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Sunny Side Of Donner Lake, One Block To Public Docks

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Enjoy the beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains and Donner Lake as a summer guest, winter guest or long-term winter ski leaser. Direct access to public docks is only a block away.

Our Donner Lake cabin is the perfect getaway for your summer or winter vacation. The upstairs (two bedrooms and one full bath) and kitchen have both been recently renovated.The house is located on the sunny side of Donner Lake with two of the four bedrooms enjoying their own private outdoor decks. The house also includes large front and back decks and a spacious front lawn.

Easy access to miles of hiking and mountain biking trails from the house. No need to drive to the trailhead! Paddle boarding on Donner Lake in the morning and evenings is absolutely breathtaking. Calm waters and limited visitors makes it feel like it's your own private lake! Enjoy sunbathing on the docks, walks in nearby Donner Memorial State Park or any variety of water sports.

The house is located just two minutes off of I-80 and a 5-minute walk to the local Donner Lake market. It's about a 5-minute drive to historic downtown Truckee and 30 minutes to Reno.

Come experience the serenity of Donner Lake and enjoy a vacation in the mountains!

More Details

Liz Mettler
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Liz Mettler

We moved to the Lake Tahoe region ten years ago and immediately fell in love with the area. Donner Lake took our breath away and we knew this was the spot for us. We are looking forward to sharing our Donner Lake house with you and your family or friends!

Liz Mettler purchased this house in 2006


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Private balcony with filtered view of Donner Lake.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Private deck with lots of sun.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Sunny Side Of Donner Lake, One Block To Public Docks
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Lovely stay at Donner Lake

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our week in this home at the tail end of summer. It was amazing to be so close to Donner Lake - a short few minutes walk from a refreshing swim off the public docks, and also close to a dog friendly stretch of beach where our pup could romp and chase balls to her heart's content. Super comfortable home to share with family. We enjoyed grilling every night on the back deck and the kitchen was well set up with equipment to cook our family meals. Thank you, we definitely hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Immaculate Cabin Near the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, and charming cabin. It was so convenient to be so close to the lake with the kids. Nice patio and picnic tables.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly Recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Liz's place. Walking distance to the lake and the market. Super friendly neighbors. Comfy beds and well stocked kitchen. We loved that we were able to bring the dogs and the back deck was the perfect place for them to hang out after a swim at dog beach (also close by). When a tree fell in the front yard, Liz and her husband were there right away to take care of the issue and get the mess cleaned up. We also brought the boat with us and there was plenty of parking to leave the trailer in the driveway and allow for two other vehicles. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and classy!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this home - clean and ready for fun. Decorated so nicely - but no so fussy as to make us nervous about the kids. Went to dog beach (didn't have dog but we like the atmosphere) for a whole day. Kids had a blast swimming and tubing. Our son went early morning fishing on boat and caught 7 huge lake trout. Favorite places at cabin were upstairs balcony and front porch (like you are in trees). Had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice summer get away

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. The cabin was spacious, clean, and accommodating. We stayed five nights and had plenty of space to store our food, luggage, and all the stuff we brought! The cabin was close to the lake and we could walk down and go fishing anytime. It wasn't the best place for toddlers. There were steep stairs and no plug to fill up the bathtub. We would definitely recommend this cabin to families and groups of friends going away for a vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a group - and a beautiful area to have fun!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family & friends 'reunion'. For 5 days we hiked, swam, kayaked, played with our dogs and cooked great meals to eat out on the deck. The house was comfortable for all 8 of us (and 2 dogs) and Liz was very helpful with information and recommendations. Very close to the lake and a great location for lots of hiking around the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Reno-Tahoe International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

> Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.

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.