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Centrally Located, Family-friendly, Immaculately Maintained Tahoe Donner Condo

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Contemporary 1,350 Sq Ft 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Family-friendly Condo

Our mountain home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is a standalone unit that is ideal for families. It is a neat, clean, well-maintained and welcoming place with modern furnishings and free wireless in the unit. It is right off the Northwoods/Northwoods intersection, within walking distance of the Northwoods pool. Easy access to slopes and activities without fear of getting snowed in!

The living room is a sun-filled, inviting area with high beamed pine ceilings, a leather couch, two arm chairs, a TV and DVD player. Off the living room is a spacious deck overlooking towering pine trees that in the summer houses a bbq and outdoor furniture.

We have a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops. A microwave, spice rack, rice cooker, blender, coffee maker, high-end cutlery, serving dishes, pots, pans and cooking utensils are available for your use. Enjoy your meals in the sunlit dining area with a dining table that seats eight people.

The bedrooms come with linens. The master bedroom has a king size bed, large closet, TV and an adjacent bathroom. The middle bedroom has a queen size bed, and large closet, and our popular 'kids' room features a bunk bed with a single bed on the top and a full size bed on the bottom. All of the bedrooms have comfortable mattresses and pillows. There is a second full bathroom in the hallway. We have a pack-and-play, and high chair available for little ones. We provide linens, bath towels and beach towels. There is a washer/dryer in the unit.

Our home is located right off of the Northwoods and Northwoods intersection -- within walking distance of the Northwoods pool, pizza restaurant park and tennis courts. It is a particularly ideal location for the winter, given Northwoods road is always plowed, and the home is always accessible in the snow - this is not true of units at higher elevations in areas that are not customarily plowed. And we back up to hiking trails that are an easy 2-minute walk away, right behind our condo.

Our Tahoe Donner home is the perfect place to recharge after a day of enjoying all the outdoor activities that Tahoe has to offer, or to just relax with a book or movie. The rental includes access to Tahoe Donner amenities, including golf, a private downhill skiing hill, over 100 km of cross-country trails, two swimming pools, recreation facilities, and more (a small fee applies to use of the amenities). We have a one-car garage for you to park your car or SUV and to store your gear. There is also parking for another car a few feet away in the condo parking lot.

We don't allow smoking inside or anywhere around the condo. Also please note that we do not have air conditioning.

More Details

Maggie Rae Shepard
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About Maggie Rae Shepard

We live in San Francisco, CA but love to travel to the mountains for skiing at Alpine or Squaw Valley in the winter, and swimming and boating in the summer at Donner Lake. Our two young children love visiting the condo and taking advantage of all the fun activities in Tahoe Donner. We have found that familiies in particular really enjoy our home.

Maggie Rae Shepard purchased this condo in 2005

Why Maggie Rae Shepard chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We chose this property because we wanted a home in Tahoe Donner with access to all of the amenities, and easy parking, and learned after renting many other homes that we wanted it to be easily accessible in the snow! We love being within walking distance of the Northwoods pool, tennis and park area. Lastly, being able to walk out to hiking trails at a moment's notice is the other piece that attracted us to this property.

What makes this condo unique

While we have owned this home since 2005, we have rented it out very selectively. We decorated it with care, and invested in good mattresses and pillows, and high-end items for the kitchen. We like to rent to people who appreciate it as much as we do! We tend to get a lot of repeat visitors, which we love.


Truckee Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bathroom and hall bathroom have stone floors and vanities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Middle Bedroom - 1 queen
    Kids bunk room - 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed , Single bed on top, full on the bottom.
  • Master bedroom has a king sized bed, spacious dresser, small TV, luggage rack and large closet. There is a master bathroom attached with a shower, sink, vanity and toilet. Middle bedroom has a queen sized bed, dresser, luggage rack and large closet. There is a pack and play in the closet. Bunk room has a bunk bed, dresser and closet.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Centrally Located, Family-friendly, Immaculately Maintained Tahoe Donner Condo
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
San Francisco, California

Beautiful, well-appointed home near multiple ski resorts; perfect for 1-2 families!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at Maggie's condo this past weekend. Between our two families, we had 4 adults and 3 kids, and it was the perfect size for us. Even though it is technically a "condo" in that there are multiple units in the vicinity, it felt like a standalone mountain home -- the unit occupies the entire 2nd floor, and there are no shared walls with neighbors, so it was nice and private. (It is only on the 1st floor where the garage spaces are shared -- four in total, one allocated to each condo.)

On the inside, the condo is modern, clean, and very well-appointed. Our guess is that this is a home well-loved and used often by the owner(s), as opposed to a pure rental with spartan furnishings, cheap dishes and silverware. On the outside, there is a shared backyard where our kids enjoyed playing in the snow.

For those looking to ski North Lake Tahoe -- the condo is centrally located near the entrance of Northwoods Boulevard in Tahoe Donner. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl and Northstar are all under 15 miles away. Also, there is only a very mild slope on the driveway, so you don’t have to worry about cars slipping on ice (like at some other homes in the area).

