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Last updated: 08/04/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

So yes this is a fabulous house, set on a quiet street on one of the nicest lots in Tahoe Donner. We are on nearly half an acre with huge greenbelt behind the house. For now, we are renting the upper 3 BR/2BA plus loft, hot tub access, and one garage space, while the downstairs separate apartment is usually going to be owner-occupied. We are very close to the deli and Tahoe Donner Rec Center yet off the busy traffic of Northwoods. We have the ideal mix of privacy and serenity, along with proximity to first-rate amenities through the Tahoe Donner Association and local attractions like skiing, snowboarding, yoga, world-class spas, and so much more.

Before I get into describing the many wonderful features of this house, however, it is essential that you and I connect and understand each other. This is the PERFECT house if you want a serene, spa-like environment to enjoy nature and use as a launching pad for activities around the area. This is the PERFECT house for making dinner with family and friends and enjoying the fading evening light on the deck. This is NOT a house for parties or people who are loud, messy, or unwilling to follow the rules.

I am writing this having just “recovered” from a 14-person rental during which the guests violated quite a few of our rules. They made noise in the hot tub until I kicked them out at 4 am, keeping our neighbors awake as well as me. They trashed the hot tub by not showering before using it, resulting in me spending half a day or more getting it back to pristine condition. They did not follow the instructions on the BBQ grill and broke the regulator. They did not lock the bear bin and put everyone at risk by leaving trash accessible to wild animals. This is unacceptable. If anything like this ever happens again, the guests will be asked to leave the property mid-rental, will be charged for all damages (including my time spent), and will not receive any refund.

Truckee is an absolutely amazing town, and I am proud to call myself a part-time local. Increasingly, there is tension between locals and tourists, and even a movement to ban Airbnb and VRBO from this area. From here on out, my guests will be expected to treat the house and community with absolute respect. The rules I have written from 12 years of experience renting this house are designed to protect both of us and the community and wildlife here. This is not a property where you can arrive and then “argue” with the rules. Do not book this house and then ask me if you can smoke here. Smoking is strictly prohibited on the entire property at all times. You will be charged $500 plus tax if anyone smokes on this property or I smell smoke in any room, and this will be at my discretion because we are not going to argue about it. When someone has smoked in a bedroom here, it is obvious and takes many hours of unnecessary work to get the smell out for our next guests. The fire danger is way too high here to smoke anywhere on the property, nor do we want to breathe smoke inside the house through open windows. Ditto with the other rules.

Quiet hours for this house are 10 pm to 10 am. Yes, I understand you may want to stay up later or get up earlier. This is perfectly okay so long as the noise level is kept to a minimum. Hot tub and outdoor deck/property usage hours are 10 am to 10 pm. The hot tub will be locked at 10 pm if I am here, and I am not here but receive any reports from neighbors you will be charged. The only exception will be New Year’s Eve when the usage hours will be extended 1 am to 10 am. There will be absolutely no usage of hot tub or decks from 10 pm to 10 am, except by prior consent of the owner.

You must pay an extra guest fee for any person who will be on the property at any time. As well, you must talk to me in advance about any extra guests. It does not matter if the person is “only coming for dinner” or “didn’t use the hot tub.” If you have 17 people on the property at any time, you must obtain agreement from me ahead of time and pay the extra guest fees. This is not a house for hosting parties. It puts too much strain on the house and the neighborhood. You will be charged $500 plus tax if you violate this policy.

Every guest will shower THOROUGHLY before each use of the hot tub. I am able to keep the water pristine for months by following this simple rule. If even one guest violates this rule, it usually results in a green tinge or “cloudy” appearance to the water or a “film” of oil or particulates in the filter compartment. I will not offer dirty water to my next guests so it will be dumped and scrubbed, wasting at least 500-600 gallons of water during an extreme drought. If the hot tub rules are not meticulously followed, it is entirely my discretion whether the water needs to be changed and filters cleaned. If it does, you will be charged $300 plus tax for this service.

Shoes will NOT be worn on the carpet at any time. If anyone in your party wears shoes on the carpet, you will be charged at least $300 plus tax for carpet cleaning. It is a good idea to bring flip-flops and slip-off shoes for use on the property.

