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2 Master Suites, Spa-Like Serenity, Perfect Location, Private Hot Tub, Pets OK

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Hot Tub, 2 masters, 4 BR/3 BA, loft, sleeps 14, 2-car garage, huge flat driveway

Wake up in a beautiful wooded location, with sunshine streaming through the trees. We have the perfect location about 1/2 mile from the Rec Center yet off the main roads. Serene and peaceful, nearly half acre lot set back from the low-traffic street among the pines. We are on Roundhill Drive. Our street is very quiet, and the lot backs to a large greenbelt. You will really feel like you really got away from it all!

Looks like it's going to be a great snow year. We are about 11 miles from Sugar Bowl, and about 14 miles from Squaw Valley or Northstar. Get your powder on!

Private Hot Tub for 6 right behind the house. Soak under the stars and among the trees! NEW CARPET throughout the house as of April 2015. :)

Gorgeous 4 bedroom home plus loft, 3 bathrooms (two master suites - one with a big jacuzzi tub, the other with a huge marble rain shower). 1 king, 2 queens, 4 twins + 2 sleeper sofas. The bedrooms have BLACKOUT SHADES so you can sleep! :) The downstairs master bedroom has a new (as of Dec. 2014) queen-sized Memory Foam mattress, which get better reviews than regular mattresses. Also a new sleigh bed in that bedroom.

Beautifully furnished, fabulous location close to convenience store + Rec Center, where you can use pools, hot tubs, golf course + other Tahoe Donner amenities for a small fee. Spacious great room with wood cathedral ceilings and lots of natural light. We have a beautiful piano, which is conveniently tucked away out of the main thoroughfares in the loft. Awesome wood stove, firewood is available at nearby Z Marketplace, Safeway, or ACE Hardware. Laundry downstairs, tucked under the staircase with easy access to the garage. 2 car garage and huge flat driveway can accommodate many cars.

Two large flat-screen TVs with DVD/Cable. One Smart TV is in the upstairs master bedroom. Non-Smart TV in the great room. High-speed WiFi Internet access.

Nice deck perfect for BBQ, gas grill brand new as of summer 2014. Patio dining table available during the non-winter months, also new as of summer 2014.

Important: This is NOT a party house, and we strictly enforce the rental agreement. You may not have more than the reserved number of guests on the property at any time (day or night). There will be no loud noise or music after 10 pm or before 10 am. This is absolutely a NON-smoking property, no exceptions. Violations of the rental agreement will result in forfeiture of the security deposit, so please read it carefully.

Check in time is 5 pm. Checkout time is 11 am.

We supply linens and basic kitchen stuff like pots, pans, dishes, flatware. Guests must bring their own additional supplies as listed in the rental instructions. Please do read the instructions carefully. With 12 years of successful rental experience, we do our best to strike a good balance between keeping fees reasonable and making sure everyone has a great visit to the house. We can customize your stay with added services if you let me know ahead of time.

Nearby attractions include Squaw Valley, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, historic downtown Truckee, casinos, Reno, bike paths, hiking trails, x-country skiing, etc. No smoking. Pet friendly, please inquire. This is MUCH nicer than your typical rental home. We look forward to your visit to our lovely home. :)

We are pet friendly and charge a modest fee to help cover the inevitable extra costs of having pets here. Please inquire.

I invest a lot of money in keeping this house nice. In 2015, we invested $12K in brand new luxury carpet. It feels so good and soft under the feet and freshened up the look of the cabin :) In 2014, we invested a similar amount of money upgrading the back deck to Trex, giving you plenty of space to enjoy the hot tub and the lovely woods behind the house. We so appreciate you treating the house with tender loving care so we can keep it wonderful for everyone who visits.

Please ask about our repeat guest program. We are pleased to offer a discount on your next stay with us, if our first visit was mutually satisfying. We so appreciate our guests who treat our home and us with respect and consideration :)

Ski Lease Applicants: Generally, we have such high popularity for short-term rentals that this house is NOT available for ski lease. If you would like to rent the house from Jan. 2, 2017 to April 30, 2017, the rate will be $24K plus cleaning fees and deposit. Includes reasonable utilities and snow plow. It must be paid up front by check or wire transfer and is non-refundable.

"This is the nicest house we've ever rented in Tahoe!" December 2014, just got off the phone with my latest rental party, and that's what she said verbatim. It feels great hearing that because I spend time at this house during the off season keeping it BEAUTIFUL. I want my renters to have a wonderful experience.

More Details

Owner
Erika F.
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Erika F.

