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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 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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Sunny Side Of Donner Lake, One Block To Public Docks
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
Berkeley, California

Lovely home, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a relaxing and fun stay at Donner Lake. This home is a great base for all Truckee area activities, and especially close to the State Park for boating and swimming. All 4 bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. Loved the two up/two down design so our kids could be separate and have their own bath. Great outdoor spaces too. The beautiful, spacious kitchen was a pleasure to use as we always prefer to cook on vacation.

Our water loving pooch had the time of his life at the dog beach every morning. Thanks for the tip! We also made use of the public docks close by for sunset viewing with a cocktail.

Our only suggestion is to improve lighting in the living room and up the wattage in the kitchen - a little dim for middle aged eyes - We'd definitely rent this one again!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great home, great hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, this home is a perfect location - right down the block from public docks. Great price and very comfortable and pretty home. Liz was great and very available if we needed her. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great experience and the cabin is lovely. Enjoyed our stay immensely. Loved the decor inside the cabin, beds were extremely comfortable, kitchen was roomy with all cooking items necessary for a great meal. Only issue we had was a lack of adequate amount of hot water for our family of 5. Might need to look at the water heater or possibly turn it up slightly for larger groups. Showers never got much above lukewarm and we never turned on the cold water faucet. Since we were there when it was relatively nice weather...this wasn't much of problem for our family.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location at Donner Lake!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed at this lovely cabin/home for the Donner Lake Triathlon weekend. PERFECT location for this and to be able to walk down and across the street to the lake for a quick swim. The neighbors are friendly, the home is perfect for staying in the mountains and the owners are SO nice and were very flexible with our schedule.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our vacation in this wonderful house - The location was perfect for our ski group!

This house had plenty of space for everybody but was still cozy and welcoming with very comfortable beds and great amenities. It was the perfect size for our group and had everything we needed.

We can't wait to get back to the area...we would stay at this home again in a heartbeat! The owner Liz were great to work with and we'll be back in the summer to paddle board, hike, etc!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
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.

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