House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 16)
About brian smith
Bay Area Family of 2 kids, we love to SKI, Play Golf and have fun.
brian smith purchased this House in 2011
Why brian smith chose Truckee
There is so much to do in TAHOE DONNER as a couple without kids you can GOLF, Workout, Beach, Ski, etc and it provides Fabulous Fun in winter and summer for families with kids. Everything is right here from Slopes, Beach, Pool, Tennis, Golf, Equestrian, amazing for our family and friends to share a great getaway. 3 Beautiful Decks!
What makes this House unique
Kid Friendly, Small Pet Friendly, bedding and furniture, very spacious and feels like a true Mountain Getaway! It is very Spacious yet very warm.
Pool / Spa
Deposit required, Small Pets Only
Trash must be put separated (recycle and trash) and placed in bins in garage or additional fee will be charged.
Shoes must be off on carpet. If excessive dirt on carpets Fee will be charged.
Hot Tub rules must be followed (see agreement) if not followed Dump and Scrub $150 fee will be charged.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Let’s start off by saying the owner was very nice and let us check in an hour early. The cabin is very spacious! Loved how secluded it was. Access the house was very easy. We entered through the garage w/ access code so we did not have to access the lock box for the house keys at all. We loved how the hot tub is in its own room, next to the main deck, laundry room w / toilet and the kitchen. Would rent again.
Very nice home, great surroundings
We had a wonderful family get together in the best snow conditions ever!
Nice and roomy
The cabin was very large I can just imagine how beautiful it could be during the summer.. but we were there during snow season and it was still beautiful.. the kids played outside in the snow multiple times a day, we made a little sliding path for them they loved it.. upstairs is spacious and roomy, the stairs going downstairs is very narrow though if you’re clausterphobic you may not like going downstairs but the kids enjoyed being downstairs. My only complaint was the knives were all very dull couldn’t use it for anything, good thing we brought our own knives from home because we like to cook and eat home cooked meals so we kind of brought our own stuff.. I also had an awesome experience working with Brian he was so easy to communicate with and made things easy. We got snowed in the weekend we were there and had to stay another night due to Hwy being closed and I was able to contact Brian and booked another night which really relieved me and my group from the frustration of being helplessly stuck in Tahoe another night due to the snow blizzard/storm that came through.. Overall I had an awesome experience with the stay at the cabin for being a first timer in Tahoe.. :)
Beautiful, spacious home
We had such a wonderful stay. Beautiful, clean home with plenty amenities. Thank you for a great home away. We loved it
It is a beautiful house in excellent condition.
The TVs are tiny. The weather was beautiful. We arrived to giant green pines, and awoke the next morning to completely white snow covered trees. We were short a bedroom. There was one upstairs for 2 people. Two for 4 people that had a bunk bed and a queen. One more with one bed. One other room was mostly empty, with two couches. Then four uninflated air mattresses in a closet.
A nice house in need of TLC and of a lot better management
Our family reunion was spent at a large house in Tahoe Donner Resort, near Truckee., for a long weekend recently to celebrate a couple of special birthdays. Nice house,advertised having 5 bedrooms,but one of them was a loft with one sofa bed, quite uncomfortable. No futon beds were found in that room, as it had been mentioned in the description of the house. The other bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, . In one of them, the closet door could not be moved as it was off its track...)the living room and the dining room were spacious as well, adjacent to a large kitchen, that we found ill equipped to prepare meals for 16 people., (lots of worn-out frying pans, only 2 pots, one very small , one medium.;Flatware and dishes in short supply)
We had to adjust to what we found, but we were really disappointed not to find the guest passes that would have allowed us to enjoy the Resort amenities available, swimming pool, the private beach and Marina on Donner Lake and others... those guest passes had been described and promised in the"Welcome.Information sheets.There were other items supposedly to be found like a free bottle of wine in the wine cooler..., a garage remote control , all nowhere to be seen.
A few days before our arrival, it took a lot of effort to reach the owner, as there were questions unanswered, about the logistics of the house and the property manager's contact info,(incomplete on the information sheet) Finally less than 24 hours before our arrival, we got some answers. The original manager 's name was replaced by the name of a couple in charge of cleaning and laundry to get the house ready for the next occupants.
We still had a good time but felt deceived by the inaccuracy in the description of what we could have enjoyed (guest passes, wine etc...)
We also felt like the high rent was not justified since a lot of perks did not materialize.
The owner's instructions sent to us in advance seemed out of date and confusing as the part of the logistics of locking the house at check -out had changed..
This house will suit a group of people who rely on take-out food, pizza and such, and who are certainly not planning to cook., but unlikely for families with kids who are budget-minded and choose to make their own meals!
Guest passes (provide access for you to pay day fees) for Tahoe Donner Ammenities which include:
Tahoe Donner Ski mountain
Second largest cross country ski center in Northern California.
Year-round outdoor pools and hot tub,
Exercise club, with fitness classes and Masseuse
12 court tennis center,
Marina and Beach club on Donner Lake.
Equestrian Center with 40 horses.
Excellent for families year round.