I love skiing and the outdoors, and I love sharing this beautiful house with my renters. :) We love creating a beautiful place for people to stay, we love when people have great experiences with us, we always strive to keep things running smoothly ... and we also appreciate when our guests recognize we are human too and work with us compassionately on anything that arises. Cheers.

Erika F. purchased this house in 2004

Why Erika F. chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

As soon as I saw this house, I knew this was THE ONE. I could see its potential. Due to its prime Tahoe Donner location, there was a bidding war so I put in a bid well over asking price and got the house! Since then we have lovingly updated, remodeled, and improved every single year - and we love it! You will too :)

What makes this house unique

One of the most beautiful lots in Tahoe Donner. Set back from the road in a very quiet neighborhood. Nearly half an acre. Serene and peaceful with tremendous privacy and access to a large greenbelt behind the house.

Note about allergies: Please note this is a PET-FRIENDLY house in a wilderness area! Dogs, cats, and other animals may have been in the house recently. We cannot guarantee that people with allergies will not have reaction either due to pets or the heavy pollen we get in Tahoe. Sometimes there is also smoke in the air from wildfires. The air also gets very dry up here at high altitude, especially during the winter. We recommend alerting your guests to this issue and bringing a humidifier and/or air purifier if this will be more comfortable for you. :)

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

2 Master Suites, Spa-Like Serenity, Perfect Location, Private Hot Tub, Pets OK
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
5

Perfect 4th of July getaway

  • 5 of 5

I had an amazing time at this beautiful Tahoe Donner home. Close to Lake Donner, secluded and big enough for a group, we could not have picked a better place. The front deck and back porch were get places to hangout, and the house was in great condition. Erika gave easy to understand and detailed instruction about the home so there were no questions about how anything worked or where items were. Can't wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable Ski House

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained house with spacious living area, convenient for SugarBowl (~15 minutes).

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Duncan. I'm so glad you had a good stay at our ski house. Have a wonderful 2017 !
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San Francisco
5

This is a lovely well-maintained, and conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

The description of the cabin was accurate. Our group of 13, including two young children and a dog, was very comfortable. The owner was very responsive to our needs, including Ordering a card table and chairs to provide extra seating for meals. The snow removal company arrived timely. The hot tub was great! And the location is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Joan, It was delightful to host you and your family. Thank you so much for the helpful suggestions. I hope the card table and new folding chairs will provide enjoyment and extra seating for many of our guests in the years to come. A very happy 2017 to you! - Erika
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Danville, CA
5

Lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the Thanksgiving week at Erika's cabin. It was great! We loved the location, with the back of the house facing a large, quiet, wooded area, whose sight can be enjoyed from within the hot tub. Plenty of space for our family of 5 plus visiting grandparents and the family dog. Plus we got 15" of snow during our stay while being within driving distance of the North Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Couldn't ask for more.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Francisco, Thank you so much for staying at the cabin and taking the time to write a review for us. I am so happy that you enjoyed the peaceful forested location we are so lucky to have at the cabin. I'm thrilled you got snow too. It is so amazing sitting in that hot tub surrounded by nature and fresh snow. We hope to host you and your family again soon. cheers, Erika
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5

Wonderful Summer Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I spent 10 fabulous weeks in Erika's well appointed mountain cabin during the summer. The property is situated back in the woods and the surrounding area is very serene and peaceful. I slept in the upstairs master in a wonderful king bed and enjoyed waking up every morning, having my latte in bed and enjoying the view of the tall beautiful pines. During the day and evenings I enjoyed sitting on the front deck and many times saw deer mosey on by.

The house offers everything you need and the hot tub was a wonderful way to relax in the evening. Additionally, the rain shower in the lower master was heaven. This is one of the more desired areas in Tahoe Donner and I thoroughly enjoyed my walks around the surrounding area. It is in walking distance to the rec center, lodge and the Z market - which offered great sandwiches for lunch! You are only a few miles away from downtown Truckee and very close to Donner Lake. Additionally, Northstar Ski resort is only about 15 minutes away.

Erika was always available for any questions I had and prompt to fix any issues that came up - which were few and very minor! However, I appreciated how quickly she responded and she was a delight to work with. At the end of my stay she returned my full deposit within two weeks.

Because I was so impressed with the area I ended up buying my own vacation home here and Erika has even been helpful with offering advice and suggestions on the purchase of my new home - which has been very much appreciated.

