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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 - 5 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

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 Truckee

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
  • 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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Beautiful home perfect for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family get together was great and we thoroughly enjoyed this home which was beautiful, clean and well equipped with amenities. We appreciated the proximity of the home to snowboarding, hiking and shopping activities/areas as well as the beauty of nature that surrounds the home. Thank you for sharing your home and for your quick replies to our questions. We recommend your home without any reservations and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, So happy that you enjoyed your stay at our place. Thank you for the generous review and for taking such good care of our home during your stay. Please consider staying with us again next time you are in the Tahoe area! Cheers, Scott and Dana
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Fantastic Tahoe Donner Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic home for my family to get together for the Thanksgiving holiday! Plenty of room and the layout was perfect for everyone to have their own space. Fully furnished with everything that you can possibly need in the kitchen. We cooked meals for 11 people easily. Beds were comfy and everyone slept great in this quiet setting. Scott was very informative and helpful. I would highly recommend staying here and we certainly will book it again someday.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This Tahoe Donner property is beautiful. It is well situated, immaculate, beautifully furnished, and has a perfect kitchen for multiple cooks. We found the kitchen well stocked with quality pots, pans, glasses, dishes, and sharp knives! Both the front and the back decks were great gathering places. We were able to eat all of our meals outside. The beds were very comfortable.

We highly recommend this property and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Virginia, Happy that everything worked out so well for you and your crew. You picked the right time to be up in Tahoe while we were baking down here in the SF Bay Area. Thank you for the great review and we look forward to you staying with us again soon! Cheers, Scott and Dana
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Very nice home with many amenities!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Scott and Dana's home. There were four couples and two small children - and plenty of room for all of us. Tahoe Donner is a lovely area for families and the home had a binder with every bit of information we'd need to enjoy our time there. The house was very neat and clean and the host very gracious!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Carla, So glad that you and your group had such a wonderful time while staying at out home.
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Nicely located, furnished and maintained home well suited for our family with a great

kitchen and open feeling for being together. Very enjoyable stay and recommended


  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House in Truckee

  • 5 of 5

Spent the weekend together - 4 couples - the home had everything you would need. I'd reserve it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dan we hope you come back to stay with us next time you are visiting the Tahoe area. Cheers, Scott and Dana
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
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.

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