About this listing
This spacious 2 bedroom penthouse ski-in ski-out condo is at the Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski hill in North Lake Tahoe (Truckee, CA) with easy access to other resorts such as Northstar, Squaw & Alpine as well a cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
This peaceful condo is a great springboard to explore the Tahoe area and is close to big ski resorts like Squaw, Northstar and Alpine Meadows. It has easy access to other winter activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding just couple of miles down the road on Northwoods Blvd.
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.
There is a well-equipped kitchen with full oven, microwave, coffee machine, cooking utensils and basic condiments. The full bathroom is equipped with a washer dryer. There is also a nice 40'' flat screen TV with a "smart' Blue-ray player with Netflix streaming (no cable). The master bedroom has a heated mattress, ideal for cold days along with extra space heaters in addition to usual heating.
Within the Ski Bowl Condo complex, a short walk away, are amenities like spa (great for relaxing after a day of skiing), 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.
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.
Public transit is not convenient. A car is generally necessary to get around in a reasonable time.
Other Things to Note
Be prepared for cold weather during winter. It is a good idea to always have a flashlight and a shovel in the car. I-80 frequently has snow chain control, so you need to either have snow chains or a 4 wheel drive.
1) No smoking of any kind, anywhere in the unit or outside on the deck, condo complex common areas and amenities.
2) No animals or pets.
3) Quiet time at night from 10pm to 8 am as per condo association rules. Any complaints by neighbors about rowdy behavior will be investigated and reported.
4) Please take off your shoes in the "mud room" (the enclosed front porch) during the wet season.
5) No more than 4 people staying in the unit. If you have a need for an exception, you must request additional people in advance (extra fees of $25 per person). Otherwise this rule is enforced.
6) Do not turn off breakers or the internet power/router and follow winter freeze protection rules in the unit (winter only).
7) Booking is your agreement to house rules and the house manual that covers how to access and leave the unit.
We enjoyed our 2 night stay at Nicole and Anuj's place. All communications about booking and directions were always timely and clear and they were flexible with check-in/check-out times. Our kids enjoyed using the pool, spa and game room which is just a short walk from condo. The neighbors were friendly and the complex was quiet during our stay. We cooked one dinner and all the kitchen supplies we needed were available. We also used the gas BBQ (near the pool) to roast marshmallows for Smore's and ended each night with one of their Star Wars movies. The bathroom amenities and towels were also greatly appreciated. Thanks Again!
We enjoyed our stay for one night very much. Detailed introduction is great, and rooms are comfortable. Everything needed for stay and wonderful view are there.
I could not make the dates. I wanted to change the dates, but I did not get any response back.
I am not sure what happened. I tried to accept your change but ran into some technical issues with AirBnB. I also never heard back from you from any emails or AirBnB messages or telephone calls that I sent you. I shall follow up with AirBnB to find out what happened with their reservation system.
I only stayed at Nicole & Anuj place for one night, but I had a great experience. The instructions are easy to follow, the place had everything I needed and great views.
We enjoyed the comforts of the penthouse. Beds are comfy, view is nice, kitchen extremely convenient for our family of four. The fact that there's a pool and clubhouse on site makes this an ideal carefree vacation during summer. Towels and linens greatly appreciated as well.
This sweet home provided a perfect summer break for my kids (11 and 9) and me. We spent much of our time at the condo complex's pool and in the game room playing ping pong, pool and foosball. We also took advantage of the Tahoe Donner Marina and Beach. Next time we'll ride horses and take advantage of the many mountain bike and hiking trails in Tahoe Donner. The condo was spotless and comfortable.
The penthouse has a great location right on a ski mountain. I used it in the summer but during a good ski season this location would be perfect. The listing looked exactly as the pictures would predict with one large master room, another room with 2 bunk beds and a large open kitchen and living room space. The hosts were also very helpful -- a friend left his bathroom supplies, and Nicole and Anuj helped us retrieve the bag. Great experience -- would use again.
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About the Host, Nicole & Anuj
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.