Mountain retreat penthouse condo

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Snowpeak Way, Truckee, CA 96161, United States
Nicole & Anuj

This peaceful penthouse condo at the Tahoe Donner Ski hill in Truckee, CA has fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. The clubhouse has resort like amenities: swimming pool (summer only), hot tub, sauna and gym.

Your host, Nicole & Anuj
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This peaceful penthouse condo at the Tahoe Donner Ski hill in Truckee, CA has fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. The clubhouse has resort like amenities: swimming pool (summer only), hot tub, sauna and gym.

The Space

This peaceful penthouse condo at the Tahoe Donner Ski hill in North Lake Tahoe (Truckee, CA) is set amongst the pine forests dotted with aspens. It is a great springboard to explore the Tahoe area and is great for summer activities including hiking and biking, horse riding and boating and swimming. It sleeps 4 people comfortably with a queen size bed in the master bedroom and two bunk beds in the guest bedroom. The living room has vaulted ceilings and great views of the surrounding mountains and comes equipped with a wood burning fireplace.

Guest Access

Within the Ski Bowl Condo complex, a short walk away, are amenities like swimming pool (summar only), spa, sauna, gym and clubhouse (with pool table, fooseball etc.). The guest pass (included) gives you full access to all these amenities for free.

Interaction with Guests

Guests have the entire condo to themselves. There are two security cameras on the outside: one monitors the front door and the other monitors the patio door.

The Neighborhood

This is part of the larger Tahoe Donner development which includes access to seasonal golf, tennis, private beach on Donner Lake, lake water sports, horseback riding and multi-use trails. Shopping and dining is available in historic downtown Truckee, just 6 miles down the hill from the condo.

Getting around

Public transit is not convenient. A car is generally necessary to get around in a reasonable time.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Cleaning Fee: $60
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  • We loved staying at Nicole and Anuj's condo in Truckee! It was in pristine order and very comfortable. The view was beautiful looking out on the surrounding hills and mountains. We spent some time relaxing by the community's pool as well.

    July 2014
  • We very much enjoyed our stay at this condo. The views, amenities, accommodations were just as described. We came off a 3 day backpack, so having a hot shower, a washer/dryer for our clothes and all the amenities of home were really welcome. The condo was well stocked with linens/towels and everything was clean and comfortable. The pool & spa were just down the path. We also really liked the easy access to downtown Truckee and Donner Lake. Our host, Anuj, was very responsive and flexible -- a pleasure to work with. Thank you!

    July 2014
  • A nice, clean and quiet spot to stay for 1 night in the summer. The hosts were great with communication and detailed instructions. I will come back in the winter for skiing!

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our stay in the Condo. Great location, near all the The Tahoe Donner resort amenities. The condo was clean, nice and had everything we needed.

    June 2014
  • Nicole seems quite nice, as did Anuj at first. However, after my booking was complete, he informed me that the "luxury penthouse condo", which is really just a 2nd floor apartment, had no cable or satellite TV, so I had to pay $143 to have cable put in for my 6 1/2 week stay (May/June '14). He also is quite arrogant, informing me that I should "just get a smart phone" to get the directions to the unit (I have the emails to prove it, just ask me for them and you'll see that it took me 3 emails and his condescending responses to get the info--wow! ). I had explained that I have been living outside the States for the past 14 years and had just returned and was trying to get things set up while I stayed at his unit, which was fairly cheap since most of the other units were empty-- it was between the winter and summer seasons ($1580/mo). I've never dealt with this kind of person before and was taken aback a bit by Anuj, who works in Silicon Valley and apparently thinks everyone else does as well. The view is lovely, but when the neighbors on the first floor came, the noise was beyond belief, and they were doing nothing wrong. If no one is occupying the units below or nearby, it is paradise with no noise at all. However, BE PREPARED, if you have neighbors below or next door in the busy seasons, you will hear their every move and many of their conversations, especially in the bathroom area. There is no escape. The building is very poorly built and you simply hear it all-every step creaks in Anuj's unit and below. Besides the noise, the lighting in the unit is terrible--just bring your own lamps if you want to read at night. There are security cameras on the front and only entrance (no real problem), but also on the deck, which gave me the willies a bit since one of them looks DIRECTLY into the living area, even though Anuj's note says it only looks AT the door. Since there are no blinds or a curtain covering the sliding glass door to the deck, I had to tack up a sheet to not only keep the neighbor's (when they were there, but still...) from invading my privacy, but also not to mention Big Brother's (Anuj's) surveillance, which he controls remotely from his office 200 miles away. When you come and go, you are being watched and recorded. Most of the dishes needed washing upon my arrival-- no biggie--the 25 year old dishwasher still works fairly well. There was also a load of laundry (just sheets) in the washing machine that was left from the previous occupants' stay. Bottom line, you may love this place, especially if you don't have to deal with Anuj or don't mind NOISE. The view must be spectacular in winter and is lovely in summer. Caveat emptor !

    June 2014
    Nicole & Anuj
    Response from Nicole & Anuj:

    This review was written after we filed a complaint with AirBnB to reimburse us for damage that was caused by Allen. His review is completely different from what he told us over email and phone in his numerous communications with us. He never told us anything about dirty dishes and he raved about how quiet and peaceful it was and even asked us to stay longer!

    It is mentioned explicitly in the listing that we only have Netflix and no cable. The camera in the deck was installed after we had some complaints about people smoking there which is a fire hazard (and violation of house rules).

    June 2014
  • I really enjoyed renting from Anuj & Nicole. Their condo is conveniently located to 4 great Ski Resorts; Tahoe Donner being closest. I also appreciated the well documented information on directions, check-in/check-out, amenities, access and more. Well stocked with all the things you need for a long and cozy Tahoe stay. We also met some of the neighbors while walking about and they are great. If you are off to see Truckee and North Tahoe, this is a great place to stay.

    March 2014
  • Great location, good sized apartment. Comfortable place to stay for a weekend in Tahoe! Good instructions from host. Everything worked smoothly with logistics.

    March 2014
  • Perfect place for us! We love Tahoe Donner and this condo was high enough we still got to walk out our door to snow in the morning! We enjoyed the hot tub in the club house as well as the ping pong and pool table.

    Would recommend to anyone!

    March 2014
  • Nice place for a small group of three or four. We were provided with god maps, directions a lot of information prior to the trip,very good communications and (email hidden)e condo is well supplied with internet and a smart TV. Plush carpet kept noise level down from one room to the next. Kitchen well supplied. We look forward to staying here again soon.

    March 2014
  • Had a great time at this place. Set up very well and comfortably, and great location to those who want to access Northstar, Alpine and Squaw. Very responsive owners when questions.

    March 2014
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We love outdoor activities like skiing, hiking (and backpacking) and biking. We love using AirBnB as it allows us to experience the real destination instead of merely being in a hotel. It is also convenient as we have a 1 year old son.
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