There was a minor snafu when we checked in, but it something that was unanticipated and out of the owner’s control. Maggie was quick to respond and very gracious as a host! Overall: we would be delighted to stay here again in future; this is a perfect home-away-from-home for anyone looking for a weekend (or week-long) vacation in Tahoe!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris! It was a pleasure to have you at our home!
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Maggie very easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gage, thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Beautiful, cozy and clean condo that was absolute perfect for our family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family felt like home in this wonderful condo - completely stocked, Maggie thinks of everything that could make your stay enjoyable. We loved the location, just a short walk to the water slide pool and Pizza on the Hill restaurant, and short drive to bigger pool and beach. We will definitely recommend to friends and hope to be back next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jessica for taking the time to post a review! It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay at our place. I hope you will be back!
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Repeat/returning renter!

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at many rentals in the Tahoe area and this is the only one I have returned to. I've stayed in the winter a couple of times before and went up for a summer stay this year which did not disappoint.

My family and I love the location, the cleanliness, amenities and the responsive owner. Easy drive to the ski resorts in the winter, walking distance to the club house/pool in the summer and close to downtown Truckee for groceries and restaurants.

We've stayed here with other families with small kids and it's perfect because we don't have to worry about the noise (our kids are loud!). Also the owner must have kids because it's stocked with games! The rest of the condo is equally as well stocked and most importantly...clean. I can't say enough how much I appreciate a clean rental.

We had a question about the grill this past stay and the owner responded immediately to our call which we really appreciated.

We'll definitely be back this winter!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We really enjoy having you and your family at our condo. We have recently added some more children's movie DVDs, as well as additional games and puzzles - based on feedback from renters who really value having these on hand. We also upgraded the TV in the master bedroom. So we are excited for you to come back! Thanks again!
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Neat, clean and great for family

  • 4 of 5

Great place, our two grandkids loved the bunk beds. The house was neat and clean with great kitchen amenities. Wish there had been some more kid friendly movies and a few toys. The bath essentials were basic and lacking in some things - only found 2 wash clothes in total. Also found some damp towels in the linen closet - I suspect housekeeping staff are trying to get done quickly which then makes you wonder about their thorough cleaning skills in other aspects. Some of the towels had a funny smell - could probably use some bleach in the next wash. A few other things that happened also had me questioning whether house cleaners were really doing a thorough job.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - wish it was a 5 star. Sorry to hear you wished that there were more washcloths. That is correct that there are only two (vs the 30+ bath towels, hand towels and beach towels). I will purchase a couple more wash cloths based on this comment. I was just up there myself using towels and didn't smell anything strange at all but will re-check. In terms of toys, we generally don't keep more than sand toys, a couple of puzzles, and a ball, just given space limitations and past issues with children breaking/losing toy pieces - quickly making them unusable! We will add some additional children's movies based on this comment.
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Interior of Property did not measure up to Exterior Image of the property Rental

  • 2 of 5

Master bdrm. was biggest disappointment. Most of the bedding should be replaced and the lower fitted sheet did not even fully fit over the mattress. Not sure where the crumbs on the lower sheet came from, but wasn't very comfortable about getting into that bed.There were so many throw pillows on the top of the bed we stored them in the closet until we left- just too much clutter. We were never able get the small TV in the room to work. We were awaken every morning about 7 AM by sunlight streaming into the room, as no window covering was provided for one of the windows. Further, the sad sofa in the living s/b replaced. The positives would be the good location, and access to the Rec. Facilities. In short, we were disappointed and left 3 days early, as we felt the rent charged would have bought us more. Mike and Pat

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that the experience did not measure up. I wish you had contacted me about this during your stay - I could have helped with the TV and addressed the sheets which is a mystery given the sheets are changed and washed before every stay. i have never received comments like this about the sheets, throw pillows or window.
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Car: recommended

Centrally located in the exclusive Tahoe Donner subdivision in Truckee amidst mountains, lakes, and meadows, our standalone condo is is a great place to stay to take advantage of world-class skiing, snowboarding, biking and other outdoor activities. Less than 15 miles away from Squaw Valley, Northstar and Alpine Meadows, less than 10 miles away from Sugar Bowl and Boreal, and less than 5 miles away from the Tahoe Donner Ski Area, this is the perfect rental for a family vacation, romantic retreat or small group looking for outdoor adventures. In the winter, whether you're looking to ski, snowboard, or snowshoe, there is plenty of snow and major resorts are nearby. In the summer, walk out the door to enjoy hiking trails and a recreation center with a gym and pool. For water activities, Lake Tahoe is only a 20 minute drive, or visit Donner Lake, with access to a private beach which includes a boat launch and boat, kayak and paddleboard rentals, only 5 minutes away. Or if you’re looking for a break from all the action, quaint downtown Truckee, with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars, is only 5 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

MLK Day Weekend, President's Day Weekend/Ski Week and July 4th Weekend: $250/night. 3 night minimum.

Christmas and New Year's Weeks: $300/night. 7 night minimum. 8+ nights at $275/night.

Memorial Day and Labor Day Weeks/Weekends: $275/night. 3 night minimum.

4th of July Week/Weekend: $300/night. 3 night minimum.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.