About This Listing
Perfect cabin for everyone from the hard core sports enthusiast to the person who just wants to relax. Ideal location to the best sporting spots (hiking, mountain biking, golf, and water sports), and easy access to shopping, dining and indulging.
Warm, friendly, clean and beautiful 3 bedroom/3 bathroom house in Truckee/Tahoe Donner area.
Perfect cabin/location for summer sport enthusiasts and those who want a fun, relaxing Tahoe get away (or combination thereof).
LOVE MOUNTAIN BIKING? Close to the best trails in California for mountain biking. Also close to Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Sugar Bowl.
LOVE GOLFING? The cabin is directly across the street from a beautiful golf course and The Lodge restaurant (fine dinning) and Pub (for more casual food and drink). Enjoy a drink and dinner on the deck of The Lodge overlooking the golf course. Live music is often provided through out the summer.
LOVE MASSAGES, HOT TUBBING, SWIMMING, HITTING THE GYM, OR EXERCISE CLASSES? Very short and easy walk to Trout Creek Rec Center (a clean, big, and friendly health center). Two separate pools; One for families and kids and one for adults and people who want to swim laps. Three different hot tubs; One for families and little kids, two for adults. HUGE play structure for kids!
LOVE FINE DINING - Cabin is walking distance to The Lodge where you can eat delicious meals and drink from their large selection of wine, beer or cocktails (and walk home!).
Cabin is also a very short walk to the local market Having a market this close means no need to drive to Safeway to stock up or get that one extra thing. This quaint market and has everything you could want (organic salad, pasta, yummy deli sandwiches, gluten free cookies, wine, beer, etc!!!).
The cabin is a short drive to charming downtown Truckee which has many outstanding restaurants and great shopping! Truckee is by far the most picturesque little town in the Sierras.
Level driveway and easy parking. Being on Northwoods Blvd., cabin is easy to find and access. However, the cabin is tucked back off the main road, so provides quiet and serenity.
Open area behind cabin for kids to play. Gas BBQ grill sets up behind cabin. Decking area for outside summer dining!
Two story floor plan allows for some people relaxing in the upstairs living room next to open kitchen while the kids (or child like adults) hang out in the down stairs TV /Rec room.
Window bench in kitchen window, and bar stools leads to people gathering and talking while food is being prepared. Cozy stone gas fireplaces in upstairs and downstairs living area. Nicely finished with Australian cypress wood floors and hickory cabinets throughout.
Three bedrooms (one King bed, two queens) and a air mattress allow comfortable sleeping for 8 people. For those who don't mind sleeping on couches, there are two very comfy couches for sleeping too.
Three bathrooms (two with tubs & showers. One with shower and separate jetted tub). The Jacuzzi tub in Master Bedroom.
Flat screen TV downstairs "rec room". Netflix available, but no cable TV channels.
Tahoe Donnor Guest passes provided to our guests (there is an $8 charge per day for use of all Tahoe Donner facilities). In addition to being allowed to use the Trout Creek Rec Center, this also means you and your family can go to the private beach at Donner Lake. This is great Lake (that's warm in the summer!), for swimming (separate safe area for small kids), sailing, boating, etc.
Pool, Gym, and Hot tub are NOT at the house, but are available at the Trout Creek Rec Center down the road (easy walk). Exercise classes and massage are also offered at the Recreation Center. The Rec Center is only open to Tahoe Donner residents and their guests (that would be you!). We provide you with a 2 guest passes which allows for a total of 8 people to go to center. There is a $8 fee per person per day to use facilities.
In addition to the garage which can fit two cars back to back., there are two parking spots outside house.
This house was designed, built and lived in by the previous owners. The love and care that went into it is apparent. This is a place where people love to be and get happy being there!
- While children are welcome, there are stairs and the house is not child proof. We also do not offer any small children specific beds or bedding.
- We sometimes bring our dog and cat with us, and while we have the house thoroughly cleaned, we wanted to mention this in case a future guest has very bad allergies.
- The TV only has access to Netflix and not regular TV programming.
- There is no land line phone.
All of our guests have commented on the warmth and friendliness of this house. We have heard "There's something about this house. I just want to hang out. I love this place" from our guests who've stay here. It is the perfect house for relaxing and socializing with friends and family.
While we have some closets locked for our stuff, guests will have access to the entire house.
Interaction with Guests
Not only do we encourage guests to contact us if there are any issues, we have a house maintenance service close by that will come out if anything needs fixing.
