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Light and Spacious 4BR, 3.5BA Peaceful Getaway Close to Everything.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,024 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3000 square feet of living space 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths plus a loft

Our home is perfect for multiple families who want to have a great get-away together.

This beautiful 4 bedroom 3½ bath two story house has over 3,000 square feet of bright and comfortable living space for you to enjoy and comfortably sleeps 12 people with beds for 14.

The location in Tahoe Donner puts you right in the center of both winter and summer activities, but is also located on a quiet, forested street that provides a relaxing place to stay.

The bright main living area offers a floor plan that is wide open from the front to rear of the house with pine cathedral ceilings and a gas fireplace. The kitchen is open to the dining and living area and has all amenities including; microwave, coffee maker, espresso machine, toaster oven, dishwasher, and all cooking items and utensils you will need. The dining room table comfortably accommodates 8 people, and there are 4 barstools at the countertop bar. The dining area opens onto the front deck overlooking the street while the living room area opens onto the rear deck overlooking forest. The rear deck has a Weber gas BBQ and gas fire pit perfect for sharing a morning coffee or evening glass of wine while enjoying the solitude.

The 4 bedrooms include: 1 King in Master Suite on upper floor; 2 Queen bedrooms downstairs; 1 large kids bedroom downstairs with 2 bunk beds (4 twin beds) plus two trundles (2 twin beds); and 1 King in the Loft area above the great room, so 12 can sleep comfortably. The kids’ room also has a TV with Cable and DVD/Blu-Ray Player, books, foosball table and games. There is a new hot tub just outside the kids room sliding glass door on the ground level looking out over the forest.

We supply bed linens, towels and blankets, and have a washer and dryer in the laundry room. We provide secure high-speed Internet, telephone, and 2 flat-screen TVs with cable and DVD/Blu-Ray players.

The Tahoe Donner area has an extensive trail network for hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing that you can jump onto just 100’ from our back deck.

Two guest passes to Tahoe Donner's association amenities will be available for your use. For a charge of $8 per person each day this will allow you access for up to 8 guests (4 per pass) to a gym with breathtaking views, 2 pools (lap pool for adults, fun pool for kids), sauna, 2 hot tubs, Tahoe Donner golf course and driving range, Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski and Cross-Country Ski areas, Equestrian Center (summer), a private beach by Donner Lake, and a separate recreation center with games, tennis courts, outdoor summer activities, playgrounds, kids camps, and a third pool all within a 10-15 minute drive.

Within Tahoe Donner there is also a market, pizza restaurant and The Lodge featuring fine dining. You can find excellent casual and fine dining as well as unique specialty shops in old town Truckee, which is just minutes away. Groceries, a hardware store, cafes, etc. are also just minutes away.

You will love walking the neighborhood and having easy driving access to everything Tahoe/Truckee.

Est. driving distance in minutes (weather dependent):

10 - Tahoe Donner Golf Course

15 - Tahoe Donner Ski Areas

10 - Coyote Moon Golf Course

15 - Historic Downtown Truckee

15 - Donner Lake

20 - Boreal

25 - Northstar

25 - Squaw Valley

25 - Sugar Bowl

30 - King's Beach Lake Tahoe

30 - Tahoe City

45 - Reno Airport

60 - Emerald Bay South Lake Tahoe

We suggest you rent a car for your stay. We have a 2-car garage and a large driveway. Your car should be 4WD for the winter as the mountains can get big snowstorms.

We love our place in the mountains and hope you will also. Please treat our family home with the love and respect it deserves.

- No smoking inside or outside

- No pets

Keywords: House, Cabin, Retreat, Family

More Details

Scott and Dana
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Scott and Dana

Dana and I have four boys ranging in age from 11 to 28. We love the outdoors and spend as much time as possible outside on some slope, trail or beach hiking, skiing, riding and playing. We live in Marin and spend as much time as possible at our new place in Tahoe Donner and hope that you enjoy it as much as we do.


Scott, Dana and the Boys

Scott and Dana purchased this house in 2014

Why Scott and Dana chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We have been coming to this area for years and have always dreamed of having a place of our own here in the mountains. We chose Tahoe Donner because it is such a great community with so many things to do year round and its only 3 hours away from where we live in Marin.

