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Just Across From Serene Lakes. 5A-Chalet. Enjoy The Peace And Comfort!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Lake View. Close To Sugar Bowl And Truckee.

Thank you for visiting our Serene Lakes cabin listing.

Serene Lakes is the perfect family or couple get away spot for any season and it is especially beautiful in the summer months. Summer activities include swimming, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing and sailing on the lake. The area also boasts the best in hiking and mountain biking on the miles and miles of surrounding trails at Royal Gorge. There is rock-climbing near at SugarBowl and many more activities at the nearby Donner Lake. Truckee is an easy drive for daytime activities, shopping and dining.

Serene Lakes prides itself on its well-preserved natural setting and family friendly atmosphere. It is low-key and inviting surrounded by Royal Gorge Cross Country ski and hiking trails and national forest. The Serene Lakes sandy beach area has a roped off swim area and docks as well as two beach volleyball courts and a summer snack shack maintained by local community volunteers.

Our cabin affords a lake view of Serene Lakes and sits across the street from it. We have a 17 foot canoe that can fit six people as well as oars and life jackets that are available for our guests.

Our two story 3 bedroom cabin can sleep 7-10 people with plenty of space for air mattresses. There is a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, electric stove and oven, microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker as well as plenty of pots, pans and dishes for our guests during their stay. Washer/Dryer is also available as well as plenty of towels for the 2 bathrooms which include a shower and a tub.

Enjoy the open dining and family room area with the warmth and ambiance of a wood burning stove to warm up crisp evenings. The long rustic dining table accommodates 10 adults with an extending table, benches and chairs. Large overhead beams add to the Tahoe charm of this genuine mountain cabin. Enjoy!

Sorry. No ski leases!!

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Alec Atkin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 December, 2017

About Alec Atkin

Our family has owned this cabin for 6 years now. We primarily use it in the winter for XC skiing but due to busy summer schedules with our 3 children we are not able to find time for ourselves. We are in the Sacramento area and just a little over an hour to Serene Lakes.

Alec Atkin purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Alec Atkin chose Serene Lakes

We are avid XC skiiers and bought our cabin due to its proximity to Royal Gorge. Outside of winter, we enjoy getting away from the hot temperatures of the Sacramento valley. We bought in Serene Lakes because it is one of the most family friendly areas. It harkens back to the 50's and 60's when kids could be kids and just play outdoors. There is a beach area that our kids spend hours in the water or just building sand castles. The nights are extremely quiet and you can see the Milky Way at night.

What makes this cabin unique

Our cabin is just across the street from Serene Lakes. There is a view from downstairs and an even better one from the second floor large master bedroom. The street is level and, if you sit on the porch, people will say hello and maybe stop to talk with you.

The cabin was built in the late 60s and is the old style "big beam baby" with its large beams visible on the first floor. The second floor has vaulted ceilings. Open the windows and a nice breeze will blow in.


Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Truckee Airport
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Truckee Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
I80, Exit 174
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Summit Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Sugar Bowl, Royal Gorge, Boreal
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Serene Lakes
Car: necessary


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Serene Lakes in Soda Springs

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bathrooms Downstairs - Shower, toilet, sink Upstairs - Tub, toilet sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Lake view
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Downstairs bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Plenty of room for an air mattress or mats. Extra empty room downstairs can also be used for sleeping on mats.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
We have a plow service for the driveway but not the 6 foot walk to the front door.


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Just Across From Serene Lakes. 5A-Chalet. Enjoy The Peace And Comfort!
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Lovely, clean, lots of fun games and well equipped kitchen, well stocked fire woods!

  • 5 of 5

Owner is very thoughtful, provided clear instructions on the property. Well equipped kitchen, lots of spices, well stocked fire woods. Good location, great fire place, good quality down comforter with heating blanket. Big dinning table, lots lights, really everything you need will be there!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cabin

  • 4 of 5

All was as advertised, beds comfortable, bedrooms large, loved the large tub after a hard day of skiing. We will be back next season!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would stay there again

  • 5 of 5

The home was clean. Very comfortable for the 4 of us. The kitchen is stocked with things you can use to cook a delicious meal. And the wood burning fire place reminds me of the good ole days.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super Cozy House!

  • 5 of 5

The house was super cozy! We felt at home right away...The kids had a great time and loved the sledding hill that was just a few blocks away ! Easy 5 minute drive to Sugar Bowl. The owner was very easy to get in touch with as well! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ahhh Serenity

  • 4 of 5

Alec has a well kept home to share. All the amenities for a week in Tahoe on a very quiet neighborhood with 2 beautiful lakes within walking distance. Homeowners association is very accomodating at the social beach they have. Swimming and fishing and paddle boarding is amazing. No BBQ at the house special note for your avid Q'ers. We brought ours up. No Firepits for Campfires, we found ourselves encircled around the Great Rock fire we nicknamed it in the front yard. Which actually was fine. Beds were super comfy, kitchen and living room perfect layout. He even had a canoe for us to take out which the kids loved immensely. Great Customer Service was provided, directions were Clear.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Bedrooms comfortable and kitchen table great for feeding our group. It happens to be 2 blocks from my brothers cabin so was very convenient for us. My only complaint is that we could not get the downstairs heaters to work on the cold mornings.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £298.88
Cleaning £108.34 + Tax
Pet Fee £37.36 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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