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3 BR Bright and Cozy Cabin *hot tub; pets considered and Close To Everything

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 BR Bright and Cozy Cabin *hot tub, pets considered, Close To Everythin

Bright and sunny cabin in the woods. Great open space perfect for families to hang out every season. The cabin is located 5 minutes from Donner Lake,Truckee and the Tahoe Donner pools, tennis, fitness center, golf and driving range. Two small families can comfortably fit in the house and will be sure to create fun family memories. There are 3 bedrooms (master suite with king, one queen and a double bunk room). There is also a comfortable fold out queen sofa bed and additional ottoman single sleeper bed. The yard is on a gentle slope perfect for sledding for the kids in the winter or just running around in the summer. The house has a new hot tub on the back patio... great in the winter and summer. There is a gas firepit in the summer you can use perfect for roasting marshmallows or just enjoying the scenery.

In the winter, it's a quick drive to the slopes...15 minutes from Sugarbowl, 20 minutes from Northstar and Squaw. In the summer, relax on the sunny deck or peaceful backyard swing or drive down the hill to Donner Lake and enjoy guest access (for a daily fee) to the private marina where you can paddleboard, sail, kayak or just relax by the lake. The house also has guest access for a daily fee to the Tahoe Donner pools, fitness center, equestrian center, tennis, and golf. Head out for a nature walk from the front door to check out the beaver dams and flying squirrels or hike the miles of trails around the house. There are so many ways for your family to enjoy the house in every season.


More Details

Karen Chin
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Karen Chin

We have been heading to Tahoe for years skiing in the winters. When we had our kids, we began enjoying the summers too. Now we love Tahoe every part of the year. Every time we go, it is literally a breath of fresh air from San Francisco, and it's been so fun watching our kids connect, interact and enjoy the amazing nature around them. They can be kids and jump rocks, play in the woods, swim in the lake, float down the truckee, kayak in Donner Lake, and of course, ski. After years of renting in every season and years of looking for a home to buy, we finally decided to take the leap and purchase a home in Tahoe Donner. We can't wait to make the family memories now in the same home year after year.

Karen Chin purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Karen Chin chose Truckee

Tahoe Donner was our favorite place to rent because of the wonderful community and amenities. As a guest, you have access to their fitness center, pools, tennis, etc. If you want to ski, hike, bike, swim, golf, play bocce, swing on swings, shoot hoops, archery or ride a horse, you can do all of that within Tahoe Donner. Year after year, we come back and discover new activities that Tahoe Donner has to offer. They also have so many family events all year that bring families together and make it festive for everyone.

We fell in love with this house since the set up was perfect for our family of four and knew we could invite another family to join us. It was sunny and bright with plenty of sleeping room for everyone. Its open space was great for hanging out and we loved how close it was to everything. Being near the entrance of Tahoe Donner makes getting everywhere easier and super convenient. When our kids are older, they can bike to the pools and town. We also loved looking out to the trees and woods around our house. It felt very private.


Truckee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , for guests hanging out in the great room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , 2 bunk beds sleep 4 kids
    Queen - 1 queen , Comfy queen bed with down bedding and small private deck
    Master - 1 king , private bedroom with small deck, private bath and TV
  • For extra guests, there is a comfy foldout sofa bed. Its a high quality sleeper sofa from Restoration Hardware. Or if you want to fit an extra kid in the master bedroom, there is a rollable ottoman that folds into a twin bed with a memory foam mattress that is surprisingly comfortable. We also have a pack n play if you need it.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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3 BR Bright and Cozy Cabin *hot tub; pets considered and Close To Everything
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Cute summer family cabin

  • 4 of 5

Great location, very responsive/extra informative host, well-appointed kitchen, warm hospitable feel. Everything just as represented. Hot tub beautiful!! Outdoor deck area a bit tight for larger groups. Would definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house, comfortable beds

  • 5 of 5

Karen's house was great and dog friendly. We cooked delicious meals there, slept perfectly, and had a wonderful time. Karen was responsive and helpful as well. The house has netflix, which we used, and a great hot tub. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin in Tahoe Donner

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful experience in this cabin. The inside was bright and open, yet the location felt secluded. We loved the hot tub in the back looking out over the woods. We would definitely stay here again on a future visit to Lake Tahoe.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

I rarely write reviews, but our group was so impressed with this place! The house layout was great for our family with two small kids, and my Dad who joined us.

The owners are so thoughtful and responsive, and seem to have thought of everything - even the cabinets and light switches are labelled, so you are not opening every cabinet or flipping all the switches trying to find the right one. The kitchen was well stocked and easy to use. The beds and linens were super comfortable.

The kids loved their bunk room, and we loved the games and sleds that were there for them to use. Seriously great place!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully cozy home in an awesome location during a beautiful winter season.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation in a winter wonderland! It was a snowy weekend on top of towering layers of snow everyone - quite beautiful. The house had plenty of room for the ten of us - 5 adults and 5 kids. The kitchen was spacious and well stocked with everything we needed (pots, pans, condiments, ingredients) for cooking and baking. The house was very cozy - plenty of towels, blankets, and pillows as well. Having a hot tub in the midst of snow is a real treat too! The kids had so much fun in the large backyard area - tons of room for snow play. They were even able carve out a small sledding path and had fun for hours. Great location - the house is within minutes to the Tahoe Donner sledding area, lodge, guest amenities, cross country ski area, a mini market, and much more. Thanks Karen for responding to my emails so quickly and being so understanding about my concerns! (I was worried about the stormy weather approaching and almost cancelled the trip but glad we didn't! The snow plow came through the road and driveway multiple times on the same day and could barely keep up with the amount of snow during this record-breaking season. Snow chains helped us get in and out with no problem.)

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend. The kids played in the snow right in the back yard and the owners were very responsive and helpful. We have rented lots of houses over the years and this house was clean, organized, well stocked and super comfortable. We hope to be back to this one!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Donner Lake

We love Tahoe Donner because of all the activities available in the community. This house provides guests to access the private beach marina at Donner Lake which has a great beach for lounging, swimming, fishing for crawdads and bbqing. You can also rent paddleboards, sailboats, kayaks and other water toys or if you have a boat, you can launch your boat and waterski. During the summer, Tahoe Donner offers free concerts and live music on the fields where parents can enjoy family time with their kids and relax under the stars. The nearby mountains provide tons of access to world class skiing and hiking, rock climbing and mountain biking in the summer. We love it as our kids never run out of things to do in the outdoors. If you love golf and tennis, Tahoe Donner has its own golf course, driving range and tennis center. There is something for every age every time of the year. We love our Tahoe Donner location because of it's easy access to the pools and recreation center within the community and is only 5 minutes to downtown Truckee which is a cute town with fantastic restaurants and bars and quaint shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed. Pets will be approved on a case by case basis. Charge is $50 per night.

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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