Although I was here in the summer I can only imagine how beautiful it is during the winter. The driveway is very flat and offers lots of parking. Do not hesitate to stay in her lovely home. I promise you will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Debra, for your kind words and taking the time to write a review for us. It was a delight to host you and your kitty at the cabin. I deeply appreciated your open communication and the updates you sent me as the summer went along. Very happy that you not only had a pleasant stay with us ... also that you will now be a neighbor in Tahoe Donner. How fortunate am I that a rental turned into a new friendship. And the timing of it all worked out so perfectly to get your lovely new home. Look forward to connecting with you up there soon!
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5

Wonderful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This spacious cabin in the Tahoe-Donner area of Truckee is beautiful inside and out. Morning sun streams through the east-facing upper and lower windows in the great room. The forest views are lovely. I really enjoyed seeing the quaking aspen interspersed with the conifers from the kitchen and dining room windows. The bed in the queen room on the main floor was very comfortable. I was able to make pies and do other cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. The area is quiet and peaceful. Beautiful views of woods and sky while soaking in the hot tub. The decks on both the front and back of the cabin are great places for a barbeque, picnic or just enjoying the outdoors.

Donner Lake is a few miles down the hill. West End beach has a wonderful view of Donner Lake and the mountains. It’s a great place to walk, swim, boat, have barbeques or picnics, or just relax. There’s a sandy beach and a roped-off swim area for kids with life guards on duty 9am – 5pm, June through August, and on weekends in May and September.

We tried out several restaurants in Old Town Truckee. All good. King’s Beach on the north shore of Lake Tahoe is about 30 minutes away. Nice small beach with awesome views. There are other beaches in the area.

We made a trip to Sierraville Hot Springs, about 30 minutes north of this cabin. Great views from the deck by the pool and wonderful hot springs soaking.

The owner, Erika, was easy to work with and answered questions promptly

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ana P. for your kind words and taking the time to write us a review. I must agree with you that the house is in a lovely setting with great access to such a wide range of attractions. Hope you will stay with us again soon!
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Car: necessary

House is near awesome ski resorts such as Northstar, Sugarbowl, and Squaw Valley. Historic Truckee is fun and charming. Rec Center is about 1/2 mile away, along with a deli and convenience store. This is an awesome, awesome house in a fabulous location, just off I-80.

Other Activities: snowboarding, all snow sports

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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
 
Ski Season 2
Jan 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$597
From
$797
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Week
Feb 20 2017 - Feb 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$797
From
$997
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season 3
Feb 26 2017 - Apr 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$597
From
$797
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season 4
Apr 9 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$397
$1,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$397
From
$697
Fri,Sat
$1,797
$3,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fourth of July 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$697
From
$1,197
Fri,Sat,Sun
$8,997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jul 10 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$497
From
$797
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$347
From
$497
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Ski Season
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$397
From
$497
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,797
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Christmas 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$497
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,197
$5,997
 
 
Xmas/New Year's
Dec 26 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$997
From
$1,197
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$5,997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Ski Season 1
Jan 2 2018 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
$397
From
$597
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,997
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
$697
$2,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
President's Day Weekend
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
$1,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$397
From
$497
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,297
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $700
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

This house is kept in excellent condition with ongoing upgrades such as recent brand new deck around hot tub and brand new carpet as of April 2015. Payments are NON-refundable regardless of cancellation. Email me for a detailed quote. I provide detailed info to help you get your deposit back - please review our terms before booking. If additional guests or pets are not disclosed and paid prior to arrival, deposit will be forfeited. We charge a fee to cover credit card costs, this fee is WAIVED when you pay by check, money order, or wire transfer. Please inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2219 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Master Bath - toilet , shower , huge marble rain shower
  • Upstairs master was upgraded around 2009 with beautiful windows and blue diamond granite. Downstairs master is brand new as of late 2010.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Downstairs Master - 1 queen
    Upstairs Master - 1 king , pretty forest view
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , pretty forest view
    Kids Room - 4 twin/ single , bunks & trundle - great for kids
    Loft + Great Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , full sleeper sofa in loft, queen sleeper sofa in great room
  • Upstairs Master bedroom with king bed and large flat screen TV. Downstairs master bedroom with gas fireplace and huge marble rain shower. Two smaller bedrooms on the main floor (1 room with queen bed and 1 room with 4 twin beds), 1 fold-out couch in the loft, and 1 fold-out couch in the great room. All three bedrooms have lovely forest views. Hot tub can be accessed from main floor or upstairs master bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
All patio furniture is stored during winter to avoid weather damage. We have a piano which is tucked away in the loft, out of the main thoroughfares. House has access to all Tahoe Donner amenities for nominal fees using guest passes included with rental. Community amenities include outdoor pools, hot tubs, equestrian center, golf course, lake access, and more.

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