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Luxury at a Discount - Gorgeous, Family-friendly, Games Room, Toys, Hot Tub

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13 -15)

Welcome to Luxury at a Discount! Family-friendly, Toys, Games Room, Hot Tub, Decks, Fully Equipped Kitchen... You won't find a more beautiful and fun filled home in all of Tahoe Donner, especially at this price.

Our house has recently been beautifully renovated and redecorated throughout - hickory hardwood floors (carpeting in the bedrooms), 3 kings size beds, 1 queen, and one single over double log style bunk bed, 1 queen size pullout couch, extra mattresses under beds, fully equipped kitchen, game room with full size full size air hockey table, fuzzball table, hot tub, garage, double entry flat driveway, front and back decks, designer furnishings, two fireplaces, kid friendly bedroom, and large family room/playroom with tons of toys and costumes. It is an extremely child friendly home with an ideal setup for multiple families and friends. The bedrooms are divided up (three upstairs, two downstairs) to provide a maximum amount of privacy between the two floors.

Our luxurious family vacation home is part of the Tahoe Donner community which includes access to the recreation facilities (gym, pools, Jacuzzis, snow sledding area, children’s play areas, private beach at Donner Lake).

We have made a tremendous effort to keep our fixed costs low and to pass on the savings to our renters. We have invested in eco friendly appliances and have gone GREEN where ever possible, and hope that our renters will participate in our efforts by turning down the heat, using less electricity etc in order for us to maintain our reduced rates.

Our 2015 - 16 rates are range between $450 - $650/night. There is also a $235 cleaning fee and a 12% occupancy tax.

Here is a detailed description of the house and its layout that we have provided for renters that can be helpful for their vacation planning:

The house is an ideal multi-family house and was designed with kids in mind. My sister and I co-own the house and we have 5 children between our two families so the place is equipped from baby age up to teen (Pac n Play, clip on high chair, lots of toys, costumes and kids dvd’s, air hockey table, fuzzball table, snow play area etc). It was also recently redecorated and looks fantastic.

The layout of the house is as follows… outside is semi-circular driveway that fits about 6 – 8 cars depending on snow levels in the winter, two car garage, easiest entry is through garage door into downstairs.

Downstairs level has the playroom with a couch (sleepable), tv with dvd/satellite, toys, costumes, and books, two bedrooms (one king size bed, one queen size bed) and bathroom with shower over tub. The games room with a full sized air hockey table, fuzzball table, dart board, etc is also on this level.

Upstairs level has livingroom/diningroom/kitchen as one big area (65 inch flat-screen tv/satelitte/dvd/receiver/gaming hook ups!!) with large deck off of front with big gas BBQ (kids can play in snow on deck), dining room table that extends and can easily sit 16 or more, three bedrooms (master bedroom with king size bed and bathroom, second bedroom with king size bed, third bedroom with twin over full bunkbed), large guest bathroom with shower over tub and washer/dryer in closeted alcove. Master bedroom and bunk bed bedroom have additional tv’s/dvd/satelitte. Private hot tub is outside in the backyard just behind the house.

The house is heated centrally and also has two gas stoves – one in family room, one in living room and additional individual room heaters for bedrooms as needed. Kitchen is fully equipped and has seen a lot of cooking action. House is furnished with wireless internet, lots of dvd’s, videos, books, toys, and games.

Depending on the age and desired sleeping arrangements for families with children, kids are usually happiest in the bunkbed bedroom. There are also multiple additional mattresses stored underneath beds throughout the house that can be used to sleep kids on the floors – either in the bunkbed bedroom or in their parents’ rooms. Kids can also sleep on the floor of the family room dormitory style (best for older kids). The advantage to having the house divided up onto two floors is that it allows for a greater amount of privacy and noise control.

In the winter there are plenty of snow play areas around the house (depending on snow levels) including the front porch, sides and back of house, and kids can build small sled runs onto the driveway in front. Our kids will event sled down the street with a parent pulling the sled if it's icy enough.

In addition to all of the fun things available at the house you have access to the Tahoe Donner Association amenities (rec center, swimming pools, gym, spas and saunas, equestrian center, private beach at Donner Lake, snow play area with sled/inner tubes, downhill and cross country ski resorts…).

Hopefully this description helps for your planning. We look forward to hearing from you. Please email us through VRBO to receive reservation and payment instructions. We manage our property independently and prefer to accept payment via personal checks. This allows us to hold renters' security deposit checks instead of cashing them (unless needed after the rental) and hopefully saves everybody money on fees in the process. Please feel free to contact us via email or phone if you have any questions or need more information.


