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Capone's Lake Getaway at Serene Lakes, Soda Springs

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 15)

This charming lake view house is located in Soda Springs just 10 miles before Truckee. Lake access is a hop across the street with no barriers! A green belt sits between the lake and our home. With amazing deck views of Serene Lakes as well as the Sierra Nevada, you can relax and breathe fresh mountain air on our large deck that can easily fit your entire group. If you are coming from the Bay Area, it is a fabulous location as it is less of a drive and minus the noise and traffic of Lake Tahoe. This very friendly family orientated community is perfect for family retreats or just getting together with good friends. With plenty to do in both summer and winter, outdoor enthusiasts will love it here!

Literally just behind the house is North America's largest cross-country ski resort, Royal Gorge. Fantastic sledding is conveniently available along the side of our property. Multiple downhill ski resorts are just minutes away! From Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Resort, Soda Springs Ski Resort to Boreal. Northstar and Squaw Valley USA are just a little further! In addition, we have cross-country skis and boots available for your use as well as sleds for closer to home activities.

Summertime is just as spectacular with activities such as bike riding (bikes available at the house), strolls around the lake (2 miles), swimming, fishing, laying out on the beach (sand toys and umbrella available), canoeing (yours to use and parked conveniently on the lake shore), kayaking (one man kayak located in the garage), BBQing on the deck, hiking, and much more!

So whether you are looking for outdoor excitement or just want to relax, our home will offer you an exceptional experience that you won't forget!

Call us to reserve your date! Check us out on Facebook. Search for 'Capone's Lake Getaway'.

Keywords: Cabin, lakeview, sledding, canoe, fishing, house, lodging, getaway, chalet, lakefront

More Details

Cynthia Capone
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 March, 2018

About Cynthia Capone

We currently live in the Bay Area and enjoy the outdoors. We are a family of 4. Living in the Bay Area, we feel it's important to slow things down whenever we get the chance! Visiting the Sierras has always been an enjoyment for us and something we hope to share with our children for many years.

Cynthia Capone purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Cynthia Capone chose Serene Lakes

Having known next to nothing about the Serene Lakes area, we agreed to visit a friend who recently purchased a cabin there. We instantly fell in love and decided to buy a place just down the street. It works out so well for us since we love the outdoors but also enjoy the serenity this place has to offer. It's a few hours outside the Bay Area but just far enough away from the madness at Lake Tahoe. We love it here and especially the fact that it accommodates large groups! So many memories....

What makes this cabin unique

There are so many activities that we end up doing throughout the year on our visits. There's downhill skiing, sledding, crosscountry skiing, bike riding, running, rollerblading, hiking, walking, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and of course overeating! However, the main goal is to relax and take in the fresh air with good friends and family!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you SO very much for renting us your home -- we had a terrific time, despite the little amounts of snow. We've been renting houses up in the Serene Lakes area for several years and we all agreed, your home was the best, hands down -- it's a great location, funky layout that actually works, incredibly well-stocked (generously and thoughtfully).....

Thanks again - we hope to stay there again sometime this winter. Will be in touch!
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Serene Lakes in Soda Springs

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 bathrooms with shower and 1 bathroom with tub/shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 5 bedrooms with Queen size beds sleep a total of 10 people. Loft has 2 sets of bunk beds and a twin bed sleeping a total of 5 people. House sleeps a total of 15 all together. Also, a portable baby crib, baby monitor and baby gate are available for guests use. *Linens are included!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Large deck with lake views. Nice empty wooded lot right next to our cabin, perfect for sledding. Beach and facilities are walking distance (less than a quarter mile). Royal Gorge trail runs behind the house. Ski resorts within 5 miles. Linens are included via a mandatory linen fee.


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Capone's Lake Getaway at Serene Lakes, Soda Springs
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful house for a family mountain trip!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for a few families. The kids had fun sledding in the back yard, playing at the nearby soda springs resort and checking out the icy lake. Would certainly come back here again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you and your family had a nice time! Hope to hear from you again! Thanks again for choosing to rent with us.
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Winter wonderland for extended family!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful getaway for our large extended family. The size and layout works well for our group from 8 years old to 80. We built sled runs and several snow forts around the house. High elevation and proximity to downhill & cross-country make this our favorite winter weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

A very cozy home tucked away in a beautiful and lovely location very nearby the Sugar Bowl ski resort. Loved all the amenities provided! Slight issue with water heater due to it being off but that was resolved.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just ok

  • 2 of 5

Location good, but no hot water for showering, unstable internet, no central heating. Kitchen and library were nice.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you did not have hot water. I wish that you had communicated this to us at ANY point of your stay because we were available by phone, email and also have a handyman available. Our house is equipped with two 80 gallon hot water heaters which is more than adequate to provide hot water for large groups for extended stays. From what it sounds like to me, there was a valve that had been closed somehow and having just been up there personally we checked to see that everything was operational as we were preparing for the holiday rentals. In fact, the renters after you had figured it out and had hot water. As far as internet, the service is AT&T and not sure if they were experiencing issues, but normally we work up there as the internet has generally been stable. You mentioned that there was no central heating and you are correct but that was stated in our VRBO description. We say the house has wall heaters, baseboard heaters and a pellet stove. So not sure if you missed that when looking our our house description. Again, I really wish you had made an effort to let someone know about the hot water heater as this situation could have been avoided. I really hope that you communicate with the next rental owners first before deciding to leave such a low rating as you have for our place. Best of luck in your new year.
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Sparks, Nevada

Loved it - several improvements were made to the home to make the stay truly enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed there for the last three years and it continues to be one of our favorites. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice to have your wonderful group return again! We appreciate your nice review and look forward from you again next year!
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Great place for multi- generations

  • 5 of 5

This is the 4th time we have stayed here with children and grandchildren and each time they beg to come back. The house is large, comfortable beds, great view from the deck of the lake across the street. There's plenty of kitchen dishes etc to cook for groups up to 15. The owners are very helpful if anything breaks. The location is great for young kids learning to skate or ride bikes and the lake is quiet, no motors. For the mountains the water is swimmable We are going back next year

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review! I'm glad your family is enjoying the house and making lots of great memories. It's always a pleasure having you and your family return year after year. We appreciate you always thinking of us and look forward to many more years of sharing our house! Thanks again!
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Nearest Airport
53.1 Miles
Reno airport
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Serene Lakes Beach
Car: necessary

Walking distance to the sandy maintained beach with bathroom facilities, volleyball court, picnic benches and rentals (canoes, paddle boats and kayaks). Drive way fit 4-5 cars. Fifth car possible if carefully parked.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Serene Lakes, Gold Country / High Sierra

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Regular II
16 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring I
1 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day Weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Peak
29 May 2018 - 3 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 4th Week
4 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Peak II
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

linen fee (mandatory) £86.65
cleaning £144.42
Refundable Damage Deposit £216.63

All linens are provided. Also, due to the large capacity of our house, we understand that there will be large groups renting. We respectfully ask that you return the house to its original state (minus normal cleaning). If the house is not, your security deposit may be forfeited. We also ask that you are respectful of our neighbors who come to Serene Lakes for the serenity of the area and abide by the 11 pm noise ordinance. RVs are not allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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