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Mountain Hideaway with Modern Conveniences. Pet-Friendly.

(23 Reviews)

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Living room and back door to deck.


Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Consult with me if under 25....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved, clean, housebroken dogs are welcome....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    A couple stairs to get onto front entry, but house is one-story and lot is flat....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Guest bath/main house bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Bathroom in Master Bedroom. Twin shower....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Video Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Nice, wooded area with modern conveniences. Snow plowing in the winter....moreless

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


  • Dining:

    Dining table in great room, open to living room and kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Linens Provided:

    Lots o linens!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Big open great room with living, dining, and kitchen....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for up to four cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local telephone service....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic drip maker and a French Press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full complement of dishes, pans, utensils. If anything too many!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Nice new dishwasher...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, oil, and dry goods available. Just replace what you use (within reason)....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Yep, there's a fridge!...moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas burning stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster and toaster oven....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Large back deck....moreless

  • Golf:

    Spectacular golf course in Tahoe Donner, several more nearby....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Nice Weber bbq....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Association has small ski area perfect for kids and beginners....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available at association rec center. Small fee required....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool at association rec center. Small fee required....moreless



Write a review 4.7
from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $140
  • Tax Rate 12%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Truckee, CA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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  • Living room and back door to deck.

    Living room and back door to deck.

  • Guest room with twin beds

    Guest room with twin beds

  • Back Deck with hot tub.

    Back Deck with hot tub.

  • Wood burning stove

    Wood burning stove

  • Entry deck

    Entry deck

  • 13733 Heidi Way

    13733 Heidi Way

VRBO #579566

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, May 19, 2017

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