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Tahoe Donner Home - Minutes To Truckee - Dream For Entertaining And Recreation

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights


About the property

Expansive 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath With Multiple Living Areas, Hot Tub & Garage

Welcome to the beautiful and serene Tahoe Donner recreation area.

Our expansive multi level home is a dream for entertaining and is close to everything in the Truckee & Lake Tahoe region.

Imagine being just a short drive up the hill from the entertainment and dining mecca of Downtown Truckee, while remaining peacefully isolated in the beautiful wilderness that Tahoe Donner has to offer.

Step inside Edelweiss Tahoe to find hardwood floors, multiple living areas and sleeping spaces spread throughout the home for maximum privacy and capacity for the entire family or group to spend time together.

The private backyard space opens to the forest behind the home and features a manicured lawn, entertaining patio, 6 person hot tub spa, cocktail bar and barbecue.

The large main living room has ample comfortable seating, contains an HDTV gathering area, and is directly adjacent to the main dining table, bar area and kitchen which allows everyone to spend time together and relax.

The sound system pumps out rich musical backdrops while the wonderful natural light pours in from the large windows throughout.

Additionally, there are 2 more living spaces (one of which also has a large HDTV and Foosball table) to allow kids and different groups to spread out and relax in privacy.

The main floor master is well isolated from the other spaces as is the 2nd floor VIP King suite above the connected garage. Both feature private spa inspired full bathroom facilities so everyone can prepare for a wonderful evening on the town, afternoon on the lake, day on the slopes or morning on the course.

Also included with rental of Edelweiss Tahoe is full access to the comprehensive recreational benefits offered by the Tahoe Donner Homeowners Association facilities. Private lakefront access and amenities on nearby Donner Lake include a beach area, boat launch, restaurant, pool, boat rentals and more. Also included is access to the 11 court Tennis complex, golf course and fitness facilities (fees do apply for certain activities).

Whether you’re here to take in all the outdoor activities or just relax in the hot tub at the house, there are literally dozens of ways to delight in the wilderness relaxation afforded at our Edelweiss Tahoe home and the spectacular surroundings.

Nothing else in Tahoe Donner is quite like it and you will love it!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Richard

We're a family of 5 with 3 boys from the Bay Area. We all have a love of skiing and the outdoors, which makes Tahoe Donner an ideal destination for us as there's something for everyone.

Richard purchased this house in 2009

Why Richard chose Truckee

The setting of the Edelweiss property was just perfect and we knew it right when we first saw it. Perched on a hillside it gets wonderful natural sunshine and features a flat driveway entrance from the street which is ideal in the Winter.

Great privacy is afforded on most sides of the house which makes our home a warm and inviting spot to relax with family and friends.

What makes this house unique

The house is just up the hill from the Interstate so access is very convenient and everything in Truckee is close, as are all the Tahoe Donner facilities. The lake, skiing, hiking and great dining options are all just quick hop away.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    VIP Master Suite Bath - toilet , shower , Connected to VIP Master above garage
    Main Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Shared by Queen room and Twin room occupants
    Main Level Day Bath - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Master - 1 king , Lower level, attached full Master Bath and opens to Patio
    2nd Level Twin Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , One of the twins is a trundle bed that rolls out & around
    Living Room Pullout 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 1
    Living Room Pullout 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeps 2, but it's tight - Better with just 1
    2nd Level Master VIP Suite - 1 queen , Separated from living areas for privacy w/ Private Bath
    2nd Level King Room - 1 king , Attached to main stairwell - Shares bath with bunk room
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Tahoe Donner Home - Minutes To Truckee - Dream For Entertaining And Recreation
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
Mountain View, CA

Perfect spot for peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Found our new favorite rental! Ideal location with added bonus of trailhead right across the street. Hot tub just what you need after a long hike. Layout great for multiple family members. Richard was a pleasure to deal with - very attentive and quick to answer any questions. We'll definitely be back next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and I hope we can host your family again in the future! -Richard
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Amazing house.

  • 5 of 5

This place has it all. Very nice atmosphere. The hot tubs is great after a day in the slopes.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words and taking such great care of the house Evan! Please come back and stay with us again some time --Richard
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Redwood City, CA

Great house and location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week here! Very spacious, clean and well appointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us Carolyn and please come back again sometime! -Richard
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Tiburon, CA

This home is even more beautiful than the photos!

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with this house. The house easily accommodated our group of nine without feeling crowded. The furnishings/decor are lovely and the house is well stocked. The owner, Richard, is great. I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is beautifully kept and roominess galore for everyone to feel peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

When we walked in we were so thrilled with the overall spaciousness of this beautiful home. Top quality appliances and furniture, very well taken care of down to the last detail. The house was well stocked and we did not want for anything since all was supplied and the deck and hot tub were a big hit. There is no doubt we cannot wait to return to this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and for staying with us! -Richard
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Perfect for extended family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, tons of space, well stocked, and all of the amenities. This was a great choice for our family for a weekend with the grandparents and aunts. Plenty of space so people can do their own thing: watch movies, read a book, visit, or sit by one of the several gas fireplaces. Huge kitchen that was stocked with everything you need. Tons of games, foosball, and a hot tub. Plus, it's in a great location. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Josh - Please come stay with us again sometime! - Richard
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Reno International Airport (RNO)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Past Time Club in Downtown Truckee
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Coyote Moon Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak Truckee, CA Station (TRU)
Nearest Motorway
2.4 Miles
Interstate 80 at Exit 184
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Home Owners on Donner Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.