Family Vacation Home Close to Donner Lake and Northstar Ski

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

10644 Pine Cone Dr, Truckee, CA 96161, USA

This house is an ideal weekend getaway, or short term vacation destination for 2 -3 families to enjoy various activities in the Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake area.

There are 2 upstairs bedrooms and 2 downstair bedrooms (3 queen beds, 2 bunk beds), It can sleep 10 total. The upstair bathroom has a shower, it can be used exclusively for master bedroom, the downstair bathroom has shower over tub.

This is a 2 stories chalet style house with balcony around the house and a huge sequoia tree goes through the right balcony, which makes it like a tree house.

The house has a large and bright living room, with two 3-seats recliners and a leather sofa chair close to the wood stove. There is a formal dining area and a bar with 3 bar stools. The kitchen is full of utensils, cookwares and small appliances, such as microwave, toaster, coffee maker, rice cooker, blender, hot water dispenser, portable water filter, etc.

The house is heated by central gas heater in the winter, and there is also a brand new EPA certified wood stove in the living area with lots of firewood stored in the garage, The wood stove is EPA certified with high efficiency (74%), it produces very little smoke (4g/hr) through chimney and leave very little ash. It is really joyful to sit next to the wood stove in the winter.

There is no air-conditioner in the house, as I never felt I need one even in the summer. As at the elevation of ~7000 feet, the temperature in the summer is often below 50F at night. And there are ceiling fans in the living room and some bedrooms to help ventilation if needed.

The house is within short walking distance to Bald Mountain bike trail it is very popular for mountain biking. Also if you are visiting during summer, don’t miss the 3 miles long Truckee river rafting starting from Tahoe City.

Other highlights of the house:

* Free Netflix program
No local cable TV as the programs are boring, instead you will have full access to Netflix

* Free High speed internet (15 MB) with WiFi
WiFi connection information will be provided

* Digital lock for Front Door
No need to pickup/drop off keys. Your passcode for the digital lock at the front door will be sent to you prior your stay.
The passcode will be valid during your stay only. If you need to check in early or checkout late please let me know.

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1495 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2, with Drawer, walk in Closet and Bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2, with drawer and closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Sleeps 2 with drawer and closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 bunk bed

    Sleeps 4, with drawer and closet ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free Netflix with 100K+ of movies and TV shows...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Mountain house in a quiet neighborhood surrounded by big trees....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table with extension, extra chairs are available. There is also a bar with 3 bar stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Internet:

    High speed (15 MB) with WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    two 3-seats Recliners + Leather Sofa Chair...moreless

  • Parking:

    Total 6 cars (Indoor garage + driveway) or RV/Boat on driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline with low cost long distance (extra charge)...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Brand new EPA certified wood stove (firewood provided)...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    A full kitchen with cookwares, utensils, glasses, appliances. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:


  • Toaster




Write a review 4.8
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 24 - Nov 27, 2016
2 night min stay
Ski Season
Nov 28 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
Ski Season
Jan 4 - Jan 12, 2017
2 night min stay
Martin Luther King Day
Jan 13 - Jan 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Ski Season
Jan 17 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
Presidents' Day
Feb 17 - Feb 20, 2017
2 night min stay
Ski Season
Feb 21 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
Independence Day
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
2 night min stay
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
2 night min stay
Christmas / New Year
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$1,200 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $20
  • Cleaning $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Truckee Tahoe Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Truckee downtown
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ponderosa Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Truckee Station
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 80
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thai Delicacy
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
Northstar Ski Resort
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Tahoe

Car: Necessary

- 1 mile to historical Truckee downtown

- Very close to major ski resorts in north Lake Tahoe.

- Mountain house nested in big trees


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We live in San Francisco bay area. We bought this house as a vacation home, as we like skiing, hiking, biking and boating in Lake Tahoe area.

Why the Owner Chose Truckee, CA, USA:
Lake Tahoe area is always an attraction year around and the house is conveniently located close to historical Truckee downtown, major ski resorts, bike trails, lakes, freeways and restaurants.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
There is a big tree goes through the balcony, it is like a tree house.

Contact us

Speaks: english, chinese (mandarin)



  • Digital Lock (Access Code will be sent through email)

    Digital Lock (Access Code will be sent through email)

  • Paver to Left Stairs

    Paver to Left Stairs

  • Grand Room

    Grand Room

  • Couches


  • EPA Wood Stove (new)

    EPA Wood Stove (new)

  • Coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster,   electric water kettle,  water pitcher

    Coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster, electric water kettle, water pitcher

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Bedroom 4

    Bedroom 4

  • Shower (Upper Bath)

    Shower (Upper Bath)

  • Front Door

    Front Door

  • Balcony (Left)

    Balcony (Left)

  • Balcony (right)

    Balcony (right)

  • Couches


  • TV


  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Drawer in Bedroom 3

    Drawer in Bedroom 3

  • Bathroom (Lower)

    Bathroom (Lower)

  • Shower over Tub (Lower Bath)

    Shower over Tub (Lower Bath)

VRBO #613572

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Family Vacation Home close to Donner Lake and Northstar Ski

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