The rules will be followed, or you will be charged for the damage and you will leave the property immediately without a refund. We want only respectful guests who are here to enjoy the beauty and serenity and activities of this area, while also respecting the neighbors, the community, the wildlife, and me. Therefore, do NOT book this property without reading our rental agreement carefully and ensuring that you and every single person in your party will follow the rules without exception. I was a practicing attorney for many years and will not hesitate to take legal action if the damages you cause exceed the deposit. I am very aware of the condition of everything in the house. If you break it or damage it, you will be charged for replacement value.

I am a reasonable person and want you to have an enjoyable stay here. Keeping the house nice is essential to everyone’s enjoyment. If you respect me, I will respect you. I value honest, open communication and will work with you cooperatively to resolve any issues that may arise.

Now on to the fun stuff … This property is not a “trashed” rental house like so many others in this area because it is also my second home. I spend enormous amounts of money and time keeping it nice. For example, in 2015, we installed at cost of $12K a brand new luxury carpet. The prior year, we invested a similar amount of money re-doing the back deck with Trex and meticulous craftsmanship. You can now enjoy the splendor of the outdoors here from a beautiful deck with patio table and hot tub that is accessible from both levels of the house. We have a front deck with a BBQ grill.

The main floor of the house has a popular “open floor” plan so the kitchen, dining area, and great room are integrated and flow directly to the front deck and BBQ. This creates the perfect setting for socializing while making dinner. The kitchen is not fancy but it is well laid out, has all the basic appliances, and is well stocked with pots and pans and other kitchen tools.

There is a piano conveniently tucked away in the loft. Piano hours are the same as quiet hours: 10 am to 10 pm, no exceptions.

We have an insanely comfortable king bed in the upstairs master bedroom, as well as a huge bathtub with jetted tub. This room has a “treehouse” type feel and a staircase that leads to the back deck and hot tub.

We have two smaller bedrooms on the main floor, which share a small bathroom. One has a queen bed, and the other has four twins. All three bedrooms have a full-sized dresser and closet.

We have two fold-out couches, one in the great room and one in the loft.

We are located approximately one half mile from the Rec Center. Without traffic, we are about 20 minutes from Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Sugar Bowl. We are about 30 minutes from Lake Tahoe and about 3 miles from Donner Lake or historic downtown Truckee. Allow extra time for traffic and construction delays, of course.

Please ask me if you have any questions. I don’t enjoy being a task master, and I also don’t enjoy spending my precious time and money cleaning up, repairing, and replacing due to obnoxious guests. Can you really blame me, or would you probably feel the same way in my shoes?

If you respect me, I will respect you. Let’s work together for you to have a fabulous stay in our beautiful home.

Ski Lease Applicants: Generally, we have such high popularity for short-term rentals that this house is NOT available for ski lease. I would consider a ski lease if the price is right.

"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.

All rentals are subject to 12% tax. This includes both the 10% Transient Occupancy Tax and the new 2% Truckee Tourism Business Improvement District assessment.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1870 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    The house is not childproofed, however....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    House trained pets are welcome. Any damage will be charged to you. There is a $125 + tax pet fee. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom - Master: 1 king

    pretty forest view...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    pretty forest view...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 4 twin/ single

    bunks & trundle - great for kids...moreless

  • Loft: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    full-size fold-out couch...moreless

  • Great Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    queen-size fold-out couch...moreless

  • Upstairs Master bedroom with king bed and large flat screen TV. , 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. There is an additional master suite downstairs that is NOT part of this listing and is rented separately. It may be available during your stay for an additional charge. Please inquire if interested. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom - Master: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs master was upgraded around 2009 with beautiful windows and blue diamond granite. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • In the garage, there is an umbrella that can be used on the deck during the summer. 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. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Suddenlink cable service...moreless

  • Television:

    Big big screen TVs. One in the great room and one in the upstairs master bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    There are some games for kids in the bunk room closet. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    The house has mostly forest views, and they are really pretty. Master bedroom and bath now have big picture windows with filtered views of the nearby hills. Really beautiful and peaceful!...moreless

