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Tahoe Donner Home - Family and Pet Friendly! Hot Tub and Piano

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,910 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is a beautiful home in the Tahoe Donner development in Truckee, California in the Sierra Nevada mountains. It sits on a large wooded lot with a large deck and Hot Springs spa in the back. The street is quiet and flat. The home is professionally cleaned and maintained. It is fully stocked with everything you need, including linens and towels, plenty of dishes and cookware, and games, toys, books, etc. Great for families and kids. The master BR has a Cal-K bed, one downstairs BR has a Queen bed, the other downstairs BR has two sets of bunks. The loft has a Queen hide-a-bed.

Many amenities are available within Tahoe Donner community for reasonable fees, including skiing (downhill and cross country), golf, tennis, swimming, excellent fitness center, hiking, and horseback riding. Close to Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, Reno, and several major ski resorts (Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, and Boreal).

Keywords: House

Rental and cleaning fees are subject to a 10% Town of Truckee Transient Occupancy Tax of 12%. This tax helps fund essential services for Truckee, as well as projects that make this a wonderful place to visit. Registration Certificate No. 203.

More Details

Paula Hemenway
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Paula Hemenway

We are the original owners of this beautiful vacation home, and regularly visit as a family. Our boys are ages 12 and 14, so you will find many books, toys, videos, games, and puzzles at the house that they have enjoyed over the years. Since we stay at the house ourselves, we keep it in excellent condition, with everything needed for a relaxing vacation.

We live in San Ramon, California.

Paula Hemenway purchased this house in 1991

Why Paula Hemenway chose Lake Tahoe North Shore CA

We chose to buy in Tahoe Donner because of the wonderful recreation in all seasons. We ski in the winter, go boating and swimming in the summer, and relax and enjoy the beautiful mountains in the fall and spring. In particular, Tahoe Donner is great for families because of all the amenities available: pools, tennis, golf, skiing, fitness, restaurants, etc. It makes it easy to just hang around!

What makes this house unique

We really enjoy just being together as a family, playing games, working puzzles, reading, and hanging out in the backyard. It is truly our 'home away from home' and we hope that you will also take advantage of this special place. We have people that have rented our house every year for over ten years, and I know that it is 'home' to them too!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for the use of the house. Everything looked great and we enjoyed ourselves. We'll definitely keep you in mind again for another booking.
Aug 2010
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Truckee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1910 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Two sinks in large bathroom
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink area is separated from toilet and tub by pocket door
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Bedroom - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets, so sleeps 4
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofabed - open to living area below
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Cal-K; portable crib
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Portable crib (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Piano; lots of games, puzzles, toys, etc. Books for adults and children.


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Tahoe Donner Home - Family and Pet Friendly! Hot Tub and Piano
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Dublin, CA USA


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came up for a winter retreat. We couldn't have stayed at a nicer home. Location - easy access to skiing at Sugar Bowl or North Tahoe resorts. Comfort - the home is completely furnished with a full kitchen, comfortable beds, large soaking tub in master, hot tub outside. It easily sleeps 8 people. We needed to contact Paula the owner and she was immediately available to us to answer our questions. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful and the house is easy to locate. We are definitely going to stay here again and will be recommending the home to our friends looking for accommodations in Tahoe/Donner.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not just a perfect winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

Many of the other reviews rave about winter at this beautiful home, but it's equally fantastic in the summer. We've stayed in it MANY times in the past and love its spaciousness and all the amenities it offers. It's like a second home to us. An additional plus is Paula, the owner, who is always responsive and accommodating to our needs. She's also made it very 'renter friendly' by having instructions on how to work the TV/DVR setup and appliances. The area is perfect for getting to nearby Truckee restaurants or trailheads for fabulous hikes like Mr. Judah or visiting nearby Donner Lake. We'd recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverside, CA

Relaxing and Rejuvinating Oasis

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home away from home. Our visit was during the last snowfall of the season and what a treat it was. The wood burning stove made for cozy, hot chocolate drinking afternoons. Sleds were available for outside fun. The cabin home is close enough to visit beautiful Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and excellent ski resorts which also offer tubing. There was plenty of room for everyone and we never felt crowded. The home is well stocked with cookware, towels, sheets, etc. Even if you bring spices, condiments, & soaps, but your accidently forget something, chances are whatever you forgot will be available to you. The cabin is very clean and well maintained. I will definitely recommend staying here, and will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverside, CA

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 was lucky to visit this lovely home and enjoy one of the last snow falls of the season. There is plenty of room for everyone, even more if needed! The cabin has all the comforts of home. There are lots of books and games, a kitchen with everything you could need, and of course the beautiful outdoors. So comfortable - it's like staying at a friend's house. The location is fantastic. There is tons to do right in Tahoe/Donner, but Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, historic Truckee, and Reno are not far at all. Our family will certainly be visiting again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect ski-house coziness!

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this lovely cabin for a ski-weekend with another family. Everyone loved it! Super clean, super comfortable -- the kids loved the bunk bed room! The location was fantastic. The open living room area was very comfortable for gathering and the kids enjoyed playing games on the floor next to the fireplace. We had a fantastic time, hope to come back, and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fairfield, CA

Comfortable Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a number of properties in Tahoe Donner, and now feel that we can stop looking! The kitchen was well stocked with utensils and cookware and there were also some basic items in the pantry. We were quite comfortable with two adults, two kids and the dog, and can see how two families could easily stay in the cabin's three bedrooms and loft. Tahoe Donner has many activities the kids enjoyed, including Donner Lake, bocce ball and horseback riding, so we kept busy. We also spent some time at the cabin during the day. There was a great supply of games and puzzles. At the end of the day, we enjoyed the changing colored lights in the hot tub as well as the quiet neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Reno/Tahoe International
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Lodge in Tahoe Donner
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Downtown Truckee
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Lodge in Tahoe Donner
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Tahoe Donner Ski Area
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Tahoe Donner
Car: necessary

Tahoe Donner is one of America’s largest homeowner’s associations, with homeowners and guests enjoying over 7,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Tahoe Donner is an eclectic community with a passion for outdoor recreation and a celebration of the Tahoe lifestyle.

Located 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe in Truckee, California, Tahoe Donner operates a wide variety of recreational facilities.

Our family favorites are the Trout Creek Recreation Center (private, but open to renters), Donner Lake paddle boarding, deep water fishing on Lake Tahoe, boating, and skiing at the premier Lake Tahoe resorts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until a reservation is confirmed. Holidays may be extra.

$500 refundable deposit is required to hold the reservation. Payment is due three weeks in advance. All payments are made by check mailed to the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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