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Luxury in Tahoe, Lake & Tree Views From Every Room. Beach & Dock.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,330 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms & 3- Full Baths. Room 3 is a Kids Loft Bedroom & Play room.

Perfect for an idealistic summer family vacation. Sleeps up to 4 adults and up to 4 kids. Walk to private beach with dock and gazebo.

Donner Lake is a family and boat friendly lake. The complex is just across the street from the lake and the rental comes with access to our walking-distance private beach which has a dock, a on-water gazebo, picnic tables and a BBQ.

Donner Lake is centrally located in the Tahoe National Forest and Recreation area. It is part of the charming town of Truckee which has become a center for outstanding restaurants and good shopping.

Donner Lake is centrally located between the Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Northstar and Sugar Bowl resorts.

Inside the place:

Brand new luxury hotel-like interior. Lake and tree views from every room. Tahoe-modern interior and furnishings. State-of-art electronics. Cable and Wi-Fi throughout. Bosch and Wolf kitchen appliances. Oversized fireplace. Rain showers, two-person jacuzzi-style jet and bubble bathtub. Cable, flat screen TV in every bedroom room. Luxury linens and bedding. Warm, and peaceful throughout.

Family room:

The family room has an oversized fireplace, large Sony flat screen, cable and internet TV with a coordinating blue tooth compatible sound system, and DVD/Blue-ray player. Lots of comfortable leather seating, games and blankets.

Bedroom Configuration:

Bedroom 1: California King bed, flat screen TV, blue ray speakers

Bedroom 2: Queen bed, flat screen TV

Kids Loft Room: 4 twin beds. Low ceiling. Great for kids, but suitable for adults only as sleeping quarters due to low ceiling. Games, Flat screen TV and DVD,/Blue-ray player.


Master bath: Integrated into master suite. Rain shower and oversized jet/bubble bath. Separate toilet room.

Second bedroom bath: Deep soaking tub and shower combo. Just across the hall from the bedroom.

Bathroom #3: Rain shower. Custom stone finishes. Serves as the bathroom for the main floor and as a separate bathroom for the kids.


Top of the line appliances, and kitchen tools. New, modern, dinnerware, silverware, serving pieces, pots and pans, dishes, glassware, separate red and white wine glasses, cookware, bake ware, mixing bowls, measuring cups, cheese grater, peeler, cooking utensils, coffee maker and tea pot. Beaters, blender, waffle maker, fondue set, slow and French oven cookers.

Garage and Parking:

Detached garage with space for one car. Parking lot room for additional cars. Limit 2 additional cars. If you are taking a few days break between activities, the garage has room for you to store your gear.

This place is great for you if you want:

-a luxury hotel-like atmosphere, and want to be lakeside during the summer months. No luxury hotels exist on Donner Lake.

-evening dinners lakeside while the kids continue to play or fish as the sun sets.

-to avoid the extra expenses such as the daily resort fees, tips, and countless meals, beverages and snacks out

-more space and privacy than a high-end multi-room resort suite at a significantly less expense

-a choice of all of the local outdoor activities and, in the winter, your choice of ski resorts, instead of being relegated to the one where your hotel is located.

-letting the kids eat dinner in- dressed in their PJs

-drinking your own wine and lounging around in comfortable clothes with family and friends

More Details

Rhonda at Starting Gate
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

About Rhonda at Starting Gate

The owners love the Tahoe area and all of the fun, healthy family recreation it provides both in the summer and winter.

Rhonda at Starting Gate purchased this condo in 2013

Why Rhonda at Starting Gate chose Truckee

This property was purchased and renovated to be state-of-art in energy efficiency, electronics and appliances with dual purpose in mind. We wanted to be able to enjoy Tahoe in hassle-free, luxury like we were staying in a penthouse, timeshare or suite at one of the top local resorts. For years, we stayed at the top hotels in the area and found that staying at a resort limited our options for places to ski, restaurants and activities. In the summertime, we found ourselves wishing for lake views and better access to all of the summertime lake activities. We searched to find just the right house or condo on and near both Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe. A 45 minute shorter commute to the Bay Area, better access to our favorite ski resorts, warmer and more family-friendly waters made Donner Lake our first choice. After three plus years of searching, we found this property and this unit. We envisioned it being brought up to date while also highlighting its really great 1972 post-modern architectural structure. We believe we have done just that are are thrilled to share it with others.