Easy walk to The Lodge Restaurant and bar, Golf Course, Rec Center and Deli. Close drive to downtown Truckee, Northstar and Squaw. Lots of hiking and biking trails in the Tahoe Donner area. Beautiful area!
You would need a car if you want to go anywhere.
Other Things to Note
It can get warm in the summer up in the mountains. Our house does not have air conditioning. Most houses do not have air-conditioning in Tahoe as it is rare that it gets too hot.
No Smoking inside house or anywhere on property.
DO NOT USE THE HOUSE LAND LINE. We only have basic coverage, and will incur costs for ANY calls
Please be respectful of our neighbors. The neighbor who has a house next to ours (shares driveway) lives here full time. Do not hang out on their deck. Please only hang out our deck behind the cabin.
Parking: Only park in front of house and in garage on (parking spots near street and in front of neighbors house are for their use only).
Please do not use the good china or glasses found in the upper cabinets. Please do not use any of our ski equipment or clothes.
Gas grill is stored in garage and can be brought outside (weather and snow level permitting). Gas hook up for grill can be found outside and in the back area of house.
The house service with set the water heater temperature. Please do not adjust.
Our family of five spent three nights over the February break at Alissa and Derek's beautiful house in Truckee. It's obvious Alissa and Derek have put a great deal of time and thought into furnishing the home so that it is tasteful, cozy, comfortable, and functional. When we rent a place I can usually tell whether or not it's a dwelling in which the owner themselves would want to stay; nice furnishings, a well- equipped kitchen, nice sheets and bedding, plenty of towels, games and entertainment available. We found all of this at Alissa & Derek's cabin. It's spacious enough to be called a house-- there are three bathrooms which was great with our three girls, and two living room spaces so the kids could watch Harry Potter while we picked our own movie upstairs. The gas fireplaces in both rooms are fantastic, providing the ambience of a fire in the fireplace without the hassle and smoke of burning wood. They warm up the space very quickly.
The kitchen is modern and lovely, with a gas range, and plenty of counter space, tools and herbs and spices for cooks like me.
The house is part of the Tahoe Donner community and therefore allows access to a very nice, clean, modern, well-equipped recreation center. We all loved the pool and hot tub. I wish I had enough time to take an exercise class or use the gym which, at a glance, looked like it had new equipment and very well maintained. There were also dry/wet saunas, massage by appointment. When there is snow, which there wasn't much of this past week, they offer snow play for the kids and other activities.
We were only 5-10 minutes drive from grocery and downtown Truckee.
The neighbors are very close, the house is embedded in a community but we never saw much of our neighbors and the home is freestanding and set furthest back from the road so it feels private but not remote.
We will definitely be back!
Cabin was perfect for a getaway, exactly as advertised. Great location for skiing during the day and exploring Truckee (quaint with some real gems) at night. Cozy, plenty of lounge space, and comfortable sleeping arrangements. Everything is well-labeled and the cactus light makes the place easy to find!
Our family of 5 enjoyed our stay here so much. It was very clean, well-appointed and comfortable. The owners were great about communicating what we needed to know and how to operate various things in the home. The beds were comfortable with quality bedding and we slept great here. The home is located in the heart of Tahoe Donner and so close to everything yet quiet as it's set back from the street. We definitely plan to stay here again on our next Tahoe trip!
Alissa and Derek did a great job in preparing the property, making sure everything is clean, sending the lock-box code on time, and providing very clear and detailed instructions on directions and house manual.
The Green Neon Cactus Light that they have at the Front House Window is a Brilliant Idea in helping travelers find their rental.
Alissa and Derek's place was perfect for a Tahoe getaway! My family was visiting from the East Coast and we wanted a little more space for three adults and two children (ages 10 and 13). The location is great, near 80 in Tahoe Donner and 20 minute drive to Squaw, Alpine and Lake Tahoe. We enjoyed the beach at Tahoe Donner and cooking in most nights. We also enjoyed all that Lake Tahoe has to offer! The place was clean, great layout, well equipped/stocked and the hosts were very easy to deal with. We even stayed an extra night after learning about the earthquake in Napa since my family was concerned to go back to the city.
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About the Host, Alissa & Derek
We are an easy going, health conscience, friendly couple who feel fortunate to enjoy and be able to share the beauty of California and Hawaii.
In our free time we enjoy skiing, yoga, hiking, dancing, and general exploring (so much to discover). Derek is currently learning to play the bass, while I (Alissa) am working on my healthy cooking skills.
Papa Kona Coffee Farm and Bio-Plantation was a dream that originated with Derek's father. In 2010 we made it a reality. Check out the web site by googling Papa Kona Coffee!
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