About this listing
Fabulous 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with lots of kids gear for families wishing to enjoy the Tahoe/ Donner area in summer or winter. Equipped with a Nest (thermostat) to keep you warm and August locks to keep you safe, our guests feel at home here!
You’ll love this family-friendly mountain home located in beautiful Tahoe Donner. We've stocked it with essentials (including kids toys, 2 pack-and-play cribs and various safety features) so that you can relax and enjoy everything Tahoe has to offer. Adults love this setting too, and find the open kitchen to great for cooking and enjoying some down time! Be sure to breathe in some fresh air while sitting in the rocking chairs on the wraparound, covered front porch. Loaded with charm and comfort inside and out, this lovely home sits near the edge of a cul-de-sac, tucked behind tall trees. The photos don't quite do justice to the soaring pine ceilings, pine cabinetry, modern furnishings, 3 decks and large loft area offered by this immaculate home in the woods. The Tahoe/ Truckee area offers ample hiking, skiing, snow showing, boating, mountain biking and more. You won't be disappointed!
Inside the home, you'll find 3 nicely equipped bedrooms, 3 full baths and a full-size futon couch in the upstairs loft space. Two of the bedrooms have queen size beds with brand new, high-quality bedding, and the third bedroom has 2 twin beds (both new) with comfortable bedding for kids or adults. We keep the bedroom closets empty for the maximum home-away-from-home feel. The downstairs bedroom has a private, en suite bath and offers extra privacy from the "kids" room(s) upstairs.
Note that our lock/home security system requires that guests have a smartphone (iPhone or Android) and we will work with you to get your phone numbers programmed in before arrival.
This home comes with access to a multitude of private Tahoe Donner amenities, which are available to guests for $8/person over 7 years of age. You won't be bored!
Tahoe Donner also has a wide range of public amenities that offer discounted fees for members and guests:
-Downhill skiing and snowboarding
-Cross Country skiing
-Snow Play Area
On the first level, there is a laundry area plus a 2-car garage, which fits cars up to midsize SUVs, e.g. a BMW X5 (make sure to fold your mirrors in!). Alternatively, there's plenty of private, off street parking space in the long driveway if you don't want to worry about getting in and out of the garage. In the winter season, the flat driveway eliminates ice hazards and inconvenience. We have a snow clearing service that will clear the driveway when snow exceeds 4" each day.
We hope that you'll enjoy our mountain home as much as we do! If you're looking for a place to party, this is not for you, but if you're looking to relax and maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors, you've found the RIGHT place!
Guests will have access to the home, including the laundry area and garage.
Interaction with Guests
I like to be accessible to my guests -- many of them I meet in person and for those who I don't meet in person, we usually interact quite a bit before your stay, and I like to check in to make sure everything is ok.
Tahoe Donner is a family-friendly place during winter and summer seasons. Check out Tahoe Donner's website for full details and a calendar of events including Bingo Monday nights in the summer, Wii night on Sunday nights, Trivia night on Thursday nights, and Family Movie Nights on Fridays. Private amenities include:
-Trout Creek Recreation Center includes a fitness center (weight, cardio and stretching rooms), 3 pools (recreation, lap and baby), steam room, dry sauna, and 3 hot tubs. Fitness classes, personal training & massage are also available for an additional fee. Childcare is available on a limited basis.
-Beach Club Marina has a sandy beach with shallow areas for young children, fishing and boat docks, and a swim out wooden platform. There’s a boat/jet-ski launch and all sorts of rentals (kayaks, paddle boats, paddle boards, windsurfers, Hobie catamarans) and lessons can be arranged.
-Bikeworks (@Beach Club) rents bikes for adults and kids.
-Tennis Center (full and junior size courts) with clinics and lessons.
-Day camps for children ages 3-12 (during summers).
-Hiking and biking trails (with a trail starting at the end of our cul-de-sac)
You may opt to try some of the restaurants at Tahoe Donner including Pizza on the Hill, The Lodge, or check out the snacks shops at Trout Creek, The Beach Club and the Tahoe Donner ski centers.
Nearby in Truckee, you'll find a wide variety of restaurants from fine dining to pizza or burger joints. There are plenty of supermarkets (like Safeway) and pharmacies in the town of Truckee, as well as some fun local shops. Tahoe Donner is located 30 minutes from Reno and about 3 hours from San Francisco. Donner Lake is about 10 minutes away and is popular for boaters and cyclists. For those coming to ski, it's about twenty minutes to Sugar Bowl, Alpine, Squaw Valley, and Northstar. The drive to north Lake Tahoe is less than 30 minutes and you're about 45 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe Airport.
