! Week before Xmas available...

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

5 BR (3 King), 4 BA - Sleeps 12-13 - Comfortable house with large common areas


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

More Details

Dave Maltz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Dave Maltz

3 San Francisco families who love to cook, ski, snowboard, and hike during the day, and share a bottle (or more) 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. For summertime, it's just over 5 minutes from the pool or the beach, and the driveway's 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This house is absolutely gorgeous, nicely appointed and is GREAT for families looking for a spacious home that is kid-friendly but nice enough for adults to feel like they're on vacation too. Contemporary furniture, comfortable beds, everything updated (essentially brand new). Giant dining room table extending into great room, stocked kitchen. Lovely hot tub on lower deck was great in evenings. Easy location to get in/out of Truckee easily. David was a super responsive host and made it incredibly easy/comfortable for us - we'll definitely try to book this place again.
Dec 2013
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Light-filled house, perfect for 3 families! Week before Xmas available...
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews
San Jose, CA

Excellent property for family & friends!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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awesome house

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house for a fantastic Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent house for a fantastic Christmas reunion!!

  • 5 of 5

This place is just GREAT! Perfect for three families with kids. From the kids play room downstairs with plenty of toys and books to the modern well-equipped kitchen, you will see the thoughtfulness and care from the owners. Plus, they have great taste for the design and furniture. Dave is very responsive and nice! We had such a great Christmas there and kids had so much fun playing sleds and making snowman on the porch. We are already planning coming back again next year! :))

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great for our families

  • 5 of 5

We loved this Tahoe house - we've stayed in lots and this was one of the best. The kids bedroom and play area downstairs was terrific. The kitchen was so well-equipped and great for cooking group meals. The design and furniture even suited our modern aesthetic. Highly-recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis, MN

Spacious and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

Great home - perfect for parents and adult children with families! The three king beds are rare and allowed for all adults to be comfortable. Four bathrooms also made for quicker starts in the A.M.! Perfect central location to Tahoe Donner Golf/Club House as well as the lake & downtown Truckee. The owners were very responsive and helped better accommodate our large group. Will look to return on our next trip to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Reno or Sacramento
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Tahoe Donner and Coyote Moon
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Truckee Train Station (Amtrak - TRU)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Squaw / Alpine / Sugar Bowl / Northstar
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Donner Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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