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Mountain Hideaway With Modern Conveniences. Pet-Friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Hot Tub, Wooded Area, Flat Lot.

Nice house in the excellent Tahoe Donner neighborhood. Close to skiing, hiking, boating, fishing, association rec center (small fee), biking, and nature. Home is on a flat lot, surrounded by pine trees. A master bedroom with queen bed and en suite bathroom. 2 guest bedrooms, one with double bed, one with two twin beds. Full guest bath. Hot tub, wireless internet, big screen TV with cable included. Dog-friendly home.

Max Schaefer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Max Schaefer

After 15 years of owning the Schaefer Haus, I've finally decided to share it with the world. I'm a bay area resident for the last 25 years, and have always loved the mountains. I have the home set up for myself, friends and family, but putting a new roof on this year leads me to think it's time to share the place with the public. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Max Schaefer purchased this house in 1998

Why Max Schaefer chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

Although I originally bought this home as a ski house, I find we enjoy it just as much or more in the summer. Just three hours drive from the San Francisco area, the Schaefer Haus is in the wonderful Tahoe Donner neighborhood. It's an association with great recreational facilities, a top notch golf course, a private beach on Donner Lake, and a short drive to Lake Tahoe. Most importantly, you are within 30 minutes of several great ski resorts, including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugarbowl, and Northstar. When I come here, I bring my greyhounds, so it is a dog-friendly home, and your well-behaved and clean dog(s) are welcome too.

What makes this house unique

The first thing you'll notice is the fresh mountain air, the giant pine trees, and the feel of being in the mountains. But then you'll notice the comfortable home, the modern conveniences like internet and cable, the hot tub, and the proximity to limitless adventure!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Mountain Hideaway With Modern Conveniences. Pet-Friendly.
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews

its comfy, its warm, its perfect

  • 5 of 5

we've stayed at this cabin a couple times (so there you go, that tells you its worth coming back too). (2 adults, 1 Toddler, 1 dog)

Its pet friendly

its a good location, we hit up the Tahoe Donner slopes once - its in the same community and only a few minutes away. even with a "guest" discount for lift tickets

large fully functioning kitchen. on our recent stay, its was snowing a ton, so we just made all our meals, the kitchen has what you need. (where else do you find a VRBO that has a pizza peel / spatula???? this is the place! and we made Pizza!!!! )

max is always a pleasure to deal with.

its not "fancy" - but its comfy, its warm, its perfect

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Well kept cabin in quiet part of tahoe donner

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Great location and awesome hot tub

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy and clean. Owner was great with communication. There was a welcome binder when we came in, I thought that was pretty neat. The best feature was the outdoor hot tub. Also a plus was Donner Pass was less than 5min away.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Novato CA

This vacation rental works really well for us! Plenty of room both inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed another great visit to Max's cabin, as always, everything we need is provided for us. Spending time outside on the huge back deck is especially nice, enjoying the forest and the stars at night!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very spacious, clean and beautiful. Hallway is very wide. It was stocked with everything you could possibly need. Even things in the fridge that were available to consume. There is a lot of room to get comfortable. Absolutely beautiful. Communication with Max was excellent I would give the cabin and our stay a 5 star. I would definitely recommend this for others.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Hillsboro, OR

Great House!

  • 5 of 5

Tucked into the woods, with easy access to everything, you'll find all the comforts of home. Whether you're there for snow or sun, this house has it all. We found the house to be well kept and the owner to be very accommodating. If you need anything, he will get back to you right away. Enjoy the hot tub, while you BBQ on the deck or take a small drive to Donner Lake. The home is great for a group of adults or families with children. Pets are welcome, too. You'll find everything you need in Truckee, but you'll also find lots to do in Tahoe and Reno, which are not that far away.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Short drive to many ski resorts including Sugarbowl, Squaw Valley, Northstar, and Alpine Meadows. Private association beach on Donner Lake. 25 minutes to Lake Tahoe. 25 minutes to North Shore casinos.


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

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Winter Ski Season
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $140

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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Guest bath/main house bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom in Master Bedroom. Twin shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , En Suite bathroom
    Guest Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Guest Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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