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Gorgeous lakefront escape with fireplace, close to skiing

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,626 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 14

With space for up to 14 guests, this wonderful six-bedroom Donner Lake getaway offers a gorgeous lake view, plenty of room to roam, and a picture-perfect location right across the street from Donner Lake West End Beach State Park! When you stay here, you will enjoy amenities like a large outdoor deck surrounded by trees, a cozy gas fireplace inside, a full kitchen, and entertainment amenities like WiFi, cable TV, a VCR, and a DVD player.

During your stay, spend a sunny day at the 10-acre West End Beach State Park for paddle-boarding, swimming, tennis, volleyball, or even a picnic by the lake (for access to this state beach, please be aware that there is a nominal, daily fee). On the Fourth of July, this is the best spot in Truckee to catch the fireworks! But like all of Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake is not just a summer destination - during the winter months, you'll be within 15 minutes of Northstar, Sugar Bowl, and Boreal Mountain ski resorts.

When you're not out swimming or skiing, this Donner Lake House offers a comfortable, laid-back setting for family vacations, reunions, or getaways with friends. Spend evenings outside flipping burgers on the deck or inside snuggled around the fireplace. The interior is reminiscent of a cabin in the mountains and offers a warm, inviting space, complete with the main living area on the upper floor.

After a home-cooked meal (the large full kitchen is with everything you'll need - even a dishwasher), settle back in the living room for a movie. And when it's time for everyone to head off to bed, there's room for 14 guests to stay in this home's six bedrooms. Specific beds include one king bed, three queen beds, six twins, and a futon.

Other amenities include multiple full bathrooms (three), a washer and dryer, and a stereo. This Truckee vacation home is perfect for summer lake trips, family ski vacations, or any retreat where you need a comfortable spot for a large group. From here, Lake Tahoe's North Shore is only 30 minutes away. There are so many activities right near by, you may have trouble deciding how to spend your vacation days!

Visit gorgeous Donner Lake for some fun in California's Sierra-Nevada Mountains! A stay at this Tahoe Donner getaway offers great amenities, an amazing, scenic location, and all of the comforts of home.

RCN # 469

More Details

Property Manager
Vacasa, CA - Lake Tahoe Office
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Vacasa, CA - Lake Tahoe Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Southside Highlands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2626 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • tennis


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Gorgeous lakefront escape with fireplace, close to skiing
average rating of 4.655738 based on 61 reviews

Nice and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

The open layout upstairs is perfect.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for an extended family with many ski sites within close range.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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Fun long week-end

  • 5 of 5

Great set up for an extended family reunion. Lots of space and the setting is near multiple ski areas. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time! Plenty of room for five couples - great room is huge. Well stocked for a large group of friends. I think I counted over 50 coffee cups in the cupboards - supported by two Mr Coffee pots.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time !

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacasa
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Great location, roomy house for family gathering

  • 4 of 5

My rating would really be 3.5 stars. This house is in a wonderful location across from Donner Lake and close to skiing. It comfortably holds a houseful and is in that way ideal for a large gathering of family or friends. The great/living room is comfy and perfect for hanging out. Kitchen is giant and has tons of cooking supplies, but it could be have been neater and dishes/pots show their age. Mattresses were pretty soft.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Rates & Availability

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