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Prefect Location!! Short walk to The West End Beach & minutes from Ski Resort.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Our 4- Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home Is Warm And Inviting.

South facing and beautifully appointed, this home sleeps 9. In addition, a bright loft accommodates several kids in sleeping bags. In the great room is a gorgeous gas fireplace, large dining table, media nook, game table, and a fully appointed kitchen. We have an expansive deck with large wall of granite for privacy, a fully-appointed kitchen, a loft for lounging or sleeping. No smoking. No pets. Children are welcome!

The expansive deck tucked into a immense spine of granite. Guests enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner outside next to the perennial garden and potted flowers in the abundant sunshine. The living room has a wall of windows facing Donner Peak which allows sunlight into the main floor of the house. The game table, media nook, and the fireplace gathering area encourage large families or groups to find their own restful spaces. Each bedroom is thoughtfully decorated and each bed has top quality linens. The quiet street invites morning and evening strolls through the charming west end neighborhoods. The West End Beach is an easy 5-minute walk from the house. Guests can access the abundant hiking trails by driving 5 minutes up the Old 40 Highway or find their way into the old town of Truckee within just a few minutes' drive or a fun bike ride along Donner Lake!

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Mary Ann Hamilton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Mary Ann Hamilton

We have been longtime lovers of Donner Lake. We live full time in Auburn, California, where we raised both of our children. We are a family of skiers and hikers and Donner Lake was a natural addition to our lives. Alongside our grown children and young grandchildren, Donner Lake continues to be a fun and unforgettable playground! When we have the chance we travel with friends or our extended family and we are always grateful to come home to the mountains.

Mary Ann Hamilton purchased this house in 1987

Why Mary Ann Hamilton chose Donner Lake

Since our children were young, we have loved escaping to the west end of Donner Lake to fish, ski, hike, read, eat with family, enjoy the garden and the quiet neighborhoods of the west end.

What makes this house unique

Our proximity to beautiful places makes renting and living here ideal: we are a 5-minute walk from Donner Lake's West End beach; 5 minutes' drive from skiing at Sugar Bowl and 20 minutes from Squaw and Northstar. We have beautiful hiking trails 5 minutes from our door. When inside our home, the views of sky, trees, our garden (or in the winter, the mountains of snow), the warmth of our fireplace, the open, airy feeling in the living room all make being inside almost as wonderful as being outside.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, Marilyn for choosing our home for your time at Donner Lake...we hope that you had a wonderful family reunion. Please visit us again.

Dick and Mary Ann
Jul 2016
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Donner Lake Woods House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • We have two full bathrooms and one half-bath. The half-bath is within one of the downstairs bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 3 bedrooms have queen beds..the 4th bedroom has a king bed and a twin.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility


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Prefect Location!! Short walk to The West End Beach & minutes from Ski Resort.
average rating of 4.888889 based on 20 reviews
Sacramento, CA USA


  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, lots of space, a great deck. Very close to the lake. This is our third time renting this home, our family loves it.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Diane for your great review...we are so happy that you have shared so many happy family memories in our home. Mary Ann
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Redwood City, CA

Beautiful, spacious Donner Lake home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is my second time staying at this beautiful and quiet Donner Lake property, located just minutes from the West End beach. The home features four bedrooms with comfortable beds, a wonderful living room, a fully stocked kitchen, and a huge deck with plenty of seating. You won't want to come inside! The owner, Mary Ann, is a pleasure to work with and very responsive if you have any questions. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well outfitted house within a walk of Donner lake

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful home to spend time in reading or lazing out on the gorgeous deck. Close to hiking trails, Donner lake, and downtown Truckee.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you ,Stephanie for your nice comments... it always makes us feel good when families can enjoy our home for their special time together..we hope that you will come back another time. Mary Ann
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  • 5 of 5

The house is far more spacious than pictures imply. My wife and I met with all three of our children and their spouses, along with three grandchildren for a delightful time. Great kitchen and commercial grill to serve an egg and pancake breakfast to everyone under 15 minutes. Boat rentals just a minute walk away, and plenty of paths to hike. We had our dinners on the deck every evening; a perfect setting. Everyone loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great makes us very happy that your family time was perfect....we hope that you will visit Donner Lake again. Mary Ann
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  • 5 of 5

We did a three generational long weekend. Six adults and one child. It was our first opportunity to see grandchild no. 1 (2 years old) react to and enjoy snow, snowmen, snowballs and sleds. The house was wonderful. Bedrooms for all. Gorgeous snowfall on the balconey and the back slope. Huge windows for jay snow-fall watching (there was a lot of snowfall that weekend). Good, well-provisioned kitchen and dining room. Lots of games. And plenty of family space. Owners were very helpful. Would definitely go back. Perhaps to try the lake in the summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Menlo Park, California

Beautiful, comfortable large house 10 min from I-80

  • 5 of 5

This was our winter getaway. There were three families: 5 adults and 6 small kids (1.5 to 4.5 years old), we all managed to fit in our own bedrooms with additional two portable cribs. That is to say this is doable! In general the house is well layout with three levels providing privacy and space. We spent most of our time in the combined living room, dinning room and media room area which is nicely set up for playing and lounging around (there is a fireplace which is perfect for cooler evenings). Upstairs there is a loft area which we didn't use due to small kids and steep stairs but its a perfect hideaway for quiet time. The kitchen size is fairly standard but it can feel a bit crowded with a large group. It is very well stocked with pretty much anything you will need if you forgot to bring your own supplies. Overall the house is beautiful (wonderful art, books, and overall decor), very well set up and comfortable. We loved it and certainly will come back!

I must say that Mary Ann and her husband (owners) are very reasonable. We had to reschedule our trip three times and they were extremely accommodating and easy to communicate with. We also had an accident where something hot was left on the kitchen counter and caused a burn. They didn't even take our refundable damage deposit! Really nice people.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the beautiful review.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Sugar Bowl
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
West End beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Donner Lake Woods House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $300

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.
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