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

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,219 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 6 pm. Checkout time is 11 am. During popular seasons, we often have back-to-back rentals, and the cleaners need every minute to get the cabin ready for you. If you want to ensure early check in or late check out, please reserve an extra day on either end of your reservation :)

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

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

About Erika F.

Hi, I'm Erika! 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. :)


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


Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2219 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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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2 Master Suites, Spa-Like Serenity, Perfect Location, Private Hot Tub, Pets OK
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

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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Quiet, Peaceful and Pet-Friendly Get Away!!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this property several times and each time it actually gets better. The owner is always making improvements to make your stay as accommodating and comfortable as possible. The home has plenty of space, is exceptionally clean and is very welcoming! The location of the house is perfect. It is set back on the road and has it's own little drive way. Our dogs absolutely love it as well. We will definitely be coming back again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place! Has everything you need plus a hot tub to relax in at the end of the day. The house is walking distance from the recreation center, pool, trails, and local mini-market - which is very convenient, especially if you have kids. We loved it and are looking forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great! 14 people would be a tight fit in there, but for our group of 10 we were fine.

The hot tub area though... with all the snow Tahoe has gotten the hot tub is encircled with a 8 foot wall of snow. It was so cool!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Great time in the snow with our family!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house and it's location and would love to come back again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I so appreciated your communication and flexibility. We look forward to welcoming you back to the cabin soon :)
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Great family vacation spot for winter.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I took 7 kids and our dog up to this cozy and comfortable place. The cabin met our needs and everyone had their own space. We had a great vacation. Close to the rec center and Tahoe / Donner ski resort an easy jaunt to Squaw or Northstar.

We had a few issues but the owner responded immediately.

Give it a try!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review, Kailey. I am glad we could host you at the cabin. I must admit I feel a little disappointed that the party that checked out on the day of your arrival trashed the house. Our cleaners worked so hard to have everything perfect for you. And yet there were so many things damaged or extremely messy. It's so important that everyone who stays here follows the rules, not only to get their security deposit back ... also so the next party who checks in can enjoy a wonderful time. We want people to have fun at the cabin. We also hope everyone understands the importance of not meeting their own needs at the expense of other people's needs. Unfortunately in this situation, we all lost. The party who trashed the house lost their security deposit. You lost an hour of your stay and some really unfortunate damage to the house. And I lost the opportunity to have a five-star review in spite of everything I do to make this place awesome and help my guests have a wonderful stay. I feel sad writing this. I would like to live in a world where all guests who stay in a home like mine respect the space, the cleaners, the homeowner, and the next party who checks in.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Pet Fee $125
Damage Deposit $800

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund