Charming 3Br/2Ba Truckee/Lake Tahoe Home Steps From Donner Lake, Amazing Skiing
Samantha Grant Wiesler / Gigi Pettinato
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About Samantha Grant Wiesler / Gigi Pettinato
Jonathan 'JJ' is a musician, studio owner, and composer who writes music for commercial purposes and for TV and Film. Samantha is an independent documentary filmmaker and a long time lecturer at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and Stanford's Knight Fellowship program. We escape to Truckee from our home in San Francisco where we live with our three young children.
Samantha Grant Wiesler / Gigi Pettinato purchased this House in 2008
Why Samantha Grant Wiesler / Gigi Pettinato chose Donner Lake Woods
We had been coming to stay in Donner Lake for many years prior to buying this house and had always dreamed that someday, when we had children of our own, we might have a place of our own in this idyllic little neighborhood. We imagined our kids runing free in the neighborhood amongst the packs of laughing children that always seemed to be riding their bikes, eating popsicles, and playing at the nearby beach. One summer evening, when we were on our annual vacation to Donner Lake, we were on our nightly walk when we saw the For Sale sign on this charming little cabin which is located on the best street in the West End (right next to the beach!). We immediately called the realtor and she showed us the property the next day. When we signed the papers, just around the time we had our first child, it was a dream come true. And now, our kids do run free with the packs of lake kids - their 'summer friends' - while we get to unwind and relax in nature.
What makes this House unique
The location of this house is it's greatest advantage. Just steps from the private DLPOA beach and just a 3 minute walk from the public West End beach, this place is located on Fir Street, 'The Best Street in the West End'. This place is close enough to walk home from the beach for a quick lunch or nap - and if you're barbequeing and you forget something (happens every time) it only takes about 2 minutes walking round trip. There is excellent hiking nearby - you can walk out the door to a trailhead within 5 minutes - and if you want to take a quick dip, it's just steps away.
With written consent of owners and $500 deposit
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Located in the desirable 'West End' neighborhood, this charming and spacious cottage is just steps (half a block) from beautiful Donner Lake. (Included in rental is a guest pass to the private Donner Lake Property Association's Beach.) With beds for 10 and a wonderfully large and welcoming great room, this home is perfect for a quiet weekend away with friends or a busy family reunion.
World class hiking, boating, fishing, climbing, paddle-boarding and biking in the summer and amazing downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding in the winter make this place ideal for outdoor enthusiasts... but if you'd rather just curl up with a book by the fire or relax on the nearby beach, it's all just moment's away.