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Newly Remodeled Aloha Cabin: Family-Friendly with an Adventure-Ready Backyard

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Full Bathrooms, 2 Decks, Flat Driveway, Mountain Views

Welcome to the Aloha Cabin! This newly remodeled three bedroom + loft, three bathroom house is conveniently located within Tahoe Donner, is very comfortably furnished and has a expansive backyard that is perfect for outdoor play and has been called “the best sledding hill” in Tahoe Donner. Plus, of course, gain access to all of the year-round amenities that Tahoe Donner has to offer including swimming pools, golf, and tennis.

Each floor has a bedroom and full bathroom, which is great for limiting noise and maximizing privacy. On the first floor, the bedroom houses two sets of bunkbeds (four twin beds), and the bathroom has a shower. There is also a bonus space with a comfortable couch, television and foosball table. This bedroom and bonus space make for a perfect kids’ hangout where they can be as loud as they want without disturbing those on the main floor. There are doors at the top and bottom of the stairway the keep any noise from traveling. At night you can put the kids to bed and then hang out in the living room on the main floor as late as you want without worrying about waking up the little ones. Nothing puts a damper on a vacation than being woken up too early by excited kids or having to be quiet and whisper your conversations at night after the kids go to bed. This won’t happen in this house!

The kitchen and living room are on the second floor. The second floor bedroom offers a queen size bed and walk-in closet, and the bathroom has a bathtub with jet streams, perfect for relaxing after a long day in the outdoors or on the slopes.

The cozy kitchen is newly remodeled, and you will find all of the necessities to make a gourmet meal. It is fully stocked with dishes and flatware, pots and pans, cooking utensils, cookie sheets, muffin pans, rice cooker, toaster oven, toaster, wine glasses, coffee maker, French press and more.

The living room has a solid wood dining table that comfortably seats seven, and the kitchen bar seats an additional three. A top-grain leather sectional and seats round out the perfect conversation, TV watching, or relaxation spot. A flat screen TV offers dozens of cable channels and there is WIFI throughout the house.

The third floor hosts a bedroom with queen bed, a bathroom with large shower and a loft with two twin beds and another comfy conversation nook. All of the furniture is in mint condition—no lumpy beds or old linens here.

Outside, there are two large decks. The front deck has teak furniture with seating for 10 and a gas grill, and the back deck offers a relaxing, private atmosphere ideal for viewing the forest and stargazing. The yard offers plenty of at-home adventure opportunities year-round for the kids and an amazing sledding hill for hours of entertainment. (Sleds are in the garage.) The backyard connects to a large wooded greenbelt that is perfect for hiking and exploring. There is a one-car garage and a carport with parking for at least four or more vehicles. The driveway is completely flat, a major plus for the winter months. There are also a washer and dryer for longer stays.

The home is very conveniently located in lower Tahoe Donner in Truckee, allowing you to get to all of your destinations quickly. You will have access to all of the Tahoe Donner amenities (with a small fee) including three swimming pools (one open year-round), fitness center, bocce ball, archery, and the members-only beach club and boat lunch on Donner Lake. Plus, you will have access to the Tahoe Donner ski area, cross country ski center, golf course, tennis center, driving range and equestrian center. Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows, Boreal, and Squaw Valley are all within a 30 minute drive as well as the Truckee River and Lake Tahoe.

Throughout the home you will find little touches of Aloha, from the bright fish artwork to the starfish on the dining table. Whether you want all the activity that the water and slopes have to offer or you want a relaxing retreat in the woods, make the Aloha Cabin your home away from home, and be prepared to create memories that will last for years.

Town of Truckee Registration Certificate Number: 964

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

About Kelly

We have lived in the Bay Area since 1996 and have had the fortune of visiting Tahoe Donner with our family over the past several years. We wanted to spread our love of TD by sharing our home with others. Some of our family’s best memories have been created in TD, whether hiking in search of the elusive sugar pinecones, kayaking on Donner Lake, snorkeling at Speedboat Beach, cross country skiing in TD, fishing for crawdads, floating down the Truckee River, or simply playing a game of tag in the backyard. We have furnished the home with all the comforts that we enjoy and hope that you love the Aloha Cabin as much as we do.

Kelly purchased this house in 2014

Why Kelly chose Truckee

We fell in love with the humongous backyard. It is the best combination of shaded flat ground (large enough for a pickup game of football) with a perfect upward sloping hill. It’s been called the best sledding hill in Tahoe Donner. Our children and their friends have spent countless hours exploring the greenbelt, tossing footballs and playing soccer, creating amazing mountain bike tracks, sledding and snowshoeing and playing hide and seek. There are endless possibilities when you have both flat and hilly ground to choose your own adventure.

We also love having two decks. The front deck is perfect for al fresco dining and is an extension of the living/dining room. The back deck is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee or star-gazing at night. It also overlooks the spacious backyard where you can watch your children play.