What makes this condo unique

-Everything is new, clean and top of the line.

-Beautiful views

-15-20 minutes to ski resorts. Sugarbowl, 9 miles, Squaw Valley 17 miles, Northstar 16 miles.

-Private Beach with chairs, toys, boat dock, gazebo and charcoal BBQ amenities.

-Walk to lake and boat Launch

-Quick, easy access to Truckee restaurants, grocery stores and shops


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation condo rental in Truckee, California

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 30 day cancelation policy more liberal than the VRBO options. If your dates can be re-rented by agent, you can get up to a 75% refund.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1- Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2- Pairs with Queen Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3- Off the Great Room - toilet , shower
  • All new, top brand fixtures, showers, tubs, sinks, toilets. Luxury towels, and toilet paper provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Luxury mattress and linens. Flat screen cable TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Luxury mattress and linens. Flat screen, cable TV
    Bedroom 3- Kids Loft Bedroom - 4 twin/ single , Flat screen, cable TV and DVD/Blue Ray player
  • All the comforts of a luxury Tahoe retreat inside. Luxury linens, down comforters, a mixture of hypo-allergenic and down pillows provided so guests can select based on preference. Bathrobes and Slippers to wear and enjoy during your stay. On warm nights, fall asleep to the sound of the seasonal stream that runs below the unit, through the complex and into the lake below.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Rental Agent is happy to provide contact information for local nanny service, private chef, spas, resorts, tour guides, rentals and local activities ahead of stay when requested. Contacts for most of these services also provided in guest information book located in the condo.


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Luxury in Tahoe, Lake & Tree Views From Every Room. Beach & Dock.
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Good times

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Great views and a really cool house. It was perfect for our group of four.

  • Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a nice stay with my family here. The place was nicely decorated and clean, the kids loved the upstairs “bunker”. The condo was close to all activities, including skiing and hiking. The owner was very responsive as well.

  • Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place.

  • 5 of 5

Cozy. Gas stove was great.

  • Submitted: 7-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a Christmas get away

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay during the Christmas holiday. The location is perfect and the place felt like home away from home.

  • Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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510 Martingale Ct, Reno, NV 89521

Perfectly appointed and hosted.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our second trip to this wonderful home. It's always a treat to get away to a lovely venue with a private beach. We stayed in several HomeAway rentals and this is our favorite by far. We can't say enough nice things about it. Just go there and enjoy!

  • Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pristine and inviting!

  • 5 of 5

Would love to rent this place again! So conveniently located to everything.

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 80
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Old Hwy 40 Cafe
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Northstar
Car: necessary

Donner Lake is known for its beautiful setting, lake recreation and central location between the Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Northstar and Sugar Bowl ski resorts. It is about 5 miles to Truckee’s business and restaurants. Truckee is has a wide variety of upscale shops and many restaurants- from family friendly to the most up-to-date, upscale restaurants in the North Tahoe area. Although in the wintertime, skiing/boarding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and hiking are the most popular local activities, the outdoor activity options are unlimited. Hiking, rock climbing, snowmobiling, winter fishing, sleigh rides, dog sled rides, local sightseeing and touring are also popular.

In the summer, Donner Lake is a favorite destination for boating, water skiing, wave runner, fishing, swimming, and much more. Spend your day on the beach, on the water, on a bike ride around the lake or hike the lake and its nearby mountains. The nearby Truckee River provides some great fly-fishing opportunities. From Boats to bikes- Almost everything, for every type of activity can be rented from local businesses once you are here. Guides and lessons can also be sourced so you can finally take that fly-fishing or rock-climbing lesson you have always wanted.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation condo rental in Truckee, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th Week
Jun 28 2018 - Jul 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$217.87
Damage Insurance C$77.9

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Renters will be required to sign a rental agreement. Cancelation Policy: Full Refund up to 60 days prior to check in. Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to check in are subject to a 50% forfeiture of rent and taxes, unless or until the dates are rented by Agent to a 3rd party. Cancellations made less than thirty (30) days prior to arrival will result in full forfeiture of rent and taxes, unless or until the dates are rented by Agent to a 3rd party. All Cancellations are subject to a $45 administrative fee unless new dates are rebooked at the time of cancelation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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