Nicole and Andrea

Nicole cell 415 823 62121

Town of Truckee Reg Cert #758

Keywords: House

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Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Truckee in Nevada County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Multiple additional twin sized mattresses are available (stored under most of the beds) for children to sleep on the floors in their parents bedrooms., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size pullout in living room with large sectional couch capable of comfortably sleeping an additional 2 people. Couch in downstairs family room sleeps 1 person. Downstairs family room can be used for additional floor sleeping. , Bunk Beds (1) Single over double log style bunk bed
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Horse shoe pit in the backyard. Game room with full sized air hockey and fuzzball tables and bar area. Tahoe Donner Association amenities - beach access on private home owners beach, multiple swimming pools, jacuzzis, saunas, newly expanded fitness/rec center, golf courses, horseback riding, downhill and cross country ski areas, miles of hiking trails and back country skiing.


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Luxury at a Discount - Gorgeous, Family-friendly, Games Room, Toys, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Super House, Very Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We had two families on our vacation and the space at this house was great for us. We were able to have one family upstairs and the other downstairs without feeling cramped. The kids loved playing with all the toys and costumes and the teenagers liked to hang out in the game room and play air hockey and foosball.

We had an issue with the wifi and the owners were quick to respond and get the problem fixed for us right away.

The kitchen was well equipped and the living room was comfortable for all of us to relax after a big day of hiking or playing at the lake. We will definitely stay here again when we come to Tahoe.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your families enjoyed staying at our house and we are always thrilled to hear positive feedback from our renters. We do our best to make the house as fun as possible for kids of all ages because when the children are happy, the adults are happy! Hope to see you all again soon. Cheers, Nicole and Andrea
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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

This was such a cute house! There were so many little perks, from the guest passes to the games to the location, and it really felt like a home. Nicole, the homeowner, was also very responsive and accommodating, so everything was very stress-free. It was one of the best trips I have ever had to Lake Tahoe.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Visit, Again!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for a second time. We have loved it both times. They have recently updated the living room and dining room. It looks great! The house was super comfortable for our large group. We will rent it again.

Thanks for having us.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tahoe Donner Dream

  • 5 of 5

Everytime I stay here I enjoy the property and surrounds more and more! Very comfortable, relaxing and fun ... such a great place to come to. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cupertino, CA

Spacious, fun filled, family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

The online description does not even begin to describe how wonderful this home was for a bunch of kids (age 1-10) and their parents. The upstairs kitchen space is a great room so we moms could cook and see the kids when they were upstairs and serve them quickly at the huge dining table. Then the kids could descend to the lower floor and play for hours with the endless toys. There's a room off one of the downstairs bedrooms with an air hockey table and foosball table. Even grandma played with the kids there! So fun! We didn't even get around to using the hot tub and ping pong table. There's even sleds for use. After we had a snowfall the kids played for hours just around the woods of the house so we didn't even have to leave. Downtown Truckee is a quick five minute drive down the hill with great shops and THE best organic grocery store (New Moon) is also five minutes away. There's also a Safeway nearby. The house is very local, some of the things we did: Donner Summit sno-park - AMAZING - about 20 minutes away; Northstar - 25 minutes by local roads, Squaw and Alpine are also closeby, the lake at Tahoe City at Commons Park was amazingly fun on a sunny, cold day. If you need a house for a big group and a bunch of kids this is the place.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost want to keep this place a secret! Perfect for multi-family getaway.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this house for a couple of nights this summer with some close family friends. We had a total of four families, with a dozen kids in between us all, ranging from 9 months to 12 years of age. Not once did any of us feel crowded - living areas are perfectly situated to divide up the adults and the kids, but we never felt like the two groups were too far away from each other. Look inside the kitchen drawers and cabinets and you will find ample plates, utensils, serving platters, wooden spoons - everything you may need to prepare meals at home. There are even hard plastic kid-friendly dishware and utensils. The house is located very close to downtown Truckee, and the guest passes to the Tahoe Donner Association amenities allowed for access to the Tahoe Donner Marina and Beach Club as well as the Trout Creek Recreation Center, which was very convenient and made for a wonderful weekend. I would definitely recommend this rental to others, though I would love to keep this place a secret so no one else knows about it! :)

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Truckee, Lake Tahoe, CA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Presidents Day Weekend
16 Feb 2018 - 19 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Feb 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
April Special
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 May 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
29 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
July 4th Week
29 Jun 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
9 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Labor Day Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Winter
1 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 Nov 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Holidays
14 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2019 - 10 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
MLK Weekend
11 Jan 2019 - 14 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35.62 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £356.2
Cleaning £178.1 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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