What makes this house unique

We liked this home specifically because it is so light and open with a lot of room and is very peaceful. There's nothing quite like sitting on the back deck at night next to the fire looking at the stars.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Scott and Dana,

I just had to drop you a note to tell you we LOVED your home! It is so beautifully designed, and your taste in everything -- from furniture to dishes -- was just impeccable. My family enjoyed sitting in the sunny kitchen/living room so much that they skipped a hike. It was the perfect place for them, and I was happy that my husband and I were also able to stay one night ourselves. The wedding came off without a hitch, and it was such a joy for everyone to come back to your home at the end of each day.

Thanks for your flexibility with the late checkout, too. We had a post-wedding picnic at the West End Beach on Sunday and we had 110 guests! Even though your house was pretty much empty by noon, it was a relief to be able to leave a few things there (guitar, the blankets I bought for the wedding) in your garage instead of having to pack the cars before the BBQ. Big help.

Anyway, thanks again for sharing your home with us,
Aug 2016
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3024 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upper Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Serves the bedrooms 2 and 3 on the lower level
    Kids Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is directly connected to the Kids room
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Located just off of the main entry and open area
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Guest Bedroom 2 - Lower Level Front - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom 3 - Lower Level Rear - 1 queen
    Kids Bedroom 4 - Lower Level Rear - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Kids Room has two bunk beds with trundles for 6 beds total
    Loft - Top Level - 1 king , Accessable via stairway and overlooks common area
    Master Bedroom - Upper Level - 1 king , Cathedral Ceilings
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Light and Spacious 4BR, 3.5BA Peaceful Getaway Close to Everything.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Perfect family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

You can tell that the owners have spent time in ensuring that their home is inviting and has absolutely everything you would need. It was also clean, spacious and beautiful. We cannot wait to book again. Summer 2017, we will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property could not be more perfect for a family ski vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second ski week in this location. The property is well maintained and well appointed. The owners are very considerate and clearly interested in making sure their guests have a comfortable and memorable time in their home. We couldn't be more pleased. Excellent vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Elizabeth, So glad you joined us again this year and had another White Christmas! Thank you for the kind words and your return business and hope to see you again in 2017! Cheers, Scott and Dana
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Everything you need in a rental

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay and had everything we needed for a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The beds were super comfortable and the house was very clean and tidy. Plenty of room for both kids and adults. We would not hesitate to rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan, So glad that you enjoyed celebrating your Thanksgiving at our place. Thank you for taking such good care of it during your stay. Cheers, Scott and Dana
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Beautiful home, so peaceful and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Scott and Dana for being such amazing hosts. Your home is exquisite, incredibly stocked with everything you could possibly need. I particularly enjoyed many visits to the hot tub overlooking the forest. The Donner Lake amenities were also great and everything was easily accessible. A wonderful week of total rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Xanet, Thank you for the kind words. We are happy that you found our home so comfortable and are looking forward to reading the passages of your new book written while experiencing the peace and solitude of Tahoe Donner. Cheers, Scott and Dana
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Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. You have such a lovely home. Immaculate and so well equipped it was amazing, from cable TV to extra chargers for cell phones, everything was so well thought out. Very comfortable and well located, short drive to everything...lake, golf, and restaurants. Thank you for being so responsive with any questions we had and for making our stay so pleasant.

All the best,

Alex and Joe

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Alex and Joe, You guys were great! Glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking such good care of our place while you were there. You sure had some amazing weather during your stay. Please consider staying with us again next time you are in the area. Cheers, Scott and Dana
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Wonderful home for family get together

  • 5 of 5

Scott and Dana are very gracious hosts. Their home is a beautiful and yet accessible. It exceeded our expectations! A perfect place for a family gathering with children. Scott communicated with us on several occasions during our stay to make certain that our needs were met. The rooms were lovely. They were comfortable, clean, and more than met our needs. The home was perfectly positioned for daily travels to Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. We look forward to returning in future years!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Tahoe Donner is located just 10 minutes away from the Town of Truckee and 20 minutes away from several major and smaller ski resorts including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Boreal, Sierra Ski Ranch and Tahoe Donner. Tahoe Donner is the largest private community in the US and has a number of facilities included within the community including a small ski resort, cross country and equestrian center, two community centers with pools and a gym, two golf courses, several places to eat and a private beach located on the east end of Donner Lake.


Rates & Availability

Truckee House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
4th of July Weeks
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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