  • Resort

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    We have a table for six, two bar stools at the counter, and the dining area blends into the great room. This means others can sit in the living room area. We also have an outdoor patio dining table. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    One space is available in the garage plus additional room in the large flat driveway. Must coordinate with anyone in the lower unit, if occupied....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Forced air heat. In the winter, you might like to bring your own humidifier. The air in Tahoe gets dry in the winter. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed WiFi internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Huge flat driveway in front of the house, fits many cars. Will need to coordinate with access to downstairs unit. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    For large groups over 10, you may need to bring extra towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Beautiful wood stove on the main floor...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Basic pots, pans, and dishes are provided. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built-in microwave over range. ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    No guarantees here but usually there are some spices and condiments around....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Small balcony from the upstairs master bedroom, leads down stairs to the rest of the beautiful deck. ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    We have one old bicycle in the garage. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Via the Tahoe Donner community, please check their website....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    We are close to Squaw, Sugar Bowl, Alpine, and Northstar. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Via the Tahoe Donner community, please check their website....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    At the Tahoe Donner Rec Center. With the guest passes, you will have access to all the amenities listed on the Tahoe Donner website. ...moreless

  • Hot Tub:

    Private hot tub for six behind the house. Soak under the stars and among the trees. A transcendent experience. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016 - 3 BR/2 BA
Jul 8 - Sep 1, 2016
2 night min stay
$497 $597
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2016
4 night min stay
$397 $497
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,997

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Early Ski Season
Nov 27 - Dec 15, 2016
2 night min stay
$397 $497
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,797

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Pre-Xmas Weekend
Dec 16 - Dec 18, 2016
2 night min stay
$497

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Holidays 2016
Dec 19 - Dec 29, 2016
4 night min stay
$497 $697
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$4,297

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

New Year's
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay
$697
$4,297

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season 1
Jan 3 - Jan 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$397 $497
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,797

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

MLK Weekend
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
3 night min stay
$497
$1,997

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season 2
Jan 16 - Feb 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$497 $597
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,997

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

President's Day Weekend
Feb 17 - Feb 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$597
$2,997

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Ski Week
Feb 20 - Feb 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$497 $597
Fri, Sat
$2,997

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season 3
Feb 26 - Apr 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$397 $497
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,997

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Ski Season 4
Apr 9 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$397
$1,297

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$497

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Early Summer 2017
May 29 - Jun 29, 2017
2 night min stay
$397 $697
Fri, Sat
$1,797 $3,497

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Fourth of July 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 7, 2017
4 night min stay
$497 $797
Fri, Sat, Sun
$2,797 $7,997

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$497

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$397 $497
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,297

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $997
  • Pet Fee $125 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12%

Notes:

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:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

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

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Truckee, CA, USA:
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 :)

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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. :)


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Warm up by the beautiful wood-burning stove in the great room :)

    Warm up by the beautiful wood-burning stove in the great room :)

  • House in Winter-big flat driveway fits many cars

    House in Winter-big flat driveway fits many cars

  • Great Room with cathedral ceilings and now features new flat screen Samsung TV

    Great Room with cathedral ceilings and now features new flat screen Samsung TV

  • House nestled in snow

    House nestled in snow

  • Front deck- great for summer BBQs

    Front deck- great for summer BBQs

  • Trundle bed in bunk room on main floor with extra twin tucked underneath

    Trundle bed in bunk room on main floor with extra twin tucked underneath

  • Great room with cathedral ceilings

    Great room with cathedral ceilings

  • Upstairs master bath, blue diamond granite counters + jetted tub renovated 2008

    Upstairs master bath, blue diamond granite counters + jetted tub renovated 2008

  • The view into the woods from the hot tub is peaceful and lovely

    The view into the woods from the hot tub is peaceful and lovely

  • House in snow with blue skies :)

    House in snow with blue skies :)

  • Upstairs master bedroom with beautiful views of the woods

    Upstairs master bedroom with beautiful views of the woods

  • Loft- curl up with hot chocolate and a book, also features a piano

    Loft- curl up with hot chocolate and a book, also features a piano

  • Splendid privacy- wrap-around deck

    Splendid privacy- wrap-around deck

  • Bunk room on the main floor with beautiful view into the woods

    Bunk room on the main floor with beautiful view into the woods

  • The kitchen works well and has an open counter to the dining area and bar stools

    The kitchen works well and has an open counter to the dining area and bar stools

  • Back deck and back of house, beautiful hot tub and sitting area

    Back deck and back of house, beautiful hot tub and sitting area

  • Viewing from kitchen to front door of house and air lock entry

    Viewing from kitchen to front door of house and air lock entry

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This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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