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Views of the lake and minutes to ski resorts in this private and spacious home

Entire house hosted by Danielle And Paul
9 guests4 bedrooms6 beds3 baths
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It’s all about the views at this Donner house which showcases a total of three gorgeous decks that overlook the revered Donner Lake. This beautifully remodeled and spacious home provide all the conveniences of home, meanwhile nestled in the foothills of the expansive and picturesque Donner Lake landscape.

The interior is comprised of a total of 3 full bedrooms as well as private sleeping alcove on the first floor which has twin bunk beds and a 3rd mattress under the bottom bunk. The first floor also has a queen pull-out sofa.  The master bedroom is located on the 2nd floor which features a queen bed, flat screen TV with cable, and an adjacent full bath with soaking tub. The two additional bedrooms are located on the 3rd floor and consist of a queen bed in one room and a full bed plus a twin bed in the other. Each third floor bedrooms feature sliding doors out onto a private deck, flat screen TV’s with Roku, internet, Netflix, and share a private half bathroom. We have available for use 2 queen airbeds that have built in pumps, and 1 twin airbed with built in pump. 

Living Areas:
The spacious and fully stocked second-story kitchen is complete with upgraded amenities such as a Keurig brewing system and the airy living room boasts lots of light from the adjacent spacious entertaining deck, which acts as a second living room during the warmer months. Complete with two patio tables, umbrellas, padded chairs, and a BBQ grill, the second-story deck is an entertainers delight with views that can’t be beat! The living room also features a 55-inch flat screen TV complete with cable and internet- perfect for a family movie night in!

The first floor features the main entrance off the first-floor deck, and acts as the quintessential ‘rec room’ for kids; bunk beds are tucked away in a sleeping alcove.  A 70-inch TV complete with cable, internet, and video game systems ensure kids of all ages will be forever entertained in the TV area which has a couch and loveseat. The 1st floor also has a full bathroom with shower, mini fridge, microwave, and mud room.

In our quest to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible, we’ve supplied the home with as many ‘creature comforts’ as possible complete with: board games, cards, dice, video games, beach chairs, beach toys, a pack-n-play, high-speed internet, as well as a computer and printer. Our recent remodel also included several modernized security features such as keypad with entry, video intercom, and security system for complete peace of mind and added safety.

Parking: The home has a strict limit of 3 cars, only two spots in driveway parking and street parking for a maximum of 1 additional car subject to availability which may be limited. There is no parking for a boat on the street as it's a single lane road.

Per City regulations the maximum number of guests is 8 total. Our home will fit no more than 6 adults. The bunk beds may not be used for adults. This home is not suitable for parties or gatherings due to incredibly limited street parking.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed


TV with Standard cable
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Donner Lake, Truckee, California, United States

Donner Lake is a focal point for many activities. The usual water type activities of swimming, sailing, water skiing (35 MPH Limit), diving, and fishing (Mackinaw, Rainbow, German Brown, and Kokanee; FISH WARNING) can be enjoyed on our "Jewel of the Sierra".

There is quite a bit of "public" access to the Lake: Donner Memorial State Park and Museum, West End Beach, as well as 1.5 miles of public boat docks along the North side of the Lake, from the Public Boat Ramp, to the Donner Tract Private Beach (there is also a small section of public piers at the foot of Summit Drive).

Being at the center of some of the best snow skiing in the Sierra, makes Donner Lake a very popular place. Donner Lake is less than a half hour from: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Tahoe Donner®, Boreal, and Soda Springs. In addition, Royal Gorge and the Donner Memorial State Park may have trails for the Cross Country crowd.  Snowboarding is also popular.

For the more Adventuresome:

Hiking is very popular; take a tour with a Ranger at the State Park; visit the Indian "Petroglyphs" near Rainbow Bridge, or Rock Climbing near the Summit -- there are several climbs which have challenged even the best!

Horseback riding is available at various resorts and Golf Courses are also less than a half hour away. Soar above us all, with a glider ride from the Truckee Tahoe Airport, just minutes away. The local Experimental Aircraft Association, EAA Chapter 1073 also offers free flights for kids 8 through 17.

Organized Summer Activities:

Mini Triathlon (which includes swimming about 1 mile, 40K bicycle race, then run around the Lake!); The 4th of July FIREWORKS; Donner Lake Swim; The Lake Tahoe Music Festival will be held exclusively in the Village at Northstar; Turkey Trot (run around the Lake). Throughout the summer there are all types of events happening, such as sailboat and windsurfing races. Check often with the Truckee Donner Park & Recreation's Event Calendar for what's happening while your visiting Donner Lake.

Most of Donner Lake is within the Limits of the "Town of Truckee" with the exception of the area of Placer County which is NOT in the Town proper. We are also serviced by Special Districts that have jurisdictional control over Donner Lake: Tahoe Forest Hospital District (TFHD),  Truckee Tahoe Sanitation Agency (TTSA), Truckee Sanitary District (TSD), Truckee Cemetery District, Truckee Fire District, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD), Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District (TDRPD), Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD), and Truckee Tahoe Airport District (TTAD).
Donner Lake is a focal point for many activities. The usual water type activities of swimming, sailing, water skiing (35 MPH Limit), diving, and fishing (Mackinaw, Rainbow, German Brown, and Kokanee; FISH WARNI…

Hosted by Danielle And Paul

Joined in June 2017
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Hi! We bought Donner House in 2017 after years vacationing in the area. We are a married couple with 4 teenage children. We live in the Bay Area and run a mortgage company. We try to be incredibly responsive and provide our guest with all the comforts of home.
Hi! We bought Donner House in 2017 after years vacationing in the area. We are a married couple with 4 teenage children. We live in the Bay Area and run a mortgage company. We try…
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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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