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Great Home in Tahoe Donner / Truckee, CA

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Four bedrooms plus a loft, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 12, dining area accommodates 13.

Beautiful family-friendly home located on a green belt in Tahoe Donner.

Spectacular 19 foot ceiling in living area. The home has granite and slate throughout. Three bedrooms downstairs, each with queen beds, a 'dorm' bedroom and loft upstairs.

Ping Pong table. The master bath has a jacuzzi tub. A large deck extends across the back of the house.

Port-a-crib, high-chair available. Cable and secure wireless Internet.

Walk one block to the newly named 'Adventure Center' for Cross Country skiing in the winter and Equestrian rides in the summer.

Trout Creek and North Woods Recreation Centers ($8 guest fee)

3 Swimming Pools, 1 child Pool are available during the summer

1 Heated Swimming Pool is available in the winter

Hot tubs (3)

Exercise and weight room


Sledding Hill (Winter), driving range (Summer)

More Details

Pat Sheehan
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Pat Sheehan

The home was built and purchased by our family in 2002. We enjoy staying at our house in Truckee both with family and friends. Our extended family now has 6 children ages 4 to 14. It has been a wonderful home for both us as adults and for our children.

Pat Sheehan purchased this house in 2002

Why Pat Sheehan chose Truckee

The Property is located on a green belt with easy access to the Tahoe Donner system of hiking and biking trails. Our children love to explore with us in the green belt area that includes a creek with beaver dams.

We are located just a block away from the Tahoe Donner Adventure Center, and 1 mile or less to Trout Creek Recreation Center and the Downhill ski area.

What makes this house unique

The floor plan is particularly nice for families with children. There is a TV and DVD player both upstairs and downstairs. We didn't know how popular our Ping Pong table would be until we purchased it for our loft several years ago.

There are some toys for young children.

There is a book exchange for adults.


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Granite Counters, Floor and Shower. Double Sinks.
    Downstairs Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower , Slate on floor, counter and in shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , small bathroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Crib is a Port-a-crib and can be moved to another bedroom
    Gold Bedroom - 1 queen
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen
    Loft Room - 1 twin/ single , Loft has a single bed, a Ping Pong table & Book Sharing
    Dorm Room - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Dorm Room contains a TV (cable) and a VCR
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guests may have access to Tahoe Donner Sports activities by using a guest card and paying an $8 fee/person. Once the fee is paid at one facility, other facilities can be used on the same day without an additional fee. (For example Tennis and Tahoe Donner Marina in one day) The exceptions are the golf course and the Downhill and Cross Country Ski areas and Adventure Center. Fees for those areas are listed online at the Tahoe Donner website.


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Great Home in Tahoe Donner / Truckee, CA
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

The location was awesome, lovely scenery in the back of the home!

  • 5 of 5

Roomy and spacious home for families! All the amenities! I would rent this place again! Loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa. Very happy to have your family rent our home.
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we stayed at the property. As before we were very satisfied. Property nice and clean. Owner very responsive and accommodating to any inquiries. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

Super clean newer home, good quality pots and pans and dishes. Very spacious for 2 families. Really nice trail right behind the house. This home is great! Owners are super helpful too.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Choice

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was found as described with all amenities included. Great location, clean with comfortable beds and fully stocked kitchen with all kinds of pots, pans and dishes so you don't have to bring any of that stuff from home. Will come back again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent in every way

  • 5 of 5

Pat's property is beautifully decorated, clean, peaceful, and welcoming in every way. I rent a property each year in Truckee; this is by far the most lovingly maintained, and thoughtfully curated home I have been. It's fully stocked, with updated, high quality linens. The kitchen is a traveling cook's dream- really well laid-out with excellent appliances, lots of cookware, real knives, basic condiments- which some properties are sorely lacking and/or are oddly stingy about. The kid's loft is roomy and private, and really gives children their own little hideaway. Pat is a kind, attentive host that went the extra mile to ensure we were comfortable and well-informed. We traveled as a two families, and found we all had more than enough space and privacy. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us, Pat and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin for a group!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property with a group to enjoy the area for the week. It was clean, well-stocked, comfortable and Pat was an amazing host! The house was spacious, close to many amenities that we enjoyed, and surrounded by hiking trails and beautiful scenery!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41.2 Miles
Reno International (re: for Commercial flights)
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Tahoe Donner Golf Course
Nearest Train
5.9 Miles
Downtown Truckee Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.3 Miles
The Lodge at Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ski
0.2 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Area & a Cross Country Ski Area
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Tahoe Donner Beach Marina at Donner Lake
Car: necessary

The town of Truckee has numerous historical sites. The town was built during the construction of the United States Transcontinental Rail Road. The original train station and many of the late 19th century buildings are still present in the downtown area. There is a museum near Donner Lake that features the struggles of the Donner Party traveling out west in a wagon train. There are also several locations in the area where Donner Party members camped.

During summer, there is a festival every Thursday night in downtown Truckee. Transportation to downtown is provided from the Tahoe Donner Trout Creek Recreation Center since this evening is very popular with Truckee visitors and residents.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.0%

Our Town of Truckee Registration Number is : 740

25% Rental deposit to secure reservation.
Full amount due 60 days before arrival (includes damage deposit, cleaning fee and town of Truckee 12% Occupancy Tax)
100% refund for cancellation 60 days or more prior to arrival.

..For cancellation less than 60 days prior to arrival 100% refund ONLY IF owner is able to re-rent the home to another party for the same reservation dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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