It's best to have a car in the Tahoe area. During winter months, we recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle in case it snows!
Other Things to Note
** Don't forget, you need a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) and your Bluetooth needs to be turned on in order to access the house with the August locksmith. Please contact me if you have any questions about this prior to or during your stay. In case of emergency, we have a nearby neighbor.
This is not a party house, but rather a home for families to enjoy quality time together. Please read and respect our house rules below. **Note that our pricing includes a 10% Occupancy Tax, which we pay on our guests behalf. This is to reflect new regulations in the Tahoe Donner area.**
The home is well-equipped with various toddler and baby items, which you are welcome to use, including: 2 portable cribs, 2 booster seats, Adirondack chairs, infant bathtub, potty chair, towels, toys (indoor, outdoor and bath), silverware and dishware, sippy cups, , a table and chairs and more. The home has also been child proofed with 2 safety gates, as well as outlet covers throughout the house. We also offer laundry facilities (washer/dryer) downstairs in the garage.
We have a strict no pet policy; however, the owner's dog has stayed in the home in the past. Rest assured that the home has been thoroughly cleaned, but we just wanted to disclose this in case of any severe pet allergies.
Note that the home can sleep up to 8 people, but for everyone's comfort, and especially if the guests are adults, we recommend a group size of up to 6 guests, at least the majority of the time. Due to recent events in the Airbnb community, to monitor our house rules related to the number of guests in the home, we use a phone signal detection tool. Rest assured, we collect aggregate data only and do not have access to phone numbers or any other personally identifiable information.
The home is not handicap accessible, with steps up into the house, as well as up to the second floor.
Upon departure, we just ask that you take out the trash. Use the bear box outside of the house. Also please start a load of bath towels. The washing machine is in the garage downstairs. This makes for a more efficient cleaning process :-)
Our family had a wonderful stay at this lovely Truckee home. The home is clean, spacious, and stocked with all the amenities you could ask for. My 4-year-old niece especially appreciated the toys, games, and books made available. Amanda was an exceptional host - communicative, accessible, warm, welcoming, and extremely helpful. We felt completely at home and loved spending time on the cozy front porch during the warm summer nights. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors friendly. Just a short drive to Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, and Downtown Truckee. Hope to be back soon!
This was a spacious and modern house in Truckee. We have two kids and the extra supplies that Amanda has in the house for kids made our stay much easier and comfortable! We really enjoyed the deck in front and the quality supplies. Amanda was a very responsive host and made everything extremely easy. The house is very comfortable for 6 and close to everything you need in Truckee and Donner lake.
We loved our stay. The house is as described: spacious, clean, tastefully decorated and modern. It had everything that we needed. The location is beautiful with hiking trails right near the house. The house is conveniently located near the lovely town of Truckee and Donner Lake. Amanda was wonderful,very responsive and accommodating. We only wish that we could stay longer at the house. Next time!
Great experience and well equipped unit. Perfect for families with young kids! Amanda was very helpful and professional! We will stay here again!
We had a great experience! Beautiful house and everything we needed on hand. Amanda was available to help us get in (new lock system) and made us feel so welcome. Beautiful surroundings and quiet neighborhood.
This was our second time renting this wonderful home! We loved it! The location is awesome and the home itself is beautiful, clean and cozy. We absolutely love that it's kid friendly too! Amanda is great to work with and so helpful! We'll be back!
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About the Host, Amanda
I work in tech and am fortunate to have lived in Europe, back when mobile technologies were first taking off. I've traveled extensively, and have grown to appreciate a good host! When not at work, I enjoy outdoor adventures, such as skiing and road biking or spending quality time with friends. I'm also investing in a start-up to help provide Airbnb hosts with new tools.
I've been a landlord for 10+ years, and I am regularly hosting out-of-town guests, especially international visitors. I firmly believe that staying in someone's home in a nice neighborhood beats a hotel hands-down ;)
Because I enjoyed the Airbnb experience so much, I've added to my portfolio by working with close friends. We've found that by working together, we can provide the best experience for our guests! Same quality, efficiency, communication process, etc. plus we've already learned all of the tips/conveniences and can apply it to multiple properties.
We look forward to welcoming you! All of our properties are well-located, quiet, charming and family-friendly with awesome hostesses and a personal touch to make your stay a pleasant one!