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Large 5BD Family Vacation Retreat On 5 Private Acres Near Lakes And Skiing

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 5 Bath With Meadow And Mountain Views, Firepit And Guest House

State of the art home and vacation retreat on 5 private acres. Just 4 miles from downtown Truckee and quick access to Donner Lake & North Lake Tahoe with loads of fishing, mountain biking & hiking accessible from the property. Privacy, views, fun.

The home is a full vacation retreat with:

- Beautiful views from the front of the house over an expansive meadow, with views in the direction of Northstar and Sugar Bowl / Donner mountain ranges

- Downstairs: Huge master bedroom with King bed, jacuzzi bath and gas fireplaces; another bedroom with two single beds

- Upstairs: Another large sitting/play area; large bunk room with 4 single beds and a TV; another large bedroom with queen bed and walk-in bathroom

- Separate apartment in barn: large 1 bedroom apartment with full kitchen, views, etc

- Firepit with multiple areas set up with teak outdoor lounge furniture

- Basketball net

- Swing set

- New pool table

- Huge grass yard for playing sports or enjoying the park-like setting in the midst of the trees

- Massive paved driveway and secluded road for riding bikes

- Paved bike path that connects to roads to Truckee a short distance away

- Multiple places to trail run; some are remote single track with fun exploring options, others are on paths off the road

- Hiking and mountain bike trails from the house (not well marked so require some exploring)

- Prosser Creek is a short walk with fly fishing, wading and swimming

- Horseback riding at an equestrian center 1/4 mile from house (they have kids camps and riding lessons, and you can watch the horses from the front of the home)

- Prosser Reservoir (walking) and Bocca Reservoir (mountain bike or drive)

- Some of the best dirt biking in Tahoe is in the meadow directly across from the house

We are in the Bay Area when we're not in Tahoe, so we won't be able to interact with the guests in person unfortunately but love to communicate over phone and email.

20 minutes to Squaw + Alpine

7-8 minutes to Donner Lake

4-5 minutes to downtown Truckee

Multiple golf courses within minutes

12-15 minutes to Northstar

20-24 minutes to Kings Beach

30 minutes to Reno

Prosser Reservoir 20 minute walk from house

Bocca Reservoir 10 minutes

Prosser Pits Motocross 1/2 mile in front of house

The Neighborhood

We are ~1 mile off route 80 east of Truckee down a private road where there are just three houses with a meadow in front and forest behind. It is the perfect retreat for someone looking for incredibly easy access to the resorts, lakes and mountains with the feeling of a more peaceful and private vacation. Similar to many of the lakefront homes on Tahoe or Donner lakes, we are close to a highway and you can hear the road noise when you're outside in places (sometimes more than less depending on wind/traffic).

Please note, we aren't able to host weddings or special events, and we aren't able to accommodate more that 12 guests.

More Details

David Swain
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 5, 2017

About David Swain

My wife and I have been life long travelers and this vacation home in Tahoe has been our dream. We've always wanted to combine our love with skiing, trail running, cycling and the lakes with a home that has open space, room to run, bbq and enjoy smores by the campfire. A camp with all the amenities. We hope you in enjoy as much as we do.

David Swain purchased this house in 2013

Why David Swain chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We hope you enjoy your stay at our home. The property and surroundings are full of fun adventures to give you a chance to connect with the outdoors. It’s not all well marked and some of the trails and adventures are a bit off the path, but that’s what drew us to the home. We wanted a place with the amenities to relax but adventures and unknowns to help disconnect from the everyday race. We hope you and your party are able to take in the views, barbeque, and explore Tahoe. Some of the little things, like taking a walk down the quiet road in front of the home at sunset or having a glass of wine while the sun is going down near the swing set are our favorites. This is our family home, and is meant to be treated as such. Not the place for bachelor parties!

Our home hasn’t been rented many times so we are grateful for any feedback on things you especially like, or things we might have forgotten. We don’t plan to rent it often, so are trying to find the right mix between keeping it our family retreat and making it a great place for you to enjoy.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can be pushed together
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Great home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this property. It was perfect for our large party, room for everyone. The kitchen was large and well stocked. The outside was beautiful and perfect for our grandchildren. The location was good, just a short drive to town.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Bar of America
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Old Greenwood and Gray's Crossing
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley, Alpine
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Donner Memorial State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $425
Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $1,500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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