What makes this house unique

There is an amazing amount of privacy inside the Aloha Cabin. This is especially important for larger families or if you are vacationing with more than one family. Not only does each floor have its own bedroom and bathroom but the soundproof double doors that separate the first floor bonus room and bunkroom from the rest of the home create a distinct space where kids can play as loudly as they like while the adults can lounge in peace in the second floor living room. When it’s bedtime you can put the early sleepers to sleep on the first floor and never have to worry about being too loud as you continue your festivities in the rest of the house.

Practically speaking, the flat circular driveway and garage are immeasurably helpful during the winter. There is also a covered carport for a second vehicle. No need to waste time in the morning scraping snow off your cars before heading for the slopes.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Adjoins Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Tub with jet streams, great for a relaxing soak
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Features a large shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunk sets (4 twins) + bonus space with sofa, foosball, TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Features a walk-in closet and view of the forested backyard
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The most spacious bedroom, a view of the forested backyard
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Offers a twin daybed and twin bed trundle
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This home is part of the Tahoe Donner Association, 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California. Tahoe Donner offers recreation including downhill skiing, cross country skiing, golfing, snowplay, equestrian, hiking trails, fitness center, tennis, pools and hot tubs and the members-only Tahoe Donner Marina. As a guest of this home, you will have access to these amenities.


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Great little cabin near Donner Lake

  • 4 of 5

We recently spent four days at the Aloha Cabin with another family, in all four adults and three kids stayed in this cute little cabin.

The pros:

- Clean and well stocked house. There are plenty of cooking supplies, games, towels, amenities, even sleds to entertain our group when we were snowed in for two days!

- So close to Boreal and Sugar Bowl, super convenient

- In the two-day blizzard a snow plow came by everyday to plow out the driveway, which was SO helpful!

- The owner Kelly is super responsive and helpful before and during our stay

The small cons:

- The kitchen is very small, which you can't really tell from the photos, which made it hard for multiple people to be in side (cooking and cleaning at the same time)

I would recommend this cabin and come back again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. The kitchen is cozy, but we have done our best to make it efficient and fully stocked. I'm glad to hear that overall you had a great stay and enjoyed the cabin!
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Scout Troop had a great snow trip

  • 5 of 5

3 moms came up here with 6 8th graders. We all had a great time. The owner is a super fast respondent to all questions - very helpful. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being amazing guests. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you stay again soon!
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Menlo Park CA

A good January ski weekend

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the house, and the owners were easy to communicate with and helpful. It's set back quite far from the road, with lots of place for the kids to play outside, even though the snow was 10 feet deep. The house itself was comfortable. The kitchen is small, but efficient, and well equipped, although it did lack a dishwasher. Not a huge deal, but it didn't occur to us that it wouldn't have one. The space was very good for two families with kids ages 9-12.... they could be downstairs on their own. The beds were comfortable, and the house was warm .The 1-car garage was accessible after the snow removal guys came. Overall , we had a good time.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I'm so glad to hear that you had a great stay!
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Southern Cali

very pleased!!

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed our stay at Aloha House! Location was great, plenty of beds and sleeping spaces for all the cousins! I would definitely return here on my next visit. Kelly was very accessible and attentive. We were completely comfortable and relaxed.Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cuddle Up with your Loved Ones at the Aloha Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had an Awesome snow vacation at the Aloha Cabin! The cabin is very much as described, and it easily sleeps 10. It worked great for two families - with the "big" kids downstairs, one couple on the second floor, and another couple with the small kids on the third floor. The kids LOVED being downstairs, they called it the "kid cave" as in "cool, let's go down and hang out in the Kid Cave". Still there is plenty of room for everyone to hang out together on the second floor, and enjoy looking out the huge glass windows at the snow. Plus, there are TONS of down comforters (what's on the beds plus extras) for cuddling up on the couch or the floor, to read, watch tv, build puzzles. We love the town of Truckee, but honestly, we parked the car on arrival and didn't leave the cabin until we went home days later. The BEST part though was the sledding hill out back, we made great use of the sleds in the garage, and had a blast without ever leaving the cabin - total quality family time that my kids will never forget. Thanks so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never wanted to say "aloha" to the Aloha Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing! The owners really thought of everything. We had 9 people comfortably and there was even room for more if needed! The home is beautiful and give you that warm, cozy feeling. Cute decorations everywhere. Lots of fun to be had in the kids room downstairs- we had a wild foosball tournament one night! And the living room and kitchen area are perfect for cooking, talking, listening to music, watching movies, and relaxing all together. We never wanted to leave. Great location, too! Near lots of fun in Truckee and not to far from the Tahoe activities. Definitely coming back next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Reno airport
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Lodge
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Areas
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner Beach Club Marina
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee (regular) $150
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.