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Lake Views - Sleeps 10 - Minutes To The Water, Mountains and Ski Resorts!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lake & Mountain Views. Awesome Living Room for Family/friends. 2,000 Sq/ft

Welcome to The G Chalet. Relax and enjoy the majestic lake views with your friends and family. Spread out and relax across this awesome 2,000 sq/ft chalet. Close to the water, mountains and ski resorts. It rocks and you'll have a fabulous time.

Not available for a ski lease. Only accepting 3 to 20 day rentals through the winter.

The living room and kitchen share an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and a cool bi-level to split the space. While cooking you can oversee all the action in the living room and enjoy the panoramic lake views. The dining room table is a great place to host a large dinner with seating for 10 or a nice place to hangout and tell stories over wine.

The living room is outfitted with a 55” LED TV, a great sound system and an Apple TV to watch Netflix, Hulu plus and just about anything else you can stream. There is fast and reliable WiFi all throughout the house which will keep the entertainment streaming and you connected to work if needed.

Attached to the living room is an enormous deck which is a great space to relax outside, watch the water, enjoy the sun and clean mountain air. A gas grill is provided so you can show your guests your grilling skills.

Four bedrooms are all located upstairs which allows for privacy away from the entertaining space downstairs. Bedroom details:

KT-22 - Master bedroom with a king bed, attached balcony with lake views and private bathroom with dual shower heads.

Granite Chief - Second master bedroom with a queen bed, attached balcony with lake views and private bathroom.

Silverado - Cozy and quiet queen room.

Mountain Run - Four bunk beds for the children or all your single friends. Each bed is equipped with a reading light.

The G Chalet is centrally located on the north side of Donner Lake with wonderful south facing views. The chalet is located one block up from Donner Lake's main road which provides a quieter space and better views. Here you have fast access to the water, ski resorts, hiking trails and downtown Truckee.

A 5 minute walk gets you to the water where you have access to the public piers and lake.

In the winter, ski resorts are all within 20 minutes of the house (Northstar, Squaw, Sugarbowl, Boreal).

In the summer time the west end beach is a short walk or drive and has beach access, boat rentals, food and bathrooms.

The Old 40 Diner and convenience store are also just 5 minutes away if you want to take a break from cooking or grab some additional supplies.

Downtown Truckee is a 10 minute car or 20 minute bike ride where you can visit great restaurants, bars and grocery stores. I recommend checking out Pianeta, my favorite Italian restaurant and saying hi to Tom the owner. Moody’s Bistro is a great place for a drink and music and the Pastime club is a great dive. Or, class it up at Uncorked a local wine bar.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 8, 2018

About Sam

Sam here. I have been living in the bay area the last ten years and absolutely love it. I'm incredibly lucky to be able to live in SF and Tahoe. Both of these areas are very special to me and I love sharing these places with friends and new friends.

I'm an active cycler, runner and snowboarder. Always happy to take someone out or send them to a new trail.



Sam purchased this house in 2014

Why Sam chose Truckee

The great natural light the house gets into the living room combined with the awesome views of the mountains and water made the decision easy. I really love the Tahoe area and this house is located next to everything! It's the perfect home base for all seasons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

the location, the deck, the gas grill, the comfortable beds, and the nice pots and pans. It was great having four bathrooms. The driving directions you gave were very helpful. We had a lot of fun with the bean bag toss game (corn hole), and the wi-fi was reliable throughout the house.
Aug 2015
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor, next to kitchen and dining room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to the laundry room on the second floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom attached to second master, Granite Chief
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Private bathroom, dual shower heads. Attached to KT-22.
  • There are four bathrooms in the house, each with a shower. The first one is located on the main floor. The second is upstairs next to the laundry room. The two masters each of their own private bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • KT-22 - 1 king , Attached balcony with lake views and private bathroom.
    Granite Chief - 1 queen , Attached balcony with lake views and private bathroom.
    Silverado - 1 queen , Cozy and quiet queen room.
    Mountain Run - 4 bunk bed , Four bunk beds for the children or all your single friends.
  • Four bedrooms are all located upstairs which allows for privacy away from the entertaining space downstairs.
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Get ready for your next Tahoe getaway at The G Chalet!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great 70 Birthday Celebrations

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay --- great location --- wonderful accommodations --- loved sitting on the deck late afternoon --- would consider coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosemary, we are so excited you enjoyed your stay at the G Chalet! We hope to host your family again next year. sam.
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Perfect blend of luxury and family fun!

  • 5 of 5

This review is very belated! My family and friends stayed at this beautiful home for three days. Every detail was attended to. The kitchen was stocked with all those necessities I always forget. All the kids were over the moon about this home. The children could watch movies in the upstairs tv room, while the adults could actually enjoy a relaxing conversation! My children keep asking when we can go back to this home. I check frequently for availability! The owner was extremely responsive when we had any questions. My family and I plan to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sacramento, CA

Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my family of 6 adults and 2 kids to celebrate my birthday. It was absolutely perfect, couldn't have been better. The home is very well taken care of, and there are so many nice touches that make it feel so comfortable and welcoming. The pride of ownership in the home really shines through the decor and condition of the home. The neighborhood was quiet and time on the deck with a great view of the lake and mountains was very relaxing. The owner was absolutely great to work with, and his communication and guidance definitely made this experience perfect. I would absolutely recommend to friends and/or rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property!!

  • 5 of 5

We visited the G Chalet for an extended weekend - Thursday - Sunday with a group of friends and had a great time. There were 10 adults with 5 SUV and 10 kayaks and we still had plenty of room. The property is in great shape and we enjoyed the lake during the day and the deck and BBQ area at night.

The neighborhood was very quiet - no loud parties going on as you sometime find in a resort area. Our belongings were safe and secure in the spacious garage area.

The owner "Sam" was very nice to deal with in preparing for our trip. We will be planning another trip for next summer - thanks Sam!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family fun vacation

  • 5 of 5

The G Chalet was a great choice for our family trip. It was nice to have a high chair and crib for the littlest one, and the layout was very comfy for everyone, 3 couples and 4 littles. Super convenient!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orangevale, California, USA

Super Chalet

  • 5 of 5

A family of nine with four children had a wonderful week at the G Chalet. The owner's home was clean, well equipped and spacious with ample room for play, eating, relaxing and, yes, "quite time". We are a family of cooks so we made use of the kitchen, pantry space, table for 10 and the BBQ. Our fishing boat trailer fit in the garage along with two kayaks and extra gear while the boat was moored at a dock just a short distance away.

My family hiked, fished, swam, kayaked, spent time at West Donner Beach (5mins by car) and the girls even did a day of shopping in Truckee: something for everyone!

The owner was very responsive to questions and generously accommodated an early arrival time so that family could be met at the Reno airport. I would recommend this rental for any family wanting a truly enjoyable and fun filled vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Miles
RNO - Reno International Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Ponderosa Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 80
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
West End Beach Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Insurance $59

Thanks for helping keeping the property pet and smoke free.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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