|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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!
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
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.
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.
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
Beautifully decorated with a large patio. It's only a short walk to the beach. Lots to do in the area - hiking, boating, fishing.
There are a lot of stairs - 3 levels. It is well stocked for all of your basic needs.
This was our second summer at Mary Ann's home. It is a lovely place, great lay out, well stocked kitchen and a wonderful deck. it is very close to the beach, even the 3 year old could easily walk. Our family really enjoyed our stay there again this year.
We enjoyed our stay at this Donner Lake property. The house was very nice and was within a five minute walk to the lake. We enjoyed having dinner on the lovely deck every night. The owners were a pleasure to work with.
My family and I were in town for a wedding at West End Beach and we stayed at this property for three nights. With hosting 6 adults and two kids, there was still plenty of space for you to be in the house and still have your own nook. It was perfect! We had tons of space and the location could not be better. You're literally two blocks from Donner Lake and a quick ride to the ski resort.
The house was very well stocked and so comfortable to be in. The patio is amazing - if I could have slept outside, I would have! I was traveling with a very active toddler and was happy to see that there are child gates in place around the interior and exterior steps. In addition, there was a clean and well-maintained pack n' play, which made it nice that I didn't have to schlep my own.
Mary Ann was an excellent host, always responsive to questions prior and during our stay.
Overall, I would highly recommend staying here and can't wait to book my next visit.
We had a great time at this home over the holiday. The host Mary Ann was fantastic. She was readily
Available for any questions we had, and made us feel welcome in her home. There is a lot of space for sleeping, and the home is very well stocked with towels, dishes, etc. I would definitely recommend this home!!
In town to celebrate a birthday, we found the property to be the perfect home-away-from-home. The location is fantastic and the 5 minute walk to the beach was easy for kids and grandparents alike. The interior of the house is laid out for everyone to have their own space; although we spent the majority of our time on the fabulous deck soaking up the sunshine. We made excellent use of the kitchen and found it to be well stocked with pots/pans/utensils. Although there are some steep stairs both inside the house and outside to the street, there were child gates in place and we had no fear of the two one-year-olds roaming around the main level and deck. The owner left us a kind note and instructions and was always available to answer questions before our visit. We would definitely recommend this property!
|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
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|